The following rules are applicable to all UTNZ Inc. managed qualifying events held throughout New Zealand. They may also be applied to any other Compak event at a clubs discrtetion, as ‘club rules’ supplementary to NZCTA approved rules. The following rules are not NZCTA approved rules, and are supplementary to NZCTA rules. The NZCTA Rule Book (authorised by NZCTA Council February 2014, Updated July 2019) forms the basis for which these rules supplement.

The following Handicap rules may be applied to Compak Sporting matches with total match targets in multiples of 25.

Handicapping for Compak Sporting

3.1 Handicap ‘targets in’ is to be based on a percentage bracket range system, and shall be established from the shooters Compak percentage rule off from their NZCTA Handicap book. If they do not have a Compak rule off, then their Sporting Clays grade shall apply. Otherwise see 3.3.

Basic NZCTA grade percentages for Compak and Sporting Clays
AA grade - 83% and above
A grade - 74% - 82.9%
B grade - 63% - 73.9%
C grade - less than 63%


Bracket - rule off percentage                targets in         targets in
I bracket - 96% and above                  0 over 50       (1 over 150)    
II bracket - 93% and below 96%          0 over 50       (2 over 150)
III bracket - 87% and below 93%         1 over 50       (3 over 150)
VI bracket - 81% and below 87%         2 over 50       (6 over 150)
XII bracket - 75% and below 81%         4 over 50      (12 over 150)    
XVIII bracket - 69% and below 75%      6 over 50       (18 over 150)
XXIV bracket - 63% and below 69%      8 over 50       (24 over 150)

XXX bracket - below 63%                    10 over 50     (30 over 150)

3.2 Movement from this ‘bracket’ (earned handicap) will be established from shooting Compak targets only. Rules for handicap bracket establishment and movement are applicable as per Section 2.2 (Handicapping rules for Continental Trap events) with Compak in place of Common Mark 15m and Continental Trap.

3.3 For shooters without a Compak (or Sporting Clays) percentage rule off.

a) Shooters new to Compak, but with experience in other clay target disciplines, will be placed in a grade according to NZCTA rule 3-24 ‘Starting Grade for Experienced Shooters’. Refer 1.3 (a) (i) above. The base percentage of that given grade will be used to determine the shooters 'Bracket' for UTNZ Compak events.

(i) AA shall apply, and AA in any other discipline will determine A grade as the starting grade for Compak with the base percentage of 74% as their UTNZ bracket percentage (XVIII bracket).

b) A new shooter who doesn’t comply with (a) above shall be placed in C grade (XXX bracket), and shall be given a starting percentage in their handicap book of 59%.