Sporting Leagues Continue in Mixed Weather

Pro Sporting League Round 3

The third round of The Dave and Pam Corlett Pro Sporting league was held at Meary Veg, Santon, in wet and misty conditions but the shooters stayed dry shooting under the new shelters built over the past year.

The leader after the first 25 was John Moore with 23 points in second place on 21 were Will Rand and C class shooter Mark Sweetman. Leading B class were Steven Craine and son Calum with 20 points. After the second round in C class Brian Kelly finished in third place on 28 points with lady shooter Nicky Barnett taking second place with 31 points but the run away winner of  C class with 40 points was Mark Sweetman.

In B class Brian Faragher was third on 41 points with Calum Craine in second place on 42 but winning B class and overall highgun was Rob Corlett with 43 points. We had a three way tie for first place in A class between the first round leader John Moore, Stan Cross and Peter Kelly who had a 25 straight in his second round

Results

Class A

  1. J Moore (23, 19 = 42)
  2. S Cross (20,22 = 42)
  3. P Kelly (17, 25 = 42)

Class B

  1. R Corlett (19, 24 = 43)
  2. C Craine (20, 22 = 42)
  3. B Faragher (19, 22 = 41)

Class C

  1. M Sweetman (21, 19 = 43)
  2. N Barnett (L) (13, 18 = 31)
  3. B Kelly (18, 10 = 28)

English Sporting League Round 3

In the afternoon the third round of the Suntera Global Sporting League was held in dry sunny conditions.

We had a three way tie after the first stand between A class George Davies and B class shooter Stan Cross and Will Rand with perfect ten’s. We still had a three way tie after the second stand but this time it was between George Davies and B class Rob Corlett and Peter Kelly all on 19 points followed by Will Rand, Brian Faragher and unclassified Calum Craine on 18.

After stand three we still had a tie for first place between Will Rand and Rob Corlett with 27 points, in third place on 26 was Peter Kelly with George Davies and Brian Faragher next on 25. It was till a tie for first place after stand four between Rand and Corlett on 34 points but not far behind in third place was Stan Cross on 32.

With all to play for on the last stand Rand and Corlett scored 7 but Cross scored 9 to make it a three way tie for first place in B class on 41 points. George Davies was the leading A class shooter with 39 points with Ben Richards in second place on 33 and taking third in A was Jack Clague on 27. In C class Mark Sweetman made it a double by winning both C class’s on the day with 26 points, Rob Marshall was second in C with 24 points and Alan Wright was third with 21 points.

A big thank you must go to Will Rand and Brian Faragher for setting the course’s up which were well received by all.

Results

Class A

  1. G Davies (39)
  2. B Richards (33)
  3. J Clague (27)

Class B

  1. S Cross (41)
  2. W Rand (41)
  3. R Corlett (41)

Class C

  1. M Sweetman (26)
  2. R Marshall (24)
  3. A Wright (21)
A Wright, G Davies, S Cross, R Corlett, W Rand, M Sweetman, R Marshall

Cross, Wade and Davies Dominate

Suntera Global English Sporting League

The second round of the Suntera Global English Sporting League was held at Meary Veg, Santon, in cold but dry conditions.

Fast out of the traps on the first stand was Alan Wade who shot a perfect 10 to lead from Michael Cross and George Davies by one on 9 with Peter Kelly, David Morgan and junior Zac Bellhouse next on 8. We had a three way tie after stand two with Wade, Cross and Davies all tying on 16 followed by Stan Cross, Will Rand and Dave Corlett on 15.

We sill had a three way tie after stand three with Cross and Davies being joined by Stan Cross on 25, John Moore was next on 24 with Wade, Corlett and Kelly next on 23. It was all change after stand four with Davies in the lead on his own with 34 points followed by the Cross’s Stan and Michael on 33 with Moore and Corlett next on 32.

After the fifth and last stand Mark Sweetman finished in third place in C class on 23 but we had a tie for first place between Rob Marshall and Brian Kelly with 25 points each. In B class Brian Faragher finished in third place on 36 one point ahead in second place was Will Rand but taking B class with a well shot 39 was Stan Cross. Alan Wade was third in A class with 39 points with Michael Cross second on 40 but A class winner and overall highgun was George Davies with 41 points.

Results

Class A

  1. G Davies (41)
  2. M Cross (40)
  3. A Wade (39)

Class B

  1. S Cross (39)
  2. W Rand (37)
  3. B Faragher (36)

Class C

  1. R Marshall (25)
  2. B Kelly (25)
  3. M Sweetman (23)
R Marshall, A Wade, B Kelly, S Cross, G Davies, M Sweetman, M Cross

Pam & Dave Corlett Pro Sporting League

In the afternoon the second round of the Dave and Pam Corlett Pro Sporting league was held again in dry but cool conditions.

