Thursday, April 28, 2011

Tryouts and REtryouts

Open Tryouts for the tumbling program will take place on Saturday, June 4th.  Athletes 9 years and under will be assessed between 12:00 and 1:00pm.  Athletes 10 years and older will be assessed between 1:00 and 2:00pm.  The Review of athletes is for the coaches to review the athletes.  Athletes do not need to be there.

Retryouts for athletes in the program will take place on Sunday, June 5th.  A detailed schedule of the Retryouts will be posted closer to the time.

National Championships

Please also note that Don and Niki will be away with the national tumblers in Charlottetown, PEI for the Canadian National Championships May 24th to 29th.  Check the schedule for changes.

Victoria Day Weekend

Note: Ont the Victoria Day weekend we will be running regular Sunday classes as the gym club is still open.  The Monday the Glen Abbey Recreation Centre will be closed so we will be closed on that day.  Please let your coach know if you will be away that weekend.  If there are only a few bodies that will be around for class then we may combine groups.  We will let you know closer to that weekend.

OGC Interclub Competition May 15th

Please note that on May 15th we will be hosting our INTRAclub competition for our Developmental groups.  No other clubs will be invited to this event just our OGC Developmental Groups will be participating.  The gym will still be open and other classes will be taking place.  As per usual the athletes will compete down in the gym and be marched up through the crowds of adoring fans and awards will be distributed in the viewing area.  Registration is $5 per developmental athlete as we need to cover costs for judges and awards.  Please speak with Amanda and Kelsey regarding this competition.  More information will follow.

Acro Gala Performance by the OGC Tumblers

On May 14th the OGC will be hosting the Acrobatic Gymnastics Spring Gala Performance.  We have invited the tumblers to put on a 5 minute tumbling demonstration show.  All tumblers from the OGC program who are capable of doing round-off, back handspring, back tuck are invited to be part of the demo.  The demo will be performed in our OGC competitive leotard/singlet and shorts.  The group will meet on May 14th at 5:00pm to put together the demo and prepare for the show that starts at 7:00pm that evening.  Athletes who participate in this demo will be expected to stay from 5:00 until 9:00pm when the Gala show is over. 

The Gala will include acrobatic gymnastics, tumbling, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, and circus performances.  It should be a very entertaining evening.  There will be an admission charge to get into see the show.  We hope everyone can attend.

If your tumbler wishes to participate please let Don know via email as soon as possible.

CBA Division for trainings in May

Please note on the May Schedule where it indicates that the Younger CBA tumblers are training regular and the Older CBA tumblers are training with the National group this is the split.

Younger CBA Tumblers:
Nicole MacDonald
Naomi Smith
Connie Robinson
Elizabeth Karam
Connor Salmon
Emma Chau
Kelsey Horn
Abi Youngberg
Talia Valentine
Jade Jordan

Older CBA Tumblers:
Georgia Brabender
Rachel Sardella
Michelle O'Shea
Monique Lazaruk
Valeria Granda
Marlo Rosart

Eastern Canadian Championships

Congratulations to those athletes who have qualified to represent Gymnastics Ontario at the Eastern Canadian Championships in Wolfeville, Nova Scotia:

Connie Robinson, Naomi Smith, Emma Chau, Connor Salmom, Mackenzie Dodd, Erik Polasek, Valeria Granda, Steven Tucker, and Jamie Patrick.

Don and Niki will be traveling with the team to Nova Scotia May 6th to 9th.  Good luck to the OGC Tumblers.

Note the schedule change on the Sunday for the CBA Group.  The Younger provincial tumblers will train with Wendy from 12:30 to 3:30pm. The older CBA tumblers will train with the National tumblers from 3:30-6:30pm with Wendy.  I will post a list of who the Younger and Older CBA tumblers are for your clarification as this division happens several times this month.

Provincial Championships

Are this weekend, April 30th and May 1st, in the arena not in the OGC gym space.

Please come watch and support our OGC Tumblers.

May Schedule

Here is the May schedule for the tumbling program.  I am going to add individual posts in order to touch on each important item.  Hopefully doing it this way will make things clearer for everyone.

2011 Trampoline & Tumbling Ontario Championships

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Sunday Schedule Changes

Please note the following changes to the OGC Tumbling Program schedule for this weekend:

Sunday, April 24th
Developmental 3 9:30-12:30 regular
Provincial CBA 12:30-3:30 regular
Provincial D 12:30-2:30 regular
National Group Cancelled

Developmental 1 2:45-4:45pm Make Up Class for Friday, April 22nd.

Monday, April 25th
Developmental 2 Cancelled
Provincial CBA Cancelled
Developmental 3 Cancelled
National Group 6:00-8:30pm enter through service entrance, viewing area closed

Tumbling Schedule Provincials 2011

Here is the schedule.  Good luck to the OGC Tumblers!   Everyone is invited to come out and cheer on our top notch tumblers.  Bring your family and friends to support the Oakville team.  We hope you also come to watch the high flying Trampoline and Double-Mini trampoline events. 

Provincial Championships Schedule Link

Here is a link to the entire schedule for the 2011 Trampoline & Tumbling Provincial Championships to be held at the Oakville Gymnastics Club April 30th and May 1st.

