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    Farrugia ma jgħaddix għar-rawnd finali tal-Kampjonati tad-Dinja Raffa

Farrugia ma jgħaddix għar-rawnd finali tal-Kampjonati tad-Dinja Raffa

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Farrugia ma jgħaddix għar-rawnd finali tal-Kampjonati tad-Dinja Raffa

L-avventura ta’ David Farrugia fil-Kampjonati tad-Dinja Raffa li qed isiru Ruma ,intemmet bil-partita deciżiva fit-tieni fażi fejn fi Grupp A huwa tilef kontra Davide Bianchi tal-Izvizzera 2 – 15. Aktar qabel fl-istess grupp Farrugia kien beda b’telfa ta’ 7 – 15 kontra Rodolfo Samuel Galvez Monsalve tac-Cile, madankollu kellu reazzjoni mill-aqwa meta fil-partita ta’ wara gheleb 15 – 9 lil Pat Pezzin tal-Canada. B’hekk huwa spicca fit-tielet post fil-klassifika.Fl-ewwel fazi tal-kompetizzjoni David Farrugia wara li kiseb żewg rebħiet importanti fl-ewwel ġurnata tal-Kampjonati kien sofra l-ewwel telfa meta fi Grupp C fl-isbah partita tal-grupp safa meghlub 15 – 11 minn Eddy Rouault ta’ Franza li rebah wkoll il-Grupp. Farrugia fl-ewwel partita kien ħareġ rebbieħ 15 – 0 kontra Giuts Mistris Latvija u kiseb it-tieni rebħa wara li għeleb lil Andrey Puzanov r-Russja 15 – 13 sabiex kien għadda għar-rawnd ta’ wara . Għal dawn il-Kampjonat tar-Dinja Raffa,li ghalihom hadu sehem 29 pajjiż, bis-support tal-Kumitat Olimpiku Malti , flimkien ma’ David Farrugia il-kontinġent Malti huwa magħmul mill-President tal-Malta Raffa Bowls Club Adrian Sciberras u mill-kowc ta’ Farrugia Santono Nunziata Santolo.

 
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Charles Camenzuli

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Kumitat Olimpiku Malti                                                                                                                                                                                                         nr. 4 – 24.04.2015

By |April 24th, 2015|News|Comments Off|
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    Successful first day for Malta Ladies and Men teams in Ljubljana Slovenia

Successful first day for Malta Ladies and Men teams in Ljubljana Slovenia

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European Squash Team Championships 2015 Div. 3
Successful first day for Malta Ladies and Men teams in Ljubljana Slovenia.
The ladies started off early at 09.30 with a convincing but hard fought 3-0 game against Latvia.  Colette Sultana won 3-0 against the Latvian number 1 seed. Evergreen Theresa Brousson (Camilleri) fought hard to win 3-2 against a girl 30 years younger.  Johanna Rizzo started slowly loosing first game against Latvia s number 3 but fought back and convincingly won 3-1.

Ladies 2nd. Match was against island of Jersey .

Colette Sultana was 2-1 up when the Jersey number 1 suffered an Achilles injury and had to retire .  Theresa Brousson played a brilliant game  winning 3-1 against seed number 2.  Johanna Rizzo finished the day for Malta.

The men faced Romania in the afternoon.  Brad Hindle Deguara leading the team this year won his game 3-0, Gary Nitchke and Daniel Zammit Lewis also won with the same score.  Dean Gera in his National Team debut lost 3-2 in a hard fought match.  Final result 3-1 for Malta

Charles Camenzuli
Direttur tal-Media
Kumitat Olimpiku Malti                                                                                                                                                                               nr. 1 – 23.04.2015

By |April 24th, 2015|News|Comments Off|

Sunday Enduro at San Lawrenz Gozo

Sunday Enduro at San Lawrenz Gozo On Sunday 19th April 2015 ‘Assocjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi’ was committed by the organiztion of two activities involving three ASMK sections. At the Ta Qali Sports Complex the Association organized the tenth Autocross event sponsored by ASMK-Pasta Poiatti and the 5th Motocross race. At the same time the Association organized the fifth Trials Competition in the quarry of Targiet Ghomor limits of Naxxar.

