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Rifle Shooting - 20 year old Ben Kelly produces Gold at Bisley in the Great British Junior International match

Thu, 07 Aug 2014  14:56

A very proud Ben Kelly flanked by Booyen and Goater on the podium with the three legs flying above, after his gold medal success in the Great Britain Junior Grand Prix International match, at Bisley.
A very proud Ben Kelly flanked by Booyen and Goater on the podium with the three legs flying above, after his gold medal success in the Great Britain Junior Grand Prix International match, at Bisley.

20 year old Ben Kelly produces Gold at Bisley in the Great British Junior International match

            20 year old Ben Kelly, the Islands junior prone shooter, travelled directly from the Commonwealth Games in Scotland to Bisley, Surrey, to compete in the Great British Junior Grand Prix International match and although he may have been a little disappointed with his result in Scotland, he had tremendous success on the 50 metre range at Bisley, taking the win from a field of 31. It appears that the windy conditions at Carnoustie, gave Kelly the impetuous for his success on the infamous Cooper Range. Ben’s decimal score, which is now the normal method of scoring all International events, amounted to 610.4. Kelly’s nearest rival Jacobus Booyens, was .8 in arrears on 609.6 with bronze going to Mark Goater who posted 609.5. Kelly’s series scores were as follows:- 95.5, 103.3, 102.6, 104.6, 101.7, 102.7 = 610.4. This is a fabulous result for the Isle of Man Sports recipient, congratulations from the Isle of Man Shooting Club and the Manx shooting fraternity.

 

Creevy hits 591 x 600 on his return from Glasgow

                On his return from his eighth Commonwealth Games, Harry Creevy produced an excellent result in round 5 of the Osborn Carpets second 600 on Monday evening under perfect weather conditions. Range Officer Brian Fozard delayed the start of the evening’s matches to allow the brilliant sunshine to disappear behind Slieau Whallian and the half hour delay allowed the depleted entry of 14 shooters an equal chance of the incredibly still conditions. Andy Potter, who has been shooting extremely well of late, claimed second slot even though he had two low scores within his series during the match, but still produced a “full house” along with two of the same from Creevy, the only 100’s during the match. Full results were:-

1 – Harry Creevy         100, 99, 98, 96, 98, 100 = 591 x 600

2 – Andy Potter           97, 98, 95, 100, 96, 98 = 584

3 – Mike Clague          98, 97, 96, 96, 99, 97 = 583

4 – Suzanne McKnight 95, 93, 97, 97, 98, 98 = 578

5 – Richie Arthur         98, 99, 97, 94, 97, 93 = 578

6 – Nick Brown            96, 97, 93, 95, 98, 98 = 577

7 – Tom Lord               96, 99, 95, 95, 95, 97 = 577

8 – Bill Jones               96, 96, 97, 95, 97, 96 = 577

9 – Tracey Skelton      96, 97, 95, 97, 96, 95 = 576

10 – John Wood          94, 96, 94, 98, 95, 98 = 575

11 – Steve Callus         95, 92, 95, 95, 96, 98 = 571

12 – Perryn Callister   96, 94, 94, 93, 96, 93 = 566

13 – Tony Kneale        94, 93, 93, 93, 94, 97 = 564

14 Alex Trafford (J)     96, 94, 96, 93, 94, 87 = 560

 

Class awards were –

 

Class A – Harry Creevy           591

Class B – Mike Clague            583

Class C – Nick Brown              577

 

Brown takes round 15 of The Empire Garage Tynwald Shield Handicap

            Nick Brown has been threatening to sell his rifle due to some disastrous results during the summer matches, but on this occasion, it looks like the sale will be delayed a little for now! Brown was delighted to claim round 15 of the Empire Garage Tynwald Shield Handicap, his first success this year, from Steve Callus. Full results were:-

 

1 – Nick Brown            577 + 32 = 609

2 – Steve Callus           571 + 35 = 606

3 – Suzanne McKnight 578 + 25 = 603

4 – Tom Lord               577 + 24 = 601

5 – Perryn Callister     566 + 35 = 601

6 – Alex Trafford (J)    560 + 41 = 601

7 – Bill Jones               577 + 23 = 600

8 – Andy Potter           584 + 15 = 599

9 – Mike Clague          583 + 15 = 598

10 – John Wood          575 + 22 = 597

11 – Richie Arthur       578 + 18 = 596

12 – Tracey Skelton    576 + 19 = 595

13 – Tony Kneale        564 + 30 = 594

 

Being the only junior shooting on this occasion, Alex Trafford won round 15 of the Sadler Junior Championship with 96, 94, 96 = 286 x 300.

