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    Contingent for 2019 Games of Small States of Europe officially announced

Contingent for 2019 Games of Small States of Europe officially announced

Athlete Gianluca Chetcuti chosen as flag bearer

The Maltese Olympic Committee, today, officially named the contingent representing Malta at forthcoming Games of the Small States of Europe which will be held in Montenegro between the 27th May and 1st June.

The shortlist of athletes was announced at a press conference held earlier on this morning at the Maltese Olympic Committee’s Headquarters in the presence of officials, athletes, coaches and members of the media.

The MOC President Mr. Julian Pace Bonello will be accompanying the athletes, whilst Chef de Mission duties will be undertaken by Mr. Paul Sultana.

Director of Sport Ivan Balzan confirmed that Malta will be taking part in eight disciplines which include Athletics, Basketball, Beach Volley, Judo, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis and Tennis. A total of 80 athletes will be fielded. A number of coaches and medical officials will also be forming part of the contingent to support the athletes throughout the Games.   Mr. Balzan continued to explain that preparations have been ongoing since Team Malta’s return from the last Games and which were closely monitored by the Olympic Committee’s Technical Commission. Mr. Balzan feels that Team Malta is well poised to bring home a good medal tally.

Chef de Mission Paul Sultana went on to explain Games logistics and announced that competitions will take place in the cities of Budvar, Bar, Tivat, Cetinje and Podgorica, Montenegro. This is the first time that Montenegro will be hosting these Games since it joined the GSSE family in 2009. Sultana also announced that a number of places on the charter flights are available for those wishing to support the Maltese contingent during the Games.

A strong delegation of Sports Journalists, representing most the majority of Media houses, will be [...]

By |May 2nd, 2019|News|Comments Off on Contingent for 2019 Games of Small States of Europe officially announced|

2019 GSSE Press Conference

The Maltese Olympic Committee cordially invites you to a Media Conference in relation to the forthcoming Games of the Small States of Europe, which will take place in Montenegro between the 27th May and 1st June.

During the press conference, members of the Maltese Olympic Committee will address those present and will provide details of the latest updates, the delegation representing Malta as well as the announcement of the Flag Bearer for the Opening Ceremony.

Date: Thursday 2nd May, 2017

Time: 11:30 hrs.

Location: Maltese Olympic Committee Head Quarters, National Swimming Pool Complex, Maria Teresa Spinelli Street, Gzira

The Media will be addressed by:

Mr. Julian Pace Bonello – President ,Maltese Olympic Committee

Mr. Ivan Balzan  – Director of Sports, Maltese Olympic Committee

Mr. Paul Sultana – Director, Maltese Olympic Committee and GSSE 2019 Chef de Mission

Ms. Maria Vella-Galea – Director of Media,  Maltese Olympic Committee



·       In attendance will be a number of athletes forming part of Team Malta.

·       Your attendance, together with any member of your media team would be greatly appreciated.

·       Refreshments will be served at the end of the conference.

·       Any media queries are to be directed to Ms. Maria Vella-Galea, Director of Media & Public Relations on 9981 2345 or

By |April 25th, 2019|Events, News|Comments Off on 2019 GSSE Press Conference|

Table Football – Massimo Cremona wins the Challenge Cup

The Challenge cup was won by Massimo Cremona last Sunday.  He played against Charlie Aquilina.  It was a very challenging game and finished 2-2.  Even after the extra time the result was the same so the game had to be decided by shots.  Massimo Cremona won 3-0.

Our next appointment is for this weekend at the St George’s Band club in Bormla for the FISTF International Open ‘Citta Cospicua’

Massimo Cremona r-rebbieħ taċ-Challenge Cup

Il-Ħadd li għadda intlagħbet iċ-Challenge Cup bejn Massimo Cremona u Charlie Aquilina.  Kienet logħba akkanita li spiċċat bl-iskor ta’2-2.  Wara l-ħin suplementari r-riżultat baqa l-istess u b’hekk il-logħba ġiet deċiża bl-għoti tax-‘shots’ fejn rebaħ Massimo Cremona 3-0.

