Our annual Winter All Round Championship was held at Meary Veg, Santon and was sponsored by Cu Plas Callow, Utopia Hair Salon and Brian Faragher, with 23 competitors taking part in near perfect conditions.
With DTL and English skeet being held at the same time the leader board at this stage saw Brian Faragher leading with 146 points having hit a perfect straight in English skeet and also a straight in DTL for 71 points. In second place on 141 was Michael Cross (J) who also had a straight in DTL scoring 72 points followed by George Davies on 135 with Paul Mihailovits one back in forth place on 134. In fifth place on 133 was Dave Corlett with Mike Walker making up the top six on 127.
The Pro Sporting was shot in reverse order over 25 targets once all the scores were calibrated. Nicky Barnett was the leading lady on 144, in the junior section David Cowin was forth on 125 with Joe Faragher taking third place on 154. In second place on 161 was Arran Wade but the run away winner on 192 was Michael Cross (J). Mark Riley was eighth overall on 163 with Will Rand taking seventh place on 170, one behind George Davies in sixth place on 171 who was two behind Paul Mihailovits in fifth place on 173. Dave Corlett took fourth place on 175 with Giulio Fabrizio bringing home third on 179 mainly thanks to hitting the best score in the sporting. Brian Faragher finished in second place on 185 but the overall winner on 192 was Michael Cross (J) who also took the junior prize as well as the team prize with Will Rand. Details in full on our results page.
M Cross (J) (192)
B Faragher (185)
G Fabrizio (179)
D Corlett (175)
P Mihailovits (173)
G Davies (171)
W Rand (170)
M Riley (163)
M Cross (J) (192)
A Wade (J) (161)
J Faragher (J) (154)
N Barnett (L) (144)
M Cross (J) W Rand (362)
G Davies B Faragher (356)
All the prizes were presented after the shoot along with all the winter league prizes which can be picked up at the club house for those not able to make it. Next week is a work party for to get ready for the summer season.
The third and final round of the Cu Plas Callow Winter series DTL league was held at Meary Veg Santon with 21 competitors taking part in extremely cold and windy conditions.
The leader after the first 25 was Summer League winner Mike Walker with 62 points. In equal second place on 61 were Peter Kelly and junior Joe Faragher followed by Stan Cross and Mark Barnett on 58 with Artur Stepka making up the top six on 57.
With the wind getting even stronger for the second round Giulio Fabrizio finished in third place in C class on 96, with Joe Faragher taking second place on 104. First place in C class went to George Davies on 114.
In B class junior Arran Wade was third on 101 but we had a tie for first place between Stan Cross and Artur Stepka on 109. The best round of the day went to Steven Craine who hit 23 targets for 68 points and finished in fourth place in A class. Third place in A class went to Peter Kelly on 114, with John Moore taking second place on 115. Top of the class once again was Mike Walker on 118 – well done Mike!
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 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 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
The fifth round of the Tower Insurance DTL league was held at Meary Veg Santon with 22 competitors taking part in near ideal conditions which also had The IOM Goat Highgun cup up for grabs.
The leader after the first round was Mike Walker with 72 points, in second place on 70 was Stan Cross, with Arthur Stepka and Alan Wade next on 69, followed by Peter Kelly on 68. After the second round, in C class Rob Corlett finished in third place on 112, with Richie Radcliffe taking second place on 114, and one point ahead on 115 was Jamie Hancox who won C class. In B class Dave Corlett was third on 127, with Mike Parr taking second place on 128, but the B class winner with 133 points was Stan Cross. Alan Wade was third in A class on 138, with Arthur Stepka taking second place on 139, but the winner on 140 and taking the highgun cup was Mike Walker.
M Walker (47/140)
A Stepka (48/139)
A Wade (47/138)
S Cross (45/133)
M Parr (45/128)
D Corlett (43/127)
J Hancox (39/115)
R Radcliffe (40/114)
R Corlett (40/112)
Sadler Agricultural Supplies ABT league – 5th Round
The fifth round of the Sadler Agricultural Supplies ABT league was also held. The leader after the first round was Peter Kelly with 22 points, in equal second place on 21 were the Wade boys Alan and Arran, with John Moore next on 19. After the second round Arran Wade repeated his first round score to finish in third place on 42, with dad Alan hitting 23 to finish in second place on 44, but top of the pile with 45 points was Peter Kelly
Manx Petroleum’s Olympic skeet League – 5th Round
In the afternoon the fifth round of the Manx Petroleum’s Olympic skeet league was held, at top of the class was James Bradley with 47 points, with Dave Clague second on 44, and Dave Corlett third on 42, Stan Cross was forth on 40, with Ted Davis fifth on 37, Rob Corlett sixth on 26, and Will Rand seventh on 22.
