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  • Galea misses out on shoot-off

    Brian Galea was two clays short from a place in the bronze medal shoot-off in the Trap competition that came to a close at the Differdange ranges yesterday. Having started the day in joint third place following Tuesday’s opening three rounds,...

  • Galea hits Trap straight to stay in medal hunt

    Brian Galea shot outstanding scores of 24, 25, 24 yesterday to stay in contention for a medal in a high-level Trap GSSE competition. After the first 75 clays, Galea was tied with San Marino’s Stefano Selva in third place, both on 73 points. Manuel...

  • Vassallo pips Bezzina in air-pistol contest

    The 2013 Britannia Tours airgun championships were held at the national shooting ranges in Bidnija, last weekend. The championships consisted of four events – the Open Air-Rifle for beginners, Junior 10m Match Air-Rifle and the mixed events in...

  • Italy Double Trap title for Xuereb

    Young Maltese shooter Nathan Lee Xuereb added another feather to his cap on Sunday after producing top form to win the 2013 Green Cup, the Italian national championship which doubles as an international event. In fact, 66 Double Trap marksmen,...

  • Bezzina tops the leaderboard in Edinburgh

    Target shooter Eleanor Bezzina did Malta proud recently after winning the prestigious Scottish Pistol Championships in Edinburgh. Leading competitors from England, Scotland, Wales, Norway and Malta took part in the various events, held over two...

  • Vella tops MSSF Skeet Selection

    Darren Vella had the better of Noel Scicluna in the decisive medal match to win the MSSF Skeet Selection last weekend. The competition was over 125 clays with the top six skeet shooters qualifying for the semi-finals on 16 clays, followed by the...

  • Chetcuti, Xuereb fail to shine in UAE

    Double trap shooters William Chetcuti and Nathan Lee Xuereb failed to shine at yesterday’s ISSF World Cup shoot in the United Arab Emirates as both missed out on a top-six spot. Xuereb finished 25th after hitting 28, 26, 27, 20 and 29 for a total...

  • Fine scores in build-up to GSSE

    Target shooters from the Malta Shooting Sport Federation have just taken part in two major events as they continue with their preparation for the GSSE in Luxembourg next month. The competitions included a selection shoot and Stage 2 from the...

  • Low-key display for Xuereb and Chetcuti

    Shooters William Chetcuti and Nathan Lee Xuereb both failed to sparkle in their first competitive appearance outside the country this year when they took part in the Double Trap event at the The Amir of Kuwait Grand Prix 2013, in the Middle East,...

  • Young Chetcuti beats famous namesake in double trap event

    Junior shooter Gianluca Chetcuti took centre-stage at the Bidnija ranges yesterday after seeing off the challenge of established duo William Chetcuti and Nathan Lee Xuereb to win a double trap competition. After qualifying for the final stages...

  • Kisvardai hits record score at Bidnija range

    Marianna Kisvardai established a new national record in the third Eley-NSRA selection competition held on Saturday at the air-gun ranges in Bidnija. Kisvardai shot impeccably all the way to achieve a world class score of 391/400 points and claim...

  • Sciberras wins skeet event

    Jason Sciberras is the winner of this year’s Skeet Maionchi Cup. The new ISSF regulations were introduced for the first time in yesterday’s competition at Bidnija. The shooters who made it to the semi-finals were Noel Scicluna (11/16), Ian Grima...

  • Female shooters lead the way

    The Malta Shooting Sport Federation (MSSF) has expressed its satisfaction at the improving standards of Olympic airgun shooting within its ranks. The female shooters in air-rifle and air-pistol have been raising the bar lately. In less than a...

  • MSSF’s Darmanin acquires coaching ‘C’ licence

    Lawrence Darmanin, an active member of the Malta Shooting Sport Federation (MSSF), recently completed with success an international ‘C’ Course in rifle coaching. Darmanin was one of 38 coaches accepted for this course which was conducted by the...

  • Two silver medals for MSSF shooters in Jersey

    The Commonwealth Shooting Federation European Division Championships in Jersey proved to be a happy hunting ground for Malta Shooting Sport Federation (MSSF) members yesterday as they landed two silver medals in different competitions. First, it...

  • Chetcuti and Xuereb miss out on final in Maribor

    William Chetcuti and Nathan Lee Xuereb, Malta’s two representatives at this year’s World Cup finals, just missed out on a place in the Double Trap medal match yesterday as the world’s best shooters gathered at the Gaj Shooting Club ranges in...

  • Chetcuti and Xuereb for WCup finals in Maribor

    William Chetcuti and Nathan Lee Xuereb left the island yesterday on their way to Maribor, Slovenia, where they will take part in the 2012 ISSF World Cup finals shoot. For the first time in the history of shooting sport locally, both Maltese...

  • High scores at All Malta trap shoot

    Jeffrey Pisani was in top form last weekend at the Bidnija ranges where the All Malta trap shoot was organised by the Malta Shooting Sport Federation. Pisani managed a perfect 25/25 in his first round followed by a double 24 on Day One of...

  • Husband and wife ban hits the Marks

    Australia shooter Russell Mark arrived in Britain an angry man after being told he won’t be allowed to sleep with his wife during the London Olympics. Mark and his wife Lauryn, a fellow competitor who is also on the Australian shooting team, have...

  • Vella wins MSG Skeet Trophy

    Darren Vella was the overall winner of the MSG Skeet Selection shoot organised yesterday by the Malta Shooting Sport Federation at its ranges in Bidnija to determine those shooters representing the country at the 2012 European Commonwealth...

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