The Malta Independent 3 December 2021, Friday

Positive result for Maltese player in World Raffa Championships

Thursday, 21 March 2019, 13:50 Last update: about 4 years ago

Top Maltese Raffa Bowls player, David Farrugia classified among the top 10 worldwide Raffa players in a recent international competition in San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina.

The international competition, widely known as World Raffa Championships, was organised by Confederación Argentina de Bochas, and was held earlier this month between 4th and 11th March. During these Championships, Malta, thanks to Farrugia, secured the 9th position from a total of 25 participating countries from Europe, America, Asia and Africa.


In the first round of the Championships, Farrugia won against the Swiss player Aramis Giaminazzi (12-9), won against the Chilean Rodolfo Galuex (9-8) and also against the Algerian player Hakim Ali (12-0) and lost against the Chinese player, Suo Wentao (9-6). In the second round, he lost against Enrico dall'Olmo, representing San Marino (12-5) and won against the Hungarian player, Gabor Foti. In the decisive match, he lost 12-6 against the Sammarinese player. This put him in the 9th position.

Upon his return from Argentina, David Farrugia visited Fairwinds Management Limited offices in B'Kara to personally thank the Founder and CEO of the company, Mr. Adrian Sciberras, for the financial support that the company provides the Club with, and for sponsoring Farrugia himself, not just during training in Malta but also for competitions abroad such as the latest one held in Argentina. Mr. Sciberras is also the President of the Malta Raffa Bowls Club. 
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