Last of the Summer Sporting

English Sporting – Round 6

The sixth and final round of the Suntera Sporting League was held at Meary Veg, Santon, with 19 competitors taking part in cool but dry conditions.

The leader after the first stand was veteran John Moore with a perfect 10 followed by nine shooters on 9. We had joint leaders after stand two in Paul Mihailovits and Rob Corlett on 19 with Will Rand in third place on 18 followed by Stan Cross and George Davies on 17. Rob Corlett was in the lead on his own after stand three with 27 points followed by Stan Cross and Paul Mihailovits on 26 with Peter Kelly, Will Rand and Jack Clague next on 24. Corlett was still the lead after stand four on 33 with Cross and Mihailovits next on 32 followed by Davies on 30.

After the fifth and last stand newcomer John Gaydon in his first sporting shoot finished with 18 points. In C class Mark Sweetman was third on 25 with Brian Kelly taking second place on 29 but winning with 31 points was Alan Wright. We had a tie for third place in B class between Will Rand and Peter Kelly on 37. We also had a tie for first place between Stan Cross and Rob Corlett on 40 points. In A class George Davies was third on 36 with junior David Cowin taking second place on 37 but winning A with 40 points was Paul Mihailovits.

Results

Class A

  1. P Mihailovits (40)
  2. D Cowin (J) (37)
  3. G Davies (36)

Class B

  1. S Cross (40)
  2. R Corlett (40)
  3. P Kelly (37)
  4. W Rand (37)

Class C

  1. A Wright (31)
  2. B Kelly (29)
  3. M Sweetman (25)
D Cowin, R Corlett, A Wright, G Davies, S Cross, M Sweetman, P Kelly, P Mihailovits, B Kelly

Pro Sporting – Round 6

In the afternoon the last round of the Pam and Dave Corlett Pro Sporting league was held again with 19 competitors taking part.

The leader after the first layout was Steven Craine with 23 points with Dave Corlett and Will Rand in equal second place on 22 followed by Rob Corlett on 20 with C class shooter Alan Wright next on 19.

After the second layout Brian Kelly was third in C class with 27 points with Mark Sweetman second on 29 but the winner of C class was Alan Wright making it a double C class win on the day with 31 points. In B Class we had a tie for second place between Steven Craine and Mark Barnett on 35 but taking B class with 36 points was Rob Corlett. Peter Kelly was third in A class on 37 with Will Rand taking second place on 38 but the clear winner with 43 points was Dave Corlett.

Results

Class A

  1. D Corlett (22, 21 = 43)
  2. W Rand (22, 16 = 38)
  3. P Kelly (17, 20 = 37)

Class B

  1. R Corlett (20, 16 = 36)
  2. M Barnett (18, 17 = 35)
  3. S Craine (23, 12 = 35)

Class C

  1. A Wright (19, 12 = 31)
  2. M Sweetman (16, 13 = 29)
  3. B Kelly (11, 16 = 27)
S Craine, M Barnett, P Kelly, R Corlett, B Faragher, M Sweetman, D Corlett, B Kelly, A Wright

A big thank you must go to Brian, Mark and Will for setting up some very interesting targets for both disciplines on the day. Next week is the Trap Medley  sponsored by Creer and Kelly Ltd .

Summer Sunshine Sporting

Pro Sporting League, Round 5

The fifth round of the Summer Pro Sporting League was held at Meary Veg, Santon on the morning of Sunday September 4th, with 17 competitors taking part in glorious sunshine with very light winds.

A well received first layout of 25 targets saw Peter Kelly, George Davies, Stan Cross and Alan Wright sharing third position with 18 points each, while David Clague, Stevie Craine and Rob Corlett took second place with 20 apiece, leaving Dave Corlett and Mark Barnett jostling for the lead on 22 points each.

Round two was kind to few, with the Corlett boys bringing home mid teens, Craine Senior leapfrogged by son Calum on 21, and just three competitors clearing the final barrage of instant pairs without dropping a target: Kelly, Cross, and newcomer Daniel Zorab, who bagged one point more on the pairs than in his very first round. Also making good on on an iffy start of 10 points in her first round was Allana Wade, who upped her game to 18 points, while Cross went from 18 to 23 and Kelly from 18 to 22, with Barnett improving on 22 with an extraordinary 24.

