Close Battle for Olympic Champ

Olympic Skeet Manx Championship

The IOM Olympic skeet championship sponsored by Sadler Agricultural Supplies was held at Meary Veg Santon in dry calm but dull conditions.

The leader after the first round was veteran David Clague with a well shot 24, in second place on 22 was Michael Cross with another veteran Dave Corlett in third place on 20. Cross was the new leader after the second round with a running total of 45 with Clague now in second place on 42 with Corlett still in third place on 41.

It was still the same order after the third round with Cross on 66, Clague on 64 and Corlett on 60 followed by Jeff Corkill and Giulio Fabrizio in equal forth place on 56. After the forth round we had Ted Davis finishing in fourth place on 75 with Jeff Corkill taking third place with 77 points but we had a tie for first place between Clague and Cross who both finished after the 100 on 85 so a sudden death shoot of was required to find a winner.

Clague shot first and hit three of his four targets, so did Cross. In the second batch of four Clague scored two, so did Cross but in the final two pairs Clague missed three to Cross’s two so Michael Cross is the new IOM Olympic skeet champion, well done Michael.

Results

  1. M Cross (85 + 7)
  2. D Clague (85 + 6)
  3. J Corkill (77)
  4. T Davis (75)
  5. S Cross (74)
  6. D Corlett (74)

Full results are available on our Summer 2024 One-off Competitions page.

Cups for Whitehead and Ward

Summer DTL League, Round Two

The second round of the Tower Insurance DTL league was held at Meary Veg Santon in near ideal conditions which also had the added incentive of having the IOM Goats Highgun cup and the Jack Harrison Handicap cup up for grabs.

The leader after the first round was Phil Ward with a 25/73 straight, in second place also with a straight but for 71 points was Mark Riley, in third place was C class shooter Ted Kermeen with a 23/69 followed by the leading B class shooter Dave Corlett with 22/65 and Mike Whitehead with 23/65 round.

After the second round Rob Marshall finished in third place in C class with 115 points with Mike Whitehead in second place on 121 but taking C class with a well shot 138 was Ted Kermeen. George Davies finished in third place in B class on 124 with John Moore taking second place on 131 but piping him by one point in taking first in B class was Dave Corlett with 132. Mike Walker was third in a class with 125 with Mark Riley in second place on 140 but taking the highgun prize and also winning the IOM Goats highgun cup was Phil Ward. In the handicap section the winner was Mike Whitehead with 176 points.

Results

Class A

  1. P Ward (141)
  2. M Riley (140)
  3. M Walker (125)

Class B

  1. D Corlett (132)
  2. J Moore (131)
  3. G Davies (124)

Class C

  1. T Kermeen (138)
  2. M Whitehead (121)
  3. R Marshall (115)

Handicap

  1. M Whitehead (176)
  2. T Kermeen (167)
  3. D Corlett (153)

League

Summer Olympic Skeet League, Round Two

In the afternoon the second round of the Manx Petroleum’s Olympic skeet was held and the winner was Jeff Corkill with 40 points but we had a three way tie for second place between Michael Cross,Ted Davis and Giulio Fabrizio 38 points.

Results

Overall

  1. J Corkill (40)
  2. M Cross (38)
  3. T Davis (38)
  4. G Fabrizio (38)

League

Summer ABT League, Round Two

The second round of the Sadler Agricultural Supplies ABT league was also held and the winner was Phil Ward with 40 points with Mark Riley in second place on 39 and Ted Kermeen in third place on 35.

Results

Overall

  1. P Ward (40)
  2. M Riley (39)
  3. T Kermeen (35)

League

Sammer and Cross dominate Easter Skeet

English Skeet Summer League, Round 2

The second round of the Colin Bowen Memorial English skeet league was held at Meary Veg Santon with 29 competitors taking part in near ideal conditions which included the Easter cups.

The leader after the first round were Michael Cross and John Moore both with 25 straights, in equal third place were Paul Mihailovits, Roman Sammer, Stan Cross, Rachel Bowen Matthews and joint C class leaders Giulio Fabrizio and Andre Visnjov all scoring 23. The leading B Class shooters at this stage were Peter Kelly, George Davies and Will Rand on 22.

After the second round we had the following results. In C class Ted Kermeen was in third place with 42 points with Giulio Fabrizio taking second place with 43 points but winning c class with 44 points was Andre Visnjov. Dave Corlett tied for second place in B class with 43 points but Peter Kelly took first in B with 45 points. Michael Cross was third in A class with 47 points but we had a tie for first place between Roman Sammer and Paul Mihailovits and as a cup was on it a shoot off was required and the victor was Roman hitting 11 to Pauls 10, well done Roman. In the handicap section we had a clear winner in Giulio Fabrizio who took the cup with 55 points. A team event was also included in the shoot but over the 100 targets and the winners were Jeff Corkill and Will Rand with 185 points, in equal second place were Stan Cross/Rachel Bowen Matthews and Paul Mihailovits /Andre Visnjov with 182 points.

