UBBI Waives Late Entry Penalties for Gold Standard Futurity & Black Gold Derby

April 27th, 2017

On Wednesday, April 26th the United Bucking Bulls, Inc and American Bucking Bull, Inc announced that the remaining UBBI Open Futurity events would be co-sanctioned with the ABBI, including the upcoming Gold Standard Futurity on May 13th. This will allow participants at UBBI futurity events with ABBI registered bulls to compete and pay an additional $50 fee to count points toward qualifying their 2 year old bulls for the ABBI World Finals in Las Vegas.

With this additional co-sanction incentive, the UBBI has waived ALL late penalties for entry into the Gold Standard Futurity and Black Gold Derby. ALL owners of two and three year old bulls that wish to compete in these events simply have to execute an entry form and and name their bulls on or before Monday, May 1st. Non-UBBI members can purchase a 2017 membership and also compete.

“Originally, we announced that in order to compete at this year’s Gold Standard Futurity and Black Gold Derby, you must submit a 50% of your entry fee as a deposit to the UBBI office on or before April 3rd,” stated Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI. “So far to date, we have recieved just over 100 Futurity entries and almost 70 Derby entries! And we’d like more, so we’re gonna waive late penalties this year!”

With 150 Futurity entries, the Gold Standard Futurity will pay $50,000 for first place and pay 30 places. And with 100 three year old entries, the Black Gold Derby will pay $25,000 for first place and pay 25 places.

Entries are open now, until Monday, May 1st!

Click HERE for Entry Details

United Bucking Bulls, Inc Announce Co-Sanction Agreement with ABBI

April 25th, 2017

The United Bucking Bulls Inc. (UBBI) announced today that the rest of the 2017 UBBI Open Futurity events will be co-sanctioned with the American Bucking Bull, Inc (ABBI).

“Were always interested in finding ways to add more value to our events for our membership,” stated Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI. “Now our members with ABBI registered bulls can take advantage of our co-sanctioned futurity events! It’s a win, win for everybody!”

ABBI Futurity Points determine which animals will earn regular season bonuses and awards and it is also how animals qualify for the ABBI World Finals in Las Vegas. All UBBI Open Futurity events from this point forward in the 2017 season will be co-sanctioned. UBBI members with ABBI registered bulls will simply pay the ABBI’s standard $50 co-sanctioning fee and UBBI results will count toward the animal’s ABBI standings.

“We have been actively trying to work with as many organizations as possible this year in order to benefit our members,” said ABBI Executive Director Jay Daugherty. “We have many stock contractors who also compete with UBBI, so this is a way those registered animals can also earn points with us and it makes it so our members have more places and dates to compete that fit their schedule.”

The co-sanctioned events are as follows:

UBBI Gold Standard Futurity Ada, OK May 13

UBBI Battle of the Bull Futurity Palestine, TX June 17

UBBI Bulls & Boots Futurity Burlington, CO June 24

UBBI Elroy Futurity Elroy, WI June 24 (pending)

UBBI Battle of the Bull Futurity Palestine, TX July 15

UBBI Red Dirt Round-Up Locust Grove, OK July 29

UBBI Battle of the Bull Futurity Palestine, TX Aug 19

Event Results from the 2017 Boston Porter Memorial

March 29th, 2017

The 2017 Boston Porter Memorial is in the books and here is a event recap with photos!

DERBY RESULTS

Place Bull Name DL Owner Score Place Amount
1 Buffalo Scott R TBR Bucking Bulls 88.25 1 $2,915.25
2 Cox 184 L Cain Kobert/Hosey Bridges&Chris Smith 87.25 2 $2,242.50
3/4 Willeywood blue L McCoy Ranches 86.5 3/4 $1,513.69
3/4 How Bout It R Mike Sellers 86.5 3/4 $1,513.69
5/6 Sure Thang L 4G/Gary Long 86 5/6 $1,065.19
5/6 Mr Majestic R Cord McCoy/Roy & Kelly Renfroe 86 5/6 $1,065.19
7 Big Shot R Mutt Neuman-Larry Wilburn 85.75 7 $897.00

