Fatcat's 2020 NRL Tipping Competition
"A Competition
With A Difference"

 

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE MARCH 26

Sportsfans,

With the NRL suspending their season, this is my decision regarding the future of our tipping competition.

Put simply, if the season resumes, there needs to be 16 rounds played by the October long weekend (**or ensuing days) for us to continue.

Why then?  I have booked, and obviously sometime ago, an overseas family holiday for mid-October and although the possibility of travelling then may seem rather remote in the current environment, it is something I have no control over.  If the season continues past that date, we will still finish the tipping comp then.

If the season resumes early June, and barring further disruption, we'll have comfortably played 16 rounds by October.  By my calculations, an early July restart puts us on a knife's edge.

Beyond the 16 games by the October long weekend requirement, I am flexible.  If for instance the Warriors drop out leaving 7 games a round, it won't affect the tipping comp.  In past seasons there were rounds where only 4, 5 or 6 games were played as teams got a bye weekend.  Our 6 and 4 format can be adjusted if needed - we've done 4 and 4 or 5 and 5 previously.  Instead of Thursday to Sunday football we may see games being played **7 days a week as a catch-up mechanism to allow the NRL to salvage their broadcast money.

I'll be in touch when there's clarity about the resumption of the NRL season.

If the comp is abandoned, everyone will have their entry fee refunded less any prizemoney already paid out (and that's zero so far).  And speaking of prizemoney, there'll be some rejigging if we go ahead.  Plenty of ifs ...

Thanks for your patience and keep safe.

Regards,
Fatcat.

ROUND 2 SUMMARY

posted 8.18pm 19/3

all lodged

Scratch Selections

Bulldogs 28 vs NQld 31, St.George 10 vs Penrith 59, Brisbane 34 vs Souths 29, Warriors 1 vs Canberra 89, Roosters 65 vs Manly 6, Sharks 3 vs Melbourne 82, Wests Tigers 28 vs Newcastle 25 and Gold Coast 0 vs Parramatta 86

Handicap Selections

Bulldogs (+2.5) 32 vs NQld 22, St.George (+2.5) 9 vs Penrith 45, Brisbane 22 vs Souths (+1.5) 27, Warriors (+11.5) 11 vs Canberra 22, Roosters 20 vs Manly (+5.5) 10, Sharks (+5.5) 9 vs Melbourne 49, Wests Tigers 24 vs Newcastle (+1.5) 26 and Gold Coast (+7.5) 11 vs Parramatta 45

Results

*NQld 24 def. Bulldogs (+2.5) 16, *Penrith 32 def. St.George (+2.5) 28, *Brisbane 22 def. Souths (+1.5) 18, *Canberra 20 def. Warriors (+11.5) 6, *Manly (+5.5) 9 def. Roosters 8, Melbourne 12 def. *Sharks (+5.5) 10, *Newcastle (+1.5) 42 def. Wests Tigers 24 and *Parramatta 46 def. Gold Coast (+11.5) 6 (* = handicap winner)

