Call to (for) arms – Saturday Setup; Sunday Match Info; and, a few more Reminders

Just a little reminder Illowa Irregulars will be setting up this Saturday at 9:00 a.m. for Sunday, Nov 6th’s match. If you are available to contribute HALF of you (hands, arms, legs, and feet), we’d appreciate it. It’s fairly quick work when we have a good group of people.

Come on out Sunday for one last fling. Sunday looks like it will be an ideal day for a match, considering its November. Right now, it looks like we will start the day in the very high 40’s, ending in the upper 50’s, and it’s supposed to be dry!

In keeping with the format of our past November shoots, we encourage shooters to have a little fun by trying some shooting styles you normally don’t use in other matches. Who knows—you might just find a style that appeals to you and decide to practice it during the long winter days ahead! To that end, each stage has a suggested shooting style. They are

  • Stage 1: Traditional
  • Stage 2: Gunfighter
  • Stage 3: Shooters Choice
  • Stage 4: Duelist
  • Stage 5: Outlaw
  • Stage 6: Shooters Choice

Of course, following our suggested shooting styles isn’t a requirement – it’s just meant to provide you an opportunity for something a little different if you choose to try it. Click here to download the stages.

Oh, and a few more things:

  1. We also need some post-match tear down help at 9:00 a.m. Monday.
  2. Don’t forget Daylight Savings Time ends Saturday night.
  3. Illowa Irregulars are holding our annual Cowboy Meeting at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 12 at MRC’s Indoor Range. We’ll be sending out an agenda and list of discussion topics soon. We’ll be selecting Match Directors for next year, discussing practice schedules, and making other plans.
  4. Illowa Irregulars’ annual Christmas Party is tentatively scheduled for Saturday evening, December 3rd. More details to follow.

Illowa Irregulars Nov 6 2023 Match Reminder (& Stage Descriptions)

Our last match of the year is scheduled for this Sunday, November 6th. As of now, the weather report for Sunday looks outstanding. About 50 in the early morning rising to about 70 later in the day. Come on out and get one more really good day of cowboy action shooting in.

On a related note: Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend. Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour. (Worse case if you forget – you show up really early.)

If you’ve not done so already, click the Download button elsewhere on this page to download the stages.

Popcorn Kelly

November 6 Cowboy Match – Our Last of 2022

Come out to Camden Mills November 6, 2022, for our last Cowboy Match of the year. It’s hard to believe – it seems our season began just a few weeks ago. It was quite the year, wasn’t it? Monthly matches from April into November with an Illinois State Championship AND a Fall Round-Up thrown in for good measure.

Planning is already underway for next year, including another Illinois State Championship, scheduled from August 18-20, 2023. We’ve some really special things planned. Oh, one more thing: In addition to our traditional paper registration option, we are now offering an on-line registration option for both registration and payment. Registration doesn’t get any easier than that.

Back to this upcoming match. As we’ve done recently, we are sharing the stages in advance. In keeping with the format of our past November shoots, we encourage all shooters to have a little fun by trying some shooting styles you normally don’t use in other matches. Who knows—you might just find a style that appeals to you and decide to practice it during the long winter days ahead! Of course, following our suggested shooting styles isn’t a requirement but we hope those who take the challenge have a fun time.

Take care and perhaps we’ll see you on the 6th.

PK

PS. Don’t worry about this being our last match of the year – we’ll keep in touch over the Fall and Winter. 🤠👍

Land Run 2022 (Unofficial) Highlight Video

Howdy Cowboy Friends and Acquaintances,

This post is to announce that I recently published my SASS 2022 National Championship – Land Run highlight video.  Here it is:

My hope is that this video provides those that attended an opportunity to relive it in some small way and give those that weren’t able to attend a sense of what it was like. 

This video a bit longer than normal coming in at about 35 minutes.  I included a time stamp for each section just after the introduction (at about the 6 in 43 sec mark) which will enable you to skip to any section you like if you wish to do so.

Viewing hints: 

  1. Pop some popcorn and watch it on your television;
  2. Watch it on your television with another food/drink of your choice; or,
  3. Watch it on any other device. 

I hope you find something here that brightens your day or entertains you in some small way.  Perhaps it’s the videos, the photos, the music, or some combination of them all. 

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On another note, Illowa Irregulars are hosting the 2023 Illinois State Championship from August 18-20, 2023.  We’d be honored to have you attend. 

For those that are unfamiliar with out club, we are is conveniently located along the Illinois/Iowa Border near the intersections of I-80 and I-74.  While the club is located in Milan, IL, we are part of the larger Quad Cities area which is comprised of Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa and Rock Island and Moline, Illinois. 

We’ve a shooter friendly range (lots of shade, berms between every stage, a paved central pathway through the range, covered loading and unloading tables, on-site dry camping, etc., and, we’re NOT a last brass match).  We’re also hosting an optional Riverboat dinner cruise on the Mississippi River aboard the Celebration Belle.  See the link below for more information. 

Registration:  We are now offering two ways to register – our traditional printed/mailed paper form AND our new online form. 

  1. The traditional PAPER-BASED REGISTRATION FORM is attached to this email (you may also download it from our website by clicking here).  Just complete the forms and mail them in to the address listed on the form; or
  2. For those who would like to register and pay directly online using a credit card or PayPal, you can now do so by completing OUR NEW ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM You can also find the link to the online form on our website’s Registration page.  Online registrations receive immediate confirmation. 

To learn more about our Host Hotel, the Celebration Belle Dinner Cruise or our On-site Camping, open the attached form or click on the following links:  Host Hotel;     Celebration Belle Riverboat Dinner Cruise;     On-site Camping.

Sincerely,

Popcorn Kelly

SASS October Chronicle Article: 2022 Illinois State Championship

For those of you who missed it, here is the portion of October 2022’s SASS Chronicle article highlighting our 2022 Illinois State Championship.

On a related note, registration is open for the 2023 Illinois State Championship. Click here for more information. We are now offering both our traditional paper registration form as well as a new online registration option with a credit card payment option.

Whether you’re from Illinois or beyond, this will be a special event you won’t want to miss. We’re conveniently located along the Illinois/Iowa Border at the intersections of I-80 and I-74. We’ve a shooter friendly range, on-site camping, with many nearby and easily accessible hotels and restaurants.