2020 SASS Iowa State Championship Summary

Several Illowa Irregulars attended the 2020 SASS Iowa State Cowboy Action Shooting Championship held July 3-5, 2020 at Coyote Gulch Range in Indianola, Iowa.  It was an excellent showing for our club with five club members returning home as Iowa Champions – Whiskey Rick, Rootin Tootin, Dimpled Darlin’, Cowboy Rick, and Popcorn Kelly.  Several others captured 1st place, 2nd place, or 3rd place finishes within their category.  Badlands Charlie was one of only five clean shooters for the entire match (60 total shooters). 

Here is the breakdown of Illowa Irregulars top finishers:

2020 Iowa Champions:

  • Whiskey Rick; Elder Statesman
  • Rootin Tootin; Elder Statesmen Duelist
  • Dimpled Darlin; Grand Dame
  • Cowboy Rick; Frontier Cartridge Gunfighter
  • Popcorn Kelly; Senior

1st Place Finish

  • JW James; Senior
  • Count Sandor; Frontier Cartridge Duelist
  • Partners Partner; Lady Senior Gunfighter
  • Partner; Outlaw
  • Will Dunn; Patron

2nd Place Finish

  • Daisy Ann; Lady Wrangler
  • Shortcake; Lady Senior
  • Chancy Shot; Frontier Cartridge Duelist

3rd Place

  • Badlands Charlie; Elder Statesman

Clean Shooter

  • Badlands Charlie

Special thanks go out to the Fort Des Moines Rangers and all the volunteers for their hard work hosting and organizing this event. Well done! The range was in excellent shape and the stages were well-written – challenging but entertaining, and temptingly fast.  The weather cooperated this year – hot but manageable. 

Here is a link to State Shoot Winners and another to the overall match results.

Illowa Irregulars’ July 19, 2020 Match

We hope to see you at Illowa Irregulars’ first match of the 2020 season scheduled for July 19th.  Match Directors Mountain Man Champ and Daisy Ann have a great match planned.   For more information visit our website at www.illowairregulars.com or email us by clicking here.

Popcorn Kelly

GUNSMOKE 2020 Update

Having already registered for Gunsmoke 2020, I received the following information yesterday in an email. Since it contains important information describing how Gunsmoke will be conducted, as well as news that Gunsmoke 2020 will be limited to 240 shooters, I wanted to share it with our loyal Illowarregulars.com subscribers so they are some of the first to know.

Popcorn Kelly

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IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT GUNSMOKE

  1. NEW GUNSMOKE COVID ADJUSTMENTS
    • Social Distancing recommended and masks are suggested but personal choice
      • see Bullet Point #11 if you would like to shoot in an all mask posse
    • Limit 240 Shooters
    • Wednesday and Thursday will be Registration and Side Match Shooting
    • Warm Up Side Match will be spread out over two days to distance and have smaller posses
    • Main Match will be Friday and Saturday.   Voluntary All Mask Posses.  AM and PM Shooting with alternate second day and empty stage between posses are some of the things in the works
    • Venders will be spread out.  A large staging area will be in the Rodeo Arena area to accommodate changes from morning to afternoon posses
    • Meals – Breakfast, lunch and night meals are in the planning stages
    • Some events will be moved, spread out, limited or canceled to accommodate the Minnesota Covid State Guidelines
  2. Gunsmoke is one of the BEST SHOOTS IN THE COUNTRY.  Come prepared to have an awesome time
  3. Shooter CAMPING STARTS Tuesday, September 15th at 9 am   
  4. NO UNAUTHORIZED MOTORIZED VEHICLES on the range during shooting hours.  ONLY vehicles with Gunsmoke Range Permit allowed. MUST apply for a permit.  Pedestrians and gun carts ALWAYS have the right of way. 
  5. WEDNESDAY – Deuce Stevens All Gun Mini Clinic – A few are signed up.  But first Shooters to email broncokate45@gmail.com to fill up the 12 spots will be entered
  6. Minnesota MOSQUITOES  are the most awesome in the country.  Come prepared
  7. DRY CAMPING.  Due to the infrastructure on the range, there will be no electricity available to general campers.  Generators allowed.  Quiet time 10:00 pm to 6:00 am.  You must pre-register to camp.  BE CONSIDERATE OF YOUR NEIGHBOR.  THERE WILL BE AREA ALLOWING GENERATORS TO RUN ALL NIGHT.   MUST SIGN UP AHEAD OF TIME  AND INFORM CAMPING RAMROD WHEN ARRIVING TO BE PARKED IN THIS AREA
  8. IF YOU PARK IN THE NO GENERATOR LATE AREA YOU MUST TURN YOUR GENERATOR OFF BY 10:00 PM.  IF YOU DON’T YOU WILL BE ASKED TO MOVE TO THE ALL
  9. NIGHT GENERATOR AREA IN THE MORNING.  PLEASE BE SAFE AND CONSIDERATE OF YOUR NEIGHBORS
  10. If you did not put posse requests on your registration, please respond with an email of your requests
  11. If requesting All Mask Posse – please email

