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Hi Dogmeat Dad,
When are the dates for the 2018 Eastern Divisional please.?
And when you have them can you advise the SASS office to put them up on the Shooting Events page.
We are planning a longer trip east next year and the earlier we know the better.
Glad to hear you may be heading east of the Mississippi again and we would love to have you back at the Stampede. We made some big changes last year and the event was very well received. Much remains to make it the match I want it to be, but we are off to a very good start.
While it may seem later than normal this year, it is just the result of vagaries of the calendar. We always end on the 1st Sunday in October and for 2017 it was the Oct 1st, but for 2018 it is on Oct 7th. That said, for 2018, the primary dates for the Eastern Divisional will be as follows, but obviously we are still working out the details.
4 Oct 2018 - Thur - Side Match Day
5 Oct 2018 - Fri - Main Match Day #1
6 Oct 2018 - Sat - Main Match Day #2
In 2017, we held the Awards Ceremony on Saturday Night off site at a local American Legion and it seemed to be very well received. I am anticipating that we will do that again for 2018. The only disappointment with that schedule is that the Top Gun Shoot-Off on Sunday was very poorly attended. I certainly understand that folks want to hit the road for home (or their next shooting event) but I felt bad for the folks that earned their place in the Shoot-Off. Still trying to figure that how to fix that.
I will forward this on to SASS also. They should have it already, but the wheels of HQ sometimes come off the rails!
Looking forward to your "potential" revisit.
OK that's sounds fine, I thought it may be that weekend. We want to go to Heluva Ruckus next year then come down to you guys, then on the Wartrace TN on the way home. Makes a longer gap, but I'm sure we can fill it in some how. Of course Niagara is the first stop I guess. Anyway we'll see.
I hope next year the weather is as good as this year, compared to 2016 when it was so miserable!
Yes, we also used to do a top gun shoot off here at Land Run on the Sunday but the same result happened.
Unless the awards are done after, most tend to hit the road.
At Land Run we also do the awards at the banquet at the National Cowboy and History Museum, fantastic, you need to come over one year. Next year is 19-21 April
What we have done the past few years, is have a top gun shoot off on the Friday PM before the range dinner, but we made it open to all.! Needless to say last year it didn't boost numbers & was also quite poorly attended and only had 18 shooters, of course then you get bye's which is a pain.
We did it that way so as to not reveal who the potential top 16 would be if they just took them from the first days results. !
The only way is to do it on Sunday am just like EOT and WR & have the awards after, there's no getting around it, or dump it altogether.?
Have a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year and be safe, all being good we'll see ya in 2018.