March 2019
Howdy Gunfighters 
We had 35 Shooters for our March Match and good times were had. 
Congratulations to our Division Winners!
Youth: Boneyard Bandit 
Ladies: Miss Shotwell 
Men: Big Ugly 

We had 3 new Shooters try Cowboy Fast Draw during our break when the Scoring Program wasn't cooperating. They seemed to enjoy it and I hope they will be back and join our Fast Draw Family! 
Thanks again to the Food Posse for some fine fixings and to everybody who helps out with set up and tear down, you folks are the best!!! 
Dont forget to come out to Grandview Gunslingers this Sunday 3/10 for their Monthly Match. There will be some members of the press there to do a story about Fast Draw and the Bedford Club so wear you best duds and come on out an show off a little. 
We will be doing a Gun Show March 30th and 31st, more info on that to come. 
I need Showdown in Dixie registrations!! We are stuck..... please get them in!! 
Cant wait to see ya soon! 
Spanky


February 3rd , 2019


Howdy Gunfighters ,


We had 47 shooters for our February "Super Bowl Gunfight" monthly match. 
Congratulations to our Division winners! 
Youth: Night Rider
Ladies: Lonestar Lil
Men: Big Ugly
Full Match Standings attached. 
We had a great time as always with our Fast Draw family. Thanks so much to the Food Posse who brought out some great vittles for us all. 
Congratulations to our Youth Winner - Night Rider, on his first 1st place win! 
Thanks again to our set up crew who had us up and running in one hour on Saturday, and thanks so much to everyone who stayed and helped us tare down. 
Cant wait till we can do it again in March! 
See ya next Sunday February 10th at Grandview Gunslingers! 
Spanky

 August 4th, 2019


Howdy Gunfighters ,


We had 33 Gunfighters come out and shoot it out for top Gunfighters of the month. Congratulations to our Division winners.
Youth: Boneyard Bandit
Ladies: Calamity Pam
Men: Jeremiah Johnson 

Thanks to all who helped with set up and tear down, we really appreciate it! 
Thanks Food Posse for the fine vittles you brought for us to munch on. 
Be sure to come out this Sunday 8/11 to Grandview Gunslingers in Bedford for their August match. 
Please remember our September match will be September 15th
Wish every body luck that is going to Kentucky for Showdown in the Bluegrass! 
See ya soon!
Spanky

2019 CFDA VIRGINIA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP "SHOWDOWN IN DIXIE"

January 6th , 2019


Howdy! 


We had 42 Shooters for our first match of 2019. It was great to see Outlaw Justice and Slow Rider back in action! We sure miss our family members when they aren't there. We had several out with sickness and injury this match and we sure did miss them. 

Congratulations to our Division Winners:
Men: Big Ugly
Ladies: Billie Sioux
Youth: Boneyard Bandit 

Thanks so much to everyone who came out on Saturday to help with set-up and for everybody who helped with tare down, we really appreciate what you do! 
The Food Posse did a great job as well! 
Thanks again for everybody who is so generous to bring all the wonderful food we enjoy each month. 
Special "Thanks" to everyone who participated in the fundraiser for the California CFDA victims of the wild fires, all in all we raised $650.00 for the cause. My goal was to raise 500, it was so good to exceed that! 
This added to what Grandview Gunslingers and New River Fast Draws matches this month can raise I expect we will topple over $1,000.00
I again am amazed at the generosity of the CFDA family here in Virginia, I know the recipients of your generosity will be very grateful. 
It was great to get the new Shooting season started and I'm already looking forward to next months match.
Spanky

April, 2019


Howdy Gunfighters ,
We had 39 shooters for our April match, Congratulations to our Division winners!
Men: Big Ugly
Ladies: Miss Shotwell 
Youth: Boneyard Bandit


