The South Carolina Old West Shootists (SCOWS), our local NCOWS posse, held their regularly scheduled monthly “Second Sunday” match for June on Sunday, June 12, 2022, in the Cooper Pistol Bays at the Mid-Carolina Rifle Club. As usual, the match consisted of 4 main stages, which were based on events that occurred in the Old West during the mid to late 19th Century. There was also a bonus stage, courtesy of Cheyenne Jim, where shooters, from a distance of 15-20 yards, shot 5 rifle rounds at a board to which playing cards were attached, face down, and then the cards which were hit were then turned over, and scores were added up and subtracted from the shooter’s total time — it was a fun, challenging, and almost totally luck-driven bonus stage which everyone seemed to really enjoy.
We had 11 shooters and 1 guest who did not shoot the match (but hopefully will join us as a shooter in the future) come out on a scorching day. There were no clean shooters this month.
Here are the match results, by category:
Town Marshal Score
Sgt. R. Henry, 1st Place 277.78
MoonShine, 1st Place 165.94
4 Gun Black Powder Shootist
Manassas 999.99 (DNF — equipment)
4 Gun Smokeless Shootist
James L. Henry, 1st Place 241.23
Parker Palomino, 2nd Place 337.33
4 Gun Smokeless Duelist
Doc Who, 1st Place 443.96
3 Gun Black Powder Duelist
Cheyenne Jim, 1st Place 246.93
Black Powder Town Marshall
Hollywood, 1st Place 479.15
4 Gun Smokeless Junior
Jose, 1st Place 358.53
California, 2nd Place 438.33
Youghiogheny Kid, 1st Place 450.60
The next SCOWS match will be our July “2nd Sunday” match on Sunday, July 10, 2022. Given that July also has 5 weekends, SCOWS will also be holding a “5th Saturday” match on Saturday, July 30, 2022.