Fall Round-Up Updates

Fall Round-Up 2021, scheduled for Sept 24-27, is approaching fast.  Get your game face on and be ready for another great experience – one of the last big hurrahs of our shooting season.  To paraphrase Clint Eatwood in Josey Wales: Are you going to pull those pistols or whistle Dixie?

Here are a few important details:

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Side Matches:  We are again offering a bevy of side matches this year, including a new one never before seen.  Here is a link to the list of side matches and the rules governing them:   Side Match Rules

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Miss and Procedural Tickets:  As we’ve done for many years, we will be selling Procedural and Miss Tickets for use during Fall Round-Up 2021.  Procedural tickets cost $10 each and Miss Tickets $5 each and can be purchased only during registration (i.e., prior to the match beginning).  Each registrant has an option to purchase 1 Procedural and 2 Miss tickets for the entire 2-day match during registration.   

Here is how the tickets work:  If a shooter makes a Procedural error during a stage they can use the Procedural ticket to avoid the 10-second penalty normally awarded.  Likewise, if a shooter has a miss (or a few), the shooter can use their Miss tickets to avoid the 5-second per Miss ticket used.  Only 1 Procedural and 2 Miss tickets total per shooter can be used across the entire match.  The shooter must tell the scorekeeper immediately after completing the stage that they intend to use their tickets, then give the tickets to the scorekeeper who will make the appropriate adjustments on the scoring sheet. 

Please note:  Procedural and Miss tickets cannot be used on Stage 8 – the shotgun only stage.  Also, tickets can only be used by the individual shooter for whom they were purchased and cannot be transferred to or used by someone else. 

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Food Options:  In addition to the full lunches being served on Saturday and Sunday (which are included in the Registration) the following food options will be available for purchase:

  • Friday Sept 24 Side Match Day:  Chili is being served by Alpha Beta Sorority (St. Jude’s ); and,
  • Sat & Sun Main Match breakfast and mid-Match snacks:  Little Ranger will have a variety of individually packaged items to help satisfy your breakfast and snack needs. 

Use of small bills is appreciated.

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Match Stages: We will be publishing the Main Match and Warm-Up stages about one week prior to the match.  Check back later.   

Your host,

Illowa Irregulars

Fall Round-Up Updates

It’s hard to believe Fall Round-Up is almost here – FRU begins just 3 weeks from tomorrow.  As of this moment we have 94 registered shooters

Here are a couple of  things to keep in mind:

September 17 is a key date. 

Registration Deadline:  The last day to register is approaching fast.  If you’re planning to attend but not sent in your registration, we must have your registration in hand on September 17th

Refunds/Posse Changes:  No Posse changes or refunds will be allowed after September 17th

Round Counts:  The Round Count for the Warm-Up match is 40 Rifle, 40 Pistol, and 18+ Shotgun.  The Round Count for the Main Match is 90 Rifle, 90 Pistol, and 48+ Shotgun. 

Illinois Covid Rules:  Governor Pritzker reinstituted an Indoor Mask mandate.  While this won’t affect the Side, Warm-Up, or Main Matches, or Awards Ceremony (all held outdoors) it will have some impact on the Saturday Evening Banquet.  Here is the Milan Rifle Club memo it sent to club members:

MRC Covid Memo: Effective Monday, August 30, 2021, and until further notice, pursuant to Illinois guidelines set forth by the Governor, face masks are required for everyone (vaccinated and unvaccinated) at all indoor activities at the Milan Rifle Club. 

https://www.illinois.gov/news/press-release.23808.html

One more thing: Seems pigs do fly. We are going to post the Fall Round-Up stages a week prior to the match.

Big SASS-related News – SASS is moving its headquarters to Indiana!

Dear Illowa Irregulars and Followers,

I just came across this post and felt it would be of interest to many of our website followers: SASS announced yesterday it is moving its headquarters from Moriarty, New Mexico to Akron, Indiana. The official move date has not been determined. Akron is 24 miles from Etna Green, Indiana.

Curt Ebersole’s 8/24/2021 Facebook Post: SASS is proud to announce our next big move for the future! Coming soon- a final relocation of the SASS World Headquarters Offices. It’s official- SASS closed on a beautiful historic (1900) building in Akron, Indiana today. Stay tuned for updates and a final moving date to be announced soon. HUGE thanks to Anna Gilsinger with ReMax Results of Warsaw, the Indiana SASS member contingent, the Paradise Pass Crew, the SASS Board, and the Wild Bunch for their unwavering support and encouragement as we embark on our next adventure solidifying the future of SASS.

Highlights from Illowa Irregulars’ August 2021 Cowboy Match

The August Cowboy Match is history and what at spectacular match it was.  It was a gorgeous day and all forty-eight shooters left with smiles on their faces.  

Thanks to Chancy Shot for putting together a fun match. Challenging and fun as only Chancy can write them.

We ended up with video footage of several shooters. While we’d like to get a video of all match participants, the videographer is also a match participant and simply can not get to everyone. So, for your entertainment, here are some highlights from Sunday’s match. 

This particular video is going  up on our website with a cross post to our Illowa Irregular Facebook page. 

https://youtu.be/CYVARWnDVTo

Next up is Fall Round-Up 2021 scheduled for September 24-26. Get your registrations in soon.  September 13th is our cut-off date for accepting new registrations. For more information and to download a registration form click here