The rules are different in the KO. ALL games are Best of 3. You get a point per game (not leg) so the match is a best of 7. It is a random draw in the singles. Normal pairs rules. Alternate Markers and starts. Toss up to see who throws and marks first .
Martin Sawyer Champion Singles
'Andy Boy' Hughes champion for 3 years until this when we had Kalem Marsh, the youngest ever winner.. Singles is played across 8 pubs with the winners going through to Finals night.
Played to a winner on one night. Format is a singles game, a pairs game and a three's leg if needed
Tony Townsend Memorial Pairs
Won in 2016 and 2017 by Lee Gregory and Gary Witcombe but this year Chris Allen won it for the 3rd time with a different partner - Kalem Marsh/ It will be played in 2 venues with 2 teams from each going through to Finals Night.
Kate Hulme has won the ladies title for the last 5 years and 8 times in total. Carol White, Sally Dart and Hannah Tuffs are the other winners.
Gary Witcombe has played the last three Over 50's finals and won it twice. Julian Beale has won the title a record 4 times since its introduction in 2007.
Blind Pairs (December)
We introduced a seeded Blind Pairs comp in 2012 and it has been a great success and always runs the week before xmas. All played in one venue with Pairs made up at random from all players who turn up. Pairs are drawn from 2 'pots' with one pot of players from the top half of the players table and the other pot fro the bottom half. It's a great competition and means anyone can win!