Ontario Rodeo Numbers Review


The answer to, "Why Would I" just may be below

Thursday, May 29, 2008

This past weekend I heard a comment that irked me a little bit. In the ongoing planning and preparations for the summer Rodeo Season here in Ontario, everyone is talking about who's going where, when, and why.

In a newsletter blast a month or two ago, I claimed that 2008 would be the "Year of the Contestant" here in the Province of Ontario. 3 Producers; weekends with 4 events within just this Province alone; rising fuel costs, feed costs, shipping costs...and all we want to do is Rodeo.

It really depends on who you like, how bad you want to compete, where you want to qualify for, how much you want to make, who do you want to support, what's close to the house, which one has a big afterparty, and so on.

Money. It'll drive you. As the season rolls on, expect to see some increases in Added Money as the Producers attempt to lure you to their event either First, or instead of another. Good News for you...but early into June, it's still not a considerable deciding factor.

A long-time friend said, "Why would I go to one to compete for $500 added when I can go to another to compete for $750?" My Brother, not the math genius in any fact said, "Because the Percentages make all the difference". Socrates Scully tried to explain how even though one Producer will offer more Added Money, there are more percentages taken off for other things, and to pay another "spot". When comparing 10 contestants or even 40 teams, it relates to a minimum of 10%.

His example was at a Rodeo last year where he won just short of $500 in the Team Roping for First, and down the road won over $1,100 for First there in the same Event.

It sparked my interest to look to see if that was an exaggeration, and to see if it can be demonstrated as to why.

I've created the comparison below using the #'s of Entries experienced in each Event at the first Ontario Rodeo of the Season, Lindsay, ON. I've used these numbers as a base, which could be argued as the number of contestants competing in each Respective Event this season.

I then utilized the payout guidelines and added monies for the next two Ontario Rodeos, Orono, ON, a CCA-Sanctioned Rodeo and Erin, ON, an ORA-Sanctioned Rodeo. It is the same $500 vs. $750...and the answer to, "Why would I go to one to compete for $500 added when I can go to another to compete for $750?"...because the $500 Rodeo pays more.

This would be even accepting even entries across the board, but take it the big step further, imagine what the $1,000 - addeds will look like?

If you recieved the first draft of the comparison, please disregard as I had miscalculated the Team Roping. It pays $754/roper vs $993.33/roper. Once again, that's utilizing the same amount of teams at each rodeo. To look at the real numbers since callbacks, the weekend portrayed has 34 teams and 42 teams, so, the actual win is more like: $616.31 vs. $972.27.

Perhaps "Why Would I..." will become, "Why Shouldn't I..." With Fuel over 40% more than last season, one would imagine that the best bet would be the 58% higher payout....if you had to pick one...my long-time friend.

Ontario Rodeo Event Payout Comparisons
(#'s are based on Contestant Entries at Lindsay, ON Rodeo '08, utilizing added monies and
payout guidelines for Orono, ON '08 - CCA Rodeo vs. Erin, ON - ORA Rodeo '08)
Contestant fees are with all extras added on, but not included in purse.
CCA ORA  
7% association fee 7% OFR Fee
5% to Mississauga 1% Finals Allottment Fee
$2 judges fee 2% Judges Fee
$5 RIDE fee ( entries) $2 Central Entry Fee
$1 animal welfare    
$2 admin fee    
     
$1 barrel timer fee $2 Barrel Timer Fee
Bareback Bronc Riding:        
  CCA       ORA  
# of Entries 8     # of Entries: 8  
Added Money: $750.00     Added Money: $500.00  
Contestant Fees: $60.00     Contestant Fees: $62.00  
Net Purse: $1,012.00     Net Purse: $882.00  
1 40% $404.80   1 50% $441.00
2 30% $303.60   2 30% $264.60
3 20% $202.40   3 20% $176.40
4 10% $101.20        
 
Saddle Bronc Riding:          
  CCA       ORA  
# of Entries 9     # of Entries: 9  
Added Money: $750.00     Added Money: $500.00  
Contestant Fees: $60.00     Contestant Fees: $62.00  
Net Purse: $1,056.00     Net Purse: $936.00  
1 40% $422.40   1 50% $468.00
2 30% $316.80   2 30% $280.80
3 20% $211.20   3 20% $187.20
4 10% $105.60        
 
Bull Riding:          
  CCA       ORA  
# of Entries 25     # of Entries: 25  
Added Money: $750.00     Added Money: $500.00  
Contestant Fees: $60.00     Contestant Fees: $62.00  
Net Purse: $1,760.00     Net Purse: $1,800.00  
1 29% $510.40   1 39% $702.00
2 24% $422.40   2 29% $522.00
3 19% $334.40   3 19% $342.00
4 14% $246.40   4 9% $162.00
5 9% $158.40   5 4% $72.00
6 5% $88.00        
 
