Ahh, the nostalgia! Welcome one and
all to the history of the Almighty Chicken Feed Tipping Comp.
Take a walk down memory lane and see how this once humble - now
thriving - NRL tipping competition came to be. Here, you can
bask in past glories, ponder what might have been, or dream about
your chance to make history. Your 15 minutes in the spotlight.
One moment in time.
__1998 - 2001______The formative years
The history of the Almighty
Chicken Feed Tipping Comp goes all the way back to the 1998 NRL
season. Way back then, it was only a two-person competition between
Craig and Andrew. Craig won the 1998 comp by 2 games, but from
then it was an Andrew white-wash for several years ... with him
claiming the 1999, 2000, 2001, & 2002 titles.
__2002_____________Making the big game bigger
Always looking to do things
bigger and better than before, Andrew was all too happy when
little sister Erin expressed an interest in joining the comp
in 2002. Andrew needed a run for his money, because he was getting
tired of wiping the floor with Craig! So, in the 2002 season,
Andrew came first, and Erin came a close second ... but poor
Craig, he got wholloped again!
__2003 - 2004______The evolution continues
2003 brought with it two
new tipsters AND a new champion. Craig's younger brother and
sister - Greg and Kristy - joined in the footy-tipping festivities.
As I just mentioned, in 2003 we had a brand new champion. Erin
narrowly defeated Andrew, Craig came in third, with Greg fourth,
and way behind (but a good first-up effort) in fifth was Kristy.
The 2004 season was a very close one for most of the year. Craig
became champion for only the 2nd time, and his 1st title since
the very first Almighty Chicken Feed Tipping Comp in 1998. Greg
almost pipped him at the post - only going down by 2 points.
Andrew and Erin finished in equal 3rd position - 9 points back,
while Kristy finished once again in last place.
__2005 - 2008______Expansion: We spread our (chicken) wings
In 2005, we welcomed another
two tipsters to the competition. Erin's friend Rachel (see, the
Almighty One can spell it correctly!), and Erin and Andrew's
father Kevin both join the fray. Craig won back-to-back Almighty
Chicken Feed Footy Tipping titles in 2005, becoming only the
2nd person to do so. Kevin finished his first season in a close
second place, Andrew finished not too far away in third, and
Erin, Rachel, Greg, and Kristy finished in the minor placings.
2006: The closest tipping year yet (with more than 2 players,
that is). Coming into the latter stages of the regular season,
there was only a handful of points seperating first and last.
Andrew won his 5th title, with Greg and Kevin tying for 2nd place.
Craig was hot on their heels, as was Erin, and coming in at 6th
place was Rachel, and I'm sorry to say for Kristy, season 2006
brought another last-placed result!
2007: Kevin 07! Kevin won his first Almighty Chicken Feed Tipping
Comp in 2007, but gee it was a close season yet again. Kevin
went one better than 2006 to win the comp by a single point over
Craig, who held off Greg by a single point for him to come in
3rd spot. Only a few points behind came Andrew, who beat Erin
by even more points again. Hallelujah! Kristy didn't come in
last place for the first time since she joined the comp back
in 2003! She held off a fast-finishing Rachel by only 2 points
(and it was only 1 point coming into the Grand Final!).
2008: The Centenary Year for Rugby League in Australia. Erin
and Andrew's mother (and Kevin's wife of course) joined in the
Chicken Feedy goodness of the Tipping Comp, and only just managed
to escape finishing last in her first attempt - just edging out
Kristy. Craig won his 4th Almighty Chicken Feed Tipping Comp
title by a single point - won only in the Grand Final over Kevin.
This was the closest season on record ... both the NRL and this
cocky Tipping Comp. It was tough, but good to see it being so
__2009 - ___________The Chicken Loses A Feather
For the start of the 2009
season, it appears as though Greg has (temporarily at least)
stood down from the pressures of the weekly Almighty Chicken
Feed Tipping Comp grind. I shouldn't say that. Outside circumstances
have prevented his participation at this stage, however it is
hoped he can re-join the coup. So, stepping in is the rather
conspicuous Mr.Average. Mr.Average is a fence-sitter. He has
no mind of his own, preferring to go with the flow. He tips who
the majority have tipped. If it's even, he continues to sit on
the fence (possibly hurting his bum-bum) and tips a draw.
History has yet to be written about
the 2009 season. Will Greg continue tipping? Will the mysterious
Mr.Average prove 'majority rules'? Time will tell. Let's hope
that 2009 brings another evenly-matched competition, and most
of all, that it be enjoyed by all. Good luck to all players.
Where will this tipping comp expand
to next ... only God, and certain almighty poultry breeds, may
know the answer.
As 2003 was the first of the tipping comps that appeared online,
the previous 5 years simply cannot have their own page. All I
can give you is around-about kinda results ... so here they are!
Craig won by 2 games over Andrew.
Coming into the '98 Grand Final, he was ahead by 1 game. Andrew
thought that the Broncos would win, but tipped Canterbury, just
in case of an upset. Didn't happen. C'est la vie.
1999 - Andrew
defeated Craig. I have a feeling it was by about 6 games, but
that is completely debatable.
2000 - Andrew
defeated Craig. Once again, it's just a feeling, but this time
I think it may have been by 11 games.
2001 - Andrew
defeated Craig. Same as the previous 2 years, I'm totally basing
the result on a feeling. This time by 7 games.
2002 - Andrew
won, Erin came second, Craig came third and last. I think Andrew
beat Erin by 3 games, who in turn beat Craig by another 5 games.
2003 - A
new era - the Almighty Chicken Feed Tipping Comp goes online
for the 1st time. For the complete results of 2003, click here.
For the complete results of 2004, click here.
For the complete results of 2005, click here.
For the complete results of 2006, click here.
For the complete results of 2007 - the 10th season of the Almighty
Chicken Feed's Tipping Comp, click here.
For the complete results of 2008 - the Centenary season of League
in Australia, click here.
Wall Of Fame -
To see the honour board of past and present champions, simply