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, before and 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.
2020-06-03 - New opening dates and Matches
Lycoming County is due to open to the "Green" phase on Friday, June 5th. Because of this, the board has voted to add a pre-season fun match on Saturday, June 20th. This will be a light gun only match. Other details are forthcoming.
We are also going to open the match season on the weekend of June 27/28. This will be match #1 and add a 7th match to the season.
The board also decided to postpone the raffle and ticket sales. We are looking into alternate fund raising efforts for the club.
So, brush the dust off and gear up for the season!
Hope to see everyone at the fun match on June 20th! This will be a great time to take care of all of your administrative needs prior to match #1.
2020-05-16 - 6 Match rotation lists posted
All of the rotations have been run and posted on the website. Go to the 'Club Info-History' tab. The rotation lists are posted as .PDF files. NOTE that we are only operating under the first 6 matches on the rotation list.
PLEASE review the lists and make sure that you find your name if you requested a rotation. If your name is NOT on the list and you requested a rotation, please contact me ASAP.
2020-05-11 - Reimbursed Shooting Fees
If you paid for more than 6 matches in either class, we are sending out reimbursements. This also goes for World Open fees.
Rotations will still be drawn this Friday, May 15th. I will try to post the drawing on this website by Monday, May 18th.
2020-05-09 - Club Schedule Update
Over the past few days, the board has been engaged in discussions on the upcoming schedule issues due to the PA Governor Wolf's newest extension of the "stay-at-home" orders through June 4th. Even though Lycoming county is in the "Yellow" zone, there are still restrictions in place for hosting events. Therefore, rather than cancel all matches for the season, the board decided to re-schedule and alter the matches to allow ample time for restrictions to be lifted.
The new schedule is as follows: The 2020 World Open match has been CANCELLED. If you paid your entry fee, we will be sending out reimbursements.
We are planning on a 6 match schedule for the remaining possible season:
Match 1 July 11 & 12
Match 2 July 25 & 26
Match 3 Aug 8 & 9
Match 4 Aug 22 & 23
Match 5 Sept 12 & 13
Match 6 Sept 26 & 27
This is extremely disappointing to all of us and this decision was not made lightly. We, as a club, have never been faced with such adversity in our history. But, the safety, health, and longevity of our club and it's members is paramount.
Hopefully, this will clear up soon and we can get back to normal. The club still remains open to practice and gatherings of less than 25 people, with social distancing measures in place. However, if you reside in a "RED" zone or from another state where restrictions are in place, PLEASE do not jeopardize the club by traveling unnecessarily to the club!
ATTENTION: Membership Information!!!
ALL NEW MEMBERS applying for membership MUST apply in person at The Original PA 1000 Yard BR Club!!! No exceptions! NEW Memberships will only be accepted in this manner. If you send in your NEW member membership, it will be returned to you. This applies to NEW MEMBERS only.
Please contact any of the board members, or myself (PA1000yardsecretary@yahoo.com) if you have any questions about this procedure.
The Original PA 1000 Yard Benchrest Club, Inc., is a BENCHREST CLUB, not a general shooting range. If you would like to participate in Long Range competition or learn how to shoot accurately at Long Range, PLEASE come to the CLUB and join in the fun!