MARPSC Se­lec­tion Com­pe­ti­tion for GSSE San Marino 2017

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The Malta Air Ri­fle & Pis­tol Shoot­ing Club or­gan­ised its first se­lec­tion com­pe­ti­tion (from 4) to qual­ify for GSSE to be held in San Marino in June 2017.

Pos­i­tive scores were recorded and three shoot­ers have al­ready ob­tained their Min­i­mum Qual­i­fy­ing Score (MQS).

10m Air Pis­tol event

Both male and fe­male shoot­ers had to shoot 60 shots in 1hr 15 mins. Eleanor Bezzina took the lead with a to­tal of 571 from 600 points, fol­lowed by Ray­mond Cac­ciat­tolo with 545 points and Stephen Vas­sallo with 531.

The first 40 of the 60 shots were the qual­i­fy­ing for the women’s event were Eleanor ob­tained the MQS with a to­tal of 380 from 400 points.

In the fi­nal round, no changes were recorded and Eleanor won the ‘mixed’ Air Pis­tol event with a to­tal of 198.0 fol­lowed by Cac­ciat­tolo with 188.6 and in third place Vas­sallo with 167.9.

10m Air Ri­fle event

60 shots were shot in 1hr 15mins in the Air Ri­fle event qual­i­fi­ca­tion com­pe­ti­tion, where Ali­son For­mosa gave a good show and took the lead with a to­tal of 609.8 from 654 points, fol­lowed by Wil­liam Vella with 600.7 and Gian­luca Az­zopardi Spi­teri with 580.1.

Here two shoot­ers ob­tained their MQS, namely, Ali­son For­mosa in the women’s Air Ri­fle and Wil­liam Vella in the men’s Air Ri­fle event.

In a close mark­ing fi­nal, Wil­liam with 199.0 points, just 1.2 points ad­van­tage on Ali­son with a to­tal of 198.2 points, se­cured first place. Gian­luca Az­zopardi placed third.

Wales AirGun com­pe­ti­tion 2016

A few days ago, Gian­luca Az­zopardi Spi­teri (Air Ri­fle), An­toine At­tard (Air Pis­tol), Josephine Galea Calleja (Air Pis­tol) and Stephen Vas­sallo (Air Pis­tol) par­tic­i­pated in the in­ter­na­tional Wales AirGun com­pe­ti­tion 2016 which was held at the Sport Wales Na­tional Cen­tre in Cardiff.

The con­tin­gent re­turned home with two bronze medals.

In the Air Ri­fle Ju­nior Men event, Gian­luca Az­zopardi took third place and a bronze medal with a to­tal of 579.1 points.

In the Air Pis­tol men’s event, Stephen Vas­sallo placed third place in Cat­e­gory B and was awarded a bronze medal. He had a score of 579.1 points.

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