Stephen Vella wins trap event

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

Stephen Vella claimed first place of the Trap event in aid of the Marigold Foun­da­tion that was held at the Qormi Clay Shoot­ing Club this week­end.

This event was or­gan­ised on 50 qual­i­fi­ca­tion tar­gets, with the top six shoot­ers over­all, ad­vanc­ing to the semi-fi­nal stage and even­tu­ally the Medal matches.

This Sun­day’s semi-fi­nal­ists were Stephen Vella who qual­i­fied with the score of 48/50, Frank Scorfna with 46/50 hits, Ge­orge Mif­sud scored 42/50, Joe Xuereb man­aged 41/50 hits and Chris Vella to­gether with Clay­ton Carabott both hit 40/50 tar­gets.

This was Stephen Vella’s first achieve­ment of the sea­son when he beat Frank Scorfna in the Gold Medal match with a per­fect straight of 15/15 hits to 11/15 hit tar­gets.

At the end of the semi-fi­nal, three shoot­ers tied scores with 13/15 hits.

Stephen Vella and Frank Scorfna passed through the three­way shoot-off to qual­ify for the Gold Medal match with the score of 13/15+4, leav­ing Ge­orge Mif­sud in the Bronze Medal match with 13/15+3 hits.

There, Mif­sud faced Joe Xuereb who had qual­i­fied for bronze with 11/15 hits.

Mif­sud beat Xuereb 9/15 to 8/15 hits to col­lect the Bronze medal.

Chris Vella fin­ished in fifth place over­all when he hit 9/15 clays and Clay­ton Carabott closed the match in sixth place with 6/15 hits.

The top three shoot­ers in their re­spec­tive classes con­cluded their two qual­i­fi­ca­tion rounds with:

Class A

1st Stephen Vella 48/50 2nd Ge­orge Mif­sud 42/50 3rd Nicky Carabott 39/50

Class B

1st Frank Scorfna 46/50 2nd Joe Xuereb 41/50 3rd Clay­ton Carabott 40/50

Class C

1st Chris Vella 40/50 2nd Ray­mond Mi­callef 36/50 3rd Romeo Cas­sar 35/50

The MSSF Shot­gun Trap pro­gramme will con­tinue on Sun­day at the Bid­nija ranges with the Gaba Di­a­monds Tro­phy.

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