The leader after the first 25 was Alan wade with a well shot 22 who lead by three from George Davies and Peter Kelly on 19 followed by Stan Cross, John Moore and junior Joe Faragher on 18 who was the leading B class shooter at this stage. Leading C class was Mark Sweetman with Brian Kelly second on 14.

After the second 25 Brian Kelly finished in third place in C class with 27 points, in second place on 28 was lady shooter Allana Wade with Mark Sweetman taking first place on 29. Mark Barnett was third in B class with 35 points with Brain Faragher taking second place on 37 but winning B class with a well shot 39 was newcomer Calum Craine. George Davies was third in A class with 36 points with Stan Cross taking second place on 37 but highgun and A class winner was Alan Wade on 40.

Results

Class A

  1. A Wade (22, 18 = 40)
  2. S Cross (18, 19 = 37)
  3. G Davies (19, 17 = 36)
  4. J Moore (18, 18 = 36)

Class B

  1. C Craine (17, 22 = 39)
  2. B Faragher (17, 20 = 37)
  3. M Barnett (17, 18 = 35)

Class C

  1. M Sweetman (16, 13 = 29)
  2. A Wade (L) (12, 16 = 28)
  3. B Kelly (14, 13 = 27)
M Barnett, M Sweetman, B Kelly, G Davies, S Cross, All Wade, A Wade, B Faragher, C Craine

Summer Sporting Leagues are Go!

Pro Sporting – Round 1

The first round of the Summer 2022 Pro Sporting League was held at Meary Veg, Santon, on the morning of Sunday 6th March, with twenty-one competitors enjoying 50 targets in perfect conditions.

Class A shooter Neil Parsons took the lead after round one, dropping just one target in the instant pairs for a healthy 24. Hot on his heels were Brian Kelly with 22 and junior Joe Faragher on 21, with Rob Corlett also scoring 21 to make up the top three.

Round two featured some tricky targets, and Parsons was joined at the top by Brian Faragher with 20 points apiece, followed by Guilio Fabrizio and Stevie Craine with 19 and 18 respectively.

The combined scores after two rounds saw Neil Parsons claim top slot on 44 points, with Joe Faragher in second on 38 and John Moore in third with 37.

Results

Class A

  1. N Parsons (24, 20 = 44)
  2. J Moore (20, 14 = 34)
  3. P Kelly (19, 14 = 33)

Class B

  1. J Faragher (J) (21, 17 = 38)
  2. G Fabrizio (18, 19 = 37)
  3. B Faragher (17, 20 = 37)

Class C

  1. M Sweetman (20, 12 = 32)
  2. N Barnett (L) (16, 15 = 31)
  3. B Kelly (22, 8 = 30)

Our heartfelt thanks to Pam and Dave Corlett for once again sponsoring the Pro Sporting League this summer.

B Faragher, G Fabrizio, J Moore, N Parsons, M Sweetman, N Barnett, P Kelly, J Faragher, B Kelly

English Sporting – Round 1

Sunday afternoon again saw twenty-one competitors taking part in another season opener, this time Meary Veg’s Summer English Sporting League, also in cold but bright conditions. This discipline was originally created to simulate a game shoot, presenting fifty ‘birds’ across six stands as instant pairs, report pairs, or tricky single targets requiring both barrels.

B class shooter Mark Barnett hit the ground running with a perfect 10 on stand one, closely followed by Neil Parsons, Rob Corlett, and Richard Kneen with 9 points each. Parsons made his mark with 10 points on stand two, which also saw Brian Faragher and junior David Cowin shake off an iffy start to begin an impressive run of nines. Stand three featured a low incoming pair, proving a popular half-way respite which saw four shooters scoring top marks, with seven shooters letting just one get away.

The long-overdue sunshine and entertaining targets made for a buoyant atmosphere throughout the afternoon, at the end of which Parsons finished neck-and-neck with Alan Wade on 44 points, followed by Barnett on 43, with Richard Kneen, Peter Kelly, and Rob Corlett level on 42. Our sincere thanks to Suntera Global for once again sponsoring the English Sporting League this summer.

Results

Class A

  1. A Wade (44)
  2. N Parsons (44)
  3. G Davies (36)

Class B

  1. M Barnett (43)
  2. P Kelly (42)
  3. R Corlett (42)

Class C

  1. R Kneen (42)
  2. Allana Wade (33)
  3. J Faragher (J) (33)
P Kelly, G Davies, N Parsons, A Wade, R Kneen, All. Wade, R Corlett, J Faragher, M Barnett

Cross Retains All-Round Cup

Winter 2021 Finishes in Style

Twenty-two competitors took part in the Isle of Man Clay Pigeon Shooting Club’s annual Winter All-Rounder at Meary Veg, Santon, shooting three rounds in windy and increasingly wet conditions. 75 points were available during each round, with a hit scoring 3 points across all disciplines and a second-barrel hit scoring two points in Down the Line (DTL).

