Winter 2021 Pre-Christmas Cracker

A Festive Trio of Targets

The annual pre Christmas shoot was held at Meary Veg, Santon, with 23 competitors taking part in dry calm but misty conditions and was sponsored by the club as a way of a thank you to members for their support over the past year.

It was a new format this year with Skeet Doubles, Double Rise and a shortened Pro Sporting to make it a 60 target shoot. The leaders of A class after the Skeet Doubles were Stan Cross and Paul Mihailovits with a full house, hitting all 20 targets with George Davies, John Moore and Giulio Fabrizio next on 18. In B class Michael Cross was the leader also on 20 with with Will Rand, Mark Barnett and Brian Faragher next all on 17. Steven Rand was the C class leader on 15 with Brian Kelly next on 14 followed by Nicky Barnett on 13.

The next discipline was Double Rise and Stan Cross first with a running total of 34 with Steven Craine next on 33 followed by Paul Mihailovits in third place on 31. Michel Cross was still the leader of B class also on 34 points the same as his Dad in A class, but we had a four way tie for second place between Will Rand, Brian Faragher, Mark Barnett and Ted Kermeen all on 28. Steven Rand was still the leader of C class with 22 points with Brian Kelly and Allana Wade in equal second place on 21 with Nicky Barnett and Orry Watterson next on 20.

The final discipline Pro Sporting saw Allana Wade taking third place in C class with 32 points with Brian Kelly in second place on 33 points but taking C class with 34 points was Steven Rand. In B class Brian Faragher was third on 44 with Mark Barnett second on 45 with Will Rand taking B class with 46 points, Michael Cross who was leading B class shot 19 on the pro sporting to take highgun overall with 53 points beating his dad by two points who was the winner of A class on 51 points, Paul Mihailovits was second in A on 49 with George Davies taking third place on 48.


High Gun

  • M Cross (J) (20, 14, 19 = 53)

Class A

  1. S Cross (20, 14, 17 = 51)
  2. P Mihailovits (20, 11, 18 = 49)
  3. G Davies (18, 12, 18 = 48)

Class B

  1. W Rand (17, 11, 18 = 46)
  2. M Barnett (17, 11, 17 = 45)
  3. B Faragher (17, 11, 16 = 44)

Class C

  1. S Rand (15, 7, 12 = 34)
  2. B Kelly (14, 7, 12 = 33)
  3. A Wade (JL) (12, 9, 11 = 32)
Pre-Christmas Winners: P Mihailovits, B Kelly, G Davies, S Rand, D Corlett, A Wade, J Moore, M Cross, S Craine, S Cross

Wades Triumphant on Sunday

Father & Son take Trap Medley

The annual Trap Medley kindly sponsored by Creer and Kelly Ltd was held at Meary Veg, Santon, with 24 competitors taking part in dry and breezy conditions.

The first discipline to be shot was DTL over 30 targets which saw Alan Wade take the lead hitting all 30 targets and having one second barrel kill for a total of 89 ex 90. In second place on 87 was James Bradley with Mike Walker third on 86 followed by Jack Clague in forth place on 84 with Peter Kelly and Dave Corlett next on 83.

The next discipline was ABT also over 30 targets which saw Wade increase his lead to 12 points hitting 27 targets for a running total of 170,in second place on 158 was Mike Walker with Arran Wade in third place on 156, one point behind on 155 was Dave Corlett in fourth place who was also the first B class shooter, James Bradley was in fifth place on 153 and making up the top six was Peter Kelly on 149.

The final trap discipline was Double Rise again over 30 targets. In B class Mark Barnett was in third place on 193 with Will Rand taking second place on 201 but taking B class with 213 points was Dave Corlett. In A class Neil Parsons was third on 209 with Mike Walker taking second place on 218 with junior shooter Arran Wade taking a class with 222 but top of the shop and a clear with 236 points was Alan Wade.

There was also some extra prizes donated by IOM Goats for the best scores in each discipline and overall score. The winners were Highgun A Wade, DTL J Bradley, ABT N Parsons, and D/R Arr Wade (J).



  1. A Wade 89 (DTL = 81, ABT = 66, D/R = 236)

A Class

  1. Arr Wade (J) (81, 75, 66 = 222)
  2. M Walker (86, 72, 66 = 218)
  3. N Parsons (68, 78, 60 = 209)

B Class

  1. D Corlett (83, 72, 60 = 215)
  2. W Rand (75, 69, 57 = 201)
  3. M Barnett (79, 57, 57 = 193)


  1. A Wade & J Clague (428)
  2. S Cross & M Walker (409)
  3. D Corlett & B Faragher (401)
J Bradley, D Corlett, M Walker, A Wade, B Faragher, Arr Wade, N Parsons, M Barnett