Q & A About “New” United Bucking Bull Games

December 17th, 2017

The newly formed United Bucking Bull Games Tour (UBBG) has created a lot of excitement but also a lot of questions so we would like to clarify a few things for our UBBI members.

1) UBBI and BBG did NOT merge! We simply merged our schedules to make things better for the owners and their bulls.

2) Each event on the “new” UBBG Tour will host UBBI classes and BBG classes. The UBBI and BBG are both putting on an event at same time and in the same location. Now your bulls can compete in one location, on one date and gain benefit earnings and awards from both organizations, bucking their bull one time for multiple opportunities at BIG money!

3) There will also be “new” UBBG classes at these events, some will be 100% payback and will level the playing field so that MORE bulls will have a chance to win. The UBBG’s goal is to give bull owners more ways to win and to offer paybacks for different levels of bulls. We wanna buck more bulls, less times for more money!

4) The joining of schedules will NOT eliminate the UBBI National Finals or the BBG Finals but instead will add another big paying Finale called THE SHOWDOWN, potentially paying back $200,000 in additional prize money! Click here to learn more www.ubbgtour.com

5) The bucking bull industry has realized a serious decline in participation and the “new” UBBG Tour has been launched to help revive the industry by working together to MAKE THE BUCKING BULL INDUSTRY FUN AND ATTRACTIVE AGAIN!

6) The UBBG also plans to host a weekly webinar to better educate everyone on this new tour and why owners should consider it when making decisions on where to go in 2018.

If you have ANY questions or comments please email me directly at randy@unitedbuckingbulls.com

Most Sincerely,

Randy Schmutz
General Manager
United Bucking Bulls, Inc

UBBI and Bucking Bull Games Join Forces to Establish United Bucking Bull Games Tour

December 11th, 2017

PRESS RELEASE

U.B.B.I and Bucking Bull Games Join Forces to Establish United Bucking Bull Games Tour

December 11, 2017

Stephenville, TX – Billy Jaynes, CEO of the Bucking Bull Games and Randy Schmutz, Executive Director of the U.B.B.I. announced today that their organizations will combine their regular season schedules to create a new bucking bull tour for 2018—The United Bucking Bull Games (UBBG). The Tour will feature a new classification system designed to create more winners and increase cash payouts. In 2018, the UBBG will award $3 million in prize money to create the largest bucking bull cash distribution in the history of the industry.

The guiding principle is simple—with the new UBBG Tour, competitors will spend less time bucking bulls, yet have more chances to make money. The UBBG Tour will consist of eleven stops, combining the best of the existing UBBI and BBG schedules. The UBBG Tour kicks off at Bordertown Casino and Arena on January 6 and has stops in San Antonio (Cowboy’s Dance Hall), Palestine, the Austin Rodeo Arena, and Columbus TX to name a few. The TOUR continues into May with the mid-Summer Finale in Orchard TX. The classification competitions conclude with “The Showdown”, taking place in September at Bordertown Casino and Arena with an anticipated purse of $250,000.

The new classification system is designed to create more winners. “We want to make bucking bull competitions fun again,” said UBBG Co-Director Billy Jaynes, “and the best way to make it fun and interesting is to create more ways to win.” The new multi-tiered classification system is fashioned after baseball’s major league/minor league system. Top bulls (scores over 86) will be in the UBBG “Major” league; the Triple A class is for bulls with an average over 84 up to 86; Double A is for bulls with an average of 80-84; and the Single A is for bulls who have never entered or have an average score of 80 or less. The added money at finale events is greater in the higher classifications, but there are winners and payouts in all classifications.

The UBBG Tour rewards competitors who participate in, and pay a show fee, at least five events throughout the season with accumulated points towards the season finale—UBBG’s “Showdown”, a one of a kind event featuring special competitions and matchups to create a more interesting entertainment package. “We feel that by creating more ways to make money we will attract the best bucking bulls—and that makes it interesting for everybody—bull owners, investors and viewers,” said Randy Schmutz, UBBG Tour Co-Director.  “The UBBG will make it easier to standardize things like the time bulls buck, the number of judges used, drug testing. We want to make it simple and fun to participate in bucking bull competitions,” said Schmutz.