The morning’s excitement drew to a close with Peter Kelly and David Clague in equal third on 40 points, Stan Cross in second on 41, and Mark Barnett on top with 46 points – laboratory results pending.

Results

Class A

  1. S Cross (18, 23 = 41)
  2. D Clague (20, 20 = 40)
  3. P Kelly (18, 22 = 40)

Class B

  1. M Barnett (22, 24 = 46)
  2. C Craine (17, 21 = 38)
  3. S Craine (20, 17 = 37)

Class C

  1. A Wright (18, 19 = 37)
  2. Z Bellhouse (15, 18 = 33)
  3. D Morgan (13, 17 = 30)
C Craine, J Clague, Z Bellhouse, M Barnett, D Morgan, S Cross, S Craine, A Wright, P Kelly

English Sporting League, Round 5

The afternoon of Sunday 4th saw yet more sporting action in ideal conditions, and this time it was the fifth round of the Summer English Sporting League which brought 20 competitors out into the early September sunshine, tackling 50 targets across 5 stands.

Freshly back from competing in the British open, junior Joe Faragher wasted no time on stand one with a respectable 9 hits, followed by Peter Kelly, Rob Corlett, and George Davies with 8 points each. By stand two it was time for Joe’s father Brian to take over, putting Faragher (senior) in the lead with 9 followed by Kelly and Paul Mihailovits on 8 targets each.

All change again on stand three, with Joe “I’m-not-having-that” Faragher bagging a perfect 10, joined by watchful veterans Dave Corlett and Stan Cross, and followed by Mihailovits and Rob Corlett on 9. Neither Faraghers were seen at the top of stand four, where a bevy of eight competitors scored 9 points each, including class C shooter Alan Wright.

The fifth and final stand consisted of a high teal and a low, floaty incomer – two types of target typically loved or loathed – and again we saw a solid group at the top, with six shooters scoring perfect tens and another six on resplendent nines.

At the end of five rounds and with the sun still smiling we had Joe Faragher, Rob Corlett, Peter Kelly and Dave Corlett sharing second place on 40 points, with Paul Mihailovits riding high on 42.

Results

Class A

  1. P Mihailovits (42)
  2. D Corlett (40)
  3. J Clague (35)
  4. G Davies (35)

Class B

  1. P Kelly (40)
  2. R Corlett (40)
  3. S Cross (37)

Class C

  1. J Faragher (40)
  2. R Kneen (31)
  3. A Wright (29)
D Corlett, J Faragher, G Davies, P Mihailovits, P Kelly, R Corlett, S Cross

Thank You

The club expresses its sincere thanks to Pam and Dave Corlett for sponsoring our Summer Pro Sporting League, and to Suntera Global for supporting our Summer English Sporting League. Without your generous support events like this would not be possible, and we’re very grateful indeed.

Summer Sporting Round 4

English Sporting

The fourth round of the Suntera Global Sporting League was held  at Meary Veg, Santon, with 21  competitors taking part in hot, dry sunny conditions, which also had the Ted Gohl High Gun and the Brian Faragher Handicap cups up for grabs.

The leader after the first stand was Mark Barnett with 9 points, in equal second place on 8 were Michael Cross, Peter Kelly and C class shooter Mark Sweetman. Barnett doubled his lead after stand two scoring 8 for a running total of 17, in second place was Michael Cross on 15 with Daddy Cross, Juan Cowley, Mark Sweetman and Rob Corlett in equal third place on 14. Barnett increased his lead once again after stand three scoring a maximum of 10 for a running total of 27, in second place now on 24 was Juan Cowley with Stan Cross now third on 23.

We still had Barnett in the lead after stand four on 35 points but it was Paul Mihailovits in second place now on 32 with Juan Cowley and Stan Cross equal third on 31. After the fifth and last stand we had Mark Barnett highgun and winner of the Ted Gohl Highgun trophy on 41 points but he almost let it slip away as he only scored 6 on the last stand to Stan Cross, Paul Mihailovits and Juan Cowley who all finished on 40 points.

