MISCONDUCT/CHEATING:
In the event a participant becomes abusive to any official, judge, employee or other participant, the MBBA reserves the
right to disqualify that person and their entries from that event and revoke their participation rights in future events. Any
winnings or entry fees will be forfeited. Misconduct and Cheating or attempting to cheat shall result in disciplinary action
and/or suspension and/or fine. The MBBA reserves the right to refuse entries from anyone.

BAD CHECKS:
In the event a participant pays his fees, with a check that has insufficient funds, the first offense will result in a fine and
replacement with another check.  After a participant has wrote a bad check for an event, payment of  fees will be a cashier’
s check, or money order only basis.

PENALTIES:
In the event a participant competes with an ineligible animal, the first offense penalty is disqualification of that animal from
said event and future events of that age classification and forfeiture of winnings and entry fees. The second offense will
be disqualification of that animal from said event and future events of ANY age classification, forfeiture of all winnings and
entry fees, and a $1,000 fine and one year suspension of the owner from participation.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISK:
By entering an animal or attending an MBBA sanctioned event, participants assume any and all risks involved in any
bovine/rodeo type activity and hold harmless the MBBA. MBBA, directors, employees, or contractors shall NOT be
responsible for any injury, death, or loss of any animal entered or present for any other reason at any MBBA sanctioned
event. The MBBA will not be responsible for the injury or death of any person attending any MBBA sanctioned event.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF AUTHORITY:
By payment of annual membership dues, contractors agree to abide by the rules set in this document.

MBBA FUTURITY RULES & GUIDELINES

EVENT ENTRY/AGE REQUIREMENTS:
To be eligible to compete in any MBBA sanctioned futurity, bulls must be born on or between January 1 and December 31
of the year specified on the form, two years prior to the year of competition for the 2 yr olds and one year prior on the
yearling futurities. EXAMPLE FOR 2 yr olds: 2009 calves (calves born on or between January 1 and December 31, 2009)
are eligible to compete in 2011 two yr old futurities. EXAMPLE FOR 1 yr olds: 2010 calves (calves born on or between
January 1 and December 31, 2010) are eligible to compete in 2011 yearling futurities.

AGE VERIFICATION:
Bulls do not have to be registered, but registration papers will be needed for age verification OR the MBBA recommends a
signed document from your vet stating he was mouthed and his estimated age. All bull ages will be on an honor system,
however, if there is any discrepancy, we reserve the right to have the bull mouthed and checked by a vet of our choice, at
the owner's expense. If bulls qualify for the UBBI Finals, they must be mouthed by a vet, using the  mouthing chart on the
MBBA website.

ANIMAL IDENTIFICATION:
Two year old Futurity Bulls need to be branded (fire or freeze) with a permanent legible number brand. Yearling futurity
bulls need to be branded OR a legible numbered ear tag for identification purposes.               

ENTRIES:
Methods of entry: Entries must be called in through the central entry system.  605 842 0915.  Payment for entry fees can
be made at event or mailed to the MBBA, but made out to the event producer.  It is required you are a paid member of the
MBBA before you enter an event.
Entry open dates: Events usually open TWO weeks before event (on Monday) and close the following Monday.  So,
entries are open for ONE WEEK, from Monday-Monday.  Entries may be taken until close date, unless event fills early.  
Entries will be taken on a first come, first serve basis. To ensure your bulls get entered, call when event entries OPEN.  If
positions are still available, late entries may be taken, until the MBBA determines the 2nd close date.

ENTRY FEES:
At all MBBA sanctioned futurities entry fees will be $400 for 2 yr old futurities and $300 for yearling futurities during regular
season events.  (this was voted on by the board members to raise it  for 2015)

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS:
All bulls competing at an MBBA Futurity event will need to have record of that specific state's Health Inspection in which
the event is being held. Specific requirements for individual states may differ, so be sure to check with your Vet to make
sure of the requirements. These tests and inspections may be presented at check-in time. Bulls that do not meet these
requirements will not be allowed to compete and will forfeit entry fees.

PAYOUT:
At all MBBA sanctioned YEARLING futurities, payout will be as follows:                             
After all deductions below, one hole will be paid for every four entries.                                   
$15 year end bonuses
$35 for finals payout.
$50 will be withheld per entry for pen fees.
$5 for mbba office charge.
(Producers must provide adequate pen space or they will not receive the pen fees)
65% event payout.  Another $50 per entry goes directly back to the contractors at the finals.