EVERYONE'S SELECTIONS

Winner   Draw   Loser
tipster/pointsselections
Clint AdamsscrBrisCbaRoostMelbNewcParra
19ptshcapCbaMelbNewcParra  
Mark AdamsscrPenrSouthRoostMelbNewcParra
10ptshcapSouthShksNewcGC  
Gary ArmitagescrPenrCbaRoostMelbNewcParra
8ptshcapPenrRoostNewcParra  
Rob BebrouthscrPenrBrisCbaMelbNewcParra
14ptshcapPenrManlyNewcParra  
Michael BlaserscrNQPenrCbaRoostMelbParra
14ptshcapNQPenrShksGC  
Michael BownscrPenrSouthCbaRoostMelbParra
16ptshcapSouthRoostMelbParra  
Russell BoynsscrPenrCbaManlyMelbNewcParra
12ptshcapPenrManlyMelbParra  
Gerry BraddonscrBullPenrCbaRoostNewcParra
14ptshcapBullCbaNewcParra  
John BradridgescrStGSouthCbaRoostMelbParra
14ptshcapBullStGSouthGC  
John ByrnesscrBrisCbaRoostMelbWTParra
16ptshcapRoostMelbWTParra  
Samuel ByronscrNQStGBrisWarManlyMelb
12ptshcapNQStGWarGC  
Simon ByronscrNQBrisCbaRoostMelbParra
14ptshcapNQBrisMelbWT  
Ross CavescrNQPenrBrisCbaMelbParra
14ptshcapNQPenrBrisWT  
Teagan CavescrPenrBrisCbaRoostMelbNewc
10ptshcapPenrBrisMelbNewc  
Greg ChalmersscrBullBrisCbaRoostMelbParra
12ptshcapBullBrisShksParra  
YL ChangscrBullPenrSouthCbaMelbParra
12ptshcapBullManlyMelbParra  
Geoff ClayscrSouthCbaRoostMelbNewcParra
10ptshcapPenrSouthWarShks  
Tony CliftscrNQPenrCbaRoostMelbParra
16ptshcapNQPenrMelbParra  
Trevor CollinsscrNQPenrCbaRoostMelbParra
12ptshcapNQPenrMelbParra  
Maurice CurachscrNQPenrBrisCbaMelbWT
10ptshcapPenrBrisMelbWT  
Peter DavidsonscrBullPenrCbaMelbWTParra
12ptshcapBullPenrSouthParra  
Peter DempseyscrNQStGCbaMelbWTParra
24ptshcapNQCbaMelbParra  
John DicksonscrBrisCbaRoostMelbWTParra
14ptshcapBullBrisRoostGC  
Danny DowneyscrNQSouthCbaRoostMelbParra
19ptshcapNQSouthMelbWT  
David DowneyscrNQPenrCbaMelbNewcParra
19ptshcapPenrMelbNewcParra  
Karen EscottscrBullPenrCbaRoostNewcParra
12ptshcapBullPenrWarShks  
Peter EscottscrBullPenrCbaRoostMelbParra
12ptshcapBullCbaMelbParra  
JT FelschscrPenrCbaRoostMelbWTParra
10ptshcapBullPenrManlyWT  
Tom FrankscrBullBrisCbaRoostMelbParra
14ptshcapBullBrisCbaManly  
Shaun FroggattscrBullPenrSouthCbaRoostParra
12ptshcapBullSouthCbaShks  
John GalluzzoscrNQBrisCbaMelbWTParra
16ptshcapNQPenrBrisWT  
Clive GrayscrBullBrisCbaRoostMelbParra
12ptshcapBullBrisRoostMelb  
Grant HannahscrNQSouthCbaMelbWTParra
12ptshcapSouthCbaMelbWT  
Peter HannahscrNQPenrCbaRoostMelbParra
19ptshcapNQPenrMelbParra  
Michael HarrisscrNQPenrBrisCbaRoostParra
6ptshcapNQPenrBrisWT  
Tony HarrisscrBullStGSouthRoostMelbParra
12ptshcapBullStGSouthRoost  
Dave HarveyscrPenrSouthCbaRoostMelbNewc
12ptshcapSouthWarNewcGC  
Charbel HatemscrBullPenrCbaRoostMelbParra
14ptshcapBullSouthMelbParra  
Jim HenneyscrNQBrisCbaRoostMelbParra
16ptshcapNQBrisCbaParra  
John HermsenscrPenrSouthCbaRoostMelbParra
17ptshcapPenrMelbNewcParra  
James IrvingscrBullSouthCbaRoostWTParra
8ptshcapBullSouthRoostWT  
Alan KatzmannscrNQPenrCbaRoostMelbParra
12ptshcapNQPenrRoostParra  
Niall KearneyscrPenrCbaRoostMelbWTParra
14ptshcapCbaRoostMelbGC  
Wasim KhanscrPenrSouthCbaMelbNewcParra
12ptshcapPenrSouthCbaMelb  
Ross KingscrBullPenrBrisCbaMelbWT
12ptshcapPenrManlyWTGC  
Phil LaidlawscrPenrSouthCbaMelbWTParra
14ptshcapNQPenrSouthWT  
Olga LauricellascrStGBrisCbaRoostMelbWT
14ptshcapBullStGSouthGC  
BJ MalonescrBullStGSouthRoostShksNewc
