Cowboy Action Shooting: Celebrating the Women of Camden Mills

Illowa Irregulars wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. It’s a day to give thanks for our bounty, our families, and our friends. On this day of thanks, Illowa Irregulars has something special to share with you: A video created for some special people – the Women of Camden Mills.

This video is a compilation of recordings and photographs of some of the Cowgirls at Camden Mills in 2021 (w/ a couple from 2020). Click on the image below to watch the video.

Thank you, ladies for what you bring to the sport and for all you do supporting our club as well as to the women elsewhere supporting their clubs.

https://youtu.be/SVMZ4WFP5o0

On a related note, Illowa Irregulars and the Milan Rifle Club are hosting the SASS 2022 Illinois State Championship July 15-17, 2022.

The match features 3 days of shooting:

  • Friday: Side & 3-stage Warm-Up matches;
  • Saturday: 6 Main Match Stages;
  • Sunday: 4 Main Match Stages followed immediately by an Awards Luncheon at the air-conditioned Milan Community Center.
The Celebration Belle

We have arranged for an optional Riverboat Dinner Cruise on the Mississippi aboard the Celebration Belle Saturday evening. Imagine seeing several dozens of cowboys and cowgirls in their cowboy attire dining on a Paddle-wheeler while cruising the Mississippi. See the registration form for more information.

Join us for a weekend of family fun and competition. Here are links to the Registration and Sponsorship forms:

REGISTRATION FORM: Click here to download the Registration Form.
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: Click here to download the Sponsorship Form.

For more information visit www.illowairregulars.com.

SASS 2022 Illinois State Championship

The SASS 2022 Illinois State Championship
July 15-17, 2022
Mayhem On The Mississippi

REGISTRATION FORM: Click here to download the Registration Form.
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: Click here to download the Sponsorship Form.
(see the last section on this page)

HOST HOTEL: We’ve selected the Holiday Inn Express as our official host hotel. Room rates begin at $129/night. We’ve reserved a block of rooms until 30 days prior to the match. Reservations can be made by either clicking here or calling (309) 517-6400 and ask to book in the Illinois State Cowboy Action Shooting Championship block.

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The Illowa Irregulars and the Milan Rifle Club are proud to host the SASS 2022 Illinois State Championship.

  • Friday: Side & 3-stage Warm-Up matches;
  • Saturday: 6 Main Match Stages;
  • Sunday: 4 Main Match Stages followed immediately by an Awards Luncheon at the air-conditioned Milan Community Center.

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES: We are also excited to announce two (optional) Special Activities during the SASS 2022 Illinois State Cowboy Action Shooting Championship:

  1. A Saturday evening Mississippi Riverboat Dinner Cruise aboard the Celebration Belle;
    • This will be a truly unique event in the annals of Cowboy Action Shooting,
    • Cowboy attire encouraged;  and,
  2. A Costume Contest (with roaming judges) for Best Dressed Woman and Man, and Junior Boy and Girl.

CAMPING: We are offering on-site dry camping, but there are also several full-service camping options in the area. See our Registration Form for more information.

OUR FACILITIES: Our cowboy town, Camden Mills, has 10 bays all with covered loading and unloading tables, and every bay has a carport to protect those waiting and watching from the sun and rain. Six of the bays have cowboy building facades. Also, the entire range is well-shaded, contained in a reasonably small area (short walks between stages), and the central pathway through the competition range is 100% paved. If you are unfamiliar with our range take a look at our Stage Photos section of our web page or just look around www.illowairregulars.com.

180-shooter limit. We are placing a 180-shooter limit on attendance. The last Illinois State Championship drew 170 participants. Attendance predictions are always difficult, but it will have been a full three years since the last Illinois State Championship. Will demand be higher because of the gap? It’s hard to say. However, we’d hate to have someone miss the opportunity to shoot at the SASS 2022 Illinois State Championship because they delayed sending in their registration. It’s never too early to register to ensure you’re one of the fortunate 180.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: Interested in supporting the SASS 2022 Illinois State Championship by becoming a Sponsor? Whether your a business, another Cowboy Action Shooting Club, or a personal benefactor, your support is important to helping us keep Cowboy Action Shooting alive and well in Illinois and the upper Midwest. We’ve several support options to meet virtually any budget. Click here to download the Sponsor Form to learn how you and your organization can support Cowboy Action Shooting and the SASS 2022 Illinois State Championship. Your support is appreciated.

