The Pennsylvania 1000 Yard BR Club Presents

The 2017 World Open Championships

Saturday July 8th and Sunday July 9th

This is a 4 Target Aggregate Match consisting of 2 separate 2 target agg matches in the Light and Heavy gun classes. A shooter is invited to shoot either or both classes, both days.

World Open Standings and Results Pages

The Original Pennsylvania 1000-Yard Club will give $1000.00 to anyone breaking the match time current Light Class or Heavy Class Ten Shot Benchrest World Record during this event. This award limited to only the person who shoots the smallest group of the weekend. Ie: one winner per class.

Many donated products to be given away (every shooter has a chance to win a prize). Here's a sponsor list so far.

Everyone at the PA 1000 Yard Benchrest Club would like to thank all the folks who have sponsored this event. Without your very gracious generosity, an event such as this would not be possible. Please remember and favor all these Companies and Persons when purchasing all of your shooting related products.

Sponsor Mailing Address / Description Phone
Bald Eagle Shooting/Bullets.com
Bartlein Barrels E-Mail w208 n16939 jackson,wi 53037 262-649-1574
Brux Barrels 608-592-3324
IOSSO Products 1485 Lively Blvd Elk Grove, IL 60007 1-888-747-4332
KA-BAR
Lee Precision, Inc 4275 HIGHWAY U HARTFORD WISCONSIN 53027 262-673-3075
Midway USA 5875 W Van Horn Rd, Columbia,Mo 65203 1-800-243-3220
PMA Tool
Seb Rest E-Mail
Starrett Manufacturing
Talley Manufacturing
Vortex Optics

Also please keep in mind. At the PA club, Prizes are NOT handed out. If you win or place, YOU choose your prize. Top winner positions in decending order of placement will choose an item from the remaining prize base.

Further explanation of this will be given at the match. The sequence of which class chooses first will be determined by the attendance. For example the sequence will be 2 gun overall, LG OA, HG OA, or LG/HG might be reversed. Then it goes, Group 1st pl / Group 1st pl /Score 1st pl /Score 1st pl in the classes as above. Then 2nd, then 3rd. There will be at least 43 paid places in this event so there's a lot of chances to win. Should additional prizes be available, other places down past the top 10's may also receive prizes.

All rules pertaining to Equipment found in "The PA Benchrest Rules and Operating Club Manual" apply. Pay special attention to the Restricted Class and also the weight limit in the light gun class. There is no grace on the 17.0 lbs. 17.01 is not ok here. These rules may also be found on the rules section of this website.

The firing procedure for the World Open is slightly different than that of the regular season matches at the PA club. See below for that information.

World Open Application MS Word Format

World Open Application PDF Format

Early registration must be received by Friday June 30th, 2017. There will be a maximum of thirty relays each day and a total of three hundred sixty shooters in the combined classes. Registration will be closed should the three hundred sixty registrants be reached. Conditions permitting, matches will begin at 9:00AM sharp each day.

Entry Fees:

$85.00 per Class for the two day event.
$170.00 for both Classes both days.
After July 8th - $100.00 Per Class, $200.00 for both classes.
The dinner to be held Saturday evening, July 8th at 6:00pm is included in the Entry Fees.
Cost for each guest at the dinner is $7.50.

Entry may be limited, please sign up as soon as possible.

Drawing For Benches

Prizes will be awarded for:

Two Gun Overall Champion
Grand Champion each class
Two Day Group Aggregate for Each Class
Two Day Score Aggregate For Each Class
Top Overall Female Shooter For Each Class
Top Overall Junior Shooter For Each Class
Small Group of Each Match
High Score of Each Match
Additional places will be added if prizes permit
The two day aggregate placement will determine a shooters standings position. Prizes will be chosen by the winning shooter from all remaining prizes in a sequence from highest finishing position to lowest. Typically prizes are granted for all overall champions and all top 10 finishing positions in each class, each category. There are a lot of ways to win. Good luck to all!

Rules and Procedures Governing The World Open Championships

All PA 1000 Yard Benchrest Club rules apply at this match unless otherwise noted. Please be aware of those rules as well as these additional rules/policies for this two day event.

