Successful 12th Annual Charity Event
The annual Hospice Charity Shoot was once again hosted by The IOM Clay Pigeon Shooting Club at Meary Veg, Santon, with a full complement of 72 competitors taking part in dry, sunny but windy conditions.
The competitors shot in squads of six, with the first squad going out at 9am and the last squad starting at 2-30pm. Once all the squads had finished and the scores had been collated we had a tie for the Voirrey Kelly team cup between Top Spec Fencing and Hospice Allsorts both on 187 points so count back was required to find the gold medal winners who were Top Spec Fencing with team members Stan Cross, Michael Cross, Will Rand and Neil Parsons with a combined score of 187+42 to silver medal winners Hospice Allsorts 187+37.8 with team members Vanessa Smith, Chris Smith, Sarah Cubbon and Rob Watterson. Taking the bronze medals were team Hot Shot Glovers with 185 points with team members Jacob Glover, Logan Glover, Mark Riley and Maya Kewley.
In the individual section Neil Parsons was Highgun on 48 who was also the senior gold medallist with with Will Rand second on 46+10 and Mark Riley third on 46+8. Paul Mihailovits was first in the vets on 47 with Dave Corlett second on 44 and Alan wright third on 43. The first lady was Allana Wade on 40 with Rachael Bowen Matthews second on 35 and Shannon Roberts third on 26. The first junior was Joe Faragher on 39 with Zac Bellhouse second on 38 and Tom Bowman third on 32.
In the novice section David Collister took gold on 36 with James Murphy taking silver on 32 and Scott Glover taking bronze on 31. The handicap gold medallist was Tom Moore with 48+10.5, with Rob Watterson taking silver with 48+9.4. We had a 9 way tie for the bronze medal but Brian Kelly had the best count back score on 47+2.6 to take bronze.
The medals were presented by Vanessa Smith and Ann Mills of Hospice at the end of the day when it was announced that the club had raised over £2,500.00 for Hospice IOM which makes nearly thirty thousand pounds being raised over the last twelve years.
A running buffet was going all day many thanks to the kitchen staff and to Harrison and Garrett for sponsoring the burgers and meat, NFU for sponsoring the medals and the British Clay Company for sponsoring the clays for the event.
Also a big thank you to all other sponsors, all that helped in getting the range prepared for the event and to anybody else that helped in anyway in making it a good day out and finally may I thank all the competitors who took part without you it would not happen. Thank you all!