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.
2014-10-14 - Just an FYI
A few people have asked if we can shoot on Saturday the 25th, the day before the Sunday funshoot/banquet. Im sorry to say that we CAN NOT shoot Saturday.
Hunting season is here and the woods around the range will have hunters in it. We will have to limit our shooting to Sunday only.
2014-09-28 - This years Banquet Sunday Oct,26 2014
This year the club banquet will be held at the club. It will be held on Sunday Oct,26 2014. There will be a fun shoot in the morning starting around 9:00 am. This will be a team shoot for Score. (If you dont have a partner dont worry. There will be plenty of time to get partnered up in the morning.) Winners take all minus a small donation to the club. Then a meal will follow the shoot. Please bring a dish to pass. The club will provide the meat and drinks. Awards will be given out after the meal. We encourage everyone to attend.
2014-09-28 - 2014 came and went!!
Not sure where the year went but its all over but for the banquet shoot.
First I'd like to thank everyone who helped through out the year. With out all of your help the club would not function. I look forward to working with everyone again next year to make 2015 even better than 2014.
Second, I'd like to congratulate all the winners. It was a windy year and it came down to the wire. 2 Gun overall went to Mark King, Lightgun went to Steve Brennan and Heavy gun went to Paul Chackan.
The club Officers for 2015
President - Ryan Miller
Vice President - Ray McKinsey
Secretary - Nancy Miller
Treasurer - John Stecik
Range Master – Dave Powley
Assistant Range Master – Bill Gennaro
Assistant Range Master – Mike Bonchack
Target Chairman - Ted Morgan
Assistant Target Chairman- Mike Johnson
2nd Assistant Target Chairman – Ray Carley
Pit Chairman - Charles Salsman
Assistant Pit Chairman - Lynn Salsman
2nd Assistant Pit Chairman – Need Volunteer
Statistician - Eric Wolfgang
Assistant Statistician – Edwin Nolasco
Information & PR - Scott Weber
Assistant PR - Bud Williams
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!