|The 2013 Mason Dixon Stampede, is the official SASS N. E. Regional Championship of Cowboy Action Shooting.
The match will be held at the Thurmont Conservation and Sportsman's Club (TCSC) in Thurmont, Maryland from October 3 through October 6, 2013. Directions to TCSC.
Please come and renew old friendships, visit some of our country's civil war history and have fun shooting our fantasy game!
There will be side matches, a 3 Stage blast, Wild Bunch Mini Match, RO Classes, a Territorial Governors Meeting, camping, Friday Night Feast, and a Saturday Banquet, Top Gun/Sweet 16 Shoot-off. Tons of fun. Cowboy Action Shooting! YeeHaw!!
Our targets are big and close and stages will be designed to be easily understood. There is no need to make your shooting fantasy a memory contest.
If you cannot participate in the main match, we have a conventioneer entry that allows you to participate in all of the events except the main match. All conventioneers and main match shooters must be SASS members, in good standing, in order to participate.
SASS rules will apply and all SASS categories will be recognized.
Scoring will be the "Rank Point" type.
The public is invited to attend free of charge but, we do ask that you bring ear and eye protection.
Applications for shooters is available from this link. Applications for vendors and sponsors will be available soon also the links on this page. All shooters must be pre-registered to participate in the Main Match. Registration is limited to the first 400 paid shooters. Camping, Banquet, RO Courses, Three-Stage Blast, and Wild Bunch Mini-Match participation also requires preregistration. Should you have any questions, that are not answered by the web site, use the contacts listed on the various forms.
Three Stage Blast
Three Stage Blast is a 'warm up' event held on Thursday. It consists of three stages where the senarios are very similar to some actual main event stages. You must be preregistered for the Three Stage Blast to participate.
The Wild Bunch Mini Match consists of three stages that will bear no resemblance to the actual main match stages and will be held on side match day. You must be pre-registered for the Wild Bunch Mini-Match to participate.
Side matches will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2012. Available side match categories include: speed pistol, speed rifle, speed shotgun, Derringer and Pocket Pistol. On the rifle range we’ll have Long Range Lever Action (pistol caliber) Rifle, Lever Action (Rifle caliber) Rifle, and Single Shot Rifle. $10.00 will get you an all day pass for all side matches – except the 3-Stage Blast and the Wild Bunch Mini-Match – or you can shoot any one side match for $1.00. Want to wait and see??? Side-match passes can still be purchased at the match on (Side Match Day) Thursday.
|This match is a 'lost brass match'. There is no brass pickup in this match.|
Camping: Camping is available on the TCSC grounds. All sites with hook-ups include water, electric and use of bath house facilities. There are no sewage hookups however there is a dumping station at the club. There are approximately 50 campsites, total. Preregistration for camping is required. The price for campsite with hook ups (water and electric) is $15 per night. We also have some primitive camp sites which have no water or electric hook ups. The price for primitive camp sites is $5 per night.
Breakfast and lunch will be available in the TCSC Clubhouse.
The kitchen will be open form 7:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Friday Night Feast!
Friday Night Feast One free ticket for the Friday Night Feast is provided for each paid participant. Additional tickets are available for $10.00 each. To help us make sure we have enough food for everyone, please indicate on your registration form if you plan to attend – or not – even if you’re getting’ a free ticket!
Saturday Night Banquet
You must be preregistered for the banquet to participate.
The 2013 Saturday Night Banquet will be held at the American Legion in Thurmont, MD. Dinner will be catered by the famous Cozy Inn from Thurmont, MD. The menu will include appetizers, roast beef, chicken, vegetables and desert. Following dinner there will be old time Saloon games. Come as you are ... dressed up or not.... have a nice dinner, good conversation and fun playing old time saloon games. Bar is a cash bar provided by American Legion.
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RO courses will be held Thursday, October 3rd
The DoilyGang will be hosting a Ladies Only Clinic for all ages at the 2013 NE Regional Championship - Mason Dixon Stampede. This is not an introduction to Cowboy Shooting, but a clinic to provide tips on how to improve your game.
The cost is $10 per shooter; proceeds will be go to the SASS Scholarship Fund.
|All of these hotels/motels are near TCSC. The Cozy Inn, Rambler Inn and Super 8 are the closest to TCSC.
Note: Contact each location for most up to date information.
|Holiday Inn Frederick
5400 Holiday Drive
Frederick, Maryland 21703
Phone: (301) 694-7500 •
Fax: (301) 694-0589
|The Rambler Inn
Rt. 15 and St. Rt. 550
426 N. Church Street
Thurmont, MD 21788
| Sleep Inn
5361 Spectrum Drive
Frederick, MD 21703-7339
301-666-2003 Fax: 301-668-3514
998 West Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21703
Historic Cozy Inn
|Extended Stay Hotels
5240 Westview Dr.
Frederick, MD 21703
Super 8 Motel
|Frederick Hampton Inn
1565 Opossiumtown Pike
Frederick, MD 21702
999 W. Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21702
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The 2012 Mason Dixon Stampede – YeeHa!!
