Below is the Results of The Mother Lode
Fast Draw World Championship
Billy the Kid Class
1st Colby Qualls
1st Nicole Franks Broke 4 World
2nd Judy Lawton
3rd Stormie Mernickle
4th Vivian Wahlen
5th Carla Howell
6th Peggy Franks
7th Tena Tayler
1 Eilrich, Cal
2 Wahlen, Wendell
3 Yurasek, James
4 Schipper, Larry
5 Vonfeldt, Todd
6 Blasgen, Tom
7 Franks, Bob
8 Wilson, Jon
9 Robinson, Denny
10 Mernickle, Bob Broke 2
11 Lawton, Frank
12 Mowery, Don
13 York, Will
14 Proctor, Mike
15 Qualls, Dan
16 Garibaldi, Peter
17 Manis, Mick
18 Perry, Armond
19 Narasaki, George
20 Yurasek, Michael
21 Qualls, Jeff
22 Weitzel, Dale
23 Yurasek, Nick
24 Vonfeldt, Jimmy
25 Grilli, Bob
26 Qualls, Colby
27 Hullen, Mark
World Fast Draw Association
"Mother Lode 2007 World Index Championship"
Bob Mernickle Challenge
July 14th & 15th , 2007
by: Dan Qualls (209) 847-0483 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mowery (510) 886-085 email@example.com
Sponsors: Mother Lode Gun Club, Mernickle Holsters, Sierra Motors, Just Rewards
The contest is to be an "Open Traditional" Index contest
with the events as follows:
Sat,- Wax on Standard Silhouette (no head): standing @ 8' : Step up wax
- 15' , 12' , 10' , 8' , 5' : standing @ 12' and standing @ 10'.
Sun,- 4'’ balloons @ 10' & 4'’ balloons @ 8'.
will be held on a gun range so there will not be backstops behind the targets.
Contest will be held just outside Jamestown Calif. at the Mother Lode Gun Club. It is in the beautiful foot hills of
the Mother Lode Gold Country in Central Calif. There are many attractions very close, including Yosemite National Park, which
is about one hour away, steam train rides, gold panning, gambling casinos, and other things of interest. The town of Sonora, famous from the old west days is about four miles away with many shops and so on.
This will be the first Chairman Contest
in Calif. for a very long time, so mark you calendar to be sure you don't miss
it. This will be the first big match Don & I have put on and we will
do our best to make it a memorable one.
There is RV & camping available on
the club grounds for $10 per night (no hook ups).
We will definitely not be cramped on
space at the club grounds.
Motels within approx 3 miles of
the contest site:
Recommended - The Gold Lodge, 800-363-2154 $69 single, $79 double, plus
tax includes the group discount. Have to inform them that you are with the "Fast
Draw Contest" in order to get the group discount.
Miner’s Motel, 800-451-4176 $75 single, $85 double (small pets allowed).
Lunches and Sat. night dinner to be provided by the Juniors of the Mother Lode Gun Club. Two lunches,
$7 ea, & Sat dinner $15. Total for two lunches & dinner will be $29.
be Bar-B-Cue Chicken, beans, corn on the cob, salads, deserts, and wine available (wine extra). Dinner will be
at the Club grounds.
There is a link
to a map for the Gun Club in the left column
There are three airports approx two -three hours from
the contest site. They are Fresno, Oakland, & Sacramento.
Fresno is smaller, easier to navigate, and less traffic
to deal with.
Stockton & Modesto have closer but smaller
airports, not sure if flights would be available from your locations.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL BE ADDED TO THIS PAGE AS IT BECOME AVAILABLE, SOOOO
YOU MAY WANT TO BOOK MARK THIS PAGE
ANY UPDATES WILL BE NOTED BELOW SO THAT YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BROWSE THROUGH
THE WHOLE POSTING TO KEEP CURRENT.
This contest has been upgraded to a
"2007 World Index Championship"
A little information for anyone that may be worrying about the heat in July at the Ca Chairman,
it should not be a problem at all.
