2019 PRCA Rule Book
R6.4.3 Failure of Partners of Two Separate Teams to Appear at the Rodeo. In the instance that a partner from each of two teams has turned out or drawn out of the rodeo due to a notified turn out, non-notified turn out, doctor’s release or visible injury or illness, the remaining two team members may compete as a new team, provided that the remaining team members must remain either a header or heeler and notify the Arena Secretary by the times specified below. If either of the new team members’ partner is a notified turn-out, a notified doctor release, or a notified visible injury or illness, then the new team members must notify the Arena Secretary that they will compete as a team prior to the stock draw for competition of the first original team. If neither of the new team members’ partners is a notified turn out/doctor release/visible injury or illness, then the new team members must notify the Arena Secretary that they will compete as a team prior to the time of competition in that rodeo of the first original team. In all instances covered by this Rule R6.4.3, the position for competition of the newly-formed team shall be determined by the flip of a coin. R6.4.4 Notification to Arena Secretary. If the Arena Secretary has been notified of a team roper’s turn out, doctor release, or draw out, the partner must notify the Arena Secretary prior to the cattle draw of first go-round competition if he is drawing out or if he is replacing his partner and who his replacement partner will be. If the secretary is not notified, the contestant will be subject to entry fee payment, will be disqualified from the team roping for that rodeo, and no cattle will be drawn. R6.4.5 Failure of a Partner to Notify of a Turn out. If a team roper’s partner fails to notify of a turn out, and does not appear prior to first go-round competition, the individual entered with him may, up until the time of his competition in the first go-round of the team roping, obtain another partner from among any of the PRCA event contestants entered at the rodeo, except team ropers already scheduled to compete in the event, or he may draw out, provided he is present at the rodeo and the draw out is approved by the judges of that rodeo. R6.4.6 Responsibility of Replacement Team Roper for Entry Fees. If an alternate team roping contestant is replacing a partner who has turned out (either notified or non-notified that replacement will not be required to pay entry fees. If an alternate team roping contestant is replacing a partner who has doctor released or been officially drawn out, that replacement will be required to pay entry fees.
DRAW OUTS, TURN OUTS & DOCTOR RELEASES
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