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RULE UPDATES

Any rule revisions/additions must be in the office NO LATER than October 1, 2021. The Board of Directors will discuss and vote on all submitted rule proposals in the November 2021 Board of Directors meeting. All rule proposals must be submitted in the exact wording you wish the rulebook to reflect; including the new wording in RED and the strikethrough the wording you wish to replace. 

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Note:  Amendments or revisions updates shown in red
The following 2022 Rule Proposals will be voted on in November 2021 meeting:
Quorum, pg. 3
All board meeting dates will be posted on the CPRA website no fewer than 14 days prior to the meeting date. Any member who wishes to obtain any CPRA board Minutes or Agendas may request them from CPRA Office. There shall be a minimum of nine (9) Board of Director meetings and one (1) General Membership meeting in a fiscal year. The Board of Directors will set date, location and time for each meeting. There can be special meetings held at the request of a Stock Contractor, Member, Committee or Director. Meetings can be face-to-face, by telephone or video conference; Board members must meet at least 1/2 of the yearly meetings face-to-face.

General Regulations, pg. 4, #16 (new)
If at any time a contestant has an issue with a rodeo, payout, or any rule; they must follow the proper chain of command before the issue will be addressed or resolved by the board. The proper chain of command will be brought to the event director first. The event director will either resolve the issue directly or bring before the CPRA Board of Directors to be discussed and resolved. Contestants are encouraged to resolve all problems at the director level. It is to the best interest of Rodeo, contestant, and Board of Directors to resolve problems as soon as possible. The decision reached by the Board of Directors shall remain final.

JACKPOT & ONE DAY RODEO RULES
Open rodeos, One Day Rodeos and Jackpot events may be approved by the CPRA Board of Directors. All applications must be submitted and approved by the board no later than 30 days prior to event. One day rodeos and open rodeos will be considered the same and follow the same regulations as sanctioned rodeos. All new producers must buy a $300 producer’s card. A new 1st year one-day rodeo shall have a minimum of $200 per event ($1,800 total); every year following, there shall be a minimum of $300 per event ($2,700 total) added to any CPRA one day rodeo. CPRA rodeo being defined as nine (9) standard events, with Team Roping being counted as two events. Applications shall state events, added money, entry fees, date books open and close, times of performances name, address and phone number of the person in charge of the books. Applications will be required to have any special information listed (heeling barrier used, special ground rules, etc.…)
1.    The event or rodeo producer will have the right to determine rules associated with the event/rodeo, they will use and submit CPRA approved payout sheets. If sheets are not submitted, rodeo payout will not be accepted until then.
2.    The CPRA Board of Directors reserve the right to overrule any ground rule in which the Board finds detrimental to CPRA or CPRA points.
3.    6% of all prize money and added money will be sent to the CPRA, unless otherwise approved by board. Team Roping jackpots use the CPRA approved payout and will pay the CPRA 6% on events with fees less than $199/man and 5% will be paid to the CPRA on events where the fees are $200/man and more. Anyone found in violation of this rule will be fined the remaining amount owed to CPRA and banned from producing any CPRA event.
4.    All event contracts must be submitted to the office at least 45 30 days prior to the event and in at least one (1) official publication and and be posted on CPRA website. Contracts must be submitted by the committee or producer and signed by BOTH a committee member and a producer or stock contractor. All contracts must be approved by the Board of Directors of the CPRA, before they will be allowed to be placed in the official publication and on the CPRA web site.
5.    Current members who win money at approved events/rodeos will receive one (1) point for every dollar won in all rounds and averages. Open/CPRA CPRA/Open approved barrel racing events will only count the money won to the winners in the 1D or CPRA Side pot.
6.    Open Rodeos and Jackpots will not count toward your CPRA Finals rodeo count
7.    The board will have the option to cap the earnings that counts towards the standings at a jackpot event. The winning cap will be equal to the highest paying rodeo in the previous year (excluding the finals)
8.    All open rodeos and jackpots will be sanctioned CPRA/OPEN and will follow all CPRA rules and CPRA event payout.
9.    October 1st to February 1st is considered CPRA rodeo off season. Open rodeos and jackpot events of any kind will be allowed during rodeo off season. Any jackpot not in off season will have to be in conjunction with a standing CPRA rodeo and have no conflict with a standing CPRA rodeo performance.
