Due to working on media releases I missed most of the Levels 3-6 today. I snuck in and caught a bit but sadly not enough to do an entry on.
IDP 10's, Juniors and Seniors:
I missed most of rotation 2 because I had to do a task so I'm pretty sure I missed Waverley on bars. I only recall seeing Georgia's routine before ducking out...
I have taken a few videos and photos but don't have time to upload until the event is over. Sorry.
MistySakura should have some YouTube fabulousness up in the coming days so stay tuned.
I did not stay to see/hear results because it was 11:30pm and the last MAG rotation wasn't over. I had to get home.
I "checked in" Georgia and Shona at the front desk, they were friendly. Georgia said 'thanks' when I said 'lots of fans are wishing you luck tonight... believe me, there are lots of them!' I unfortunately didn't get to say as much to Shona.
Zoe Lorenzin was off with a minor (not to detract from the fact that it's a bad situation) injury.
Amber Fulljames is still teeny tiny and smiley as ever. Unfortunately she didn't have the best night, with falls on beam and floor (new routine, too). Peggy was working hard with the Waverley and QLD girls tonight, particularly on beam and floor. She was really helping Amber and Amaya prep for beam and consoling after falls.
Spotted in crowd: Ash Brennan, Steph Moorhouse, Karen Nguyen.
Shona and Georgia are Victoria's dynamic duo. They're great (save for an uncharacteristic floor fall from ShoMo). As they warmed up for beam they did a little fist bump/handshake and my mind immediately reeled at what we should call them, using a combination of their names. The best my brain came up with was either Team Shorgia or Team Bogan. A bit wrong on both counts, I think.
Cute moment - Amber passes by Georgia on beam warm up, G-Bo gives a fake death glare and "I'm. Watching. You." gesture (think Meet The Parents).
Britt rocked floor (no double arabian) and beam (2.5 twist dismount, no rulfova); Tierra proved shaky once again on beam but still shows promise; Georgia W, Alex and Amelia of MLC showed they're ones to watch (double tucks on floor and off bars if I remember correctly, smashing stuff), Grips girlies have great planche mounts, and CAN SOMEONE CONFIRM IF THAT WAS A YURCHENKO DOUBLE THAT SHONA COMPETED!? I thought my eyes might be deceiving me (it had been a long day after all... there's only so long one can spend in front of a computer screen... I'm glad I'm not a scorer this weekend!)
There were some nasty high bar falls tonight from the men, and when I stole a glance at pommel it didn't look super encouraging either. Several guys went for layout-full dismounts or double-doubles on HB and crashed very badly. One missed what was going to be a spectacular laid out kovacs, another boosted spirits with a caught kovacs. Mixed bag for the fellas tonight. Maybe more luck in event finals!
Aaaaaaaaaaaanyway it's 1am . *collapse on keyboard and snore*