"Thunder Valley Days"
SASS - Maryland State Championship of
Cowboy Action Shooting™
June 21, 22 & 23, 2018
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Vendor Info &
Pick Up Policy
|2018 Shooters List||
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|Thunder Valley Days 2018 (approx.) Main Match Round Count|
The main match round count is approximately 120 rifle, 120 pistol and 48 shotgun rounds. There will be 12 stages. ALL FOUR GUNS WILL BE USED ON EVERY STAGE. These counts do not include side match ammo.
|Thunder Valley Days Shooters Applications For 2018|
If you want additional categories, you need at least three confirmed shooters for the category before submitting your application.If in doubt about the category, please contact Chuckaroo.
|Side Matches 2018|
Side matches will consist of Speed Pistol, Speed Rifle, Speed Shotgun, Derringer,
Pocket Pistol, Long Range Rifle (Big Bore and Match Rifles at 100 yards),
and a three stage blast (pre-registration only). There will be one winner in each category
for Men's, Ladies, and Junior Boy and Girl. Matches will be for the best time all day.
Shooters can shoot until they drop, run out of ammo or time. All side matches
end at 4:00 PM sharp. There are no sub categories for firearm type (except
long range rifle), type of powder used or shooting category.
Cost is $1 per side match or you can purchase an all day pass for $10 on the
All day side match is $10. Conventioneers get an all day side match pass as part of their entry fee. Events are subject to change. The long range rifle side matches will be limited to the first two hours on side match day.
The 3 Stage Blast. This will be shot on side match day and consist of three stages shot in any order. There is a $10 pre-registration fee for the 3 Stage Blast. Separate awards will be given for the top male, top female and top boy and girl Junior shooters in the Blast. See the match schedule for additional information.
|Brass Pick Up Policy|
Thunder Valley Days does allow brass pick up. Pick up is permitted up to the point that the next shooter is ready to come to the line. This way, you should get most of your brass back and not hold the match up. (It seems you never find that last piece of brass anyway!)
|Thunder Valley Days 2018 Hotel Information|
Closest decent hotel is the Gaithersburg Holiday Inn, 2 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg, Md. 20879. They are located at the intersection of Md. Route 355 and Montgomery Village Ave. This is a couple of blocks East of I-270. They can be reached at 301-948-8900. We have not negotiated a reduced rate. MAP The I Love You Man Banquet will be held at the Range.
The Maryland State Championship of Cowboy Action Shooting "Thunder Valley Days" has several levels of sponsorship*. Sponsorships are limited and are reserved by submitting the Sponsor Agreement. You can download a2018 Sponsor Applications here. Our forms can be filled out while they are displayed on the computer and then printed with the data already filled out. Download Adobe Acrobat Reader - Free
Level Four, Stage Sponsor. There are ten openings at this level. As a stage sponsor, your company supplies a minimum of $250 in cash, merchandise or gift certificates**. Your name or business will be listed as a stage sponsor in the handbook, your name will be posted at the stage you sponsor and you will receive a handbook and match badge. If you have a web site, your web link will remain on our web site until the 2019 match is posted. All sponsor listing will remain indefinitely on the archived scores.
Level Five, Presenting Sponsor (unlimited). As a Presenting Sponsor, your company supplies a minimum of $500 in cash, merchandise or gift certificates**. Your name or business will be listed as a Presenting Sponsor in the handbook. You will receive a handbook and match badge. If you have a web site, your web link will remain on our web site until the 2019 match is posted. You will also receive one complimentary match entry. All sponsor listing will remain indefinitely on the archived scores.
Level Six, the highest level, is Match Sponsors. At the Match Sponsor level, sponsor provides $1,000 in cash, merchandise or gift certificates**. Your name will be listed as a match sponsor in the handbook and on this web site. You will receive a handbook and match badge. If you have a web site, your web link will remain on our web site until the 2019 match is posted. You will also receive two complimentary match entries. All sponsor listing will remain indefinitely on the archived scores.
Additional Sponsorships are negotiable. Please contact
*At all levels, we can place your companies catalog or flyer inside the shooters package. VENDOR SPACES are available at no cost (refundable deposit may be required). Match dates are June 21, 22 & 23, 2018. Any items you wish to be included in the shooters packet must be received by June 1st.
**Gift Certificates must be redeemable at Thunder Valley Days, on line or over the phone.
ALL PRIZES SHOULD BE DELIVERED BY June 1st 2017
Sponsorship commitment must be established,
via sponsorship application,
by May 24th, 2018 to be included in the shooters handbook.
|Vendor Information 2018|
In the past, we have not charged for vendor spaces. However, this policy has caused a problem from some vendors. It seems when there is nothing at risk, there is no incentive to complete the obligation made to set up as a vendor. Our space is limited and only a certain number of vendors can get in. When a vendor fails to show up, they prevented another vendor from getting in and our shooters suffer the consequences. At a previous TVD championship, 3 vendors failed to show up or call with cancellations. These vendors will not be allowed to participate in the future. The2018 Vendor Applications here. Our forms can be filled out while they are displayed on the computer and then printed with the data already filled out. Download Adobe Acrobat Reader - Free
|Conventioneer Entry 2018|
Conventioneers will be able to participate in unlimited shooting on Side Match Day, Thursday, June 21, 2018. They will also get a personalized shooters badge, if they are registered before June 1st. See the Thunder Valley Days 2018 Application for additional information.Conventioneers can participate in all Thunder Valleys Days events except the 10 main match shooting stages. Entry fee includes a free Saturday Banquet ticket. Conventioneers must also be SASS members and be dressed in period clothing. Use the same application as the main match shooters use, just select Conventioneer.
Visitors to Thunder Valley Days, or any of the Cowboy Shoots, are certainly welcome. There is no charge for visitors. ALL VISITORS MUST HAVE HEARING AND EYE PROTECTION OR THEY WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO ENTER THE RANGES. NO VISITOR PETSARE PERMITTED IN THE RANGE AREAS, YOUR COOPERATION IS APPRECIATED.
|2018 Help Tentative|
PLEASE VOLUNTEER TO HELP THESE FOLKS, by contacting them direct.
Cowboy Help Needed
|Additional Rules 2018|
We have several additional rules on our range. We have a minimum 650 fps rule on rifle and pistol ammunition. We do not permit hip shooting and we have a shot size of 7 1/2 or smaller. Violations will incur a 10 second minor safety penalty.
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