Summer 2021 underway with English Skeet and MCTSA selection shoots

Sport Trap Selection Shoot

The IOM Clay Pigeon shooting club hosted a 100 bird Sport Trap selection shoot at Meary Veg, Santon, with 21 competitors taking part in near ideal conditions.

The leader at the half way stage was Alan Wade with 46 points, in equal second place on 43 were Nigel Moffatt, Ben Richards, and Alan Kinrade followed by the first junior Michael Cross on 42. Making up the top six were Neil Parsons and Stan Cross, each on 39.

After a short break to change the schemes on the layouts Dave Corlett finished in sixth place on 77 with Michael Cross taking fifth overall as well as leading junior on 80. We then had a three way tie for overall second place on 81 points between Alan Wade, Ben Richards and Nigel Moffatt, but the convincing winner five points ahead of everyone else on 86 points was Alan Kinrade – well shot Alan!

Results

Overall

  1. A Kinrade (20, 23, 21, 22 = 86)
  2. N Moffatt (19, 24, 19, 19 = 81)
    B Richards (20, 23, 19, 19 = 81)
    A Wade (23, 23, 14, 21 = 81)
  3. M Cross (J) (23, 19, 19, 19 = 80)
  4. D Corlett (15, 22, 20, 20 = 77)

Juniors

  1. M Cross (J) (80)
  2. J Faragher (J) (66)
  3. A Wade (J) (59)

Ladies

  1. Lady C Moffatt (L) (64)
  2. N Barnett (L) (57)

Colin Bowen Memorial 100 English Skeet

On Bank Holiday Monday the first round of the Colin Bowen Memorial English skeet was held, and what a difference in the weather with driving rain and at times hail and sleet greeting the 14 hardy shooters taking to the stands.

The leader after the first round was B class shooter Chris Workman with 21. In equal second place on 20 were Rachael Bowen Matthews and Stan Cross, with his new gun, and Brian Faragher. Dave Corlett was in fifth place on 19 and making up the top six were Jeff Corkill and John Moore on 18.

With the weather not improving for the second round junior Zach Bellhouse finished in second place in C class on 21 points, with Nicky Barnett taking C class with 30 points. Will Rand was in third place in B class with 31 points with Brian Faragher and Chris Workman in equal first place with 40 points.

In A class we had a three way for first place on 41 points between Stan Cross, Rachael Bowen Matthews and Dave Corlett who had the best round of the day with 22 in his second.

English Skeet Winners: W Rand, N Barnett (L), R Bowen Matthews (L), S Cross, Z Bellhouse (J), D Corlett, B Faragher, C Workman

Results

A Class

  1. 1st D Corlett (41)
    S Cross (41)
    R Bowen Matthews (L) (41)

B Class

  1. B Faragher (40)
    C Workman (40)
  2. W Rand (31)

C Class

  1. N Barnett (L) (30)
  2. Z Bellhouse (J) (21)

Next week is the IOM English skeet Championship sponsored by Sadler Agricultural Supplies over 100 targets, entries close at 10am prompt

Entries are also now open for the Hospice shoot on Saturday June 26th which can be done on line at iomclays.com/hospice, non shooters/members most welcome.

A Positively Summery end to Winter

Results from the Club All-Rounder

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.

Overall Positions
  1. M Cross (J) (192)
  2. B Faragher (185)
  3. G Fabrizio (179)
  4. D Corlett (175)
  5. P Mihailovits (173)
  6. G Davies (171)
  7. W Rand (170)
  8. M Riley (163)
Juniors
  1. M Cross (J) (192)
  2. A Wade (J) (161)
  3. J Faragher (J) (154)
Ladies
  1. N Barnett (L) (144)
Teams
  1. M Cross (J)
    W Rand (362)
  2. 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.

All-Round Winners (left-to-right): Paul Mihailovits, Pietro Fabrizio, Will Rand, Giulio Fabrizio, Arran Wade, Peter Kelly, Micheal Cross, Dave Corlett, Joe Faragher, Nicky Barnett, Stan Cross, Brian Faragher, David Cowin

A Wet & Windy Round of Winter Skeet

English Skeet Winter League – Final Round

Sixteen hardy souls took part in the third and final round of the Utopia Hair Salon Winter series English Skeet League at Meary Veg, Santon, in very wet, cold, and windy conditions.