At all MBBA sanctioned TWO YEAR OLD futurities payout will be as follows:                      
After all deductions below, one hole will be paid for every four entries
$20 YEAR END bonuses
$40 for MBBA FINALS payout.
$80 will be withheld per entry for pen fees.
$5 for mbba office charge.
(Producers must provide adequate pen space or they will not receive the pen fees)
64% event payout.  Another $60 per entry goes directly back to the contractors at the finals.

DUMMIES:
All bulls competing in an MBBA sanctioned futurity will be bucked using a 24 lb. dummy for the 2 yr olds and a 14 lb.
dummy for the yearlings. Producer is responsible for bringing or renting dummies approved through the MBBA. At all
MBBA sanctioned futurities, bulls will be bucked for 4 seconds.

JUDGING GUIDELINES:
Event producers must use a four judge system. Judges will mark the bulls using 1 to 25 scale and use quarter points. A list
of recommended judges will be listed on the MBBA website or available through the judging director. It is crucial that
competent and unbiased judges be hired, so the MBBA board voted to have all judges hired for all MBBA events through
the MBBA judge director.  The MBBA will line up judges for all MBBA events, but producer is still required to pay for
judges.  They must pay them at a minimum of $200 per day, plus $.50 a mile IF they travel OVER 200 mls.  It is also
recommended that producer furnish a motel room for judges, if needed, or $100 credit.

ELECTRICAL DEVICES & FOREIGN OBJECTS:
Any electrical devices used to stimulate the animal cannot be used while he is in the chute, unless the bull is leaning bad
or squatting, and he won't stand correctly. Contractors or MBBA personnel are prohibited from hot shotting any bull while
he is leaving the chute. Foreign objects in flank will not be allowed. Any owner that is not following this rule is subject to
disqualification of the animal involved in the particular incident, and total disqualification from the competition and
forfeiture of entry fees. In addition, failure to adhere to this rule could result in suspension and fine as outlined in
MISCONDUCT & CHEATING.

HORNS:
All competing 2 yr old futurity bulls must have their horns tipped (banana or loose horns are excluded from this rule) prior
to arriving for the event and must be tipped to be the size of a 25 cent piece. Yearling bulls are not required to be tipped,
but it is strongly recommended, for safety of personnel and horses.
DRAW/CHUTE POSITION:
Bucking order will be drawn by judging director after entries close.

TIE BREAKERS:
There will be no tie breakers given. If animals are tied after scores are checked, a straight split will be used.

WITHDRAWAL:
Prior to entries closing a bull may be withdrawn without penalty or forfeit of entry fees. After entry closing, owners may
withdraw animals from competition for any reason. However, doing so will forfeit all entry fees, unless a vet release is
presented for said bull. In the event a vet release is provided to the MBBA, entry fees will be refunded, and the bull will be
ineligible for entry for 30 days from the vet release date. Bulls MAY BE replaced by another bull of the same age, with no
penalties. (If entries were phoned in and not mailed with payment, owner must still pay the prior entry fee for event they
did not show at, or they will not be eligible to enter any future events.)

EVENT PRODUCER:
All producers must sign producer's agreement and send in deposit of $500 TWO months prior to event date to secure the
event date.  If producer meets all requirements in said agreement, when event is over, producer will get their deposit
back.  ALL PRODUCERS must check health papers on every bull entered.  (Or have an approved person checking in
bulls) If  bulls do not have the proper health papers, they will forfeit entry fees and will not be allowed to compete.  This is
for  everyone's best interests and is to protect the association and its members.  Rider events will be sanctioned with Don
Gay Bull Riding Tour and producer must have at least $1500 added for riders.  Judges will be selected by MBBA for each
sanctioned event.  (Please see producer's agreement for complete list of requirements for events)

EVENT PERSONNEL:
At all MBBA sanctioned yearling and 2 yr old futurities, gate men, arena help, secretaries and production labor will be
provided by the event producer.

FINALS QUALIFICATION:
The top 40 money earning 1 yr old and top 40 money earning 2 yr old bulls will be qualified for the MBBA Futurity Finals.
Any remaining positions available may be filled by additional money earning bulls, in descending order, until all positions
are filled or entries close. In the event that there are still not 40 bulls entered, the top point earning bulls will be qualified.  
There will also be a year end champion bull in both futurity classes. The year end champion will be determined by points.
Bulls will be awarded one point for each of bulls they beat throughout the season.

