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Night of glory for Douglas in 101 Challenge win

Sun, 05 Nov 2017

David Humphrey and Sharon Drysdale from IOMSC Douglas
David Humphrey and Sharon Drysdale from IOMSC Douglas

Sharon Drysdale retained her title as winner of the 101 Challenge knockout team competition, this year paired with David Humphrey in an IOMSC Douglas B side.

The well-attended event, held at Sulby's range, saw eight teams take part -  two each  from Kirk Michael, Sulby, IOMSC Douglas and Port St Mary.

 

There were a few other matters worthy of note on the night.

Noah Mayne, who has been shooting superbly well in practice over the weekend, found the pressure cooker atmosphere of competition a different prospect.

After the youngster's sling "dismantled" itself before his first-round card with Kirk Michael team mate Alex Trafford, an entirely accidental breakage of his rifle's front sight afterwards left the 12-year-old in a fix. But once again the island's target shooting community rallied round with Port St Mary pair Ashley Gardner and Derek Kermode stepping in to help. They provided a temporary repair which will keep the youngster on track until a replacement can be supplied. It's tough at the top Noah, but all in all he handled it well.

And Sharon Drysdale was handed her first-round target card without a sighting diagram affixed to it and, having caught range officer  range Brian Fozzard out, she politely asked to be given the sighter.

 

First round

Douglas B David Humphrey 98 and Sharon Drysdale 96 (total 194) beat Kirk Michael B Alex Trafford 94 and Noah Mayne 95 (total 189)

Sulby B Teddy Sayle 98 and Peter Faragher 99 (total 197) beat Douglas A Nick Brown 96 and Paul Parker 95 (total 191).

Port St Mary B Ben Kelly 99 and Kevan Kneale 98 (total 197) beat Kirk Michael A Perryn Watson 96 and Suzanne McKnight 98 (total 194).

Sulby A  Mark Cain 97 and Will Quayle 94 (total 191) lost to Port St Mary A Ashley Gardner 96 and  Derek Kermode 97 (total 193)

 

Semi-finals:

Douglas B David Humphrey 98 and Sharon Drysdale 98 (total 196) beat Sulby B Teddy Sayle 97 and Peter Faragher 97 (total 194)

Port St Mary A Ashley Gardner 97 and Derek Kermode 100 (total 197) beat Port St Mary B Ben Kelly 98 and Kevan Kneale 97 (total 195)

 

Final

Douglas B David Humphrey 96 and Sharon Drysdale 98 beat Port St Mary A Ashley Gardner 95 and Derek Kermode 95 (total 189)

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