Double High Gun for R B Matthews and Mihailovits

English Skeet Selection Shoot

The IOM Clay Pigeon Shooting Club hosted an English Skeet Selection shoot for Island Games in dry sunny conditions. The joint leaders after the first round were Paul Mihailovits and John Moore with 25 straights, in equal third place were Rachael Bowen Matthews, Giulio Fabrizio and Rob Corlett on 24.

Mihailovits was in the lead on his own after round two hitting another straight, in joint second place were Fabrizio and Moore on 49 with Bowen Matthews and Will Rand next on 48. After round three Mihailovits and Fabrizio were in joint first place on 73 with Bowen Matthews and Moore next on 72 followed by Corlett on 71.

After the forth and final round Bowen Matthews and Mihailovits were joint highgun on 97 with Moore next on 95 followed by Fabrizio in fourth place on 93, fifth place went to Rand on 92 and making the top six were Stan Cross and Rob Corlett on 91.

Next week is the IOM DTL Championship sponsored by Sadler Agricultural Supplies Ltd. WE have a few spaces left for the Hospice Charity shoot on Saturday 25th June, beginners most welcome!

Summer Leagues Continue in Fine Weather

Down the Line

The third round of the Tower Insurance DTL league was held at Meary Veg Santon with twenty competitors taking part in near ideal conditions.

The joint leaders after the first round were A class shooters Mike Walker and Mark Riley with perfect 25/75 rounds in equal third place were John Moore and junior Arran Wade also with 25 straights but for 73 points, another junior Joe Faragher also had a straight but for 72 points. The leading B class shooter was Calum Craine with 72 points . The leading C class shooter was lady shooter Allana Wade with 62 points.

After the second round Allana Wade finished in third place in C class with 120 points with Rob Marshall taking second place on 125 but taking C class with 128 points mainly thanks to a second round of 24/71 was Mark Sweetman. In equal second place in B class were Dave Corlett and Stan Cross with 134 points but winning B class with 140 points was Calum Craine. We also had a tie for second place in a class between Alan Wade and junior Joe Faragher with 145 points but winning a class and overall high gun was Mark Riley with 147 points.


Class A

  1. M Riley (50 / 147)
  2. J Faragher (50 / 145)
  3. A Wade (49 / 145)

Class B

  1. C Craine (48 / 140)
  2. S Cross (46 / 134)
  3. D Corlett (46 / 134)

Class C

  1. M Sweetman (43 / 128)
  2. R Marshall (43 / 125)
  3. A Wade (L) (41 / 120)

Automatic Ball Trap

In the afternoon the third round of the Sadler Agricultural Supplies ABT league was held with the Faulkner highgun cup and the Kelly handicap cup up for grabs.

Mark Riley was the first round leader on 24 with Rob Watterson and Alan Wade in equal second place on 23. After the second round Mike Parr finished in third place on 45 with Alan Wade taking second place on 46 but piping them all with 47 points and winning the Faulkner cup was Rob Watterson. Winning the Kelly handicap cup with 54 points was Mike Parr.


Handicap Cup

  • M Parr (45 + 9 = 54)


  1. R Watterson (23, 24 = 47)
  2. A Wade (23, 23 = 46)
  3. M Parr (21, 24 = 45)

Olympic Skeet

Also in the afternoon the third round of the Manx Petroleum’s Olympic Skeet League was held with the Cannell Crossing cup up for grabs. The leader after the first round was Dave Corlett with a score of 23 in second place on 21 was David Clague with Jeff Corkill third on 19. After the second round Jeff Corkill finished in third place overall with 39 points, in second place with 42 points was Dave Corlett but top of the shop with 45 hitting 24 in his second round was Dave Clague who also won the Cannell Crossing cup .


  1. D Clague (21, 24 = 45)
  2. D Corlett (23, 19 = 42)
  3. J Corkill (19, 20 = 39)

On Saturday afternoon a Sport trap selection shoot was held for selection for next years Islands Games. Michael Cross,Neil Parsons and Marty Kneen finished in equal first place with 79 points, Ben Richards was forth on 76 with Jack Kneen and Mark Riley in equal fifth place on 75. Many thanks to Stan and Brian for setting up the four layouts with some very interesting targets.

M Sweetman, D Corlett, A Wade, S Cross, M Riley, R Marshall, J Faragher, C Craine, A Wade

Wet & Wild Sporting Selection Shoot

The IOM Clay Pigeon Shooting Club hosted the first of two national Sporting selection shoots at Meary Veg, Santon, on Sunday 23 May with 23 competitors taking part in very wild and ultimately wet conditions.

Tested by The Elements

The leader at the half way stage was Ben Richards with 37 points. In equal second place on 34 were Neil Parsons, Dave Corlett and Jack Kneen followed by junior Michael Cross and Nigel Moffatt on 33. At the end of the second half (which unfortunately saw a stand seven  having to be scrapped due to a mechanical failure) the only lady shooter Nicky Barnett took C class with 32 points. In B class Brian Faragher and junior Arran Wade finished in equal third place on 46 points, in second place on 47 was Will Rand, and taking B class with 53 points was Mark Barnett.

We had a tie for second place in A class between Neil Parsons and Ben Richards on 59 points but taking A class and today’s high-gun with 61 points was Jack Kneen.


A Class

  1. J Kneen (61)
  2. N Parsons
    B Richards (59)

C Class

  1. N Barnett (L) (32)

B Class

  1. M Barnett (53)
  2. W Rand (47)
  3. B Faragher
    Arr Wade (J) (46)

Next week is the Fabrizio All round Championship over 125 targets. Duty offices this week are M Barnett, P Fabrizio, and Peter Kelly.