The U.B.B.I. and Bucking Bull Games have a proven track record of producing great events using great judges and the UBBG Tour is dedicated to creating a great entertainment package. In addition to Futurity events, the UBBG Tour will include events with riders and matchup events designed to create intense competition. This world class tour will crown world champions and distribute payouts bucking bull competitions have never seen before.

Co-Director, Billy Jaynes, has been the CEO of the Bucking Bull Games whose focus has been creating big payoffs for BBG certified bulls with a series of BBG events. He has also headed up the Jaynes Gang and Exclusive Genetics. Co-Director, Randy Schmutz, in addition to being the executive director of U.B.B.I., is a familiar voice of the industry with many years as an announcer for PBR events and “The American”.

For more information about the upcoming schedule visit UBBGtour.com. Contact Billy Jaynes at billy@buckingbullgames.com or randy@unitedbuckingbulls.com.

UBBI Announces Bigger Payouts for 2018 Season

November 2nd, 2017

The UBBI announced that entry fees will increase slightly and payouts will be bigger in 2018! Futurity entry fees will increase from $550 to $600. The Silver Select payoff will be discontinued and added to the purse and production drags will NOT increase. With this new entry fee and payout structure Futurity purses will increase by $150 per bull.

“There’s no denying that bull owners want to pay reasonable entry fees and compete for as much money as they possibly can,” stated Randy Schmutz, the general manager of the the UBBI. “In the Futurity, purses will increase by $150 per bull! With 50 Futurity bulls entered, that’s an additional $7500 in prize money, making 1st place now pay $4125! That’s a $1650 increase to the winner of the event!”

Derby and Classic entry fees will also increase by $50, from $600 to $650, adding an additional $87.50 per bull to the purse and the production drag will actually decrease.

The UBBI also announced the addition of mature bull team events for bulls 3 years old and older (see related story).

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Mature Bull Team Events in 2018

November 2nd, 2017

The UBBI announced mature bull team events will be added to the 2018 schedule, beginning with the first event to be held in Palestine, Texas on November 10-11! Eligible bulls will 3 years old and older. A team will consist of 3 bulls each and will be limited to 12 teams per event. Entry fees will be $1800 and will payback 65% and pay the top 4 teams!

“We know that our members would like to compete with their bulls past their 4 year old year. This is an opportunity to compete and win money with these great bulls,” stated Randy Schmutz, the general manager of the UBBI. “Members can compete with bulls that are at least 3 years old and older!”

A Classic “side pot” will be available to team bulls that are 4 years old (2014 born). A Classic entry fee of $650 will be required and money won will count toward qualifying bulls to the UBBI Classic National Finals.

Click HERE to View Bull Team Ground Rules

UTC’s “How Bout It” Wins UBBI Derby World Championship

September 17th, 2017

Just like every season, this year’s UBBI Derby Finals proved to be exciting and

Mark Willet accepting the UBBI Derby World Championship buckle on behalf of Mike Sellers’ bull #411 How Bout It. Photo by Dugger

aclose one! There were 24 derby bulls battling it out for bragging rights of not only the UBBI World Champion, but also the UBBI National Finals Champion. Sellers Bucking Bulls/UTC’s #411 How Bout It came into the finals event #1 in the race for the world title, just ahead of bull #B135 Big Red of Nathan Wolfe & Terry Coleman. After the dust settled, How Bout It split 2/3/4th place with a score of 86.25 points and earned $4,640 and unfortunately Big Red did not place or earn any finals money.

How Bout It placed 3rd at the UBBI National Finals and picked up a check for $4,640 and added that to his regular season earning of $7,407 for a total of $12,047 to win the Derby

#411 How Bout It winning the UBBI Derby World Championship. Photo by Dugger

World Championship. How Bout It also picked up the $2,500 World Champion bonus and won $10,080 at the 2017 Black Gold Derby for a grand total of $24,862 in UBBI earnings!

Denny McCoy’s bull #Tc4441 Wyliewood

Bull #Tc4441 Wyliewood Blue wins UBBI National Finals championship. Photo by Dugger

Blue scored 87.5 points to win the Finals and earned $7,200 and finished as the Reserve World Champion by only $838. Wyliewood Blue also picked up the $2,500 Finals Champion bonus for a total haul of $9,700 in UBBI National Finals money!

