BRITISH GYMNASTICS: Trampoline Technical Committee

TRAMPOLINE NEWS No 4 October 2000

Editor: John D Beeton:


Malcolm Clark

This is the fourth edition of the Trampoline Technical Committee News and the TTC hope it has been successful in giving people up to-date information about the various aspects of our discipline.

Since the August edition it must be reported that as expected, it has been decided to incorporate Double Mini-Trampoline into the existing trampoline structures. I have written to Nick Earle asking him to head a sub-committee that can produce a development plan. However, there is a major problem regarding funding, but 6000 has been made available to the sub-committee to help this project.

Regarding Schools Trampolining. The Teacher’s Award is proving very popular in its first full year, and our thanks must go to Biz Scales and her team for the work they have put into this project. However, as participants do not automatically join the National Governing Body, we need to explore how we can keep in touch with them to aid development. Perhaps Divisional/Regional Secretaries may wish to respond to this, as well as contribute to the debate about whether Schools Trampolining is best served by being part of the existing Trampoline structure, or being part of the British Schools Gymnastic Association.

The National Championships at Ponds Forge had the benefit of over 50 people being prepared to help produce an outstanding competition, and our thanks must go to all those, as well as the various officials and trampolinists who made the weekend such a good advertisement for our discipline.

Unfortunately, the TTC has had its plans put to bring the World Championships to Great Britain put on hold, and it is hoped that we will be able to bid for the 2007 Championships.

To date, in spite of various spoken views on British Gymnastics membership fees, I have not had ANY positive suggestions.

The Technical Assembly on 3 December in Birmingham will give each Region the chance to vote for the six positions on the Trampoline Technical Committee. Ensure your Region reflects your views.

Finally, on behalf of you all, I would like to wish the very best of luck to the four British Qualifiers in December’s World Cup Final in Dessau.


The TTC would like to congratulate Brian Camp for his sportsmanship at the National Championships, held in Sheffield last June.

Whilst competing in the Over 18s Boys Final, Brian was credited with a higher difficulty score than that which he had actually performed. Brian immediately informed the Assistant Chair of the Judges Panel of this error. Whilst this had no direct effect on the overall result of the competition, Brian’s action is seen by the TTC as a credit, not only to Brian himself, but also to the sport as a whole. Ed.

The next meeting of the TTC is scheduled to be held at Luton on Saturday 18 Nov 00.

Marrakech, Morocco


British Gymnastics have proposed a number of candidates for election to the various Technical Committees, as well as the Executive and Council posts, on the occasion of the above Congress, which is being held in November. The list of candidates, and the post to which they are being proposed is:

Executive Committee – Brian Stocks, President BG
Council – Brian Stocks
Women’s Technical Committee – Lyn Fairbrother
Sport Aerobics Technical Committee – John Atkinson
Trampoline Technical Committee – John Beeton
Sport Acrobatics Technical Committee – Patricia Wade


At their meeting in Moutier SUI last August, the FIG Executive Committee dismissed eight Rhythmic Gymnastics Judges from selection for the Olympic Games in Sydney, due to "prejudicial unsportsmanlike behaviour and serious incompetence" at the last European Championships in Saragosse ESP in June. Further to this, the FIG suspended six

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Warning to judges cont:

judges for a full year and sent out a letter of warning to all members of the judges’ group officiating in Saragosse, clarifying, "that all dereliction in their future judging duties will be punished by sanctions which are meant to serve as an example for others".

The FIG authorities’ ultimatum is clear. Sports ethics and fairplay must be preserved above all other considerations. Unacceptable behaviour on the part of certain members of the judges’ group is detrimental to the gymnasts and to the image of Rhythmic Gymnastics, the Federation, and to sport as a whole.

The BG TTC welcomes this move by the FIG Authorities. Ed.


Members of Gillingham Jumpers TC and Airborne Trampoline Team travelled to Uster SUI in August, to compete in the 41st Nissen Cup. This annual event attracts entries from across Europe, with an ever increasing world wide entry.

The TTC would like to congratulate Katherine Driscoll who finished in 2nd place in the Girls Junior category [17 and younger] and Gary Smith and Mathew Swaffer for gaining 3rd place in the Senior Men’s Synchronised event.



The Policy Board of British Gymnastics have sanctioned the following Honorary Awards to members of the trampoline fraternity for the year 2000:

Master Coach:
Rob Walker, Jack Kelly, Bert Scales, John Beer

Master Gymnast:
Paul Luxon, Stewart Mathews, Susan Challis

Distinguished Judge:
John Beeton, Peter Heames

Award of Merit:
David Pickup

The Chair of the TTC offers his congratulations to all of the above on their well deserved awards, and looks forward to seeing similar awards being made in the future to others. Ed.



The following have qualified to participate in the FIG Trampoline World Cup Final on 16th December 2000, in the City of Dessau (GER):

Men’s Individual
01. David MARTIN
FRA – 30 points
01. Dimitri POLIAROUCH
BLR – 30 points
UKR – 25 points
04. German KHNYTCHEV RUS – 24 points
05. Emmanuel DURAND
FRA – 20 points
06. *Alexandre ROUSSAKOV
RUS – 19 points or
06. *Alexandre MOSKALENKO RUS – 19 points
07. Nicolai KAZAK
BLR – 19 points
NED – 17 points
09. Henrik STEHLIK
GER – 17 points
10. Daisuke NAKATA
JPN – 14 points

(* maximum 2 gymnasts per country – to be decided later)

Women’s Individual
01. Oksana TSYHULEVA
UKR – 36 points
01. Irina KARAVAEVA RUS – 36 points
GER – 35 points
04. Karen COCKBURN
CAN – 27 points
05. Natalia TCHERNOVA
RUS – 24 points
06. Elena MOVCHAN UKR – 22 points
07. Marianne SAINT-JACQUES
CAN – 21 points
08. Jennifer PARILLA
USA – 17 points
09. Tina LUDWIG GER – 15 points
10. Claire WRIGHT
GBR – 12 points

Men’s Synchro
RUS – 31 points
GER – 23 points
BLR – 23 points
FRA – 22 points
05. MILNES/ALEXANDER GBR – 16 points
06. WALLACE/WAREHAM AUS – 15 points
CAN – 12 points
POR – 05 points

Women’s Synchro
CAN – 30 points
UKR – 30 points
GER – 22 points
JPN – 20 points
05. LAWTON/WRIGHT GBR – 18 points
RUS – 16 points
CZE – 13 points

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John Beeton




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