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TWO MEMORABLE MEDALS 2006

2006 reception
Rule Britannia: Some of the team pictured at a reception laid on by long-time sponsors Britannia Building Society.
Back row (left to right) Robin Oake (secretary general), Phil Glover, Martin Aram, Dursley Stott, Brian Shooter (IoM Sports Council) and a Britannia representative
Second row (l to r) Max Stewart, Graham Jones (chef de mission), Harry Creevy, Steve Partington, Trevor Boyles, Pat Anderson (HQ officer), Gary Hinds and Frank Anderson (HQ officer)
Third row (l to r) Ian Harrow (general team manager), Pauline Kelly, Maureen Payne, Neil Parson, Wilfy Walton and Andrew Fairhurst
Front row (l to r) Mike Doyle, Andrew Cook, Graeme Hatcher, Jonathan Bellis and Andrew Roche

Athletics: Steve Partington (50km walk), Martin Aram (high jump)
Cycling: Mark Cavendish (road race, 20km scratch and 40km points), Andrew Roche (road race, individual time trial and MTB), Mark Kelly (road race, 20km scratch and 40km points), Jonathan Bellis (20km scratch and 40km points), Andrew Cook (road race and individual time trial), Graeme Hatcher (road race and individual road race)
Swmming: Olivia Rawlinson (50, 100 and 200m backstroke, 200m freestyle, 200m individual medley, 800m freestyle), Dane Harrop (50, 100 and 200m backstroke), Adam Jackson (50 and 100m breaststroke), Emily Crookall-Nixon (50 and 100m freestyle, 50 and 200m backstroke, 50 and 100m butterfly, 200 and 400 individual medley)
Shooting: Harry Creevy (50m small-bore individual and pairs), Phil Glover (50m small-bore individual and pairs), Tim Kneale (double trap individual and pairs), Neil Parsons (double trap individual and pairs), Glenn Catlin (Skeet individual and pairs), David Clague (Skeet individual and pairs), David Walton (Olympic Trap individual and pairs),Trevor Boyles (Olympic Trap individual and pairs), Lara Ward (women’s 50m small-bore and pairs), Suzanne Cubbon (women’s 50m small-bore individual and pairs)
Badminton: Matthew Wilkinson (singles and doubles); Andrew Fairhurst (singles and doubles)
Gymnastics: Alex Hedges
Lawn Bowls: Maureen Payne and Pauline Kelly (women’s pairs)
Team officials: chef de mission, Graham Jones; secretary general, Robin Oake; general manager, Ian Harrop; HQ officers, Pat Anderson and Frank Anderson; gymnastics, Gennady Tsyganov; shooting, Chris Turner (clays), Frank Coffey (small-bore); bowls, Mike Kelly; athletics, Allan Callow; swimming, Max Stewart, swimming chaperone, Vicki Rawlinson; cycling, Gary Hinds, assistant manager/coach, Mike Doyle; physio's: Ruth Cooil and Isla Scott
27 athletes, 16 officials (43), flag: Harry Creevy
71 countries 3679 competitors

2006 Mark Cavendish
Pole position: Rob Hayles of England (centre between Mark Cavendish and Mark Kelly, right) played a pivotal role in the Manxman’s gold medal ride. Kelly finished eighth
Melbourne 2006

You wait ages for another medal then two come along at once.

That was the amazing result as the southern hemisphere hosted the 18th Games.

Bristling with talent and now more professional and resourceful than ever, the 27 who made it to the home of Aussie cricket took part in seven sports with gymnastics represented for the first time by Cambridge scholar Alex Hedges, who took a year out from his studies in order to prepare and compete.

The team boasted a world champion in its ranks for the first time in the shape of 20-year-old cyclist Mark Cavendish, at the threshold of an on-going and amazingly successful career.

He gave the Island its third gold medal with a stunning performance in the 20km scratch race and was ably backed up with a bronze from underdogs David ‘Wilfy’ Walton, 38, and Trevor Boyles, 46, in the Olympic Trap pairs.