In C Class Mark Sweetman was the winner with 37 points with Dave Morgan second on 30 followed by Allana Wade in third on 25 points. In B class Peter Kelly was third on 36 with Stan Cross taking second place on 40 with the highgun winner Mark Barnett in first place on 41. Michael Cross was third in A class on 39 points with Stan Cross and Paul Mihailovits tying for first place with 40 points.

In the handicap section we had a runway winner in Mark Sweetman who shot way above his handicap to take the cup with 61 points.

Results

High Gun

  • M Barnett (41)

Handicap

  • M Sweetman (37 + 24 = 61)

Class A

  1. J Cowley (40)
  2. P Mihailovits (40)
  3. M Cross (39)

Class B

  1. M Barnett (41)
  2. S Cross (40)
  3. P Kelly (36)

Class C

  1. M Sweetman (37)
  2. D Morgan (30)
  3. A Wade (L) (25)
P Kelly, M Sweetman, J Cowley, S Cross, A Wade, M Cross, M Barnett, D Morgan, P Mihailovits

Pro Sporting

In the afternoon the fourth round of the Dave and Pam Corlett Pro Sporting League was held with the Dave and Pam Corlett High Gun and the Meary Veg Handicap cups up for grabs.

The joint leaders after the first 25 were Dave Corlett, Stan Cross, Michael Cross and Rob Corlett on 22 followed by Dave Lally on 21 with George Davies, Peter Kelly and John Moore next on 20.

In the handicap section, it was that man again Mark Sweetman who was leading the way on 30 points.

After the second round of 25 lady shooter Nicky Barnett and Wayne Barsby were in equal third place in C class with 19 points with another lady shooter Allana Wade second with 31 points but winning C class with 36 points was Mark Sweetman.

In B Class Steven Craine using a side by side was in  third place with 39 points with Rob Corlett taking second place on 43 points but winning B Class and winning the highgun cup with 45 points was Michael Cross.

Juan Cowley and Dave Lally were in equal third place in A class on 39 points with Dave Corlett taking second place on 41 with Paul Mihailovits A class winner with 42 points.

The day got even sweeter for Mark Sweetman as he picked up his second cup of the day taking the Meary Veg Handicap trophy with 60 points.

Results

High Gun

  • M Cross (22, 23 = 45)

Handicap

  • M Sweetman (36 + 24 = 60)

Class A

  1. P Mihailovits (19, 23 = 42)
  2. D Corlett (22, 19 = 41)
  3. D Lally (21, 18 = 39)
  4. J Cowley (19, 20 = 39)

Class B

  1. M Cross (22, 23 = 45)
  2. R Corlett (22, 21 = 43)
  3. S Craine (19, 20 = 39)

Class C

  1. M Sweetman (18, 18 = 36)
  2. A Wade (L) (14, 17 = 31)
  3. N Barnett (L) (10, 9 = 19)
  4. W Barsby (5, 14 = 19
S Craine, R Corlett, A Wade, M Cross, J Cowley, N Barnett, M Sweetman, P Mihailovits, D Corlett

Victory for Corlett on Tynwald Day

2022 Pro Sporting Grand Prix

Thirteen eager competitors took part in the IOM Clay Pigeon Shooting Club’s annual Tynwald Day Pro Sporting Grand Prix, aiming for 100 sporting targets across four layouts.

Class A shooter Alan Wade made his mark on the first layout with just one target missed for an impressive 24 points, pursued by Peter Kelly and Rob Corlett on 22, with Rob’s father Dave Corlett on 21 points. Peter Kelly put in another strong performance on the second layout with 23, where he was joined by Stan Cross and Neil Parsons, with both Corletts, Arran Wade, and Mark Barnett level on 22 by the halfway stage.

Rob Corlett and Peter Kelly hit the ground running after lunch, each scoring 21 points on a tricky third layout, followed by John Moore, Stan Cross, and Alan Wade on 20. Layout four was dominated by Mark Barnett with 22 and Neil Parsons with 21, followed by Rob and Dave Corlett, Stan Cross, and Mark Sweetman – all on 20 points.

