Espoo Fencing Challenge was arranged for the third time and the number of participants again slightly increased.
The total of 183 fencers from 21 countries participated in the ECC U17 epee competitions with travelers also from far -Singapore, Japan and China. During the weekend also an EFC U14 Circuit was oraganized.
In the ECC women's epee final Luise Elmer from Australia beat Carmen-Lii TARGAMAA from Estonia. In men´s epee final Roman Fedorov from Russia beat Maksim Serhovets from Estonia.
The winners in the teams events were Japan and Russia. All the places were fenced for in the teams competitions.
Before the competition started the EFC referee seminar was arranged by EFC Referee Delegate Martina Ganassin.
Women epee U17
1. ELMER, Luise AUT
2. TARGAMAA, Carmen-Lii EST
3. YU, Sihan CHN and LAI, Esther SIN
Epee men U17
1. FEDOROV, Roman RUS
2. SERHOVETS, Maksim EST
3. SPIRIN, Mikhail RUS and ZAGITOV, Rafael RUS
U17 women Team Competition
U17 men Team Competition
1. Russia 2
2. Russia 3
U14 circuit epee girls
1. MELINTESCU Ana Maria ROU
2. VASILJEVA Karina EST
3. DRAGHICI Ioana ROU and 3. GHICA Andrada ROU
U14 Circuit epee boys
1. PRIIMAGI Henrik EST
2. MANCEWICZ Mikolaj SWE
3. SALM Markus EST and SPIRIN Maksim RUS