Getting under the cap - NRL finals competition

Greetings tipsters,

This is a quick, easy and additional competition for the nine games of the NRL finals series. The best part is that you won't have to do any additional work.

How it works

I'll be keeping a tally of everyone's results for the nine games played during the finals, and I will record those scores on this page. Every tipster that correctly picks at least 6 of the 9 games will go into the draw to win an additional prize. Two tipsters will be randomly drawn from that group of tipsters as the winners. The two winners will be drawn from a shoe box by Mrs Thinker.

The prizes

Each of the two winning tipsters will receive an NRL team cap - the winners pick the team. These will be the black camo embroidered caps - which I happen to think look terrific. Here is a link to one of them so you can see what I mean:

Broncos Black Camo Embroidered Cap

I'll contact winning tipsters directly by email to arrange delivery of the prizes.

Wally Lewis and The Thinker are not eligible, but all other registered tipsters have been automatically entered in this competition. You don't have to register your interest to join...you already have :-)

But, if anyone has any questions, or if anyone wants to tell me what a top bloke I am, just add it in the comments and I will respond as soon as I can.

The scores

Tipster Progress score Target
a 6 of 9 - qualified for the prize draw 6 of 9 (66.66%)
ARELBEE169 5 of 9 6 of 9 (66.66%)
Baggy_Gee 5 of 9 6 of 9 (66.66%)
BigPeteBX 5 of 9 6 of 9 (66.66%)
bradapple 7 of 9 - qualified for the prize draw 6 of 9 (66.66%)
Bronco Legend 8 of 9 - qualified for the prize draw 6 of 9 (66.66%)
BroncoSwimmer 6 of 9 - qualified for the prize draw 6 of 9 (66.66%)
Bulga 5 of 9 6 of 9 (66.66%)
Buzz105 6 of 9 - qualified for the prize draw 6 of 9 (66.66%)
Catdog 5 of 9 6 of 9 (66.66%)
Dragons-fanboy 6 of 9 - qualified for the prize draw 6 of 9 (66.66%)
Esra Star 7 of 9 - qualified for the prize draw 6 of 9 (66.66%)
Footy Chick 7 of 9 - qualified for the prize draw 6 of 9 (66.66%)
Gad 6 of 9 - qualified for the prize draw 6 of 9 (66.66%)
Guru Craig 5 of 9 6 of 9 (66.66%)
Hardyards 6 of 9 - qualified for the prize draw 6 of 9 (66.66%)
Islander 6 of 9 - qualified for the prize draw 6 of 9 (66.66%)
JKBubble 5 of 9 6 of 9 (66.66%)
Johnny Awesome 7 of 9 - qualified for the prize draw 6 of 9 (66.66%)
Lillychino 5 of 9 6 of 9 (66.66%)
KellysLoot 3 of 9 6 of 9 (66.66%)
Mahenza 3 of 9 6 of 9 (66.66%)
Majordad 5 of 9 6 of 9 (66.66%)
Manyana 6 of 9 - qualified for the prize draw 6 of 9 (66.66%)
mark ashford 6 of 9 - qualified for the prize draw 6 of 9 (66.66%)
Mary S 6 of 9 - qualified for the prize draw 6 of 9 (66.66%)
MGM 4 of 9 6 of 9 (66.66%)
Michael N 6 of 9 - qualified for the prize draw 6 of 9 (66.66%)
Mike T 6 of 9 - qualified for the prize draw 6 of 9 (66.66%)
newbie from perth 5 of 9 6 of 9 (66.66%)
Nik 6 of 9 - qualified for the prize draw 6 of 9 (66.66%)
NuL1F3 6 of 9 - qualified for the prize draw 6 of 9 (66.66%)
pabdul 3 of 9 6 of 9 (66.66%)
Princess 7 of 9 - qualified for the prize draw 6 of 9 (66.66%)
Rick 6 of 9 - qualified for the prize draw 6 of 9 (66.66%)
Rocket Ryan 7 of 9 - qualified for the prize draw 6 of 9 (66.66%)
scott m 2 of 9 6 of 9 (66.66%)
ScottySeahawk 5 of 9 6 of 9 (66.66%)
shotfromthehip 5 of 9 6 of 9 (66.66%)
Stallion 6 of 9 - qualified for the prize draw 6 of 9 (66.66%)
Steel Panther 5 of 9 6 of 9 (66.66%)
Taka 5 of 9 6 of 9 (66.66%)
teraflare 5 of 9 6 of 9 (66.66%)
The Last Samurai 6 of 9 - qualified for the prize draw 6 of 9 (66.66%)
The Tide Head 6 of 9 - qualified for the prize draw 6 of 9 (66.66%)
The Voyeur 6 of 9 - qualified for the prize draw 6 of 9 (66.66%)
TigerGirl 6 of 9 - qualified for the prize draw 6 of 9 (66.66%)
tigerholic 6 of 9 - qualified for the prize draw 6 of 9 (66.66%)
Tigers717 6 of 9 - qualified for the prize draw 6 of 9 (66.66%)
twenty20 7 of 9 - qualified for the prize draw 6 of 9 (66.66%)
Walby 5 of 9 6 of 9 (66.66%)

Comments

desmond lucas's picture

My finals tips
Storms
Rabbitohs
Titans
Knights.