Just a Reminder. No alcoholic beverages are permitted on the range property.

There will be a five minute setup period between relays. The staging area between each shooting bench is for the shooters in the next relay to place their equipment on prior to being called to set up, as well as for the shooter just finishing, to temporarily place their equipment on to make way for the incoming shooter. As soon as you are finished with your record string, remove your bolt, set your rifle aside and remove your equipment from the bench. Either place your equipment on the staging benches, or remove to the ground beside. If you are finishing a Light Gun Relay, take your rifle and bolt with bolt removed, immediately into the clubhouse to have it weighed.

Sight in at the World Open is slightly different than in a regular scheduled match. First, the sight in period is five minutes instead of six. Then also, the first two minutes of the sight in period is fired at the impact area. At the three minutes remaining mark, sighter targets will be raised and shooters are allowed to fire and unlimited number of shots which will be spotted for you. Sighter shots may also still be fired into the impact area during this last three minutes of the sighter period. Prior to the sighter period, any shooter may request to have clay birds added to the impact area should they be too few in numbers.

Sighter shots are not allowed during the record string. Ten and only ten shots may be fired during the record period. Both classes will be limited to ten minutes for their record string.

First time shooters may have another shooter remain at the line with them in case of an equipment malfunction or safety need arises.

The schedule of events will be:
Saturday Morning - Light Gun Match One
Saturday Afternoon - Heavy Gun Match One
Sunday Morning - Heavy Gun Match Two
Sunday Afternoon - Light Gun Match Two

All light gun class rifles will be weighed after you have finished your record string and all equipment is removed from the benches. Not removing your equipment from the shooting benches is grounds for disqualification so please, remember to clear the bench when you are finished. This is due to the time needed to complete the match. Rifles and Bolts are weighed as fired with bolts removed. Shooters are invited to weigh their rifles before their relays to verify legality. Please take the opportunity to do so if you are in question of your rifles weight. Standards for the scales are available and recalibration is possible on the grounds. Please avoid unnecessary problems by verifying your equipment before you shoot.

Please be certain your rifles are legal for both classes.

No bolts are permitted in rifles on the range property. Remove all bolts before taking your rifle from your vehicle. You may replace your bolt only after given the command to do so by the rangemaster during your assigned relay.

Upon any Emergency Cease Fire, remove your bolts and listen to all Rangemaster commands.

During the sight in period, should you need help getting to the impact area or on target, members will be available to help you. Please ask. A note for shooters not familiar with the PA Range: This distance is slightly farther than other ranges and will require additional elevation for you to reach the impact area. Shooting in the front bank is common with the extra 15-10 yards of distance. Keep this in mind.

The Members and Management of The Original Pennsylvania 1000 Yard Benchrest Club welcome all shooters and sincerely hope that everyone enjoys themselves. Have a safe weekend. Good luck to all in the World Open Championships.

For Additional Information please email or call anyone on the Contact Page.

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Firing Procedure for the World Open

Rangemaster's Commands For The Two-Day World Open

The Ranqemaster's spoken words appear in Capital Letters.

Begin Prep Period

  • SHOOTERS, YOUR FIVE MINUTE PREPARATION PERIOD FOR RELAY NO.____STARTS NOW.
  • (Start Clock = Set to 5 minutes)
  • (Read Shooters Names/Benches to the Line & Pits. Note all empty benches.)
  • (Pit officer notifies Rangemaster when Pits are ready.)
  • THREE MINUTES REMAINING.
  • TWO MINUTES REMAINING.
  • ONE MINUTE REMAINING.
  • THIRTY SECONDS REMAINING.
  • SHOOTERS, YOUR FIVE MINUTE PREPARATION TIME HAS EXPIRED. (ReSet Clock = to 5 minutes)
  • If Pits are ready, Rangemaster tells Pits: "HERE THEY COME,ACKNOWLEDGE!"
  • Pit Officer acknowledges receipt of this message.

