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Rifle Shooting - Successful weekend for Skelton in the Monthly Handicap

Tue, 17 Jun 2014  15:22

Tracey Skelton
Tracey Skelton

Sunday mornings deferred Monthly Handicap proved to be an exceptional competition for Tracey Skelton when she improved her personal best score by no 4 points. Although posting a gun score of 582, 3 points clear of junior shooter Glasgow bound, Ben Kelly, Skelton was beaten in the handicap match by Perryn Callister who recorded a score of 608, two points ahead. Thirteen shooters took part and although the weather was very kind, there was a very unpredictable breeze, there were not that many happy faces enjoying a brew at the completion of the match – it appeared to be a “day for the ladies”.

 

Full results:-

1 – Perryn Callister          96, 97, 97, 95, 96, 92 = 573 + 35 = 608

2 – Tracey Skelton           98, 97, 96, 98, 96, 97 = 582 + 24 = 606

3 – Andy Traynor              97, 96, 96, 96, 97, 94 = 576 + 29 = 605

4 – Bill Jones                       92, 99, 99, 93, 97, 95 = 575 + 25 = 600

5 – Lara Ward                     95, 95, 96, 97, 97, 98 = 578 + 21 = 599

6 – John Wood                  97, 95, 96, 94, 98, 97 = 577 + 20 = 597

7 – Suzanne McKnight   96, 94, 98, 96, 94, 94 = 572 + 25 = 597

8 – Ben Kelly (J)                94, 98, 95, 98, 96, 98 = 579 + 17 = 596

9 – Tom Lord                      93, 94, 97, 96, 97, 97 = 574 + 22 = 596

10 – Alex Trafford (J)      92, 93, 94, 93, 94, 94 = 560 + 35 = 595

11 – Steve Callus              92, 95, 94, 89, 93, 95 = 558 + 35 = 593

12 – Mike Clague              95, 94, 96, 93, 92, 93 = 563 + 28 = 591

13 – Thomas Clague (J) 99, 90, 87, 92, 90, 92 = 550 + 35 = 585

 

Personal best scores for both Traynor and Clague on Monday evening but Creevy wins both scratch matches

            Round 7 of The Osborn Carpets Scratch 600 and the Empire Garage Tynwald Shield Handicap, was joined this week by round 1 of the Jamaica Trophy. Harry Creevy was the victor in both scratch matches. An excellent entry list of 23 shooters entered this week’s matches and with near perfect conditions, a close set of scores was expected. A delighted Andy Traynor was the other shooter who produced a personal best score with a 584 x 600, 5 points better than previous. All equal scores are listed on the count-back system – Full results for the Osborn Carpets 600 posted were:-

