Moore Brings Home the Bacon

2022 Club Christmas Shoot

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!

Results

High Gun

  • J Moore (15 DR, 16 SDK, 16 PSP = 47)

Class A

  1. J Corkill (13, 16, 16 = (45)
  2. P Kelly (15, 12, 16 = 43)
  3. D Corlett (12, 16, 14 = 42)

Class B

  1. M Barnett (11, 16, 17 = 44)
  2. W Rand (13, 15, 15 = 43)
  3. M Cross (12, 14, 16 = 42)

Class C

  1. Z Bellhouse (J) (9, 12, 13 = 34)
  2. B Kelly (7, 10, 13 = 30)
  3. D Morgan (7, 11, 7 = 25)
2022 Christmas Shooters

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.

Mihailovits and Cross in Shoot-off

Cross Skeet Doubles

The Cross Doubles Championship kindly sponsored once again by the Cross family was held at Meary Veg, Santon, with 18 competitors taking part in windy but sunny dry conditions.

At the half way stage we had a tie for first place between Paul Mihailovits and Michael Cross on 50 points with junior Zac Bellhouse and veterans Dave Corlett and Peter Kelly tying for third place on 47, followed by Giulio Fabrizio in sixth place on 46. The leading lady was Rachael Bowen Matthews on 41.

After the second fifty Rachel Bowen Matthews was the leading lady with 83 points and Zac Bellhouse was the leading junior on 84 points with Joe Faragher in second place on 73. The leading veteran was Paul Mihailovits with 95 points.
We had a tie for third place overall between Stan Cross,Dave Corlett and Jeff Corkill on 88 points but we had a tie for first place between the half way leaders Michael Cross and Paul Mihailovits on 95, so a shoot off was required to find a winner.

The shoot off consisted of two pairs on stand four shooting high house first then low house first. They both hit all four targets in the the first round of four but ten in the second four Paul missed the low target on the second pair which opened the door for Michael which he duly took hitting all four targets to claim the championship by one point – well done Michael.

In the team event Will Rand & Dave Corlett and Giulio Fabrizio & Peter Kelly were in equal third place on 173 Paul Mihailovits & John Moore were second on 176 with Stan and Michael Cross taking the team prize with 183 points.

Results

Overall

  1. M Cross (24, 26, 22, 23 = 95 + 8)
  2. P Mihailovits (25, 25, 24, 21 = 95 + 7)
  3. D Corlett (23, 24, 19, 22 = 88)
  4. J Corkill (23, 22, 19, 24 = 88)
  5. S Cross (20, 23, 23, 22 = 88)

Ladies

  1. R Bowen Matthews (18, 23, 22, 20 = 83)
  2. I Stockil (23, 16, 19, 17 = 75)
  3. M Simpson (17, 19, 12, 14 = 62)

Juniors

  1. Z Bellhouse (24, 23, 19, 18 = 84)
  2. J Faragher (20, 19, 14, 20 = 73)
S Cross, P Mihailovits, D Corlett, J Corkill, M Cross, Z Bellhouse, R Bowen Matthews, J Moore

Fabrizio claims Medley Title

2022 Skeet Medley

The annual Skeet Medley Championship was held at Meary Veg, Santon, in near perfect conditions.

The leader after the English skeet was Peter Kelly with a perfect straight scoring 24 points as no optional is required, in second place on 23 were Stan Cross and Paul Mihailovits followed by John Moore on 22.

The next discipline was Manx Skeet and we had a new leader in Paul Mihailovits with 47 points with Stan Cross and John Moore in equal second place on 46 followed by Peter Kelly on 45 with Giulio Fabrizio in fifth place on 43. Making up the top six was Dave Corlett on 41.

The third discipline was Skeet Doubles and Mihailovits increased his lead to three by hitting all 26 targets for a running total of 73. Stan Cross was second on 70 with John Moore third on 69, in fourth place on 68 was Giulio Fabrizio and making up the top six was Peter Kelly on 67.

The forth and final skeet discipline was Olympic skeet which proved to be a game changer; Dave Corlett finished in sixth place on 80 with Peter Kelly fifth on 84, John Moore was forth on 84. We had a tie for second place overall between Stan Cross and Paul Mihailovits on 90 points but the surprise winner who trailed the leader by five points going into the last round was Giulio Fabrizio with 91 points having hit 23 in the last discipline Olympic skeet – well done Giulio!

Results

High Gun

  • G Fabrizio (21, 22, 25, 23 = 91)

Class A

  1. S Cross (23, 23, 24, 20 = 90)
  2. P Mihailovits (23, 24, 26, 17 = 90)
  3. J Moore (22, 24, 23, 17 = 86)

Class B

  1. P Fabrizio (20, 17, 18, 14 = 69)

Class C

  1. N Barnett (18, 13, 13, 10 = 54)
P Mihailovits, J Moore, P Fabrizio, G Fabrizio, N Barnett, S Cross

Winter 2021 Pre-Christmas Cracker

A Festive Trio of Targets

The annual pre Christmas shoot was held at Meary Veg, Santon, with 23 competitors taking part in dry calm but misty conditions and was sponsored by the club as a way of a thank you to members for their support over the past year.

