Well, Gunsmoke 2020 is over. Several Illowa Irregulars were there, as were a few others who regularly shoot at Camden Mills. There were 157 shooters spread out among 12 posses this year. As always, it was good to see everyone.
I thought I’d take a moment and share some of the Illowa Irregulars successes, as well as the successes of those who frequently shoot at Camden Mills. The following is in alphabetical order by category.
- Foyster O’Rippy – 3rd place
- Classic Cowboy
- Pit Mule – 2nd place
- Grande Dame
- Deadwood Kitty – 3rd place
- Billy the Avenger – Midwest Regional Champion
- Lady Senior Duelist
- Turkey Legs – Midwest Regional Champion
- Lady Wrangler
- Little Hermana – 4th place
- Senior Duelist
- Tuco – Third place
- JW James – Midwest Regional Champion
- Popcorn Kelly – 4th place
- Will Dunn – 2nd place
- Cowboy Carty – Midwest Regional Champion
- JB Kidd – 2nd place
Overall Rankings: Billie the Avenger – 4th; Cowboy Carty – 5th; JB Kidd – 6th; Foyster O’Rippy – 7th; and, JW James – 10th.
Clean Shooter: Badlands Charlie, Will Dunn, Foyster O’Rippy
(This is a horribly incomplete list – CVV has not published a clean shooter list and I can’t remember all of them. I am certain I’ve missed several who would be listed if I only knew of them. I’ve requested the clean shooter list and will update this section if I receive it.)
Spirit of the Game Award – Posse 12: Popcorn Kelly
Here is a link to Gunsmoke’s scores for a complete review of the scores and categories.
Congratulations to everyone who attended. If I left anyone off the above list I apologize.
Now it’s on to Fall Round-Up. Work begins in earnest soon to get Camden Mills ready for what should be a magnificent weekend. Yee Haw!