04/10/14

Gunfighter News!

Gunfighters!!!

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 bsjwcast@aol.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 triggertimerange@gmail.com 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 d43lester@yahoo.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 fmassie48@gmail.com 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!

12/11/13

Sweet Shoot Results!

Our 2013 “SWEET SHOOT”, Old Dominion Fast Draw’s Annual Club Championship was a blazing success!!! We had 39 shooters on Day One and 37 shooters on Day Two with some great gunfights throughout the weekend. We got to see and spend time with old friends and new!

Our friends from Kentucky, Kentucky Lawman and Kentucky Rose made the trip to spend time with us. It is always good to see their smiling faces and competitive spirit.

We even had three gentlemen drive all the way from Maine to compete with us!! Derby George, Deadleg Dick, and Dangerous Dan!! Great guys! We enjoyed them being here and showing them the best we could at “Southern Hospitality”. We hope to see them often… all three are great additions to our Virginia Fast Draw extended family!

Each day of the shoot was conducted as a separate match. Placements were tallied each day and totaled after Sunday’s Match to determine the overall winners. The placements are listed below.

Congrats to our winners of Day One…
Youth- Punky G
Women- Slowpoke
Men- Kentucky Lawman

Congrats to our winners of Day Two…
Youth- Hot Lead Hooligan
Women- Slowpoke
Men- The Virginian

Overall Winners And Champions…
EVENT AND ODFD 2013 YOUTH CHAMPION… HOT LEAD HOOLIGAN

EVENT AND ODFD 2013 WOMEN’S CHAMPION… SLOWPOKE

EVENT AND ODFD 2013 MEN’S CHAMPION… BOB ED PAIN

Congrats to ODFD’s 2013 TOP GUNS!!!!
Men’s- The Virginian
Women’s- Slowpoke
Youth- Boothill Kid

And a very special congrats to SHOTGLASS SHARI for winning ODFD’s 2013 SPIRIT OF THE GAME AWARD!!!

Thanks to all that competed and supported our event!! A very special thank you to MRS. STITCH AND DREAMA LOVEJOY for their scorekeeping and computer work throughout the weekend!!

There are NO ODFD events scheduled until January!! But don’t forget about New River Fast Draw’s Match this Sunday, November 17th!! It will certainly be a blast!!!

Stay tuned for a VERY ACTIVE 2014 for ODFD, the Virginia Clubs, and the Eastern U.S. Territory!!

11/8/13

Sweet Shoot! ODFD’s 2013 Club Championship is November 9th and 10th!

Hello Gun Fighters!

The “SWEET SHOOT”, ODFD’s 2013 Club Championship is November 9th and 10th!! This is two days of fantastic Cowboy Fast Draw!! This is how the match works!!! Each day is conducted as a separate match. Both are “Last Man Standing”, best 3 out of 5, “3X”, shotgun primered matches. If the weather cooperates and we are shooting outside in “Boothill Corral”, it will all be shot at 21 feet. If the weather is bad and we have to shoot indoors in “Boothill Alley”, we will shoot at 15 feet. Awards are given for each day’s competition. Your performance in both days’ matches determines overall award placements as well as determining the “2013 Sweet Shoot” Overall Event Champions as well as the 2013 ODFD Club Champions. Please note, you have to be a member of ODFD to be a Club Champion but DO NOT have to be an ODFD member to win the Overall Event Championships. The fee for the match is $40.00, $30 for spouse, $20 for youth for BOTH DAYS or $30.00, $20 for spouse, $10 for youth for one day. There are NO OTHER DISCOUNTS for this match. The match starts each day with registration beginning at 7:30am, and the safety meeting starts at 8:30, and the match begins both days at 9am!!! PLEASE NOTE THE TIMES!!!!! We will be having a “Potluck Dinner” on Sunday immediately after the match before the awards ceremony. Please contact Shotglass Shari (shariblove@yahoo.com) for suggestions or for letting her know what you might like to bring!

 

After the shooting on Saturday of the Sweet Shoot, there will be opportunities for you to participate and compete in a Bracket Match! Entry will be $20!!! There will be 3 Brackets divided up as equally as possible by fastest times of the day. The winner of each Bracket gets half of that Brackets registration fees. The number of contestants will determine the cash payouts!!!  The Bracket Matches are “2X”, “2 out of 3”, shotgun primered events all shot at 15 feet!!! Guaranteed to be some “Fast and Furious” shootin’ and great competition in all of the brackets!!

