Match Report
Truro School Fencing Team vs  Under 20 World Cup Dormagen
On: Saturday, 15 Dec 2018
Venue: Away

The internationals are coming thick and fast now and on we go to Dormagen for the Under 20 World Cup event. After a nervous start, Molly Wood found her feet in the poole but found herself with a difficult draw. She finished 123rd but as only her second Under 20 international she is gaining valuable experience and confidence. Hannah O’Reilly had a more consistent day and after the poole rounds she drew an American who narrowly beat her 15-11. She finished in 97th. Maia Fashokun fenced with much more composure than we have seen in recent competitions, making good decisions on the piste and using more confidence. She moved comfortably through her poole and defeated a Polish fencer in the last 128 before losing to an Italian in the second round and finishing in 50th. In the men’s draw, Luke Haynes found the going tough and after scraping through the poole rounds he found himself up against one of the top seeds in his first round. He succumbed 15-9 to finish 114th.

British Fencing has just published the GBR team for the upcoming Under 17 European Championships in Foggia, Italy in February and we are delighted to announce that Darcy Holdsworth, currently ranked 1st in Great Britain at Under 17 level, and Max Cromie, currently ranked 4th, have both qualified outright for their place in the team.