Rick Tucker

NATwA’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations in 2016

Mark your calendars! NATwA is celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2016. Celebrations will start in Montague, Massachusetts (1½ to 2 hours west of Boston) on the winkend of 20-21 August 2016. Tentatively, we plan to have an international match with visiting winkers from the English Tiddlywinks Association. On the following winkend, 27-28 August 2016, our 50th…

Larry Kahn – “Unsquoppable!”

NATwA winker Larry Kahn is featured in an article in MIT’s Technology Review magazine on 23 February 2016, by Sam Apple. If Kahn were a less modest man, his page might include a bit more detail about his interest in the game. It might mention, for example, that he has won over 100 tiddlywinks championships…

Our friend and winker, Charles Relle

Charles Relle, our friend and longtime winker, died on 7 October 2015 of a heart attack whilst out and about with his rambler walking friends. He was 74. We convey our sincere condolences to his wife Eleanor, his son Benedict,  his daughter Rosalind Dodd, and his grandchildren. Charles was a great man, educator, and winker. We have…

We Remember Yan Wang

Yan Wang

We mourn the untimely death of winker Yan Wang on 7 August 2015. He died in a car accident that night. He was 28 years old. Yan starting winking when he was a student in Severin Drix’s mathematics class at Ithaca High School in New York. His first tournament was in the the 2003 NATwA Pairs, which…

Larry & Mac win 2014 NATwA Pairs

Larry Kahn and Mac McAvoy won the 2014 NATwA Pairs, held in Vienna, Virginia on 14 December 2014. After the full round-robin of 3 games, Larry and Mac had 12 2/3 points, Patrick Driscoll and Rick Tucker 11 1/2, Bob Henninge and Yan Wang 11 1/3, and Dave and Samantha Lockwood 6 1/2. A playoff was…

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:…

Cricket isn’t tiddlywinks

“As half of Australia’s cricketers have been at pains to point out, cricket isn’t tiddlywinks. Nor, apparently, is tiddlywinks either” · cricinfo magazine with an interview of winker Patrick Barrie· see story