|NWTC is patented internationally
by creator John Stallwood. John is director and
brewer of Nail Brewing Australia, the producers
of Nail Ale - Best Ale at the National Festival
of Beers 2002.
While studying brewing at the
University of Ballarat in Victoria, John came
up with the initial concept of NWTC. Michael
Fic, Dean McLeod and John amused themselves
over winter by drinking Nail Brewing Test Brews
and playing the standard footy tipping system.
The problem with the footy tipping was that
it was no contest in that everyone tips the
Each week footy guru and future NWTC champion
Michael Fic would open his big mouth saying
the likes of, "I was going to tip them
but it wasn't worth the risk". For once
Michael was right, the standard tipping system
is not a true tipping system.
John and Michael returned to Perth with the
idea of NWTC evolving in his head. In 1999 under
non-disclosure NWTC rules were created and a
season of NWTC was tested. The system was refined
and further tested in pursuit of the worlds
best tipping competition.
NWTC was created with the idea of rewarding
tippers for risk taken. By rewarding the tipper
with an odd factor for the game, NWTC takes
into account the teams strength, injuries, home
ground advantage, position on the ladder, weather
conditions and past performances.
NWTC patented system introduces to the world
a true tipping championship.