10. There shall be no jackpot/open rodeo that is not in conjunction with a standing CPRA rodeo on any day that conflicts a standing CPRA rodeo performance.
The following is effective as of Jan 1, 2021:
Jackpot and One Day Rodeo Rules, pg. 14, #5
Current members who win money at approved events/rodeos will receive one (1) point for every dollar won in all rounds and averages. Open/CPRA approved barrel racing events will only count the money won to the winners in the 1D or CPRA Side pot. Jackpot points in all events (except TR) will only count on the CPRA standings equal to the highest paying rodeo from the previous year.
The following is effective as of Nov 11, 2020:
Elected Directors, pg. 3, i
Directors are required to sell at least $600 in sponsorships each year. Directors will be provided one hotel room during Finals provided he/she obtains a minimum of $600 in sponsorships. Directors will receive 15% of any money brought in from sponsorships in addition to the $600 requirement.
Stock Contractors, pg. 14, #23
Stock contractors who qualify for the CPRA Finals will be given three (3) jackets & two (2) motel rooms. Stock Contractors are required to bring two (2) able bodied labor hands to work at the finals, the CPRA will pay the contractors $150 per hired hand brought to work at the finals.
Stock Contractors, pg. 13, #5 New Sub-Contractors must pay an annual $75 sanction fee to furnish cattle at any CPRA 1st sanctioned rodeo. Any stock contractor considered to bring stock to the CPRA Finals must have a Sub-Contractor card. Any Sub-Contractor that furnishes cattle at a CPRA 1st sanctioned rodeo without purchasing a card will have to purchase their sub-contractor card and will be fined $75 per event they furnished cattle and will be on suspension for any further rodeos until fines are paid.
Any stock contractor or subcontractor who is found to be producing rodeos or providing stock for any CPRA first rodeos without a current card shall forfeit their earnings for that rodeo and the status of their next card will be at the discretion of the CPRA board. 
Stock Contractors, pg. 13, #5 New Sub-Contractors must pay an annual $75 sanction fee to furnish cattle at any CPRA 1st sanctioned rodeo. Any stock contractor considered to bring stock to the CPRA Finals must have a Sub-Contractor card and provide cattle to at least three (3) CPRA 1st sanctioned rodeos.  
General Powers & Duties of Directors & Officers, pg. 3 The CPRA Officers & Board of Directors will represent the best interest and growth of the association and its members. Directors and Officers will make decisions that reflect the best interest of the association. The CPRA Officers and Board of Directors hold the power to overrule and reivse any rule in the Rulebook and By-laws. These rules and by-laws may be altered, amended or repealed and new rules and By-Laws may be adopted by the board of directors at any regular or special meeting of the board of directors. In the case of any rules deemed detremental to the association, the board of directors will vote on that trule or event to be changed immediately. 
General Powers & Duties of Directors & Officers, pg. 3 Any new rule that is proposed and directed toward specific event(s) must be approved by the event director(s) first before the board can vote ro approve it. If the director is not present at the time of dicussion, and the proposal needs to be voted on immediately, the remaining present directors will vote with their best interests, as usual.  
Girls Breakaway Roping Rules, pg. 33, #10A spotter will be used at all rodeos.  The designated spotter for the breakaway must be a designated rodeo official and the judge must write the name of the spotter on the official judges sheet. Time to be given between barrier flag and field flag. 
