NGB No14 is VX India

Suman TiwariGlobal VX is pleased to announce that India now has an NGB headed up by Mr Suman Shankar Tiwari this is exciting news for our sport and nice end to 2013.

Mr Tiwari has been corresponding with Global VX Commissioner Craig Buttery for a number of months now and he is now ready to move forward with an NGB based in Chandigarh in the far NorthWest of India.

Commissioner Buttery said :We now need to get equipment and training to India and we are looking forward to their participation in future competitions”

Mr Tiwari is busy setting up the board that will run VX in India and is looking forward to the opportunity to spread the word across India.

 

World Championships representation

The VX Combined World Championships are run every 4 years and includes VX (5 v 5) and V2 (1 v 1) only countries that have National Governing Bodies are allowed to compete in this competition.

The V2 World Championships are run annually.

For International representation in a World Cup a player must have had at least one year experience at given version and must have competed in a competitive league in that year.

Example if a player wants to compete in the V2 World Championships they must have been playing for a 1 year and must be part of a National Governing Body that is officially recognised by Global VX.

 

The host nation for the ay World Championship is decided by Global VX and will be done so with as much notice as is reasonably practicable.

Jack Laugher to be VX Ambassador

In an exciting development for the young and fast-growing sport of VX, Global VX are delighted to announce that Olympic Diver Jack Laugher has agreed to be the sport’s official Ambassador.

Jack, who recently successfully made the transition to senior level, competed at the 2012 Olympics in London and won a gold medal at the World Championships in Sept 2012. He is a former student at Ripon Grammar School which is the VX National Centre of Excellence.

Jack encountered the sport at school when the Director of Sport for Ripon Schools, Helen Mackenzie, introduced VX to the school.  She was then instrumental in making the school the National Centre of Excellence and was so impressed with the impact of the sport that she then got involved with the international administrative body, Global VX.  Helen said: “This is fantastic news for the VX community.  Jack is a wonderful young man.  Not only has he already achieved so much but he is going to go even further and he is a terrific role-model.  We are absolutely delighted to have him in our corner – and a bonus is that he is a Yorkshire Olympian helping a  young sport that was born in Yorkshire.”

VX was developed in the region in 2005 and in its short life has made massive strides to the point where it now has a toe-hold in 23 countries, 13 of which have National Governing Bodies.  It is played in a team version in a sports hall or in singles or doubles versions in squash courts and has competition right through to international level.

Jack said: “I’ve known Miss Mac for a long time and have seen via her the impact that VX has had, so I was honoured when she asked me if I’d like to be involved.  This is an incredibly exciting sport and I’m looking forward to helping spread the word about it.  We have lots of ideas.”

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VX to host Join In Local Sport event

 

Ripon VX Club have graciously agrred to host a VX Festival to

fall in line with the Join In Local Sport initiative being funded by the government to try to get people involved in sport on the back of the Olympics. Events are being run all over the count

ry and you can click on the logo to be taken to the website where you can see over 6,000 events.

The Ripon VX Festival will take place at the VX England Centre of Vxcellence at Ripon Grammar school from 1pm – 5pm on Bank Holiday Monday 27th August, so if you are looking for something to do get yourself along to the event and have some great fun.

 

2012 V2 World Cup Pool Results

Senior Pool 1

MacMichael v Alsop
1st half 32 v 33
2nd half 68 v 62

Snowdon v Carr
1st half 33 v 26
2nd half 72 v 43

Nield v MacMichael
1st half 19 v 31
2nd half 46 v 72

Alsop v Snowdon
1st half 44 v 31
2nd half 81 v 68

Carr v Nield
1st half 35 v 32
2nd half 65 v 70

MacMichael v Snowdon
1st half 32 v 35
2nd half 62 v 55

Alsop v Carr
1st half 38 v 21
2nd half 72 v 37

Nield v Snowdon
1st half 23 v 41
2nd half 53 v 83

MacMichael v Carr
1st half 37 v18
2nd half 67 v 35

Alsop v Nield
1st half 51 v 30
2nd half 84 v 58

 