The leader after the first round was Dave Corlett with 22 points with Paul Mihailovits, Jeff Corkill and newcomer to clay shooting Chris Workman on 21 followed by Mark Barnett and Joe Faragher (J) on 20. With the weather conditions getting even worse for the second round David Cowin (J) hit 21 to finish in third place in C class with 34 points, second place in C class went to Will Rand on 37 with Joe Faragher (J) taking C class with 38 points.

Peter Kelly was third in B class with 32 points with Brian Faragher taking second place on 35 one behind B class winner Mark Barnett on 36. Stan Cross was third in A class on 39 points as was unclassified Chris Workman also on 39, Dave Corlett finished second on 43 but taking the top prize with 44 points and also having the best round of the day a 23 in his second round was Paul Mihailovits.

Results

Class A

  1. P Mihailovits (44)
  2. D Corlett (43)
  3. S Cross (39)

Class B

  1. M Barnett (36)
  2. B Faragher (35)
  3. P Kelly (32)

Class C

  1. J Faragher (J) (38)
  2. W Rand (37)
  3. D Cowin (J) (34)

Unclassified

  1. C Workman (39)
  2. N Freeland (18)
2020/1 English Skeet Winter League final round winners: Will Rand, Dave Corlett, Paul Mihailovits, David Cowin, Joe Faragher, Peter Kelly, Brian Faragher

English Skeet League – 2nd Round

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.

Results

A Class

  1. G Fabrizio (23, 24 = 47)
    J Cowley (23, 24 = 47)
  2. J Simpson (23, 24 = 47)

B Class

  1. P Fabrizio (23, 24 = 47)
  2. P Kelly (19, 24 = 43)
  3. D Morgan (19, 23 = 42)
    M Barnett (20, 22 = 42)

C Class

  1. 1W Rand (22, 22 = 44)
  2. D Cowin (21, 21 = 43)
  3. 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

First Round of Winter Skeet

English Skeet League – 1st Round

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

English Skeet League – 5th Round

The fifth round of the Colin Bowen English Skeet league was held at Meary Veg, Santon in very difficult conditions which included the Cesar Leonetti Handicap cup.

The leader after the first round was John Moore with 24, in second spot on 21 were Jeff Corkill and George Davies, followed by James Simpson on 20. After the final round in C class Nicky Barnett was third on 35 points, with Rob Marshall second on 37, with junior Joe Faragher taking C class with 38 points. In B class Brian Faragher was third on 39, with Peter Fabrizio second on 41, but taking B class was George Davies with 43 points. In A class Jeff Corkill was third on 43, with James Simpson taking second place on 44, but top of the class with 45 points was John Moore. In the handicap section for the Cesar Leonetti handicap cup, first presented in 1981 we had a clear winner in lady shooter Nicky Barnett with 58 points.

Results

A Class

  1. J Moore (45)
  2. J Simpson (44)
  3. J Corkill (43)

B Class

  1. G Davies (43)
  2. P Fabrizio (41)
  3. B Faragher (39)

C Class

  1. J Faragher Jnr (38)
  2. R Marshall (37)
  3. N Barnett (35)

Cesar Leonetti cup

  1. N Barnett (35 + 23 = 58)
  2. J Faragher (38 + 16 = 54)
  3. S Rand (28 + 21 = 49)
    J Moore (45 + 4 = 49)

Next week is the fifth round of the Tower Insurance DTL league at 10 am with the fifth rounds of the Sadler Agricultural supplies ABT and the Manx Petroleum’s Olympic skeet leagues at 1p.m. Duty officers this week are S & M Cross

Club All Round

Manx Petroleum’s Club All Round

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.

