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Game Notes: Monster Bulls on the Beach

FIRST TIMERS – Huntington Beach, California, will host the Professional Bull Riders Monster Energy Bulls on the Beach 15/15 Bucking Battle, on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 2 p.m. The Top 15 riders in the PBR will go head-to-head with the Top 15 bulls on the beach in Surf City USA, south of the Huntington Beach Pier, across Pacific Coast Highway from the Waterfront Beach Resort.

ON TAP – The 2014 Built Ford Tough Series will conclude at the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals in Las Vegas on Oct. 22-26 at the Thomas & Mack Center, when the 2014 PBR World Champion, the bull rider who earns the most points during the 2014 season, will receive the coveted World Championship belt buckle and a $1 million bonus.

FORMAT – The Monster Energy Bulls on the Beach is the eighth and final PBR 15/15 Bucking Battle of the 2014 season. The 15/15 Bucking Battle features the Top 15 riders in the world competing against the 15 highest-ranked bulls at the event for double the points and an additional purse of $21,000.

POSSIBLE POINTS – PBR world points will be doubled in the 15/15 Bucking Battle with the winner receiving 200 points and second place receiving 180 points, decreasing on a graduated scale to 20 points for 10th place. Points earned count toward the PBR world standings. If a rider fails to make a qualified ride, he does not receive any points or money.

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 pbr.com will broadcast the Monster Energy Bulls on the Beach at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 18.

CBS Television Network will broadcast the entire 15/15 Bucking Battle on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 3 p.m. or 5 p.m. ET. Please check local listings for the times in your area. The broadcast will feature Craig Hummer providing play-by-play and color commentary from Ty Murray, 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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