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.

Summer 2021 underway with English Skeet and MCTSA selection shoots

Sport Trap Selection Shoot

The IOM Clay Pigeon shooting club hosted a 100 bird Sport Trap selection shoot at Meary Veg, Santon, with 21 competitors taking part in near ideal conditions.

The leader at the half way stage was Alan Wade with 46 points, in equal second place on 43 were Nigel Moffatt, Ben Richards, and Alan Kinrade followed by the first junior Michael Cross on 42. Making up the top six were Neil Parsons and Stan Cross, each on 39.

After a short break to change the schemes on the layouts Dave Corlett finished in sixth place on 77 with Michael Cross taking fifth overall as well as leading junior on 80. We then had a three way tie for overall second place on 81 points between Alan Wade, Ben Richards and Nigel Moffatt, but the convincing winner five points ahead of everyone else on 86 points was Alan Kinrade – well shot Alan!



  1. A Kinrade (20, 23, 21, 22 = 86)
  2. N Moffatt (19, 24, 19, 19 = 81)
    B Richards (20, 23, 19, 19 = 81)
    A Wade (23, 23, 14, 21 = 81)
  3. M Cross (J) (23, 19, 19, 19 = 80)
  4. D Corlett (15, 22, 20, 20 = 77)


  1. M Cross (J) (80)
  2. J Faragher (J) (66)
  3. A Wade (J) (59)


  1. Lady C Moffatt (L) (64)
  2. N Barnett (L) (57)

Colin Bowen Memorial 100 English Skeet

On Bank Holiday Monday the first round of the Colin Bowen Memorial English skeet was held, and what a difference in the weather with driving rain and at times hail and sleet greeting the 14 hardy shooters taking to the stands.

The leader after the first round was B class shooter Chris Workman with 21. In equal second place on 20 were Rachael Bowen Matthews and Stan Cross, with his new gun, and Brian Faragher. Dave Corlett was in fifth place on 19 and making up the top six were Jeff Corkill and John Moore on 18.

With the weather not improving for the second round junior Zach Bellhouse finished in second place in C class on 21 points, with Nicky Barnett taking C class with 30 points. Will Rand was in third place in B class with 31 points with Brian Faragher and Chris Workman in equal first place with 40 points.

In A class we had a three way for first place on 41 points between Stan Cross, Rachael Bowen Matthews and Dave Corlett who had the best round of the day with 22 in his second.

English Skeet Winners: W Rand, N Barnett (L), R Bowen Matthews (L), S Cross, Z Bellhouse (J), D Corlett, B Faragher, C Workman


A Class

  1. 1st D Corlett (41)
    S Cross (41)
    R Bowen Matthews (L) (41)

B Class

  1. B Faragher (40)
    C Workman (40)
  2. W Rand (31)

C Class

  1. N Barnett (L) (30)
  2. Z Bellhouse (J) (21)

Next week is the IOM English skeet Championship sponsored by Sadler Agricultural Supplies over 100 targets, entries close at 10am prompt

Entries are also now open for the Hospice shoot on Saturday June 26th which can be done on line at, non shooters/members most welcome.

IOM Sport Trap Championship

The IOM Sport Trap Championship was held at Meary Veg, Santon, with 25
competitors taking part in dry sunny conditions.

The leader at the half way stage was Paul Mihailovits with 42 points with Jack Kneen and Nigel Moffatt in equal second place on 40, followed by Dave Corlett in fourth place on 38, Stan Cross and Alan Kinrade were in equal fifth place on 37.

Both layouts were altered to give four completely different sets of targets for the second half of the competition. When all the scores were collated we saw Mark Riley winning C class with 71 points, Dave Corlett was first in B class with 74 points, and Alan Wade took A class with 76 .

In the junior section David Cowin was third on 58 with Arran Wade taking second place on 64 but the junior winner with 69 points was Michael Cross. Third overall was Jack Kneen with 78 points, Marty Kneen was second on 79 but the new IOM Sport Trap Champion for 2020 with the only score in the eighties was Paul Mihailovits with 82 points – well done Paul!

Next week is the next round of the Colin Bowen English skeet league with
entries closing at 10:00 on the day.