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  • One point separates Chetcuti, Xuereb in Rio

    William Chetcuti and Nathan Lee Xuereb finished 13th and 15th respectively at an ISSF double trap World Cup shoot in Rio de Janeiro, with only one point separating the two Maltese shooters. Chetcuti hit 26-29-26-27-26 for a total score of 134/150...

  • Chetcuti sixth in World Cup shoot in Nicosia

    William Chetcuti failed to build on an impressive qualifying performance at the ISSF World Cup shoot in Nicosia yesterday as the Maltese double trap shooter had to settle for sixth place. Chetcuti led the way after the opening five qualifying...

  • Vella and Bezzina target top scores

    The Air Rifle and Pistol Shooting Club have just organised the 10th round of competitions for the current season at the Larry Vella Hall range, Bidnija. In Air Rifle, William Vella emerged winner with a score of 595.1. He was followed by GianLuca...

  • Al Attiyah gunning for 6th Olympic appearance

    Qatari sportsman Nasser Al Attiyah has swapped the steering wheel for the shotgun as the twice Dakar Rally winner targets a sixth Olympic appearance at the Rio de Janeiro Games in August. The 45-year-old, who won bronze in the men’s skeet at the...

  • Carabott tops MSSF event

    Carabott tops MSSF event

    Nicky Carabott claimed the honours at the MSSF Trap event, held last Tuesday at the Malta Sport Shooting Federation ranges in Bidnija. The trap competition was over 50 clays with the top six shooters progressing to the semi-final and medal matches...

  • Mosin outsmarts Kneale for Double Trap title in Lonato

    Mosin outsmarts Kneale for Double Trap title in Lonato

    Russian Vasily Mosin beat Great Britain’s Tim Kneale in Monday’s gold medal match to claim the Double Trap world title. Mosin had already made sure of his place in Rio next year during this year’s World Cup in Al-Ain (UAE), so the two Olympic...

  • 122 hits not enough for Galea to reach finals

    122 hits not enough for Galea to reach finals

    Brian Galea targeted an outstanding 122 points from a possible 125 at last weekend’s ISSF World Cup trap shoot in Azerbaijan, but his remarkable effort and score were still not enough to earn him a place in a high-quality semi-final line-up at the...

  • Brian Galea claims Float Glass trophy

    Brian Galea claims Float Glass trophy

    Brian Galea was the overall winner of the Float Glass Trap Selection, organised by the Malta Shooting Sport Federation, at Bidnija, last weekend. The event was on 125 clays with the top six qualifying for the semi-finals and medal matches on...

  • Galea hits record score in Trap

    Galea hits record score in Trap

    James Galea Jr had good reason to celebrate at the Tal-Ħandaq Ranges on Sunday after achieving a record score on his way to winning the two-day Qormi Trap Grand Prix, sponsored by MSG Limited. Galea was in scorching form on Saturday, hitting three...

  • Stephanie Cassar almost makes the podium at Bidnija trap competition

    Stephanie Cassar, the only woman trap shooter in the country, was a step away from breaking into the top three in an official competition yesterday as the Malta Shooting Sport Federation hosted the LLMA Selection shoot at its ranges in...

  • Veteran Pace wins trap Grand Prix at the Bidnija ranges

    Veteran Pace wins trap Grand Prix at the Bidnija ranges

    Seasoned trap shooter Frans Pace was back in the limelight after winning the Malta International Tumas Group Trap Grand Prix at the Bidnija ranges, yesterday. Pace, who represented the country at various levels on the international scene in a...

  • Chetcuti loses out to Chianese in shoot-off

    William Chetcuti narrowly missed out on top spot at the Malta International Double Trap Grand Prix last weekend after losing out to Italian Alessandro Chianese in a tight shoot-off. The competition, hosted by the Malta Shooting Sport Federation...

  • Chetcuti misses out on top-six berth after shoot-off in UAE

    Double Trap shooter William Chetcuti was a whisker away from qualifying to the top-six finals of the ISSF World Cup event which was held in Al Ain, UAE, yesterday. Chetcuti managed a remarkable score of 140 (30, 29, 28, 28, 25) from a possible 150...

  • Xuereb edges Chetcuti to win Keeper’s trophy

    Nathan Lee Xuereb had the better of William Chetcuti in the decisive match to win The Keeper’s Double Trap Selection, organised by The Malta Shooting Sport Federation yesterday. This competition was on five rounds of 30 clays each and the...

  • Galea second in U-21 trap shoot in Kuwait

    Galea second in U-21 trap shoot in Kuwait

    The Malta Shooting Sport Federation (MSSF) venture in this year’s HH Amir of Kuwait International Grand Prix got off to an auspicious start yesterday when James Galea finished second in the trap competition for under-21s. Galea, who is assisted by...

  • Fine results for Maltese team in Luxembourg

    Five members from the Malta Air Rifle and Pistol Shooting Club have just taken part in a series of shoots in Strassen, Luxembourg. The team was composed of Eleonor Bezzina, Josephine Galea Calleja (air pistol), Alison Vella (air rifle), Wayne...

  • Malta to host 2017 World Cup

    Malta to host 2017 World Cup

    The international shooting body has promised the Malta Shooting Sport Federation (MSSF) that it will host a World Cup shoot in 2017, president Saviour Portelli told a news conference yesterday. Portelli said that the MSSF had initially lodged a...

  • No joy for Malta as Xuereb loses bronze medal match

    No joy for Malta as Xuereb loses bronze medal match

    Nathan Lee Xuereb had high hopes of winning a medal at the ISSF World Championship junior double trap event after qualifying for the semi-finals in top spot but his optimism turned into disappointment as the young shooter went down to Russia’s...

  • Vella claims top honour in All Malta Skeet event

    Darren Vella claimed The All Malta Skeet Trophy after winning this year’s competition held at the Malta Shooting Sport Federation ranges in Bidnija last weekend. The event was on 125 clays with the top six shooters moving into the semi-finals and...

  • Sixth place for Galea in Finland

    Sixth place for Galea in Finland

    Trap shooter James Galea led the field at the end of the qualifying round at the sixth ESC International Shotgun Cup, held in Finland last weekend, but failed to maintain his sharpness in the semi-finals, finishing sixth overall. After starting...

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