PELHAM — Lawmen, desperados, cattle drovers, barkeeps and soiled doves will once again descend on the Pelham Fish and game Club July 25-28 for the eighth annual SASS New England Regional Championships of Cowboy Action Shooting.
Known as The Great Nor’easter, the event is presented by the Single Action Shooting Society and the North-East Western Shooters LLC and hosted by the Pelham Fish and Game Club.
More than 200 registered competitors competed in last years event ,hailing from Florida, Arizona, Michigan and the Carolinas, as well as all the Northeastern States to compete in categories such as “Classic Cowboy” where contestants must use firearms and dress in clothing commonly used prior to 1887, or “B” Western in which costumes depict Silver Screen characters or the small screen heroes of Hollywood’s classic TV westerns.
This year’s event will celebrate the Wild West’s “Outlaws.”
Shotguns, rifles and six-guns will be blazing as imaginary outlaws, rustlers and renegades are driven from the Merrimack Valley to return law and order to the local citizenry.
The Great Nor’easter will culminate on Sunday, July 28, when the top 16 male finishers will compete in “The Showdown” and the ladies version, “Wild West Sweethearts.” The top male and female competitors will then vie for the coveted title of “Top Gun” just prior to the awards ceremony.
The public is invited to visit the event at no charge.
For more information, visit thegreatnoreaster.com or to learn more about the Single Action Shooting Society and the sport of Cowboy Action Shooting, visit sassnet.com.