Sighter Period

  • SHOOTERS, YOU MAY INSTALL YOUR BOLTS.
  • SHOOTERS ON THE LINE, YOU HAVE FIVE MINUTES TO SHOOT AN UNLIMITED NUMBER OF SIGHTERS AT CLAYBIRDS ON THE BACK BANK.
  • DURING THE LAST THREE MINUTES OF THIS FIVE MINUTES, "SIGHTER TARGETS" WILL BE UP AND THE PIT CREW WILL SPOT AN UNLIMITED NUMBER OF SHOTS FOR YOU.
  • IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THAT YOU WILL HAVE TEN MINUTES TO SHOOT TEN SHOTS FOR RECORD. (True for both Heavy and Light Guns)
  • READY ON THE LEFT.
  • READY ON THE RIGHT.
  • READY ON THE FIRING LINE.
  • COMMENCE FIRING. (Start Clock = Set to 5 Minutes.)
  • When three minutes and twenty seconds remain on Clock, Rangemaster warns Pits "SIGHTER TARGETS WILL BE RAISED IN TEN SECONDS!"
  • When three minutes and ten seconds remain, Rangemaster asks Pits to "RAISE THE SIGHTER TARGETS!"
  • Three MINUTES REMAINING
  • Two MINUTES REMAINING
  • ONE MINUTE REMAINING. (Rangemaster resets "minute" hand to 12 minutes).
  • THIRTY SECONDS REMAINING.
  • FIFTEEN SECONDS REMAINING.
  • CEASE FIRING.
  • CHECK YOUR SIGHTERS AS THEY APPEAR.
  • After 15 seconds: ALL NON-SHOOTERS BACK OFF THE LINE.
  • After 5 more seconds: (To Pit Officer) "RUN UP THE RECORD TARGETS".
  • Pit Officer notifies Rangemaster "Record Targets are In The Air".

The Record String

  • THE RECORD TARGETS ARE IN THE AIR.
  • COMMENCE FIRING. (Rangemaster resets "second" hand to zero)
  • FIVE MINUTES REMAINING. Also 4, 3, 2, 1 minutes; 30 and 15 seconds;
  • Or to the Last shooter:SHOOTER ON BENCH ___, ARE YOU FINISHED? CEASE FIRING.
  • To Pit Officer: "ARE THERE ANY PROBLEMS OR CROSS-FIRES IN THE PITS?"
  • Pit Officer responds "Yes" or "No".
  • If "No" Rangemaster tells Pit. Officer: "PULL THE RECORD TARGETS."
  • If "Yes" an alibi determination is made and possibly an alibi shoot conducted.
  • SHOOTERS THERE ARE NO PROBLEMS.
  • REMOVE THE BOLTS FROM YOUR RIFLES, REMOVE YOUR EQUIPMENT FROM THE SHOOTING BENCHES AND PLACE IT ON THE STAGING PLATFORMS.
  • Then, If its a Light gun relay:
  • ...THEN TAKE YOUR GUN AND BOLT INTO THE CLUBHOUSE AND HAVE THEM WEIGHED.
  • Then, in either case:
  • SHOOTERS FOR RELAY ___ YOU MAY NOW SET UP YOUR GEAR ON THE FIRING LINE.
  • MAKE SURE THE BOLTS ARE OUT OF YOUR RIFLES.
  • SHOOTERS YOUR 5 MINUTE PREPARATION PERIOD BEGIN NOW.
  • Reset Clock = 5 Minutes.

Caution Notes:

  • Shooters, during the Record String fire exactly ten shots {only) at your Record Target.
  • Do Not fire less than ten shots at your Record Target, or you will be Disqualified.
  • Do Not fire more than ten shots at your Record Target, or you will be Disqualified.
  • Do Not fire any shots at claybirds on the back bank or anywhere else, except your Record Target, or you will be Disqualified. (No sighter shots are permitted during the Record String!)
  • Our Pit Crews are trained to watch the back bank during the Record String and will report violations of these rules.

For those of you who have wanted to see previous years World open standings and results. I have them posted now. Stop in and check them out.

World Open Standings and Results Pages