Blackpowder enthusiasts meet twice a year to enjoy a traditional style Polish picnic and do some shooting, with any single shot firearm that burns blackpowder and shoots a ball or bullet. Edible prizes are awarded to each and every participant on the basis of their score. Targets consist of everything from embarrassingly large steel targets to impossibly small targets like crossed strings. A carnival atmosphere and mentality prevails, with all participants winning something. The $25.00 entry fee includes food and non-alcoholic beverages, with an edible prize for all participants. (Nobody starves and everyone wins.)


All shoots are held on the covered outdoor pistol range, rain or shine. The Monroe Chester Sportsmens Club is located at 224 Gibson Hill Road, Chester, New York 10918 .Assistance is always appreciated to set up and afterwards store the targets. Arrive by 9 AM, to assist with setup, for a 10 AM start. Lunch is served at noon, and shooting ends at 2 PM. Prizes are awarded afterwards, and everyone leaves fat and happy.


In 2021, there will be two shoots. The first is on Sunday, June 27th, and the second is on Sunday, September 12th.  For further information, contact Jim Cunningham at 914-447-5306 or Larry Witko at 845-781-0723