TBR Bucking Bulls’ Buffalo Scott winning the Derby. Photo by Gautreau

 

CLASSIC RESULTS

Place Bull Name DL Owner Place Amount
1 Lawton L Robinson/Haworth 87 1 $2,156.25
2 927 L Henry Mladlanke/Hosey Bridges&Chris Smith 85.75 2 $1,293.75
3 Opus L McCoy Ranches 85.5 3 $862.50

Robinson & Haworth accepting the buckle for the Classic win with their bull Lawton. Photo by Gautreau

YOUTH FUTURITY RESULTS

Place Bull Name DL Owner Place Amount
1 High Class L Wolf Boys Bucking Bulls/Cooper 86.75 1 $1,480.00
2 Possadilla L Quinn McCoy 85.75 2 $1,110.00
3 559 L Caden Mullican 85.5 3 $814.00
4 Modified Hou L Kason Arjona 85 4 $666.00
5/6 Boogie R Cassidi Porter/Rockin C Bucking Bulls 84.5 5/6 $555.00
5/6 Mr. Boom Bostic L Landyn Hernandez 84.5 5/6 $555.00
7 Kill A Word R Dominic Hogue 84.25 7 $481.00
8 Swamp Thing L Two Brothers Bucking Bulls-Orrin Cobb 83.75 8 $444.00
9/10 1121 L Two Brothers Bucking Bulls-Westin Cobb 83.5 9/10 $388.50
9/10 Dirt On My Boots L River Hogue 83.5 9/10 $388.50
11/12 The Senator R Austin Rasmussen/G-G 83.25 11/12 $259.00
11/12 Madi’s Habanero R Madison Tomaski 83.25 11/12 $259.00

UBBI Youth Members at the 2017 Boston Porter Memorial event. Photo by Gautreau

OPEN FUTURITY RESULTS

Place Bull Name DL Owner Place Amount
1 Bringin it Back R 4G/ Leschyshyn 90 1 $3,163.50
2 Scratch Cat Fever R McCoy Ranches 89.25 2 $2,331.00
3 Pumba L Shaw Cattle/Flying Spade 88.5 3 $1,665.00
4 Thumper L McCoy Ranches 87.25 4 $1,332.00
5 206 L Bar 3D Bucking Bulls 87 5 $1,165.50
6 516 R 4G/McKenzie/Novak 86.75 6 $1,082.25
7 Lava Hound L Gonzales Bucking Bulls-Benton Gonzales 86.5 7 $999.00
8 Fire In The Hole R Kody Goodin/Cryptic Cattle Co 86.5 8 $915.75
9/11 Nebo Thumper L Rockin R Bucking Bulls 85.75 9/11 $763.13
9/11 Pretty Monster R TD Cattle 85.75 9/11 $763.13
9/11 Goodnight Robicheaux L TD Cattle 85.75 9/11 $763.13
12/14 Dirty Thirty R Rafter KL/Vogel 85.5 12/14 $568.88
12/14 Border Patrol L Wesley Thompson 85.5 12/14 $568.88
12/14 Flatbill Jeff L TD Cattle 85.5 12/14 $568.88

Bring It Back from 4G/Leschyshyn winning the Futurity with a 90 point score. Photo by Gautreau

Click HERE to View ALL RESULTS

 

 

 

UBBI Introduces Open Team Futurity Events

March 13th, 2017

The UBBI has announced changes to this year’s United Futurity League (UFL). The UFL will now host 5 “OPEN” Team Futurity events in 2017. These team events will be held in conjunction with:

Spring Spectacular April 8 Locust Grove, OK
Red River Chute Out April 22 Ada OK
Battle of the Bull June 17 Palestine TX
Battle of the Bull July 15 Palestine TX
Red Dirt Round Up July 29 Locust Grove OK

Team participants are NOT required to purchase a UFL franchise or pay a sustain fee. These events are open to ALL UBBI members in good standing. Open futurity team entry fee will be $750 and will be paid back 100%. This will be a “sidepot” and eligible team bulls MUST be entered into the regular UBBI futurity.

