Welcome to the West Chester Gun Club

The West Chester Gun Club and Athletic Association is a shotgun sporting club located in the heart of Chester County, PA outside of West Chester Pa, and just south of Exton, PA. We are one of the oldest clubs in the state with our incorporation date of April 1898.

We offer trapshooting every Tuesday afternoon and Sunday’s on our 4 lighted trap fields. West Chester Gun Club is open to the public for general practice and registered shoots. Registered ATA shoots are held on the first Sunday between March and October.

New for 2014 we are holding ATA AIM youth events on the second Sunday’s of each month (Check the event calendar).

Our friendly members welcome all members and guest for a day of fun clay breaking and camaraderie.

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2014 Club Championship Trophy Winners

2014ClubChampionshipCongratulations to Willie Kurz for his outstanding performance to win the 2014 Club Championship.


High Over All Club Champion:

Willie Kurz – 188



Trophy Shooter Score
Club Champ Greg Presson 97
Open Champ John Chernous 96
Club Runner up Norman Beaver 95
Sr Vet Gerald Oleski 90
Vet Rick Reinhardt 95
Lady Club Kim Dobson 95
Lady Open Connie Neilson 94
Junior Dan Rex 89
Class A Dave Pennypacker 95
Class B Rick Recla 95
Class C Jason Stein 93
Class D Victor Krone 91


Trophy Shooter Score
Club Champ Connie Neilson 90
Club Runner up Gerald Oleski 89
Open Champ Fran Jacobs 89
Sr Vet None
Vet Bud Fini 87
Lady Club Celeste Moore 85
Lady Open Kathy Recla 86
Junior None
18-21 Yardage Steve Amarant 86
22-24 Yardage John Cavali 86
25-27 Yardage Bob Hofman 87

Full scores can be found at http://www.westchestergunclub.com/news/shoot_results/2014-club-championship/


September Updates

Dear Members:
As summer slowly slips away, we are gearing up for some busy months. In October, we have 3 weekends of shooting for you, November has our Turkey shoots plus the Black Friday Shoot against Oxford, and we finish the year in December with our Ham shoot.
The Club is also busy on Tuesday nights as we begin shooting under the lights. We have Green Bird games as always and we are adding a mix to our prizes: either a meat prize or a round of practice.
Remember; there are 2 winners per every Green Bird game (with 5 shooters), the high gun and the shooter who breaks the green bird.

Congratulations are in order:

This year at the ATA Grand American in Sparta, Il, long-time member John Pettibone took home 3 trophies: two Class A trophies and his Yardage group Champion:
Event 1 Hodgdon Singles Score: 100 Trophy: Class A Runner-up
Event 7 Sterling Cut Glass Singles Score: 100 Trophy: Class A Third
Event 8 Gibson-Ricketts Handicap Score: 98  Trophy: (21.0 – 22.5) Champion
At the 2014 Westy Hogans in Elysberg, Pa, Club member Greg Presson broke his first 200 straight in competition. Greg was the only PA resident to accomplish this feat this year and was awarded Runner-Up.
If you see John or Greg, congratulate them both on their impressive achievements.

Learn to Shoot Doubles with new Board Member Jeff Graupp –

Jeff Graupp will be instructing next Sunday, September 21, anyone wishing to learn how to shoot doubles. We will hold this session at 11:00 am. Students will cover targets at their normal rate ($10 for 50 targets).  Jeff is a former Doubles State Champion and you will be breaking more targets than before with Jeff’s tutelage.

October is for Trap Shooting:

The first weekend in October, we will be holding our final ATA 100’s of the 2014 calendar year. Singles, Handicaps and Doubles will be available. Come out to get your 2015 target year going strong before the winter sets in. October 5th @ 11:00 am

National Trap Shooting Day and the William Baldwin Memorial – October 12 @ 11:00 am

The second weekend in October, we host the William Baldwin Memorial 50 Bird Shoot. This is a fun shoot where the high gun and runner-up each take home a cash prize. All entries are added into the Lewis Class.  The Shoot costs $15 for 50 single targets at the 16-yard line. As part of National Trapshooting Day, all shooters at the club will receive an ATA pin (until they run out). In addition, shooter may elect to shoot the William baldwin Memorial as an ATA Big 50. Presquading will be available shortly – watch for the announcement.

Club Championship – October 19th

This is the big shoot for the year. The club championship is open to all shooters. 2 events with over 24 trophies and door prizes. This is a full day event and includes a catered lunch. Please save the date on your calendar as all shooters are encouraged to partake in this great club event. Shoot details and presquading coming soon.

Looking for Volunteers:

Your club is looking for volunteers to help out at the above mentioned events and other activities around the club. Sign up sheets will be placed at the club shortly requesting your time and skills. At the Club Championship on Oct. 19th, we can use volunteers to help sign up and register shooters, score a few rounds,  load traps, organize squads on deck, assist with the kitchen, and provide range safety. You can choose to help before or after you shoot. Please talk with any Board member for details, and…. watch for the sign-up sheets!
Thanks to all.