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CANADIAN PROFESSIONAL RODEO ASSOCIATION
- 2019 RODEO APPROVAL & FORMAT -
 

PONOKA, AB - June 25-July 1, 2019
Ponoka Stampede
www.ponokastampede.com
Finning Pro Tour
Winston Bruce Series
Kenton Randle Series
PRCA/WPRA Approved

6 Perfs:
Tues June 25 @ 6:30pm,
Wed June 26 @ 1:00pm,
Thur June 27 @ 1:00pm,
Fri June 28 @ 1:00pm,
Sat June 29 @1:00pm
Sun June 30 @ 1:00pm,
Finals: Mon July 1 @ 1:00pm,
Showdown: Mon 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 Order: SW, TDR, TR
Purse for 7 Major Events: $50,000 (Header $25,000 Heeler $25,000)
Purse for Novice: $4,000
Purse for JSR: $4,000
Permits: BB, SB, BR 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, -C5 Rodeo, Prime Time, Big Stone Inc, Girletz, Northcott/Macza, Wild Hoggs
JSR Stock Contractor: Jim Finkbeiner
Timed Event Contractors: Lazy B, Chute 9
Cattle Run: 1 for everyone TDR, SW, TR

Memberships Due: May 31 @ 4pm
Online Entries: June 4 @8am-June 5@2pm
CRES Entries: June 5 @8am-2pm
Callback: June 7 @8am-2pm
Trades Close: June 14 @2pm

GROUND RULES:

All Events to Have Equal Number of Contestants per Day

SB, BB, BR, LBR
- 1 full go-round, with finals (12)
TD, SW, TR
- 2 full go rounds with finals (12)
Back to back, same day. First go-round run will be in the slack, each morning. Second go-round run will be in the afternoon performance, the same day. (i.e., 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 case of a foul, first drawn spare will be used

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

2. LBR will be run in, run out as per the C.P.R.A. Rulebook
- There will be a maximum of 16 contestants in a performance.
- Rake will be after ½ contestants in the largest performance on paper.
- The out gate will remain open (track) during the event.
- Barrel racers must exit through the out gate (track), failing to do so will result in a no time. (All racers enter through right hand lane.)

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

Slack will start at 9:30 am MDT each morning. Slack order SW, TDR, TR.
* No Barrel Racing Slack

Qualifications in SW - Full & Semi Pro Members ONLY
- Maximum 72 contestants based on the combined CPRA/PRCA Standings as of May 27, 2019.
- If more than 72 contestants qualify from the above, then contestants with the least amount of money won from the 2018 season, and up to and including May 27, 2019 will be drawn out.

Qualifications in TDR - Full & Semi Pro Members ONLY

- Maximum 72 contestants based on the combined CPRA/PRCA Standings as of May 27, 2019.
- If more than 72 contestants qualify from the above, then contestants with the least amount of money won from the 2018 season, and up to and including May 27, 2019 will be drawn out.

Qualifications in LBR – Full Members ONLY

- Maximum 96 contestants based on the combined CPRA/WPRA standings as of May 27, 2019.
-If more than 96 contestants qualify from the above, then contestants with the least amount of money won from the 2018 season, and up to and including May 27, 2019 will be drawn out

Qualifications in TR – Full & Semi Pro Members ONLY

- Maximum 60 teams based on the combined CPRA/PRCA Standings as of May 27, 2019.
- If more than 60 teams qualify from the above, then contestants with the least amount of money won from the 2018 season, and up to and including May 27, 2019 will be drawn out
- If teams are drawn out, only teams that are both full members will remain entered.

Qualifications in SB – Full Members, Semi Pro & Permits

- Maximum 72 contestants based on the combined CPRA/PRCA Standings as of May 27, 2019.
- If more than 72 contestants qualify from the above, then contestants with the least amount of money won from the 2018 season, and up to and including May 27, 2019 will be drawn out.

