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IoMSC Douglas maintain the pressure on Port St Mary

Tue, 01 Mar 2016


Sulby were the visitors on Monday evening when they shot their League match against IoMSC Douglas at Sinclair range and the home team were victorious in Divisions 1 & 2 with a consolation win for the visitors in Division 3. The way that Sulby have been producing good results in recent weeks, it may have been expected by some, to be a much closer match than actually occurred with the home team once again hitting 490, seven clear points ahead of a strong Sulby side.

In November, IoMSC Douglas introduced Sharon Drysdale to target rifle shooting having never held a rifle prior and on Monday evening Sharon proved what can result from dedication and determination – she posted the top score of the evening with Mike Duncalf, both hitting 99. Thomas Clague recorded 98 with Mike Clague and David Humphrey both on 97. For the northern side, Will Quayle matched Drysdale and Duncalf with a 99 followed by a quartet of 96’s from Junior Fergus Coulter, Mark Cain, Teddy Sayle and Orry Teare.

 

IoMSC Douglas                                 v              Sulby

Division 1

Sharon Drysdale (L)         99           Will Quayle                         99

Mike Duncalf                     99           Fergus Coulter (J)            96

Thomas Clague (J)           98           Mark Cain                            96

David Humphrey              97           Teddy Sayle                        96

Mike Clague                       97           Orry Teare                          96

                                                490                                                         483

Division 2

Nick Brown                         97           Julian Teare                        96

Andy Potter                       96           Peter Webb                       95

Sam Jones (J)                     96           Mark Boyde                       95

Mark Osborn                     95           Peter Faragher                  95

Christian Eaton (J)            94           Jacob Duggan (J)              93

                                                478                                                         474

 

Division 3

Tracey Skelton (L)            94           Jim Teare                             93

Paul Perkins                       93           Rod Forshaw                      89

Keith Lowney                    89           Chris Clague                       84

                                                00           Richard Faragher              79                          

                                                276                                                         345

 

Suzanne Curphey shoots the latest 100 against Castletown

                Laxey welcomed Castletown to their Glen Gardens range and the result appears to be quite close, just three points separated the Division 1 teams. Laxey’s Suzanne Curphey held the top slot for the home team with a 100, her first of the season. John Wood posted a 98 behind Suzanne with a 97 going to Gemma Kermode. Garry Kneale and Harry Creevy both posted 94’s making up the Division 1 team, it is unusual for Laxey to have a 94 in Division 1. For the southern team, Steve Gardner produced a 98 with Richie Arthur and Nigel Christian both recording 96 and Lauren Cooper and John-Paul Bridson both on 95.

 

Laxey                                    v              Castletown

Division 1

Suzanne Curphey (L)      100         Steve Gardner                  98

John Wood                         98           Richie Arthur                      96

Gemma Kermode (L)     97           Nigel Christian                   96

Garry Kneale                      94           Lauren Cooper (L)            95

Harry Creevy                      94           John-Paul Bridson            95

                                                483                                                         480

 

Division 2

Peter Clague                      92           Andy Bell                             94

Bridget Kneale (L)            92           Phil Corrin                           93

Stephen Curphey            90           Henry Qualtrough            93

                                                                John Brewis                        93

                                                00           Ian Arthur                           93

                                                274                                                         466

 

Division 3

                                                                Shirley Caley (L)                                93

                                                                Martin Moore                   91

                                                                Robin McFee                     91

                                                                Duncan Watterson          89

                                                00           Reg Caley                            85

                                                00                                                           449

 

Dates for your Diaries

Next week’s Winter League matches on March 14th will see league leaders Port St Mary travel to the Glen Gardens, Laxey for their rearranged match. IoMSC Sandsiders host Sulby at Sinclair, St Johns, Castletown welcome Kirk Michael and the bye this week goes to IoMSC Douglas

 

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 agreed.

 

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)

 

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.

 

Dalton-Brown wins the Isle of Man Shooting Club Junior Championship in fine fashion.

