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Impressive Varga wins Trap title in Belgrade

The trap competition from the 2011 European Championships in Bel-grade, Serbia, came to a close yesterday with Slovakia’s Erik Varga winning the title in impressive style thanks to an overall score of 147 from a maximum of 150 points.

Varga only missed one clay in the five rounds leading to the barrage as he qualified with 124 points.

In the final, he lowered his score to 23 but still succeeded in edging Czech shooter David Kostelecky and Bostian Macek, of Slovenia, who tied at 146 points.

In the shoot-off for second place, Kostelecky prevailed after only two rounds as Macek missed his second shot.

In the final classification, Maxim Kosarev (Russia, 145) was fourth, Massimo Fabbrizi (Italy, 144) fifth and Jiri Gach (Czech Republic, 143) sixth.

Malta was represented by three competitors in the trap shoot – Frans Pace, Jason J. Aquilina and Nicky Carabott.

Pace had the highest score over the two days among the Maltese as he finished 59th overall with 116 points (21+24+25+23+23).

Aquilina was classified at no.70 with 114 (22+24+23+24+21) and Carabott 89th with 96 (21+22+19+19+15).

In all, 92 shooters started the competition on Thursday.

In the MQS Trap in Belgrade, George Cassar accumulated 109 points over five rounds and Matthew Busuttil 97.

The Euro Championships Double Trap shoot will be held to-morrow week with William Chet-cuti and Nathan Lee Xuereb in action for Malta.

Clive Farrugia will take part in the Skeet event in midweek.

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