A minimum of 10 teams will be required to host a team event. With 10 teams paying back 100%, the pot would be $7500 and will pay 4 places:

1st $3000 40%
2nd $2250 30%
3rd $1500 20%
4th $ 750 10%

After 10 teams, payoff will be 1 place for every 3 teams entered. In other words, 15 teams would pay 5 places; 18 teams would pay 6 places; 21 teams would pay 7 places, and so on. Team money won WILL NOT for qualifying for the UBBI National Finals. Money won individually in the UBBI futurity WILL count toward qualifying for the UBBI National Finals.

Eligible team bulls DO NOT have to be owned by team participant. Anyone can team together, as long as bulls are entered into the UBBI futurity. Team bulls must be disclosed at time of entry into the event.

Click HERE for Complete Ground Rules

Gold Standard Futurity & Black Gold Derby Undergo Changes

March 13th, 2017

In an effort to improve it’s two largest paying events the UBBI has introduced changes to the 2017 UBBI Gold Standard Futurity & Black Gold Derby. A number of UBBI members have “Lifetime” positions that have assured them an opportunity to compete for large purses at these events each year. Other members would apply for Lottery positions, allowing them to compete on a year-to-year basis. Since their inception, both of these events were designed to give UBBI members an opportunity to have and use a position to compete with each year, but the last two seasons has seen a decline in participation.

“These events have always held a large amount of value to our UBBI members,” explained Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI. “But we also learned that a large amount of our membership didn’t quite understand the process or the concept. So in 2017, we’re going to allow ALL of our membership to apply for a position to compete at the largest paying events on our schedule!”

This year’s event will once again be held in Ada, Oklahoma on May 12th and 13th. This year’s competition will be OPEN to every UBBI member in good standing who would like to enter and compete, but all Lifetime and Lottery position holders will be given first right of refusal to participate and then available positions will be given to all other UBBI members.

All UBBI members, including Lifetime and Lottery position holders must send in an application for a position to compete. Entry Fees for the Gold Standard Futurity are $1250, with $1000 going to the purse and $1350 for the Black Gold Derby with $1000 going to the purse. With 150 entries the Gold Standard Futurity will pay $50,000 to 1st place and will pay 30 places. With 100 entries the Black Gold Derby will pay $25,000 to first place and will pay 25 places.

Applications to participate and a 50% deposit MUST be in the UBBI office by Monday, April 3rd by 5pm! There will be a penalty schedule for late applications and entries. If members would like multiple positions and plan to enter multiple bulls, they must submit an application and a deposit for each entry before April 3, 2017.

We hope that these changes give value to our two largest paying UBBI events. If you have any questions, please call the UBBI office.

Click HERE for Gold Standard & Black Gold Applications

Rhinestone Renegades Women’s Futurity Schedule

March 13th, 2017

Karen Shaw (center) wins Rhinestone Renegades Series Championship. Pictured here with Top 10 winners. Photo by Gautreau

The United Bucking Bulls, Inc (UBBI) takes pride in providing new and exciting opportunities for it’s members and adding value to their experience each year.

“We are once again going to host the Rhinestone Renegades Women’s Futurity competitions,” stated Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI. “We’ve made some changes to the payout format and it’s gonna be a really exciting season for us and our Rhinestone Renegade members!”

The Rhinestone Renegades Women’s UBBI Futurity Series kicked off  the 2017 season with it’s first event in Palestine, Texas on March 4th with the Ante Up Futurity. Other events on this season’s schedule are April 8th at the Spring Spectacular (Locust Grove, OK); May 13th at the Gold Standard Futurity (Ada, OK); June 17th at the Battle of the Bull (Palestine, TX); July 29th at the Red Dirt Round-Up (Locust Grove, OK); and the Rhinestone Renegades Finale on August 19th in Palestine, TX. All women futurity participants must purchase a 2017 UBBI membership. Memberships for the 2017 UBBI Women’s Futurity season will be $100 and entry fees for each event will be $375.