A Christmas Idea: Give your favorite cowboy/cowgirl the Illinois State Match for Christmas

Here’s a thought – are you in need of a Christmas gift for your favorite cowboy/cowgirl?  if so, you might want to consider giving him/her the gift of the SASS 2022 Illinois State Championship, scheduled for July 15-17, 2022.  

If you would like to give your favorite Cowboy or Cowgirl the Illinois State Championship as a Christmas gift, we will create and send you the following certificate to give to them on Christmas morning, complete with their Alias.  To ensure we have enough time to process the requests, all gift registrations must be received on or before December 15th.  

If you would like to do this, please follow these steps:

  1. Click here to download the Registration Form
  2. Complete and send the registration form per its instructions
  3. Send an email to Illowa Irregulars alerting us to the registration by clicking here
  4. Include the Alias of the gift recipient as well as the name and address to whom the Christmas card should be sent in the email
  5. If you don’t know the “posse with” or category info you can submit that information between Christmas and New Years – we will keep your place in the order the original registration was received

Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas.

Club Updates: Christmas Party; 2022 State Match; RO Training; and, Land Run 2022

Topics:

  • Christmas Party
  • 2022 State Match Update
  • RO1 Training and Refresher Course
  • 2022 Land Run

Howdy all. Well, Thanksgiving is behind us and we’re steaming on towards Christmas and the New Year. It’s sort of a quiet time for the club, in general. However, here are just a few updates to keep everyone in the loop.

Christmas Party: First just a reminder that the club’s Christmas Party is scheduled for 6:00 p.m., December 4th (this coming Saturday) at City Limits Saloon & Grill, 4514 9th St, Rock Island, IL 61201. If you’d like to come and have not contacted us yet, there is still time – just RSVP to Daisy Ann via email by clicking here. Include your name and number of people attending.

2022 State Match: Planning continues for the SASS 2022 Illinois State Championship. We are right at 50% of our limit with registrations coming in each week. While we’re unlikely to fill up in the next few weeks, we believe we will hit our 180-shooter limit. Keep in mind that posse requests will be filled in the order received. If posse assignment is important, you may want get your registrations in sooner rather than later, but rest assured we still have plenty of space. Click here to download the Registration Form.

RO1 Training & Refresher: Illowa Irregulars is hosting an RO1 Training and Refresher Course on January 22, 2022. The course is limited to the first 25 people to sign up. As of today, we only have 8 slots remaining. If you’re need an RO1 or Refresher Course, here’s your chance, but don’t wait too long. Click here to be taken to the sign-up website.

2022 Land Run: The 2022 Nationals reached their shooter limit in relative short order. Several cowboys who shoot at Camden Mills on a regular basis are registered. See the table to the right. I apologize if I left anyone out.

It’s also interesting to review the distribution of attendees by state. The table to the left shows the number of shooters per state (Illinois has the 4th most and Iowa the 13th).

For those that prefer a graphical representation, I also included a color-coded Bubble Map to illustrate the distribution by state. The bigger the circle the more shooters from that state.

Have a great day. We’ll see you all soon.

Popcorn Kelly

Illowa Irregulars’ Cowboy Christmas Party: 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec 4, 2021

Just a friendly reminder that Illowa Irregulars’ annual Christmas party is coming up – Saturday, December 4th at City Limits Saloon & Grill, 4514 9th St, Rock Island, IL 61201. The festivities begin at 6:00 p.m. Cowboy attire encouraged.

So far we have 33 people joining us. If you’ve nothing to do Saturday night, why don’t you make it 34?

The club will provide some hors d’oeuvres. Our guests will provide the friendliness.

If you decide to attend and haven’t done so already, please RSVP to Daisy Ann via email by clicking here. Include your name and number of people attending

Yee Haw!

Cowboy Action Shooting: Celebrating the Women of Camden Mills

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This is just a quick email from Illowa Irregulars wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving and to share a video we created celebrating a special group of people – The Women of Camden Mills. We wanted to do something unique so we created this women-only video to thank them for all the positive ways they impact our sport. Although the videos were taken at Camden Mills, our intention is to honor, in some small way, all women shooters across the country. In that vein, feel free to share with others you think might enjoy this Cowgirl-centric video.