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CANADIAN PROFESSIONAL RODEO ASSOCIATION
- 2020 RODEO APPROVAL & FORMAT -
 

PONOKA, AB - June 25-July 1, 2020
Ponoka Stampede
www.ponokastampede.com
* Finning Pro Tour
* Winston Bruce Series
* Kenton Randle Series
PRCA/WPRA Approval Requested

6 Perfs:
Thur June 25 @ 6:30pm,
Fri June 26 @ 1:00pm,
Sat June 27 @ 1:00pm,
Sun June 28 @ 1:00pm,
Mon June 29 @1:00pm
Tue June 30 @ 1:00pm,
Finals: Wed July 1 @ 1:00pm,
Showdown: Wed July 1 @ 6:30pm
Performance Order: BB, TDR, NBB, NSB, JSR, SW, SB, TR, LBR, BR
Slack: June 25 – June 30 @ 9:30am (no LBR slack)
Slack Order: SW, TDR, TR
Purse for Major Events: $50,000 (Header $25,000 Heeler $25,000)
Purse for NSB, NBB: $4,000
Purse for JSR: $4,000
Permits: BB, SB, BR only
LBR: Full Cards only
Committee Contact: Blake Butterfield
Rodeo Office: 403-783-3120
Rodeo Grounds: 5616 – 39 Ave, Ponoka AB
Arena: Outdoor
Main Stock Contractor: Vold Rodeo Ltd.
Other Contractors: Outlaw Buckers, Calgary Stampede, Kesler Championship Rodeo, Kesler Rodeo Co, -C5 Rodeo, Big Stone, Northcott Macza, Prime Time
JSR Stock Contractor: Jim Finkbeiner
Timed Event Contractors: Lazy B, Chute 9

Memberships Due: June 4 @ 4pm
Online Entries: June 8 @ 8am- June 9 @ 2pm
CRES Entries: June 9 @ 8am- 2pm **Grace Period 3pm-4pm**
Callback: June 10 @ 8am- 2pm
Trades Close: June 18 @ 2pm

GROUND RULES:

ALL CONTESTANTS
- All events to have equal number of contestants per performance.
- A maximum of twelve (12) contestants (16 contestants in LBR) will be drawn into the first (1st) performance at 6:30pm on Thursday, June 25.
- Timed Event Slack 9:30 am MST each morning.
- Slack Order - SW, TDR, TR *no ladies barrel racing slack*
- Contestants can pick up one companion seat ticket for the day they are up only.

PAYOUT

- SW, TDR, TR payout will be 8 placings in go-rounds and aggregate.
- BB, SB, BR, LBR payout as per CPRA rulebook.

FORMAT
- SB, BB, BR, LBR - 1 full go-round, with finals (12), top 4 showdown round.
- TDR, SW, TR - 2 full go rounds with finals (12), top 4 showdown round.
- Timed Events (excluding LBR) first go-round run will be in the slack, each morning. Second go-round run will be in the afternoon performance, the same day. (ie., if a contestant is up in the first slack for his go-round run, he will be up in the first performance for his second go-round run).
- In the Timed Events (excluding LBR) in case of a foul/re-run, spare will be used.

TDR

Cattle will be tied each morning at 8:30am, then drawn.

LBR

Maximum of sixteen (16) contestants in a performance
Rake after ½ contestants in the performance with the most entries on paper
Out gate will remain open (track) during the event. Must exit through the out gate (track), failing to do so will result in a no time.
Must run in through right hand lane
Run in, run out as per the CPRA rulebook

TR
There will be a maximum of ten (10) teams per performance
Both members of the team must be full members and/or Semi Pro
money won in Team Roping will count for High Point/All-Around

Qualifications TDR & SW – Full & Semi Pro Members ONLY
- Maximum of 72 Full & Semi Pro members based on the combined CPRA/PRCA standings as of June 2, 2020.
- If more than 72 contestants qualify from the above, then contestants with the least amount of money won from the 2019 season, and up to and including May 27, 2020 will be drawn out.

