Extreme Cowboy Association All Rights Reserved 2017
Phone: 254.728.3082 PO Box 50 Bluff Dale TX USA 76433 EXCA

Judge’s Information

If this is your first time taking the Judges test, you may register for the judge's test on the EXCA  Shopping Cart: http://www.extremecowboyraces.com/judges_test.htm Judges are required to successfully complete the Judge’s Certification test Each applicant shall take the test online. The fee to take the test is $35.00. The fee for existing judges to retake the test is $20. Once we receive your fee, and you are ready to take the test, notify Frank Turben at turben@extremecowboyassociation.com or 602.531.3383.  Then the test will be set up & you will have 45 minutes to take the test. A score of 90% or higher is required for EXCA Judge’s Certification. The test will be scored and the applicant will receive notification of the test results. Upon successful completion of the test, the Judge will receive his/her Judge’s Card and a copy of the 6th Edition EXCA Rulebook. If you fail the test, you may re-take the test for a fee of $20.00.   If you fail a second time, you must wait 60 days to take the test again. The test will be scored and the applicant will receive notification of the test results. If you are retaking the Judge's Test, fill out this form  All judges must be current members. Judge's Move Up Criteria Level 1 represents an entry level opportunity to obtain a judges card that allows you to judge official EXCA contests.  Approval requires successful completion of the Judges exam and ongoing EXCA membership.  Level 1 judges are not restricted to the size or type of EXCA shows they are allowed to judge.  NAB members will be encouraged to observe and report on the performance of these judges; negative reports could result in directives to take specific actions (education/scribing with experienced judge/other conditions) before accepting another EXCA judging assignment.  EXCA strongly encourages Level 1 judges to scribe for Level 3-5 judges at every opportunity to help refine their skills. Level 2 indicates the cardholder has successfully attained a recognized level of actual EXCA experience through a combination of actual judging assignments, official EXCA Judges seminars, and successful completion of the level 2 exam.  Level 1 judges may apply for advancement to Level 2 once they complete one of two tracks: Judge 10 official EXCA shows (or judge a minimum of 5 shows and scribe 5 or more times for a level 3-5 judge) OR judge a minimum of 2 EXCA shows and attend (i.e. successfully pass practical and written testing elements) an approved EXCA Judges seminar.  In either case, the candidate must also pass the Level 2 exam.  A onetime "application for advancement fee" will be assessed.  Additional work may be required if it is assessed that the applicant is not yet ready for advancement.     Level 3 is reserved for judges demonstrating an advanced level of expertise and experience desired for officiating major EXCA contests - such as Regional and State Championships.  Level 3 judges would also be expected to be able to help mentor upcoming judges on both correct interpretation of the rules and unique situations.  Judges may apply for advancement to level three once they have successfully completed one of two tracks : Judge 15 official EXCA shows (including 3  State or Regional Championships) and passing the level 3 judges exam OR  judge a minimum of 7 EXCA shows and attend (successfully pass practical and written testing) an EXCA NATIONAL Advanced Judges seminar.  A onetime "application for advancement fee" will be assessed.  Additional work may be required if it is assessed that the applicant is not yet ready for advancement. Level 4: this level is reserved for those individuals who have demonstrated a high level of success and recognition through both the number of shows officiated and the breadth and depth of their EXCA judging activities over an extended period of time.  To be considered for elevation to this level, candidates should have judged major shows (World, National and Regional Championships; large state fairs; other shows considered to be elite events for EXCA) in at least 4 different regions of EXCA.  They should also have successfully attended an EXCA National Advanced Judges seminar.  Level 4 judges are expected to be able to mentor level 3 and lower judges on all aspects of EXCA rules and interpretations.  A onetime "application for advancement fee" will apply.  Level 5:  this level is reserved for a very limited number of individuals whose exceptional EXCA judging achievements, expertise and contributions makes them worthy of this "EXTREME" recognition - the true pinnacle of recognition for elite EXCA judges.  There is no application process or numerical criteria for this level; it is awarded strictly at the discretion of Judge’s Criteria Committee. Major Rules in 2017 International Provincial/National Championships: EXCA is announcing a new International Championship Series.  A current EXCA Affiliated Club in each country or province can apply to host one of these events. EXCA will provide one buckle for the Overall winner of each event.  There must be a minimum of 10 current EXCA members competing in the event to qualify. Novice Move Ups: At the end of the competition year, a decision will be made by the Executive Board as to whether or not to move a competitor out of the Novice Division. The Executive Board will make this statistical determination based on how many times a Novice has won their division and the number of competitors that were in the Novice division at each race.  A rider who has been moved out of the Novice Division may petition the Executive Board to remain in the Novice Division. Intermediate Move Ups: At the end of the competition year, a decision will be made by the Executive Board as to whether or not to move a competitor out of the Intermediate Division. The Executive Board will make this statistical determination based on how many times an Intermediate has won their division and the number of competitors that were in the Intermediate division at each race.  A rider who has been moved out of the Intermediate Division may petition the Executive Board to remain in the Intermediate Division.  An Intermediate rider may not ride “down” into a lower division. For questions, email or call Frank Turben: turben@extremecowboyassociation.com  602.531.3383
Extreme Cowboy Association All Rights Reserved 2017
Phone: 254.728.3082 PO Box 50 Bluff Dale TX USA 76433 EXCA

