Game notes: Anaheim

Highlights

  • This will be the sixteenth consecutive year that the PBR will hold an event in Anaheim, Calif.
  • Greg Potter is the only three-time winner of the Anaheim Invitational.
  • This week’s Round 1 winner will face off with Mickey Mouse (Marlene Henry) for $3,000 on Friday night.

In This Article

SWEET SIXTEEN - This will be the sixteenth consecutive year that the PBR will hold an event in Anaheim, Calif. Anaheim is the sixth stop on the Built Ford Tough Series. The LiftMaster Invitational takes place at the Honda Center at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8; 6:50 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9; and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10.

UP NEXT - The Built Ford Tough Series will travel to St. Louis, Mo., for the Kawasaki Invitational, visiting the Scottrade Center at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15; at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16; and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17.

PAST WINNERS - Greg Potter is the only three-time winner of the Anaheim Invitational. Five former PBR World Champions have won the event, including Guilherme Marchi, Silvano Alves, Kody Lostroh, Mike Lee and Adriano Moraes. Here is a complete list of winners in Anaheim:

2012    Guilherme Marchi
2011    Silvano Alves
2010    Kody Lostroh
2009    Kody Lostroh
2008    Paulo Crimber
2007    Greg Potter
2006    Mike Lee
2005    Greg Potter
              Adriano Moraes
2004    Greg Potter
2003    Justin McBride
2002    Adriano Moraes
2001    Ty Murray
2000    JW Hart
1999    Cody Custer 

FORMAT - Each of the series' Top 35 riders will ride on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Following Round 3 on Sunday, up to 15 riders will advance to the Built Ford Tough Championship Round. The championship round will have a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 15 riders. Riders who have ridden three bulls will advance to compete on one more bull. In the event that fewer than 10 riders ride two bulls, the riders with the highest score or the longest buck-off time will advance. In the event that more than 15 riders ride three bulls, the 15 riders with the highest cumulative scores will advance. The overall event winner will be the rider with the highest combined score from all four rounds, earning $30,000 for first place.

BONUS BULL  - This week's Round 1 winner will face off with Mickey Mouse (Marlene Henry) for $3,000 on Friday night. The previous event winner, Guilherme Marchi in Sacramento, Calif., will face off with Sancho (Circle T/3B Bucking Bulls) Saturday night for $3,000. Bonus bull points are 100 points, plus the ride score.

MONSTER ENERGY MONEY BULL - Monster Energy is sponsoring a Monster Energy Money Bull at nine Built Ford Tough Series events this season. The bonus for successfully riding this bull starts at $6,000.  The bonus will continue to increase by $6,000 each time the rider fails to reach 8 seconds on the bull. The Monster Energy Money Bull bonus will also increase each time a rider fails to reach 8 seconds on the weekly bonus bull. In this instance, the bonus bull payout of $3,000 will be added to the Monster Energy Money Bull bonus. 

 Seven of the Monster Energy Money Bull matchups will be a randomly-selected bull in the PBR 15/15 Bucking Battles (Jan. 18 at Winston-Salem, N.C.; Feb. 1 at Sacramento, Calif.; Feb. 23 at Kansas City, Mo.; April 6 at Billings, Mont.; April 20 at Des Moines, Iowa; Sept. 20 at Biloxi, Miss.; and Oct. 4 at Fayetteville, N.C.). The remaining two matchups include a randomly-selected bull in the Built Ford Tough Championship Round at the Monster Energy Invitational in New York and the LiftMaster Invitational in Anaheim, Calif. Below is a list of the Monster Energy Money Bull results by event to date:

Event         Bull Rider Payout
New York Bonus Bull South Paw Stormy Wing  $3,000
New York Bonus Bull Quiet Riot Silvano Alves $3,000
New York Monster Energy Money Bull  Rock & Roll J.B. Mauney $6,000
Chicago Bonus Bull Mississippi Hippy  Robson Palermo $3,000
Winston-Salem  Monster Energy Money Bull  Asteroid Guilherme Marchi  $6,000
Winston-Salem  Bonus Bull Shepherd Hills Tstd  Jory Markiss $3,000
Winston-Salem  Bonus Bull Flint Shane Proctor $3,000
Sacramento Monster Energy Money Bull Asteroid Mike Lee $6,000
Anaheim Monster Energy Money Bull  Asteroid Rider TBD $6,000 
Current Value                                                           $39,000



POSSIBLE POINTS - There are 1,100 possible points available in Anaheim, Calif., as the winner of the event will receive 300 points and each of the four round-wins is worth 100 points, plus the ride score.

PBR BUILT FORD TOUGH WORLD FINALS  - The Built Ford Tough Series season will conclude Oct. 23-27 in Las Vegas with the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals, where the PBR World Champion will be crowned and awarded a $1 million bonus. The richest bull riding event in the world, the PBR World Finals has a total purse of more than $2 million.

HEROES AND LEGENDS  - The PBR Heroes & Legends Celebration Reception will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. at South Point, and will be immediately followed by the PBR Heroes & Legends Celebration from 7-9 p.m. The ceremony will include the induction of the 2013 Ring of Honor member(s), and the presentation of the Brand of Honor, the Jim Shoulders Lifetime Achievement Award and the Sharon Shoulders Award. The PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals Kickoff Party will be held immediately following the Heroes & Legends Celebration.

PBR Legends Reunion Tentative Schedule

Tuesday, Oct. 22                     
5:30-7 p.m. PBR Heroes & Legends Celebration Reception
7-9:30 p.m. PBR Heroes & Legends Celebration
9 p.m. PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals Kickoff Party
                                                         
Wednesday, Oct. 23                              
9:30-11 a.m. PBR Founder's Forum at South Point Las Vegas 
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Ultimate PBR Bull Rider Meet & Greet
4-6 p.m. PBR World Finals Pre-Party at the Cox Pavilion
                                                                       
Thursday, Oct. 24
4-6 p.m.       PBR World Finals Pre-Party at the Cox Pavilion



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