Saturday 24th July proved another busy day for the club as we ran the third rounds of our ABT and Olympic Skeet leagues, catching up with fixtures impacted by the third lockdown earlier this year.
The third round of the Manx Petroleum’s Olympic Skeet League was held at Meary Veg, Santon, on Saturday afternoon in very hot conditions.
Joint leaders after the first round were Stan Cross and Jeff Corkill on 21 with junior Michael Cross in third place on 20. After the second round Stan Cross was in third place on 41 with Jeff Corkill taking second place on 42 but top of the class with 43 points hitting a 23 in his second round was Michael Cross.
M Cross (J) (43)
J Corkill (42)
S Cross (41)
W Rand (24)
The third round of the Sadler Agricultural Supplies ABT League was also held and leading the way with a 25 straight was veteran Peter Kelly. In second place on 24 was Alan Wade with Neil Parsons and Stan Skinner in equal third place on 23 followed by junior Arran Wade on 22. Making up the top six was Jack Clague on 21.
The high scoring was maintained in the second round with Stan Skinner hitting 24 to finish in third place on 47, one point ahead on 48 and recording a 25 straight in his second round was Neil Parsons. Top of the class with 49 points was Peter Kelly.
The Sadler Agricultural Supplies IOM Sporting Championship was held at Meary Veg, Santon, with 26 competitors taking part in near ideal conditions. A testing course of twelve stands greeted the competitors, shot in two laps of six with singles, report pairs, instant pairs and trailing pairs.
The leader at the half way stage was Alan Wade with 40 points. In second place on 39 was Dave Corlett with Neil Parsons in third on 38. Nigel Moffatt was fourth on 37 followed by John Moore in fifth place on 36 and making up the top six were Ben Richards and Jack Kneen on 35.
At the end of the second lap Nicky Barnett was the winner of C class with 41 points and also took second place in the ladies section, with first going to Corina Moffatt on 50. Arran Wade was second in the junior class with 62 points but Joe Faragher just beat him by one point for the junior prize scoring 63.
In B class a shoot-off was required to find out who claimed second place between Jack Clague and George Davies who both scored 66, Jack was the winning of the shoot off scoring 7 to Georges 5. The winner of B class was John Moore on 71 . We also had a three way tie for the runners up spot in A class between Nigel Moffatt, Alan Kinrade and Jake Keeling, all on 72 with Alan coming out on top hitting 9 to Jakes 7 and Nigel’s 5. The winner of A class with 73 points was Alan Wade.
Third place overall went to Ben Richards on 74 with Dave Corlett taking the runners up spot with 75 points but the new IOM Sporting Champion for 2021 is Neil Parsons with 77 points – well done Neil!
N Parsons (77)
D Corlett (75)
B Richards (74)
C Moffatt (50)
N Barnett (41)
A Wade (73)
A Kinrade (72 + 9)
J Keeling (72 + 7)
N Moffatt (72 + 5)
J Moore (71)
J Clague (66 + 7)
G Davies (66 + 5)
N Barnett (L) (41)
1st J Faragher 63 2nd Arr Wade 62
Next week on Saturday afternoon is the third rounds of the Sadler Agricultural Supplies ABT and the Manx Petroleum’s Olympic skeet league then on Sunday is the Crowe Morgan English skeet GP over 125 targets.
The third round of the Suntera Global Sporting League was held at Meary Veg, Santon, with 29 competitors taking part in near ideal conditions.
Stand one proved difficult with no one cleaning it and four shooters even on 6; Marty Kneen, Jack Clague, Dave Lally and Steven Craine. Marty Kneen was in the lead on his own after stand two on 16 with Rob Corlett next on 15 followed by eight shooters on 14. Kneen was still in the lead after stand three on 20 with Dave Corlett, Ben Richards and George Davies next on 18.
Kneen maintained his lead after stand four having a running total of 28 to Dave Corlett’s 26 in second place with Peter Kelly and George Davies tying for third place on 25. It was all change after stand 5 with Corlett taking the lead on 35 to Kneen’s 33 in second place with Paul Mihailovits now in third place on 32. After the sixth and final stand Dave Corlett was high gun and first in A class with 44 points, Kneen was second on 42 and Mihailovits third on 41.
In B Class junior Arran Wade was first on 40 with George Davies and Jack Clague in equal second place on 39. Lady shooter Nicky Barnett was the winner of C class with 33 points, followed by Alan Wright on 32 with juniors Allana Wade and David Cowin in equal third place on 29.
In the afternoon the third round of the Dave and Pam Corlett Pro Sporting League was held with 24 shooters taking part.
The leader after the first layout was that man again Dave Corlett with 24 points, in equal second place on 23 were Paul Mihailovits and unclassified Jack Kneen on 23 followed by Alan Wade and John Moore on 22 with Ben Richards, Rob Corlett and Jack Clague on 21. After the second layout was shot Ben Richards was the overall winner and A class winner hitting 23 for a winning total of 44, in second place on 43 was Alan wade with Marty Kneen third on 40, Jack Kneen who was unclassified beat his Dad Marty scoring 42 points – one more shoot Jack and you will get a classification.
In B class Paul Mihailovits was the winner on 43 with Brian Faragher second on 41 and Rob Corlett third on 39. Nicky Barnett was once again C Class winner on 28 points with Allana Wade and Alan Wright in equal second place on 25.
