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    Okmalta.com retain league title -setting new national record on the way

Okmalta.com retain league title -setting new national record on the way

BOWLING  

MAPFRE MSV Life National Leagues  

 

The MTBA (Malta Tenpin Bowling Association) has honoured all the winners of awards won in the MAPFRE MSV Life National League during an award ceremony The national league is held over 3 divisions of ten teams each.

Team Fina and Team Ramis had dominated the local bowling scene in the previous decade. However, this decade carries the stamp of team okmalta.com having won 5 out of the last 9 seasons, finishing in 2nd place in the remaining four seasons.   The reigning champions have retained the league title. These back to back titles come as no surprise to followers of bowling since the ranks of team Okmalta.com boast four from the top eight ranked bowlers in Malta.

The champions will also remember the last season for setting a new national record score of 1017. They became the first Maltese 4-men team to break the 1000 barrier in the 45-year history of the bowling national league. Throughout the season, Okmalta.com racked up an impressive 14 wins in their first 16 outings.

However, it was far from a one-horse race to the title, as team Ramis proved to be worthy challengers for most of the season, even beating okmalta.com in the first round. Ramis enjoyed the lead for most of the first round. However a heavy defeat against Okmalta.com in the last few weeks of the season turned the tide in favour of the reigning champions who went on to seal the title.

Completing the podium places was team Fina, who had to fend off a late upsurge by ever improving Turu’s Knights in the final week direct encounter.

In the lower end of the table, team MIA bounced back to 2nd Division and were joined [...]

By |February 23rd, 2017|News|Comments Off on Okmalta.com retain league title -setting new national record on the way|

ASMK SUNDAY 19th ENDURO at FAWWARA

 
The Association Sport Motorcycles and Cars on the Sunday 19 March 2017 to organize the third activity of the National Enduro Championship 2016/2017. It is sponsored by Pasta POIATTI and Dunlop. This event will be held outside the sports complex Association. It will become the barrier of Fawwara limits of Siggiewi. The Registration opens at 9: 00am and the event starts at 10: 00am.

Meanwhile on Sunday the Association organized another Autocross and a Motocross event. These are also an ASMK & Pasta Poiatti 2016/2017 Championship events. During this event 45 competitors participated in the races.

In Autocross Section was very busy on the day with the 22 competitors divided into two classes, that of the Modified and that for the Standard Class. In the Modified class we saw the Opel Corsa of Philip Joe Vella winning the three Heats of the day thus he was the first driver to seal his place in the Class A finals. Other drivers who qualified for Class A were Gordon Johnson, Joseph Micallef and Malcolm Borg all on Opel Corsa cars, Jason Martin on a Volkswagen Polo and the Ford Fiesta of Karl Micallef.

Right from the Start of this final we saw Johnson and Vella head to head right to the first corner but Vella spinned his car and was forced off the racetrack. Meanwhile Karl Micallef and Borg entered in the scene where both of them battled to take Vella’s place. Karl Micallef managed to pass ahead of Borg which but Micallef remained defending the post until the end. Meanwhile, the final result ended with Johnson winning the 9 Laps race and followed by Karl Micallef and Borg. Fourth place finisher was Joseph Micallef while fifth [...]

By |February 16th, 2017|News|Comments Off on ASMK SUNDAY 19th ENDURO at FAWWARA|

More ASMK Autocross and Motocross at Ta’ Qali on Sunday

On Sunday 5th February 2017 ‘Assocjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi’ organized the second meeting of the ASMK and Pasta Poiatti 2016/2017 National Championships. The activity consisted of Autocross and Motocross races on new laid racetracks. This event started on Sunday 22nd January 2017 but it had to be postponed twice due to the recently continuous  bad weather on the Maltese Islands. This is affecting negatively the race events organized by  ASMK.
51 competitors driving Autocross cars and Motocross bikes registered for this wintery event. During the Autocross races in both the Modified and Standard classes no one driver managed to win all his three (3) Heats on the day. Nevertheless the Final Class ‘A’ qualifiers for the Modified cars were Gordon Johnson, Philip Joe Vella, Joseph Micallef and Terence Azzopardi all on Opel Corsa cars along with Karl Micallef and Delia Duncan both on a Ford Fiesta each.

Right from the start of this 9 laps Final Race we saw Johnson making an excellent launch so much so that by the first corner he was already leading his competitors while Vella, Azzopardi and Micallef raced close by. All four (4) racers made a number of Laps in this position until Johnson developed a mechanical fault in his front right wheel which forced him to retire from the race. Thus it was easier for Vella to take the lead of this Final which also resulted in his first win too. Vella was followed by Joseph Micallef and Azzopardi.  Fourth placed was Karl Micallef followed by Delia and Johnson in fifth and sixth places.

In the final race of Class B for Modified cars the Start Line was composed by Keith Borg on a Vauxhall Nova, Noel Zammit [...]

