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Motocross season starts on Sunday 25th November

On that Sunday 25th November 2018 ASMK is to launch the ‘Honda Motocross National Championship 2018/2019’. This event will be the first competitive event of this Championship where Motocross riders in 3 different classes will be in competition for the lead right from the championship start. The previous event was a Fun Race following the summer break and an introduction to the present championship.

Meanwhile now that we are in the month of November the Association organize a Holy Mass in the ASMK complex to mark the memories of the former deceased members. The Mass on Sunday is said on site in a well prepared tent at Ta’ Qali race complex and begins at 10:00am. The Motocross Warm-Up is to start at 11:00am. All is to take place at the ASMK Sport Complex at Ta’ Qali.

The rainy weather of these last weeks have forced the Association to cancel two activities that were planned in the Events Calendar. The Enduro race for Motorcycles scheduled for Sunday 11th November now is expected to take place on Sunday 16th December. Also, the races for the Autocross Cars of Sunday 18th November are now scheduled to be held on 9th December 2018.

The Association informs that work is in progress to organize the 2018 ASMK Derby Demolition which is expected to be held on Sunday 23rd December 2018. In preparation for this Demolition Race ASMK will be holding a meeting for anyone interested in participating in this year’s edition. To be able to participate one must be 18 years of age and is in possession of a valid Driving License. The meeting will be held on Thursday 29th November 2018 in the Parish Center Hall in Triq il-Knisja, Had Dingli [...]

By |November 21st, 2018|News|Comments Off on Motocross season starts on Sunday 25th November|

Silver at the Commonwealth Judo Championships

Games of Small States of Europe Bronze Medalist, Isaac Bezzina, has made his comeback to Judo with a bang. Isaac had suffered quite a big injury off the judo mat last year and had to operate his cruciate ligaments, which kept him away from Judo for months.  He started rehab in January, and in July he was back on the tatami (judo mat), adamant to make it to the top as soon as possible. Few weeks ago, accompanied by father and coach Alex Bezzina, Bezzina spent a week training at the Olympic Training Centre of Malaga, where he had the opportunity to have several randori (free style training) with top athletes from over 19 countries.

The first competition on his program was nothing less than the Commonwealth Judo Championships in Jaipur, India.

The Senior -100kgs was contested by 4 athletes. Originally more athletes were fielded in, but due to the big visa problems in India, some athletes did not make it.

Isaac’s first match was against Sri Lanka’s Bejjara Gadara. The Sri Lankan took by surprise the Maltese in the first seconds and scored a wazari (1 point), however immediately Bezzina took control of the contest and threw the Sri Lankan with a massive Tani-otoshi (valley drop), landing his opponent bang on his back, thus scoring Ippon (full points) and winning the fight.

The second match was against the host country’s judo star, Avtar Singh, bronze medallist at the Asian Open. Bezzina opened the contest with a massive Ura-nage (rear sacrifice technique), but Avtar managed to turn and land on his face, thus giving no score to Bezzina. A minute later, came an attack from Avtar, with an unorthodox technique –  a variation of an ura nage – [...]

By |November 13th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Silver at the Commonwealth Judo Championships|

ASMK Wotomoto Enduro Ta’ Qali on Sunday 11 Nov

 

The opening of the 2018 National WotoMoto Enduro 2018/2019 Championship is to take place on Sunday 11th November at the ASMK Sport Complex at Ta’ Qali. Again this National Championship will be spread over six events where five races will be held in Malta and one more will be held in Gozo. This season is again being well supported by several quarry owners in Malta and Gozo who allow their Quarry to turned into a Moto Enduro race location. However, as is common practice the first event will be held at the ASMK Sports Complex in Ta’ Qali. The program begins at 10:00am.

This second season is again being sponsored by BETA of the firm Wotomoto Company Ltd who are the major sponsor of this ‘2018 BETA Enduro Challenge’ right from the first event of the Championship. The day’s event consists of an Enduro race against the clock from all competitors present along a special route formed at the ASMK Complex. The competitors start at one minute intervals and Lap times of the race are controlled electronically.

The winner of the day in addition to the trophy of the day will also take home a brand new BETA RR 300cc 2T motorcycle which will be presented to the winner by the WotoMoto Malta Ltd. representative. This motorcycle is given to the winner of the day to keep for a whole year and to participate in all the season’s events including all the training sessions needed as preparation for each event.

This season a new Rule will be taking effect in the way how to issue the championship final result as during last season two competitors finished with exactly the same scores. So, the Enduro Committee is taking [...]

By |November 7th, 2018|News|Comments Off on ASMK Wotomoto Enduro Ta’ Qali on Sunday 11 Nov|

Cyprus International Archery Tournament 2018.

