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Mihailovits is superb in Santon

Ayre winners (left to right): Dave Clague, Wilfy Walton, Neil Parsons, James Bradley and Phil Ward.

Shooters perform well at Meary Veg and the Ayres

Island Games shooter Paul Mihailovits was in superb form at Meary Veg in Santon on Sunday.

He was a joint winner of the first round of the Colin Bowen Memorial English skeet league.

And he then went on to shoot 98 out of 100 targets.

The joint leaders after the first round were Stan Cross and colt shooter Jake Brew with 25 straights – his maiden 25 straight in English skeet.

Ultimately, Jake took first place in class C with Rob Marshall second on 39 and John Kneen and Colin Kelly equal third on 37.

It was a four way tie for high gun on 48 between Michael Cross and Mihailovits, who were equal first in B class, and Marty Kneen and Stan Cross who were tied in A class.

It was also encouraging to see six junior shooters taking part: Arran Wade who scored 25, Alex Egan 34, Ted Davis 36, Jack Kneen 40, Brew 46 and Michael Cross 48.

Twenty shooters carried on to complete 100 targets.

Third place overall went to Jeff Corkill on 94 with Stan Cross taking second place on 96 and Mihailovits top of the shop on 98 after he shot his second 50 straight.

Next week is the first round of the SMP Partners summer sporting league.

The first of the Summer Leagues were also held at Ayre Clay Target Club’s Blue Point range.

Both the Olympic Skeet and Olympic Trap leagues have been sponsored by Absolute Scaffolding.

James Bradley was the winner of the Olympic Skeet league, scoring 41/50.  Dave Clague was second on 38.

Neil Parsons won the Olympic Trap with a score of 45. Wilfy Walton was second on 42 with Phil Ward taking third with 32.

This week’s competitions are a 100 target DTL selection shoot, sponsored by Jewson’s, followed by a 50 target English Skeet competition, sponsored by Penketh-Millar Architectural Design.

Entries close at 10.30am and 12.30pm respectively.

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