Other than event staff, only women members will be allowed behind chutes or in rigging areas during the futurity performance. Women can and will be assisted by Rhinestone Renegade staff and/or other women participants.

The Women’s Futurity will have a standard futurity payout. Example – With 30 entries the event will pay 6 places (1 place for every 5 entries) The Top 6 bulls will be paid (1st thru 6th place). The winner of the event will receive a buckle.

The Rhinestone Renegades Women’s UBBI Futurity Series competition is for 2 year old bulls (2015 Born) and ALL 2 year old bulls are eligible to participate in the women’s futurity events, regardless of ownership and/or participation in other futurity events. Futurity Bulls will be bucked with a dummy for 5 seconds and bulls do not have to be ABBI registered to compete.

Click HERE to view UBBI Event Schedule

Event Results from Mineral Wells February 3rd

February 8th, 2017

BannerFebThe second of 4 Rock ‘N Bull Series UBBI events was held in Mineral Wells, Texas on February 3rd. There were a total of 66 bulls participating in the Futurity, Derby and Classic events.

Bull #144 from Mesa Pate/Sonny Barthold winning the Classic in Mineral Wells. Photo by Dugger

Bull #144 from Mesa Pate/Sonny Barthold winning the Classic in Mineral Wells. Photo by Dugger

The Derby and Classic bulls both performed on Friday night, but competed separately. There were 16 bulls competing in the Derby and the event paid 3 places. Bull #UTC411 How Bout It from Mike Sellers placed 1st with a score of 88.25 points and earned $2300. In second place was bull #B135 Big Red from Nathan Wolfe & Terry Coleman with a score of 87.25 points and in third place was bull #48B from D&H Cattle, posting a score of 86 points.

The Classic ended the evening with 12 bulls competing for 2 spots in the payout. Bull #144 from Mesa Pate/Sonny Barthold finished Friday night in the number one spot with a score of 87.5 points and earned $2070. Finishing in second place was bull #324A from Pritchett/Melton Bull Co with a score of 87  points, cashing a check for $1380.

The futurity competition started things off on Friday afternoon at 5pm with 38 entries. The top 7 bulls earned money toward qualifying for the 2017 UBBI National Finals and an additional 5 bulls earned money in the Silver Select payoff!

D&H Cattle and their partners Duello and Buck Cattle took the win with their

Bull #C13 Brutal from Duello/Buck Cattle/D&H Cattle winning the Futurity at Mineral Wells. Photo by Dugger

Bull #C13 Brutal from Duello/Buck Cattle/D&H Cattle winning the Futurity at Mineral Wells. Photo by Dugger

futurity bull #C13 Brutal with a score of 90.25 points, winning $2165. Reserve champion in the futurity went to bull #6 Power Play owned by Shining P Bucking Bulls with a score of 87.5 points. In third place was bull #504 from Brent Dorman with a score of 87.25 points and fourth place went to bull #S56 from Darrell Curley-Coolfield Bucking Bulls/Chase Foutch, scoring 86.75 points.

The top 7 bulls in the Futurity received UBBI Finals qualifier money and the next 5 bulls earned money in the Silver Select payout. The Silver Select payout was introduced in March of 2016. Entry fees at regular season UBBI futurity events were increased from $450 to $500. The $50 goes directly into the Silver Select payout and is paid back 100% to the next bulls placing outside the qualifier payout!

“We introduced the Silver Select payout last season,” stated Randy Schmutz, the general manager of the UBBI. “It was designed to increase participation in our Futurity events, while allowing those bulls that were placing just outside the qualifier payouts to earn money. It gives a larger number of participants a chance to win money. We will continue the Silver Select futurity payouts in 2017!”

Bull #537C Air Assault from 444 Bucking Bulls/Winston/Davis/Durham/D&H finished 8th and was first place in the Silver Select payout with a score of 85.75 points and earned $555. Bulls #57 Hot Wired from TNT Rodeo finished second in the Silver Select with a score of 85.5 points. Other bulls receiving Silver Select money were #90 Peace Rock from Stormy Foster; #524 from Scott Winston/Melton Bull Co; #553 Fireball from James Davis.

