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OE News: November 2022

Seven Guernsey full-bore marksmen including OEs Nick Mace (8274), Adam Jory (7916), Peter Jory (7823) and Freddie Stewart (11249) and five from Jersey made up a Channel Islands team in the European Long Range Championships at Bisley in October.  The shooters faced a gruelling test of ability with a concentrated series of matches over two days at Bisley’s longer ranges of 900 and 1,000 yards.  The team faced strong opposition from England, Scotland and Wales.  Peter placed second, Adam  third, Nick Mce sixth and Freddie ninth.

The Jory brothers, Peter (7823) and Adam (7916), both Commonwealth Games marksmen, have been hugely successful in rifle-shooting competitions for several decades but one of the sweetest wins of all, perhaps, came when they won ’The Families’, a much sought after trophy and one they have been competing for at Bisley for 30 years.  The award is concurrent with the first stage of the Queen’s Prize and open to pairs of close relatives whose combines scored are the highest in the three-range shoot.  Adam’s highest possible 105 ex 105 led the island squad’s scores.

Sam Culverwell's (11088) second-place finish and receipt of the polka dot jersey at the Tour de Taiwan will certainly help get him noticed in professional cycling circles.   The five-day stage race in Asia is an unfamiliar racing environment and is a brutal combination of high humidity and temperatures of over 30C.  Sam came second behind Australia’s Ben Dyball in the general classification and top the ‘king of the mountains’ standings from the same rider.  ‘I am really, really pleased he has got those results,’ said Gary Wallbridge the former Guernsey Velo Club president.  

Alex Doherty (10539) won three gold medals at the Guernsey Senior Fencing Championships.  At the men’s foil semi-final, Alex confronted David Wallis to which Alex eased past into the finals 15-6.  In the final Alex comfortably powered his way to the title against Paul Gregory 15-2.  In the mens epee event, Alex confronted Neil Marais defeating him 15-9 to reach his second final of the day where he overcame Paul Gregory again but in a much closer fought affair15-10.  Alex’s third final came in the men’s sabre competition where he confronted James Le Maitre.  Both fencers traded blows in an excellent, nail-biting contest before Alex gained the third of his gold medals 15-13.

Nick Wild (6922) was part of a trio that smashed their 188km charity swim deadline.  Three local swimmers challenged themselves to each swim 188km around Guernsey completed their quest ahead of their deadline.  Alan Ellis, John Lewis and Nick have a combined age of 188. They have been pursuing the challenge since the start of April.  ‘Our target was to swim 188km before the end of September and we completed the challenge with a swim to Sark in 2 hours 50 minutes,’ said Nick.  ‘When we reached Sark it had built up to a three-metre swell running up against the cliff face where we needed to finish the swim…it was like being in a washing machine.’  The trio took on the challenge with the goal of raising £10,000 for Business Beats Cancer - and the fundraising total currently stands at £15,000.  They racked up 103 hours in the sea over the 132 days of the summer season, each swimming more than their 188km goal, and were grateful for the glorious weather. 

Congratulations to Tom Nightingale (10000) who has been named as the Guernsey Cricket Men's Player of the Year for the first time last month, after playing an integral role in Indies' Evening League clean-sweep.

Nick Le Huray (7688) authors the 'Islands Fortress’ blog which he describes as being about the Occupation of the Channel Islands between 1940-1945. Through his blog, Nick has invested hours of research into personal testimonies of life during the Occupation and military operations within and around the Channel Islands during the war years.  Off the back of this growing body of work, his involvement in online discussion groups about the impact of the Second World War, and the lasting effect of Hitler’s 'Atlantic Wall’ and the island’s fortifications, Nick has been invited to talk on WW2TV - an online network.  Nick’s blog can be found at

Tony Corbin (9033) has joined White Star Capital, the global multi-stage technology investment platform, as CFO and General Partner. The appointment marks the continued expansion of the firm’s team in Guernsey and new permanent office.  Eric Martineau-Fortin, Founder and Managing Partner, says ’Tony brings exceptional skills and experience to White Star’s global operations.  His global perspective is an integral part of White Star’s ethos and investment strategy and has been one of the drivers of success as the firm has grown to manage over $1BN in assets’.

James Legge (9441) has been appointed financial director at independent fiduciary and fund administration company HFL.  The newly created role will see James manage and oversee the company’s finance function, implementing the financial strategy and enhancing the financial reporting side of the business, as the company continues to grow.  James said ‘I am joining HFL at a very exciting time for the business and Guernsey’s financial services industry.  We are seeing significant demand for the firm’s expertise in the venture capital and private wealth markets.  I am looking forward to helping HFL achieve its ambitions for growth.’ 

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