A lot of stuff going on here in Virginia and the Eastern U.S. Territory! New clubs are springing up everywhere and Cowboy Fast Draw is growing fast! There is plenty of excitement and shooting opportunities with friends from Maine to Florida.
First, I’ll start off with the excitement here on “Boothill”, Old Dominion Fast Draw’s (ODFD) home range at the Roanoke Rifle and Revolver Club (RRRC). Spring has “finally” come and we are looking forward to once again shooting outside in Boothill Corral.
We have a practice night scheduled for Wednesday April 16th from 6-9pm. The fee for practice is $10 with an additional $10 if you are using Club ammo.
“Boothill’s” Monthly Match for April is scheduled for “SATURDAY”, the 19th! Please note April’s match being on a Saturday instead of the normal Sunday schedule. This is due to Easter Sunday being on the same day as what is normally scheduled for our match. Registration and pre-match practice will begin at 8:30am, the safety meeting begins at 9:30, and the match begins at 10am. We will be shooting 6 rounds, 2 at 15feet, 2 at 18ft, and the balance of the match at 21ft. No one will be “X’d” out and we will be keeping track of your times and X’s. The Top 7 (Magnificent 7) Men and Top 7 Women will be shooting it out in a Championship Format to determine the winners. This will be a “3 out of 5”, shotgun primered match. The fee for the match is $20.
Also in April, New River Fast Draw (NRFD) and ODFD will be working together to put on a Townsfolk Alley at the “Redbud Festival” in Honaker Va. on Saturday the 12th. Be looking for details from NRFD soon!
May is going to be a VERY BUSY Month!!! Be looking for details soon for the “Strawberry Festival Challenge” on Saturday the 10th at the Strawberry Festival on Scott’s Farm in Stewartsville VA. This Festival has grown each year and ODFD has been asked to be part of the festivities. We will be running a Match and a Townsfolk Alley! Registration will begin at 8:30am; the Safety meeting at 9:30, and the Match will begin at 10am. This will be a “Fast And Furious Match”, meaning it will all be shot at 15feet! The fee for the match is $25 and will be a “shotgun primered” event with ammo supplied by the Gunfighters. If you need to use ODFD ammo, the fee will be an additional $10. There will be “plenty” of spectators urging on their favorite Gunfighters, as well as participants in our Townsfolk Alley. There will also be all kinds of other activities going on such as carnival rides and music entertainment. As well as food and Strawberry Shortcake!! It will surely be a fun day for the spectators as well as the Gunfighters!! Wear your best gunfighting attire and prepare to be ambassadors for our sport.
Practice night for Boothill in May is Wednesday the 14th from 6-9pm. The fee for practice is $10.
TAYLOR’S AND CO., one of our Major Sponsors of “Showdown In Dixie” has asked us to be part of their “Customer Appreciation Days” at their location in Winchester VA on Friday May 16th and Saturday May 17th. We will be there doing demos and conducting a Townsfolk Alley. If anyone is able to make the trip and help us out, please let me know! More details on this event will be coming soon.
Then…. On Sunday May 18th, we will be conducting our Monthly Match for May on Boothill. Registration and pre-match practice will begin at 8:30am, the Safety Meeting begins at 9:30, and the Match begins at 10am. This will be a 6 round match with no one “X’d” out, and the Top 7 Men and Women will shoot it out in a Championship Format to determine the winners. The fee for the match is $20.
Here are some dates for June…. Details will soon follow…
June 7th, Saturday, a Townsfolk Alley in the Town of Glen Lynn Va at their Festival.
June 11th, Practice night on Boothill.
June 14th, SATURDAY, our Monthly Match on Boothill.
June 21st, Saturday, “DUEL AT DRAPER”!!! Annual gunfight held at New River Sports in Draper VA. Details coming soon!!
And of course…. “SHOWDOWN IN DIXIE”!!!!! The CFDA’s 2014 Virginia State and Eastern U.S. Territorial Championships!! July 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th at the New River Fairgrounds in Dublin Virginia! Registration forms and details can be found on our website. Don’t miss being part of History In The Making!! This will be the “Largest Fast Draw Event” ever held EAST of the Mississippi!!! Be sure to get your registration in if you haven’t already, for the Early Registration Deadline Drawing of a Ruger Vaquero. If you register by the deadline date of May 15th, you will be registered for the drawings of a Ruger Vaquero and another handgun not yet determined.
There will be more details to follow on all of these events. Of course, these schedules do not include Monthly Matches for the other Virginia Clubs as well as some other events they have planned. Plenty of Cowboy Fast Draw shooting opportunities in the Ol’ Dominion.
Here are some dates concerning other happenings of note in other states of the Eastern U.S. Territory…
The KENTUCKY STATE CHAMPIONSHIP’S is being hosted by the Blue Grass Fast Draw Club in Horse Branch KY on September 12th, 13th, and 14th 2014. Contact “Shane” at email@example.com or at 270-256-1215.
New Club In GEORGIA!!!! A great big southern welcome to the “Trigger Time Gunslingers” in Flowery Branch GA. For info contact “Crazy Rick” at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-967-4444.
Another New Club in FLORIDA!! Welcome to FLATLANDERS SHOOTIST SOCIETY in St. Petersburg FL. Some of us Virginians just went down to participate in their very first match!! We had a fantastic time with some really great folks! The area is beautiful! For info, contact “Yusta B Fast” at email@example.com or 727-522-5068.
We also want to welcome a new “Club In The Works” in the great State of North Carolina… The Alligator River Regulators in Manns Harbor, NC. Contact “Ranger Fred” at firstname.lastname@example.org or 252-473-6655.
So much going on here in the East!! New clubs and talk of more to come! There are plenty of great matches, events and new friends to make. I hope to see you all soon!