How to get there: Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, Ledrington Road, London SE19. British Rail: London Victoria to Crystal Palace, the station is adjacent to Centre. Fencing starts at 9.30am, with the quarter-finals from 5pm. Spectating is free. (Tel: 081-778 0131).Reuse content
One of the highlights of the fencing calendar takes place at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre tomorrow when Britain hosts a round of the Eden Cup, the World Cup series foil competition for under- 20 men. The Italians look favourites in this A-grade event as they field the world Nos 1, 3 and 4 in their 11-man squad, if only to reverse last year's result. In 1992, Italy had seven fencers in the quarter- finals, but Tobias Darnstadt, of Germany, prevailed to win first place. This season, the Germans trail Italy, France and Denmark in the rankings. Harry Lancaster, the Sussex House club fencer ranked 19th in the world, looks the strongest British prospect and will want to improve on Britain's placings last year.