New Facebook Page for MARPSC

MARPSC Facebook

A new Facebook page has been launched for the club.  You will find interesting discussions and chats along with competition results and photographs.  This page is being maintained by two of our youngest members Gianluca Azzopardi Spiteri and Isaac Zammit.

Follow us on: www.facebook.com/maltashooting

Competition Season 2014 Kickstart

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The first Air Rifle and Air Pistol competition was held at Bidnija ranges on Saturday 4th October 2014.  The competition was hotly contested by all shooters resulting in good overall high scores. Follow the results and comments on our new Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/maltashooting.

Following the loss of our club president Lawrence Darmanin, this year the competition shall be named in his honour and towards his beloved memory. The competition shall be called the Lawrence Darmanin Shield.  Dearest Lawrence you will always be remembered and deeply missed.

MOC GOLD AWARD FOR ELEANOR BEZZINA

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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

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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

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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.

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