SERIES NEWS & INFORMATION
FITASC SETS DATES FOR 40TH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN SEPTEMBER 2022
What will the world look like in 2022? International travel to Europe back on the cards by September 2022? We hope so, as the FITASC calendar for 2022 has dates set for the 40th World Championship of Universal Trench. 8th through 11th September 2022 being listed on their calendar. Will be the first World Champs attended by New Zealand teams? Fingers crossed that'll be the case, with those teams in the process of being selected from our current 2021 series. If you want to be part of it, then make sure you plan to attend at least 3 of our 6 2021 series events to make yourself a contender on the ranking list.
2021 UTNZ INC. NEW ZEALAND NATIONAL SERIES CHAMPIONSHIPS
Following a successful 2020 debut of our championships, we shall again be crowning two new National Series Champions thanks to our sponsors continued support! At the Grand Finale event at Hutt Valley in October we will recognise a National Series Champion for the year in both outright overall ranking, and also handicap (by a points system from handicap events through the year).
The Overall Champion shall be crowned from a total of 400 possible points (four percentage scores using the same FITASC ‘percentage’ method that is used for National Team ranking).
The Handicap Champion shall be determined from a total of 600 possible points, using a simple points scoring system based on places gained at each of the Universal Handicap 150 target matches through the year. For each event 150 points are available to the winner, which is 12 points over second place, then the graduation is 9 points per place to sixth, 6 points down to eleventh and 3 points thereafter down to thirtieth place.
For both Championships, the total possible points to be counted shall be a shooters top 4 from 6 events of the series. This consists of a shooters top 3 from the first 5 events of the series, with at least one score from a North Island event, and at least one score from a South Island event. Plus the Grand Finale event, being compulsory. (Making it 4 scores from 6 events).
2021 NEW ZEALAND NATIONAL TEAM QUALIFYING
The six events within the 2021 calendar year will form the qualifying opportunities for 2022 national teams for both Trans-Tasman, and World Championships. Ranking lists shall be established using the FITASC ‘percentage’ method, taking your top 3 percentages out of any of the 6 events. No events are compulsory, any 3 out of 6 will give a ranking number.
Team categories are; Juniors (U21), Ladies, Men/Open (21-55), Seniors (56-65) Veterans (incl. Masters) (66-onwards)
For more NZL team information, click through to our team page here.
NEW FORMAT FOR 2021 EVENTS
All tournament weekends shall consist of two matches, with Match One Universal Trench 150, plus Match Two Compak 150. All matches shall present 1st-3rd place ‘Off The Gun’ winners, and 1st-6th place ‘Handicap’ (by targets in) winners. (No grade or categories) Weekend two match High-Guns in both outright score, and combined handicap score shall also be presented.
NORTH/SOUTH CARLEY CUP
South Island shall defend the Cup at their final home event of the year at Canterbury CTC in August. Teams are determined at the conclusion of the UT event by selecting five scores from each island, with each team including at least one B grade, and one C grade score.