It was a beautiful day for Fast Draw, however it was tough to get through it with the sad news of To Slow Joe's passing. We didn't here about it until we got there and it was devastating. He was such a vital part of the Virginia Peacemakers and his place among us will never be filled. I will miss him greatly and I ask everyone to still pray for his Family and for all of us who are so heavy hearted. 
Thanks so much to everyone who helped with the late set up Saturday and for helping with the tear down Sunday, your dedication to this sport is what keeps us going. 
Thanks again to the Food Posse for some fine vitals.... we all enjoyed them. 
Come on out this Sunday to the Grandview Gunslingers in Bedford, it's always a great shoot!! 
Dont forget to get those Showdown in Dixie registrations in, it will be here before you know it. 
See ya soon!
Spanky

December 2019

We have lost a beautiful person .  "Slow Rider" aka Forest Mayton. We will miss his gentleness , his laugh and the sportsman he was. He was a great example of the Cowboy Spirit.  Forever in our hearts.


May 5th, 2019


Howdy,


We had 35 Gunfighters show up for our Cinco de Mayo Gunfight. 
It was a little rainy but that didn't stop us from having a blast and enjoying another opportunity to gather with our Fast Draw Family and enjoy a fun day of competition.  Lots of shooters showed up dressed in their Mexican duds and Sombreros were everywhere! What a good time we had. 
Congratulations to our Division Winners:
Youth: Boneyard Bandit
Ladies: Calamity Pam
Men: Big Ugly

The Food Posse really out did itself with all the Mexican food, it was truly a FEAST!! There was so much food I couldnt try everything but believe me I tried. Thanks so much to everyone who made this such a fun event! 


Thanks again to everyone who helped with set up and tare down. 
Dont forget next match is 5/19 at Grandview Gunslingers, you need to be there! 
Our next Match will be June 2nd. 


We will be at Taylor's and Co. in Winchester, Va. This Friday and Saturday for their Customer Appreciation Days, we will be doing a Try Cowboy Fast Draw event, we do this every year and we put a lot of people on the line to try Fast Draw, we have drawn in some great members to the CFDA at this event. If you can come out and help out at all either day we would greatly appreciate it! 
See ya soon! 
Spanky

10/13/19
Howdy Gunfighters

We had 33 Shooters for our October match this last Sunday and it was a beautiful day for Fast Draw!

Congratulations to our Divisional Winners:

Youth: Nine

Ladies: Lonestar Lil

Men: Jeremiah Johnson

Complete Match Standings attached.

Thanks so much to all who helped with set up and tear down and to the Food Posse who did a Great Job as usual.

Special thanks to the Oakes Family for the Grill and the Hot Dogs! They sure were tasty....

We celebrated Tammy Oakes Birthday and I had a new Grandbaby born during the match sharing Birthdays with Tammy, what a "Great Day"

Everybody start getting geared up for our "Club Championship" coming up November 3rd! More news on that coming soon!

Everybody come on out to the "Spook Shoot" this Saturday evening at 6pm, you will see some Cowboys and Cowgirls like you have never seen them before. Come dressed in your best Halloween Costume or just show up as a Gunfighter and play some Cowboy Games, this is a fun night.... who cares who won we just have fun!!!

Sunday will be Grandviews October Match so a full weekend of fun!

Cant wait to see you there!

Spanky

 Virginia Peacemakers September Match

9/15/19
Howdy Gunfighters ,
It was a Beautiful day for Fast draw and 41 shooters came out to enjoy the match. We missed some of our regulars and would have had that magic 50 I've been looking for if they had been there. Maybe we will hit 50 at the October Match. 
Congratulations to our Division winners: 
Youth: Boneyard Bandit 
Ladies: Lonestar Lil 
Men: Big Ugly 

Thankyou so much to everyone who showed up on Saturday to set up and to help tear down on Sunday, your help is what makes these events happen. 
Thanks Food Posse for another great feast of treats. 
Special thanks to everyone who brought School supplies for Amelia County Schools I am sure the kids will appreciate it. Thanks Aaron Oakes for setting this all up, I think it was a big success! 
Welcome to a brand new Shooter Gabby Hayes shooting his first shoot with us. He did very well!! 
Dont forget this Sunday the 22nd Grandview Gunslingers will have their September match! Come on out and throw some wax. 
Wish the ones of us going to the "Fastest Gun Alive" the World Championship of Cowboy Fast Draw October 2 through 5th in Fallon Nevada the best of luck! We could sure use it. 
Cant wait to see you real soon! 
Spanky

You will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace sweet friend.


