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Rifle Shooting - Excellent shooting by several in the Indoor League

Thu, 16 Oct 2014  16:54

Last week’s Indoor League matches revealed several excellent results from individuals who must be delighted with their scores.

The closest result of all was in the Castletown v Port St Mary match where the 10 man home team of the ‘town were victorious in Division 1 over the 14 man visitors who took the remaining two Divisions. Top score of the evening went to John “doc” Brewis with a terrific 99 for Castletown closely followed with a 98 from Chris Birtwhistle. Derek Kermode came out on top for the “Port” with Gary Knight, Ashley Gardner and junior shooter, George Dalton-Brown all on 97.


Castletown                             v          Port St Mary

Division 1

John Brewis                 99                    Derek Kermode           98

Chris Birtwhistle         98                    Gary Knight                 97

Steve Gardner             97                    Ashley Gardner (Snr)  97

Nigel Christian                        96                    George Dalton-Brown (J) 97

Henry Qualtrough       95                    Ashley Gardner (J)      95

                                    485                                                      484

Division 2

Andy Bell                     93                    Kevan Kneale              94

John-Paul Bridson       93                    Patrick Cubbon (J)       94

Robin McFee               93                    Dave Bould                  92

Lauren Cooper (L)       92                    Ean Brewis                  92

Duncan Watterson      80                    Jared Hodge (J)           92

                                    451                                                      464

Division 3                                           

                                                            Orry Kerr (J)                91

                                                            Patrick Kerr (J)                        89

                                                            Peter Gelling               88

                                    00                    Graham Brown           87                               

                                    00                                                        355


            At Sinclair Range, St Johns, IoMSC Sandsiders were at home to IoMSC Douglas and the win in this match went to IoMSC Douglas in all three Divisions, with the highest score in Division 1 of all matches shot on the night. A delighted Mike Thompson topped the visitor’s team with a terrific 100, the first of the indoor season and only the second of his shooting career. Thompson was 2 points ahead of second placed Mike Clague on 98. For the hosts, Richard Arthur managed a very creditable 98 from Bill Jones on 97. In only his second competitive match, congratulations must go to 15 year old Matthew Roosen who managed to find himself in the Division 1 team for IoMSC Sandsiders.


IoMSC Sandsiders                  v          IoMSC Douglas

Division 1

Richard Arthur                        98                    Mike Thompson          100

Bill Jones                     97                    Mike Clague                98

Terry Green                96                    Tracey Skelton (L)       97

Andy Traynor              94                    Martin Burns               97

Matthew Roosen (J)    92                    Thomas Clague (J)      97

                                    477                                                      489


Division 2

Tony Kneale                91                    Andy Potter                 97

Liz Jones (L)                 90                    Nick Brown                  96

Ken McWaters                        88                    Mark Osborn               94

Norman Ormrod         86                    Dave Humphrey          94

Chris Ollett                  85                    Lorrie Thompson (L)   94

                                    440                                                      475

Division 3

Phil Kneen                   85                    Keith Lowney               93

                                                            Christian Eaton (J)       92

                                                            Sam Jones (J)               92

                                                            Aaron Astill (J)             91

                                    00                    Paul Perkins                87

                                    85                                                        455


            According to recent practice scores from members of Kirk Michael, what could possibly have been a close match between Kirk Michael and Laxey at Kirk Michael, turned out to be anything but, when the visitor’s score of 488 was more than enough to show their 2013/14 championship form claiming a win in Division 1 but the home team was successful in Division 2. Top shots for Michael went to Kevin Quinn, junior shooter Illiam Christian and Les Crowe (welcome back into the fold Les!) who all posted 97’s. Harry Creevy, for the second week running, shot a 99 for Laxey with John Wood and Suzanne Curphy both hitting 98’s.


Kirk Michael                           v          Laxey

Division 1

Kevin Quinn                 97                    Harry Creevy               99

Illiam Christian (J)       97                    John Wood                  98

Les Crowe                   97                    Suzanne Curphy (L)     98

Alex Trafford (J)          95                    Stephen Curphy           97

Suzanne McKnight (L) 94                    Nick Kennish                96

                                    480                                                      488

Division 2

James Rosengrove (J) 94                    Judy Kee (L)                 92

Tom Lord                     93                    Andrew Jessopp          91

Perryn Callister (L)      93                    Bill Snelling                 90

Geoff Sayle                  88                    Bridget Kneale            (L)       89

David Lord                   84                    Gary Kneale                80

                                    452                                                      442


Dates for your Diaries

            The next matches are scheduled for Monday November 3rd and will be Kirk Michael v Port St Mary, Sulby v IoMSC Douglas and Castletown v Laxey. The IoMSC Sandsiders v Cossacks is cancelled.

            The IoMRA Competition Secretary has asked me to remind members that the Knock-out Cup, a four man team event, is scheduled to be shot at the Sinclair Range on November 5th and he has asked for entries to be forwarded to him by October 31st, his mobile number is 200713 and email address is The entry fee is £12.00 per team and more than one team per club would be welcomed. Shooters are asked to arrive at 7.00 pm for a 7.45 pm start. Please support these competitions as the entry fees are a valuable source of the Isle of Man Rifle Association funding.   

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