DRENNAN Team England have won team gold with France second and Poland third. There was individual silver for Steve Hemingray, in his first World Championship, and bronze for Alan Scotthorne, the five-times World Champion.
Our man in Poland, Dave Johnson, reports: “It’s not often England find all the cards stacked in their favour, but the Zarenski Canal in Northern Warsaw came up with nearly a full house!
“With 7 points safely tucked away from Saturday’s dominant performance, all the team had to do was follow the yellow brick road (sorry golden brick) to the winners’ podium. And they did it in style.
“Although France made a last ditch effort to pull back a 16-point deficit, it was not enough to overhaul a jubilant Drennan Team England, who maintained their advantage with 15 points on the final day.
“France did have the satisfaction of producing the Individual World Champion, Didier Delannoy, who managed to keep a debutant Steve Hemingray at bay by 2 kg. Five-times World Champ, Alan Scotthorne, so nearly added an unprecedented sixth title to his illustrious career. All three anglers finished on the perfect 2-point score.”
England overall scoresheet was: Steve Hemingray 2 points (2 section wins, second overall on weight countback); Alan Scotthorne 2 (third overall on weight countback); Sean Ashby 3; Des Shipp 5; Will Raison 12.
TOP TEAMS OVERALL
Other home nations
9th Weston Tri-Cast Wales 66pts
20th Daiwa Scotland 111pts
25th Sensas Channel Isles 120pts
34th Tubertini Ireland 135pts
Full reports and post-match analysis, plus great pictures from the 2013 World Championships, will be in Angler’s Mail magazine.
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