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ASMK AUTOCROSS RIDES AND DEMOLITION FOR ISTRINA ON SUNDAY

ASMK AUTOCROSS RIDES AND DEMOLITION FOR ISTRINA ON SUNDAY
Next Sunday’s 21 December 2014 ‘Association Sport Muturi u Karozzi” will be a special day long event which is organised to raise funds in aid of the Malta Community Chest Fund. In this 21st ASMK edition the ASMK program will include the 5th Autocross event of the ASMK Pasta Poiatti National Championship. The Motocross section will be racing their 2nd Championship event in this program starting at 10.00am. A Car Demolition Derby is expected to start at around the 3: 30 pm.

The general public present on this day is important to note that ASMK will be organizing Autocross Rides. Much interest was shown in last year’s edition where ASMK had a strong demand for this experience. On Sunday a number of Autocross cars fitted with a second seat will be available on the track Start Line for these rides. A donation of €5.00 is collected by ASMK Officers in charge to raise funds for Istrina.

During these rides one can film his ride on video or experience the feel of racing Autocross cars while on track with experienced ASMK drivers. Perhaps, these rides will influence new drivers into he Autocross Standard and Modified classes.

For the more daring spectators Zanu Racing Team have prepared an Autocross car which will be available for anyone wishing to drive himself along the ASMK Autocross Track. Any adult can do so against a fee for Istrina. The Safety helmet and seat belts will be provided along with the car. Special thanks for this team for their generous offer in this regards.

So far, ASMK has already completed four events of the National Autocross Championship. The ASMK Pasta Poiatti 2014/15 in the National [...]

By |December 17th, 2014|News|Comments Off|

Refereeing Update for the Judo National Team and Referees

Refereeing Update for the Judo National Team and Referees

 

The International calendar of the Malta Judo Federation came to an end this weekend, with a refereeing update by International Referee Dr Katalin Fridrich.

Dr Fridrich is an ex member of the Hungarian National Team, and is now one of the top 50 referees in the International Judo Federation. She has refereed in all classes of European Championships, Grand Prix and Grand Slam. As part of the preparation for the Games of Small States of Europe in Iceland, and other International Events, the Malta Judo Federation invited Dr Fridrich to attend National Team Training, and give refereeing advice to each and every team member, depending on their style and tactics. Together with the senior and junior national teams, the coaches Alex Bezzina and Lamberto Raffi made maximum benefit of Dr Fridrich’s visit.

In between sessions, Dr Fridrich also gave a seminar to the National Judo Referees, going through all the recent updates in the refereeing world. Since Dr Fridrich is an active referee in the Judo World Tour, she could update our referees with the latest information in refereeing. Having our National Referees up to date with International Rules is of benefit to all Judoka in Malta.

Few weeks before, our Junior team competed in an International Tournament in Lodi, where 84 teams contested the Cadets, Juniors and Under 23 categories. Jeremy Saywell showed his superiority and experience at the event by eliminating all his opponents by Ippon and winning the gold medal in the U23 -66kgs category. For the other 2 Judoka who contested the U23 categories, this was the first international experience in the Under 23 category.  Luke Montebello placed 3rd in the +90kgs and Cheryl Kaye [...]

By |December 17th, 2014|News|Comments Off|
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    GSSE Iceland 2015 and RIO 2016 Olympic Games MEDIA ACCREDITATION

GSSE Iceland 2015 and RIO 2016 Olympic Games MEDIA ACCREDITATION

            

                             
GSSE Iceland 2015 and RIO 2016 Olympic Games MEDIA ACCREDITATION

The sport media.

Editors / photographers

 

The Maltese Olympic Committee shall be participating at the Games of Small States of Europe which will be held in Iceland between the 1st  and the 6th of June 2015 as well as the Olympic Games which will be held in Rio de Janeiro between the 5th and the 21st August of 2016.

Members of the Media and photographers wishing to be considered for accreditation for these games are to submit their applications in writing to the Secretary General of the Maltese Olympic Committee (c/o National Swimming Pool Complex, Maria Teresa Spinelli Street, Gzira GZR 1711) by not later than the 20th of December 2014.