The overall winner of C class was Mark Sweetman (71) followed by Brian Kelly (66). Class B consisted of Mark Barnett (78) and junior Arran Wade (72) while class A featured Alan Wade (83), Peter Kelly (82), Stan Cross (81) and Dave Corlett (81). Today’s High Gun goes to Rob Corlett (85) who was the only competitor to score 20 or more in each layout – fantastic shooting, Rob!

Results

High Gun

  • R Corlett (85)

Class A

  1. A Wade (83)
  2. P Kelly (82)
  3. S Cross (81)
  4. D Corlett (81)

Class B

  1. M Barnett (78)
  2. Arr Wade (J) (72)

Class C

  1. M Sweetman (71)
  2. B Kelly (66)

Teams

  1. A Wade
    D Corlett (164)
  2. S Cross
    N Parsons (161)
B Kelly, M Sweetman, N Parsons, R Corlett, A Wade, Arr Wade, S Cross, P Kelly, D Corlett, N Barnett

Sporting Finish Leaves Shooters Misty-Eyed

Fabrizio Spring All-Rounder

The annual Fabrizio All-Round Cup was this weekend’s hot competition at Meary Veg, Santon, where 13 competitors battled driving fog, gusting wind and variable light to shoot 125 targets across five disciplines. Even clay target shooters have their strengths and weaknesses, which makes for interesting competition and great banter during these mixed events of Trap, Skeet, and Sporting, with each of the five rounds carrying a maximum score of 75 points.

The first discipline was English Skeet, and resident specialist Paul Mihailovits made his mark with the only straight 75, closely followed by Micheal Cross, Peter Kelly, and Giulio Fabrizio all on 72 points thanks to just one miss, which in Mikey’s case was the last target – an unfortunate occurrence. Trap expert Stevie Craine failed to find his groove during this first round, but more than made up for it by scoring a perfect 75 in the second discipline, Down The Line (DTL), where he was pursued by Brian Faragher on 71 and John Moore on 70.

Our third discipline was Olympic Skeet, which differs from English Skeet by virtue of much faster targets, a random delay of up to three seconds, and only being allowed to raise your gun once the target has been spotted. The need to quickly mount the gun from a lowered position places lady shooters at something of a disadvantage, but that didn’t stop Nicky Barnett from putting in a respectable 36, highlighting the beauty of all-round competitions by staying three points clear of the last round’s winner. At the other end of the field, blessed with youthful reflexes and unencumbered by female anatomy, Micheal Cross led the pack with a healthy 69 points, closely followed by Giulio Fabrizio on 66 and Jeff Corkill on 57.

Just as Olympic Skeet could be called an evolution of English Skeet, Automatic Ball Trap (ABT) is very similar to DTL, but now there’s a random vertical component added to the unseen trap’s left-right swing. Once again Stevie Craine was in his element, joining ABT veteran John Moore at the top of the pack with 63 points apiece, closely followed by Micheal Cross, Jeff Corkill, Stanley Cross, Peter Kelly, and Mark Barnett with 57 points each.

The fog thickened outside while competitors were re-grouped in order of merit over mugs of tea and hot baps, before being released to face a final round of 25 very variable targets. Designed to mimic what one might encounter at a game shoot, Sporting targets can differ tremendously in their speed and trajectory, with individual easy ‘birds’ often combining to make challenging pairs. Jeff Corkill’s recent focus on Sporting paid off during this round, bagging him 48 points alongside Brian and Joe Faragher, Mark Barnett, and Stan Cross. Micheal Cross stayed a few points ahead of Dad with 54, but the undisputed victor of a very challenging round was Giulio Fabrizio with 57.

Nothing re-shuffles the pack like a well designed Sporting layout, and today’s final round was no exception – great shooting Mikey!

Results

High Gun

  • Micheal Cross (316)

Class A

  1. J Moore (295)
  2. P Mihailovits (291)
  3. J Corkill (290)

Class B

  1. G Fabrizio (313)
  2. S Cross (293)
  3. M Barnett (286)

Class C

  1. P Fabrizio (233)
  2. N Barnett (183)
P Fabrizio, P Mihailovits, G Fabrizio, N Barnett, S Cross, M Cross, J Moore, J Faragher, J Corkill