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  • Galea leads trap competition at Commonwealths

    Galea leads trap competition at Commonwealths

    Brian Galea has enjoyed a fine start in the trap shooting competition after ending the first two qualifying rounds at the top in Gold Coast yesterday. Galea hit identical scores of 24 from 25 clays in the opening two rounds of the qualifiers to...

  • Chetcuti, Xuereb miss out on final spot

    Chetcuti, Xuereb miss out on final spot

    There was an air of disappointment among the Maltese shooters at the Commonwealth Games as both William Chetcuti and Nathan Lee Xuereb failed to secure place in the final in the double trap competition in Gold Coast on Wednesday. Chetcuti, a...

  • Carabott wins Muscat Cup

    Carabott wins Muscat Cup

    Nicky Carabott won the Muscat Cup Trap Selection organized by The Malta Shooting Sport Federation at Bidnija this weekend. Carabott  managed a remarkable 43/50 single barreled in the final stages under strong windy conditions. William Chetcuti...

  • Galea at Mexico World Cup shoot

    Galea at Mexico World Cup shoot

    Maltese Trap shooter Brian Galea competed in the ISSF World Cup shoot which was held in Guadalajara, Mexico this week. The Maltese shooter was among 58 trap shooters from around the world. On the opening day, Galea compiled scores of 19 and 23...

  • Chetcuti strikes gold in Cyprus

    Chetcuti strikes gold in Cyprus

    Malta double trap shooter William Chetcuti has added another international honour to his trophy cabinet after winning the Cyprus Grand Prix. The Manikata shooter racked up 136 points from 150 after compiling scores of 26,28,28,26 and 28. Chetcuti...

  • Xuereb claims double trap bronze in Australia

    Xuereb claims double trap  bronze in Australia

    Maltese shooter Nathan-Lee Xuereb recorded a remarkable result as he placed third in the Double Trap Event in the Commonwealth Oceania Shooting Federation Championships, which are being held in Gold Coast, Australia. Xuereb sealed the third spot...

  • Xuereb edges Chetcuti to win double trap title

    Xuereb edges Chetcuti to win double trap title

    Maltese shooters were again the protagonists at the Malta International Open Grand Prix as Nathan Lee Xuereb edged William Chetcuti to win the double trap title at the Bidnija ranges yesterday. After Clive Farrugia’s triumph in Tuesday’s skeet...

  • Farrugia wins skeet title at Grand Prix

    The Malta International Open Grand Prix could not have got to a better start for local shooters after Clive Farrugia won the skeet competition at the Bidnija Ranges, yesterday. Farrugia went into yesterday’s decisive day of competition in seventh...

  • Gianluca Chetcuti strikes gold in double trap

    Gianluca Chetcuti strikes gold in double trap

      Young Gianluca Chetcuti ensured that Malta will retain its supremacy in the double trap at the Games of the Small States of Europe with a dramatic victory at the Shooting Arena in Serravalle to hand the team its third overall gold medal in the...

  • Young Chetcuti fourth in Larnaca WCup

    Gianluca Chetcuti came close to mark his international debut with a medal when he placed fourth in the ISSF World Cup shoot in Larnaca yesterday. The young shooter compiled scores of 28, 29, 28, 24 and 26 to complete the first round of competition...

  • William Chetcuti not ready to give up on the Olympics

    William Chetcuti not ready to give up on the Olympics

    Malta’s leading shooter William Chetcuti could not hide his disappointment yesterday following the ISSF decision to remove Double Trap from the Olympic programme in the 2020 Games in Japan. For the past 15 years, the 31-year-old had established...

  • ISSF vote goes against Double Trap

    ISSF vote  goes against Double Trap

    Double Trap will not figure among the 2020 Tokyo Olympic sports programme following a vote taken by the International Shooting Sport Federation, in New Delhi, on Tuesday. Top officials from the world governing body assembled in India this week to...

  • ISSF ruling could dent Malta’s Olympic dream

    ISSF ruling could dent Malta’s Olympic dream

    Mirco Cenci, technical director at the Italian Shooting Federation, said plans by the International Shooting Sport Federation to omit the men’s double trap shoot from the Tokyo 2020 Games will end the Olympic dream of small countries like...

  • ISSF maintains stance to axe double trap from Tokyo 2020

    ISSF maintains stance to axe double trap from Tokyo 2020

    The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) is very likely to stick with its plans and axe double trap from the Olympic Games programme, starting from Tokyo 2020, replacing it with a mixed gender competition. Double trap is not the only...

  • World shooters unite to save double trap

    World shooters unite to save double trap

    The world’s leading double trap shooters have set up a facebook group to increase awareness of their fight to keep their discipline in the Olympic Games fold. Maltese pair William Chetcuti and Nathan Lee Xuereb, along with their long-time coach...

  • Azzopardi claims podium finish in Italy

    Rifle shooter Patrick Azzopardi, a member of the On Target Shooting Club, has just competed in the Bench Rest Mediterranean finals in Italy. After completing five competitions in three different categories, Azzopardi secured a berth in the...

  • William Chetcuti wins bronze at Rome ISSF World Cup finals

    William Chetcuti wins bronze at Rome ISSF World Cup finals

    William Chetcuti won a bronze medal in the ISSF World Cup finals held in Rome this afternoon. The 31-year-old was one of 11 shooters taking part in the season-ending competition organised by ISSF following his World Cup triumph in Baku last...

  • Attard beats Pellielo in trap final

    Attard beats Pellielo in trap final

    Nazzareno Attard has won the Six Nations Olympic trap shoot – the Fazz’a Italian Cup 2016, Memorial Nando Rossi – held earlier this week. In the final, he outpointed one of the world’s best shooters, Giovanni Pellielo, to claim the prestigious...

  • William Chetcuti banks on mental strength to break his jinx today

    William Chetcuti banks on mental strength to break his jinx today

    William Chetcuti has been one of our most outstanding sportsmen since the turn of the new millennium. The double trap shooter has enjoyed success at all levels of international competition, winning titles and medals at World Cups, World...

  • Deguara tops Trap shoot in Ireland

    Deguara tops Trap shoot in Ireland

    Four Maltese shooters competed in different disciplines and events outside our shores these past few days. Rennie Deguara returned home with the best result after winning the 2016 Irish Olympic Trap Grand Prix at the Ashbourne National Shooting...