Summer Sporting Leagues are Go!

Pro Sporting – Round 1

The first round of the Summer 2022 Pro Sporting League was held at Meary Veg, Santon, on the morning of Sunday 6th March, with twenty-one competitors enjoying 50 targets in perfect conditions.

Class A shooter Neil Parsons took the lead after round one, dropping just one target in the instant pairs for a healthy 24. Hot on his heels were Brian Kelly with 22 and junior Joe Faragher on 21, with Rob Corlett also scoring 21 to make up the top three.

Round two featured some tricky targets, and Parsons was joined at the top by Brian Faragher with 20 points apiece, followed by Guilio Fabrizio and Stevie Craine with 19 and 18 respectively.

The combined scores after two rounds saw Neil Parsons claim top slot on 44 points, with Joe Faragher in second on 38 and John Moore in third with 37.

Results

Class A

  1. N Parsons (24, 20 = 44)
  2. J Moore (20, 14 = 34)
  3. P Kelly (19, 14 = 33)

Class B

  1. J Faragher (J) (21, 17 = 38)
  2. G Fabrizio (18, 19 = 37)
  3. B Faragher (17, 20 = 37)

Class C

  1. M Sweetman (20, 12 = 32)
  2. N Barnett (L) (16, 15 = 31)
  3. B Kelly (22, 8 = 30)

Our heartfelt thanks to Pam and Dave Corlett for once again sponsoring the Pro Sporting League this summer.

B Faragher, G Fabrizio, J Moore, N Parsons, M Sweetman, N Barnett, P Kelly, J Faragher, B Kelly

English Sporting – Round 1

Sunday afternoon again saw twenty-one competitors taking part in another season opener, this time Meary Veg’s Summer English Sporting League, also in cold but bright conditions. This discipline was originally created to simulate a game shoot, presenting fifty ‘birds’ across six stands as instant pairs, report pairs, or tricky single targets requiring both barrels.

B class shooter Mark Barnett hit the ground running with a perfect 10 on stand one, closely followed by Neil Parsons, Rob Corlett, and Richard Kneen with 9 points each. Parsons made his mark with 10 points on stand two, which also saw Brian Faragher and junior David Cowin shake off an iffy start to begin an impressive run of nines. Stand three featured a low incoming pair, proving a popular half-way respite which saw four shooters scoring top marks, with seven shooters letting just one get away.

The long-overdue sunshine and entertaining targets made for a buoyant atmosphere throughout the afternoon, at the end of which Parsons finished neck-and-neck with Alan Wade on 44 points, followed by Barnett on 43, with Richard Kneen, Peter Kelly, and Rob Corlett level on 42. Our sincere thanks to Suntera Global for once again sponsoring the English Sporting League this summer.

Results

Class A

  1. A Wade (44)
  2. N Parsons (44)
  3. G Davies (36)

Class B

  1. M Barnett (43)
  2. P Kelly (42)
  3. R Corlett (42)

Class C

  1. R Kneen (42)
  2. Allana Wade (33)
  3. J Faragher (J) (33)
P Kelly, G Davies, N Parsons, A Wade, R Kneen, All. Wade, R Corlett, J Faragher, M Barnett

Cross Retains All-Round Cup

Winter 2021 Finishes in Style

Twenty-two competitors took part in the Isle of Man Clay Pigeon Shooting Club’s annual Winter All-Rounder at Meary Veg, Santon, shooting three rounds in windy and increasingly wet conditions. 75 points were available during each round, with a hit scoring 3 points across all disciplines and a second-barrel hit scoring two points in Down the Line (DTL).

The combination of horizontal rain and unpredictable gusts of wind proved no match for class B shooter Micheal Cross, who only missed a single target on pad 4 in the opening round of English Skeet for an impressive score of 72. The same pad also proved tricky for Stan Cross, who dropped two targets and finished three points behind his son with 69. Continuing the trend of narrow margins were Neil Parsons, Will Rand and Mark Barnett, each bagging 22 targets and 66 points.

With two ranges at our disposal we were able to split the five squads between English Skeet and Down the Line, where the wind and rain continued to provide some interesting targets. None of this mattered to class B shooter Ted Davis, who missed just one target and hit the rest with his first barrel, setting the bar at 72 points. Standing firm in joint second place were Dave Corlett and Mark Riley, both class A competitors with 68 points a piece, followed by Neil Parsons, Will Rand, and Brian Faragher – all on 67 points.

To keep the adrenaline building we reorganised all 22 competitors into four squads based on their scores so far, before embarking on the final challenge of the day, a very wet and windy round of Pro Sporting. Once again Ted Davis put in a great performance, letting just a single target get away during the instant pairs for an impressive 72 points. Never far behind with 69 points each were Neil Parsons and Micheal Cross, both of whom shot well but succumbed to the Curse of the Rabbit – a fast and well camouflaged target making a bee-line for its burrow. Stan Cross was once again just one target behind his boy, sharing third place with Rob Corlett on 66 points.

At the end of three rounds and with 225 points to play for, our Winter All-Round cup goes to Micheal Cross for the second year running with 207 points. A Class was won by Neil Parsons with 202, followed by Dave Corlett on 191 and Stevie Craine on 179. Ted Davies and Stan Cross topped B Class with 201 points each, and Will Rand claimed third place with 193. Class C was won by Alan Wright on 139, with Allana Wade and Brian Kelly in joint second with 137.

