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Port St Mary add another piece of silverware

Mon, 18 Apr 2016

Sulby Rifle Club hosted The N. D. Hamilton Trophy on Thursday evening and although rather low scores were attained, Port St Mary shot consistently well and overcame a normally strong Sulby team in the final. Full results were as follow:-

Semi Final

Castletown                             Sulby 1

Steve Gardner             94        Mark Cain                   98

Martin Moore                         89        Teddy Sayle                 94

Nigel Christian            93        Peter Faragher            99

Henry Qualtrough       92        Jacob Duggan              87

                                    368                                          378


Sulby 2                                               Port St Mary

Fergus Coulter            99        Ashley Gardner           96

Will Quayle                 99        Jackie Gardner            97

Barry Jones                 93        Gary Knight                 97

Rod Forshaw               82        Eddie Maddrell           92

373                                          383



Sulby 1                                               Port St Mary

Mark Cain                   97        Ashley Gardner           96

Teddy Sayle                 97        Jackie Gardner            94

Peter Faragher            96        Gary Knight                 95

Jacob Duggan              87        Eddie Maddrell           94

374                                          379


Kermode romps home to two wins at the 2016 North Wales Airgun Association Championships 

            Gemma Kermode has had a very busy couple of weeks with competitions at the IoM Easter Shooting Festival followed by weekend at the North Wales Airgun Championships. Her results from Wales show how this experienced and very determined young lady is challenging some of the best air rifle shooters in Britain. In her first Class A competition Gemma, shooting under the title of the Laxey and District Rifle Club, thrashed the opposition with a gross score of 610.4 hitting 36 X bulls in the process. In second place, the score was separated only by X bulls with both Elizabeth Bradbury and Easter shoot regular, Zoe Bruce grossing a score of 603.9 – Bradbury had 29 X bulls and Bruce had 27.

Kermode’s series of scores were:-

102.9; 100.2; 103.2; 102.7; 102.0; 99.4 = 610.4 (36 x Bulls)

In competition 2 Class A, Zoe Bruce must have realised she had a match on her hands and improved her gross score to 609.1 and once again Gemma shot an identical score to her competition 1 score.

Her Competition 2 series were:-

102.0; 102.6; 101.5; 99.5; 101.9; 103.2 = 610.4 (32 X Bulls)


Rachel Glover hits MCS in The British Free Rifle Club at the weekend

            Rachel Glover has been competing at Bisley in The British Free Rifle Club series of matches and in her first ‘English Match’ at Bisley at the weekend, the York based Manx lass managed to record a minimum consideration score for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in The Gold Coast, Australia, posting an excellent score of 616.7 which I am led to believe, could well be corrected to 617.3 later, due to some errors in administration confirmation, but to my knowledge has not been announced yet. This score gave her second place behind Stuart Hill on 617.9. Rachel also competed in the second English Match and posted a gross score of 615.0 to add to her earlier prone match.

Her series of scores were –

English Match 1,

102.8; 102.7; 101.6; 103.6; 103.5; 102.7 = 616.7

English Match 2,

102.7; 103.2; 100.6; 103.5; 102.8; 102.2 = 615.0 giving her a third position


            In next week’s column, I will hopefully be in a position to give you the results from the NSRA Postal leagues.


Dates for your Diaries

Monday April 25 will see round 1 of the IoM Shooting Club Monday evening competitions with the Empire Garage Tynwald Handicap and The Osborn Carpets 600 and will run each Monday evening for eighteen weeks.



Sunday May 1 will be the next IoMSC Monthly Handicap match and The Indoor Team Championships (40 shot scratch) will run concurrently.




The Isle of Man Rifle Association’s Sinclair Cup - Teams of 2 will be held on Sunday May 29, preparation and sighting starting at 10.15 am.




For those interested in mainland competitions, The ESSU Championships will be held at Bisley Camp on April 30 – May 2.

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