 

Archery association of Malta
International Competitions

A contingent from the Archery Association of Malta participated in two consecutive international tournaments between the 18 October and 4 November. The team, which had been selected and training during the summer months, competed in three different categories and was composed as follows:

Compound Men: Daniel Schembri, Patrick Zammit, Ryan Zammit.
Recurve Women: Michelle Abela.
Recurve Junior Men: Jeremy Bartolo.
Head Coach: John Schembri.

During the International Indoor Tournament in Messkirch, Germany, the team performed to high standards against very stiff competition with the following scores: Daniel Schembri 559, Patrick Zammit 557, Ryan Zammit 542, whilst Michelle Abela 548 and Jeremy Bartolo 493 placed first and second in their respective categories.

Barely ten days later the same team was off again to compete in the Cyprus International Outdoor Tournament which was shot at 70m and 50m under very challenging conditions with very strong, gusty winds. The whole team again rose to the occasion with our Compound archers (D. Schembri/P. Zammit/R. Zammit) winning Silver in the Compound Men Team event against very strong teams from Greece and Cyprus whilst our Recurve archers (M. Abela/J. Bartolo) took Bronze in the Recurve Mixed Team event. In the individual matches, Ryan Zammit managed to beat the number one seed but was eliminated in the subsequent match.

The Archery Association of Malta is very satisfied that its policy of preparing and exposing its promising and dedicated archers to high level international competition is bearing good results. This work and commitment will continue under the guidance of John Schembri (Head Coach) who is also planning and implementing the Archery Association’s technical and competitive schedule for the coming year.

 

 

By |November 7th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Cyprus International Archery Tournament 2018.|

Maltese Olympic Committee Sports Awards

The Maltese Olympic Committee has announced that the annual Sports Awards will take place on Friday 7th December 2018.

More information will be circulated in due course.

 

By |November 6th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Maltese Olympic Committee Sports Awards|

ASMK AUTOCROSS SEASON LAUNCHED ON SUNDAY

On Sunday 4th November 2018 Assocjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi is to launch the first event of the 2018/2019 Autocross National Championship sponsored by Pasta Poiatti. All the cars activities will be run at the ASMK Sports Complex in Ta’ Qali. The first race starts at noon.

Currently the finishing touches are being carried out on the Autocross tracks which are needed year after year following the maintenance tasks taken in recent months. The project required on the track includes a number of interventions mainly re-building the tyres barrier along the one kilometer and a half long course as an important safety measure for the competitors while in action. The spectator areas are also revitalized thus enrichening the view of the whole complex. In addition, the work done on the track included re-construction of alternative routes so cars can be raced in two directions from the start of this championship.

Meanwhile on Sunday 28th October the 2018/2019 National Trials Championship was launched at the quarry in Fawwara limits of Siggiewi. The Association wish to thank Barbros Ltd. for allowing us to organize these types of Trials events on their property.

During the first activity we have seen a situation where in Class A, Rowen Bonello on a Beta and Antonio Leonardi on a Gas Gas motorcycle made a very good start ahead of Damon Bonello on a TRS bike. The situation in this class changed after the second section of events where Damon managed to make Clean passes in number three, four and fifth sections and  changed the final classification. Damon Bonello won this first event with only 16 penalty points on his new bike. Leonardi is placed 2nd with 21 points while Rowen Bonello had to [...]

By |October 31st, 2018|News|Comments Off on ASMK AUTOCROSS SEASON LAUNCHED ON SUNDAY|
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    Valletta & Bormla Table Football – Champions & European League

Valletta & Bormla Table Football – Champions & European League

The Champions League and the Europa League were organised both last weekend.

The Champions league was held in Palma di Mallorca in Spain and there were 24 clubs participating.  On Saturday, in the group phase Valletta SC placed 2nd. Valletta Subbuteo Club, had a positive outcome on Sunday when they reached the quarter final.  Unfortunately, they were stopped by the Italian team Reggio Emilia 3-1.  Reggio Emilia was the winning team, winning against Napoli Fighters of Massimo Cremona 2-1.  Angelo Borg with his team CCT Eagles Napoli made it to the semi-final, whilst Hansel Mallia with SC Fiamme Azzurre made it to the quarter final.  Valletta Subbuteo Club were classified 7th in the final classification.

The Europa league was organised in Valle d’Aosta in Italy with the participation of 20 clubs.  In the group phase, on Saturday Bormla SC came 2nd in the group whilst Valletta Lions TFC came 4th.  Bormla Subbuteo Club had an amazing result on Sunday by reaching the final.  The final was played against Bologna Tigers and unfortunately lost 2-0.  Valletta Lions TFC had a good result by reaching the 10th place in the final classification.  The Maltese players Tristan Fenech and John Zammit were playing with their Greek team Pireus Lion and reached the 16th place in the classification.  Jason Pisani with his Italian team Master Sanremo made it to the 3rd place.

