2017 PIRATE DUO STRUGGLE IN OPENING OZ ROUND
As the two competing Pirates in the Australian Championship found points hard to come by the opening round was won by former Pirate Dave Watt.
Jack Holder mustered six points from his five rides whilst Brady Kurtz managed just five with neither making the top 7 required for an opportunity to appear in the grand final.
Watt though scored 13 points in the heats, outpointed by Justin Sedgmen (14), to qualify directly for that final where they were joined by fellow 13 point contributor Nick Morris and the B final winner Troy Batchelor.
Scorers: Dave Watt 17,Justin Sedgmen 17,Nick Morris 14,Troy Batchelor 12,Rohan Tungate 10,Sam Masters 10,Max Fricke 9,Ty Proctor 6,Jack Holder 6, Jaimon Lidsey 5, Todd Kurtz 5, Brady Kurtz 5, Josh Pickering 5, Cooper Riordan 4, Mason Campton 3, Jordan Stewart 2
The next round is set for Saturday (7th January) at Mildura
Final Standings (champions to be determined via play-offs)