Qualifications in BB – Full Members, Semi Pro & Permits

- Maximum 72 contestants based on the combined CPRA/PRCA Standings as of May 27, 2019.
- If more than 72 contestants qualify from the above, then contestants with the least amount of money won from the 2018 season, and up to and including May 27, 2019 will be drawn out.

Qualifications in BR – Full Members, Semi Pro & Permits

- Maximum 72 contestants based on the combined CPRA/PRCA Standings as of May 27, 2019.
- If more than 72 contestants qualify from the above, then contestants with the least amount of money won from the 2018 season, and up to and including May 27, 2019 will be drawn out.

TURN OUT / ALTERNATE PROCEDURE
- IF MORE THAN 72 ENTRIES CONTESTANTS DRAWN OUT OF THE POOL WILL BE NUMBERED AS DRAWN OUT. (IE. FIRST DRAWN OUT WILL BE NUMBER ONE, SECOND DRAWN OUT WILL BE NUMBER TWO. ETC.) THIS WILL BE THE ORDER OF ALTERNATE CONTESTANTS. CONTESTANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED OF THERE ALTERNATE POSITION NUMBER AT CALL BACK AT WHICH TIME THEY MUST PROVIDE THEIR CONTACT INFORMATION TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR RE-ENTRY. IF OR WHEN A CONTESTANT TURNS OUT THE NEXT ALTERNATE AVAILABLE WILL BE CONTACTED FOR RE-ENTRY.

Medical Exemption
- Consideration will be given those members who qualified in 2018 but because of injuries were unable to compete at any rodeo after July 1, 2018.
- 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.

Novice Saddle Bronc & Novice Bareback
No more than two (2) contestants can enter in a buddy group in both novice events
Contestants are welcome to enter open & novice events but cannot be up the same day

Steer Riding Format
- Format will be determined by the committee at entries closing time (one head or two)

June 25th Performance
- A maximum of twelve (12) contestants will be drawn into the first (1st) performance at 6:30pm on Tuesday, June 25. (LBR 16 contestants)
- There will be no Novice Saddle Bronc, Novice Bareback or Steer Riding held during the first (1st) performance.

PLEASE NOTE: SECTION VII, A. 1. & 3. AND SECTION VIII A. 13. OF THE CPRA RULEBOOK WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED BY PRO RODEO OFFICIALS.

 
FINALS

- $5000 will be held out in each of the seven (7) major events for the finals.
- Four (4) monies will be paid in the short go in the seven (7) major events.
- Split 40-30-20-10

TD, SW, TR
- Top twelve (12), ties 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, 2019, will be the tie breaker.

SB, BB, BR
- Top 12. In the event of a tie, go back to judge’s card, the high mark contestant on the cowboy spur ride will break ties. If still tied the Canadian Standings as of June 18, 2019, will be the tie breaker.

LBR
- 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 Sunday, June 30, 2019 not later than 6:00 pm MT
- 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 2019 Ponoka Stampede standings.
- SB, BB, BR, TDR, SW, TR, LBR - Ponoka Stampede reserves the right to roll contestants into the Finals (to total 12 contestants) in the event of turn outs. In case of ties between 13-14 etc., tie breaker rules to decide the next contestant in to 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 – You must make a qualified ride or run to be paid. NO GROUND MONEY
All monies paid in the SHOWDOWN will count for CPRA/PRCA standings.
In the event of no qualified rides/times 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 average 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 ties
- If tie still exists the most accumulated money won in previous go-rounds in tied event
- If 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, 2019 will be used

TD, 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 ties
- 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, 2019, will be used

LBR
- Fastest time in the Finals will break ties
- If a tie still exists fastest time in the go-round will break ties
- If a tie still exists the most accumulated money won in the previous go-rounds in tied event will break ties
- If a tie still exists the Canadian Standings as of June 18, 2019, will be used

Showdown Tie Breakers
- All tie breakers are based on qualified rides & times 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 ONLY
  Noon – 5:00pm LBR Practice
 
June 26 – June 28
  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 29 - NO LBR PRACTICE
 
June 30– 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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