UK PROFESSIONAL POLE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 ROUNDUP
This weekend past, the UK Professional Pole Championships (PPC) took place at The International Centre, Telford. The UK PPC is the first competition in the UK to give professional pole athletes and dancers the opportunity to compete against their peers through three professional categories; Instructor, Professional, and Elite.
I've been lucky enough to attend several events and competitors in the pole world this year, but everyone I have spoken to in the industry has said that UK PPC is one of the top events. So I went along to Telford with high expectations, and boy, were they exceeded!
The amount of pole people in one place blew my mind at first, and the atmosphere of excitement was infectious. The X-POLE Aerial Playground was absolutely rammed with people in between performances, all trying out our products and showing off to each other for laughs.
My first UK PPC was absolutely epic, and I can not wait for 2017!
The winners of the day were:
Winner - Hannah Rose Kaynes
Runner-up - Amy Williams
Winner - Lucille Marshall
Runner-up - Lisa Hammond
Winner - Ayesha Agogo
Runner up - Qing Dong
Best Tricks - Hannah Rose Kaynes
Best Flexibility - Lauren Chambers
Best Strength - Claire Cotterill
Best Dance - Lisa Hammond
Best Entertainer - Annie Norris
Instructor - Qing Dong
Professional - Emma Coffey
Elite - Annie Norris