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JAMES GALEA WINS NCR TRAP TROPHY

James Galea made it to the highest podium position today when he won The NCR Trap selection shoot organized by The Malta Shooting Sport Federation at Bidnija. This event was on 125 clays trap, with the top six to qualify for the final stages.William Chetcuti and Brian Galea managed a straight of 25/25 each during the qualification rounds.

James Galea placed 1st with 112/125 – 20-24-27-31-38+shoot off +3
Mario Buhagiar placed 2nd with 113/125 – 20-24-29-32-38+shoot off+2
Brian Galea placed 3rd 109/125 – 20-23-26-31.
William Chetcuti placed 4th with 118/125 – 18-23-25.
Gianluca Chetcuti placed 5th with 110/125 – 19-21.
Mikaela Galea placed 6th with 108/125 – 18.

Class A 1st James Galea 47/50
            2nd William Chetcuti 47/50
            3rd Mario Buhagiar 45/50
Class B 1st Mikaela Galea 46/50
             2nd Gianluca Chetcuti 43/50
             3rd Paul Sant 42/50
Class C 1st Reno Gatt 40/50
            2nd Jason Magri 39/50
           3rd Michael Galea 33/50

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    ASMK Champions Awards On Saturday – Project Track Motocross at Ta’ Qali

ASMK Champions Awards On Saturday – Project Track Motocross at Ta’ Qali

 

On Saturday 24 February the Assocjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi will be organizing the Annual event to honour the ASMK Champions of 2016/2017. On this occasion ASMK will also be distributing several other honours won by competitors during this last year.

Thanks to President of Malta this event will be again held in Verdala Palace on Saturday 24th February 2018. Invited to attend are the Parliamentary Secretary for Youth, Sport and Voluntary Organizations Dr. Clifton Grima, the Opposition Spokesperson for Sport Hon. Ryan Callus, the Chairman of Sport Malta Dr. Luciano Busuttil, Sport Malta CEO Dr Chris Bonnet, President MOC Mr Julian Pace Bonello and several sponsors and Honorary Members of the Society.

Meanwhile the Association held a press conference 20th February 2018 at GasanZammit Motors Ltd. Showroom where the Company announced to sponsor another project for restructuring of the Motocross track at Ta Qali. The company will be sponsoring ASMK through Honda for the 2018 National Motocross Championship season.

During this conference the speakers were ASMK President Mr. Frans Deguara who talked in general about the achievements of the Association and its present importance towards motorcycling competitors in championships abroad. Mr John Cassar President for Motocross explaining in detail about the current project sponsored by Honda brand. Mr. Manfred Galea Brand Manager of Gazan Zammit Motors Company Ltd said that he along with his team are happy to continue to assist Maltese Motorsport. He explained that the Company’s relationship with this Association started last year when his company made use of the ASMK track for the Official Launching of the Isuzu Dmax brand of vehicles. Mr Galea also said that GasanZammit company wanted to continue to offer its assistance to ASMK in the field of Motorcycle [...]

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    Determined performance by Elise Pellegrin in Women’s Slalom

Determined performance by Elise Pellegrin in Women’s Slalom

Following yesterday’s disappointing day for Malta at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics,  Malta’ Elise Pellegrin made up with a determined performance in the Women’s Slalom event today  at Yongpyong Alpine Centre when she finished in 50th place amongst 74 athletes.

Pellegrin started with a strong first session.  With a potential time to give her a top 30 placing, Pellegrin went a bit wide on one the gates but handled the course well to still enable a 56th place finish and attempt a second run.

In the second session, held in the afternoon Pellegrin skied much more confidently and improved her position by 6 places to end up 50th position from 74 athletes.

Considering the tough windy and icy conditions Pellegrin handled the slope very well today finishing well ahead of other competing countries.  Sweden’s Frida Hansdotter won the gold medal with a total time of 1.38.63,  Silver Medal went to Swiss Wendy Holdener + 0.05 whilst Austrian athlete Katharina Gallhuber settled for bronze + 0 . 32 sec.

This was Pellegrin’s second Olympic experience following her debut in Sochi Olympiad in 2014.  In Pyeongchang, Pellegrin was accompanied by  her coach Marvin Hocquax. Chef de Mission for Malta was Dr.Lucienne Attard.

Photo Credit: Dr. Lucienne Attard

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Malta Air Rifle & Pistol Club Competition

 

On Saturday 10 February, the Malta Air Rifle & Pistol Shooting Club held its nineth competition of the season at the Larry Vella Hall indoor range in Bidnija.

