The third round of the Winter series Pro Sporting league was held at Meary Veg Santon with twenty competitors taking part in cold dry sunny conditions.
The leader at the half way stage was John Moore with 22 points, in second place on 20 was Michael Cross, with Andy Morgan next on 19, followed by Alan Wade, Brian Faragher and Dean Marchbank on 18. After the second twenty five Alan Wright finished in third place in C class on 19, with junior David Cowin in second place on 33, the winner of C class with 36 points was Mark Barnett. In B class Dean Marchbank and Jackie Clague were in equal second place on 34, with Brian Faragher taking B class with 35 points. In A class Alan Wade was third on 38, with John Moore taking second place on 40, in first place with a score of 41 and high gun on the day was junior Michael Cross.
We’re continuing the popular Wednesday afternoon practice slot for the forseeable future, which means that the range will be available for practice shooting of English Skeet, DTL or Pro Sporting between 13:00 and 15:30 only, subject to Range Officer availability.
The IOM Clay Pigeon shooting club held their annual Christmas shoot and kindly sponsored once again by Top Spec Fencing saw a record entry of 61 shooters taking to the stands in cool, windy but dry conditions.
The leader at the half way stage with a perfect 25 straight was B class shooter Rob Corlett with A class Mike Walker in second place on 24 followed by Mark Riley, John Moore and another B class shooter in Peter Lowe all on 22.
In the Phil Yewdall section of the shoot for those people who have never shot before J Salter was the leader here with a well shot 22, in second place on 16 was R Wade with C Kermode third on 15, the leading lady was Julie Faragher on 13. At the end of the second round in the non members section J Lewis was third on 102 points with Rob Watterson in second place on 114 but the winner on 117 was G Lewis.
In the unclassified section Ted Davis was in third place on 108 with Stan Skinner taking second place on 117 with James Bradley in first place on count back also on 117. In the ladies section Allana wade was second on 69 with Nicky Barnett taking first place on 81.
In the novice section for new members Warren Flynn was third on 75 with his dad Steve Flynn in second place on 81 but in first place also on 81 and beating Steve on count back was junior Zac Bellhouse also with 81 points. In the junior section Michael Cross was in third place on 108 with Arran Wade taking second place on 114 but losing out for first place on count back to Joe Faragher also on 114.
In C class Richie Radcliffe was in sixth place on 72 with Alan Wright taking fifth place on 75, Tom Kelly was forth on 87 with Brian Kelly taking third place on 90, Steve Rand was in second place on 99 but the winner of C class with 114 was Will Rand.
In B class junior Michael Cross was in sixth place on 108 with another junior Joe Faragher in fifth place on 114, Stan Cross was forth on 117 with Mark Barnett taking third place on 120, Peter Lowe was second on 129 with Rob Corlett taking B class with 138.
In A class Alan Wade was sixth on 117 with John Moore fifth on 123 in forth place on 126 was Peter Kelly with Steven Craine last years winner overall in third place also on 126, in second place also on 126 was Neil Parsons with Mark Riley taking A class with 135.
In the Phil Yewdall Memorial non members section R Wade was in third place on 105 with junior C Kermode taking second place on 111 but winning the Phil Yewdall cup and a membership to the club was J Salter.
In the handicap section for the George Costain memorial cup the winner was former sidecar racer Brian Kelly on 174 points. This only left the John Moore high-gun cup to be decided and we had to have a shoot off to decide a winner between A class Mike Walker and B class Rob Corlett who both tied on 138 shot over a full round of 25 targets, it was neck and neck after ten targets with both shooters only dropping one target, it was still neck and neck after twenty targets with both shooters dropping a further target each, they both hit their twenty first targets then Rob missed his next two only for Mike to miss his twenty forth target. Rob hit his last target which meant Mike had to hit his to take the cup which he did scoring 22 to Robs 21 – well done Mike!
