Hospice 2021 Chairman’s Report

Successful 11th Annual Charity Shoot

A full house of 72 competitors took to the stands on bright clear day at Meary Veg, Santon, for the IOM Clay Pigeon Shooting Club’s annual Hospice Charity Shoot which is now in its eleventh year and has raised over £25,000 to date.

All 2021 Hospice Medals

This year’s shoot for the team event is handicapped based on the best three scores of the five stands shot. All class prizes are based on actual scores.

The first squad was out at 09:00 with Juan Cowley setting the pace for high gun with 45 points. In squad two we had a PB with James Davis former radio presenter beating his PB by one scoring eight points and with his handicap was in the lead for the handicap gold medal. Squad three saw two father and daughters teaming up to form a team in John and Darcy Bateson along with Mike and Kate Atkinson who set the score to beat in the team section with 186 points.

The 11:30 squad saw Rosalie and Richard Beaumont along with Tracey and Davy Jones taking to the stands with Davy claiming the high ground scoring 22. The 12:30 squad was entered from Hospice with Jamie Murphy, Liz Drummond, David Drummond and Callum Mills with Jamie being top dog with 32 points. The 1pm squad saw another two families taking part in the Kneen’s John, Richard and Kate along with the Fabrizio’s Peter and Giulio who would figure in the final results later on.

The 13:30 squad saw some big hitters taking part with Neil Parsons taking the lead in the high gun section with 46 pipping Juan Cowley’s score that had stood since 09:00 but it didn’t last long as junior Michael Cross who was in the same squad beat it with a score of 47. Also in this squad was Stuart Cilliers who was taking part for the first time and scored 17.

The 2pm squad was another entry from Hospice with juniors Charlie and William Muggan teaming up with Clare and Nick Kayzer finishing with a team total of 65.

The final squad at 2-30 was the Collister family Bill, John, David along with James Mylchreest with his Dad David taking part also for the first time. David finished with a combined score of 48 in the handicap section which tied for first place with James Davis and John Bateson so count back was needed to decide the medals with James taking the gold medal by just over a point with John taking the silver and David the bronze.

It was a close run thing in the team event once all the handicaps had been added in with the bronze medals going to David Mylchreest, Chris McCabe, Peter and Giulio Fabrizio with 185 points, taking the silver medals with 186 points were the two father and daughter pairings of Darcy and John Bateson along with Mike and Kate Atkinson. The winners of the gold medals were Stan and Michael Cross, Neil Parsons and Alan Kinrade with a score of 188.

At the conclusion of the event the medals were presented by Ann Mills CO of Hospice IOM.

I would like to thank are main sponsors, The NFU Mutual for sponsoring the medals, Harrison and Garrett for the burgers ribs etc Robinsons for the fruit and veg, British clay company for suppling the clays and last but not least Lisa and Kevin for putting on a marvellous buffet.

Also, a big thank you must go to all that helped in anyway in setting up, officiating, competing and most of all in making it a very enjoyable day.

Final Results


  1. N Parsons (46)
  2. J Cowley (45)
  3. S Cross (44)


  1. J Moore (45)
  2. D Corlett (44)
  3. A Hayes (43)


  1. M Cross (47)
  2. J Faragher (41)
  3. A Wade (37)


  1. N Barnett (35)
  2. A Wade (28)
  3. A Callister (26)


  1. J Collister (34)
  2. D Collister (34)
  3. J Murphy (32)


  1. J Davis (48 + 12)
  2. J Bateson (48 + 10.4)
  3. D Mylchreest (48 + 9.4)

High Gun

  1. M Cross (47)

Team Handicap

  1. S Cross
    M Cross (J)
    N Parsons
    A Kinrade (188)
  2. J Bateson
    D Bateson (J) (L)
    M Atkinson
    C Atkinson (J) (L) (186)
  3. D Mylchreest
    C McCabe
    G Fabrizio
    P Fabrizio (185)
Hospice 2021 Team Event: N Parsons, S Cross, Hospice CEO Anne Mills, M Cross (J)