Summer 2021 underway with English Skeet and MCTSA selection shoots

Sport Trap Selection Shoot

The IOM Clay Pigeon shooting club hosted a 100 bird Sport Trap selection shoot at Meary Veg, Santon, with 21 competitors taking part in near ideal conditions.

The leader at the half way stage was Alan Wade with 46 points, in equal second place on 43 were Nigel Moffatt, Ben Richards, and Alan Kinrade followed by the first junior Michael Cross on 42. Making up the top six were Neil Parsons and Stan Cross, each on 39.

After a short break to change the schemes on the layouts Dave Corlett finished in sixth place on 77 with Michael Cross taking fifth overall as well as leading junior on 80. We then had a three way tie for overall second place on 81 points between Alan Wade, Ben Richards and Nigel Moffatt, but the convincing winner five points ahead of everyone else on 86 points was Alan Kinrade – well shot Alan!

Results

Overall

  1. A Kinrade (20, 23, 21, 22 = 86)
  2. N Moffatt (19, 24, 19, 19 = 81)
    B Richards (20, 23, 19, 19 = 81)
    A Wade (23, 23, 14, 21 = 81)
  3. M Cross (J) (23, 19, 19, 19 = 80)
  4. D Corlett (15, 22, 20, 20 = 77)

Juniors

  1. M Cross (J) (80)
  2. J Faragher (J) (66)
  3. A Wade (J) (59)

Ladies

  1. Lady C Moffatt (L) (64)
  2. N Barnett (L) (57)

Colin Bowen Memorial 100 English Skeet

On Bank Holiday Monday the first round of the Colin Bowen Memorial English skeet was held, and what a difference in the weather with driving rain and at times hail and sleet greeting the 14 hardy shooters taking to the stands.

The leader after the first round was B class shooter Chris Workman with 21. In equal second place on 20 were Rachael Bowen Matthews and Stan Cross, with his new gun, and Brian Faragher. Dave Corlett was in fifth place on 19 and making up the top six were Jeff Corkill and John Moore on 18.

With the weather not improving for the second round junior Zach Bellhouse finished in second place in C class on 21 points, with Nicky Barnett taking C class with 30 points. Will Rand was in third place in B class with 31 points with Brian Faragher and Chris Workman in equal first place with 40 points.

In A class we had a three way for first place on 41 points between Stan Cross, Rachael Bowen Matthews and Dave Corlett who had the best round of the day with 22 in his second.

English Skeet Winners: W Rand, N Barnett (L), R Bowen Matthews (L), S Cross, Z Bellhouse (J), D Corlett, B Faragher, C Workman

Results

A Class

  1. 1st D Corlett (41)
    S Cross (41)
    R Bowen Matthews (L) (41)

B Class

  1. B Faragher (40)
    C Workman (40)
  2. W Rand (31)

C Class

  1. N Barnett (L) (30)
  2. Z Bellhouse (J) (21)

Next week is the IOM English skeet Championship sponsored by Sadler Agricultural Supplies over 100 targets, entries close at 10am prompt

Entries are also now open for the Hospice shoot on Saturday June 26th which can be done on line at iomclays.com/hospice, non shooters/members most welcome.

Charity Event Registration now Open

With summer fast approaching we have opened registration for this year’s charity clay target event in aid of Hospice IOM. Once again we’re holding the event on a single day, with a number of start times set aside exclusively for novices.

All Systems Go for Saturday 26 June 2021

Although it’s a team event we encourage single entrants as well as groups, and will be holding a draw on the day to make sure everyone belongs a team. This year’s entry charity donation is £35 and as always includes 50 targets, a full buffet, plus a limited edition commemorative polo shirt.

Places are starting to fill up already so head on over to iomclays.com/hospice and get yourselves registered!

The Voirrey Kelly Memorial Cup

Great Turnout for first ’21 MCTSA Shoot

It’s a wonderful feeling being able to open our doors again after six weeks of enforced abstinence, and today’s Single Barrel DTL Championship saw 21 competitors back on the range at Meary Veg in perfect Spring sunshine for the first MCSA event of the year.

100 DTL Single Barrel Manx Championship

The first competitive shooting at Meary Veg after lockdown was the IOM Single Barrel DTL Championship sponsored by Sadler Agricultural Supplies.

A healthy 21 competitors took to the stands in near ideal conditions. We had joint leaders after the first rounds with Phil Ward and Mark Riley both hitting 24’s, Steven Craine was in third place on 23 with James Bradley next on 22 followed by four shooters on 21.

Phil Ward upped the pace in the second round round scoring a perfect 25 straight for a running total of 49, Mark Riley was in second place four behind on 45 with John Moore and Mike Walker next on 43 followed by Steven Craine and junior Arran Wade in equal fifth place on 42.

Ward was still in the lead on 71 after round three but his lead had been cut to two points with Riley still in second place on 69 with junior Arran Wade now third on 64, followed by John Moore in fourth place on 63 with Steven Craine in fifth place on 62. Making up the top six was Mike Walker on 61.

