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During this year’s MOC Sports Awards, top Maltese Air-Pistol Shooter was awarded the prestigious gold award for her excellent showing at the 2013 Games of the Small States of Europe held in Luxembourg during May 2013. Eleanor wrote Maltese shooting history by being the first Maltese female athlete to win a gold medal in air-pistol shooting in these games where she capped a successful year after also winning the Scottish Ladies Air-Pistol Championships earlier in the season. She was also the winner of a Silver medal at the Eley-NSRA Postal competition ‘mixed’ air-pistol event in Class A.

Junior Shooter Wins UK Competition

Gianluca Azzopardi Spiteri(left) with shooting buddy Isaac Zammit

Young Gianluca Azzopardi Spiteri, was the hero of the day last Saturday when he convincingly won the 2nd selection shoot of the UK Eley-NSRA Shooting competition in Bidnija ahead of six other air-rifle shooters in the ‘mixed’ event.

Scottish International Referee For Malta Shoot


This weekend saw the start of the first local/international shooting matches with Malta’s annual participation in the UK Eley-NSRA Target Shooting Competitions. The shoots were held this weekend at the Bidnija Indoor Range in both Air-Rifle & Air Pistol. British International Referee, Mr Colin Watson, who has also been assigned judging duties at the forthcoming Glasgow Commonwealth Games, was the guest of honour at the range to oversee these competitions. This was done in conjunction with local international referee Mr Gino Galea with assistance from Ms Lilian Calleja.

Maltese Shooter Wins Gold at the Eley-NSRA UK Competition

Mario Mallia Milanes Gold Medal Eley NSRA 2013

Two Maltese air-pistol shooters, Mario Mallia Milanes  and Stephen Vassallo from the Malta Air-Rifle & Pistol Shooting Club recently qualified  to take part in the finals of the Eley-NSRA Postal Shooting competition that was held at Bisley National Shooting Centre in England.

PN Parliamentary Group at MARPSC

PN Group Shooting

Last Saturday, the PN Parliamentary Group led by Dr Simon Busuttil and Mr Robert Cutajar spent a very interesting time at the Bidnija Shooting Ranges as part of their Sports Program. After some shotgun shooting, the group participated in a highly entertaining air-rifle shooting competition at the indoor 10m airgun range. At the end of the competition, Mr David Casa was declared as the top shooter of the day. He was closely

Maltese Target Shooters Win UK Eley-NSRA Medals


This year’s edition of the Eley-NSRA UK Competition attracted thousands of target shooters from all over England, Scotland Wales and the rest of Britain including also from Malta and the Kenya regiments.

Sports Press Malta Award For Eleanor Bezzina

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Last Sunday, Sports Press Malta has bestowed their monthly award to top Maltese Air-Pistol Shooter Eleanor Bezzina for her golden achievement at the Games of The Small States of Europe last month in Luxembourg. Together with Eleanor, double-trap shooter William Chetcuti also received a special award for his and Malta’s first gold medal in

Eleanor Bezzina Flagbearer at Mersin Med Games

Eleanor at Mersin

GSSE Gold Medallist Eleanor Bezzina was chosen as flagbearer by the Maltese Olympic Committee to lead the Maltese Team at the 2013 Mediterranean Games in Mersin, Turkey. Eleanor who qualified for the games, will be participating in the Ladies 10m Air-Pistol event that will be held at the newly constructed Erdemli Shooting Range near Mersin in Turkey.

The Maltese contingent was made up of fellow double-trap shooters, William Chetcuti and Nathan Lee Xuereb together with their coach Jimmy Bugeja.

This was a great honour for Eleanor who capped a very successful year in air-pistol shooting and a first time that a target shooter carried the flag for Malta in such prestigious games.

With best of luck for the Malta Team.

Junior Shooter Izaac Zammit Wins KMS Competition

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Izaac Zammit, a prominent shooter of the Malta Air-Rifle & Pistol Shooting Club’s junior team came first in a highly contested shooting competition at the magnificent KMS Shooting Academy in Kirkop last Saturday. Zammit was very consistent in his  first time shooting  on the simulator system that was used for the competition organized for all students attending the KMS Shooting Academy.

Malta’s Golden Girl

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Eleanor Bezzina finally made sports history for Maltese Target Shooting by convincingly winning the Ladies Air-Pistol Event at the Luxemburg GSSE 2013 last Friday. After a tense start in the qualification stage, Eleanor finished in 3rd place with 361/400 points. In the finals, Eleanor showed great mental strength to eliminate stiff competition coming from top shooters like Panteli of Cyprus(last edition winner) and Hardardottir of Iceland. She shot tremendously well for a final score of 191.2 points and with the last shot of the game the shooting range at Tramsschapp exploded with cheers for the Maltese shooter who finished on top of the list with an excellent 191.2 points. She was ahead of Iceland’s Hardardottir by 3.6 points whilst third placed Jans from Luxembourg scored 165.7.

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