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Rifle Shooting - Enjoyable weekend with UK Coach Michelle Smith

Thu, 20 Nov 2014  10:52

Multiple British Champion, Michelle Smith who held a development and coaching course at Sinclair at the weekend.
Multiple British Champion, Michelle Smith who held a development and coaching course at Sinclair at the weekend.

Excellent result at the Glen Gardens, Laxey

            Port St Mary took the long trip north to the Glen Gardens, Laxey with the intention to win for the second week in succession. Things did not go the ‘Port’s way in Division 1, as Laxey is a very formidable and consistent rifle team and the perfect result appears to have been produced on the night – a draw ! To rub salt in the wound, Laxey also claimed Division 2 but allowed the win to go to the ‘Port in Division 3. Top shot for the home team went to Suzanne Curphey on 99 but four team mates all shot 97 to give the team 487 x 500. For the visitors, Derek Kermode posted his best score of the season so far alongside Ashley Gardner junior both hitting 99 with Ashley Gardner (Snr) and Kevan Kneale both posting 97’s.

 

Laxey                                    v              Port St Mary

Division 1

Suzanne Curphey (L)      99           Derek Kermode                                99

Judy Kee (L)                       97           Ashley Gardner (J)          99

Stephen Curphey            97           Ashley Gardner (Snr)     97

Harry Creevy                      97           Kevan Kneale                    97

Nick Kennish                      97           Juan Clague                        95

                                                487                                                         487

 

Division 2

John Wood                         96           Dave Bould                         93

Gary Kneale                       96           Peter Gelling                      92

James Hewison (J)           95           Orry Kerr (J)                       92

Andrew Jessopp              94           Jackie Gardner (JL)          92

Bill Snelling                          93           Patrick Cubbon (J)           91

                                                474                                                         460

 

Division 3

Bridget Kneale (L)            91           Graham Brown                 90

Charlie Clague                   83           Patrick Kerr (J)                   87

                                                00           Ean Brewis                          86

                                                174                                                         263

 

Kirk Michael claim their second win in a fortnight

            Three 98’s led the way for the home team win at Kirk Michael on Monday evening in Division 1 and the individuals, Suzanne McKnight, Kevin Quinn and Les Crowe were followed by Tom Lord and son, David’s 96’s beating Castletown by 13 clear points. For the visitors Chris Birtwhistle and Shirley Caley both hit 96 with John Brewis and Robin McFee both on 94.

 

Kirk Michael                      v              Castletown

Division 1

Suzanne McKnight (L)    98           Chris Birtwhistle               96

Kevin Quinn                       98           Shirley Caley (L)                                96          

Les Crowe                           98           John Brewis                        94

Tom Lord                             96           Robin McFee                     94

David Lord                           96           Steve Gardner                  93

                                                486                                                         473

 

 

 

Division 2

Illiam Christian (J)             95           Nigel Christian                   92

Alex Trafford (J)                               95           Lauren Cooper (L)            89

Perryn Callister (L)           93           Henry Qualtrough            89

James Rosengrove (J)    93           Reg Caley                            88

Geoff Sayle                        84           Duncan Watterson          86

                                                460                                                         444

 

Division 3

Nicole McKnight (L)         83           Andy Bell                             86

                                                00           John-Paul Bridson            83

                                                83                                                           169

 

Highest Score of the week goes to Sulby

            Outstanding shooting from Sulby beat IoMSC Sandsiders by a massive score on Monday evening. For the home team, Julian Teare shot the only 100 in all matches this week and Will Quayle was biting on his heels with a 99. Peter Webb, Mark Boyde and junior shooter, Fergus Coulter all made up the Division 1 team hitting 98’s. Sulby’s Division 1 team score of 493 is the highest score of the season so by any team and Sulby also claimed wins in the remaining Divisions. The visiting IoMSC Sandsiders team were led by Richard Arthur on 99 and Bill Jones on 97.

 

Sulby                                     v              IoMSC Sandsiders

Division 1

Julian Teare                        100         Richard Arthur                   99

Will Quayle                         99           Bill Jones                              97

Peter Webb                       98           Tony Kneale                       94

Mark Boyde                       98           Terry Green                       94

Fergus Coulter (J)            98           Steve Callus                        92

                                                493                                                         476

 

Division 2

Orry Teare                          97           Ian Arthur                           92

Peter Faragher                  97           Liz Jones (L)                        89

Mark Cain                            93           Phil Kneen                          88

Teddy Sayle                        92           Chris Ollett                          87

Richard Faragher              92           Matthew Roosen (J)       83

                                                471                                                         439

 

Division 3

Andy Mitchell                    91

Jess Clague (L)                   91

Jim Teare                             91

Laurie Cain                          89

Jacob Duggan (J)              89

                                                451

Additional shooters

Rod Forshaw                      87

Don Ault                              84

Res:-

Richard Farrington (J)     77

 

 

 

 

 

League positions as at November 17 th

 

Division 1

                                                S              W            D             L              Agg         Points

Sulby                                      5              4              0              1              2432       8

IoMSC Douglas                      5              4              0              1              2427       8

Port St Mary                          6              3              1              2              2913       7

Laxey                                      5              3              1              1              2436       7

Kirk Michael                          5              2              0              3              2412       4

Castletown                            5              1              0              4              2388       2

IoMSC Sandsiders                5              0              0              5              2395       0

                                                                                                    

Division 2

                                                S              W            D             L              Agg         Points

Port St Mary                          6              5              0              1              2813       10

Sulby                                      5              4              0              1              2342       8

IoMSC Douglas                      5              3              0              2              2368       6

