Walker Walks on Water

Boxing Day Shoot

The IOM Clay Pigeon Shooting Club held their annual Christmas shoot kindly sponsored by Top Spec Fencing at Meary Veg Santon with 34 competitors taking part in all categories in cold, wet but at times sunny conditions.

The leader of the main event at the half way stage was Steven Craine with a well shot 24, in equal second place were B class shooter Jack Clague and C class shooter Ted Kermeen on 22, followed by Mike Walker in fourth place on 21 and making up the top six were Arran Wade and Rob Corlett on 20. In the unclassified section the leaders were Michael Cross and Calum Craine on 18.

After a short break the second round got under way and in the unclassified section Michael Cross repeated his first round score on 18 to win the section, in second place on 33 was Mark Hepworth, but we had a five way tie for third place so count back was used which saw Andre Visjhov take third place with Zac Bellhouse in fourth place, Giulio Fabrizio was fifth, Stan Skinner sixth and Calum Craine seventh.

In Class C Mike Whitehead finished in third place on 34 with Will Rand taking second place on 36 but winning C class with 38 hits was Ted Kermeen. Brian Faragher was third in B class on 39 with Dave Corlett taking second place with 43 kills but winning B class with 44 kills was Jack Clague. In A class junior Arran Wade was third on count back from Rob Corlett in second place, both scoring 42 kills each but winning A Class with 43 kills was first round leader Steven Craine  but high gun on the day was Mike Walker who showed every body how to do it by hitting a straight in his second round to win the John Moore Highgun cup with 46 kills.

In the handicap section for the George Costain Handicap cup the winner was Mike Whitehead with 167 points. The last of the trophies to be won was the best non members cup or better know as the ‘Archie Cup’ and the winner was Cesar Kermode who received a years free membership to the club.


High Gun

  1. M Walker (46)

Class A

  1. S Craine (43)
  2. R Corett (40)
  3. Arr Wade (J)(40)

Class B

  1. J Clague (44)
  2. D Corlett (43)
  3. B Faragher (39)

Class C

  1. T Kermeen (38)
  2. W Rand (36)
  3. M whitehead (34)


  1. M Cross (36)
  2. M Hepworth (33)
  3. A Visjhov (32)

Ladies N/M

  1. K Morgan (16)
  2. J Faragher (12)
  3. S Faragher (12)


  1. L Faragher (24)

A big thank you to the lads that set up and also to ladies in the kitchen who kept us feed and watered and finally thank you to all that entered and a happy new year to all members for 2024 bring.