A look at the Trials competition where Class A leader Damon Bonello on a Gas Gas motorcycle continued to dominate this class where once again he finished the winner of the day’s top award. Damon is followed by Robert Caruana on another Gas Gas. Gary while third place was won by young Gary Debono on a Sherco motorcycle. Class B was dominated again by Joseph Scicluna on a Gas Gas where he finished the competition and gained a substantial advantage in the Championship scale. Scicluna was followed by his brother Ian on another Gas Gas while Manuel Camilleri closed the day in third place. 36 competitors registered for the racing activities at Ta’ Qali for Autocross and Motocross races. In the Autocross Qualifying Heats Christian Galea on his Fiat Ritmo and Philip Vella on his Opel Corsa won and dominated  the heats. Thus they secured their place in the prestigeous Class A Final. Andrew Pisani on a Vauxhall Nova, Malcolm Borg on an Opel Corsa , Vince Farrugia on his Volkswagen Fox and Noel Zammit on a Fiat Punto also qualified for Class A Final race.

Right from the Start of the final A Vella and Galea made the best launch to the first corner where Vella took the helm of the race followed close by [...]

By |April 23rd, 2015|News|Comments Off|

THE BATTLE FOR THE LEAD

THE BATTLE FOR THE LEAD CONTINUES IN Autocross and Motocross
On Sunday 19th April 2015 ‘Assocjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi’ continues with races of the ASMK – Pasta Poiatti National Championships 2014/15. Both the Autocross cars section and the Motocross Motorcycling Offroad Sport will continue their struggle for the lead of their respective championships. This program starts at noon on Sunday while the Practice Sessions are held on Saturday afternoon between 2.00pm and 5.00pm.   Meanwhile the Association ASMK announced that last Sunday had to hold a Trials competition but due to un-for seen circumstances this event had had to be postponed for next Sunday 19th April. This Trials competition is being organized at the Tal-Ballut Quarry l/o San Pawl tat-Targa in Naxxar. This program starts at 9: 00am and is attraction a good number of sport photographers.

A look at the classification of the National Autocross Championship we continue to see Christian Mark Galea on his Fiat Ritmo and Philip Joe Vella on his Opel Corsa still battling for the Championship title. Galea and Vella are presently followed by third placed Vince Farrugia on his Volkswagen Polo while fourth place is occupied by Andrew Pisani on a Vauxhall Nova. In Autocross Class B we find that Martin Godwin on his Opel Corsa is leading this class and he already has gained an advantage and sealed his place as the winner of this tournament. In this classification Martin is followed by three drivers who are battling hard for second place between them. These drivers are Jason Martin on Volkswagen Polo, Jonathan Camilleri on an Opel Corsa and Matthew Borg on a Vauxhall Nova all hoping to win second place in this classification.

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By |April 20th, 2015|News|Comments Off|
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    TWO YEAR CONTRACT BETWEEN BAJADA NEW ENERGY AND THE MALTESE OLYMPIC COMMITTEE

TWO YEAR CONTRACT BETWEEN BAJADA NEW ENERGY AND THE MALTESE OLYMPIC COMMITTEE

The Maltese Olympic Committee (MOC) and Bajada New Energy have signed a two-year partnership agreement. Details were given by Julian Pace Bonello, the MOC President during a press conference held on Monday 30th March. Mr Pace Bonello said he was grateful to Bajada New Energy for their commitment to support sport and that these funds will help to boost the technical preparation of elite and youth athletes. In total 87 athletes and 21 national associations will benefit from this agreement.

Mark Bajada, managing director at Bajada New Energy, said that although his company has had an active role, for the past 25 years, in the country’s economic development, an agreement of this kind is a first for the company and he hopes that this will kick-start a good relationship with Malta’s highest sport authorities.

The press conference was also addressed by Jonathan Vella, director of marketing at the MOC who gave out all the details on this agreement.

Also present for this press conference were Flavio Cecchi, CEO and Robert Farrugia, Commercial Head, Bajada New Energy.

By |April 1st, 2015|News|Comments Off|

More medals for the Maltese Judo Team

 
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514 athletes members of 72 clubs from 8 countries travelled to Tolmezzo to fight in the 33rd Trofeo internazionale di Judo “Città di Tolmezzo”.

