The first round of the Utopia Hair Salon Winter Series English Skeet was held at Meary Veg Santon in dull but calm conditions.
The leader after the first round was Roman Sammer with a perfect 25 straight in second place on 24 was Giulio Fabrizio with Paul Mihailovits in third place on 23. The leading B class shooters at this stage was Peter Kelly on 22, the leading C class shooter was Ted Kermeen on 21.
After a short break the second round got under way and at the end in C class in third place was lady shooter Irene Stockil on 39 with Ted Kermeen taking second place with 43 points but taking C class with 48 points was Giulio Fabrizio. We had a two way tie for third place in B class between Dave Corlett and Mark Hepworth on 43 points, we also had a tie for first place in B between Mike Walker and Peter Kelly with 44 points each.
In A class third place went to John Moore with 47 points, John hitting a straight in his second round, in second place on 48 was Paul Mihailovits who also hit a straight in his second round, but the star of the show was Roman Sammer who has only been shooting for about two years took first place in A and also highgun on the day with 49 points – well done Roman!
The first round of the Winter Series Pro Sporting league kindly sponsored by Stan Cross was held at Meary Veg Santon with 21 competitors taking part in very wet and dull conditions but with the investment in shelters by the club over the past couple of years all the shooters stayed dry throughout the competition. The Victor Annand Referees and range officials cup was also up for grabs.
The leader after the first round were Michael Cross and Paul Mihailovits who both scored 22, in equal third place on 20 was Stan Cross with Rob Corlett and Liam Kirkpatrick next on 19.
Victor Annand Cup
Dedicated to safety officers and other range officials, the Victor Annand cup is presented annually in December to the highest scoring member of the Meary Veg team during the season’s first sporting shoot.
Setting targets and maintaining traps in all weather isn’t always easy work, and this cup honours those individuals who give up their time in order to keep the targets flying.
After a short break the second round got under way and in C class Mike Whitehead finished in third place with 17 points with Irene Stockil taking second place with 20 points but winning C class with 24 points was Sue Doyle. We had a tie for third place in B class between Liam Kirkpatrick and Ben Stembridge on 32 points, in second place on 36 points was Brian Faragher with Stan Cross taking first place with 37 points. We had a three way tie for third place in A class between Rob Corlett, Will Rand and Mark Barnett on 34 points, in second place on 36 points was Paul Mihailovits but top of the class and also winning the Victor Annand cup was Michael Cross with 42 points, who was the only shooter to have two scores in the twenties, well done Michael!
The first round of the Cu Plas Callow Winter Series DTL league was held at Meary Veg Santon in near perfect conditions.
The leader after the first round was summer league winner Arran Wade with a 25/73 straight in second place on 71 were Mike Walker and B class shooter Jack Clague followed by Phil Ward, Ted Kermeen, Mark Riley and John Moore on 69 with John Moore also hitting a straight.
After a short break the second round got under way and once all the score had been verified we had the following results. Third place in C class went to Mike Whitehead with 129 points he even missed his last target for at straight in his second round, in second place on 135 was Rob Marshall with Ted Kermeen pipping him by one point for first place in C on 136 points. Brian Faragher was third in B class on 124 with John Moore talking second place on 140 but pipping John by one point also for first place was Jack Clague on 141. In A class Mike Walker was in third place on 140 with Phil ward taking second place on 141 but winning A class and highgun on the day with 142 was junior Arran Wade.
The final fixture of the summer series which was a combined English and Olympic skeet shoot. 12 shooters took part in near ideal conditions with Mike Whitehead being the keenest, turning up well before 9am (forgot about the clock)
The joint leaders after the English skeet section were Jeff Corkill and Roman Sammer with 24 points, in equal third place on 23 were John Moore and Michael and Stan Cross with Giulio Fabrizio, Liam Kirkpatrick and Mike Walker next on 22.
After a short break the Olympic skeet got under way and finishing in joint fourth place with 39 points were Giulio Fabrizio and Roman Sammer in third place on 42 was Jeff Corkill with Stan Cross taking second place on 43 but top of the shop with 45 points was Michael Cross, Well done Mike!
Next week is the first round of the Cu Plas Callow Winter Series DTL league with last entries at 10am.
The IOM Clay Pigeon Club hosted a combined DTL/ABT shoot at the week end and sponsored by the club itself.
The joint leaders after the DTL section were Mike Walker with a 25/72 straight and Peter Kelly also with 72 points, in third place on 71 was John Moore with Jack Clague next on 68 and making up the top six were Brian Faragher and Steven Craine on 66.
After a short break to allow the sun to get higher in the sky so the targets could be seen. In equal fifth place on 123 were Brian Faragher and Peter Kelly, in fourth place on 129 was Mike Walker with Steven Craine taking third place on 131. Phil Ward had the best round in ABT with a 23/69 round enabling him to take second place on 135 but top of the class with 137 points was John Moore.