                The Isle of Man Shooting Club have tried to bring to the fore, the talent of the youth within  the Isle of Man Rifle Association and this year is the second that the IoM Shooting Club Junior Championship has been held with the intention of introducing the youth to 50 metre target shooting. Recent results in the IoM Rifle Association’s Winter Indoor League show that we have some exceptional teenagers in our sport that are capable of some magnificent scores and it has been those individuals that this competition was established and intended for. The format of the shoot was devised by Kirk Michael shooter, Tom Lord and IoM Shooting member, Brian Fozard, both offered from the outset, to supply prizes for first and second placed shooters with the IoM Shooting Club providing the prizes for third and fourth winners.

                Sunday February 28th was the agreed date for this year’s match and thankfully, the installation of the 10 new electronic targets combined with the clubs previous 10, made the shoot quite entertaining for those watching the eleven entries and it was made even more interesting when some terrific results were posted, many by first time outdoor shooters. The agreed format of the competition is now established - 30 shots outdoor at 50 metres followed, after a buffet lunch, by another 30 shots  - 3 cards of 10, with only the first card having ‘sighters’ which allows the shooter to readjust his sights from the outdoor shoot.

In surprisingly bright sunshine but extremely cold conditions, George Dalton-Brown (PSM) led the way from the outset posting some very impressive scores indoors and even more so once the outdoor discipline commenced. His three indoor cards recorded 294 x 300 (96, 99, 99) and when added to his 50 metre score of 295.1 (96.70, 99.30, 99.10) gave the youngster a terrific score of 589.10 with 9 X bulls, 6 points ahead of second placed Illiam Christian, last year’s winner, on 583.30 and 7 X bulls. Christian Eaton posted an identical score as Christian but lost the position on X bull countback as he recorded just 5, fourth slot went to another Port St Mary teenager, Ashley Gardner on 582.10 and 7 X bulls.

Full Results were:-

                                                                                  Indoor           Outdoor

1 – George Dalton-Brown (PSM)               96, 99, 99 + 96.70, 99.30, 99.10    = 589.10               - 9 X bulls,

2 – Illiam Christian (KM)                                98, 95, 95 + 96.00, 99.30, 100.00 = 583.30                – 7 X bulls,

3 – Christian Eaton (IoMSCD)                      95, 94, 99 + 98.30, 98.80, 98.20 = 583.30 – 5 X bulls,

4 – Ashley Gardner (PSM)                            94, 96, 95 + 97.60, 99.10, 100.40 = 582.10                – 7 X bulls

5 – Ryan Forrest (PSM)                                  95, 94, 96 + 95.20, 97.80, 101.10 = 579.10                – 7 X bulls,

6 – Callum Grant (PSM)                                                 95, 95, 95 + 95.00, 98.70, 96.30 = 575.00 – 6 X bulls,

7 – Thomas Clague (IoMSCD)                      95, 92, 92 + 95.70, 96.80, 101.20 = 572.70                -  7 X bulls,

8 – Alex Trafford (KM)                                   91, 95, 93 + 98.50, 99.60, 95.10 = 572.20 – 4 X bulls,

9 – Matthew Roosen (IoMSCS)                  98, 91, 90 + 98.90, 98.60, 93.40 = 569.90 – 4 X bulls,

10 – Jackie Gardner (PSM)                           96, 89, 94 + 94.50, 98.40, 96.90 = 568.80 – 4 X bulls,

11 – Rhys Keown (PSM)                                                88, 86, 83 + 90.60, 88.90, 95.60 = 532.10 – 4 X bulls. 

                It gave Tom Lord great pleasure to present George Dalton-Brown with his prize as IoM Shooting Club Junior Champion 2016 – possibly a senior champion too in the very near future. Congratulations from all at Sinclair George and let’s hope we see a lot more of your talent during the Shooting Club’s summer season programme.

                Thanks must go to Tom Lord and Brian Fozard for the organisation, Liz Jones for an excellent buffet, all those who competed and spectated and especially Derek Kermode and Ashley Gardner (Snr) for the organisation and transport for the six members of the southern club which made the competition most worthwhile.

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