Since 1967, the PA 1000 Yard Benchrest Club has been holding sanctioned competitions of long range benchrest shooting. Owing a lot of its history to the nearby municipality of Williamsport Pennsylvania, it has become known as the "Williamsport Club". We are proud to be the birthplace of 1000 yard shooting. Our club holds ten regular sanctioned matches each season, none any closer than two weeks apart. The 1000 Yard World Open is always held here in July of each year, and also several "Fun Shoot" weekends, two before and one after the season. Classes fired are Light Gun on Saturdays and Heavy Gun on Sundays. References to these are made repeatedly throughout the site and definitions of each may be found in the rules section.
2014-10-27 - A great big Thank you for everyone who made it out Sunday!
I was happy to see so many show up for the fun shoot and awards ceremony/cookout. 40 shooters showed up. Entry fee was $20 a person. The winners split an $800 prize pool. $400 for the first place team, $200 for the second place team and $100 for the third place team. $100 went to the club to pay for targets and such. The weather wasnt bad but it was a windy day.
1st place Jay Burger, Ryan Miller
2nd place Joe Salt and Dave Burkhart
3rd place Len and Mel palmatier
I cant say enough about our members. With out all of you the club would not be here. Thank you all for a great year!!!
See you all in the spring.
New Members Who Need Information:
should contact anyone on the contact page with any questions about getting started here at the club. There are phone numbers and email addresses there for all the people you need to ask concerning anything to do with the club. Also, information about how to obtain a memberhship can be found in the club info section.
If you think this looks like fun and you'd like to give 1000 yard shooting a try, don't shy away because you don't have the equipment or know anyone who does. Contact someone here and see what's available for a given weekend. There's always someone willing to bring extra equipment for a new shooter to try out. Give some notice to any one of the people listed on the contact page and they can help you to make arrangements and give it a try. Be warned, it's addicting. Once you get the bug, it's hard to walk away.
Club Cookbooks Are Only $10.00
There are cookbooks for sale at the clubhouse for a real bargain price of $10.00. Do yourself and the club a favor and purchase one when you stop in. They are really very nice and would make a great gift, even if you're not a cook. Lets face it, we all like eating!