NDC - National District Championships 


2020 NDC

Due to the Covid-19 crisis, as at 23 March 2020
the NDC Competition has been CANCELLED for this year.



NDC Rule changes for 2020

Following feedback received from Associations who took part in the B-League competition in 2019 there have been some changes made, and  the B-League competition is now much more similar to the A-League but with smaller team sizes.   This should balance out the competition for those Associations who have fewer lower grade shooters.

There is also now a requirement to send in a timestamped photo of team names with results - this needs to be taken BEFORE shooting, so that it is clear that shooters and their teams have been named in advance of shooting.

All changes are highlighted in yellow in the 2020 NDC RULES and ENTRY FORM above.




Dates for 2020 NDC Matches:

Round 1 - 23rd April
Round 2 - 14th May
Round 3 - 4th June
Round 4 - 25th June
Round 5 - 16th July
Semi-Finals - 6th August
Finals & Relegation/Promotion - 27th August



2019 NDC



CONGRATULATIONS to the 2019 Winners:

A League - Division 1 - Waikato Thoroughbreds
A League - Division 2 - Nelson Gunz

Nelson Gunz advance to Division 1, Taranaki Hardcore descend to Division 2

B League - Mid Canterbury Titans


Simon Grant Trophy - Highest individual aggregate, top 4 scores in Round Robin - Jonathon Gill - 1195.86

Siggy's Salver - Highest Junior aggregate, top 4 scores in Round Robin - Shania Harrison-Lee - 785.44


In Division One of the A League Waikato Thoroughbreds finished up on top with a good win over Manawatu Marauders by 11-5.  Outstanding score from Martin Hunt with a 300.22.  Also in the running was Rory McLeod on 299.20 which included a 200.17.  Manawatu's junior Sarah Reesby also in the red with a 100.6.

The Division Two Final was very close with the Nelson Gunz sneaking a 7-6 win over the Plainsmen.  Even with the team total you couldn't get it any closer.  Nelson Gunz on 4951.227 and the Plainsmen on 4952.225.  Although the Plainsmen had 1 point for the top team total, plus 5 points for the open team win, Nelson Gunz won the Composite and Junior squads which gave them the win with 7 points.  There were no bonus points in this match.  Then they went on to beat Taranaki Hardcore in the relegation match with a points score of 8-5.  We won't say any more about that match except congratulations to Nelson Gunz who are now up with the big guns.

In the B League this year we had 3 teams again with Hutt Valley competing with a team in both divisions.  Well done.  There were a few adjustments with the rules with this division this year and I think we have got it pretty spot on with the way it ran this year.  Would be good to see more teams in this division next year.  The Final this year was won by the Titans with a score of 15-0.  There were 4 scores of 299 with varying centrals in this round, two in each team.  Shania Harrison-Lee 200.22, and TJ Stewart 200.19 from the Titans helped the bonus points.  The 299 cards from the Jaffas were Jonathon Gill and Rudi Myburgh both shot 2 100s, only on the single card and one in the double.  Still good shooting. Must be good water in the South Island that their juniors are drinking, with the steady good scores that  they have achieved throughout the season.

The winner of the Simon Grant Trophy this year is Jonathon Gill From the Jaffas with a Score of 1195.86.  Sorry Martin Hunt who came a very,very, close second with a score of 1195.85!!
The winner of Siggy's Salver this year is Shania Harrison-Lee with a score of 785.44.  Also a very close second was Jess Burgess-Smith with her score of 784.33.
Wow! I just noticed that both these winners are in the B League. Well Done.

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 continuing.  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  (If you will still have me.)  All the best for the rest of the indoor competition.

Doug Gibson
NDC Co-ordinator



Amendments to B-League Results


It has just been brought to our attention (23 August) that in a number of the NDC rounds the Mid Canterbury Titans have fielded a Graded team whose handicap has exceeded the limit in the B-League Rules - the handicap total for this team in Rounds 3, 5 and the Semi-Final was 9, while the limit in the Rules is 8.  This was discussed at the 25-26 August Executive meeting  where the TSNZ NDC Co-ordinator’s recommendation was approved, and as a result the Titan’s Graded Team totals for Rounds 3, 5 and Semi-Final have had to be annulled and the match points re-calculated.  Please see the attached info, giving the updated points. 

Note that this change does not affect individual shooter scores, they will still be applicable for individual awards (eg Junior etc), and neither has it affected the progression of any of the teams through to the B-League Semi-Final or Final.   


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