Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Georgia State Championship

Tombstone John rode over to my spread bright and early Thursday morning. We loaded down the wagon, hitched up the team and headed to Covington, Georgia for the

Georgia State Championship.

We had an uneventful trip until the new fangled map (GPS) tried to put us in downtown Atlanta. We rolled into South River Gun Club in time to check in and McKenzie River Drifter took us for a ride in his buckboard to show us where the long range was. I'm glad he took us for a ride because he told us Long Range didn't start till 1pm and I had planned to start there first to try the Long Range Pistol, he saved us a lot of walking.

We unloaded and headed down the hill to the range in time to shoot a few Side Matches before the Warm Up Match. We got down to 2 shooters left and it started to rain but we covered our guns and got through it. We stood under a canopy for a BS session while waiting for the rain to stop. At 4pm I had to go to the Posse Marshall walk thru and after that we met up with Dodge City Dixie and Reno Mustang and went over the next days stages. Later we all met up with Alchemist Belle, Donald Duke and Branchwater Jack for Dinner.

Friday after the Safety Meeting, a prayer and the pledge we headed to Stage 9 to meet up with our Posse. Posse 9 consisted of Regulator Rude, Badlands Barry, Reno Mustang, Dodge City Dixie, Pilgrim Joe, Hopalong Mac, El Viejo Lobo, Laredo Lou, Pe De, Alchemist Belle, Donald Duke, Branchwater Jack, Tombstone John, Rider in the Sky and Randy Saint Eagle. I have to say we had a Great Posse, everyone worked and made it a very enjoyable weekend.

Stage 9 started with the rifle and shotgun staged at position 1, pistols holstered. Starting position was SASS default, at the beep you shot a Progressive Sweep with the rifle, shot 4 knock downs with the shotgun anywhere between position 1 and position 2 where you made the shotgun safe. You finished with a Progressive Sweep with the pistols. This was my best stage and I think I was so excited it went well, when I got to stage 10 I missed a rifle target. Stage 10 had 4 shooting positions and 6 shotgun KD's. We shot stages 9, 10, 1 (3 positions), 2 (4 positions), 3 (3 positions) and 4 (the only Stand and Deliver stage in the match). I really enjoyed the movement on the stages. God blessed us with a mostly dry day that was much better than the forecast.

After the Main Match stages they had a Couples Match and a Team Match but we decided to stow our gear and eat some lunch instead of shooting any more. 6 stages in a day is about all I want to shoot most days.

Saturday morning we finished up the final 4 stages starting on Stage 5 (3 shooting positions), 6 (2 positions), 7 (2 positions) and 8 (4 positions) so we had plenty of movement on the last day as well. After the shooting was finished we went down to check out the vendors and found a freezer full of Dilly bars thanks to DQ (Dairy Queen) Jones. The afternoon was time for the Man on Man (or Woman) Shoot-Off. Due to threatening rain we decided to eat lunch it the Club House and share some lies with Tombstone John, Hopalong Mac, El Viejo Lobo, Dodge City Dixie and Reno Mustang. I found out that Hopalong was smoking me on one stage right up until he had a squib load (that Lobo loaded), that's his story and he's sticking to it.

Videos by Dodge City Dixie

Videos by Pilgrim Joe

Photos by Pilgrim Joe

Videos by Krazy Kajun

The Awards Banquet Saturday night was at the Georgia Horse Park and it was a real nice facility.


Wartrace Regulators faired well,

Donald Duke, 2nd Buckaroo
Hopalong Mac, 10 Senior Duelist
El Viejo Lobo,  9th Elder Statesman
Pilgrim Joe, 12th Senior
Tombstone John, 6th Elder Statesman
Pe De, 9th Cowboy
Alchemist Belle, 3rd Lady Wrangler
Branchwater Jack, 1st Frontier Cartridge Gunfighter
Reno Mustang, 1st Senior Gunfighter
Randy Saint Eagle, 1st Senior Duelist
Dodge City Dixie, 1st Ladies Senior

Top Gun of the match was Prestidigitator, followed by Santa Fe River Stan, Wabash Valley Slim, Dang-It Dan, Ozark Azz, Christian Mortician, Blackhawk Henry, Fast Eddie, Cowboy Junky and Kid Ray rounded out the Top 10.