Other Top 5 finishers at this year’s UBBI National Finals include:  2/3/4th place ~ #406 After Party Blues (Winston Loe/Melton Bull Co) 86.25 pts – $4,640 and UTC#411 How Bout It (Sellers Bucking Bulls/UTC) 86.25 pts – $4,640 and Tc#442 Blue Crush (McCoy Ranches) 86.25 pts – $4,640.

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UBBI Classic World Champion Race Was a Tight One

September 17th, 2017

Nadine Ivy Phillips (center) wins UBBI Classic World Championship with #IV37 Astro. Photo by Dugger

This year’s race for the UBBI Classic World Championship was a close one! But more interesting, close friends were competing side by side for the title. When all was said and done, it was NIP Ranch (Nadine Ivy Phillips) / Melton Bull Company’s #IV37 Astro who outdistanced the pack by only $735. Nadine Ivy Phillips is no stranger to the bucking bull business. Her late father, Bradford Ivy was rodeo stock contractor, who had several bulls

Classic Finals champion Denny McCoy. Photo by Dugger

chosen to perform at the National Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City and Las Vegas! Her bull #IV37 Astro, a son of Asteroid, was hauled to several events by her closest and toughest competitor, Cory Melton (Melton Bull Co). Melton Bull Co’s #324A Heartaches & Grease led the Classic standings most of the season and finished 3rd overall just $747 behing the champ.

Top 10 Classic winners. Photo by Dugger

This year’s UBBI National Finals Classic championship went to bull #Tc302 Opus, from Denny McCoy, who pocketed $7,200 for the win and a $2,500 Finals Champion bonus. The win moved Opus from literally no where in the Classic standings ($862) all the way to the Reserve World Champion. Finishing in 4th place in the UBBI World Standing was bull #220 Yela Wolf from New Star Pro Rodeo who saw limited outs due to injuries.

The Top 5 from this year’s Classic finals were: 1st place ~ #Tc302 Opus (McCoy Ranches) 87.75 pts – $7,200;  2nd place ~ #511T Stretch (Larry Barker/Flying S Bucking Bulls) 87.25 pts – $5,400;  3rd place ~ #220 Yela Wolf (New Star Pro Rodeo) 86.5 pts – $3,600;  4/5/6th place ~ #312 Relentless (Cord McCoy/Joe & Nina Webb) 86 pts – $600 and #398-3 Paityne’s Nightmare (Twisted H Cattle Co) 86 pts – $600 and #757 Wacker Kat (Wild Cactus Ranch) 86 pts – $600.

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Dyna Min’s Wired to Hook Wins UBBI World Championship

September 17th, 2017

#22Z Dyna Min’s Wired to Hook winning the UBBI Futurity World Championship. Photo by Dugger

The 2017 UBBI National Finals Futurity proved that when you peak at the right time, anything can happen! And that’s exactly the case with bull #22Z Dyna Min’s Wired to Hook from Bar 3D Bucking Bulls/Jaynes Gang. Dyna Min’s Wired to Hook is an own son of Meat Hook, PBR superstar bucking bull, and proves that genetics matter. Dyna Min’s Wired to Hook was just outside the top 30 in the UBBI

Kay Jaynes accepting the UBBI Futurity World Champion buckle on behalf of Bar 3D Bucking Bulls and the Jaynes Gang. Photo by Dugger

Futurity standings, but put together a stellar 88.25 point outing to win the UBBI National Finals championship and earned $7,920. Together with his $1,287 in regular season earnings, totaled $9,207 to move to the top of the list and also win the UBBI Futurity World Championship! By winning the Finals event, Dyna Min’s Wired to Hook also was awarded a $2,500 Finals Champion bonus and a $2,500 World Champion’s bonus for a grand total $12,920 for 6 seconds work!

