Tiger upset leads to tipping win
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.”
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.