14th January 2002
Stoke WGUK Contest Report
After the 'dress rehearsal' of the previous week the Senior and Junior Guards made the long journey to first 2002 WGUK Contest being held in Stoke On Trent on Sunday 13th January.
A big entry of 12 in the Junior Class and, as is normal at this time of year, it was anyone's class. The 13 members really put on a top form performance with their 'Stars' presentation and were rewarded with 2nd place behind last years Junior Class runners up. Well done to to all the members and staff for an excellent start.
All nine Open Class Guards were in competition and would the last 3 months efforts actually work? Well...... to make life difficult, about quarter of the way through the performance the sound system decided that it would give up and a massive well done as the girls struggled along for at least another minute (singing at some points!!) as the sound spluttered in and out and then finally stopped. After the upheaval of resetting the floors the 14 girls put on a 1st class performance (although the sound was still very poor) and being placed 3rd was a perfect start to the season.
The Rugrats start on their 2002 campaign next week at the Southern Knights sponsored contest and Burgess Hill while both the Juniors and Seniors will try ensure they keep the pressure on.