The 2021 SASS Virginia State Championship was a great success!
The VA State SASS match began in 2004 hosted by Bend of Trail in Roanoke,VA. We have been honored to have been your host for these past 17 years. Many friendships were started along with memories that will last a lifetime. Throughout this time we have always strived to bring to you a great match, and we feel like we have been successful in this endeavor. We have recently been approached by the Cavalier Cowboys near Richmond, VA with an offer to move the match to a more centralized location in the State. After careful deliberation, we have accepted their offer. I’m certain that the Cowboys and Cowgirls at Cavalier will continue the tradition of a first rate State Championship Match. It is our intention to host an annual two-day match with a date to be announced. We wish to thank all of you that have been a part of our match.
Mad Dog Irv
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For over 18 years, scores of shooters of all ages and abilities come to the Roanoke Rifle and Revolver Club in Franklin County Virginia for a weekend of fun, safe shooting. The competitors dress in attire reminiscent of the mid to late 1800’s Old West. The Cowboys and Cowgirls compete in scenario based “stages” using two single-action revolvers, a lever-action rifle and pre-1900 style shotguns. The targets are large and close and easy to hit, if the shooters take their time. But, this is a competition based on speed and often the faster a shooter tries to go, the chance of a miss increases. 5 seconds is added to the shooter’s time for each miss and 10 seconds is added if the targets are not engaged in the proper order. The Championship is approved by the Single Action Shooting Society (SASS) and all SASS rules are in effect.
The shooters are grouped in “Posses” of 15 to 20 shooters, often friends they compete with on a regular basis at their “home range”. This helps foster a close, friendly competition and lots of FUN! The Posses will rotate through 10 different stages during the two day event. There are many different categories for the shooters to compete. Most are age based, but there are some based on the type of clothing worn or the shooting style of the competitors.
Most shooters stay in nearby hotels, but many camp at the range and enjoy social time around a campfire in the evenings. There is a western themed gala with dinner on Saturday after the day’s shooting is finished.
Click on the links above to browse the site pages for entry forms, to find directions to the range, see who is registered to compete and a list of sponsors and vendors. You can use the contact form to reserve a camping spot or contact the match director, Mad Dog Irv for more information. The scores and rankings for the event will also be available on this site soon after the event.