NDC - National District Championships 


2019 NDC


NDC 2019 - Semi-Final RESULTS

In the A League Divison One, Manawatu Marauders come out on top of Hutt Valley Hawks with a good 14 - 1 Win.   A 200.15 was shot by Jack Cavanagh for a good bonus point for the Manawatu Team.   Also Mia Welsh-Duffin collected a bonus point of 100.6 in the Juniors squad for Hutt Valley Hawks.   The Waikato Thoroughbreds also had a good 13 - 0 Win over Eastern Force.

In the A League Division Two The Plainsmen also had a good 13 - 0 win over Southland Centurions.  In the Nelson Gunz vs Marlborough Suns challenge things were a lot closer with Nelson overcoming Marlborough 9 -5.  Nelson Junior Katherine Butt gained a bonus point in the Junior Squad with a 100.5. 

Well done to all the teams in the Semi Finals, but now it comes down to the Final Divison 1 Waikato Thoroughbreds V Manawatu Marauders and in Divison 2 Plainsmen V Nelson Gunz.


The B League Semi-Final was shot with all three teams competing.  The Titans and Jaffas had a really close competition with the Titans ahead by 2 points in the Open Squad and also ahead by 1 point in the Graded Squad.  This was real close shooting and as these two teams are in the Final, it should be a very interesting competition.


Good luck to all the teams shooting in the FINAL on 29th August.

Doug, NDC Co-ordinator




2019  FINALS - 29th  August

A-League  1st  Division Final  

   Waikato Thoroughbreds  vs
Manawatu Marauders  (Host)

A-League  2nd Division Final  

The Plainsmen  vs
Nelson Gunz  (Host)


A-League Promotion / Relegation 

Taranaki Hardcore
Winner of 2nd Division (Host)


B-League Final

The Titans vs
Auckland Jaffas (Host)

NDC 2019 - Round 5 RESULTS


Well that’s the 5 rounds finished.  In the A League Division 1 the Manawatu Marauders finished with a flurry by upsetting Waikato 15-0, and also breaking the 5000 mark by shooting 5002-260.   Waikato were lucky they had a double round to get some points by leaving Taranaki in the dust with a 13-0.   Wellington Tigers and Canterbury Snipers had a very close go with the Canterbury team's score 2 points in front of Wellington's, but Wellington win with an 8-7 even though both teams gained a bonus point, with Wellingtons Merideth Ackrill's 200-12 and Canterbury's Lindsay Barnes with a 100-10.  Other bonus points were achieved by Manawatu's Jack Cavanagh's terrific shoot of 300-17, Martin Hunt's 200-13, Bruce Marchant's 200-15 (we are gonna have to dope test this team).  Another bonus point was gained by Eastern Force's Junior Stephanie McNair on 100-3. Congratulations to all these competitors.  This finds the top four in the A League division one with a score range of 37 points.

In A League Divison 2 the top 3 teams all had a 13-0 win over their oposition. Some tough scoring to finish the rounds. The overall range is only 16 points for the top 4 teams in this division. It is going to be a great Semi Final, no more points, it's just either in of out from now on.

In the B League Round this week there were close scores by all three teams.  Well done to Junior Shania Harrison-Lee for her two 100.7s.  The way Hutt Valley Wasps are using the Open Squad score addition points to incorporate their lower grades and junior shooters to participate in the Open Squad is working to keep their total score up around 
the other 2 Teams.  The Semi-Final will be run the same as the rounds have been, with the top two teams to go through to the Semi-Final.

All the best for all teams for the Semi-Final Competition - the Semi-Final is on 8th August.

Doug, NDC Co-ordinator


2019 SEMI FINALS - 8th August

A-League Semi-Finals

First Division  

    Manawatu Marauders  vs
Hutt Valley Hawkes (Host)


Eastern Force vs
Waikato Thoroughbreds  (Host)

Second Division


The Plainsmen  vs
Southland Centurions (Host)


Nelson Gunz  vs
Marlborough Suns (Host)


B-League Semi-Final

The Titans
Hutt Valley Wasps


NDC 2019 - Round 4 RESULTS


Round Four Done, One Round to go, and In the A-League Division One we see Manawatu Marauders heading toward the Semis with a big lead, and Waikato Thoroughbreds and Eastern Force (who were in Division Two last year) running two points apart in Second and Third.  Some big hidings in this round except for a very close call in the Taranaki Hardcore/Wellington Tigers match.  Wellington Tigers won 8-5 but the team total was only 2.7 points in favour of Wellington.  Some very good scores were shot: Chris Harrison 300.23, and three others on the one off total of 299 - Martin Hunt, Duncan Carmichael and Brent Moratti.  Even the juniors were scoring well on 198 and 197s.

