The IOM clay Pigeon Shooting Club hosted the IOM All Round Championship kindly sponsored by Sadler Agricultural Supplies
The championship consisted of four disciplines SB DTL, ABT, English Skeet and Sporting and shot in that order.
The leader after the SBDTL was John Moore with 24 points closely followed by Michael Cross and junior Arran Wade on 22 with Alan Kinrade, Mark Barnett, Rob Corlett and Jack Clague on 21.
The next discipline was ABT and John Moore was still in the lead on 45 points with Michael Cross and Arran Wade in equal second place on 44 and followed by Alan Kinrade on 41 with Mark Riley now in fourth place on 40.
English skeet was next and Cross showed his class hitting all 25 targets to take the lead on 69 points with Moore now in second place on 66 followed by Kinrade in third place on 65, Mark Riley was forth on 63 with Arran Wade in fifth place on 62.
The final discipline was sporting shot over a very testing course of four stands. With the first four getting prizes we had to have a shoot off for third and forth place between Mark Riley and Arran Wade over a round of SBDTL. The result of the shoot off was Riley claimed third place with 20 points to Wade’s 19, who got fourth place. The runner up in the Championship went to Alan Kinrade with 82 points but taking the Championship with 84 points was Michael Cross, well done Michael!
The sixth and final round of the Colin Bowen Memorial English skeet was held at Meary Veg Santon with 22 competitors taking part in near ideal conditions, also with the news traps in operation.
Roman Sammer and Will Rand were the joint leaders after the first round with perfect 25 straights followed by John Moore and George Davies on 24 with Paul Mihailovits, Dave Corlett, Stand Cross, Michael Cross and junior Zac Bellhouse next on 23.
After the second round the final results were in third place in C class and making a welcome return was Peter Fabrizio with 43 points in second place on 45 was David Morgan but taking C class for the last time with 49 points was Roman Sammer.
In B class lady shooter Madeleine Simpson with 41 points with Giulio Fabrizio in second place on 44 but taking B class with 45 points was George Davies. We had a four way tie for third place in A class between John Moore,Michael Cross Stan Cross and Peter Kelly with 47 points with Peter hitting a straight in his second round . Second place in A class went to Paul Mihailovits with 48 points with Paul recording a straight in his second round but star of the day went to Will Rand who recorded his second straight of the day to take A class with 50 straight, well shot Will.
Next week is the rearranged IOM All Round Championship sponsored by Sadler Agricultural Supplies. The sheet is up in the club house for the annual presentation dinner, please make every effort to attend to pick your prizes up.
The winter fixture list is now available on the web or hard copies at the club house along with the latest news letter. Would all cup holders please return them for engraving.
The sixth and final round of the Dave and Pam Corlett Pro Sporting league was held at Meary Veg Santon in wet and cool conditions but it did not deter the 16 shooters taking part as the competition was shot from the shelters that the club have built over the past couple of years.
The leader after the first layout was John Moore with 24 points in second place on 23 were junior Joe Faragher and Peter Kelly followed by Rob Corlett, Paul Mihailovits, Will Ennett and Dave Corlett on 22.
Once every body had finished the second layout we had the following results, in C class Brian Kelly finished in third place with 40 points, but we had a tie for first place in C between Daniel Zorab and Will Ennett who both shot 43. In B class newcomer Ben Stembridge was third on 42 with John Moore taking second place on 45 but winning B class with the best score of the was junior Joe Faragher with 47 points. Paul Mihailovits was third in A class with 44 points but we had another tie for first place in A between Will Rand and Rob Corlett on 45 points, Will hitting a straight on the second layout.
In the afternoon the final round of the Suntera Sporting League was held with 18 competitors taking part in damp dull conditions, which was again shot under the shelters.
The leaders after the first stand were John Moore and Brian Faragher with 9 points followed by Paul Mihailovits, Will Rand, Arran Wade, Dave Corlett and Peter Kelly on 8. John Moore was in the lead on his own after stand two with 19 points followed by Paul Mihailovits, Dave Corlett and Dave Clague on 17.
We had a new leader after stand three in Paul Mihailovits with 27 points with Ben Stembridge in second place on 26 followed by six shooters on 24. Stand four and Mihailovits was still in the lead on 35 with Stembridge in second place on 34 followed by Rand and George Davies on 33.
The final results after the fifth and final stand were, in C class Ed Rixon was third on 26 with lady shooter Irene Stockil taking second place on 29 but winning C class with 32 points was Mark Sweetman. We had a three way tie for first place in B class between junior Arran Wade, John Moore and Dave Corlett all on 39 points. Ben Stem Bridge was third in A class on 41 with Will Rand taking second place with 42 points but top of the class with 44 points was Paul Mihailovits.
The full overall league results will be posted once they have been checked. The IOM All Round Championship which was due to be held on Sunday 24th September has been moved to 15th October also the range will be closed on Sunday 24th September.
The fifth round of the Colin Bowen Memorial English Skeet league was held at Meary Veg Santon with 15 competitors taking part in near ideal conditions and to add spice to the competition the Cesar Leonetti Handicap cup was up for grabs.
We had a five way tie after the first round with A class shooters Rachael Bowen Matthews, James Simpson, John Moore and C class shooters Roman Sammer and Mike Walker (who brought his trap gun instead of his skeet gun) all hitting 24, on 23 were another two C class shooters in Mike Whitehead and Brian Kelly.
At the end of the second round we had Mike Walker and Brian Kelly in equal second place in C class with 45 points but taking C class with 48 points and joint highgun was Roman Sammer. Steven Rand was third in B class with 35 points with Madeleine Simpson in second place on 36 but taking B class with 37 points was George Davies.
Paul Mihailovits was in third place in A class with 46 points, who shot the only straight of the day in his second round, but we had a tie for first place in a between James Simpson and Rachael Bowen Matthews on 48 points.
The winner of the Cesar Leonetti handicap cup was C class winner Roman Sammer with 61 points.
It was another busy day at Meary Veg with three competitions taking place. First up was the fifth round of the Tower Insurance DTL league held in near ideal conditions.
The joint leaders after the first round were Mike Walker and Peter Kelly on 69 points in equal third place on 66 were Phil Ward and Stan Cross with junior Arran Wade, John Moore and Mark Riley next on 65.
After the second round the final results were in C class Brian Kelly was second with 86 points with Mike Whitehead in first place in C on 129. Ted Kermeen was third in B on 108 with Stan Cross taking second place on 116 but winning B class with 122 points was Dave Corlett.
In A class Phil Ward was in third place with 135 points with Arran Wade taking second place with 138 but just piping him for highgun by one point was Mike Walker with 139 points.
The third and final shoot was the fifth round of the Sadler Agricultural Supplies ABT league.
The joint leaders after the first round were Father and son Alan and Arran Wade with both hitting 25 straights, in third place on 23 was Steven Craine with Mark Riley and Stan Skinner in equal fourth place on 22.
With both Wades shooting along side each other in squad two it going to be interesting to see who cracked first in the second round and it was Alan who missed his ninth target, so all eyes were on junior Arran to see if he could get 50 straight but it didn’t as he missed his 19th target to finish on 24 for a total of 49, but dad Alan, who never gives up, ground a score out, chipping second barrelling a lot of his targets to finish also with a 24 to tie with Arran on 49, Steven Craine was third with 45 points.