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  • Vella hits remarkable 575

    Vella hits remarkable 575

    The Malta Air-Rifle and Pistol Club is currently holding a series of shoots, under the auspices of the Malta Shooting Sport Federation, ahead of the European Common-wealth Championships at the Isle of Man in September. At the Bidnija Ranges last...

  • Bullseye pistol competition

    Bullseye pistol competition

    The Malta Rifle and Pistol Shooting Club (MRPSC) held its second Bullseye Pistol match of the season recently. This competition followed the rules laid down by the National Rifle Association of the US; rules which are followed worldwide. Courses...

  • Attard wins trap event at Bidnija

    Trap shooter Noel Attard won the Vivendo Group Challenge Cup at the Bidnija ranges yesterday. The competition was over 50 clays with the top six shooters advancing to the final barrage. Attard claimed top spot and the cup with a total of 69 points.

  • Attard claims LLMA Trap Trophy

    Cyprus GSSE silver medallist Nazzareno Attard extended his rich vein of form when he won the LLMA Trap Trophy at the Bidnija ranges yesterday. Attard hit scores of 23, 24, 23 and 24 before wrapping up his qualifying round with an impressive...

  • Attard marks birthday with silver medal

    Attard marks birthday with silver medal

    Nazzareno Attard could not have wished for a more fitting birthday present yesterday after a silver medal in the trap final at the Olympic Shooting Range, Nicosia. At 53 the oldest member in Team Malta, Attard triumphed in a nervy shoot-off...

  • Madyson medal hopes fade in shoot-off

    Rebecca Madyson came agonisingly close to winning a bronze medal in women's trap yesterday but finished on the losing end of a shoot-off for third place. Australia-based Madyson, silver medallist at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, went into the...

  • Emotional Farrugia marks GSSE debut with bronze in skeet

    Emotional Farrugia marks GSSE debut with bronze in skeet

    Clive Farrugia, 18, capped a fine debut in GSSE competition yesterday after placing third in the skeet competition at the Olympic Shooting Range. It was a remarkable result for the promising shooter who kept his cool to secure a place on the...

  • Impressive Chetcuti hands Malta first gold in Cyprus Games

    Impressive Chetcuti hands Malta first gold in Cyprus Games

    William Chetcuti underlined his reputation as the best double trap shooter in GSSE with an imperious performance at the Olympic Shooting Range in Nicosia to hand Malta its first gold medal in the 2009 GSSE. There was also joy for Team Malta in...

  • Italians dominate Grand Prix

    Italian shooters were the prominent figures in the top positions of the 2009 Malta International Grand Prix which came to a close at the Bidnija ranges, yesterday. There were 62 Trap shooters taking part, mostly locals. They were joined by others...

  • Farrugia undaunted by challenge

    Farrugia undaunted by challenge

    Shooting has been among the pillar sport behind Malta's success in GSSE competition. Ten medals, including three gold, in the last three editions when clay shooting was included in the Games, is a remarkable record for a sport, that although not...

  • Trap Grand Prix at Bidnija ranges

    The Malta Shooting Sport Federation will be holding the International Trap Grand Prix at its ranges in Bidnija this week. Over 40 foreign shooters, mainly from Italy and Great Britain, will be taking part along with local competitors. This will be...

  • Final barrage just eludes eighth-placed Chetcuti in Cairo

    Final barrage just eludes eighth-placed Chetcuti in Cairo

    William Chetcuti finished eighth out of 34 competitors in double trap at the ISSF World Cup in Cairo yesterday. The Maltese shooter had been in contention for a berth in the final barrage after attaining scores of 45 and 44 in the opening two...

  • Cacciattolo stakes GSSE claim

    With the 2009 Games of the Small States of Europe (GSSE) only weeks away, Maltese shooters have been taking part in a series of competitions with the aim of hitting peak form in their respective disciplines. In the air-pistol category, Ray...

  • Chetcuti to compete in World Cup in Cairo

    Double Trap shooter William Chetcuti will take part in the ISSF World Cup in Cairo, Egypt, this week. Under the guidance of coach Jimmy Bugeja, Chetcuti has just completed an intensive training programme. This was also intended to help the Maltese...

  • Pace tops selection with superb display

    Frans Pace was in a class of his own at the Bidnija ranges last weekend when the fourth and final shoot for GSSE trap selection was held. During the two-day competition, with the Muscat Cup at stake, the experienced Pace reached international...

  • Up-and-coming Bezzina continues to show promise

    The final GSSE selection shoot in air-rifle and air-pistol took place at the Bidnija airgun ranges a few days ago. William Vella was the undisputed winner in the air-rifle category. Despite nursing an eye injury, Vella still managed a fine score...

  • Bugeja first in field target competition

    The Malta Allied Airgunners Club (MAAC) recently held its second field target competition of the year at the Victoria Range, Tal-Ħandaq. As expected, most of the shooters used pre-charged pneumatic air-rifles as they took aim at a 30-target...

  • MSSF team shaping up soundly

    MSSF team shaping up soundly

    Some GSSE sport associations are experiencing difficulties to assemble squads and reach established MQSs in the build-up to Cyprus 2009. The Malta Shooting Sport Federation (MSSF) are definitely not among the doubters though as they are close to...

  • Attard tops the leaderboard in Breda Cup

    Attard tops the leaderboard in Breda Cup

    Nazzareno Attard defied the poor weather conditions at the Bidnija Ranges yesterday to clinch first place in the Breda Cup Trap competition organised by the Malta Shooting Sport Federation. With the winds blowing in all directions, it was hard for...

  • London 2012 venue confirmed at Woolwich

    London Games organisers have finally settled on Woolwich as the 2012 shooting venue thereby avoiding a clash with the International Olympic Committee but disappointing the shooting lobby. The British Olympic Board plumped for the historic Royal...