of the North-South Skirmish Association
Battery H - 1st Regt Ill Vol Lt Arty
66th North Carolina
Invite you to
The 14th Annual Frank V Matuszek
June 22th and 24th, 2017
Sandy Ford Sportsman’s Club Range
Greetings: We invite you, our fellow N-SSA and ACWSA Skirmishers to participate in the 14th 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 22th. The Club house 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.
We will be offering food at the club house on Saturday and Sunday 6:30 to 7:30 AM. Five bucks will get you breakfast each day. There will also be a dinner available on Saturday Night after the final team events. We will be offering a half a chicken dinner as we did last year. We will have food down at the range for lunch on Saturday, so bring your appetite and let us do the cooking and the cleaning up.
Saturday we will start with the Individual Competitions. The pistol range will be open for 25 yard revolver and smoothbore and new to this year, smoothbore Pistol. Targets will be fired at 12.5 and 25 yards. The main range will contain frames at 50 and 100 yards for the other events. Metals or ribbons will be awarded to the winners. Due to the lack of interest in Class 2 , we will not be offering classifications for any individual events.
25 yard revolver – unclassified – 2 places
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
12.5 yard smoothbore pistol – unclassified - 3 places
25 yard smoothbore pistol – unclassified - 3 places
Musket – unclassified – 3 places
Carbine - unclassified – 3 places
Smoothbore - unclassified – 2 places
Musket/carbine – unclassified – 2 places
Grand aggregate – unclassified – 1 place
Breech loader – unclassified – 2 places
Smoothbore Pistol – unclassified – 2 places
Entry fees: $2.00 Re-entry: $1.00 Aggregates: $1:00
Saturday (Uniforms must be worn to compete in all events*.)
Individuals: Target sales open at 7:30, with shooting at 8AM. Individuals will be open until 12:00 PM
This year we will be offering a SMOOTHBORE PISTOL TEAM Match. We are investigating several new and interesting events. We also will be FOUR events. This will be a demonstration. Provost teams will be accepted and available for awards. Events will be 12.5 yards or 25 yards. Cost is $5 per person. So if you want to shoot smoothbore pistol, bring it out and we will find you a team.
Smoothbore pistol Team Meeting: 11:00 at the revolver range. Match to follow quickly.
Carbine Commanders Meeting: 12:30 PM
Carbine Team match: Starts at 1:00 PM
Smoothbore Team Commanders meeting and Match: 15 minutes after Carbine Matches
Lunch will be available at the range between 11 and 2 PM
Menu to be determined.
Please note: The cost is PER TEAM. Exceptions will be made if ACWSA teams who decide to compete with using reduced targeting.
Smoothbore Pistol Team (3 person) - $15 per team
Targeting to be determined.
Carbine Team (5 person) - $35 per team ($7 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
Smoothbore Team (4 person team) - $28 per team ($7 per shooter)
50 yard 6 X 6 tile
25 yard 12 Birds on a board
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 three events. All three events will be at 50 yards. Cost is $5 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) - $15 per team
Targeting to be determined. 4 Events.
Musket Team (5 person) -$35 per team ($7 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 708-485-2731 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment will be accepted via mail/prepay or at the skirmish.
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.
John V Matuszek