The big tent has come and gone. Set-up and tear-down are over. All shooters, our friends and family have been here and gone home. So what can we say for sure??? WOW!!! What a fantastic match! With our sincere thanks to Tom Payne, SASS #13115, who opened the 2012 Stampede with a beautiful rendition of the Star Spangled Banner.
2012 was a year of many first for Stampede; the first Wild-Bunch Mini-Match. Even though this was the time we tried it, the Wild Bunch Mini-Match had 45 shooters. And I’m told that everyone left with a great, big smile! 2012 was the first year for our new organizing committee including the first year for our new “food court” and “vendor row” layout, the first year in a while without a major rain storm… It was all great! In fact, it was so great it’s hard to know where to begin talking about it…
Our 2012 Northeast Regional Male Champion and Overall Match Winner is Jerseytown Kid, SASS #88434, a Young Gun – another first for a Regional – although I see junior shooters doing pretty well at other Regionals too. Doesn’t his smile just say it all? Our 2012 Northeast Regional Lades Champion is Sunshine Marcy, SASS #64900. And what a great group of shooters were here… There is less than 10% difference in the scores of the top four shooters which includes a Young Gun, a Wrangler, a Gunfighter and a 49’r! Complete match scores are available at: 2012 Match Scores
Stampede is always well attended by an enthusiastic group of shooters. Every year our photo album gets fuller. Here’s a pictorial view of the 2012 SASS Northeast Regional Championship, the Mason Dixon Stampede: Our Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys. Men and women, junior shooters – boys and girls who we are all particularly proud of… fathers and sons, couples, even pets get in on the action! We also had some surprises this year… OMG judges for the custom contest selected Loose Change, SASS #5859, and No Change, SASS #5858, as the best “Working Couple”! You just never know…
Our shooters who came to Stampede in 2011 all received a survey so we could decide what they wanted us to do for Stampede 2012. One of the main things our shooters wanted was more props. So in 2012 each stage had more props. For our first stage our (unlikely) hero, Joe Kidd, saves the hostages in the church and delivers Chama to the Sheriff himself. Stage 2 reflected the scene between our hero, Rooster Cogburn, and Ned Pepper. Reminiscent of when Cogburn charges Pepper, shooters first engage the bad guys (cowboy targets) with their rifle then advance to engage the bad guys with their pistols.
The 2012 Mason Dixon Stampede had its share of good friends, good times and great memories – lots of action and tons of fun! Along with the action and fun, lots of camaraderie was had. Not all awards were “strictly speaking” SASS sanctioned as Hoss Blocker found out by earning an award from his own “Mickey Mouse Club”! Although we don’t really plan it this way, the Judge Roy Bean’s, SASS #1’s, birthday often falls on one of the days during Stampede. This year the Judge’s wife, Justice Lily Kate, SASS #1000, shot Stampede with us and did great! We look forward to continuing our work with our good friends.
I couldn’t write this without expressing my heartfelt thanks to Chuckaroo, SASS #13080, for his years of hard, hard work. He built the foundation for Stampede that enables us to do what we do today; and, to Sassy Buttons and Bows (Roo’s S.O.) for her infinite patience while Roo was so hard at work. Roo, my mentor and friend, I can’t imagine Stampede without your ongoing help!
Stampede is only possible because of the dedication and hard work of all the cowboys and cowgirls willing to do what it takes to put together and run a great match. Hot or cold, dry or wet, these are the people who make a difference. This year one stood out even more than usual. M.T. Chambers, SASS #76185, worked long before and after Stampede. In fact, when he finished shooting for the day M.T. Chambers walked into the score shack and asked what else he could do! M.T. Chambers earned our 2012 Mason Dixon Stampede “Spirit of the Game” award.
Now that the range is quiet for a while a few of us have been talking about how we can keep up our momentum in 2013. And eureka, I think we’ve struck gold! Be sure to join us for the 2013 Mason Dixon Stampede when we’ll go from Boom To Bust.
Prior year match
2011 Match Scores
2011 was the 10th anniversary of the Mason Dixon Stampede at the Thurmont Conservation & Sportsman's Club and the 10th year Chuckaroo served as the Match Director for Stampede. Every year Stampede has been an excellent match. 2011 was no exception. Thanks Chuckaroo!
2011 Main Match Sponsors