Senior Pool 2

Hildreth v Baird
1st half 75 v 43
2nd half 136 v 91

Hodge v Bergstein
1st half 38 v 34
2nd half 70 v 63

Plummer v Hildreth
1st half 39 v 55
2nd half 66 v 108

Hodge v Baird
1st half 41 v 44
2nd half 86 v 86

Bergstein v Plummer
1st half34 v 35
2nd half 61 v 57

Hildreth v Hodge
1st half 52 v 38
2nd half 98 v 74

Baird v Bergstein
1st half 35 v 39
2nd half 73 v 75

Plummer v Hodge
1st half 29 v 38
2nd half 57 v 67

Hildreth v Bergstein
1st half 50 v 34
2nd half 95 v 83

Baird v Plummer
1st half 45 v 41
2nd half 87 v 83

 

Youth Pool 1

Raper v Baird
1st half 37 v 13
2nd half 76 v 32

Foster v Perry
1st half 22 v 18
2nd half 58 v 58

Raper v Brown
1st half 35 v 30
2nd half 70 v 56

Foster v Baird
1st half 32 v 27
2nd half 62 v 49

Perry v Brown
1st half 30 v 37
2nd half 53 v 52

Raper v Foster
1st half 58 v 48
2nd half 91 v 84

Baird v Perry
1st half 16 v 26
2nd half 36 v 56

Brown v Foster
1st half 32 v 44
2nd half 73 v 72

Raper v Perry
1st half 31 v 27
2nd half 55 v 62

Baird v Brown
1st half 13 v 27
2nd half 23 v 56

 

Youth Pool 2

Plummer v Bodman
1st half 30 v 18
2nd half 54 v 34

Horsfield v Laws
1st half 36 v 29
2nd half 65 v 57

Plummer v Darragh
1st half 33 v 25
2nd half 69 v 52

Horsfield v Bodman
1st half 37 v 29
2nd half 66 v 65

Laws v Darragh
1st half 25 v 23
2nd half 56 v 49

Plummer v Horsfiled
1st half 62 v 37
2nd half 123 v 70

Bodman v Laws
1st half 21 v 17
2nd half 40 v 39

Horsfield v Darragh
1st half 45 v 22
2nd half 81 v 54

Plummer v Laws
1st half 34 v 15
2nd half 15 v 28

Bodman v Darragh
1st half 25 v 19
2nd half 42 v 30

2012 V2 World Cup results

Saturday 18th August saw the 2012 V2 world Cup contested for at both Youth and Senior level, on paper it look to be a great competition but let me tell you it far excelled that expectation, the games were played at a frenetic pace with the majority of scores ending up very close in fact there were two draws in in the pool games and then the senior final was a draw at the end of regular play so another minute was played in order to get the desired outcome and then when the final whistle went there was only 1 point in it.

The venue of Herriot Watt University was outstanding and thanks go to CEO of VX Scotland Gordon Archibald for finding and booking the venue, the venue staff were outstanding with nothing to much when asked for help.

Our thanks must go out to some very important individuals who refereed the matches
Conrad Broughton
Gordon Archibald
Ryan Buckle
Neil Young
Pippa Fowles
Jess Leech

So here are the results

V2 World Cup Senior 2012

1st Place Tom Hildreth (England)
2nd Place Scott MacMichael (Scotland)
3rd Place Carl Alsop (England)
4th Place Aiden Hodge (England)
5th Place Scott Snowdon (England)
6th Matti Bergstein (Denmark)
7th Place John Baird (Scotland)
8th Place Tony Nield (Scotland)
9th Place Steve Plummer (Scotland)
10th Place Matty Carr (England)