Fi tmiem din il-ġimgħa l-appuntament li jmiss huwa l’ FISTF International Open ‘Citta Cospicua’.  Dan it-turnament ser jsir ġewwa l-każin Banda San Ġorġ f’Bormla.

By |February 22nd, 2019|News|Comments Off on Table Football – Massimo Cremona wins the Challenge Cup|

ASMK ladies demolition derby 2019 on Sunday 24th

On the Sunday 24th February 2019 Assocjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi will continue with the Autocross cars sixth event of the ASMK Pasta-Poiatti National Championship 2018/2019. The event starts at 10. 00am and at the end of the day’s event the Association will be organizing the first edition of the ‘Ladies Demolition Derby’ 2019 expected to begin at 3. 00pm.

In this first edition of the Ladies Demolition Derby we will be seeing 10 competitors taking this challenge after several years supporting the male members of their family or their husbands. On Sunday 24th February the male competitors will be witnessing the event from the opposite side where each lady will be replacing them behind the steering wheel.

The Association is holding this event for the purpose of seeing further inclusion of women in motorsport though the Association held several activities dedicated to woman for several reasons in the past years. The competitors will be competing on cars no bigger than 4 meters (13 ft) long.

Meanwhile on Sunday 17th February ASMK organized the third event of the National Enduro WotoMoto 2018/2019 Championship where 16 competitors divided in four classes registered for this event. The activity was held at the ‘Tal-Ballut Blocks Ltd’ limits of Naxxar. The Association takes this opportunity to thank the site owners for accepting that we make use of this place for this type of Motor Sport.

During the day’s event we again saw Bernard Sammut on a Beta motorcycle to dominate the 2.3 kilometers long track circuit. Sammut registered the best time at the Pole Position followed by Joseph Scicluna on a KTM motorcycle and Matthew Gauci on Beta. Sammut continued to improve his timed laps during the two timed Heats and won [...]

By |February 20th, 2019|News|Comments Off on ASMK ladies demolition derby 2019 on Sunday 24th|

Zammit and Vella win in Autocross, Bonello wins in Trials

On the Sunday 17 February 2019 Assocjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi will continue with the Enduro National Championship Wotomoto 2018/2019. This third event is to take place at the Barriera tal-Ballut of Naxxar and starts at 10.00am. Riders with non-ASMK membership can participate as well.

Meanwhile an overview of the Classification after two events shows that Bernard Sammut on a 300cc Beta is leading the classification with 40 points and is followed by Ian Scicluna on a KTM and by Matthew Gauci on a Beta with 30 points each. Third placed is Carmelo Borg on a Honda with 17 points.

Meanwhile, on Sunday 10th February 2019 ASMK organized the 5th National Championship race by ASMK Pasta Poiatti 2018/2019 with 19 participants divided into three classes, that for Autocross Modified, the Standard class and the new class named Autocross Diesel class for diesel powered cars.

A look at what happened during the day. Melo Zammit on his Opel Corsa won 2 of the 3 heats and scored highest points on the day. With Zammit for the Final Class A also qualified Karl Micallef, Terence Azzopardi and Jean-Paul Grech all on Opel Corsa cars, Noel Zammit on a Fiat Punto and the Ford Fiesta of Theo Micallef.

With the departure of this Final we saw a very well start by all the finalists but Melo Zammit took the helm of the race while being followed by Noel Zammit and Theo Micallef. The race continued where all finalists one after the other made use of the Joker Lap without losing a position. During this final the only overtaking was by Jean-Paul Grech and Karl Micallef who gained a placing over Theo Micallef. The 9 Laps Final ended with Melo Zammit winning [...]

