Irricana, Alberta - Bull Riders Canada is pleased to announce a number of ways BRC Member Contestants will have an increased shot at winning their share of the combined $29,000.00 prize money at this year’s Finals event – not to mention the chance to be the average winner, and take home the guaranteed $10,000.00 paycheck!
It starts with the return of the BRC Central Tour, which includes select Season VI events taking place in the provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Events participating in the BRC Central Tour are double pointed toward the Finals.
Bull Riders will be required to enter and attend all BRC Central Tour stops to remain in good standing with the Tour. A maximum of 2 events missed (medical or drawn out) will be allowed.
Contestants will earn points for the Tour based on the event results. The Tour Champion will receive points equal to an event win at year end, which will count towards the BRC National Standings for the Finals. The Champion will also receive a trophy jacket sponsored by Wrangler and Crossfire Bullriding Promotions.
From there, BRC is thrilled to be continuing our Association Partner relationship with the BC Rodeo Association (BCRA), as well as welcoming the Canadian Cowboys Association (CCA) and the Manitoba Rodeo Cowboys Association (MRCA) as Association Partners.
"Working together is always better" says BRC President, Russell Friend. "...giving the bull riders more opportunities, is yet another step forward in helping to grow the sport of Bull Riding - and that is the same goal we all share."
These new partnerships will permit Members from each respective association to enter the co-sanctioned events on their current Association Membership. BRC Members will have the added bonus of these events allowing them yet another opportunity to make those points and climb up the ranks of the BRC National Standings. Being that the majority of these co-sanctioned events are one-head, that means double points.
Good luck to all the Bull Riders competing this Season – we'll see you at the Finals!
BRC Central Tour:
April 21st - Watrous, SK - Stop #1
June 7th - Meadow Lake, SK - Stop #2
July 1st - Bengough, SK - Stop #3
August 3rd - Midale, SK - Stop #4
August 9th - Gladstone, MB - Stop #5
August 16th - Grunthal, MB - Stop #6
September 29th - Edam, SK - Stop #7
October 6th - Spiritwood, SK - Stop #8
October 13th - Eriksdale, MB - Stop #9
Co-Sanctioned BCRA Events:
Williams Lake, BC April 20th – 22nd
Vanderhoof, BC April 28th & 29th
Smithers, BC August 24th & 25th
Co-Sanctioned CCA Events:
Stettler, AB June 8th & 9th
Moosomin, SK July 6th & 7th
Herbert, SK August 3rd, 4th & 5th
Halkirk, AB August 25th
Beechy, SK September 21st, 22nd & 23rd
Co-Sanctioned MRCA Events:
Selkirk, MB July 14th & 15th
Arcola, SK August 10th
Grunthal, MB August 17th & 18th
Virden, MB August 17th, 18th & 19th
Beausejour, MB September 8th & 9th
To see the details of these events, visit bullriderscanada.ca