Play off for 1st & 2nd

Scott MacMichael v Tom Hildreth               Final Score 78 v 79
1st half 32 v 30
2nd half 73 v 73
Extra Time 78 v 79

Play off for 3rd & 4th

Aiden Hodge v Carl Alsop                             Final Score 61 v 95
1st half 29 v 43
2nd half 61 v 95

Play off for 5th & 6th

Scott Snowdon v Matti Bergstein                Final Score 66 v 50
1st half 32 v 26
2nd half 66 v 50

Play off for 7th & 8th

Tony Nield v John Baird                               Final Score 84 v 93
1st half 44 v 46
2nd half 84 v 93

Play off for 9th & 10th

Matty Carr v Steve Plummer                       Final Score 45 v 66
1st half 26 v 33
2nd half 45 v 66

 

V2 World Cup Youth 2012

1st Place Meghan Plummer (Scotland)
2nd Place Aaron Perry (England)
3rd Place Dan Raper (England)
4th Place Matty Horsfield (England)
5th Place Jack Brown (England)
6th Place Chris Bodman (Scotland)
7th Place James Foster (England)
8th Place Stephen Laws (England
9th Place Josh Darragh (Germany)
10th Place Jake Baird (Scotland)

Play off for 1st & 2nd

Aaron Perry v Meghan Plummer                Final Score 65 v 73
1st half 36 v 41
2nd half 65 v 73

Play off for 3rd & 4th

Dan Raper v Matty Horsfield                       Final Score 98 v 64
1st half 52 v 28
2nd half 98 v 64

Play off for 5th & 6th

Jack Brown v Chris Bodman                         Final Score 74 v 38
1st half 38 v 15
2nd half 74 v 38

Play off for 7th & 8th

James Foster v Stephen Laws                      Final Score 64 v 51
1st half 41 v 26
2nd half 64 v 51

Play off for 9th & 10th

Jake Baird v Josh Darragh                            Final Score 29 v 50
1st half 22 v 29
2nd half 29 v 50

Who is playing who

Below are the games to be played in each pool this year and includes both age levels it will be interesting to see whether Scott MacMichael (Senior) and Dan Raper (Youth) can retain their tiles this year. It is interesting to see that CArl Alsop winner of the inaugural V2 World Cup in 2010 is back in the fray and of course we have last years runner up in Tom Hildreth. Matti Bergstien from Denmark who surprised us last year will be here once again so all in all the Senior competition looks set to be a doozy.

The Youth competition has the much like Megan Plummer who will push Dan Raper for top spot and Matty Horsfield showed great promise but the rest of the field are unknown quantity at this level which makes for a very interesting competition.

Senior Pool 1
MacMichael v Alsop
Snowdon v Carr
Nield v MacMichael
Alsop v Snowdon
Carr v Nield
MacMichael v Snowdon
Alsop v Carr
Nield v Snowdon
MacMichael v Carr
Alsop v Nield

Senior Pool 2
Hildreth v Baird
Hodge v Bergstein
Plummer v Hildreth
Hodge v Baird
Bergstein v Plummer
Hildreth v Hodge
Baird v Bergstein
Plummer v Hodge
Hildreth v Bergstein
Baird v PlummerYouth Pool 1
Raper v Baird
Foster v Perry
Raper v Cooper
Foster v Baird
Perry v Cooper
Raper v Foster
Baird v Perry
Cooper v Foster
Raper v Perry
Baird v CooperYouth Pool 2
Plummer v Bodman
Horsfield v Laws
Plummer v Darragh
Horsfield v Bodman
Laws v Darragh
Plummer v Horsfield
Bodman v Laws
Horsfield v Darragh
Plummer v Laws
Bodman v Darragh

VX Pro Court

Its exciting times in the history of VX, with VX Pro Launch on the 6th April and now the new court design that will allow our sport to have a higher profile wherever we go with music, throwdowns and fan interaction……. bring it on guys.

The new VX Pro Court