Fi tmiem il-ġimgħa li għaddiet ġew organiżżati iċ-Champions league u l- Ewropa League.

Iċ-Champions League ġiet organiżżata ġewwa Palma di Mallorca fi Spanja fejn ħadu sehem 24 tim.  Is-Sibt intlagħbet il-fażi tal-gruppi fejn Valletta SC spiċċaw fi tieni post tal-grupp.  Il-Ħadd, Valletta Subbuteo Club kellhom riżultat sodisfaċenti ħafna meta waslu sal-kwarti finali.  Sfortunatament tilfu kontra t-tim Taljan Reggio Emilia bl-iskor [...]

By |October 29th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Valletta & Bormla Table Football – Champions & European League|

Bezzina hits a national record in Air Pistol

 

On Saturday 20 October 2018, the Malta Air Rifle and Pistol Shooting Club held competitions in both Air Pistol and Air Rifle disciplines, at the Larry Vella Hall indoor range in Bidnija.  In both events the shooters had to shoot 60 shots in 1hr 15minutes.

Air Pistol

The winner of the 10m Air Pistol event was Eleanor Bezzina, she had a very strong perfromance and broke her own record and scored 580 from 600 points classifying the new national record.  She was followed by Stephen Vassallo with 546 points and in third place Antoine Attard with 540 points.

Air Rifle

The winner of the 10m Air Rifle event was Gianluca Azzopardi Spiteri with 584.1 from 654 points, in second place Alison Formosa 575.4 points and in third place Isaac Zammit with 571.4 points.

 

Lawrence Darmanin Challenge Cup Presentation

The Malta Air Rifle and Pistol Shooting Club (MARPSC) held their presentation for the winners of the Lawrence Darmanin Challenge Cup for 2017-18.  This Challenge Cup awards the best shooters during their overall performance of the season.  This Challenge Cup is in honour of the late President of MARPSC Lawrence Darmanin who had a great passion and worked hard for target shooting.

Mr Angelo Galea, Secretary of the Malta Shooting Sport Federation announced the winners.  In the Air Pistol discipline, the winner was Eleanor Bezzina, followed by Stephen Vassallo and Raymond Cacciattolo.

In the Air Rifle discipline, the winner was Alison Formosa, followed by Michael Xuereb and William Vella.

Eleanor Bezzina and Alison Formosa were the overall winners who were presented with the Shield.

The tropies and shields were presented by Mrs Josianne Darmanin, widow of late Lawrence Darmanin.

 

By |October 25th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Bezzina hits a national record in Air Pistol|

Bidu eccellenti ghac-champion Malti Mauro Anastasi

 

By |October 25th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Bidu eccellenti ghac-champion Malti Mauro Anastasi|

Table Football – Bidu tal-Kampjonat Malti 2018/19

Il-Ħadd li għadda ingħata bidu għall-kampjonat Malti tat-table football.  Dan il-kampjonat jiġi organiżżat mill-M.T.F.S.A.

Dan il-kampjonat li jintlagħab fuq bażi individwali, hu maqsum f’żewġ diviżjonijiet, dik tal-Premier u tal-Ewwel Diviżjoni.

Dan l-istaġun, il-kampjonat ser jintlagħab fuq sitt iħdud. Il-ġranet l-oħra huma is-27 ta’ Jannar 2019, is-17 ta’ Frar 2019, is-17 ta’ Marzu 2019, is-7 ta’ April 2019 u bl-aħħar ġurnata tintlagħab fis-26 ta’ Mejju 2019.

Il-kampjonat ser ikun qed jintlagħab fis-sala tal-każin tal-Banda San Ġorġ f’Bormla.

Il-logħob jibda fit-8.30am u jispiċċa fis-2.00pm.

Il-pubbliku mħeġġeġ jattendi għal dawn il-logħbiet u d-dħul hu mingħajr ħlas.

Maltese League kick-off 2018/19

Last Sunday was the first day of the local league of Table Football Season 2018/19.  This individual league is organised by the MTFSA, and it will be divided in two categories, the Premier and the First division.

The league will be spread over 6 Sundays. The other match days will be on the 27th of January 2019, 17th of February 2019, 17th of March 2019, 7th of April 2019 and the last match will be on the 26th of May 2019.

This event is going to be held at St. George’s Band Club in Cospicua between 8.30am and 2.00pm. The public is invited to attend. Free entrance.

By |October 24th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Table Football – Bidu tal-Kampjonat Malti 2018/19|