MBBA YOUTH FUTURITY RULES & GUIDELINES
PARTICIPATION:
All participants entering bulls in an MBBA sanctioned YOUTH futurity must be between the ages of 4-18 years old. Youth
contestants are required to be present at the YOUTH futurity in which their bull is entered. Youth contestants must be
accompanied by an adult at all times while behind the bucking chutes or in the arena. The youth participant IS required to
help flank bull, but can be assisted by an adult. Special circumstances will be considered, in the event a youth cannot
flank bull. (ex: handicapped youth)
EVENT ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
All bulls competing in an MBBA sanctioned YOUTH futurity must be owned by the contestant or by their family. All bulls that
are entered into the youth futurities cannot be bucked in the regular futurity division.
ENTRY FEES: TBA
PAYOUT:
At all MBBA produced or sanctioned YOUTH futurities payout will be as follows:
One hole will be paid for every four entries. Pen fees deductions will be determined.
POINTS:
At all MBBA sanctioned youth futurities, points qualify toward the MBBA Year End Youth Awards. They will be awarded on
the basis of one point for every bull beaten in each go-round of competition.  All bulls entered in Youth futurity must meet
all other MBBA futurity guidelines.

MBBA CLASSIC/MATURITY RULES & GUIDELINES

EVENT ENTRY/AGE REQUIREMENTS:
To be eligible to compete in any MBBA sanctioned classic, bulls must be born on or between January 1 and December 31
of the year specified on the form, three or four years prior to the year of competition. To be eligible to compete in the
maturities, the bull must be 5 yrs old or over.

AGE VERIFICATION:
Bulls do not have to be registered, but registration papers will be needed for age verification OR the MBBA recommends a
signed document from your vet stating he was mouthed and his estimated age. All bull ages will be on an honor system,
however, if there is any discrepancy, we reserve the right to have the bull mouthed and checked by a vet of our choice, at
the owner's expense.

ANIMAL IDENTIFICATION:
Bulls need to be branded (fire or freeze) with a permanent legible number brand for identification purposes.

ENTRIES:
Methods of entry: Entries must be called in through the central entry system.  605 842 0915.  Payment for entry fees can
be made at event or mailed to the MBBA but made out to the event producer.  It is required that you are a paid member of
the MBBA before you enter an event.
Events usually open TWO weeks before event (on Monday) and close the following Monday.  So, entries are open for
ONE WEEK, from Monday-Monday.  Entries will be taken on a first come, first serve basis, to ensure your bulls get
entered, call when event entries OPEN.  If positions are  available, late entries may be taken, until the MBBA determines
the 2nd close date.

ENTRY LIMITS:
At all MBBA sanctioned classic events, the number of entries accepted will be determined by the promoter.

ENTRY FEES:
At all MBBA produced or sanctioned classic entry fees will be $550 for classic bulls and $650 for maturities during regular
season events.

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS:
All bulls competing at an MBBA Classic and Maturity event will be required to have record of the specific state's Health
Inspection in which the event is taken place. Specific requirements for individual states may differ, so be sure to check with
your Vet to make sure of the requirements. These tests and inspections must be presented at check-in time. Bulls that do
not meet these requirements will not be allowed to compete and will forfeit entry fees.

PAYOUT:
At all MBBA sanctioned MATURITIES (5 yr olds and older), payout will be as follows:
After all deductions below, one hole will be paid for every THREE entries
$25 YEAR END bonuses
$50 for MBBA FINALS payout
$80 will be withheld per entry for pen fees.
$25 to MBBA Finals Rider Payout
$5 for mbba office charge.
(Producers must provide adequate pen space or they will not receive the pen fees)
72% event payout.  Another $75 per entry goes directly back to the contractors at the finals.


At all MBBA sanctioned CLASSICS (3 & 4 yr olds), payout will be as follows:                      
After all deductions below, one hole will be paid for every four entries:
$30 YEAR END bonuses
$55 for MBBA FINALS payout
$80 will be withheld per entry for pen fees.
$25 to MBBA Finals for Rider Payout
$5 for mbba office charge.
(Producers must provide adequate pen space or they will not receive the pen fees)
65% event payout.  Another $85 per entry goes directly back to the contractors at the finals.


JUDGING GUIDELINES:
Event producers must use a four judge system. Judges will mark the bulls using 1 to 25 scale and use quarter points. A list
of recommended judges will be listed on the MBBA website or available through the judging director. It is crucial that
competent and unbiased judges be hired, so the MBBA board voted to have all judges hired for all MBBA events through
the MBBA judge director.  The MBBA will line up judges for all MBBA events, but producer is still required to pay for
judges.  They must pay them at a minimum of $200 per day, plus $.50 a mile IF they travel OVER 200 mls.  (If two or more
judges ride to event together, only the driver gets the mileage)  It is also recommended that producer furnish at least 2
rooms for the four judges, if needed, or $100 credit per judge.  

