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.

Results

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.

Will Rand, Paul Mihailovits, Dave Corlett, Andre Visnjov, Mike Walker, Irene Stockil, Mike Whitehead, John Moore, Mark Barnett

Craine Masters the Wind

Winter DTL League, Round 4

The fourth and final round of the Cu Plas Callow Winter Series DTL league was held at Meary Veg Santon in very windy and dull conditions.

The leader after the first round was left hander Steven Craine with a 25/71 straight, in second place on 23/63 was Peter Lowe with B class shooter John Moore in third place with 21/61 followed by Phil Ward 19/56 in fourth place with Calum Craine 21/55 in fifth place.

After a short break the second round got under way with the conditions no better than the first round. Andre Visnjov finished in second place in C class with 32/92 with Mike Whitehead taking the honours in C class with 34/99. John Moore was the sole shooter in B class with the second best score of the day with 46/133 and also best round of the day a 25/72 straight in his second round. Calum Craine finished in third place in A class with 44/122 with Phil Ward taking second place with 442/124 but top of the class with 48/138 was Steven Craine.

Results

Class A

  1. S Caine (138)
  2. P Ward (124)
  3. C Craine (122)

Class B

  1. J Moore (133)

Class C

  1. M Whitehead (99)
  2. A Visnjov (92)
J Moore, S Craine, P Ward, A Visnjov, C Craine, M Whitehead

Another Victory for Ward

Winter DTL League, Round 3

The third round of the Cu Plas Callow Winter Series DTL league was held at Meary Veg Santon in near ideal conditions.

The leader after the first round was Mr Consistency Phil Ward with 69 points in second place on 67 was Steven Craine with junior Zac Bellhouse shooting his first DTL league shoot in third place on 64. John Moore was the leading B class shooter with Rob Marshall leading C class on 59.

After a short break the second round got under way and again Phil Ward was consistent, repeating his first round score of 69 to take highgun and first in A class with 138 points in second place in A class was Steven Craine with 134 points with junior Zac Bellhouse third on 129. John Moore was first in B class on 122 with Jack Clague taking second place on 120 and making up the top three in B was Brian Faragher on 101. The leading C class shooter was Mike Whitehead on 117 one point ahead of Rob Marshall in second place on 116 with Brian Kelly third on 110.

Results

Class A

  1. P Ward (139)
  2. S Craine (134)
  3. Z Bellhouse (J)(129)

Class B

  1. J Moore (121)
  2. J Clague (120)
  3. B Faragher (101)

Class C

  1. M Whitehead (117)
  2. R Marshall (116)
  3. B Kelly (11)

Walker Walks on Water

Boxing Day Shoot

The IOM Clay Pigeon Shooting Club held their annual Christmas shoot kindly sponsored by Top Spec Fencing at Meary Veg Santon with 34 competitors taking part in all categories in cold, wet but at times sunny conditions.

The leader of the main event at the half way stage was Steven Craine with a well shot 24, in equal second place were B class shooter Jack Clague and C class shooter Ted Kermeen on 22, followed by Mike Walker in fourth place on 21 and making up the top six were Arran Wade and Rob Corlett on 20. In the unclassified section the leaders were Michael Cross and Calum Craine on 18.

After a short break the second round got under way and in the unclassified section Michael Cross repeated his first round score on 18 to win the section, in second place on 33 was Mark Hepworth, but we had a five way tie for third place so count back was used which saw Andre Visjhov take third place with Zac Bellhouse in fourth place, Giulio Fabrizio was fifth, Stan Skinner sixth and Calum Craine seventh.

In Class C Mike Whitehead finished in third place on 34 with Will Rand taking second place on 36 but winning C class with 38 hits was Ted Kermeen. Brian Faragher was third in B class on 39 with Dave Corlett taking second place with 43 kills but winning B class with 44 kills was Jack Clague. In A class junior Arran Wade was third on count back from Rob Corlett in second place, both scoring 42 kills each but winning A Class with 43 kills was first round leader Steven Craine  but high gun on the day was Mike Walker who showed every body how to do it by hitting a straight in his second round to win the John Moore Highgun cup with 46 kills.

In the handicap section for the George Costain Handicap cup the winner was Mike Whitehead with 167 points. The last of the trophies to be won was the best non members cup or better know as the ‘Archie Cup’ and the winner was Cesar Kermode who received a years free membership to the club.

Results

High Gun

  1. M Walker (46)

Class A

  1. S Craine (43)
  2. R Corett (40)
  3. Arr Wade (J)(40)

Class B

  1. J Clague (44)
  2. D Corlett (43)
  3. B Faragher (39)

Class C

  1. T Kermeen (38)
  2. W Rand (36)
  3. M whitehead (34)

Unclassified

  1. M Cross (36)
  2. M Hepworth (33)
  3. A Visjhov (32)

Ladies N/M

  1. K Morgan (16)
  2. J Faragher (12)
  3. S Faragher (12)

Juniors

  1. L Faragher (24)

A big thank you to the lads that set up and also to ladies in the kitchen who kept us feed and watered and finally thank you to all that entered and a happy new year to all members for 2024 bring.

Ward Wins DTL

Winter DTL League – Round 2

The second round of the Cu Plas Callow Winter Series DTL league was held at Meary Veg Santon with 13 competitors taking part in extremely cold but calm 
conditions.

The leader after the first round was junior Arran Wade who missed only one  target scoring 24/72 points, in second place on 23/68 was Phil Ward with Ted  Kermeen in third place on 23/66, in fourth place was Peter Lowe 21/62 with  Brian Faragher in fifth place on 21/60 and making up the top six were Mike  Walker 21/59 and Steven Craine 20/59.

After a short break the second round got under way and at the end we had the following results. In third place in C class went to Rob Marshall on 33/95 with Mike Whitehead taking second place with 40/117 but taking C class by a  country mile was Ted Kermeen with 44/127. In B class Brian Faragher was third on 41/113 with Jack Clague taking second  place on 40/115 and in first place was John Moore with 41/116. Mike walker was third in A class on 44/129, in second place on 46/134 was first round leader Arran Wade but top of the class on 46/137 was Phil Ward.

Results

Class A

  1. P ward (137)
  2. Arr Wade (J)(134)
  3. M Walker (129)

Class B

  1. J Moore (116)
  2. J Clague (115)
  3. B Faragher (113)

Class C

  1. T Kermeen (127)
  2. M Whitehead (117)
  3. R Marshall (95)