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Ladies' day at Kirk Michael as home side claim the points against Sulby

Tue, 06 Dec 2016

Kirk Michael's Suzanne McKnight
Kirk Michael's Suzanne McKnight

Kirk Michael forged their first win of the season as they beat visitors Sulby by two points and they had two female members to thank for their success.

The club's top scorers on the night were Suzanne McKnight who very carefully picked her way to a near-perfect 99 and Perryn Watson who notched 98.

The top scorer for the visitors was Peter Webb with 98.

The result was not decided for sure until Julian Teare, ploughing a lone furrow amongst the rafters at the Kirk Michael range, shot on the ninth and final detail of a long evening. The author, banished upstairs to be Range Officer for much of the evening after not obeying his "coach's" instructions (his wife's) during his own shoot, descended the stairwell to find an air of expectancy amongst the ranks of the home side. Julian's 95 set the seal on a rare but very welcome win in Division 1 and they could go home and savour their supper with relish.

Kirk Michael now have a bye but they will surely approach the rest of the season with a spring in their step.


Kirk Michael             Sulby


99 Suzanne McKnight Peter Webb 98

98 Perryn Watson        Will Quayle 96

96 Kevin Quinn          Barry Jones 96

95 Illiam Christian (J) Fergus Coulter 95

94 Alex Trafford (J)    Peter Faragher 95

482                              480


Sulby won the Division 2 and 3 matches


Remember, detailed divisional scores from all the matches can be found at




Visitors Castletown took all the match points as they cruised past a lacklustre IOMSC Sandsiders at their adopted home of St Johns.

Andy Traynor was the home side's top scorer on 96 but Castletown were just too strong with Steve Gardener leading the way with a 99.


IOMSC Sandsiders               Castletown


96 Andy Traynor         Robin McFee 98

95 Bill Jones                John Brewis 97

94 Matthew Roosen    Lauren Cooper 96

90 Tony Kneale           Ian Arthur 95

88 Connor Rowe         Steve Gardener 99

463                              485

There were big wins also in Division 2 and 3 for Castletown.




Michael Duncalf hit the magic 100 for IOMSC Douglas as they edged past Laxey at Laxey Glen. Douglas also won the matches in Divisions 2 and 3 as Laxey's lack of strength in numbers continues to be a problem. Laxey needs you, so get along and do your bit for this excellent club.


Laxey                          IOMSC Douglas


99 Andrew Jessop       Michael Duncalf 100

98 John Wood             Mark Osborn   98

97 Harry Creevy         Sharon Drysdale 97

97 Gemma Kermode   Nick Brown 96

95 Stephen Curphey   David Humphrey 95

486                              487


Dates for your diary

December 12: Port St Mary v Castletown; Douglas v Sandsiders; Laxey v Kirk Michael; Sulby have a bye week.




"Subject to protest" - that's the rifle shooting equivalent of a Steward's Inquiry at a racecourse but it's looking good for the Isle of Man county team competing in the NSRA's Women's League. They beat Somerset by 480 points to Somerset's 471: The scores were Gemma Kermode 98, Tracey Skelton 97, Perryn Watson 96, Suzanne McKnight 96 and Sharon Drysdale 93. The result should be confirmed by December 12.





The creeping insurgence of Christmas decorations was already with us before November was even past but now our thoughts can legitimately turn to the various festive shooting events.

The Christmas Disc Shoot, scheduled for December 21, was originally instigated a couple of years ago by Michael Duncalf and Lorrie Thompson with excellent prizes of either a keyring for the men or pendant for the ladies – an actual-size round of ammo made by Lorrie in silver and gold – and they are magnificent, as Lorrie designs and makes jewellery as a business.

The competition has a knock-out format and the fastest shot moves on to the next round, culminating in a final. This event is traditionally held at the Sinclair Range so why not take a break from your shopping fest for last-minute wrapping paper and head to St Johns for this fun event?

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