The Professional Bull Riders announced that the nationally-televised Built Ford Tough Series will be in Thackerville, Okla., for The WinStar World Casino Invitational on July 29-30.Tickets can be purchased at www.WinStarWorldCasino.com or by telephone at (800) 622-6317. Bull riding will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday, July 29, and Saturday, July 30. The event will be held in an outdoor facility, adjacent to the WinStar World Casino and holds up to 6,000 people.
Each of the 40 riders will ride on Friday and Saturday. Following Round 1 on Friday, the riders with the 10 highest scores will each compete with one more bull. Following Round 2 on Saturday, the riders with the 10 highest cumulative scores will advance to the Built Ford Tough Championship Round where they will compete with one more bull. The overall event winner will be the rider with the highest combined score.
The WinStar World Casino Classic will be the 20th of 29 stops on the 2011 BFTS schedule, which began at world-famous Madison Square Garden in January. The season concludes Oct. 26-30 in Las Vegas with the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals, and the crowning of the 2011 PBR World Champion. The World Finals are the richest bull riding event on the planet with the winner receiving the World Championship PBR Buckle and a $1 million bonus.
About the Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR)
The PBR is the world's premier bull riding organization. More than 100 million viewers annually watch over 400 hours of primetime PBR programming on VERSUS, NBC, CBS and networks around the world. The PBR has awarded over $100 million in prize money and 20 riders have earned over $1 million, including Justin McBride with $5.5 million -- the most of any western-sports athlete in history. The PBR was nominated as 2010 Sports League of the Year at the Sports Business Journal Sports Business Awards, alongside the National Football League, National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball. Nearly 2 million fans attend Built Ford Tough Series and Touring Pro Division events each year. For more information on the PBR, go to www.pbr.com, or follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TeamPBR and http://twitter.com/TEAMPBR.
About WinStar World Casino
The world's third largest casino, WinStar World Casino offers more than 6,200 electronic games, 76 blackjack and poker tables, a 2,500-seat Global Events Center and a new 395-room hotel. Located just north of the Oklahoma/Texas border along Interstate 35, WinStar World Casino presents 24/7 gaming action, world -class entertainers and a wide range of restaurants. WinStar World Casino is an economic enterprise of the Chickasaw Nation. For more information visit our website at www.winstarworldcasino.com or follow on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/WinStarWorldCasino or http://twitter.com/#!/WinStarWorld