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English Sporting Summer League, Round 4

The fourth round of the Suntera Global Sporting League was held at Meary Veg Santon with 20 competitors taking part in cool, dry, overcast conditions, which also had the added incentive of the Ted Gohl Highgun Trophy and the Brian Faragher Handicap cup up for grabs.

The leader after the first stand were George Davies and Rob Corlett with perfect 10’s followed by Dave Corlett, Ben Stembridge, Michael Cross and lady shooter Irene Stockil on 9. After the second stand we had a three way tie for first place between Dave Corlett, Michael and Stan Cross on 18 followed by Rob Corlett, Andre Vishnjov and Irene Stockil on 17.

After stand three we had the Cross’s tying for first place on 27 with Dave Corlett in third place on 26 followed by Jack Clague in forth place on 25. Michael Cross was in the lead on his own after stand four on 37 points mainly thanks to hitting all ten targets, in second place on 32 were Stan Cross, Dave and Rob Corlett with Peter Kelly next on 31 and making up the top six was junior Zac Bellhouse on 30.

After the fifth and last stand we had the following results, third place in C class went to Irene Stockil on 33 points with Andre Vishnjov in second place on 36 but winning C class with 39 points was Zac Bellhouse. George Davies was in third place in B class with 34 points with Jack Clague taking second place on 35 with Liam Kirkpatrick winning B class with 37 points. We had a tie for second place in A class between Peter Kelly and Stan Cross on 41 points but winning A class and also taking the the Ted Gohl highgun trophy with a well shot 47 was Michael Cross. The winner of the Brian Faragher handicap cup was junior Zac Bellhouse with 61 points.

Results

Class A

  1. M Cross (47)
  2. P Kelly (41)
  3. S Cross (41)

Class B

  1. L Kirkpatrick (37)
  2. J Clague (35)
  3. G Davies (34)

Class C

  1. Z Bellhouse (J)(39)
  2. A Vishnjov (36)
  3. I Stockil (L)(33)

League

Rand Leads from Start to Finish

English Sporting Summer League, Round 3

The third round of the Suntera Global Sporting League was held at Meary Veg Santon with 22 competitors taking part in near ideal conditions.

The leader after the first stand which proved to be the hardest of the six stands was B class shooter Will Rand hitting 8 of the ten targets, in equal second place were A class Ben Stembridge, Michael Cross and Rob Corlett with 7 points.
Rand was still in the lead after stand two with 18 points closely followed by Cross on 15, Stembridge was in third place on 13. It was status quo after the third stand with Rand on 23 Cross on 22 and Stembridge on 19.

We had the same running order after the fourth stand with Rand on 30 Cross on 29 and Stembridge one closer in third place on 27 with Rob Corlett one behind in forth place on 26, closely followed by juniors Joe Faragher, Zac Bellhouse and veteran Paul Mihailovits in equal fifth place on 25. Rand and Cross both scored 6 on stand 5 to be first and second but we had a tie now for third place between Stembridge and junior Faragher on 33.

After the sixth and last stand in C class we had a tie for third place between Mark Hepworth and Dave Morgan on 31 points, in second place in C was Jon Williams on 32 but taking C class with 34 points was junior Zac Bellhouse. George Davies was in third place in B class with 38 points with Joe Faragher second on 40 but winning B class with 42 points was Will Rand. Rob Corlett was third in A class on 39 with Michel Cross in second place on 40 but winning A class with 41 points hitting all 8 targets on the last stand was Ben Stembridge, but high gun on the day went to B class shooter Will Rand who led from start to finish with 42 points -well done Will!

Results

Class A

  1. B Stembridge (41)
  2. M Cross (40)
  3. R Corlett (39)

Class B

  1. W Rand (42)
  2. J Faragher (J)(40)
  3. G Davies (38)

Class C

  1. Z Bellhouse (J)(34)
  2. J Williams (L)(32)
  3. D Morgan (31)
  4. M Hepworth (31)

League

A big thank you to Will and Brian for setting the coarse and to Sheila for running the kitchen. Next week is the third rounds of the Tower Insurance DTL in the morning and the third rounds of the Manx Petroleum’s Olympic skeet and the Sadler Agricultural Supplies ABT leagues in the afternoon.

Mikey’s Sporting Success

English Sporting Summer League, Round 2

The second round of the Suntara Summer Sporting League was held at Meary Veg Santon with 23 competitors taking part in very windy but dry warm conditions over five testing stands.

The leader after the first stand were Jack Clague, Paul Mihailovits, Rob Corlett and leading B class shooter George Davies with perfect 10’s. George Davies was in the lead on his own after the second stand with 18 points followed by Michael Cross in second place on 17 with Stan Cross, Rob Corlett, Will Rand, Mark Corrin and John Moore all tying for third place on 16. Davies was still in the lead after the third stand scoring 9 for a running total of 27 with Michael Cross in second place on 25 followed by Paul Mihailovits, Stan Cross, Rob Corlett and Mark Corrin all tying for third place on 24.

