2022 RULES & FORMAT

MEMBERSHIP

A current 2022 Junior World Team Roping Membership is REQUIRED to compete at any Qualifier event.

DIVISIONS

OPEN

17 & Under as of January 1, 2022

#9.5

17 & Under as of January 1, 2022 • Capped at #5.5 Heeler

HOW TO QUALIFY

QUALIFIER EVENTS

30 POSITIONS in each Division will be awarded based on Instant Qualifications. If you win a qualifier event, you get a spot in Vegas! If a roper wins more than one Qualifier event, the position will be rolled to the next roper in the Average of that event who has not yet qualified.

PARTNER CHOICE

Contestants do NOT have to rope at the Finals with the partner they qualified with. They may choose any Qualified Top 30 roper as a partner.

NUMBER CHANGES

Classification that affect any #9.5 ropers ability to compete at the finals will be dealt with as individual situations. Ropers may be allowed to compete, or could be rolled up to the Open depending on the circumstances and severity of number change.

QUALIFIER FORMAT

ROPING FORMAT

All ropings must be the same format. The format for all qualifiers is 4 FOR $150 PER ROPER, PICK OR DRAW, ENTER UP TO 3X ON EACH END. All ropings are progressive after the first round. Ropers may pick or draw their partners. They may not enter with the same partner more than once, unless they are switching ends.

PROOF OF CLASSIFICATION

Proof of roper classification is not required. If a Producer asks for verification, contestant may show proof of classification from ANY association in order to enter. If a roper is not classified correctly, the Producer and/or Junior World Team Roping reserves the right to adjust any ropers number at any time.

INSTANT QUALIFICATION

First place in the average at each qualifier will be awarded a qualifying spot in Vegas. If a roper wins a Qualifier, they may still compete at remaining Qualifiers for accumulated earnings toward the World Championship standings. If a roper has already won a Qualifier, and wins an additional Qualifier, that qualifying position will be rolled down to the next contestant in the Average of that roping that has not already qualified for the Finals.

QUALIFIER TEAM COUNT

Qualifier events must have a MINIMUM OF 10 TEAMS for the roping event to count as a qualifying event.

EARNINGS

All money won will count toward World Standings and Earnings Based Qualifying positions, including Round and Average winnings UNLESS THE CONTESTANT DID NOT PAY FOR THEIR EXTRA RUN. If the Contestant does not pay for a star run (extra run), they will be awarded half of the winnings, however the earnings will not count toward the World Standings.

PRODUCERS

PRODUCER FEES

$15 PER TEAM IS REQUIRED TO BE PAID TO JUNIOR WORLD TEAM ROPING. Producer fees must be mailed to Junior World Team Roping at 12253 Ave 472, Orange Cove, CA 93646, within 3 days of the qualifier event.

PAYOUT

The remaining payout ($285 per team) can be payed out as you wish. We would love to see 80% or more payback, but understand producer expenses and cost. You must pay a fast time in the first round of each roping as $150 to the header and $150 to the heeler.

AWARDS

Producers will award the Average Winners from each Division a Montana Silversmith’s buckle. Please contact us to arrange your buckle shipment at least 8 weeks prior to your qualifier event.

FINALS

WORLD CHAMPIONS

The World Champions will be the Header and Heeler of each Division with the most accumulated earnings throughout the season including winnings that are awarded during the Finals. The World Champions will each receive World Champion Saddles and Buckles. Reserve World Champions in each Division will receive the Reserve World Champion Buckles.

AVERAGE CHAMPIONS

Average Champions will be the Header and Heeler of each division who win the Average during the Junior World Finals in Las Vegas. The Average Champions will receive the Average Champion Saddles and Buckles.

PRIZES

Additional prizes will be awarded in each division during the Finals for both the Year End World Standings, and the Average during the Finals.

TOP 30

Wrangler jackets will be awarded to all Contestants who compete at the World Finals.
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