Republic of Malta

MALTA ARM WRESTLING ASSOCIATION

Affiliated to the

Federazzjoni Maltija Lotta  (Malta Amateur Wrestling Federation)

c/o F.M.L., 5, Binja Vilhena, Pjazza Sir Luigi Preziosi, Floriana VLT 14, Malta

Tel / Fax (+356) 21 24 86 80; E-mail: simonb@waldonet.net.mt

 

P.R. 01/02-03

MALTA ARM WRESTLING ASSOCIATION

HOLDS ITS FIRST COMPETITION

  The Malta Arm Wrestling Association, a member of the Malta Amateur Wrestling Federation, held its first competition when it organized the Bedrock Pub Tournament at the Galleria Complex in Fgura.

  The popular pub of this complex was packed with spectators encouraging the fourteen participants in two combined categories Under 80kg and Over 80kg. There was also an open category for all weights. Competition in the combined categories was on the pool system while that of the open was held on a knock-out basis.

  Jason Farrugia, an arm wrestler with international experience, was head and shoulders above one and all winning 2-0 against Daniel Bonnici, Dione Farrugia, Patrick Baldacchino, Jonathan Tanti and Daren Mannicaro in the Over 80kg while beating by the same score Clifton Spagnol in the final of the Open.

   First place in the Under 80kg category went to Steve Delceppo who got the better always 2-0 of  Andrew Farrugia, Jonathan Camilleri, Steve Zammit, Clifton Spagnol and Glen Pullicino.

  All bouts were controlled by referee Joe Tanti while international wrestling referee Paul Farrugia and national wrestling coach Jesmond Giordemaina were in attendance during the weight-in. 

  Malta Amateur Wrestling Federation President Simon A. Bonello was invited to present  the cups to the winners and runners-up. An enjoyable arm wrestling evening came to the end with Bedrock Pub representative Jonathan Tanti thanking all those attending whether participants or spectators.

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