Com­mu­nity tipsters aid Eloise’s vic­tory

Gatton Star - - NEWS - —Ali Kuchel

WITH­OUT an ounce of sport­ing back­ground to her name, Eloise Cullen has man­aged to claim vic­tory in the Gat­ton Star footy tip­ping com­pe­ti­tion.

With a fi­nal score of 114, the Guardian Phar­macy phar­ma­cist led the way ahead of Lock­yer Val­ley Waste Man­age­ment, Mrs V’s Drap­ery and Wil­son Broth­ers Fi­nance, who all tied for sec­ond place.

She con­trib­uted her vic­tory down to two key tac­tics - the tip­ping ad­vice that came from cus­tomers as they vis­ited the phar­macy, and not be­ing bias to­wards any par­tic­u­lar team.

“A lot of cus­tomers had plenty of in­put,” she said.

Ms Cullen also avoided tip­ping the North Queens­land Cow­boys, be­cause it is her brother’s favourite team.

“Not hav­ing a favourite team worked well be­cause all the games were quite close,” she said.

De­spite not hav­ing a favourite team of her own, Ms Cullen said she was an avid Queens­land Ma­roons sup­porter.

As the tip­ping com­pe­ti­tion win­ner, Ms Cullen will at­tend the NRL grand fi­nal on Sun­day, Septem­ber 30.

It will be the first time she has been to a grand fi­nal.

“It’s ex­cit­ing to win, I didn’t think I would,” Ms Cullen said.

“We think the Syd­ney Roost­ers and Mel­bourne Storm will be in the fi­nal, but a lot of our cus­tomers wanted Bron­cos to make it,” she said.

PHOTO: ALI KUCHEL

WIN­NER WIN­NER: Guardian Phar­macy phar­ma­cist Eloise Cullen has won the Gat­ton Star tip­ping con­test.

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