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Fatcat's NRL Tipping Competition

"A Competition With A Difference"

Celebrating Years Of Resch's Enhanced Sporting Excellence

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ROUND 25 NEWS, GAMES AND STARTS

EARLWOOD TIME

STANDARD TIPPING TIMETABLE

Tuesday  TAB releases FootyTAB Pick The Winners starts and the tipping comp website opens for selections.  Team lists announced at 5pm.

STANDARD TIPPING TIMETABLE

Wednesday  An email reminder with weekly news, games and starts is sent to all tipsters.

STANDARD TIPPING TIMETABLE

Thursday  Shortly after the online cut-off, our summary page is updated with all lodged selections.

STANDARD TIPPING TIMETABLE

Saturday  Late selections cut-off is usually the scheduled start time of Saturday's first game.

STANDARD TIPPING TIMETABLE

Thursday to Sunday  Our summary page is regularly updated with match results and selection outcomes are colour-coded.  The tipster ladder is published soon after the round's final game.

2019 TIPPING COMP TESTIMONIALS

"It's the best $80 I spend each year."

John P from Sans Souci

2019 TIPPING COMP TESTIMONIALS

(After the posting of the competition's provisional results and before the declaration of correct weight 24 hours later, the St.George Dragons tragic sent in his yearly missive)

"Please consider my annual protest lodged - a full and detailed response is required."

Reg W from Padstow

2019 TIPPING COMP TESTIMONIALS

"Thanks Fatcat - fun comp as always."

Chris R from Parramatta

2019 TIPPING COMP TESTIMONIALS

"Yes I was hoping for a result, but more than happy where I finished because I haven’t been up there for a while.  Was a very tight finish for all.  Thanks again and I’ll see you next year."

Neil T from Brookvale

2019 TIPPING COMP TESTIMONIALS

(After being told their prizemoney was already paid and next year would be their 20th year of participation in Fatcat's "A Competition With A Differnce")

"Oh wow .. on both accounts.   Thank you - we’ll be back next year."

The Malones from NSW North Coast

2019 TIPPING COMP TESTIMONIALS

"Awesome mate.  Appreciate the effort you put into this competition.  I’ll be back to defend my crown next year."

Charbel H from Kogarah

2019 TIPPING COMP TESTIMONIALS

(Our results are declared after 80 minutes.  Selections in a drawn game receive a point each so not sure how you "lose that bet" when they go to golden point as nothing changes ??)

"For f*#k (sic) sake ... bloody Newcastle and Dragons are in extra time so I f*#king lose that bet as well !!!!  Tell Fatcat this tipping comp is f*#ked."

an irate and possibly confused Shea M. from Gold Coast

2018 TIPPING COMP TESTIMONIALS

(After boldly and erroneously challenging his Rd 24 score)

"Although it means nothing in reality I aspire to end up as high as possible in this most prestigious comp.  I will aim to be as good as our current leader next year."

Terry R from Newtown Jets

2018 TIPPING COMP TESTIMONIALS

"Thanks Fatcat.  Great competition to be a part of."

Shaun F from Byron Bay

2018 TIPPING COMP TESTIMONIALS

"Well done Peter and congratulations to all winners.  Go the Storm !"

Barry S from Davistown

2018 TIPPING COMP TESTIMONIALS

"Thanks again Peter.  Always a great comp."

Phil T from Collaroy

2018 TIPPING COMP TESTIMONIALS

"Another immaculately run footy comp.  Till next year, all the best and again thanx.  Don't lose my bank details, you will need them next year :)"

John B from Dept. of Education

2018 TIPPING COMP TESTIMONIALS

(After all his 10 selections won in the last round sweeping him from 6th place to a clear victory)

"Cheers thanks mate!  Great comp, look forward to next year.  I knew I had a good round, but no idea I was winning until this email !!"

Chris R from Parramatta

2018 TIPPING COMP TESTIMONIALS

"Late forward pass in Titans game cost me $1,000 (sic) but I’m not bitter or anything !  Happy to win something - it’s been a while."

"Pesky" from Ourimbah

2018 TIPPING COMP TESTIMONIALS

(Responding to my question as to whether the day before money transfer had reached his bank account)

"Not only through but spent !"