The team had left the Island with an air of expectancy about them, team manager Ian Harrop adding extra edge by stating they travelled with ‘real medal prospects’.

Physiotherapist Isla Scott was joined by fellow practitioner Ruth Cooil, the wife of swimmer Marcus (Victoria and Kuala Lumpur Games).

There were a couple of false starts, ‘disqualifications’ and one late addition to the team late in 2005 and early 2006.

Emily Crookall-Nixon, a ‘veteran’ at 22 of the Kuala Lumpur and Manchester Games and a university student in America, was about to hang up her goggles and concentrate on the final year of her studies, when she received the late nod for the team, having secured the necessary times in the States.

Her 16-year-old sister was less fortunate. Having achieved three Games qualifying times at backstroke, Charlotte was not nominated by the IoM Swimming Association, unlike her sister.

With the CGAIoM not apparently having an issue with her residential qualifications, the youngster’s non-selection contrasted significantly with decisions made about other competitors with tenuous Manx links in the early years of Manx participation.

Former Sportswoman of the Year and long distance running specialist Jessica Draskau-Petersson, a Great Britain international and Island Games gold medal winner, was also eliminated from the team at the last moment due to a technical difficulty with her nationality.

2006 Swimmers
Pool performers: (left to right) Olivia Rawlinson, at 13 the youngest competitor to have represented the Island, Adam Jackson, Dane Harrop and Emily Crookall-Nixon

No fewer than seven Island records were set as the swimming quartet of Olivia Rawlinson, Emily Crookall-Nixon, breaststroker Adam Jackson, 22, a university student, and team captain Dane Harrop, 27, who took three months off work to prepare for Melbourne, battled it out with some of the world’s best.

Emily emerged as the leading light in the pool – qualifying for a semi-final and becoming only the second Island woman to break the one-minute barrier for the 100-metres freestyle. Emily now a seasoned big occasion ‘girl’, delighted the team with an excellent showing in the frenetic 50m backstroke by reaching the semi-final, where she couldn’t quite match her heat time of earlier in the day in finishing eighth.

Emily emerged as the leading light in the pool – qualifying for a semi-final and becoming only the second Island woman to break the one-minute barrier for the 100-metres freestyle. Emily now a seasoned big occasion ‘girl’, delighted the team with an excellent showing in the frenetic 50m backstroke by reaching the semi-final, where she couldn’t quite match her heat time of earlier in the day in finishing eighth.

Olivia, the youngster ever Manx competitor at 13 and with ambitions to contest the Beijing and London Olympics, found the experience daunting. ‘I was not there to win medals but to gain experience on the international stage. I was up against world champions, Olympic champions and world record holders and nothing prepares you for that.

‘On the opening day there were 30,000 in the stadium and the cameras were in my face. The Queen was in the audience and I was thinking: Oh my God, and I was scared. I’m not sure if it was the best thing for me. It was insane – surreal. To go at such a young age was hard.’

Maureen Payne and Pauline Kelly, managed on this occasion by the latter’s husband, Mike, kept their cool, however, and starred briefly in the women’s pairs bowling, the battling grannies, 63 and 66 respectively, humbling reigning champions New Zealand in a dramatic tie-break in their opening pool match.

Sadly, the pair, both nursing injuries, were unable to sustain the momentum and finished seventh out of the nine competing nations in their pool with a record of three wins and four defeats, 5.5 sets for and 8.5 against. They ultimately finished 14th after losing their positional play-off match against South Africa.

2006 Steve Partington
Over and out: Steve Partington signs an autograph after his final Games outing as an athlete

After an injury-hit build up to Melbourne, Steve Partington, 40, ranked number one in the UK, made his competitive swansong, moving up to the 50km walk, and finishing sixth.

The milkman from Laxey, who achieved the qualifying time in Slovakia, produced one of his gutsiest displays yet to record a time of four hours, 25 minutes and 39 seconds on the sun-drenched day. And with temperatures hitting the 90s, Partington showed tremendous strength and courage to walk through the pain barrier.

