Ge­orge Mif­sud wins Van­guard Tro­phy

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

Ge­orge Mif­sud claimed the first tro­phy of the year at the South­ern Shoot­ing Club with new ISSF Shot­gun fi­nals for­mat.

This event was or­gan­ised on 50 clay tar­gets, where the top six ath­letes af­ter the end of the qual­i­fi­ca­tion rounds qual­i­fied for the fi­nals stages.

The new fi­nals for­mat is ba­si­cally a knock out or an elim­i­na­tion com­pe­ti­tion and it con­sists of five ex­tra stages of ad­di­tional tar­gets.

New BIB num­bers 1 to 6 are is­sued with the high­est ranked ath­lete in the qual­i­fi­ca­tion rounds be­ing given BIB No. 1 and the low­est ranked handed BIB No. 6.

Scores ob­tained in the qual­i­fi­ca­tion rounds are not car­ried for­ward, how­ever, the fi­nals stages scores are cu­mu­la­tive and the re­sults will be added from stage to stage and car­ried for­ward.

At the be­gin­ning of the first stage, 25 tar­gets con­sist­ing of 2 left, 2 right and 1 cen­tre tar­get from each of the 5 sta­tions will be shot at from a sin­gle shot.

An­other 25 tar­gets in stages two, three, four and five also con­sist of 2 left, 2 right and 1 cen­tre tar­get from each sta­tion and also to be shot from a sin­gle shot.

Af­ter ev­ery stage the low­est scorer must re­tire and ranked ac­cord­ingly.

This Sun­day’s six over­all shoot­ers were:

1st Ge­orge Mif­sud 33/50 +3 – Gold Medal (Qual­i­fi­ca­tion Score 41/50)

2nd Frank Scorfna 33/50 + 2 – Sil­ver Medal (Qual­i­fi­ca­tion Score 37/50)

3rd Carmel Briffa 25/40 – Bronze Medal (Qual­i­fi­ca­tion Score 38/50)

4th Ge­orge Cas­sar 21/35 (Qual­i­fi­ca­tion Score 37/50)

5th Brian Galea 17/30 (Qual­i­fi­ca­tion Score 36/50)

6th Clay­ton Carabott 11/25 (Qual­i­fi­ca­tion Score 41/50)

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

Class A

1st Ge­orge Mif­sud 41/50 2nd Brian Galea 36/50 3rd Sean Rizzo 35/50

Class B

1st Clay­ton Carabott 41/50 2nd Frank Scorfna 37/50 (Count Back Rule)

3rd Ge­orge Cas­sar 37/50

Class C

1st Carmel Briffa 38/50 2nd Joe Zam­mit 30/50 (Count Back Rule)

3rd Ni­cholas Schem­bri 30/50

The MSSF Shot­gun Trap pro­gramme will con­tinue next Sun­day at the Bid­nija Ranges with the com­pe­ti­tion for the Vas­sons Tro­phy.

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