18th Anniversary
"The Best Of TVD"

"Thunder Valley Days"
   SASS - Maryland State Championship of  
Cowboy Action Shooting

June 22, 23 & 24, 2017

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Additional
Rules

2017 TVD
Application
Registration
Is Closed

2017
Sponsorship Info &
 2017
Vendor Info &
Application
Directions
&
MAP
2017
Conventioneer
Entry
Round
Count
2017 Match
Schedule
2017
Visitor Info
 
Brass
Pick Up Policy
2017 Shooters List 2017
Side Matches
RO I & RO II Classes

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  Thunder Valley Days 2017 (approx.) Main Match Round Count     

The main match round count is approximately 100 rifle, 100 pistol and 40 shotgun rounds. ALL FOUR GUNS WILL BE USED ON EVERY STAGE. These counts do not include side match ammo.


  Thunder Valley Days Shooters Applications For 2017 

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

THUNDER VALLEY DAYS CATEGORY OFFERINGS  
At the 2008 TG Summit, SASS announced that it was dropping the requirement of State Level and above matches having to give awards in all categories, even if there was only one person in the category.  We will use a minimum of 3 entries required before we make an award. Exceptions will be with the Buckaroo/Buckarette, Young Gun and some ladies categories. At the 2011 TG Summit, SASS announced that in 2013, clubs were no longer required to offer categories that have fewer than 5 entries. Clubs have the option to offer the categories with less than five entries but are no longer required to offer them.

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.

 
All other SASS official categories will be offered as long as we get 3 or more entries in that category. If you have any doubt, put a 2nd Category Choice on your application.

Posse with requests are limited to three names.
This includes spouse and family members.

Use ONE APPLICATION PER SHOOTERAdd the money on each individual application, not on the top copy.  


  Side Matches 2017 

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 match application. 

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.

 

 RO I & RO II Classes 
RO I and RO II Classes will be conducted at Thunder Valley Days. The classes will be held on Thursday, June 22nd.
 
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE REGISTERED IN THE MATCH TO TAKE THE CLASSES. 

REGISTRATION FOR RO CLASSES CLOSES ON June 1st, 2017.
 
RO I ($10) is 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM and RO II ($25) will be from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM.
 
You must pre register with Colt Starbucks.  Please put "TVD RO" in the subject so that he knows what the email is about. Provide your name and Alias. Payment for the class is due when you take the class.
 
You must have completed RO I prior to taking RO II. You are permitted to take both in the same day.

  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 2017 Hotel Information 

This years host hotel will again be 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.


  Thunder Valley Days 2017 Sponsorship Opportunities  

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 a 2017 Sponsor Applications available 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 One, Door Prize Sponsor (unlimited number available). Providing door prizes of any value will have you listed in the match handbook and on our web site. If you have a web site, your web link will remain on our web site until the 2018 match is posted.  All sponsor listing will remain indefinitely on the archived scores.

Level Two, Awards Sponsor,
(available until awards cost are met). Sponsors in this category make cash contributions at $75 or higher for purchasing our awards. Sponsors will
have a listing in the match handbook and on our web site. If you have a web site, your web link will remain on our web site until the 2018 match is posted. All sponsor listing will remain indefinitely on the archived scores.

Level Three, Side Match Sponsor
. One opening for each side mach. At this level, the sponsor supplies $100 in cash, merchandise or gift certificates**. Your name will be listed as a side match sponsor in the handbook, your name or business will be posted at the side match you sponsor. If you have a web site, your web link will remain on our web site until the 2018 match is posted. All sponsor listing will remain indefinitely on the archived scores.

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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 Chuckaroo (301) 831-9666 for details.

*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 22, 23 & 24, 2017.  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, 2017 to be included in the shooters handbook.


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  Vendor Information 2017 

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. The 2017 Vendor Applications available 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 2017

Conventioneers will be able to participate in unlimited shooting on Side Match Day, Thursday, June 22, 2017. They will also get a personalized shooters badge, if they are registered  before June 1st. See the Thunder Valley Days 2017 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.


  Visitor Information  

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 PETS ARE PERMITTED IN THE RANGE AREAS, YOUR COOPERATION IS APPRECIATED.


  2017 Help Tentative    

PLEASE VOLUNTEER TO HELP THESE FOLKS, by contacting  them direct.

