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Outstanding shooting from teenager Trafford

Thu, 16 Jun 2016

A delighted Alex Trafford during his memorable shoot on Monday evening
A delighted Alex Trafford during his memorable shoot on Monday evening

Teenager, Alex Trafford, proved on Monday evening that persistence pays off in the end. Trafford has been experiencing difficulties adapting to a new rifle stock and his problems seem to have been finally overcome, claiming wins in round 8 of The Empire Garage Tynwald Shield, Class C win in The Osborn Carpets (first 600) round 8, Class C win in the Isle of Man Rifle Association’s Jamaica Trophy round 1 and The Sadler Junior Championship round 8 and in the process, posting both decimal and standard personal best scores, a terrific evenings work! Well done Alex. Another junior Rhys Keown also claimed personal best scores in all competitions. Harry Creevy posted wins in all other scratch 60 shot matches with Mike Duncalf and Gemma Kermode in hot pursuit.

The Osborn Carpets (first 600) round 8

Full results:-

1 - Harry Creevy                     102.7, 102.9, 103.9, 102.7, 101.9, 102.5        = 616.6

2 - Mike Duncalf                     101.3, 103.0, 101.1, 103.3, 104.2, 102.6        = 614.5

3 - Gemma Kermode              102.8, 104.6, 101.8, 103.6, 102.1, 97.8          = 612.7

4 - Ashley Gardner                  102.3, 103.7, 99.1, 100.5, 103.6, 101.4          = 610.6

5 - Alex Trafford (J)                 101.2, 99.7, 101.7, 102.3, 102.4, 101.7          = 609.0

6 - Andy Traynor                     102.7, 99.6, 102.1, 99.9, 98.7, 103.2              = 606.2

7 - Eddie Maddrell                  99.2, 101.1, 100.5, 102.2, 101.4, 100.9          = 605.3

8 - Tracey Skelton                   99.6, 100.3, 100.8, 101.7, 99.6, 102.2            = 604.2

9 - Derek Kermode                 99.1, 99.7, 102.6, 99.2, 98.6, 101.4                = 600.6

10 - John Brewis                      100.9, 98.3, 100.0, 98.2, 100.2, 101.4            = 599.0

11 - Bill Jones                          100.6, 99.6, 100.7, 98.3, 99.1, 100.0              = 598.3

12 - Steve Callus                     100.0, 97.6, 98.6, 100.0, 96.0, 101.1              = 593.3

13 - Matthew Roosen (J)         95.4, 96.4, 98.0, 100.3, 96.4, 97.3                  = 583.8

14 - Rhys Keown (J)                 94.6, 98.7, 97.8, 97.5, 92.0, 93.2                    = 573.8

Class Awards:-

Class A,

1 - Harry Creevy                     616.6

2 - Mike Duncalf                     614.5

3 - Gemma Kermode              612.7

4 - Tracey Skelton                   604.2

5 - Bill Jones                            598.3

 

Class B,

1 - Ashley Gardner                  610.6

2 - Andy Traynor                     606.2

3 - Derek Kermode                 600.6

 

Class C,

1 - Alex Trafford                     609.0

2 - Eddie Maddrell                  605.3

3 - John Brewis                        599.0

4 - Steve Callus                       593.3

5 - Matthew Roosen               583.8

6 - Rhys Keown                        573.8

 

The Jamaica Trophy round 1

            The first round of six of the IoM Rifle Associations premier 50 metre competition, The Jamaica Trophy, ran concurrently during the evening and Harry Creevy, who has held this trophy on many previous occasions, led the way.

 

Class Awards:-

Class A

1 - Harry Creevy                     616.6

2 - Mike Duncalf                     614.5

3 - Gemma Kermode              612.7

4 - Tracey Skelton                   604.2

5 - Bill Jones                            598.3

 

Class B

1 - Ashley Gardner                  610.6

2 - Andy Traynor                     606.2

3 - Derek Kermode                 600.6

 

Class C

1 - Alex Trafford                     609.0

2 - Eddie Maddrell                  605.3

3 - Steve Callus                       593.3  

4 - Rhys Keown                        573.8
 

The Empire Garage Tynwald Shield –

Four full houses (100’s) were shot during the Empire Garage Tynwald Shield two going to Mike Duncalf and one each to both Gemma Kermode and father Derek. With perfect weather conditions, it is surprising that just the four were recorded.

 

Full results:-

  1 - Alex Trafford (J)               98, 94, 98, 98, 99, 97              = 584 + 28 = 612

  2 - John Brewis                      99, 93, 94, 94, 96, 95              = 571 + 35 = 606

=3 - Mike Duncalf                   98, 100, 96, 98, 100, 97          = 589 + 16 = 605

=3 - Rhys Keown                      89, 94, 93, 93, 88, 88              = 545 + 60 = 605

  5 - Eddie Maddrell                95, 97, 96, 97, 96, 97              = 578 + 26 = 604

  6 - Gemma Kermode            98, 100, 97, 99, 97, 93            = 584 + 19 = 603

=7 - Derek Kermode               94, 97, 100, 95, 95, 97            = 578 + 24 = 602

=7 - Andy Traynor                   99, 95, 97, 96, 93, 98              = 578 + 24 = 602

  9 - Harry Creevy                   99, 97, 99, 99, 97, 97              = 588 + 13 = 601

10 - Ashley Gardner                96, 98, 94, 96, 98, 96              = 578 + 22 = 600

11 - Tracey Skelton                 95, 96, 96, 98, 94, 99              = 578 + 20 = 598

12 - Steve Callus                     96, 93, 95, 94, 90, 97              = 565 + 31 = 596

13 - Matthew Roosen                         91, 91, 94, 95, 93, 93              = 557 + 38 = 595

14 - Bill Jones                          96, 96, 97, 94, 95, 95              = 573 + 19 = 592

 

The Sadler junior Championship round 8

            Unsurprisingly, Alex Trafford claimed the win in The Sadler junior Championship with Rhys Keown posting second slot with his personal best and Matthew Roosen in third.

 

Results were:-

1 - Alex Trafford         101.2, 99.7, 101.7       = 302.6

2 - Rhys Keown            94.6, 98.7, 97.8           = 291.1

3 - Matthew Roosen   95.4, 96.4, 98.0           = 289.8

 

Dates for your Diaries

Next Monday June 27, will see round 9 of the IoM Shooting Club Monday evening competitions which include The Empire Garage Tynwald Handicap, The Osborn Carpets 600 and The Sadler Junior Championship and round 3 of 6 of The Jamaica Trophy.

 

For those interested in off Island competitions The Scottish ISSF 50 metre Championship is scheduled for July 22 – 24 at Denwood and August 13 – 21 will be The National Rifle Meeting at Bisley, Surrey.

 

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