2020 Christmas Shoot & Dinner

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.

Results

A Class

  1. M Riley (22, 23 = 45)
  2. N Parsons (20, 22 = 42)
  3. S Craine (21, 21 = 42)
  4. P Kelly (21, 21 = 42)
  5. J Moore (22, 19 = 41)
  6. A Wade (17, 22 = 39)

B Class

  1. R Corlett (25, 21 = 46 + 21)
  2. P Lowe (22, 21 = 43)
  3. M Barnett (20, 20 = 40)
  4. S Cross (19, 20 = 39)
  5. J Faragher (18, 20 = 38)
  6. M Cross (17, 19 = 36)

C Class

  1. W Rand (19, 19 = 39)
  2. S Rand (20, 13 = 33)
  3. B Kelly (15, 15 = 30)
  4. T Kelly (16, 13 = 29)
  5. A Wright (14, 11 = 25)
  6. R Radcliffe (8, 16 = 24)

Ladies

  1. N Barnett (13, 14 = 27)
  2. A Wade (15, 8 = 23)

Juniors

  1. J Faragher (18, 20 = 38)
  2. A Wade (19, 19 = 38)
  3. M Cross (17, 19 = 36)

High Gun

  • M Walker (24, 22 = 46 + 22)

Handicap

  • B Kelly (90 + 84 = 174)

Phil Yewdall

  • J Salter (22, 17 = 39)

Novice

  1. Z Bellhouse (13, 14 = 27)
  2. S Flynn (13, 14 = 27)
  3. W Flynn (9, 16 = 25)            

Non Member

  1. G Lewis (20, 19 = 39)
  2. R Watterson (19, 19 = 36)
  3. J Lewis (15, 19 = 34)             

Unclassified

  1. J Bradley (18, 21 = 39)
  2. S Skinner (19, 20 = 39)
  3. T Davis (19, 17 = 36)

Next week is third round of the winter series Pro Sporting league, entries close at 10:00.

Pre Christmas Shoot

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 .

Results

A class

  1. S Cross (20, 20 = 40)
  2. D Corlett (18, 20 = 38)
  3. J Moore (22, 14 = 36)

B Class

  1. W rand (17, 18 = 35)
  2. J Faragher (17, 17 = 34)
  3. B Faragher (19, 12 = 31)

C Class

  1. M Barnett (21, 16 = 37)
  2. D Cowin (19, 16 = 35)
  3. J Corkill (13, 17 = 30)

Highgun

  • M Cross (20, 21 = 41)

Team

  1. A Wade & M Cross (73 + 13)
  2. M Barnett & D Corlett (75+8)
  3. 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.