Catalonia played host to an EFC under-23 foil event following its FIE Satellite World Cup. Stephen Brown and Phillip Cripwell were among the 71 competitors.
Both fencers scored twin victories in the first round, with Cripwell beating pool opponents Lopez Gomez and Alonso while Brown defeated Ou and Ferreres, earning places in the DE tableau.
Brown knocked out Sergio Lacasta 15-12 but lost to Pivovarov RUS 15-9 in the L32, placing 28th. Cripwell went out in the same round, overturning Llenas ESP in the L64 only to go out against Lauria ITA, finishing 31st.