Game Notes: Charlotte

MAKING A COMEBACK – The PBR’s Built Ford Tough Series will visit Charlotte, North Carolina, this weekend for the time since 2011. The Time Warner Cable Arena will host the Express Employment Professionals Invitational beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19.

ON TAP – For the second year in a row, the PBR’s Built Ford Tough Series will head to Allentown, Pennsylvania, for the Allentown Invitational, presented by Cooper Tires, on Friday, Sept. 25 and Saturday, Sept. 26.


2011 Douglas Ferreira

2007 Silvanei Dias

2006 Chris Shivers

2000 Adriano Moraes

1999 Rogerio Ferreira

1998 Gilbert Carrillo

1997 Adriano Moraes

1996 Jim Sharp & Ty Murray

FORMAT – The Top 35 bull riders on the BFTS will compete in Round 1 on Friday and Round 2 on Saturday, facing one bull in each round. The riders with the Top 15 total 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 700 possible points available at the PFI Western Invitational, as the winner of the event average will receive 400 points and each of the three round wins are worth 100 points apiece.

TELEVISION BROADCAST – PBR LIVE via will broadcast the Express Employment Professionals Invitational in real time at 8 p.m. ET on Friday, Sept. 18 and 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, Sept. 19. PBR LIVE is now available at no charge to all fans and media. Visit to view.

The Built Ford Tough Championship Round will be televised on CBS Television Network at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday while CBS Sports Network will broadcast Round 2 and the championship round on Sunday, Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. ET. Veteran broadcaster Craig Hummer will provide the play-by-play, color commentary will be provided by Ty Murray, while Leah Garcia will handle dirt-level interviews.

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



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