"Pesky" from Ourimbah

2017 TIPPING COMP TESTIMONIALS

"Thanks mate for another enlightening year where I learnt that I am not as smart as my 6 year old and got my arse kicked !  See you next year."

"Clifty" from Ryde

2017 TIPPING COMP TESTIMONIALS

"Thanx for all your good work Fatcat, much appreciated."

John H from Gosford

2017 TIPPING COMP TESTIMONIALS

(After spending the 17 weeks before Round 26 firmly entrenched in the top 3)

"My God, why have you and the Panthers forsaken me?"

Mark C from Balmain

2017 TIPPING COMP TESTIMONIALS

"Thank you for another outstanding year of running this."

Alan K from Puncbowl

2017 TIPPING COMP TESTIMONIALS

(Our 2017 winner's somewhat prescient observation before the last round when he was in 5th place and 5 points off the lead)

"I take this opportunity to thank you for enabling myself, my wife and grandson to participate in your competition.  Please convey best of luck to all the other people at the top and let them know I think I can still win it !"

Barry S from Davistown

2017 TIPPING COMP TESTIMONIALS

"Thank you once again for another great year."

The Malones from NSW North Coast

2017 TIPPING COMP TESTIMONIALS

(After jumping up into a 3-way tie for 2nd place and collecting $833.34 on the back of hot favourites St.George losing their final game and, as a result, missing out on the finals series, the fair weather Dragons supporter who backed them preseason at 150/1 to win the premiership had the gall to say of others)

"I'm still not break-even yet.  I can't believe those guys picked St.George."

Danny D from Alexandria

2017 TIPPING COMP TESTIMONIALS

(You make one mistake (!?) and the narks come out of the woodwork)

"Hey Mr Cat, I think you have next week's draw incorrect - the Broncos are playing St George."

Clive G from Bateau Bay

2017 TIPPING COMP TESTIMONIALS

"Just when I thought I was going alright ... thanks for another 'enjoyable' season.  Cheers mate and see you soon."

"Ralphy" from Engadine

NRL TELSTRA PREMIERSHIP
TABLE AFTER ROUND 25

ClubWDLPts+/-
Melbourne200442331
Roosters170736264
Souths160834104
Canberra150932150
Parramatta140103060
Manly140103050
Sharks120122650
Brisbane1111225-57
Wests Tigers1101324-11
Penrith1101324-61
Newcastle1001422-37
Bulldogs1001422-151
Warriors911421-141
NQld901520-122
St.George801618-148
Gold Coast402010-281

TOUKLEY ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER

The EPA has identified an area just out of bounds on the 14th hole of Toukley golf course as the sole source of the contamination, a spot where human stool types 6 and 7 were found in abundance, along with a few soiled baby wipes and discarded imodium packaging

An excerpt from the Club Folklore Series

WOOD 'N STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN

combined with a profound interest in Anglican theological fashion, he confirmed travelling to and from Saints games with the wildly flamboyant and gregarious Froggy Smith had caused him to ponder on the emptiness and shallowness of his own existence and probably made him susceptible to the overtures of the fringe religious group

An excerpt from the Club Folklore Series

WHITEBOARD AFFAIR SNAGS HANDICAPPER

Tubby Waldorf was accused of failing to observe the rudimentary protocols of golf handicapping.  Opposition leader Alexander Downer said, 'The annual Match Play Championship is one of Australia's premier sporting and cultural events, combining the pomp, ceremony and tradition of a British royal coronation with the appalling drunken behaviour of Munich's Ocktoberfest patrons

An excerpt from the Club Folklore Series

QATAR TO HOST 2015 WORLD SERIES

When the local press suggested Daley's latest alterations to the Al-Wakrah layout, originally planned to resemble the sails of a dhow boat, now made the course look like an 'enormous vagina', Daley replied, 'The resemblance to a woman's flange is more subliminal than intentional, but I for one love it

An excerpt from the Club Folklore Series

DAILY TELEGRAPH ATTACKS THE TACK

erstwhile colleagues and friends of Nicklaus were disappointingly quick to jump on the Webster bandwagon.  Lady Morisset, a prominent member of Lake Macquarie high society, stated, 'When I first cohabitated with Tack, every morning I woke up, looked at him and just wanted to heave.  The nausea slowly recedes with time but it never quite goes away

