COVID-19 continues to have an impact on the Winter League schedule. The match between Port St Mary and Laxey had to be postponed, owing to Port's ranks being seriously depleted due to the virus.
The other two matches went ahead, however, with Castletown beating Kirk Michael and Sulby beating Douglas in all three divisions.
Next week sees the league's senior shooters take part in the Veterans' & Oake Competition. The Veterans is open to shooters aged 50+ and the Oake to those aged 60+. The competition will be held at Kirk Michael range.
The new season got underway this evening with Division 1 wins for Laxey and Port St Mary and a draw for Castletown and Sulby.
Although Laxey's greater experience gave them a Division 1 away win against Kirk Michael, strength in numbers gave the hosts wins in Division 2 and Division 3. It's been a long time since Kirk Michael has been able to field three teams, so the points were most welcome!
Sulby and Castletown drew in Divsion 1, but strong performances and numbers meant that Sulby were the victors in Divisions 2 and 3
In a disappointing start to the season, Sandsiders were only able to field four shooters, meaning Port St Mary took the points in all three divisions.
The 2021-22 Season got underway with the Open Shoot. In a change to previous years, it was decided to hold this shoot at the beginning of the season, with all teams shooting on their home ranges and submitting the scores to the IOMRA Competitions Secretary. Results will follow.
The new league season will get underway on Monday 18 October 2021. Douglas start the season with a Bye. Sulby host Castletown, Laxey visit Kirk Michael and Sandsiders journey south to shoot on Port St Mary's newly installed electronic targets.