Speaking afterwards, Partington confirmed he would not be competing at a seventh Commonwealth Games in Delhi in four years’ time. ‘That’s it now. I think the writing is on the wall. I was far enough behind today and the competition is getting harder and harder,’ he said.

For athletics compatriot Martin Aram, just out of university and with a best of 2.18m in the high jump, failing to clear 2.10 at his first attempt saw him lose out on countback, despite going over at his second go.

Seven competitors from the 19-man field guaranteed their progress by clearing 2.15m. But three failures at 2.15m left the Manx athlete among a group of eight to battle it out for the five remaining places in the final.

Unfortunately the countback procedure – and Aram’s failure at his first attempt at 2.10 – spelt the end of his Commonwealth challenge.

Badminton’s Matthew Wilkinson, 18, an A-level student, and Andrew Fairhurst, 36, a policeman with a fine pedigree in the sport especially as an England under 19 international, found the odds stacked against them the moment they stepped on to court for the men’s doubles.

Their opponents were not only among the top pairs in the event, but also just happened to be Australia’s number ones Brehaut and Denney. That meant Wilkinson and Fairhurst had to contend with virtually every member of a partisan crowd screaming their support for the local favourites.

And to add to the nervous tension and pressure, the match was broadcast live on the Channel Nine television station.

The pace of the Australian’s play was a real eye-opener but the Island pair held up well and produced plenty of decisive moments of their own, reaching double points in the final game.

Wilkinson acquitted himself with distinction as he experienced a baptism of fire in the men’s singles competition.

The Onchan teenager could not have asked for a tougher introduction to the singles at Commonwealth Games level as he was pitted against India’s Chetan Anand in the last 32 of the event after receiving a bye in the opening round.

2006 Cav
Let's race: Mark Cavendish surrounded by lesser lights during the road race. He had pocketed a gold medal in the 20km scratch race on the track but had to watch on as six riders ahead of him fought it out for the gold on the road

Anand was the competition’s fourth seed and ranked among the top 25 players in the world. But Wilkinson produced some excellent badminton to take 17 points off the leading medal contender – losing 21-7, 21-10 in a tough encounter.

Matthew recounted later: ‘Melbourne was a baptism of fire for me. Obviously we go to win but often the odds are stacked against you. The men’s doubles in Melbourne was the scariest experience of my life – we were on the television court, playing an Australian pairing, with the whole crowd against us.

‘The pressure was unbelievable; I was overwhelmed and I thought I’d make a fool of myself. I wasn’t thinking straight. It took me a long time to get over it.

Alex Hedges, 19, in his first year at Cambridge University, produced a lifetime’s best performance in the men’s all-round gymnastics final following a rock-solid set of routines to finish a splendid 19th overall.

The multiple Island Games Gold medallist knew it would be a major achievement to reach the final. And it initially looked as if he had just missed out on a place in the last 24 following the qualifying round.

However, eagle-eyed coach Gennady Tsyganov spotted that a Canadian gymnast had been awarded a place in the final despite completing only five of the six disciplines. He was duly eliminated and Hedges took his place alongside some of the world’s top competitors in front of another packed house in Melbourne.

With Boyles and Walton triumphant in the Olympic Trap pairs, the other eight marksmen and women struggled with their form.

Harry Creevy, 50, the most experienced squad member, failed to reach the final of the 50m small-bore rifle prone individual event - it would have been his fourth in succession, ranking him as one of Britain’s best ever shots.

In a reflective mood Creevy, who needed a lot of physio for a shoulder problem, called for additional funding to be made available for the Island’s sportsmen and women.

Up against Lottery-funded professionals, Creevy said more money was essential if the Island in general was to compete on a level playing field.

