NDC FINAL - 2 September
At the Executive meeting on 25 August it was agreed that the NDC Final and Relegation/Promotion matches can only be held once all the regions involved are in Covid LEVEL 1, therefore the match onThursday 2nd September is now POSTPONED until further notice.
Safety of our shooters and helpers is the prime concern, and while the TSNZ Guidelines say that competitions can take place in Level 2, there are more risks now known about the Delta variant. This means that additional care is needed, and the spacing that is required in Level 2 would prevent the Finals matches being held in the time required.
A new date will be set as soon as possible and this will continue to be reviewed by the Executive as we hopefully move down the Alert Levels.
NDC Semi-Final 12th August
A-League - While the Total Team scores may not show it, in Division One this was a hard-fought Semifinal, with only 4 - 5 points between some of the teams, and only inners separating others. The Waikato / Manawatu match came down to a point difference of only 1, the closest result in quite some time. There were a lot of BONUS points earned in Division One this round - WELL DONE to Helen Freiman and Martin Hunt (both Manawatu) and Pratik Tailor (Wellington) for their 200s, and to Juniors Aedan Gillgren and Abby Pierce (Waikato) and Briar Summerhays (Manawatu) for their 100s. Abby even doubled up for TWO 100s - fantastic shooting Abby.
Divison 2 scores weren't quite as close, with Taranaki Tigers and The Plainsmen taking clear leads over their opponents. No Bonuses earned in Division 2 this round either, but some good shooting nevertheless.
So this leaves Welllington Tigers (Hosts) against Waikato Thoroughbreds in the A-League Division One Final, and the Divison Two Final is Taranaki Tigers (Hosts) against The Plainsmen.
In the Promotion / Relegation match Nelson Gunz will go up against the winners of the Division Two Final.
The B-League Semi-Final saw The Titans and Otago Blue and Gold both overpower the Hutt Valley Wasps, to end up only one Team Point apart. With Hutt Valley also having their A-League team to fill, it must have been a tough job being the Hutt Valley Selector this season! No Bonus points earned in the Semi-Final, but the top scores were all very close, so well
done to those shooters.
The B-League Final will see The Titans (Hosts) against Otago Blue and Gold, and based on this week's shoot, it's still anybody's match!
NDC Round 5, 22nd July
This proved a difficult round for many teams what with the awful weather on the night, and shooters pulling out in advance meaning some teams having to re-draw several times before shooting even started. There were also two issues after teams had started meaning that Emergencies had to be pulled in - this is what Emergencies are for, however it highlighted that there is actually no mention in the Rules (NDC or Indoor) on when and how Emergencies can be called up to shoot. This will be looked at in the usual post-NDC review.
A-LEAGUE - In Division 1 there were some great points totals from Waikato Thoroughbreds and Eastern Force in this round with them gaining 13 points each, although it took a double-header from Eastern Force to earn their total. Manawatu were close behind on 11. Congratulatons to those with 200s in this round - Jack Cavanagh and Janet Hunt from Manawatu in their doubles, and Stephanie McNair (Eastern Force) with her two 100s in the Junior section.
DIVISION 1 Semi-Final is Waikato Thoroughbreds (HOST) vs Manawatu Marauders, and Wellington Tigers (HOST) vs Hutt Valley Hawks.
Division 2 saw The Plainsmen earn top points (15) in this round, which was enough to pull them ahead of Taranaki Tigers. With only 2 points between places 3 and 4, it's was a close race at that level too. Congratulations to Katrina Quigley for her 200, and to Martyn Quigley for the only 100 in the Juniors for this round.
DIVISION 2 Semi-Final is Southland Centurions (HOST) vs The Plainsmen, and Marlborough Suns (HOST) vs Taranaki Tigers.
B-LEAGUE - Well done to Otago Blue & Gold in this round, earning the most points in total. Titans and Otago B&G filled the Top Scores placings too, which had the top 4 only separated by count-back and inners. Both the Titans and Otago Blue & Gold continue to dominate over the Hutt Valley Wasps, although this is not surprising considering Hutt Valley are also fielding a team in the A League, while the others only have B-League teams to fill. Congratulations to Dave Thomson (Titans) with 100.08 in the first part of his double, and Peter McCallum
(Otago Blue & Gold) also with 100.08 in his single card - these were the only 100s shot in this round.
B-League Semi-Final - The Titans, Otago Blue & Gold and Hutt Valley Wasps all compete with points starting from zero, and the top 2 teams going into the Final.
Many thanks to all teams who have competed in the 2021 NDC and good luck to the Semi-Final shooters.
