Sunday Sporting Spectacular

English Sporting League

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.

Results

Class A
  1. D Corlett (44)
  2. M Kneen (42)
  3. P Mihailovits (41)
Class B
  1. Arr Wade (J) (40)
  2. G Davies (39)
  3. J Clague (39)
Class C
  1. N Barnett (L) (33)
  2. A Wright (32)
  3. D Cowin (J) (29)
    All Wade (L) (29)

Pro Sporting League

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.

Results

Class A
  1. B Richards (44)
  2. A Wade (43)
  3. M Kneen (40)
Class B
  1. P Mihailovits (43)
  2. B Faragher (41)
  3. R Corlett (39)
Class C
  1. N Barnett (L) (28)
  2. All Wade (L) (25)
    A Wright (25)
English Sporting Winners A Wade, P Mihailovits, A Wright, G Davies, Rachael Duncan (Sponsor), J Clague, D Corlett, M Kneen, N Barnett (L), A Wade (J)

Bank Holiday Bonanza

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.

Part of Will’s Sporting Layout in the Morning Mist

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.

Results

High Gun

  1. J Cowley (90 + 22)

Class A

  1. J Moore (86)
  2. M Barnett (85)
    J Kneen (85)

Class B

  1. P Mihailovits (90 + 21)
  2. B Faragher (84)
  3. P Kelly (83)

Class C

  1. N Barnett (76)

Teams

  1. J Moore
    J Cowley (176)
  2. P Mihailovits
    M Barnett (175)
  3. B Faragher
    J Moore (170)
  4. P Kelly
    M Kneen (167)
  5. J Kneen
    D Corlett (167)
  6. B Richard
    G Davies (166)
  7. G Fabrizio
    N Barnett (158)
  8. D Cowin
    W Rand (146)
Sponsors Nicky and Mark Barnett with overall High Gun Juan Cowley

Skeet Doubles

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!

Results

High Gun

  1. P Mihailovits (95)
  2. A Wade (93)
  3. G Fabrizio
    D Corlett (89)

Ladies

  1. M Simpson (75)

Veterans

  1. J Moore (88)

Team Event

  1. D Corlett
    A Wade (181)
  2. R Corlett
    P Mihailovits (173)
  3. M Walker
    W Rand (169)

Juniors

  1. A Wade (J) (77)
  2. J Faragher (J) (76)
Skeet Doubles winners A Wade, Arr Wade (J), J Moore, P Mihailovits, D Corlett, and M Simpson (L)

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.

Great Turnout for a Sporting Weekend

This year’s lockdown measures had us shooting the first round from each league on a Saturday afternoon in order to make up for lost time, and we’re now almost back on top, having held English Sporting rounds one and two as well as round two of Pro Sporting on the same weekend. Here’s a roundup from our Chairman:

Sporting Summer League – Round One

It was another busy weekend at Meary Veg with the first round of the Suntera Global Sporting League on Saturday afternoon with 21 competitors taking part in near ideal conditions.

Alan Wade and Dave Corlett were the joint leaders after stand 1 on 7 points with Ben Richards, John Moore and junior Arran Wade next on 6. Alan Wade was in the lead on his own after stand 2 with 15 points followed by Ben Richards on 14 with John Moore and Dave Corlett next on 13.

Wade was still in the lead after stand 3 on 18 with Richards next on 17 and Corlett third on 16. We had a new leader after stand 4 in Dave Corlett on 26 with Richards and Wade in equal second place on 25. We had a three way tie after stand 5 with Richards, Corlett and B class shooter George Davies all on 33.

After the sixth and last stand we had a tie for third place in C class with Alan Wright and Nicky Barnett on 17 points, in second place on 19 was Steven Rand with Irene Stockil taking the class on 23. Will Rand was third in B class with 32 points, in second place on 34 was Brian Faragher but taking the top spot with 39 points and equal High Gun on the day was George Davies. Alan Wade was third in A class with 34 points with Dave Corlett taking second place on 36 but winning A class and also equal High Gun on the day was Ben Richards.

Results

Class A

  1. B Richards (39)
  2. D Corlett (36)
  3. A Wade (34)

Class B

  1. G Davies (39)
  2. B Faragher (34)
  3. W Rand (32)

Class C

  1. I Stockil (L) (23)
  2. S Rand (19)
  3. N Barnett (L) (17)
    A Wright (17)
English Sporting (1) Winners: A Wade, D Corlett, B Richards, S Rand, N Barnett (L)

Pro Sporting Summer League – Round Two

On Sunday morning the second round of the Dave & Pam Corlett Pro Sporting League was held again in ideal conditions with 18 competitors.

