PBR (Professional Bull Riders) has announced the PBR Monster Energy Canada Tour — a new, 7-city national bull riding series visiting five Canadian provinces.
The new national series begins in Ottawa Aug 20, 2016, competing in seven Canadian cities in 2016. In Ontario the tour will hit Ottawa, London and Hamilton; Winnipeg, Man., Calgary, Alta., Abbotsford, B.C., and Saskatoon, Sask., in 2016.
The series awards a total purse of $25,000 in prize money per event, including a $25,000 bonus for the top point earner at the 2016 World Championship Qualifier in Saskatoon. Points earned at all PBR Monster Energy Canada Tour events count toward qualifying for the prestigious PBR Built Ford Tough Series and PBR World Finals in Las Vegas.
The PBR Monster Energy Canada Tour will be showcased on TSN/RDS with weekly coverage of each tour event, totaling more than 50 hours of programming.
“PBR fans in Canada are among the world’s most passionate and informed,” said Sean Gleason, CEO of PBR. “The PBR Monster Energy Canada Tour is an important part of our global growth strategy for a sport now producing 300 annual events in five countries with broadcasts available in nearly half a billion homes worldwide.” Points won at all Canadian events count toward qualifying on the prestigious PBR Built Ford Tough Series and PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals in Las Vegas, Nevada.