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Another terrific result for Creevy

Sun, 07 Aug 2016


Harry Creevy has made the most of the incredible weather conditions that has been witnessed each Monday throughout the season, during the IoM Shooting Clubs weekly competitions and this week was no exception. Creevy once again shot a score in excess of 618, a phenomenal result. He normally has club mate Mike Duncalf close on his heels but on this occasion, with the absence of Duncalf, second slot went to the ever improving Sharon Drysdale, a somewhat newcomer to target shooting, with a posted score of 611.0, she not only claimed second position in round 5 of the Osborn Carpets 2nd 600, but romped home in the lead of the Empire Garage Tynwald Shield by six clear points from Nick Brown, recording a personal best result in the process. It was great to see Rachel Glover who was having a break on the Island with her family, taking part in the evening’s activities and posting an excellent third position on 608.6, closely followed by Tracey Skelton in fourth on 608.1. – Four talented ladies in four of the top five positions !

 

Full results of the Osborn Carpets Scratch match were:-

1 - Harry Creevy                     102.5, 103.0, 103.0, 102.9, 103.7, 103.3        = 618.4

2 - Sharon Drysdale                103.0, 99.6, 101.2, 104.1, 103.2, 99.9            = 611.0

3 - Rachel Glover                    101.5, 102.5, 101.0, 99.0, 100.8, 103.8          = 608.6

4 - Tracey Skelton                   101.7, 100.5, 100.8, 99.2, 102.1, 103.8          = 608.1

5 - Gemma Kermode              101.0, 103.1, 103.4, 100.5, 103.1, 96.4          = 607.5

6 - Nick Brown                        103.3, 101.7, 100.4, 101.3, 99.7, 99.1            = 605.5

7 - Derek Kermode                 100.2, 100.8, 99.8, 102.3, 102.2, 99.7            = 605.0

8 - John Wood                         100.5, 100.6, 98.6, 101.8, 100.3, 101.3          = 603.1

9 - Bill Jones                            103.3, 101.3, 99.4, 100.7, 99.5, 98.7             = 602.9

10 - Andy Traynor                   100.4, 101.5, 99.1, 101.0, 101.4, 97.9            = 601.3

11 - Alex Trafford (J)               98.8, 99.6, 97.4, 101.4, 98.4, 98.6                  = 594.2

12 - Steve Callus                     97.6, 97.1, 97.1, 95.6, 99.8, 102.1                  = 589.3

13 - Tony Kneale                     99.7, 99.0, 94.8, 93.8, 99.1, 98.2                    = 584.6

14 - Matthew Roosen (J)         98.0, 96.4, 95.3, 96.7, 97.6, 99.6                    = 583.6

15 - Rhys Keown (J)                 100.2, 96.8, 97.1, 97.1, 95.0, 95.9                  = 582.1

 

Class Awards:-

Class A –

1 - Harry Creevy                     618.4

2 - Rachel Glover                    608.6

3 - Tracey Skelton                   608.1

4 - Gemma Kermode              607.5

5 - Bill Jones                            602.9

 

Class B –

1 - Nick Brown                        605.5

2 - Derek Kermode                 605.0

3 - John Wood                         603.1

 

Class C –

1 - Sharon Drysdale                611.0

2 - Andy Traynor                     601.3

3 - Alex Trafford                     594.2

4 - Steve Callus                       589.3

5 - Tony Kneale                       584.6

6 - Matthew Roosen               583.6

7 - Rhys Keown                        582.1

 

Trafford takes the win in round 15 of the Sadler Junior Championship

                Alex Trafford, losing just one round overall of the Sadler Junior Championship, added round 15 to his haul on Monday evening, however, Rhys Keown tried hard to take this round and very nearly succeeded, taking second position by just .9 of a point.

Full result:-

1 - Alex Trafford                     98.8, 99.6, 97.4           = 295.8

2 - Rhys Keown                        100.2, 96.8, 97.1         = 294.1

3 - Matthew Roosen               98.0, 96.4, 95.3           = 289.7

 

A personal best gives Drysdale a win in the Empire Garage Tynwald Shield Handicap round 15

                This week, new handicaps were unveiled in the Empire Garage Tynwald Shield match and most shooters handicaps were reduced, no doubt this week’s winner will lose further points when the September handicaps are announced however, on this occasion, a delighted Sharon Drysdale took the win in the round 15.

