State Points

The 2016 RSNC State Championships Race began January 1st!

All points earned by contestants will be assigned to the state in which they earned them. This will more clearly differentiate the State Points Race and the National Points Race. In the National Points Race all points earned go to the contestant, regardless of the state in which they earned them. Now, in the State Points Race, if you compete and earn points in any state, you have earned them against those contestants in that state and will be credited for those points earned by state. Therefore, traveling contestants and contestants that live on the border of two states have the opportunity to compete in either or both state points races. This prevents contestants from competing only out of state and then winning their home state points race.To qualify for high point awards in a 2016 State Finals event, contestants must have ridden in a minimum of 4 shows prior to the State Finals in each state they wish to compete for high point awards, compete at the State Finals event and also be in the Top 20 of their division in that state. For an event to count as a qualifying show for the 2016 State Finals, contestants must enter a minimum of 5 times in each show.  If a contestant’s success at a show has warranted their being bumped up to the next rating category within one month of a finals event, the contestant will be held at their lower rating for that one month time frame and moved up after the finals event has been completed.

The 2016 State Championships Race started January 1, 2016 and culminates at each 2016 State Finals event. (points from designated 2015 State Finals events do not count towards the 2016 State Championships points earning season)

Click on each State you competed in to view your state points.

For the # of points awarded in a division RSNC has adopted the following AQHA point system for all contestants that place in the Top 10 in any division throughout the year long contest. (AQHA Point System)

# of
entries
in class
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
10th
3-4
1/2
*
*
*
**
*
*
*
*
*
5-9
1
1/2
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
10-14
2
1
1/2
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
15-19
3
2
1
1/2
*
*
*
*
*
*
20-24
4
3
2
1
1/2
*
*
*
*
*
25-29
5
4
3
2
1
1/2
*
*
*
*
*
30-34
6
5
4
3
2
1
1/2
*
*
*
*
35-39
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
1/2
*
*
40-44
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
1/2
*
45 & Up
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
1/2

Any class that has 100 or more teams will be double points.

Beginning January 1st, 2016 (or the first show after the previous State Championships in 2015), all RSNC contestants will have the opportunity to compete in a State Championship at the end of the RSNC season for that state. Producers from your state, starting with the producer that submitted the most sanctioned teams, will be offered the opportunity to host a State Championship Finals. Numbers of teams are determined from National Finals to National Finals and the previous State Championship shows do not count towards team count. This gives producers ample time to prepare for the event. If a producer accepts the State Championship event, RSNC will help furnish awards. For every state that sanctions at least 5 RSNC shows in 2016, RSNC will contribute up to 7 Trophy State Championship awards. For every state that sanctions 10 or more shows RSNC will contribute prizes through 5th place in each of the 7 rating categories.

The points system through the year will be identical to the current RSNC National Finals point’s race. First place contestants will earn ½ point for 3-4 teams, 1 point for 5-9 teams, 2 points for 10-14 teams, 3 points for 15-19 teams, 4 for 20-24, 5 for 25-29, 6 for 30-34, 7 for 35-39, 8 for 40-44, 9 for 45 and over up to 100 teams. If more than 100 teams are in a class then the points will be doubled. These accumulated points will determine the contestant’s placing in the Top 20 of each division for their state. Only top 20 contestants are eligible for prizes and the winners will be determined by total points won throughout the year and at the State Finals for each of the following categories. Beginner, Rookie, Novice, Amateur, Open, Masters and Youth.

All RSNC Regionals, State & County Fairs, plus the following events (Cow Palace, CA, Tri-State Horse Expo, Sioux Falls, SD, Congress Super Sort, and Cheyenne Frontier Days) will be awarded double points and participation credit. In addition, all shows with 1,000 teams or more will be awarded double points and participation credit for show count to attend State or World Finals. These do not count for double participation rides towards the Cinch Shoot Out qualification at the World Finals. Additionally, if a state or county fair is scheduled as a 2 or more day event, it will not count as double participation.

Each First Place winning member from each rating category from each state will permanently be listed in the RSNC HALL OF FAME! The state high money winner and the high money horse from each state will additionally be enshrined into the RSNC HALL OF FAME!

Contestants must attend at least 4 shows prior to the State Finals in the state in which they wish to compete and also compete at that State Finals event to qualify for that state’s State Finals prizes. If a contestant qualifies in more than one state they have a chance to compete in more than one State Finals event. If a contestant qualifies in 2 divisions, they have the chance to win a prize in both of the divisions.

In the event that there is a tie on points for the State Finals prizes there will be a Tie Breaker Rule: Total # of cattle sorted in all classes at the finals that points were applied to will be the 1st tie breaker. If this does not solve the tie then we will go to the shortest amount of time it took to sort that amount of cattle.

Good Luck to all!

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