BroncoSwimmer's picture

hi Mr Thinker,
do we just tip in the comment section? or are you going to create tip sheet?
Thanks for the comp,

Broncoswimmer

The Thinker's picture

@BroncoSwimmer

You just keep tipping as you have done throughout the year.

I will publish a tipping page soon for week one of the finals.

All the best

The Thinker

Manda Miok Pelyapu's picture

My tips:
Storms
Roosters
Panthers
Eels

phillip summerfield's picture

my tips are
storm
roosters
panthers
eels

Steel Panther's picture

Hi BroncoSwimmer,

I think you just tip as per normal and the Thinker will keep a tally in the background.

Correct me if I'm wrong Thinker.

P.S. you're a top bloke!!

a's picture

My tips are

Storm
Roosters
Panthers
Eels

pgamoga's picture

Hey there,

I'm new here.

Where do I tip?

tigerholic's picture

Cheers Thinker Sir

You are a real top bloke whom I am happy to say that I have enjoyed a cold beer with.

Tiger

Baggy_Gee's picture

Manly
Panthers
Eels
Roosters

45's picture

STORM
ROOSTERS
PANTHERS
TITANS

45's picture

Correction:

STORM
ROOSTERS
PANTHERS
KNIGHTS

Graham's picture

Hi Mr thinker, I am a kiwi living in a little town called Kamo, it is a suburb of Whangarei in N.Z. I have followed your tips etc for the first time and am very impressed with your write ups. I hope you keep it going next year Cheers. Graham. 👍

The Thinker's picture

Hi Graham

Nice to hear from you. I've heard of Whangarei but I must admit I don't where it is.

If you'd like to join the tipping comp next year let me know. Hopefully my picks are a little more successful in 2022.

All the best

The Thinker

The Thinker's picture

Hi everyone

Just a reminder that you don't have to put your finals tips on this page (but you can if you want to). 

If you just submit your tips as per normal I can collate the results from there.

Also...this competition is only open to people who are already registered as tipsters for this season. It's my way of thanking them for hanging around all year.

Apologies to those who have missed out.

All the best

The Thinker

The Tide Head's picture

Hi Thinker!
Thanks for opening the tipping earlier this year. This was the first year i never bothered you with late tips... But there may have been a strong correlation with my atrocious tipping compared to past seasons 😖 I had fun and plan to be back in 2022. So, thanks again mate! The Tide Head 😎👍

The Thinker's picture

Thanks The Tide Head

Glad you had fun, and I hope to see you back next year.

All the best

The Thinker

Jay R Tamana from - PNG,NCD,Hanuabada's picture

Hi Thinker.org
I actually don't tip here but I must say that your comments did help me in our local village tipping competition.

Out of 25 rounds I actually got 10 games correct. This page/blog did assist me so much. Thank you THE-THINKER and hopefully I will be able to tip here as well....

Kind regard,
JayR (PNG)

The Thinker's picture

You're welcome JayR (PNG)

Well done with the local tipping competition. It's great to hear about all the interest in the NRL in PNG.

All the best

The Thinker

Walby's picture

Your a Top Bloke Mr Thinker.
Thanks for the bonus comp.
I once received a letter informing that I had won $4,550,500,500.00 in a world wide lottery that I never even entered, never got the cash though!

Dragons-fanboy's picture

Thinker you are indeed a top bloke! ;)

Cheers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dragons-fanboy's picture

Good luck to everybody throughout the finals with their tipping. That cap looks amazing would be exciting to get a Dragons one of those! Fingers crossed!

Cheers!!!!!!

manyana's picture

Hi Thinker, the new competition sounds like fun!
Thanks for running the Tipping Competition again this year.
As usual I finished somewhere in the middle of the pack, but I'm used to that.
Looking forward to playing again next year and improving my terrible tipping record.
Many thanks to you and Mrs. Thinker.
Cheers, manyana.

Stallion's picture

Hey Mr Thinker,
I didn't realise we were still tipping. I've missed the Storm/Seagles game so a doughnut for me. If possible, could you please put me down for the remaining:
Roosters
Panthers
Eels
Cheers, much appreciated
Stallion

The Thinker's picture

Greetings everyone,

30 tipsters have qualified for the prize draw.

I will put all the names into my thinking cap, and as soon as I can find Mrs Thinker we will draw two winners.

All the best

The Thinker's picture

Greetings qualifiers,

Mrs Thinker has drawn two names for us and our lucky winners of the Getting under the cap competition are:

Rocket Ryan and Mark Ashford

Congratulations to you both. I will contact you directly to arrange the prizes and delivery.

Thanks to everyone for being a part of it.

All the best

The Thinker

Steel Panther's picture

Surely this was rigged Thinker....two Broncos supporters....haha!!

The Thinker's picture

@steel panther 

I can't believe the Broncos still have two supporters 

Unrelated - did I see that the band you are named after are touring next year (including a gig in Auckland) ?

Steel Panther's picture

Well that's two more supporters than the Warriors have Thinker after their disgraceful finish!!

SP have had their OZ/NZ tour rescheduled four times now since Covid hit. They were due to play here on my birthday towards the end of this month but have resheduled again for October 2022!!

manyana's picture

Well done to the winners. The Broncos have at least 3 supporters, including me.

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