• Football on hold over runway safety fears

    Football on hold over runway safety fears

    • February 9, 2016

    Football matches at the Victoria Stadium will stall when planes take off and land because of too many balls being kicked over the fence and causing very serious safety issues. A Military of Defence spokesman said that eight balls have landed on the runway since July 2015 and it was agreed, therefore, that football matches

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  • Nakamura equals Short’s record of three wins at the 2016 Tradewise Chess Festival

    Nakamura equals Short’s record of three wins at the 2016 Tradewise Chess Festival

    • February 5, 2016

    Hikaru Nakamura is the 2016 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Masters winner for the second consecutive year. This was his third win of the Gibraltar Masters equaling the record set by English GM Nigel Short a few years ago. Nakamura, World No. 6 and US No.1, first won the Gibraltar Masters at the age of 20 in

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  • All set for international Backgammon championship

    All set for international Backgammon championship

    • February 2, 2016

    The Backgammon Association of Gibraltar recently held their qualifying tournament for the Gibraltar International Backgammon Championship. The top four players in the tournament each won automatic and free entry into the Intermediate level of the International Tournament. The winner of the competition is Stewart Stone, runner up was John Neish and semi finalists were Charlie

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  • Spain backtracks on Gibraltar hockey ban

    Spain backtracks on Gibraltar hockey ban

    • February 2, 2016

    The Spanish Sport Council (Consejo Superior de Deportes) has eased its ban on Spanish hockey clubs competing against Gibraltarian clubs. José Antonio Gil, General Secretary for the Spanish Hockey Federation (RFEH), broke the news this weekend in an email to Carl Ramagge, Gibraltar Hockey President and Marijke Fleuren, European Hockey Federation President. “We are very

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  • GFA backs local Hockey Association in Spanish dispute

    • January 28, 2016

    The Gibraltar FA has publicly backed the Gibraltar Hockey Association following the Spanish Hockey Federation’s prohibition on all forms of sporting contact between Spanish and Gibraltarian hockey teams. In a statement the Gibraltar expressed its ‘total support’ for the Gibraltar Hockey Association in its efforts to get the European Hockey Federation to redress this “unacceptable

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  • Nathan Stagno voted international umpire of the year

    Nathan Stagno voted international umpire of the year

    • January 28, 2016

    Gibraltarian hockey umpire Nathan Stagno was named the International Hockey Federation [FIH] Umpire of the Year yesterday, just weeks after being awarded the FIH Golden Whistle for 100 senior umpire appearances. Mr Stagno has officiated at some of the sport’s biggest competitions, including the London 2012 Olympic Games, the Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 in

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