Aunt Sally World Championships
Aunt Sally World Championships
Aunt Sally Championships

New 2018 Aunt Sally Open Singles World Champion

Kevin Powney is the 2018 World Aunt Sally champion!

Kevin from Launton near Bicester won a thrilling final against Karl Budd. In the championship's best out of three legs format, the first leg was drawn 3-3, Karl won the second 2-1 and Kevin prevailed 4-3 in the third to take the final to a three-sticks shoot-out. Both scored two, which meant sudden death - Kevin hit the doll, Karl missed, and we had a new World champ.

Kevin needed to beat five opponents to make the final, defeating Warwick Morris, Luke Purcell, Pete Rampton in a dramatic high-scoring encounter, Richard Wayne, and then previous World champion, Roger Goodall in a tense semi-final that also went to a shoot-out.

Bumper crowds turned up for this year's event  whichattracted a record field of 72 competitors, the furthest of whom had travelled from Germany to compete.

 

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World Championship Rules

Unlike league Aunt Sally, the open singles World Championship is not a team event.  Ours is a singles, knock out competition in which players participate as individuals.  Names are drawn out of a 'hat' in FA Cup football fashion.  Each round involves a game of three legs.  Each leg consists of six throws and a point is counted only as long as the stick hits the doll before the iron.   In the event of a tie after three legs, each player throws three sticks each, and if the scores are still even, the game enters a sudden-death round, in which players throw one stick at a time until one player is eliminated.  The winner goes through to the next round. Otherwise normal rules apply and the umpire's decision is final. 

 

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