Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Gozitan shooter, Marcello Attard won the Aquilina Shield at the Bidnija Shooting Ranges on Independence Day, 21 September 2016, beating Bozhidar Dimitrov in the Gold Medal Match with the score of 13/16 to 10/16.
After the semi-final, Bozhidar Dimitrov advanced to the Gold Medal Match with the score of 15/16 while the young shooter from Gozo and Jason Agius had a tie score of 14/16 hit targets.
In the shoot-off to decide who will go for Gold, Marcello Attard came on top with the score of 14/16+4 to Jason Agius’s score of 14/16+3 who on the other hand went on to win the Bronze Medal Match vs. Silvio Attard with the score of 14/16 to 10/16.
Silvio Attard’s semi-final score was 13/16.
The two other shooters, who did not make it through to the Medal Matches after the semi-final stages were, Joe Muscat with the score of 12/16 and Marcello’s brother, Marlon Attard, who managed 11/16 hits.
Marcello Attard also shot a perfect straight of 25/25.
The Independence Day Trophies were presented to the top three shooters in their respective classes who concluded their two qualification rounds with the following scores;
1st Marlon Attard 46/50
2nd Joe Muscat 46/50
3rd Silvio Attard 46/50
1st Marcello Attard 48/50
2nd Edwin Zammit 44/50
3rd Jason Agius 44/50
The MSSF Shotgun Skeet Programme will continue on Sunday, 02 October 2016 at the Bidnija Ranges with the Mula Trophy.