Come and visit us here in Virginia!! We will do our danged best to make ya feel welcome!!

Lastly… it is time to renew ODFD Club Memberships for 2014. Anyone wanting to do so can sign up with Shotglass Shari at this weekend’s match as well as the Sweet Shoot. The fee for ODFD Membership is $25 per year or a lifetime fee of $250 which lets you pay half of ODFD’s Match Fees for matches on Boothill. The discount does not apply to off-site (away from Boothill) and Championship Matches. Being a member of ODFD puts you in the running for our TOP GUN AWARDS each year and makes you eligible to win ODFD’s Yearly Club Championships.

 

See ya soon!!

 

Ringo

 

11/6/13

A Couple of quick notes!!!!

Gunfighters!!!

A Couple of quick notes!!!!

The next practice night scheduled on Boothill is  TONIGHT,  Wednesday the 6th from 6-9pm. The fee for practice is $10 with an additional fee of $10 (per box of 50) if you use Club ammo.

The “SWEET SHOOT”, ODFD’s 2013 Club Championship is November 9th and 10th!! This is 2 days of fantastic Cowboy Fast Draw!! This is how the match works!!! Each day is conducted as a separate match. Both are “Last Man Standing”, best 3 out of 5, “3X”, shotgun primered matches. If the weather cooperates and we are shooting outside in “Boothill Corral”, it will all be shot at 21 feet. If the weather is bad and we have to shoot indoors in “Boothill Alley”, we will shoot at 15 feet. Awards are given for each day’s competition. Your performance in both days’ matches determines overall award placements as well as determining the “2013 Sweet Shoot” Overall Event Champions as well as the 2013 ODFD Club Champions. Please note, you have to be a member of ODFD to be a Club Champion but DO NOT have to be an ODFD member to win the Overall Event Championships. The fee for the match is $40.00, $30 for spouse, $20 for youth for BOTH DAYS or $30.00, $20 for spouse, $10 for youth for one day. There are NO OTHER DISCOUNTS for this match. The match starts each day with registration beginning at 7:30am, and the safety meeting starts at 8:30, and the match begins both days at 9am!!! PLEASE NOTE THE TIMES!!!!! We will be having a “Potluck Dinner” on Sunday immediately after the match before the awards ceremony. Please contact Shotglass Shari (shariblove@yahoo.com) for suggestions or for letting her know what you might like to bring!

AGAIN… PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MATCH ON BOTH SATURDAY AND SUNDAY STARTS AT 9AM!!!!!!!!!!!

ALSO!!! I could use as much help as possible early on Saturday to help set up the range for the weekends competition. If anyone can show up at 7:00am to help, that would be great!! If someone has a leaf blower, that was be great too!!!

After the shooting on Saturday of the Sweet Shoot, there will be opportunities for you to participate and compete in a Bracket Match! Entry will be $20!!! There will be 3 Brackets divided up as equally as possible by fastest times of the day. The winner of each Bracket gets half of that Brackets registration fees. The number of contestants will determine the cash payouts!!!  The Bracket Matches are “2X”, “2 out of 3”, shotgun primered events all shot at 15 feet!!! Guaranteed to be some “Fast and Furious” shootin’ and great competition in all of the brackets!!

There are no scheduled practices or matches scheduled for the month of December. But stay tuned for a busy 2014 Shooting Season!!! Including “SHOWDOWN IN DIXIE”, a combination of the CFDA’s 2014 Virginia State Championship and “VERY FIRST”, EASTERN U.S. TERRITORIAL CHAMPIONSHIP being held at the New River Fairgrounds in Dublin Virginia!! It will be 4 days of great Gunfighting scheduled for July 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th. Details of the match will soon be posted.

See ya this weekend!!!!

10/30/13

ODFD (Virginia) Gunfighter News 8/29/13

Gunfighters!!!