Finals Rules, pg. 17, #11 Finals tie-breakers will be determined as follows:  1st Go Round will be determined by the contestant coming into the Finals in the highest qualifying position. Consecutive Go Rounds will be determined by the fastest in average.  Average will be determined by the fastest time in a Go Round.  Flip a coin option 
Finals Rules, pg. 18, #19 Judges for the Finals will be selected as follows:Top 20 contestants will vote for judges. There will be three (3) finals judges determined as follows; one (1) judge with the most timed event votes and two (2) judges with the most rough stock votes. In the event that the judge with the most votes in timed events is also one of the top two in rough stock votes; the judge with the third most rough stock votes will be selected. Event directors will select the flagger or judges for their event at the finals 
Judges Methods, pg. 22, #18 – Move to Contract Personnel, pg. 18, #5 (new)In the event the association office receives a letter of complaint with 10 signatures of members from any rodeo against a judge any rodeo personnel, that judge the persons in question will be brought before the Board of Directors to answer the charges brought against him and the board will determine their punishment.  
The following is effective as of May 6, 2020:
Stock Contractors, pg. 11, #8The CPRA stock charges are as follows: $15.00 for Girls Barrel Racing (Drag after 5 names, otherwise $10.00).  $20.00 for the Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Bull Riding, Calf Roping, Girls Breakaway, Steer Wrestling and  $25.00($20) Team Roping per team. 
Dally Team Roping Rules, pg.33, #15 Stock used for Team Roping will either be steers or open heifers (not bred, no wet bags) all be Corriente steers of the same sex, whichever the stock contractor prefers to use. Stock must be uniform or stock contractor will be subject to a fine..  
The following is effective as of November 18, 2019:
Article of Incorporation, pg. 2Name of this corporation shall be the Cowboy’s Professtional Rodeo Association. Any rule not specifically stated, the CPRA board will refer to the PRCA  & WPRA rulebooks. 
Girls Barrel Racing Rules, pg. 34, #1. Open to females only, as demonstrated by a valid birth certificate. Barrel racers are required to wear western attire, long sleeve shirts, jeans, hat and boots in all grand entries and while contesting.  Solid colored jeans may be worn 
Girls Breakaway Rules, pg. 30, #1 Shall be timed in the 1/100’s (3.24) and open to females only, as demonstrated by a valid birth certificate. 
Membership requirements and/or privileges, pg. 3, #1.c (new)Ladies Barrel Racing & Breakaway roping events are exclsively limited to women only as demonstrated by a valid birth certificate. If there is a question at any time, the CPRA reserves the right to request a copy of birth certificate from any member, anyone requesting to join the CPRA or anyone wanting to enter a CPRA sanctioned event. 
Rookie membership eligibility and requirements, pg. 4, #1.f No contestant under the age of 16 years will be allowed to compete in rough stock events.  Contestants under 18 years of age MUST have a minor’s release on file in the CPRA office. If there is a question at any time, the CPRA reserves the right to request a copy of birth certificate from any member, anyone requesting to join the CPRA or anyone wanting to 
Rookie membership eligibility and requirements, pg. 4, #1.e A second year of eligibility will be offered to those who meet rookie requirements and have not won more than $1,500.00 per event and/or a rookie title during the first year of participation. A second year of eligibility (if applicable) is only offered one (1) consecutive year from the contestant’s first membership year. A member must submit a rookie application both years to be eligible for a second year of eligibility. 
Secretary Requirements and Duties, pg. 18, #16A $5.00 Finals Entry Fee per contestant will be taken out of the contestant’s entry fee. This will be used to pay contestants entry fees at the finals 
Stock Contractors, pg. 11, #8 The CPRA stock charges are as follows: $15.00 for Girls Barrel Racing (Drag after 5 names, otherwise $10.00).  $20.00 for the Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Bull Riding, Calf Roping, Girls Breakaway, Steer Wrestling and  $25.00 Team Roping per team. 
Secretary Requirements and Duties, pg. 18, #14 The CPRA stock charges are as follows: $15.00 for Girls Barrel Racing (Drag after 5 names, otherwise $10.00).  $20.00 for the Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Bull Riding, Calf Roping, Girls Breakaway, Steer Wrestling and  $25.00 Team Roping per team. 
Point Awards, pg. 10, #6 Money won at CPRA approved jackpots and double points awarded at rodeos will not count towards the All-Around standings. 
