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  • 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...

  • Update 2 - Commonwealth Games: Xuereb loses bronze medal play-off

    Update 2 - Commonwealth Games: Xuereb loses bronze medal play-off

    Nathan Lee Xuereb missed out on a bronze medal in the Double Trap event at the Commonwealth Games after losing his third place play-off with Indian shooter Asab Mohd at the Barry Buddon Shooting Range. The young Maltese shooter had done well to...

  • Pisani wins Malta Trap GP

    Jeffrey Pisani won the Malta Trap Grand Prix, organised by the Malta Shooting Sport Federation at its Bidnija ranges yesterday. Pisani was among the six shooters progressing to the semi-finals after hitting 113 points out of 125. The gold medal...

  • Retaining the junior title was never going to be easy – Xuereb

    Retaining the junior title was never going to be easy – Xuereb

    Nathan Lee Xuereb and coach Jimmy Bugeja were given a rousing welcome by the Malta Shooting Sport Federation fraternity yesterday on their return from the European Championships in Hungary where the talented shooter confirmed his status as the...

  • Xuereb wins Euro gold in Hungary

    Xuereb wins Euro gold in Hungary

    Young shooter Nathan Lee Xuereb yesterday won the gold medal in the Double Trap junior event at the European Championships, held in Hungary. Xuereb produced identical scores of 28 out of 30 in the first two rounds before hitting a straight. In the...

  • Italy’s Chianese wins Grand Prix at Bidnija

    Italian marksman Alessandro Chianese won the fifth edition of the Malta International Double Trap Grand Prix which was hosted by the Malta Shooting Sport Federation at its ranges in Bidnija, yesterday. In all, there were 15 competitors vying for...

  • MSSF team face Italian challenge

    MSSF team face Italian challenge

    Fourteen shooters from Malta and Italy will challenge each other in the fifth Malta International Double Trap Grand Prix which is being held at the Bidnija ranges on Sunday. William Chetcuti and Nathan Lee Xuereb will lead the local charge in the...

  • Galea top marksman in the Greener Cup

    Brian Galea was the best marksman in the Greener Cup Trap selection shoot hosted by the Malta Shooting Sport Federation at their premises in Bidnija, yesterday. The event is part of a series of shoots to pick two Trap competitors for the...

  • Healthy entry for competition in Nadur

    For the second year running, U-Group Ltd sponsored an International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) competition. The dynamic target shooting event was organised by the Association of Maltese Arms Collectors and Shooters and held at the...

  • Former GSSE medallist Busuttil passes away

    Former GSSE medallist Busuttil passes away

    Maltese sport is in mourning after former double trap shooter Philip Busuttil died yesterday, aged 62. During his career, Busuttil represented the country with honours, winning a gold medal at the 2001 Games of the Small States of Europe in San...

  • Ex double trap shooter Philip Busuttil passes away

    Ex double trap shooter Philip Busuttil passes away

    Double trap shooter Philip Busuttil, who won gold for Malta at the GSSE San Marino 2001 and bronze at the 1993 Malta GSSE has passed away. He was one of the pioneers of the double trap shooting discipline within the Malta Shooting Sport Federation...

  • Attard top marksman in SR Trophy

    Attard top marksman in SR Trophy

    Nazzareno Attard was the most consistent shooter at the SR Trap Trophy competition held over the weekend at the Malta Shooting Sport Federation ranges in Bidnija. Attard smashed a straight of 25 in the first round of the 125-clay shoot, signalling...

  • Vella in scorching form at Trap event

    Stephen Vella was the top marksman in the Attard Brothers Trap Selection shoot organised by the Malta Shooting Sport Federation at its ranges in Bidnija last weekend. The competition was on 125 clays with the top six to qualify for the...

  • Sciberras lands Luigi Franchi Trophy

    Jason Sciberras ended the year on a high yesterday after winning the Luigi Franchi Trophy. The skeet competition, organised by the Malta Shooting Sport Federation at its Bidnija ranges, was on 50 clays with the top six shooters progressing to the...

  • Azzopardi Spiteri outsmarts rivals

    Azzopardi Spiteri outsmarts rivals

    Young air-rifle marksman Gianluca Azzopardi Spiteri convincingly won the second selection shoot of this year’s UK Eley-NSRA competition, held in Bidnija last weekend. Azzopardi Spiteri prevailed over six other shooters in the mixed event. His best...

  • Azzopardi hits an almost perfect score

    Azzopardi hits an almost perfect score

    On Target Shooting Club member Patrick Azzopardi won the Bench-rest 0.22 Rifle competition which was held recently at the ranges in Magħtab. The shoot was the first in a series of three staged under the auspices of the UK Smallbore Rifle...

  • Vella and Vassallo claim the honours at Bidnija

    British international referee Colin Watson was the guest of honour as the Malta Shooting Sport Federation (MSSF) held the opening event in connection with the annual UK Eley-NSRA Target Shooting competitions. Watson, who has been selected to...

  • Wixey tops trap event

    Mike Wixey was the overall winner of the Malta-Wales trap event, organised by the Malta Shooting Sport Federation (MSSF) at its Bidnija ranges at the weekend. Leading the field on 116 points at the end of the qualifying round, Wixey smashed 13...

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