FINALS WRAPUP

Here we are wrapping up another great CTPA Season! The 2017 Finals and 2018 Kick-Off Event are coming up quickly!! On behalf of the CTPA Board, a real big THANK YOU to each and every person that has been a part of a great season! If you rode, volunteered, worked or just watched any event at all this year, THANK YOU! You are what makes CTPA great!!!

We will kick off the 2017 Finals on Friday, September 29th, at 8 a.m. with the Open Penning, followed by the #12, #9, Youth and #5. For those qualified riders, you may pick up your jackets at that time.

After the penning on Friday at approximately 7 p.m., there will be a general membership meeting in the RRR Café. The Café will be open for people to purchase dinner prior to or during the meeting. Volunteers are needed to set up the sorting pens prior to the membership meeting. If you feel so inclined, please contact Lane Lehrke or any other Board member. Thank you in advance for your help.

Saturday morning at 8 a.m., we will start the sorting. Remember, there are buckles to all class winners for the Finals event in both sorting and penning.

At 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, we will start the dinner, followed by the awards presentation (or as soon after that as we can get points done and audited) and then a night of dancing with music provided by Matt Hogan! Please invite all your friends and family to come and watch you receive the awards that you have worked so hard for all year long. The cost for the banquet for all non-qualified finals participants, family and friends is still to be determined; it is provided, however, to all those qualified finals participants and staff.

Sunday will be the start to the 2018 season with a 3-man sorting. High Point Buckles to Open/Am/Novice/Rookie of the day.

The Rating Committee is still working on ratings for the 2018 season. The Board will be discussing perhaps riding at your current rating for the Kick-Off, as was done last year, so riders can get their teams in timely. An announcement will be made this week so watch for a Facebook post.

Online entries are now open at www.ctpa.net. Please make sure to RSVP for the banquet when you enter as well. You can also submit your entries to Emily at 541-350-9861 or EEK2789@gmail.com.

Hope to see you all at the Finals!

.... Emily





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NEWS RELEASE:

The CTPA Board has been listening to its members regarding the Open Class. The Board has agreed to change both the Open Classes in the Penning and Sorting for the 2017 Season:

*No handicap * No draw * 6-ride limit*

Added bonus:

An incentive class has been to be added to the Open Class for teams whose riders are rated #4 and below. Incentive teams pay the same entry fee as the Open riders, but $15 of the entry fee will be paid back (100%) to the incentive winners and paid in accordance with the number of teams (i.e., 1- for-10 in penning and 1-for-15 in sorting).

UPDATED NEWS RELEASE ON INCENTIVE:
The Board met at length on Sunday, March 12, 2017.

All other classes in Penning and Sorting will have a 6-ride limit, but will retain the requirement of one-draw team.



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