The 2014 Sportspick AFL Super Tipper competition has concluded and 2 tippers finished tied for first place with a final tip tally of 150 points.
Congratulations to Geoffrey McCormick of Guildford Rugby League Supporters Club NSW & Bev Forbutt of C.ex Coffs Harbour NSW who held off all challengers after entering the final round in a 4-way tie for the lead.
The AFL commission would be pleased to see fans from the Northern expansion territories doing so well as these two tippers from NSW back up last year's 2013 comp win by a tipper from the ACT! Time to pick up your game VIC and SA, tippers from these traditional AFL states will need to put in a big pre-season to ensure they are ready to challenge for the title in 2015!
A 6-way tie for 3rd place saw winners from VIC, SA, NSW share 3rd prize.
SportsPig wishes Port Adelaide Power the best of luck on the weekend and hopes they get over the line against the Tigers as it looks like they probably cost a couple of loyal tippers from the Alberton Hotel a share of first place. Failing to get the job done against the Dockers in Perth meant the 4 round 22 leaders were reduced to 2 at comp end. It is hard to resist the temptation to tip the team you barrack for, especially when they are shooting for a top 4 finish in a fairly sucessful home and away season to date.
The Knockout competition is down to the final 7 tippers and each will be aiming to tip the 4 finals matches correctly to stay Alive or indeed win outright this week. Each of the 4 finals matches will be a KO game, so the 7 will need to tip the correct result in the Hawks v Cats game to remain alive into the Swans v Dockers game and so on.
Don't forget that the AFL Finals comp starts with week one of the finals. Look for the Hero in the Orange and White striped jumper on the tipping terminal. It's free to enter and you will be aiming to not only tip the winner but also get the winning margin correct to score some bonus points.
Remember, the Brownlow Medal tipping comp is open for tipping on Monday 8th Sept. Free to enter so have a go. SportsPig's tip this year is Jordan Lewis from the Hawthorn Hawks. Oink Oink.
Spring Racing starts Saturday October 4 (week after AFL Grand Final) and runs for 9 weeks over the Spring Carnival.
AFL SUPER TIPPER 2014 MAJOR PRIZE WINNERS
1st = $13,500 BEV FORBUTT - C.EX COFFS (NSW) 150 points
1st = $13,500 GEOFFREY MCCORMICK - GUILDFORD RUGBY LEAGUE CLUB (NSW) 150 points
3rd = $500 BRETT PARTON - ALBERTON HOTEL (SA) 149 points
3rd = $500 CRAIG YOUL - STEEPLES TABARET (VIC) 149 points
3rd = $500 MARK WINSPEAR - BRIGHTON LE SANDS RSL CLUB (NSW) 149 points
3rd = $500 ROBERT KINGSLAND - THE PHOENIX HOTEL (VIC) 149 points
3rd = $500 RON DAVIES - ROXBURGH PARK HOTEL (VIC) 149 points
3rd = $500 WAYNE GRANDISON - ALBERTON HOTEL (SA) 149 points
Knock Out Winner – TBA
Mini Margin Winner – 1st $5000 – LYELL AHERNE – ELIMATTA HOTEL (TAS)