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Aussie Event Preview – 2019 Ballarat Invitational

This Saturday Night, the PBR Australia takes it’s premier Monster Energy Tour to The Golden City of Victoria for the inaugural 2019 Ballarat Invitational.

Action will begin at the Ballarat Showgrounds from 6:00 p.m local time (AEDT) on Saturday, 9 March. Fans can grab their tickets from Oztix or at the gate on the night.

For PBR fans around the world who can’t attend the 2019 Ballarat Invitational, RidePass subscribers can tune in to the live stream on Saturday night to catch every ride.

Take an early look at the Ballarat Invitational Daysheet here.

As we have seen in the previous two events of the Victorian run, Twenty-four riders from three nations will take their place in the draw.

Each cowboy will face a bull in Round 1 with the top 12 riders returning for the Championship Round where we will crown a 2019 Ballarat Invitational Champion.

Checkout this weeks edition of The PBR Rundown.

Previous Winners

This will be the first PBR Australia Monster Energy Tour event in Ballarat.

Time for someone to make history!

Who to Watch

Aaron Kleier (Clermont, QLD) enters the event in the No. 1 spot on 2019 PBR Australian National Standings leaderboard, and despite his sixth-place finish last weekend, his rivals cut the lead to just 256.67 points.

The closest challenger is Troy Wilkinson (Upper Horton, NSW) with Bendigo Invitational event champion Cody Heffernan (Singleton, NSW) a further 33.33 points adrift in third place.

Heffernan, the 2016 PBR Australian National Champion took home the 2019 Bendigo Invitational buckle last weekend after he produced a clutch ride in the final out of the Bendigo short round.

Just 5-points behind Heffernan in fourth place is Lachlan Richardson (Gresford, NSW). Following his perfect night in Bendigo, Richardson has now covered his last seven bulls in PBR Australia competition.

View the current PBR Australia Standings here.

Brady Fielder (Clermont, QLD) remains the leader in the 2019 Rookie of the Year race, sitting sixth in the standings despite bucking off his long round bulls at the last two events.

Shepparton Invitational champion Cliff Richardson (Gresford, NSW) slipped to the seventh spot on the leaderboard. Richardson came down early last weekend in Bendigo and will be looking to bounce back.

2018 Rookie of the Year Lane Mellers (Mundubbera, QLD) has now ridden three of his last four bulls and finds himself with the final spot in the top-10.

Take a look inside the 2019 Ballarat Invitational Bull Pen.

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