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Tue, 14 Apr 2015


The IoM Rifle Associations Individual Champion

Laxey Rifle Club’s Harry Creevy is once again the IOMRA Individual Champion by the smallest of margins of .07 from Julian Teare of Sulby Rifle Club. I shudder to think how many times Harry has held the league crown but it must now be way up in the teens. Sadly, I understand that he will be unable to attend the Prize Presentation on April 18th as he will be on International duty. I will list the top 25 individuals followed by their average after the 3 match allowance has been deducted. 

1 – Harry Creevy (LXY)                       1479 = 98.60

2 – Julian Teare (SLBY)                       1478 = 98.53

3 – Mike Clague (IoMSCD)                 1472 = 98.13

4 – Ashley Gardner (J) (PSM)              1468 = 97.87

=5 – Bill Jones (IoMSCS)                     1466 = 97.73

=5 – Ashley Gardner (Snr)                  1466 = 97.73

=6 – Richard Arthur (IoMSCS)            1465 = 97.67

=6 – Tracey Skelton (IoMSCD)            1465 = 97.67

=6 – Andy Potter (IoMSCD)                 1465 = 97.67

7 – John Wood (LXY)                           1464 = 97.60

8 – Kevan Kneale (PSM)                      1461 = 97.40

9 – Derek Kermode (PSM)                  1454 = 96.93

=10 – Will Quayle (SLBY)                    1453 = 96.87

=10 – Fergus Coulter (J) (SLBY)          1453 = 96.87

=10 – Martin Burns (IoMSCD)            1453 = 96.87

11 – Kevin Quinn (KM)                        1451 = 96.73

12 – Perryn Callister (KM)                  1449 = 96.57

13 – Suzanne Curphey (LXY)               1448 = 96.53

14 – Orry Teare (SLBY)                       1447 = 96.47

 

=15 – Nick Brown (IoMSCD)               1445 = 96.33

=15 – Tom Lord (KM)                          1445 = 96.33

=16 – Mark Cain (SLBY)                      1442 = 96.13

=16 – Gary Knight (PSM)                    1442 = 96.13

=16 – Les Crowe (KM)                        1442 = 96.13

17 – Peter Faragher (SLBY)                1441 = 96.07 

 

As can be seen, there are several equal positions but thankfully, although very close, the win was an outright win. The full list can be found on the Isle of Man Rifle Association we page – iomra.net 

 

IoMRA Ladies Champion

            The Ladies Championship goes to a young lady who has continued to improve throughout the year, Tracey Skelton (IoMSC Douglas) although not managing to hit any 100’s during the winter, Skelton did record thirteen scores of 97 and above – an excellent result. Full list were –

1 – Skelton (IoMSCD)              1465 = 97.67

2 – Perryn Callister (KM)        1449 = 96.57

3 – Suzanne Curphey (LXY)     1448 = 96.53

4 – Suzanne McKnight (KM)   1435 = 95.67

5 – Shirley Caley (CSTN)         1419 = 94.60

6 – Judy Kee (LXY)                   1411 = 94.07

7 – Lauren Cooper (CSTN)      1391 = 92.80

8 – Bridget Kneale (LXY)         1362 = 91.47

All the above ladies have shot the required amount of matches.

In the junior section, the Championship goes to teenager, Ashley Gardner, who this year has averaged 97.87 – a terrific score for the youngster. Top 15 were –

1 – Gardner (PSM)                              1177 = 98.08

2 – Fergus Coulter (SLBY)                   1168 = 97.33

=3 – Illiam Christian (KM)                  1155 = 96.25

=3 – George Dalton - Brown (PSM)    1155 = 96.25

4 – Thomas Clague (IoMSCD)                         1153 = 96.08

=5 – Patrick Cubbon (PSM)                 1144 = 95.33

=5 – Christian Eaton (IoMSCD)           1144 = 95.33

=6 – Alex Trafford (KM)                      1136 = 94.67

=6 – Orry Kerr (PSM)                          1136 = 94.67

7 –James Hewison (LXY)                     1135 = 94.58

=8 – Patrick Kerr (PSM)                      1130 = 94.17

=8 Jackie Gardner (L) (PSM)               1130 = 94.17

9 – Matthew Roosen (IoMSCS)           1120 = 93.33

10 – James Rosengrove (KM)                         1108 = 92.33

11 – Sam Jones (IoMSCD)                   1090 = 90.83

12 – Aaron Astill (IoMSCD)                 1072 = 89.33

13 – Jacob Duggan (SBY)                    1065 = 88.75

14 – Duncan Watterson (CSTN)          1036 = 86.33

15 – Richard Farrington (SLBY)             971 = 80.92

All the above, shot the required amount of matches.

