Matthews crowned women's champ
Eighteen competitors recently took part in the annual CM Partners English skeet GP.
The leaders after the first round were Rachael Bowen Matthews, Andy Morgan Giulio Fabrizio and Jeff Corkill who all shot 25 straights. Snapping at their heels were Dave Corlett, Stan Cross and Madeleine Simpson on 24. Andy Morgan was in the lead on his own after round two, recording another straight for fifty straight. Close behind though were Rachael Bowen Matthews and Stan Cross on 49 with Madeleine Simpson next on 48. After round three Bowen Matthews and Morgan were tied in first place on 73 with Paul Mihailovits coming into the frame in third place on 71 along with Dave Corlett.
Things started to hot up after round four with Mihailovits, Bowen Matthews and Morgan all tying for first place on 96 with Corlett and Jeff Corkill one behind on 95.
The shooters were re-squaded after the forth round from bottom to top and what a round we were going to have with the top five going in the last squad. Mihailovits, Bowen Matthews and Morgan were all equal on 96 with Corlett and Corkill on 95. Not a target was missed untill pad four when Corlett dropped one. On the next stand Morgan dropped three and Corkill dropped one and on stand six Corlett dropped another target. Mihailovits and Bowen Matthews both hit straights so a shoot off was required to find a winner which was sudden death with pairs on four.
Mihailovits won the toss and went first and hit all four targets but Bowen Matthews dropped the second target on the second pair so Mihailovits was crowned the winner. Mihailovits also won the vets cup with Bowen Matthews taking the ladies. Joe Faragher took the Colts Cup. Mihailovits made it a hat trick by winning the team event with partner Madeleine Simpson with 232 points one ahead of Stan Cross and Joe Faragher in second place on 231 with Dave Corlett and John Moore third on 230
P Mihailovits 23,24,24,25,25=121+4, Runner up R Bowen Matthews 25,24,24,23,25=121+3
1st J Corkill 25,22,23,25,24=119, 2nd A Morgan 25,25,23,23,22=118+4, 3rd D Corlett 24,23,24,24,23=118+2
1st M Simpson ldy 24,24,19,20,21,23=111, 2nd M Barnett 22,22,24.19,21=108, 3rd B Faragher 21,22,20,20,22=105
1st Z Bellhouse 23,20,23,20,22=108,2nd D Morgan 21,19,20,22,23=105 3rd N Barnett ldy 19.17,17,18,22=93
Next week is a MCTSA Sporting selection shoot on Saturday afternoon at 1:30pm and Sunday is the Club all Round Championship over one round of each discipline.
Report by Peter Kelly.