The next UBBI event will be in Mineral Wells, Texas on February 17-18! Click HERE for next event details.

See COMPLETE RESULTS

Rock ‘N Bull Series Kicks Off In Mineral Wells

January 24th, 2017
Shelley and Scott Hughes accepting the buckle for the Futurity win on behalf of 2H/Rafter B. Photo by Gautreau

Shelley and Scott Hughes accepting the buckle for the Futurity win on behalf of 2H/Rafter B. Photo by Gautreau

The first of 4 Rock ‘N Bull Series UBBI events was held in Mineral Wells, Texas on January 20th. There were a total of 79 bulls participating in the Futurity, Derby and Classic events. The futurity competition kicked things off at 5pm on Friday with 48 entries. The top 9 bulls earned money toward qualifying for the 2017 UBBI National Finals and an additional 7 bulls earned money in the Silver Select payoff!

Scott and Shelley Hughes and their partner Bob Blackwell (2H/Rafter B) got the

Bull #66 All Lives Matter winning the Futurity. Photo by Gautreau

Bull #66 All Lives Matter winning the Futurity. Photo by Gautreau

new year started off right with a futurity win with bull #66 All Lives Matter and a big score of 89.25 points. Hughes and Blackwell cashed a check for $2484 for first place. Reserve champion in the futurity went to bull #506 owned by Winston/Slaughter/Melton Bull Co with a score of 88 points. Bull #506 is sired by the bull Asteroid. There was a split for 3rd, 4th and 5th place with scores of 87.75 points. That money was shared with bull #567-C from KB Bulls/Gene Baker; bull #504 from Brent Dorman and bull #500 T-Bone from Hogue/Stibling/Foutch. Finishing out the top 9 placings were bulls #501 from Brent Dorman; #6 Power Play form Shining P Bucking Bulls; #X62 Hangman from Terry Coleman and #593 from Tom Baker.

The Silver Select payout was introduced in March of 2016. Entry fees at regular season UBBI futurity events were increased from $450 to $500. The $50 goes directly into the Silver Select payout and is paid back 100%!

“We introduced the Silver Select payout last season,” stated Randy Schmutz, the general manager of the UBBI. “It was designed to increase participation in our Futurity events, while allowing those bulls that were placing just outside the qualifier payouts to earn money. It gives a larger number of participants a chance to win money. We will continue the Silver Select futurity payouts in 2017!”

Bull #B135 Big Red from Wolfe/Coleman winning the Derby. Photo by Gautreau

Bull #B135 Big Red from Wolfe/Coleman winning the Derby. Photo by Gautreau

Bull #505 from James Hogue/Chase Foutch finished 10th and was first place in the Silver Select payout with a score of 85.5 points and earned $528. Bulls #501 Ram Jam from Mason & Mason and #84C Dos Equis from GT Bucking Bulls split second and third place in the Silver Select with scores of 85.25 points. Other bulls receiving Silver Select money were #503 Pan Am from Mason & Mason; #575 form Horizon Cattle Co; #C415 Rag Doll from Last Chance Land & Cattle/Chase Foutch and #333 from Kody Goodin/Criptic Cattle Co.

The Derby and Classic bulls both performed on Friday night, but

Bull #83 from Riley/Beckett/Lester/Lackey/Teague winning the Classic. Photo by Gautreau

Bull #83 from Riley/Beckett/Lester/Lackey/Teague winning the Classic. Photo by Gautreau

competedseparately. There were 20 bulls competing in the Derby and the event paid 4 places. Bull #B135 Big Red form Nathan Wolfe & Terry Coleman placed 1st with a score of 88.5 points and earned $2300. In second was bull #35B from Ace of Spades Ranch with a score of 87.75 points. In third place was bull #455 Double Tap from Blue Line Bucking Bulls, posting a score of 87.5 points and in 4th place was bull #JL101 Whipper Snapper from James Hogue/Chase Foutch with 86.25 points.