2006 haircut
Cut above: Shooter Lara Ward scalps general team manager Ian Harrop after he promised to go bald if the team won a medal. Also in the firing line was clays manager and former competitor Chris Turner (right)

Creevy and Phil Glover, 57, didn’t have a good day in the office on an unforgiving range in the 50m small-bore pairs event, Creevy finding that the advent of electronic scoring highlighted the small margins between success and failure in top-class international competition.

Both fired a succession of shots that just missed the bull – registering 9.9 but counting as nine towards the overall total. And that proved the difference between ninth place and a much higher placing.

In another competition first for the Island, Suzanne Cubbon, 14 times Island champion, and Lara Ward teamed up and briefly raised hopes of a second medal for the shooters before slipping out of the podium places to finish sixth in the women’s 50-metre rifle prone pairs competition.

Lara in particular was in red-hot form early on, scoring 97 and 100 to post one of the highest individual scores after the first two series. And with Suzanne shooting to a consistently high standard, the Island women were firmly in medal contention.

However, tricky conditions and an unhelpful range saw them drop down the leaderboard to finish in a very creditable sixth position.

The pair were also left with a feeling of frustration and disappointment after the individual 50-metre prone event. Suzanne finished in 17th on 574 ex 600 while Lara was slightly further back with an aggregate of 569 for 22nd position.

2006 Mark Kelly
Bowing out: Mark Kelly's appearence in the road race was his final one for the IoM. His ride for fifth place in the 40km points race was outstanding and he provided solid back up for Mark Cavendish in his gold medal winning ride

The clays duo of Tim Kneale, 23, ranked third in GB, and Neil Parsons, 37, a GB squad member, performed well in the double trap clays event, taking a solid fifth place, while Glenn Catlin, 50, and David Clague, 53, struggled to produce their pre-Games event form and finished 11th in the Skeet pairs.

In the individual events, Parsons and Neil both hit an aggregate of 126 ex 150, Parsons finishing 11th, one place ahead of his team-mate on countback.

Walton, ranked eighth in Britain, and Boyles were unable to repeat their medal winning heroics in the Olympic Trap individual event. Walton was 14th and Boyles a lowly 32nd.

Mark Kelly again showed his potential on the track with a an excellent fifth place in the 40km cycling points race and was he was also in the thick of it with eighth place in helping Mark Cavendish to gold in the 20km scratch race. With Jonny Bellis, the Great Britain Olympic Academy rider taking sixth, it proved, manager Gary Hinds, said, that the IoM is one of the strongest and smallest cycling countries in the Commonwealth.

Bellis went on to take the bronze medal in the Under 23 World Championship road race in 2007, represent GB in the 2008 Beijing Olympics road race, and secured a professional contract with top team Saxo Bank.

Tragically, his career was badly interrupted by an accident on a scooter in 2009, near the academy’s Italian base, which left him in an induced coma for many weeks.

For his fifth Games, Andrew Roche ventured into the realms of mountain bike racing and acquitted himself well with 19th place out of 29 starters.

With a stint of racing in South Africa prior to the Games, he rode one of his best ever events in the individual 40km time trial, taking a superb 11th, beaten by 10 of the best specialists in the world.

Cavendish’s growing reputation as a sprinter blighted him in the 170km road race, and with all bar Roche left to assist him in the closing kilometres, he finished a creditable seventh, outgunned by the stronger nations, who simply attacked and attacked to get rid of an unwanted predator.

2006 Cycling
Team work: Jonny Bellis (left) and Mark Kelly were in great form in the veldrome. Sadly, Bellis suffered a serious head injury in 2009 which cut short a promising career as a professional

‘I did it for James,’ says Cav

James Berry

Mark Cavendish: I did it for James

■ MARK Cavendish dedicated his Commonwealth Games gold medal to the memory of James Berry, the young rider killed in a road accident earlier in the year. ‘I said to James’s father that I’d do it for him. It was a tragic loss and I’m sure James would have been competing at the Commonwealth Games himself in four years’ time. Thinking about him made it a very emotional as well as a happy moment to be standing on top of the podium,’ said Cav.

