U.S. delegation for the British Open
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STOKE-ON-TRENT, England, Dec. 5, 2007—The junior women’s group of Liselle Kitchens of San Ramon, Calif., Amanda Plumer of Walnut Creek, Calif., and Amy Jo Slater of Danville, Calif., won the gold medal at the British Open Tournament in Stoke-on-Trent, England.


Kitchens, Plumer and Slater finished first after the preliminary round and scored a 26.950 in the finals to win gold. The junior men’s pair of Cameron Carlson and Brandon McCallum, both of Livermore, Calif., just missed medaling in fourth place with a score of 26.100.


In the age-group competition, the women’s pair of DeShay Eisenmenger and Hayley Lemmons, both of Boerne, Texas, placed eighth with its balance routine score of 27.600. The final score in the age-group competition is based on the score from the coaches’ choice of the balance or dynamic routines.


Also competing in age-group women’s pair, but not advancing to finals were: Valerie Bryant and Cheryl Danielle Hovey, both of Boerne, Texas; and Hannah Douglas of Tracy, Calif., and Kristin Soffia Metzler of Pleasanton, Calif.


More than 20 clubs from Great Britain, Ireland and the United States competed in the British Open Tournament.


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