By |February 13th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Zammit and Vella win in Autocross, Bonello wins in Trials|

Informative session on Voluntary Organisations Act

The Voluntary Organisations (Amendment) Act, 2018 introduced “consequential and other amendments to the Civil Code and to the Second Schedule to the Civil Code, the Public Collections Act, the Notarial Profession and Notarial Archives Act, the Arbitration Act, the Companies Act and the Public Registry Act”

Among other requirements, the amendments stipulate that, despite being registered with both SportMalta and the Maltese Olympic Committee (MOC), all National Sports Organisations were obliged to register with the Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations. This registration was to be done within 90 days from 6th November 2018, the date legislation was approved, and fines would be due after this period.

In view of the queries raised during the last MOC Council Meeting, an information session was held on Friday 25th January 2019 at the Headquarters of the Maltese Olympic Committee. Mr Mauro Pace Parascandalo, Executive Director of the Malta Council of the Voluntary Sector, gave an informative presentation and answered questions raised by those present in relation to the registration process, legal personality, accounts formats, access to MCVS funding opportunities, and other areas of concern.

By |February 7th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Informative session on Voluntary Organisations Act|

5th Autocross race on Sunday at Ta’Qali


The Assocjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi’ (ASMK) from Sunday to Sunday is always busy and engaged to cope with the number of planned events in the ASMK calendar program. The events program is widespread throughout this season with four national championships including several special activities.

On the Sunday 10th February 2019 ASMK is to continue with the National Championship for Autocross cars. This will be the fifth event of the ASMK Pasta Poiatti National Championship. The program on Sunday starts at 11: 00 am and is to be held at the ASMK Sports Complex at Ta’ Qali.

A look at the Championship general ranking of the Autocross Modified Class shows that Terence Azzopardi is leading the scale on his Opel Corsa with 94 points and is followed by the Opel Corsa of Melo Zammit with 81 points. Third place is currently occupied by Noel Zammit on a Fiat Punto with 78 points.

In the Autocross Class for Standard cars Melvin Buttigieg on his Citroen AX is the leader of this class with 19 points and is followed by Nicovich Chircop on a Peugeot 106 and by the Opel Nova of Johann Vella, both with 17 point each. Third place driver is Jerom Peplow on his Kia Avella with 13 points.

Meanwhile on Sunday 3rd February 2019 ASMK organized the fourth race of the ‘Honda Motocross National Championship 2018/2019’ where a total of 17 competitors were divided in three classes, one of which is set for riders Over 40 who compete in the Veteran Class.

On the day of Motocross racing the track was in optimum state for this kind of sport. Racing was fast and very attractive especially on the ramps section where the riders fly several meters high [...]

By |February 6th, 2019|News|Comments Off on 5th Autocross race on Sunday at Ta’Qali|

William Chetcuti wins the MSSF Trap selection


William Chetcuti won The 2nd MSSF Trap Selection Shoot 2019 this weekend organized at Bidnija. This event was on 125 clays trap, 75 on Saturday afternoon and another 50 clays on Sunday morning. The top six shooters qualified for the final stages to determine the podium positions on Sunday afternoon.

The clear visibility and the good weather were positive factors for our shooters to reach good scores where Stephen Vella managed a straight of 25/25 and another seven scores of 24/25 were achieved by other shooters.

The results after the final stages was,


William Chetcuti placed 1st with 19-24-28-32-41.

Eugenio Borg placed 2nd with 21-24-28-33-39.

Stephen Vella placed 3rd with 20-25-28-30.

Brian Galea placed 4th with 19-23-27.

Chris Vella placed 5th with 19-23.

Mario Buhagiar placed 6th with 18.



By |February 5th, 2019|News|Comments Off on William Chetcuti wins the MSSF Trap selection|

Table Football – FISTF Grand Prix of France 2019

The FISTF Grand Prix of France 2019 was organised last weekend in Issy-les-Moulineaux. Four Maltese players were present for this tournament and also one Maltese team.

The Individual Categories were held on Saturday.  In the Open Category

Derek Conti lost in the last 16 vs Antonio Mattivieri 1-0, Massimo Cremona lost in the quarter final vs Christophe Dheur 3-0, and Jurgen Balzan lost in last 32 vs Christophe Dheur 1-0.

