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Issue:- Monday, 04 April 2016

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British Gymnastic Championships returns to Liverpool
Photographs by Jo Forrest.

THE 2016 artistic gymnastics British Championships will be taking place at the Liverpool Arena over 8 April to 10 April 2016. This event promises to be a spectacle of jaw dropping gymnastics with our Olympic, World and European stars fighting for the prestigious titles.

With the much anticipated Rio Olympic Games taking place this summer, this will let you see a preview of the action to come... we are told that:- "Competition will be fiercer than ever to take gold and steal the spotlight. Gymnasts will pull out their biggest moves to impress and outdo each other. So this will be the show to go to, if you love gymnastics!"

So what’s at stake? Both the senior men and women are battling not only to be crowned the best in Britain, but fight to prove why they deserve to represent Great Britain at the European Championships in Switzerland and also show selectors that they should be part of the team that heads to Rio later this year.

In a major boost for the sport, we have also been told that the BBC will be broadcasting live coverage from the Championships, on BBC2, from 3pm, on Sunday 10 April 2016. This will involve some of the best action of the event, with the apparatus finals of the women’s and men’s senior competitions.

The event program for the full event can be found on the British Gymnastic Championships website...

We will also be bringing you some fantastic pictures after the event, in our next issue, thanks to Jo Forrest...

This is a small glimpse of what will be on offer....

A quick overview of what’s on and when:-

Friday, 8 April 2016, Junior Gymnasts

On Friday’s agenda it’s the country’s top junior gymnasts who will be fighting it out to take various British titles.

» 12:30 to 15:00 Women's Artistic Junior All Round Competition.

» 15:10 to 15:20 Women's Artistic Junior All Round Victory Ceremony.

» 17.30 to 21:30 Men's Artistic Under 16 and Under 18 All Around, plus Apparatus Finals Competition.

» 21:40 to 21:50 Men's Artistic Under 16 and Under 18 ALL Around, plus Apparatus Finals Victory Ceremony.

Saturday, 9 April 2016, Senior All Around Titles

Saturday’s event sees the country’s top senior gymnasts battle it out for the all around British titles. This fantastic day of action on the mats will see both the Senior Women's All Round and the Senior Men's All Round, plus Men's Apparatus Finals Victory Ceremony.


» 12:30 to 14:30 - Subdivision 1.

» 15:15 to 17:15 - Subdivision 2.

» 18:00 to 20:30 - Subdivision 3 - This includes the medal ceremony!

Sunday, 10 April 2016 - Apparatus - Top 8 Finals and disability gymnasts finals.

On Sunday, competition will see’s the Top 8 apparatus specialists battle it out to take individual titles.

For the women, the juniors and seniors compete separately and for the men we see the master’s event which sees the Top 8 gymnasts across all age groups (Under 16/Under 18 and seniors) compete for medals.

Alongside the event finals, the top female and male disability gymnasts in the country will compete for their apparatus titles. British Gymnastics is a leading federation in the development and promotion of disability gymnastics.

The competition in Liverpool will help further raise the profile of disability gymnastics and inspire the next generation of budding gymnasts.

In the afternoon session, will see the senior women on the vault, uneven bars, beam and floor events. The disability men finish off with the parallel bars and high bar and the men’s master gymnasts take to the floor, pommel horse and the vault.


» 10:00 to 13:30 - Morning Session. - The mornings activities include the all junior women’s and disability women’s apparatus finals. Also taking place will be the men’s disability gymnasts take to the floor, pommel horse, rings and vault and our men’s master gymnasts on the rings, parallel bars and high bar.

» 13:30 to 17:15 - Afternoon Session. - The afternoon will see the senior women on the vault, uneven bars, beam and floor events. The disability men finish off with the parallel bars and high bar and the men’s master gymnasts take to the floor, pommel horse and the vault.

When we published this report, you still had a small chance to get a ticket and watch the action in person! So log on as you might still have a chance! Sadly Saturday was totally:- 'SOLD OUT' but Friday’s junior action or the finals on Sunday, still had a few ticket going here.

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Deceased estates notice - Lilian May Jackam

Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925, any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of Lilian May Jackam (also known as Lillian May) Jackam (Deceased), late of Birch Abbey Rest Home, 55 Alexandra Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 9HD, UK, who died on 04/10/2018, are required to send particulars thereof in writing, to the undersigned Solicitors, on or before 24/05/2019, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to claims and interests of which they have had notice. Churches Solicitors, 12 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7BL, UK. Ref:- 'T553015.'

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