Sunday, May 16, 2010

Wartrace Regulators Cowboy/Wild Bunch Match 5/15/10

28 Cowboys and Cowgirls decided not to join the FWSA ( Fair Weather Shooters Association) and came to Wartrace instead of believing the weather forecasters. They made the right choice, although it was overcast and humid there was no rain. Due to the construction in the "Old Town", the entire match was shot on the "Hill".

I had to work and got to the range just as the mostly Cowboy Posse was finishing up. The mostly Wild Bunch Posse was just preparing to shoot their last stage, the Outlaw Cabin. I was able to take some pictures, however that is not the best stage to take pictures in. I suggested to Gringo Gordo that he might want to shoot this stage right handed since I had a better angle for right handed shooters. He wasn't very receptive of the idea.

We had 12 Cowboy shooters and 18 Wild Bunch shooters slinging lead down range. When it was over all the Outlaws had been run out of Wartrace one more time. Thanks to Papa Dave Wild Bunch is growing at Wartrace.

After the last shot was fired Hot Lead Dancin' told me he had a Clean Match, Feisty Mama disagreed. Hot Lead said it was clean in his mind anyway, that might be the easiest way for me to shoot a clean match as well.

The Top Cowboys were, Two Clicks, Latigo Jim, Sheriff Frank Canton, Johnny Bodock and Dobber.

Top Wild Bunch were Emmett Moon, Marshall Red Stockburn, Duck River, Frank Buckshot, and Deadwood Miner.

Congratulations also to our Clean Shooters; Wild Bunch, Emmett Moon and Deadwood Miner.
Cowboy and Cowgirl; Doc Holly Mae and Evil Butch.

Don't forget we are hosting the 2010 Tennessee State Championship Oct. 7-9 for more info go to the State Match Link on our website.

We will need to have several work days in preparation for this, I'll send out e-mails as the dates become available.

Our next Cowboy match will be June 5th, it will be great fun and I hear we'll be having several guests from the north, east, south and west. I think many are planning to shoot with us on Saturday and North Alabama Regulators on Sunday.

Hope to see you in June.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wartrace Construction 5-12-2010

I just wanted to let everyone know change is in the air at Wartrace. The Old Hotel and Old Saloon are gone. We have new berms at the Train, The Depot and The New Stage which may see our Wagon back in action. This will give us more opportunities to shoot the Texas Star and The Pigeon Flippers instead of just at The Corral. It will also add many other possibilities in stage design. The work looks GREAT!

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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Wartrace Regulators Main May Match 5/1/2010

During the safety meeting Will Reilly announced that he had resigned as President due to opening a new gun store. Will had told the Board at the last meeting and had recommended Whiskey Hayes to take over as President, Whiskey accepted and was unanimously voted in by the board.

We would all like to thank Will for his service to the Wartrace Regulators and wish him the best of luck with his new business. We would also like to welcome Whiskey Hayes in as President and look forward to several years of his leadership. Whiskey will step down as Safety Officer and his replacement will be named at a later date.

For the complete story on this go to The Wartrace Regulators Website

24 Cowboys and 1 Cowgirl disregarded the bad forecast and came to Wartrace to join Butch and Sundance in fighting their way out of the Line Shack. Helped the Pinkertons go after Frank James at the Cemetery. Joined Marshall Dillon fighting drunken cowboys at the Train. Helped Jesse James fight the Pinkertons at the Corral and fought off Indians at Fort Sweeney. After a successful day of fighting we all lived to come back and do it another day.

We would like to thank Wampas Cat Willie for making his first trip to Wartrace and hope it won't be his last. We'd also like to thank Clancy O Connal, Lil' Marshall W.D., Outcast and Sledge for making the trip west to join us.

Considering the forecast, we were blessed and only had about 15 minutes of rain during the first stage, the rest of the day was great. We shot straight through due to the impending rain and then 9 of us made the trip to Bell Buckle Cafe for a late lunch. Anyone who hasn't tried Bell Buckle Cafe doesn't know what they are missing.

Congratulations to Clancy O Connal the Top Gun of the day followed by Whiskey Hayes, Buck Dodgers, Randy Saint Eagle and Sergeant Shooter rounded out the top 5. These 5 will make up the Shootist Category for our June 5th Match.

We'd also like to congratulate Dobber for shooting the only Clean Match of the day.

Our next match will be the combined Cowboy/ Wild Bunch Mid-Month Match May 15. Come join us if you can.