Latest Telegraph From Ringo:
Winter is finally over, Spring is here! The Virginia Clubs are rolling! All 3 are busy with matches, practices, and scheduling special events. There are several organizations wanting demos, Townsfolk Alleys, and Matches held at their businesses, Fairs, or Festivals. There just simply aren’t enough days on the calendar to do them all. However, we have some very exciting events on their way!
Old Dominion Fast Draw’s (ODFD) match for the month of March, the “Horseshoe Bend Shootout” was an exciting one! We held the first “outdoors” match of the year. It started out fairly cold and damp from the previous nights rain. But the area we were shooting in wasn’t too bad! Not so much mud! The biggest issue we had was wind!!! But we kept “slappin’ leather and slingin’ wax”!!! There were plenty of smiling faces and some great gunfights! We had Gunfighters from all 3 Virginia Clubs in attendance!
We want to thank Shannon Simmons for his generous offer and letting us use his great facility. We look forward to possibly working with him again in the future! And also a big thank you to Long Ranger for his efforts at arranging the location!
Of course, a HUGE thank you to the folks that showed up at 7am to help set up the “Remote Range”!! We are very fortunate to have folks that love the sport and the Virginia Clubs and are willing to support both with their time, work, and efforts!
Congratulations to Shenandoah for his First Place Win in the Men’s Division, to Prairie Blossom in her First Place Win in the Ladies Division, and to Boothill Kid for his First Place Win in the Youth Division. Great job!!!!
ODFD’s next Match is scheduled for SATURDAY, April 18th at Matt Hagans Outdoors in Radford Virginia!! This is a great Gun Shop and Sporting Goods Store and they are excited to be hosting our Gunfighters in a match and Townsfolk Alley!! They will be having an Open House type of event celebrating their “Spring Fling”! Their website iswww.matthaganoutdoors.com. Their address is 7327 Peppers Ferry Blvd., Radford, Va. This event is a joint adventure between Old Dominion Fast Draw and New River Fast Draw!! The great thing about that is the points accumulated towards Top Gun Points are counted from both clubs!!
Here are the details of the match; It will be a “Fast And Furious” match, meaning it will all be shot at 15 feet. It will be a “3 out of 5” shotgun primered event. Everyone will shoot six (6) rounds with no one being “X’d” out. However, we will be keeping track of your X’s and your times to determine who shoots it out in a Magnificent Seven Shootout to determine the winners. There will be Plaques for the top 5 and paper awards for 6th and 7th for both the Men’s and Ladies Divisions. There will be Plaques for 1st-3rd Places in the Youth Division. The registration begins at 8:30am, the Safety Meeting begins at 9:30, and the Match begins at 10! The fee for the match is $20 and all discounts apply!
There should be “plenty” of spectators there to watch the action!! We will also be conducting a “Townsfolk Alley” there to attract new folks to our sport! Come out and participate in the match and wear your best “Gunfighting Attire”!!! Once again, be the great ambassadors of Cowboy Fast Draw that you always seem to be! It will surely be a great day of “Fast Gunfights” and fun entertaining the spectators!
We will be there at 7am setting up!! Any and all help is most appreciated!!!
This coming weekend, several of us will be in Bland County doing demos and running a Townsfolk Alley to help raise money for “Relay For Life” at the Bland County Fairgrounds. If you can, come on out and help out with the Townsfolk Alley and enjoy the enthusiasm on the folks faces when they are trying out Cowboy Fast Draw for the first time. We will be there at8am to set up. We will be running the Townsfolk Alley from 10-3pm. The address is 629 Main Street, Bland, VA 24315. Any help would be most appreciated.
Florida’s State Match is May 1st – 3rd in Saint Augustine Florida! There are several Virginia Gunfighters heading there to compete. If you need more info and think you want to go along and support Cowboy Fast Draw history being made in Florida, then go to the CFDA’s website at www.cowboyfastdraw.com.
We have several exciting matches coming up this shooting season!! Stay tuned!!! More info coming soon!
aka Jeff Duncan
CFDA Regulator and U.S. Marshal
Old Dominion Fast Draw