53 Cowboys and Cowgirls converged on Wartrace for our July Main Match. We were fortunate enough to have shooters from Alabama, Georgia and Kentucky as well as Tennessee join us. It was a great day (a little warm but much better than winter) with no rain to dampen any ones spirit.
Whiskey Hayes scaled back the movement again on the stages due to the expected hot weather. At the Gallows and Graftons we had minimal movement and only 2 shotgun knock downs at the Gallows. The Wells Fargo Bank and the Jail were both "Stand and Deliver" stages with 6 shotgun kd's at the bank. At the Depot we shot from both inside and outside.
They were some fast stages as evidenced by the fact that Campo Kid shot the 5 stage match in less than 85 seconds.
We had a few new shooters but I had to work in the morning and didn't catch all the names. I was also unable to take any pictures as I shot through once I got there.
Campo Kid was the Top Gun of the day, followed by Buck Dodgers, Randy Atcher, Sergeant Shooter and Lone Wolf Swain rounded out the Top 5.
I'd also like to congratulate Ben T Iron, Campo Kid, Cash Jackson, Deadwood Miner, Outcast, Randy Atcher, Sheriff Frank Canton and Sunflower Kid for all shooting "Clean Matches".
I'd also like to Congratulate one of our pards from West Tennessee, Dew R Dye for winning Ladies Wrangler Category at End Of Trail.
2011 World Champion Ladies Wrangler
I'd also like to congratulate a young man from Kentucky who used to shoot with us a lot and still comes sometimes. Vaquero Jake 2nd Junior Boys at The World Championship.
Here is how some other pards that shoot with us on occasion finished at EOT
Amorous Ali 19th Ladies 49'r;
Amaduelist 3rd Senior Duelist.
Judge'm All Duncan 5th Frontier Cartridge Gunfighter
Kid Ziggy 14th Gunfighter
We had 3 Wartrace Regulators that I know of, go to End Of Trail.
Charlie Bowdre 17th Elder Statesman
Scattergun Kid 10th Frontier Cartridge
Jailbreak Jake 16th Duelist
We had many other friends there, I can't name them all but for complete results click on
This news was sent to me by Cody Kid;
This past Friday the last and only-known picture of "Billy the Kid", which was an Upham Tin Type, Circa 1879-1880, sold at auction for $2.6 million. There were orginally four Tin Types Billy had made and gave to friends. The other three were all destroyed. I thought some of the cowboys and cowgirls would be interested in this information.
I am sorry to miss the July 2nd shoot. I'm waiting for cooler weather.
Our next match will be the Cowboy/Wild Bunch Match July 16th, no lunch available.
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Happy Trails until we meet again and remember speak softly and carry a big gun.