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IoMSC July Handicap and the IoMRA Drinkwater Cup

Thu, 07 Jul 2016

Rhys Keown, winner of the July Handicap.
Rhys Keown, winner of the July Handicap.

July Handicap

A disappointing entry of just nine members managed to arrive at Sinclair Range for this weekend’s two competitions, the IoM Shooting Club’s July Handicap and the IoM Rifle Association’s Drinkwater Cup. Although overcast, the weather was excellent for target shooting and John Wood took advantage of the perfect conditions and posted an excellent score of 618.5 to claim the top gun score of the day and a new personal best digital score in the process.

In the handicap match the prize went to 14 year old Rhys Keown who recorded a gun score of 592.8 with his added handicap of 76.46 gave him the win of 669.3 from another teenager, Matthew Roosen on 594.8 + 73.32 = 668.1. Third position went to John Wood with his 618.5 + 44.38 = 662.9. Keowns scores are improving week after week and he will soon become a force to be reckoned with due to his determination, which is quite noticeable and proving to be very effective. As the season is now in its second halve, it has been possible to reorganise the handicaps issued for each competition and they will be recalculated on a monthly basis in decimal form.

 

Full scores for IoMSC July Handicap were:-

1 - Rhys Keown (J)                   93.8, 99.1, 101.3, 101.8, 101.4, 95.4              = 592.8 + 76.46 = 648.8

2 - Matthew Roosen (J)           100.4, 100.4, 99.6, 99.0, 99.3, 96.1                = 594.8 + 73.32 = 668.1

3 - John Wood                         102.8, 103.5, 101.9, 102.8, 103.6, 103.9        = 618.5 + 44.38 = 662.9

4 - Nick Brown                        95.7, 102.4, 100.5, 100.0, 101.8, 104.8          = 605.2 + 57.20 = 662.4

5 - Steve Callus                       100.3, 99.6, 98.2, 99.0, 98.8, 100.1                = 596.0 + 63.38 = 659.4

6 - Sam Jones (J)                     101.7, 101.6, 99.6, 98.6, 102.1, 100.3            = 603.9 + 55.10 = 659.0

7 - Michael Duncalf                101.9, 101.3, 102.7, 102.9, 104.6, 103.3        = 616.7 + 40.92 = 657.6

8 - Tracey Skelton                   99.8, 101.3, 100.4, 102.8, 101.4, 99.5            = 605.2 + 47.56 = 652.8

9 - Bill Jones                            100.2, 98.4, 99.3, 98.6, 97.5, 99.9                  = 593.9 + 54.88 = 648.8

IoMRA Drinkwater Cup

 

With Wood claiming the top gun score in the Isle of Man Rifle Associations Drinkwater Cup (which was shot concurrently with the handicap match), Mike Duncalf recorded the second slot on 616.7 and although Tracey Skelton and Nick Brown managed equal scores, third position went to Skelton on X bulls countback. Sixteen year old Sam Jones, in only his second match since Easter, posted another excellent score of 603.9 – a 577 x 600 in ‘old money’.

 

Full result for the Drinkwater Cup were:-

1 - John Wood                         102.8, 103.5, 101.9, 102.8, 103.6, 103.9        = 618.5

2 - Michael Duncalf                101.9, 101.3, 102.7, 102.9, 104.6, 103.3        = 616.7

3 - Tracey Skelton                   99.8, 101.3, 100.4, 102.8, 101.4, 99.5            = 605.2

4 - Nick Brown                        95.7, 102.4, 100.5, 100.0, 101.8, 104.8          = 605.2

5 - Sam Jones (J)                     101.7, 101.6, 99.6, 98.6, 102.1, 100.3            = 603.9

6 - Steve Callus                       100.3, 99.6, 98.2, 99.0, 98.8, 100.1                = 596.0

7 - Matthew Roosen (J)           100.4, 100.4, 99.6, 99.0, 99.3, 96.1                = 594.8

8 - Bill Jones                            100.2, 98.4, 99.3, 98.6, 97.5, 99.9                  = 593.9

 

9 - Rhys Keown (J)                   93.8, 99.1, 101.3, 101.8, 101.4, 95.4              = 592.8

Junior Grand Prix – Round 3

Three Junior’s contested round 3 of the Isle of Man Shooting Club’s Junior Grand Prix and Sam Jones took the win on 603.9 from Matthew Roosen on 594.8 and Rhys Keown took a close third on 592.8.

Full result was:-

1 - Sam Jones                          101.7, 101.6, 99.6, 98.6, 102.1, 100.3            = 603.9

2 - Matthew Roosen               100.4, 100.4, 99.6, 99.0, 99.3, 96.1                = 594.8

3 - Rhys Keown                        93.8, 99.1, 101.3, 101.8, 101.4, 95.4              = 592.8

 

Monday evening Matches

            A drenched range welcomed a smaller entry than recent weeks for round 11 of The Empire Garage Tynwald Shield, round 1 of The Osborn Carpets second 600 scratch classified match and round 11 of The Sadler Junior Championship.

