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BRC Official Sanction Form - 2023 Season XI - Sanction Fees: $750.00 (includes GST)
EVENT INFORMATION
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Thank you for your Application to Sanction. Once Approved and Sanction Fees received, BRC Office will contact you for further information regarding Event Personnel, Stock Contractors, etc. 

BRC Inc. Sanctioning Information:

SANCTIONING INFORMATION, FEES, INSURANCE & CONTESTANT FEES:

a. Minimum Prize Money:

i. Producers/Committees are required to add a minimum of $3,000 added money per event performance.

b. Sanction Application Form:

i. A completed Sanction Application Form along with the appropriate Sanction Fee must be in the BRC Inc. office no later than two weeks prior to entries opening. Upon completion of the event, all results including payout must be in the

BRC Inc. office no later than five (5) business days following the completion of the event.

ii. Producers/Committees MUST follow the minimum pay/suggested pay structures for all BRC Member personnel hired at BRC Sanctioned Events, as listed on the BRC Official Sanction Form (BRCFM-002).

iii. Sanction forms are available to be downloaded/filled out from the BRC Inc. website and provided to a requesting committee from the BRC Inc. Office via mail or email.

c. Contestant Fees:

i. Entry Fees for BRC Inc. Sanctioned Events are as follows:

  • $125.00: (Less $10.00 BRC Finals Fee, $25.00 BRC Inc. Office/Entry Fees) is $100.00 in Total Purse from each contestant entry.

d. Committee Fees:

i. Producer/Committees must submit a Sanction Fee at the time of application, of $750.00 ($650.00 Sanction and $100.00 Finals Fee) for a 1 (one) day event. 2 (two) day events are $950.00 ($850.00 Sanction and $100.00 Finals Fee). Events 3 (three) or more days must be approved by the BRC Inc. Board to determine Sanction Fee and format. Fees include GST.

ii. A completed application and sanction fee must be submitted to the BRC Inc. Office and the application fee will be refunded in the event the BRC Inc. denies approval of event.

iii. An event may not be approved if it conflicts with another BRC Inc. event that has already been approved (some exceptions apply).

iv. Events will NOT be listed on the BRC Inc. website or any other medium without a completed Sanction Form and the Sanction Fees received.

v. Once an event is listed on the website and other mediums, the Sanction Fee is non-refundable.

vi. The BRC Inc. shall take ten percent (10%) from the Added Money of each association approved event to assist with promoting the event pre and post and support office activities (Entries, Call-backs, Draws, Turnouts, social media, video highlights, etc.). The Committee/Producer must assist BRC Inc. in this by following/mentioning/tagging BRC Inc. in their event posts.

vii. The Committee/Producer must provide proof of liability insurance for the event with the BRC Inc. named as additional insured on the policy. Listed exactly as:

Bull Riders Canada Inc.

Box 515

Irricana, Alberta T0M 1B0

e. Payout:

Three Types of Event Payouts:

  • Events with Two Head (Two Round) Format; No Short Round

  • Events that are One Head (One Round) Format; No Short Round

  • Events that are Long Round, Short Round Format

  • NOTE: Bonus Money and/or Bounty Bull(s) will have BRC Inc. fees of ten (ten) percent removed and the new dollar amount will be used to payout the winner(s) of the Bonus Round and/or Bounty Bull(s)

  • NOTE: Working with the best interest of both the Committee (to be sustainable) and the Contestants (to maximize points/payout), Bull Riders Canada Inc. reserves the right to amend the Event Formats, Points, and Payouts on a case-by-case basis if required.

Events with Two Head (Two Round) Format; No Short Round:

i. Payouts shall occur in one format: Top 4; Total on Two.

ii. The sum of the contestant’s Total Purse (based on entry fees less BRC deductions) and the Added Money (less BRC deductions) will be combined and paid out to the top 4 on two head as follows:

  • First Place: 40-percent

  • Second Place: 30-percent

  • Third Place: 20-percent

  • Fourth Place: 10-percent

  • NOTE: In the event less than four rides occur, the remaining vacant placing shall be split equally among the placing contestants.

