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  • Olympic hope Chetcuti up against rivals

    Olympic hope Chetcuti up against rivals

    The Malta Shooting Sport Federation (MSSF) premises were buzzing with activity yesterday as the foreign shooters began to arrive ahead of Sunday’s Malta International Double Trap Grand Prix at the Bidnija ranges. A total of 21 double trap shooters...

  • Dahlby backs Chetcuti for London medal

    Hakan Dahlby has backed William Chetcuti to fulfil his lifelong dream of winning a medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The 46-year-old Swede, winner of back-to-back European titles in 2003 and 2004, is one of the most experienced shooters...

  • Barrage eludes Chetcuti, Xuereb in pre-Olympic London shoot

    Barrage eludes Chetcuti, Xuereb in pre-Olympic London shoot

    Double trap shooters William Chetcuti and Nathan Lee Xuereb failed to repeat their fine showings in the United States last month after missing out on a place in the final barrage at an ISSF World Cup shoot in London yesterday. Chetcuti and Xuereb...

  • Chetcuti, Xuereb miss out on final barrage

    Chetcuti, Xuereb miss out on final barrage

    Malta's double trap shooters William Chetcuti and Nathan Lee Xuereb failed to qualify to the final barrage in a World Cup shoot held in London today. The ISSF competition is being held at the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolston, London, venue...

  • Chetcuti second in world list

    Chetcuti second in world list

    Double Trap shooter William Chetcuti improved his position in the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) world rankings by six places as the 2012 Olympic Games medal hopeful moved to second on the list published yesterday. Chetcuti, 27,...

  • Top performers for 2012 Grand Prix

    Top performers for 2012 Grand Prix

    The Bidnija ranges were again buzzing with excitement yesterday as the Malta Shooting Sport Federation fraternity convened to mark the excellent results obtained by Double Trap ace William Chetcuti and young prodigy Nathan Lee Xuereb in a World...

  • Chetcuti eyes consistency in Olympic build-up

    Chetcuti eyes consistency in Olympic build-up

    Double trap shooter William Chetcuti believes he is on track to reach his objectives at the London Olympics after winning the silver medal at a World Cup shoot in Tucson, Arizona, on Wednesday. The 27-year-old showed excellent form as he chalked...

  • Chetcuti strikes silver in US

    Chetcuti strikes silver in US

    William Chetcuti stepped up his build-up for this summer’s London Olympics by winning the silver medal in double trap at a World Cup shoot in the United States. Chetcuti’s latest achievement crowned a mem­orable day for Maltese shooting as Nathan...

  • William Chetcuti silver in shooting World Cup

    William Chetcuti silver in shooting World Cup

    Maltese shooter William Chetcuti has won silver in the double trap section of the ISSF shooting World Cup being held in Tucson, USA. Nathan Lee Xuereb was fourth. The gold was won by Briton Peter Wilson with 198 points followed by Chetcuti with...

  • Girls show their skills

    Girls show their skills

    The female members of the Air-Rifle and Pistol Shooting Club are giving the boys a really hard time in competitions at the Malta Sport Shooting Federation indoor range in Bidnija. Last week, it was no exception as those present witnessed some...

  • Vella shows no jitters to win air-rifle event

    Vella shows no jitters to win air-rifle event

    The Malta Air-Rifle and Pistol Shooting Club organised their 11th airgun competition of the season at the MSSF indoor range in Bidnija, last weekend. This was perhaps one of the most hotly-contested ‘mixed’ competitions in both air-rifle and...

  • Xuereb top junior in Italy shoot

    Junior Double Trap shooter Nathan Lee Xuereb topped his category at the weekend Italian Championship, hosted by the Italian Shooting Federation (FITAV) at the Valle Aniene range, just outside Rome. Xuereb, under the guidance of coach Jimmy Bugeja,...

  • Bezzina, Darmanin claim top spots

    Bezzina, Darmanin claim top spots

    The decisive selection shoot for the Postal Eley/NSRA competition in the UK took place last weekend at the indoor range in Bidnija. Results will now be sent to the National Smallbore Rifle Association, of England, for classification purposes and...

  • Chetcuti embarks on intense build-up

    Chetcuti embarks on intense build-up

    Double trap shooter William Chetcuti is readying himself for an intense six months as he steps up his preparations for next summer’s London Olympics. The double trap event at the London Olympics is scheduled to take place on August 2 at the Royal...

  • MSSF shooters in UK postal competition

    MSSF shooters in UK postal competition

    Last weekend, Malta’s leading airgun shooters took part in the first of three local competitions that will enable them to measure their results against those of leading British shooters contesting the NSRA/Eley Postal competition. Postal shooting...

  • Attard wins Trap title

    Nazzareno Attard won the Malta-Italy Trap Challenge event for singles yesterday at the Malta Shooting Sport Federation ranges in Bidnija. Attard claimed the title after a very tight barrage mainly contested with back-to-form Frans Pace after both...

  • Newcomers do well at Bidnija

    The Larry Vella indoor airgun range in Bidnija hosted the third Air Rifle and Air Pistol competitions of the season last weekend. Romeo Zuber claimed the honours in the air rifle shoot. Alison Vella and Lorraine Vella were making their first...

  • Cacciattolo, Bezzina in top form in air-pistol competition

    Air-Pistol shooting is making great strides in quality and popularity on our shores. This is reflected by the recent increase in shooters practising the Olympic sport at the Larry Vella Indoor Airgun Shooting Range in Bidnija. Last Saturday, Ray...

  • Mifsud dominates season

    The Rifle and Pistol Shooting Club have just organised their last events of the season at the Victoria Ranges and under the auspices of the Malta Shooting Sport Federation. This was the first kind of Rim Fire/Centre Fire pistol champ­ion-ship...

  • Chetcuti fifth in ISSF list

    William Chetcuti accumulated 1,488 points in 2011 to finish the World Cup season in fifth place in Double Trap world rankings issued recently by the world body ISSF. Chetcuti has just completed an outstanding season following a series of positive...

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