1 – Harry Creevy               100, 98, 98, 99, 99, 96 = 590

2 – Mike Duncalf              98, 96, 98, 99, 97, 99 =     587

3 – Mike Clague                96, 99, 100, 97, 98, 97 = 587

4 – Andy Traynor              97, 97, 97, 100, 96, 97 = 584

5 – Lara Ward                     95, 97, 98, 96, 96, 99 =     581

6 – Gemma Kermode     98, 98, 94, 96, 100, 95 = 581

7 – Andy Potter                98, 98, 94, 95, 96, 99 =     580

8 – John Wood                  95, 99, 95, 98, 97, 96 =     580

9 - Derek Kermode          95, 95, 95, 98, 99, 97 =     579

10 – Tom Lord                    96, 95, 96, 97, 97, 97 =     578

11 – Bill Jones                    95, 97, 100, 93, 97, 96 = 578

12 – Tracey Skelton         98, 99, 96, 93, 97, 94 =     577

13 – Suzanne McKnight 94, 96, 96, 96, 96, 98 =     576

14 – Perryn Callister        95, 98, 97, 93, 95, 98 =     576

15 – Ben Kelly (J)              94, 96, 97, 93, 93, 98 =     571

16 – Nick Brown                94, 96, 96, 94, 96, 95 =     571

17 – Paul Smethurst        95, 98, 95, 94, 95, 94 =     571

18 – Tony Kneale              94, 94, 95, 96, 98, 93 =     570

19 – Steve Callus              94, 96, 96, 95, 94, 94 =     569

20 – Illiam Christian (J)   91, 96, 94, 98, 92, 94 =     565

21 – Thomas Clague (J) 92, 94, 97, 96, 93, 91 =     563

22 – Alex Trafford (J)      86, 89, 96, 95, 93, 91 =     550

23 – Oliver Fleming (J)    86, 82, 88, 90, 90, 86 =     522

Class Awards were:-

Class A –              1 - Harry Creevy                590

2 – Mike Duncalf              587

3 – Lara Ward                     581

4 – Andy Potter                580

5 – John Wood                  580

6 – Ben Kelly                      571

Class B –              1 - Mike Clague                                 587

2 - Gemma Kermode      581

3 – Tom Lord                      578

4 – Bill Jones                       578

5 – Tracey Skelton           577

6 – Suzanne McKnight   576

Class C –              1 – Andy Traynor              584

2 – Derek Kermode         579

3 – Perryn Callister          576

4 – Nick Brown                  571

5 – Paul Smethurst          571

6 – Tony Kneale                570

7 – Steve Callus                                 569

8 – Illiam Christian            565

9 – Thomas Clague          563

10 – Alex Trafford            550

11 – Oliver Fleming          522      

The Empire Garage Tynwald Shield Handicap proved successful for a delighted Mike Clague. Mike has been having problems of late and has been very disappointed with his scores; however this week’s PB will have been a great boost for the lad. The same applies to second placed shooter Andy Traynor who has been experimenting with a new ‘butt plate’ which has been proving somewhat difficult to master – well done to both of you. Full results were: - 1 – Mike Clague     587 + 28 = 615

2 – Andy Traynor              584 + 29 = 613

3 – Perryn Callister          576 + 35 = 611

4 – Derek Kermode         579 + 32 = 611

5 – Tony Kneale                570 + 36 = 606

6 – Gemma Kermode     581 + 24 = 605

7 – Steve Callus                                 569 + 35 = 604

8 – Bill Jones                       578 + 25 = 603

9 – Nick Brown                  571 + 32 = 603

10 – Thomas Clague        563 + 40 = 603

11 – Lara Ward                  581 + 21 = 602

12 – Mike Duncalf            587 + 14 = 601

13 – Suzanne McKnight                 576 + 25 = 601

14 – Tom Lord                    578 + 22 = 600

15 – John Wood                580 + 20 = 600

16 – Tracey Skelton         577 + 22 = 599

17 – Paul Smethurst        571 + 28 = 599

18 – Illiam Christian         565 + 30 = 595

19 – Andy Potter              580 + 14 = 594

20 – Alex Trafford            550 + 41 = 591

21 – Ben Kelly                    571 + 17 = 588

22 – Oliver Fleming          522 + 60 = 582

 

The third match of the evening, shot concurrently, was round 1 of the Jamaica Trophy where the top shot was for the second time during the evening, Harry Creevy, who is seriously preparing for his matches in Scotland at the Commonwealth Games. Creevy’s scores have been excellent of late and this week was no exception. Full results in class order were:-

Class A –              1 - Harry Creevy                590 x 600

2 – Mike Duncalf              587

3 – Lara Ward                     581

4 – Andy Potter                580

5 – John Wood                  580

6 – Ben Kelly                      571

Class B –              1 – Mike Clague                587

2 – Tom Lord                      578

3 – Bill Jones                       578

4 – Tracey Skelton           577

5 – Suzanne McKnight   576

Class C –              1 - Andy Traynor               584

2 – Derek Kermode         579

3 – Perryn Callister          576

4 – Nick Brown                  571

5 – Steve Callus                                 569

6 – Thomas Clague          563

                The final match of the evening was the Sadler Junior Championship and Ben Kelly once again took the lead here:-

1 – Ben Kelly                      94, 96, 97 = 287 x 300

2 – Thomas Clague          92, 94, 97 = 283

3 – Illiam Christian            91, 96, 94 = 281

4 – Alex Trafford              86, 89, 96 = 271

5 – Oliver Fleming            86, 82, 88 = 256

 

Congratulations to ‘World Record holder’ Tim Kneale

                Congratulations must go to a member of another shooting discipline, Clay Shooter Tim Kneale, who smashed the Double Trap World Record in Munich over the weekend but was unable to secure a medal in the shoot-off. Tim shot a massive score of 148 ex 150 in the qualifying rounds, which took him through to the semi-final, where there was a three-way tie of 29 x 30 between Tim, Walton Eller (USA) and Hubert Olejnik (SVK). Unfortunately Tim did not make it through to the gold medal shoot out, but he did go into the bronze medal shoot. Jeffrey Holguin (USA) eventually took bronze despite some fantastic shooting from Kneale. His coach, Martin Barker said: "I have coached Tim since 2003, he has worked extremely hard and now it has really paid off." What a fantastic boost for Tim’s confidence just prior to the Commonwealth Games.

 

Dates for your Diaries

 

            Next Monday evening, June 23rd, at Sinclair range, will see rounds nine of The Osborn 600 scratch match, Empire Garage Tynwald Shield Handicap and The Sadler Junior Championship Scratch 300. The third round of The Jamaica Trophy will also be shot concurrently. 

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