It was a busy Tynwald Day weekend at Meary Veg, with a good turnout across two annual summer championships; our Pro Sporting GP on Sunday and the popular Skeet Doubles on Monday. Both events were well attended and even the Croaghan paid us a flying visit once the fog had lifted, adding an unexpected element to the Sporting shoot.
Pro Sporting Grand Prix
On Sunday was the Pro Sporting GP sponsored by Mark and Nicky Barnett with 15 shooters taking part in very misty at times cool conditions. We had joint leaders at the half way stage with Paul Mihailovits and Juan Cowley tying on 48 points, and in equal third place on 45 were Peter Kelly and George Davies on 45 with John Moore, Jack and Marty Kneen next on 44.
It was still all square after the stage with Mihailovits and Cowley tying on 69, in third place now was Jack Kneen on 68 with George Davies next on 67 followed by Peter Kelly and John Moore on 65. After the fourth and final round it was still all square with Mihailovits and Cowley tying on 90 so a shoot off was required to find a winner over a completely new layout.
It was neck and neck till the instant pairs but Juan just managed to get over the line hitting 22 to Pauls 21. In the classes Nicky Barnett was the winner of C class with 76 points. In B class Peter Kelly finished in third place on 83 with Brian Faragher taking second place on 84 with Paul Mihailovits taking the class prize with 90 points. We had a tie for second place in A class between Jack Kneen and Mark Barnett on 85 with John Moore taking A class with 86.
The prizes at the end were presented by Mark Barnett and included a range of brews made by Mark for the occasion. A big thank you must go to Will Rand for setting the layouts up, all of which were very well received.
J Cowley (90 + 22)
J Moore (86)
M Barnett (85) J Kneen (85)
P Mihailovits (90 + 21)
B Faragher (84)
P Kelly (83)
N Barnett (76)
J Moore J Cowley (176)
P Mihailovits M Barnett (175)
B Faragher J Moore (170)
P Kelly M Kneen (167)
J Kneen D Corlett (167)
B Richard G Davies (166)
G Fabrizio N Barnett (158)
D Cowin W Rand (146)
On Tynwald Day the Cross Doubles was held with 22 competitors taking part in dry sunny conditions. The leader at the half way stage was that man again Paul Mihailovits with 48 points. One point behind on 47 was Alan Wade with Dave Corlett and John Moore in equal third place on 44 followed by junior Joe Faragher on 43 who had a straight in his first round. Making up the top six were Mike Walker, Mark Barnett and Peter Kelly all on 42.
After the next 50 targets Madeleine Simpson was the ladies winner on 75. In the junior section Arran Wade was the winner on 77 just pipping Joe Faragher by one point into second place on 76. We had a tie for third place overall between Dave Corlett and Giulio Fabrizio on 89, in second place on 93 was Alan Wade and the winner of the Cross Doubles Championship for 2021 was Paul Mihailovits on 95. Well done Paul!
P Mihailovits (95)
A Wade (93)
G Fabrizio D Corlett (89)
M Simpson (75)
J Moore (88)
D Corlett A Wade (181)
R Corlett P Mihailovits (173)
M Walker W Rand (169)
A Wade (J) (77)
J Faragher (J) (76)
Next Sunday it’s the third round of the Suntera Sporting League in the morning with the third round of the Dave and Pam Corlett Pro Sporting League in the afternoon. Duty officers this Saturday are S Craine & T Davis.
The second round of the Colin Bowen Memorial English Skeet League was held at Meary Veg, Santon, with 22 competitors taking part in near ideal conditions. An added incentive was provided in the form of the lockdown-delayed Easter cups.
The leader after the first round was Paul Mihailovits with a 25 straight. In equal second place on 24 were Stan Cross, Rachael Bowen Matthews, James Simpson and junior Joe Faragher. In the second round Mihailovits showed no let up hitting another straight to take the highgun cup and A class with a perfect 50. In second place in A on 49 was James Simpson, with a three way tie for third place between Stan Cross, Rachael Bowen Matthews and Dave Corlett.
In B class Junior Joe Faragher took first with 48, followed by Peter Fabrizio and Peter Kelly in equal second place on 46. Steven Rand was the winner of C class on 45 with Richie Radcliffe in second place on 40. Taking third place in C class with 39 points was lady shooter Nicky Barnett.
In the handicap section for the George Costain Handicap Cup Steven Rand was the winner with 58 points one ahead of junior Joe Faragher on 57 and in equal third place on 54 were junior Zac Bellhouse and Nicky Barnett.
Colin Bowen Team Cup
Fifteen shooters carried on for a 100 targets which also doubled up as a team event for the Colin Bowen Team Cup. Third place in the team cup at the half way stage were Stan Cross and Steven Rand on 92 with James Simpson and Arthur Hayes second on 94 but the leaders were Paul Mihailovits and Peter Fabrizio on 96.
After the final round Dave Corlett and Giulio Fabrizio finished in third place on 183 one behind Madeleine Simpson and Michael Cross in second place on 184 but the winners with a fine 190 were Peter Fabrizio and Paul Mihailovits
To make it an all conquering day for Paul Mihailovits, he took the honours in the 100 league with a well shot 99 with the Cross boys Stan and Michael second and third with Stan beating Michael for second place by one on 96 to Michaels 95.