Cowboy Help Needed  
Speed Pistol/Derringer/Pocket Pistol Please Contact - Trapdoor Dave 304-876-2484
Speed Shotgun Please Contact -
Chuckaroo 301-831-9666
Speed Rifle
Please Contact - 
Chuckaroo 301-831-9666
All Long Range Rifle  
Please Contact - Cash Caldwell
301-898-7566.
3 Stage Blast Please Contact Chuckaroo 301-831-9666 to volunteer (need at least three, prefer six)


IWLA Help Needed
Match set up is on Tuesday the 20th & Wednesday, the 22nd. at 09:00 AM for most of the day. Contact Chuck Crooks 301-831-9666.
Parking on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th, mostly in the AM between 7:00 AM and 9:30 AM. Visitor parking help need throughout the day on the 23rd & 24th. Contact Chuck Crooks 301-831-9666.
Target swap on Friday the 23rd at approximately 3:30 PM for about 2 hours. Contact Chuck Crooks 301-831-9666.
Shuttle Drivers
on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th. Help needed throughout the day, starting at 10:00 AM on the 22nd, and 7:00 AM on the 23rd and 24th, finished at 4:00 PM.
Chuck Crooks 301-831-9666.
First Aid Station on 23rd & 24th. Contact Chuck Crooks 301-831-9666.
Water Jugs on 22nd, 23rd and 24th
. Set up in AM, get ice and replenish each morning. Contact John Leaman 301-972-1572.
Roaming Safety Officer (for visitors checking for ear and eye protection). Help is need for all day Friday and Saturday. Contact Chuck Crooks 301-831-9666
Match tear down on the 24th. Approximately 2:30 PM for less than 2 hours. Contact Chuck Crooks
301-831-9666 to volunteer.


  Additional Rules 2017     

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.

DQ FORWARD - We consider side matches and the main match two separate events. Getting a match type DQ on side match day does not eliminate you from the main stages. This does not include offenses for drugs, alcohol, abusive behavior, failure to obey a safety command or any infraction that is determined by the match director as serious enough to prevent the shooter from participating in the main match.



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  Main Match
Sponsor
Thunder
Valley Days 2017
 


Main Match Sponsor All 18 Years

Thunder Valley Days
201
7
Side Match
Sponsors

Thunder Valley Days
201
7
Stage
Sponsors

Speed Pistol

"Cody Conagher"
 SASS 6986


Speed Derringer
Speed Pocket Pistol

"Humphrey Hook"
&
"Southern Lil"
SASS 22993 & SASS 27207
A Good Ol' Cowboy Couple


Long Range Rifle Events
Americast Bullets

Bullets & Shooters Supplies
24 Sunny Lane
Dillsburg, PA. 17019

717-676-3198
"Slowpoke John"
SASS 45304

(Also a TVD Vendor)



Speed Shotgun
"Humphrey Hook"
&
"Southern Lil"
SASS 22993 & SASS 27207
A Good Ol' Cowboy Couple



Speed Rifle

The Damascus Wildlife Rangers


 

 



 


 


 
CASS
Cowboy Action Shooting Sports
Home of the SASS
West Virginia State Championship


Chuckaroo's
Laser Engraving

301-831-9666
Awards, Badges, Cart Seats
Guns stocks, Grips




"Cody Conagher"
 SASS 6986


Dutch Coroner
SASS
82128
 

Eas'dern Shore Renegades
Home of the
"EAS'DERN SHORE ROUND-UP"
Delaware State Championship

 

Elaine "Ruby Red" Benson Interpreting for the Deaf
Community

443-340-1186


"Humphrey Hook"
&
"Southern Lil"
SASS 22993 & SASS 27207
A Good Ol' Cowboy Couple


The Izaak Walton League
Wildlife Achievement Chapter
Host of the Damascus Wildlife Rangers



Our 27th Year Helping Shooters
"Cash Caldwell"
SASS 5505
&
"Jug Browning"
SASS 22356
ALL 18 YEARS!


The Thurmont Rangers
Home Of The SASS
Eastern Divisional
The Mason Dixon Stampede



 

 


 

  Directions    

If you are using a PC, Internet map service or GPS for directions, the official address is 26430 Mullinix Mill Rd., Mt Airy, Md. 21771

PLEASE DRIVE THE SPEED LIMIT - MONTGOMERY COUNTY HAS DESIGNATED THE DAMASCUS AREA AS A
"SPEED CORRIDOR" & THEY HAVE MANY SPEED CAMERAS IN PLACE (grace  is 11 MPH over the posted speed limit)

From Gaithersburg, Rockville, Bethesda and Northern Virginia Via I-270:
Take I-270 North to Father Hurley Blvd. (Rt 27), East toward Damascus. Continue through Damascus but do not follow Rt. 27 North when it gets in town, just continue straight (bear right at the Chevron Station). Once you pass the next light, you are actually on Rt.108 East. Take Rt. 108 2 miles and turn left on Mullinix Mill Rd. Take Mullinix Mill Rd. 1 1/2 miles and turn left into the driveway.