The prizes were presented by Emma Parsons of Top Spec Fencing after another excellent meal at the Crosby Hotel.
M Riley (22, 23 = 45)
N Parsons (20, 22 = 42)
S Craine (21, 21 = 42)
P Kelly (21, 21 = 42)
J Moore (22, 19 = 41)
A Wade (17, 22 = 39)
R Corlett (25, 21 = 46 + 21)
P Lowe (22, 21 = 43)
M Barnett (20, 20 = 40)
S Cross (19, 20 = 39)
J Faragher (18, 20 = 38)
M Cross (17, 19 = 36)
W Rand (19, 19 = 39)
S Rand (20, 13 = 33)
B Kelly (15, 15 = 30)
T Kelly (16, 13 = 29)
A Wright (14, 11 = 25)
R Radcliffe (8, 16 = 24)
N Barnett (13, 14 = 27)
A Wade (15, 8 = 23)
J Faragher (18, 20 = 38)
A Wade (19, 19 = 38)
M Cross (17, 19 = 36)
M Walker (24, 22 = 46 + 22)
B Kelly (90 + 84 = 174)
J Salter (22, 17 = 39)
Z Bellhouse (13, 14 = 27)
S Flynn (13, 14 = 27)
W Flynn (9, 16 = 25)
G Lewis (20, 19 = 39)
R Watterson (19, 19 = 36)
J Lewis (15, 19 = 34)
J Bradley (18, 21 = 39)
S Skinner (19, 20 = 39)
T Davis (19, 17 = 36)
Next week is third round of the winter series Pro Sporting league, entries close at 10:00.
The annual pre Christmas shoot was held at Meary Veg Santon with 22 competitors taking part in cool dry conditions and shot over a new discipline Super Sporting.
The leader at the half way stage was A class shooter John Moore with 22 points, in second place on 21 was C class Mark Barnett, with father and son Stan and Michael Cross who are both in A in equal third place on 20. The leader B class with 17 points were juniors Joe Faragher and Arran Wade. After the second round Jeff Corkill making a rare appearance in sporting shooting was in third place in C class with 30 points, with junior David Cowin taking second place on 35, but taking C class with 37 points was Mark Barnett. In B class Brian Faragher was in third place on 31 points, in second place on 34 points was Brian’s son Joe Faragher, but the winner of B class with 35 points was Will Rand. In A class first round leader John Moore was third on 36, with Dave Corlett taking second place on 38, with Stan Cross in first place in A with 40 points, but the overall winner with 41 points was junior Michael Cross. A team event was also held and the winners were Alan Wade and Michael Cross but only after a shoot off with Mark Barnett and Dave Corlett, Dave Lally and Joe Faragher were in third place .
S Cross (20, 20 = 40)
D Corlett (18, 20 = 38)
J Moore (22, 14 = 36)
W rand (17, 18 = 35)
J Faragher (17, 17 = 34)
B Faragher (19, 12 = 31)
M Barnett (21, 16 = 37)
D Cowin (19, 16 = 35)
J Corkill (13, 17 = 30)
M Cross (20, 21 = 41)
A Wade & M Cross (73 + 13)
M Barnett & D Corlett (75+8)
D Lally & J Faragher (71)
Next week is the main Christmas shoot shot over 50 Single Barrel DTL and sponsored by Top Spec Fencing. The range will be open on Saturday 26th December from 10am and Wednesday afternoon 30th from 12 – 3pm. Merry Christmas to you all.
The second round of the Cu Plas Callow Winter series DTL league was held at Meary Veg, Santon with 19 competitors taking part in very wet and windy conditions.
The leader after the first round was B class shooter Mike Parr who nearly had a perfect 25 straight but he had four second barrel kills for 71 points, in second place was another B class shooter in Brian Faragher on 69, with Mike Walker and Mark Riley in equal third place on 67, followed by Juan Cowley in fifth place on 66. In the second round junior David Cowin finished in third place in C class with 37/100, in second place on 39/108 was Joseph Lapa, with junior Joe Faragher taking C class with 42/120, third place in B class went to Stan Cross on 44/121, with Brian Faragher in second place on 44/132, but taking B class with 48/139 and highgun overall was Mike Parr. Alan wade was third in A class on 41/116, but we had a tie for first place between Mike Walker and Mark Riley on 133.