The first medal of the day came from Joanna Camilleri, who landed a bronze medal for Malta. Her first contest was against Medves Giada. The contest started off well, however Camilleri was disqualified after she caught the opponent’s leg, which, under the new International Judo rules, is punished by Hansokumake (disqualification). Medves continued winning her contests winning the gold in the category. Once Medves made it to the quarter final, she recuperated Camilleri to fight in the repechage with a chance for bronze. Camilleri was adamant she was getting on the podium. She eliminated Vidorin Francesca with a drop seio nage (drop shoulder technique) for Ippon (full points) and then Maccari Martina again with drop seio nage concluding the contest with osaekomi (hold down), thus winning the bronze medal.

12 Judoka including Jeremy Saywell contested the -66kgs. He won his first contest against Gaeta Sergio with Ippon after Gaeta gave up to Saywell’s strangle. Saywell’s second contest was a tight one, but he managed to secure a Yuko with kata guruma (shoulder wheel throw) against Stefanel Gino Gianmarco and defended his advantage till the end of the contest. Stefanel then won the bronze medal. Saywell concluded his semifinal match against Modvala Romano again with a strangle. The final match was against the Slovenian Jereb Andraz. Jereb is an extremely experienced Judoka with a Grand Prix bronze medal, 4 medals in the Junior and U23 European Championships, as well as a collection of European Cup and National medals in all age categories. Jereb used his experience to throw for Wazari and [...]

By |March 5th, 2015|News|Comments Off|

PrePLAY – multinational doping prevention project.

PrePLAY – multinational doping prevention project.
On 27-28 January 2015 representatives of the NADOs of Slovenia, Estonia, Latvia, and Croatia and the Maltese Olympic Committee as well as representatives from the Institute of National Anti-Doping Organisations and the German Olympic Sports Confederation have met in Adergas, Slovenia, for the kick-off meeting of “prePLAY”.

“prePLAY” is a multinational doping prevention project initiated by the Slovenian Anti-Doping Organisation (SLOADO), which – in collaboration with organizations from four other European countries – will be implemented in Slovenia, Malta, Estonia, Latvia, and Croatia. The main purpose of “prePLAY” is the creation of a transnational network of young athletes who have knowledge about anti-doping and who act as anti-doping ambassadors for the fight against doping in sport. The innovative aspects of this doping prevention project are the focus on grassroots-level sport, the transfer of knowledge through anti-doping ambassadors, the peer-to-peer character of the project, the focus on education to prevent the use of doping, and the opportunity for retired young athletes to act as anti-doping ambassadors.

Because of its multinational character and its emphasis on peer-to-peer education, “prePLAY” is one of 20 sport projects that has successfully applied for funds from the Erasmus+ program, which is an EU programme for education, training, youth and sport. In the field of sport, Erasmus+ provides financial support for several opportunities, including collaborative partnerships, non-profit European sports events, and actions that strengthen the evidence base for policy-making.

During the two-day meetings in Adergas, the “prePLAY” project team talked about the timetable and milestones of the two-year project and how it will be implemented in the participating countries. Major activities in 2015 will be the recruitment and initial training of the anti-doping ambassadors in each of the [...]

By |February 25th, 2015|News|Comments Off|
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    Bonello and Scicluna win in ASMK Trials – Autocross and Motocross on Sunday

Bonello and Scicluna win in ASMK Trials – Autocross and Motocross on Sunday

Bonello and Scicluna win in ASMK Trials – Autocross and Motocross on Sunday

On Sunday 22nd February 2014 ‘Assocjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi’ will continue with the ASMK – Pasta Poiatti 2014/15.Championship races. This time the event will take place at the ASMK Sport Complex at Ta’ Qali where the eight (8) program for Autocross and the third for Motocross will be held. Racing starts at 11:00 am till about 5.00pm.
Look at the National Autocross Championship top ranking we find Philip Joe Vella on his Opel Corsa with 145 points. This is a marginal advantage on Christian Mark Galea on his Fiat Ritmo with 136 points. Third-ranking post is currently occupied by Vince Farrugia on a Volkswagen Polo with 112 points while fourth place is occupied by Andrew Pisani on his Vauxhall Nova with  93 points.
The Motocross riders National Classification after two races activities is a s follows. In Class A we find that Clayton Camilleri on a KTM motorcycle is leading the classification with 102 points. He is followed by Paul Muscat on another KTM but with 96 points. Third place is occupied by Edward Ciantar currently on his Kawasaki and with 79 points.

