Section 1: Roping
1a. Roper must make a full and complete run
-Roper must come from the back of the box.
-Roper must rope the calf cleanly around the neck. (no legs, nose etc.)
1b. Rope type
-NO breakaway hondos.
– Rope must break away from the saddle horn to be considered a clean and valid run.
– The rope must be thrown and leave the ropers hand.
1c. Questionable catches:
-This is a video based competition, so any questionable catches due to the video angle or a poor quality video will be determined at the judge’s/timer’s best ability.
-This being said video clarity is key in helping determine the success of your runs.
1d. Time/Time takers:
-The judge/timer will start the time for each run as soon as the gates of the chute open.
-The time will finish when both the header’s and heeler’s ropes are tight and the ropers/horses are facing each other
-The time will go out to the one thousandth spot (.000)
* Video clarity is beneficial to contestant
Section 2: Judging
2a. Camera position
-To help Premier Timed Events give you the best possible time we recommend you film far enough down the arena where we can clearly see the run with an angle that shows us the side of the saddle horn where the roper’s rope will breakaway, so our timers/judges can be as accurate as possible.
-Make sure the filmer/videographer is down the arena far enough so the run is always in front of the camera. This is not mandatory, however Premier Time Events recommends this to help us in timing your runs as accurately as possible.
-Video from other angles and positions will be taken and timed at the timer’s best ability/judgment.
-The roper, their horse and cow must be in the film at all times.
-The gate of the chute must also be visible in the beginning of each run.
2b. Judges/Timer decision
-Our judge’s and timer’s decisions are final.
-To help them determine the best time we recommend videos come from recommended angles/position and submit the clearest video as possible. The poorer the video quality the more difficult it will be for timers and judges to be as precise, which could lead to longer times than expected or a no time if the timer/judge can not determine the run.
There is no barrier! Time will start as soon as the gate for the cattle is open. (As soon as our judge/timer sees the gates begin to open/move they will start the timer)
2d. Timing and Timers
The time for all runs will start as soon as the gates of the chute containing the cattle begins to open. The time will stop when the timer/judge sees the rope break/come off the saddle horn.
Any videos sent to Premier Timed Events will be used for timing and will be submitted as your entries (3 head averages). All videos must be filmed during the current week’s competition. We have software that tells us when the video was taken. If the submitted video was filmed at any other time besides the current week of competition, the roper will automatically be disqualified from the roping and entry fees will not be returned, but will be kept in the competition/jackpot.
-Also our software will allow us to see if the video was tampered with in anyway that may depict the speed/time on the video. If the video is found to be sped up or slowed down for that matter, the roper will again automatically be disqualified from the contest. Entry fees will not be returned, but will remain in the competition/jackpot.
There is no tiebreaker. In the event of a tie, the winnings from the number of winning places will be split evenly amongst the teams that fall under the tie.
Section 3: Livestock
3a. Cattle are chosen at roper’s choice.
-Premier Timed Events cannot inspect all cattle used, however we do not condone harmful treatment and unnecessary medication to the cattle. If any such actions are seen in the videos ropers will automatically be disqualified with entry fees not being returned. Entry fees will remain in the competition/jackpot.
3c. Questionable treatment
If Premier Timed Events feels that the handling or treatment of any livestock during the run may be considered unethical we have the right to not publicly display the run. If the run is a clean run we will still time it , but will not make it viewable to the public.
– Cattle are roper’s choice. (size, speed, etc) However, cattle are the ONLY livestock allowed to be roped for submission in Premier Timed Events contests.
Section 4: Payouts
80% pay outs for all ropings/contests unless stated other wise for special events.
Premier Timed Events uses a specially designed payout formula that will pay out a specific percentage of teams based on the total number of teams in each roping. The payout percentage will be set as follows, 10% of entered team will be winning money, unless stated otherwise for special events.
10% of 100 contestants is 10 paid contestants
10% of 150 contestants is 15 paid contestants
-When team numbers are uneven Premier Timed Events will not round up to the next placing/money winning position.
151- 154 contestants =15 contestants
155- 159 contestants =15 contestants
Section 5: Video
5a. Premier Timed Events will except all types of video files and files from all types of devices.
5b. The video must show the roping chute at the beginning of the roping in order to see the chute gates open.
5c. The video must also contain the roper and her horse and the cow in the film at all times. Failing to do so will result in immediate disqualification of the roper and the entry fee will not be returned, but will be left in the competition/jackpot prize.
5d. Premier Timed Events recommends filming runs from the side of the roper from which her rope will breakaway from the saddle horn, so our timers/judges can be as accurate as possible. This will give the best angel and view of all the required aspects for each roping run.
5e. Videos can be submitted from different days during the week of competition. However, the videos must be entered all at one time.
5f. The books for each weekly contest will be open from Sunday at 12:01 am and will close at Saturday at 11:59 pm.
5g. The winners will be announced no later than Tuesday following the closing of the weekly contests.
Section 6: Other
6a. Break away is a girls ONLY event for all divisions except 8 and under.
6b. Breakaway divisions will be based on ropers age. Ropers can rope in their eligible age division and up. The same videos can be entered in all eligible division each week. Age division is based on the ropers age at the start of each weeks roping. (Sunday @ 12:01 am)
-All contestants must complete the FREE membership form before competing. This can be found on the website.
6d. Dress code
-There is no dress code for Premier Timed Events, but we ask you keep all attire respectable, being that the videos may be displayed for public viewing.
6e. Once videos are submitted to Premier Timed Events, Premier Timed Events has the rights to the videos and may use the videos as necessary.
6f. Roping must be done from horseback and contestants must only be roping a form of live cattle.
6g. The rope can not start on the cow. The rope must be “thrown” by the roper.
Section 7: Match Ropings
1. All the above breakaway rules apply.
2. No age divisions. Matches are open head to head competitions.
3. All Matches are 3 head fastest time wins.
4. 80% payouts for all matches. All matches have the option for adjustable entry fees. Ropers/Contestants will have the ability to set the entry to whatever the 2 challenging contestants/members agree on. ($25 minimum)
5. Matches are weekly contests
– Each week’s match must be started after Sunday at 12:01 am and completed/filled by Saturday at 11:59 pm
6. There are no limits on the number of match entries. However, each weekly match must be against a different roper.
Section 8: Contact Information
3515-B Longmire Dr Box 206
College Station, Tx 77845