Based on many variables, including how to conduct levels of social distancing, wearing masks in heat, staying hydrated, registering for the match, handling money, awards etc. are few things to consider while keeping people safe. There are also numerous opinions regarding when it is safe and each perspective of an individual varies greatly. With all of that said there is no "right answer" that works for everyone that all folks will agree with. Los Vaqueros has determined not to hold a May match. During this time our focus is to prepare on how to run a match responsibly and in the safest manner possible.
We are looking at what other clubs are doing and other shooting sports and how they're hosting events and where and when including the number of individuals etc. Our plan moving forward is to resume in June. I have also spoken with Cowboy Doug (the Livery ) extensively and he also supports the decision.
We realize many folks may agree with that decision and many may not, unfortunately, that is the state of a lot of things currently. The most we can ask is that individuals understand the decision and respect others concerns for everyone's health and safety as well as those of us who run the match and manage them on a volunteer basis. It takes a lot to put these together, and a lot more to get through this.
We look forward to seeing those of you who come next month and wish you all good health and safety. There will be more news to come including a survey, modified range/stage rules and steps that we will exercise once matches resume.
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