PBR Australia Holds First-Ever Monster Energy Tour Stop in Beaudesert with Fan-Attended, Double-Header Event on Oct. 31
By: Kacie Albert Monday, October 12, 2020 @ 8:55 AM
- Tickets for the 2020 PBR Beaudesert Invitational on-sale now.
BEAUDESERT, Queensland – For the first time in league history, PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Australia will travel to Beaudesert, Queensland, bucking into the Beaudesert Showgrounds for the double-header PBR Beaudesert Invitational, part of the nation’s elite Monster Energy Tour, on Saturday, October 31.
The Monster Energy Tour regularly features Australia’s best bull riders squaring off against the rankest bucking bulls from across the nation. Fans will witness exhilarating 8-second rides and wrecks throughout the action-packed event as the PBR’s courageous bull-riding athletes face off against their 800 kilogram opponents bred to buck.
The 2020 PBR Beaudesert Invitational will abide by a series of health standards and protocols created in consultation with the Beaudesert Regional Council, and guided by the Queensland state government industry framework for safe events during COVID-19 (coronavirus), including:
- Reduced seating capacity to increase distancing amongst patrons and minimize fan crossover when entering and exiting.
- All PBR riders, staff and contractors will be required to download the COVIDsafe app, and be subject to CDC-informed screenings.
- Social distancing throughout the event, with all riders, stock contractors and staff maintaining 1.5 meter distance, except when crucial to the safe performance of bull riding.
- Social-distancing floor clings and barriers placed in high-traffic areas to prevent gatherings
- Increased sanitization of high-contact areas throughout the event.
- Emphasis on digital tickets, and options for cashless concessions and merchandise sales.
PBR Australia’s debut in Beaudesert comes amid one of the tightest national title races in league history, with No. 1 Lachlan Richardson (Gresford, New South Wales) and No. 2 Aaron Kleier (Clermont, Queensland) locked in a feverish battle atop the standings, separated by a mere 44 points.
Richardson’s season has been highlighted by two event wins, logged in Ballarat and Bundaberg, along with three additional Top-10 efforts on home soil, finishing runner-up in Caboolture, Queensland, third in Melbourne, Victoria, and sixth in Marrabel, South Australia.
Seeking his first-ever PBR Australia Championship, Richardson’s most recent victory was headlined by and 84-point trip on Western Sky (Fred Kleier) and 89-point trip on Jersey Joe (BK Bucking Bulls).
Hot on his spurs, Kleier is chasing what would be his historic third PBR Australia title.
Should two-time and reigning Champion Kleier once again win the PBR Australia Championship in 2020, he would become the first rider in league history to win the nation’s championship in three consecutive seasons.
Additionally, Kleier would be on the precipice of tying David Kennedy (Kyogle, New South Wales) for winningest rider in Australian history. Kennedy is a four-time PBR Australia Champion, winning the title in 2009-2010, 2012 and 2014.
Thus far in 2020, Kleier’s campaign has included a victory at the most recent event held in Bundaberg, Queensland, complementing his four Top-5 finishes earlier in the season.
The forthcoming double-header event in Beaudesert will mark the 14th and 15th events, respectively, of the 2020 PBR Australia season.
After holding the first event of the season in Tamworth, New South Wales, where American rider Brady Sims (Holt, Missouri) rode supreme, the tour most recently visited Ballarat, Victoria prior to the shutdown in March. Seven-time PBR World Finals qualifier Richardson continued his dominant season and won the event as the only rider to go a perfect 2-for-2, capping his flawless effort with an event-high, 89.5-point effort aboard The D.O.C..
Prior to travelling to Rockhampton, PBR Australia’s Monster Energy Tour will also hold double-headers in Caboolture, Queensland on Sept. 26, Bundaberg, Queensland on Oct. 3, and Mackay, Queensland on Oct. 10, and Rockhampton, Queensland on Oct. 17.
The bull riding action begins at 1:00 p.m. AEST and 6:00 p.m. AEST on Saturday, October 31 at the Beaudesert Showgrounds. For both events, all riders will attempt one bull each in Round 1. The Top 8 will then advance to the championship round for one more out and a chance at the event title. In addition to competing for points towards the Australian national standings, riders will also vie for crucial points towards the World Finals.
Tickets for the PBR Beaudesert Invitational are on sale now for $48, standard fees may apply, and can be purchased at https://tix.pbraustralia.com.au/events/.
All future PBR Australia events are subject to change, planned in accordance with directives issued by relevant government and health authorities given the evolving regulations during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.