I will post the tumbling schedule here in the next blog post.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Etobicoke Interclub Invitational Results Con'td again

The Interclub Senior Girls were also divided up.  This time into two flights.

Sophie Hawthorne placed 1st overall in Flight A
Madeline Hawkinds placed 4th overall in Flight A
Phoenix Lee placed 5th overall in Flight A
Cassandra Larner placed 4th overall in Flight B
Ashleigh Sampson placed 5th overall in Flight B
Melissa Kiley placed 6th overall in Flight B

Etobicoke Interclub Invitational Results Con'td

The Interclub Junior girls were divided into several flights.

Annie Adams placed 5th overall in Flight B
Daniela Mendoza placed 6ht overall in Flight C
Sarah Moran placed 1st overall in Flight D
Sofia Uppal placed 2nd overall in Flight D
Kyra Mark placed 4th overall in Flight D
Smantha Chafe placed 7th overall in Flight D

Etobicoke Interclub Invitational Results LINK

To find scores from the Etobicoke Interclub Invitaitonal follow this link:

Etobicoke Interclub Invitational Results

Interclub Junior Men's Tumbling. 

We had Max compete in this category.  He brought home the silver medal.
Barret demonstrated his tumbling prowess as he is not old enough to be judged.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Etobicoke Interclub Invitational Send me pics

Hi Everyone,

If yo have any pics from the Etobicoke Interclub Invitational please forward them to me so that I can include them here on the Tumbling Blog. 

I will post the Interclub meet results tomorrow.

4th Ontario Cup Pics 2

Here are some pics from the Sunday of the 4th Ontario Cup.  The athletes not only did great they look great too.  Well done everyone!

4th Ontario Cup Pics 1

Here are some pics from the Saturday of the 4th Cup.  To see the picture in larger format click on the image.

If you have any great pics from the weekend forward them to me.  I will get them up here.

4th Ontario Cup Results Link

Here is the link to the Gymnastics Ontario website where the results/scores are posted from the 4th Ontaro Cup for Power Tumbling.

4th Ontario Cup Results

My apologies for taking so long to get these up here on the blog.  It has been a busy couple of weeks since the 4th Ontario Cup.

Here are some pics and some vids of the weekend.

First, let me tell you who all managed to capture medals at the 4th Ontario Cup in Etobicoke:

Connor Salmon Gold Medal Men's C 12 & Under
Erik Polasek Gold Medal Men's B 15+
Steven Tucker Gold Medal Men's A 15+
Savannah Wepf Gold Medal Women's National Novice 11 -14
Michael Chaves Gold Medal Men's Youth
Jonathan Meehan Gold Medal Men's Senior Elite

Mackenzie Dodd Silver Medal Men's B 14 & Under
Keegan Merner Silver Medal Men's D 12 & Under
Nicole MacDonald Silver Medal Women's D 9 - 10
Connie Robinson Silver Medal Women's C 9 - 10
Emma Chau Silver Medal Women's C 11 - 12
Kezia Allen Silver Medal Women's National Novice 11 - 14
Luke Mackinnon Silver Medal Men's National Novice 15+

Jamie Patrick Bronze Medal Men's A
Tyler Hutchings Bronze Medal Men's D 12 & Under
Valeria Granda Bronze Medal Women's B 13 - 14
Elizabeth Karam Bronze Medal Women's C 9 - 10

Congratulations to all of our OGC medalists!

Congratulations to everyone else who competed.  The OGC tumblers looked great.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

CHCH News April 12 2011

Here is the CHCH News Sportsline broadcast from April 12th, 2011.  It turned out pretty good.  We hope to have CHCH come visit us during the Provincial Championships so stay tuned.

You can also find this video on Youtube at the following link:

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

CHCH Sports Line News Segment

Tonight, Tuesday, April 12th, CHCH News out of Hamilton will broadcast a segment on the 2011 T&T Provincial Championships that we are hosting.  We taped an interview yesterday with several of the OGC Tumblers who will be attending the competition.  Journalist Candace Devai reported on the upcoming provincials and learned a bit of trampoline.

Please check out the broadcast and thank you to all of the tumblers who came in early to be part of the taping.

Sportsline starts at 7:00pm.  Our segment should run around 7:25pm and again at 10:30pm.  Don't miss it.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Developmental 1 Cancelled Tuesday April 5th

Amanda is ill today.  The Developmental 1 class is cancelled and a Make Up Class will be scheduled at some point.

Kelsey will be taking the Provincial D class from 6:30 to 8:30pm.

Most of you should have received an email or phone call regarding this change.  

We appreciate your understanding.

Monday, April 4, 2011

OGC Large Team Photo Saturday April 9th

Just a reminder that the OGC large team photo with all disciplines will be taken on Saturday, April 9th between 12:30 and 1:15pm.

Please don't forget to come to the gym on that day!

Again, please wear your OGC Tracksuit.  If you don't have the tracksuit competitive wear (leotard or singlet and shorts).  If you don't have the competitive attire then a training suit (no t-shirts, no jeans).