Big Show claims tip­ping ti­tle

Chin­chilla News hosts sea­son-end lunch

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CHIN­CHILLA News held its an­nual footy tip­ping lunch at the Club Ho­tel last Fri­day to cel­e­brate a great sea­son of NRL foot­ball.

About 14 peo­ple at­tended the ex­clu­sive event, with ev­ery­one putting aside their com­pet­i­tive na­ture for an en­joy­able day.

This year’s win­ner of the tip­ping com­pe­ti­tion was Clin­ton ‘Big Show’ Smith of Gleesons Qual­ity Meats, who fin­ished on 258 points.

Clin­ton re­ceived a trip for two to the grand fi­nal in Syd­ney on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 1, with the prize in­clud­ing flights, ac­com­mo­da­tion and match tick­ets.

Clin­ton has been a long-time com­peti­tor in the Chin­chilla News footy tip­ping, but said there was no for­mula to be­ing a good tipster.

“There’s no se­cret re­ally, it de­pends which team turns up on the day,” Clin­ton said.

“Though it does help know­ing which players are in and out, and watch­ing a few of the games so you know who is play­ing well.”

Clin­ton noted he had been fol­low­ing footy since he was a young boy and sup­ported both the Bron­cos and Cow­boys.

Al­though de­spite his years of knowl­edge, he didn’t ex­pect to do as well as he did.

“I didn’t ex­pect to win... but it is nice to be the win­ner.”

Clin­ton won the Chin­chilla News Footy Tip­ping com­pe­ti­tion by six points, nar­rowly hold­ing out Marnie Ringe of Drake IGA, who fin­ished sec­ond.

Third place was tied by Shan­non McDer­mott of Enzed and Daniel Low­der of Land­mark on 246 points.

The wooden spoon prize this year went to Daniel Richards from Ri­cho’s Roof­ing.

The day also fea­tured mul­ti­ple raf­fles to keep guests en­ter­tained.

The lunch was hosted by Chin­chilla News site su­per­vi­sor Bob­bie Gor­ring, who was chuffed with the turnout.

“It was great to see so many tip­sters com­ing along to the lunch,” Bob­bie said.

“On be­half of Chin­chilla News, I’d like to thank all of the tip­sters who do­nated prizes for the raf­fles that ran through­out the event.

“Also a big thank you for the Club Ho­tel for their hos­pi­tal­ity.”

Bob­bie said that be­ing in­volved in the footy tip­ping com­pe­ti­tion al­lowed tip­sters to cap­ture the com­mu­nity's in­ter­est.

“The footy tip­ping comp is a great way to en­gage with the read­ers and is a con­ver­sa­tion starter amongst the tipster clients.

“They come into the stores and have a laugh with them if they have had a bad week in the tip­ping comp.”

Al­though the tip­ping com­pe­ti­tion is now over, the tip­sters will try their luck dur­ing the fi­nals series.

If you would like to know more about how to get in­volved in the 2018 tip­ping com­pe­ti­tion, phone Bob­bie Gor­ring of Chin­chilla News on 4672 9930.

It does help know­ing which players are in and out, and watch­ing a few of the games so you know who is play­ing well.

— Clin­ton Smith

BIG WIN: Chin­chilla News’ Bob­bie Gor­ring with footy tip­ping win­ner Clin­ton Smith.

Marnie Ringe and Rachael Green.

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