Sunday Autocross and Motocross ASMK Races

Sunday Autocross and Motocross ASMK Races

On Sunday 2 November 2014 ‘Assocjazzjoni Sport u Karozzi’ will be organizing other Motorsport activities at its Ta’ Qali Sports Complex. These races are part of the ASMK Pasta POIATTI National Championships 2014/15. The Autocross will be holding the second race of the Championship and will be driving in the normal clockwise direction.

During this program a new Class for Standard Autocross cars will be launched mainly with new drivers on new formula cars. These are a stepping stone into the more competitive Autocross Modified Autocross Class.
Sunday’s program will also include the first race of the Motocross Championship. The day’s Program begins at 10: 00am when Mass is said during one event in November of each year and spectators are invited to attend. The races start at 11.00am.

During this week the Association regained the services of a Technical expert in building Motocross tracks. Mr. Angelo Cinquemani who re-built the Motocross track last January of this year is in Malta to do maintenance work on the Motocross track again. He also is to see the needs of the newer and experienced Motocross riders. His work proved fruitful mainly among the ASMK Motocross competitors who are competing in the FMI Regional MX Championship in Sicily. The Maltese riders are winning high places in the FMI competitions following practice sessions on our tracks in Malta following the modifications made by Cinquemani. All this is made possible by the support from Kunsill Malti ghall Isport, the Maltese Olympic Committee, Philip Agius & Sons and Carmel Vella & Sons. These newer track modifications attract the present riders as well as future ones who are expected to begin this sport and compete abroad in [...]

By |October 29th, 2014|News|Comments Off|
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    ALEX ANASTASI – new President of the Malta Table Tennis Association

ALEX ANASTASI – new President of the Malta Table Tennis Association


ALEX ANASTASI – new President of the Malta Table Tennis Association

The Maltese Olympic Committee was responsible for the organization of the extraordinary General meeting within the MALTA TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION in virtue of which the election for the new Executive Committee was held.

The meeting was conducted by MOC Secretary General Joseph Cassar and Director of Media Charles Camenzuli.

59 eligible members were present for the General Meeting and for the election 14 eligible members were duly nominated , nine of which to be elected in the Executive Committee .

The final result was the following , with the first nine elected.

Grech Mark                          58 votes

Schembri Noel                    56 votes

Zammit Martin                     55 votes

Portelli Andrea                    53 votes

Sammut Charles                 50 votes

Anastasi Alex                      45 votes

Borg Dennis                        44 votes

Balzan Ossie                       33 votes

Borg Cardona Dr.Umberto  33 votes


Grech Victor                          30 votes

Bajada Leslie                         24 votes

Genovese Mario                    24 votes

Baldacchino Edward             13 votes

Magri Dorianne                     13 votes


Following the Extraordinary General Meeting the newly elected committee held its first official meeting during which ALEX ANASTASI was appointed as President , Dr.Umberto Borg Cardona as Deputy President, Martin Zammit as General Secretary and  Mark Grech as Treasurer.

Charles Camenzuli  - Director of Media – Maltese Olympic Committee


By |October 29th, 2014|News|Comments Off|

ASMK Riders to Ride the President’s Bike Ride on Sunday

ASMK Riders to Ride the President’s Bike Ride on Sunday

Last Sunday 19th October ‘Assocjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi’ organised a number of Championship events in different locations. The Autocross and Trials were races in the ASMK Pasta POIATTI 2014/15 Championships.

The main activity at Ta Qali Complex was for Autocross cars while the Trials held their competition at the Blokrete Ltd. Quarry in Naxxar. The Motocross Pre-Championship race was held in Nadur Gozo.

29 cars registered for the Autocross event at Ta Qali of which six competitors were from the island of Gozo.

Philip Joe Vella on Opel Nova won all the 3 Heats on the day thus he secured his place on the Class A Starting Grid. Other drivers who qualified in this class were Vince Farrugia on VW Polo, Christian Mark Galea on a Fiat Ritmo, Andrew Pisani and Josef Abela both on Opel Nova, Melo Zammit on his new Opel Corsa.

From the start of this final we saw Vella take the helm right to the end. Vella was followed by Pisani and Farrugia who defended their positions to the Finish Flag. Abela placed fourth followed by Galea who had to retire before the race finished.

The final Class B included Godwin Martin, Manuel Muscat and Matthew Borg all on Opel Corsa, Kieth Borg on his Opel Nova, Philip Grima on Ford Escort and Lucas Pace on Honda Civic. From the Start of this final we saw Martin take the helm of this close race who was followed by Muscat and Borg. They also repeated what happened earlier in the final of Class A. Borg and Grima were driving some distance back while Pace retired from the race.

