The first round of the Colin Bowen Memorial English Skeet League was held at Meary Veg Santon with 20 competitors taking part in cold, breezy but dry conditions.
The leaders after the first round were A class shooters Paul Mihailovits and Michael Cross who both recorded 25 straights with another A class shooter Dave Corlett along with two C class shooters Mark Hepworth and Roman Sammer were in equal third place on 24 followed by Rachael Bowen Matthews and Stan Cross on 23.
After the second round shot on the right hand range we had a three way tie for third place in C class between Mike Walker, Roman Sammer and Brian Kelly on 41, second place in C class went to Chris Workman on 44 but the winner of class with 46 points was Mark Hepworth. In B class Steven Rand was second on 38 with Brian Faragher taking B class with 41 points. In A class we had a tie for second place between Stan and Michel Cross on 47, but top of the class with 49 points was Paul Mihailovits.
Eight shooters carried on to complete 100 targets and again Paul Mihailovits was the winner on 92 with Dave Corlett and Rachel Bowen Matthews in equal second place on 90. Mark Hepworth who was shooting his first 100 target shoot in fourth place on 85, fifth place went to Roman Sammer on 81 with Chris Workman in sixth place on 79.
The first round of the Tower Insurance Summer DTL League was held at Meary Veg, Santon, with fifteen competitors taking part in calm dry conditions.
The leader after the first round B class shooter Rob Marshall who hit 24 targets for 71 points, in second place on 69 were A shooters John Moore and Mark Riley with the leading C class shooter being Jack Clague on 63.
At the end of the second round Mike Thompson finished in third place in C class on 57 with Brian Kelly taking second place on 65 but winning C class by a country mile was Jack Clague with 124 points. Newly promoted Mark Sweetman finished in third place in B class with 102 points with George Davies in second place on 111 and taking B class with 120 was first round leader Rob Marshall. In A class Arran Wade was third on 125 with Mark Riley taking second place with 129 and the winner was Alan wade on 136.
In the afternoon the first round of the Manx Petroleum’s Olympic Skeet League was held and the winner was James Bradley with 38 points with Michael Cross in second place on 33 with Ted Davis in third place on 31 .The handicap winner was Giulio Fabrizio with 41 points.
The first round of the Sadler Agricultural Supplies ABT League was also held and the winner was Alan Wade with 44 points with Stan Skinner in second place on 43 followed by Arran Wade and Mark Riley in equal third place on 41. The handicap winner was Peter Kelly with 46 points.
The last of the winter shoots at Meary Veg was the Winter All Round which was sponsored by the club its self. A healthy 22 competitors took to the stands in dry, sunny, cool conditions.
English skeet and DTL were shot simultaneously on the right and left had ranges and the leader after these two disciplines was Michael Cross on 133 points mainly down to a 25 straight in English skeet, in second place on 131 was John Moore with Mark Riley in third place on 129, Mark hitting a perfect straight in DTL. The leading B class shooter was Will Rand on 127 with Mike Walker second on 123. The leading C class shooter was Jack Clague with 114 points with Mark Sweetman second on 108.
Before the final discipline was shot the shoot offs for the English Skeet league took place with John Moore and Paul Mihailovits were tying for first place and the result was a win for John Moore. We also had a three way tie for second place in C class between Roman Sammer, Chris Workman and Mark Hepworth and the person taking second place was Chris Workman with Mark Hepworth in third place.
In the Pro Sporting which was shot in reverse order we had Jack Clague taking first place in C class with 168 points with Mark Sweetman in second place on 153 and Roman Sammer in third place on 147. In B class Brian Faragher was third on 168 with Will Rand taking second place on 185 and winning B class with 186 was Mike Walker. Things got even tighter in A class with Paul Mihailovits taking third place with 190 points, in second place with 193 points was Michael Cross but one point ahead on 194 in first place in A was Peter Kelly but if he would of hit his very last target he would of beat Mark Riley who was the winner with 195 points – well done Mark.
M Riley (54 ES, 75 DTL, 66 PRO = 195 Total)
P Kelly (63, 65, 66 = 194)
M Cross (75, 58, 60 = 193)
P Mihailovits (69, 55, 66 = 190)
M Walker (57, 66, 63 = 186)
W Rand (63, 64, 57 = 184)
B Faragher (51, 57, 60 = 168)
J Clague (57, 57, 54 = 168)
M Sweetman (36, 72, 45 = 153)
R Sammer (63, 39, 45 = 147)
Next week is the first round of the Tower Insurance DTL summer league and in the afternoon are the first rounds of the Sadler Agricultural Supplies ABT league and the Manx Petroleum’s Olympic Skeet league.
The fourth and final round of the Utopia Hair Salon Winter Series English Skeet League was held at Meary Veg Santon with 15 competitors taking part in cold, blustery and hazy conditions.
The joint leaders after the first round were Paul Mihailovits and John Moore on 24 points with C class shooters Mark Hepworth and junior Zac Bellhouse in joint third place on 23 followed by Dave Corlett and Rob Marshall on 22.
After a short break the second round got under way with the conditions getting even more windy making the targets duck and dive. This didn’t seem to bother James Simpson as he recorded the only straight on the day to finish in joint first place overall and first in A class with Paul Mihailovits on 46 points, third place in A class went to John Moore on 44. Junior Zac Bellhouse was third overall with 45 points which also took C class. We had a three way tie for second place in C class between Mark Hepworth, Rob Marshall and Rob Corlett on 39 points. Mike Walker was first in B class with 40 points with Steven Rand second on 30 points.
The overall league positions have yet to be decided as we have ties in A and C class’s which will be resolved next week.
The fourth and final round of the Winter Series Pro Sporting League kindly sponsored by Brian Faragher was held at Meary Veg Santon with 19 competitors taking to the stands in dry, dull but clam conditions.
The leader after the first layout which was shot in a complete new location on the range was B class shooter Rob Corlett with 23 points in second place overall was A class shooter Will Rand on 22 with Stan Cross in third place on 21 with George Davies, Paul Mihailovits, Peter Kelly all A class and B class Mark Barnett next on 20. The leading C class shooter at this stage was Mark Sweetman on 19.
After the second layout was shot, again from a complete new location, we had Nicky Barnett finishing in third place in C class on 28 points with Brian Kelly taking second place with 30 points but winning C class by a country mile was Mark Barnett with 39 points. Jack Clague and junior David Cowin finished in equal third place in B class on 36 points with Mark Barnett taking second place on 39 but winning B class and also highgun on the day was Rob Corlett with 42 points. In A class we had a tie for third place between Will Rand and Peter Kelly on 39, we also had a tie for first place between George Davies and Stan Cross on 40 points. We also had Liam Kirkpatrick taking part in his first Pro Sporting event and finished with a creditable score of 36.