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Kermode hits 100 to power Port St Mary to win

Wed, 12 Oct 2016

Derek Kermode scored a perfect 100 as Port St Mary began their defence of the Winter League title with a home win over Sandsiders in Division 1.

And with a team fielding three juniors, Ryan Forrest came close to the ton with a 99 while Isaac Heaton and Jackie Gardner all scored 98s with her father Ashley also on a 98.

The club's strength in depth meant they fielded 17 shooters against Sandsiders and also picked up strong wins in Divisions 2, 3 and 4.


Port St Mary beat Sandsiders


100 Derek Kermode   Bill Jones 94

99 Ryan Forrest (J)      Steve Callus 95

98 Isaac Heaton          Tony Kneale 95

98 Jackie Gardner       Terry Green  95

98 Ashley Gardner      Mathew Roosen 94

493                              474


Draw for Douglas


IOMSC Douglas fought out a high-scoring draw with Castletown at St Johns.


IOMSC Douglas drew with Castletown

98 Sam Jones  (J)        Lauren Cooper 98

98 Sharon Drysdale    Shirley Caley 97

97 Tracey Skelton       Richard Arthur 97

96 Christian Eaton (J) Ian Arthur 97

96 Mark Osborn          John Brewis 96

485                              485

There were clear wins for Castletown in Divisions 2 and 3.


Laxey lose out


Laxey lost out on home turf to visitors Sulby thanks to two 99s from W Quayle and F Coulter.


Laxey lost to Sulby

98 Harry Creevey                    Will Quayle 99

97 Gemma Kermode               Furgus Coulter 99

94 Stephen Curphey               Mark Cain 98

93 Andrew Jessop                   Teddy Sayle 97

92 Bridget Kneale                   Peter Webb 97

474                                          490

Sulby also won the Division 2  and 3 matches.


For detailed scores from all these matches, visit



Kirk Michael to kick on


A number of target shooting clubs in the island are low on members - but they are fighting back to attract new names to the sport.

Kirk Michael Rifle Club oversaw a recent beginners' session at the club and was pleasantly surprised how many young people - with their parents - showed up to have a go at the sport, or in some cases return to it.

It is an injection of new blood into a club that urgently needs new, younger members after more than 80 years in existence while working hard to maintain the range and Kirk Michael's facilities for the winter season ahead.

'It was good to see the young people in the village making use of the club and if we can keep their interest going, it will give us good new members for the club, for the team,' said the club's secretary.


Egg-spect new dawn at Easter Shoot


The highlight of the target shooting calendar in the island is the annual Easter Shoot and planning is already well under way for the 2017 event.

Quite apart from the world-class facilities already in place at the Sinclair Range in St Johns, the intention next year is to build an all-electronic air rifle and pistol target range at Onchan for the first time. Arrangements are in place to hire the necessary Megalink electronic targets from Scotland together with experienced and internationally qualified range staff to look after them.

The competition will run from Friday 14th to Sunday 16th April 2017.

Visit regularly for updates and how to enter.


Scottish Target Shooting gets message across


This new, SportScotland funded governing body based in Scotland now offers membership from outwith the country and in fact Kirk Michael Rifle Club has already joined, thus securing the vital insurance for equipment and public liability STS offers.

Kirk Michael has been given the go-ahead to enter STS competitions and could mean a Kirk Michael team shoots in the SSRA Team Prone league in 2016-17.

Visit to see how the organisation could help your club.


News from the NSRA


Inter County Women's Competition 2015-16

The Isle of Man came third with 969 points behind Cornwall with 972 and Hampshire with 976.


Suzanne Curphey 97  97  = 194

Sharon Drysdale 97 92 = 189

Jackie Gardner 95 98 = 193

Gemma Kermode 97 100 = 197

Tracey Skelton 98 98 =196



Short range result

The island's team finished fourth out of seven teams in Section C of the BSA Cup's Short Range Team event.

Richard Arthur 95 94 =189

Mark Cain 96 97 = 193

Thomas Clague 92 95 = 193

Harry Creevy 98 99 = 197

Furgus Coulter 100 98 =198

S Curphy 99 97 = 196

Bill  Jones 94 93 = 187

Gemma Kermode 96 98 =194

Andy Potter 94 99 = 193

Teddy Sayle 95 94 = 189

Peter Webb 97 95 = 192

John Wood 98 98 =196



Shooting sport report from


Colin Watson

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