PUEBLO, Colo. – The PBR competition department has announced that the PBR’s Executive Competition Committee has approved a revision of the PBR world standings points system for the 2019 season.
The committee has decided to increase the amount of world points available at Velocity Tour and international cup events, as well as at the international finals for PBR Australia, PBR Brazil, PBR Canada and PBR Mexico.
2019 VELOCITY TOUR POINTS STRUCTURE
The committee has approved increasing the total number of world points available at a domestic Velocity Tour event from 280 world points to 450 world points for a one-day event and to 535 world points for a two-day event.
A rider will now earn 170 points for winning the aggregate at a Velocity Tour event, compared to 120 in 2018. Second place will now be awarded 90 points and third place will take home 55. Fourth through seventh will remain the same as 2018 – 20, 15, 10, 5.
The committee has also approved adding world points for Top-3 finishers in Velocity Tour long rounds – 50, 25, 10. The championship round at Velocity Tour events will not offer any points.
VT Long Round
- 50 points
- 170 points
These changes are effective immediately with the 2019 Velocity Tour beginning on Saturday in Ontario, California.
Derek Kolbaba and Lachlan Richardson are two of 40 riders expected to compete.
Fans can watch the event on RidePass beginning at 10 p.m. ET.
2019 INTERNATIONAL CUP EVENTS POINTS STRUCTURE
International Cup events in Australia, Brazil, Canada and Mexico will also see an increase in the world points awarded to aggregate winners.
The points structure will be the same as the Velocity Tour, except international cup events will not award any round points.
International Cup Aggregate
- 170 points
2019 INTERNATIONAL FINALS POINTS STRUCTURE
Finally, the committee has increased the total number of world points available at the international finals (PBR Australia, PBR Brazil, PBR Canada and PBR Mexico) from 280 world points to 535.
The winner of an international finals aggregate will earn 270 world points, an increase of 150 points from 2018. Second place will receive 140 world points and third place will garner 75 points. Fourth through seventh will stay the same – 20, 15, 10, 5.
International Cup Finals
- 270 points
The international points system changes will go into effect for the 2019 season.
Therefore, next weekend’s 2018 PBR Australia and 2018 PBR Canada Finals will still award 120 points to the event aggregate winners.
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