Walker takes the High Road

Winter All-Round

The Winter All Round kindly sponsored by Strand Vets was held at Meary Veg Santon with 25 competitors taking part in near ideal conditions.

The leader after the DTL and English skeet sections which were both been shot at the same time was trap shooter Mike Walker with 146 points mainly down to him hitting his maiden 25 straight in English skeet. In second place on 141 was Paul Mihailovits with Mark Barnett in third place on 134, Mark having the best round of DTL with a 25/74 straight, John Moore was in fourth place on 133 with the leading B class shooters Will Rand and junior Joe Faragher next on 125. Leading C class at this stage was Andre Visnjov on 122 with lady shooter Irene Stockil in second place in C on 111.

The Pro Sporting layout which was shot from the high bank had some very good targets on it and once all had shot we had the following results. In C class Mike Whitehead was in third place on 149 with Andre Visnjov taking second place on 158 but winning C class with 162 points was lady shooter Irene Stockil. We had a tie for second place in B class between junior Joe Faragher and Dave Corlett on 182 but winning B class with 188 points was Will Rand. John Moore was third in A class on 187 with Mark Barnett taking second place on 188 and winning A class with 195 was Paul Mihailovits, but the performance of the day has to go to Mike Walker who was the only shooter to stay in the twenties and break the two hundred barrier to win the Winter all Round with a grand total of 205 – well done Mike!

The prizes at the end were presented by Andre Visnjov of Strand Vets. A big thank you to all that made it a very good shoot.


High Gun

  1. M Walker (205)

Class A

  1. P Mihailovits (195)
  2. M Barnett (188)
  3. J Moore (187)

Class B

  1. W Rand (188)
  2. D Corlett (182)
  3. J Faragher (182)

Class C

  1. I Stockil (L)(162)
  2. A Visnjov (158)
  3. M Whitehead (149)

Next week is a work party to get the range ready for the summer season which starts on Sunday March 4th which is the first round of the Colin Bowen Memorial English Skeet league.

W Rand, P Mihailovits, D Corlett, A Visnjov, M Walker, I Stockil, M Whitehead, J Moore, M Barnett

Postman Bob Delivers

Pre-Christmas Shoot

The IOM Clay Pigeon shooting Club held their annual pre Christmas shoot at Meary Veg Santon with 21 competitors taking part in very windy and wet conditions.

The event was held over three disciplines of twenty targets in each discipline. Skeet Doubles was shot first and we had joint leaders in Calum Craine and Brian Faragher with 18 points followed by Stan Cross, Jeff Corkill and Dave Corlett on 17. The next discipline was Double Rise and Brian Faragher was in the lead on his own with 32 points with Rob Corlett now in second place on 31 followed by Calum Craine, Stan Cross, Mike Walker and junior Joe Faragher on 28. The leading C class shooter at this stage was Brian Kelly on 23.

The final discipline was Pro Sporting and in C Class we had a sudden death tie break for second place between Harvey Stembridge and Andre Visjhov, with Andre taking second place and Harvey third place but the winner of C class with 35 points was Brian Kelly. In B class Stan Cross finished in third place on 41 points with Calum Craine taking second place with 43 points but winning B Class with 44 points was Brian Faragher. John Moore finished in third place in A class with 39 points but we had to have another sudden death shoot off for first and second place’s between Mike Walker and Peter Kelly who both scored 41 points and the winner of the shoot off was Mike Walker. The highgun on the day went to Rob Corlett with a very well shot 49, well done Rob.

A team event was also held and the winners were Rob Corlett and Mike Walker with 90 points with Joe Faragher and Jeff Corkill second with 78 points.


High Gun

  1. R Corlett (49)

Class A

  1. M Walker (42)
  2. P Kelly (41)
  3. J Moore (39)

Class B

  1. B Faragher (44)
  2. C Craine (43)
  3. S Cross (41)

Class C

  1. B Kelly (35)
  2. A Visjhov (27)
  3. H Stembridge (26)


  1. R Corlett &
    M Walker (90)
  2. J Faragher &
    J Corkill (78)

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

Riley Lifts Summer Cup

2023 Summer Club All-Rounder

The IOM Clay Pigeon Shooting club held their annual Club Championship which was sponsored by Paul’s Gunstocks.