 

Full results were:-

1 - Sharon Drysdale                611.0 + 53.10 = 664.10

2 - Nick Brown                        605.5 + 52.70 = 658.20

3 - Bill Jones                            602.9 + 52.50 = 655.40

4 - Gemma Kermode              607.5 + 47.70 = 655.20

5 - Derek Kermode                 605.0 + 50.00 = 655.00

6 - Tracey Skelton                   608.1 + 46.20 = 654.30

7 - Andy Traynor                     601.3 + 51.60 = 652.90

8 - Tony Kneale                       584.6 + 67.10 = 651.70

9 - Rachel Glover                    608.6 + 42.80 = 651.40

10 - Rhys Keown                      582.1 + 69.00 = 651.10

11 - Steve Callus                     589.3 + 61.30 = 650.60

12 - John Wood                       603.1 + 42.30 = 645.40

13 - Alex Trafford                   594.2 + 50.50 = 644.70

14 - Matthew Roosen                         583.6 + 59.60 = 643.20

 

14 year old Rhys Keown wins The Windsor Cup Handicap

                 The Isle of Man Rifle Association’s Windsor Cup handicap match was the last competition using the July handicaps and teenager Rhys Keown, was one of the individuals who had a significantly lowered handicap for August by 6.46 however, the determined Keown would still have been victorious even with his new handicap. Another Keown family member had her first taste of target shooting competition and although rather tentative at the outset, Sue, Rhys’s mother appeared to enjoy the experience.

 

Full results were:-

1 - Rhys Keown                                 97.30, 98.40, 100.60, 98.20, 99.50, 98.40 = 592.40 + 76.46 = 668.86

2 - Nick Brown                   95.00, 99.80, 101.20, 100.50, 100.40, 101.20           = 598.10 + 57.20 = 655.30

3 - Tracey Skelton            97.90, 100.00, 103.50, 100.30, 103.20, 99.30           = 604.20 + 47.56 = 651.76

4 - Bill Jones                        99.20, 97.30, 98.90, 99.00, 100.40, 99.10 = 593.90 + 54.88 = 648.78

5 - Sharon Drysdale         98.00, 99.70, 100.80, 98.40, 96.90, 98.70 = 592.50 + 52.10 = 644.60

6 - John Wood                   101.60, 100.10, 97.10, 97.60, 101.60, 100.30           = 598.30 + 44.38 = 642.68

7 - Derek Kermode          97.90, 100.10, 99.20, 98.70, 98.20, 99.40 = 593.50 + 48.96 = 642.46

8 - Sam Jones                     95.40, 96.20, 95.40, 97.70, 96.80, 94.90                    = 576.40 + 55.10 = 631.50

9 - Sue Keown                   70.90, 83.80, 90.10, 89.00, 85.10, 86.80                    = 505.70 + 90.00 = 595.70

 

Chit Chat

The outdoor season is now drawing to a close and with just four weeks of competition remaining, I am sure the winter indoor season will be on many minds. It must be remembered that the IoM Shooting Club continue to hold monthly handicap matches on the first Sunday of each month throughout the winter months and training/coaching is also still available at weekends.

 

The Island shooting fraternity has many facets but when the discipline of target shooting is involved, we have two specific aspects that have been kept low profile but of which we are extremely proud. The Shooting Club has a 300 metre team World Champion, Harry Creevy, who has represented the Isle of Man a staggering eight times at the Commonwealth Games and a little more recently, Stewart Watterson qualified as an ISSF accredited judge, a very arduous side to the sport. Stewart has also represented the Island at several Commonwealth Games and after ‘boxing his rifle’ for the final time a few years ago, decided to move into target rifle administration and after completing many ISSF judging courses, was awarded a judges accreditation. Due to his qualifications, Stewart was delighted to be invited to be a senior judge at the London Olympics in 2012 and the Glasgow Commonwealth Games and has once again been honoured with an identical position in Rio de Janeiro and is at present, officiating in Brazil.

Dates for your Diaries

Next Monday August 15, will see the IoM Shooting Club Monday evening competitions which will include round 7 of The Osborn Carpets second 600 and rounds 17 of The Empire Garage Tynwald Handicap and The Sadler Junior Championship.

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