THE overall gate taking for Group Three Rugby League's finals series was $50,500.
This is a record, group treasurer Harry Rider confirmed.
The gate for grand final day at Wauchope was $19,535 - the second biggest on record, trailing the games played at Laurieton in 2006. Admission price for grand final day was raised from $10 to $12 for the grand finals.
"Our gates for every game in the finals was up on last year,'' Mr Rider said.
"That means our prizemoney for the clubs will increase this year.''
The Group Three season will wind up on Friday night with the annual presentation to be held at the Wingham Services Club.