Slick's Sharp Shooter was the Ladies Top Gun, followed by Shamrock Sadie, Dodge City Dixie, Renegade Roper, Maggie Darlin', Dixie Pistols, Hawkeye Gin, Sue Render, Witch Doctor and Alchemist Belle rounded out the Ladies Top 10.

Complete Scores

I want to thank Fast Eddie and all  involved in putting on this great match. Tombstone John and I had plenty of good things to reminisce about on the way home.

 Don't forget to get your entries in for Tennessee State Championship October 6-8  it should be another great one. For more information about activities with the Wartrace Regulators always check out our   Website

Happy Trails and may all your shots ring steel.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Wartrace Regulator May Cowboy Match and Traveling Regulators Report

Yesterday was the May Cowboy Match and you couldn't have asked for a better day. 34 Cowgirls and Cowboys came out for a fantastic day of shooting. We shot the newest stages and they all had reasonable movement except the Fort which was "Stand and Deliver". While the weather was a little cool when folks started to arrive it didn't take long to warm up and be a fantastic day.

Double Nickle was the Top Gun of the day followed by Cumberland Drifter, Papa Dave, Randy Saint Eagle, Hurricane Charly, Branchwater Jack, Sunflower Kid, CW Knight, Alchemist Bell ( Ladies Top Gun) and Blackjack Lee rounded out the Top 10.

Alchemist Belle was the Ladies Top Gun followed by TN Missy, Ida Shot'em and Ricochet Ruthie.

We had 7 to shoot a Clean Match (no misses or penalties), Deadwood Miner, Dobber, Double Nickle, Hardluck Hudgens, Papa Dave, Randy Saint Eagle and Sunflower Kid. Each year Wartrace recognizes the Wartrace Regulator who shoot the most clean club matches. In the event of a tie the deciding factor will be the one who shot the most matches (the most chances to mess up), so far we have not yet had to use the tie breaker.

The 2015 recipient of the Wartrace Regulators Eagle Eye Award was Frank Buckshot, good shooting Frank.

Here are a couple of links to some pictures Pilgrim Joe took at this match and the April match.



The next match at Wartrace will be the May 21st Cowboy/ Wild Bunch Match. For more club information always check out our website.

Wartrace website

Last Weekend Dodge City Dixie and Reno Mustang traveled to the South Carolina for the South Carolina State Championship, Dixie finished 1st Ladies Senior and 24th Overall and Reno was 1st Senior Gunfighter and 38th Overall


Whiskey Hayes, Papa Dave and I headed north to the Knob Creek Gunfighters Guild for Riding the Bourbon Trail. Whiskey Hayes 4th Classic Cowboy and 31st Overall, Papa Dave 1st Grand Patron and 16th Overall, Randy Saint Eagle 1st Senior Duelist, 7th Overall and a Clean Match.

Riding The Bourbon Trail Scores

This weekend Dodge City Dixie and Reno Mustang headed to The Jackson Hole Regulators for the Louisiana State Championship, Reno was 2nd Senior Gunfighter and 34th Overall, Dixie was 1st Ladies Senior, 13th Overall and the Ladies Top Gun.

The scores have not yet been posted but this link should take you to them once they are up.

LA Scores

Don't forget to be thinking about sending your entry in for the Tennessee State Championship Oct. 6-8, and you especially want to book your Lodging early

Tennessee State Championship

Quite a few Regulators will be heading to the Georgia State Championship in 2 weeks.

This is the season for lots of Annual matches and if possible you should pick one and travel to it. It's great to travel and see how other clubs do things.

Get out as much as you can and put some rounds downrange, Happy Trails until we meet again.