American Bucking Bull Inc. (ABBI) is dedicated to giving its members as many opportunities to compete as possible, and developing new avenues for members to qualify for the World Finals. With that goal in mind, ABBI is partnering with eight other bucking bull organizations this year to make it easier for members to get their bucking bulls qualified for Las Vegas. ABBI is co-sanctioning events with Gold Coast Bucking Bulls, Western States Bucking Bull Assoc., High Desert Bucking Bulls, Midwest Bucking Bull Assoc.,Two Bulls, Exclusive Genetics, Buckers Unlimited and Bordertown Casino.
“We are lucky to have members in every state,” said ABBI Executive Director Jay Daugherty. “By co-sanctioning events with these other organizations we hope to make it easier for members to compete closer to home and have more event options that fit their schedules. We also look forward to welcoming new members who haven’t had the opportunity to participate with us before. If you own an ABBI registered bull and pay the fee, you will earn points with us at all of these other organization’s co-sanctioned events.”
ABBI members pay an additional $50 in order to have their points or money won at these other organizations count toward their ABBI Standings. Points are used for Futurity bulls age 2 and younger, while money won is how older bulls are placed in the standings. ABBI Standings are used not only to qualify for the World Finals in Las Vegas, but to determine the ABBI Regular Season Standings where the top bulls earn bonuses and prizes.
Should the winning bull at co-sanctioned events not have paid the $50 to earn ABBI points, the top-finishing bull who has paid the fee will receive the 750 points for first and so on down the line. Every ABBI member entered who pays the $50 fee will be placed and earn points accordingly.
Members need to understand each organizations rules and regulations per the 2017 ABBI Rulebook regarding Sanctioned and/or Co-Sanctioned Event Participation: “ABBI Members that choose to participate in the additional opportunities that are offered at sanctioned / co-sanctioned events are responsible for familiarizing themselves with each individual organizations event rules prior to participation. Although we co-sanction events for our members that pay the additional ABBI fee (ABBI fee is nonrefundable), so that points and money members win may carry over to ABBI standings, each member is solely responsible for understanding and competing under the other organizations rules and guidelines. By entering their events, paying their fees and competing, you are agreeing to these terms.”
For a complete schedule of ABBI Sanctioned and Co-Sanctioned events, visit: AmericanBuckingBull.com
EXAMPLE OF WHAT POINTS TOP 5 BULLS WOULD EARN AT EVENTS:
Co-Sanctioned ABBI Events American Heritage
($50 ABBI fee)
Place Points Place Points Place Points
1 750 1 1000 1 1500
2 740 2 990 2 1490
3 730 3 980 3 1480
4 720 4 970 4 1470
5 710 5 960 5 1460