Triple Trap Delight for Craine

Trap Medley

The Meary Veg Trap Medley kindly sponsored by building contractors Creer & Kelly Ltd was held at Meary Veg, Santon in near perfect conditions. The format of the competition is 30 DTL, 30 ABT and 30 Double Rise.

The leader after the DTL section was Mike Walker with 89 points with Rob Corlett in second place on 87 followed by Phil Ward in third place on 86, Steven Craine was fourth on 85 with Peter Kelly in fifth place on 82 and making up the top six were John Moore and Dave Corlett on 80.

The next round was ABT and Stan Skinner was the new leader only missing one target for a running total of 163, in second place on 161 was Mike Walker with Steven Craine and Peter Kelly in equal third place on 160. In fifth place on 158 was Phil ward with Rob Corlett making up the top six on 156.

Double rise was the last discipline which proved to be a game changer for some; John Moore finished in sixth place on 218, fifth place went to Peter Kelly on 220 with Stan Skinner who was the leader after the ABT finishing in fourth place  on 223. Third place went to Rob Corlett on 228 with his dad David taking the runner up spot on 230 but the winner with 238 points was Steven Craine – well done Stevie!


  1. S Craine (85, 75, 78 = 238)
  2. D Corlett (80, 72, 78 = 230)
  3. R Corlett (87, 69, 72 = 228)
  4. S Skinner (76, 87, 60 = 223)
  5. P Kelly (82, 78, 60 = 220)
  6. J Moore (80, 75, 63 = 218)

Next week is the Manx Skeet Championship sponsored by John Moore over 50 targets.

Last of the Summer Sporting

English Sporting – Round 6

The sixth and final round of the Suntera Sporting League was held at Meary Veg, Santon, with 19 competitors taking part in cool but dry conditions.

The leader after the first stand was veteran John Moore with a perfect 10 followed by nine shooters on 9. We had joint leaders after stand two in Paul Mihailovits and Rob Corlett on 19 with Will Rand in third place on 18 followed by Stan Cross and George Davies on 17. Rob Corlett was in the lead on his own after stand three with 27 points followed by Stan Cross and Paul Mihailovits on 26 with Peter Kelly, Will Rand and Jack Clague next on 24. Corlett was still the lead after stand four on 33 with Cross and Mihailovits next on 32 followed by Davies on 30.

After the fifth and last stand newcomer John Gaydon in his first sporting shoot finished with 18 points. In C class Mark Sweetman was third on 25 with Brian Kelly taking second place on 29 but winning with 31 points was Alan Wright. We had a tie for third place in B class between Will Rand and Peter Kelly on 37. We also had a tie for first place between Stan Cross and Rob Corlett on 40 points. In A class George Davies was third on 36 with junior David Cowin taking second place on 37 but winning A with 40 points was Paul Mihailovits.


Class A

  1. P Mihailovits (40)
  2. D Cowin (J) (37)
  3. G Davies (36)

Class B

  1. S Cross (40)
  2. R Corlett (40)
  3. P Kelly (37)
  4. W Rand (37)

Class C

  1. A Wright (31)
  2. B Kelly (29)
  3. M Sweetman (25)
D Cowin, R Corlett, A Wright, G Davies, S Cross, M Sweetman, P Kelly, P Mihailovits, B Kelly

Pro Sporting – Round 6

In the afternoon the last round of the Pam and Dave Corlett Pro Sporting league was held again with 19 competitors taking part.

The leader after the first layout was Steven Craine with 23 points with Dave Corlett and Will Rand in equal second place on 22 followed by Rob Corlett on 20 with C class shooter Alan Wright next on 19.

After the second layout Brian Kelly was third in C class with 27 points with Mark Sweetman second on 29 but the winner of C class was Alan Wright making it a double C class win on the day with 31 points. In B Class we had a tie for second place between Steven Craine and Mark Barnett on 35 but taking B class with 36 points was Rob Corlett. Peter Kelly was third in A class on 37 with Will Rand taking second place on 38 but the clear winner with 43 points was Dave Corlett.