Results

Highgun

  • J Bradley (72 ES, 72 DTL, 66 OS, 60 ABT, 60 SPT = 330)

A Class

  1. J Moore (72 ES, 65 DTL, 69 OS, 54 ABT, 48 SPT = 308)
  2. M Riley (60 ES, 73 DTL, 45 OS, 63 ABT, 66 SPT = 307)
  3. D Corlett (63 ES, 70 DTL, 42 OS, 51 ABT, 69 SPT = 295)

B Class

  1. S Cross (75 ES, 63 DTL, 51 OS, 54 ABT, 60 SPT = 303)
  2. B Faragher (63 ES, 61 DTL, 45 OS, 60 ABT, 57 SPT = 286)
  3. J Clague (48 ES, 67 DTL, 48 OS, 42 ABT, 36 SPT = 241)

C Class

  1. D Cowin – Jnr (69 ES, 57 DTL, 30 OS, 45 ABT, 45 SPT = 246)
  2. M Barnett (66 ES, 49 DTL, 48 OS, 33 ABT, 30 SPT = 226)
  3. W Rand (54 ES, 60 DTL, 30 OS, 24 ABT, 36 SPT = 204)

Ladies Class

  • N Barnett (48 ES, 39 DTL, 36 OS, 12 ABT, 30 SPT = 165)

Next week is the Pro Sporting GP over 100 targets on Sunday with the Sporting Medley over 75 targets on Monday, entries close at 10am for both. Duty officers this week are J Moore & D Corlett

English Skeet League – 4th Round

The fourth round of the Colin Bowen English Skeet League was held at Meary
Veg, Santon, with 22 competitors taking part in near ideal conditions. The event also included the Wilf Cannell handicap cup.

The leaders after the first round were James Simpson and Paul Mihailovits
with 25 straights, in equal third place on 24 were Stan Cross, Dave Corlett
and Rachael Bowen Matthews. At the end of the second round junior Joe
Faragher finished in third place in C class with 40 points, in second place
on 43 was another junior David Cowin with Mark Barnett taking C class with
44 points. In B class Brian Faragher was third on 43 with George Davies
taking second place on 46 but the winner of B class with 47 points was Peter
Fabrizio. Stan Cross finished in third place in A class with 48 points but
we had a tie for first place between Dave Corlett and James Simpson with 49
points. In the handicap section Nicky Barnett was third on 57 points with
Mark Barnett taking second place on 59 but the winner with 62 points was
junior David Cowin.

Fifteen shooters carried on to complete a 100 targets and it was James Simpson and Dave Corlett in equal first place again on 98, in equal third place on 96 were Paul Mihailovits and Jeff Corkill, Rachael Bowen Matthews was next on 94 and making up the top six was Peter Fabrizio on 93.

Results

A Class

  1. J Simpson (49)
  2. D Corlett (49)
  3. S Cross (48)

B Class

  1. P Fabrizio (47)
  2. G Davies (46)
  3. B Faragher (43)

C Class

  1. M Barnett (44)
  2. D Cowin jnr (43)
  3. J Faragher jnr (40)

Wilf Cannell
Handicap Cup

  1. D Cowin (43 + 19 = 62)
  2. M Barnett (44 + 15 = 59)
  3. N Barnett (34 + 23 = 57)

Next Saturday 15th August is the Hospice Charity shoot with the first squad out at 9am anybody who would like to come along and support or spectate are most welcome.

On Sunday is the IOM ABT Championship over 100 targets sponsored by Sadler Agricultural Supplies.

A Weekend of Skeet

Crowe Morgan English Skeet GP

The Crowe Morgan English Skeet GP was held on Saturday 11th July at Meary Veg Santon with 22 competitors taking part in dry but breezy conditions.

The leader at the half way stage was trap shooter Mark Riley with 48 points, in equal second place on 47, were Rob Corlett and John Moore, followed by Paul Mihailovits, James Simpson and Mike Walker on 46. After the second fifty Will Rand finished in third place in C class with 74 points, second place in C class went to mark Barnett but winning C class with 82 points was junior Joe Faragher. In B class Peter Fabrizio finished in third place with 76 points, with Brian Faragher taking second place on 80, but the winner of B class with 81 points was David Morgan. In A class James Simpson finished in third place with 92 points, with Paul Mihailovits and Rob Corlett on 93, but the new Crowe Morgan English Skeet GP 2020 Champion is Mark Riley with a well shot 97 . Well done Mark (who needs pad time) .

