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GALLANT GRANNIES BID FOR GOLD 2002

2002 Isle of Man team
On parade: Lieutenant Governor Air Marshal Ian Macfadyen and his wife Sally host a reception for the team at Government House. The couple also attended the Games and paid a welcome call on the team in the Games village

Athletics: Steve Partington (20km walk), Cal Partington (10km walk) and Martin Aram (high jump)
Bowls: Pauline Kelly and Maureen Payne (women’s pairs)
Swmming: Dane Harrop (50, 100 and 200m backstroke, 200m butterfly, 4x100m freestyle relay, 4x100m medley relay), Alan Jones (50 and 100m freestyle, 50, and 100m butterfly, 4x100m freestyle relay, 4x100m medley relay), David Batty (50m breaststroke, 50m freestyle, 4x100 freestyle relay, 4x100 medley relay), Adam Richards (50, 100 and 200m butterfly, 4x100m freestyle relay, 4x100 medley relay), Emily Crookall-Nixon (50 and 100m butterfly, 50 and 100m freestyle, 50 and 200m backstroke, 200 and 400 individual medley, Ian Sharpe (100 and 200m freestyle) elite athlete with a disability
Shooting: Jeff Corkill (Skeet individual and pairs), David Clague (Skeet individual and pairs), Trevor Boyles (Olympic Trap), Jake Keeling (double trap individual and pairs), Neil Parsons (double trap individual and pairs), Charlie Kennish (full-bore individual and pairs), Craig Leece (full-bore individual and pairs), Harry Creevy (small-bore individual and pairs, and 10m air rifle pairs with Steven Watterson), Phil Glover (small-bore individual and pairs), Lara Ward (women’s small-bore) and Steven Watterson (10m air rifle individual and pairs with Harry Creevy)
Badminton: Simon Gaines (singles and doubles), Jannick Jonsson (singles and doubles)
Team officials: chef de Mission, Robin Oake; general team manager, Ian Harrop; assistant team manager, Frank Anderson; secretary general, Ron Killey; badminton, Peter Short; swimming, Kay Batty; cycling, Gary Hinds; mechanic, Tony Varley; physio, Isla Scott; HQ official, Pat Anderson; athletics, Allan Callow; bowling, Roger Payne, shooting Frank Coffey and Paul Waterhouse
30 athletes, 14 officials (34), flag: Steve Partington
72 countries 3679 competitors

2002 bowls
Magic moment: bowls manager Roger Payne with wife Maureen (right) and her playing partner Pauline Kelly after the pair drew with eventual gold medal winners New Zealand

Manchester 2002

The Island took the opportunity to add mountain bike racing, women’s time trialling, Elite Athlete with a Disability swimming, women’s 50m small-bore rifle, field athletics and lawn green bowling to its competition roster for the first Games of the new millennium.

In addition, the team, 19 of them newcomers, welcomed the inclusion of a physiotherapist for the first time in the shape of Isla Scott, an experienced practitioner in sports injuries and massage techniques.

Despite what is almost certain to be the shortest ever hop to a Games venue, the team was ultimately only one larger than the previous record of 29 for Edinburgh in 1986.

With a pre-selection policy in place and many of the team enjoying Great Britain rankings and having plenty of international experience, expectancy of more medal success was justified. Fifteen were given the selection nod well ahead of the Games.

But it was not to be, although there were numerous quality performances, most noticeably, and in this instance unexpectedly, from Pauline Kelly and Maureen Payne in the women’s pairs bowling; Martin Aram in the high jump; Mark Kelly in the velodrome, Harry Creevy, small-bore rifle and Dane Harrop in the swimming pool.

Gallant grannies Maureen Payne, 58, and Pauline Kelly, 63, were the stars of the show, however, with a fighting and extremely exhausting performance during their pool matches, where they faced the might of New Zealand and England.

Having championed the new sport back home and with the CGAIoM deliberating long and hard before granting the sport Association status, the pair, managed by Mo’s husband, Roger, had already shown what they were capable of at international and world level.