Top 10 Futurity at UBBI National Finals. Photo by Dugger

Other Top 10 finishers at this year’s UBBI National Finals futurity competition include: 2nd place ~ #415 Way Cool (Gochman Family); 3/4th place ~ Page 86C Marty (Tomlin/Allen/Mills/Jaynes Gang) and #51 Red Clad Armour (3J Bucking Bulls); 5/6th place ~ #521 Bowie Daze (Cord McCoy/Brent & Margo Hazen) and #500 I’m Legit Too (Lance Bloyd/Cord & Sara McCoy); 7/8th place ~ #M539 Getting Jiggy (Gary & Laurie Fortier) and #25 Cracker Jack (Shining P Bucking Bulls); 9/10/11th ~ #02 Psycho (Dale Tieman) and #560 Straight Fire (Davis/Tieman) and #500 Highly Contagious (Cord McCoy/K-C/Webb)

The Top 10 finishers from the UBBI National Finals were awarded a Tres Rios Silver Champion buckle!

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UBBI Youth Futurity Finals Results

August 30th, 2017

2017 UBBI Youth Finale participants. Photo by Dugger

The UBBI Youth Futurity Series concluded it’s 2017 season, hosting it’s Finale event in Palestine, Texas on August 19th! This year’s Finale attracted 23 different youth members and paid out over $5500 in prize money and awarded $11,000 in educational scholarships.

The top 5 at this year’s Finale included in 5th place, Payson Tomaski with his bull #150 Yoga

Orinn Cobb & Garrison Nalls splitting the Finale win. Photo by Dugger

Pants with a score of 85.5 points; in 4th place was Chayden Stephenson/Flying W Bulls with bull #775 Ima Secret and an 85.75 score; Millie Chism/Shallow Creek Bucking Bulls finished 3rd with bull #1502 Back the Blue, scoring 86.25 points and splitting the win in 1st and 2nd place was bull #523 Doc Was Right from Two Brothers Bucking Bulls (Orin Cobb) and bull #509 from Garrison Nalls. Both bulls scored 86.5 points and both earned $1170 each.

This year’s Top 10 Year-End

2017 Top 10 Youth Futurity. Photo by Dugger

awardwinners (based on total money won during the regular season and Finale) each recieved a Top 10 buckle. Top 10 are as follows: 1st) #1502 Back the Blue ~ Millie Chism/Shallow Creek Bucking Bulls $4136;  2nd) #509 ~ Garrison Nalls $2626;  3rd) #T20 High Class ~ Wolfe Boys Bucking Bulls-Cooper Wolfe $2456;  4th) #581 Ap0llo Dinero ~ Cassidy McLaughlin $2326;  5th) #523 Doc Was Right ~

Scholarship Award Winners. Photo by Dugger

Two Brothers Bucking Bull-Orrin Cobb $2130;  6th) #152 Sugar Daddy ~ Brazos & Trinity Ham $2056;  7th) #035 Cain ~ Garrett Gonzales $1888;  8th) #-531 Bad Blood ~ Paiten Hilton/Rockin T Ranch $1878;  9th) #122 Boogie ~ Cassidi Porter/Rockin C Bucking Bulls $1843;  10th) #Tc540 Possadilla ~ Quinn McCoy $1678.

UBBI Youth Futurity Scholarship awards included 6 scholarships based on performance. The winner of the 2017 Youth Futurity Finale received a $1000 scholarship. Because there was tie for the Finale Championship,

Lindee Mitchell winning the 2017 Youth Futurity Merit Scholarship. Photo by Dugger

both Garrison Nalls and Orrin Cobb each recieved a $1000 scholarship. The Top 4 Year-End (based on points) received scholarships. 1st place ~ Millie Chism $2500;  2nd place ~ Cassidi Porter $2000;  3rd place ~ River Hogue $1500;  4th place ~ Quinn McCoy $1000.

This year’s UBBI Youth Futurity Series $2000 Merit Scholarship was awarded to Lindee Mitchell.

A big thank you to James Hogue and Pull-Do Trailers for sponsoring our trailer raffle and congratulations to Ross Tomaski and family

Paiten Hilton receiving the Lil Blue Dummy for selling the most PULL-DO TRAILER raffle tickets. Photo by Dugger

for winning the new Pull-Do Trailers!

