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Thu, 18 Feb 2016


Maybe it is something to do with the weather, but after a period of the odd 100 here and there in the league matches, this week 4 x 100’s were recorded in three matches, however the exception to the rule above has been Junior shooter Ashley Gardner, who posted his third 100 in four weeks on Monday evening, an outstanding achievement for anyone but even more so for a junior – terrific shooting Ashley – keep it up.

            Port St Mary welcomed their near neighbours Castletown on Monday and once again the outstanding ‘Port team claimed all three Divisions in fine fashion. Leading for the home team was as mentioned, Ashley Gardner on a 100 with Eddie Maddrell a point in arrears, Ashley Gardner (Snr) tried hard on 98, to match his son and 97’s went to Derek Kermode and another junior, Callum Grant. Castletown posted an excellent result of 483 which on many occasions would be a winning score and was led by Richie Arthur and Robin McFee on 99 with Shirley Caley on 96, ‘Doc’ John Brewis on 95 and Lauren Cooper on 94.

 

Port St Mary              v          Castletown

Division 1

Ashley Gardner (J)      100      Richie Arthur               99

Eddie Maddrell           99        Robin McFee               99

Ashley Gardner           98        Shirley Caley (L)          96

Derek Kermode           97        John Brewis                 95

Callum Grant (J)          97        Lauren Cooper (L)       94

                                    491                                          483

 

Division 2

Kevan Kneale              97        Ian Arthur                    94

Juan Clague                 96        Steve Gardner             94

Gary Knight                 96        Reg Caley                    93

Jackie Gardner (JL)     96        Nigel Christian            93

Ean Brewis                  95        Martin Moore                         92

                                    480                                          466

 

Division 3

Patrick Cubbon (J)       95        John-Paul Bridson       92

Isaac Heaton (J)          95        Andy Bell                     91

Dave Bould                  95        Henry Qualtrough       90

Ryan Forrest (J)           94        Duncan Watterson      87

Graham Brown           93        Phil Corrin                   87

                                    472                                          447

 

Laxey take all the points at home

            Kirk Michael were the visiting side at the Glen Gardens range on Monday evening and with just three adults and three juniors making up their team, tried valiantly to make a match of it but unfortunately failed comprehensively to a strong Laxey side. I understand at least 3 of the visiting team were bed bound with flu. For the home team, John Wood led the way on 100 followed by Gemma Kermode on 98, Harry Creevy a point in arrears on 97 followed closely by Judy Kee and Garry Kneale both on 96. Tom Lord headed the visiting side on 99 with son David on 97, junior, Illiam Christian on 96, Tommy Ardis 92 and Mathew Wernham on 90.

 

Laxey                           v          Kirk Michael

Division 1

John Wood                  100      Tom Lord                     99

Gemma Kermode (L)  98        David Lord                   97

Harry Creevy               97        Illiam Christian (J)       96

Judy Kee (L)                 96        Tommy Ardis               92

Garry Kneale               96        Mathew Wernham     90

                                    487                                          474

 

Division 2

Suzanne Curphey (L)   95        James Rosengrove (J) 89

Bridget Kneale (L)       93        Andy Kelly (J)               89

Andrew Jessopp          92       

Stephen Curphey         91

Peter Clague               90                                            00

                                    461                                          178

 

Two 100’s at Sinclair

            The two clubs based at St Johns had their match on Monday evening and IoMSC Douglas proved a little too strong for a rather weak IoMSC Sandsiders. Tracey Skelton and Nick Brown led the way for the Douglas side on 100 with Andy Potter just a point behind on 99. Dave Humphrey and Mike Clague made up the Division 1 team, both on 98 recording a terrific team score of 495 x 500, the highest score in the league this season so far. For Sandsiders, Andy Traynor continues to produce excellent results and this week claimed top slot on 98 with junior Matthew Roosen and Steve Callus both posting 97, Bill Jones on 95 and Tony Kneale completed the team with a 93.