M Walker (45/133) M Riley (46/133)
A Wade (41/116)
M Parr (48/139)
B Faragher (44/132)
S Cross (44/121)
J Faragher Jnr (42/120)
J Lapa (39/108)
D Cowin Jnr (37/100)
Next week is the pre Christmas shoot over 50 Super sporting and sponsored by the club with the all the main prizes being meat. Duty officers this week are S & M Cross
The second round of the Utopia Hair Salon English Skeet league was held at Meary Veg, Santon with 23 competitors taking part in dry and very sunny conditions making seeing the targets on stand one and two very difficult.
Before shooting commenced a minutes silence was held in memory of Chris Turner a past member and chairman of the club who passed away this week.
The leader after the first round was Dave Corlett on 24, followed by Giulio Fabrizio, Juan Cowley, James Simpson, Jeff Corkill, John Moore and B class shooter Peter Fabrizio all on 23, with Paul Mihailovits, Stan Cross, and C class shooters Will Rand and Junior David Cowin on 22. After the second round Steven Rand finished in third place in C class with 40 points, in second place on 43 was junior David Cowin, with Will Rand taking C class with 44 points. In B class Dave Morgan and Mark Barnett were in equal third place on 42, with Peter Kelly taking second place on 43, but the clear winner of B class with 47 points was Peter Fabrizio. In A Class we had a three way tie for first place between James Simpson, Juan Cowley and Giulio Fabrizio all on 47 points.
G Fabrizio (23, 24 = 47) J Cowley (23, 24 = 47)
J Simpson (23, 24 = 47)
P Fabrizio (23, 24 = 47)
P Kelly (19, 24 = 43)
D Morgan (19, 23 = 42) M Barnett (20, 22 = 42)
1W Rand (22, 22 = 44)
D Cowin (21, 21 = 43)
S Rand (20, 20 = 40)
Next week is the second round of the Cu Plas Callow DTL league at 10am followed by the AGM at 1pm. Duty officers this week are J Cowley, J Corkill
The first round of the Utopia Hair Salon Winter series English skeet league was held at Meary Veg, Santon in very windy and at times wet conditions.
The leader after the first round was Paul Mihailovits who only dropped one target for a 24, in equal second place on 23 were John Moore, Juan Cowley and B class shooter Brian Faragher followed by Stan Cross, Mark Barnett and C class shooters Will Rand and junior Joe Faragher. After the second round junior David Cowin was third in C class with 35 points with Will Rand second on 39 and junior Joe Faragher first in class on 41. In B class Peter Kelly was third on 32, with Mark Barnett second on 38, and Brian Faragher first on 40. In A class Juan Cowley was in third place on 43, with first round leader second on 47, but the star of the show was John Moore who hit a straight in his second round in worsening weather conditions to take A class on 48 points. Well done John.
Next week is the first round of the Cu Plas Callow Winter series DTL league, entries close at 10am The Christmas list on December 27th is now up in the club house, to avoid disappointment put your name down ASAP. Duty officers this week are G Davies & T Davis
The first round of the Winter Series Pro Sporting League sponsored by Stan Cross was held at Meary Veg, Santon with 18 competitors taking part in dull and wild conditions, which also had the Victor Annand cup up for grabs .
The leader after the first 25 was Neil Parsons with 22 points, in second place on 21 was Michael Cross, with George Davies third on 20. At the end of the second round Peter Fabrizio and Nicky Barnett finished in equal second place in C class on 27 points, with Mark Barnett taking C class with 35 points. In B class Giulio Fabrizio and George Davies were in equal second place on 37, with Junior Arran Wade taking the class and equal highgun on 39 points. In A class Neil Parsons was third on 37, with Stan Cross second on 38, taking A class and also equal high gun was junior Michael Cross on 39 points.
