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.
The fourth round of the Tower Insurance DTL league was held at Meary Veg Santon in near perfect weather conditions which also had the Ian Faragher Highgun cup up for grabs.
The leader after the first round was junior Arran Wade with a perfect 25/75 straight, in second place on 71 points was Mike Walker with B class shooter George Davies in third place with 70 points, which was also a straight. The leading C class shooter at this stage was Jack Clague with 62 points.
After a short break the second round got under way and in C class Jack Clague finished in second place on 117 but winning C class with 120 points was Mike Whitehead. Rob Marshall was third in B class on 103 with Dave Corlett taking second place on 111 but winning B class by a country mile was George Davies with 130 points. Third place in A class was Mark Riley on 134 with Arran Wade taking second place on 139 but top of the class with 145 points and a straight in his second round was Mike Walker who also won the Ian Faragher Highgun Cup.
The forth round of the Sadler Agricultural Supplies ABT league was held in the afternoon and the leader after the first round was junior Arran Wade again on 24 with Stan Skinner, Alan Wade and making a return to clay shooting Dave Walton on 23.
After the second round Dave Walton hit another 23 to finish in third place on 46 but we had a tie for first place between Stan Skinner and Alan Wade on 47.
The third round of the Tower Insurance DTL league was held at Meary Veg Santon in dry but misty conditions.
The leader after the first round were Mark Riley and junior Arran Wade with 72 points, in third place on 69 was Mike Walker. The leading B class shooter was Dave Corlett on 59 with Jeff Corkill leading C class on 57.
At the end of the second round newcomer Mike Whitehead finished in third place in C class on 92 with Brian Kelly taking second place with 96 points but winning C class with 115 points was Jeff Corkill. Rob Marshall was third in B class on 102 with George Davies taking second place on 115 but in first place on 119 was Dave Corlett. Mike Walker was third in A on 131 with Mark Riley taking second place on 136 but winning A class with 141 was junior Arran Wade.
In the afternoon the third round of the Manx Petroleum’s Olympic skeet league was held and the winner was James Bradley with 41 points in second place on 40 was Giulio Fabrizio with Jeff Corkill third on 34. The Cannell Crossing cup was also up for grabs and James Bradley was the winner.
The third round of the Sadler Agricultural Supplies ABT league was also held which had the J D Faulkner Highgun and the Kelly handicap cups up for grabs.
Mark Riley lead the way after the first round with a 25 straight, Steven Craine would have tied for the lead but he missed his last target to be in equal second place with Arran Wade on 24.
After the second round we had Alan Wade in third place overall on 45 mainly thanks to a straight in his second round but we had a tie for first place between Mark Riley and Steven Craine on 47 so a shoot off was required to see who lifted the J D Faulkner Cup and in the shoot off the bragging rights went to Steven Craine who hit 22 to Marks 20. The winner of the Kelly handicap cup was junior Arran Wade with 53 points.
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.
M Riley (66, 71, 60, 51, 60 = 308)
J Bradley (66, 47, 63, 75, 42 = 293)
S Cross (66, 41, 69, 54, 63 = 293)
J Corkill (69, 59, 69, 54, 27 = 278)
M Hepworth (57, 53, 39, 18, 36 = 203)
N Barnett (63, 27, 39, 18, 39 = 186)
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.
The Sadler Agricultural Supplies IOM Single Barrel DTL Championship was held at Meray Veg Santon in near ideal conditions.
The joint leaders after the first round were Phil Ward and junior Arran Wade with 24 points, in third place on 21 was Mike Walker. It was status quo after the second round with Wade and Ward in first place on 45 with Walker third on 44.
We had a clear leader after the third round in Phil Ward on 66 with Arran Wade now second on 64 followed by Mike Walker in third place on 63.After the forth and last round Wade finished in third place on 85 points with Walker taking second place on 86 but the clear winner and the only shooter to stay in the twenties all day was Phil Ward with 89 points.
P Ward (24, 21, 21, 23 = 89)
M Walker (21, 23, 19, 23 = 86)
A Wade (J) (24, 21, 19, 21 = 85)
Next week is the Fabrizio cup All round Championship over 125 targets. The entry sheets for the CM partners English skeet GP and the Meary Veg Sporting Gp are now up in the club house which is filling up fast, so to avoid disappointment get your name down ASAP.