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Sat, 15 Feb 2014  11:08


IoM Rifle Association Secretary wins the R L Stott Trophy

            Dave Humphrey, secretary of the IoM Rifle Association, was victorious in the R L Stott Trophy which was held at the Castletown range on Wednesday. The extremely well organised competition, run by the host club, had fourteen competitors from just three local clubs, who shot two cards each with an added allocated handicap score. The full results were as follows:-

1 – Dave Humphrey (IoMSC Douglas) 97, 96 + handicap 6 = 199,

2 – Suzanne McKnight (Kirk Michael) 97, 98 + 3.9 = 198.9,

3 – Tom Lord (Kirk Michael) 96, 94 + 8.4 = 198.4,

4 – Dan Simpson (IoMSC Sandsiders) 93, 89 + 15.6 = 197.6,

5 – Andy Potter (IoMSC Douglas) 95, 98 + 4.2 = 197.2,

6 – Sam Jones (J) (IoMSC Douglas) 93, 81 + 22.5 = 196.5,

7 – Tony Kneale (IoMSC Sandsiders) 94, 93 + 8.7 = 195.7,

8 – Richard Arthur (IoMSC Sandsiders) 97, 95 + 3.6 = 195.6,

9 - Christian Eaton (J) (IoMSC Douglas) 86, 92 + 16.5 = 194.5,

10 – Norman Ormrod (IoMSC Sandsiders) 93, 87 + 14.4 = 194.4,

11 – Thomas Clague (J) (IoMSC Douglas) 94, 94 + 5.7 = 193.7,

12 – Nick Brown (IoMSC Douglas) 94, 89 + 7.8 = 190.8,

13 – Illiam Christian (J) (Kirk Michael) 94, 90 + 5.4 = 189.4,

14 – Tracey Skelton (IoMSC Douglas) 94, 91 + 3.9 = 188.9.

Thanks must go to Shirley and Reg Caley along with Steven Gardner and members of Castletown Rifle Club for such an efficiently run and enjoyable competition.

 

Results of round 2 of the 101Challenge Cup

            Many thanks to Judy Kee who has forwarded the results of round 2 of the 101 Challenge Cup a pairs competition. The posted results are:-

 

Alex Trafford (KM)                 87        & Illiam Christian (KM)          98 = 185

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Tracey Skelton (IoMSCD)      97        & Martin Burns (IoMSCD)     99 = 196

 

Kevin Quinn (KM)                  95        & David Lord (KM)                 92 = 187

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Bill Jones (IoMSCSS)               95        & Richard Arthur (IoMSCSS)             97 = 192

 

Steve Callus (IoMSCSS)          95        & Tony Kneale (IoMSCSS)      93 = 188

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Mike Clague (IoMSCD)           99        & Mark Osborn (IoMSCD)     93 = 192

 

Mike Duncalf (IoMSCD)         96        & Andy Potter (IoMSCD)       97 = 193

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Suzanne McKnight (KM)       94        & Perryn Callister (KM)         98 = 192

 

            The final will be held on Monday February 24th at the organisers range in the Glen Gardens, Laxey. The finalists, who are requested to be present by 7.30pm for an 8.00 pm start, will be:-

 

Tracey Skelton &  Martin Burns       V          Bill Jones & Richard Arthur

Mike Clague     & Mark Osborn        V          Mike Duncalf  & Andy Potter

             

Winter League Results

Duncalf takes his second 100 of the season

            An extremely close match was shot at Sinclair on Monday evening when the team from Sulby arrived to shoot against IoMSC Douglas. It took the scoring of the last detail of two Douglas shooters to confirm the result in Division 1 and the visitors came out winners by a single point. Claiming top spot for the hosts, Mike Duncalf continued his race at the top of the championship producing a full house, the only shooter to date, to record two hundreds in the league this season. Duncalf was followed by 97’s from Nick Brown and Andy Potter. For the visitors, Teddy Sayle, Mark Cain and Will Quayle all posted 98’s with Peter Webb on 97. Although Sulby took the win in Division1, Divisions 2 and 3 went in favour of IoMSC Douglas.

