Bellhouse Rings in Changes

Skeet Doubles Championship

The Cross Doubles Championship sponsored by Stan Cross was held at Meary Veg Santon with 19 competitors taking part in near ideal conditions.

We had a three way tie for first place after the first round between junior Zac Bellhouse, James Simpson and lady shooter Rachael Bowen Matthews all with 22 points. After the second round we still had a three way tie but this time joining Bellhouse were Dave Corlett and Paul Mihailovits all with 44 points, in forth place on 43 were Jeff Corkill, Michael Cross and James Simpson.

After round three Bellhouse was in the lead on his own with 67 points three ahead of Stan Cross, James Simpson and Paul Mihailovits on 64 followed by Michael Cross on 63 in fifth place  and making up the top six was Dave Corlett on 62. With all to shoot for in the last round Dave Corlett and Michael Cross finished in equal fifth place on 85, in equal third place were James Simpson and Paul Mihailovits, in second place after having the best score of the last round of 24 was Stan Cross with 88 points but keeping his nerve and scoring 22 in his last round to finish on 89 was junior Zac Bellhouse – well done Zac.

Results

  1. Z Bellhouse (J) (89)
  2. S Cross (88)
  3. P Mihailovits (87)
  4. J Simpson (87)
  5. M Cross (85)
  6. D Corlett (85)

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.

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.

Results

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)

Teams

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

Intense Shoot-off for Doubles Title

Cross Skeet Doubles

The annual Cross Skeet Doubles sponsored by the Cross family was held at Meary Veg Santon with 18 competitors taking part in mostly dry but very blustery conditions.

We had a three way tie for first place after the first round between Paul Mihailovits, and father and son Stan and Michael Cross on 21 followed by John Moore, Roman Sammer and lady shooter Rachael Bowen Matthews on 20.

Michael Cross was in the lead on his own after round two with 44 points with Paul Mihailovits second on 43 and Stan Cross third on 41. Mihailovits was in the lead after round three with 65 points one ahead of Michael Cross in second place on 64 followed by Stan Cross in third place on 62 with Rachael Bowen Matthews next on 60 with John Moore and James Simpson next on 59.

Once all the scores were checked after the fourth and final round John Moore finished in forth place with 81 points with Stan Cross taking third place with 85 points but we had a tie for first place between Paul Mihailovits and Michael Cross on 87 points so a shoot off was required to find a winner with pairs on four and what a shoot off we had, in the first set of four targets Paul and Michael both hit three out of four, as they did in the next four, then Paul hit all 4 targets but Michael matched him hitting all four targets in the next set of four it was three apiece, so on to the fifth set of four and Paul hit all four but Michael missed one so Paul was the 2023 Skeet Doubles Champion well done Paul.

Results

  1. P Mihailovits (21, 22, 22, 22 = 87 + 17)
  2. M Cross (21, 23, 20, 23 = 87 + 16)
  3. S Cross (21, 20, 21, 23 = 85)
  4. J Moore (20, 18, 21, 23 = 81)

1st Lady R B Matthews (20, 20, 20, 18 = 78), 1st Vet P Mihailovits (87), 1st Senior M Cross (87), 1st Junior Z Bellhouse (79)

1st Team M & S Cross (172), 2nd P Mihailovits, R B Matthews (165), equal 3rd J Corkill, R Sammer & M Walker, R Corlett (155).

M Cross, Z Bellhouse, R B Matthews, J Moore, P Mihailovits, S Cross

Double-Crossed Top Scores

Summer Skeet Medley

The Stan Cross Meary Veg Skeet Medley was held at Meary Veg, Santon, with 14 competitors taking part in dull and nearly dry conditions.

The joint leaders after the English skeet section were Paul Mihailovits and Michael Cross with 24 points, in equal third place were Stan Cross and James Simpson on 23 followed by John Moore, Will Rand, Peter Kelly and C  class shooters Mark Hepworth and Roman Sammer who were all on 22 points.

The next discipline was Skeet doubles and once again Michael Cross was top scoring along with Dad Stan and Will Rand with 24 points, Michael was also still in the lead on 48 with Stan in second place on 47 followed by Will Rand and James Simpson on 46. In B class we had a tie between Brian Faragher and Dave Corlett on 38 points and in C class Mark Hepworth was the leader on 41 with Roman Sammer in second place with 39 points followed by Chris Workman in third place on 38.

The final discipline was Olympic Skeet and in C class Mark Hepworth finished in third place on 48 points with Chris Workman taking second place on 49 with Roman Sammer taking the class with 40 points. In B class Dave Corlett was second with 52 points one point behind Brian Faragher in first place on 53. In A class we had a four way tie for third place between James Simpson, Paul Mihailovits, Will Rand and Jeff Corkill with 59 points, second place in A went to John Moore with 61 points with Stan Cross taking first place with 66 points one behind son Michael who was crowned the Meary Veg Skeet Medley Champion with 67 points – well Done Michael!

Results

Class A

  1. S Cross (23, 24, 19 = 66)
  2. J Moore (22, 22, 17 = 61)
  3. W Rand (22, 24, 13 = 59)
  4. P Mihailovits (24, 21, 14 = 59)
  5. J Corkill (20, 17, 22 = 59)
  6. J Simpson (23, 23, 13 = 59)

Class B

  1. B Faragher (21, 17, 15 = 53)
  2. D Corlett (20, 18, 14 = 52)

Class C

  1. R Sammer (22, 17, 11 = 50)
  2. C Workman (18, 20, 11 = 49)
  3. M Hepworth (22, 19, 7 = 48)

High Gun

  • M Cross (24 ESK, 24 SKD, 19 OSK = 67)
P Mihailovits, J Moore, S Cross, D Corlett, M Cross, W Rand, J Corkill, B Faragher, R Sammer, M Hepworth, C Workman