Ray Cacciatolo wins mixed Air-Pistol event

Monday, July 12, 2010, 9:50

A competition in Air-Rifle & Air-Pistol Shooting was held last Saturday at the Bidnija Airgun Ranges. This was the first competition in new format that will form part of a Summer League and will help the shooters to keep up with their training in preparation for their participation in the Welsh Airgun Championships to take place in Cardiff next October.

In searing heat and high humidity, all the shooters tried to put on their best performance and achieve the high scores that they obtained in Sicily last month. After some enduring matches, Lawrence Darmanin made a good comeback after some 5 months being sidelined with injuries, to win the air-rifle event with a 548 score. He was followed in second place with a tied score by Annabel Borg and Michael Xuereb both scoring 507 points. The latter shooter was then declared 2nd on count-back.

In the ‘mixed’ Air-Pistol event, Ray Cacciattolo obtained the highest score of the afternoon to take first place with a score of 541 points ahead of Eleanor Bezzina who took 2nd place with a score of 528 points. Martin Greach was third with a 508 score while Josette Calleja was 4th with a score of 487 points.

The Shooting League continues in 2 week’s time with another challenging competition in air-rifle and air-pistol and which is open to all club members.

In the meantime Darren Vella won the MSG Skeet Selection shoot as this weekend at The Malta Shooting Sport Federation ranges at Bidnija, the MSG Selection Shoot was organized in preparation for The Commonwealth Games.

Darren Vella placed first with 112+24=136, Joe Muscat placed second with 107+25=132+s/off+3, Clive Farrugia placed third with 110+22=132+s/of+1. Noel Scicluna placed fourth with 107+21=128, Jason Sciberras placed fifth with 106+20=126, and Paul Sant placed sixth with 105+20=125.

Classification:

Class A 1st Darren Vella 45/50. 2nd Paul Sant 44/50

Class B 1st Ian Grima 44/50. 2nd Joe Muscat 44/50

The trophies for this competition were sponsored and presented by MSG Director Jason Sciberras.

During The Double Trap Selection Shoot at Bidnija, William Chetcuti managed 46, 48 and 45 for a total of 139/150. (ISSF MQS). Junior shooter Nathan Lee Xuereb improved his scores today placing second with 46, 48 and 44 for a total of 138/150.(ISSF MQS). Matthew Grech placed third with 43, 37 and a remarkable 48 for a total of 128/150 (ISSF MQS) whilst Derek Bonanno placed fourth with 38, 36 and 36 for a total of 110/150.





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