29th June 2019

29th June 2019

29th June 2019

Saturday 29th June 2019

Saturday 29th June 2019

 
Aunt Sally at Charlbury Beer Festival

SPONSORED BY

Bronsens

AUNT SALLY

NEW CHAMPION IN 2019 OPEN SINGLES WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Phil Adams is the 2019 World Aunt Sally champion!

Abingdon League star Phil, eased past Dick Walsh in the final, winning the first two legs, 3-2 and then 4-3. His main test came in the quarter-final against Roger Goodall, World Champion of 2015 and 2017. Roger had beaten Phil in the first round last year, but this time Phil prevailed, winning the first leg 5-3 followed by a 4-4 tie. Needing to win the final leg to force a three-stick shoot-out, Roger had no answer to another 5 from Phil.

Phil needed to beat five opponents to make the final, defeating Max Everett, Jon Townsend, Terry Downes, Roger, and then Ken Morris in a semi-final where Phil threw the only 6 of the entire championship to win the final leg.

Bumper crowds turned up for this year's event which attracted a record field of 82 competitors.

CHAMPIONSHIPS SPONSORS

Thank you to the new World Aunt Sally Open Singles Championship sponsor, Bronsens.

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.

PREVIOUS CHAMPIONS

2019Phil AdamsOxfordshire
2018Kevin PowneyOxfordshire
2017Roger GoodallOxfordshire
2016Barry ParkerOxfordshire
2015Roger GoodallOxfordshire
2014Henry JohnsonOxfordshire
2013Steve McAteerGloucestershire
2012Steve McAteerGloucestershire
2011Trevor DyerGloucestershire