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Apr 15 - Gib Golfer PGA EuroPro Tour Success

dan aldridge golfGibraltar based Dan Aldridge recently secured himself a spot in the final qualifying stage of the 2013 PGA EuroPro Tour finishing 2 over par over 36 holes. The tournament’s first round qualifier was held in Stoke by Nayland Essex. The final stage at Frilford Heath was to be contested over 54 holes with a cut to be made after 36 holes.  240 players completed the first part of the final stage and 120 plus ties made the cut, including Dan, to compete for a category in the 2013 PGA EuroPro Tour season.  Dan eventually finished, the 3 days, 6 over allowing him Category 11.

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Apr 10 - Young Rock Gems Win Gold at Blackpool Ice Festival

rock gemsJenni Smith, former National Advisor to Great Britain and the International Synchronised Ice Skating teams no coaches local figure skating team, the Rock Gems, which is made up of locals Bobbie Holgate Pope, Gabriella Chipol, Emma Marshall, Tara Tirathdas, Holly Hart HiAerin Victory, Alicia Linares, and Adelle Victory.

The young team recently brought home their second Gold medal following a stint at the annual Blackpool Ice Festival that ran from 1st – 5th April. The team fought against well-established teams from the United Kingdom, but had a clear win.

Within the Solo figure skating category, 12-year-old Bobbie Holgate Pope won silver with 9-year-old Tara Tiranthdas winning bronze in the same category.

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Apr 05 - ThunderCats are Go!

thundercatsDespite today’s unpredictable spout of showers, the ThunderCat Racing Gibraltar Grand Prix practice day went ahead as planned. The morning saw present teams prepare their catamarans, be briefed on safety aspects and carry out a full afternoon of practice runs. Tomorrow promises much more excitement with races kicking off as from 11 am.

Yesterday evening saw the official launch of the ThunderCat racing weekend, with Joe Hernandez of the GSLA welcoming organisers and participants of the event to Gibraltar. He insisted that he hoped this weekend would encourage participants to bring the tournament back to Gibraltar once again. The launch was also attended by Commissioner of the RGP, Eddie Yome.

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Apr 02 - A Weekend for Racing

thunder catsThis weekend Gibraltar’s Eastern Beach will play host to the gripping opening of the ThunderCat Racing British National Championship Rounds 1 & 2. The sport, not widely known yet, involves lightweight catamarans that course through the sea spray at 65 mph.

The weekend long event will make up the Gibraltar Grand Prix between Friday 5th April and Sunday 7th. Amongst the competitors heading to Gibraltar to participate are world surf champions, students and all around adrenaline junkies.

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