Moore Brings Home the Bacon

2022 Club Christmas Shoot

The annual Christmas Shoot was held at Meary Veg, Santon, and was sponsored by the club it self including a range of meat prizes. The shoot itself was held over three disciplines; 20 Double Rise, 20 Skeet Doubles and 20 Pro Sporting, and saw 19 competitors taking part in very windy and very cold conditions.

The joint leaders after the Double Rise were Peter Kelly and John Moore, both in A class, and junior Joe Faragher in B class with 16 points. The leading C class shooter was newcomer Will Challoner on 11. The next discipline was Skeet doubles and John Moore was in the lead on his own in A class with 31 points with Jeff Corkill second on 29 followed by Dave Corlett in third place in A on 28.

Leading B class was Will rand on 28 with Mark Barnett and Joe Faragher in equal second place on 27. We had a new leader in C class in junior Zac Bellhouse on 21 with Dave Morgan in second place on 18 and Brian Kelly in third place on 17. The final discipline was Pro Sporting which was shot from one of the new shelters and saw Dave Morgan finish in third place in C class on 25 with Brian Kelly now in second place on 30. Taking C class with 34 points was junior Zac Bellhouse. Michael Cross finished in third place in B class with 42 points with Will Rand taking second place on 43 but piping him by one point with a final total of 44 and top scoring in the Pro Sporting was Mark Barnett.

We had to have a shoot-off for third place in A class between Dave Corlett and Paul Mihailovits who both scored 42, which Dave won by one point, in second place on 43 was Peter Kelly with Jeff Corkill taking first place in A on 45 but the overall winner with 47 points was John Moore – well done John!


High Gun

  • J Moore (15 DR, 16 SDK, 16 PSP = 47)

Class A

  1. J Corkill (13, 16, 16 = (45)
  2. P Kelly (15, 12, 16 = 43)
  3. D Corlett (12, 16, 14 = 42)

Class B

  1. M Barnett (11, 16, 17 = 44)
  2. W Rand (13, 15, 15 = 43)
  3. M Cross (12, 14, 16 = 42)

Class C

  1. Z Bellhouse (J) (9, 12, 13 = 34)
  2. B Kelly (7, 10, 13 = 30)
  3. D Morgan (7, 11, 7 = 25)
2022 Christmas Shooters

A team event was also incorporated in the shoot and the winners were Joe Faragher & J Moore (89) with M Barnett / M Cross (86) taking second place on count back from P Kelly & W Rand (86) in third place with J Corkill & Z Bellhouse fourth. (79)

The range is open on Christmas eve till 13:00, closed on Christmas Day then the Boxing Day Shoot sponsored by Top Spec Fencing is on Tuesday 27th December over 50 Single Barrel DTL. We also have a non members section over 25 targets for anybody that has not shot competition before. The prizes will be presented at the Crosby Hotel after the meal, we still have a few places left for anybody that wishes to come along, contact Peter on 461203 for details. Duty officers this Saturday are P & B Kelly.

Icy Sporting at Meary Veg

Winter Pro Sporting League, Round 2

The second round of the Winter Series Pro Sporting league kindly sponsored by Brian Faragher was held at Meary Veg Santon in dry calm but cold conditions.

The leader after the first layout was trap shooter Rob Watterson on 22 points with Paul Mihailovits and B class Michael Cross in equal second place on 21 followed by Will Rand, Peter Kelly and John Moore on 19. The leading C class shooter was David Morgan on 18 with grandson Zac Bellhouse second on 15.

The second layout on the right hand range saw the scores increase for most except David Morgan who finished in third place in C class on 32, junior Zac Bellhouse was in second place on 36 but taking C class with 36 points was Mark Sweetman who scored 24 on his second round. In B class junior Joe Faragher was third on 40 with his dad Brian beating him by one to take second place on 42 with Michael Cross taking B class with 44 points. In A class we had a tie for third place between John Moore and Peter Kelly on 41 with Rob Watterson taking second place on 44 but the star of the show on the day was Paul Mihailovits who hit all 25 targets in his second round to take first in A class and high gun overall on 46 points – well shot Paul.


Class A

  1. P Mihailovits (46)
  2. R Watterson (44)
  3. J Moore (43)

Class B

  1. M Cross (44)
  2. B Faragher (41)
  3. J Faragher (J) (40)

Class C

  1. M Sweetman (37)
  2. Z Bellhouse (J) (36)
  3. D Morgan (32)
P Kelly, R Watterson, P Mihailovits, M Cross, B Faragher, M Sweetman, Z Bellhouse, D Morgan, J Faragher, J Moore

Next week is the pre Christmas shoot shot over 20 Skeet Doubles, 20 Double Rise & 20 Pro Sporting which also includes a drawn team event. A, B, & C class meat prizes sponsored by the club, entries close at 10am.

Typical Conditions at Meary Veg

DTL Round Two

The second round of the Cu Plas Callow Winter Series DTL League was held at Meary Veg, Santon, with 13 hardy souls taking part in cold, damp and breezy conditions.

