2019 PRCA Rule Book
R5.4.3 Finals Go-Round. At rodeos with a finals, money to be held for the final go-round will be 50 times the number of contestants. In the riding events, the money to be held out for the final go- round shall be determined by the Event Representative at time of approval. Payoff distribution for a short go-round will be: $000-$2,999.99 pays four places, $3,000-$6,999.99 pays six places, $7,000 or more pays eight places unless an alternative payoff distribution has been approved by the Director of Rodeo Administration and the Event Representative. Refer to Rules R5.4.1. and R5.4.2. for the percentage breakdown equivalent to the number of places to be paid for the riding events and timed events, respectively. (In the team roping, divide the money to be held out for the final go-round by two to determine the number of places to be paid.) R18.104.22.168 For All Events If Fewer Than Four Contestants
Are Entered. Should there be only 3 contestants entered in an event, there will be three places paid in each go-round and average (if applicable): 50 percent, 30 percent, 20 percent. Should there be only 2 contestants entered in an event, there will be two places paid in each go-round and average (if applicable): 60 percent, 40 percent. Should there be only 1 contestant entered in an event, there will be one place paid in each go-round and average (if applicable): 100%.
R5.5 Payoff in Go-Rounds. R5.5.1 Amount of Money and Number of Places. Determine amount of money and number of places for each go-round using procedures outlined in R5.2.-R5.4. R5.5.2 Payments. Contestants are to be paid any money won in a complete go-round upon completion of the go-round. At certain specified rodeos, as approved by the Director of Rodeo Administration, no prize money checks will be issued prior to the last performance. R5.5.3 Procedure When Not Enough Contestants Qualify for Paid Places. If not enough contestants qualify for the number of places to be paid in any event, the remaining places shall be divided evenly among those contestants who did qualify (have a score or a time), but that money shall be considered ground money and will not be posted as Championship Points except in the bull riding. If no one qualifies for prize money in an event, the prize money will be divided evenly among all who competed, but this money shall be considered ground money and will not be posted as Championship Points.
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