A Day of Autumn Skeet

Moore victorious in 2021 Skeet Medley

The annual Meary Veg Skeet Medley sponsored by Manx Petroleum’s was held at Meary Veg Santon in dull and overcast conditions.

The leader after the English Skeet was Paul Mihailovits with 23 points with Dave Corlett, Jeff Corkill and Peter Kelly next on 22. The next discipline was Manx Skeet and we had a new leader in John Moore on 44 with Paul Mihailovits and Dave Corlett next on 43.

Skeet doubles was the next form of skeet shooting to be held and John Moore was still in the lead on 69 closely followed by Paul Mihailovits in second place on 68 with Dave Corlett next on 66 in third place. The last skeet discipline was Olympic skeet and this sorts normally sorts the men from the boys and it didn’t disappoint . Nicky Barnett took C class on 58 points. In B class junior Joe Faragher was third on 71 with another junior David Cowin in second place on 77 and in first place in B class was Peter Kelly on 79.

We had a tie for second place in A class between Mark Barnett and Dave Corlett on 83 with the third round leader John Moore taking A class with 84 having scoring only 15 points in the Olympic skeet which left Paul Mihailovits to take the Skeet Medley championship with 87 points – well shot Paul!

Results

High Gun

  1. P Mihailovits (23, 20, 25, 19 = 87)

A Class

  1. Moore (21, 23, 25, 15 = 84)
  2. M Barnett (21, 20, 22, 20 = 83)
    D Corlett (22, 21, 22, 17 = 83)

B Class

  1. P Kelly (22, 17, 20, 20 = 79)
  2. D Cowin (J) (20, 21, 22, 14 = 77)
  3. J Faragher (J) (19, 19, 18, 15 = 71)

C Class

  1. N Barnett (L) (19, 10, 20, 9 = 58)
Skeet shooters J Moore, P Mihailovits, D Corlett, N Barnett, J Cowley, M Barnett, D Cowin, J Faragher, J Corkill, and P Kelly

Next week is the Meary Veg Trap Medley over 75 targets sponsored by Creer & Kelly Ltd. We still have a couple of dinner tickets spare if you still want to go. Duty officers this week are B Faragher & W Rand.

Last of the Summer Skeet

English Skeet League Finishes

The sixth and final round of the Colin Bowen Memorial English skeet league was held at Meary Veg, Santon, with 21 competitors taking part in damp and windy conditions.

The leader after the first round was Dave Corlett who managed to hit all 25 targets for a straight, in second place on 24 was birthday boy Stan Cross with B class shooter Will Rand in third place on 23. At the end of the second round Alan Wright was in third place in C class with 33 points but we had a tie between Chris Workman and Orry Watterson for first place on 34. In B class George Davies and junior Joe Faragher tied for third place 43; junior David Cowin was second in B on 44 but taking B class with 46 points was Will Rand. In A class we had a three way tie for third place between Rachael Bowen Matthews, John Moore and Paul Mihailovits all on 42 points; in second place on 45 was Dave Corlett but top of the shop with 47 points was birthday boy Stan Cross.

Results

A Class

  1. S Cross (47)
  2. D Corlett (45)
  3. R Bowen Matthews (L) (42)
    J Moore (42)
    P Mihailovits (42)

B Class

  1. W Rand (46)
  2. D Cowin (J) (44)
  3. G Davies (43)
    J Faragher (J) (43)

C Class

  1. C Workman (34)
  2. O Watterson (34)
  3. A Wright 33

League Standings

In the overall league the winner of C class was Nicky Barnett on 24 penalty points with Barry Jones taking second place on 32 and Steven Rand in third place on 39.

In B class Madeleine Simpson was in third place on 18 penalty points but we had to have a shoot off for first and second places between Will Rand and Peter Kelly who both had 7 points. The shoot off was won by Will, scoring 23 to Peter’s 20.

In A class we also had a shoot off for third place between Dave Corlett and Paul Mihailovits who both had 9 penalty points. Both shot 22 in the round so a sudden death shoot off was required with pairs on stand four which Paul won 4-2. A shoot off was also required for first and second places between Rachael Bowen Matthews and Stan Cross who both had 3 penalty points. At the end of the full round Stan was the winner scoring 24 to Rachael’s 20.

