SERIES NEWS & INFORMATION
UTNZ INC. NEW ZEALAND NATIONAL SERIES CHAMPIONSHIPS
At the Grand Finale event 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 300 possible points (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 450 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 consist of a shooters top 2 events from any of the first 5 events of the series. Plus the Grand Finale event at Canterbury in October, being compulsory. (Making it 3 scores from 6 events).
NEW ZEALAND NATIONAL TEAM QUALIFYING
The 6 events within the calendar year make up the UTNZ season and will form the qualifying opportunities for the following years national teams. 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.
The qualifying criteria will be based on the FITASC Cups system. The winning score is rated as 100%, with all scores from the event being rated as a percentage of this winning score. i.e The winner shoots 144/150. The 144 is rated as 100%. 2nd shoots 141 (97.92%), with 3rd and 4th both on 139 (both get 96.53%), and 5th on 136 (94.44%). This system has been proven on a world stage by FITASC, and worked well for UTNZ so far. It removes range and weather conditions as factors, but still rewards shooting close scores, and chasing every target. It will be a fair system in selecting teams in all categories.
Only NZ Citizens are eligible for team selection and the minimum for all teams shall be B Grade shooters or better.
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.