Changes to the World and National Championships Announced

The SASS Member October Bulletin was published earlier today. While it contains much information, we want to highlight some significant upcoming changes to the World and National Championships.

World Championship – End of Trail
Founders Ranch in Edgewood, NM will hold its last End of Trail in February 2021.  Beginning in 2022 End of Trail will be hosted by the Arizona Territorial Rough Riders at Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix, Arizona.

National Championship
Beginning in 2022, the Oklahoma Territorial Marshals will host the SASS National Championship.  Currently, the Oklahoma Territorial Marshals host the Southwest Regional Championship, known as Land Run.  Beginning in 2022 Land Run will become the National Championship, and will retain the brand “Land Run.” (The “Winter Range” brand is being retired after 2021.)

Southwest Regional Championship
The Oklahoma Territorial Marshals will host the SASS Southwest Regional Championship (currently known as Land Run) through 2021, but transition to being the SASS National Championship in 2022.  A new host for the Southwest Regional Championship is being sought. 

The article provided no specific or even approximate dates for the newly relocated events. You can read the whole article by clicking on the link in the first paragraph.

Fall Round-Up 2020 Results Posted

(corrected version which now includes Stage 10)

The Illowa Irregulars’ Fall Round-Up is now in the history books and the results are available on our Scores website page.

We had a stellar set of Fall days on the range. Lots of smiles on cowboys and cowgirls faces all three days. For some, perhaps many, it was a crowning positive event in an otherwise remarkable year (remarkable for all the wrong reasons.)

Match Directors Rootin Tootin and Badlands Charlie put together 10 stages that were challenging yet fun. Many thanks to them for the hard work they put in all year putting this together and then pulling it off. Needless to say, it’s been an unusual year.

Thanks also to Chancy Shot for organizing the side matches, which included, among other events, the Running Buffalo – Individual and Team, 50 yard Pistol, 100 Yard Rifle, Speed Pistols, Pocket Pistol, Speed Derringer, Shotgun Star, Team Shotgun, and Long Range.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t also thank all the volunteers (too many to name) that worked behind the scenes cleaning tables and chairs, moving and setting up targets and tents, and then tearing it all down again and putting them away. We couldn’t do it with your you.

Illowa Irregulars has already begun planning Fall Round-Up 2021, if not on paper, in our minds. We hope to see you there next year. More information to come.

On a related note, Illowa Irregulars are hosting two more shoots this year:

  • Sunday, October 18; and,
  • Sunday, November 1.

Take care and Happy Trails To You,

Popcorn Kelly

Here are a few friendly faces mostly from the Saturday Banquet and Sunday awards luncheon. Until next year . . .

Gunsmoke 2020

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.

  • Cowboy
    • Foyster O’Rippy – 3rd place
  • Classic Cowboy
    • Pit Mule – 2nd place
  • Grande Dame
    • Deadwood Kitty – 3rd place
  • Gunfighter
    • 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
  • Senior
    • JW James – Midwest Regional Champion
    • Popcorn Kelly – 4th place
  • Patron
    • Will Dunn – 2nd place
  • Wrangler
    • 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!

Popcorn Kelly

Senior Division Screen Projection – I couldn’t help taking this pic
Stage 11

2007 Cowboy Shoot Flyer

Cowboy Rick came across this old flyer he’d saved from 2007, so I wanted to share it on our website so others could enjoy it. This was the inside of an 11×17 poster that was mailed to people interested in Cowboy Action Shooting at the time, and was one of the primary ways the the club promoted our sport.

If you recognize it, you’ve been a Cowboy/Cowgirl in and around the Quad Cities for awhile. If you don’t, it’s always fun to get a glimpse of how things were done in the early days.

Popcorn Kelly

Illowa Irregulars’ Fall Round-Up Update

Here is an updated list of the cowboys and cowgirls currently registered for Illowa Irregulars’ Fall Round-Up. If you’re planning to attend please submit your application soon. (See the information below.

3 Deuce CowhandElder Statesman
Arizona Buffalo JoeClassic Cowboy
Average Joe49’er
Badlands CharlieElder Statesman
Bertha BellCowgirl
Big CatSenior
BlindmelonElder Statesman
Bob WireSilver Senior
Broomtail BetsyWorking Cowgirl
Buckeye TrooperElder Statesman
Chancy ShotF/C Gunfighter
Cheyene CinderLady Silver Senior
Clara BelleBuckarette
Colt RugerSilver Senior
Comstock CharleySilver Senior Duelist
Count SandorF/C Duelist
Cowboy RickF/C Gunfighter
Cripple Creek Kory49’er
Daisy AnnLady Wrangler
Deadwood KittyGrand Dame
Deuces WildEl Patron
Dimpled DarlinGrand Dame
Dolittle B. ErnestFrontier Cartridge
Dresden BanditElder Statesman
Einstein JackBuckaroo
Elida Orga NizerLady Senior
Fatboy HarleyB-Western
Granville StuartCattle Baron
GrumpyElder Statesman
Henry MusgroveSenior
J. W. JamesSenior
Justice James NewtonFrontier Cartridge
Katie TwoshotsLady Silver Senior
King Pin49’er
Lawdog Dago DomF/C Gunfighter
Lester MooreSilver Senior
Mackinaw JackClassic Cowboy
Magnolia SteeleLady 49’er
Mel FunctionElder Statesman
Montana SlimFrontiersman
Mountain Man Champ49’er
Muleskinner MaryCattle Baroness
PartnerSenior Gunfighter
Partner’s PartnerLady Senior F/C Duelist
Pinto PonyLady Silver Senior
Pistol Whippin JimSilver Senior
Pit MuleClassic Cowboy
Popcorn KellySenior
Rattlesnake RenaeClassic Cowgirl
RedF/C Gunfighter
Rootin TootinElder Statesman Duelist
Rough Rider RonElder Statesman
ShortcakeLady Silver Senior
Silver Spurs CharlieElder Statesman
Silverado RiderF/C Gunfighter
Silverado’s SweetheartLady Wrangler
Slim Shady49’er
Smilin DLady Silver Senior
Smiling Irish MikeDuelist
Special KGrand Dame
Stogie Jack DanielsElder Statesman
Tomahawk JohnsonSenior
Trooper’s LadyGrand Dame
Tulsa TexElder Statesman
Two Gun GabeSenior
Wicker NashSenior Gunfighter
Will DunnEl Patron
Windy City CindyLady Senior

The registration deadline is Monday, September 14th.   The dates for the shoot are September 25-27. Side matches on Friday, September 25th and are included in your entry fee, and the main match will be September 26-27.  If you’re planning to attend please submit your registration soon.  The application is available on our website:

To speed up the packet pick-up process, please complete and bring both a Milan Rifle Club release form and Milan Rifle Club COVID-19 release form. These forms can be found here: 
Club Waiver: Waiver:

If you have questions, you can contact the match directors: 
Rootin Tootin: (563) 349-2273;
Badlands Charlie: (563) 332-1615
or Justice James Newton: (309) 236-5082

Looking forward to seeing you there.

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