Steer Wrestling:          
  CCA       ORA  
# of Entries 21     # of Entries: 21  
Added Money: $750.00     Added Money: $500.00  
Contestant Fees: $60.00     Contestant Fees: $62.00  
Net Purse: $1,584.00     Net Purse: $1,584.00  
1 29% $459.36   1 39% $617.76
2 24% $380.16   2 29% $459.36
3 19% $300.96   3 19% $300.96
4 14% $221.76   4 9% $142.56
5 9% $142.56   5 4% $63.36
6 5% $79.20        
 
Tie-down Roping:          
  CCA       ORA  
# of Entries 16     # of Entries: 16  
Added Money: $750.00     Added Money: $500.00  
Contestant Fees: $60.00     Contestant Fees: $62.00  
Net Purse: $1,504.80     Net Purse: $1,314.00  
1 29% $436.39   1 39% $512.46
2 24% $361.15   2 29% $381.06
3 19% $285.91   3 19% $249.66
4 14% $210.67   4 9% $118.26
5 9% $135.43   5 4% $52.56
6 5% $75.24        
Team Roping:            
  CCA       ORA    
# of Entries 43     # of Entries: 43    
Added Money: $750.00     Added Money: $500.00    
Contestant Fees: $70.00     Contestant Fees: $62.00    
Net Purse: $5,200.80     Net Purse: $5,094.00    
1 29% $1,508.23/team $754.12/per roper 1 39% $1,986.66 /team $993.33/roper
2 24% $1,248.02/team $624.01/per roper 2 29% $1,477.26 /team $738.63/roper
3 19% $988.15/team $494.08/per roper 3 19% $967.86 /team $483.93/roper
4 14% $728.11/team $364.06/per roper 4 9% $458.46 /team $229.23/roper
5 9% $468.07/team $234.04/per roper 5 4% $203.76 /team $101.88/roper
6 5% $260.00/team $130.00/per roper        
Barrel Racing:          
  CCA       ORA  
# of Entries 31     # of Entries: 31  
Added Money: $750.00     Added Money: $500.00  
Contestant Fees: $61.00     Contestant Fees: $66.00  
Net Purse: $2,024.00     Net Purse: $2,124.00  
1 29% $586.96   1 39% $828.36
2 24% $485.76   2 29% $615.96
3 19% $384.56   3 19% $403.56
4 14% $283.36   4 9% $191.16
5 9% $182.16   5 4% $84.96
6 5% $101.20        
 
Breakaway Roping:          
  CCA       ORA  
# of Entries 26     # of Entries: 26  
Added Money: $250.00     Added Money: $300.00  
Contestant Fees: $60.00     Contestant Fees: $62.00  
Net Purse: $1,364.00     Net Purse: $1,674.00  
1 29% $395.56   1 39% $652.86
2 24% $327.36   2 29% $485.46
3 19% $259.16   3 19% $318.06
4 14% $190.96   4 9% $150.66
5 9% $122.76   5 4% $66.96
6 5% $68.20  
 
Junior Steer Riding:          
  CCA       ORA  
# of Entries 10     # of Entries: 10  
Added Money: $200.00     Added Money: $150.00  
Contestant Fees: $30.00     Contestant Fees: $27.00  
Net Purse: $352.00     Net Purse: $360.00  
1 40% $140.80   1 50% $180.00
2 30% $105.60   2 30% $108.00
3 20% $70.40   3 20% $72.00
4 10% $35.20        
 
Junior Barrel Racing:          
  CCA       ORA  
# of Entries 7     # of Entries: 7  
Added Money: $200.00     Added Money: $150.00  
Contestant Fees: $31.00     Contestant Fees: $31.00  
Net Purse: $299.20     Net Purse: $292.50  
1 40% $119.68   1 50% $146.25
2 30% $89.76   2 30% $87.75
3 20% $59.84   3 20% $58.50
4 10% $29.92        
 
Totals:            
Payout:   $16,156.80       $16,060.50
165 Individual Contestants            
 
7% association fee $1,285.20     7% OFR Fee $1,249.15  
5% to Mississauga $918.00     1% Finals Allottment Fee $178.45  
$2 judges fee $330.00     2% Judges Fee $356.90  
$5 RIDE fee ( entries) $825.00     $2 Central Entry Fee $330.00  
$1 animal welfare $165.00          
$2 admin fee $330.00          
$1 barrel timer fee $38.00     $2 Barrel Timer Fee $152.00  
             
             
Associated Fees:   $3,891.20   Associated Fees:   $2,190.50
 
Comparisons Continued:            
Membership Dues: $190   Membership Dues: $125  
Payouts: Cheque via Mail   Payouts: At the Conclusion of Rodeo
Entries: Handled out of Province   Entries: Handled In Province  
  4-Man Buddy System   Accomodating Reasonably-sized Groups
Qty of Open Rodeos: 9   Qty of Open Rodeos: 12  
In-province Finals: 1   In-province Finals: 1 - To be released by June 30th
Out-of-province Finals: 1   Out-of-province Finals: n/a  
Memberships and Fees: Majority Leaving Ontario   Memberships and Fees: Staying in Province to improve Ontario Rodeo.

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