■ The Isle of Man was represented by a giant basking shark in the floating procession on Melbourne’s Yarra River. The fishy spectacle was a key element of the lavish ceremony to officially open the Games. While the main action took place in the Melbourne Cricket Ground, thousands of spectators lined the Yarra to witness the aquatic display. A total of 72 water creatures snaked through the heart of the city, two for Australia and one each for the other 70 competing nations. Information boards were positioned around the river walkway to inform spectators of each fish’s association with the country it represented. The Island’s basking shark was near the head of the display and was set against a backdrop of the Manx flag.

■ LARA Ward was forced to issue a public apology to husband Phil through Manx Radio’s Tim Glover. The rifle shooter forgot to phone her hubby on his birthday on March 13. ‘I had written him a card, but I forgot to call him to say where I’d left it,’ she said.

■ In an age of sports psychologists and personal coaches, clay shooter Wilfy Walton is a man who likes to keep it real. Instead of all the mind games he prepares for big events by walking through the Manx countryside shooting pheasant and then retiring to the Baltic pub in Foxdale for a swift pint.

■ Isle of Man mascot ‘Gary’ was given his own accreditation. The fluffy Viking, designed by Island schoolboy Christopher Ashe, sported a laminated pass around his neck – complete with photo identification.

■ Australian Prime Minister John Howard was among the first people to congratulate the Isle of Man on its gold medal success. He was in the crowd at the Melbourne velodrome to watch Mark Cavendish’s thrilling victory in the 20km scratch race.

He spotted the small group of Manx supporters going berserk in the stadium and waving their Three Legs of Man flags. And Howard made a point of expressing his delight for the Isle of Man when he caught up with team officials after the event. President of the Commonwealth Games Association of the Isle of Man Dursley Stott said: ‘He pushed through his entourage to come over and offer his congratulations. It was a lovely gesture.’

■ The last thing you need after an energy-sapping two-day trip to Australia is to have your sleep disturbed by somebody else’s snoring. That’s exactly what happened to jet-lagged swimming coach Max Stewart. He eventually resorted to dragging his mattress into the bathroom of the Island’s accommodation in the athletes’ village in order to get some much-needed shut-eye. Lawn bowls team manager Mike Kelly was named and shamed as the eardrum-bashing snorer.

■ The Island’s Manx cat badges once again proved to be a major hit in the athletes’ village. They were one of the most sought-after items for members of other competing nations. Athletes and officials queued outside Frank and Pat Anderson’s office to get their supplies. The Manx team were the first to be officially welcomed into the village, with about 5,000 representatives from 71 different nations in residence.

■ Andrew Roche has clocked up more air miles than most during the countdown towards his triple assault on the Commonwealth Games. The 34-year-old cyclist contested the time trial, mountain bike event and road race. Roche was the final member of the Isle of Man’s 27-strong squad to arrive in the athletes’ village. He flew in fresh from a gritty performance in a stage race in South Africa. And on the back of warm-weather racing in January’s Tour of Siam, the Island Games multi gold medallist was raring to go in Australia.

2006 Isle of Man bronze medals
Main men: A jubilant Trevor Boyles and Wilfy Walton (right) after securing bronze in the Olympic Trap pairs

Results

ATHLETICS

Men's high jump, gold: Mark Boswell (Canada) 2.26m
Martin Aram – 2.10m (14/20) eliminated in qualification on countback after three failures at 2.15m
50km walk, gold: Nathan Deakes (Aus) 3.42.53
Steve Partington – 4.25.39 (6/9)

2006 Emily Crookall-Nixon

Hard graft: Emily Crookall-Nixon made a semi-final berth in one of her eight outings