From Gaithersburg, Rockville & Bethesda Via Rt. 355:

Take Rt. 355 North toward Frederick. Just north of Gaithersburg, near Milestone shopping center, take Rt. 27 Right toward Damascus. Continue through Damascus but do not follow Rt. 27 North when it gets in town, just continue straight (bear right at the Chevron Station). Once you pass the next light, you are actually on Rt.108 East. Take Rt. 108 2 miles and turn left on Mullinix Mill Rd. Take Mullinix Mill Rd. 1 1/2 miles and turn left into the driveway.

From Gaithersburg Via Rt. 124 (Woodfield Rd.):
Take Route 124 North toward Damascus. At the light in Damascus turn Right (East) onto Rt. 108. Take Rt. 108 about 2 miles to Mullinix Mill Rd. Turn left on Mullinix Mill Rd. Go 1 1/2 miles and turn left into the driveway.

From Frederick Md., West Virginia, & Western PA. Via I-70:
Take I-70 East toward Baltimore. Take Rt. 27 South toward Damascus (also the Mt. Airy exit). Go South on Rt. 27 for 5.6 miles. In Damascus, at the light past the firehouse, turn left at the light onto Rt. 108 East. Go about 2 miles and turn left onto Mullinix Mill Rd. Go another 1 1/2 miles and turn left onto the driveway. Caution, Rt 27 has several speed cameras.

From Baltimore, Odenton, Howard County Via I-70:
Take I-70 West toward Frederick. Take Rt. 27 South toward Damascus (also the Mt. Airy exit). Go South on Rt. 27 for 5.6 miles. In Damascus, at the light past the firehouse, turn left onto Rt. 108 East. Go 2 miles and turn left onto Mullinix Mill Rd. Take Mullinix Mill Rd. about 1 1/2 miles and turn left onto the driveway. Caution, Rt 27 has several speed cameras.

OR
Take I-70 West to Exit 73, Woodbine Road, Rt. 94. Go south (left) on Rt. 94 to Rt. 108, Damascus Road. Take a right on Rt. 108. Go 1.6 miles and turn right onto Mullinix Mill Road. Go 1.5 miles and turn left into the driveway.

From Prince Georges County & Northern Virginia Via I-495:
Take I-495 to I-270 North towards Gaithersburg and Frederick. Next take Father Hurley Blvd. to Md. Rt. 27 North/East toward Damascus. Continue through Damascus but do not follow Rt. 27 North when it gets in town, just continue straight (bear right at the Chevron Station). Once you pass the next light, you are actually on Rt.108 East. Take Rt. 108  2 miles and turn left on Mullinix Mill Rd. Take Mullinix Mill Rd. 1 1/2 miles and turn left into the driveway.

From Prince Georges County, Scenic Route:
Take New Hampshire Ave. (Route 650) West toward Ashton & Olney. Continue on Rt. 650, cross over Rt. 108 and stay on Rt. 650. (If you turn left onto Rt. 108, follow the directions from Silver Spring). Eventually, (a long scenic ride), Rt. 650 ends and turns into Rt. 108 in a small town call Etchinson (blink and it's gone). Make a right on Mullinix Mill Rd., (first right after Long Corner Rd.). Go 1 1/2 miles and turn left onto the driveway.

From Wheaton, Silver Spring & Olney:
Take Georgia Ave. (Rt. 97) North toward Olney. At Rt. 108, in Olney, turn left (West) toward Laytonsville. Continue on Rt. 108 through Laytonsville until you get to the stop sign in Etchinson. Here you turn left to continue on Rt. 108 West. (Turning right would be New Hampshire Ave. aka Rt. 650). Continue on Rt. 108 toward Damascus and make a Right turn onto Mullinix Mill Rd. Go 1 1/2 miles and turn Left onto the driveway.

If you are using a PC or Internet map service for directions, the official address is 26430 Mullinix Mill Rd., Mt Airy, Md. 21771  

Please Drive Carefully!

  All proceeds from Thunder Valley Days
and every
Damascus Wildlife Rangers Shoot
are proudly donated to the
Wildlife Achievement Chapter Inc. of the Izaak Walton League of America.
to support their conservation and wildlife projects in the Damascus area.


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