PRCA Playoff Series

PRCA Playoff Series

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The PRCA is proud to announce the 2024 Playoff Series Rodeo schedule.

The Playoff Series Standings will be based on points distributed to contestants for the top 20 placings at each of the Playoff Series Rodeos. There will be three levels of points distribution based on the total payout at a Playoff Series Rodeo. Points will be distributed based on placings in the average at that respective rodeo for rodeos with a one go-round format, a two go-round format, or a format with one or more go-rounds with a finals. Contestants with no score or no time at that rodeo will not be awarded Series points.

At tournament format rodeos, the contestants who qualify for the Finals will receive points for the highest placings. The number of placings that are distributed for the Finals will correspond with the number of contestants who advanced to the finals. Points will be distributed based on highest scores or fastest times in the Finals. If there are less qualified scores or times than there are contestants competing in the Finals, the points allotted for the remaining places that were not distributed due to the lack of qualified scores or times in the Finals will be split evenly among the contestants with no time or no score in the Finals. After points are distributed to contestants who qualified for the Finals, the remaining points will be distributed to contestants based on highest scores or fastest times in the Semi-Finals. For example, at a tournament style rodeo where there is a long go-round, followed by a Wild Card round and a Semi-Final round and then followed by a top 8 Finals with a top 4 Shoot-Out round, the contestants who qualified for the top 4 Shoot-Out round will be awarded the points for the first 4 places. The remaining 4 contestants who qualified for the top 8 Finals who did not qualify for the top 4 Shoot-Out round will be awarded points for 5th through 8th places based on highest scores or fastest times in the Finals. If there are less qualified scores or times in the Finals than there are contestants competing in the Finals, the points for the remaining places will be divided evenly among the contestants with no scores or no times in the Finals. The points for the remaining 12 places (9th through 20th) will be awarded to contestants with the highest scores or fastest times in the Semi-Finals. If there are less than 12 contestants (in this example) with a qualified score or time in the Semi-Finals, the points for the remaining places (not to exceed a total of 20 places plus splits) will be divided evenly among the contestants with no score or no time in the Semi-Finals. If there are remaining points to be distributed to contestants for the top 20 places after all contestants in the Semi-Finals have been awarded points for their placings, points will be distributed to contestants with highest scores or fastest times in the Wild Card round. If there are still points to be distributed to contestants for the top 20 places after points have been awarded to contestants in the Wild Card round, points will be distributed to contestants based on highest scores or fastest times in the average from the Brackets. Contestants with no qualified score or time at that rodeo will not be awarded Series points.

Points will count towards a contestant’s ranking in the Playoff Series Standings only for Playoff Series Rodeos that are designated as “official” entries.
Additionally, turn out fines will be doubled at 2024 Playoff Series rodeos. Contestants will be assessed a maximum 10-point deduction for turning out at a Playoff Series Rodeo. (includes notified and non-notified TO’s, does not include VIR’s and DR’s).

The Cutoff date for qualifications to Puyallup, WA will be August 26th, 2024. Playoff Series rodeos occurring after this date will still accumulate points for qualifications to Sioux Falls, SD.  Note, if you are eligible and qualify to compete at Puyallup, WA, you must enter and compete in all go-rounds to be eligible to advance to Sioux Falls, SD.

The 2024 NFR Open Champion will be seeded into Puyallup, WA in the 13th position.

Below, are the rodeos included in the 2024 Playoff Series. 

Odessa, TX
Denver, CO
Fort Worth, TX
San Antonio, TX
Jackson, MS
Tucson, AZ
Houston, TX
Austin, TX
Mercedes, TX
San Angelo, TX
Redmond, OR
Logandale, NV
Red Bluff, CA
Clovis, CA
Guymon, OK
Redding, CA
Woodward, OK
Sisters, OR
Reno, NV
Pecos, TX
Prineville, OR
Greeley, CO
Prescott, AZ
St. Paul, OR
Oakley City, UT
Cody, WY
Belle Fourche, SD
Livingston, MT
Red Lodge, MT
Basin City, WA
Vernal, UT
Calgary, AB
Casper, WY
Sheridan, WY
Elko, NV
Nampa, ID
Salt Lake City , UT
Spanish Fork, UT
Ogden, UT
Salinas, CA
Cheyenne, WY
Deadwood, SD
Dodge City, KS
Castle Rock, CO
Hermiston, OR
Lovington, NM
Logan, UT
Caldwell, ID
Canby, OR
Gooding, ID
Moses Lake, WA
Kennewick, WA
Bremerton, WA
Tremonton, UT
Filer, ID
Ellensburg, WA
Walla Walla, WA
Abilene, TX
Pendleton, OR
Albuquerque, NM

CINCH PLAYOFFS:
Puyallup, WA
Sioux Falls, SD