Congratulations to Paiten Hilton for selling the most trailer raffle tickets and receiving the Lil Blue Dummy from Central Texas Products!

Once again the UBBI would like to thank our Youth Futurity Series sponsor, Rockin R Buckin Bulls and David Findley and Chad Ramer and Pull-Do Trailers, as well as our buckle sponsors Scott Winston, Tom Peterson and Denny McCoy!

Click HERE to View FINALE Results

Click HERE to View YEAR-END Standings

Rhinestone Renegades Women’s Futurity Hosts Finale

August 30th, 2017

Rhinestone Renegades Top 5 at the Finale. Brandy Kenemmer (center) was Finale champion. Photo by Dugger

The 2017 Rhinestone Renegades Women’s Futurity Finale is in the books. This year 17 different women participated with 34 different bulls. Ten of those women entered and competed at this year’s Finale.

Brandy Kenemmer and 3J Bucking Bulls teamed up to bring bull #51 Red Clad Armour and they did not disappoint, posting the highest score of the day with 88.25 points and winning first place and earning $1125 and receiving the Finale Championship buckle. Placing second was bull #510 Hitman from Kari Mask/Outlaw, scoring 87.25 points and finishing in 3rd place was bull #58 Hot

#51 Red Clad Armour winning the Women’s Futurity Finale event. Photo by Dugger

Flash from Traycie Griggs/Muthabuckers with a score of 85.75 points.

The Top 5 bulls (based on regular season and finals money) each earned a buckle. Although bull #LV Milkman did not perform well at the Finale, Jessy LoRanger/Vance Bucking Bulls held on to first place and was crowned the Rhinestone Renegades Women’s Futurity Year-End Champion. Finishing in 2nd place was bull #51 Red Clad Armour (Brandy Kenemmer/3J Bucking Bulls); 3rd place was bull #58 Hot Flash (Traycie Griggs/Muthabuckers); 4th place was bull #550 Misunderstood (Robison Bucking Bulls); 5th place bull #546 KZ Mister Twister from Sharron Carpenter.

Congratulation to all of our Rhinestone Renegades!

Click HERE to View FINALE Results

Click HERE to View YEAR-END Standings

UBBI Wraps Up Regular Season

August 30th, 2017

The final event of the 2017 season was held in Palestine, TX on August 18th and 19th and featured a Futurity, Derby and Classic event as wells as the Rhinestone Renegades Women’s Futurity Finale and Youth Futurity Series Finale!

Bull #410 from Winston Loe/Melton Bull Co winning the Derby. Photo by Dugger

“We were pleased with the entries and the participation at our last regular season event”, stated Randy Schmutz, the general manager of the UBBI. “We were extremely proud of our Women’s Finale and Youth Finale!”

The Derby and Classic events were both held on Friday night, with 35 Derby bulls and 15 Classic bulls. Although all the bulls performed on Friday, results were separate for the 3 and 4 year old bulls. The top 3 in the derby included Nathan Doss in 3rd place with his bull #144 Deets with a score of 86.75 points; 4M Ranch with bull #24 and a score of 87.25 points and winning the Derby was Winston Loe/Melton Bull Company with bull #410 posting a score of 87.5 points and earning a check for $2616!

In the Classic, it was bull #IV37 Astro from NIP Ranch placing first for the second

Bull #511 Light Switch (Davis/Hubbard/Mask)
winning Futurity. Photo by Dugger

event in row. Astro posted a score of 88.5 points to win the classic and cash a check for $2156. In second place was bull #3127 Something Magical from Chad Berger/Flying S Bucking Bulls with score of 87.5 points. And in third place was Larry Barker/Flying S Bucking Bulls with bull #511T Stretch, scoring 86.5 points.

The Open Futurity was held on Saturday morning and featured 22 entries. The top 3 bulls included ~ bull #415 Way Cool from the Gochman Family with a score of 86.25 points; bull #777 Flatbill Jeff from TD Cattle/6M with a score of 87.25 points and finishing in 1st place was Davil/Hubbard/Mask with their bull #511 Light Switch, scoring 88.5 points and earning a check for $1890!

Congratulations to all of the winners of the Battle of the Bull UBBI event.

Click HERE to View Full Results

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