European Youth Cup Ratho, Edinburgh

Posted by Nick Colton on 20/05/2012
Molly Thompson-Smith (GBR) in the qualifiers. Photo: Alex Messenger.
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The first IFSC European Youth Cup (EYC) of the year was held at EICA Ratho, Edinburgh over the weekend of 18th - 20th May. The event involved both Speed and Lead climbing events for male and female junior, youth A and youth B categories.

It was also the first International competition where recently introduced IFSC rules changes were used.

The event started on the Friday evening with the qualifying rounds for the Speed Climbing events.

Saturday was the qualifying round in the Lead Climbing categories. Team GB did really well with the following Team members qualifying for the finals:

In female youth B Tara Hayes qualified for the final in 6th place, Molly Thompson-Smith in 7th place. In male youth B William Bosi qualified in 7th place. In female juniors Charlotte Garden qualified in =5th place. In male juniors Luke Tilley qualified in =7th place and Jonathan Stocking in 10th place.

The finals for both the Leading Climbing and the Speed Climbing competitions took place on Sunday 20th May and everyone was treated to some amazing climbing. Not least Leonardo Gontero completing the speed final in an amazing 6.66 seconds!

Results are below:

Lead Climbing Results

Female B
1. Solene Amoros (FRA)
2. Stasa Gejo (SRB)
3. Celine Cuypers (BEL)

4. Tara Hayes (GB)
7. Molly Thompson-Smith (GB)

Male B
1. Anze Peharc (SLO) 
2. Hannes Puman (SWE)
3. Ruben Firnenburg (GER)

6. William Bosi (GB)

Female A
1. Anak Verhoeven (BEL)
2. Salome Romain (FRA)
3. Julia Chanourdie (FRA)

Male A
1= Mael Bonzon (FRA)
1= Sebastian Halenke (GER)
3. Loic Timmermans (BEL)

Female Junior
1. Laura Michelard (FRA)
2. Tina Johnsen Hafsaas (NOR)
3. Nolwen Berthier (FRA)

8. Charlotte Garden (GB)

Male Junior
1. Domen Skofic (SLO)
2. Sergej Epih (SLO)
3. Marcello Bombardi (ITA)

5. Luke Tilley (GB)
8. Jonathan Stocking (GB) 


Speed Climbing Results

Female B
1. Anastasiia Klochkova (RUS)
2. Stasa Gejo (SRB)
3. Chiara Rogora (ITA)

Male B
1. Pavel Krutil (CZE)

Female A
1. Andrea Ebner (ITA)
2. Izabela Janis (POL)
3. Michela Facci (ITA)

Male A
1. Jan Kriz (CZE_
2. Gian-Luca Grichting (SUI)
3. Jakub Kozlowski (POL)

Female Junior
1. Anouck Jaubert (FRA) 
2. Aleksandra Rudzinska (POL)
3. Eva Krizova (CZE)

Male  Junior
1. Leonardo Gontero (ITA)
2. Marcin Dzienski (POL)
3. Guillaume Moro (FRA

Full results on IFSC website

The Junior British Leading Team is supported by Sherpa Adventure Gear and NICAS.



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