Class A

  1. D Corlett (22, 21 = 43)
  2. W Rand (22, 16 = 38)
  3. P Kelly (17, 20 = 37)

Class B

  1. R Corlett (20, 16 = 36)
  2. M Barnett (18, 17 = 35)
  3. S Craine (23, 12 = 35)

Class C

  1. A Wright (19, 12 = 31)
  2. M Sweetman (16, 13 = 29)
  3. B Kelly (11, 16 = 27)
S Craine, M Barnett, P Kelly, R Corlett, B Faragher, M Sweetman, D Corlett, B Kelly, A Wright

A big thank you must go to Brian, Mark and Will for setting up some very interesting targets for both disciplines on the day. Next week is the Trap Medley  sponsored by Creer and Kelly Ltd .

Faragher Claims Skeet Title

Summer Skeet Round Six

The sixth and final round of the Colin Bowen Memorial English skeet league was held at Meary Veg Santon with sixteen competitors taking part in dull, dry but breezy conditions.

The leader after the first round was junior shooter Joe Faragher with a 25 straight, which proved to be the only straight shot on the day. In second place on 24 were Jeff Corkill, Will Rand and Dave Corlett followed by Peter Kelly and Stan Cross on 22. We also had two new shooters taking part in Ramon Sammer and John Gaydon with both of them hitting more than half their targets.

After a short break the second round got under way Dave Morgan finished in third place in C class with 38 points, in second place on 39 was junior Zac Bellhouse with Rob Marshall taking first place on 40. In B Class Peter Fabrizio was the winner on 31. In A class we had a five way tie for second place between Peter Kelly John Moore, Jeff Corkill, Will Rand and Dave Corlett all with 45 points but the winner was the first round leader junior Joe Faragher on 47.


Class A

  1. J Faragher (J) (25, 22 = 47)
  2. P Kelly (22, 23 = 45)
  3. J Moore (21, 24 = 45)
  4. J Corkill (24, 21 = 45)
  5. W Rand (24, 21 = 45)
  6. D Corlett (21, 24 = 45)

Class B

  1. P Fabrizio (15, 16 = 31)

Class C

  1. R Marshall (19, 21 = 40)
  2. Z Bellhouse (J) (21, 18 = 39)
  3. D Morgan (18, 18 = 36)
W Rand, Z Bellhouse, J Corkill, J Faragher, D Morgan, J Moore, P Fabrizio, D Corlett, R Marshall

Next week is the last round of the Suntera Sporting League in the morning and the last round of the Dave and Pam Corlett Pro Sporting League in the afternoon.

Double Trap Wrap for Ward

DTL League Round 6

The sixth and final round of the Tower Insurance DTL League was held at Meary Veg, Santon, with 16 competitors taking part in near ideal conditions.

The leader after the first round was Mike Walker with perfect 25/75 straight, in second place also with a straight  was B class shooter Rob Corlett on 25/74 and making up the top three was John Moore with 25/72. We then had six shooters on 71 points including the leading C class shooter Alan Wright.

After the second round Rob Marshall finished in third place in C class with 109 points with lady shooter Allana Wade taking second place with 111 and the winner of C class was Alan Wright with 119. Calum Craine was third in B class with 127 with George Davies taking second place on 135 with Rob Corlett winning B class with 140.

In A class junior Arran Wade was third on 142 with Mike Walker taking second place on 144 but winning A class in style was Phil Ward with fifty straight 50/146 with his second round being a perfect 25/75.


Class A

  1. P Ward (50 / 146)
  2. M walker (48 / 144)
  3. A Wade (J) (48 / 142)

Class B

  1. R Corlett (48 / 140)
  2. G Davies (46 / 135)
  3. C Craine (44 / 127)

Class C

  1. A Wright (42 / 119)
  2. A Wade (L) (38 / 111)
  3. R Marshall (39 / 109)

Olympic Skeet League Round 6

In the afternoon the sixth round of the Manx Petroleum’s Olympic skeet league was held which included the Parkinson high gun cup. The winner was Jeff Corkill with 45 points beating James Bradley into second place on 43 with junior Ted Davis third on 30.


  1. J Corkill (22, 23 = 45)
  2. J Bradley (22, 21 = 43)
  3. T Davis (15, 15 = 30)

ABT League Round 6

The sixth and final round of the Sadler Agricultural Supplies ABT league was also held. Stan Skinner and Phil Ward were in equal first place after the first round on 24 with Arran Wade and Rob Watterson next on 23. Phil Ward dropped to a 21 to finish in third place on 45 with junior Arran Wade taking second place on 46 but the winner with 47 points was Stan Skinner.


