James Brosnan made it to the preliminary 256, winning pool bouts against Rosatelli ITA and Jessop AUS. Drawing Braun GER, Brosnan kept the match level up to 7-7, but the German was able to find another gear in the second half of the match, claiming the L128 spot with eight unanswered touches.
Stephen Brown missed out on the tableau by a whisker, despite victories over Murillo Diaz COL and Chan SGP. Brendan Cusack suffered three frustrating 5-4 defeats by Lucchetti ARG, Kongstan DEN and Essam EGY, with his sole win(against Mohammad FIE) not enough to see him past the cut. Lachlan Sykes, fencing his first senior World Cup, went without victories.
James Brosnan (Warwick University) – 181st of 253
Stephen Brown (Queen’s University Belfast / Grosvenor FC) – 192nd of 253
Brendan Cusack – 206/253
Lachlan Sykes (Salle Boston) – 253/253