Father and Son in Kneen Shoot-Off

Men’s Sport Trap

Marty and Jack Kneen joined Isle of Wight’s Mark Downer and Jersey’s Greg Sanderson in joint third on 81 points, necessitating a shoot-off which saw Marty finish one point ahead of Jack to claim the bronze in Men’s Sport Trap at Mont Herault.

2023 Island Games Sport Trap: W Rand, N Barnett, M Kneen, J Kneen

Meanwhile at the Portinfer range, some tough targets saw Ted Davis finish in 10th place in Olympic Skeet with 51, two places ahead of Giulio Fabrizio on 47.

Mark Riley and Rob Watterson ended their day of Olympic Trap neck-and-neck with Faroe’s Finn Ludvig on 57. Both disciplines consisted of 75 targets today, leaving 50 targets to go before the final.

Women’s Sport Trap saw Nicky Barnett finish in 5th place with 58 points, just six targets shy of a medal in her first Island Games – well done Nicky!

Full Results

Watterson and Riley Scoop Gold in Guernsey

Olympic Trap Team Event

Rob Watterson and Mark Riley scored 164 to win gold in the Olympic Trap Team Event, beating Nickolas Dewe and Stefan Roberts from Sark by just one point on the first day of competition here in Guernsey.

OTR Team Winners Rob Watterson and Mark Riley

Giulio Fabrizio and Ted Davis scored 143 to place fourth in the Olympic Skeet Team Event, which was won by Jonny Lindstedt and Fredrik Melin with 171.

Also in fourth place were Jack Kneen, Will Rand, and Marty Kneen with 148 in the Sport Trap Team Event, which was won by Dan Bishop, Mark Downer and Lee Pitman from the Isle of Wight with 170.

Kneen in Front for Sport Trap

Sport Trap Manx Championship

The IOM Sport Trap Championship was held at Meary Veg Santon and kindly sponsored by Sadler Agricultural Supplies as well as Pro Fab Wielding and Top Spec Fencing.

The leader after the first round was George Davies with a perfect 25 straight, in equal second place on 24 were Marty Kneen and John Moore with Alan Wade next on 23 followed by Alan Kinrade and Neil Parsons on 22. Marty Kneen took the lead after round two on 47 points, Alan Wade was in second place now on 45 with George Davies and Alan Kinrade next on 43. Kneen stretched his lead after round three to five adding another 23 to his total for making 70 points, Alan Wade was still in second place on 65 with Alan Kinrade and Michael Cross now in equal third place on 64 followed by Paul Mihailovits on 63.

After the forth and final round junior Zac Bellhouse shooting his first Sport trap competition finished in second place in C class with 66 points with Paul Mihailovits taking C class on 85. Stan Cross was second in B class with 77 points but taking B class with 81 points was George Davies. Neil Parsons was second in A class on 84 but we had to have a shot off for third overall between the two Alan’s Kinrade and Wade both scoring 87 and it was Kinrade who was third overall on 87+21 with Wade taking A class with 87+19, in second place overall was Michael Cross with 88 points but winning in style with a 25 straight in his last round was Marty Kneen with a final total on 95.


High Gun

  1. M Kneen
    (24, 23, 23, 25 = 95)
  2. M Cross
    (21, 20, 23, 24 = 88)
  3. A Kinrade
    (22, 21, 21, 23 = 87 + 21)

Class A

  1. A Wade
    (23, 22, 20, 22 = 87 + 19)
  2. N Parsons
    (22, 18, 20, 24 = 84)
  3. M Riley
    (20, 18, 22, 20 = 80)

Class B

  1. G Davies
    (25, 18, 17, 21 = 81)
  2. S Cross
    (20, 17, 18, 22 = 77)

Class C

  1. P Mihailovits
    (20, 22, 21, 22 = 85)
  2. Z Bellhouse (J)
    (13, 15, 18, 20 = 66)
  3. A Wade (J)
    (21, 13, 12, 17 = 63)

Next week is the fifth round of the Tower Insurance DTL at 10am with the fifth rounds of the Manx petroleum’s Olympic Skeet and the Sadler Agricultural Supplies ABT leagues in the afternoons. Duty officers this week are J Moore and M Barnett.

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

An All-Round Great Day

Parsons on Top for Club Championship

The IOM Clay Pigeon Shooting Club held their Club all-round Championship kindly sponsored by Manx Petroleum with 22 competitors taking part in dull but dry conditions. The championship is held over one round of all the disciplines shot in the summer leagues.

The leader after the first two disciplines, English Skeet and DTL was Mark Riley with 145 points, in second place on 143 was John Moore with Jeff Corkill in third place on 140, Neil Parsons was fourth on 139 followed by Stan Cross in fifth place on 138 and making up the top six was Peter Kelly on 137.

The next two disciplines were ABT and Olympic Skeet saw John Moore take the lead with 275 points seven ahead of Neil Parsons in second place on 268 with Mark Riley third on 262. In fourth place was Jeff Corkill on 254 followed by Brian Faragher in fifth on 250 and making up the top six was Peter Kelly on 248.

The final discipline was English Sporting which was shot in reverse order. In the ladies section Nicky Barnett was second on 204 but taking the ladies title with 208 points was junior Allana Wade. Third in the junior section was David Cowin on 239 with Joe Faragher taking second place on 260 but retaining his junior title with 313 points was Michael Cross. In C class David Cowin was the winner with Allana Wade taking second place and Orry Watterson taking third place.

In B class Michael Cross was the winner on 313 with Brian Faragher taking second on 310 followed by Jeff Corkill in third place on 299. In A class Mark Riley was third on 304 with Peter Kelly taking second place on 311, in first place on 326 and also taking the veterans championship was John Moore but top of the class taking the Club All Round Championship and the senior championship with 328 points was Neil Parsons.

All-round Winners: J Faragher (J), B Faragher, A Wade (J), M Cross (J), J Corkill, J Moore, M Riley, N Parsons, D Cowin (J), O Watterson, A Wade (L), P Kelly



  • N Parsons (69 ES, 70 DTL, 57 OS, 75 ABT, 60 SPT = 328)

A Class

  1. J Moore (75, 68, 57, 75, 51 = 326)
  2. P Kelly (66, 71, 45, 66, 63 = 311)
  3. M Riley (72, 73, 48, 69, 42 = 304)

B Class

  1. M Cross (J) (66, 64, 60, 54, 69 = 313)
  2. B Faragher (66, 64, 60, 60, 60 = 310)
  3. J Corkill (75, 65, 57, 57, 45 = 299)

C Class

  1. D Cowin (J) (60, 59, 30, 42, 48 = 239)
  2. All Wade (J) (L) (63, 49, 30, 30, 36 = 208)
  3. O Watterson (45, 52, 27, 51, 30 = 205)


  1. J Moore & B Faragher (636)
  2. N Parsons & M Riley (632)
  3. M Cross & J Corkill (612)


  • A Wade (208)


  • M Cross 313


  • J Moore 326


  • N Parsons 328

Next week is the fourth rounds of the Tower Insurance DTL in the morning and the fourth rounds of the Manx Petroleum Olympic Skeet and the Sadler Agricultural Supplies ABT Leagues in the afternoon.