June 5th 2019 Virginia Peacemakers
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Howdy Gunfighters,

We had 37 Gunfighters come out on a beautiful day to have some fun and shoot some wax! Congratulations to our Division winners:

Men: Big Ugly

Ladies: Calamity Pam

Youth: Bad to the Bone

Thanks so much to everyone who came out, we are nothing without you, each and everyone of you are appreciated and vital to the Virginia Peacemakers. 

Thanks so much to the Food Posse who brought some good fixings for us to chomp on.

Be sure to go to Bedford this Sunday for the Grandview Gunslingers June Match! This is your last chance to warm up for "Showdown in Dixie" the CFDA Virginia State Championship! June 20-23

Remember you can register all the way up to the day of the event so if you haven't registered yet there is more time. If you can send them in early please do it really helps us plan the event. We also take PayPal if you want to pay that way.

Billie and I will be in Amarillo Texas this Fri, Sat and Sunday representing Va. In the U.S. National Championship! Wish us luck! We need all we can get. 

This is a busy Month for Fast Draw so pull up you Britches and let's get on with it!

See ya soon!

Spanky

Joe, we will always love and miss you . You will never be forgotten . 

July ,2019


"Showdown in Dixie"the 2019 CFDA Virginia State Championship is in the books! 
Thanks so much to everyone who attended and competed in the State Championship! 
Congratulations to our new Overall State Champions!! 


Youth: Boneyard Bandit 
Ladies: Billie Sioux
Men: Green River 


I want to thank everyone who helped make this event happen, from set up to tear down, scorekeepers, announcers, vendors and sponsors. This is a group effort and without any of you it would not have happened. We had a few challenges along the way but we overcame them and came out to the good. We learned a few things and it will only make us better next time. 
We started the competition on Thursday with the "Shoot for the Stars Scholarship Fundraiser! 
Congratulations to our Division winners! 
Youth: Nine
Ladies: Calamity Pam
Men: Mongo


At last count we were over $2,000.00 raised for Shoot for the Stars! 
Friday we shot our Category State Championships, Congratulations to our new Category State Champions!


Billy the Kid: Bad to the Bone
Junior Boy: Jittery Joe
Ladies Traditional: Hot Lead Hooligan 
Ladies 49r: Maggie Jo
Men's Traditional: Big Ugly
Men's 49r: Hafta B Fast
Men's Senior: 2 Buck Chuck
Men's Super Senior: Mongo
Shootist: Green River
Men's Golden Gun: Kentucky Drifter
Men's Old Timer: Bob Ed Pain

Sunday was a Beautiful Day for the Magnificent 7 Men and Women and Top 5 Youth to settle the Championships! 
Before the Finals all of the Mag 7 Men and Women and top Youth were given an opportunity to warm up on Range B. 
We had a Special Presentation an hour before the Shoot out with Gun Doc showing off some gun spinning skills and even Kopperhead Kid joined in for a little fancy gun handling himself. After that Kopperhead Kid our World Record Holder for Fastest Time agreed to do a little speed running demonstration and asked for any takers to shoot with him, Billie Sioux and Gun Doc volunteered and took him up on the challenge and it was a lot of fun watching them speed run, some good times were had but Kopperhead Kid did not disappoint shooting a couple of .2s.  