Judge’s Information

If this is your first time taking the Judges test, you may register for the judge's test on the EXCA  Shopping Cart: http://www.extremecowboyraces.com/judges_test.htm Judges are required to successfully complete the Judge’s Certification test Each applicant shall take the test online. The fee to take the test is $35.00. The fee for existing judges to retake the test is $20. Once we receive your fee, and you are ready to take the test, notify Frank Turben at turben@extremecowboyassociation.com  or 602.531.3383.  Then the test will be set up & you will have 45 minutes to take the test. A score of 90% or higher is required for EXCA Judge’s Certification. The test will be scored and the applicant will receive notification of the test results. Upon successful completion of the test, the Judge will receive his/her Judge’s Card and a copy of the 6th Edition EXCA Rulebook. If you fail the test, you may re-take the test for a fee of $20.00.   If you fail a second time, you must wait 60 days to take the test again. The test will be scored and the applicant will receive notification of the test results. If you are retaking the Judge's Test, fill out this form  All judges must be current members. Judge's Move Up Criteria Level 1 represents an entry level opportunity to obtain a judges card that allows you to judge official EXCA contests.  Approval requires successful completion of the Judges exam and ongoing EXCA membership.  Level 1 judges are not restricted to the size or type of EXCA shows they are allowed to judge.  NAB members will be encouraged to observe and report on the performance of these judges; negative reports could result in directives to take specific actions (education/scribing with experienced judge/other conditions) before accepting another EXCA judging assignment.  EXCA strongly encourages Level 1 judges to scribe for Level 3-5 judges at every opportunity to help refine their skills. Level 2 indicates the cardholder has successfully attained a recognized level of actual EXCA experience through a combination of actual judging assignments, official EXCA Judges seminars, and successful completion of the level 2 exam.  Level 1 judges may apply for advancement to Level 2 once they complete one of two tracks: Judge 10 official EXCA shows (or judge a minimum of 5 shows and scribe 5 or more times for a level 3-5 judge) OR judge a minimum of 2 EXCA shows and attend (i.e. successfully pass practical and written testing elements) an approved EXCA Judges seminar.  In either case, the candidate must also pass the Level 2 exam.  A onetime "application for advancement fee" will be assessed.  Additional work may be required if it is assessed that the applicant is not yet ready for advancement.     Level 3 is reserved for judges demonstrating an advanced level of expertise and experience desired for officiating major EXCA contests - such as Regional and State Championships.  Level 3 judges would also be expected to be able to help mentor upcoming judges on both correct interpretation of the rules and unique situations.  Judges may apply for advancement to level three once they have successfully completed one of two tracks : Judge 15 official EXCA shows (including 3  State or Regional Championships) and passing the level 3 judges exam OR  judge a minimum of 7 EXCA shows and attend (successfully pass practical and written testing) an EXCA NATIONAL Advanced Judges seminar.  A onetime "application for advancement fee" will be assessed.  Additional work may be required if it is assessed that the applicant is not yet ready for advancement. Level 4: this level is reserved for those individuals who have demonstrated a high level of success and recognition through both the number of shows officiated and the breadth and depth of their EXCA judging activities over an extended period of time.  To be considered for elevation to this level, candidates should have judged major shows (World, National and Regional Championships; large state fairs; other shows considered to be elite events for EXCA) in at least 4 different regions of EXCA.  They should also have successfully attended an EXCA National Advanced Judges seminar.  Level 4 judges are expected to be able to mentor level 3 and lower judges on all aspects of EXCA rules and interpretations.  A onetime "application for advancement fee" will apply.  Level 5:  this level is reserved for a very limited number of individuals whose exceptional EXCA judging achievements, expertise and contributions makes them worthy of this "EXTREME" recognition - the true pinnacle of recognition for elite EXCA judges.  There is no application process or numerical criteria for this level; it is awarded strictly at the discretion of Judge’s Criteria Committee. Major Rules in 2017 International Provincial/National Championships:  EXCA is announcing a new International Championship Series.  A current EXCA Affiliated Club in each country or province can apply to host one of these events. EXCA will provide one buckle for the Overall winner of each event.  There must be a minimum of 10 current EXCA members competing in the event to qualify. Novice Move Ups: At the end of the competition year, a decision will be made by the Executive Board as to whether or not to move a competitor out of the Novice Division. The Executive Board will make this statistical determination based on how many times a Novice has won their division and the number of competitors that were in the Novice division at each race.  A rider who has been moved out of the Novice Division may petition the Executive Board to remain in the Novice Division. Intermediate Move Ups: At the end of the competition year, a decision will be made by the Executive Board as to whether or not to move a competitor out of the Intermediate Division. The Executive Board will make this statistical determination based on how many times an Intermediate has won their division and the number of competitors that were in the Intermediate division at each race.  A rider who has been moved out of the Intermediate Division may petition the Executive Board to remain in the Intermediate Division.  An Intermediate rider may not ride “down” into a lower division. For questions, email or call Frank Turben: turben@extremecowboyassociation.com  602.531.3383