Divison Two this week were all fairly even in scoring an average score each.  Damian Daly from the Southland Centurions top scored with a 299.21.  Only 3 points cover the top 3 Teams, the Plainsmen, Nelson Gunz and The Southland Centurions.  Will be an interesting Round 5 leading up to the Semi Finals.

The B League Team of Hutt Valley Wasps had a bit of a hiccup in the competition with one competitor short in the Open squad but they still carried on regardless, which is great to see. Look out next week.  The Titans have amassed a big lead over the four rounds, but with only three teams in the league are engaging in two competitions each round, and all will be looking forward to the Semi Finals. A good 200.16 shot by Jonathon Gill from the Jaffas, and also a D grader Charlotte McKenzie from The Titans put up a 300.12 using 9 of the 12 handicap points alloted to her.

Keep up the good shooting everyone, only one round to go before we get into the Semi Finals.

Doug, NDC Co-ordinator




NDC 2019 - Round 3 RESULTS

In the A-League Division 1 Manawatu collected maximum points against Taranaki but NO bonus points this time even though the team shot 10/100's but no 200's.  This gave them a total score of 4 short of the 5000 total. 4996.238- Very well done.  Also a good cleanup by Eastern Force over Wellington.  I think the centre North Island Teams need a bit of Drug Testing…...... Hutt Valley v Taranaki were very close in the Open team , 1 point, composite team 2 points but Hutt Valley took off against Taranaki juniors, by quite a few points.

The scores in the Division 2 were two at 13 - 0 and one at 13 - . The one point was a bonus 200.13 by Southland Nicola McKay. Marlborough Suns and Otago Blue and Gold had very close scores in each section, Open 1 point, Composite 2 points, Junior 10 points with the total being 13 points. I feel sorry for Otago as all these section points went the way of Marlborough.  Keep trying everyone as we are only just over 1/2 way through the competition.

In the B-League after round 3 the Titans have galloped away with 66 points to their credit. The other 2 teams are improving with their points creeping up. Some good scores coming out of the B League 10/100's shot between the 3 teams.  One exceptional score from  junior Shania Harrison-Lee with a score of 200.11   shot in the Open squad.  The graded team scores over the 3 teams have a very close range from 761.026 - 775.032

This is showing some very consistant scores for these team members.

Doug, NDC Co-ordinator




NDC 2019 - Round 2 RESULTS

In the A League scores are certainly improving with quite a few 100's showing up.  Congratuations to Rory McLeod with a top score of 300.23 including one of the 100.10's shoot this round.  The other 100.10 was shot by Helen Freiman from Manawatu.  Owen Bennett from Waikato shot a 200.15 and with Rory's 300, this sure put some spice into the Waikato Thoroughbreds Open total.   Another 200.12 was shot by Kirstin Birrell from Eastern Force.   Also keep an eye on the Manawatu Marauders as they did a double decking on Wellington Tigers and Hutt Valley Hawkes with a 14 -0 each.  The ladder results are climbing quickly after only two rounds

Some close scores in Divison 2 with Wanganui Warriers only 2 points up in the total from Otago Blue and Gold.  Some good individual scores were also achieved with Gordon Wright from the Plainsmen topping off his  score with 100.10. VERY WELL DONE.

The B League is also picking up with the scores starting to show some closer results.  A terrific hit by Jonathon Gill in the Jaffas with  100.8, 100.8, and 99.7 equals 299.23.  Better keep an eye on the Titans as they have top points in both rounds.  Keep up the good work with this system as I think it is working out pretty well.

Doug, NDC Co-ordinator




NDC 2019 - Round 1 RESULTS

In the A League Divison One it was a good start for three teams as they are in Double figures already.  A good start for Chris Harrison with a 200.17, and Ray McCaw with a 200.11
Junior competitors are also starting well. Lachie McNair a 100.05, Jess Burgess-Smith a 100.01, and Angus Auty with a 100.05.  Some close scoring between some teams and others not so close, this is just a start so everyone should be able to improve as we carry on with the season.

The A League Divison Two also starting with close scores.  No 200's but a few 100's showing. One Junior with 100.07 was Sam Kershaw. Top two teams also starting with Double Figure Scores.

An interesting start to the season for the B-League with the setup of the teams using the points available for the lower grades in the Open Squad.  Great to see these lower grade shooters getting a chance to compete in the NDC Competition.  The total scores of the three teams is not very far apart so it seems that the system is working well

Well done everybody for the start of the season, looking forward to the rest of the season.