10m Air Pistol and Air Rifle

Following a qualifing competition of 60 shots the standings from 600 points of the first three shooters were as follows:

Eleanor Bezzina                       574 points
Stephen Vassallo                    544 points
Raymond Cacciottolo            543 points

 

In the final round, shooters had to shoot a maximum of 24 shots.  Following her personal best in the qualification, Eleanor confirmed her strong performance and won the ‘mixed’ Air Pistol event with a total of 237.0 points.  Raymond Cacciottolo managed to overcome Stephen Vassallo and placed in second place with a total of 221.3.  Stephen Vassallo followed in third place with a score of 203.8.

In the Air Rifle event Alison Formosa scored a total of 569.3 from 654 points.

 

Grand Prix of France 2018

The pistol shooter Eleanor Bezzina, just returned from the Grand Prix of France, held in Fleury les Aubrais.  She managed to secure her place with the top eight shooters for the final round, after a qualifying score of 565 from 600 points.  Eleanor’s start in the final was very competitive were she was in second place,  though a bad shot left her with no chances for the podium and placed fifth.

Eleanor joined the Luxembourgish shooter Marco Nunes and competed in the Air Pistol 10m Mixed Team event.  She scored a total of 379 whilst Marco scored 370 from 400points each and they managed to place seventh from a total of 27 teams.

Competing in this Grand Prix was possible thanks to the Maltese Olympic Committee.

 

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    BOWLING – It-Tim Malti jiffoka sabiex iżomm l-ewwel post fil-kampjonati tal-Mediterran

BOWLING – It-Tim Malti jiffoka sabiex iżomm l-ewwel post fil-kampjonati tal-Mediterran

Il-Malta Tenpin Bowling Association ħabbret l-għażla tat-Tim Nazzjonali għall-Kampjonati tal-Bowling tal-Mediterran li jmiss. Il-kampjonati jsiru kull sena f’April u huma miftuħin għall-Pajjiżi Mediterranji kollha. Kull pajjiż se jibgħat tim ta’ 4 bowlers, żewg irġiel u żewġ nisa.

Il-proċess tal-għażla kien ibbażat fuq 24 logħba. Ir-rebbieħa huma Sue Abela, Sara Xuereb, Mauro Anastasi, Justin Caruana Scicluna. L-erbgħa li huma għandhom esperjenza vasta f’dawn il kampjonati tal-Mediterran u huma lkoll rebbieħa ta’ diversi medalji fil-passat. Fil-fatt, Sue Abela ikontestat rekord ta’ 20 edizzjoni u hija l-aktar bowler li qatt rebħet medalji f’dawn il-kampjonati.

It-tim Malti kien rebaħ 5 medalji fl-aħħar edizzjoni li saert ġewwa s-Slovenja, liema medalji poġġew lil Malta fil-quċċata tal-lista tal-medalji mirbuħa fl-edizzjonijiet kollha precedenti, b’rebħ ta’ 39 medalji tad-deheb f’għoxrin edizzjoni. Il-Greċja tinsab fit-tieni post segwita minn Franza u mill-Italja. It-team Malti qed jitħarreg bis-serjetà ħalli jiddefendu l-ewwel post tagħna.

L-edizzjoni tal-2018 ser issir fit-Turkija.

 

MTBA Portal: www.bowlingmalta.org

Medal Standing:  http://mbc-bowling.com/standings.htm

 

www.bowlingmalta.org

All Time medal tally over 20 editions of the Mediterranean Bowling Championships:

Source:   http://mbc-bowling.com/standings.htm

 

Federation
Gold
Silver
Bronze

Malta
39
25
33

Greece
37
29
31

France
22
15
14

Italy
19
31
35

Israel
14
14
23

Spain
11
19
13

Turkey
8
12
11

Cyprus
7
8
11

Slovenia
6
8
9

Catalonia
4
7
6

Croatia
1
0
2

San Marino
0
1
1

Gibraltar
0
0
1

Tunisia
0
0
0

Morocco
0
0
0

 

Paul Baldacchino

President

Malta Tenpin Bowling Association (MTBA)

 

 

 

 

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    BOWLING- Team Malta to defend leading spot in all-time medal tally

BOWLING- Team Malta to defend leading spot in all-time medal tally

The Malta Tenpin Bowling Association announced the selection of Team Malta for the upcoming Mediterranean Bowling Championships. The championships are held every year in April and are open to all Mediterranean Countries. Each country will send a team of 4 bowlers.

The selection process was based over 24 games. The eventual winners are Sue Abela, Sara Xuereb, Mauro Anastasi, Justin Caruana Scicluna. All four bowlers have previous experience in the Mediterranean Championships and have won medals for Malta. Actually, Sue Abela has already contested a record 20 editions and is the most decorated bowler in the championships.

Team Malta won 5 medals in the last edition held in Slovenia to place Malta in the leading spot of the all time medal tally with 39 Gold medals over the 20 editions. Greece are in second place followed by France and Italy. The team is preparing and training hard to defend Malta’s leading spot.

