Planning is Complete, Weather Will be Great, Match of Champions Coming Tomorrow!!

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FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Tomorrow brings the 2012 Casey Tibbs Match of Champions to Fort Pierre. Planning has been underway for several months and the event will bring a day of activities for ranchers, rodeo enthusiasts and local residents. The bronc match will be in the evening, starting about 7:15 p.m. at the Stanley County Fairgrounds. Match of Champions Chairman, Tom Bown says several changes have been made to the bronc match this year.

Earlier in the day, starting at noon, the Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center will host activities, including a branding of the columns leading into the center, plus horsemanship demonstrations and more.

The Match of Champions is held every year and helps raise money to support the Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center and Mattie Goff Newcombe Conference Center in Fort Pierre.

Tickets are $15.00 at the gate. Contact the rodeo center for more information at 494-1094 or visit the website

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