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JANUARY2015THESWORD9reservesortheanchorlegasListoncameonorScotlandandtheindividualgoldmedallistTredgercameonorEngland.UnsurprisinglytheEnglishencercameoutontheattackpushingthroughoutthenalthreeminutes.ListonthoughwasabletositbackandpickofdoublehitstotakeScotlandtothebronzemedalwitha44-36victory.InthegoldmedalmatchSingaporeKhooLeeLimtookonWalesBurkhalterTaylorThomasorthetitle.ItwasanextremelytightortherstthreematchesbutSingaporeedgedintoa-9lead.Bythestartotheseventhlegtheyhadslowlyopenedthatleadupto3-4.TheWelshreserveEdwardscameonortheeighthlegbuthewasntabletoclosethegap.IntheeighthLeemanagedtoscorejustonemorethanhisWelshopponentmeaningthattheSingaporeanswentintothenallegwithaseven-hitadvantage.ThomasWALtookonLimSINintheanchorlegandoughtbravelymanagingtoclosethegaptovehits.IntheendthoughaproessionalperormanceromLimtooktheSingaporeanteamtoawell-deservedgold4-4.WomensSabreTeamThesecondteameventwasortheWomensSabretitleasninecountriesoughtorgold.Intherstsemi-nalScotlanddeeatedWales4-43andinthesecondSingaporeovercameEngland4-39.SoEnglandHendraPleasantRobinsonacedWalesDixonKempeTillotorthebronzemedal.Englandstartedthematchinneormgoing-upaterthreeghts.TheycarriedonpullingawayromtheWelshteamtakinga-8leadintothesixthleg.InwhatcanonlybedescribedasastunningperormanceDixonWALoutscoredheropponent-puttingtheWelshintotheleadat3-7.WhenDixonreturnedtothepisteorthepenultimatelegtrailingsheputinanothergreatstintorherteamhandingovera4-38leadtoheranchor.KempedidnotdisappointherWelshteammatesseeingthemtothebronzemedalwitha4-4victory.InthegoldmedalmatchScotlandDaykinSancrotWatsonacedSingaporeCheungLauLeeanditwastheScotswhoedgedtherstthirdothematchleading-3.SolidperormancesromallthreeScottishencerssawthatleadincreaseto3-aterthesixthboutgivingthemtheedgegoingintothenalthirdothematch.CheungSINstartedtheseventhleginneormscoringourhitsinarowbeoreDaykinSCOchangedhertactics.TheScottishencersmoremeasuredapproachmeantshemaintainedtheve-hitleadgoingintothepenultimateleg.GuarinotheScottishreservecameonandLauSINtookadvantagetolevelthescoresat37-37.Guarinojust4yearsoldshowedgreatresolvetorecoverhandingovera4-37leadtotheScottishanchor.WatsondidherjobintakingtheScotstoanimpressive4-4victory.4thNovember4DayMensSabreTeamTenteamstookpartinthiseventasEnglandwentontobeatWales4-8intherstsemi-nalandSingaporejustdeeatedScotland4-44inthesecond.Thebronzemedalght-ofbetweenScotlandClarkeRocksSancrotandWalesNickelJ.PotterN.PotterstartedveryevenlywithScotlandedgingintoa-4leadgoingintotheourthleg.AstrongperormanceromallthreeScotsputthem3-3upgoingintothecrucialnalthreelegs.DespiteanimpressivecomebackromthethreeWelshencersScotlandtookthebronzemedal4-43.SingaporeChanChoyLeutookonEnglandAiyenuroCrutchettRatneswarenorthegoldmedal.StrongperormancesromallthreeEnglishencersputthemintoacommanding-leadaterthreeghts.TheycontinuedtopullawayromtheSingaporeansuntilChancameonorthesixthlegandoutscoredAiyenuro9-.TheEnglishteamwerestillinastrongposition3-9goingintothenalstagesothematch.SingaporewereonlyabletoscorevemorehitsinthenalthreeghtsasEnglandtookgoldinimpressiveashion4-4.WomensFoilTeamJustseventeamstookpartintheWomensFoilteamevent.Intherstsemi-nalSingaporebeatCanada4-6andinthesecondScotlanddeeatedEngland4-33.SoCanadaCazorla-BakFinterSchryeracedEnglandChartCookSzokolovicsorthebronzemedalmatch.TherewasntmuchbetweentheteamsastheyheadedintotheourthlegwithEnglandleading9-8.ItwasadiferentstoryinthemiddlethirdothematchasallthreeEnglishencersputingreatstintstakingthemintoa8-leadgoingintotheseventhbout.ThedamagewasdoneortheCanadiansasEnglandtookaconvincing4-7victoryorthebronzemedal.ScotlandDicksonMcKenzieSiberttookonSingaporeBerthierWangWongorthegoldmedalandtheSingaporeansled-aterthreeghts.InasimilarpatterntothebronzemedalmatchthethreeSingaporeansallencedtheirsecondmatchessuperblytakingthemintoa3-7lead.TheScotsbroughtinHannayorSibertandthereservedidherbitclosingthegapbythree.DespitethisScotlandwentintothepenultimateleg-3behind.Wongre-establishedthemomentumorSingaporehandingovera4-6leadtoheranchorWang.McKenziecameonorScotlandslastboutandclearlyshewasntgoingdownwithoutaght.AnedisplayoattackinganddeensiveencingromtheScotwasntquiteenoughasWangcreptoverthewinningline4-3.thNovember4Day6MensFoilTeamTenteamsbattleditoutorthegoldmedalinthiseventwithEnglanddeeatingSingapore4-6intherstsemi-nalandScotlandbeatingAustralia4-43inthesecond.InthebronzemedalmatchAustraliaDaleyFosterWebberedgedtherstthreeghts-againstSingaporeTanWuZhang.AstrongerperormanceromtheSingaporeanssawthemclosethegaptojusttwohits8-3downaterthesixthbout.ThemomentumcontinuedtoshittowardsSingaporeasTanandZhangputthemintoa4-39leadgoingintothelastleg.FostercameonagainstWuanditwastheAustralianwhoheldhisnervetotakehisteamtothebronzemedalwitha4-4victory.InthegoldmedalmatchScotlandCookFitzgeraldWatsonacedEnglandBarwellPeggsRosowskyinathrillingencounter.Englandheldaslender-8leadaterthreebouts.ItwasadiferentstoryaterthethlegasBarwellwentona9-rampageagainstFitzgerald.Englandledbytenhitsandextendedittoelevenat8-7atertheseventhleg.BarwellcontinuedhisneormopeningtheEnglishleadurtherbutCookcameonorScotlandinthepenultimatelegtakingtheghtoverRosowsky7-6.ScotlandstilltrailedbyelevenhitsgoingintotheanchorlegbutFitzgeraldcameonwiththebeliethataturnaroundwaspossible.AspectacularperormancesawhimoutscorePeggs3-6butitwasnotenoughtostealthegoldmedalromEnglandwhoranout4-4winners.WomensTeamEpeeTwelveteamstookpartinthiseventasSingaporewentontobeatEnglandintherstsemi-nal4-43asSouthAricadeeatedAustralia4-38inthesecond.EnglandCohenLawrenceRadordedgedtherstthreebouts-3againstAustraliaDevereauxHorvathGuinthebronzemedalmatch.Itwasstillverytightatertwo-thirdsothematchbutEnglandhelda3-6lead.AllthreeEnglishencerssavedtheirbestorlasteachwinningtheirnallegs-totakeEnglandtoa4-9victoryandthebronzemedal.ThegoldmedalmatchbetweenSingaporeC.LimV.LimRahardjaandSouthAricaBarrettCarootKlonaridesstartedslowlywithSingaporeholdinga3-9leadatertherstthreeghts.StrongperormancesromeachotheSingaporeanencersinthethsixthandseventhlegsputthemintoa3-lead.TheSouthAricansoutscoredtheiropponents4-inthelasttwolegsbutitwasnotenoughtostoptheSingaporeteamclaimingthenalgoldmedalotheChampionshipswitha4-34victory.Beoremysemi-nalwithGeorginaIwaseelingcondent.Ihadjustwonanextremelycloseghtagainsttheno.seedJoHallsandsoknewIwasencingwell.