Doug, NDC Co-ordinator




The 2019 NDC competition will be kicking off on Thursday 2nd May,
with both A and B Leagues shooting in Round One. 
This is a later-than-usual start, as the previous week the date clashes with ANZAC Day, and then the Round Two match is only two weeks later on 16th May.

In the A-League, Division One teams are Wellington Tigers, Waikato Thoroughbreds, Hutt Valley Hawks, Manawatu Marauders, Eastern Force (a combined team from Hastings to Wairarapa) , Taranaki Hardcore and Canterbury Snipers.

Division Two is made up of Wanganui Warriors, The Plainsmen (from Ashburton), Otago Blue & Gold, Southland Centurions, Marlborough Suns and Nelson Gunz.

There are three teams in the League for 2019: The Titans (from Mid-Canterbury), Jaffas (from Auckland) and Hutt Valley Wasps.

Good luck to everyone shooting in these teams, and thanks to all the team Co-ordinators. 








NOTE that the Rules for 2019 have been amended on 7 March and Version 2 (as above) should be used.  Changes were in Clause 5.2 where B Grader points are 3 not 5, and a claused added that total score for any one shooter shall not exceed 300 once points have been added to the rifle score.


The 2019 NDC competition starts a week later than usual (on Thursday 2nd May) due to the normal start date being ANZAC day.  Both A and B Leagues will again be running, and we encourage those Associations with too few shooters to enter the A League to have a go at B.  Round Robins will be set so that all shooters in both Leagues will be eligible for top shooter awards.

NDC Dates 2019

Round 1 - 2nd May
Round 2 - 16th May
Round 3 - 6th June
Round 4 - 27th June
Round 5 - 18th July
Semi-Final - 8th August
FINAL & Promotion/Relegation - 29th August



NDC 2018


30th August  -  NDC 2018 FINAL -   RESULTS

In Division One of the A Leaue Waikato Thoroughbreds finished up on top with a good win over Manawatu Marauders by 15 - 1. Outstanding scores were Waikato's Rory McLeod with 100.10 and Manawatu's Peter Neilson 200.15.

In Division 2 Eastern Force also had a good win over Southern Centurions 13 - 1. The only bonus point in this match was Southlands Junior Rachelle Voigt 100.7.

In the B League with the three teams competing in the final the Mid Canterbury Titians took the win with a good lead of 24 over the Auckland Jaffas on 10 and the Manawatu Minnows on 2.  The bonus points in this competition come from the Titians Juniors of Lanelle McArthur with a 100.8 and Shania Harrison-Lee with 100.7.

Congratulations to the Winning Teams and also to all the competitors who shot in these Finals.  I would like to thank all the Co-ordinators for their part of keeping this NDC Competition going, you all did a good job by getting the scores back to me in good time for me to process and return the results.

A big thank you to all the teams that competed this year and was good to see the B League started. Hopefully we can get some more in this league next year.

I have enjoyed putting all these scores together for this NDC Competition and look forward to working with you all next year. All the best for the rest of the indoor competition.

Doug Gibson
NDC Co-ordinator




9th August  -  Semi-Final  (A-League) & Round 3  (B-League)  -   RESULTS

Well that’s the A-League Semi Finals over for this year.   In the First Division it was good to see that Taranaki got a bit closer in the Open but in the end Waikato pulled ahead for the 14 - 0 win.  The second Semi Final was a bit closer with Manawatu Marauders 9 to Hutt Valley Hawkes 4.  The only bonus points in both finals was a junior, Liam McDonald with 100.6 - well done to Liam.

In the Second Division Eastern Force nearly did to Nelson the same as Waikato did to Taranaki , ending up at 13 - 1.  At least Nelson got a bonus point, yet again by a Junior shooting 100.7 - well done to Katherine Butt.  Also another shooter who shot in the Eastern Force Composite Squad, Stephanie McNair shot a teriffic 100.9 in her double, only just testing out for the possible 100.10. (Robbie and Ruth had both better pull up their socks with both Lachie and Stephanie both shooting great scores).

In the Semi Final of the Second Divison the scoring was a lot closer with Southland Centurians heading off Marlborough Suns by 8 - 5 so some good close shooting there.

So this leaves Waikato Thoroughbreds against Manawatu Marauders in the A Division and Eastern Force againts Southland Centurians in the B Divison.  In the relegation Match the Plainsmen will shoot against the winner of the B Division.