Kindly note that all expenses for traveling and accommodation for both multisport events are to be borne by the chosen applicant/s and the number of accreditations for the different games depends on the allotment given to the MOC.

Moreover, the chosen applicants will bind themselves to cover  the Maltese Athletes taking part in such events and to give a number of photos / articles, free of charge to the MOC which will have the right to reproduce these on its website and facebook pages.

Applicants can opt to apply for both Games of Small States of Europe or for Olympic Games only.

The chosen applicants will also be bound by the respective conditions of the Olympic Games and the GSSE

Applications are to be sent to the Secretary General, Maltese Olympic Committee, c/o National Swimming Pool Complex, Maria Teresa Spinelli Street, Gzira GZR 1711

 

 Charles Camenzuli
Director of Media MOC
10.12.2014

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

ASMK Shawn Buttigieg wins MOC Gold Award

ASMK Shawn Buttigieg wins MOC Gold Award 
On Monday 8th December 2014 ‘Assocjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi (ASMK) organized the fourth National Autocross event of the ASMK Pasta Poiatti 2014/15 Championship. Despite the storm on the eve of the race 27 competitors took part in the day’s program which began at 11: 00am.

The track condition in the first Heat made the competition more difficult than usual due to the slippery track surface. This condition favored those cars that have better grip on the wet track surface. With the beginning of the second Heat the track condition improved while on the third Heat the track returned to optimal conditions, the speed of the vehicles went higher and it was difficult to qualify for Final Class A and B.

The drivers who qualified for Final A were Christian Mark Galea on a Fiat Ritmo, Jason Martin and Vince Farrugia both on a Volkswagen Polo, Lucas Pace on Honda Civic, Philip Joe Vella on an Opel Corsa and Ivan Birmingham on Suzuki Swift.

In silence the finalists were waiting for the Start Light signal to be given. The vehicles raced right to the 1st corner but it was Vella to reach this point first and ahead of all the finalists. Vella was followed by Martin and Galea. Attention was drawn to the fourth and fifth places occupied by Pace and Farrugia who both began to add pressure on Martin. It was in the fourth lap when Martin entered a bend but faster than usual and consequent he went high on two wheels. This made is easier for Farrugia and Pace to advance ahead of Martin. After 9 Laps this Final A race ended with Vella registering his third consecutive [...]

By |December 11th, 2014|News|Comments Off|

Sports Awards – 2014 Trophies

PLATINUM
ARTIE TEAM – YACHTING
SUE ABELA – TENPIN BOWLING
ALEX BORG/DUNCAN BEZZINA – SNOOKER
BLANCHE COPPOLA – RALPH DECELIS – BODYBUILDING

GOLD
NATHAN LEE XUEREB – SPARAR
NATIONAL TEAM -  WATERPOLO
NATIONAL TEAM MEN –  POOL
NOEL BALDACHiNO – TIGRIJIET TA ZWIEMEL
SHAWN BUTTIGIEG – ASM

SILVER
JOANNA ATTARD – TENPIN BOWLING
NATIONAL TEAM MEN – BASKETBALL
KEVIN MOORE – ATHLETICS
REBECCA CAMILLERI – ATHLETICS
NATIONAL TEAM MEN – TABLE FOOTBALL
ADAM VELLA – LOTTA
DAVID GALEA – LOTTA
MICHAEL SULTANA – TIGRIJIET TA ZWIEMEL

BRONZE
KIMBERLEY MELI – TAEKWANDO
MARIE CLAIRE AQUILINA – CIKLIZMU
NATIONAL TEAM WOMAN – BASKETBALL
GIANLUZA CHETCUTI – SPARAR
MASSIMO CREMONA – TABLE FOOTBALL
CHARLES AQUILINA– TABLE FOOTBALL
JASON PISANI– TABLE FOOTBALL
ANGELO BORG– TABLE FOOTBALL
NATIONAL TEAM MEN – SQUASH
HANNAH PACE – TRIATHLON
GRAHAM BORG – TRIATHLON
EMMA GRECH – KARATE
STEPHEN MANGION – POOL
KELLY CHIRCOP / GILBERT LUCAS BUGEJA DANCE SPORT