  1. S Skinner (24, 23 = 47)
  2. A Wade (J) (23, 23 = 46)
  3. P Ward (24, 21 = 45)

Next week is the last round of the Colin Bowen Memorial English skeet league. Duty officers this week are S and M Cross.

Summer Sunshine Sporting

Pro Sporting League, Round 5

The fifth round of the Summer Pro Sporting League was held at Meary Veg, Santon on the morning of Sunday September 4th, with 17 competitors taking part in glorious sunshine with very light winds.

A well received first layout of 25 targets saw Peter Kelly, George Davies, Stan Cross and Alan Wright sharing third position with 18 points each, while David Clague, Stevie Craine and Rob Corlett took second place with 20 apiece, leaving Dave Corlett and Mark Barnett jostling for the lead on 22 points each.

Round two was kind to few, with the Corlett boys bringing home mid teens, Craine Senior leapfrogged by son Calum on 21, and just three competitors clearing the final barrage of instant pairs without dropping a target: Kelly, Cross, and newcomer Daniel Zorab, who bagged one point more on the pairs than in his very first round. Also making good on on an iffy start of 10 points in her first round was Allana Wade, who upped her game to 18 points, while Cross went from 18 to 23 and Kelly from 18 to 22, with Barnett improving on 22 with an extraordinary 24.

The morning’s excitement drew to a close with Peter Kelly and David Clague in equal third on 40 points, Stan Cross in second on 41, and Mark Barnett on top with 46 points – laboratory results pending.


Class A

  1. S Cross (18, 23 = 41)
  2. D Clague (20, 20 = 40)
  3. P Kelly (18, 22 = 40)

Class B

  1. M Barnett (22, 24 = 46)
  2. C Craine (17, 21 = 38)
  3. S Craine (20, 17 = 37)

Class C

  1. A Wright (18, 19 = 37)
  2. Z Bellhouse (15, 18 = 33)
  3. D Morgan (13, 17 = 30)
C Craine, J Clague, Z Bellhouse, M Barnett, D Morgan, S Cross, S Craine, A Wright, P Kelly

English Sporting League, Round 5

The afternoon of Sunday 4th saw yet more sporting action in ideal conditions, and this time it was the fifth round of the Summer English Sporting League which brought 20 competitors out into the early September sunshine, tackling 50 targets across 5 stands.

Freshly back from competing in the British open, junior Joe Faragher wasted no time on stand one with a respectable 9 hits, followed by Peter Kelly, Rob Corlett, and George Davies with 8 points each. By stand two it was time for Joe’s father Brian to take over, putting Faragher (senior) in the lead with 9 followed by Kelly and Paul Mihailovits on 8 targets each.

All change again on stand three, with Joe “I’m-not-having-that” Faragher bagging a perfect 10, joined by watchful veterans Dave Corlett and Stan Cross, and followed by Mihailovits and Rob Corlett on 9. Neither Faraghers were seen at the top of stand four, where a bevy of eight competitors scored 9 points each, including class C shooter Alan Wright.

The fifth and final stand consisted of a high teal and a low, floaty incomer – two types of target typically loved or loathed – and again we saw a solid group at the top, with six shooters scoring perfect tens and another six on resplendent nines.

At the end of five rounds and with the sun still smiling we had Joe Faragher, Rob Corlett, Peter Kelly and Dave Corlett sharing second place on 40 points, with Paul Mihailovits riding high on 42.


Class A

  1. P Mihailovits (42)
  2. D Corlett (40)
  3. J Clague (35)
  4. G Davies (35)

Class B

  1. P Kelly (40)
  2. R Corlett (40)
  3. S Cross (37)

Class C

  1. J Faragher (40)
  2. R Kneen (31)
  3. A Wright (29)
D Corlett, J Faragher, G Davies, P Mihailovits, P Kelly, R Corlett, S Cross

Thank You

The club expresses its sincere thanks to Pam and Dave Corlett for sponsoring our Summer Pro Sporting League, and to Suntera Global for supporting our Summer English Sporting League. Without your generous support events like this would not be possible, and we’re very grateful indeed.