In the B League the Auckland Jaffas held the Manawatu Minnows to a close win of 6 - 4.  These scores were obtained without any bonus points by both teams.  The Juniors were very close to each other with only 7 points difference in their totals.

As per the Executive decision, all three teams will shoot in the final on the 30th of August .  All the best to all three teams for this night as this is the first final for the B League for this competition.

Thank you


2018 FINALS - 30th August

A-League Finals

First Division  

Waikato Thoroughbreds

    Manawatu Marauders (Host)

Second Division

Eastern Force

Southland Centurions (Host)


Promotion / Relegation 

The Plainsmen
Winner of 2nd Division (Host)


B-League Final

Manawatu Minnows
Mid Canterbury Titans
Auckland Jaffas

Changes to B-League for remainder of 2018 NDC

The issues around the B-League bonus points calculations raised following the Manawatu vs Mid-Canterbury match were discussed at the TSNZ Executive meeting on 27th July. 

The Executive agreed that issues raised are valid, and that the rules as written and applied so far are not exactly what was intended when this new competition was designed, as the bonus/penalty emphasis had inadvertently been moved away from shooter scores.  This will be reviewed before next year’s match, and the 2018 B-League teams will be contacted for input on this at the end of the NDC competition.

As for the current un-finished 2018 match, as shooters for the matches shot already were selected on the basis of the rules as currently written, it is not possible to recalculate past scores on a different basis during the course of the competition.

However, in the spirit of ensuring all teams have an equal chance of winning the competition despite the earlier points application, the Executive have decided that:

  • The final Round Robin match between Auckland Jaffas and Manawatu Minnows will be shot on the intended basis of the competition – i.e. with bonus / penalty points being applied to the Shooters’ scores, not the Teams’ scores.  This means that all teams will have had a match using this type of team selection before entering the Final.
  • ALL THREE TEAMS (Auckland Jaffas, Manawatu Minnows and Mid-Canterbury Titans) will shoot in the FINAL, regardless of their Round Robin scores.
  • The team with the highest score from the Round Robin will be the Finals HOST.
  • Points in the Final will also be awarded on the original intention of the match – that is, penalty / bonus points will be subtracted / added to the Shooters’ scores, not the Teams’ Total scores.   Finals scores will start from zero, with all Round Robin scores being discarded.

The original NDC competition (now the A-League) was initially run as a trial and was tweaked for 2-3 years before settling into the format now used, so it’s not entirely unexpected that the new B-League has needed the same sort of process.It’s important that TSNZ receive feedback from those who entered the first year of this new competition, and they are thanked for taking the opportunity to enter and compete.  We look forward to the B-League evolving into a robust and exciting competition in the coming years.


19th July   -  Round 4  (A-League) & Round 2 (B-League)  -   RESULTS



Round 5 is all over with some top scores still being achieved. Well done to Denva Wren with a 300.18, Dave Fake on 200.11 and a 100.10 by Roy Herbison.

Going to the points table with this weeks added, Waikato ends up with a total of 73 after collecting 24 points on their double challenge last night. This gives a range for the top 4 teams from 73 down to Taranaki's 42 who also had a good collect of 14 points to sneak into the semi-finals. 

The Division Two's range is smaller with the top 4 on a difference of 16. Good close competition. Good to see the Junior competitors in both divisions keeping up on good scoring.
The semi-final programme is attached, so good luck and all the best to all 8 teams.


Great shooting by Lanelle (100.8) and Shania (100.9), Titans Juniors.  There are going to be big discussions over rule 5.2 For the B League. There is an Executive meeting before the next NDC, so WATCH THIS SPACE.



A-League Semi-Final  -  9th August

First Division  

Waikato Thoroughbreds
Taranaki Tigers 

    Manawatu Marauders
Hutt Valley Hawkes 

Second Division

Eastern Force
Nelson Gunz (Host)

          Marlborough Suns
Southland Centurions

The two winners from the semi-finals go  through to the Finals on the 30th August; a new draw will be notified after the Semi-Finals.


28th June   -  Round 4   -   RESULTS


Sorry for the delay for the start of B League Competition, just sorting out a couple of hiccups.  A very close start to this competition with only 8 points difference in the total.
Even though the Titians had to use a B Grader in the Graded Team and receive a 5 point penalty, they still had a win.  The Junior Shooters shot very well for their first time in the NDC Team.  Keep up the good shooting.


