Here is a short video featuring highlights from the 2023 Iowa State Championship, including a few video snippets of some Illowa Irregulars shooting a stage or two. Look closely and you’ll see Rootin Tootin, Dimpled Darlin, Whiskey Rick, and GI Jake in some of the video snippets, and Badlands Charlie, Rootin Tootin, Deadwood Kitty, Tulsa Tex, Daisy Ann, Special K, and Popcorn Kelly in a few of the photos.
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There is no Tuesday practice scheduled for tomorrow, June 6th. We hold Tuesday practices on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, and tomorrow is just the 1st Tuesday of June. The next Tuesday practice will be held June 13th. We will, of course, hold our normal weekly Friday practice at 10 a.m., June 9.
June’s here so we thought a Stage 9 update is in order. Work’s been progressing a little slower than in some of our previous rebuilds, but between our first monthly match and then the Iowa State Championship match, time to get out there has been in short supply. HOWEVER, now that these events are over, we can turn our attention to the rebuild.
As you can see in the images below, our crew is working to get the roof in place. What can’t be seen in these images is that the counter is already in place along the entire front edge of the stage. Yes, you read that correctly – a counter along the entire front edge of the stage. This is a style we’ve not been able to offer until now – an entirely open space from which to shoot. This will be a nice addition to our set of stages.
There is still a lot of work yet to be done, but don’t fret, we’ll have it ready to go well before our 2023 State Championship. Speaking of the State Championship, we’ve now over 100 registrants with several months to go. If you’ve not done so already, get your registrations in soon. Click here to download a registration form. Click here to register and pay online.
Several Illowa Irregulars attended the SASS 2023 Iowa State Championship match held May 26-28, 2023, hosted by Fort Des Moines Rangers. It was a spectacular weekend with several Irregulars doing quite well. Click here to download the scores.
GI Jake, 2nd place and Iowa State Champion; Gunfighter
Silver Spurs Charlie, 1st place; Cattle Baron
Tulsa Tex, 3rd place; Cattle Baron
Deadwood Kitty, 1st place; Cattle Baroness
Chancy Shot, 1st place and Iowa State Champion; Frontier Cartridge
Special K, 1st place; Grand Dame
Dimpled Darlin, 3rd place and Iowa State Champion; Grand Dame
Daisy Ann, 2nd place; Lady Forty-niner
Rootin Tootin, 2nd place; Silver Senior Duelist
Popcorn Kelly, 1st-place and Iowa State Champion; B-Western
Additionally, several Irregulars took home some prizes/awards. Here is the list of what I have, but likely missed a few as well.
Daisy Ann; Spirit of the Game
Popcorn Kelly; 100 Federal Primers
Chancy Shot; 100 Federal primers
Mountain Man Champ; Rugged Gear Coupon
Chancy Shot took home the biggest prize of all when his number was drawn for a brand-new, Ruger 357.
Thanks for Fort Des Moines Rangers for putting on another fine Iowa State Championship match. Our hats are off to you. Until next year!
Popcorn Kelly recently posted his most recent video of Illowa Irregulars May, 2023 Monthly Cowboy Action Shooting Match. This video focuses on the initial use of the State Record Stage to establish our first set of Club Records.
We will use this same stage to establish the very first set of Illinois State Records at the 2023 Illinois State Championship, as well as update any existing Club Records.
Whether you’re from near or far, join us for this “first” and see if you can establish yourself as a State or a Club Record Holder in your shooting category.
Click here to learn more about the 2023 Illinois State Championship scheduled from August 18-20, 2023. 3 days of shooting fun, an optional Saturday evening Riverboat Dinner Cruise on the Mississippi River, and just perhaps, a State or Club Record.
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