The first round of Isle of Man Clay Pigeon Shooting Club’s Pro Sporting League was held at Meary Veg, Santon last weekend.

Sponsored by Stan Cross, the event attracted 16 competitors who took part in windy, cold but dry conditions and also battled for the Victor Annand Safety Officers Cup.

The leader after the first round of 25 was John Moore with 23 points, while in second on 21 was Juan Cowley with Stan Cross, Paul Mihailovits, Dave Corlett, Peter Kelly, Will Rand and Mark Barnett all tying for third place on 18.

The second 25 shots on the right-hand range saw Brian Kelly finishing third in C class on 22 points, while second was Alan Wright on 23 but taking the class with 25 was female shooter Nicky Barnett.

In B class Brian Faragher was third on 37, with Peter Kelly taking second on 38 but winning the class with 40 was Mihailovits.

There was a tie for third place in A class between Corlett and Moore on 39 points with Cross taking second on 40, but the winner of A class and also clinching the Victor Annand Cup with 41 points was Cowley.

Results: A Class 1, J Cowley 41, 2, S Cross 40; 3=, J. Moore and D. Corlett 39; B Class 1, P. Mihailovits 40; 2, P. Kelly 38; 3, B. Faragher 37. C Class 1, N. Barnett 25; 2, A. Wright 23; 3, B. Kelly 22.

The club’s annual dinner takes place tomorrow (Saturday) at Douglas Golf Club.

The range is closed this Sunday as is always the case on Remembrance Sunday.

The next shoot is the first round of the Utopia Hair Salon Winter Series English Skeet League on Sunday, November 21.Peter Kelly