Qualifications LBR – Full Members ONLY

- Maximum of 96 contestants based on the combined CPRA/WPRA standings as of May 27, 2020.
- If more than 96 contestants qualify from the above, then contestants with the least amount of money won from the 2019 season, and up to and including May 27, 2020 will be drawn out.

Qualifications TR – Full & Semi Pro Members ONLY

- Maximum 60 teams based on the combined CPRA/PRCA standings of June 2, 2020.
- If more than 60 teams qualify from the above, then contestants with the least amount of money won from the 2019 season, and up to and including June 2, 2020 will be drawn out.
- If teams are drawn out, only teams that are both full members will remain entered.

Qualifications SB, BB & BR – Full, Semi Pro & Permit Members

- Maximum 72 based on the combined CPRA/PRCA standings as of June 2, 2020.
- If more than 72 contestants qualify from the above, then contestants with the least amount of money won from the 2019 season, and up to and including June 2, 2020 will be drawn out.
** CPRA Standing as of June 2, 2020 will be used ahead of 2019 standings to fill positions**

Novice Bareback, Novice Saddle Bronc & Jr Steer Riding

-Will be held on Monday, June 29 & Tuesday, June 30 performances only.
NSB, NBB
- Maximum two (2) contestants per buddy group novice events.
- Contestants can enter open & novice events but cannot be up the same performance.
JSR
- One (1) or two (2) head format will be determined by the committee at entries closing time.

TURN OUT/ALTERNATE PROCEDURE

- If more than 72 entries contestants drawn out will be numbered as drawn out (ie. 1st drawn out will be number 1, 2nd drawn out will be number 2, and so on). This will be the order of the alternate contestants. Contestants will be notified of their alternate position number at call back at which time they must provide their contact information to be eligible. When a contestant turns out the next alternate available will be contacted to for the position.

MEDICAL EXEMPTION

- Consideration will be given those members who qualified in 2019 but because of injuries were unable to compete at any rodeo after July 1, 2019.
- A letter on doctor’s letterhead must be submitted to the CRES office prior to entries opening, this letter must detail the time frame in which contestant was unable to compete.
- Injury information must be given to CRES at the time of entry.

PLEASE NOTE:
Section VII A. 1 & 3 and Section VIII A. 13 of the CPRA rulebook will be strictly enforced by the Pro Rodeo Officials.

FINALS

- $5000 will be held out in each of the major events for the finals.
- Four (4) monies will be paid in the short go.
- Split 40-30-20-10.

TD, SW, TR
- Top twelve (12), if a tie exists, it will be broken by the fastest time on any one head. If still tied, the tie will be broken by the second fastest time on any one head. If still tied the Canadian Standings as of June 18, 2020 will be the tie breaker.

SB, BB, BR

- Top twelve (12), if a tie exits, it will be broken by going back to judge’s card, the high mark contestant on the cowboy spur ride will the break tie. If still tied the Canadian Standings as of June 18, 2020, will be the tie breaker.

LBR

- Top twelve (12), if a tie exists all will be taken over twelve (12).
- The rake will be after ½ of the contestants in the finals.

Turning Out of Finals

- Contestants who turn out of the Finals must notify the local Rodeo Office by Tuesday June 30, 2020 not later than 6:00 pm MST.
- A five hundred ($500) turn out fine will apply if contestant fails to notify by the specified time.
- Contestants who are a notified turnout or contestants who are unavailable at the start of the section of their event will be replaced by the next available contestant; next is defined by the 2020 Ponoka Stampede standings.

- SB, BB, BR, TDR, SW, TR, LBR - Ponoka Stampede reserves the right to roll contestants into the Finals (to total of 12 contestants) in the event of turn outs. In case of ties between 13-14 etc., tie breaker rules to decide the next contestant into the finals, the procedure will be the same as determining the top twelve (12) qualifiers.