It seems as the year goes on the scores are certainly climbing.  In the A-League Division One: 300.24 by Pratik Tailor (Wellington); five 200's: Helen Frieman 200.15 (Manawatu), Ray McCaw 200.13 (Canterbury), and three from Waikato - Tony Beaver 200.11, Rory McLeod 200.13, and Owen Bennett 200.10 (I think we should swab this team or see what they get fed before they shoot !!!!!!!); Dave Fake from Taranaki with 100.10 in his double.

As far as the points table goes, Manawatu is sneaking up the front with 57 Points, with Waikato and Hutt Valley not too far behind.

Divison Two is also getting some good top scores and we would like to see what the Nelson Juniors are on, Top three places in the Juniors - WELL DONE

The points table in Divison Two has the top two of Eastern Force and Southland Centurions within One point of each other.

Round Five will see some interesting theories for the rest to get into the top Four for the Semi Finals
Doug Gibson

( Shooter Scores will be posted as soon as they are available.)


7th June  -  Round 3   - RESULTS

Amended results are now attached below. 

I made an error for the Southland Centurions Junior Score, and have now rectified it on this result sheet.   Also I missed inserting John Shepherd's score of 298.17 being 3rd in the Top 5 of Division 2. I had him marked as 3rd on the Southland score sheet where I mark placings in red before I insert the names on the result sheet, but I missed John's name when doing so. My apologies John.


Division One this week can be seen as a bit one sided as 3 teams got a kick up the backside by getting a score of 0 each, this includes our team Taranaki.  How do you even try to catch an oppostion, (Manawatu Marauders) when there are 9/100's shot in the open team? This includes a 200 each from Wade Mace and Jamie Bonis. Great scores. The team also cleaned all 3 sections and ended up with a total of 4994.260. Can only congratulate them and get them swabbed next time!

The Plainsmen had a double header against Canterbury Snipers and Hutt Valley Hawkes and still came away with no points. The other 0 was Wellington Tigers against Waikato Thoroughbreds.

In Division 2 Eastern Force had a good win against Marlborough Suns with the great help from Kirsten Birrell shooting a 300.18. Very well done.

The results from Wanganui Warriors/Otago Blue and Gold, and Southland Centurions/Nelson Gunz were very close with only 10 points separating both matches.

Keep up the good shooting everybody as there are only 2 more rounds in the round robin before the semi's.  Also the B League start there rounds next NDC night. All the best to them

Doug Gibson.


17th May  -  Round 2   - RESULTS

In Division One of this round there was some good scoring by some teams, as the total points show Manawatu Marauders sneaking away at the top with another three teams hanging around in the second place areas.  Jamie Bonis's 200.11 and Sam Gooding's 200.10 are helping to keep the bonus points to good use.  Also Waikato Junior Samantha Riddle with 100.8 and 100.7 gaining bonus points also.

Division Two are into real close scoring as Southland Centurions beat Eastern Force by only one point.  The bonus points in this challenge did not help this time as Southland's junior Jordan Erskine's 100.6 matched the bonus point from Eastern Force with Fabian Sinclair's 100.6 also.

Marlborough's Regan Cowe shot well with 100.10 on his first card of the double.

Keep up the good scores as we look forward to Round 3.




26th April  -  Round 1   - RESULTS

Welcome to the first round of NDC for 2018. Some good scoring to start the season with Wellington Tigers off to a good start in Division One. One 200.12 was shot by Trevor Smith from Waikato.
Also Waikato Junior Samantha Riddle with her first 100.10 and Monique Sheffield with a close 99.9, another Junior from Canterbury, Sam Allison, with a 99.6.  Congratulations to these shooters
In Divison Two Eastern Force has really kicked off the season with a maximum of 13 points but no bonuses. When you see the top scores for this Divison they just about take all the positions
All the best for the rest of the season.




NDC 2018

Only the A-League teams shoot on this date and in the first three rounds.  As there are only 3 teams entered in the B-League for 2018, their first match will be on 28th June so that both Leagues shoot their Finals on the same night.

Good luck to everyone for the 2018 NDC competition.



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Announcing the NEW 2018 NDC competition!

So what’s new in 2018?

  • A whole new B-League for new shooters and/or Associations who may not be able to field the usual NDC teams.

  • Earlier start time – shoot from 3.30pm on the stated days.

  • Juniors who shoot in ANY team now qualify for the Top Junior trophy, not just the Junior team.

  • New shooters still on the REST can participate.

  • Satellite ranges can be listed on the entry form..

  • FULL RESULTS from all matches, including all individual scores, will be posted on the TSNZ website – what a great way to celebrate your shooters’ achievements!

Get involved in this great annual National District Championship competition.

See how YOUR shooters stack up against the rest of the country!