Cross wears All-Round Crown

Manx All-Round Championship

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!


  1. M Cross (22, 22, 25, 15 = 84)
  2. A Kinrade (21, 20, 24, 17 = 82)
  3. M Riley (19, 21, 23, 16 = 79 + 20)
  4. Arr Wade (J) (22, 22, 18, 17 = 79 + 19)
A Wade, M Cross, M Riley, A Kinrade

Winter Classes Announced

Following a recent committee meeting we’ve decided the classes for the upcoming winter league, with the splits based as usual on average scores over the past two seasons. Classification of shooters across the various disciplines is therefore as follows:

English Sporting

Class A

  • P Mailholovits
  • R Corlett
  • A Wade
  • P Kelly
  • D Corlett
  • M Cross
  • A Wade (J)
  • B Stembridge
  • M Barnett
  • S Cross

Class B

  • J Moore
  • W Rand
  • G Davies
  • L Kirkpatrick
  • D Cowin (J)
  • B Faragher
  • M Sweetman
  • R Kneen
  • J Faragher (J)
  • J Clague
  • M Whitehead

Class C

  • A Wright
  • C Craine
  • N Barnett (L)
  • B Kelly
  • S Doyle (L)
  • D Morgan
  • E Rixon
  • Z Bellhouse (J)
  • J Kneen
  • R Marshall
  • A Wade (L)
  • R Sammer


  • N Parsons
  • M Riley
  • J Cowley
  • A Morgan
  • D Lally
  • A Hayes
  • M Parr
  • C Workman
  • M Hepworth
  • D Zorab
  • J Gaydon
  • M Cox
Continue reading “Winter Classes Announced”

Rand wraps up Summer Skeet

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.


Class A

  1. W Rand (50)
  2. P Mihailovits (48)
  3. P Kelly (47)
  4. S Cross (47)
  5. M Cross (47)
  6. J Moore (47)

Class B

  1. G Davies (45)
  2. G Fabrizio (44)
  3. M Simpson (L)(43)

Class C

  1. R Sammer (49)
  2. D Morgan (45)
  3. P Fabrizio (43)

100 League

  1. P Mihailovits (97)
  2. R Sammer (95)
  3. D Corlett (91)
  4. J Corkill (88)
  5. M Hepworth (77)
  6. M Whitehead (76)
G Fabrizio, J Moore, G Davies, P Kelly, M Cross, W Rand, R Sammer, S Cross, P Mihailovits, D Morgan, M Simpson, P Fabrizio

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.

Wades Dominate Penultimate Summer League Shoot

DTL League, Round 6

The sixth and final round of Tower Insurance’s summer DTL league was held at the Isle of Man Clay Pigeon Shooting Club, Santon, and saw eighteen keen competitors take part in perfect conditions.

Junior shooter Arran Wade hit the ground running with the day’s only 75 straight in his first round, closely followed by Stevie Craine on 73 and Mike Walker on 72. Rob Corlett closed out the class A leaders with 68, just three points ahead of C class Jeff Corkill on 65.

Phil Ward improved on his first round of 63 with a healthy 72 in round two, followed by John Moore on 70 and Ted Kermeen on 69, with Arran Wade, Stevie Craine, and Mike Parr all sharing 68 apiece.

Wade’s earlier straight helped propel him to overall victory with 143 points, closely followed by Craine on 141 and Walker with 138. Per-class results are as follows, with overall league results to be published at as soon as they’ve been collated.


Class A

  1. A Wade (143)
  2. S Craine (141)
  3. M Walker (138)

Class B

  1. T Kermeen (133)
  2. D Corlett (129)
  3. R Marshall (125)

Class C

  1. J Clague (129)
  2. M Barnett (126)
  3. M Whitehead (121)
R Marshall, S Craine, M Walker, A Wade, T Kermeen, M Whitehead, D Corlett, J Clague

Olympic Skeet League, Round 6

The afternoon of October 1st also saw the sixth round of Manx Petroleum’s Olympic Skeet league, with five competitors making a final bid for league dominance.

At the top of the first round we find Jeff Corkill with 19, followed by Dave Corlett on 17. Stan Cross and James Bradley each hit 15 targets, while newcomer to the discipline Mike Whitehead reigned in a respectable 7. It was all change for round two with Cross and Bradley reversing their fortunes and scoring 20 each, followed by Corkill with 17 and Corlett on 16. Whitehead also upped his game with 10 targets hit.


  1. J Corkill (36)
  2. S Cross (35)
  3. J Bradley (35)
  4. D Corlett (33)
  5. M whitehead (17)

ABT League, Round 6

Our third contest on this perfect mid-autumn day was the last of the Sadler Agricultural summer ABT league, and this time we had seven competitors battling it out.

Top of the pops with 24 hits in round one was Alan Wade, followed by Stevie Craine on 22 and Wade Junior, Arran, with 20. Mike Parr scored 17 while Ted Kermeen and Jackie Clague were in hot pursuit on 16 points, leaving Rob Corlett to plan his revenge from the back of the room with 15 targets hit.

Round two saw Craine score 23 points, followed by Wade Senior with 22, Kermeen on 21, and Wade Junior on 20. Parr and Corlett were on the up with 18 and 17 respectively, while Clague dipped to 13.

After two rounds of 25 targets, the top three are Alan Wade with 46, Stevie Craine with 45, and Arran Wade with 40 hits. Today’s handicap winner was Kermeen with 52 points.


  1. A Wade (46)
  2. S Craine (45)
  3. Arr Wade (J)(40)
  4. T Kermeen (37)
  5. M Parr (35)
  6. R Corlett (32)
  7. J Clague (29)