Aunt Sally is a traditional English throwing game contested by two teams of 6 who take it in turns to throw 6 sticks each at the dolly. The aim is to knock the dolly off the spike.
An Aunt Sally was originally a figurine head of an old woman with a clay pipe in her mouth, or subsequently a ball on a stick. The object was for players to throw sticks at the head in order to break the pipe.
The game of Aunt Sally goes back at least as far as the 17th Century and has since been traditionally played in British pubs and fairgrounds.
Aunt Sally is still played as a pub game in the Cotswolds, Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.
Aunt Sally is contested by two teams of eight players who throw six sticks each per leg.The aim is to knock the dolly off the spike, without hitting the spike. The game is played over three legs. The largest number of dolls scored per team wins each leg. If there is a tie in the decisive leg, each team can throw three sticks and then one until there is a decisive result. When playing In a league, legs can be tied, with two points being awarded for a leg win and one for a draw.
If a player fails to score in a leg, it is called a blob with the ultimate embarrassment of a three blob.
When playing In a league, legs can be tied, with two points being awarded for a leg win and one for a draw. If a player fails to score in a leg, it is called a blob with the ultimate embarrassment of a three blob.
This game bears some resemblance to a coconut shy or skittles.
Level of Demand
The table below shows the maximum levels of demand that this activity requires. NOTE: These are not entry levels or levels of requirement and has nothing to do with ability.
Please be advised that this record has not necessarily been reviewed by people with the expertise required to provide you with complete, accurate or reliable information. The information and images for this activity are supplied by the general public, Please contact us if there is a breach of copyright or you wish to improve the data.