Air-rifle season’s record score for William Vella

Monday, September 20, 2010, 16:00

William Vella, after being selected by the Maltese Olympic Committee to represent Malta in the 10m Air-Rifle & 50m Prone Rifle events of the Commonwealth Games in India next month, yesterday powered himself to victory in the air-rifle shooting competition.

He participated at the September shoot organized by MARPSC at the MSSF Airgun Shooting ranges to win 1st place with the season’s best score of 577/600. He also shot a formidable 102.2 in the final that followed for a total score of 679.2 final score. Lawrence Darmanin was second owith a total score of 639.4 and Michael Xuereb followed in third place with a combined final score of 597.8.

Meanwhile in the air-pistol event, Eleanor Bezzina who will also be accompanying William at the Commonwealth games, also gave a good showing to win this event with a score of (362 + 97.2) 459.2.It is to be noted that Eleanor obtained a personal best score in this final.  Josette Calleja followed in second place with a combined total score of 410.8 points. Ray Cacciattolo obtained a total of 616.5 in the men’s air-pistol event.

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