  • NOTE: Contestants must have a valid ride/score to fill a payout spot in any round.

  • NOTE: Event Champion is determined by highest total on two head or highest score on one if no contestant makes two qualified rides.

Events that are One Head (One Round) Format; No Short Round:

i. Payouts shall occur in one format: Top 4; Total on One.

ii. The sum of the contestant’s Total Purse (based on entry fees less BRC deductions) and the Added Money (less BRC deductions) will be combined and paid out to the top 4 on one head as follows:

  • First Place: 40-percent

  • Second Place: 30-percent

  • Third Place: 20-percent

  • Fourth Place: 10-percent

  • NOTE: In the event less than four rides occur, the remaining vacant placing shall be split equally among the placing contestants.

  • NOTE: Contestants must have a valid ride/score to fill a payout spot in any round.

  • NOTE: Event Champion is determined by highest total on two head or highest score on one if no contestant makes two qualified rides.

Events that are Long Round, Short Round Format:

i. Payouts shall occur in two formats: Long Round and Short Round. There will be no average payout.

ii. Contestant Entry Fee money (less BRC deductions) paid in Long Round and Added Money (less BRC deductions) paid in the Short Round.

iii. LONG ROUND: The sum of the contestant’s Total Purse (based on entry fees less deductions) shall be calculated and used to pay out the long round as follows:

  • First Place: 40-percent

  • Second Place: 30-percent

  • Third Place: 20-percent

  • Fourth Place: 10-percent

  • NOTE: In the event less than four rides occur in a long round, the remaining vacant placing shall be split equally among the placing contestants.

  • NOTE: Contestants must have a valid ride/score to fill a payout spot in any round.

iv. SHORT ROUND: The advertised Added Money shall have the ten (10) percent removed and the new dollar amount be used to pay out the short round as follows:

  • Four (4) or more Qualified Rides:

    • First Place: 40-percent

    • Second Place: 30-percent

    • Third Place: 20-percent

    • Fourth Place: 10-percent

  • Three (3) Qualified Rides:

    • First Place: 40-percent

    • Second Place: 30-percent

    • Third Place: 20-percent

    • Split evenly among qualified rides

  • Two (2) Qualified Rides:

    • First Place: 40-percent

    • Second Place: 30-percent

    • Split evenly among qualified rides

  • One (1) Qualified Ride:

    • First Place: 100-percent

  • NOTE: In the event of zero qualified rides in the short round, the results and placing’s from the long round will be used to pay out the short round money in the exact same percentages.

f. Points:

i. Points shall be awarded in the Long Round, Short Round and Average (10-placings each) as follows:

  • LONG & SHORT ROUND POINTS:

    • First Place: 100 Points

    • Second Place: 90 Points

    • Third Place: 80 Points

    • Fourth Place: 70 Points

    • Fifth Place: 60 Points

    • Sixth Place: 50 Points

    • Seventh Place: 40 Points

    • Eighth Place: 30 Points

    • Ninth Place: 20 Points

    • Tenth Place: 10 Points

  • AVERAGE POINTS:

    • First Place: 200 Points

    • Second Place: 180 Points

    • Third Place: 160 Points

    • Fourth Place: 140 Points

    • Fifth Place: 120 Points

    • Sixth Place: 100 Points

    • Seventh Place: 80 Points

    • Eighth Place: 60 Points

    • Ninth Place: 40 Points

    • Tenth Place: 20 Points

  • NOTE: Points will only be awarded as earned. For the short round, the number of points available will be determined by the number of successful rides. A Contestant may only earn the points for their single finish in a Short Round (will not receive all possible Short Round Points).

  • NOTE: Events with $7500.00+ added money on a 1-day event or $10,000.00+ added money on a 2-day event, DOUBLE POINTS will be awarded for the Long Round, Short Round and Average (10-Placings each).

  • NOTE: Bonus money and/or Bounty Bulls will have points awarded that follow the same event point format (e.g., 1st place 100pts, 2nd place 180pts, etc.), but will not be included in the average.