Congratulations to our Best Dressed Award Winners as well.
Youth: Nine 
Ladies: Tin Can T
Men: Cheyenne Shooter 
Couple: Green River and Wildfire 


Special Congratulations to our Showdown in Dixie "Spirit of the Game"  winner: Shenandoah
Who very much deserved this award for his dedication and year long commitment to the match. 
I cannot express my gratitude properly to our Scorekeepers Tish Snider and Tammy Oakes, you two are amazing!!! 
I also want to thank Wench and Mongo for making the long trip to Va. to shoot with us. Thanks so much for all your help and Wench even taught Tish and Tammy a few new scoring tricks. Thanks so much to Billie Sioux and Sunshine for there hard work and organization in registration. Thanks to Blue Hawk for handing out Shooters bags and for all the pictures you took, you have given us valuable memories that we cant thank you enough for, and for just being so sweet and making sure everybody was taken care of. 

Thanks again everybody!! I know I missed some but know you are appreciated! 
Spanky


Howdy Gunfighters 
We will have our September monthly match this Sunday 9/15 under the Pavillion in Amelia. I know there are some trigger fingers itching to get to it! 
We will set up this Saturday 9/14 at 2pm, I cant be there till 2pm because of work. 
I look forward to spending some more time with my Fast Draw Family. 
This Sunday we are doing a special theme for our match as well, it is our "Back to School" match. Everyone is encouraged to bring school supplies to the Match to be donated to Amelia County Schools to be distributed to kids who need them. We are a part of this community and we want to be a positive influence in Amelia. Thanks go to Aaron Oakes for this wonderful idea! 
Bring as much as you can and it will do your heart some good. 
Food Posse please bring food we can keep cool for snacks, I will supply an ice cooler for keeping food cool and I will bring water for the match. 
Congratulations to our very own Calamity Pam! The 2019 Kentucky State Ladies Champion!! 
She was amazing!! And shot a clean match!!! Wow!! 
I will have a list of where all the participants from Va. finished. 
We had 17 representatives from Va. make the trek up to Kentucky, and everyone did very well. Thank you so much for supporting CFDA and representing Va. so well. 
Cant wait to see you Sunday! 
Spanky


2019 Virginia Peacemakers Club Championship

11/3/19 

Howdy Gunfighters 
This past Sunday we had 38 Shooters ride into Amelia with Gun's a blazin ready for a Gunfight! And a Gunfight we had with the 2019 Virginia Peacemakers Club Championship at stake. There was some very good shooting and some close wins and losses but after the smoke settled we crowned new 2019 Club Champions! 
Congratulations to our new Champions 
Youth: Boneyard Bandit 
Ladies: Calamity Pam 
Men: Big Ugly
Full Match Standings attached.
After the shooting settled we had our year end Banquet and the Food Posse out did themselves again! We settled into a "Feast" of fine fixings. 
Thanks so much to everyone who brought food for the Banquet, it was truly amazing, I think I counted 13 Crock Pots on the table. 
After dinner we gave out our Club Championship awards and our Year end Awards. 
Congratulations Brothel Bouncer for receiving the "Top Hand" award, he joins a very select group of individuals who have won this award and wear the badge proudly! 
Our "Spirit of the Game" Award this year went to Lonestar Lil, I cant think of anyone more deserving. Lil has been there since the beginning with this Club and has been a key player in its growth and operation over the years. No matter what's going on in her life she always has a smile on her face and an attitude we all should envy. Her dedication to Virginia Peacemakers has never wavered and the Club simply would not be what it is today without her contribution. She truly does exemplify the "Cowboy Way" 
This year we did an additional award to honor one of our own that we lost this year, To Slow Jo, we miss him so. The Award is the "To Slow Jo" True Grit Award! This award was given to 2 shooters who truly do have "True Grit" 
Congratulations to Texas Pete and Saddle Tramp! 
These two gentlemen are truly the backbone of this Club. Where would we be without them? Both have been through health issues that would stop any ordinary Man, however neither one of them are ordinary. I cant begin to think I have the words to properly describe the respect I have for these two. 
Another shooting season is in the books, I'm already looking forward to 2020 and another year of great competition. I hope all of you have a Wonderful Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year! 
Come on out to Grandview Gunslingers this Sunday for their Club Championship! 
See ya soon! 
Spanky

Virginia Peacemakers