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.
Arr Wade (J) (50 / 146)
P Ward (49 / 145)
M Riley (47 / 136)
J Clague (47 / 137)
J Faragher (J) (46 / 136)
S Cross (46 / 134)
W Rand (44 / 129)
A Wright (41 / 119)
O Watterson (41 / 118)
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.
R B Matthews (L)(49)
M Barnett (47) J Moore (47)
W Rand (46)
I Stockil (L)(45)
P Kelly (44)
N Barnett (L)(38)
O Watterson (34)
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.
The fourth round of the Tower Insurance DTL League was held at Meary Veg, Santon, with 21 competitors taking part in near ideal conditions.
The leader after the first round was Mike Walker with 71 points, in second place on 69 were Stan Cross and Alan Wright with Peter Kelly and Ted Kermeen next on 67 and making up the top six were Jack Clague and Brian Faragher on 65.
After the second round Mark Barnett finished in third place in C class on 115 with Rob Marshall taking second in C on 124 but winning C class with 126 points was Alan Wright. Giulio Fabrizio was third in B class with 128 points but we had a tie for first place between Stan Cross and junior Joe Faragher on 132 points.
We also had a tie for third place in A class between junior Arran Wade and John Moore on 133 points, one point ahead on 134 in second place was Peter Kelly but taking the high-gun and a class with 142 points was Mike Walker.
M walker (48 / 142)
P Kelly (46 / 134)
J Moore (47 / 133) Arr Wade (J) (45 / 133)
J Faragher (J) (45 / 132)
S Cross (45 / 132)
G Fabrizio (44 / 128)
A Wright (43 / 126)
R Marshall (44 / 124)
M Barnett (40 / 115)
ABT League, Round 5
In the afternoon the fifth round of the Sadler Agricultural Supplies ABT League was held and the winner was Alan Wade with a well shot 48 but only one behind on 47 were Stan Skinner and Mike Walker with Phil Ward in forth place on 46 followed by Robert Watterson in fifth place on 45 and making up the top six was Peter Kelly on 44. The handicap winner was Orry Watterson with 57 points.
A Wade (24, 24 = 48)
M Walker (23, 24 = 47) S Skinner (23, 24 = 47)
O Watterson (32, 25 = 57)
Olympic Skeet, Round 5
Also taking place was the fifth round of the Manx Petroleum’s Olympic Skeet League and the winner was Stan Cross with 35 points, in second place on 32 was junior Ted Davis with another junior Joe Faragher in third place on 31. We had a tie in the handicap section between Brian Faragher and Giulio Fabrizio both on 59 points.
S Cross (17, 18 = 35)
T Davis (J) (14, 18 = 32)
J Faragher (J) (14, 17 = 31)
G Fabrizio (29 + 20 = 49) B Faragher (26 + 23 = 49)
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.
The fourth round of the Pam and Dave Corlett Pro Sporting League was held at Meary Veg, Santon, in dull, breezy but dry conditions. Also up for grabs on the day were the Dave and Pam Corlett Highgun Cup as well as the Meary Veg Pro Sporting Handicap cup.
The leader after the first layout was junior shooter Joe Faragher with 21 points, in second place on 20 was Dave Corlett with Brian Faragher and John Moore in equal third place on 19 followed by Ben Richards, George Davies and Peter Kelly on 18. At the end of the second round Nicky Barnett was C class winner with 30 points. In B class Will Rand was third on 38 with junior Joe Faragher second on 39 but taking B class with 40 points was Brian Faragher.
In A Class John Moore was third on 39 with Dave Corlett taking second place on 40 but the star of the show was Ben Richards who hit 24 in his second round to take A class and win the Dave and Pam Corlett highgun cup with 42 points – well shot Ben. In the handicap section Nicky Barnett was the winner with 58 points two ahead of Brian Faragher and three ahead of Will Rand in third place.
B Richards (18, 24 = 42)
D Corlett (20, 20 = 40)
J Moore (19, 20 = 39)
B Faragher (19, 21 = 40)
J Faragher (J) (21, 18 = 39)
W Rand (17, 21 = 38)
N Barnett (L) (13, 17 = 30)
N Barnett (L) (30 + 28 = 58)
B Faragher (40 + 16 = 56)
J Faragher (J) (39 + 15 = 54)
In the afternoon the fourth round of the Suntera Global Sporting League was held again in dull, breezy, dry conditions. The joint leaders after the first stand were Peter Kelly, Ben Richards, Rob Corlett and Paul Mihailovits with 6 points each. After stand two we still had a tie for first place between Peter Kelly and Ben Richards on 10 points followed by five shooters on 9 points.
Ben Richards was in the lead on his own after stand three with 19 points followed by Peter Kelly 17 with Brian Faragher and Dave Corlett next on 16. Richards was still in the lead after stand four on 25 points but Kelly had closed the gap to one point with Rob Corlett and Dave Corlett two behind on 23. It was status quo after stand five with Richards leading on 33, Kelly second on 32 and it was John Moore in third place on 29.
After the sixth and last stand Nicky Barnett was in second place in C class with 27 points with Rob Marshall taking C with 28 points. Brian Faragher was third in B class with 31 points, John Moore was second on 33 with Rob Corlett taking B class with 34 points. Paul Mihailovits was in third place in A class with 34 points with Peter Kelly taking second place on 38 but top of the class with 40 points and making it a double win was Ben Richards.
B Richards (40)
P Kelly (38)
P Mihailovits (34)
R Corlett (34)
J Moore (33)
B Faragher (31)
R Marshall (28)
N Barnett (L) (27)
Next week is the is the Club All Round Championship over 125 targets sponsored by Manx Petroleums.
The third round of the Colin Bowen Memorial English Skeet League was held at Meary Veg, Santon, with 20 competitors taking part in dry but difficult light conditions, with the added incentive of the Wilf Cannell handicap cup up for grabs.
The joint leaders after the first round were Rachael Bowen Matthews and trap shooter Mark Riley with 25 straights, in third place on 24 was Brian Faragher with Stan Cross next on 23 followed by Peter Kelly, Dave Corlett, Irene Stockil and Giulio Fabrizio on 22. After the second round Barry Jones was third in C class with 29 points with Steven Rand taking second place on 35 but taking C class with 40 points was junior shooter Zac Bellhouse.
We had a four way tie for first place in B class with Peter Kelly, Brian Faragher, Mike Walker and lady shooter Irene Stockil all tying on 44. We had a tie for third place in A class between Paul Mihailovits and Dave Corlett on 45, in second place on 46 was Mark Riley but the star of the day and taking A class with a fifty straight was Rachael Bowen Matthews – well shot Rachael!
In the handicap section for the Wilf Cannell Handicap cup the runaway winner with 60 points was junior shooter Zac Bellhouse – well done Zac. Fifteen shooters carried on to complete a 100 targets and the winner with 95 points was Rachael Bowen Matthews, in second place on 94 was Mark Riley with John Moore and Paul Mihailovits in equal third place on 91.