On the Saturday a 100 bird selection shoot was held with Dave Clague taking the high gun with a well shot 94, which is a qualifying score for Island selection, James Bradley was second on 81, with Ted Davis third on 80.
Next week is a 100 bird sporting selection shoot entries close at 10am Duty officers this week are B Faragher & R Moore
The Club All Round was held at Meary Veg, Santon with 18 competitors taking part in mainly dry but windy conditions and kindly sponsored once again by Manx Petroleum.
The leader after the first two disciplines DTL and English skeet was James Bradley on 144 points, with Neil Parsons second on 141, and Stan Cross third on 138.
The next two disciplines Olympic skeet and ABT saw James Bradley increase his lead to ten points with 270 points, in second place now was John Moore on 260 with Stan Cross and Neil parsons in equal third place on 243, in fifth place on 241 was Mark Riley and making up the top six was Jeff Corkill on 232.
The fifth and last discipline was Sporting and when all the scores were added up, in the junior class kindly sponsored by Jamie Hancox, Arran Wade was third on 230, Michael Cross was second on 237, with David Cowin taking the junior prize on 246. In C class Will Rand finished in third place on 204, with Mark Barnett taking second place on 226, and with junior David Cowin winning C class with 246. Jack Clague was third in B class with 241, with Brian Faragher second on 286, but the winner of B class with 303 was Stan Cross. In A class Dave Corlett finished in third place on 295, with Mark Riley taking second place on 307, but pippin Mark by one point and taking A class with 308 was John Moore, but the man of the day was James Bradley who increased his lead to 22 points at the end and became the Club All Round Champion for 2020 with a fine score of 330, well done James.
The Sadler Agricultural Supplies IOM DTL Championship was held at Meary Veg, Santon, in near perfect conditions.
The leader at the half way mark was Mike Walker with 50 straight for 147 points in equal second place on 145 were Peter Kelly and Mark Riley with Phil Ward in fourth place on 144 followed by Neil Parsons on 143. At the end of the third round Neil Parsons and Mark Riley were in equal first place on 217 with Mike Walker third on 216. At the end of the forth and final round the new IOM DTL Champion is Mike Walker with 289 points, we had to have a shoot off for second place between Neil Parson and Mark Riley with Neil taking second place by 73 to 68. The winning junior sponsored by Field and Range was Arran Wade on 278.
M Walker (25/74, 25/73, 23/69, 25/73 = 289)
N Parsons (23/69, 25/74, 25/74, 24/71 = 288 + 73)
M Riley (25/74, 24/71, 25/72, 24/71 = 288 + 68)
A Class: A Wade (287)
B Class: D Corlett
C Class: R Corlett (256)
Juniors: Arr Wade (278)
Tower Insurance DTL League
On Sunday morning we had the next round of the Tower Insurance DTL League. High gun on the day was Alan Wade with 50 straight for 147 points, in second place also with a 50 straight was Steven Craine with Mike Walker third on 143. George Davies was the B class winner on 130 with Mike Parr second on 126 followed by Rob Marshall in third place on 108. Rob Corlett won C class on 110 with Joseph Lapa second on 107.
A Wade (50/147)
S Craine (50/145)
M Walker (48/143)
G Davies (45/130)
M Parr (42/126)
R Marshall (37/108)
R Corlett (41/110)
J Lapa (38/107)
Sadler Agricultural Supplies ABT League
In the afternoon the next round of the Sadler Agricultural Supplies ABT league was held with the J D Faulkner high gun and Peter Kelly handicap cups up for grabs. We had a tie for first place between Peter Kelly and Alan wade for the Faulkner cup so a shoot off was required to find a winner and the winner was Alan Wade. The Peter Kelly handicap winner was Arran Wade with 55 points.
A Wade (21, 21 = 42 + 24)
P Kelly (22, 20 = 42 + 19)
A Stepka (19, 22 = 41)
Arr Wade (38, 17 = 55)
Manx Petroleum’s Olympic Skeet League
The final shoot of the day was the Manx Petroleum’s Olympic Skeet league which had the Cannell Crossing cup up for grabs and the winner was David Clague on 44 with Michael Cross second on 37 and Stan Cross third on 34. The Cannell crossing cup winning was also David Clague with 19 points.
D Clague (21, 23 = 44)
M Cross (18, 19 = 37)
S Cross (14, 20 = 34)
Next week is the Trap medley on Saturday afternoon with entries closing at 13:00 and the Fabrizio all round Championship on Sunday, entries closing at 10:00.
