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International Black Powder Championship

International Black Powder Championship

A Dark Day On The Santa Fe V


March 9th & 10th, 2018

10 Stages

Limited to The First 150 Shooters


 Join Us For Our Special 5th Anniversary Match

Read the front page article Tennessee Tall and Rio Drifter wrote about A Dark Day in the June 2017 Cowboy Chronicle.

Didn’t get to shoot with us? Here’s some of what you missed!


Match Application

Vendor/Sponsor Application

Shooters List (Updated 1/17/18)

Banquet Directions

Match Schedule (Updated 1/8/18)

2017 Scores


We are offering three “Specialty” categories.

There must be three shooters in Specialty category for it to be honored. 


Special ammo requirements only apply to

Sultan of Smokeand King of Kaboom


**Sultan of Smoke** (Specialty)

Shooters from the SASS BP Match definition of the categories of FCD, Frontiersman, Duelist, Sr. Duelist, Classic Cowboy and Others are eligible. ie One Handed only. All pistols are shot in the SASS Duelist category manner. Double Duelist is allowed. Real black powder or sub is allowed. 

Pistols and Rifle:40 cal and up – 200 grain and up – 25 grains of powder and up 38-40 cal – 180 grain and up – 30 grains of powder and up Cap and Ball – 44 cal round ball and up – 30 grains of powder and up

Shotgun: 1 1/8 oz shot, 60 grains of powder. Double barrel and 87 only


**King of Kaboom** (Specialty)

Same rules as Sultan of Smoke, however, Two Handed or Gunfighter shooting styles is allowed.


Outlaw (Specialty) 

Any Main Match fixed sight model revolver. Revolvers must be shot Duelist Style, Gunfighter Style, or Double Duelist style. Revolvers will be shot below chest level with elbows bent, without aiming or sighting down the barrel.

Rifle: Any SASS Legal rifle. Rifle may be shouldered and aimed or shot off the shoulder and from the hip. (See Shotgun description below.)

Pistol: SASS legal .32 caliber or larger.

Shotguns: SASS legal shotgun. Shotgun will be shot “from the hip,” which means off the shoulder without aiming or sighting down the barrel.

Outlaw Styling: Outlaws may choose to engage the targets in an aggressively athletic manner. (e.g., On one or both knees, under a table, duck & cover) The stage scenario must be followed accurately to avoid a Procedural. Gun safety must be maintained.



For those shooters who do not what to come to the “Dark Side” but still want to come out, shoot and have a good time. All SASS rules apply, Friday night banquet and Saturday lunch is included. Certificates given to 5th place for Mens & Ladies.  Entry fee is reduced to $55.


Here’s some of the fun from 2015!


 2018 Round Count: 100 Rifle, 100 Pistol, 50 Shotgun

This is Not a Lost Brass Match



2018 Main Match Sponsors

American Pioneer Powder


N.C. Ordnance

Russell County Regulators

Starline Brass


2018 Shooter Book Sponsors


Cardboard Cowboy, Foxy Filly and Black Diamond Nicki

Mernickle Holsters


2018 Shooter Badge Sponsors



2018 Match Sponsors

Midway USA

Redwing Trading Company 

Ides of March

Bullets By Chance

Dixie Gun Works

Wild West Mercantile


2018 Vendors

American Pioneer Powder

Klassic Laser Works

Bullets by Scarlett

Tego Ear Gear

Red River Bullets


Bullets By Chance

Outlaw Bullets


Lodging Information

Grady House Bed & Breakfast
24042 W. US Hwy 27
High Springs, FL 32643
(386) 454-2206
Country Inn & Suites 
350 SW Florida Gateway Drive
Lake City, FL 32024
(386) 754-5944
Special  $100 Rate From March 8th-11th, 2018
Just Mention “Cowboys
Quality Inn
15960 NW US Highway 441
Alacgua, FL 32615
(386) 462-2244
Econo Lodge
15920 NW US Highway 441
Alachua, FL 32615
(386) 462-2414
Super 8
3954 S.W. State Road 47
I-75 Exit 423
Lake City, FL 32024
(386) 752-6450

Camping Information

Ichetucknee Family Canoe and Cabin Campground
8587 S.W. Elim Church Road
Fort White, FL 32038
(386) 497-2150

High Springs Campground

24004 NW Old Bellamy Road
High Springs, FL 32643
(386) 454-1688
Travelers Campground
17701 April Blvd
Alachua, FL 32615
(386) 462-2505
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