The leader at the half way stage was Will Rand with 24 points closely followed by junior Michael Cross on 23 with Alan Wade and Dave Clague in equal third place on 22. After the second half Nicky Barnett was the winner of C class with 22 points, we had a three way tie for third place in B class with Brian Faragher, Giulio Fabrizio and Peter Kelly all on 34, in second place in B was Paul Mihailovits on 42 but taking the High Gun prize as well as winning B class was Will Rand on 45 . In A class Juan Cowley was third on 41 but we had a tie for first place between junior Michael Cross and Alan Wade on 42.

Results

Class A

  1. M Cross (J) (42)
  2. A Wade (42)
  3. J Cowley (41)

Class B

  1. W Rand (45)
  2. P Mihailovits (42)
  3. B Faragher (34)
    G Fabrizio (34)
    P Kelly (34)

Class C

  1. N Barnett (L) (22)
Pro Sporting (2) Winners: P Mihailovits, D Corlett, M Cross, A Wade, W Rand, J Cowley, N Barnett (L)

Sporting Summer League – Round Two

The final shoot of the weekend was the second round of the Suntera Global Sporting League with 21 competitors taking part in ideal conditions which also had the added incentive of having the Ted Ghol High Gun Trophy and the Brian Faragher Handicap Cup up for grabs.

Dave Corlett, Ben Richards and Mark Barnett were the front runners cleaning stand 1. Corlett was still in the lead after stand but was joined by Michael Cross on 15 points, Corlett was in the lead on his own after stand 3 with 25 points followed by Richards and Cross on 24 with Juan Cowley, Stan Cross, Mark Barnett Paul Mihailovits and another junior David Cowin next on 23. Corlett was back in the lead on his own after stand 4 with 32 points followed by Michel Cross and Mark Barnett on 30. Corlett maintained station after the fifth stand with a running total of 39 followed by Cowley, Stan Cross, Barnett and two juniors Cross and Cowin on 36.

When all the results were in after the last stand Alan Wright was third in C class with 28 points, in second place on 34 was lady shooter Nicky Barnett but taking the class with a great score of 43 was junior David Cowin. In B class John Moore and junior Arran Wade were equal second on 36 but taking the class by one point was Mark Barnett. We had a three way tie for third place in A class with Stan Cross, Michael Cross and Ben Richards on 43, and in second place on 44 was Juan Cowley with Dave Corlett taking the top spot and winning the Ted Ghol High Gun Trophy with a well shot 47. In the handicap section junior shooter David Cowin was the winner with 70 points.

Results

Class A

  1. D Corlett (47)
  2. J Cowley (44)
  3. S Cross (43)
    M Cross (J) (43)
    B Richards (43)

Class B

  1. M Barnett (37)
  2. Arr Wade (J) (36)
    J Moore (36)

Class C

  1. D Cowin (J) (43)
  2. N Barnett (L) 34)
  3. A Wright (28)
English Sporting (2) Winners: D Corlett, A Wright, A Wade (J), S Cross, M Barnett, N Barnett, M Cross (J), D Cowin (J), B Richards, J Cowley

Two glorious days round off May

We’re still catching up with our summer schedule at Meary Veg, and for once the weather’s been kind to us, providing two days of glorious sunshine and very little wind, not to mention temperatures approaching 19℃.

Pro Sporting Summer League, Round 1

The afternoon of Saturday 29th May saw 19 competitors taking part in the first round of the Isle of Man Clay Pigeon Shooting Club’s annual Pro Sporting Summer League in perfect conditions, sponsored once again by Pam & Dave Corlett.

With each shooter completing a challenging course of 50 targets, Will Rand seemed unstoppable in B class after the first round with 19 points from a possible 25, leading A class shooters Dave Corlett and John Moore with 18 a piece, followed by Marty Kneen on 17.

Round two saw a 3-way at the top between Rob Corlett, Ben Richards and junior David Cowin, each with 21 points from a possible 25. Richards secured the A class category with 37 points, leaving Moore and Kneen in second place with 36 each. Rand went on to claim top spot in B class with 35, closely followed by Cowin on 34 with Brian Faragher and Peter Kelly sharing second place on 32. Class C was scooped by Nicky Barnett on 18.

Results

Class A

  1. B Richards (37)
  2. J Moore (36)
    M Kneen (36)

Class B

  1. W Rand (35)
  2. D Cowin (J) (34)
  3. B Faragher (32)
    P Kelly (32)

Class C

  1. N Barnett (L) (18)

Fabrizio Cup

Conditions were once again ideal on Sunday 30th May, with nothing more than a touch of sunburn troubling the 14 competitors taking part in our annual Fabrizio Cup – a hotly contested 125 target event spanning all major disciplines – kindly sponsored by Giulio and Pietro Fabrizio.