It has been another busy week at Meary Veg with three competitions taking place:
Pro Sporting League – 3rd Round
First up on Tuesday evening was the third round of the Dave and Pam Corlett Pro Sporting league with 16 competitors taking part in near ideal conditions. The leader at the half way stage was Alan Wade with a well shot 24, in equal second second place on 22 were Peter Kelly and the Cross boys Stan and Michael with Dave Corlett next on 21. After the final 25 the winner was Alan wade with 45 with Dave Corlett and Michael Cross in equal second place on 42 followed by Peter Kelly on 41 with Mark Riley and Stan Cross in equal fifth place on 40.
A wade (24, 21 = 45)
D Corlett (21, 21 = 42)
P Kelly (22, 19 = 41)
M Cross (jnr) (22, 20 = 42)
J Moore (18, 19 = 37)
B Faragher (15, 16 = 31)
W Rand (15, 20 = 35)
A Stepka (15, 14 = 29)
D Cowin (jnr) (12, 15 = 27)
DTL League – 3rd Round
The next competition on Saturday afternoon was the third round of the Tower Insurance DTL league with 19 competitors taking part in breezy dry conditions and again Alan wade was the leader at the half way stage hitting a 25 straight for 74 points only second barrelling his last target for a perfect round. In second place on 72 was Mark Riley with Peter Kelly and Neil parsons in equal third place on 71. Alan Wade made no mistake in his second round hitting all targets with his first barrel for a perfect 25/75 for a final score of 50/149 with Mark Riley second on 49/145 followed by Neil Parsons and Peter Kelly on 49/144 .
A Wade (50 / 149)
M Riley (49 / 145)
P Kelly N Parsons (49 / 144)
D Corlett (47 / 137)
M Parr (45 / 134)
S Cross (45 / 125)
R Corlett (45 / 128)
R Moore (40 / 118)
J Lapa (40 / 110)
IOM Olympic Skeet Championship
The final shoot on Sunday was the IOM Olympic Skeet Championship sponsored by Sadler Agricultural Supplies with 13 competitors taking part in very wet and windy conditions.
The leader after the first round was junior Ted Davis with 18 with James Bradley and father and son Stan Cross and Michael Cross in equal second place on 17 followed by Jeff Corkill and John Moore on 16.With the weather deteriorating making putting in a good score was difficult but James Bradley managed just that scoring 21 to lead on 38, in equal second place on 34 were Michael Cross and John Moore with Ted Davis and Neil Parsons next on 33. It was status quo after round three with James Bradley leading on 55 followed by Michael Cross and Neil Parsons on 51. After the fourth and final round Dave Clague hit the best round of the day a 22 to finish in third place on 70,Michel Cross also got into the twenties scoring 20 to finish in second place on 71 and also take the junior prize sponsored by Neil Parsons and Stan Cross, but the IOM Olympic skeet champion for 2020 is James Simpson with 72 points – well done James!
J Bradley (17, 21, 17, 17 = 72)
M Cross (17, 17, 17, 20 = 71)
D Clague (14, 16, 18, 22 = 70)
M Cross (71)
T Davis (65)
Next week on Saturday is the next round of the Sadler Agricultural supplies ABT league and the Manx Petroleum’s Olympic skeet league, On Sunday is the next round of the Pam and Dave Corlett Pro Sporting league in the morning and in the afternoon the next round of the SMP Parners Sporting league, on bank holiday Monday is the Cross Doubles sponsored by the Cross family, this is a phone in entries shoot, please contact Peter or Stan. Duty officers this Saturday morning are J Moore & D Corlett
The Winter all round club Championship was held at Meary Veg, Santon with 22 competitors taking part in very windy but dry conditions.
The first two disciplines DTL and Pro sporting were shot first and the leader at this stage was B class shooter George Davies on 130 points in second place on 128 was Paul Mihailovits with Stan Cross and Peter Kelly in equal third place on 125. In fifth place on 123 was junior Michael Cross with John Moore making up the top six on 122.
The last discipline English skeet was next which was shot in reverse order and with the wind getting even stronger good scores were hard to come by. In C class third place went to Joseph Lapa on 89 points, in second place on 131 was Will Rand but taking first place on 136 was Arthur Stepka. In equal sixth place overall and equal third place in A class were Dave Corlett and Juan Cowley who missed low house seven for a straight on 177, in fourth place overall and second in A was John Moore on 188, in third place overall and first in A class was Paul Mihailovits with 191 points. Second place overall was B class shooter Michael Cross on 192 but top of the pile and Winter club all round Champion, with his new gun, was B class shooter George Davies – well done George!
Next week is a come and try it day for anybody wanting to come and have a go at clay shooting the cost is £5 for 15 shots with all equipment coaching supplied, so come along and have a go, it is also a work party to get the range ready for the Summer season.