The 2018 edition will be held in Turkey.

 

MTBA Portal: www.bowlingmalta.org 

Medal Standing:  http://mbc-bowling.com/standings.htm

  

Paul Baldacchino
President
Malta Tenpin Bowling Association (MTBA)

www.bowlingmalta.org

 

All Time medal tally over 20 editions of the Mediterranean Bowling Championships:

Source:   http://mbc-bowling.com/standings.htm

 

Federation
Gold
Silver
Bronze

Malta
39
25
33

Greece
37
29
31

France
22
15
14

Italy
19
31
35

Israel
14
14
23

Spain
11
19
13

Turkey
8
12
11

Cyprus
7
8
11

Slovenia
6
8
9

Catalonia
4
7
6

Croatia
1
0
2

San Marino
0
1
1

Gibraltar
0
0
1

Tunisia
0
0
0

Morocco
0
0
0

 

 

 

 

 

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Elise Pellegrin gearing up for competition in Pyeonghchang

Malta’s only athlete at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang is gearing up for competition.

Elise Pellegrin will be proudly carrying the Maltese flag during the Opening Ceremony which starts at 12:00hrs, Central European Time.

Malta will be the 24th country to enter the parade according to the Korean alphabet. Greece, as the creators of the Olympic Games traditionally go in first, whilst Korea, as hosts, enter the parade last.

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    The winning streak continues:- Elaine Genovese and Francesca Curmi secure place in ITF Women’s Circuit Semi-Finals

The winning streak continues:- Elaine Genovese and Francesca Curmi secure place in ITF Women’s Circuit Semi-Finals

Francesca Curmi, following on from her impressive display last week which saw her come through winning the ITF Junior Grade 2 Tournament, returns this week to the ITF Women’s Circuit Tournament being played in Hammamet, Tunis, joining up with Maltese tennis star Elaine Genovese in the female doubles.

The Maltese duo played the quarter-finals today against third seeds Sandra Samir and Cindy Burger, the latter having a solid Career High Singles Ranking of (134). Genovese and Curmi gave a spectacular performance, with Curmi and Genovese winning comfortably 6-2, 6-4.

Genovese who has enjoyed a lot of success in the past with notable highlights and Curmi who is Malta’s rising star have shown to be strong contenders on Court, both of whom are current professional players trained at Asciak Tennis Academy under the direction of coach Matthew Asciak.

Looking ahead, the girls now await to play their semi-finals scheduled for today, Friday 9th February against the Serbian Natalija Kostic and Jelena Simic from Bosnia.

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Camilleri brothers continue to dominate ASMK Motocross

On Sunday 4th February 2018 Assocjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi continued with an activity of the Honda Motocross National Championship 2017/2018. For this competition 21 competitors divided into three classes registered for this race held at Ta Qali ASMK Sports Complex.

During the day in Class A where riders with experience and skills in this field compete, we saw Kyle Camilleri on his KTM to dominate the qualification race. During this pre-race event Kyle was followed by Carmelo Borg on his Honda and Clayton Camilleri on a KTM. During the following two other Heats which count for the day’s Championship Points Kyle Camilleri register a record lap time and also won the first Heat. But in the second Heat it was Klye’s brother Clayton Camilleri who won this Heat ahead of Kyle Camilleri who finished in second place. The Final Result of the day for this Class A states that Clayton is declared as the winner and followed by his brother Kyle Camilleri. Both Camilleri’s compete on KTM motorcycles while third placed Carmel Borg rides on a Honda. Fourth place is awarded to Stefan Dimech on his Honda while fifth placed James Zahra rides a Sherco MX Bike.

In Class B we saw Bernard Sammut on his sponsored Beta to dominate this class where he managed to win both the qualifying and the Heats of the day. In the final day’s results Sammut was followed by Daniel Caruana on a Honda while third placed rider is Christopher Hartmann on a KTM. Fourth and fifth places were won by Krist Falzon and Michael Sant respectively both riding on Husqvarna motorcycles.

In the Veterans Class is held for riders of the age of 40 years and more but who [...]

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Maltese contingent settling in Pyeongchang Olympic Village

 

Officials of the Maltese Olympic Committee are currently in the Pyeongchang Olympic Village and are making the last minute preparations before the arrival of Malta’s Alpine Skier Elise Pellegrin, who will arrive in Korea this evening (Tuesday 6th February) accompanied by her coach Marvin Hocquaux

The Maltese contingent will be attending a Team Welcome Ceremony hosted by the Mayor on Thursday, where an exchange of gifts will take place.

The Winter Olympic Games Opening Ceremony will take place on Friday 9th February at 12:00hrs CET,

Malta’s Pellegrin will be in action on the slopes on Monday 12th February and Wednesday 14th February.

 

Photos Courtesy: Dr. Lucienne Attard

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