Archive for June, 2020

Sunday Mattaponi Sundowners

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Howdy All Cowboys and Cowgirls,

Ready to finally shoot a match with the Mattaponi Sundowners?  We sure hope so.  Attached are the stages for Sunday. Gates will open at 1000, safety meeting at 1200 and shooting starts at 1230.  I just checked with Nick’s, we will be able to go eat after the match. They are reserving the back room for us. Wearing a mask into the restaurant is required under Stage II of reopening. It can be removed to eat, kind of hard to eat without doing that. Hey, I didn’t say it first, your Governor did.

I didn’t want to provide water at the match as we usually do because of cross contamination but I don’t see a way around this with the temperatures in the 90’s. If you aren’t comfortable with this please bring your own water or sports drink in your own cooler.

We will try to practice social distancing. Please be mindful that you may be comfortable getting closer than 6’ but the person around you may not be, so please keep this in mind.  We strongly suggest that you wear a mask but this isn’t required.  We will set up a way for you to safely use and touch the handles (etc) the portapotty. With the Phase II in place we will not be limited to a group of 10, so we should be able to handle our normal posse` numbers.

We are looking forward to seeing our friends and Cowboy family again. We sure have missed y’all. See ya Sunday. Don’t forget this Sunday is Father’s Day, also.

Sassy and Potter

 

Mattaponi Stages 06-21-2020

Howdy All Cowboys and Cowgirls, Ready to finally shoot a match with the Mattaponi Sundowners?  We sure hope so.  Attached are the stages for Sunday. Gates will open at 1000, safety meeting at 1200 and shooting starts at 1230.  I just checked with Nick’s, we will be able to go eat after the match. They are reserving […]

Smoke On The Mattaponi

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Cowboys and Cowgirls,
 
Well, the time has come for a decision.  The uncertainty of the Covid19 has made me decide to cancel the Smoke On The Mattaponi match.  Many factors have made this decision for me: businesses closed, unemployment up, the “Stay at Home” policy making soliciting sponsorship difficult, making plans for the luncheon, will the place where we get the awards from be open soon enough to accommodate our needs plus what phase of Virginia reopening will we be in at the time of the match. For all of these reasons it have made this event difficult to call but we do know it would not get the consideration that it deserves if we have to do everything last minute.
 
It has been suggested that I postpone and reschedule, but with other clubs in the same situation trying to reschedule and other clubs planning their two day matches, it’s just not going to work out.  I even tried to call SASS but they were closed, so I had to send an email.  
 
For those who have already registered we will be contacting you to see if you want your checks back or for us to shred them.  
 
I will be submitting the application for next years Virginia State Black Powder Shootout to SASS soon.  
 
Hope next year we will not be in this situation and not only can we enjoy shooting the Smoke match but also all of the matches we have been missing with all of our friends (Cowboy family) in good health.
 
Stay safe and we hope to be seeing y’all soon.
 
Potter County Kid

Cowboys and Cowgirls,   Well, the time has come for a decision.  The uncertainty of the Covid19 has made me decide to cancel the Smoke On The Mattaponi match.  Many factors have made this decision for me: businesses closed, unemployment up, the “Stay at Home” policy making soliciting sponsorship difficult, making plans for the luncheon, […]