  • NOTE: Events that consist of one Round only, points will be double (e.g., 1st place 200pts, 2nd place 180pts, etc.).

ii. Points for Two Head (Two Round) Events will be awarded in Round One, Round Two and Average (10-placings each) as follows:

  • ROUND ONE POINTS:

    • First Place: 100 Points

    • Second Place: 90 Points

    • Third Place: 80 Points

    • Fourth Place: 70 Points

    • Fifth Place: 60 Points

    • Sixth Place: 50 Points

    • Seventh Place: 40 Points

    • Eighth Place: 30 Points

    • Ninth Place: 20 Points

    • Tenth Place: 10 Points

  • ROUND TWO POINTS:

    • First Place: 100 Points

    • Second Place: 90 Points

    • Third Place: 80 Points

    • Fourth Place: 70 Points

    • Fifth Place: 60 Points

    • Sixth Place: 50 Points

    • Seventh Place: 40 Points

    • Eighth Place: 30 Points

    • Ninth Place: 20 Points

    • Tenth Place: 10 Points

  • AVERAGE POINTS:

    • First Place: 200 Points

    • Second Place: 180 Points

    • Third Place: 160 Points

    • Fourth Place: 140 Points

    • Fifth Place: 120 Points

  • Sixth Place: 100 Points

  • Seventh Place: 80 Points

  • Eighth Place: 60 Points

  • Ninth Place: 40 Points

  • Tenth Place: 20 Points

  • NOTE: Points will only be awarded as earned.

iii. Working with the best interest of both the Committee (to be sustainable) and the Contestants (to maximize points/payout), Bull Riders Canada Inc. reserves the right to amend the Event Formats, Points, and Payouts on a case-by-case basis if required.

g. Central Entries:

i. The number of entries will be event specific as listed on the sanction form.

ii. All entries will be conducted through the BRC Inc. Office.

1. Entries may not be conducted by committees.

2. Any committee that wishes to make an entry on behalf of a valid BRC Inc. contestant member must make the entry on behalf of that rider to the BRC Inc. office during entry dates and times.

iii. No entries will be taken until a completed sanction form and appropriate fee is received and approved by the BRC Inc. Office.

h. Results:

i. Copies of the results, including Judges Sheets and payout must be received in the BRC Inc. Office IMMEDIATELY following the event via text or email. The original paperwork must then arrive in the BRC Inc. Office no later than five (5) business days following the last performance of the event.

i. Listings:

i. No event will be listed in any BRC Inc. approved newspaper, BRC Inc. website or other mediums until a completed sanction form and appropriate fee is received and approved by the BRC Inc. Office. Once the listing is added, the sanction fees are non-refundable.

j. Personnel:

i. All personnel: Judges, Bullfighters, Barrel Men/Clowns, Entertainers, Stock Contractors, Announcers, Chute Boss, Bull Roper, Secretary, Timer, Sound personnel and Photographers hired at BRC Inc. sanctioned events must be approved by and hold a valid and current BRC Inc. card.

ii. If the Event Personnel is working only ONE BRC Event in the current Season, BRC will allow said Event Personnel to work on a ONE-TIME USE EVENT PERMIT. This Event Permit is at a cost of $100.00 to the Personnel or Committee and is valid ONLY for the ONE-EVENT. If after working an event on a Permit, the individual is hired to work another BRC Event, they MUST purchase a BRC Membership. NOTE: Event Permit DOES NOT APPLY to Judges, Stock Contractors, or Bullfighters – these positions MUST be BRC Carded!

ii. Each BRC Inc. sanctioned event shall allow for all current BRC Inc. members competing in, or working at the event, plus one companion per member, free admittance to the sanctioned event unless otherwise negotiated with the BRC Inc. office. Members must have Card and Companion Card present for verification at any time.

k. EMS/Paramedics:

i. It is MANDATORY that all BRC Inc. sanctioned events, at Committee/Producer’s expense, must ALWAYS have EMS/Paramedics on-site at all times during the event.

ii. It is MANDATORY that a minimum of at least one of the paramedics involved on-site have the highest level of training available in the province of which the event is being held, has the necessary equipment, and is able to use advanced life saving techniques should a situation arise. NO EXCEPTIONS.

