The Executive of the association met yesterday to discuss the current situation in relation to COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines published by the Local Health Authorities and Sportmalta.
Following the decision taken on the 12th March to suspend and postpone all games the Executive committee unanimously decided to cancel out all remaining games and competitions scheduled in this season that would have come to an end in June. In this regard the season is now being declared closed and no teams are being recognized as champions of their respective category. No promotions and relegations will take place.
During the coming Annual General Meeting, for which a date will be communicated at a later stage, the association will be announcing an incentive scheme, to be applied for next season, for all club members that participated during this season.
Duncan Pisani claimed victory of the third and final db World Ranking Tournament having the better of Clive Baldacchino 8-3 in the final played last Friday at St. George’s Band Club Qormi.
Pisani was in a great form and left few instances to Baldacchino to recover. Both players qualified for the national team that will be representing Malta in the World Championships being held in England in November. Pisani and Baldacchino joined Ryan Pisani, Kevin Mercieca, Joseph Casha, Duncan Edwards, Antione Aquilina and Wayne Bonnici.
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Tonio Mifsud overwhelmed ex Over 50’s World Champion Christ Mills in the final of the Over 50’s World Rank Tour 3. Mifsud was in great shape and form and went on to beat Mills 8-5 and gained a spot in the category’s national time that will be participating in the coming World Championships in England in November.
Mifsud will be joining already qualified Joseph Psaila, Ray Caruana, Brian Grech and Marco Bonello in the national team while Marcel Micallef and Alfred Attard will be contesting a decider for the final spot.
Scott Muscat won his second consecutive World Rank Tournament this time having the better of Christian Spiteri 8-2 in the final. Thanks to this victory Muscat secured the number one spot of the Under 23’s category and will end the season as local champion. Spiteri won a place in the Under 23’s national team, together with Scott Muscat & Dejan Grech, that will be representing Malta in the coming World Championships being held in England in November. Rudger Xerri and Elcid Aquilina will be playing a decider to clinch the last spot in the same national team.
Every beginning has an end and another European Championships have just gone by. Once again Malta left its mark achieving great results.
Mens Team C managed by Joe Aquilina lifted the trophy of the category while the Mens Team A and the Under 23’s were only defeated in the final.
Dejan Grech conqeured the Under 23’s singles category and also achieved another impressive result reaching the semi finals of the Mens Singles Championships together with Ray Caruana.
Three Maltese players won the best Player of the Tournament for their categories. Lyden Debono in the Mens A category, Antione Aquilina in the Mens C Category while Scott Muscat grabbed the Under 23’s category award.
Next international event is the World Championships being held in Blackpool, England, between the 29th June and 10th July where the association will be sending three teams representing our country in the Mens, Under 23’s and Over 50’s categories.
Qormi United grabbed their second title of the season this time beating PL Fgura in the final of the Christmas Cup Tournament. In the final Qormi United overwhelmed PL Fgura with a convincing 11-6 victory and secured their first double of the season.
The winning team was composed by Anton Cuschieri, Johan Attard, Miguel Falzon, Kevin Mercieca, Dejan Grech, Troy Zammit, Phillip Zammit and Scott Muscat while PL Fgura’s team included Manuel Mallia, Brian Grech, Stanley Domenici, Marco Bonello, Ian Grech, Wayne Farrugia, Sasha Gacui and Charles Peressotify;”>.
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Ryan Pisani fulfilled his dreams winning his first ever Mens’ Ranking Tournament. In a thrilling final Pisani edged Johan Attard 8-7. Both players were in good form and offered a great performance but Pisani managed to grab the decisive frame that awarded him his great first achievement in the open category. Thanks to this final both players booked a place in the Mens National Team that will be representing our country in the World Championships this coming July in Blackpool.
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