In the 100 league the winner was Will Rand with 93 with Dave Corlett second on 92 and Paul Mihailovits third on 85. In the overall league Will Rand was third with 8 penalty points, in second place on 5 was Rachael Bowen Matthews with Paul Mihailovits the overall winner on 4.

A big thank you to the Bowen family for once again sponsoring the league.

Busy September Weekend

One of the consequences of this year’s lockdowns is that we’ve had to hold one round from each league on a Saturday, and the Tower Insurance DTL League is no exception.

DTL League, Round 5

The fifth round of the Tower Insurance DTL league was held at Meary Veg, Santon, on Saturday afternoon with 17 competitors taking part in near ideal conditions.

The leader after the first round were Phil Ward and juniors Joe Faragher and Arran Wade with 71 points with Arran hitting all 25 targets in his round. In the second round in C class Orry Watterson finished in third place on 118 with Alan Wright taking second place on 119 but taking C class with 129 points was Will Rand. In B class Stan Cross was third on 134 with junior Joe Faragher taking second place on 136 with veteran Jack Clague in first place in B on 137.

Third place in A class went to Mark Riley on 136 ,in second place on 145 was Phil Ward who hit a straight but it was not enough as junior Arran Wade took the high gun and A class by hitting a perfect 25/75 in his second round for a final total of 146.

Results

A Class

  1. Arr Wade (J) (50 / 146)
  2. P Ward (49 / 145)
  3. M Riley (47 / 136)

B Class

  1. J Clague (47 / 137)
  2. J Faragher (J) (46 / 136)
  3. S Cross (46 / 134)

C Class

  1. W Rand (44 / 129)
  2. A Wright (41 / 119)
  3. O Watterson (41 / 118)
DTL Winners: A Wright, J Clague, P Lowe, P Ward, B Faragher, Arr Wade (J), O Watterson, J Faragher (J), W Rand

English Skeet League, Round 5

On Sunday the fifth round of the Colin Bowen Memorial English skeet league was held with 23 competitors taking part in ideal conditions.

The leader after the first round was Stan Cross with a 25 straight, in equal second place on 24 were Rachael Bowen Matthews and Paul Mihailovits, followed by John Moore,Will Rand and Peter Kelly on 23. At the end of the second round Alan Wright and Barry Jones were in equal third place in C class with 30 points with Orry Watterson taking second place on 34 but the winner of C class with 38 points was Nicky Barnett.

Peter Kelly was third in B class with 44 points with Irene Stockil taking second place on 45 with Will Rand taking B class with 46 points. In A class we had a tie for second place between John Moore and Mark Barnett on 47 points with Mark hitting a straight in his second round but the overall winner of A class and highgun on the day was Rachel Bowen Matthews with 49 points with Rachel also having a straight in her second round.

Results

Class A

  1. R B Matthews (L)(49)
  2. M Barnett (47)
    J Moore (47)

Class B

  1. W Rand (46)
  2. I Stockil (L)(45)
  3. P Kelly (44)

Class C

  1. N Barnett (L)(38)
  2. O Watterson (34)
  3. B Jones (30)
    A Wright (30)

Ten shooters carried on to a 100 targets and once again Rachael Bowen Matthews was the winner on 94 with Jeff Corkill and Will Rand in equal second place on 93 followed by Paul Mihailovits on 92.

Skeet Winners: I Stockil, M Barnett, R Bowen Matthews, J Moore, N Barnett, P Kelly, O Watterson

Three Days of Clays round off August

It was another busy week end at Meary Veg with no less than four competitions taking place.

English Sporting

First up was the fifth round of the Suntera Global Sporting League on Bank Holiday Friday morning with sixteen competitors taking part in near ideal conditions. The joint leaders after the first stand were Peter Kelly and junior Michael Cross with perfect 10’s, in third place on 9 was Dave Corlett . Cross maintained his perfect start by clearing the second stand as well to have a running total on 18 with Kelly in second place on 16 followed by Dave and Rob Corlett on 15. Cross was still in the lead after stand three on 21 with Rob Corlett and Kelly now in equal second place on 17.

It was status quo after stand four with Cross on 28 followed by Kelly and Corlett on 24. With another perfect score on 10 on stand five Cross stretched his lead to 6 with a running total on 38, in second place now on 32 was John Moore with Corlett and Kelly in equal third place on 31. After the sixth and last stand Alan Wright was second in C class on 25 with lady shooter Nicky Barnett taking the class prize with 26 points.