By |February 8th, 2017|News|Comments Off on More ASMK Autocross and Motocross at Ta’ Qali on Sunday|

ASMK Autocross, Motocross and Trials on Sunday from 9.00am

On Sunday 22nd January 2017 Assocjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi organized the second program of the Autocross and Motocross from the ASMK Pasta Poiatti 2016/2017 Championships. On the day 48 competitors registered for this event.
On a wet track more than usual due to the night storm made it more difficult for the Autocross drivers to control their car’s performance. It was not the same for the Motocross Riders as they had the almost perfect course conditions. The activity started well before the initiation of Warm-up Laps by both the Autocross and Motocross competitors and also during the First Timed Heats. Following the Automotive Heats and during the first Heats of the Class A Motocross rain showers poured again which made it difficult for all to continue the activities as they were planned.

The Executive Committee soon discussed and assessed the situation while it was still raining and it did not seem to stop raining for a considerable amount of time. The same committee forced to postpone the program due to the drivers and riders safety. The Committee also decided to continue this program next Sunday 29th January 2017.

Administration informed the public present to those spectators who had already paid their ticket to save their entrance ticket as they have paid to watch a whole day event. Anyone who presents his ticket at the gates next Sunday 29th January will enter again for free. This decision was taken by the ASMK Committee as it is fair to anyone who paid to see a day of sports activity can do so on Sunday 29 January.

Also, next Sunday 29th January event is to include a whole Trials competition starting at 9.00am. The program will continue with the [...]

By |January 25th, 2017|News|Comments Off on ASMK Autocross, Motocross and Trials on Sunday from 9.00am|

Weightlifting news

The Malta Weightlifting Association Electoral Congress was held on Saturday 14th January at the Cottonera Sport Complex where the board members for the period 2017-2020 were elected.

Jesmond Caruana kept his position of President of the Association, while new members were introduced with Michael Fava being elected as General Secretary and Kurt Camilleri as Treasurer. Ramona Borg and Rodmar Pulis kept their positions in the committee as executive members.

In picture attached. Kurt Camilleri – Jesmond Caruana – Michael Fava

By |January 16th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Weightlifting news|

Il-KOM isellem lil Lino Bugeja

Il-Kumitat Olimpiku Malti jsellem lil LINO BUGEJA wara li tħabbret il-mewt tiegħu. Eks Segretarju Ġenerali fis-snin ’70 f’mument meta l-KOM kien f’perijodu ta’ transizzjoni, Lino Bugeja għex għall-isport. Apparti karriera fil-futbol kemm bħala plejer u wisq aktar bħala kowċ, Lino Bugeja jibqa’ mfakkar għall-fatt li kien wieħed mill-atleti li kienu ħadu sehem fl-ewwel edizzjoni tal-Logħob tal-Mediterran f’Lixandra fl-1951. Magħruf għall-imħabba li kellu għall-Olimpijadi u l-Moviment Olimpiku. Għal bosta snin għalliem fl-Akkademja Olimpika fil-Grecja, fl-2012 ippubblika l-uniku xogħol bil-Malti ta’ studju dwar l-Olimpijadi ‘Agon’.  Huwa wkoll membru fil-Hall of Fame tal-Kumitat Olimpiku Malti.

Il-President, Kumitat Ezekuttiv  tal-Kumitat Olimpiku Malti u għaqdiet nazzjonali membri jwasslu l-kondoljanzi lil Familja Bugeja l-aktar lil uliedu Christopher u Nadya.

 

Charles Camenzuli
Direttur tal-Media
Kumitat Olimpiku Malti                                                                       

 

 
 

 

 

Photo caption :

Lino Bugeja fl-1978 fiż-żmien meta kien Segretarju tal-KOM flimkien ma’ Joe Bajada u Sandy Duncan fl-okkażjoni tal-50 Anniversarju tal-KOM

By |January 11th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Il-KOM isellem lil Lino Bugeja|

LEO BUTLER WINS THE ASMK DEMOLITION for ISTRINA

On Sunday 8th January 2017 Assoċjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi (ASMK) opened the ‘ASMK – Pasta Poiatti 2016/2017’ for the Autocross and Motocross. On this day 39 competitors registered for the day’s activities. This resulted following a heavy investment on the Autocross and Motocross tracks which pleased all Drivers and Riders. The Project took three months to be finished due to the heavy damage caused by the bad weather in the last weeks.
Meanwhile, a look at the day’s event reveals that in the Autocross Classes nobody won all the 3 Heats but Philip Joe Vella on an Opel Corsa, Karl Micallef on a Fiesta and Gordon Johnson on an Opel Corsa won the highest scores of the day thus guaranteeing their place in the Class A Final Race. Terence Azzopardi and Jonathan Camilleri both on Opel Corsa cars and Andrew Pisani on a Vauxhall Nova also won a place for this final runs.
Right from the Start of this final we saw the six cars speed off to the first corner which was impossible for the six cars to pass together abreast at a speedy pace. In fact Camilleri and Pisani had to back up and continue the race from the last positions. In the meantime Johnson took the helm of the race followed by Azzopardi and Vella together with Micallef managed to overcome Azzopardi after the first Lap. But after the third Lap, Vella was seen to slow down due to a mechanical damage in one front wheel. This Race Final ended with Johnson winning and followed by Micallef and Azzopardi. Pisani and Camilleri followed in fourth and fifth places.
The Class B Autocross Final Start Line was composed of Joseph Micallef [...]