After the fourth and final round Steven Craine was sixth with 82 but we had a three way tie for third between John Moore, Alan Wade and his son Arran all on 83. In the shoot off Arran took third place with a 22 beating his dad by two points on 20, finishing fourth and with John Moore in fifth. Arran also took the junior prize which was sponsored by Field and Range with his 83, followed by Joe Faragher in second place on 69. Mark Riley finished in second place hitting 24 in his last round to finish on 93 but there was no stopping Phil Ward who hit yet another straight to take the Single Barrel championship with a fine score of 96 – well shot Phil!

Next week is a 100 Sport Trap selection shoot on the Sunday with the first round of the Colin Bowen Memorial English skeet league on Bank Holiday Monday, entries for both close at 10am.

Results

High Gun

  1. P Ward (96)
  2. M Riley (93)
  3. Arr Wade (J) (83)

Juniors

  1. Arr Wade (J) (83)
  2. J Faragher (J) (69)
Single Barrel Champions: M Riley, P Ward, Arr Wade (J), J Faragher (J)

A Green Light for Summer ’21

And we’re back!

As of tomorrow, Monday 19th April 2021, lockdown restrictions will have been lifted sufficiently to allow us to use the range again. Our fixtures list has therefore been reworked to offer the full complement of rounds for each discipline, we’ve confirmed dates for all MCTSA and charity events, and a handful of hardy souls spent most of this weekend digging holes and planting poles, kicking off a series of planned enhancements this year.

Big shout out to Brian and Will for servicing the traps, Stan for getting the IT up to scratch, Peter and Stevie for conducting the earth movers, Nicky for picking up clays and sprucing up the clubhouse, John as senior banks-man, and yours truly for mostly getting in the way.

And with that … see you on the range!

A Positively Summery end to Winter

Results from the Club All-Rounder

Our annual Winter All Round Championship was held at Meary Veg, Santon and was sponsored by Cu Plas Callow, Utopia Hair Salon and Brian Faragher, with 23 competitors taking part in near perfect conditions.

With DTL and English skeet being held at the same time the leader board at this stage saw Brian Faragher leading with 146 points having hit a perfect straight in English skeet and also a straight in DTL for 71 points. In second place on 141 was Michael Cross (J) who also had a straight in DTL scoring 72 points followed by George Davies on 135 with Paul Mihailovits one back in forth place on 134. In fifth place on 133 was Dave Corlett with Mike Walker making up the top six on 127.

The Pro Sporting was shot in reverse order over 25 targets once all the scores were calibrated. Nicky Barnett was the leading lady on 144, in the junior section David Cowin was forth on 125 with Joe Faragher taking third place on 154. In second place on 161 was Arran Wade but the run away winner on 192 was Michael Cross (J). Mark Riley was eighth overall on 163 with Will Rand taking seventh place on 170, one behind George Davies in sixth place on 171 who was two behind Paul Mihailovits in fifth place on 173. Dave Corlett took fourth place on 175 with Giulio Fabrizio bringing home third on 179 mainly thanks to hitting the best score in the sporting. Brian Faragher finished in second place on 185 but the overall winner on 192 was Michael Cross (J) who also took the junior prize as well as the team prize with Will Rand. Details in full on our results page.

Overall Positions
  1. M Cross (J) (192)
  2. B Faragher (185)
  3. G Fabrizio (179)
  4. D Corlett (175)
  5. P Mihailovits (173)
  6. G Davies (171)
  7. W Rand (170)
  8. M Riley (163)
Juniors
  1. M Cross (J) (192)
  2. A Wade (J) (161)
  3. J Faragher (J) (154)
Ladies
  1. N Barnett (L) (144)
Teams
  1. M Cross (J)
    W Rand (362)
  2. G Davies
    B Faragher (356)

All the prizes were presented after the shoot along with all the winter league prizes which can be picked up at the club house for those not able to make it. Next week is a work party for to get ready for the summer season.

All-Round Winners (left-to-right): Paul Mihailovits, Pietro Fabrizio, Will Rand, Giulio Fabrizio, Arran Wade, Peter Kelly, Micheal Cross, Dave Corlett, Joe Faragher, Nicky Barnett, Stan Cross, Brian Faragher, David Cowin

A Wet & Windy Round of Winter Skeet

English Skeet Winter League – Final Round

Sixteen hardy souls took part in the third and final round of the Utopia Hair Salon Winter series English Skeet League at Meary Veg, Santon, in very wet, cold, and windy conditions.

The leader after the first round was Dave Corlett with 22 points with Paul Mihailovits, Jeff Corkill and newcomer to clay shooting Chris Workman on 21 followed by Mark Barnett and Joe Faragher (J) on 20. With the weather conditions getting even worse for the second round David Cowin (J) hit 21 to finish in third place in C class with 34 points, second place in C class went to Will Rand on 37 with Joe Faragher (J) taking C class with 38 points.

