The second round of the Pam and Dave Corlett Pro Sporting league was held at Meary Veg, Santon, with 22 competitors taking part in wet and very misty conditions making setting targets difficult. We had the added incentive of the Pam & Dave Corlett Highgun and the Meary Veg Handicap cups up for grabs also.
With both ranges being used at the same time we did not have a half way leader board but at the end of the two rounds Brain Kelly and Chris Workman finished in equal second place in C class on 25 points with lady shooter Nicky Barnett taking C class with 32 points. In B class George Davies was third on 37 with John Moore taking second place in B on 38 but winning B class with 39 points was Brian Faragher. We had a three way tie for third place in A class with Stan Cross, Rob Corlett and Paul Mihailovits all scoring 40 points, in second place in A was Mark Barnet on 42 but top of the class with 47 points and winning the Pam & Dave Corlett High gun cup was Michael Cross who hit a 25 straight in his second round. We had to have a shoot off for the handicap cup between husband and wife Mark and Nicky Barnet with Mark taking the bragging rights by one point from Nicky.
In the afternoon the second round of the Suntera Global Sporting league was held again with 22 competitors taking and again in even more misty conditions.
We had nine shooters all scoring the perfect ten in equal first place after the first stand. This was whittled down to three tying for first place after stand two with Michael Cross, John Moore and Dave Corlett, both B class on 19 points followed by Arran Wade (B class) Stan Cross, Rob Corlett and Paul Mihailovits on 18.
After stand three we had two in the lead in Michael Cross and John Moore on 28 followed by Arran Wade, Dave Corlett, Stan Cross and Rob Corlett in equal third place on 27. We had a new leader after stand four in junior Arran Wade on 36 points followed by Michael Cross and John Moore on 35.
After the fifth and last stand we Had Nicky Barnett in third place in C class on 32 with Mark Sweetman taking second place on 33 but winning C class with 35 points was Liam Kirkpatrick. It was a tight affair in B class with Dave Corlett taking third place with 43 points followed by John Moore in second place on 44 and taking B class with 45 points was junior Arran Wade which was also equal high gun. In A class Stan Cross was third with 41 points with Alan Wade taking second place with 42 points but taking his second victory of the day was Michael Cross with 45 points.
Fifteen shooters turned out for the 2nd round of the Bowen Family sponsored English Skeet league which took place on Easter Sunday, there was also the Stan Cross Easter High Gun Cup and the George Costain Easter Handicap Cup to shoot for, and these were shot over 50 targets. There was also the Colin Bowen Memorial Team Event where teams were drawn out of the hat this was shot over 100 targets. The condition were dry but blustery at times making the targets unpredictable.
The leader after the first round was B Class shooter Madeline Simpson on an excellent 24 closely followed by three shooters on 23 these being Stan Cross, Paul Mihailovits, and John Moore. When the second round scores were in we had an out right Winner in Stan Cross on 47 ex 50 thus giving Stan the High Gun Cup. In the handicap section it was a close call between Madeline Simpson and relatively new comer Roman Sammer, Roman came out on top by two point to take the George Costain Handicap Cup.
The second round of the Tower Insurance DTL League was held at Meary Veg, Santon with 17 competitors taking part in dry cool conditions which also had the IOM Goats high gun cup and the Jack Harrison Handicap cups up for grabs.
The leader after the first round was junior Arran Wade who only dropped one target for 72 points, in second place on 68 was Phil Ward with John Moore third on 67. The leading B class shooter was George Davies on 61 with Jack Clague the leading C class shooter on 60.
At the end of the second round Mike Thomson finished in third place in C class with 73 points with Mark Barnett taking second place on 108 but winning C class with 117 points was Jack Clague. Rob Marshall was third in B class on 88 with Brian Faragher taking second place on 122 but winning B class with 128 points was George Davies. In A class Steven Craine finished in third place on 129 with John Moore taking second place on 131 but top of the class with 142 point and hitting the only straight of the day was Phil Ward who also won the IOM Goats Highgun Cup.
We had to have a shoot off for the Jack Harrison Handicap cup between George Davies and Brian Faragher which George won handsomely.
In the afternoon the second round of the Manx Petroleum’s Olympic skeet league was held with a healthy turn out of 10 competitors taking part.
The leader after the first round was Stan Cross on 20 Dave Clague, James Bradley and Ted Davis all tying for second place on 18. At the end of the second round we had a tie for third place between Ted Davis and James Bradley on 36 and we also had a tie for first place between Stan Cross and Dave Clague on 38. With more than six shooters taking part a handicap prize was awarded and the winner was Peter Fabrizio with 52 points.
Just to round the day off the second round of the Sadler Agricultural Supplies ABT league was held.
We had a three way tie for first place after the first round between Rob Corlett, Alan Wade and son Arran on 20. After the second round Mike Walker and Arran Wade were in equal second place with 37 points but winning with 40 points was Alan Wade. The handicap winner was Rob Corlett with 47 points.
The Stan Cross Meary Veg Skeet Medley was held at Meary Veg, Santon, with 14 competitors taking part in dull and nearly dry conditions.
The joint leaders after the English skeet section were Paul Mihailovits and Michael Cross with 24 points, in equal third place were Stan Cross and James Simpson on 23 followed by John Moore, Will Rand, Peter Kelly and C class shooters Mark Hepworth and Roman Sammer who were all on 22 points.
The next discipline was Skeet doubles and once again Michael Cross was top scoring along with Dad Stan and Will Rand with 24 points, Michael was also still in the lead on 48 with Stan in second place on 47 followed by Will Rand and James Simpson on 46. In B class we had a tie between Brian Faragher and Dave Corlett on 38 points and in C class Mark Hepworth was the leader on 41 with Roman Sammer in second place with 39 points followed by Chris Workman in third place on 38.
The final discipline was Olympic Skeet and in C class Mark Hepworth finished in third place on 48 points with Chris Workman taking second place on 49 with Roman Sammer taking the class with 40 points. In B class Dave Corlett was second with 52 points one point behind Brian Faragher in first place on 53. In A class we had a four way tie for third place between James Simpson, Paul Mihailovits, Will Rand and Jeff Corkill with 59 points, second place in A went to John Moore with 61 points with Stan Cross taking first place with 66 points one behind son Michael who was crowned the Meary Veg Skeet Medley Champion with 67 points – well Done Michael!
The first round of the Colin Bowen Memorial English Skeet League was held at Meary Veg Santon with 20 competitors taking part in cold, breezy but dry conditions.
The leaders after the first round were A class shooters Paul Mihailovits and Michael Cross who both recorded 25 straights with another A class shooter Dave Corlett along with two C class shooters Mark Hepworth and Roman Sammer were in equal third place on 24 followed by Rachael Bowen Matthews and Stan Cross on 23.
After the second round shot on the right hand range we had a three way tie for third place in C class between Mike Walker, Roman Sammer and Brian Kelly on 41, second place in C class went to Chris Workman on 44 but the winner of class with 46 points was Mark Hepworth. In B class Steven Rand was second on 38 with Brian Faragher taking B class with 41 points. In A class we had a tie for second place between Stan and Michel Cross on 47, but top of the class with 49 points was Paul Mihailovits.
Eight shooters carried on to complete 100 targets and again Paul Mihailovits was the winner on 92 with Dave Corlett and Rachel Bowen Matthews in equal second place on 90. Mark Hepworth who was shooting his first 100 target shoot in fourth place on 85, fifth place went to Roman Sammer on 81 with Chris Workman in sixth place on 79.