2002 Isle of Man supporters
War paint: Young Isle of Man supporters at the walking races know who to cheer for. Left to right Danielle Ross, Alexandra Ross, Fay Latham, Emma Latham

At best the rest of the team were totally unaware of their capabilities but nevertheless intrigued and pleasantly surprised when the pair chalked up impressive performances.

While a youthful England pair finally clipped their wings on a dark and dismal evening and denied Maureen and Pauline a quarter-final berth, the Manxies drew with eventual winners New Zealand, who had already beaten the home favourites.

A draw with England would have seen them in the final eight after earlier successes against Zimbabwe and Malawi, but fatigue – the England pair, combined age 52, six years younger than Mo – coupled with the intensity of the mind games employed, saw our ‘girls’ on the rack and eventually bowing out, beaten 19-9.

To their great credit, they often applauded their rivals’ following a good end and their sportsmanship and camaraderie was a lesson to the team in general.

Down south, the shooters had been billeted at Bisley, the home of British shooting, it was Harry Creevy who provided the highlight with his third appearance in the final stage of the 50m small-bore prone rifle individual competition.

Creevy, 46, a seasoned international with ambitions to secure a berth in the GB team for the Athens Olympics, qualified in sixth place on 590 ex 600 and led the competition after the opening shots in the final, but then fell away badly, watched by CGF president Prince Edward, and admitting it was the worst he had shot in a final.

After David Moore’s silver four years earlier had provided the sport with an excellent fillip (he failed to make the team on this occasion after being beaten for a berth by Phil Glover in a shoot-off), there was little else of cheer for the other ten marksmen including lone woman Lara Ward, 35, making her Games debut.

The team’s six swimmers were once up against it but they got a lot of satisfaction out of parading into the pool among the giants of the sport in the men’s relays. Dane Harrop was in good form in the backstroke races as was breaststroker David Batty, while Emily Crookall-Nixon, 18, harbouring Olympic Games aspirations and fresh from completing her A-Levels, had a very busy and exhausting Games competing in a multitude events.

The highlight for Emily, who later headed for America to study and swim, was making the semi-final of the 50m backstroke, where she improved her qualifying time.

Batty, 11th fastest in the heats of the 50m breaststroke, also made the semi-final where he clipped one hundredth of a second off his qualifying time.

Harrop was unlucky not to make the semi-final of the 100m backstroke, finishing joint 17th in qualification, an agonising 0.42 of a second away from the required time. In the 200m, he sliced two seconds off his long course personal best for 12th place.

In the 100m freestyle relay, the Manx boys qualified for the final in 3.45.06. Alan Jones, 23, (the only specialist freestyler), Harrop, 23, Batty, 27, and Adam Richards, 21, then clocked a new Manx record of 3.44.62 in finishing eighth in the final behind the all mighty Aussies led by the legendary Ian Thorpe, who were always near World record pace.

In the 100m medley relay, a straight final, the Manx quartet finished sixth out of seven, clocking 4.04.54 to the Aussies’ 3.36.05 (a Games record), Thorpe winning his sixth gold of the Games.

2002 Isle of Man flag
Flying high: Manx support was particularly strong in Manchester and this Three Legs was a stand-out during the road race won by top professional Stuart O'Grady (Australia) who would later reveal he took banned substances during the latter part of his career

With Elite Athlete with a Disability events catered for at a Games for the first time, partially-sighted swimmer Ian Sharpe, 31, could lay claim to a very distinguished career.

Ian represented GB for 18 years, competed in four Paralympics, two World Championships, six European Championships and three Island Games for the IoM, winning five silver and three bronze Paralympic medals and numerous World and European titles.

He cannot recognise people, judge speed and distance or read printed material but he can get around unaided in familiar surroundings.

