This weekend our GB Under 20 sabre fencers travelled to Spain and Germany to compete in the latest of the World Cup qualifiers, attempting to secure one of the last qualification spots for the World Championships. Maria Chart and Caitlin Maxwell travelled to Segovia where after some solid results in the opening poole round, Caitlin and Maria were placed well amongst the field. Caitlin secured a bye through to the last 32, but Maria had to fence in the last 64 where she faced a tough Japanese opponent, losing 15-12 to finish 33rd overall. Caitlin won her last 32 fight comfortably, 15-9 but faced a difficult Italian in the last 16, narrowly losing 15-13 to finish 9th overall.
Will Deary travelled to Koblenz to compete in a tough competition. He narrowly lost 2 crucial poole fights 5-4 which left him seeded 72nd going into the direct elimination rounds. He drew the 57th seed who proved too much of a match for Will who lost 15-8 to finish 76th overall.