The third round of the Winter Series Pro Sporting league kindly sponsored by Will Rand was held at Meary Veg Santon with 19 competitors taking part in dull, overcast conditions.
The leader after the first round of targets shot on the left hand range under the shelter was C class shooter Mark Sweetman with a fine round of 22 in equal second place on 21 were father and son Dave and Rob Corlett along with John Moore and David Clague who were followed by junior David Cowin, Jack Clague, Stan Cross and George Davies on 20.
The right hand layout with totally different targets but with same degree of difficulty again shot under another of the new shelters. In Class junior Zac Bellhouse finished in third place on 33 points, in second place on 38 with 22 in his second round was Brian Kelly but taking C class with 41 points was Mark Sweetman. In B class we had a tie for third place between Rob Corlett and Mark Barnett on 39, in second place on 40 with his trusty side by side was Jack Clague but taking B class with 42 points was David Cowin.
In A class third place went to Stan Cross on 39 with Paul Mihailovits taking second place on 40 but winning A class with a fine score of 46 and a perfect score of 25 in his second round was Dave Corlett.
The annual Christmas Shoot was held at Meary Veg, Santon, and was sponsored by the club it self including a range of meat prizes. The shoot itself was held over three disciplines; 20 Double Rise, 20 Skeet Doubles and 20 Pro Sporting, and saw 19 competitors taking part in very windy and very cold conditions.
The joint leaders after the Double Rise were Peter Kelly and John Moore, both in A class, and junior Joe Faragher in B class with 16 points. The leading C class shooter was newcomer Will Challoner on 11. The next discipline was Skeet doubles and John Moore was in the lead on his own in A class with 31 points with Jeff Corkill second on 29 followed by Dave Corlett in third place in A on 28.
Leading B class was Will rand on 28 with Mark Barnett and Joe Faragher in equal second place on 27. We had a new leader in C class in junior Zac Bellhouse on 21 with Dave Morgan in second place on 18 and Brian Kelly in third place on 17. The final discipline was Pro Sporting which was shot from one of the new shelters and saw Dave Morgan finish in third place in C class on 25 with Brian Kelly now in second place on 30. Taking C class with 34 points was junior Zac Bellhouse. Michael Cross finished in third place in B class with 42 points with Will Rand taking second place on 43 but piping him by one point with a final total of 44 and top scoring in the Pro Sporting was Mark Barnett.
We had to have a shoot-off for third place in A class between Dave Corlett and Paul Mihailovits who both scored 42, which Dave won by one point, in second place on 43 was Peter Kelly with Jeff Corkill taking first place in A on 45 but the overall winner with 47 points was John Moore – well done John!
J Moore (15 DR, 16 SDK, 16 PSP = 47)
J Corkill (13, 16, 16 = (45)
P Kelly (15, 12, 16 = 43)
D Corlett (12, 16, 14 = 42)
M Barnett (11, 16, 17 = 44)
W Rand (13, 15, 15 = 43)
M Cross (12, 14, 16 = 42)
Z Bellhouse (J) (9, 12, 13 = 34)
B Kelly (7, 10, 13 = 30)
D Morgan (7, 11, 7 = 25)
A team event was also incorporated in the shoot and the winners were Joe Faragher & J Moore (89) with M Barnett / M Cross (86) taking second place on count back from P Kelly & W Rand (86) in third place with J Corkill & Z Bellhouse fourth. (79)
The range is open on Christmas eve till 13:00, closed on Christmas Day then the Boxing Day Shoot sponsored by Top Spec Fencing is on Tuesday 27th December over 50 Single Barrel DTL. We also have a non members section over 25 targets for anybody that has not shot competition before. The prizes will be presented at the Crosby Hotel after the meal, we still have a few places left for anybody that wishes to come along, contact Peter on 461203 for details. Duty officers this Saturday are P & B Kelly.
