MARPSC Shooters at The European Commonwealth Federation Shooting Championships 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011, 23:45

Three Maltese shooters, Eleanor Bezzina – Air-Pistol (Ladies), Stephen
Vassallo – Air-Pistol (Men), and Lawrence Darmanin – Prone Rifle (Men), took
part in this year’s edition of the CSF(ED) which took place at Bisley
Shooting Ranges in England from the 23rd to the 25th of September.

The highlight of this participation was Eleanor Bezzina who achieved an
excellent score of 370/400 in the qualification round to enter the final in
7th place. After a tense final 10 shots, Eleanor managed to improve her
final standing position to 6th place with a final score of 92.8 points. It
is important to note that several of the shooters taking part in this
competition have already qualified to represent England in the oncoming
Olympic Games.

Stephen Vassallo also did very well considering that this was his first
participation in a foreign competition abroad. In the qualification round he
scored a good 524/600 but unfortunately this was not high enough to enable
him to qualify for the final.

Lawrence Darmanin took part in the 50m Prone Rifle event  and again this was studded with some great shooters some of whom have also qualified for the 2012 London Olympic Games. Lawrence obtained a score of 562/600.

Next year the CSF(ED) will be taking place on the British Island of Jersey
where all the shooting disciplines including the pistol events (which were
missing in Bisley) will be organised.





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