ELECTRICAL DEVICES & FOREIGN OBJECTS:
All electrical devices used to stimulate the animal cannot be used while he is in chute, unless the bull is leaning bad or
squatting, and he won't stand correctly. Contractors or MBBA personnel are prohibited from hot shotting any bull while he
is leaving the chute. Foreign objects in flank will not be allowed. Any owner that is not following this rule is subject to
disqualification of the animal involved in the particular incident, and total disqualification from the competition and they
will forfeit any entry fees. In addition, failure to adhere to this rule could result in suspension and fine as outlined in
MISCONDUCT & CHEATING.

HORNS:
All competing classic and maturity bulls must have their horns tipped (banana or loose horns are excluded from this rule)
prior to arriving for the event and must be tipped to be the size of a 50 cent piece.  Judges will be checking horns at
events.  At their discretion, they will fine contractors for each bull that is not tipped properly, $250.  Plus, bull must be
tipped at event before he bucks, or he forfeits his entry fee and will not compete.

DRAW/CHUTE POSITION:
Bucking order will be drawn by judging director after entries close.

TIE BREAKERS:
There will be no tie breakers given. If animals are tied after scores are checked, a straight split will be used.

WITHDRAWAL:
Prior to entries closing a bull may be withdrawn without penalty or forfeit of entry fees. After entry closing, owners may
withdraw animals from competition for any reason. However, doing so will forfeit all entry fees, unless a vet release is
presented for said bull. In the event a vet release is provided to the MBBA, entry fees will be refunded, and the bull will be
ineligible for entry for 30 days from the vet release date. Bulls MAY BE replaced by another bull of the same age, with no
penalties.  (If entries were phoned in and not mailed with payment, owner must still pay the prior entry fee for event they
did not show at, or they will not be eligible to enter any future events.)

EVENT PRODUCER:
All producers must sign producer's agreement and send in deposit of $500 TWO months prior to event date to secure the
event date.  If producer meets all requirements in said agreement, when event is over, producer will get their deposit
back.  ALL PRODUCERS must check health papers on every bull entered.  (Or have an approved person checking in
bulls) If  bulls do not have the proper health papers, they will forfeit entry fees and will not be allowed to compete.  This is
for  everyone's best interests and is to protect the association and its members.  Rider events will be sanctioned with Don
Gay Bull Riding Tour and producer must have at least $1500 added for riders.  Judges will be selected by MBBA for each
sanctioned event.  (Please see producer's agreement for complete requirements for events)

EVENT PERSONNEL:
At all MBBA sanctioned classics and maturities, gate men, arena help, secretaries and production labor will be provided by
the event producer.

FINALS QUALIFICATION:
The top 40 money earning bulls which are entered will be accepted to the MBBA Finals Classic and the top 15 money
earning maturity bulls. Any remaining positions available may be filled by additional money earning bulls, in descending
order, until all positions are filled or entries close. . In the event that there are still not 40 bulls entered, the top point
earning bulls will be qualified . There will also be a year end champion 3 yr old, 4 yr old and maturity bull. The year end
champion will be determined by points. Bulls will be awarded one point for each of bulls they beat throughout the season.

CONTESTANTS:
Bulls will be mounted by bull riders entered in the rider event or by open mount out bull riders, if event is not full.


COMPETITION FORMAT:
MBBA sanctioned classic events may consist of one of the following:
One Long Round
Two Long Rounds
MBBA sanctioned maturity events will consist of the following:
Short Round with up to 15 bulls

2014 rule changes:  

*All producers must sign producer's agreement and send in deposit of $500 TWO months prior to event date.  If producer
meets all requirements in agreement when event is over, they will get their deposit back.

*Untipped bulls will be fined $250 and must be tipped before competing.

*Judges will be hired by MBBA for each sanctioned event.  Event Producers still pay for judges at their events.

*Entries will only be open for one week for all MBBA events.

2015 rule changes:
Raise yearling and 2 yr old entries by $50,  to $300 (yearlings) and $400 (2 yr olds)

Raise classic and maturity entries by $100,  to $550 (classic) and $650 (maturity)
See above in rulebook for money break down.  Part of it stays in event payout, part will go to year end bonuses and in
classic and maturity classes, some will go to ADDED MONEY FOR RIDERS AT FINALS.


2016 rule changes:
All MBBA events may be sanctioned with the ABBI, for an additional $50 per head, if the producer so wishes.  
Bulls need to be ABBI registered and EID tagged to qualify.
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