Seasoned A class all-rounders Neil Parsons, Paul Mihailovits and John Moore dominated the first round of English Skeet with 72 points each, leaving Peter Kelly and Mark Barnett in second place with 69, and Brian Faragher, Pietro Fabrizio, Jackie Clague, and junior David Cowin all in third with 66.

A similar story unfolded during the Down The Line (DTL) round, with Parsons and Moore again sharing the lead on 72 points, and Mihailovits, Faragher, and Clague on 69, 65, and 64 respectively. Barnett slipped from joint second to second from last, joining his wife at the bottom of round two.

Olympic Skeet was on the menu for the third round of the day, and saw Stan Cross romping home at the top with 69 ahead of Giulio Fabrizio on 66, followed by Parsons with 60 and Moore on 54. Clague rallied gamely with his side-by-side but wasn’t able to replicate the success of his previous two rounds, crossing the line with 18 from a possible 75.

The Automatic Ball Trap (ABT) round once again saw Moore and Parsons battling it out at the top with 69 apiece, leaving Mihailovits and Faragher sharing second on 63, and Will Rand and Giulio Fabrizio third with 57.

This year the last round of the Fabrizio Cup consisted of 25 English Sporting targets across three stands; 5 instant pairs, 5 on-report pairs, and 5 singles. Parsons was well and truly into his element here and cleaned up with a perfect 75, closely followed by Mihailovits and Fabrizio on 72, with Faragher, Kelly, and Barnett each bagging 69 points.

Taking home the Fabrizio Cup in 2021 is Neil Parsons (348 points) with Paul Mihailovits heading A class on 330 points, and Brian Faragher at the top of B class on 314. The team event was won by Parsons and Clague with a combined score of 616.

Results

Class A

  1. P Mihailovits (330)
  2. J Moore (324)
  3. P Kelly (306)

Class B

  1. B Faragher (314)
  2. S Cross (291)
  3. M Barnett (279)

High Gun

  1. N Parsons (348)

Teams

  1. N Parsons &
    J Clague (616)
  2. J Moore &
    G Fabrizio (615)
  3. P Mihailovits &
    D Cowin (595)

P Mihailovits, D Cowin, J Moore, S Cross, G Fabrizio, B Faragher, N Parsons, P Kelly

A Positively Summery end to Winter

Results from the Club All-Rounder

Our annual Winter All Round Championship was held at Meary Veg, Santon and was sponsored by Cu Plas Callow, Utopia Hair Salon and Brian Faragher, with 23 competitors taking part in near perfect conditions.

With DTL and English skeet being held at the same time the leader board at this stage saw Brian Faragher leading with 146 points having hit a perfect straight in English skeet and also a straight in DTL for 71 points. In second place on 141 was Michael Cross (J) who also had a straight in DTL scoring 72 points followed by George Davies on 135 with Paul Mihailovits one back in forth place on 134. In fifth place on 133 was Dave Corlett with Mike Walker making up the top six on 127.

The Pro Sporting was shot in reverse order over 25 targets once all the scores were calibrated. Nicky Barnett was the leading lady on 144, in the junior section David Cowin was forth on 125 with Joe Faragher taking third place on 154. In second place on 161 was Arran Wade but the run away winner on 192 was Michael Cross (J). Mark Riley was eighth overall on 163 with Will Rand taking seventh place on 170, one behind George Davies in sixth place on 171 who was two behind Paul Mihailovits in fifth place on 173. Dave Corlett took fourth place on 175 with Giulio Fabrizio bringing home third on 179 mainly thanks to hitting the best score in the sporting. Brian Faragher finished in second place on 185 but the overall winner on 192 was Michael Cross (J) who also took the junior prize as well as the team prize with Will Rand. Details in full on our results page.

Overall Positions
  1. M Cross (J) (192)
  2. B Faragher (185)
  3. G Fabrizio (179)
  4. D Corlett (175)
  5. P Mihailovits (173)
  6. G Davies (171)
  7. W Rand (170)
  8. M Riley (163)
Juniors
  1. M Cross (J) (192)
  2. A Wade (J) (161)
  3. J Faragher (J) (154)
Ladies
  1. N Barnett (L) (144)
Teams
  1. M Cross (J)
    W Rand (362)
  2. G Davies
    B Faragher (356)

All the prizes were presented after the shoot along with all the winter league prizes which can be picked up at the club house for those not able to make it. Next week is a work party for to get ready for the summer season.

All-Round Winners (left-to-right): Paul Mihailovits, Pietro Fabrizio, Will Rand, Giulio Fabrizio, Arran Wade, Peter Kelly, Micheal Cross, Dave Corlett, Joe Faragher, Nicky Barnett, Stan Cross, Brian Faragher, David Cowin