World Aunt Sally Open Singles Championship

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The World Aunt Sally Open Singles Championship (WASOSC) is an annual competition that takes place at the Charlbury Beer Festival in Charlbury, West Oxfordshire.[1] Aunt Sally is a traditional English throwing game played in pub gardens or fairgrounds dating back to the 17th Century[2] in which players throw sticks or battens at a model of an old woman's head.[3] The tournament is a knock out competition for individuals, with the winner's name then engraved onto the Finings Cup Trophy while the runner-up receives a case of beer.[1][4]

WASOSC Rules[edit]

The World Aunt Sally Open Singles Championship is open to individuals who participate in a knock out competition. Before the competition starts, names are drawn from a hat to determine the order of play. Games consist of 3 legs, where in each leg the players take 6 throws, where a point is awarded when the stick hits the doll before the iron. If tied after 3 legs, players throw 3 sticks each to determine the winner. Should the scores remain level after those 3 sticks, a sudden-death round, throwing a single stick at a time, to a winning result. The victor proceeds to the next round. Otherwise, normal Aunt Sally league rules apply and players must abide by the umpire's decision.[5]

David Cameron Video[edit]

World Aunt Sally Open Singles Championship results (2011 onwards)[edit]

Year Date Winner Region Runner-Up Region
2011 28 June Trevor Dyer Gloucestershire Churchill Arms, Paxford, Gloucs George Williams [6][2] Oxfordshire Charlbury Town FC, Oxfordshire [7]
2012 14 July Steve McAteer Gloucestershire Churchill Arms, Paxford, Gloucs Graham Barrett [8][2] Gloucestershire Fox 'A' Broadwell, Cotswolds, Gloucs
2013 29 June Steve McAteer Gloucestershire Churchill Arms, Paxford, Gloucs Roger Goodall Oxfordshire Black prince, Woodstock, Oxon [9][2]
2014 28 June Henry Johnson Oxfordshire Black prince, Woodstock, Oxon Barry Parker Oxfordshire Abingdon United, Oxon [2]
2015 28 June Roger Goodall Oxfordshire Black prince, Woodstock, Oxon Graham Barrett Gloucestershire Fox 'A' Broadwell, Cotswolds, Gloucs
2016 25 June Barry Parker Oxfordshire Abingdon United, Oxon Darren Cave Northamptonshire Butcher's Arms ‘B’, Kings Sutton, Northants [10]
2017 24 June Roger Goodall [11] Oxfordshire Black prince, Woodstock, Oxon Ian McAteer Gloucestershire Churchill Arms, Paxford, Gloucs
2018 30 June Kevin Powney [12] Oxfordshire Black Bull 'A', Launton, Bicester, Oxon Karl Budd [13] Oxfordshire Black Bull 'A', Launton, Bicester, Oxon

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c d e "101 Reasons to love the Cotswolds - 49. Aunt Sally". lovingthecotswolds.com. 2016. 
  3. ^ "Aunt Sally". Worldwide Words. 2009. 
  4. ^ "2016 Aunt Sally World Singles Championship". charlburybeerfestival.org. 2016. 
  5. ^ "World Championship Rules". charlburybeerfestival.org. 2017. 
  6. ^ "World Aunt Sally champion crowned 2011". charlbury.info. 2011. 
  7. ^ "2015 top doll scorers sixers". Wychwood aunt sally League. 2015. 
  8. ^ "WASOSC Semi's and Final 2012". Youtube. 2012. 
  9. ^ "Gloucestershire rule in World Championships!". chippyauntsally.co.uk. 2013. 
  10. ^ "Banbury and District Aunt Sally League Fixtures". Banbury and District Aunt Sally League. 2015. 
  11. ^ "New world champion - Congratulations to Roger Goodall on reclaiming his World Champion crown". Wychwood aunt sally League. 2017. 
  12. ^ "2018 Aunt Sally World Championships finish with sudden death showdown". oxfordmail.co.uk. 2018. 
  13. ^ "Latest News....Kevin Powey....2018 World Champion!". bicesterauntsally.com. 2018.