Just a few lines to comment on Old Dominion Fast Draw winning the award for being the “TOP PLEDGING CLUB IN 2013” for “SHOOT FOR THE STARS”!! The Club received a beautiful award that we will hang proudly in The Roanoke Rifle And Revolver Club’s Clubhouse. This is quite an honor and ODFD’s winning of the award is due to its members so graciously and unselfishly donating and participating in various efforts in collecting donations. It reflects the heart of our Gunfighters in their desire to help out the youth of the CFDA through the efforts of Shoot For The Stars. And not only that!! But all three of the Virginia Clubs were big donors to the organization and all made their donation goals. Again, just a reflection of the heart and spirit of our Virginia Clubs and their members. ODFD also won the drawing of the timer from the list of Clubs making their goals. We are very grateful for that!!

Nationally…. Thanks to all of the contributors to Shoot For The Stars and to Blackjack and the organizations leaders for their efforts.

Locally… here in Virginia…. I want to say “THANK YOU” to the TIRELESS efforts of Slowpoke (Brenda Brazaukas), our Eastern U.S. Territory representative of Shoot For The Stars. Her ideas, hard work, and driving force is what made ODFD’s winning of the award possible as well as the goals of the Virginia Clubs to be met. It takes good leadership to achieve those goals and Slowpoke sure fits the bill!! We surely appreciate her efforts and the efforts of her family, B.A. and Hot Lead Hooligan!!

It is big hearted and hard working folks like these that make organizations like the CFDA and “Shoot For The Stars” so successful. Old Dominion Fast Draw and its members as well as the other Virginia Clubs are truly grateful to the Brazaukas family and are proud to have them as part of our Cowboy Fast Draw Family.

Ringo

10/22/13

2013 Sundowner Award

SUNDOWNER AWARD PICFriends and fellow Gunfighters,

I have been thinking about what I had to say about receiving this award at the World Championships in Fallon recently. I have been at a loss of words…. very humbled and honored. It means very much to me to be nominated for the award by the CFDA management and past recipients of it. All are some of the folks I admire greatly not only in Cowboy Fast Draw, but also in life.

I truly want to thank all of you for being the kind of friends that give me the drive to work for Cowboy Fast Draw and our Clubs here in the Eastern U.S. Territory. The friends made over the past 5 years of my participation in Cowboy Fast Draw is truly a treasure that can’t be measured.

Below is the letter I sent to the CFDA Management and past recipients of the award. I wanted to share it with you simply because this is a journey and effort we all share in together and I hope you feel that recognition of the efforts we have made in growing our sport here in the East is something for all of us to be proud of. I feel the award needs all of our names on it. We all work hard together and our reward is the fun we have with our best friends!!!

Your friend!
Ringo

 

10/22/2013

To my friends….

I have tried to write this email to you all for over a week now… and I am just never satisfied with the things I say. However, if you will forgive me, I want to ramble for a few moments…

It is rare when you find people in life that you truly admire. It seems that in these times we almost let ourselves get to the point where we overlook the best of the best because we can’t seem to overlook those around us that are either so negative about life or have such a dire outlook for themselves. What is even more rare sometimes is finding an organization where it is abundant of people you admire.

I have been fortunate enough to find a couple of those organizations on this journey of life that I have traveled. One is the martial arts organization I have been a member of for over 30 years. My “masters” in that art are the kinds of people that “change your life” in ways that you sometimes don’t realize their impact until many years later. And some of the people I met, trained with, and called friends and teachers are definitely some of the people I most admire. Their friendship and guidance has helped me to become the person I am today. And yet I truly believe that most of them are not aware of just how much impact they “have” made on my life. And for that, I am truly grateful to them.

The other organization that I feel so fortunate to have found and become part of is this organization we all are part of… The Cowboy Fast Draw Association. This organization is much more than just a sport. It is made up of some of the best people I have ever run across. And from the Management down to the newest members, this infectious feeling of camaraderie, family, and competiveness is so abundant and obvious! Anywhere I go for shoots, demos, or anything else for Cowboy Fast Draw, the most repeated comment from folks is always…”It’s the people” that is the biggest draw to our sport! And we all know that to be true! From monthly matches, to demos, to our bigger sanctioned matches, the most rewarding site to see is the abundance of smiling faces, handshakes, backslaps and hugs!!