By |January 11th, 2017|News|Comments Off on LEO BUTLER WINS THE ASMK DEMOLITION for ISTRINA|

CAR DEMOLITION FOR ISTRINA – Sunday 8 JANUARY

 
On Sunday 8th January 2017 the ‘Assocjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi’ will be opening the Autocross and Motocross National Championships. The Autocross will be racing on a new track surface which is recently renovated while the Motocross riders will be competing on a completely new track which now has a longer Lap distance – that of 1430 meters. The Autocross track now has a greater vision for the spectators to enjoy.

Again the ASMK 2016/2017 season will be sponsored by the firm ‘Pasta POIATTI’. This particular Sunday program starts at 10: 00am with the Autocross and Motocross races. The program is scheduled to close with the ‘Once a Year’ Demolition Derby. This Derby is held for the 22nd year, in aid of L-Istrina Foundation.  This event was scheduled to happen on Sunday 18th December 2016 but it was postponed due to very bad weather on that day. This Demolition Derby is expected to start at 3: 30pm with the participation of the 14 Car Drivers who will be in great competition driving various coloured cars in the competition.

Meanwhile the ASMK Administration has worked hard to solve the problems caused by bad weather that have developed on the race-track due to the storms and rainfall in the recent weeks of 2016. Thanks too to the assistance and aid of several benefactors contractors including ‘Central Asphalt Ltd ‘and ‘Polidano Group’ the racetracks project is now complete. These works were executed under the leadership of ASMK Projects Manager Mr. Lawrence Darmanin. who managed to guide us to finalise the project of the Autocross cars which was scheduled to be finished by Sunday 18th December 2016. Now the cars and motorcycles Championship can be launched on good race [...]

By |January 5th, 2017|News|Comments Off on CAR DEMOLITION FOR ISTRINA – Sunday 8 JANUARY|

ASMK through the Year 2016

 
ASMK is now 31 years young and is still one of the Islands major active Motorsport events organisations on the Island especially with regards to Off-Road Circuit motor racing. ASMK is very well known for Autocross car racing and Motocross, Trials and Enduro races. These are all run on a National Championship platform. All Autocross and Motocross races are held at the ASMK Motorsport Complex at Ta Qali. A One Day event is held in Gozo for all Maltese and Gozo Autocross drivers to raise funds for ‘Dar ARKA’ who is doing great work in Gozo for its disabled residents in its premises. The Ministry for Gozo, the site owners including the Gozo Horse Racing Federation and other sponsors made this event possible and fruitful for this year too.

All the ASMK championships are backed by ASMK and Pasta Poiatti who sponsor these championships year after year. All Motocross, Autocross and an Annual ‘Car Demolition Derby’ are run at the Ta’ Qali Sport Complex. The Trials and Enduro championship events are taking place in different locations outside Ta Qali around the Island. One Enduro Race is held in Gozo with resident competitors too.

Through the years the ASMK Management have made the best use of the location area at Ta’ Qali and though this place has become limited in footprint ASMK Officers constructed and maintain Autocross and Motocross tracks and a location for Trials and Enduro races too. Car Demolition is held here too.

The Spectator areas are quite safe as they are elevated from the tracks surface level, are constructed at a reasonable safe distance from the tracks and are protected by a protective steel net of reasonable height. One of the main seating [...]

By |December 22nd, 2016|News|Comments Off on ASMK through the Year 2016|

Demolition Derby giet posposta ghat-8 ta’ Jannar.

L-‘Assocjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi’ jiddispjacija tinforma li l-attivita Autocross u Motocross bid- Demolition Derby ta’ nhar il-Hadd 18 ta’ Dicembru giet posposta ghat-8 ta’ Jannar tas-sena l-gdida.
Minkejja li l-Assocjazzjoni ghamlet kull sforz possibbli biex issewwi l-hsara fil-korsa kkagunata mill-maltemp u l-korsa ssir wahda accettabbli biex l-ASMK ittella l-programm bid-Demolition, li-sfida tal-maltemp sa tippersisti anka fil-granet li gejjin u mhux sa thalli lill Ghaqda issewwi l-hsara prezenti fil-hin ghall din l-attivita.
Daqstant, il-programm kollu bid-Demolition b’risq il-‘Malta Community Chest Fund’ sa jsir nhar il-Hadd, 8 ta’ Jannar 2017. Il-programm jibda fl-10.00am waqt li d-Demolition tibda fit-3.30pm
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By |December 19th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Demolition Derby giet posposta ghat-8 ta’ Jannar.|