Plymouth fencer Tim Andrews finished runner-up in the boys under 14 epee at the British Youth Championships at Sheffield.

Fellow Plymouth Fencing Club member and Plymouth College student Georgina Barrington, from Holsworthy, finished third in the girls under 18 epee.

Silver medallist Andrews, 12, was one of three Plymouth Fencing Club entrants in the under 14 section.


The country’s top ranked under 13 epee fencer won all six seeding poule fights and three knockout rounds before overcoming Edgar Hornby 15-10 in the semi finals.

Andrews – who will be able to compete in the under 14 epee event next year – was beaten 15-9 in the final by Harrison Nicholls.

Jay Simms-Lymn – who attends Devonport High School for Boys – finished 14th in the under 14 event after winning one of his qualifying fights 15-0.

It took top seed Daniel McGlade to halt the 13-year-old’s progress 15-10.

Another Plymouth Fencing Club member, Joel Condon, also made it through to the knockout stages before losing to 11th seed Hugo Harris 15-8.

In the girls under 16 section, PFC’s Katy Davies-Gregory beat Scotland ’s Samantha Leckie 15-9 in the knockout stages before time was called on her 8-2 defeat by top seed Rebecca Mayle after nine minutes. Like Andrews and Barrington, Davies-Gregory also attends Plymouth College.

In the girls under 12 epee, Tia Simms-Lymn finished sixth.

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