The leader in A class after the first round was Alan Wade who hit a perfect 25/75 straight, in equal second place were Phil Ward and Mike Walker with 24/71. The leading B class shooter was Rob Corlett on 18/51 with Stan Cross second on 17/50. Will Rand was the leading C class on 19/56 with Mark Sweetman in second place on 19/54.

After a short break the second round got under way with the wind now blowing stronger, lifting the targets and making the eyes water. Brian Kelly finished in third place in C class with 63 points with Mark Sweetman taking second place on 115 but the winner of C class with 119 points was Will Rand. Rob Corlett finished in second place in B class on 103 with Stan Cross in first place on 111. In A class Mike Walker finished in third place on 136 with Phil Ward taking second place on 143 (it could have been a different story if Phil had remembered to take his safety catch off for his first target of the day) but taking the top spot in A and high gun overall was Alan Wade on 143.


Class A

  1. A Wade (49 / 143)
  2. P Ward (48 / 141)
  3. M Walker (46 / 136)

Class B

  1. S Cross (39 / 111)
  2. R Corlett (36 103)

Class C

  1. W Rand (41 / 119)
  2. M Sweetman (41 / 115)
  3. B Kelly (21 / 63)

Next week is the second round of the Winter series Pro Sporting league sponsored by Brian Faragher. The AGM of the club will also be held after the shoot has finished approx 13:00.

Winter Leagues Fully Underway

English Skeet, Round One

The first round of the Utopia Hair Salon Winter Series English Skeet League was held at Meary Veg, Santon, with 15 competitors taking part in very changeable conditions.

In the first round pad one and two proved very difficult with the sun directly shining into the shooters faces but junior Joe Faragher proved that wrong by scoring 24 points only missing on station six to lead from Dave Corlett on 23 in second place with Will Rand, John Moore and B class shooter George Davies in equal third place on 22. We had two new shooters making their league debut in Roman Sammer and Mark Hepworth who both shot 18 in their first round. The leading C class shooter was Chris Workman on 20.

After a short break the second round got underway but this time the shooters had a very strong wind to content with making the targets very unpredictable but at the end of the round we had the following results. In C Class Rob Marshall and Chris Workman were the winners on 39 points with Barry Jones taking third place on 33. George Davies was the lone shooter in B class on 41. In A Class Paul Mihailovits was in third place on 43 with Paul managing to hit a straight in his second round, in second place on 44 was Will Rand but taking first place and overall high gun was junior Joe Faragher – done Joe.  


Class A

  1. J Faragher (J) (47)
  2. W Rand (44)
  3. P Mihailovits (43)

Class B

  1. G Davies (41)

Class C

  1. R Marshall (39)
  2. C Workman (39)
  3. B Jones (33)
P Mihailovits, W Rand, J Faragher, G Davies, B Jones, R Marshall

Seasonal Sporting Underway

Winter Pro Sporting League, Round 1

The first round of the 2022 Winter Pro Sporting League was held at Meary Veg, Santon, across 50 targets in windy and at times moist conditions. The event was generously supported by Mr Stan Cross, with the Referees and Safety Officers Cup also up for grabs.

Six competitors made a strong start on a challenging first layout by hitting all five available single targets, but it was a different story during the on-report pairs, with just Paul Mihailovits and junior David Cowin bagging perfect tens. The instant pairs proved harder still, with Mihailovits dropping one target to finish on 24 followed by Rob Watterson on 20. Neck and neck with 19 points each were Stan Cross and juniors Joe Faragher and David Cowin.

Layout number two proved less of a challenge initially, with 11 of 19 competitors scoring full marks during the opening segment of five single targets, but those targets became significantly more difficult when shot as on-report pairs, leaving Will Rand alone on top with nine points from a possible ten. The final segment of five instant pairs was trickier still, but choosing the correct target to pick off first pays dividends, with Rob Watterson, Alan Brew, and David Cowin dropping just one point each. The second layout leaders were Watterson and Rand with 22 points, followed by Mihailovits on 19.

Blustery showers showers failed to dampen spirits thanks to our new shelters, getting this year’s winter season safely underway in comfort and style. League leaders after 50 targets were Paul Mihailovits on 43, followed by David Cowin, Stan Cross and Joe Faragher all on 38.


Class A

  1. P Mihailovits (43)
  2. S Cross (38)
  3. W Rand (37)

Class B

  1. J Faragher (J) (38)
  2. D Cowin (J) (38)
  3. M Barnett (35)

Class C

  1. M Sweetman (35)
  2. B Kelly (29)
  3. N Barnett (26)
P Mihailovits, B Kelly, M Barnett, S Cross, N Barnett, J Faragher, D Cowin, M Sweetman

The club acknowledges noteworthy scores of 42 by Rob Watterson (pending classification) and 39 by Alan Brew (non member) and extends its thanks to Will Rand and Brian Faragher for an excellent set of targets. Next Sunday it’s the first round of our English Skeet Winter League.