Eligibilty, pg.3, #6 In order to be eligible to serve on the Board of Directors, a person must be a paid member during the voting year and for a period of at least one (1) year and in good standings with the association.  In order for a member to serve as a director, he/she must be a present or past active participant in the event for which he/she is nominated. 
Rodeo Entry, pg. 7 & pg. 16 #8- Standard Enry Fees Steer Wrestling fees – $100.00 with less than $1,000 added. $125.00 with $1,001 added or more. 
Judges and Judging Methods, pg.20, #25 (new) There will be NO CELL PHONES used by judge at any time during rodeo performances or slack.  
Contract Personnel, pg.17, #4 Be professional in manner and attire.  There will be no cell phones used by any personnel at any time during rodeo performances or slack. 
Barriers, pg.24, #10-b Steer Wrestling – At all rodeos, score line shall be length of box measured straight back minus 5’ 6”, provided arena and cattle allow.  Barrier may be set longer or shorter than box minus 5’6”, with the director’s approval. If a box is less than 15′ 6″ neck rope should be a minimum of 8 foot. 
Dally Team Roping Rules, pg.33, #15Stock used for Team Roping must all be corriente steers of the same sex, whichever the stock contractor prefers to use.  Stock must be uniform or stock contractor will be subject to a fine. 
Stock Contractors, pg. 11, #2Tie-down cattle minimum will be 15 head or 1/3 of entries, whichever is greater. Team roping cattle minimum will be one-half the number of entries (Not to exceed 40 animals) plus one extra. one-third enough unless there are more than fifty (50) teams entered.  If more than 50 teams entered there must be one-half enough plus one 
Jackpot and One Day Rodeo Rules, pg. 10, #1The event or rodeo producer will have the right to determine payout   rules associated with the event/rodeo, they will use and submit CPRA approved payout sheets. 
Jackpot and One Day Rodeo Rules, pg. 10, #36% of all prize money and added money will be sent to the CPRA, unless otherwise determined by board. Team Roping Jackpots use the CPRA approved payout and will pay the CPRA 6% on events with fees $200/man or less and 5% on events with fees $201/man or more. 
Finals Rules, pg. 15, #10All Finals personnel that are eligible to work the Finals rodeo will be placed on a ballot for voting by the top 20 contestants in each event.  Exceptions will be those personnel in which a membership is not mandatory.  All Finals personnel must have worked a minimum of five (5) CPRA 1st sanctioned rodeos to be eligible to work Finals.  The CPRA Board will approve all Finals Personnel. The Board reserves the right to deny and replace any position they feel the voted party is not able to properly perform their duty at the finals. 
Stock Contractors, pg. 11, #1new stock contractor certified in one rodeo season cannot bid on any established CPRA rodeos the following rodeo season. If a rodeo has less than 75 total contestants, that rodeo will not be eligible to count toward finals count for the Stock Contractor 
Stock Contractors, pg. 11, #2 Stock contractors must own a minimum of ten head of stock for each event.  Timed event cattle must be owned by the contractor or be leased from contractors with a CPRA Sub-Contractor card. To be eligible to furnish cattle to any CPRA 1st approved rodeo or CPRA Finals, a contractor must purchase a Sub-Contractor card for an annual fee of $75.  
Stock Contractors, pg. 11, #17 Stock Contractors hold the right to set performance maxes and ground rules at each rodeo. Ground rules must be approved by the board or they are null and void. Stock Contractors will be fined if the ground rules are in direct infraction of the sanctioning bodies rules. Fine amount to be determined by the board. 
Jackpot and One Day Rodeo Rules, pg. 10 Open rodeos, One Day Rodeos and Jackpot events may be approved by the CPRA Board of Directors. One Day Rodeos will be considered same and follow the same regulations as sanctioned rodeos. All new producers must buy a $300 producers card. A new 1st year One-Day rodeo shall have a minimum of $200 per event ($1,800 Total); every year following, there shall be a minimum of $300.00 per event ($2,700 Total) added to any CPRA One Day rodeo. CPRA rodeo being defined asnine (9) standard events with Team Roping being counted as two (2) events. All applications must be submitted and approved by the board. 