The second round of the Winter Series Pro Sporting league kindly sponsored by Brian Faragher was held at Meary Veg Santon in dry calm but cold conditions.
The leader after the first layout was trap shooter Rob Watterson on 22 points with Paul Mihailovits and B class Michael Cross in equal second place on 21 followed by Will Rand, Peter Kelly and John Moore on 19. The leading C class shooter was David Morgan on 18 with grandson Zac Bellhouse second on 15.
The second layout on the right hand range saw the scores increase for most except David Morgan who finished in third place in C class on 32, junior Zac Bellhouse was in second place on 36 but taking C class with 36 points was Mark Sweetman who scored 24 on his second round. In B class junior Joe Faragher was third on 40 with his dad Brian beating him by one to take second place on 42 with Michael Cross taking B class with 44 points. In A class we had a tie for third place between John Moore and Peter Kelly on 41 with Rob Watterson taking second place on 44 but the star of the show on the day was Paul Mihailovits who hit all 25 targets in his second round to take first in A class and high gun overall on 46 points – well shot Paul.
P Mihailovits (46)
R Watterson (44)
J Moore (43)
M Cross (44)
B Faragher (41)
J Faragher (J) (40)
M Sweetman (37)
Z Bellhouse (J) (36)
D Morgan (32)
Next week is the pre Christmas shoot shot over 20 Skeet Doubles, 20 Double Rise & 20 Pro Sporting which also includes a drawn team event. A, B, & C class meat prizes sponsored by the club, entries close at 10am.
The first round of the 2022 Winter Pro Sporting League was held at Meary Veg, Santon, across 50 targets in windy and at times moist conditions. The event was generously supported by Mr Stan Cross, with the Referees and Safety Officers Cup also up for grabs.
Six competitors made a strong start on a challenging first layout by hitting all five available single targets, but it was a different story during the on-report pairs, with just Paul Mihailovits and junior David Cowin bagging perfect tens. The instant pairs proved harder still, with Mihailovits dropping one target to finish on 24 followed by Rob Watterson on 20. Neck and neck with 19 points each were Stan Cross and juniors Joe Faragher and David Cowin.
Layout number two proved less of a challenge initially, with 11 of 19 competitors scoring full marks during the opening segment of five single targets, but those targets became significantly more difficult when shot as on-report pairs, leaving Will Rand alone on top with nine points from a possible ten. The final segment of five instant pairs was trickier still, but choosing the correct target to pick off first pays dividends, with Rob Watterson, Alan Brew, and David Cowin dropping just one point each. The second layout leaders were Watterson and Rand with 22 points, followed by Mihailovits on 19.
Blustery showers showers failed to dampen spirits thanks to our new shelters, getting this year’s winter season safely underway in comfort and style. League leaders after 50 targets were Paul Mihailovits on 43, followed by David Cowin, Stan Cross and Joe Faragher all on 38.
P Mihailovits (43)
S Cross (38)
W Rand (37)
J Faragher (J) (38)
D Cowin (J) (38)
M Barnett (35)
M Sweetman (35)
B Kelly (29)
N Barnett (26)
The club acknowledges noteworthy scores of 42 by Rob Watterson (pending classification) and 39 by Alan Brew (non member) and extends its thanks to Will Rand and Brian Faragher for an excellent set of targets. Next Sunday it’s the first round of our English Skeet Winter League.
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.
P Mihailovits (40)
D Cowin (J) (37)
G Davies (36)
S Cross (40)
R Corlett (40)
P Kelly (37)
W Rand (37)
A Wright (31)
B Kelly (29)
M Sweetman (25)
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.
D Corlett (22, 21 = 43)
W Rand (22, 16 = 38)
P Kelly (17, 20 = 37)
R Corlett (20, 16 = 36)
M Barnett (18, 17 = 35)
S Craine (23, 12 = 35)
A Wright (19, 12 = 31)
M Sweetman (16, 13 = 29)
B Kelly (11, 16 = 27)
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 .