14ptshcapBullStGSouthShks  
John MalonescrPenrCbaRoostMelbNewcParra
12ptshcapPenrMelbNewcParra  
Peter MalonescrBullCbaRoostMelbWTParra
16ptshcapBullMelbWTParra  
Vanessa McCoyscrPenrSouthCbaManlyMelbWT
19ptshcapSouthCbaManlyMelb  
Roger McElligottscrSouthCbaRoostMelbNewcParra
19ptshcapCbaMelbNewcParra  
John McGovernscrPenrBrisCbaRoostMelbParra
14ptshcapBullRoostMelbParra  
Greg MeehanscrPenrCbaRoostMelbNewcParra
14ptshcapCbaMelbNewcParra  
Shea MoorscrBullSouthCbaRoostShksParra
14ptshcapBullBrisRoostNewc  
Mary MoroneyscrBullPenrSouthCbaMelbParra
17ptshcapBullPenrSouthParra  
Steve MulallyscrNQSouthCbaRoostNewcParra
16ptshcapNQSouthRoostNewc  
Pete MurrayscrPenrSouthCbaRoostMelbParra
16ptshcapPenrSouthWarNewc  
Annie MustowscrBullPenrSouthShksNewcParra
10ptshcapBullWarManlyShks  
Vince NevinscrPenrCbaRoostMelbNewcParra
14ptshcapPenrCbaNewcParra  
Peter NoblescrNQStGBrisCbaRoostParra
10ptshcapBrisCbaNewcParra  
Greg NoyesscrPenrSouthCbaMelbWTParra
12ptshcapPenrSouthMelbWT  
Mark OBrienscrNQPenrCbaRoostMelbParra
16ptshcapNQPenrCbaParra  
Rocky PeruginiscrBullStGCbaMelbNewcParra
12ptshcapBullStGWarNewc  
John PurcellscrPenrCbaRoostMelbNewcParra
12ptshcapPenrMelbNewcParra  
Alexandra QuinnscrNQBrisCbaMelbWTParra
8ptshcapPenrRoostWTGC  
Lump RamsayscrBullPenrBrisCbaWTParra
14ptshcapBullPenrWTParra  
Robert RaynerscrBrisCbaRoostMelbWTParra
14ptshcapNQStGBrisWT  
David RootsscrPenrBrisCbaRoostMelbWT
14ptshcapBullPenrMelbWT  
Maria RootsscrBullBrisCbaManlyMelbParra
10ptshcapBullBrisWarMelb  
Terry RowneyscrPenrBrisCbaRoostMelbParra
17ptshcapPenrCbaMelbParra  
Chris RyanscrNQPenrCbaRoostMelbParra
12ptshcapStGSouthNewcParra  
Anthony SheedyscrPenrCbaRoostMelbNewcParra
19ptshcapPenrCbaMelbNewc  
Aaron ShieldsscrBullPenrCbaRoostMelbParra
12ptshcapBullRoostMelbParra  
Mario SimonettiscrBullPenrBrisRoostWTParra
16ptshcapBullPenrBrisWar  
Froggy SmithscrPenrCbaRoostMelbWTParra
16ptshcapPenrCbaRoostWT  
Barry SpencescrNQBrisCbaRoostMelbParra
10ptshcapNQBrisMelbParra  
Connie SpencescrNQStGBrisCbaMelbParra
12ptshcapStGBrisMelbParra  
Steve StantonscrBrisCbaRoostMelbWTParra
12ptshcapBrisRoostMelbWT  
Dean StapletonscrBullBrisCbaRoostWTParra
14ptshcapBullPenrRoostWT  
Marc TaylorscrPenrBrisCbaMelbWTParra
12ptshcapPenrBrisWTParra  
Neil TaylorscrBullPenrCbaMelbNewcParra
12ptshcapPenrMelbNewcParra  
Ben ToddscrBullPenrCbaRoostMelbParra
14ptshcapBullPenrMelbParra  
Jemima ToddscrSouthCbaManlyMelbNewcParra
14ptshcapSouthWarMelbNewc  
Phil ToddscrNQSouthCbaRoostMelbParra
14ptshcapNQMelbNewcGC  
Kevin UnderhillscrNQPenrCbaRoostMelbParra
10ptshcapNQRoostMelbWT  
Clint WallisscrNQPenrCbaRoostMelbParra
10ptshcapPenrSouthCbaMelb  
Dan WalshscrNQPenrSouthCbaMelbParra
14ptshcapPenrSouthNewcParra  
Reg WalshscrNQSouthCbaMelbWTParra
10ptshcapNQSouthMelbWT  
Marion WestonscrStGSouthCbaRoostWTParra
12ptshcapNQWarManlyShks  
Steve WestonscrNQPenrBrisCbaManlyMelb
12ptshcapManlyMelbNewcParra  
Danny WhitescrBullPenrBrisRoostMelbParra
8ptshcapBullBrisMelbParra  
Lionel WilliamsonscrBullPenrSouthCbaMelbParra
10ptshcapBullPenrCbaMelb  
Ken WilsonscrPenrCbaRoostMelbWTParra
12ptshcapPenrCbaRoostParra  
Max WoodscrNQBrisCbaRoostMelbParra
12ptshcapBrisRoostMelbParra  
Mark YoungscrNQPenrCbaMelbNewcParra
17ptshcapPenrSouthMelbParra