Duties of Officers, pg. 2 All board meeting dates will be posted on the CPRA Website, no fewer than 14 days prior to the meeting. All members who wish to obtain any CPRA Board Munutes or Agendas may request them from CPRA Secretary. 
Payoff, pg. 13, #1 All advertised money must be paid off. In any event if there are not enough qualified contestants (times/scores) for the number of places to be paid, the remaining places shall be divided evenly among those qualified contestants. 
Girls Barrel Racing Rules, pg. 34, #10 Once the barrel stakes have been placed, no person will be allowed to work any horse on stakes until all performances and slack have been completed. A fine of $100 will be assessed to any person found in violation. 
The following is effective as of July 1, 2019:
Rodeo Entry, pg. 6 Performances must fill before any slack is taken in an event. NO slack or out option will be available when entering before perfs fill. If you wish to enter slack as your 1st preference before performances fill, you must back it with a performance option. 
The following is effective as of January 9, 2019:
Judges and Judging Methods, pg. 18 #2 All judges at CPRA 1st sanctioned rodeos will be hired by stock contractor from an approved list established through the CPRA office. Judges cannot be hired at more than 2 consecutive CPRA 1st approved rodeos with one stock contractor.Judges will be classified by the CPRA as the following:  A, B or C and paid according to their classification Certified, Approved and provisional).  Stock Contractors will pay the judges a minimum of $150 per performance (judges have the right to negotiate a higher price with contractors).  Certified Judges will receive an extra $0.75 pay from the association per paid contestant. Standalone slack shall be considered a performance.  Judges will be placed on the CPRA judges list by attending a CPRA judging clinic. All others will be placed on a provisional judging list.   All first-year judges must attend a clinic prior to obtaining judges card. To meet the guidelines set by the Board of Directors, certified judges must also have judged a minimum of five (5) first sanctioned CPRA rodeos in the previous year.  Once a judge has reached certified status, judge will be allowed to maintain certified status provided judge maintains paid membership each year. Provisional judges must work a minimum of three (3) rodeos to be considered for approved judge classification.  Upon the completion of the 3rd rodeo the judge will be evaluated by the Board of Directors during the next scheduled Directors meeting. Provisional Judges must work with approved or certified Judge. There must be two (2) Certified judges CPRA 1st sanctioned rodeo with more than $10,000 added. There must be one (1) Certified judge and one (1) approved or provisional judge at each CPRA 1st sanctioned rodeo with $9,999 added or less, any exceptions MUST be approved by the Board of Directors prior to start of rodeo performance. 
Payoff, pg. 14 1. a When 2 head are given, the average shall pay 1 ½ times the amount of the go-round money unless otherwise agreed on by the Board of Directors (29% to 1st Go-Round, 29% to 2nd Go-Round, 42% to average) 
The following is effective as of November 7, 2018:
45 Second Rule Contestant not ready to compete after being properly notified has a 45 second time limit to leave the chute before a $25.00 fine is issued. After 1 minute, the contestant will be disqualified and the animal released. 
Rodeo Entry FeesEntry Fees at all CPRA 1st sanctioned will raise $5 per entry. This extra income will go directly into a CPRA Finals Account and will be used to pay various expenses for CPRA Finals Contestants (Finals Fees, Prizes, Etc.) 
Rodeo Entry, pg. 7 & pg. 16 #8- Standard Enry Fees Calf Roping fees – $100.00 with less than $500 added. $120.00 with $500 added or more.Bull Riding fees – $65.00 with less than $1,000 added. $80.00 with $1,000 added or more. Barrel Racing fees – $80.00 with less than $1,000 added. $100.00 with $1,000 added or more.  
Articles of Incorporation, pg. 2 If in the case that the Official CPRA Rulebook does not state a specific rule, the CPRA will use the rules stated in the Official PRCA Rulebook. 