Ian didn’t quite live up to his multi-medal winning pedigree and was ‘gutted’ by his swim in the multi-disability 50m freestyle, clocking 27.21 and leaving him joint ninth, his heat featuring two world record holders.

Finishing positions are irrelevant as qualification depends on how close a competitor is to the world record in his/her disability class. Ian’s time was +1.42 seconds, the final qualifying spot taken with +0.92, the world record being 25.79.

Ian’s time was identical to that of a South African so the two had to swim off to determine the first reserve for the final. Unfortunately for Ian he was adjudged to have false started and was disqualified.

In the 100m, Ian made the final eight after posting 59.93 but was well down an American’s world best of 56.22.

Mum of three Jacqui Fletcher, 40, reckoned riding three different cycling disciplines would be a breeze in comparison to helping run a home, and she showed true grit in the mountain bike race, moving up from last place on the final lap to finish physically and emotionally drained in front of family, friends and team-mates.

Jacqui, a winner of the British veteran ladies’ mountain bike championship, was up against it after a crash and getting tangled in marking tape. Wisely, the diminuitive Jacqui rode at her own pace once she realised the quality of the entry, the winner, Canada’s Chrissy Redden remarking: ‘Jacqui should be very proud of herself. I saw only a couple of unfamiliar faces on the start line, the rest were World Cup regulars. It’s an achievement just to finish.

Jacqui’s form, she had won the women’s 10-mile time trial and the one lap of the TT Course race during International Cycling Week a couple of weeks earlier, also saw her finish very creditably with the main pack in the 56-mile women’s road race.

The men’s squad had to do without former professional rider and British criterium champion Rob Holden who was struck down with glandular fever for a second time on the eve of the Games. A postman and part-time fire-fighter, Rob was showing good form having won the Tour of Ulster at Easter. He made it to the Games, however, and was drafted in as a helper.

On the track, young starlet Mark Kelly, 21, survived a high speed crash after he was taken out on the 45 degree banking by Australia’s tough man Graeme Brown.

Brown, with two golds to his name already, was pulled out by the race commissaires who ruled that he had caused the crash, which also led to Welshman Will Wright being stretchered from the track. The judges ruled that Brown, who had been one of the favourites for gold, moved out as he hit the curve on lap 74 of the 20km race.

Kelly, his bike unserviceable, raced to the pit area, grabbed a spare machine from the Welsh, and then took the first of his four points that left him in seventh, the same as four years previously.

2002 Maureen Payne
This way: Maureen Payne gives out-of-shot partner Pauline Kelly the line to take in their battle with England’s young stars

In the equally high-speed 20km scratch race, Kelly was always active but a four-man break lapped the field and it was left to the majority of the field to contest fifth place, Kelly coming across the line sixth for 11th overall, the top four contesting a separate sprint for the major honours.

Elliot Baxter, 23, a Giant team professional who had represented GB in the world championships every year between 1995 and 2000 while riding for Team Raleigh, was a non-finisher and ‘gutted’ after his ride in the mountain bike race was wrecked when he suffered two punctures early in the race.

In the individual cycling time trial, Andrew Roche produced a solid ride to finish 14th out of 44 finishers, no match, however, for Australia’s victor, Cadel Evans, later a winner of the Tour de France.

Roche was also the only Manx finisher in the men’s road race, dominated again by some of the sport’s professional world stars, the winner, Stuart O’Grady of Australia, admitting 11 years later to taking EPO, erythropoietin, for two weeks before the 1998 Tour de France in which he wore the yellow jersey for three days and won the 14th stage into Grenoble.

Jannick Jonsson, 25, a finance sector worker and Simon Gaines, 33, an RAF corporal, battled gamely in the badminton arena and both showed some good touches, the Dane scoring an impressive win over a Ghanaian after dropping the first set in the men’s singles.

An Island county player, Jonsson, who moved to the Isle of Man in 2000, was really up against it in the next round and went down comprehensively to the fancied Geoff Bellingham (NZ), the number five seed.

