Two major changes are in store for the U.S. Open starting in 2020. Kolar has offered and the Executive Committee has approved a five-year title sponsorship of the event for the years 2020 through 2024, during which it will be known as the Kolar U.S. Open. In addition, the EC has approved the adoption of an iShoot format to increase participation and allow all members to participate by providing satellite sites at clubs closer to their homes. “Our goal is to deliver the U.S. Open to you in a traditional weekend format, Friday to Sunday; bring a national-level shoot to a club closer to you; and expand participants across our states, provinces, and zones,” the EC reported.
The EC took the action during a December 10, 2018 phone conference to discuss the U.S. Open Committee’s report exploring an iShoot format for the U.S. Open.
Kolar’s title sponsorship will provide $15,000 annually in prize money, U.S. Open rings, guns, and awards.
Host club bidding criteria will be published in February for clubs desiring to serve as one of the iShoot satellite sites. The National Shooting Complex will serve as shoot management and host club for participants.
Details are being finalized and will be publicized throughout 2019.