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Tue, 14 Apr 2015


Saturday

            The IoM Easter Shoot, rifle section, was held over the weekend at Sinclair Range, St Johns in near perfect weather conditions. Good Friday was a day for practice for those involved and the visiting shooters made the most of the time available. Saturday was day 1 of competition with the men’s 3 position rifle and three locals took part in the 3 x 40 match. Just two, Ben Kelly and Mike Clague made the knock-out Olympic final of 8 and Mike Clague was first to leave the firing point with Ben Kelly, leaving in sixth position. It must be noted that these three, Clague, Kelly and Les Crowe are new to this discipline and not one of them shot badly as they were up against GB International shooters. The event win went to Richard Chasemore of Parkstone Rifle Club.

 

            Details A, B and C of the 50 metre prone match were shot throughout the day and leading the pack when the results were posted was recently crowned Island Indoor Champion, Harry Creevy on 591 x 600. Full list of locals were :-

1 – Harry Creevy                     99, 97, 97, 100, 100, 98 = 591

4 – Mike Duncalf                    97, 98, 98, 95, 100, 97 = 585

8 – Ben Kelly                           95, 98, 98, 98, 97, 95 = 581

14 – Andy Potter                     95, 94, 96, 95, 98, 98 = 576

15 – Alex Trafford (J)              95, 99, 96, 95, 95, 95 = 575

16 – Michael Clague               95, 95, 99, 98, 93, 95 = 575

18 – Illiam Christian (J)           94, 97, 96, 94, 97, 95 = 573

20 – Gemma Kermode           97, 95, 95, 93, 96, 97 = 573

23 – Tracey Skelton                90, 96, 98, 96, 95, 96 = 571

24 – Bill Jones                                     96, 94, 98, 96, 95, 91 = 570

26 – Les Crowe                       94, 96, 93, 95, 95, 94 = 567

29 – Jayde Lambert                93, 96, 92, 94, 92, 96 = 563

30 – Perryn Callister               95, 92, 94, 95, 93, 93 = 562

31 – Nick Brown                      95, 94, 93, 92, 96, 92 = 562

33 – Andy Traynor                  91, 94, 97, 93, 95, 88 = 558

34 – Thomas Clague (J)          89, 92, 92, 93, 97, 94 = 557

35 – Harriet Nuttall                95, 90, 90, 94, 94, 94 = 557

36 – Suzanne McKnight          93, 93, 89, 91, 96, 91 = 553

40 – John Brewis                     93, 96, 95, 94, 92, 71 = 541

42 – Matthew Roosen (J)        91, 93, 92, 87, 90, 85 = 538

There were 48 entrants for the match. Class medallists were:-

Class X –          Gold -              Harry Creevy -            591

Class A –         Bronze -          Mike Duncalf -            585

Class B –          Bronze -          Tracey Skelton -          571

Class C –          Gold -              Alex Trafford –            575      Silver – Illiam Christian – 573

Junior Class –             Gold -              Alex Trafford –            575      Silver – Illiam Christian – 573

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday

                Moving onto Sunday’s competitions, again details A, B and C of the second 50 metre prone match were shot throughout the day and on this occasion three shooters scored identical results – GB International, Mark Szymankiewicz and locals Andy Potter & Mike Duncalf all posted 590 x 600 to lead the event. Full results for the locals were :-

=1- Andy Potter                       99, 96, 99, 98, 99, 99 = 590

=1 – Mike Duncalf                  98, 98, 98, 99, 99, 98 = 590

10 – Nick Brown                      98, 97, 99, 98, 94, 96 = 582

11 – Ben Kelly                                     98, 97, 94, 97, 99, 96 = 581

12 – Suzanne McKnight          98, 96, 97, 94, 99, 97 = 581

14 – Perryn Callister               99, 97, 96, 98, 95, 95 = 580

15 – Tracey Skelton                97, 96, 98, 94, 98, 96 = 579

17 – Bill Jones                                     97, 96, 96, 96, 94, 100 = 579

20 – Mike Clague                    98, 97, 94, 97, 98, 93 = 577

21 – Illiam Christian               100, 98, 96, 92, 96, 95 = 577

23 – Gemma Kermode           94, 97, 96, 97, 96, 96 = 576

28 – Andy Traynor                  96, 96, 98, 95, 94, 94 = 573

33 – Harriet Nuttall                96, 93, 94, 94, 92, 95 = 564

34 – Matthew Roosen             97, 92, 91, 93, 96, 94 = 563

36 – Jayde Lambert                94, 95, 89, 94, 90, 94 = 556

37 – Thomas Clague               95, 96, 92, 90, 91, 90 = 554

40 – Les Crowe                       79, 93, 93, 93, 96, 97 = 551

 

The top eight ladies and top eight gents go through to the final.