Will Rand finished in third place in B class with 35 points with John Moore taking second place on 37 with Rob Corlett claiming first place on 38. Alan Wade was third in A on 38 with Dave Corlett taking second place on 39 but the overall winner by five points was junior Michael Cross with 44 points.

Results

A Class

  1. M Cross (J) (44)
  2. D Corlett (39)
  3. A Wade (38)

B Class

  1. R Corlett (38)
  2. J Moore (37)
  3. W Rand (35)

C Class

  1. N Barnett (L) (26)
  2. A Wright (25)
English Sporting Winners: D Corlett, N Barnett, A Wade, M Cross, J Moore, R Corlett and A Wright

Pro Sporting

In the afternoon of the Bank Holiday Friday the fifth round of the Dave & Pam Corlett Pro Sporting League was held with 17 competitors taking part again in near ideal conditions.

The leader after the fist lay out was Alan Wade with 24 points followed by Paul Mihailovits, Peter Kelly and junior Michael Cross on 23 with Brian Faragher next on 22 and making up the top six was Rob Corlett on 21. At the end of the second layout Alan Wright was once again in second place in C Class with 20 points with Nicky Barnett taking the class prize on 23.

Peter Kelly was third in B class with 36 points with Brian Faragher taking second place on 38 but with a well shot 43 Paul Mihailovits was the B class winner. Dave Corlett and John Moore were in equal third place in A class on 35 points with Stan Cross taking second place on 37 but winning A class and the overall winner with 44 points was Alan Wade.

Results

Class A

  1. A Wade (J) (44)
  2. S Cross (37)
  3. J Moore (35)

Class B

  1. P Mihailovits (43)
  2. B Faragher (38)
  3. P Kelly (36)

Class C

  1. N Barnett (23)
  2. A Wright (20)
Pro Sporting Winners: P Mihailovits, D Corlett, A Wade, S Cross, B Faragher, N Barnett, and P Kelly

English Skeet

The next competition was the forth round of the Colin Bowen Memorial English Skeet League which also had the Cesar Leonetti handicap cup up for grabs.

The leader after the fist round was B class shooter Ted Kermeen with the only 25 straight of the round, we then had six shooters tying for second place on 23. In the handicap section Barry Jones was in the lead on 29 points with Ted Kermeen in second place on 28 and half a point back in third place on 27.5 points was junior David Cowin.

After the second round Barry Jones finished in third place in C class with 32 points, in second place on 33 was Nicky Barnett with Steven Rand taking the class prize with 41 points. In B class Madeleine Simpson and David Cowin were in equal third place on 44 with Peter Kelly taking second place on 45 courtesy mainly to having a straight in his second round. The winner of B class was first round leader Ted Kermeen on 48 which was also equal High Gun.

John Moore and Paul Mihailovits were in equal third place in A class on 47 and were also had a tie for first place between Stan Cross and Giulio Fabrizio on 48. In the handicap section for the Leonetti Handicap Cup we had a three way tie for second place between Ted Kermeen, Steven Rand and Barry Jones on 54 points but taking the cup with 55 was junior David Cowin.

Results

Class A

  1. S Cross (48)
  2. G Fabrizio (48)
  3. J Moore (47)
    P Mihailovits (47)

Class B

  1. E Kermeen (48)
  2. P Kelly (45)
  3. D Cowin (J) (44)
    M Simpson (L) (44)

Class C

  1. S Rand (41)
  2. N Barnett (33)
  3. B Jones (32)

Handicap

  1. D Cowin (44 + 11 = 55)
  2. E Kermeen (48 + 6 = 54)
    S Rand (41 + 13 = 54)
    B Jones (32 + 22 = 54)
English Skeet Winners: P Mihailovits, G Fabrizio, S Cross, N Barnett, J Moore, E Kermeen, S Rand, D Cowin, P Kelly, B Jones, and M Simpson

Sporting Medley

The final competition of the Bank Holiday weekend was the club’s Sporting Medley sponsored by  Juan Cowley, and saw nineteen shooters taking to the stands in dry but cool conditions.

The leader after the first layout of Super Sporting were veteran Dave Corlett and juniors Michael Cross and  David Cowin on 17 followed by Will Rand and junior Arran Wade on 16 and making up the top six was Mark Barnett on 14.

The next layout was English sporting and we had a new leader in junior David Cowin on 41 with Michael Cross in second place on 40 followed by Dave Corlett in third place on 38.