With sixteen competitors taking part both ranges were in use at the same time. English skeet and DTL were first to be shot and the leader was Mark Riley with 145 points in second place on 140 was Peter Kelly with Jeff Corkill in third place on 138. The leading lady was Nicky Barnett on 96 with Zac Bellhouse being the leading junior on 131.

The next two disciplines were ABT and Olympic skeet and Mark Riley was still in the lead on 262 but only by one point from Jeff Corkill in second place on 261, Paul Mihailovits was in third place on 256 with Stan Cross forth on 253, Mark Barnett was in fifth place on 247 and making up the top six was John Moore on 242.

The final discipline was sporting and once all the scores had been verified we had the following results. Zac Bellhouse was the junior champion with 254 points. In C class Mike Whitehead was third on 202 with Nicky Barnett taking second place on 222 who also won the ladies and winning C class with 263 points was Roman Sammer. In B class Mark Barnett was third on 307 with Stan Cross taking second place on 308 and in first place on 321 was Jeff Corkill. Peter Kelly was third in A class on 287 with John Moore in second place on 299, first place in A class went to Paul Mihailovits with 322  points who was also the veteran winner but the new Club All Round Champion with 328 points was Mark Riley – well Done Mark.


High Gun

  1. M Riley (328)

Class A

  1. P Mihailovits (322)
  2. J Moore (299)
  3. P Kelly (287)

Class B

  1. J Corkill (321)
  2. S Cross (308)
  3. M Barnett (307)

Class C

  1. R Sammer (263)
  2. N Barnett (L) (222)
  3. M Whitehead (202)
M Whitehead, R Sammer, J Moore, M Riley, S Cross, P Mihailovits, Z Bellhouse, N Barnett, P Kelly, J Corkhill

Cross Shines through Fog

Fabrizio Summer All-Round

The annual Fabrizio All Round Championship and kindly sponsored by Giulio Fabrizio was held at Meary Veg Santon in extremely misty conditions.

The leader after the first round which was English skeet was Michael Cross with a perfect 25/75 straight, in second place on 69 points was John Moore and Jeff Corkill followed by Mark Riley, James Bradley and Stan Cross on 66.

The next discipline was DTL and we had  a new leader in Mark Riley with 137 points with Michael Cross in second place on 135 followed by John Moore on 133. Michael Cross was in the lead again after the ABT section on 204 with Mark Riley and Jeff Corkill now in equal second place  on 197 followed by John Moore on 190. The next discipline to be shot was Olympic skeet and Michael Cross increased his lead scoring 66 for a running total of 270 ,19 ahead of Jeff Corkill and James Bradley in equal second place on 251 with James hitting a straight in this discipline, Mark Riley was next on 248 followed by John Moore on 241. The last discipline was Pro Sporting and  Nicky Barnett finished strongly to take second place in C class with 186 points with Mark Hepworth taking C class with 203. Jeff Corkill finished in second place in B class on 278 with Stan Cross taking B class with 293. In A class James Bradley was second on 293 with Mark Riley taking A class with 308 but the top gun on the day went to Michael Cross who shot consistently all day to take the Championship by 31 points with a final total of 339 – well done Michael.


Class A

  1. M Riley (66, 71, 60, 51, 60 = 308)
  2. J Bradley (66, 47, 63, 75, 42 = 293)

Class B

  1. S Cross (66, 41, 69, 54, 63 = 293)
  2. J Corkill (69, 59, 69, 54, 27 = 278)

Class C

  1. M Hepworth (57, 53, 39, 18, 36 = 203)
  2. N Barnett (63, 27, 39, 18, 39 = 186)

High Gun

  • M Cross (75 ESK, 60 DTL, 69 ABT, 66 OS, 69 PSP)

Next week is the third round of the Tower Insurance DTL league with the third rounds of the Sadler Agricultural Supplies ABT and the Manx Petroleum’s Olympic Skeet’s league in the afternoon.

J Bradley, G Fabrizio, M Hepworth, M Cross, J Corkill, M Riley, S Cross, N Barnett