Popcorn Kelly’s Shoot-Out at Camden Mills 2021 (Surprise Ending!)

Here is a link to a video I’ve wanted to make for some time: A video that captures the essence of the competition we all experience within the match. I titled this video Popcorn Kelly’s Shoot-Out at Camden Mills 2021.

Rules for this Shoot-out are simple:

  1. A pre-selected group of shooters will shoot five stages as part of a regular monthly match;
  2. These shooters are all placed on the same posse; with the,
  3. Person with the lowest total time after the 5th stage being named the Popcorn Kelly Shoot-Out at Camden Mills 2021 Champion.

This Shoot-Out features three Illowa Irregular shooters who were consistently at or near the top of Illowa Illregulars’ rankings throughout the year. They are: Wicker Nash, Mountain Man Champ, and JW James.

During the video you will see and experience a stage-by-stage update as each shooter progresses through the match. There were at least 3 lead changes, with the last stage providing one of the most exciting and suspenseful endings one could imagine.

I hope you enjoy this alternative view of Cowboy Action Shooting – one of the most exciting of the action shooting sports.

Fall Round-Up 2021 Part 2: Video Photo Montage

This is Part 2 in a 2-part series highlighting Illowa Irregulars’ Fall Round-Up 2021. Part 2 is a video photo montage of snapshots taken during the match, set to music. Part 1 included videos of cowboys and cowgirls shooting the Side and Main Match stages, as well as a Special Announcement at the end. We hope you enjoy these videos, and consider joining us at some future match.

https://youtu.be/D4RlnxPj_Ds

If you missed Part 1, click here to view it: Part 1: Fall Round-Up Highlight Video and Special Announcement

Thank you for your support and come visit us sometime.

Illowa Irregulars

PS. In case you haven’t heard, we’re hosting the SASS 2022 Illinois State Championship, July 15-17, 2022. Mark your calendar and get your registration in. Click here for more information.

Fall Round-Up 2021 Part 1: Video Highlights & Special Announcement

Fall Round-Up 2021 is in the history book. It was a spectacular weekend. 100+ shooters of all ages. Side matches were entertaining. Some Main match stages were fast and some were challenging.

Popcorn Kelly is putting together a 2-part set of videos of the event. Part 1 includes videos of cowboys and cowgirls shooting the Side and Main Match stages, as well as a Special Announcement at the end. Part 2 will consist of a video photo montage of snapshots taken during the match, set to music.

Click here to view Part 1: Fall Round-Up Highlight Video and Special Announcement

Thank you for your support.

Rootin Tootin Match Director

SASS 2022 Illinois State Championship

The SASS 2022 Illinois State Championship
July 15-17, 2022
Mayhem On The Mississippi

REGISTRATION FORM: Click here to download the Registration Form.
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: Click here to download the Sponsorship Form.
(see the last section on this page)

HOST HOTEL: We’ve selected the Holiday Inn Express as our official host hotel. Room rates begin at $129/night. We’ve reserved a block of rooms until 30 days prior to the match. Reservations can be made by either clicking here or calling (309) 517-6400 and ask to book in the Illinois State Cowboy Action Shooting Championship block.

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The Illowa Irregulars and the Milan Rifle Club are proud to host the SASS 2022 Illinois State Championship.

  • Friday: Side & 3-stage Warm-Up matches;
  • Saturday: 6 Main Match Stages;
  • Sunday: 4 Main Match Stages followed immediately by an Awards Luncheon at the air-conditioned Milan Community Center.

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES: We are also excited to announce two (optional) Special Activities during the SASS 2022 Illinois State Cowboy Action Shooting Championship:

  1. A Saturday evening Mississippi Riverboat Dinner Cruise aboard the Celebration Belle;
    • This will be a truly unique event in the annals of Cowboy Action Shooting,
    • Cowboy attire encouraged;  and,
  2. A Costume Contest (with roaming judges) for Best Dressed Woman and Man, and Junior Boy and Girl.

CAMPING: We are offering on-site dry camping, but there are also several full-service camping options in the area. See our Registration Form for more information.

OUR FACILITIES: Our cowboy town, Camden Mills, has 10 bays all with covered loading and unloading tables, and every bay has a carport to protect those waiting and watching from the sun and rain. Six of the bays have cowboy building facades. Also, the entire range is well-shaded, contained in a reasonably small area (short walks between stages), and the central pathway through the competition range is 100% paved. If you are unfamiliar with our range take a look at our Stage Photos section of our web page or just look around www.illowairregulars.com.

180-shooter limit. We are placing a 180-shooter limit on attendance. The last Illinois State Championship drew 170 participants. Attendance predictions are always difficult, but it will have been a full three years since the last Illinois State Championship. Will demand be higher because of the gap? It’s hard to say. However, we’d hate to have someone miss the opportunity to shoot at the SASS 2022 Illinois State Championship because they delayed sending in their registration. It’s never too early to register to ensure you’re one of the fortunate 180.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: Interested in supporting the SASS 2022 Illinois State Championship by becoming a Sponsor? Whether your a business, another Cowboy Action Shooting Club, or a personal benefactor, your support is important to helping us keep Cowboy Action Shooting alive and well in Illinois and the upper Midwest. We’ve several support options to meet virtually any budget. Click here to download the Sponsor Form to learn how you and your organization can support Cowboy Action Shooting and the SASS 2022 Illinois State Championship. Your support is appreciated.

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