UTNZ HANDICAP RULES

HOW THE HANDICAP SYSTEM WORKS - IN A NUTSHELL

New for 2020, we've introduced a great system of handicapping 'by targets in' for each event over the weekend. Universal Trench, Compak and Ball Trap, they will all have a Handicap prize pool in addition to 1st - 3rd Off The Gun scores. It's keeping it simple, similar to golf, and categories and grades become irrelevant as the Handicap system takes care of all age and ability differences.

Here's the scenario:

For Universal Trench, we will be looking at your book for your percentage, and this puts you in one of eight handicap brackets. Fear not if you don't have any targets in your book, we can still place you into a fair category. (See all our rules for Handicap by clicking here)

Based on these 'brackets' you will be given targets in by the following table:

Bracket - rule off percentage                           targets in        targets in
AA1 grade - 97.5% and above                       0 over 50       (1 over 150)    
AA2 grade - 95% and below 97.5%                0 over 50       (2 over 150)
A1 grade - 92% and below 95%                     1 over 50       (3 over 150)
A2 grade - 89% and below 92%                     2 over 50       (6 over 150)
B1 grade - 85.5% and below 89%                  3 over 50       (9 over 150)    
B2 grade - 82% and below 85.5%                  5 over 50       (15 over 150)
C1 grade - 76% and below 82%                     7 over 50       (21 over 150)    
C2 grade - below 76%                                 9 over 50       (27 over 150) 

At the end of 150 targets (or 50 for ball trap which uses the same table) the targets in will be added to your 'off the gun' score, and we will see how you sit. If you break the 150; Say you're B2 bracket and you shoot 136/150 which gives you 151 on Handicap, then you will go into a shoot off with anyone else who broke the 150, and you will have targets in credit in the shoot off. For the B2 shooter who handicapped at 151, you can miss one, and carry on, and it's your 2nd miss that will knock you out of the shoot off. (Our Handicap shoot off's will be first miss and out after credit is used). If all handicaps are applied and no one has reached 150, then the applied ranking list forms the results with any tie shoot offs from scratch as necessary.

It works something like this. See the example table by clicking here. If we applied the brackets to our first shoot of 2019 at Hutt Valley as per the table, we would of had 3 C graders, 2 A graders and a B grader all going into a shoot off for the Handicap win. All you need to know is that it gives everyone a great chance of winning the Handicap Sash, Kilwell dollars, and Fiocchi FBLU ammunition. We'll take care of everything and post results live on this website so everyone stays up to date.

Handicapping will apply to all three matches Universal, Compak, and Ball Trap, so no matter your skill level in either discipline, you're factored in as a contender.

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