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Castletown shooters make their point against Douglas

Wed, 07 Dec 2016

Martin Moore produced a score near to what he has been getting in practice and his 97 helped Castletown pip IOMSC Douglas by a single point last week.

Those were the tongue-in-cheek comments of team mate Andy Bell and the team must have breathed a sigh of relief that they emerged victorious on the night in this turf war.

The cheerful Nigel Christian is proving something of a talisman for this club as the WS Cowin knock-out cup winner did the business again as he and Robin McFee also chipped in with 97s.

The Douglas team was shorn of some of their leading lights with Michael Duncalf and Sharon Drysdale unavailable for this clash due to family commitments.

The winter league has seen a good number of matches settled by just one point this season and this was the latest instalment.



97 Martin Moore         Mark Osborn 97

97 Nigel Christian       Christian Eaton (J) 97

97 Robin McFee         Tracey Skelton 96

96 Ian Arthur              Sam Jones       95

94 John Brewis           Nick Brown 95

481                              480


Castletown had more straightforward wins in Division 2 and 3. More detailed results can be found at:




Defending league champions Port St Mary came back from their week off in the winter league and dismantled IOMSC Sandsiders at St John's. 99s from Ashley Gardner and Ben Kelly spearheaded their drive to retain their crown and, with a third of the season played, they have yet to be beaten.

Their division 2 and 3 matches were won with ease and IOMSC Sandsiders did not contest the Div 3 match due to lack of numbers.

Sadly, although Manx rifle shooting remains strong, there are only a few clubs whose numbers allow them to seriously contest fixtures across all divisions.



99 Mathew Roosen     Ashley Gardner 99

98 Andy Traynor         Ben Kelly 99

96 Tony Kneale           Callum Grant (J)  98

94 Bill Jones                Gary Knight 97

94 Graham Wyatt        George D Brown 97

481                              490



Sulby redeemed themselves after last week's defeat at Kirk Michael by getting the better of Laxey. Will Quayle and Julian Teare were the top guns with 98s and although Harry Creevy matched that it was not enough to prevent defeat.


SULBY                                  LAXEY

98 Will Quayle            Harry Creevy 98

98 Julian Teare            Gemma Kermode 96

97 Teddy Sayle           Bridget Kneale 90

96 Mark Cain              John Wood 95

96 Mark Boyd             Steven Curphey 92

485                              471




The Corporate League events have been a great success this year and there will be one more event  on December 16 when St John's host a seniors' day - look out for the results in the Examiner. So why not get involved in 2017? Using state-of-the-art electronic targets, this is an excellent team-building event for your staff or can be used a corporate evening for your invited guests. This is an opportunity assured to be a new experience for many. It will be fun and yet competitive between those taking part.




Isle of Man Rifle Association's county team, with a total of 1919, beat Gloucestershire Association's 1903 in the Inter-County Rifle League. Tracey Skelton's "Possible" lead the way.


Tracey Skelton 100

Gemma Kermode 99

Harry Creevy 99

Richard Arthur 99

Michael Duncalf 98

Perryn Watson 97

Ashley Gardner 97

Suzanne McKnight 97

Andy Traynor 97

David Humphrey 97

Will Quayle 96

Kevin Kneale 96

Fergus Coulter 96

R McFee 96

Eddie Maddrell 95

Mark Cain 95

Nick Brown 94

John Wood 92

Nigel Christian 91

Bill Jones 88 DNF




The latest round of the monthly 50m handicap competition was shot at St John's on Sunday December 4 and the results were as follows:


                                    H'cap               Gun Score       Total

Martin Moore              60.0                 599.3              659.3

Perryn Watson             62.3                 599.3               656.6

Nick Brown                52.7                 602.3               655.0

Andy Traynor              51.6                 599.5               651.1

Tracey Skelton            46.2                 602.7               648.9

Ashley Gardner           42.2                 603.5               645.7

Sue Keown                 100.0               517.2               617.2

Bill Jones                     52.5                 259.8               312.3 DNF


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