Miz Josie (Sandee Birch) of Quesnel (centre) explains the story scenario to Deadman’s Hand (Miles Taylor)

Miz Josie (Sandee Birch) of Quesnel (centre) explains the story scenario to Deadman’s Hand (Miles Taylor)

Fables played out in old time gun match

Cariboo Wagon Road and Stage Coach Mayhem theme of Cowboy Action Shooting Club’s event held at the Williams Lake Sportsmen’s Association.

They came from Canmore, Kamloops, Vancouver, Huston, Prince George, and Quesnel all dressed in period costume with nicknames like Doc, Deadman’s Hand and P.J. Hardtack, ready to shoot early revolvers, rifles and shotguns in storied style.

Cariboo Wagon Road and Stage Coach Mayhem was the theme for the Chilcotin Range Riders Cowboy Action Shooting Club’s event held at the Williams Lake Sportsmen’s Association club over the weekend.

A colourful storyline was provided for participants, all while taking time at certain points in the plot line to shoot handguns, rifles and shotguns — all from the late 1800s time period.

“We had 25 registered shooters,” reports organizer Kelvin Bennett. “It was a two-day event  and a good time was had by all.”

For the Saturday evening dinner he said the women dressed in their hooped Victorian style dresses and plumes and the men wore their long coats and string ties.

During the Sunday matches he said some of the women wore their dance hall girl style clothes.

He said he appreciated the help received from Scott and Roy Betts for their help in staging the colourful event.

Category winners were as follows:

1st 49 R, Wind Breaker for Men (Allen Muster)

1st 49 R, Ladies  Mrs. Watch It (Evelyn Miedema)

1st Frontiersman  Gabriel Law (Taylor Sapergia)

2nd Deadman’s Hand (Mike Taylor)

3rd P.J. Hardtack (Todd Birch)

1st Frontier Cartridge Duelist: Eddy Black Water (Doug Keen)

2nd Porcupine (Doug Sayewich)

3rd Hawken Tom (Tom Miedema)

1st Frontier Cartridge: Wallace Foster (Kevin Drew)

1st Cowboy: Cunningham Kid (Steve Lemkey)

2nd High Plains Drifter (Wayne Dominque)

3rd Trigg R. Puller (Tom Hodgson )

1st Cowgirl: Miz Josie (Sandee Birch)

1st Duelist: Elijah Rhodes (Stan Gordy)

2nd Kid Nowlin (Jess Bennett)

1st Ladies Duelist: Sassy 6 Gun (Audrey Sayewich)

1st Double Duelist: No Nails Woody (Wayne Woody Stoller)

1st Senior Men: Lone Wolf (Guenther Schuldes)

2nd Doc Nowlin (Kelly Bennett)

3rd Fud (George Chignell)

1st Senior Ladies:  Tea Pot Tilly (Bonnie Gilchrist)

1st Wild Bunch: Cunningham Kid (Steve Lemkey)

2nd P.J. Hardtack (Todd Birch)

3rd Trigg R Puller (Tom Hodgson)

Long Distance Match Revolver ended in a Shoot off at 100 Yards 16X16 Target:      1st Cunningham Kid, 5 out of 5

2nd PJ Hard Tack, 4 out of 5

Long distance Match lever Action Rifle ended with a Shoot off at 100 Yards:

Sassy 6 Gun had 5 out of 5

Cunningham Kid had 5 out of 5

The shootout with one round each ended as follows:

1st Cunningham Kid, a hit (Steve Lemkey)

2nd Sassy 6 Gun, a miss (Audrey Sayewich)


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