CYCLING

Men’s 20km scratch race, gold: 1, Mark Cavendish (Isle of Man), 2, Ashley Hutchinson (Australia); 3, Jamie McCallum (Scotland)
Jonathan Bellis - 6/24
Mark Kelly - 8/24
40km points, gold: Sean Finning (Australia)
Mark Kelly – 5/21,106 pts
Mark Cavendish - 11/21, 38pts
Jonathan Bellis - 13/21, 26 points
Road race (103 miles), gold: Matthew Hayman (Aus) 4.05.09
Mark Cavendish - 7/124 at 38 seconds
Andrew Roche 22/124 at 1.20
Graeme Hatcher - DNF
Andy Cook – DNF
Mark Kelly - DNF
Individual time trial (25 miles), gold: Nathan O'Neill (Australia) 48.37.29
Andrew Roche – 51.56.16 (11/68)
Graeme Hatcher - 55.39.58 (24/68)
Andy Cook - 56.53.86 (31/68)
Mountain bike, gold: Liam Kileen (England)
Andrew Roche - 20/29

BADMINTON

Men’s singles, gold: Chong Wei Lee (Malaysia)
Matthew Wilkinson - bye first round, lost 7/21, 10/21 against Chetan Anand (India) second round
Andrew Fairhurst – beat Abraham Wogute (Uganda) 19/21, 21/15, 21/11 first round; lost 7/21, 14/21 to Niluka Karunaratne (Sri Lanka) second round
Men’s doubles, gold: Malaysia (Chong Ming Chan/Kein Keat Koo)
IoM – Matthew Wilkinson and Andrew Fairhurst – lost to Stuart Brehaut and Travis Denney (Australia) 21/8, 21/15 first round

2006 Alex Hedges

Eagle-eyed: Gymnastics coach Gennady Tsyganov spotted an error by the judges that allowed Alex Hedges to compete in the individual all-round final

SWIMMING

Women's 200m freestyle, gold: Caitlin McClatchey (Scotland) 1.57.25
Olivia Rawlinson - 2.11.58 (22/29)
800m freestyle, gold: Rebecca Cooke (England) 8.29.5
Olivia Rawlinson – 9.41.59 (13/13)
200m individual medley, gold: Stephanie Rice (Australia) 2.12.9
Emily Crookall Nixon - 2.26.78 (13/17)
Olivia Rawlinson - 2.29.57 (14/17)
50m backstroke, gold: Sophie Edington (Australia) 28.42
Emily Crookall- Nixon - 32.65 in heat, 32.93 in semi-final 8/8 (16/27 on fastest times)
Olivia Rawlinson - 32.84 (18/27)
100m backstroke, gold: Sophie Edington (Australia) 60.93
Olivia Rawlinson - 68.68 (19/26)
200m backstroke, gold: Joanna Fargus (Australia) 2.10.36
Emily Crookall Nixon - 2.26.14 (13/27)
Olivia Rawlinson - 2.27.11 (18/27)
50m freestyle, gold: Lisbeth Lenton (Australia) 24.61
Emily Crookall-Nixon - 28.21 (26/45)
100m freestyle, gold: Lisbeth Lenton (Australia) 53.54
Emily Crookall-Nixon - 59.98 (22/43)
50m butterfly, gold: Danni Miatke (Australia) 26.43
Emily Crookall-Nixon - 29.72 (23/35)
100m butterfly, gold: Jessicah Shipper (Australia) 57.48
Emily Crookall-Nixon - 66.12 (17/24)
400m individual medley, gold: Stephanie Rice (Aus) 4.41.9
Emily Crookall-Nixon - 5.18.11 (14/14)
Men's 50m breaststroke, gold: Chris Cook (England) 28.01
Adam Jackson - 33.04 (26/29)
100m breaststroke, , gold: Chris Cook (England) 60.98
Adam Jackson - 70.80 (27/31)
50m backstroke, gold: Matthew Clay (England) 28.01
Dane Harrop - 29.06 (20/26)
100m backstroke, gold: Liam Tancock (England) 54.53
Dane Harrop - 60.71 (20/25)
200m backstroke, gold: Gregor Tait (Scotland) 1.58.6
Dane Harrop - 2.11.59 (12/15)

