France and Poland Top The 2014 Youth World Champs

France are this year’s Under 14 and Under 18 World Champions and Poland are the Under 23 Champions after this weekend’s Youth World Championship on the Noord-Willems Canal in Assen, Holland.

youth-WCs-2014The competition was contested on the Haven and Noord-Willems Canal in Assen, Holland; a venue averaging 40m wide with roach, bream, silver bream, ide and perch the most common species.

The Sensas England U18s managed a silver medal while Drennan Team England U23s just missed out after finishing in 4th place. England’s Under 18s had a positive start on Day One with a four-point lead, but France stormed the field on Day Two to take the team gold medal. They also had individual silver medallist in Victor Chambon, with Germany’s Brian Uberker taking individual gold.

The Drennan Team England Under 23s found the going much tougher on Day One, but pulled things together to win the second day. However, their 51-point total wasn’t quite enough to make the winner’s podium. Poland claimed gold with two very consistent performances and a convincing 33 points, with France and the Czech Republic filling the next two places. Individually, Maxime Duchesne was the only angler to manage two section wins to claim the individual Under 23 gold for France.

Topping off a hugely successful weekend for the French, they also managed to win the Under 14s category with 15 points to spare over 2nd placed Poland and could also proudly boast another individual gold medallist in Nicolas Renard.


Under 14s Teams:
1st France 19pts
2nd Poland 34pts
3rd Croatia 37pts
4th Germany 38pts
5th Netherlands 40pts

Under 14s Individuals:
1st Nicolas Renard (France) 3pts
2nd Jean Pierre Signorin (Italy) 3pts
3rd Jason Damay (France) 4pts

Under 18s Teams:
1st France 35pts
2nd Sensas England 37pts
3rd Poland 39pts
4th Italy 45pts
5th Germany 57pts

Under 18s Individuals:
1st Brian Uberker (Germany) 4pts
2nd Victor Chambon (France) 5pts
3rd Mattia Manzardo (Italy) 6pts

Under 23s Teams:
1st Poland 33pts
2nd France 37pts
3rd Czech Republic 42pts
4th Drennan England 51pts
5th Slovakia 59pts

Under 23s Individuals:
1st Maxime Duchesne (France) 2pts
2nd Aleksander Mihailovic (Serbia) 3pts
3rd Maciej Bialdyga (Poland) 5pts