The leading C class shooter at this stage was Sue Doyle with 20 points. We had a new leader after stand four in Michael Cross with 35 points with George Davies now in second place on 34 with Paul Mihailovits in third place on 33. Sue Doyle maintained her lead in C class with 25 points. After the fifth and final stand we had Andre Vishnjov third in C class on 28 points with Sue Doyle and Calum Craine tying for first place on 30 points. Mark Corrin and Will Rand were in equal second place in  B class with 37 points  but taking B class with 39 points was George Davies. We also had a tie for third place in A class between Stan Cross and Rob Corlett on 38 points, runner up in A class was Paul Mihailovits on 42 points but winning A class and also high gun on the day was Michael Cross.

Results

Class A

  1. M Cross (44)
  2. P Mihailovits (42)
  3. S Cross (38)
  4. R Corlett (38)

Class B

  1. G Davies (39)
  2. W Rand (37)
  3. M Corrin (37)

Class C

  1. S Doyle (L)(30)
  2. C Craine (30)
  3. A Visnjov (28)

League

Joint Victory for Kelly and Mihailovits

English Sporting Summer League, Round 1

The first round of the Isle of Man Clay Pigeon Shooting Club’s Summer Sporting League was held at Meary Veg, Santon today, where 22 competitors battled the elements as well as fifty testing targets spread across five stands.

Sporting veteran Paul Mihailovits wasted no time in making his mark on stand one with nine points scored, followed by Rob Corlett, Mark Hepworth, and Mark Barnett on eight. Stand two saw Peter Kelly and Brian Faragher join Barnett and Mihailovits with almost perfect nines, while Brian Kelly and new / unclassified shooter Mark Corrin scooped eight targets each.

The third stand featured a tricky battue target which rotates as it slices through the air as well as a naughty jumping rabbit, but neither of these nasties fazed Rob Corlett as he smashed his way to a perfect ten, followed by Peter Kelly and Ben Stembridge with nine apiece. Brian Faragher looked like he too would clean this testing stand but was cheated of two points by leaping bunnies and had to settle for eight, as did Dave Corlett and Mark Barnett.

Stand four provided everybody with equal opportunity to score ten points, but only Peter Kelly, Paul Mihailovits and Corlett Junior took advantage, clearing the high chandelle and incoming midi with aplomb, while Nicky Barnett and husband Mark had to settle for nine hits each. Level pegging on eight were Mark Corrin, Will Rand, and John Moore.

Stand number five – the only one not shot from the relative comfort of our shelters – featured a pair of incoming ducks attempting to roost on our dedicated beginner’s range, but Dave Corlett had other ideas and smashed all ten clays, the only one to clear a stand which we had initially thought too easy. Mark Corrin also did well and missed just one watery fowl, while John Moore, Mark Hepworth, Andre Visnjov, Brian Faragher and Mark Sweetman each let two get away, so at least we’ve got a couple of breeding pairs.

The end of a very wet and windy day’s shooting saw Mark Corrin and Dave Corlett finish with 38 points overall, with Mark Barnett on 39 and Rob Corlett on 41, but joint top guns were Peter Kelly and Paul Mihailovits with 42 points each. Our sincere thanks to Suntera Global for once again sponsoring the league and supporting clay sports on the Isle of Man, and to Sheila Kelly for keeping us all going with mugs of tea and sausage baps. Next week it’s the first round of ABT, DTL and Olympic Skeet, with Brian Faragher and Will Rand at the helm for Saturday practice.

Results

Class A

  1. P Kelly (42)
  2. P Mihailovits (42)
  3. R Corlett (41)

Class B

  1. D Corlett (38)
  2. B Faragher (36)
  3. J Moore (35)

Class C

  1. M Sweetman (31)
  2. B Kelly (28)
  3. E Rixon (28)
  4. N Barnett (L)(28)

League

P Mihailovits, R Corlett, P Kelly, M Sweetman, E Rixon, B Kely, J Moore, N Barnett, D Corlett

Cross wears All-Round Crown

Manx All-Round Championship

The IOM clay Pigeon Shooting Club hosted the IOM All Round Championship kindly sponsored by Sadler Agricultural Supplies

The championship consisted of four disciplines SB DTL, ABT, English Skeet and Sporting and shot in that order.

The leader after the SBDTL was John Moore with 24 points closely followed by Michael Cross and junior Arran Wade on 22 with Alan Kinrade, Mark Barnett, Rob Corlett and Jack Clague on 21.

The next discipline was ABT and John Moore was still in the lead on 45 points with Michael Cross and Arran Wade in equal second place on 44 and followed by Alan Kinrade on 41 with Mark Riley now in fourth place on 40.

English skeet was next and Cross showed his class hitting all 25 targets to take the lead on 69 points with Moore now in second place on 66 followed by Kinrade in third place on 65, Mark Riley was forth on 63 with Arran Wade in fifth place on 62.

The final discipline was sporting shot over a very testing course of four stands. With the first four getting prizes we had to have a shoot off for third and forth place between Mark Riley and Arran Wade over a round of SBDTL. The result of the shoot off was  Riley claimed third place with 20 points to Wade’s 19, who got fourth place. The runner up in the Championship went to Alan Kinrade with 82 points but taking the Championship with 84 points was Michael Cross, well done Michael!

Results

  1. M Cross (22, 22, 25, 15 = 84)
  2. A Kinrade (21, 20, 24, 17 = 82)
  3. M Riley (19, 21, 23, 16 = 79 + 20)
  4. Arr Wade (J) (22, 22, 18, 17 = 79 + 19)
A Wade, M Cross, M Riley, A Kinrade