llowa Irregulars’ last matches of the year are scheduled for Saturday, November 4 (Wild Bunch) and Sunday, November 5, 2023 (Cowboy). Registration opens at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday for Wild Bunch, and at 8:00 a.m. with a Safety Meeting at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday for the Cowboy match. Match fees are $15 per shooter. Stages may be downloaded by clicking here. (I’ll post the Wild Bunch match stages when they become available.)
Daylight savings time ends Saturday night/Sunday morning so don’t forget to set your clocks back. Not the end of the world if you forget, though – you’ll just be really, really early!
This is our typical last match of the year in which participants are encouraged (but not required) to try different shooting styles. Want to try shooting Duelist? Double Duelist? Here’s your chance. What to try Gunfighter? Grab this opportunity with both hands and give it a go. Want to try shooting Outlaw? Pick your stage wisely, but here’s your chance. Want to try them all? What the heck – it’ll be a wild ride! It’s all in the name of having a good time and helping us cap off another great year.
2024 Illinois State Championship: Be on the lookout for the official announcement concerning the SASS 2024 Illinois State Championship which will be coming soon, including the registration forms. Hint: Pencil in August 16-18, 2024.
If you were here either (or both) of our first two state championships, you’ll like this one too. If you couldn’t make it in 2022 or 2023, you should consider heading our way in 2024. 3 days of cowboy action shooting fun, Friday Warm-up and Side matches, a free Friday night pizza party, Saturday and Sunday main match stages (6 on Saturday and 4 on Sunday), an optional Saturday Evening Riverboat Dinner Cruise on the Mississippi River aboard the Celebration Belle, and an outstanding Awards Ceremony at the air-conditioned Milan Community Center at the conclusion of Sunday’s stages. Of course, we’ll also be setting up the State Record Stage during the championship to give shooters another chance to set either a State and/or Club record. Click here to see the current list of State and Club record holders. Who knows, perhaps your name could be on this list.
November 2023 Stages
PS. One last note concerning the November match. The portable toilet company is removing all portable toilets from the range on November 1st for the winter. This means there will be no toilet facilities in the cowboy town during either November match. However, the Milan Rifle Club’s indoor restroom just up from the benchrest area will remain open. Sorry for the inconvenience.