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Steve Callus conquers the AJ Osborn Snr Memorial Trophy

Wed, 05 Apr 2017

Steve Callus took the prize in the AJ Osborn Snr Memorial Trophy after a very well attended competition at St John's.

There was a turnout of 18 shooters for this handicap competition and it was actually the best supported comp of the season, aside from the league matches and of course the forthcoming Easter Shoot (more on that later).

Special mention goes to Noah Mayne who must be one of the youngest competitors in many a year at age 12. The new Kirk Michael shooter finished a highly creditable third with a personal best score of 95 on one of the cards. At the other end of the age scale, veteran Nick Brown of IoMSC Douglas carded a 100 on his second card. This proves once more that target shooting is indeed a sport for all ages so why not give it a try?


                        Handicap         Card 1 (Card 1 Total)  Card 2 (Card 2 Total) Total

Steve Callus    4.20                 98        102.20             99        103.20             205.40

Connor Rowe 10.95                89        99.95               94        104.95             204.90

Noah Mayne   10.5                 87        97.50               95        105.50             203.00



In the latest round of the monthly 50m outdoor handicap on the electronic targets at St John's, meanwhile, Alisha Gale won through,  with Sue Keown second and  Beth Gale third. Those targets will soon be in use by Olympic and Commonwealth Games athletes....


                     Handicap            Total

Alisha Gale 100.00                 686.70 

Sue Keown 99.50                   672.40 

Beth Gale  100.00                   669.90


For more detailed results, go to


Easter Shoot 2017 update


Entries are closed and it's just as well, for there is a bumper entry for the three-day blue riband event in the Island.

105 athletes entered across rifle and pistol - 280 starts across all events.

50m Rifle: 3-Position events on the Saturday are fully subscribed, in fact oversubscribed by one from the comfort of having reserve lanes available.  This is the biggest 3P field in the history of the Easter Shoot, by far.

Prone numbers on the Sunday (Day 2) are just short of full capacity, 71 starts with a range capacity of 76. On Friday/Saturday (Day 1) there are currently 68 prone starts, one or two down on Sunday with some athletes not contesting prone while committed to 3P.

The high entry in 3P has required the revamping of the schedule to squeeze in a second 3x20 squad on Saturday and now running three prone squads on Friday instead of the original two.

Entries include the McIntosh sisters, double Olympian Jennifer and Commonwealth Games athlete Seonaid plus a string of other top names on the British target shooting circuit. Karen Butler, regular British Paralympian and many times an Easter Shoot competitor, will be there too.

There are also squads from the RAF Shooting Association and the Army Target Shooting Club, together with eight members of the Great Britain Talent Squad. It promises to be a packed programme and an exciting one.




There were some good results for IOM teams, with a win for the main team in the Inter-County Leagues. The Juniors had a victory too and the Ladies team agonisingly lost out by a single point, even though Gemma Kermode hit a perfect hundred.


Division 6, Round 8, Inter-County league


Isle of Man RA 1,943 beat Fife & Kinross SBRA 1,941


Scores:John Wood 99, Richard Arthur 99, Eddie Maddrell 99, Mark Cain 99, Kevan Kneale 99, Andy Traynor 99, Gemma Kermode 98, Tracey Skelton 98, Nigel Christian 98, Suzanne McKnight 98, David Humphrey 98, Mike Duncalf 97, Perryn Watson 97, Fergus Coulter 97, Ashley Gardner 96, Barry Jones 96, Harry Creevy 94, Nick Brown 94, Will Jones 94, Robin McFee 94 .


Inter-County Juniors

Division 2, Round 8

Isle of Man RA 383 beat Norfolk County RA B 380


Scores: Sam Jones 96, Matthew Roosen 96, Alex Trafford 96, Christian Eaton 95


Inter-County Women's League,  Division 3, Round 9

Cambridgeshire TSC 486 beat Isle of Man RA 485


Scores: Gemma Kermode 100, Tracey Skelton 99, Perryn Watson 96, Suzanne Mcknight 95, Sharon Drysdale 95

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