Gaines came up against number 10 seed Stuart Brehaut of Australia and stood on the verge of a memorable third set win by leading 6/2, but the final point for victory wouldn’t come and the Aussie won 8/6.

A cruel draw in the men’s doubles saw the Manx pair up against Chang and Choon of Malaysia, who won comprehensively.

In the walks, flag bearer Steve Partington saw red and was disqualified for ‘lifting’ in the poorly supported but very high calibre entry 20km race while his wife, Cal, competing at the same distance against 11 others, was not on top form and retired.

Martin Aram, 18, a student at Castle Rushen High School, became the first Manx athlete to make a field final. A multi-talented athlete, his switch to jumping - ‘why run when you can fly’ - saw him build up a solid history of success at junior and AAA level. Ahead of the Games he cleared 2.18m to win the North of England championship and then claimed the AAAs indoor silver.

Martin qualified with 2.10 in Manchester but failed to better 2.05 in the final 24 hours later, and was eliminated, the winner being Canada’s Mark Boswell with 2.28.

2002 Mark Kelly crash
Inside line: Mark Kelly tracks a Northern Ireland rider during the 2002 points race in which he was brought down in a crash caused by Australia’s Graeme Brown

Physio Isla scores a first

■ Based 250 miles away at Bisley in Surrey, home of British shooting, the Manx shooters and other marksmen from around the world had to trek to Manchester to take part in the opening ceremony. They left their base for Guildford railway station at 9.30am after an early rise and did not return to their village till 5.30am the next day.

■ The Isle of Man lawn green bowlers set their sights on even loftier ambitions than the Commonwealth Games, having accepted an invitation to take part the world championships. To get to the Commonwealth Games the fledging lawn green bowling organisation in the Isle of Man first had to belong to the world governing body. Having been accepted, and being allowed a delegate to its meetings, the benefits were being felt. Bowls manager Roger Payne said: ‘It’s tremendous news. However we’ve got to qualify via an elimination round which will take place next year. We’ll be up against Spain, Guernsey and another country.’

■ Lieutenant Governor Air Marshal Ian Macfadyen and his wife Sally made themselves very popular by calling on the team while on a visit for the opening of the Games. Chief Minister Richard Corkill and sports minister David Cretney were both in the stadium for the opening ceremony. David attended a sports conference during his stay.

■ Badminton player Jannik, Jonsson, 25, Denmark-born but residentially qualified for the team, had to return to the Island after spending a couple of days with the team as he has was unable to get sufficient time off work. His playing partner Simon Gaines 33, an RAF corporal, said that with eight of the world’s top 10 players entered for the Games, neither was under any illusions about their medal chances, but were ‘expecting it to be a great experience’. Based at RAF Leeming, Simon is from Ramsey and was introduced to the sport by his parents. He joined the RAF in 1987, from Ramsey Grammar School. Simon enjoyed considerable success competing for the RAF in the Combined Services’ Championship and represented the IoM on three occasions at the Island Games.

■ Isla Scott became the first physiotherapist to be attached to a Manx team when she was appointed for Manchester. She moved to the Island aged one and has spent time off-Island for education and professional development. She took up a scholarship to Atlantic College in south Wales, later graduating from the Bath School of Physiotherapy in 1992. While spending three years in Bermuda, she travelled with the island’s rugby team to international competitions including the World Rugby Sevens and World Cup matches. No stranger to big sporting events Isla, who returned to live and work in the Island a couple of years ago, has worked at the world squash championships, treated competitors at the European Youth Olympics and worked with Manx volleyball players and cyclists at the Island Games.

■ The team’s attaché, Great Manchester police inspector Roy Redmayne, was once a near neighbour in Manchester of former Manx Chief Constable Robin Oake, who used to be deputy chief of the Manchester force. Roy was happy to accept Robin’s offer to consider taking on the role as a link man between the team and the city. Roy’s three brothers – Robin, Martin and Guy – are all well known in the Island. Ray left the IoM to join the police while Martin and Robin live in the Isle of Man, eldest brother Guy, an excellent runner in his schooldays, lives and works in Hants.