Sometimes the work we do to provide these shooting venues for folks to spend their days at competing can seem overwhelming and sometimes thankless. However, what I have learned is I get all of the thanks I need from looking at so many folks having such a great time with their “new found” best friends!! And the friends you make from around the country are just a huge bonus!! Friends and acquaintances that make those impacts on our lives that can become “life changing”.

My martial arts masters have taught me to always look for what they call the “TRUTH” in things that is usually hidden unless we know how and where to look to discover it. I sincerely believe that there is a “truth” in our organization, and it is the friends we gather while enjoying our sport.

Just a little over a week ago, we were conducting a match in the middle of Vinton Virginia, one of our local Towns. We were “shooting it out” in the middle of the street to plenty of spectators during Vinton’s Annual Fall Festival. At the beginning of our match, just after the safety meeting, a few of my Cowboy Fast Draw family members who had just returned from Fallon said they needed a few minutes to “do something”. I gave them the microphone and stepped back. Then they presented me with a huge honor and a surprise… “The Sundowner Award”!! I was speechless….

Now here is where I have a tough time trying to say how I felt…. Remember when I was writing about people you find in life that are folks you truly admire. Well… to think about it and to know from where the awards nomination came from is truly a humbling feeling. The management and the previous recipients are some of the people I have truly learned to admire the most since my time in Cowboy Fast Draw. Not just for their efforts, sacrifices, and contributions they make to our sport, but to everyone’s lives connected to what we do and enjoy!! Every one of you has contributed to my desire to do all I can in our efforts here in the East for the growth of Cowboy Fast Draw. And I truly admire you and recognize the common denominator I think we all share… the love of our sport and the people in it!!

Some of you have become some of my “BEST FRIENDS”… and all of you are people that I want to know better and be honored by you calling me “your friend”! The Sundowner Award means more to me than you can imagine. And I sincerely want to thank you all for the nomination of it. I feel very humbled by it especially looking at the list of past recipients.

Words don’t seem to say all that I feel… however I hope that the next time we meet and I shake your hand or embrace in a heartfelt hug, you will see the genuine respect and admiration I have for you and the warmness I have in my heart for our friendship.

Most respectfully!!!!

Ringo
aka Jeff Duncan
“PROUD” CFDA Regulator and U.S. Marshal
Old Dominion Fast Draw
Roanoke, VA

10/8/13

Ringo’s Notes

Gunfighters!!

Just some quick notes for upcoming events on Boothill!

But first, I wanted say congrats to all of the Virginia Gunfighters that made the journey to Fallon and represented our great state in the CFDA World Championships!! Everyone did a fantastic job and I will update you on how everyone did once I get a report from some who went. However, I do know that Bob Ed Pain is coming back as the CFDA Super Senior Category World Champion!!! And not only that, but he finished in “8th” place in the overall match scores! That is fantastic!!! I am so proud of Bob and everyone else that went out to compete and represent Virginia in their efforts. What a great group of talented and dedicated Cowboy Fast Draw competitors to call friends!!

More comments to come!!!

Now for upcoming events…. there is practice on Boothill at the Roanoke Rifle and Revolver Club (RRRC) tomorrow night (Wednesday the 9th). It will start at 6pm and will end at 9pm. The fee is $10 with an additional fee of $10 if you use club ammo. There is one more practice scheduled for October and it will be Wednesday the 16th.

“Fast and Furious On Mainstreet” is THIS SATURDAY, October 12th. We will be battling it out in Gunfights right in the middle of the Town Of Vinton! On the Main Street (Pollard) that runs through town! The Vinton Fall Festival grows each year and we are participating again with another sure to be great match. We had a blast at last year’s event and I am sure it will be just as much fun again. The spectators were plentiful! So make sure you wear your best “gunfightin” clothes as ambassadors of our sport. Also, be sure to “talk it up” with interested folks. Make sure they get their questions answered and their interests peaked!! We will also have info to give out.

Registration for the match begins at 8:30 am! The Safety Meeting is at 9:30 and the Match begins at 10am!!! The fee for the match is $35, $25 for a spouse, and $15 for a Youth Shooter. There are no discounts for this “offsite match”. ODFD will be supplying the ammo! We will be shooting six (6) rounds and like our monthly matches, no one gets “X’d” out. However we will be keeping track of your times and “X’s” to determine the TOP 7in each Division to battle it out in a Magnificent Seven Championship Shootout. The entire match will be shot at 15 feet. The weather forecast is for a “perfect” day for Cowboy Fast Draw. Come on out and participate!! We will surely have a great time!!!

