Emese Szasz
Emese Szasz hopes the home town location will enable the World #3 to win this Grand Prix event.

This weekend marks the first Grand Prix of the Women’s Epee circuit with the WestEnd Grand Prix “in Memoriam Sakovics Jozsef” this weekend in Budapest, Hungary.

149 fencers will compete for the Grand Prix title beginning with preliminary pools on Feb 1st followed by direct eliminations until the top-64 are set. On Sunday, Feb 2nd the final 64 will fence a single-elimination table to determine the champion. The finals are scheduled for 5pm local time at the WestEnd Shopping Mall.

Missing from the top-10 at this event are China’s Sun Yujie and Xu Anqi. Sun placed 10th at the Doha World Cup 2014.

US Fencers competing: Kat Holmes, Natalie Vie, Lindsay Campbell, Lauren Willock.

Follow the fencing action via these links:

Feb 1st – Preliminary Pools: [Live Results – Pools]

Fencers Moving Automatically to Day 2 

The top-16 fencers entered in the event earn automatic placement at the top of the DE table for day 2’s top 64.

World Rank Name First name Country
 1 BRANZA Ana Maria  ROU
 3 SZASZ Emese  HUN
 4 SHIN A Lam  KOR
 8 FIAMINGO Rossella  ITA
 9 GEROUDET Tiffany  SUI
 10 BESBES Sarra  TUN
 12 EMBRICH Irina  EST
 13 SOZANSKA Monika  GER
 16 CHOI Injeong  KOR
 18 KOLOBOVA Violetta  RUS




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