Local businesses take out Northern Star footy tipping comp
NOT one but two local businesses have taken out this year's Northern Star footy tipping competition - forcing the hotshots to fight over the trophy between them.
Bruce Jobson from Northern Rivers Rainwater Tanks has form in the tipping department, with this being his second victory in the last three seasons.
Not one to blow his own trumpet Mr Jobson put the win down to "common sense".
"I'm a Broncos fan so I made up my mind at the start of the season that I was going for the Broncos and Queensland regardless," he said.
"I've been in it three times and this is the second time I've won it. One time (the Broncos) went bad, so I went bad, the other time they went well, so I won it."
Mr Jobson said the tipping competition was a great opportunity to advertise his business.
"I think we advertised the rainwater tank business in the tipping and we had a few phone calls from it, so it was definitely worth it.
"There's lots of people in Lismore that followed it."
Glen Phillips from Lismore's Harvey Norman Electrical likewise said his support for the Broncos put him in good position for the win.
"They obviously had their winning stretches which made it quite easy to have good weeks," he said.
"Probably my biggest thing is I love my football - I watch most games each weekend, so I've got a fair idea about whose playing well."
"If you've got Foxtel you've got all the games live. The whole family's into football - I took my 12-year-old down to the Grand Final."
"I'm a Broncos fan, he's a North Queensland fan, so one of us was happy."
Despite Mr Phillips' early lead in the competition Mr Jobson came back to even going into the Grand Final, but they were both Broncos fans so ended the season even with the Broncos' last second loss.
"Even though we won, we both lost," Mr Phillips joked.
"I enjoyed it, it should get bigger and better."