Finals Rules, pg. 15 #17Positions at the Finals: 
The 1st go-round will start with the 15th contestant through the 1st place contestant. The 2nd go-round will be opposite of 1st go, staring with 1st place contestant and ending with 15th. In the final go-round the average times will be used to determine the order, fastest average time going last.
1. Barrel Racing: (Three go-rounds)
1st Go: 1st place to 15th place
2nd Go: 15th thru 1st (reverse order of 1st go)
3rd Go: Random Draw 
Ranch Bronc Riding Event Rules, Page 321. All saddles will be stock saddles with no alterations to standard Ranch Saddle.No Saddle Bronc tree can be used. No front binds. No Bucking Rolls or extraAdded Swells on saddle.2. NO NIGHT LATCH. No nylon Laitgo.3. No whips, quirts or ropes, etc can be used.4. Double grab is a no score.5. Back cinch hobble to front girt, no more than 12 in.6. Rider must have rein hand on same side of horse’s neck.7. Contestant must spur the animal before he will be awarded a re-ride.8. No excessive tightening of cinch.9. Stock Contractor has say so on Halter and Rein placement or use.10. Points will be given ½ for the animal and ½ for the contestant.11. Points will be given for spurring and fanning with the contestant’s hat. Excessivewhipping will be subject to disqualification.12. Horses will be ridden for 8 seconds.13. Halter must be plain with one rein.14. Contestant can use free hand to hold to saddle, but not wrapped in anyway instrings or rope.15. Contestants must be dressed in cowboy attire (hat, boots, and long sleevedshirt). Chaps are optional.16. Using sharp or locked rowel spurs will be grounds for disqualification.17. Saddle and chaps shall be free of glue or any sticky substance.  
Stock Contractors, pg. 9 #2Stock Contractors must own a minimum of ten head of stock for each rough stock event. Timed Event cattle may be leased from contractors with a CPRA Sub-Contractor card. To be elegable to furnish cattle to any CPRA 1st approved rodeo or CPRA Finals, a contractor must purchase a Sub-Contractor card for one-time fee of $150, and have stock at (3) CPRA 1st Sanctioned Rodeos. 
Girls Barrel Racing Rules, pg. 31 #2$15.00 stock charge in Girls Barrel Race a tractor charge, therefore the arena must be drug after 5 names, reardless of turnouts, no shows, etc. If a performance exceeds 10 in a performance, the contractor will still have to drag after 5 names.A committee or stock contractor may elect to drag at a desired number with director approval, however, if the committee or stock contractor elects to drag at a different number other than 5, the stock charge will be $10 per contestant. 
Open Rodeo/Jackpot Rules, pg. 9Open rodeos and Jackpot events may be approved by the CPRA Board of Directors. All jackpots must be submitted and approved by the board. Applications shall state events, added money, entry fees, date books open and close, times of performances name, address and phone number of the person in charge of the books. Applications will be required to have any special information listed (heeling barrier used, special ground rules, etc…)1. The event or rodeo producer will have the right to determine payout and rules associated with the event/rodeo. 2. The CPRA Board of Directors reserve the right to overrule any ground rule in which the Board finds detrimental to CPRA or CPRA points.3. Six percent of all prize money and added money will be sent to the CPRA, unless otherwise determined by board.4. All event contracts must be submitted to the office at least 45 days prior to the event and in at least one (1) official publication and CPRA website. Contracts must be submitted by the committee or producer and signed by BOTH a committee member and a producer or stock contractor. All contracts must be approved by the Board of Directors of the CPRA, before they will be allowed to be placed in the official publication and the CPRA web site5. Current members who win money at approved events/rodeos will receive one (1) point for every dollar won in all rounds and averages. Open/CPRA approved barrel racing events will only count the money won to the winners in the 1D or CPRA Side pot.Open Rodeos and Jackpots will not count toward your CPRA Finals rodeo count
Membership Dues, Page 8; Rule 5 (new)Membership dues can be purchased with a credit card, cash, check or money order to the CPRA office or any approved secretary. Any insufficient membership dues are subject to a $25.00 fine.