* INTERPRETATION OF GROUND RULES WILL BE AT THE SOLE DISCRETION OF THE PONOKA STAMPEDE RULES COMMITTEE

PONOKA STAMPEDE SHOWDOWN FORMAT

Cowboy Rule -
must make a qualified ride or run to be paid. NO GROUND MONEY WILL BE PAID.
All monies paid in the SHOWDOWN will count for CPRA/PRCA standings.
In the event of no qualified rides / runs in the Showdown there will be no payout and the average winner will be the Stampede Champion.

1. There will be $15,000 held out per event for the Showdown split as follows:

Four (4) Qualified Rides / Runs Three (3) Qualified Rides / Runs
1st 50% - $ 7500.00 1st 55%- $ 8250.00
2nd 25% - $ 3750.00 2nd 28%- $ 4200.00
3rd 15% - $ 2250.00 3rd 17%- $ 2550.00
4th 10% - $ 1500.00  
   
Two (2) Qualified Rides / Runs One (1) Qualified Ride / Run
1st 65%- $ 9750.00 1st -100% - $ 15 000.00
2nd 35%- $ 5250.00  

2. No times or scores will be carried into the Showdown.

3. All stock will be selected by the event reps and the committee.

4. Order of competition will be fourth (4th) to first (1st), timed events must be split so as no back to back runs on the same horse.

5. Top four (4) contestants, maximum of four (4), from the aggregate of the rodeo will compete in the Showdown.

6. If not enough qualified rides/runs for the Showdown, the highest score taken to the Finals will qualify (also includes injuries).

7. LBR order will be 4th to 1st.

Tie Breaker Format to Qualify for Showdown

SB, BB, BR

- Highest score in the finals will break ties.
- If a tie still exists, the contestant with the highest score in the first (1st) go-round will break the tie.
- If a tie still exists, the most accumulated money won in previous go-rounds in tied event.
- If a tie still exists, the highest marked spur ride on the judges’ cards from the Finals (Top 12) will proceed.
- If a tie still exists, the Canadian Standings as of June 18, 2020 will be used.

TDR, SW, TR
- Fastest time in the finals will break ties.
- If a tie still exists, the fastest time in the first (1st) go-round will break the tie.
- If a tie still exists, the contestant with the most money won in previous go-rounds on two (2) head will advance.
- If a tie still exists, the Canadian Standings as of June 18, 2020, will be used.

LBR
- Fastest time in the finals will break ties.
- If a tie still exists, fastest time in the first (1st) go-round will break the tie.
- If a tie still exists, the most accumulated money won in the previous go-rounds in tied event.
- If a tie still exists, the Canadian Standings as of June 18, 2020, will be used.

Tie Breaker Format in Showdown

- All tie breakers are based on qualified rides & runs only.
- If a tie exists after the showdown contestants have competed once, there will be either a ride off or run off (depending on the event) between the tied contestants to determine the Champion.
- In the roughstock events, if a ride off is required, any animals that were drawn as re-rides for the Finals and were not used will automatically be the ride-off animals.
- In the timed events, if a run-off is required, the designated spares will be used as the tie breaker animals.
- If a tie still exists after a ride off/run off, contestants will be co-champions.

2019 DAILY ARENA SCHEDULE
June 25
  Noon – 5:00pm LBR Practice
 
June 26
  6am – 8am Wagon Practice
  8am – 8:30am Maintenance
  9:30am – Completion Slack
  End of Slack – 11:45am LBR Practice
  11:45am – 1:00pm Maintenance
  1:00pm Rodeo
  End of Rodeo – 6:30 Maintenance
  6:30pm Chuckwagons
 
June 27 - NO LBR PRACTICE
 
June 28– July 1
  6am – 8am Wagon Practice
  8am – 8:30am Maintenance
  9:30am – Completion Slack
  End of Slack – 11:45am LBR Practice
  11:45am – 1:00pm Maintenance
  1:00pm Rodeo
  End of Rodeo – 6:30 Maintenance
  6:30pm Chuckwagons
 




 
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