Isle of Wight MCC

isle of wight newThe final round of this year’s Pat Death Summer Series Championship was held on Sunday July 21st at Blackgang. The Club would like to thank Mr Fred Colson & Simon Newnham for the use of this excellent venue. Our thanks also go to Mark Coombes (course setter) Viki Taylor (Photographer) and to all the Observers. We would like to welcome two new members; Riley True and Sam Jurich. Hopefully they enjoyed the trial & we look forward to seeing them again soon.

With no Expert riders today the top honours went to Tom Richards who proved to be the clear winner of the Intermediate class with a loss of only five marks. This makes a full house for Tom winning all three rounds of the series to take the Championship – in style. Dan Flux had a great ride finishing in second, two marks ahead of Andy Scott-Jackson in third. Harvey Grieve, despite a disappointing fifth place today, has done enough to lift the Championship second place cup. Rory Stephens was out on his own in the Over fifty class, but despite the lack of competition he managed to finish with a very competitive total of nine. This ensured his series win – good effort. Things were much closer in the Clubman class between Phil Chase and Brian Brockwell. It was Phil who took the win by just two marks – superb riding by both riders. Phil’s top marks today also means he is crowned as Clubman Championship winner.

The closest contest of the day and in fact over the whole summer series came from the Novice class. Joe Taylor and Paul West were tied with one win and one second place each – the pressure was well and truly on for the decider. It really couldn’t have ended much closer than it did. Joe took the win – by just a single mark totting up eight to Paul’s nine, amazing that after ninety-four sections it all came down to a single dab!

Jos Wright managed to beat Twin Shock stalwart Nick Symes with a superb ride dropping just a single mark. Nick had an uncharacteristic maximum five point penalty on section two to finish on six. Nick shouldn’t be too disappointed as his second place today was enough for him to take the series win. Mike True was another rider who performed very well this time in the Adult Beginners dropping just eight marks. He finishes his first summer series with his first Championship to boot. Meanwhile Sam Jurich, in his first trial took the second place on the day. The pick of the bunch in the Sportsman class was Scott Milton. Competing on the ‘C’ route he was the only rider to finish with a clean sheet – excellent performance.

The youth classes were headed up by Alfie Haydon (Youth Intermediate) ending the day with an impressive total of seventeen – and another Championship win. Dan Locke, Youth Novice, finished  in some style, losing only three marks, all on section three, making it three wins from three trials – to win his third Championship title! I wonder what his lucky number is? In the Youth Beginners young Bertie Grieve took the win from first time rider Riley True. Riley wasn’t too far off the pace, only fourteen marks behind – excellent effort by both riders. Bertie also earns his first Championship with maximum points. Riley will probably be surprised to find out that he takes the runner up trophy for the series.

  The Club would just like to say very many congratulations to all the summer series class and award winners – some superb competition and top riding across the three trial series. A full set of Championship results/standings detailing all the award winners will be made available very soon.

The next trial will be held on Sunday August 18th. The Bighobbler Trial, held in memory of the sadly missed big man; Nigel Crouch.  If you can only make one trial every year – try to make it this one! The venue is still to be confirmed but once it has - you will find all the info on the Club website.

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