Practice Pen WSTR Finale QUALIFICATION

 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Rope Four Steers, Meet or Beat Par Time to Win a PAID Entry to the WSTR Finale XV!

Non-Winning Team Fees Go To Accumulated Earnings!

Enter Unlimited Times Until You Win!
THREE DIVISIONS
#10.5
#6 HL cap
Par: 40 seconds
#9.5
#5.5 HL cap
Par: 45 seconds
#8.5
#4.5 HD/HL
Par: 55 seconds

Fees: $150/Roper  |  WSTR or Key Card Membership Required  |  You Must be 21 to Enter
Before you Rope and Record Your Runs
1. You must have or register for a Facebook account to record live. Your Facebook account must be shared with WSTR and/or USTRC.(You can allow your account to be public for a short time, then turn back to private once we obtain the video.)

2. Both sides must be paid at time of entry and a day and morning or afternoon must be designated. Practice Pen Time Schedule: Entries for the PPQ are open Wednesday thru Sunday: Entries close when we reach 200 teams/ day, or at 8 pm Mountain Daylight time whichever occurs first. This will give ropers in the Pacific time zone plenty of time to enter. If the day isn’t available for selection, you know the entries have closed.

3. Arena Set-up: We will run this like an old-fashioned barrel team roping, obviously you can set the distance with a flag or some type of marker. Marker (or barrel) should be set at 60ft. Before the competition begins, ropers will have the distance pre-measured and mark with a barrel, flag, or some other approved method with a designated distance.

4. Cattle: For the first time, you can’t complain about the cattle because you are using yours. Rule is simple, you must pick four different steers, and have them loaded before we begin.
How It Works Video

COMPETITION

This competition will use the old barrel roping. The WSTR barrier has succeeded in narrowing the turn zone in each competition to a particular area of the arena. The barrel concept should provide the same affect, the header must turn the steer beyond the barrel. The competition will utilize Facebook live videos for verification and timing. When the WSTR staff watches the video, each run will be timed from the time the chute gate opens, until the run is completed. All of team’s round times will be posted.

RECORDING YOUR RUNS

Recording your runs on Facebook Live...

• Make sure you have entered and paid your entry fee designating the day and am or pm. This will reserve your spot.

• You will send a text when you are ready to start recording the distance to the barrel, this text will give us a time verification of when you will be “on camera” and ready to start. For the #10.5 send your text to to 505-270-1919 and for the #9.5 and #8.5 text to 309-368-9357. It will help the secretaries a great deal if when you enter multiple times in one division per day, on your text, please indicate, Entry 1, Entry 2, etc.

• Once you start, you are on Facebook live, you cannot interrupt the feed. If it starts over, or a video is deleted, the team takes a no time and money stays in the pot (we need to eliminate the opportunity to cheat).

• The event is progressive. Continuing filming the four runs (the fourth run is the short round run) until complete, you may turn off the device after any miss.
STEP 1. Measure the barrel distance from the chute to the barrel with a quick recorded measurement verification. The camera should measure the tape at the beginning (chute) and follow the measurement to the barrel, making sure to record at 60 feet;

STEP 2. Each roper, on horseback, must face the camera and for audio purposes the camera operator will introduce them: name, ID#, say if they are heading or heeling;

STEP 3. Immediately ride in the box and proceed to rope all four steers, We will start the clock when the gate opens. The header can rope the horns at any time but must turn past the barrel (or marker).

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Finale Entry Disclosures: 1.) Winner’s must declare their entry into the Finale within 30 days of win by sending in a Finale Entry form (available at WSTRroping.com under forms tab). 2.) Stalls and hotel reservations are not included in the winner’s package and cannot be reserved until entry is declared when received. 3.) Entry credit must be used in the division where it was won and must be used as a “team,” assignments and transferred are not allowed (in the event of handicap increases the team will be allowed to move up or down to another division together.) 4.) Teams who do not enter the Finale are not eligible for any entry fee credit payment. 5.) In the event that the national shutdown carries into the fall to the extent the Finale has to be canceled, proceeds from the Challenge (less all administrative fees) will be divided equally among the challenge qualifiers. 6.) A roper who has previously qualified in a division is not eligible to qualify roping in the Practice Pen qualification in that same division. If either roper is already qualified and proceeds to rope, the team will rope under the higher eligible par time and if they win against that par time will win in that higher division. In no instance will a winning team be accepted in any division where one of the ropers is already qualified (no helpers). Any roper who ropes, who is already qualified, and cannot move to a higher PPQ division, will forfeit any team entry fees paid. 7.) If a team does not rope during their designated day/am or pm, it will be considered a turnout and no refund will be paid. If a team has paid but cannot rope in their designated time slot they must reschedule before the end of that time slot or draw out via text message to receive a refund of their entry fee. 8.) Texting serves the purpose of time stamping your video. Not all videos are watched “live.” Therefore, if we receive a text but no video, it’s a no-time. If we receive a video but no text, it’s a no time. 9.) When entering the PPQ, I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT MY PARTNER(s) & I HAVE READ & VOLUNTARILY AGREE TO THE RELEASE & WAIVER OF LIABILITY & INDEMNITY AGREEMENT as posted on website. WSTRoping.com. Under the forms tab: Unconditional Release. Or you may view the pdf by clicking HERE.