An excerpt from the Club Folklore Series

BATTLE FOR ESG&EC PRESIDENCY

and I say to them today, I will not hand control of the ESG&EC over to Davidson Love III, Edwardo Romero and Big Jack Daley.  The old regime will never again dictate the fortunes of our club, nor will they regain control of what they covet most - access to the potentially lucrative Dickworth-Lewis golf handicap algorithms

An excerpt from the Club Folklore Series

CLUB OPENS WALDORF MENS HEALTH CENTRE IN PENANG

this includes a relaxing golden shower at either single flow (the Cavey Pavin) or dual flow (the Seve Hemosteros) courtesy of your caddies during or after your round and a free consultation with our immigration specialist, The Judge, should you be looking to import a caddy on a 457 visa

An excerpt from the Club Folklore Series

OUR "LORD LUCAN" SEEKS 2012 PLAYING TICKET

Jack acknowledged that he'd been in a very dark place when he went to Samoa.  It was extremely fortunate, now he's sought readmittance to the tour, that their Medicare system could not afford to remove his enormous genitalia - it would have blown the island's entire health budget

An excerpt from the Club Folklore Series

THE FATCATSSON REVIEW

the evidence is that the player's basic golf skills are diminishing in key areas; in particular driving, long irons, short irons, steam irons (Jose-Mumma Olazabal being the sole exception), chipping, sand play and putting.  General athleticism, game sense/match awareness and golf expertise has fallen markedly in this period

An excerpt from the Club Folklore Series

DON LANE TRIVIA QUIZ

This quiz has been compiled by Ford Funk, an Immigration Judge and Australian President of the Don Lane Lay the Cable Institute.  He is also a director of the discreet humanitarian aid organisation, The 386 Society.
True or false?
Kim told The Judge about her night with Don and his unusual request

An excerpt from the Club Folklore Series

ANSWERS TO DON LANE TRIVIA QUIZ

True.
Unusual request?  The Judge says it's a very normal and natural function although he accepts not everyone lays one on top of a custom built glass top coffee table in the lounge room

An excerpt from the Club Folklore Series

Sportsfans,

Perfect rounds are proving very elusive as we reach the final weekend of the regular season.  I'll publish the provisional outcomes on Sunday night and send everyone an email with those results.  "Correct weight" will be confirmed Tuesday morning.

If you're not in the running for the overall prizemoney (1st - 5th) or the Rounds 17-25 segments there are still limited opportunities through either the 6 person Finals Series or, for someone at the bottom of the table, the Gilling Legacy.

For the Finals Series you were allocated a letter and club based on your position in Round 1.  As of last weekend, the front running letter team is "K" with BJ Malone, Neil Taylor and Lionel Williamson it's leading trio and Manly head the handicap wins race dragging Peter Escott, Mark Young and Connie Spence into the spotlight.  The scores for all letters and clubs are available on the Finals Series Entry page.

Our prospective Gilling legatee is Annie Mustow who is 5 points "ahead" of "second placed" Peter Noble (Danny Hannah, Paul Jacombs, Peter Todd, Fernandos Chicken, Mark Adams and John Byrnes are all ineligible).  More general information is available on the Competition Rules page.

If you're the forgetful type, it may be wise to lodge your selections when you receive the email reminder - they can always be updated before the online cut-off.

And for the last time this season, select 6 scratch and 4 handicap winners from these 8 games (home team listed first):

The online cut-off is 7.50pm Thursday (scheduled kick-off for Souths vs Roosters).  Tipsters who miss this important deadline have until 3.00pm Saturday (Canberra vs Warriors) to email me their late picks but they are penalised 1 selection and are only allowed to submit 9 (5 scratch and 4 handicap) chosen from the remaining, unplayed games.  It is important to understand all weekly cut-off times are fixed and independent from the time any referenced games actually start.

To lodge your tips online, click here to open the login page, type in your username and password and the games and starts will be displayed under your name.  When you have made the required number of selections, the submit button becomes available.  Press the submit button - it's the most critical part of lodging your selections - and your tips are on their way to the ESG&EC database.  You will receive an almost immediate email confirmation of your selections.

In the unlikely event of a site malfunction, tipsters can lodge selections by email (click here) but they still must be received by me before the respective cut-off time.

Good luck to all those still in contention.

Regards,
Fatcat.

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