SPECIAL
SARA XUEREB – TENPIN BOWLING
MATTHEW MAGRO– TENPIN BOWLING
AYRTON CIANGURA – TENPIN BOWLING
UNDER 16 MEN – BASKETBALL
UNDER 16 WOMEN – BASKETBALL
UNDER 18 WOMEN – BASKETBALL
JAMES GALEA JUNIOR – SPARAR
KENNETH CAMILLERI – BODYBUILDING
ALISON MATTHEWS– BODYBUILDING
CLAIRE AZZOPARDI- GYMNASTICS
PEPPINA DALLI- GYMNASTICS
SUZANNE BUTTIGIEG- GYMNASTICS
SANA GRILLO- GYMNASTICS
DANICA BONELLO SPITERI- TRIATHLON
MICHELLE VELLA WOOD – TRIATHLON
DERMOT GALEA – TRIATHLON
LUKE GALEA – KARATE
GARY GIORDIMAINA – LOTTA

LOCAL COUNCILS
1ST MELLIEHA
2ND QORMI
3RD GUDJA
CERTIFICATE – ZURRIEQ , FLORIANA, LUQA, AND ST PAULS BAY

IOC TROPHY FOR SPORT & ART
PAUL ZAMMIT CUTAJAR

 
 
 

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

Trofew tal-KOI marbut mal-iSport u l-Arti

                                                                                                                                                                        13 Edizzjoni MOC SPORTS AWARDS                                                                                          

 Trofew tal-KOI marbut mal-iSport u l-Arti
 

Filwaqt illi nhar il-Ħadd 7 ta’ Dicembru l-Kumitat Olimpku Malti se jorganizza it-13      l-Edizzjoni tal-MOC SPORTS AWARDS fl-istess      serata se jkun ippremjat min bil-ħila tiegħu fl-arti għen sabiex l-isport      u l-aktar l-ideal Olimpiku jitkattar fost is-socjeta’ sportiva f’pajjizna.      Il-Kumitat Olimpiku Malti b’dan il-mod ser jingħaqad mal-pajjiżi affiljati      mal-Kumitat Olimpiku Internazzjonali fil-prezentazzjoni ta’ trofew mgħoti      mill-istess KOI.

L-Edizzjoni ta’ din is-sena tal-MOC Sports Awards se ssir fil-Lukanda Dolmen, San Pawl il-Baħar fejn matulha l-Kumitat Olimpiku Malti se jippremja bl-unuri tal-bronz, fidda, deheb u platinu lil dawk l-atleti minn ħdan 21 assocjazzjoni jew federazzjoni affiljata illi ddistingwew ruħhom fuq livell lokali u internazzjonali matul l-2014.

Din is-sena wkoll tlett personalitajiet b’rabta mal-izvilupp tal-isport f’pajjiżna jiddaħħlu fl-MOC Hall of Fame bħalma sar għal dawn l-aħħar 12 il-sena.

Għas-sitt sena konsekuttiva se jkun ippremjat dak il-Kunsill Lokali li jkun organizza attivita’ sportiva għal ġid tal-komunita’ tiegħu.

Il-Kumitat Olimpiku Malti b’kollaborazzjoni mal-Kumitat Olimpiku Taljan u l-Federazione Italiana Canotaggio se jkollu żewġ mistiedna specjali – żewġ rebbieha Olimpici  – Giuseppe Abbagnale u Davide Tizzano.