Peter Kelly was third in B class with 32 points with Brian Faragher taking second place on 35 one behind B class winner Mark Barnett on 36. Stan Cross was third in A class on 39 points as was unclassified Chris Workman also on 39, Dave Corlett finished second on 43 but taking the top prize with 44 points and also having the best round of the day a 23 in his second round was Paul Mihailovits.

Results

Class A

  1. P Mihailovits (44)
  2. D Corlett (43)
  3. S Cross (39)

Class B

  1. M Barnett (36)
  2. B Faragher (35)
  3. P Kelly (32)

Class C

  1. J Faragher (J) (38)
  2. W Rand (37)
  3. D Cowin (J) (34)

Unclassified

  1. C Workman (39)
  2. N Freeland (18)
2020/1 English Skeet Winter League final round winners: Will Rand, Dave Corlett, Paul Mihailovits, David Cowin, Joe Faragher, Peter Kelly, Brian Faragher

Newsletter – February 2021

Hi Members

Once again we had another lock down but fortunately it was only for 3 weeks. The committee has decided reduce the winter leagues from 4 to 3 with the best 2 to count. A revised fixture list is on the reverse of the newsletter. All the prizes for all leagues will be given out at the Winter All Round on February 20th so please turn up to pick any prizes you may have won.

Membership Fees

All membership Fees and entry fees are staying the same at present as long as prices for clays and cartridges stay the same Membership fees can now be paid at the club house or by BACS.

IOM Clay Pigeon Club SORT 559100 ACC 13191756 REF MEMBERSHIP

Please tex Stan to let him know you have paid by BACS

N.B. If you have not paid your membership you will be charged Non Members rates if you come to shoot and if in competition your scores will not be counted and you will not be eligible for any prizes also if you have not paid by the end of February you will have to reapply to join the club as per the constitution so please pay your membership.

Xmas shoots

Both Christmas shoots were well attended with a record 62 entries for the main shoot as well we had 75 sitting down for a splendid meal at the Crosby Hotel afterwards, many thanks to Top Spec Fencing for sponsoring the event once again.

Wednesdays, Saturdays

The range reopened on  Wednesday 3rd February at 12-30 then on Saturday 6th February at 10am. The rotas for Wednesdays and Saturdays will just continue as per lists. Anyone that can help with range duty rotas please see Peter.

Fixtures for 2021

The fixtures have now been finalized and can be downloaded from the web or collected from the clubhouse. We are glad to say that all are main sponsors are once again on board with one or two additions. We have also being allocated the IOM Sporting Championship, a first for the club.

Web site

The web site is at present being upgraded by Mark Barnett we additional tabs for news, history, photos etc, if you have any old pictures of shooting in the past please can you let Mark have them and he will sort through them and put the best on the web.

Range

Steven Rand has been busy in lock down making gun stands for us, many thanks Steven.

We are also in the process of putting together a wish list for upgrades on the range with the hope we can get some financial help from the sports council. Once we get some better weather we will be having work parties to do some of the work, so keep yourselves handy to help with the work

That’s all for now 

Good shooting

Peter

DTL League finishes in Seasonal Style

DTL Winter League – Final Round

The third and final round of the Cu Plas Callow Winter series DTL league was held at Meary Veg Santon with 21 competitors taking part in extremely cold and windy conditions.

The leader after the first 25 was Summer League winner Mike Walker with 62 points. In equal second place on 61 were Peter Kelly and junior Joe Faragher followed by Stan Cross and Mark Barnett on 58 with Artur Stepka making up the top six on 57.

With the wind getting even stronger for the second round Giulio Fabrizio finished in third place in C class on 96, with Joe Faragher taking second place on 104. First place in C class went to George Davies on 114.

In B class junior Arran Wade was third on 101 but we had a tie for first place between Stan Cross and Artur Stepka on 109. The best round of the day went to Steven Craine who hit 23 targets for 68 points and finished in fourth place in A class. Third place in A class went to Peter Kelly on 114, with John Moore taking second place on 115. Top of the class once again was Mike Walker on 118 – well done Mike!

2020/21 DTL Winter League final round winners: Peter Kelly, Mike Parr, Artur Stepka, Mike Walker, John Moore and Joe Faragher (jnr)

Results

A Class

  1. M Walker (62, 56 = 118)
  2. J Moore (54, 61 = 115)
  3. P Kelly (61, 53 = 114)

B Class

  1. S Cross (58, 51 = 109)
    A Stepka (57, 52 = 109)
  2. A Wade jnr (46, 55 = 101)

C Class

  1. G Davies (49, 65 = 114)
  2. J Faragher jnr (61, 43 = 104)
  3. G Fabrizio (56, 40 = 96)

Next week is the third round of the Utopia Hair salon winter Series English skeet league