■ Descendants of the Bounty mutineers visited the Island during the Games thanks to the involvement of the Manx team. General manager Ian Harrop made arrangements for the two officials of the Norfolk Islands team to meet Commonwealth Games Association president Dursley Stott, who conducted them around the Island during a day-long visit, prior to his departure for Manchester. Ian met both men four years earlier in Kuala Lumpur and the trio were reunited in the Games village. ‘They are related to mutineers who left Pitcairn for Norfolk. Being close to the Island and its association with the Bounty, one thing led to another and arrangements were made to spend the day in the Isle of Man. Fletcher Christian of Milntown, Ramsey, led the infamous mutiny. He was Captain Bligh’s first mate and in 1789 he and his supporters seized the ship, which they sailed to Pitcairn.

■ In an autobiography released on September 8, 2015, Canadian Clara Hughes, who won the time trial in Manchester, details the cover up of her 1994 positive test for ephedrine at the World Championships in which she finished fourth. Hughes went on to win two bronze medals at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games in her road racing career, also riding the Sydney and London Olympic Games.

2002 Sports Council
Good sports: (left to right) IoM Sports Council members Canon Brian Partington, Geoff Karran, Ian Tomlinson, Brian Shooter and Richard Radcliffe together with Andy Varnom, Alan and Barbara Bagley and long-time CGAIoM official Ron Killey lent their colourful support to the Manx riders in the individual time trials at Horwich during the 2002 Games in Manchester

Results

2002 Jacqui Fletcher

Balancing act: mum of three Jacqui Fletcher juggled life at home with training and racing and competed in three cycling disciplines

ATHLETICS

Men's high jump, gold: Mark Boswell (Can) 2.28m
Martin Aram - 2.10 in qualification, failed three attempts at 2.05 in final (11/11)
20m walk, gold: Nathan Deakes (Aus) 1.25.35
Steve Partington – Dsq
Women’s 20km walk, gold: Jane Saville (Aus) 1.36.34
Cal Partington - DNF

CYCLING

Men’s road race (108 miles), gold: Stuart O’Grady Australia
Andrew Roche – 32/84 at 14.47
Mark Kelly - DNF
Elliot Baxter - DNF
Graeme Hatcher - DNF
Men’s individual time trial (28 miles), gold: Cadel Evans (1.00.53)
Andrew Roche – 1.06.52 (14/44)
Graeme Hatcher – 1.19.37 (36/44)
40km points race, gold: Greg Henderson (Australia) 35 pts
Mark Kelly – 7/21, 4 pts
20km scratch race, gold: Graeme Brown (Australia)
Mark Kelly – 11/15
Mountain bike (25 miles), gold: Roland Green (Canada)
Elliot Baxter - DNF
Women’s individual time trial (13 miles), gold: Clara Hughes (Can) 34.51
Jacqui Fletcher - 40.03 (19/20)
Sharon Watterson - 40.29 (20/20)
Mountain bike (14 miles), gold: Chrissy Redden (Can) 1.32.10
Jacqui Fletcher – 11/12 at 20.21
Road race (49 miles), gold: Nicole Cooke (Wales)
Jacqui Fletcher – 30/35 at 7.32
Sharon Watterson – 34/35 at 17.01

2002 Martin Aram

Double vision: Martin Aram clears the bar during qualification for the high jump, his moment of glory captured in by John Watterson of IoM Newspapers

BADMINTON

Men’s singles, gold: Muhammad Hafiz Hashim (Malaysia)
Jannick Jonsson – beat Adu Awusu (Ghana) 3/7, 7/5, 7/5, 7/4 first round, lost 7/0, 7/1, 7/1 to Geoff Bellingham (New Zealand) second round
Simon Gaines – lost 7/1, 7/4, 8/6 to Stuart Brehaut (Canada) first round
Men’s doubles, gold: Chong Ming Chan and Choon Eng Chew (Malaysia)
IoM – Jannick Jonsson and Simon Gaines lost 7/1, 7/0, 7/1 first round to Choong and Chang (Malaysia)