 

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Charles Camenzuli
Direttur tal-Media Kumitat Olimpiku Malti                                                                                             04.12.2014

By |December 5th, 2014|News|Comments Off|

Vella and Camilleri win ASMK Autocross and Motocross

Vella and Camilleri win ASMK Autocross and Motocross
 

On Sunday 30 November ‘Assocjazzjoni Sports Muturi u Karozzi’ organized the third ASMK Meal POIATTI 2014/15 program of the season. The program consisted of Autocross and Motocross and Motocross races where 42 competitors took part. Two competitors were from Gozo.

A look at the day’s Autocross races where 25 competitors sportingly battled to qualify for the Class ‘A’ and ‘B’ Finals. The track was in optimal condition yet nobody managed to wins all the heats of the day. After the three qualifying heats the finalists were identified.

Class A qualified drivers were Jason Martin on Volkswagen Polo, Philip Joe Vella and Malcolm Borg both on an Opel Corsa each, Christian Mark Galea on his Fiat RITMO, Gordon Johnson on Peugeot 205 and Andrew Pisani on his Vauxhall Nova.

Right from the Start of this final we saw Vella ahead of Martin and Galea at their best launch. Vella took the helm of the race right to the Finish Line. Martin and Galea battled behind but soon Johnson began to close the gap on Galea which he overtook ina a couple of laps more. Now all three of Martin, Johnson and Galea battled close together but with no chance of closing the gap on Vella. The latter two waited in vain for that moment to advance a place before the race ends.

Though their racing was very fast yet all drove in a sporty and spectacular way right to the Finish Flag. This Race Final was won by Vella ahead of Martin, Johnson and Galea respectively. Pisani and Borg finished in fifth and sixth places respectively.

For the Class ‘B’ Finals Vince Farrugia on his Volkswagen Polo, Ivan Birmingham on a Suzuki [...]

By |December 3rd, 2014|News|Comments Off|

13 Edizzjoni tal-MOC Sports Awards 2014

                                                                            
                                                                                                13 Edizzjoni MOC SPORTS AWARDS                                                                                          

 
Żewġ rebbieħa Olimpici  mistiedna għall-edizzjoni ta’ din is-sena.
 

Nhar il-Ħadd 7 ta’ Dicembru  l-Kumitat Olimpku Malti se jorganizza it-13 l-Edizzjoni tal-MOC  SPORTS AWARDS. L-Edizzjoni ta’ din is-sena se ssir fil-Lukanda  Dolmen, San Pawl il-Baħar fejn matulha l-Kumitat Olimpiku Malti se jippremja bl-unuri tal-bronz, fidda, deheb u platinu lil dawk l-atleti minn ħdan 21 assocjazzjoni jew federazzjoni affiljata illi ddistingwew  ruħhom fuq livell lokali u internazzjonali matul l-2014

Dak inhar wkoll għas-sitt sena konsekuttiva se jkun ippremjat dak il-Kunsill Lokali li jkun organizza attivita’ sportiva għal ġid tal-komunita’ tiegħu.

Il-Kumitat Olimpiku Malti b’kollaborazzjoni mal-Kumitat Olimpiku Taljan u l-Federazione Italiana Canotaggio se jkollu żewġ mistiedna specjali – żewġ rebbieha Olimpici  – Giuseppe Abbagnale u Davide Tizzano.

Giuseppe Abbagnale flimkien ma’ ħuh Carmine u Peppino di Capua rebaħ l-Olimpjadi tal-1984 f’Los Angeles u fl-1988 f’Seoul kif wkoll kiseb il-medalja tal-fidda fl-1992 f’Barcellona f’liema edizzjoni kien ġarr il-bandiera Taljana fic-cerimonja tal-ftuh. Barra minn dan, Abbagnale fi 11 il-Kampjonat tad-Dinja rebaħ il-medalja tad-deheb 7 darbiet tlieta tal-fidda u waħda tal-bronż. F’karriera bejn l-1976 u l-1995 Abbagnale rebaħ 28 Kampjonat Nazzjonali. Minn Novembru 2012 huwa kien elett bħala President tal-Federazione Italiana Canottaggio.

