The third round of the Cu Plas Callow Winter Series DTL League was held at Meary Veg, Santon, with 13 competitors taking part in near ideal conditions.
The leader after the first round was A class shooter Mark Riley with a 25/73 straight, in second place also with a straight was B class Rob Corlett with 25/72, in third place on 23/68 was A class Mike Walker followed by A class Peter Lowe on 23/67. Leading C class with 22/66 was Mark Sweetman with Brian Kelly in second place with 20/59. We also had a new shooter Mike Thomson taking part in his first DTL competition which was good to see.
After a short break the second round got under way and in C class Brian Kelly finished in second place on 41/120 but winning C class with 43/127 was Mark Sweetman. Dave Corlett finished in third place in B class on 44/129 with George Davies taking second place on 47/132 but winning B class hands down was Rob Corlett who hit 49 for 143 points which was also equal highgun on the day. Peter Lowe was third in A class on 47/135 with Mike Walker piping him for second place by one point on 136 but also equal highgun and winning A class was Mark Riley on 49/143.
M Riley (49 / 143)
M Walker (46 / 136)
P Lowe (47 / 135)
R Corlett (49 / 143)
G Davies (47 / 132)
D Corlett (44 / 129)
M Sweetman (43 / 127)
B Kelly (41 / 120)
Next week is the third round of the Winter series Pro Sporting League sponsored by Will Rand, just a reminder subscriptions are now due. Duty officers this week are W Rand & B Faragher.
The IOM Clay Pigeon Shooting Club’s annual Christmas Shoot and kindly sponsored once again by Top Spec Fencing was held at Meary Veg Santon in dull and very windy conditions but the rain stopped once shooting commenced.
The leader after the first round was C class shooter Michael Cross on 66 points with Steven Craine in second place on 63 points followed by Mark Riley, Mike Walker, Stan Skinner and C class shooter Brian Kelly in equal third place on 60 points.
While the main shooters had a break the non-members took to the stands competing for the Phil Yewdell cup, and the winner was Chris McCabe with 48 points with junior Tom Moore in second place on 39 followed by Malcolm Darcy in third place on 36. We then had another junior in Lucy Faragher in fourth place on 33 with Ash Lewis and junior Percy Hampton next on 27 followed by Julie Faragher and Sarah Cubbon on 18 and in ninth place on 9 points was Sarah Faragher.
The second round of the main event got under way with the wind even stronger making the targets duck and dive more. In C class Wayne Barsby finished in fourth place on 69 with Mark Hepworth taking third place on 81, in second place on 117 was Brian Kelly but taking C class with 123 points was Michael Cross.
In B class Calum Craine was fifth on 96 with Giulio Fabrizio forth on 99, in third place on 102 was Mark Barnett, Stan Cross took second place on 108 but top of the B class with 114 points was Rob Corlett. In A Class we had a three way tie for fourth place with Alan Wade, John Moore and Stan Skinner all scoring 108 points, in third place on 111 was junior Arran Wade, we also had a tie for first place in A class between Steven Craine and Mike Walker on 123 but the Highgun on the day was Mark Riley with 129 points – well done Mark!
In the handicap section the winner was Brian Kelly with a total of 169 points in second place on 166 was Michael Cross with Steven Craine in third place on 133.
M Riley (60, 69 = 129)
B Kelly (117, 152 = 169)
M Cross (123, 43 = 166)
S Craine (123, 10 = 133)
M Walker (60, 63 = 123)
S Craine (63, 60 = 123)
A Wade (J) (57, 54 = 111)
R Corlett (51, 63 = 114)
S Cross (48, 60 = 108)
M Barnett (45, 57 = 102)
M Cross (66, 57 = 123)
B Kelly (60, 57 = 117)
M Hepworth (39, 42 = 81)
The next competition on the range is on Sunday 8th January which is the third round of the Utopia Winter Series English Skeet League. Reminder to all members that memberships are now due. Duty officers on Saturday 7th January are S & M Cross.
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.
A Wade (49 / 143)
P Ward (48 / 141)
M Walker (46 / 136)
S Cross (39 / 111)
R Corlett (36 103)
W Rand (41 / 119)
M Sweetman (41 / 115)
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.
The first round of The Cu Plas Callow Winter Series DTL league was held at Meary Veg, Santon, in dry and sunny conditions.
The leader after the first round was Mike Walker with a 25 straight for 74 points in second place on 71 points was Phil Ward with Mike Parr in third place on 69. The leading B class shooter was junior David Cowin on 50 and the leading C class shooter was Alan Wright on 66.
After a short break for a cuppa and sausage bap the second round got under way but we had another delay as the first round leader Mike Walker was ready to shoot then realised that he had forgot to bring more cartridges for his second round. After the second round Alan Wright the first round leader in C class finished in second place in C on 111 but beating him on 124 was Rob Marshall. In B Class Jack Clague finished in second place on 101 with junior David Cowin taking B on 112. In A class Peter Kelly finished in third place on 131 mainly down to a straight in his second round, in second place on 140 was Phil Ward, who missed his first target out in his second round but one point ahead in first place was Mike Walker on 141.
M Walker (48 / 142)
P Ward (47 / 140)
P Kelly (45 / 131)
D Cowin (J) (38 / 112)
J Clague (35 / 101)
R Marshall (43 / 124)
A Wright (37 / 111)
No shoot next week as the range is closed for Remembrance Sunday. Don’t forget the dinner on Saturday 12th November at the Douglas Golf Club 19:30 start.
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!
S Craine (85, 75, 78 = 238)
D Corlett (80, 72, 78 = 230)
R Corlett (87, 69, 72 = 228)
S Skinner (76, 87, 60 = 223)
P Kelly (82, 78, 60 = 220)
J Moore (80, 75, 63 = 218)
Next week is the Manx Skeet Championship sponsored by John Moore over 50 targets.