 

IoMSC Douglas                       v          Sulby

Division 1

Mike Duncalf              100                  Teddy Sayle                 98

Nick Brown                  97                    Mark Cain                   98

Andy Potter                 97                    Will Quayle                 98

Tracey Skelton (L)       96                    Peter Webb                 97

Keith Lowney               96                    Barry Jones                 96

                                    486                                                      487

 

Division 2

Mark Osborn               96                    Orry Teare                  96

Dave Humphrey          96                    Mark Boyde                93

Mike Clague                96                    Jim Teare                    93

Thomas Clague (J)      96                    Peter Faragher            92

Josh Maclaughlin (J)   94                    Richard Faragher        91

                                    478                                                      465

 

Division 3

Martin Burns               94                    Rod Forshaw               84

Tony Leadley               93       

Aaron Astill (J)             88

Sam Jones (J)               84

Christian Eaton (J)       84                                                        00

                                    443                                                      84

 

            Highest Division 1 score of the week went to Port St Mary when they entertained a six man Kirk Michael team. The ‘Port managed to hit 491 x 500 for the second time this season with Paul Clague and Harry Harrison on top with 99’s, Kevan Kneale and Dave Bould both on 98 and a magnificent 97 from junior shooter, George Dalton–Brown making up the Division 1 team. Kevin Quinn shot a 98 for Kirk Michael closely followed by Suzanne McKnight and another junior, Illiam Christian both on 97.

 

Port St Mary                          v          Kirk Michael

Division 1

Paul Clague                 99                    Kevin Quinn                 98

Harry Harrison            99                    Suzanne McKnight (L) 97

Kevan Kneale              98                    Illiam Christian (J)       97

Dave Bould                  98                    Perryn Callister (L)      92

George Dalton-Brown (J)  97                    Alex Trafford (J)          89

                                    491                                                      473

 

Division 2

Ashley Gardner (J)      97                    David Lord                   89

Jaccie Gardner (JL)     95       

Juan Clague                 95

Gary Knight                 95

Ean Brewis                  95                                                        00

                                    477                                                      89

 

Division 3

Orry Kerr (J)                92

Callum Grant (J)          91

Peter Gelling               90

Graham Brown           88

Patrick Kerr (J)                        88

                                    449

 

            Castletown’s venture north to Laxey proved almost fruitless as the hosts won both Division 1 and 2 but the third Division did go Castletown’s way. John Wood, Suzanne Curphey and Harry Creevy all posted 98’s for Laxey with Chris Birtwhistle for the visitors managing a 96 with Mike Thompson and John Brewis both hitting 95’s.

 

Laxey                                       v          Castletown

Division 1

John Wood                  98                    Chris Birtwhistle         96

Suzanne Curphey (L)   98                    Mike Thompson          95

Harry Creevy               98                    John Brewis                 95

Bill Snelling                 96                    John-Paul Bridson       94

Bridget Kneale (L)       95                    Nigel Christian                        94

                                    485                                                      474

 

Division 2

Judy Kee (L)                 95                    Steve Gardner             94

Peter Clague               95                    Henry Qualtrough       93

Andrew Jessop            95                    Shirley Caley (L)          92

Stephen Curphey         94                    Robin McFee               92

Gary Kneale                92                    Duncan Watterson (J) 92

                                    471                                                      463

 

Division 3

Nick Kennish                92                    Andy Bell                     91

James Hewison (J)       91                    Lauren Cooper (L)       85

                                    00                    Reg Caley                    84

                                    183                                                      260

 

            Just 6 points separated the two teams in Division 1 when IoMSC Sandsiders travelled north to Sulby Cossacks. For Cossacks, junior shooter Fergus Coulter posted 99 with Jess Clague biting his heels on 98 with her dad, Chris and another junior, Jonathan Webb, both on 96. Matching Coulter’s score, IoMSC Sandsiders Marion Jones, recorded a 99 with father Bill and Andy Traynor on 98 and Richie Arthur and Tony Kneale both on 97. IoMSC Sandsiders took wins in all three Divisions.

