The General Rules For The Event
Traditional cowboy attire is required
Traditional gear ie; no tie downs, martingales, rubber on saddle horn.
50' rope minimum length reatas are encouraged but not required.
No swearing, vulgar behavior, or complaining.
** NEW FOR THE 2018 EVENT**
IN THE EVENT OF NEEDING ADDITIONAL HELP ON THE GROUND, ANYONE CAN DO SO, BUT AN ADDITIONAL 15 SECONDS WILL BE ADDED ON TO THE TIME OF EACH RUN THAT AN ADDITIONAL GROUNDMAN IS USED.
Buck's Basic Details On The Event
- We will start with 160 teams. You will come to town as a two person team, entries must be submitted and paid for by check or credit card with the entry form pdf on this website – available June 1st, 2018. First entered and paid for, first in. We are only accepting checks & credit cards So enter and mail early!
- Contestants may enter on two teams but each with a different partner.
- The Thursday evening before the event team pros and their teams will be announced.
Buck is picking the 25 pros (each pro will rope with 5 teams) this will be your team.
- 75 teams will rope Friday, the next 75 will rope Saturday. Teams will rope three head, in three, 4-minute goes, guaranteed.
- You cannot get disqualified for a technicality, you will only lose points.
- Loping is permitted after the head rope is on. Just like roping in the pasture.
- The rodear line (it will be chalked) must be protected prior to the animal being roped.
- Points will be deducted if the rodear is not respected – for example – running in the herd.
- Time will stop when ropes are strung – front and hind and the ground person stands up.
- The top 50 teams will come back the third day for the finals.
- You will be given 4 head this time. The team with the most points – wins.
Each team member of the team must neck at least once
- We will pay 8 places. Good luck friends!
Scoring and Points
All Shots that Turn Over (Del Viento, Contra, Johnny Blocker, Etc.) 12 Points
Scoop Loop 10 Points
Houlihan 8 Points
Overhand 7 Points
Underhand (Sidearm) 6 Points
Legal Head Catches
Head, Half Head, Neck and Front Leg, Figure Eight One or Both Front Legs
Any Turn Over Loop (including turnover trap shots) 12 Points
Scoop Loop Hip 11 Points
Houlihan Over Hip 10 Points
Overhand Over Hip 9 Points
Cola (Straight Behind) 8 Points
Standard Hip 8 Points
Backhand Flank 7 Points
Overhand Trap 6 Points
Underhand Flank 6 Points
Any Shots not Listed will be at Judges Discretion According to Style
6 Points (+Or- 3)
Rope Strung on Down Animal 3 Points Only For Heel Shot
Back in to Heel Loop 3 Points Only
**One heel = half the points that the shot thrown is worth**
Under 1:30 +9 Points
Under 2:30 +6 Points
Under 3:00 +3 Points
Step Over Spoke And Lay Down +2 Points
Front Foot - Two Feet Only +3 Points
Missed Shots -1 Point
Belly Roped -1 Point
Wrong Cow -1 Point
Lost Rope -1 Point
Spill Rodear Before Cow is Roped -2 Point
Dally on One High Hock -3
Point Choking or Excessive Dragging (Abuse) -2 Point
Bucked Off -5 Rim Fired -5
Groundman - 15 seconds added to time each run
We will be adding information as we go through the year regarding the event including sponsorship opportunities, places to stay, where you can board horses, information regarding vendor applications and other activities during the event – so check back often. There will be increased food service by the legendary Billy Ruiz at the venue for breakfast and lunch. Dry camping for contestants only will be available for rigs on site.
This is a “first entered/first paid/first in” event so the sooner you send in your entry, the better chance you have of getting in.