The Club All-Rounder marks the end of our winter season, and once again we’ve seen some fierce competition, great sportsmanship, and above all some very challenging weather! Our sincere thanks to all our sponsors for making these leagues possible; Cu-Plas Callow for DTL, Utopia Hair Salon for English Skeet, and Brian, Stan, Will and Peter for Pro Sporting. Full results are available on our website iomclays.com/results – now onwards to Summer 2022!

Results

High Gun

  • M Cross (207) 🏆

A Class

  1. N Parsons (202)
  2. D Corlett (191)
  3. S Craine (179)

B Class

  1. T Davis (201)
  2. S Cross (201)
  3. W Rand (193)

C Class

  1. A Wright (139)
  2. B Kelly (137)
  3. A Wade (L) (137)
2021 Winter All-Round Winners: A Wright, S Cross, N Parsons, M Cross, P Kelly, A Wade, W Rand, D Corlett, T Davis

End to Winter D(r)own The Line

Fourth League Shoot goes with a Splash

Twenty intrepid competitors took part in the fourth and final round of the Cu Plas Callow Winter DTL League at Meary Veg, Santon, in conditions perhaps best described as ‘moist and challenging’.

Aaron Wade junior blazed a trail for A Class with a perfect 25 / 75 during the first round, closely followed by Mark Riley with 25 / 73 and Alan Wade senior with 25 / 71. Class B shooter Rob Corlett also bagged 25 / 71 followed by junior Joe Faragher on 23 / 68 and another Corlett – this time Daddy Dave – with 22 / 65. Class C was led by Mark Barnett with 22 / 66 followed by junior David Cowin on 21 / 62 and Allana Wade with a tidy 22 / 60.

The deluge continued well into round two but that didn’t stop Alan Wade putting in another 25 / 74, with Mike Walker in hot pursuit on 25 / 73 and Peter Kelly completing the Class A trio on 24 / 71. Peter Lowe and Stan Cross improved on their first round of 22 hits with 24 / 72 and 24 / 71 respectively, with Dave Corlett scoring 23 / 68 to round off Class B. Meanwhile in C Class junior shooter David Cowin stayed strong with another 21 / 63 while Mark Barnett was out to sea on 20 / 58, and Allana Wade reeled in 16 / 40 at the end of a very wet and challenging day.

Results

Class A

  1. A Wade (71, 74 = 145)
  2. Arr Wade (J) (75, 68, 143)
  3. M Riley (73, 69 = 142)

Class B

  1. R Corlett (71, 66 = 137)
  2. P Lowe (64, 72 = 136)
  3. S Cross (64, 71 = 135)

Class C

  1. D Cowin (J) (62, 63 = 125)
  2. M Barnett (66, 58 = 124)
  3. All Wade (L) (60, 40 = 100)

This coming Sunday it’s our Winter Club All-Rounder, the final event of the season, and we’ll be holding a short presentation for league trophies afterwards. Duty officers this Wednesday are Pietro Fabrizio and Brian Faragher, with Dave Corlett and Mark Barnett in charge on Saturday.

S Cross, P Lowe, M Riley, A Wade, All Wade (L), Arr Wade (J), R Corlett, M Barnett, J Faragher, D Cowin (J)

Private Party at Meary Veg

Scott’s 30th goes with a Bang!

The Isle of Man Clay Pigeon Shooting Club was proud to host a private party of eight in celebration of Scott’s birthday today, and a fantastic time was had by all.

Our sincere congratulations for impressive scores in difficult conditions go to Joshua with 23, Maya on 18, and Jacob on 15, closely followed by Logan with 14 and Scott on 13. Thanks for sharing your special day with us – it’s been a blast!

Scott, Maya, Chloe, Joshua, Logan, Jacob, David and Helen

Fabrizio’s Windy Winter Utopia

Final Round of English Skeet

Eighteen hardy competitors took part in the final round of Utopia Hair Salon‘s English Skeet League at Meary Veg, Santon, in bright and very breezy conditions.

Class A shooters Giulio Fabrizio and John Moore made the best of a difficult first round by dropping just two targets each for a halfway score of 23, closely followed by Stan and Micheal Cross with 21 apiece, leaving Dave Corlett and Paul Mihailovits to pick up 20 targets each. Class B was led by Ted Kermeen, Joe Faragher, and Will Rand each with 19 hits, while Alan Wright and Brian Kelly fronted Class C on 18.

Kelly remained consistent with another 18 during round two despite increasing winds, with Kermeen and Moore joined by Pietro Fabrizio, Stan Cross, and Rob Marshall also on 18. Micheal Cross dug deep to find another 21, where he was joined by Giulio Fabrizio. Mihailovits bagged another 20 while Corlett dropped to 19, leaving Mark Barnett at the top of the second round with 23.

A day of hair-raising wind was won by Giulio Fabrizio in class A on 44, with Micheal Cross and Mark Barnett in second place with 42 points each. Ted Kermeen heads up class B with 37 overall, closely followed by Will Rand on 35 and junior Joe Faragher on 34, while today’s class C winners are Brian Kelly with 36 and Alan Wright with 30.

Results

Class A

  1. G Fabrizio (23, 21 = 44)
  2. M Cross (21, 21 = 42)
  3. M Barnett (19, 23 = 42)

Class B

  1. T Kermeen (19, 18 = 37)
  2. W Rand (19, 16 = 35)
  3. J Faragher (J) (19, 15 = 34)

Class C

  1. B Kelly (18, 18 = 36)
  2. A Wright (18, 12 = 30)

Next week is the final round of the Winter 2021 DTL League, and duty officers this Saturday are Brian Faragher and Will Rand.

M Barnett, G Fabrizio, T Kermeen, M Cross, B Kelly, A Wright