Tiger up­set leads to tip­ping win

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - Times Sport - Tari Jef­fers

THE Man­jimup-Bridgetown

Times’ in­au­gu­ral AFL tip­ping com­pe­ti­tion came to a nail-bit­ing con­clu­sion with the win­ner be­ing de­cided from a three-way tie by the re­sults of the week­end’s AFL Grand Fi­nal.

With Rich­mond’s 48-point win over Ade­laide Crows on Satur­day, Jabba Cof­fee won the com­pe­ti­tion by be­ing the only busi­ness of the three com­pe­ti­tion lead­ers to pick the un­der­dog Rich­mond team.

There was only 14 points sep­a­rat­ing the com­pe­ti­tion three-way lead­ers in the last week and Stans Ma­chin­ery, who fin­ished at the bot­tom of the lad­der.

With its win, Jabba Cof­fee won $2000 and Stans Ma­chin­ery won a lo­cally-made wooden spoon.

“I knew Rich­mond could win,” Jabba Cof­fee owner Scott Muir said.

“Noth­ing like a good cup of cof­fee and time to stim­u­late the footy tip­ping mind.”

Stans owner Kent Roberts joked the busi­ness’ “math­e­mat­i­cal equa­tion” for choos­ing tips had been wrong and only dis­cov­ered after the sea­son was over.

“We went and got every­one’s tips in the of­fice and took the av­er­age to de­ter­mine our tips each week,” he said.

Both Muir and Roberts agreed it had been a dif­fi­cult tip­ping sea­son, with weekly up­sets be­tween teams the norm.

“The com­pe­ti­tion and re­sults were a talk­ing point in store,” Roberts said.

Man­jimup-Bridgetown Times ad­ver­tis­ing rep­re­sen­ta­tive Ben Ver­rall or­gan­ised and ran the com­pe­ti­tion and said he was pleased with the over­all suc­cess.

“It’s been re­ally fun to run, it’s some­thing I’ve wanted to run for a few years,” he said.

“I’ve en­joyed hear­ing the re­sponse from the com­mu­nity and it’s some­thing we can make big­ger and bet­ter in years to come.”

Pic­ture: Tari Jef­fers

Man­jimup-Bridgetown Times' ad­ver­tis­ing rep­re­sen­ta­tive Ben Ver­rall, com­pe­ti­tion wooden spoon win­ner Kent Roberts, Man­jimup-Bridgetown Times branch man­ager Pe­tula Hol­land and com­pe­ti­tion win­ner Scott Muir cel­e­brate the suc­cess­ful con­clu­sion of the news­pa­per's first AFL tip­ping com­pe­ti­tion with lo­cal busi­nesses.

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