 

Harry Creevy wins the IoM RA Jamaica Trophy by just 2 points

            Due to a restricted amount of space allocated in recent week’s columns, I am now able to give the results of the 2014 Isle of Man Rifle Association’s Jamaica Trophy. The competition is shot over 6 rounds from June 6th to July 21st with best 4 from 6 to count. The overall win went to Harry Creevy by eight points (on aggregate) from equally, Andy Potter and Mike Clague. I will list the best 4 scores in each case, followed by the aggregate score and finally, the average score over the 4 scores.

 

                                                                                    Agg   Ave

1 – Harry Creevy                     590, 585, 585, 596 = 2356 (589.0)

2 – Andy Potter                       580, 587, 590, 591 = 2348 (587.0)

      Mike Clague                      587, 585, 590, 586 = 2348 (587.0)

4 – Mike Duncalf                    587, 585, 585, 583 = 2340 (585.0)

5 – Richie Arthur                     575, 581, 584, 584 = 2324 (581.0)

6 – John Wood                        580, 582, 578, 583 = 2323 (580.8)

7 – Tracey Skelton                  577, 585, 582, 577 = 2321 (580.3)

8 – Andy Traynor                    584, 568, 580, 586 = 2318 (579.5)

9 – Tom Lord                           578, 578, 577, 575 = 2308 (577.0)

10 – Bill Jones                                     578, 570, 580, 577 = 2305 (576.3)

11 – Suzanne McKnight          576, 575, 574, 573 = 2298 (574.5)

12 – Nick Brown                      571, 563, 572, 573 = 2279 (569.8)

13 – Steve Callus                     569, 566, 567, 572 = 2274 (568.5)

The following shot less than 4 rounds –

Derek Kermode                       579, 569, 577 = 1725

Perryn Callister                       576, 561 = 1137

Thomas Clague (J)                  563

Lara Ward                               581

Ben Kelly                                 571

Class awards were:-

Class A (The Jamaica Trophy)

1 – Harry Creevy         2356 x 2400

2 – Andy Potter           2348

3 – Mike Duncalf        2340

Class B (The Drinkwater Trophy)

1 – Mike Clague          2348

2 – Richard Arthur      2324

3 – Tracey Skelton      2321

Class C (The Blackrock Trophy)

1 – Andy Traynor        2318

2 – Nick Brown            2279

3 – Steve Callus           2274

 

Potter continues his terrific results in the August Handicap match

            Andy Potter has been producing some excellent scores over the recent weeks and the August Handicap match was no exception on Sunday morning when he posted a new decimal personal best score of 619.00 on the electronic Sius targets! Conditions were near perfect although there was at times, a tricky wind producing the odd wild shot, however, Potter appears to have mastered the conditions as none of his series scores dipped below 97. His gun score of 589 x 600 proved to be too good for second placed shooter, John Wood to match posting a creditable 579. Full results were:-

1 – Andy Potter           97, 99, 99, 98, 98, 98 = 589 + 15 h/c = 604

2 – John Wood            96, 97, 96, 95, 98, 97 = 579 + 22 = 601

3 – Tracey Skelton      98, 95, 95, 95, 95, 96 = 574 + 19 = 593

4 – Bill Jones               94, 96, 95, 97, 97, 93 = 572 + 23 = 595

5 – Suzanne McKnight 93, 94, 95, 96, 90, 95 = 563 + 26 = 589

6 – Ashley Gardner     94, 96, 90, 94, 90, 95 = 559 + 24 = 583

7 – Perryn Callister     90, 78, 95, 94, 95, 94 = 546 + 31 = 577

8 – James Ogilvy (J)    85, 90, 85, 91, 79, 90 = 520 + 50 = 570

James was shooting for the first time in a match and credit must be given with his score having only been using his rifle for less than 2 weeks.

 

Isle of Man Shooting Club website

            The IoM Shooting Club’s new website is now live and we have had world-wide hits. The site has been built by Mike Duncalf and has many interesting features. The site can be found at http://www.isleofmanshootingclub.com/

 

Dates for your Diaries

 

            Next Monday evening, August 18th, at Sinclair range, will see rounds seventeen and penultimate round for the 2014 season of Empire Garage Tynwald Shield Handicap, The Sadler Junior Championship Scratch 300 and round 7 of The Osborn Carpets 2nd 600 scratch match. 

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