Getting Into the Guinness Book of World Records

Please consult the Guinness Book of Records people before embarking upon any attempt to set or break a world record.

The tiddlywinks accomplishments that Guinness has recognized and published as world records has varied since Guinness first started recognizing them in the 1960s.  Here are some of the records Guinness has recognized over time as world records:

Accuracy—Pot From The Line

12 small winks are to be potted from 3 feet in the minimum number of shots.

Record: 21, Larry Kahn (19??), Dave Lockwood (1987)


24 small winks to be potted from 18 inches in the shortest time possible.

Record: 39 seconds (1960); 21.8 seconds (1966, 1971)

Four-Pot Relay

12 winks are placed 15 inches from the first pot in a row of four pots. At the word “go”, the winker at number one pot squidges the winks as fast as possible into the pot. As soon as he gets one in, winker no. 2 removes them and places them 15 inches from pot 2, and squidges them into his pot. And the same for winkers no. 3 and 4 for their respective pots. The object is to get as many winks as possible through all four pots in three minutes. A second set of 12 winks can only be started when all of the first 12 have successfully been potted into the fourth pot.

Record: 36 winks (1960); 44 winks (1967, 1971)

Most national or world titles

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The tiddlywinks marathon (no, it’s not 26.2 miles, but still a hefty distance)

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