We have a clubhouse that is cooled by a water
cooler. It should hold all the shooters that are not on the line. The top half of the wall is all windows through which you
can view the contest from inside if you wish. In the background is the wooded & brushy hillside.
We will also have shades outside for those who
want to stay outside.
have clubhouse restrooms, one of which is handicapped approved.
It would be very much appreciated if you could
let me know if you are planning on attending so we know how much food to have on hand.
Hope to see you here soon.
Bob Mernickle is planning on attending and has graciously agreed to contribute
three of his best holsters. One for: 1st Men, 1st Women's, and one for a drawing in which everyone who signs
up to shoot is eligible .
We are trying to get an idea of how many competitors to expect.
If you are planning on attending, please send a quick reply to firstname.lastname@example.org
Also pre-registration would be greatly appreciated.
Entry Fee: Men: $100 + $5 WFDA
Women: $90 + $5 WFDA Fee
Send to Dan Qualls, 6000 Wilkins Ave, Oakdale Calif. 95361
Men's: 1st $750 + Mernickle holster, 2nd $500 + award, 3rd $400 + award, 4th $325 + award,
5th $300 + award, 6th $250 + award, 7th $200 + award, 8th $150 + award, 9th $100 + award, 10th $100 award, 11th $100+ award,
12th $100 + award.
Women's: 1st $500 + Mernickle holster, 2nd $350 + award, 3rd $300 + award, 4th 200 + award, 5th
$160 + award, 6th $120 + award, 7th $95+ award.
All competitors who sign up to shoot will have their name put into a drawing for a Mernickle
holster (the third holster provided by Mernickle)
LETTER FROM MERNICKLE POSTED ON THE WFDA MEMBERS FORUM FEB 19, 07
From Mernickle Custom Holsters
This letter is a challenge to all the shooters in World
When I saw that Dan Qualls had put the First Chairman sanctioned contest in California in years I was impressed.
Furthermore he is using the brand new format called "Open Traditional"
Open traditional for those that don't know
is basically using open class rules but with a WFDA approved Traditional holster. There is no box or holster angle. Also you
can upfan, thunb, fan or twist draw. Yes twist draw.
You just have to do all of the above out of a traditional holster.
I put this event on in Canada about 5 or 6 years ago at a horse ranch /riding stable. We had about 25 or so shooters.
There was not one protest or bad comment.
The shoot went off without a hitch and everyone had a blast. It was at that
point that I felt that this type of contest would bring a boost to the shooting sport of fast draw. Believe it or not this
is really not something new but rather the way it was done in the 50's 60's and 70's. There were no Twisting (bucket boot)
holsters in the 60’s. This event will put the sport "back to the future"
It will also, all but eliminate the
open class and shooters will not need to buy an open class holster (twisting rig) to compete.
I phoned Dan Quall and
put a challenge to him.
I thought that this, being a new event (open Traditional) that it would even be more exiting if
it were a world championship. He agreed with my statement.
So I said to Dan here is the challenge; if you can come
up with the extra dollars to make this a world championship I will donate 3 of the coolest holsters made for the sport. Dan
was up for the challenge and did it. We now have a World Championship in the new Event of Open Traditional.
we will build the First place in both men’s and woman’s divisions a one of a kind holster worthy a world champion.
These holsters will be valued at 1000.00 each. Also we will give away a 500.00 value holster which will be drawn for amongst
all the competitors that enter the contest.
Dan has honored me with the contest name “the Bob Mernickle Challenge”
I think it should be the WFDA shooters challenge. .
I opened this letter with a challenge and will close it with the
same challenge. Dan has worked his butt of to make this event happen I California. Let’s make it the biggest shoot in
the history of World fast Draw.
Only you can make it so!
I can't take all the credit. Don Mowery is my partner in this venture.
When I asked Don
if he would help me put on a Chairman Contest there was no hesitation on his part. Don jumped in with both feet. We will both
continue working on the contest until the shoot is finished in July.
Hope to see most of you there.