 

NSRA news - News of The World Cup

The results are now to hand for stage two of the NSRA News of The World Cup. Stage two is shot on the competitor’s home range with Stage three, the Final, shot at the NSRA headquarters Bisley, Surrey. Harry Creevy has qualified with a posted score of 298 x 300. Creevy won this prestigious competition in 2013 and his score on this occasion is only bettered by 7 individuals, including his 300 metre GB team mate Simon Aldhouse, being the only competitor who produced a “clean sheet” of 300 x 300.

 

County Postal Results

            Barry Jones has forwarded the latest results from round 8 of the NSRA Women’s County League and the Isle of Man team tied with the league leaders, Gloucestershire Rifle Association the results were –

Perryn Callister           99

Tracey Skelton            97

Shirley Caley               96

Suzanne McKnight      96 

Lorrie Thompson         95 giving a score of 483

This result placed the Island ladies in fourth position in the league.

 

            The results from round 9 of the NSRA County League shows that the fifteen man team of the Island were beaten by 12 points by Worcestershire County and the result puts the Island in yet another, fourth position. Full list of scores were –

John Wood                  99

Bill Jones                     99

Mike Clague                99

Richie Arthur               98

Harry Creevy               98

Mark Cain                   97

Dave Bould                  97

Kevin Quinn                 96

Nigel Christian            96

Nick Kennish                96

Robin McFee               96

Mike Duncalf              95

Tony Kneale                95

Suzanne McKnight      95

Liz Jones                      95

Dave Humphrey          94

Steve Callus                 94

Ashley Gardner           93

Andy Traynor              93

Keith Lowney               88 = 1913 x 2000

 

            Much better news comes from the junior section, the NSRA Junior County League where the four man team beat third placed, Hertfordshire Rifle Association by 2 points giving the local team the lead in Division 2 having shot 8, won 6 and lost 2 matches. The scores were –

Jess Clague                  97

Alex Trafford               94

James Hewison           94 

Illiam Christian           93 = 378 x 400

Keep it up folks and the Division 2 title will be yours for the taking.

 

Re-vamped 50 metre Junior Championship proves to be a major success

            After several years of very low entries, the 2015 Isle of Man Shooting Club Junior Championship was re-vamped in an attempt to increase interest from the local juniors. This year the match took the format of 3 cards indoor followed by 30 shots outdoor at 50 metres using the electronic targets with valuable prizes to be won by the first three competitors. Eleven youngsters arrived at Sinclair on Sunday morning and the competition got underway at exactly 11 am. The results from the indoor section showed that IoMSC shooter, Christian Eaton led the way by 1 point from Port St Mary’s Ashley Gardner in second and Kirk Michael’s Alex Trafford a point in arrears in third. There was a break for lunch before the outdoor section commenced. Several of the youngsters had no experience of the electronic targets installed at Sinclair but that did not appear to affect anyone. The posted results at completion of the match showed some terrific results and everyone seemed to enjoy the experience. Full results were –

                                                              Indoor                      Outdoor

1 – Illiam Christian (KM)                    95, 95, 95,       98.7,    100.1, 100.7   = 584.5

2 – Christian Eaton (IoMSCD)                         98, 97, 94,       99.1,    98.2,    97.8     = 584.1

3 – Ashley Gardner (PSM)                  99, 94, 95,       96.9,    99.3,    99.6     = 583.8

4 – Thomas Clague (IoMSCD)                         93, 96, 96,       97.3,    99.1,    99.7     = 581.1

5 – Alex Trafford (KM)                        96, 95, 96,       97.3,    96.6,    99.4     = 580.3

6 – George Dalton-Brown (PSM)        95, 95, 96,       96.9,    99.6,    94.4     = 576.9

7 – Jackie Gardner (PSM)                   95, 90, 90,       100.2, 98.6,    98.3     = 572.1

8 – Patrick Cubbon (PSM)                   96, 92, 91,       99.0,    98.2,    95.7     = 571.9

9 – James Rosengrove (KM)               91, 94, 94,       96.0,    93.3,    90.1     = 558.4

10 – Sam Jones (IoMSCD)                   93, 90, 89,       92.7,    95.9,    90.1     = 550.7

11 – Aaron Astill (IoMSCD)                 92, 86, 88,       64.4,    97.7,    94,5     = 522.6

After such a well-run competition, I am sure that the new format will be used in the future. Thanks must go to Tom Lord for acting as Range Officer throughout the day, Brian Fozard who acted as marker for the indoor cards, Mike Duncalf for organising and running the electronic targets, the adults who supported the juniors but most of all, those juniors who attended.

 

Dates for your Diaries

The Isle of Man Rifle Association are holding their Annual Dinner and Prize Presentation on Saturday April 18th at 7.30 pm. Clubs have been advised regarding the menu and if last year’s dinner is anything to go by, it will be an excellent evening. It would be helpful if clubs could inform Lorrie Thompson as soon as possible with ticket numbers.

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