What’s New With The WRWC?
The scales that we use to rank the events in our database in which you nominate are very important. They determine the integrity of the VRQ leaderboards and the amount of money you spend and the points you earn on these nominations. We have made some adjustments which took effect November 29, 2021.
The Open Jackpot Divisional Ranking scale will be changing to the following: (Note: The Open Rodeo Divisional Ranking scale was NOT changed)
D1 – $40,000+
D2 – $20,000 – $39,999
D3 – $10,000 – $19,999
D4 – $3,500 – $9,999
D5 – $1 – $3,499
More detail about points can be found HERE
Team Roping nominations are now organized in the Virtual Rodeo Qualifier (VRQ) by the class (division), rather than by the event. It is important that all team ropers select the class you wish to nominate. This will ensure that you will receive points for the roping class that you intended to nominate.
You can still nominate once for a class and receive points for your highest placing inside of that class. But you can no longer nominate an event and get points for your highest placing out of all of the classes.
We made this change because in some cases, jackpots were being ranked too high due to being grouped with multiple classes of ropings. So, moving forward Team Roping jackpots will now be listed in the VRQ separately by class. This allows each roping class to be ranked by its total payout rather than including other roping classes, which may be affecting the ranking and making it too high.
Example: A World Series roping pays out over $200,000 on a weekend but the Open class may only payout $9,000. So, rather than an athlete paying a Division One $200 nomination fee for roping in the Open, the athlete would pay for a Division Four $50 nomination fee.
· Silver Alliances and higher with “D” formats: Points awarded to nominated athletes up to the top 20 fastest times
· Bronze Alliances and lower with “D” formats: Points awarded to nominated athletes up to the top 10 fastest times
·Non-alliance “D” formats: Points awarded to nominated athletes up to top 10 paid places
·All straight pay barrel racing formats (Alliance or Non-Alliance): Points awarded to nominated athletes up to top 10 paid places”
Breakaway Classifications: For any W22 Breakaway Roping athlete that ROLO does not have earnings on is required to fill out this form to help us verify whether they are a Pro or Challenger: https://forms.gle/kbKDih8bbEvSzrdV
Team Roping Classifications: All W22 Team Ropers that want to rope as a Challenger will be required to fill out this form and submit their membership cards to verify they are a #4.5 or less: https://forms.gle/QNYUD72UMX8MgDZg9
If they know they are a Pro, then no further action is required and they will remain on the Pro leaderboard.