l. Veterinarian:

i. The BRC Inc. highly suggests that Committee/Producer(s) (at their own expense) have a large animal veterinarian on site during performance times and on call during non-performance times.

ii. Additionally, a conveyance to remove injured animals quickly and humanely from the arena to a private, confined treatment area shall be available at all times during the event.

m. Sponsors:

i. The Committee/Producer maintains the first right to sell, secure and utilize sponsorship signage, banners, programs, event tickets, passes and other sponsorship materials, benefits and activities surrounding the sanctioned event, so long as they do not conflict with BRC Season Partners.

ii. The BRC Inc. thereafter will be entitled to sell, secure, and utilize sponsorships other than those maintained by the producer.

iii. It is the responsibility of both the producer and the BRC Inc. Office to work together to maintain a fair and well managed sponsorship base.

n. Event Responsibility:

i. The Committee/Producer is solely responsible for the infrastructure and staff of the event:  arena rental; ticket sales; ticket gate laborers, concessions stand laborers; ushers; security; ambulance; arena setup laborers; gatemen and stripping chute help.

ii. The Committee/Producer is solely responsible for the production of the event, including, but not limited to, the hiring of stock contractors, judges, announcer, bullfighters, barrel men/clown/entertainer (optional) and event laborers.

iii. Producer is responsible for all non- BRC Inc. Carded Members, their respective actions, liabilities, and risks.

iv. The producer is solely responsible for payment of added purse money, the payment of laborers, judges and other parties providing work, services and / or materials related to event and THE PRODUCER UNDERSTANDS THAT THE BRC Inc. WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY FAILURE BY THE PRODUCER TO PAY THE ADDED AMOUNT OR FOR PAYMENT OF ANY PERSONNEL ASSOCIATED WITH THE EVENT.

v. The event must comply with all rules as stated in the BRC Inc. rule book.

vi. The Committee/Producer is solely responsible for ensuring ALL GOVERNMENT and PROVINCIAL guidelines surrounding COVID-19 are met prior to and during their event.

o. Indemnity: 

i. Event Producers/Committees will indemnify and shall continue to indemnify and agree to hold harmless BRC Inc. and all related companies, parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, associates, members, partners, shareholders, officers, directors, employees, agents, officials, contractors and sponsors from any and all claims, liabilities, actions and costs, asserted, made or threatened by any

person against BRC Inc. and all related releases in respect to all injuries, damages of property or person, injury or death arising out of participation in any BRC Inc. sanctioned, approved, affiliated or related events.

p. Variances:

i. In the event there are NO RIDES, the Contestant Entry Fee money (less BRC Inc. fees) would be sent back to BRC Inc. and used toward the BRC Inc. Finals; the Added Money (less BRC Inc. fees) would go back to the Event Committee.

iv. Working with the best interest of both the Committee (to be sustainable) and the Contestants (to maximize points/payout), Bull Riders Canada Inc. reserves the right to amend the Event Formats, Points, and Payouts on a case-by-case basis if required.

q. Bonds:

i. The BRC Inc. has the ability to require a monetary bond to events deemed on probationary status due to failures to follow BRC Inc. rules and regulations.

LIABILITY INSURANCE:

Commercial General Liability:

  1. On an occurrence basis for each of the Events and throughout the Term, Committee/Promoter will provide, at its own expense, the following types and amounts of insurance. Promoter’s insurance will contain an endorsement adding BRC Inc. and its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors, employees and agents as Additional Insureds in all policies except Workers Compensation. The insurance coverage required shall be as follows:

  • Workers Compensation: Statutory limits as required by provincial law for all of its employees and officers

  • Commercial General Liability Insurance: Coverage to be on an occurrence basis with limits of not less than $2,000,000/$2,000,000 Bodily Injury, Personal Injury and Property Damage including: Contractual Liability insuring the obligations assumed by

Promoter in this Agreement, Products/Completed Operations, Independent Contractors Protective Liability, and Broad Form Property Damage including Completed Operations; and

  • Excess Liability Insurance: Coverage with limits of not less than $2,000,000, excess of all of the above insurance.