Results

Class A

  1. R Sammer (59)
  2. P Mihailovits (58)
  3. M Cross (47)

Class B

  1. P Kelly (45)
  2. W Rand (43)
  3. D Corlett (43)

Class C

  1. A Visnjov (44)
  2. G Fabrizio (43)
  3. T Kermeen (42)

High Gun

  1. R Sammer (59)

Handicap

  1. G Fabrizio (55)

League

Summer Skeet Medley

On Easter Monday the Skeet Medley cup was held sponsored by Stan Cross with 14 shooters taking part in cold, damp and dull conditions.

The leader after the skeet doubles was Michael Cross with a perfect 26, in second place on 25 was Peter Kelly with Paul Mihailovits, Jeff Corkill and Will Rand in equal third place on 24. English skeet was next and we had a new leader in Peter Kelly with 49 points, in equal second place on 48 were Paul Mihailovits and Stan Cross, Stan hitting the only straight in English skeet, followed by Dave Corlett and Will Rand on 47.

The final discipline was Olympic skeet and at the completion of the competition we had the following results. In C class Andre Visnjov was third with 47 points with Liam Kirkpatrick taking second place on 52 points but winning C class with 59 points was junior David Cowin. Brian Faragher was third in B class on 60 points but we had a tie for first place between Dave Corlett and Peter Kelly with 65 points. In A class Jeff Corkill was in third place with 66 points with Michael Cross taking second place on 67 and in 1st place in A was Paul Mihailovits with 68 points but taking the championship with 70 points was Stan Cross, well done Stan.

Results

Class A

  1. P Mihailovits (68)
  2. M Cross (67)
  3. J Corkill (66)

Class B

  1. D Corlett (65)
  2. P Kelly (65)
  3. B Faragher (60)

Class C

  1. D Cowin (J)(59)
  2. L Kirkpatrick (52)
  3. A Visnjov (47)

High Gun

  1. S Cross (70)

Full results are available here.

Lowe, Craine, and Fabrizio Winners

Summer DTL League, Round One

The first round of the Tower Insurance DTL league was held at Meary Veg Santon with 17 competitors taking part in very misty conditions, making seeing the targets very difficult.

The leaders after the first round were Peter Lowe and Mark Riley both scoring 23/68, Jack Clague was only one point behind on 23/67 in third place with Peter Kelly in forth place on 22/66 followed by John Moore in fifth place on 23/65 and making up the top six were Rob Corlett 23/63 and George Davies 22/63.

After the second round we had the following results, in C class Jeff Corkill was in third place on 35/99 with Mike Whitehead taking second place with 39/110, but winning C class with 39/114 was Brian Kelly. In B class Jack Clague was third on 42/122 with John Moore second on 44/126 but taking B class mainly down to hitting the only straight of the day was George Davies on 47/135. In A class Peter Kelly was third on 43/129 with Mark Riley taking second place on 46/135 but top of the class on 46/136 was Peter Lowe.

Results- A Class 1st P Lowe 46/136, 2nd M Riley 46/135,3rd P Kelly 43/129
            B Class 1st G Davies 47/135,2nd J Moore 44/126,3rd J Clague 42/12
            C Class 1st B Kelly 39/114,2nd M Whitehead 39/110,3rd J Corkill 35/99

Results

Class A

  1. P Lowe (136)
  2. M Riley (135)
  3. P Kelly (129)

Class B

  1. G Davies (135)
  2. J Moore (126)
  3. J Clague (122)

Class C

  1. B Kelly (114)
  2. M Whitehead (110)
  3. J Corkill (99)

League

Summer ABT League, Round One

In the afternoon with the mist now lifting the first round of the Sadler Agricultural Supplies ABT league was held and again Peter Lowe was at the front after the first round along with Steven Craine, both scoring 22 with Mark Riley in third place on 20.

After the second round Steven Craine was in first place on his own with 41 points with Peter Lowe and Stan Skinner in equal second place on 39.

Results

Overall

  1. S Craine (41)
  2. P Lowe (39)
  3. S Skinner (39)

League

Summer Olympic Skeet League, Round One

The first round of the Manx Petroleum’s Olympic Skeet league was also held and Giulio Fabrizio was the winner with 40 points with Jeff Corkill in second place on 37 and Dave Corlett third on 30.

League

Summer Skeet Mash-Up

English & Olympic Skeet

The final fixture of the summer series which was a combined English and Olympic skeet shoot. 12 shooters took part in near ideal conditions with Mike Whitehead being the keenest, turning up well before 9am (forgot about the clock)

The joint leaders after the English skeet section were Jeff Corkill and Roman Sammer with 24 points, in equal third place on 23 were John Moore and Michael and Stan Cross with Giulio Fabrizio, Liam Kirkpatrick and Mike Walker next on 22.

After a short break the Olympic skeet got under way and finishing in joint fourth place with 39 points were Giulio Fabrizio and Roman Sammer in third place on 42 was Jeff Corkill with Stan Cross taking second place on 43 but top of the shop with 45 points was Michael Cross, Well done Mike!

Next week is the first round of the Cu Plas Callow Winter Series DTL league with last entries at 10am.

Results

  1. M Cross (23, 22 = 45)
  2. S Cross (23, 20 = 43)
  3. J Corkill (24, 18 = 42)
  4. G Fabrizio (22, 17 = 39)
  5. R Sammer (24, 15 = 39)
G Fabrizio, R Sammer, M Cross, J Corkill, S Cross, L Kirkpatrick