A look to what happened in Gozo where [...]

By |October 23rd, 2014|News|Comments Off|

OASI Cup Run

On Sunday 2nd November 2014 at 9.00am, OASI will organize a:

10Km Road Run for adults,

Road Run for children between the      ages of 9 and 15 years.

Fun walk of 5 KM open for      all ages.


Free transport to all those coming from Malta with the 7.30am ferry and back with the 1.30pm ferry. Only few places are left, so book in order not to be disappointed. Special thanks goes to Frans Azzopardi (Calypso Trains) who is providing us with this service free of charge.

We would highly appreciated if you could help us to promote the event.  Rules and Regulations and Application Form can be downloaded from the OASI website: or from the OASI facebook page:  For more information please contact us on or by calling on 21563333.

By |October 23rd, 2014|News|Comments Off|

ASMK cars and bikes racing in Malta, Gozo and Sicily

On Sunday 12th October 2014 the “Assocjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi” opened the 2014/15 season ASMK Pasta Poiatti National Championships. The first activity was that by the Enduro Section for Offroad Motorcycles. This event was held inside inside a rock-cutting quarry in Fawwara and it was made possible thanks to the site owners Schembri Barbro and Polidano Group for their continued support to ASMK. 

25 Enduro and Motocross riders registered for this Enduro event and were divided into two classes: – those in Class A for motorcycles under 250cc and Class B for motorcycles Over 250cc engine capacity. The temporary laid course was 3.8 kilometers long and included tracks mainly used by quarry machinery, foot paths and rainwater filled channels and pools amongst other terrain.

The competition against the clock mainly between the leading competitors in both class ‘A’ and ‘B’ was high but an interesting one during the day’s three races. Carmelo Borg on a Suzuki Motorcycle battled to beat Joseph Scicluna time on Honda in Class A. Scicluna registered a time of 5 minutes 27.34 seconds while Borg registered a close time of 5 minutes 27.74 seconds. Scicluna closed the day in first place followed by Borg while third place was won by Edward Ciantar on a Kawasaki with a best time of 5 minutes 41.22 seconds.

Last Season’s winners competed in Class B where bikers compete with motors larger than 250cc. Matthew Gauci on 2T KTM 300cc motorcycle registering his best time of the day with 5 minutes 16.39 seconds. This result made him win this class ahead of his best competitor James Zahra on 4T Yamaha 250cc motorcycle. Zahra registered his best time [...]

By |October 15th, 2014|News|Comments Off|

The Malta Judo Federation interested in starting VI Judo

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The Malta Judo Federation interested in starting VI Judo

The President of The IJF Vizer appoints Galea to Coordinate with IBSA and bring closer relationships between the two International Federations.

Mr Marius Vizer, President of the International Federation (IJF) and of Sport Accord appointed Envic Galea to coordinate relationships between the IJF and IBSA (international Blind Sport Federation). The Olympic sport of Judo has grown and presently there are more than 20 million Judoka in 198 national Federations. IBSA, who is reasonable for Visually Impaired sport has Judo in her sports programme and at the moment has 4,000 active competitors.

Envic Galea went to Colorado Springs USA For the World VI Judo Championships, to represent Mr Vizer and to meet the IBSA Judo Executive in September and whilst he was there it was proposed that IBSA should sign a memorandum of understanding to consolidate further the work to promote VI Judo World Wide, IBSA acknowledged that IJF, under the leadership of Mr Vizer has made huge steps in the way the sport is run and presented to the media. Judo has become the third most popular sport in the Olympic Games and the Youth Olympic Games.


On Monday 29th September, at the offices of the IJF in Budapest Marius Vizer President of the IJF and Jennie Hammershoi President of IBSA signed a Historic MoU where both agreed to collaborate closely and that the IJF will help in many ways to assist IBSA promote VI Judo. One of the many points mentioned was that by next August the IJF Academy of which Galea is the director, will introduce a module for the Judo Instructors on how to teach VI Judo. Present for this signing besides the two presidents, [...]

By |October 13th, 2014|News|Comments Off|


 “Assocjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi” (ASMK) and Pasta Poiatti National Championships will start next Sunday 12th October. The first race will be an Enduro Race for all Maltese riders and taking place at Fawwara quarry thanks to its owners.

The new range of Championships are to include six Enduro races and eight Trials Events. All these races will be held outside the ASMK Motorsport Complex at Ta Qali.  The Motocross Championship will be based on seven events while some riders will be competing in the FMI-Sicily Regional Championship too.

