Saturday, April 30, 2011

2011 Tennessee Wild Bunch State Championship

The Wartrace Regulators hosted the first and only 5 Stage Tennessee Wild Bunch State Championship today. It seems after this Match was approved the rules changed and now in order to have a State Championship it must be at least 10 stages.

The weather was great and Whiskey Hayes wrote some really good stages. None had less than 15 pistol rounds fired and 3 of them had 20 pistol rounds. No "Stand and Deliver" all had movement. I think everyone got in plenty of shooting for a 5 stage match.

I had to work this morning and got there just as they were finishing up Stage 3. This still gave me time to take plenty of pictures and a few videos (with Duck River's phone).

We offered 12 age-based categories instead of the normal 4 .

Category Winners:

Wes Outlaw Modern Male 45 & under
Frank Buckshot Modern Male 46-60
C. W. Knight Modern Male 61 & over
Branchwater Jack Traditional Male 45 & under
Duck River Traditional Male 46-60
Papa Dave Traditional Male 61 & over

We had no Lady shooters today.

Top Modern shooter was CW Knight
Top Traditional Shooter was Duck River and
Top Gun Overall was Duck River
2nd Overall was Capt. Jo Walker, followed by Papa Dave, CW Knight and Frank Buckshot rounded out the Top 5.

Papa Oso shot the only "Clean Match" of the day.

To me it was interesting and surprising that the Top 3 shooters were shooting Traditional.

I'd like to thank Coyote Claxton for coming down from Michigan to shoot with us and hope he and his lovely bride can make it back to our Cowboy State Championship in October.

After the awards we were treated to a great lunch prepared by Lucy Delight and Babs.

I think everyone had a great time and if any other Tennessee Clubs are interested in hosting a Tennessee Wild Bunch State Championship feel free to contact Whiskey Hayes or any Wartrace Board Member for any needed information.

Complete Scores when available.

Videos when and if Duck River and I can figure out how to get them linked.

Our next match will be the May Cowboy Match May 7. For more info. see our website.

Several Wartrace Regulators will be heading down to Georgia for the Georgia State Championship, also next weekend, for more info on that Match

Happy Trails and may all your shots ring steel.