Weeks of stress have been rewarded for Manjimup Stockfeeds owner Troy Gibellini with his win of a $2000 travel voucher through the 2019 Manjimup-Bridgetown Times AFL Tipping Competition.
The annual competition saw 11 Manjimup businesses participate in the season-long competition, for the chance to win the voucher through Inspired Escapes.
Manjimup Stockfeeds finished top of the ladder with 135 points, four points ahead of second place-getter Manjimup Glass.
Mr Gibellini said he was pleased to win the contest.
“I’m pretty happy with the result,” he said.
“Darren from the Manjimup Newsagency told me to go in it this year, so he got to watch me win on the 70-inch screen he won in the competition last year.”
A Fremantle supporter, Mr Gibellini said he voted with his head, rather than his heart throughout the year.
“It was a pretty hard year, to be honest,” he said.
Manjimup Economy Auto Parts came last in the competition, with a total of 115 points for the season, five points behind second-last place getter Manjimup Meat Mart.
Manjimup Economy Auto Parts co-owner Luke Porter accepted the wooden spoon last week.
“With our staff member George, we put our minds together each week,” he said.
“I go for Hawthorn, so that was my tip, he goes for Fremantle, so that was his tip. Occasionally we had to flip a coin.”
Mr Porter said the competition was a good way to get local businesses involved in the AFL and interacting with the Manjimup-Bridgetown Times and potentially winning a prize.