It was a new format this year with Skeet Doubles, Double Rise and a shortened Pro Sporting to make it a 60 target shoot. The leaders of A class after the Skeet Doubles were Stan Cross and Paul Mihailovits with a full house, hitting all 20 targets with George Davies, John Moore and Giulio Fabrizio next on 18. In B class Michael Cross was the leader also on 20 with with Will Rand, Mark Barnett and Brian Faragher next all on 17. Steven Rand was the C class leader on 15 with Brian Kelly next on 14 followed by Nicky Barnett on 13.

The next discipline was Double Rise and Stan Cross first with a running total of 34 with Steven Craine next on 33 followed by Paul Mihailovits in third place on 31. Michel Cross was still the leader of B class also on 34 points the same as his Dad in A class, but we had a four way tie for second place between Will Rand, Brian Faragher, Mark Barnett and Ted Kermeen all on 28. Steven Rand was still the leader of C class with 22 points with Brian Kelly and Allana Wade in equal second place on 21 with Nicky Barnett and Orry Watterson next on 20.

The final discipline Pro Sporting saw Allana Wade taking third place in C class with 32 points with Brian Kelly in second place on 33 points but taking C class with 34 points was Steven Rand. In B class Brian Faragher was third on 44 with Mark Barnett second on 45 with Will Rand taking B class with 46 points, Michael Cross who was leading B class shot 19 on the pro sporting to take highgun overall with 53 points beating his dad by two points who was the winner of A class on 51 points, Paul Mihailovits was second in A on 49 with George Davies taking third place on 48.

Results

High Gun

  • M Cross (J) (20, 14, 19 = 53)

Class A

  1. S Cross (20, 14, 17 = 51)
  2. P Mihailovits (20, 11, 18 = 49)
  3. G Davies (18, 12, 18 = 48)

Class B

  1. W Rand (17, 11, 18 = 46)
  2. M Barnett (17, 11, 17 = 45)
  3. B Faragher (17, 11, 16 = 44)

Class C

  1. S Rand (15, 7, 12 = 34)
  2. B Kelly (14, 7, 12 = 33)
  3. A Wade (JL) (12, 9, 11 = 32)
Pre-Christmas Winners: P Mihailovits, B Kelly, G Davies, S Rand, D Corlett, A Wade, J Moore, M Cross, S Craine, S Cross

A Day of Autumn Skeet

Moore victorious in 2021 Skeet Medley

The annual Meary Veg Skeet Medley sponsored by Manx Petroleum’s was held at Meary Veg Santon in dull and overcast conditions.

The leader after the English Skeet was Paul Mihailovits with 23 points with Dave Corlett, Jeff Corkill and Peter Kelly next on 22. The next discipline was Manx Skeet and we had a new leader in John Moore on 44 with Paul Mihailovits and Dave Corlett next on 43.

Skeet doubles was the next form of skeet shooting to be held and John Moore was still in the lead on 69 closely followed by Paul Mihailovits in second place on 68 with Dave Corlett next on 66 in third place. The last skeet discipline was Olympic skeet and this sorts normally sorts the men from the boys and it didn’t disappoint . Nicky Barnett took C class on 58 points. In B class junior Joe Faragher was third on 71 with another junior David Cowin in second place on 77 and in first place in B class was Peter Kelly on 79.

We had a tie for second place in A class between Mark Barnett and Dave Corlett on 83 with the third round leader John Moore taking A class with 84 having scoring only 15 points in the Olympic skeet which left Paul Mihailovits to take the Skeet Medley championship with 87 points – well shot Paul!

Results

High Gun

  1. P Mihailovits (23, 20, 25, 19 = 87)

A Class

  1. Moore (21, 23, 25, 15 = 84)
  2. M Barnett (21, 20, 22, 20 = 83)
    D Corlett (22, 21, 22, 17 = 83)

B Class

  1. P Kelly (22, 17, 20, 20 = 79)
  2. D Cowin (J) (20, 21, 22, 14 = 77)
  3. J Faragher (J) (19, 19, 18, 15 = 71)

C Class

  1. N Barnett (L) (19, 10, 20, 9 = 58)
Skeet shooters J Moore, P Mihailovits, D Corlett, N Barnett, J Cowley, M Barnett, D Cowin, J Faragher, J Corkill, and P Kelly

Next week is the Meary Veg Trap Medley over 75 targets sponsored by Creer & Kelly Ltd. We still have a couple of dinner tickets spare if you still want to go. Duty officers this week are B Faragher & W Rand.