Game Notes: Thackerville

BACK IN THACK – The PBR’s Built Ford Tough Series stops in Thackerville, Oklahoma, this weekend with the WinStar World Casino and Resort Invitational. Competition takes place at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 4, and Saturday, Sept. 5, at the WinStar World Casino.

ON DECK – Springfield, Missouri, will welcome the PBR’s Built Ford Tough Series back for the seventh consecutive year as the JQH Arena hosts the PFI Invitational, presented by Bass Pro Shops, Friday – Sunday, Sept. 11-13.

PAST THACKERVILLE EVENT WINNERS – Last year, 2004 PBR World Champion Mike Lee won the first of two outdoor events during the 2014 Built Ford Tough Series in Thackerville, Oklahoma. He was the only man to go 3-for-3 on the weekend. Lee went on to win the second outdoor event of the season in Laughlin, Nevada, in September 2014. Here are a list of past winners in Thackerville:

2014 Mike Lee

2013 J.B. Mauney

2012 Harve Stewart

2011 Jordan Hupp

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 WinStar World Casino & Resort 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 WinStar World Casino & Resort Invitational in real time at 9 p.m. ET on both Friday, Sept. 4, and Saturday, Sept. 5. PBR LIVE is now available at no charge to all fans and media. Visit to view.



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