In the Veteran Category Jason Pisani lost in the quarter final vs David Busch 1-0.

In the U19 Category Jurgen Balzan lost in the semifinal vs Theo Modeste with the sudden death 2-1. Theo Modeste won this Category.

On Sunday there was the team event.  Valletta Subbuteo Club were present with Derek Conti, Jurgen Balzan, Pascal Scheen and Axel Donval.  They had a good tournament, but unfortunately lost in the semi finals against the winning team SC Charleroi 3-0. Jason Pisani with his Italian team Master San Remo made it to the quarter finals.

Fi tmiem il-ġimgħa li għaddiet ġie organiżżat l’FISTF Grand Prix ta’ Franza 2019 ġewwa Issy-les-Moulineaux.  Erba’ plejers Maltin ħadu sehem u kien hemm preżenti wkoll tim wieħed Malti.

Fil-ġurnata ta’ Sibt ġew organiżżati l-kompetizzjonijiet individwali.  Fil-kategorija Open Derek Conti inqala’ ma’ l-aħħar sittax kontra Antonio Mattivieri 1-0.  Massimo Cremona wasal sal-kwarti tal-finali kontra Christophe Dheur 3-0.  Jurgen Balzan wasal ma’ l-aħħar tnejn u tletin kontra Christophe Dheur 1-0.

Fil-kategorija tal-Veterani Jason Pisani wasal sal-kwarti tal-finali fejn inqala kontra David Busch 1-0.

Fil-kategorija ta’ taħt id-dsatax-il sena Jurgen Balzan tilef is-semifinali kontra Theo Modeste bi ‘sudden death’ 2-1. Theo Modeste kien ir-rebbieħ ta’ din il-kategorija.

Il-Ħadd kien hemm il-kompetizzjonijiet tat-timijiet.  Valletta Subbuteo Club li kien iffurmat minn Derek Conti, Jurgen Balzan, Pascal Scheen u Axel Donval waslu sa’ semifinali, fejn tilfu [...]

By |February 5th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Table Football – FISTF Grand Prix of France 2019|

Valletta Table Football Cup Tournament

After the success of the first edition of the Valletta Cup tournament, it is now time for the second edition.  It is going to be a bigger tournament as it is now open for past and present players of both Valletta Table Football Clubs.  There are going to be two categories, the Open Category and the Cadets Category.  This Sport is bringing honours to our Capital City and obviously to our country, so the promotion of this sport is a well-deserved investment.  Mr Ray Azzopardi encourage all past and present players to re-unite for this special tournament.  The tournament is going to be held in Valletta on the 13th of April 2019.  Registrations on email: and the closing date is the 30th of March 2019.

Wara is-suċċess tal-ewwel edizzjoni tal-Valletta Cup issa wasal iż-żmien għat-tieni edizzjoni.  Din id-darba ħa jkun turnament ikbar minħabba li ħa jkun miftuħ għall-plejers preżenti u ex-plejers taż-żewġ klabbs Beltin tat-Table Football.  It-turnament ħa jkun hemm żewġ kategoriji, dik ‘Open’ u l-oħra ‘Cadets’.  Dan huwa sport li qed iġib ħafna unuri lejn il-Belt Valletta u ovjament lejn Malta, allura kull promozzjoni lil dan l-isport hija verament mistħoqqa.  Is-Sur Ray Azzopardi iħeġġeġ lill-plejers preżenti u lill-ex-plejers biex ma’ jitilfux din l-okkażjoni li jerġgħu jinaqdu f’dan it-turnament.

It-turnament ser jsir ġewwa l-Belt Valletta fi 13 ta’ April 2019. Reġistrazzjonijiet fuq: u d-data ta’ l-għeluq ser tkun fi 30 ta’ Marzu 2019.

By |January 31st, 2019|News|Comments Off on Valletta Table Football Cup Tournament|