In August and September 1962, eight winkers from Oxford University in England toured the United States, playing winks against college teams and other quickly-assembled teams. Oxford’s tour of the US left a lasting impact… the jump-start of intercollegiate play in the US in 1962. In December 1962, winks at Harvard was featured in Life magazine… one of the most prominent U.S. magazines of the time.
Piece together the history of the Oxford tour and its impact on American winks by browsing through the following articles, reprinted here.
New York Times, 17 Jun 1962, page S3, column 8
Christian Science Monitor, 3 Aug 1962, page 3 (Eastern edition)
Britain Tops U.S. in Tiddlywinks
New York Times, 5 Aug 1962, page 23, column 1
New York Times, 8 Aug 1962, page 38, column 6
Rainier Beer’s Tiddlywinks Tourney Is Smashing Success
Advertising Age, 10 Sep 1962, page 30
Time, 14 Sep 1962, page 56
Tiddlywinks Across the Sea! (in Charlie Rice’s Punchbowl column)
This Week magazine (Sunday newspaper supplement), 4 Nov 1962, pages 20-21