Thank you to the new World Aunt Sally Open Singles Championship sponsor, Bronsens.
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.
Registration opens at 12.00. The draw will take place at 1.00. The competition will start at 1.30.
Non-league players who wish to enter should register before 12.30. A pre-qualifying session will take place between 12.30 and 1.00, and successful players will be entered into the main draw.
You can register now by completing the form below. Online entries will close at 1pm on Friday 28th June. You can still register on the day (29th June!) between 12.00 and 12.30. For other Aunt Sally enquiries, please contact.
You must be at the draw at 1pm to find out the time of your first match.
Non-league players must be present at 12.30 for pre-qualifying.
Thank you for submitting your registration. You should receive a copy to your email address. If you do not, please check your junk folder.
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 which attracted a record field of 72 competitors, the furthest of whom had travelled from Germany to compete.