FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information:
Susan Bedford, ABBI Media Director
Karah Hiles, EG/BBG
EXCLUSIVE GENETICS’ BUCKING BULL GAMES FUTURITY CLASS BULLS CAN EARN ABBI POINTS FOR THE 2017 SEASON
PUEBLO, Colo. (Dec. 16, 2016)-American Bucking Bull Inc. (ABBI) announced today that any Bucking Bull Games Futurity class animal will have the option to earn points toward their ABBI Futurity standings in 2017.
There will be an optional $50 fee per BBG event bull should a member want their bull’s performance at any BBG regular season event to count toward the ABBI Qualifier Standings of their bulls at these co-sanctioned Futurity events.
“We always want to give our members as many places to compete at as possible,” said ABBI Executive Director Jay Daugherty. “By co-sanctioning futurity events with Exclusive Genetics’ Bucking Bull Games we are able to provide yet another venue of competition and an additional way that our members can earn their way to Las Vegas and a spot at our Futurity Finals, as well as toward our year-end cash and prize bonuses.”
Billy Jaynes, CEO of the Bucking Bull Games said, “We believe giving these bulls more opportunities, without forcing these young bulls to buck more times, will help owners to experience greater earnings and we feel strongly about providing that opportunity.”
BBG has many Futurity classes including: EG Champion Class, Open Futurity, Open Underdog Class, All In, Open Experience Class, Open Handicap Class, Open Bargain Bucker Futurity and Bucking Bulls For Kids. BBG will award $100,000 to their certified Futurity Champion at the end of the regular season. There must be a minimum of 12 bulls entered choosing to earn ABBI points in order for ABBI points to be awarded. The ABBI Points Awarded will be based on the ABBI Co-Sanctioned Points Scale and all divisions will count toward ABBI Futurity Qualifier Standings (not the ABBI junior standings in case of the Bucking Bulls For Kids division).
Regardless of the class entered, all bulls that opt in to having ABBI points will be put into one bracket at the end of the BBG event to determine how many ABBI points are earned. Animals will be placed (and earn points) only in comparison to the other bulls opting in for ABBI points, not the entire BBG event field.
Visit www.buckingbullgames.com for a complete schedule of BBG Futurity events. Go to www.AmericanBuckingBull.com for more information about points and co-sanctioning across the various participating events and organizations.
Additionally ABBI and BBG have agreed that 10 bulls will qualify for the ABBI Futurity Finals from the BBG Regular season events. The best six bulls (based on average score from at least seven events) will receive an invitation to the ABBI Futurity Finals. Additionally BBG is starting a new futurity team concept called Professional Bull & Rider Games (PBRG) and the rank bull at each of the four PBRG events will receive an invitation to the ABBI Futurity Finals. For more information on the PBRG go here: http://exclusivegenetics.com/PBRG
ABBI FUTURITY POINTS:
Co-Sanctioned ABBI Events American Heritage
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
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