ODFD’s Monthly Match for October is Sunday the 20th. It is “SOMBRERO SUNDAY”!!! if you have one… Wear it!!! You’ll get choice of lanes all day!! Registration begins at 8:30am, the Safety Meeting is at 9:30, and the Match begins at 10. The fee for the match is $20.

Be looking for info on the “SWEET SHOOT” scheduled for November 9th and 10th! It is ODFD’s Club Championship. Details will soon follow!

See ya soon!!!!

Ringo

09/9/13

ODFD (Virginia) Gunfighter News 8/29/13

August 29th, 2013

Hello Gunfighters!!!

A few notes from Old Dominion Fast Draw (ODFD) and Virginia!!!!

First, I just want to say again, congrats to our new Cowboy Fast Draw Association’s Virginia State Champions…. B.A. (Men’s Division), Slowpoke (Women’s Division), and Boothill Kid (Youth Division)!!! Three great Champions and fantastic competitors!! And also thanks to all of the folks from Virginia and visiting states that supported our event! It is always good to see our Cowboy Fast Draw friends and family!!

Virginia is a busy place for Cowboy Fast Draw!! All 3 Virginia Clubs are VERY busy with full schedules and great shooting events. It looks like the rest of 2013 is going to be just as busy as the past few months.

Here are just a few events being promoted by ODFD on Boothill at the Roanoke Rifle and Revolver Club!!

We have 2 practice nights scheduled in September… the first is scheduled for TUESDAY the 3rd and the second night is scheduled for WEDNESDAY the 11th. Practice times are from 6-9pm and the fee is $10 with an additional $10 fee if you use ODFD ammo.

Our Monthly Match for September is SUNDAY the 15th!!! Registration and prematch practice begins at 8:30am, safety meeting at 9:30, and the match begins at 10am. We will be shooting 6 rounds and no one will be X’d out. However, we will be keeping track of your X’s and times to determine the top 7 men and women to compete in the Magnificent Seven, a Championship Shootout to determine the winners for the day!! We will be shooting the first 2 rounds at 15 feet, the next 2 rounds at 18 feet, and the balance of the match at 21 feet. This will be a “3 out of 5”, Shotgun Primered load match. The fee is $20 with an additional $5 fee if you use club ammo. It is sure to be another day of some fast and exciting action on Boothill! You are not gonna want to miss it!

ODFD will be conducting a Demo and Townsfolk Alley at Trapper Dan’s Trading on Route 24 in Vinton on Saturday the 28th. Details will be following soon. If you would like to come out and support us and be an ambassador for Cowboy Fast Draw… come on out and spend the day with us!!! Trapper Dan’s Trading is a big supporter of Cowboy Fast Draw and a sponsor of “Showdown In Dixie”!!!

October seems to also be a busy month!!! There will only be “one” practice scheduled that month and it will be from 6-9pm on Wednesday the 16th. Our October Monthly Match will be on Sunday, October 20th and will be “Sombrero Sunday”!!! Anyone wearing a Sombrero that day will get choice of lanes throughout the match!! This match is always fun and it is great to see the different Sombrero styles being worn! Plan on being there!!!

ALSO…. The VINTON FALL FESTIVAL is on Saturday October 12th!!! Be ready for “FAST AND FURIOUS ON MAIN STREET”, a Cowboy Fast Draw Match being held right in the middle of town as part of the Festival!! We always have a great time at this match! Not only is it fun to compete in the middle of the Town, but also there are thousands of folks coming by and watching the match and enjoying the competition. The fee for the match is $35, $25 for a spouse, and $15 for a Youth Shooter. And ODFD will be supplying the ammo!! There are no discounts for this offsite match. We will be shooting six (6) rounds and like our monthly matches, no one will be X’d out! However we will be keeping track of your times and X’s to determine the Top 7 in each Division to battle it out in a Magnificent Seven Championship Shootout. There will be plaque awards given to all of the Magnificent Seven Winners.

