Western Region

                               of the North-South Skirmish Association

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Battery H - 1st Regt Ill Vol Lt Arty

66th North Carolina

Invite you to
The 17th Annual Frank V Matuszek
Memorial Skirmish

June 24-26, 2022
Sandy Ford Sportsman’s Club Range


Greetings: We invite you, our fellow N-SSA and ACWSA Skirmishers to participate in the 17th Annual Matuszek Memorial Skirmish that will be held at the Sandy Ford Sportsman’s Club. We are hoping that you are available to come out and participate in our fun schedule of events.


Camping and Lodging

Camping is available around the club house area as before. Camping will be allowed starting noon of Friday, June 24th. The Club house grounds will be open for use. Motels are available in Streator, Ottawa, and Morris. Grocery stores are present in Ottawa and Streator. Most of you have already been to Sandy Ford and know how to get there. If you need a map, please check out the Western Region Web page for a detailed map.  



There are a variety of restaurants in town. We will be offering a free Breakfast at the club house on Sunday Only, 6:45 to 7:30 AM. On Saturday, we will be offering you a free lunch down at the range. After shooting, head up to the club house at 5:30 PM for a Free Taco Bar to build your own tacos.


Shooting Competition: Saturday we will start with the individual competitions at 8:00 AM.  Individual ribbons will be awarded to the winners. We again will not be offering classifications for any of the individual events. We will also not be offering Individual Revolver due to past lack of interest. Individuals will be offered until 10:30 AM and will reopen after Carbine and Smoothbore Team matches. They will be open until 5 PM.


To add interest to this year’s Individual Matches, we will be holding BORDER WARS. Individuals will choose the Wisconsin or the Illinois side. The winning state will be determined by the finals of the winning individuals. First place is worth 5 points, Second place is worth 3 and third place is worth 2 points. The most points wins.


Saturday 8 to 10:30 and reopen after Smoothbore team Match

25 yard smoothbore – unclassified – 3 places
50 yard smoothbore - unclassified – 3 places
50 yard musket – unclassified – 3 places
100 yard musket – unclassified – 3 places
50 yard carbine – unclassified – 3 places
100 yard carbine – unclassified – 3 places
50 yard breech loader – unclassified – 2 places
100 yard breech loader – unclassified – 2 places

Musket – unclassified – 3 places
Carbine - unclassified – 3 places
Smoothbore - unclassified – 2 places
Musket/carbine – unclassified – 2 places
Breech loader – unclassified – 2 places

Entry fees: $1.00 Re-entry: $1.00 Aggregates: $1:00

Saturday (Uniforms must be worn to compete in all events*.)

Start at 11:00 AM
Carbine Team (5 person) - $50 per team ($10 per shooter)
100 yard 6 hanging 6X6 tile
50 yard 20 Birds on a board
50 yard 10 hanging ceramic tiles
50 yard 10 hanging water filled bottles
50 yard 10 Water filled small cups

Lunch to be offered after Carbine and before Smoothbore team matches

Smoothbore Team (4 person team) - $40 per team ($10 per shooter)
50 yard 6 X 6 tile
25 yard 8 hanging birds
25 yard 8 hanging ceramic tile
25 yard To be decided


This year we will attempt a Carbine II or Repeater demonstration match. This will consist of three person teams and we will firing at four events. All four events will be at 50 yards. Cost is $10 per person. So if you have a repeater or single shot, bring it out and we will find you a team. Target amounts will determine on the make of the firearms on the teams.

Repeater Commanders meeting and match at 8:00 AM
Commanders meeting at 8:30 or after Repeater Match
Opening Ceremonies at 8:45
Musket Match starts at 9

Carbine II or repeater Team (3 person) - $30 per team
Targeting to be determined. 3 Events.

Musket Team (5 person) -$50 per team ($10 per shooter)
50 yard 20 Birds on a board
50 yard 10 hanging ceramic tile
50 yard 10 hanging water filled small cups
50 yard Water filled bottles.
100 yard 6 – 6X6 tile

(All targets are subject to change)

Events and times subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen issues

According to Western Region rules: Uniforms must be worn during both individual and team matches. BUT per N-SSA Rule 15.13.1 In cases of extreme heat, resulting in a comfort level of 95 or higher, the requirement to wear approved uniforms shall be at the option of the skirmish director.

Please pre-register your teams by either calling 708-203-6019 or by email at Zoojohn104@gmail.com Payment will be accepted via mail/prepay or at the skirmish.

Recruiting Opportunity

If you have any perspective members please invite them out to try firing some of the firearms we use. This is allowed by the N-SSA. It is a sure way to get new members. Please let us know if you plan on inviting people so we can make the necessary arrangements.