Footy Tipping 2009


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Congratulations to Phil O’Neill from Nagle College who has won the 2009 VIEU footy tipping competition. He scored 130 points and won by one point from 8 members who tied for second. Phil has won a $3000 travel voucher from Members Equity.

Phil, a Bombers supporter, did not pick them every week and tried to tip with the head and not with the heart.  He had a good start to the season despite having to pick the first four rounds before he headed off to Central Australia.
Upon his return he found he was in with a very good chance and made sure he then played the percentages, picked the favorites, always went for St.Kilda and Geelong, and avoided picking Melbourne.

This formula worked well until the last five weeks when he fell five off the pace so he started picking some “roughies”. This enabled him to get over the line in a close finish. Phil has no immediate travel plans but thinks he may go searching for the sun perhaps to Fiji or the Cook Islands.

Congratulations also to Dianne Warr of St.Peter’s College Cranbourne who has won the $1500 travel voucher random prize sponsored by Teachers Federation Health.

VIEU would like to thank our sponsors Members Equity and CSF for their fantastic support and also thank the members who faithfully submitted their tips and contributed to another exciting VIEU tipping competition.

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Competition Rules - VIEU Footy Tipping Competition

Entry is free for all financial members of VIEU, including associate and student members. Entry is limited to one entry per member. Employees of VIEU and members of their immediate family are not eligible to enter.

Points for correctly tipped win: 1
Points for an untipped draw: 1

Default Tips
Default tips for tippers who fail to enter tips will be Away Game Winners.
Default score for late entrants (for the rounds that they missed) will be Away Game Winners.

Weekly Prize
All tippers who correctly tip 8 winners in a round will receive a movie ticket. A drawn game will not count as having correctly tipped a winner for the purpo0ses of the weekly prize. The movie ticket will be mailed to the tippers home address.

Overall Prizes
There will be a prize of $3000 worth of travel awarded to the winning tipper over the season (sponsored by Members Equity). There will also be a $1500 travel voucher awarded at random to a member who submits tips for at least 20 rounds in the season (sponsored by Catholic Superannuation Fund). The winning tipper will be the tipper with the most correct tips at the end of the home and away season. In the event of a tie, the competition will continue through the finals rounds until there is a clear winner, with the winner being the first to tip a higher total than all other tippers, tippers who tip less than the top tippers being knocked out.

Tip entry cut-off times

Entry for each round will close at 4.30pm on the Friday prior to the commencement of each round, with the exception of Round 1 (closes 5.30pm Thursday 26 March) and Round 3 (closes 5.30pm Thursday 9 April). Entries may be changed any time up to the closure of the round. Only tips submitted via this website will be accepted and under no circumstances will late tips or tips submited via other means be accepted.