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Rifle Shooting Report

Thu, 21 Aug 2014  10:33


Duncalf masters the tricky conditions at Sinclair

            The IoM Shooting Club Monday night matches were shot in very awkward conditions when a strong, tricky wind caused problems for all except, it appears, Mike Duncalf who’s result of 587 x 600 in the Osborn Carpets 2nd 600 was 8 points clear of second placed shooter, John Wood. During the match, a heavy downpour added to the nasty conditions. Full results were:-

1 – Mike Duncalf        98, 98, 99, 99, 96, 97 = 587 x 600

2 – John Wood            94, 97, 96, 96, 98, 98 = 579

3 – Andy Potter           96, 97, 97, 97, 95, 96 = 578

4 – Ben Kelly (J)          98, 97, 96, 98, 94, 94 = 577

5 – Suzanne McKnight 95, 97, 96, 94, 93, 99 = 574

6 – Tracey Skelton      98, 95, 91, 97, 94, 96 = 571

7 – Mike Clague          98, 93, 97, 95, 94, 94 = 571

8 – Andy Traynor        96, 92, 98, 96, 91, 97 = 570

9 – Richard Arthur      94, 96, 95, 93, 97, 94 = 569

10 – Nick Brown          94, 93, 94, 94, 97, 96 = 568

11 – Tom Lord             92, 96, 96, 92, 97, 90 = 563

12 – Steve Callus         91, 93, 93, 93, 97, 95 = 562

13 – Tony Kneale        94, 91, 91, 89, 94, 96 = 555

14 – Illiam Christian (J)             92, 95, 93, 91, 86, 95 = 552

15 – Perryn Callister   93, 92, 95, 89, 89, 92 = 550

Class awards

Class A – Michael Duncalf      587

Class B - Suzanne McKnight    574

Class C – Andy Traynor           570 

 

Wood takes the Empire Garage Tynwald Shield Handicap match from Duncalf

            In the second match of the evening, the Empire Garage Tynwald Shield round 17, the result was reversed with John Wood taking the win from Mike Duncalf on the final series of the evening – a 98 to Duncalf’s 97. Full results posted were:-

1 – John Wood            579 + 22 = 601

2 – Mike Duncalf        587 + 14 = 601

3 – Nick Brown            568 + 32 = 600

4 – Suzanne McKnight 574 + 25 = 599

5 – Steve Callus           562 + 35 = 597

6 – Ben Kelly               577 + 17 = 594

7 – Andy Traynor        570 + 23 = 593

8 – Andy Potter           578 + 15 = 593

9 – Tracey Skelton      571 + 19 = 590

10 – Richard Arthur    569 + 18 = 587

11 – Tom Lord             563 + 24 = 587

12 – Mike Clague        571 + 15 = 586

13 – Tony Kneale        555 + 30 = 585

14 – Perryn Callister   550 + 35 = 585

15 – Illiam Christian   552 + 29 = 581 

 

Round 17 of the Sadler Junior Championship goes Kelly’s way

            Due to holidays, just two juniors took part in the Sadler Championship and the win went to Ben Kelly with 98, 97, 96, = 291 x 300 from Illiam Christian on 92, 95, 93 = 280.

 

3 enjoy Bisley week for the first time with Clague winning Class B in The News of The World Cup

            Three members of The Isle of Man Shooting Club, Mike Clague, Suzanne McKnight and Tracey Skelton, spent last week at Bisley Week in Surrey and appeared to enjoy the week long experience. All three were shooting in Class B of each competition. Weather conditions varied throughout the week from horizontal rain and some flooding, to brilliant sunshine even though, the trio’s spirits were not dampened.

The following results have been provided by Mike Clague –

Competition 8 (40 shots at 50 metres)

Mike Clague                193 + 183 = 376 x 400

Suzanne McKnight      175 + 182 = 357  

Tracey Skelton            185 + 186 = 371

Competition 9 (20 shots at 50 metres and 20 shots at 100 yards) –

Clague                                     180 + 188 = 368

McKnight                     184 + 181 = 365  

Skelton                        190 + 189 = 379

Competition 10 (40 shots at 100 yards) –

Clague                                     182 + 179 = 361

McKnight                     175 + 171 = 346  

Skelton                        181 + 177 = 358

Competition 10a (aggregate scores at 50 metres of Comps 8 & 9) –

Clague                                     193, 183, 190 = 566

McKnight                     139, 190, 182 = 511  

Skelton                        187, 184, 190 = 561

Competition 10b (aggregate scores at 100 metres of Comps 9 & 10) –

Clague                                     175, 185, 185 = 545

McKnight                     171, 179, 171 = 524

Skelton                        184, 184, 180 = 548

Competition 11 - The Windgrove Challenge Cup (aggregate of 8, 9 and 10) –

Clague                                     376 + 368 + 361 = 1105

McKnight                     329 + 362 + 328 = 1019  

Skelton                        371, 379, 358 = 1108

Competition 15 – The News of The World Challenge Cup

Clague                                     196 + 192 = 388

winning Class B and missing out on the 20 man final by just 2 places.

My thanks to Mike for providing the official results and I know that Mike, Suzanne and Tracey would like me to pass on their thanks to Charlie Kennish for the use of his caravan at Bisley for the week. It is hoped to make this an annual trip in future years, for club members

 

Dates for your Diaries

 

            This evening, will see the eighteenth and final round for the 2014 season of Empire Garage Tynwald Shield Handicap, The Sadler Junior Championship Scratch 300 and the 8th and final round of The Osborn Carpets 2nd 600 scratch match. The summer competition season ends this evening and the 18 weeks appear to have flown over very quickly, however it is intended to convert the range for indoor use for teams to start training for the IoM Rifle Association Winter League as soon as possible. 

            The clubs September Handicap will commence at 10.30 am on Sunday, September 7th with the Annual General Meeting of the IoM Shooting Club scheduled for the following evening, September 8th at 7.30 pm.

 

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