1998 Isle of Man team photo

Close company: Steve Partington, in his fifth Games appearance, hot foots it with Andy Penn and Don Bearman (both England) but suffered the indignity of being disqualified for ‘lifting’

SWIMMING

Women's 50m freestyle, gold: Alison Shepperd (Scotland) 24.76
Emily Crookall Nixon – 28.60 (31/38)
100m freestyle, gold: Jodie Henry (Australia) 55.45
Emily Crookall Nixon – 61.10 (26/34)
50m butterfly, gold: Petria Thomas (Australia) 26.66
Emily Crookall-Nixon – 29.76 (23/28)
100m butterfly, gold: Petria Thomas (Australia) 58.57
Emily Crookall Nixon – 67.28 (22/23)
50m backstroke, gold: Dyana Calub (Australia) 28.98
Emily Crookall Nixon - 32.87 in heat, 32.53 in semi-final (8/8), 15/24 on fastest times
200m backstroke, gold: Sarah Price (England) 2.10.58
Emily Crookall Nixon – 2.27.10 (15/17)
200m individual medley, gold: Kirsty Coventry (Zimbabwe) 2.14.53
Emily Crookall Nixon – 2.27.39 (16/19)
400m individual medley, gold: Jennifer Riley (Australia) 4.43.59
Emily Crookall Nixon – 5.16.14 (14/15)
Men's 50m backstroke, gold: Matt Welsh (Australia) 25.65
Dane Harrop – 28.28 (21/23)
100m backstroke, gold: Matt Walsh (Australia) 54.72
Dane Harrop - 60.71 (17/28)
200m backstroke, gold: James Goddard (England) 1.59.32
Dane Harrop – 2.09.32 (12/17)
50m freestyle, gold: Roland Schoeman (South Africa) 22.33
Alan Jones – 25.14 (35/51)
David Batty – 26.00 (43/51)
100m freestyle, , gold: Ian Thorpe (Australia) 48.73
Alan Jones – 54.72 (22/37)
50m butterfly, gold: Geoff Huegill (Australia) 23.57
Alan Jones – 27.13 (33/42)
Adam Richards – 27.70 (39/42)
100m butterfly, gold: Geoff Huegill (Aus) 52.36
Adam Richards - 59.73 (18/31)
Alan Jones – 59.90 (26/31)
200m butterfly, gold: Justin Norris (Australia) 1.56.95
Dane Harrop – 2.09.03 (11/18)
Adam Richards – 2.10.15 (13/18)
50m breaststroke, gold: James Gibson (Eng) 27.72
David Batty - 31.25 in heat, 31.24 in semi-final (6/8), 11/19 on fastest times
4x100m freestyle relay, gold: Australia (Adam Pine, Ashley Callus, Leon Dunne and Todd Pearson) 3.16.42
IoM - Dane Harrop, Alan Jones, David Batty and Adam Richards – 3.45.06 in heat, 3.44.62 in final (8/8), 8/10 on fastest times)
4x100 medley relay, gold: (Matt Welsh, Jim Piper, Geoff Huegill and Ian Thorpe) 3.36.05
IoM – Dane Harrop, Alan Jones, David Batty and Adam Richards 4.04.54 (6/7)
50m EAD freestyle, Ben Austin (Australia) minus 0.34 on category standard
Ian Sharpe – 27.21 - plus 1.42 on category standard, did not qualify for final (eq 9/21)
100m EAD freestyle, gold Ben Austin (Australia) minus 1.26 on category standard
Ian Sharpe - 59.93 in qualification, 60.25 in final (8/8) - plus 4.03 on category standard

