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Games Notes: World Finals

THE EVENT: 

I’M FEELING 22 – The 2015 season will culminate this week with the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals, taking place in Las Vegas for the 22nd consecutive year on Oct. 21-25 at the Thomas & Mack Center. The richest bull riding event in the world has a $2.3 million purse, including a $1 million bonus to the 2013 PBR World Champion, who also receives the coveted World Champion buckle.

WORLD CHAMPIONS – The PBR World Champion is determined by the bull rider who earns the most PBR world points throughout the regular season and the Built Ford Tough World Finals. Current No. 1 bull rider in the world, J.B. Mauney, is in position to clinch the second World Championship of his career.

2014 Silvano Alves, Pilar Du Sol, Brazil
2013 J.B. Mauney, Mooresville, N.C.
2012 Silvano Alves, Pilar Du Sol, Brazil
2011 Silvano Alves, Pilar Du Sol, Brazil
2010 Renato Nunes, Buritama, Brazil
2009 Kody Lostroh, Longmont, Colo.
2008 Guilherme Marchi, Leme, Brazil
2007 Justin McBride, Elk City, Okla.
2006 Adriano Moraes, Cachoeira Paulista, Brazil
2005 Justin McBride, Elk City, Okla.
2004 Mike Lee Decatur, Texas
2003 Chris Shivers, Jonesville, La.
2002 Ednei Caminhas, Presidente Alves, Brazil
2001 Adriano Moraes, Cachoeira Paulista, Brazil
2000 Chris Shivers, Jonesville, La.
1999 Cody Hart, Gainesville, Texas
1998 Troy Dunn, Sarina, Australia
1997 Michael Gaffney, Albuquerque, N.M.
1996 Owen Washburn, Lordsburg, N.M.
1995 Tuff Hedeman, Morgan Mill, Texas
1994 Adriano Moraes, Cachoeira Paulista, Brazil

WORLD FINALS EVENT WINNER – The Built Ford Tough World Finals Event Winner is determined by the rider with the most event points after six rounds of competition. Just four riders have won the World Finals Event and World Championship in the same season – Silvano Alves in 2014, J.B. Mauney in 2013, Renato Nunes in 2010 and Mike Lee in 2004. Only Robson Palermo has won the event in consecutive years (2011, 2012); he is also the only man to win the event three times (2008, 2011 and 2012). Here is a complete list of PBR World Finals Event Winners:

2014 Silvano Alves, Pilar Du Sol, Brazil
2013 J.B. Mauney, Mooresville, N.C.
2012 Robson Palermo, Rio Branco, Brazil
2011 Robson Palermo, Rio Branco, Brazil
2010 Renato Nunes, Buritama, Brazil
2009 J.B. Mauney, Mooresville, N.C.
2008 Robson Palermo, Rio Branco, Brazil
2007 Wiley Petersen, Fort Hall, Idaho
2006 L.J. Jenkins, Texico, N.M.
2005 Guilherme Marchi, Leme, Brazil
2004 Mike Lee, Decatur, Texas
2003 Jody Newberry, Ada, Okla.
2002 J.W. Hart, Overbrook, Okla.
2001 Luke Snyder, Raymore, Mo.
2000 Tater Porter, Kenansville, Fla.
1999 Ty Murray, Stephenville, Texas
1998 Reed Corder, Melvin, Texas
1997 Troy Dunn, Queensland, Australia
1996 Ronny Kitchens, Kemp, Texas
1995 Troy Dunn, Queensland, Australia

FORMAT – The World Finals consists of six rounds of competition. The first five rounds feature all of the riders matched against the toughest bulls. The scores from the five rides will be combined and the Top 15 riders will advance for an additional round of competition, following the completion of Round 5.

There are 2,200 points available at the World Finals as the winner of the event will receive 1,000 points and each of the six round wins is worth 200 points. The World Finals Event winner will also receive $250,000 and each round winner will collect $30,000.

TELEVISION BROADCAST – CBS Sports Network will broadcast the Built Ford Tough World Finals live at 9 p.m. ET Wednesday, Oct. 21 through Saturday, Oct. 24; and at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25. Veteran broadcaster Craig Hummer will provide the play-by-play, and color commentary will be provided by nine-time World Champion and PBR co-founder Ty Murray. Two-time PBR World Champion Justin McBride, and PBR Ring of Honor member J.W. Hart will work behind the chutes, in-arena coverage will be provided by bullfighter Shorty Gorham, while Leah Garcia will handle dirt- level interviews.

PBR LIVE via CarbonTV will broadcast the Built Ford Tough World Finals at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday through Saturday; and at 4 p.m. ET on Sunday. PBR LIVE is now available at no charge to all fans and media. Visit www.PBR.com/live to view.

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