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Shooting: Mihailovits champion of Cross Doubles Champs

Mihailovits and Cowley's neck-and-neck performances lead to shoot off

It was another busy weekend at Meary Veg with two championships to be decided.

On Sunday was the Pro Sporting GP sponsored by Mark and Nicky Barnett with with 15 shooters taking part in very misty at times cool conditions. Joint leaders at the half way stage were Paul Mihailovits and Juan Cowley, tying on 48 points, in equal third place on 45 were Peter Kelly and George Davies on 45 with John Moore, Jack and Marty Kneen next on 44.

It was still all square after the stage with Mihailovits and Cowley tying on 69, in third place now was Jack Kneen on 68 with George Davies next on 67. Peter Kelly and John Moore followed up on 65.

It was all square after the forth and final round with Mihailovits and Cowley tying on 90 so a shoot off was required to find a winner over a completely new layout.

It was neck and neck untill the instant pairs but Juan just managed to get over the line hitting 22 to Pauls 21.

In the classes, Nicky Barnett was the winner of C class with 76 points. In B class Peter Kelly finished in third place on 83 with Brian Faragher taking second place on 84 and Paul Mihailovits taking the class prize with 90 points. There was a tie for second place in A class between Jack Kneen and Mark Barnett on 85 with John Moore taking A class with 86.


J Cowley 24, 24, 21, 21 = 90+22

A Class

1st J Moore 23, 21, 21, 21 = 86

2nd J Kneen 20, 24, 24, 17

M Barnett 24, 19, 18, 24 = 85.

B Class

1st P Mihailovits 23, 25, 21, 21 = 90+21

2nd B Faragher 21, 21, 21, 21 = 84

3rd P Kelly 22, 23, 20, 18 = 83

C Class

1st N Barnett 23, 19, 18, 16 = 76


1st J Moore, J Cowley 176, 2nd P Mihailovits, M Barnett 175, 3rd B Faragher, J Moore 170.

On Tynwald day the Cross Doubles was held with 22 competitors taking part in dry, sunny conditions.

The leader at the half way stage was that man again Paul Mihailovits with 48 points, one point behind on 47 was Alan Wade with Dave Corlett and John Moore in equal third place on 44. They were followed by junior Joe Faragher on 43, who had a straight in his first round.

Making up the top six were Mike Walker, Mark Barnett and Peter Kelly, all on 42.

After the next 50 targets, Madeleine Simpson was the ladies winner on 75. In the junior section, Arran Wade was the winner on 77 just piping Joe Faragher by one point into second place on 76. There was a tie for third place overall  between Dave Corlett and Giulio Fabrizio on 89, in second place on 93 was Alan Wade and the winner of the Cross Doubles Championship for 2021 was Paul Mihailovits on 95.


1st P Mihailovits 22,26,23,24=95

2nd A Wade 23,24,22,24=93

3rd D Corlett 23,21,20,25, G Fabrizio 19,21,24,24=89


1st A Wade 16,22,19,20=77

2nd J Faragher 17,26,18,15=76


1st M Simpson 16,21,18,20=75


1st D Corlett, A Wade 181, 2nd R Corlett, P Mihailovits 173, 3rd M Walker, W Rand 169.
This week is the third round of the Suntera sporting league in the morning with the third round of the Dave and Pam Corlett Pro Sporting league in the afternoon.

Duty officers this Saturday (10 July) are S Craine & T Davis.

Report by Peter Kelly.

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