The combination of horizontal rain and unpredictable gusts of wind proved no match for class B shooter Micheal Cross, who only missed a single target on pad 4 in the opening round of English Skeet for an impressive score of 72. The same pad also proved tricky for Stan Cross, who dropped two targets and finished three points behind his son with 69. Continuing the trend of narrow margins were Neil Parsons, Will Rand and Mark Barnett, each bagging 22 targets and 66 points.

With two ranges at our disposal we were able to split the five squads between English Skeet and Down the Line, where the wind and rain continued to provide some interesting targets. None of this mattered to class B shooter Ted Davis, who missed just one target and hit the rest with his first barrel, setting the bar at 72 points. Standing firm in joint second place were Dave Corlett and Mark Riley, both class A competitors with 68 points a piece, followed by Neil Parsons, Will Rand, and Brian Faragher – all on 67 points.

To keep the adrenaline building we reorganised all 22 competitors into four squads based on their scores so far, before embarking on the final challenge of the day, a very wet and windy round of Pro Sporting. Once again Ted Davis put in a great performance, letting just a single target get away during the instant pairs for an impressive 72 points. Never far behind with 69 points each were Neil Parsons and Micheal Cross, both of whom shot well but succumbed to the Curse of the Rabbit – a fast and well camouflaged target making a bee-line for its burrow. Stan Cross was once again just one target behind his boy, sharing third place with Rob Corlett on 66 points.

At the end of three rounds and with 225 points to play for, our Winter All-Round cup goes to Micheal Cross for the second year running with 207 points. A Class was won by Neil Parsons with 202, followed by Dave Corlett on 191 and Stevie Craine on 179. Ted Davies and Stan Cross topped B Class with 201 points each, and Will Rand claimed third place with 193. Class C was won by Alan Wright on 139, with Allana Wade and Brian Kelly in joint second with 137.

The Club All-Rounder marks the end of our winter season, and once again we’ve seen some fierce competition, great sportsmanship, and above all some very challenging weather! Our sincere thanks to all our sponsors for making these leagues possible; Cu-Plas Callow for DTL, Utopia Hair Salon for English Skeet, and Brian, Stan, Will and Peter for Pro Sporting. Full results are available on our website iomclays.com/results – now onwards to Summer 2022!

Results

High Gun

  • M Cross (207) 🏆

A Class

  1. N Parsons (202)
  2. D Corlett (191)
  3. S Craine (179)

B Class

  1. T Davis (201)
  2. S Cross (201)
  3. W Rand (193)

C Class

  1. A Wright (139)
  2. B Kelly (137)
  3. A Wade (L) (137)
2021 Winter All-Round Winners: A Wright, S Cross, N Parsons, M Cross, P Kelly, A Wade, W Rand, D Corlett, T Davis

Last Round of Winter Pro Sporting

Kelly and Barnett close in on Faragher

The fourth and final round of the Pro Sporting Winter League was held at Meary Veg, Santon, in calm and cool conditions, turning windy and cold for the second half of the competition.

We had a three way tie for first place after the first set of 25 with C class shooters Allana Wade, junior Zac Bellhouse and veteran B class shooter Peter Kelly all tying on 20, followed by the first A class shooters Mark Barnett and George Davies on 19. With the wind increasing making the targets a lot more difficult Brian Kelly finished in third place in C class on 28  with junior Zac Bellhouse taking second place on 29, but winning C class with her birthday gun was lady shooter Allana Wade on 31 points.

In B class Will Rand finished in third place on 31 points with Peter Kelly taking second place on 34 but winning B class, with his borrowed gun and maybe new gun, with 35 points and the best score on the day was Brian Faragher. In A class Stan Cross was third on 31 with George Davies in second place on 34  but winning A class with 34 points was Mark Barnett.

Results

A Class

  1. M Barnett (19, 15 = 34)
  2. G Davies (19, 13 = 32)
  3. S Cross (18, 13 = 31)

B Class

  1. B Faragher (16, 19 = 35)
  2. P Kelly (20, 14 = 34)
  3. W Rand (16, 15 = 31)

C Class

  1. A Wade (L) (20, 11 = 31)
  2. Z Bellhouse (J) (20, 9 = 29)
  3. B Kelly (14, 14 = 28)
P Kelly, B Kelly, B Faragher, W Rand, A Wade, M Barnett