With practically no wind but pouring rain, it was expected to be a rather dire evening for the thirteen shooters who were under the control of range officer Tom Lord. As if it had been planned, the rain stopped at the exact time Lord started the competition and in the Osborn match, Harry Creevy took full advantage of the ever improving conditions posting an excellent gun score of 618.8 from the previous day’s winner John Wood on 613.5 and Ashley Gardner claimed the third slot on 612.1 with an identical score for Mike Duncalf but Gardner took the position on X Bulls.

 

Osborn Carpets full results were:-

 

1 - Harry Creevy                     101.00, 103.10, 102.70, 103.20, 103.90, 104.90        = 618.8

2 - John Wood                         103.50, 101.50, 103.30, 100.90, 104.30, 100.00        = 613.5

3 - Ashley Gardner                  104.80, 102.60, 99.90, 100.00, 102.40, 102.40          = 612.1

4 - Mike Duncalf                     102.20, 102.00, 103.50, 102.40, 102.10, 99.90          = 612.1

5 - Gemma Kermode              100.00, 101.60, 99.00, 103.20, 102.30, 101.60          = 607.7

6 - Tracey Skelton                   101.20, 100.20, 99.60, 100.50, 100.90, 101.30          = 603.7

7 - Derek Kermode                 97.20, 99.10, 101.60, 100.80, 101.80, 100.40            = 600.9

8 - Bill Jones                            101.20, 102.20, 99.00, 100.50, 100.30, 95.90            = 599.1

9 - Nick Brown                        100.50, 99.40, 99.90, 99.00, 98.10, 101.00                = 597.9

10 - Sam Jones (J)                   98.70, 96.50, 100.10, 101.10, 99.30, 100.50              = 596.2

11 - Matthew Roosen (J)         100.10, 96.80, 97.20, 97.60, 99.90, 99.30                  = 590.9

12 - Steve Callus                     101.60, 96.80, 96.30, 98.00, 98.50, 97.00                  = 588.2

13 - Rhys Keown (J)                 98.40, 98.60, 99.10, 92.80, 98.80, 98.70                    = 586.4 

 

Class awards –

 

Class A –

1 - Harry Creevy                     618.8

2 - Mike Duncalf                     612.1

3 - Gemma Kermode              607.7

4 - Tracey Skelton                   603.7

5 - Bill Jones                            599.1

 

Class B –

1 - John Wood                         613.5

2 - Ashley Gardner                  612.1

3 - Derek Kermode                 600.9

4 - Nick Brown                        597.9

 

Class C –

1 - Sam Jones                          596.2

2 - Matthew Roosen               590.9

3 - Steve Callus                       588.2

4 - Rhys Keown                        586.4

 

The Empire Garage Tynwald Shield proved to be a successful evening for sixteen year old Matthew Roosen posting 664.22 from the previous day’s winner of the Monthly Handicap, Rhys Keown on 662.86 and Ashley Gardner in third on 658.12.

 

Full results were:-

1 - Matthew Roosen               590.90 + 73.32 = 664.22

2 - Rhys Keown                        586.40 + 76.46 = 662.86

3 - Ashley Gardner                  612.10 + 46.02 = 658.12

4 - John Wood                         613.50 + 44.38 = 657.88

5 - Nick Brown                        597.90 + 57.20 = 655.10

6 - Bill Jones                            599.10 + 54.88 = 653.98

7 - Mike Duncalf                     612.10 + 40.92 = 653.02

8 - Gemma Kermode              607.70 + 44.84 = 652.54

9 - Steve Callus                       588.20 + 63.38 = 651.58

10 - Sam Jones                        596.20 + 55.10 = 651.30

11 - Tracey Skelton                 603.70 + 47.56 = 651.26

 

12 - Derek Kermode               600.90 + 48.96 = 649.86

Keown has two wins and a second in two days

Rhys Keown claimed the win in the Sadler Junior Championship based on the first three series (30 shots) of the 60 shot match but it was a close call in the end – just 2 points separated the three juniors. Result was:-

1 - Rhys Keown                        98.40, 98.60, 99.10     = 296.1

2 - Sam Jones                          98.70, 96.50, 100.10   = 295.3

3 - Matthew Roosen               100.10, 96.80, 97.20   = 294.1

 

Dates for your Diaries

Next Monday July 18, will see the IoM Shooting Club Monday evening competitions which will include round 3 of The Osborn Carpets second 600, The Jamaica Trophy round 5 and rounds 13 of The Empire Garage Tynwald Handicap and The Sadler Junior Championship.

           

            Sunday July 17, is the fourth and final round of the 2016 Isle of Man Shooting Club’s 3 position Championship.

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