 

IoMSC Douglas           v          IoMSC Sandsiders

Division 1

Tracey Skelton (L)       100      Andy Traynor              98

Nick Brown                  100      Steve Callus                 97

Andy Potter                 99        Matthew Roosen (J)    97

Dave Humphrey          98        Bill Jones                     95

Mike Clague                98        Tony Kneale                93

                                    495                                          480

 

Division 2

Christian Eaton (J)       97        Conner Rowe (J)          92

Mark Osborn               96        Graham Wyatt                        89

Sharon Drysdale (L)    96       

Thomas Clague (J)      96       

Sam Jones (J)               95                                            00

                                    480                                          181

 

Division 3

Keith Lowney               92

Paul Perkins                90                                            00

                                    182                                          00

 

 

 

 

LEAGUE POSITIONS as at February 16th.

Division 1

                                                S              W           D             L              Agg        Points

Port St Mary                       14           12           2              0              6840       26

IoMSC Douglas                  14           10           1              3              6827       21

Sulby                                     13           7              2              4              6315       16

Laxey                                    14           7              0              7              6790       14

Castletown                         14           3              2              9              6731       8

IoMSC Sandsiders            14           4              0              10           6691       8

Kirk Michael                       13           1              1              10           6174       3

                                                                                                                                     

Division 2                        

                                                S              W           D             L              Agg        Points

Port St Mary                       14           14           0              0              6679       28

IoMSC Douglas                  14           11           0              3              6602       22

Sulby                                     13           8              0              5              6141       16

Castletown                         14           7              0              6              6495       14

Laxey                                    14           6              0              7              5339       12

IoMSC Sandsiders            14           1              0              12           4330       2

Kirk Michael                       13           1              0              12           3831       2

 

Division 3

                                                S              W           D             L              Agg        Points

Port St Mary                       14           14           0              0              6506       28

Sulby                                     13           10           0              2              4950       20

IoMSC Douglas                  14           8              0              5              5383       16

Castletown                         14           7              0              7              4044       14

Laxey                                    14           2              0              12           517         4

IoMSC Sandsiders            14           1              0              13           245         2

Kirk Michael                       13           0              0              13           84           0

 

Dates for your Diaries

Next week’s Winter League matches on February 29th will see IoMSC Douglas welcome Sulby at Sinclair, St Johns and Castletown travel north to the Glen Gardens, Laxey,

 

The scheduled match between Port St Mary and Kirk Michael was reorganised and shot on February 8th, IoMSC Sandsiders have the week’s bye.

 

At a recent IoM Rifle Association meeting provisional dates were agreed for several Association competitions – the following are the venues and dates that have been suggested.

 

Junior Championship            – Sinclair Range          - 28th February

This was a new competition for 2015 and being so successful, the organiser, Tom Lord has once again provided the prizes for 2016. The competition consists of 30 shots outdoor and 30 shots indoor. Prizes from 1st to 4th are substantial and worthwhile so it would be good to see as many juniors as possible on Sunday 28th February at 11a.m there is NO CHARGE for entry and a free buffet for lunch.

 

101 Cup                      - Laxey Range                         - 3rd March

ND Hamilton Meikle - Sulby Range              - 10th March

The Fozard                  - Sinclair Range           - 13th March

Golden Jubilee           - Port St Mary Range - 17th March

Lady of Mann                         - Castletown Range     - 22nd March

Town v Country         - Port St Mary Range - 31st March (averages needed and Captains to arrange teams)

Both the R T D Stott and the A J Osborn trophies will be run as postal competitions - John

Wood from Laxey Rifle Club will arrange. The above venue arrangements are provisional and

will need ratification from the clubs involved.

 

If any shooter is interested in the position of IoM Rifle Association Competition Secretary, please let the IoMRA Secretary know.

 

Isle of Man Rifle Association Dinner 2016.
This year’s IoMRA Annual Dinner will take place on Saturday 16th April, 2016 at The Claremont Hotel on Loch Promenade, Douglas. The Association would appreciate support from all clubs for each competition.

 

Finally, Easter Shooting Festival entry forms are now available and can be down loaded

from http://www.isleofmanshooting.com/easter/

This is a terrific chance to compete against top shooters from throughout the UK and yet

be competitive due to the classification system and also contains a junior class. Entries

for locals close on Saturday March 12th.

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