Game Notes: Allentown

FIRST TIMERS – The Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series will debut in Allentown, Pennsylvania, this weeekend with the Cooper Tires Take the Money and Ride event at the brand new PPL Center. The Competition will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10 and at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11.

ON TAP – The PBR has one last event before the 2014 BFTS culminates with the Built Ford Tough World Finals in Las Vegas. The Monster Energy Bulls on the Beach event is the last 15/15 Bucking Battle, the Top 15 riders will go head-to- head with the Top 15 bulls in Huntington Beach, California, on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. The competition will be located on the southwest corner of Huntington Street and Pacific Coast Highway, across the street from the Waterfront Beach Resort.

FORMAT – This weekend, the Top 35 bull riders on the BFTS will compete in Round 1 on Friday night and Round 2 on Saturday night, facing one bull in each round. The riders with the Top 15 scores after two rounds will advance to the Built Ford Tough Championship Round on Saturday for an additional ride and a chance at the $30,000 event title.

POSSIBLE POINTS – There are a maximum of 900 possible points available during the Cooper Tires Take the Money and Ride. The winner of each round will receive 100 points plus their ride score for a maximum of three rounds. The event winner will receive 300 points.

PROVIDING PROTECTION – The Dickies® Bullfighters this weekend are Jesse Byrne of Okotoks, Alberta; Shorty Gorham of Cotulla, Texas; and Frank Newsom of Paoli, Okla.

TELEVISION BROADCAST – PBR LIVE on will broadcast the Cooper Tires Take the Money and Ride at 8 p.m. ET on Friday, Oct. 10 and at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 11.

CBS Sports Network will broadcast Round 2 and the Built Ford Tough Championship Round on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. ET. The broadcast will feature Craig Hummer providing play-by-play and color commentary from J.W. Hart, while dirt-level interviews will be handled by Leah Garcia.

BFTS telecasts are produced for the PBR by David Neal Productions, a Los Angeles-based production company led by 34-time Emmy® Award winner and Peabody Award winner David Neal, who serves as executive producer and creative lead.

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