We are also trying to work out a Townsfolk Alley being held at the same time as the match!! We will let you know if that happens!!! This is going to be a day of a “Heck Of A Lot Of Fun”!!!! There are plenty of vendors there and other entertainment for our Gunfighters to see! This Festival grows larger each year and we are proud to be part of the action! There may also be some news media there so dress in your best “Gunfighter Attire”!! See ya there!!

Lastly…. “BIG NEWS”!!!!!

“SHOWDOWN IN DIXIE” in 2014 will be not only the CFDA’S 2014 VA. STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, but also the VERY FIRST…. EASTERN US TERRITORIAL!!!! It is scheduled for JULY 10TH, 11TH, 12TH, AND 13TH!! The first two days (July 10th and 11th) will be the CFDA’s 2014 Va. State Championship and the last two days (July 12th and 13th) will be The CFDA’s 2014 Eastern US. Territorial. It will be held in Dublin Va. at the New River Valley Fair Grounds. Details will be on our website soon!

These are very exciting times for Cowboy Fast Draw in Virginia and the Eastern US. Territory!!!

We hope to see you soon in Virginia!!! Visit and shoot with any of the 3 Virginia Clubs! All are busy with monthly matches and other shooting opportunities. Also, visit the other Eastern US. Territory Clubs! You’ll find them listed on the CFDA’s website, www.cowboyfastdraw.com. You will enjoy the company of some great folks enjoying a fantastic sport!

06/19/13

ODFD (Virginia) Gunfighter News 6-19-13

Gunfighters!!!!

Howdy from the Eastern US Territory!!!

Whew!!! Things are busy around here!! There is a lot going on from Maine to Florida!!!

Here in Virginia, the 3 Virginia Clubs have been really busy in holding matches and doing demos. This has been a very busy year for our clubs and Cowboy Fast Draw in our Territory. We are already planning events, demos, and matches for next year. We usually turn down requests at least once per week due to scheduling issues. It’s good to be busy!!!

We just had two straight weekends of demos and matches at two different locations. We held a match at New River Sports in Draper Virginia on Saturday June 8th. It was an event to raise money for a Children’s Home called “Joy Ranch”. It was very successful as a fund raiser and as an exciting Cowboy Fast Draw Match. We had a “bunch” of spectators and prospective new competitors. Congrats to the winners!! Bob Ed Pain in the Men’s Division, to Billie Sioux in the Women’s Division, and to Boothill Kid in the Youth Division. Everyone put on a great show to the folks watching.

This past Friday and Saturday, we conducted demos and then a Match on Saturday at Trader Jerry’s, a great Gun Shop in Salem Virginia. We had “tons” of folks checking out Cowboy Fast Draw on both days and also made a lot of contacts for future events up and down the East!! The event was great for us as well as for Trader Jerry’s and their Customer Appreciation Days Event. And congratulations to the winners there!! Bob Ed Pain in the Men’s Division, Lonestar Lil in the Women’s Division, and Boothill Kid in the Youth Division!! Almost too much fun for a weekend!! Continue reading

06/3/13

Ringo “Quick” Note

Gunfighters!!

This is just a quick note to inform everyone of some happenings of ODFD and Cowboy Fast Draw ahead of a more lengthy Newsletter. There is a lot going on locally, in Virginia, and in the new Eastern U.S. Territory. All 3 Virginia clubs are very active with matches and special events. This provides plenty of opportunities to shoot Cowboy Fast Draw and to spend time with such great folks.

As for some notes about upcoming ODFD events…. we have practice on “Boothill” tomorrow night (Tuesday 6/4) from 6-9pm. We also have another practice scheduled on “Boothill” on Wednesday June 12th. It also runs from 6-9pm. The fee for practice is $10 with an additional $10 if you use club ammo.

We have the Gunfight in Draper this coming Saturday!!!! It will again be at New River Sports! We had a blast doing this match last year and it looks like this years match is going to be bigger and better. Registration for the match begins at 8:30 am, safety meeting begins at 9:30, and the match begins at 10am. The fee for the match is $20. Since this is an “offsite match”, no discounts are allowed at this match. Top Gun points will count for both ODFD and NRFD. This match is being conducted as a joint effort of both clubs. This is a “Fast And Furious” Match so the entire match will be shot at 15feet!! Everyone will shoot 6 rounds and we will be keeping track of your “X’s” and times to determine the “Magnificent 7″ Shootoffs!

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