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02.21.2013
George Paul Moving to Friday and Saturday Nights


Bobby Paul, producer of the  36th  Annual George Paul Memorial Bull Riding announced the annual event will move from Saturday and Sunday performances to Friday and Saturday night, April 26 & 27, 2013. Paul said, “In years past we had to accommodate bull riders flying into Del Rio from Idaho for the Sunday performance. That is no longer a consideration so I decided that Friday and Saturday nights would be great for our event. It will be a lot cooler in the evenings and everyone can have a good time Saturday night and then have Sunday as a travel day.”
The George Paul is the oldest, continuous stand-alone bull riding in the world and was organized by the Paul family to honor George Paul, the 1968 RCA World Champion Bull Rider and only rider to ever complete 79 consecutive bull rides in competition, the world record still held by Paul. George Paul was killed in a plane crash in 1970 near Kimmerer, WY.
Bobby Paul continued, “The 36th Annual George Paul Memorial will be televised on Fox Sports Network which has 80 million viewers per week. This gives us a chance to spotlight our event and Del Rio as a tourist destination. We  opened our bull riding office at the Val Verde County Fairgrounds this week and for ticket information fans can contact Martha Mitchell Bass at 830-775-9595 or go by the office located under the fairgrounds grandstands Monday-Friday.
Championship Bull Riding (CBR) will again be the sanctioning organization for the 36th Annual George Paul Memorial Bull Riding. In Lubbock, TX last week, six World Champion Bull riders competed for the Lubbock title. Paul advised, “Having six world champions at any event is an amazing feat and CBR continues to bring the best in professional bull riding and family entertainment.”
RAM COUNRY is once again the title sponsor for the 36th George Paul Memorial Bull Riding.
 


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