In Class B we find Ludvik Muscat on KTM is leading this class. He occupies the first place with 105 points and is followed by Adam Sultana from Gozo on his Kawasaki with 83 points. Third place is occupied by Elvin Debono with 75 points on a Kawasaki motorcycle.
Meanwhile on Sunday 15th February the Association held the third Trials Championship event. This competition was held within the ASMK premises at the Ta Qali Motorsport Complex. The program began at 9: 00am where in Class A we saw Damon [...]

By |February 18th, 2015|News|Comments Off|

ASMK rewards the Champions – Gauci wins the Enduro

ASMK rewards the Champions – Gauci wins the Enduro
On Sunday 8th  February the ‘Assocjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi’ organized the third Moto Enduro Championship event sponsored by ASMK – Pasta Poiatti 2014/15. This was organized in the Quarry at Torri Falka within the limits of Mgarr. The event started at 10.00am and was supported by Dunlop Tyres and KTM of Malta.

The 27 competitors were divided into two classes, one Class A for motorcycles with a capacity up to 250cc and Class B for motorcycles with a cylinder capacity greater than 250cc. On the 3.5 kilometers long track Daniel Caruana on a Honda 125cc registered his first best time in Class A followed by Bernard Sammut on a Yamaha 125cc and the 250cc KTM of Nigel Anastasi in 3rd place.

During the second Heats Caruana continued to improve his time and defend his position in first place. He registered a best in class time of 4 minutes 41.71 seconds. Sammut followed but did not make any improvement in his lap-time. Never the less he kept his place in second position with a best time of 4 minutes 53.27 seconds. Anastasi finished in third place with a time of 5 minutes 5.21 seconds.

In Class B there was an interesting competition between James Zahra on his Yamaha 250cc and Matthew Gauci on his 300cc KTM. From the start Zahra was seen faster and registered the best overall time in the Pole Position. He continued to better his time in the first timed Heat with 4 minutes 15.21 seconds. Till now Gauci was always in second place with a time of 4 minutes 19.07 seconds. Alex Sant Fornier on his KTM 450cc was places 3rd overall with a [...]

By |February 11th, 2015|News|Comments Off|

Golden Italian trip for the Maltese Judo Team

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After an absence for some years from Malta, the Centro Sportivo Educativo Nazionale (CSEN) from Italy returned to Malta after the CSEN Malta was set up. The Malta Judo Federation immediately affiliated and included the membership of CSEN to the national membership, thus availing itself of the insurance offered and the possibility to participate in the Italian sport calendar. The first activity the Malta Judo Federation targeted was the CSEN National Judo Championships which were held in the Palazzetto dello Sport in Monterotondo Scalo. The Maltese National team, competing under the name CSEN Malta, placed 4th out of 49 teams who competed in the Junior / Senior categories, winning 4 gold medals out of 5 athletes.

Jeremy Saywell was the first one to go to the tatami, and won his first bout in the -66kgs with a drop seoi nage (drop shoulder throw) in less than a minute. In the second contest, Saywell, first scored a yuko (1 point) with a Ko-soto-gari (minor outside reap) and then closed the match with an Ippon (full points) with the same technique. In his third contest Saywell continued beating his opponents with the Ko-soto-gari closing it with another Ippon. Jeremy’s semi-final was probably his toughest contest, as both athletes knew eachother. Pisano had spent a week training in Malta as a sparring partner in preparation for the Games of Small States of Europe. Nonetheless, Saywell closed this contest with a hat-trick –Yuko and Wazari (10 points) with kosotogari, and an Ippon through a counterattack with Tani Otoshi (valley drop) in the last seconds. In the final match, Saywell took less than a minute to secure his gold medal by throwing his opponent for Ippon.

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