llowa Irregulars’ Fall Round-Up 2020 is now in the history books. For those that are unfamiliar with our club, we are located in the Illinois/Iowa Quad Cities area (Davenport/Bettendorf/Rock Island/Moline), hence the name Illowa Irregulars. We host monthly matches all spring and summer, and a large 3-day event each Fall.
We had a stellar set of Fall days on the range this year. Lots of smiles on cowboys’ and cowgirls’ faces all three days. For some, perhaps many, it was a crowning positive event in an otherwise remarkable year (remarkable for all the wrong reasons.)
Thanks to Chancy Shot for organizing the warm-up and the side matches, which included among other events the always popular Running Buffalo – Individual and Team, 50 yard Pistol, 100 Yard Rifle, Speed Pistols, Pocket Pistol, Speed Derringer, Shotgun Star, Team Shotgun, and Long Range. For Days 2 & 3 Match Directors Rootin Tootin and Badlands Charlie put together 10 stages that were challenging yet fun. Planning is already underway for Fall Round-Up 2021.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t thank all the volunteers (too many to name) that worked behind the scenes cleaning tables and chairs, moving and setting up targets and tents, and then tearing it all down again and putting them away. We couldn’t do it without you.
For anyone interested, we posted a video photo montage of our match online. The 6-minute video contains about 99 photographs taken during the two-day cowboy match. Click here to view the video. If you attended Fall Round-Up we hope this brings back some fond memories. If you missed it, perhaps this is a way of enjoying it vicariously through others until next year.