Davide Tizzano, l-istess bħal Abbagnale huwa rebbieh ta’żewg medalji Olimpici. Fl-1988 f’Seoul fil-Quadriple Scull u fl-1996 f’Atlanta fid-Double Scull flimkien ma’ Agostino Abbagnale . Success fl-ibburdjar fejn fl-1992 ha sehem fl-America’s Cup fuq il-Moro di Venezia u fl-2007 fuq Mascalzone Latino .Huwa wkoll vici President tal-Federazione Italiana Canottaggio u membru tal-Ezekuttiv tal-Kumitat Internazzjonali tal-Logħob tal-Mediterran.

 

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Charles Camenzuli
Direttur tal-Media
Kumitat Olimpiku Malti                                                                                             02.12.2014

By |December 3rd, 2014|News|Comments Off|

ASMK Continue Autocross and Motocross on Sunday

ASMK Continue Autocross and Motocross on Sunday
On the Sunday 30th November the Assocjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi will continue with the motorsport program sponsored by ASMK Pasta POIATTI for the 2014/15 season. These events will take place at the ASMK Sports Complex at Ta’ Qali where ASMK will be organizing the third event for the Autocross and is also expected to start the Motocross Championship. The program starts at 11:00am.

Meanwhile last Sunday, the Association organized the second Trials competition at tal-Ballut Blocks Ltd. hard-rock cutting quarry in the limits of San Pawl tat-Targa in Naxxar. This event was possible through the full cooperation of the quarry owners who have always cooperated with the ASMK Association to hold the Trials competitions in this locality.

A look at what happened during Sunday morning Trials competition we saw that Class A was dominated for the second time by Damon Bonello on a motorcycle Gas Gas. Damon managed ending the day with a record of two penalty points only and was followed by veteran Robert Caruana on a Gas Gas motorcycle. Robert finished the day with 19 penalty points. This shows that the sections were set at a high level for Class A riders. Class A third place was won by young Rowen Bonello on Beta driver who finished the day with 25 point penalty. Rowen is now competing his first Class A championship.

In Class B the competition mainly was seen between Joseph Scicluna and Manuel Camilleri both riding on a Gas Gas motorcycles. From the start of the day Scicluna was seen to be in top form and managed to ride over the natural obstacles almost with ease so much so that he managed to perform Clean [...]

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

TRIALS EVENT IN SAN PAWL TAT-TARGA

ASMK WELCOMES FIM-EUROPE OFFICERS IN MALTA – TRIALS EVENT IN SAN PAWL TAT-TARGA
On Sunday 23 November ‘Assocjazzjoni Sport Motorcycles u Karozzi’ ASMK will hold the second Trials Event of the 2014-15 ASMK-Pasta Poiatti National Championship. This time the competition is to be organized in the quarry at Tal-Ballut at San Pawl tat-Targa. Race briefing starts at 9: 00am. Access to the site by spectators is from the bottom of t’Alla w’Ommu Hill. Entry is free.

Meanwhile, an overview of the classification of Trial shows that after the first activity held in Naxxar we see Damon Bonello on Gas Gas motorcycle with his first 20 points in Class A. Damon is followed by Gary Debono on Sherco motorcycle with 17 point and in third place we see Robert Caruana on Gas Gas with 15 points of class A.

The Class B list shows Joseph Scicluna leading on a motorcycle Gas Gas. He opened this classification with his first 20 points. Joseph is followed by Bernard Sammut on Beta with 17 point and in third place we find Manuel Camilleri Gas Gas  with 15 points.

Meanwhile the Association during this week continued making progress on the organization of the 2015 ‘FIM Europe’ Annual General Conference to be held in Malta next July 2015. ASMK was awarded the organization of this conference to be held in Malta next year after long discussions abroad by ASMK led by President Frans Deguara and Johann Pace Secretary-General. This conference is to host FIM-Europe delegates from 47 European countries to discuss and approve decisions taken regards FIM-E management and other issues in the field of Motorcycle Sport, Safety, Touring and more for the year 2015/16. This Conference in July 2015 will also host [...]

By |November 20th, 2014|News|Comments Off|