HEATWISE EASTER 400

APRIL 16th & 17th 2022

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While our beloved clay target shooting sports continue to face various political and economic challenges, UTNZ Inc. continues to forge into the future, framing our series of multi discipline shotgun events in pure positivity, with yet another oversubscribed entry list at our Easter event in Timaru. Once again, a few Covid withdrawals gave a pass to those on the waiting list, and the scene was set for another weekend of everything that is good with clay target competitions.

 

UTNZ Inc is constantly looking to evolve in meeting the needs and desires of it’s cherished audience of participants, so this year at Timaru we added another event to the card. FITASC Trap1 (practically the same as Continental) was determined to be an ideal fit in offering our shooters more, and fit’s with the UTNZ Inc. philosophy of promoting clay target shooting as a whole in NZ. UTNZ Inc. events consisting of FITASC UT coupled with Compak and now Trap1 promote all the values that UTNZ Inc. holds important. Fun, enjoyment of the game, camaraderie, and plenty of banter in addition to the National Series competition and Teams selection, makes for a great atmosphere.

 

Our Handicap system continues to deliver exciting results, pitching new comers against our international level shooters for arguably the biggest prize pool in NZ clay shooting. If you're wondering how the system works, it is based on allocating targets in credit to a shooter, dependant on their rule off percentages, similar to the American Skeet handicap system. Have a look on our website for full rules and procedures for all UTNZ Inc. disciplines.

 

Sincere thanks to all those shooters who chose to allocate their precious time and funds to joining us at these events. It is all thanks to the competitors that we have a successful series. Thank you very much to the South Island Sporting Clay Shooters Inc. in addition to Timaru CTC for making the Easter event possible. SISCS Inc. provide UTNZ Inc with valuable time and equipment to enable us to run Compak in the South Island, and of course Timaru CTC continue to welcome UTNZ Inc. down south with open arms, as they have done since our inaugural series in 2019.

 

Thank you to our series sponsors Laporte, Kilwell, Fiocchi NZ for their unwavering support of the Series for another year in 2022. A huge thanks and acknowledgement to our Timaru Easter event sponsor Heatwise.  All of this support allowed us to recognise our winners and place-getters with yet another big prize pool.

 

 

Trap1 (Continental) 100

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Off the Gun:

  • Nicholas Sim - 98

  • Steve Robinson - 94

  • Henry Sim / Matthew Lovett - 93

Handicap :

  • Nicholas Sim - 4 targets in + 98 Off Gun = 102

  • Henry Sim - 4 targets in + 93 Off Gun = 97

  • Lewis Arundell - 12 targets in + 84 Off Gun = 96

  • Steve Robinson - 0 targets in + 94 Off Gun = 94 + 8 s/off

  • David Nicholson - 4 targets in + 90 Off Gun = 94 + 7 s/off

  • Su Arn Kwek - 12 targets in + 81 Off Gun = 93 + 3 s/off

(See the Handicap rules for Continental here)
Compak 150

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Off the Gun:

  • Daniel Feutz - 140

  • Des Coe - 135

  • Mike Steedman - 133 + 8 s/off

Handicap:

  • Nicholas Sim - 24 targets in + 120 Off Gun = 144

  • Daniel Feutz - 1 target in + 140 Off Gun = 141 + 5 s/off

  • Andy McKee - 24 targets in + 117 Off Gun = 141 + 2 s/off

  • Des Coe - 3 targets in + 135 Off Gun = 138 + 4 s/off

  • Daniel Helms - 6 targets in + 132 Off Gun = 138 + 3 s/off

  • Shane Ashforth - 6 targets in + 131 Off Gun = 137

  • Mike Steedman - 3 targets in + 133 Off Gun = 136 + 8 s/off

  • Max Edwards - 3 targets in + 133 Off Gun = 136 + 6 s/off

  • Ryan Nicholls - 12 targets in + 123 Off Gun = 135

  • James Mackie - 2 targets in + 132 Off Gun = 134

(See the Handicap rules for Compak here)

Universal Trench 150

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Off the Gun (Open Category):

  • James Mackie - 143 + 25 s/off

  • Nicholas Wiseman - 143 + 22 s/off

  • Daniel Feutz - 142

Handicap :

  • James Mabin (C1 grade) - 24 targets in + 132 Off Gun = 156 + 29 s/off

  • Mikayla Bryant (C2 grade) - 30 targets in + 122 Off Gun = 152 + 31 s/off

  • Nicholas Hutt (B1 grade) - 12 targets in + 141 Off Gun = 153 + 25 s/off

  • Su Arn Kwek (C2 grade) - 30 targets in + 123 Off Gun = 153 + 3 s/off

  • Max Edwards (B1 grade) - 12 targets in + 136 Off Gun = 148

  • Daniell Williams (C1 grade) - 24 targets in + 122 Off Gun = 146 + 4 s/off

  • Nick Wiseman (A1 grade) - 3 targets in + 143 Off Gun = 146 + 3 s/off

  • James Mackie (AA2 grade) - 2 targets in + 143 Off Gun = 145 + 19 s/off

  • Daniel Feutz (A1 grade) - 3 targets in + 142 Off Gun = 145 + 18 s/off

  • Nicholas Sim (C1 grade) - 24 targets in + 120 Off Gun = 144

(See the Handicap rules for UT here)

FITASC Categories:

  • Junior - Nicholas Hutt - 141

  • Lady - Natalie Rooney - 138

  • Senior - Graeme Ede - 132

  • Veteran - John Hillock - 124

Handicap Weekend High Gun

Nicholas Sim won the Handicap High Gun on a 'targets in' adjusted score of 288/300. (Universal Trench 120 + 24 targets in, plus Compak 120 + 24 targets in). Daniel Feutz runner up on 286/300. Second runner up was Max Edwards 286/300. We saw Nicholas at our Timaru event last year, Easter 2021, and it was great to see him back. What a great weekend he had, featuring in all three disciplines.

Overall Weekend High Gun

Daniel Feutz, once again took out the Overall Weekend High Gun after a great display of shooting across the disciplines resulting in a brilliant 282/300 (Compak 140 + Universal Trench 142). Runner up James Mackie 275/300. Second runner up was Max Edwards on 269/300.