 Stock Contractor Rules (Page 9, 17 (New))Stock Contractors hold the right to set performance maxes and ground rules at each rodeo.
 Elected Directors (Page 3, d (New))Stock Contractors may only hold a position on the board as the Stock Contractor Director. No family members may serve on the board of directors at the same time.
Elected Directors (Page 3, e (New))Directors can only be nominated and voted on by members of that respected event. President & Vice President positions will be voted by majority vote of the board of directors. All other positions will be majority   
The following is effective as of January 10, 2018:
Rodeo Entry, pg. 7 & pg. 16 #8- Standard Enry Fees Team Roping fees – $300.00 per team 
Stock Contractors, pg. 9 #2Stock Contractors must own a minimum of ten head of stock for each rough stock event. 
Rodeo Secretary requirements & duties, pg. 16 #14A $15.00 stock charge for the Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Bull Riding, Calf Roping, Steer Wrestling, Girls Breakaway Roping and Girls Barrel Race. 
General Regulations, pg. 5 #iA contestant competing on a permit who wins $300.00 or more will be required to purchase a CPRA membership.If a contestant competing on a permit wins $300.00 or more at a rodeo ending on or after September 1st contestant will have the option to purchase a CPRA membership for the
current rodeo season or the following rodeo season. 
Finals Rules, pg. 13 #2The CPRA will take top 15 in each event, including the heading and heeling to the finals (Unless otherwise determined by director and approved by board).
 Judges and Judging Methods, pg. 18 #2All judges at CPRA 1st sanctioned rodeos will be hired by stock contractor. Judges can not be hired at more than 2 consecutive CPRA 1st aprroved rodeos with one stock contractor. Judges will be classified by the CPRA as the following: A, B or C and paid according to their classification. Class C judges will be guarunteed 2 rodeos, decided by Judging Director and approved by board. Stock Contractors will pay the judges based on pay scale set forth by the association. Stand alone slack shall be considered a performance. Judges will be placed on the CPRA judges list by attending a CPRA judging clinic. All first year judges must attend a clinic prior to obtaining judges card.  
The following is effective as of November 8, 2017:
Contract Personnel, pg. 15 #1All essential working personnel will not be allowed to compete at a rodeo they are hired to work, ie Judges, Secretary, Timekeepers.(Delete existing rule in Judges & Judging Methods Pg 18, #12) Contract Personnel, pg.15, #4Secretaries and Timers must dress in appropriate attire at all CPRA RodeosNo shorts, no tank tops, no tops showing excessive cleavage.  Be professional in manner and attire Finals Rules, pg. 15, #16In order to be eligible to work the Finals a non-competing member must have worked five (5) straight approved or five (5) first approved sanctioned CPRA rodeos.  These rodeos will count only beginning the date membership is purchased. Finals – Barrel Racing, pg. 15, #17Three go-rounds1st Go:  1st place to 15th place2nd Go: 15th thru 1st (reverse order of 1st go)3rd Go:  Random draw Timers, pg. 18, #8There will be NO CELL PHONES used by timers at any time during rodeo performances or slack. Stock Contractors, Pg. 9, #2Steer Wrestling cattle will be one-third plus one with 30 entries or less with minimum of 10 or the most entered in a performance; one-half plus one with more than 30 entries.   
The following is effective as of June 12, 2017:
Stock Contractors, pg. 10 #2
Team Roping cattle minimum will be one-third enough unless there are more than fifty (50) team entered.  If more than 50 entered there must be one-half enough plus one. 
The following is effective as of June 8, 2017:
General Regulations, Pg. 6 – Y In timed event hot shots or electric devices ae not to be used for competition purposes.  A hot shot or electric device is only used by the stock contractor and their personnel to move stock from pen to pen.  Hot shot or electric devices are not to be in possession of any contestant during a performance or slack. 

 The following is effective as of February 2017:
Steer Wrestling Rules, pg. 30 #22
If contestants steer stumbles and/or trips before the score line, the contestant will, at judges discretion, receive a clean rerun only if the contestant declares him self.