The senior women’s epee World Cup in Tallinn, Estonia took place over the November 1st-3rd weekend. BC’s Kay Sze and Emma von Dadelszen competed alongside 5 other team Canada fencers. With 279 competitors all together, the field was vast and difficult.
Kay started off the first day with 2 wins and 4 losses in poules. With victories over Yume Kuroki (JPN) and Karolina Jankova (CZE). Emma went 3-3 in her poule, with wins over Francesca Boscarelli (ITA), Laura Poysti (ISR) and Maria Martinez (MEX). Both advanced into the DEs, Kay was seeded 164th and was Emma 132nd.
Emma’s first bout was against Malika Khakimova (UZB), but ended up losing 15-10. Kay faced Nicole Feigin (ISR) in her first DE, but lost 15-7. A the end of the day, Emma finished with a result of 171st and Kay 187th.
Emma also fenced in the team event alongside Leo Mackinnon, Alexanne Verret and Ariane Leonard. The team faced Brazil in their first bout, winning 45-31 to make it into the top 16. Their second bout was against China (2nd seeded), but lost a close bout of 42-45. The team finished in 16th place overall.
Team Canada individual results:
Leo Mackinnon – 6th
Ariane Leonard – 89th
Shirely Guo – 108th
Alexanne Verret – 110th
Emma von Dadelszen – 171st
Malinka Hoppe Montanaro – 181st
Kay Sze – 187th