AFL Footy Tipping – Round 10

For anyone getting confused with what happened to Round 10, let’s clarify. There were 7 matches starting from Monday 3rd August until Friday 7th August inclusive. There were only 14 teams playing.

The four teams that were not playing were West Coast Eagles, Carlton Blues, Hawthorn Hawks and Fremantle Dockers.

Port Power managed to hold their spot on the top of the ladder with a 13 point victory over the Western Bulldogs. It was a very flat start for the Power with the Bulldogs leading at both quarter time and half time. It took half the game for the Power to get their act together which is not totally surprising after only having a 4 day rest between games. The Port Adelaide supporters were there in their usual uncouth noisy manner booing and applauding and showing great disapproval with Score Review Decisions. The Bulldogs put in a huge effort in the last quarter when they realised they had lost the lead. There is nothing worse than a dog off the lead. This was a very good match to watch with an animated crowd, proving that we really do need spectators at the match. Scores 8-7 to 5.12

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AFL Footy Tipping – Round 9

Round 9 AFL has been and gone, squashed in the middle of 33 games in 20 days. Monday 3 August sees the beginning of Round 10.  There seems to be more drama off the ovals than on this week.

Too many CoVid-19 protocol breaches.  Fines being handed out amongst the players, the coaches, the officials and even the wives and families have been escaping the hubs and turning up in Day Spas and Theme Parks.  It appears that every Victorian club has been naughty.  Is it any wonder that the state of Victoria is in the state that it is in?  This whole year 2020 is a bit of a “write off” and a survival of the fittest in more ways than one.

Who is appearing the fittest?  Even though Port Power are still sitting on top of the perch, the West Coast Eagles are proving their expertise and are looking like they might take the flag. Can you imagine how wonderful it could be if the Grand Final was played at Optus Stadium in Perth.  Surely the “G” has forgotten that the “C” in “MCG” stands for Cricket and it will indeed be the Cricket Season by then!

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AFL Footy Tipping – Round 8

It feels like it has only just begun but we half way through the shortened Football Season for this famous year 2020.

This year is full of “Who would have thought..?”. Monday night football? Port Power on the top of the ladder? Crows on the bottom? Collingwood losing by 66 points!!!! St Kilda in the top 4. Richmond out of the top 8.

The lines are getting blurred now between the rounds. Round 9 starts on Wednesday. Not much recovery time for injured players and not much training time either, especially when teams have to fly to another hub.

The West Coast Eagles are obviously happy little Vegemites being home in their own nest. They absolutely humiliated Collingwood on Saturday which was the birthday of their coach, Nathan Buckley. He probably wasn’t going to be much fun blowing out the 48 candles afterwards. It probably did not help the Pies to have Scot Pendelbury pull out before the game. The Eagles were absolutely unstoppable after half time, with Josh Kennedy kicking a total of 7 goals, Nic Natanui just being awesome and the whole team achieving the highest score of this season so far. 18 goals 3 points really shows that the Eagles are possibly back to their old premiership form now that they are safely home in WA.

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Great Northern Crab Challenge 2020

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Great Northern Brewing Co. Crab Challenge at the weekend. We had a great time and loved hearing all of your crabbing tales (and woes!) at the weigh-in.

Hopefully see you all again next year, and maybe next time someone can finally knock George off the top spot for Biggest Buck!

Coopers Blue Water Classic 2020

It is with regret that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 Coopers Bluewater Classic.

Our Council and Bluewater Classic Committee, with consideration to the current restrictions around Covid-19 set by the Northern Territory Government, have declared that in the interests of safety plus the welfare of all competitors and parties associated to the event, including our valued sponsors, that an early decision to cancel the event is in the best interest for all.

In cancelling the event for 2020, which was set for September this year, we have considered both the local and interstate participation levels in the event, the restraints set for social gathering and the quality of the event itself if held under restrictive policies including the use of the Club premises in maintaining safe environment for our competitors, guests and our fantastic Club staff, all of which when factored in would see our event under pressure to deliver the premier Bluewater Fishing event it is known for.

We have also made our decision in consideration to the many long term loyal sponsors who support this event in that they also currently working through their own Business commitments with Covid-19 restrictions, many of whom we have spoken to directly in giving our support back to them and wishing them all the best for the future.

In closing, we thank everyone over the many years who have supported or participated in the Coopers Bluewater Classic in making it one of the premier fishing competitions in the Northern Territory. We thank our sponsors who have supported our decision in sticking by us and lastly the commitment from the DTBC Bluewater Classic Committee, all of whom volunteer their time in organising this event year after year in growing it to what it has become.

We now look forward to 2021 in coming back bigger and better.

If you have any further questions relating to the cancellation of the event please contact our Club Secretary email address [email protected]

DTBC Bluewater Classic Committee