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.
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 :

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. 


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
22 (Potential Winner – Score moves down as similar scores are below the division line)
22 (Potential Winner)
22 (Potential Winner)
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)

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:

Upcoming Shoots

October 1st – Practice and ATA 100’s

October 7th – Fundraiser for the First Fire Department of West Chester ($50 donation)

October 15th – Club Championship (Open Shoot to all – Prizes – Lunch)

November 11th – Turkey Shoot Day 1

November 19th – Turkey Shoot Day 2 (pick up turkeys from shoot 1)

December 17th – Ham Shoot

We are looking to set up our 2018 shoot calendar. Send all shoot ideas to Jason.


2017 Club Championship – October 15

The 2017 Club Championships will be held on October 15th, starting at 9:00 am. This shoot is open to ALL shooters of ALL ability for a fun filled day which includes free lunch. Trophies are pure silver coins & bars in open and club member categories. Club members are eligible for both member and open, while non club members are only eligible for open category trophies. With added money to the lewis class, there are numerous ways to win.

Nick Minetti Memorial Singles Championship

  • Open to all shooters.
  • This event is 100 targets from the 16 yard line.
  • Trophies awarded in Club Member and Open categories.
  • 4 trophies awarded by lewis class giving shooters of all ability a chance to win some silver.


Added money lewis class for $5 per event. The club is starting the singles lewis class pot at $200.
(lewis class is a skill and luck based award)
10 shooters per class. Two scores per class. 60/40 split.

Trophy list below


William Baldwin Memorial Handicap Championship

  • Open to all shooters with or without ATA handicapping.
  • This event is 100 targets from the shooters known handicap.
  • Trophies awarded in Club Member and Open categories.
  • Non-ATA shooters or shooter not meeting the target requirements will shoot from the 23 yard line minimum.
  • Target requirements are 800 registered targets in the past 3 years.


Added money lewis class for $5 per event.. The club is starting the singles lewis class pot at $200.
(lewis class is a skill and luck based award)
10 shooters per class. Two scores per class. 60/40 split.


Trophy List

The following trophies are available.

  • High Over All (highest combined score from Singles and Handicap events)
  • Singles Club Champ
  • Singles Open Club Champ
  • Singles Club Runner Up
  • Singles Sr Vet
  • Singles Vet
  • Singles Lady Club
  • Singles Lady Open
  • Singles Junior
  • 4 Lewis Class prizes ( In place of classes we are awarding 4 prizes lewis class style from all scores that have not won a trophy as listed above. Follows lewis class rules with a single winner or in case of tie, reverse run. )
  • Handicap Club Champ
  • Handicap Club Runner up
  • Handicap Open Champ
  • Handicap Sr Vet
  • Handicap Vet
  • Handicap Lady Club
  • Handicap Lady Open
  • Handicap Junior
  • Handicap 18-21 Yardage
  • Handicap 22-24 Yardage
  • Handicap 25-27 Yardage

Clothing Pre-Orders – Round 1 Closed

Round 1 of the clothing pre-orders has completed. We have placed the order and as of September 15 we are 3 weeks out for delivery.

Each customer will be alerted by email their items are ready for pick up when we get them in. We ordered extra t-shirts so we will have those for sale at the club house.

Due to minimum order sizes we will need to have a set number of people interested in ordering more shirts to opening the store up for a second round of ordering.


Performance T-shirt, Long Sleeve T-Shirt & Ladies V-Neck

We have selected these 3 shirts for their 100% polyester moisture management/antimicrobial performance fabric, great for those hot days on the range. All shirts have the club logo screen printed on the front left pocket area.

Choose from sizes X-Small to 4X-Large in a variety of colors. Add the back 2 color graphic for only $4 more.

Click on a shirt to shop options

Fleece Hoodie

These pull over fleece hoodies are super soft and warm. Club logo on front left. These are great for those cool nights and winter days.
100% polyester moisture management fabric, Front pocket pouch with two hook & loop closures at top of pockets with headset opening, Self fabric cuffs & waistband.

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Softlock Polo

These polo shirts are made with 100% Soft Polyester moisture management/antimicrobial performance fabric and
UVA, UVB sun protection (UPF 50+). The club color logo embroidered on the front.

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Soft T-shirt

T-shirtOur t-shit offering this time is a super soft tri-blend fabric for a comfortable light shirt. We are offering in select colors and sizes. Shirts have the club logo on the front with the clay bird design on the back.

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We have 2 style of ball caps for sale at the club house. The trucker hat style (last years style) has a mesh back and the full color club logo embroidered on the front. Hats are offered in Blue or Black.

The second style we have is an exceptional combination of breathability and moisture wicking, this cap features a quick-drying CoolMax sweatband. Uses a hook and loop closure on the back. The club logo is embroidered in one color on the front. Caps come in Black or Tan.

2 New Fundraiser Shoots

We are proud to host 2 fundraiser shoots this fall.

Ruffed Grouse Society Fun Shoot – Saturday September 16th

Ruffed Grouse SocietyJoin the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society for the Annual Fun Shoot.

The proceeds of the shoot will be used for local habitat projects.

Event Entry Options

Adult: $40 – Lunch and 2 Rounds of Trap
Youth (under 16): Free! – Lunch and 2 Rounds of Trap
Lunch Only: $30
Additional rounds of trap: $5

Event Information =, Registration & RSVP

First West Chester Fire Company Shoot

West Chester Fire DepartmentJoin the West Chester Fire Company for their first annual trap shoot to raise funds supporting the fire company.

This 50 bird fun shoot includes 2 rounds of trap. Additional rounds can be purchased as well.

Shoot Format:

  • 2 rounds of trap for 50 targets total
  • Coach and gun rental available for new shooters
  • Shoot begins at 10:00 AM
  • Ammo not included but can be purchased at the event

50/50 Tickets & Raffle

During the event 50/50 tickets will be sold along with a raffle to win a 1 hour private handgun lesson from Jame Benoit of Cajun Arms.

Event Information & Ticket Purchase