Hospice 2023 Chairman’s Report

Successful 13th Annual Charity Event

The annual Hospice Charity shoot hosted once again by the IOM Clay Pigeon Shooting Club at Meary Veg Santon. The main sponsors on the day were Laporte for the supply of the the clays, Eley Hawk for the cartridges used, NFU Mutual who sponsored the medals and Harrison and Garrett for supplying all the burgers, sausages etc.

With a full house of 80 entries the shooting commenced at 9am with each team of four going out in twenty minute intervals with the last team going out at 3-20pm. The teams were very mixed from experienced shooters to people that have never fired a shot gun before who were all supervised and coached by club members.

At the end of a long day we had the following results. The individual Highgun on the day went to Wayne Corlett with 46 points, the first senior was Neil Parsons with 44 points  who beat Rob Watterson, also on 44, on count-back, with James Simpson in third place on 39. The first vet was Paul Mihailovits on 45 with Peter Kelly second on 40 and Dave Corlett third on 39. The first lady was Nicky Barnett on 36 with her good friend Jackie Turnbull second on 28 with Sue Doyle third on 26.

In the junior section Rebecca Ormesher was second on 26 with Joe Faragher taking first place with 33 points. In the non members section Karl Waggott was third on 36 points with Richie Howland second on 38 but taking first place with 44 points was Joe Opitz. In the handicap section Sid Ludbe was third with 48.7 points with Lisa Pugh in second place also on 48.7 with Alan Scannell in first place also with 48.7, all these positions were decided on count-back.

In the team highgun section of the competition Paul Mihailovits, Peter Alton, John Moore and George Davies finished in third place on 141 points, in second place with 142 points were Nicky and Mark Barnett, Jackie Turnbull and Peter Kelly, but retaining there title of best team with 154 points were Stan and Michael Cross, Will Rand and Neil Parsons who collected a new cup presented in memory of Mike and Margaret Cross.

In the team handicap section third place went to Fred and Karl Waggott, Richie Howland and Wayne Corlett with 139 + 45 handicap for a total of 184, in second place were Mark Cox, Dave Walton, Rob Watterson and Mark Hepworth with 141 +44.9=185.9, but taking the gold medal were Amanda Haxby, Laura Harrison, Graham Smith and Sarah Cubbon with 26+161.6=189.6.

At the end of the event all the medals were presented by the CEO John Knight of HOSPICE IOM.

On behalf of the club I would like the thank all our sponsors Eley Hawk, Laporte clays, Harrison and Garrett, NFU Mutual and anybody that donated to the event or helped in any way in making it a very enjoyable day in raising lots of money for Hospice IOM.

Many thanks once again,

Peter Kelly