BOWLS

Women’s pairs, gold: New Zealand (Joanna Edwards and Sharon Sims)
IOM - Pauline Kelly and Maureen Payne third in group, beat Malawi 16/9, Zimbabwe 14/10, drew with New Zealand 19/19, lost to England 9/19)

1998 Isle of Man team photo

Going great: Cal Partington strides out in her final Commonwealth Games, but was a non-finisher

SHOOTING

Men’s 50m small-bore rifle prone individual, gold: Tim Lowndes (Can) 699.8
Harry Creevy - 690 (8/38) 590 - 98, 98, 99, 98, 100, 97 plus 100 in final - 9.8, 10.1, 10.5, 9.4, 10.2, 9.8. 10.1, 10.5, 9.4, 10.2
Phil Glover - 579 (23/38) 97, 96, 97, 96, 98, 95
50m small-bore rifle prone pairs, gold: England (Michael Babb and Neil Day) 1189 ex 1200
IoM - Harry Creevy and Phil Glover - 1151 (13/18) Creevy 585; Glover 566
10m air rifle individual, gold: Asif Khan (Bangladesh) 587 ex 600 plus 104.9 in final - 691.9
Steven Watterson – 574 (17/26) 97, 95, 97, 97, 94, 94
10m air rifle pairs, gold: India (Abhinar Bindra and Sameer Ambekar) 1184 ex 1200
IoM - Harry Creevy and Steven Watterson - 798 (13/13) Creevy 565, Watterson 230
Olympic Trap individual: Michael Diamond (Canada) 124 ex 125 plus 24 in final – 148
Trevor Boyles - 108 (18/37) 19, 24, 22, 21, 22
Double Trap individual, gold: Rajyavardhan Singh (India) 142 ex 150 plus 49 in final – 191
Neil Parsons – 120 (17/23) 41, 42, 37
Jake Keeling – 116 (18/23) 36, 39, 41
Double Trap pairs, gold: India (Khan Moraad and Rajyavardhan Singh) 184 ex 200
IoM – Neil Parson and Jake Keeling - 164 (9/10) Parsons 42, 42 – 84, Keeling 44, 36 – 80
Skeet individual, gold: Clayton Miller (Canada) 146 ex 125
David Clague – 109 (20/28) 21, 21, 23, 18, 20
Jeff Corkill – 103 (25/28) 21, 21, 23, 18, 20
Skeet pairs, gold: Cyprus (Antonis Nicolaides and Christo Kourtellas) 194 ex 200
IoM – David Clague and Jeff Corkill - 171 (10/14) Clague 23, 23, 20, 22 – 88; Corkill 17, 21, 22, 23 – 83
Full-bore individual: first stage 7 shots at 300, 500 and 600 yds; second stage 10 shots at 300, 500 and 600 yds; third stage 15 shots at 900 and 1000 yds, gold: David Calvert (Northern Ireland) 404.62
Craig Leece - 389.35 (28/44) first stage 31.01, 34.03, 34.01; 50.07, 49.05, 50.06; 72.05, 69.07
Charlie Kennish - 358.27 (40/44) first stage 33.03, 33.04, 34.02; second stage 46.04, 47.03, 49.03; third stage 70.07, 46.01
Fullbore pairs, 10 shots at 300, 500 and 600 yds; 15 shots at 900 and 1000 yds, gold: Northern Ireland (David Calvert and Martin Miller) 590.86
IoM - Charlie Kennish and Craig Leece - 552.38 (19/21) Kennish 50.05, 46.03, 46.03; 66.03, 65.04 - 273.18; Leece – 49.06, 46.02, 44.03; 73.07, 67.02 – 279.20
Women’s 50m small-bore prone individual, gold: Kim Frazer (Australia) 588
Lara Ward - 571 (19/26) 94, 96, 97, 94, 94, 96

2002 reception
Nice to see you: Lieutenant Governor Air Marshal Ian Macfadyen and his wife Sally made themselves very popular by calling on the team while on a visit for the opening of the Games