SASS 2022 Illinois State Championship Shooter Information Packet

In an effort to help shooters attending the SASS 2022 Illinois State Championship scheduled from July 15-17, we created an information packet containing some of the most important information shooters will need or want to know prior to arrival.  If you’ve been here before, you will be familiar with much of this information.  However, if you’ve not, we hope this makes it a little easier for you.

The packet includes, among other things, information describing:

  • Directions to the Milan Rifle Club;
  • Where to Register and pick up your packet;
  • The Daily Schedule;
  • Side Match Schedule;
  • Parking information;
  • Round Count w/ important information about Stage 8 – our Shotgun Only stage;
  • Camping information and instructions; and,
  • Directions to the Awards Ceremony which will be held at the Milan Community Center.

Click here to download the packet. 

Additionally, we created a 6-minute, pre-arrival video providing a visual reference for how to get to and enter the range, as well as where to register, camp, and park for the match.  Click here to view the video. 

Check out our Who’s Coming list.

We’ve a few spots left. We’d enjoy having you Click here to download the registration form.

Have a great day and we’ll see you in July, or at one of our regular monthly matches if you can’t make the State Championship. 

Happy Trails,
Illowa Irregulars Cowboy Action Shooting Club
Popcorn Kelly

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.


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

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.

May 15, 2022 Match Highlight Video w/ Special Illinois State Announcement & Unique Ending

Illowa Irregulars held our second match of the year – Sunday, May 15, 2022. It was a really nice day, with a smattering of light rain here and there. Rootin Tootin crafted six fun-to-shoot stages.

Congratulations to JW James and Daisy Ann for taking home top cowboy and cowgirl honors, and to our 7 clean shooters – Wicker Nash, Tulsa Tex, Daisy Ann, Badlands Charlie, Grumpy, and Montana Slim.

Click here or on the image below to view a short match highlight video and photos, with a little music thrown in here and there.

Also, if you’ve not done so yet, get your registrations is for the SASS 2022 Illinois State Championship. Click here for the registration form.

Popcorn Kelly

PS. If you’re on Twitter, you can now follow us to get a few updates now and then.
Twitter: @illowairregular

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Illowa Irregular May 2022 Match Results are Posted

May 15, 2022’s results are available on the Illowa Irregulars Scores page. Please note that the Overall, Category, and Clean Match Results are in a single file.

Congratulations to JW James and Daisy Ann for winning overall men’s and women’s categories as well as to our 7 clean shooters – Wicker Nash, Tulsa Tex, Daisy Ann, Badlands Charlie, Grumpy, Sly Dog, and Montana Slim.

It started off a beautiful summer morning, and then sprinkled lightly here and there during the later portions of the match. Thank goodness for our covered stations, waiting areas, and loading and unloading tables.

As you know, Illowa Irregulars is hosting the SASS 2022 Illinois State Championship, July 15-17, 2022. We’re down to our last 30 open slots. If you’ve not gotten your registration and want a guaranteed spot, you should send in your registration soon. Click here for more information and to download Registration and/or Sponsor forms.

May Match Book

Psst. You, yes, you. I’ve a secret to share – Illowa Irregulars’ May’s Match Book is now available. Click here to download it. Ammo requirements are 60 Rifle, 60 Pistol, and 28+ Shotgun. Here are the Stage Titles just for fun:

  • Stage 1: The Holy Grail
  • Stage 2: You Call The Order?
  • Stage 3: Split Pistols, OH MY!
  • Stage 4: I Am Mr T, Fool?
  • Stage 5: There’s A Ruckus At Brown’s Livery!
  • Stage 6: It Can’t Be That Easy!

Come on over and help us make May 15 a Cowboy Day to remember. Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. with a 9:15 a.m. mandatory Safety meeting.

Popcorn Kelly