2019 PRCA Rule Book
R2.5.3 Steer Roping With More Than Two Go-Rounds. For the steer roping event where there is more than two go-rounds, positions for the second and subsequent go-rounds will be determined as follows: A) 3 go-rounds-Once positions for the first go-round are set, the second go-round will be the reverse of the first go-round. The third go-round will be the same as the first go-round. 4 go-rounds-The same procedure shall be used as described in #1 above, except that the fourth go-round will be the same as the second go-round. 5 go-rounds-The same procedure shall be used as described in #1 above, except that the fifth go-round will be the same as the first go-round. R2.6 Progressive Go-Round. Positions for a progressive go-round in all events will be the reverse of the qualifying scores or times. In case of a tie, judges will draw for positions for those tied. Contestants may trade positions in accordance with the procedures outlined in Rule R2.12.1. (Refer to Rules R6.5.3 and R6.5.4 for those not eligible to advance). R2.7 Finals. In a finals, the positions shall be set in reverse order of qualification, with the lowest ranked contestant positioned first and the highest ranked contestant positioned last. In determining the ranks for qualification, if there is a tie for one or more positions, the person with the highest single score (in the case of a riding event) or the fastest single time (in the case of a timed event) from the previous go-rounds shall be ranked highest among the tied contestants. If, after using this tie-breaking procedure, a tie still exists, the judges will draw by lot to determine the rankings of those contestants still tied. (To determine the contestants for a finals, see Bylaw B10.4.3.) (Refer to Rules R6.5.3 and R6.5.4 for those not eligible to advance). R2.8.1 No Preferences for Local Entries. If Performance-Preference is accepted by a rodeo, only Members will be allowed to designate preferences. Local entries may not designate preferences. R2.8.2 Choosing Preferences. For Performance-Preference Rodeos, contestant shall indicate, when he enters, whether or not he has a preference for when he is up in the first go-round. A maximum of two preferences will be allowed. A specific slack may be given as a preference. In the case of two or more go-round contests, “middle” may be designated as a preference. Middle will be defined as the performance or slack in which the first go-round is completed. R2.8.3 No Conflict Preference Policy. In choosing preferences B) C) R2.8 Performance-Preference Rodeos.
contestants shall also follow the “No Conflict Preference Policy” which shall be published in the PRCA Business Section and made available to contestants. Any revisions to the No Conflict Preference Policy shall be approved by the CEO and Chairman of the Competition Committee.
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