The Victor Annand cup presented to the highest person who is on the Saturday rota or a referee was won by Michel Cross.
M Cross (22, 18 = 39)
S Cross (18, 20 = 38)
N Parsons (22, 16 = 38)
A Wade Jnr (17, 22 = 39)
G Davies (20, 17 = 37) G Fabrizio (16, 21 = 37)
M Barnett (17, 18 = 35)
N Barnett (15, 12 = 27) P Fabrizio (14, 13 = 27)
It is the annual dinner on Saturday 7th November and as it is remembrance Sunday on the 8th the range will be closed as a sign of respect to the fallen.
The annual Manx Skeet championship kindly sponsored by John Moore was held at Meary Veg, Santon with sixteen competitors taking part in near ideal conditions.
The leader after the first round was Juan Cowley with 23 points, in equal second place on 20 were John Moore, Peter Kelly and Arthur Hayes followed by Dave Corlett, George Davies and Mark Barnett on 19. After the second round we had a three way tie for first place between John Moore, Juan Cowley and Peter Kelly on 43 points, so a sudden death shoot off was required with doubles on four. After the first round of four targets it was still all square as they all hit three targets, Kelly then hit all four as did Cowley but Moore could only manage three so was eliminated, In the next set of targets Kelly hit three to Cowley’s two so the new Manx skeet champion for 2020 is Peter Kelly
J Cowley (23, 20 = 43 + 3 + 4 + 2)
J Moore (20, 23 = 43 + 3 + 2)
D Corlett (19, 23 = 42)
G Davies (19, 16 = 35)
B Faragher (17, 17 = 34)
P Fabrizio (15, 16 = 31)
J Faragher Jnr (16, 20 = 36)
M Barnett (19, 14 = 33) R Kneen (16, 17 = 33)
Peter Kelly (20, 23 =43 + 3 + 4 + 3)
Next week is the first round of the winter sporting league is 50 Pro Sporting kindly sponsored by Stan Cross Duty officers this week are S & M Cross
The final round of the Tower Insurance DTL league was held at Meary Veg, Santon with 18 competitors taking part in dull but dry conditions.
The leader after the first round was John Moore who hit a 25/74 straight, in second place on 24/71 was junior Arran Wade, with Arthur Stepka, Peter Kelly and Mike Parr in equal third place on 24/69. After the second round David Cowin finished in third place in C class with 108 points, in second place on 122 was Peter Fabrizio, with Rob Corlett taking C class with 134 points. George Davies was third in B class with 131 points, second place went to Arthur Hayes on 134, with Mike Parr winning B class with 137 points. Mike Walker was third in A class with 138 points, with Arthur Stepka taking second place on 139 but top gun on the day with 50 straight was John Moore with 146 points.
J Moore (50/146)
A Stepka (48/139)
M Walker (47/138)
M Parr (46/137)
A Hayes (45/134)
G Davies (45/131)
R Corlett (46/134)
P Fabrizio (43/122)
D Cowin Jnr (39/108)
Sadler Agricultural Supplies ABT League
In the afternoon the last round of the Sadler Agricultural Supplies ABT league was held and the joint winners were father and son Alan and Arran Wade with 44 points, in third place on 41 was Peter Kelly, with Mike Walker forth on 40, followed by John Moore on 38, and making up the top six was Arthur Hayes on 37.
Manx Petroleum’s Olympic Skeet League
The last round of the Manx Petroleum’s Olympic skeet league was also held and the winner was James Bradley with 46 points, followed by David Clague on 39, and junior Ted Davis on 36.
Next week is the last shoot of the summer season which is 50 Manx Skeet sponsored by John Moore. Duty officers this week are J Cowley & J Corkill