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The Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) is the "major league" tour of the PBR competitions. It is a 30-city event series culminating in the PBR World Finals every year in Las Vegas, Nevada. The top 45 riders of the PBR compete in the BFTS with the rankings determined by points and money won. Only the top 45 riders in the points standings can achieve seeded positions on the tour, while riders below that standard may need to ride on one of the PBR's minor league tours in order to earn his way back onto the BFTS tour. However, the PBR's World Finals will only invite the top 45 riders based on the money they earned. In terms of the top 45 riders (in points), only the top 35 can actually stay on tour, while positions 36-45 can get cut from the tour after every 5 events, making way for any new entries or alternates.

There is a special rule called the World Champion's Exemption, where any former PBR World Champion can compete in any 5 events he chooses (and they don't have to be consecutive), except for the PBR Finals (he still has to earn his way there). He can then stay on tour if he accrues enough points; if not, he'll have to earn his way back on via the lower tours. Before 2007, this rule allowed former champs to compete in as many or few events they chose, with the only stipulation being that they still had to qualify for the PBR finals like everyone else. (The old rule was implemented in 2000.)

This tour was called the Bud Light Cup (BLC) tour until 2003. It started off with 8 events in its inaugural season of 1994, increasing the number of cities visited over the years, with 28 starting in 1999, and increased to 30 in 2005. There will reportedly be 34 BFTS events in 2009, including the World Finals in Las Vegas.

Top 45 PBR riders

  • In order, based on points. Current as of November 10, 2008.

This list is courtesy of the PBR Official Website.

  1. Guilherme Marchi
  2. J.B. Mauney
  3. Valdiron de Oliveira
  4. Renato Nunes
  5. Kody Lostroh
  6. Robson Palermo
  7. Chris Shivers
  8. Mike Lee
  9. Ross Coleman
  10. Wiley Petersen
  11. Reese Cates
  12. L.J. Jenkins
  13. Zack Brown
  14. Dustin Elliott
  15. Mike White
  16. Ednei Caminhas
  17. Sean Willingham
  18. Travis Briscoe
  19. Kasey Hayes
  20. Colby Yates
  21. Brendan Clark
  22. Justin McBride
  23. Luke Snyder
  24. Adriano Moraes
  25. Brian Canter
  26. Nick Landreneau
  27. Pistol Robinson
  28. Austin Meier
  29. Josh Koschel
  30. McKennon Wimberly
  31. Cord McCoy
  32. Dustin Hall
  33. Paulo Crimber
  34. Aaron Roy
  35. Ned Cross
  36. Clayton Williams
  37. Bryan Richardson
  38. Jared Farley
  39. Harve Stewart
  40. Brian Herman
  41. Matt Bohon
  42. Shane Proctor
  43. Billy Robinson
  44. Kolt Donaldson
  45. Clayton Foltyn

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