How To Play
Your fantasy roster will be made up of 5 riders (from 3 tiers) and 3 bulls, which you select for each event. The rider and bull scores are based on the official PBR scoring system.
The game will be broken down into two seasons:
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PBR Event Scoring
A qualified ride is 8 seconds. The clock starts when the bull's shoulder or flank breaks the plane of the gate. It ends when the rider's hand comes out of the rope, the rider touches the ground, or the rider's free arm touches the bull (a "slap"). A successful ride will earn a score of 0-100 points. Scores of 90 points or above are considered outstanding.
Four judges rate each rider and each bull on a scale from 1-25. Those points are added together and divided in half to reach a rider score and a bull score of between 0-50. Those numbers are then combined to reach a final ride score between 0-100.
The bull always receives a score, even if the rider is bucked off. His score is based on his degree of difficulty. Judges look for drop in the front end, kick in the back, spin, and direction changes (as contrasted with spin, this means changes to movement forward or backward, or left to right).
A rider only receives a score if he lasts the required 8 seconds. Judges look for control - the ability of the rider to successfully counter the moves of the bull. Spurring is not required, but tends to demonstrate control, and will add points to the rider's score.
If the bull's performance is sub-par (negatively affecting the ride score) or if a foul occurs during the ride (the rider is rubbed against the chute, the bull stumbles, the flank strap detaches, etc.) judges can offer the rider a chance to take a re-ride. They will signal a re-ride opportunity by throwing a red flag into the arena.
Congrats to John K. "jmaverick9.jk," and Herb L. " hlan5122," for placing in the Dr Pepper Iron Cowboy.
Congrats to Shawnda J. "ssjgrandam," and Mary B. "mmbruce69101," for placing in the Caterpillar Classic.
Congrats to Sheryl V. "BlueHorse," and Bud B. "browm," for placing in the St. Louis Invitational.