2017 Rule Change - Men's Incentive Events Will Count Towards All-Around
2016 Change - Tie On Rule
Any male contestant that is 60 years or older and any age female may tie on.
2016 Rule Clarification
Rodeo Entry rule clarification - see rule book
**Any GCPRA member can bump a non-member/permit entry from a performance position when entering the rodeo (with the exception of local entries set by the sponsoring rodeo committee per the sanction agreement) This request must be made by the member at time of entry on entry night. Central Entry personnel will not advise the member of the rule. All non-member/permit entries must give a phone number where they can be reached until the books close in case of position change.
2015 GCPRA Rule & Policy Changes
*Entry fees in all events raised $2.
*Draw for stock will be done 2 hours prior to any slack/perf at rodeos.
*Stock requirement for Stock Contractors changed to 1/3 enough plus two for each event (unless prior approval from Event Director). If Stock Contractor does not bring correct amount of stock he will be fined $25 per head to be withheld from stock fee at said rodeo. Lead Judge will determine and with Rodeo Secretary deduct fine amount at the rodeo.
*Stock Contractors are required to bring draw chips for animals to the rodeo marked clearly with the correct number/name on them for each animal in the draw.
*A trade deadline has been put into place for Wednesday at 4pm following each rodeo entry night. Both contestants involved in the trade must call the main Central Entry line (623) 455-8339 and leave a message with names and phone numbers so trade request can be verified by Central Entry.
*All timed event pushers must be a current competing member of the GCPRA.
*Finals – If a contestant is entered in the Finals and turns out he/she will be required to pay finals fees and be put on fines list until paid. Contestants will be able to medical/vet release out, contestant is required to provide medical or vet release to the GCPRA office before the Finals starts – otherwise entry fees will be due. If said contestant turns out and an alternate is found to fill the position he/she will not be required to pay fees but will be fined $50.
*Members are no longer allowed to enter through a local entry system at all – All GCPRA members must enter through the GCPRA Central Entry system on entry nights.
*All stock at rodeos will be drawn – no longer to chute run team roping steers if ran all in one section will be in rule book.
2014 GCPRA Rule & Policy Changes
Change to Rodeo Qualification Number for Finals & Year End Champions
A member must compete in at least six (6) rodeos of the total rodeos lead sanctioned by the GCPRA in the event for the subject year to qualify for the year-end finals or year-end awards. Only rodeos that you attend after becoming a member count towards the minimum rodeo qualification.
Men's All-Around Year-End Qualification Changes
The Men's All-Around will be figured from the Open events only during the rodeo year. The contestant must have competed in at least six (6) GCPRA lead sanctioned rodeos in each particular event for the points earned in the event to qualify as all-around points for year-end awards. The contestant must have won money in each event prior to the finals. The awards will not be awarded unless a contestant has won at least $500 in each qualifying event with winnings from the finals counting toward the $500 qualifying money.
Women's All-Around Qualification Change
Women's All-Around will be figured from all events during the rodeo year. The contestant must have competed in a least six (6) GCPRA lead sanctioned rodeos in each particular event for the points earned in the event to qualify as all-around points for year-end awards. A contestant must win at least $300 in each qualifying event.
Time Changes for Rodeo Entries on Entry Nights
All events will enter between 6 - 10pm on entry nights. Central Entry will have 3 lines open for 4 hours on entry nights.
No More Rough Stock Walk Up Entries at Rodeos
At GCPRA Lead Sanction rodeos there will no longer be Rough Stock walk up entries. Entries for Rough Stock events are between 6 - 10pm on entry nights.
Enter Twice Rodeos
In all events at enter twice rodeos - All money won will count towards year end standings. If a contestant enters a rodeo twice and places twice only the highest amount of money won will count towards All-Around standings in each event. In the Team Roping, Calf Roping & Barrels for All-Around standings the highest money amount won counts whether in Open or Incentive categories. Money will be awarded following Men's & Women's All-Around rules.
2013 GCPRA Rule Changes
Enter Twice Rodeos
In the following events: Bareback, Saddle Bronc, Bull Riding, Team Roping, Steer Wrestling - If a contestant enters a rodeo twice and places twice only the highest amount of money won will count towards All-Around standings in each event. Both places money will count towards Year End standings. In the Team Roping, Calf Roping & Barrels for All-Around standings the highest money amount won counts whether in Open or Incentive categories.
Change to Entry Fee Amounts for 2013
Bull Riding $90, Barrel Racing $70, Team Roping $80 per man; All other events $80
Addition of a Barrel Racers & Buddy line, open from 6-10pm on entry nights. When entering, a member may enter him/herself and two (2) other contestants only.
Women's All Around Qualifications
The amount required to win in each qualified event has been lowered to $300 before that event will count towards the Women's All-Around for year end.
3-5-12 Rules Added
No horned cattle will be used in the Tie Down Roping or Breakaway with horns longer than 2 inches unless approved by Event Director.
Team Roping - No scoreline shall exceed the length of the box without prior approval of Event Director.
2012 Rule Changes
Payoff Change at Rodeos
Payoff will be based on "Payoff Schedule" per event, if all places are not filled the payoff will remain according to the payoff schedule and monies for the places not filled will be considered a "Ground Split" between placing contestants. Ground money that is split out between placing contestants will not count towards Year End or All-Around standings. If a Co-Sanctioned association results are not figured this way the State Secretary will figure the money according to GCPRA Payoff Schedules for Year End and All-Around standings.
Enter Twice Rodeos (Applies to all rodeos for Team Roping & rodeos that allow Rough Stock riders to enter twice)
If a contestant enters a rodeo twice and places twice only the highest amount of money won will count towards Year-End and All-Around standings in each event. In the Team Roping, Calf Roping & Barrels for All-Around standings the highest money amount won counts whether in Open or Incentive catagories.
Finals Rodeo Contestant Turn Out
A contestant must compete in all qualified events, all go arounds to be eligible for Year End awards in all events. If a contestant turns out in any event after the start of the Finals Rodeo he/she will forfeit all Year End awards in all events. If a contestant is injured at the Finals rodeo he/she may get a Medical Release or a Visible Release by the Rodeo Judge and receive Year End awards. No Vet Releases will be excepted.
Rodeo/Event Requirements for Finals Qualifications
(1) Must be member in good standings (no outstanding turnouts or fines) and (2) Must have competed in the qualified event(s) at 4 (25%) or more GCPRA Lead Sanction Rodeos to be eligible for that event at the finals.
After positions are filled with contestants under the above conditions, any unfilled positions will be filled as in the past years.