The first round of Isle of Man Clay Pigeon Shooting Club’s Cu-Plas Callow winter DTL League was held at Meary Veg in Santon on Sunday.

A field of 20 competitors took part in calm and mainly dry conditions.

The leader after the first round in A class was John Moore with a perfect 25/75 straight ahead of Mike Walker 24/71, Steven Craine 25/71, Mike Parr 24/71 and junior Arran Wade 24/71 all in joint second place.

Peter Lowe was the B class leader with a 25/74 straight, while George Davies 24/69 and Jack Clague 25/69 were joint second. Junior Ted Davis 24/69 and Mark Barnett 25/69 were the leaders of C class with junior female shooter Allana Wade third on 23/62.

The latter improved in her second round to finish third in C class on 46/127, while second in C went to Davis on 45/135 but taking the class with a well-shot 48/141 was Barnett.

In B class there was a tie for second place between Clague and Davies on 48/137 but taking the class win with 48/140 was Lowe.

The first-round leader in A class, Moore, finished in third place in A class with 48/141 but there was a tie for first place between Walker and Arran who both shot 49/144.

Results: A Class 1=, M. Walker and A. Wade 144/49; 3, J. Moore 48/141. B Class 1, P. Lowe 48/140; 2=, G. Davies and J. Clague 48/137. C Class 1, M. Barnett 48/141; 2, T. Davis 45/135; 3, Allana Wade 46/127.

This Sunday is the second round of the Winter Pro Sporting league sponsored by Brian Faragher. Duty officers this week are S. Craine and T. Davis.PETER KELLY