NDC Round 4, 1st July
A - League - In Division 1 Hutt Valley Hawks did a great job with their double-header, gaining 23 points and taking a clean sweep over Waikato Thoroughbreds. Manawatu Marauders have managed to hold on to the points lead though. Congratulatons to Robbie McNair on his 300.20, a top score for Eastern Force. Some other great scores shot this round in both Divisions, with 4 shooters on 299 (Tania Boerlage, Gary Cuff, Helen Freiman and Martin Hunt), and 2 Juniors on 199 (Aidan Lynch and Martin Quigley).
Division 2 sees Taranaki Tigers and The Plainsmen both gaining 13 points, keeping the Tigers in the lead and The Plainsmen moving up ahead of Marlborough Suns.
There's only one more Round to go before the Semi-Final and Eastern Force will be having their double-header so good luck to all the shooters and selectors for that Round.
B - League - The Titans are still dominating the B League compeititon Points Ladder but they're not getting all their own way with the team scores - well done to Otago Blue and Gold on their Open win, even if it was only by 1 point. The Titans then went on to pip Blue and Gold by one point and one inner in the Junior section. Congratulations to Colin Dilworth (Hutt Valley Wasps) on his 200. Hutt Valley had a strong Composite team in this round, posting a win over Blue & Gold, and not being far being The Titans.
With only three teams in this competition the Semi-Final will be a three-way shoot again, with the top two going into the Final. But with both the Semi-Final and the Final starting from Zero, it could be all down to the Selectors getting their shooters in the right places.
Sadly Doug Gibson, our usual NDC Co-ordinator, passed away on 1st July. He will be missed by many. His funeral is to be held at the Oaonui Hall (10 minutes north of Opunake) on Tuesday 6th July at 1pm.
NDC Round 3 - 10th June
A - League - Some very close Team scores in this Round with 2 matches being decided on Inners - Manawatu took the Composite match from Nelson by one inner in Division One, and Southland Centurions won the Junior match over Taranaki Tigers by two inners in Division Two. Congratulations to Martin Hunt on his 300.22 for Manawatu.
Division One is looking close with the top four teams only being split by 16 points and plenty more shooting to come in the next two rounds. Hutt Valley Hawks still have their Double-header to come, so watch out for them in Round 4.
Division Two is even closer, with only 5 points between the top 3 teams. The Centurians and the Suns each have a BYE to come in the next two rounds, so its still anybody's competition.
B - League - Some very close scores in the B-Leage in this round too, with the Titans winning the Junior match over Otago Blue & Gold by only 4 inners. Otago got their revenge by taking out the total team score by 10 though, with some great shooting by their Composite Squad.
Its great to see some good scores coming out of Hutt Valley too - with so many of their shooters in the A-League, this is providing good competition experience for the B-League shooters.
Our NZ NDC Co-ordinator Doug Gibson has unfortunately had to withdraw from managing the 2021 event,
so co-ordinating for this year will now be done through the TSNZ Office.
Please make sure all results from Round 3 onwards are emailed to email@example.com
NDC Round 2 - 20th May
NDC Round 1 - 29th April
A LEAGUE - A good start to the NDC Season with Jamie Bonis on 300.26 and Rachel McLaren coming in a close second on 299.18. Even the juniors starting off with Ethan Martin shooting a 197.08. Wanganui Warriors had a meltdown by not contacting the opposition by the time stated in the Rules of 9:50pm so lose any points they gain, which go to the opposition by default.
B LEAGUE - An interesting start to the season with all the scores reasonably close in the first round, keep at it and enjoy the setup of the competition. It's 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 Gibson - NDC Co-ordinator
NOTE that the dates originally published in the 2021 NDC Rules and on the TSNZ Calendar have been amended
as the late Queens Birthday weekend in 2021 has affected these dates along with the Championship Calendar.
The 2021 NDC competition will be starting with Round 1 on 29th April - Covid Alert Levels permitting of course.
Entries are due in to the TSNZ office by 31st March.
Note that the new rule put in place last year still stands:
There is a requirement to send in to the NDC Co-ordinator a timestamped photo of team names with results - this photo needs to be taken BEFORE shooting, so that it is clear that shooters and their teams have been named in advance of shooting.
AMENDED Dates for 2021 NDC Matches:
Round 1 - 29th April
Round 2 - 20th May
Round 3 - 10th June
Round 4 - 1st July
Round 5 - 22nd July
Semi-Finals - 12th August
Finals & Relegation/Promotion - 2nd September
Thank you to Doug Gibson who is NDC Co-ordinator once more.
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
NDC 2019 - FINAL RESULTS
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.