Black belt opponents Renee Noble and Jake Crimmins, both 10, of Success Martial Arts in South Lismore.DAVID NIELSEN
Black belt opponents Renee Noble and Jake Crimmins, both 10, of Success Martial Arts in South Lismore.DAVID NIELSEN

Black belts fight for footy glory

HOW many black belts does it take to win a tipping comp?

Well, in the case of the Northern Star advertisers’ tipping competition, the answer is 26.

At least that is the view of Richard Marlin from Success Martial Arts Dojo in Lismore.

Marlin has enlisted 26 of his martial arts masters to take turns at tipping a round of winners each, with an eye on the big prize – a package for two to attend the NRL Grand Final in Sydney.

And that is where the next question is raised.

How do you split a prize for two between 26 black belts, each of which have equal claims to the booty? Marlin has the answer.

“You hold a martial arts tournament between all 26 black belts, who are aged eight to 55, with the winner scoring the prize pack,” Mr Marlin said.

Meanwhile, readers will also be able to get in on the action as The Northern Star and Harvey Norman join forces for a tipping competition in which the three overall top tippers from APN newspapers will win a home theatre package valued at almost $5000.

You can play by going online to www.thenorthernstar.com.au/sport/ and entering the code published in each Wednesday’s Northern Star.

Results will be published each Friday.

There are some other great prizes on offer. Get your copy of today's Northern Star and turn to the advertisement on page 7 or go to www.thenorthernstar.com.au/footytips for more competition details.



Man caught about to sell drugs with child in the car

Man caught about to sell drugs with child in the car

Man caught with 219 grams of cannabis and 8 grams of Psilocybin.

UPDATE: The rain is here and there is more to come

UPDATE: The rain is here and there is more to come

Northern Rivers is in for a very wet few days

New squads to combat drug and gun crime

New squads to combat drug and gun crime

More disruption in drug supply and gun crime on the Northern Rivers

Local Partners