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.

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

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2017 Ham Shoot – December 17th

It is time for our Christmas Ham shoot Sunday December 17th starting at 10:00 am. We will have 40 large hams to award in 10 events.

Each event costs $15.

Rules of the ham shoot.

The ham shoot is a 25 target singles event (16 yards) where 15 shooters (3 squads) are shooting for their best score. The scores are then reviewed and divided into 4 Lewis classes. The top score of each class is awarded the ham.

For complete details on how Lewis class works, visit our web site.
Pre-squadding
Presquading for the shoot is encouraged. Please only pre-squad for the number of events you can guarantee to shoot. Presquadding is done via a third party website. Please register there.

A presquad sheet will be available at the club house on Tuesday & Sunday before the event as well. If you need assistance, one of the desk workers should be able to reserve a spot for you using the computer at the club house.

Presquad :
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-ham-shoot-tickets-41165166120

Presquading is similar to picking your airline seat. select the event and the number of slots you are reserving. Choose the squad positions that are open. Note that the field layout is similar to the club layout with trap 1 on the right.

Presquad will be cut off on Sat night before the event.

The image above shows the pre squad position selector. Any non-gray dot is available.

2017 Turkey Shoot

Our Annual Turkey Shoot is Here

It’s that time of year again where we shoot to win our Thanksgiving dinner. This year we are purchasing over 50 fresh turkeys to be won over 2 weekends.

The first shoot will take place on Saturday November 11th @ 10:00 am.

The second shoot and turkey pick up day is Sunday November 19th @ 10:00 am. 

Turkeys

The turkeys for this event are fresh birds raised here in Chester County. They are all natural and will weigh in the 17-19 lbs area. These are not your store bought birds as they cost us over $40 per bird.

Meat Shoot Process

  • Each shoot day there will be up to 8 events to participate in.
  • Each event has 15 shooters shooting on 3 traps from the 16 yard line.
  • The shooters shoot a normal round of trap and all scores are recorded.
  • The scores are then listed High to Low and divided into 4 groups, Lewis Class style. (top 3 scores, next 4 scores, following 4 scores, and final 4 scores)
  • If your score is at the top of the division line, you win a turkey. If there is a tie, a tie breaking method is used to determine the winner. (see below for tie breaking)
  • Winners are given a receipt ticket to claim their fresh turkey on Sunday November 19th.
  • Each event cost $15 to participate and a shooter may compete as many times they can squad for.
  • Events short shooters will still run but with fewer prizes. (5 shooters = 1 bird, 8 shooters = 2 birds, 12 shooters = 3 birds, 15 shooters = 4 birds.)

Save Your Spot

Use our Eventbrite registration form to save a spot on either day. Note, this is similar to a seating chart for concerts or events. You need to select the event number (row) and post position.

  • If you wish to shoot in 3 events, you need to reserve a spot in 3 rows.
  • If you are not at the club 15 minutes before your squad is sent out, your spot will be forfeited to a shooter on the property.

Pre-Register Now for Free

Day 1 Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wcgc-2017-turkey-shoot-day-1-tickets-39504100829

Day 2 Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wcgc-2017-turkey-shoot-day-2-tickets-39504310456

 

Lewis Class Example

Full lewis class rules and example is available on our web site at https://www.westchestergunclub.com/about-trapshooting/prizes-options/money-options/lewis-class/

Scores are listed and divided into classes of 3|4|4|4 scores. Scores at the top of the class are winners or tied for winning.

Score Note
25 Winner
24
22 (Potential Winner – Score moves down as similar scores are below the division line)
22 (Potential Winner)
22 (Potential Winner)
21
21
21 (More similar scores are above division line, score moves up)
20 (Potential Winner)
20 (Potential Winner)
19 Potential Winner – more similar scores are below the division line, this score moves down to top of class )
19 (Potential Winner)
19 (Potential Winner)
18
17

Tie Determination

To keep the event moving and make it fair for all that are participating, in the event of a tie a tie breaker is employed. In the past we have had the house or shooters pull numbers out of a hat to award the shooters with a numerical value. the higher number in each tied class would win the prize.

This year, in place of having shooters pull their numbers, each event employs a random number generator to assign each post a value. The values are not announced or known by the shooters or staff prior to the event and change for each event. Once the score are returned to the desk, scores are transferred to their place on the score sheet (1 per event). Each shooters score is recorded on the sheet in their proper squad and post. The random number is then used to determine the winners of any ties based on score.

Remember. You don’t need to be good, just lucky, but being good doesn’t hurt.

See example sheet below:

Club Championship Live Shoot Results

View the live shoot results from the 2017 Club Championship.

Note: If you are not on the club grounds for a shoot-off, the shooter who does remain will win the trophy. If both shooters are not present, we use reverse run to determine the winner.