2006 Alex Hedges

Rocky road: Andrew Roche added mountain bikes to his two-wheel exploits in the Games

BOWLS

Women’s pairs, gold: Australia (Karen Murphy and Lynsey Armitage)
IoM - Maureen Payne and Pauline Kelly (14/18) - beat New Zealand 2/1, Samoa 1.5/0.5, lost to Wales 2/1, Jersey 2/0, Northern Ireland 2/0 and Cook Islands 2/0. Lost 2/0 to South Africa in positional match

GYMNASTICS

Men's all-round individual, gold: Joshua Jefferis (Australia) 89.40
Alex Hedges - 77.450 (19/24) 74.50 in qualification. Vault 15.10, parallel bars 13.00, high bar 12.75, floor 13.10, pommel horse 11.85, rings 11.65

2006 Alex Hedges

Clays man: David Clague readies himself for a target in the Skeet competition. He first competed for the Island in the 1982 Brisbane Games

SHOOTING

Men’s 50m small-bore rifle prone individual, gold: David Phelps (England) 596 plus 102.3 in final - 698.3
Phil Glover – 588 (15/37) 100, 98, 99, 97, 96, 98
Harry Creevy – 587 (16/37) 99, 98, 99, 98, 96, 97
50m small-bore rifle prone pairs, gold: England (Mike Babb and Chris Hector) 1182 ex 1200
IoM - Harry Creevy and Phil Glover - 1164 (9/19) Creevy 96, 99, 98, 96, 97, 96 - 582; Glover 99, 97, 97, 97, 96, 96 – 582
Women’s 50m small-bore rifle prone individual, gold: Sheena Sharp (Scotland) 586 ex 600
Suzanne Cubbon - 574 (17/27) 96, 95, 98, 96, 92, 97
Lara Ward – 569 (22/27) 95, 94, 97, 95, 94, 94
Women’s 50m small-bore rifle prone pairs, gold: Scotland (Susan Jackson and Sheena Sharp) 1166 ex 1200
IoM - Suzanne Cubbon and Lara Ward – 1149 (6/11) Cubbon 95, 96, 96, 98, 97, 96 – 578; Ward 97, 100, 94, 94, 92, 94 – 571
Men's double trap individual, gold: Rajyavardhan Rathore (India) 137 plus 44 in final - 181
Neil Parsons – 126 ex 150 (11/23) 42, 41, 43
Tim Kneale – 126 (12/23) 44, 40, 42
Double trap pairs, gold: Australia (Mark Russell and Craig Trembath) 186 ex 200
IoM – Neil Parsons and Tim Kneale - 167 (5/10) Parsons 37, 41 – 78; Kneale 46, 43 – 89
Skeet individual, gold: George Achilleos (Cyprus) 123 plus in final 25 -148
David Clague - 111 ex 125 (20/28) 23, 24, 21, 21, 22
Glenn Catlin - 111 (21/28) 23, 23, 20, 24, 21
Skeet pairs, gold: Cyprus (George Achilleos and Antonis Nickoliades) 190 ex 200
IoM – David Clague and Glenn Catlin 163 (11/12) Clague 18, 22, 21, 25 – 86; Catlin 19, 19, 17, 22 – 77
Men’s Olympic Trap individual, gold: Manavjit Singh (India) 122 ex 125
David Walton – 113 (14/41) 21, 24, 21, 23, 24
Trevor Boyles – 98 (32/41) 19, 21, 21, 21, 16
Olympic Trap pairs, gold: 1, Australia (Michael Diamond and Adam Vella) 189 ex 200; 2, Canada (Kirk Reynolds and Tye Bietz) 185; 3, Isle of Man – 183 David Walton 20, 23, 24, 24 – 91; Trevor Boyles 22, 24, 23, 23 – 92

2006 Swimmers
Time off: Swimmers Adam Jackson, Emily Crookall-Nixon, Max Stewart, manager, and Dane Harrop enjoy a relaxing moment together after at a reception