 

Class medallists were:-

Class A –         Silver (on count-back) –    Andy Potter -               590     

Bronze (on count-back) – Mike Duncalf –           590

Class B –          Gold -                          Suzanne McKnight -    581                 

Silver -                        Tracey Skelton -          579

Class C –          Gold –                                     Nick Brown -               582                             

Silver –                        Perryn Callister -         580

Bronze -                      Illiam Christian –        577

Junior Class Gold –                                     Illiam Christian –        577

Veterans –      Silver –                        Nick Brown –               582

Teams of 4“E-Lemon-aters” –       Duncalf, Roosen, McKnight and Traynor –

Bronze - 2307 x 2400

Teams of 2“The Chuckle Brothers”

Gold –                                     Duncalf and Potter      1180 x 1200

 

Ladies Final – Kermode takes bronze

Sunday afternoon closed the weekends competitions with both ladies and gentlemen’s Olympic Finals. In the first final, the ladies, the island was represented by no less than 4 young ladies. Once again these finals are a knock-out match and unfortunately, first to leave was Perryn Callister followed by Suzanne McKnight then Tracey Skelton, leaving Gemma Kermode to see off two international visiting shooters, Zoe Bruce and Erica Jones. Kermode left the firing point in Bronze medal position leaving Scottish International, Sheena Sharp and GB shooter, Karen Butler to take silver and gold respectively.

Gents final

In the gent’s final, the pressure was on the two locals Andy Potter and Mike Duncalf from the start but they appeared to rise to the formidable challenge. First to leave the firing point in this knock-out competition was Ashford Rifle Club’s shooter, Keith Adair followed by shooter from the Island of St Helena, Simon Henry who is well known to many locals. Richard Chasemore from Parkstone RC was next, closely followed by Chippingham Rifle Club’s, Nick Clark. This left Duncalf, Sam Harris, Mark Szymankiewicz and Potter – Duncalf left the firing point in fourth position, losing by just .06 points, Harris took Bronze leaving Szymankiewicz who was beaten into Silver position by .09 points by local shooter, Andy Potter who claimed the Gold. This match proved to be a terrific, tense and entertaining final, which was enjoyed by a large group of supporters. 

In the weekend aggregate matches, the following shows the final positions of each local competitor:-

2 – Mike Duncalf                    585 + 590 = 1175 x 2000

6 – Andy Potter                       576 + 590 = 1166

8 – Ben Kelly                           581 + 581 = 1162

14 – M. Clague                       575 + 577 = 1152

15 – Tracey Skelton                571 + 579 = 1150

16 – Illiam Christian               573 + 577 = 1150

18 – Gemma Kermode           573 + 576 = 1149

21 – Nick Brown                      562 + 582 = 1144

23 – Perryn Callister               562 + 580 = 1142

27 – Suzanne McKnight          553 + 581 = 1134

28 – Andy Traynor                  558 + 573 = 1131

30 – Harriet Nuttall –                         557 + 564 = 1121

31 – Jayde Lambert –                         563 + 556 = 1119

32 – Les Crowe                       567 + 551 = 1118

33 – Thomas Clague               557 + 554 = 1111

35 – Matthew Roosen             538 + 563 = 1101

Aggregate Classes were:-

Class A –         Silver –                        Mike Duncalf –           1175

Class B –          Silver -                        Tracey Skelton –         1150

Class C -          Gold -                         Illiam Christian -         1150

Bronze -                      Nick Brown -               1144

Hopefully, next week’s column will have several more results which are in hand, but due to column space, I am unable to give them here.

 

Dates for your Diaries

 

                The Isle of Man Rifle Association are holding their Annual Dinner and Prize Presentation on Saturday at 7.30 pm at the Mount Murray Golf Club. If last year’s dinner is anything to go by, it will be an excellent evening. Hopefully, all clubs have now informed Lorrie Thompson regarding ticket numbers.

                Due unavoidable date clashes, the IoM Shooting Club will not be holding a Monthly Handicap during April – the next Monthly Handicap will be on Sunday, May 3rd at 10.30 a.m.

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