Laxey                                      5              3              0              2              2203       6

Kirk Michael                          5              3              0              2              2177       6

Castletown                            5              0              0              5              2253       0

IoMSC Sandsiders                5              0              0              5              2252       0

 

Division 3

                                                S              W            D             L              Agg         Points

Port St Mary                          6              6              0              0              2326       12

Sulby                                      5              4              0              1              2149       8

IoMSC Douglas                      5              3              0              2              1690       6

Laxey                                      5              2              0              3              356         4

Castletown                            5              1              0              4              500         2

IoMSC Sandsiders                5              1              0              4              423         2

Kirk Michael                          5              0              0              5              83           0

 

Enjoyable weekend with UK Coach Michelle Smith

 

 

Twelve of the Isle of Man Shooting Club attended a squad development and coaching course at Sinclair Range on Saturday and Sunday under the instruction of UK coach, Michelle Smith. All of those who attended enjoyed the experience and are looking forward to further visits in the near future. Yorkshire born Michelle has an outstanding profile which includes – Multiple British Champion in three disciplines, 3 positional, Prone and Airgun, British record holder on 3 occasions, one of which was attained at an Easter Festival at Sinclair. To add to the above, Smith has collected a Commonwealth Games Silver medal in 2010, European Gold and Silver medals and is currently studying sports physics and coaching. The IoM Shooting Club wish to thank Michelle for her time and effort and also pass on thanks to island shooter Lara Ward, who initiated and organised this valuable event.

 

 

Veteran Lord claims the Winsor Cup on count-back

 

Part of the coaching weekend mentioned above consisted of two club competitions and all those involved in the coaching course joined other members to shoot concurrently, both matches. The first being The Winsor Cup, a handicap competition, produced some reasonably good scores in near perfect conditions. With Stewart Watterson in action as Range Officer, twelve shooters started the 65 minute match. Top gun score was claimed by Mike Duncalf on 589 closely followed by Andy Potter just a point behind on 588. Tom Lord posted a score of 584 and once his handicap of 24 had been added he topped the results with 608, an identical score of 608 was posted by Nick Brown on 579 + 29 but the count-back system came into force and Brown lost, producing a 95 to Lords 96 in their final series. Fifteen year old junior shooter, Matthew Roosen and Jayde Lambert both shot in their first competitive 600 match and both produced excellent scores, Roosen only once dropped below 90.

 

 

 

 

Full results were:-

1 – Tom Lord                                      99, 97, 96, 99, 97, 96 = 584 x 600 + HC 24 = 608

2 – Nick Brown                                  97, 98, 98, 98, 93, 95 = 579 + 29 = 608

3 – Jayde Lambert (L)                     88, 88, 90, 93, 94, 89 = 542 + 64 = 606

4 – Steve Callus                                                 95, 96, 95, 95, 95, 97 = 573 + 32 = 605

5 – Andy Potter                                98, 96, 98, 99, 99, 98 = 588 + 15 = 603

6 – Matthew Roosen (J)                                90, 91, 89, 90, 91, 92 = 543 + 60 = 603

7 – Mike Duncalf                              98, 96, 98, 98, 100, 99 = 589 + 13 = 602

8 – Perryn Callister (L)                    96, 98, 95, 95, 95, 91 = 570 + 31 = 601

9 – Alex Trafford (J)                        97, 91, 92, 93, 93, 92 = 558 + 39 = 597

10 – Tracey Skelton (L)                   97, 99, 95, 98, 96, 92 = 577 + 19 = 596

11 – Thomas Clague (J)                 96, 95, 96, 93, 91, 90 = 561 + 35 = 596

12 – Suzanne McKnight (L)           95, 95, 93, 95, 96, 93 = 567 + 26 = 593 

                The match shot concurrently was the team of two, Sinclair Cup, where the gun score from those who entered the previous match was used. In this competition, the pairs are drawn once the match commences so no one is aware of who their team mate is until the match has been completed.

Full results were:-

1 – Mike Duncalf              589         &             Perryn Callister                                 570 = 1159 x 1200

2 – Illiam Christian (J)      572         &             Nick Brown                         579 = 1151

3 – Steve Callus                                 573         &             Tracey Skelton                 577 = 1150

4 – Andy Potter                588         &             Alex Trafford (J)               558 = 1146

5 – Thomas Clague (J)    567         &             Bill Jones                              576 = 1143

6 – Jayde Lambert           542         &             Tom Lord                             584 = 1126

7 – Suzanne McKnight   567         &             Andy Traynor                     553 = 1120

Dates for your Diaries

            The next league matches are scheduled for Monday December 1st and will see Laxey travelling over the mountain to Sulby , IoMSC Sandsiders  hosting Port St Mary ,  IoMSC Douglas go south to The Stadium, Castletown and of course, Kirk Michael v Cossacks match is cancelled.

                The A J Osborn Trophy, a two card handicap competition will be held at the Sinclair Range this Wednesday, November 26th at 7 pm, commencing at 7.30pm. This is a “turn up on the night” competition with an entry fee of £3 and like last year, will hopefully, be well supported by local shooters.

                Entries are now out for three further competitions, The J B Richie Trophy, The G Jones Trophy and The 101 Challenge Cup. Mike Clague has asked for support once again for these competitions. The J B Richie Cup is for Class D shooters and the G Jones Trophy is for Class C shooters, both are postal scratch matches of 8 cards over 4 months with classification attained form the best 5 of 6 matches. The 101 Challenge Cup is a team of two Postal Comp, culminating with a final head to head round at a range yet to be decided in early March. Entries are required for all three competitions by November 30th.

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