Directions, motels and hotels, campgrounds,  camper rental, vendor and sponsor information are all posted on our website (www.cedarvalleyvigilantes.com)  As we get closer to Gunsmoke shooters, schedule  and other information will be added to the website. 

GUNSMOKE WEEK HIGHLIGHTS:

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th

Vendor set up and camper parking

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th

Vendor Set up and camper parking

Deuce Stevens All Gun Mini Clinic

Registration

Buffalo Hunt, Wild Bunch and Warm Up Side Matches

Free Seminars for Shooters and Families are in the planning stages

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th – SIDE MATCH DAY

Speed matches, Warm Up,  Buffalo Hunt

6:00 pm – Thursday Night Drive Up Meal is in the planning stages

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th

Main Match 6 stages

Friday Night Meal  with Side Match Awards are in the planning stages

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19th

Main Match 6 stages

Saturday Night Banquet and Awards Ceremony are in the planning stages

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th

Campers must be off the range by 12:00 noon.  Trap club shoots from noon to 3:00

*** Food Vendor on range available for Breakfast and lunch on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

ALL SHOOTERS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND SAFETY BRIEFING FRIDAY PRIOR TO SHOOTING THE MAIN MATCH AND ANY SAFETY BRIEFINGS FOR SIDE MATCHES POSTED IN SCHEDULE – This is in the planning stages

SHOOTER PACKETS MUST BE PICKED UP PRIOR TO SHOOTING ANY EVENTS  AND SHOOTER BADGES MUST BE WORN AT ALL SHOOTING EVENTS.

ALL SHOOTERS MUST BE SASS MEMEBERS IN GOOD STANDING.

All “Shoot Thru Requests” must be submitted to the CVV Board of Directors in writing for consideration prior to September 1st.  Submit requests to CVV President, Riverboat Red at riverboatred@mac.com

Thank you and see you at Gunsmoke

Covid-19 Protocols (Simplified) and Waiver

We’re proud to announce that Illowa Irregulars resumed our 2020 Cowboy Action Shooting season.

To ensure the safety of our guests, we implemented some Covid-19 related protocols, mostly as they relate to distancing, mask, and sanitary guidelines, and are requiring participants to sign a COVID-19 waiver form.

The most important considerations are to maintain social distancing, wear a face covering when distancing is not possible, and be respectful of other participants’ personal space. Shooters will NOT be required to wear a mask/face covering when shooting.  However, the TO will be required to wear a mask/face covering.

For the most up to date information and obtain the waiver form click on the following links:

Covid-19 Match Protocols

Covid-19 Waiver Form

Thanks much and hope to see you all at our next match.

Justice James Newton / Mountain Man Champ
Co-Chairpersons, Illowa Irregulars