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BRITISH YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS - THE NUMBERS

16th May 2014

It has been two weeks since the British Youth Championships in Sheffield – one of the biggest events in the domestic fencing calendar.  So here’s a quick look at the numbers.

1038 fencers over 24 events and 4 different age groups

-       348 epee, 416 foil, 274 sabre

-       249 U12, 321 U14, 271 U16, 337 U18

-       603 boys, 435 girls

158 poules

-       52 epee, 64 foil, 42 sabre

2914 poule fights

-       997 epee, 1152 foil, 765 sabre

1008 direct elimination fights

-       340 epee

-       403 foil

-       265 sabre

192 medals awarded

-       24 gold, 24 silver, 48 bronze

-       19,200cm of medal ribbon

33 newly qualified referees

-       11 level 1

-       16 level 2

-       6 level 3

14 volunteers

72 referees

10 armourers

It is a huge task to run such a massive event and our thanks go to all of those involved in making it a success.  Speaking about the event, British Fencing’s Event Manager, Katie Dolan said; “This event could not have happened without the continuing support of our team of British Fencing volunteers, the armourers, referees, DT and welfare team, who gave up their time to be at the event, as well as the President, Chairman and CEO of British Fencing who all played vital roles across the weekend.  Of course the event would also not be possible without the fencers, their coaches and their families – congratulations to all the 2014 BYC Champions and we look forward to seeing you all at the event again next year”.

British Fencing’s President, Hilary Philbin added; “It was fantastic to see so many young fencers in action.  The high standards that they and their coaches set indicate that British Fencing has a very bright future.  Well done to all of those involved.”

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