  • Bull Riders Canada Inc. requires a copy of your Event Insurance Certificate with Bull Riders Canada Inc. Additional Insured listed EXACTLY as:

Bull Riders Canada Inc., PO Box 515 Irricana, AB T0M 1B0

We will require this Certificate to be sent to our office a MINIMUM of two weeks, FOURTEEN (14) days prior to your event date.

  1. The Promoter’s required insurance shall be in a form reasonably acceptable to BRC Inc. and shall require the insurer to provide at least fourteen (14) days prior written notice of any major reduction, change, or cancellation in coverage.

  2. The Promoter shall provide BRC Inc. with evidence of coverage within fourteen (14) days of BRC Inc.’s request following execution of this Agreement. Failure to provide such certificate within a reasonable time or to maintain the insurance coverage specified herein will be deemed a material breach of this Agreement. If coverage is not in place, contestant participation by BRC Inc. members will be immediately withdrawn and BRC Inc. shall have the right to terminate this Agreement.

  3. In the event of any lapse in insurance coverage required BRC Inc. will have the right (but not the obligation, and not as an election of remedies) to obtain replacement insurance and to deduct the cost of same from any amounts then owing by BRC Inc.

The Event Committee and Event Producer/Promoter (if different from the Event Committee) also agree to the following:

  1. BRC may request up to 8 VIP Passes (or equivalent) to any BRC Sanctioned Event at no charge to BRC for our Season Partners and Sponsors.

  2. BRC BANNER: A representative from BRC will be in touch with you to confirm a mailing address for the BRC Banner which MUST be hung inside the arena at your event. This banner must then be shipped back to the address given by the BRC representative the NEXT BUSINESS DAY following the event. Failure to send the banner back will result in a minimum $300.00 charge to the Event Committee.

  3. Event Personnel Information MUST be submitted to Bull Riders Canada no later than ONE MONTH prior to the Event date.

  4. Event Personnel & Stock Contractors MUST be carded BRC Members. A list of BRC Carded Personnel is found on our website: www.bullriderscanada.ca under the Membership tab.

  5. Minimum Pay for Event Personnel at BRC Sanctioned Events: Judges & Chute Boss $300.00/perf; $350/perf is suggested; Bullfighters $400.00/perf; $450/perf is suggested – Two Bullfighters MANDATORY; Announcers (without sound) $800.00/perf; $950/perf is suggested; Sound Man $800.00/perf; $950.00/perf is suggested; Safety Man (Bull Roper) $500.00/perf; $600.00/perf is suggested – MINIMUM PAY applies for BRC MEMBERS

 

BRCFM-002/Rev 30

BRC Inc. Sanctioning Terms & Conditions Acceptance :

The Committee/Producer/Promoter/Committee Person has read each and every paragraph in this sanction form; paying specific attention to the protocol required for an event as well as the Liability and Insurance requirements contained within.  

 

By clicking the "I accept BRC Inc. Sanctioning Terms & Conditions", the Committee/Producer/Promoter/Committee Person understands the costs and obligations of sanctioning their event with the BRC Inc. and also acknowledges that the appropriate Sanction Fee must accompany this Application and said Sanction Fee is non-refundable once the event has been approved by BRC. Inc. (i.e. added to the BRC Inc. website for NEW Events, or had the TENTATIVE removed for previous Season Events).                                                                                                                                                                                     

Sanction Fee Payment Options: eTransfer (preferred), Cheque (*$45.00 fee will be charged for all NSF Cheques), or Credit Card (*4% Processing Fee will be added for all Credit Card Transactions)  

 

If your event is not Approved by BRC Inc., Sanction Fee will be refunded in full. 

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Please make cheques Payable to: BULL RIDERS CANADA INC. 

Mail to: Box 515, Irricana, AB T0M 1B0

 

Email address for Email Money Transfers (eTransfers): bullriderscanada@gmail.com

For all eTransfers note Event Location in Memo Field

For all Credit Card payments, and invoice will be emailed to you *4% Processing Fee for CC

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