Results

A Class

  1. =1st R Corlett (22, 25, 23, 23 = 93)
  2. =1st P Mihailovits (23, 23, 25, 22 = 93)
  3. J Simpson (24, 22, 23, 23 = 92)

B Class

  1. D Morgan (18, 23, 22, 18 = 81)
  2. B Faragher (18, 22, 20, 20 = 80)
  3. P Fabrizio (19, 19, 17, 21 = 76)

C Class

  1. J Faragher Jnr (21, 20, 21, 20 = 82)
  2. M Barnett (21, 19, 20, 21 = 81)
  3. W Rand (16, 20, 19, 19 = 74)

Highgun

  • M Riley (25, 23, 25, 24 = 97)

Other Classes

  • 1st Lady R Bowen Matthews (89)
  • 1st Vet P Mihailovits (93)
  • 1st Junior J Faragher (82)
  • 1st Team D Morgan/M Riley (178)

Colin Bowen Memorial English Skeet League – 3rd Round

The next day Sunday 12th July was the third round of the Colin Bowen Memorial English skeet league with 19 competitors taking part again in near ideal conditions which had the added incentive of having the Easter cups up for grabs.

The leader after the first round was James Simpson with a perfect 25 straight, in equal second place on 24 were Giulio Fabrizio, Dave Corlett, Paul Mihailovits, Jeff Corkill and Mark Barnett. After the second round Rob Marshall was third in C class with 36 points, with Joe Faragher taking second place on 43, with Mark Barnett taking C class with 46 points. Peter Fabrizio was third in B class with 41 points, with Dave Morgan and Brian Faragher in equal first place on 43. Rachael Bowen Matthews and Dave Corlett were in equal third place in A class with 47 points, taking second place with 48 was Giulio Fabrizio, but top of the class with a perfect 50 straight and retaining the Stan Cross high gun cup was James Simpson. We also had the George Costain handicap cup being shot for and the winner was Mark Barnett with 61 points, in seocnd place on 59 was junior Joe Faragher, with Steven Rand and Nicky Barnett in equal third place on 55.

Results

A Class

  1. J Simpson (25, 25 = 50)
  2. G Fabrizio (24, 24 = 48)
  3. D Corlett (24, 23 = 47)
    R Bowen Matthews (23, 24 = 47)

B Class

  1. D Morgan (22, 21 = 43)
    B Faragher (23, 20 = 43)
  2. P Fabrizio (19, 22 = 41)

C Class

  1. M Barnett (24, 22 = 46)
  2. J Faragher (21, 22 = 43)
  3. R Marshall (20, 16 = 36)

Handicap cup

  • M Barnett (46+ 15 = 61)

Fourteen shooters carried on to complete a 100 targets which included the Colin Bowen Team Cup. James Simpson made it 75 straight after the third round with Dave Corlett and Giulio Fabrizio next on 71. All eyes were on James Simpson to see if he could hit a 100 straight but he did not get any further than stand two missing the low house on the double to finish with a 22 for 97, in second place on 96 was Giulio Fabrizio with Dave Corlett third on 95. In the team event Brian Faragher and Giulio Fabrizio were the winners on 183, with Mark Barnett and Jeff Corkill second on 177, followed by Rachael Bowen Matthews, Joe Faragher and Ted Kermeen, Madeleine Simpson in equal third place on 176.

Results (100)

  1. J Simpson (97)
  2. G Fabrizio (96)
  3. D Corlett (95)
  4. P Mihailovits (93)
  5. R Bowen Matthews (92)
  6. M Simpson (90)

Next week is the IOM DTL Championship sponsored by Sadler Agricultural Supplies on Saturday afternoon ,entries close at 1-30 and then on Sunday is the next round of the Tower Insurance DTL league in the morning followed by the next round of the Manx Pettroleum’s Olympic Skeet league and the Sadler Agricultural Supplies ABT leagues in the afternoon . The sheet is now up in the club hose for the Hospice shoot on Saturday 15th August or contact Peter for an entry non shooters most welcome. Duty officers this week are P Kelly & R Radcliffe.

Winter All-Round Club Championship

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!

Results

A Class

  1. P Mihailovits (63, 65, 63 = 191)
  2. J Moore (66, 68, 54 = 188)
  3. D Corlett (60, 63, 54)
    J Cowley (72, 60, 45 = 177)

B Class

  1. G Davies (63, 67, 63 = 193)
  2. M Cross (69, 66, 57 = 192)
  3. J Corkill (63, 51, 57 = 171)

C Class

  1. A Stepka (54, 55, 27 = 136)
  2. W rand (48, 47, 36 = 131)
  3. J Lapa (30, 32, 27 = 89)

High Gun

  • G Davies 63 ES, 67 DTL, 63PS = 193

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.