 

Cossacks                                 v          IoMSC Sandsiders

Division1

Fergus Coulter (J)        99                    Marion Jones (L)         99

Jess Clague (L)                        98                    Bill Jones                     98

Chris Clague                96                    Andy Traynor              98

Jonathan Webb (J)      96                    Richard Arthur                        97

Ronnie Fairbairn         94                    Tony Kneale                97

                                    583                                                      489

 

Division 2

Tim Hardisty (J)           94                    James Jones                95

John Cottier                 94                    Terry Green                93

Andy Mitchell              89                    Dan Simpson               92

Jacob Duggan (J)         82                    Steve Callus                 90

Antony Cawte (J)         77                    Phil Kneen                   90

                                    436                                                      460

 

Division 3

Callum McPhillips (J)  72                    Chris Ollett                  87

                                    00                    Norman Ormrod         87

                                    72                                                        174

 

IoM RA League positions as at February 10th.

 

As the league begins to draw to a close, changes are appearing each week in the leagues. The closest is in Division 2 where IoMSC Douglas and Port St Mary are separated by just 9 points on aggregate. Only a disaster will stop Laxey from retaining the premier Division and the ‘Port appear to have Division 3 sewn up.

 

Division 1                            W  D   L    Agg    Pts

Laxey                                    10  1   0   5344     21

Port St Mary                       9    0   2    5357     18

IoMSC Douglas                  8    0   3   5376      16          

Sulby                                     4    2   5    5300     10

Castletown                         4    0   7    5283       8

IoMSC Sandsiders            3    1   7    5319       7

Kirk Michael                       2    0   9   5239        4

Sulby Cossacks                  2    0   9    5234       4

 

Division 2                            W  D   L   Agg      Pts

IoMSC Douglas                  9    0   2    5239     18

Port St Mary                       9    0   2    5230     18

Laxey                                    7    0   4    5146     14

IoMSC Sandsiders            7    0   4    5103     14

Sulby                                     5    0   6   5121      10

Castletown                         5    0   6    5086     10

Sulby Cossacks                  2    0   9   4924        4

Kirk Michael                       0    0   11 2941       0

 

Division 3                            W  D   L   Agg       Pts

Port St Mary                       11  0   0   4855     22

IoMSC Douglas                  8    0   3   4360      16

IoMSC Sandsiders            7    0   4   3376      14

Castletown                         5    0   6   4033      10

Laxey                                    5    0   6   2401      10

Sulby                                     3    0   8   2397        6

Sulby Cossacks                  3    0   8   1805        6

Kirk Michael                       0    0   11     85        0

 

Dates For Your Diaries

With the half-term break for the indoor league, there are no matches this week or next week however, on Monday February 24th, Laxey are hosting the finals of the 101 Challenge Cup at their range in the Glen Gardens.

 

The league matches recommence on Monday March 3rd when Laxey will entertain Sulby Cossacks, IoMSC Douglas host Port St Mary, Sulby go south to Castletown and IoMSC Sandsiders travel north to Kirk Michael.

            The Isle of Man Rifle Association have announced the venue for the 2014 Annual Dinner and Prize Presentation. The event will be held on Saturday April 12th at the Wentworth Suite (the golf club) of the Mount Murray Hotel7.30 for 8 pm. A vegetarian main course is available and the ticket price is £24 per person. The Association have asked if interested parties could inform Lorrie Thompson of numbers at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment.

            Due to the break this week, I will be posting up to date results for the C and D leagues, round 4 of the NSRA County Leagues and round 7 of the Ulster Counties.

 

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