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  • Carabott lifts the LTP Trap Trophy

    Nicky Carabott won the LTP Trap Trophy after a combination of fine scores placed him on top of the leaderboard in a competition organised by the Malta Shooting Sport Federation at their ranges in Bidnija, yesterday. The competition was on 50 clays...

  • Azzopardi hits target in Sicily

    Patrick Azzopardi, a member of the On Target Shooting Club, won two events during a 300m benchrest competition in Sicily on Sunday. The Maltese shooter also established a new record on the 300-metre five-shot grouping with a superb shot of 2.6cm,...

  • Chetcuti up to seventh in ISSF world rankings

    Chetcuti up to seventh in ISSF world rankings

    William Chetcuti has shot up from 13th to seventh place in the latest ISSF world rankings. The Double Trap shooter has now accumulated 1,224 points following his fifth placing at the World Cup shoot in Lima last month. This year, Chetcuti also won...

  • Chetcuti fifth in Lima WCup

    Malta’s double trap shooter William Chetcuti just missed out on a place in the medal matches after placing fifth in an ISSF World Cup shoot held in Lima, Peru, on Friday. Chetcuti, a gold medallist in last June’s Mediterranean Games in Mersin,...

  • Chetcuti, Xuereb in Lima for ISSF shoot

    Double Trap shooters William Chetcuti and Nathan Lee Xuereb, along with coach Jimmy Bugeja, have arrived in Lima, Peru ahead of their participation in the ISSF World Championships. Around 400 shooters from 55 countries, including 120 juniors, will...

  • Galea wins Trap competition

    Brian Galea was the overall winner of the Shooting Supplies Challenge Cup, a Trap competition hosted by the Malta Shooting Sport Federation at their ranges in Bidnija, yesterday. The event was on 125 clays with the top six shooters reaching the...

  • Bernasconi at the double

    Italian marksman Emanuel Bernasconi showed all his versatile qualities yesterday when he added the Malta Trap Grand Prix title to the Double Trap trophy he had won last week at the Bidnija ranges. The competition was contested by over 40 shooters,...

  • Grima takes All Malta Skeet trophy

    Ian Grima fended off strong competition to win the All Malta Skeet Trophy, organised by the Malta Shooting Sport Federation (MSSF) at its Bidnija ranges yesterday. The skeet event was on 125 clays with the top six shooters moving into the...

  • Xuereb hits gold at junior Europeans

    Xuereb hits gold at junior Europeans

    Nathan Lee Xuereb is the new European junior champion in Double Trap after winning the competition which was held in Suhl, Germany, yesterday. Xuereb had very encouraging scores of 29, 30 (straight), 27, 27 and 28 in his opening five rounds to...

  • Dimitrov tops skeet competition

    Bozidar Dimitrov is the winner of the MSSF skeet competition, organised by the Malta Shooting Sport Federation at its Bidnija ranges yesterday. The event was on 50 clays with the top six shooters advancing to the semi-finals and medal matches,...

  • Xuereb score is Euro junior record

    Nathan Lee Xuereb received a timely lift from the International Shooting Sport Federation yes-terday after it was revealed that his overall score in the World Cup Double Trap shoot in Cyprus is a new European junior record. On Thursday, Xuereb...

  • Chetcuti fifth in Nicosia

    William Chetcuti reached the final barrage but missed out on a medal after placing fifth in an ISSF World Cup Double Trap shoot, held in Nicosia yesterday. The Maltese shooter started off with a solid score of 27 from 30 clays and followed it up...

  • Bezzina hits gold target

    Bezzina hits gold target

    Eleanor Bezzina put the 2011 GSSE heartache behind her yesterday when she produced a stellar performance to strike gold in the 10m Air Pistol shoot at the Tramsschapp ranges. The bubbly shooter came into this year’s Games in Luxembourg with a...

  • 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

    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

    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...

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