The final layout was Pro Sporting  and at the end Orry Watterson finished in third place in C class on 37 with Alan Wright taking second place on 42 but winning C class with 54 points was David Cowin.

Arran Wade and Mark Barnett finished equal third in B class on 50 points, one point ahead on 51 in second place was Brian Faragher with Will Rand taking B class with 55 points. Peter Kelly finished in third place in A class on 44 with Alan Wade and Dave Corlett in equal first place on 57 but the Sporting Medley Champion for 2021 went to junior Michael Cross with 58 points – well done Michael!

Results

High Gun

  1. M Cross (J) (58)

Class A

  1. D Corlett (57)
  2. A Wade (57)
  3. P Kelly (44)

Class B

  1. W Rand (55)
  2. B Faragher (51)
  3. M Barnett (50)
    Arr Wade (50)

Class C

  1. D Cowin (J) (54)
  2. A Wright (42)
  3. O Watterson (37)

Teams

  1. A Wade
    W Rand (112)
  2. B Faragher
    D Cowin (J) (105)
  3. D Corlett
    A Wright (99)
Sporting Medley Winners: P Kelly, W Rand, Arr Wade, A Wade, D Corlett, M Cross, D Cowin, B Faragher, O Watterson, and A Wright

An All-Round Great Day

Parsons on Top for Club Championship

The IOM Clay Pigeon Shooting Club held their Club all-round Championship kindly sponsored by Manx Petroleum with 22 competitors taking part in dull but dry conditions. The championship is held over one round of all the disciplines shot in the summer leagues.

The leader after the first two disciplines, English Skeet and DTL was Mark Riley with 145 points, in second place on 143 was John Moore with Jeff Corkill in third place on 140, Neil Parsons was fourth on 139 followed by Stan Cross in fifth place on 138 and making up the top six was Peter Kelly on 137.

The next two disciplines were ABT and Olympic Skeet saw John Moore take the lead with 275 points seven ahead of Neil Parsons in second place on 268 with Mark Riley third on 262. In fourth place was Jeff Corkill on 254 followed by Brian Faragher in fifth on 250 and making up the top six was Peter Kelly on 248.

The final discipline was English Sporting which was shot in reverse order. In the ladies section Nicky Barnett was second on 204 but taking the ladies title with 208 points was junior Allana Wade. Third in the junior section was David Cowin on 239 with Joe Faragher taking second place on 260 but retaining his junior title with 313 points was Michael Cross. In C class David Cowin was the winner with Allana Wade taking second place and Orry Watterson taking third place.

In B class Michael Cross was the winner on 313 with Brian Faragher taking second on 310 followed by Jeff Corkill in third place on 299. In A class Mark Riley was third on 304 with Peter Kelly taking second place on 311, in first place on 326 and also taking the veterans championship was John Moore but top of the class taking the Club All Round Championship and the senior championship with 328 points was Neil Parsons.

All-round Winners: J Faragher (J), B Faragher, A Wade (J), M Cross (J), J Corkill, J Moore, M Riley, N Parsons, D Cowin (J), O Watterson, A Wade (L), P Kelly

Results

Champion

  • N Parsons (69 ES, 70 DTL, 57 OS, 75 ABT, 60 SPT = 328)

A Class

  1. J Moore (75, 68, 57, 75, 51 = 326)
  2. P Kelly (66, 71, 45, 66, 63 = 311)
  3. M Riley (72, 73, 48, 69, 42 = 304)

B Class

  1. M Cross (J) (66, 64, 60, 54, 69 = 313)
  2. B Faragher (66, 64, 60, 60, 60 = 310)
  3. J Corkill (75, 65, 57, 57, 45 = 299)

C Class

  1. D Cowin (J) (60, 59, 30, 42, 48 = 239)
  2. All Wade (J) (L) (63, 49, 30, 30, 36 = 208)
  3. O Watterson (45, 52, 27, 51, 30 = 205)

Team

  1. J Moore & B Faragher (636)
  2. N Parsons & M Riley (632)
  3. M Cross & J Corkill (612)

Ladies

  • A Wade (208)

Juniors

  • M Cross 313

Vets

  • J Moore 326

Seniors

  • N Parsons 328

Next week is the fourth rounds of the Tower Insurance DTL in the morning and the fourth rounds of the Manx Petroleum Olympic Skeet and the Sadler Agricultural Supplies ABT Leagues in the afternoon.