The Classic ended the evening with 11 bulls competing for 2 spots in the payout. Bull #83 from Riley/Beckett/Lester/Lackey/Teague finished Friday night in the number one spot with a score of 89.5 points and earned $1897. Finishing in second place was bull #391 Slingin Tears from Crooked River Livestock & Caveman Bucking Bulls. Bull #391 posted a score of 87.5 points and cashed a check for $1265.

The next UBBI event will be in Mineral Wells, Texas on February 3-4!

See COMPLETE RESULTS

UBBI Begins It’s Seventh Season

January 11th, 2017
Randy Schmutz presenting the first UBBI Futurity buckle to Nathan Wolfe at Winnie 2011. Photo by Glanville

Randy Schmutz presenting the first UBBI Futurity buckle to Nathan Wolfe at Winnie 2011. Photo by Glanville

January of 2017 marks the beginning of the seventh season for the United Bucking Bulls, Inc (UBBI)! The second weekend in January in 2011, the first official event was hosted at Nutty Jerry’s in Winnie, Texas with 37 Futurity, 38 Derby and 35 Classic entries and a total payout of $32,670! In 2011 during it’s first season, the UBBI paid out just over $1.1 million dollars in prize money. The 2016 UBBI season yielded a total payout of over $1.5 million!

“Time does fly when you’re having fun,” exclaimed Randy Schmutz, the general manager of the UBBI. “It is really hard to believe that we are about to begin our 7th season! And even more amazing that we’ve been able to pay back $7,937,000 to UBBI members over the past 6 years!”

The 2016 UBBI season purses included Open Futurity ~ $473,000;  UFL Futurity ~ $365,000;  Youth Futurity ~ $52,125;  Women’s Futurity ~ $17,975; Yearling Futurity ~ $32,000. In addition to these futurity payouts, the UBBI introduced the Futurity Silver Select payout that yielded an additional $28,500 in prize money, for a total of $968,600 in Futurity winnings! The Derby paid out $361,000 and the Classic paid out $186,000!

The 2017 season is already underway with events having been held in Hamilton, Texas on October 22nd and in Mineral Wells, Texas on December 17th! The season continues with a series of events in Mineral Wells on January 20-21;  February 3-4;  February 17-18;  March 3-4. These events will all feature classes for Futurity, Derby and Classic bulls.

The UBBI Futurity Silver Select Payout Will Continue in 2017

November 2nd, 2016

silver-select2017The United Bucking Bulls, Inc has always been on the cutting edge of new ideas to enhance the bucking bull industry! The Gold Standard Futurity & Black Gold Derby were the first events to offer ownership in positions to compete for bigger purses! The Wayne Hodges 4 Star Trailers Futurity Super Series offers additional bonus money and the use of a new aluminum trailer! In keeping with those cutting edge ideas, in 2017 the UBBI will continue with it’s Silver Select Futurity payout.

“In 2016 we introduced the new Silver Select payout and members really liked it,” stated Randy Schmutz, the general manager of the UBBI. “It adds to the number of paid positions at every UBBI Futurity event (except the Gold Standard & UFL futurities) and gives a larger number of participants a chance to win money below the normal qualifier payout!”

Entry fees at 2017 regular season UBBI futurity events are $500 and $50 from each entry fee will create the Silver Select payout and will be paid back 100%!

For example, at a futurity with 60 bulls entered, we will continue to pay 1 place for every 5 bulls entered, thus the top 12 placing bulls would earn a check toward qualifying for the UBBI National Finals. The forty-eight remaining bulls would then be eligible for the Silver Select payout (60 bulls x $50 = $3,000 paid 100%). Dividing those 48 bulls, 1 place for every 5 bulls, the Silver Select would then pay an additional 9 places. Silver Select winnings do NOT count as qualifier dollars toward UBBI National Finals or UBBI Futurity World Title.

“This is just another way for members to enter and win with bulls that are just out of those regular paid positions,” explained Schmutz. “The Silver Select payout adds value to our futurity system and keeps it simple for everyone to understand and also provides a return to more of our members!”

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