MSSF Airgun Shooters in UK Pistol Competition

Friday, December 9, 2011, 14:27

This weekend, Malta’s top Airgun shooters participated in the first of three local shooting competitions that will see them competing with top shooters from all over Britain in the NSRA/Eley Postal Shooting Competition 2011. Postal Shooting Competitions are very popular in Britain as numerous shooters can take part without having the need for travelling. The best of 3 scores are sent by the club secretaries to the UK’s National Shooting Body i.e. the National Smallbore Rifle Association for eventual classification. After phase one, the top shooters qualify for the second round after which the best shooters in the various classes will take part in the finals at the UK National Shooting Ranges in Bisley next October 2012. Medals, Silver and Gold bars to the tune of 15 000 Lstg sponsored by Eley Ammunitions Ltd, await all these finalists.

All male and female shooters compete together and had to shoot 40 shots in 1 hour 15 minutes. In the air-pistol category, Eleanor Bezzina won this event in grand style by registering a best score of 375/400 points. Another excellent score was achieved by Stephen Vassallo when he shot a personal best of 360/400 points for a merited 2nd place. Ray Cacciattolo also did very well to take third place with a score of 354/400 points. Josette Calleja was fourth on 330/400 points, Martin Grech 5th on 307/400 points and Mario Mallia Milanes in 6th place with 260/400 points.

In the Air-Rifle event, Romeo Zuber was the winner in the mixed competition with 348/400 points and was followed by newcomer Alison Bezzina in second place who obtained 325/400 points.

The next competition valid for the NSRA/Eley Postal competition, will be held at the Bidnija Indoor Airgun Range on the 17th of December.





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