The Autocross Championship will be based on 12 events which will be run on 3 different track layouts and directions. A new Standard Class is to be introduced for novices and beginners to Autocross racing.

Sunday’s 12th October Enduro race will be run at Fawwara on a temporary track laid by team leader Eddie Bonello and his helpers. Registration for all starts at 9.00am and First Practice Race starts at 10.00am. The three (3) Classes will be set for Under 250cc bikes, for over 250cc and another class for Trials bikers too. 

In the meantime, a Team of 3 ASMK Motocross riders were competing in the 5th event of the FMI-Sicilia Regional Championship. This event was held at Hi-Fly MX arena in the province of Syracuse. Clayton Camilleri on a 250cc KTM and Edward Ciantar on a 250cc Kawasaki  are competing in the Over 21 Class among a minimum of 8 other top national riders. In this race Clayton won 3rd place with equal points with another Sicilian competitor. Due to Standing Rules Clayton is placed 4th Overall while Edward Ciantar is placed 5th in the same class. This race was the [...]

By |October 10th, 2014|News|Comments Off|



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The World Amateur Team Championships came to an end last Saturday with Team America retaining the Eisenhower Trophy through an aggregate score of -38 two ahead of Canada. Team Malta composed of Daniel Holland, Andy Borg and JJ Micallef finished a credible 50th place out of 67 teams with a score of +24.

The result reflects an improvement of 15 places from Team Malta’s first showing in these Championships in Turkey two years ago plus a team score of 44 strokes to the better. Furthermore whilst in 2012 Malta’s team score was 92 strokes behind the USA, this year’s result narrowed this deficit to 62 – an improvement of 30 strokes.

With the two best out of three scores counting on each day, the result is a combined effort of the three players with Andy showing the way for his two younger colleagues throughout the four days of the championships.

Andy’s four rounds consisted of 7 birdies, 49 pars, 14 bogeys and 2 double bogeys for an overall score of +11. His +1 first round was successively followed by +4; +2 and +4. Andy’s fighting spirit manifested itself mainly in his second round when after four holes he had already dropped four shots. He followed these with 9 successive pars and a birdie which was then followed by two more pars, a bogey and a par to finish off with. Starting his final 4th round at 6:50 am, Andy remained +7 for the tournament until the very last four holes when he dropped four shots to place him 132nd from 200 players.

JJ and Daniel both played to +20 for the tournament [...]

By |September 26th, 2014|News|Comments Off|

IOC Trophy – Sport and Art 2014

IOC Trophy – Sport and Art 2014
The Maltese Olympic Committee is subscribing to this year’s IOC Trophy Sport and Art to reward artistic expression.

With this trophy, the Maltese Olympic Committee will recognize artists and creators who, through their talent, have promoted Olympism and left a legacy through art.

For your information, here is a non-exhaustive list of forms of our definition of art.

The visual arts such as painting, sculpture, architecture, textiles, videos, cartoons, calligraphy, experimental cinema, design, drawing, graffiti, graphics, engraving, marquetry, mosaics, mural painting, photography, sculpture, architecture, silk-screen printing, dress design, stained-glass window-making, web design, etc., but also other forms of expression, for example the performing arts, music, etc.

All those who are interested in being considered for this prestigious IOC Trophy are to write to the Secretary General, Mr Joseph Cassar, National Swimming Pool Complex, Maria Teresa Spinelli Street, Gzira, by not later than the 30th of October 2014 giving details of their work.

A panel will be set up to vet all entries and applicants could be asked to provide more information after the first phase of the selection process.

The awarding of the IOC Trophy will be held in December 2014.

By |September 26th, 2014|News|Comments Off|

Judo Annual Medical Seminar


The Malta Judo Federation is hosting the Annual European Judo Union Medical Seminar this weekend. This will be the 17th time this seminar is being held in Malta, and the 2nd time it is being held on its own, not in conjunction with other seminars. This year’s participation has been a record so far, with 30 participants from 19 countries.

The participants include the European Judo Union Medical Commission, who through their expertise of the sport of Judo and medicine, discuss how Judo, which is already a very safe sport, could become an even safer sport. Amongst the subjects which will be discussed are the latest updates from WADA, analysis of injuries through video software, and precautions to injuries.

Hon Chris Agius, Parliamentary Secretary for Youth and Sport, will be visiting the participants of the Seminar on Saturday 6th September at 11:00hrs.

By |September 4th, 2014|News|Comments Off|