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Shooting: 23 battle in pre-Christmas shoot out

Report by Peter Kelly

The annual pre-Christmas shoot was held at Meary Veg Santon with 23 competitors taking part in dry calm but misty conditions.

It was a new format this year with skeet doubles, double rise and a shortened Pro sporting to make it a 60 target shoot.

The leaders of A class after the skeet doubles were Stan Cross and Paul Mihailovits with a full house, hitting all 20 targets. George Davies, John Moore and Giulio Fabrizio were next on 18.

In B class, Michael Cross was the leader also on 20 with with Will Rand, Mark Barnett and Brian Faragher next all on 17.

Steven Rand was the C class leader on 15 with Brian Kelly next on 14 followed by Nicky Barnett on 13.

The next discipline was Double Rise and Stan Cross first with a running total of 34 with Steven Craine next on 33 followed by Paul Mihailovits in third place on 31.

Michel Cross was still the leader of B class also on 34 points the same as his dad in A class, but we had a four way tie for second place between Will Rand, Brian Faragher, Mark Barnett and Ted Kermeen all on 28.

Steven Rand was still the leader of C class with 22 points with Brian Kelly and Allana Wade in equal second place on 21 with Nicky Barnett and Orry Watterson next on 20.

The final discipline Pro sporting saw Allana Wade taking third place in C class with 32 points with Brian Kelly in second place on 33 points but taking C class with 34 points was Steven Rand.

In B class Brian Faragher was third on 44 with Mark Barnett second on 45 with Will Rand taking B class with 46 points, Michael Cross who was leading B class shot 19 on the pro sporting to take highgun overall with 53 points beating his dad by two points who was the winner of A class on 51 points, Paul Mihailovits was second in A on 49 and George Davies took third with 48.


M Cross jnr 20SD,14DR,19PS=53 ex 60             

A Class

1st S Cross 20,14,17=51, 2nd P Mihailovits 20, 11,18=49, 3rd G Davies 18,12,18=48

B Class 

1st  W Rand 17,11,18=46, 2nd M Barnett 17,11,17=45, 3rd B Faragher 17,11,16=44

C Class

1st S Rand 15,7,12=34,2nd B Kelly 14,7,12=33, 3rd A Wade jnr ldy 12,9,11=32


1st S Cross/J Moore 98, 2nd D Corlett/P Mihailovits 92 =3rd G Davies/B Faragher, M Barnett/S Craine 92.
The next shoot at the range is the main Christmas shoot on Monday, 27 December, which is 50 Single Barrel DTL with Highgun and handicap cups up for grabs also the Phil Yewdall non members cup also being shot for; entries close at 10am

The range will be open on Wednesday, 29 December with the next winter shoot on Sunday, 2 January, which is 50 DTL.

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