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Australia
University of Melbourne
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
Farrago (newspaper)
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University of Melbourne
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Farrago
date · 
25 July 2011
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UNI News
title · 
Tiddlywinks: Really a Sport?
subtitle · 
Sheer excitement ensured that competitors ‘didn’t sleep a wink’.
by · 
Steph Field and Devrim van Dijk
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Tucked away within the hallowed halls of Melbourne University lies the state championships of a little known sport of squobing winks and flicking squidgers, which brings to the table a rich serving of Australia’s international sporting history.

The game? Tiddlywinks. This year’s state championships boasted 16 of Victoria’s best teams battling it out for a spot at the national championships, which will be held at Melbourne University in October of this year.

The rules are simple: The game is played in teams of 2 who are placed diagonally opposite each other around a table. Sets of small discs called “winks” lie on a flat mat. But the fun doesn’t end there. According to the Wikipedia, “Players use a larger disc called a “squidger” to pop a wink into flight by pressing down on one side of the wink. The objective of the game is to cause the winks to land either on top of opponents’ winks, or ultimately inside a pot or cup.” Tiddlywinks was first played in the parlours of England in 1888 and has managed to survive two world wars, the onset of globalisation and the eruption of mount Eyjafjallajökull.

This year Andrew “more work?” Rowse and Shane “require additional lumber” Peirce defeated the previous champions Timothy “righto” Czydel and Jason “godlike” Ratcliffe in a thrilling final. The two winning elite athletes have since had their names proudly inscribed upon the book of State Champions by the internationally recognised adjudicator Willow “Job Done” Wilson. While this tournament has been concluded it is good to know that such obscure sports continue to flourish in the nurturing environment of the University of Melbourne.

This year’s competition showed a strong adherence to traditions created with the tournament’s INCEPTION (great movie). These traditions are varied and many but some of the more common include a traditional drink (port) and a requirement for formal dress. There are also specifications for the tournament equipment, including a requirement for red, moulded plastic pots, and for the winks to be hand crafted in Italy. A tradition particular to this tournament was the use of the original mat first purchased for the very first Victorian State Tiddlywinks Championships.

Stephanie “wicked sick” Field and Devrim “monster kill” van Dijk both competed in the Tiddlywinks state finals and did terribly.

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Canada
Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
Carleton This Week (newspaper)
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Carleton University
location · 
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Carleton This Week
date · 
April? 1971
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Carleton This Week
date · 
7 May 1971
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page 1
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Carleton University press release (press release)
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Carleton University
location · 
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Carleton University press release
date · 
27 April 1971
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page 61
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University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario Canada
The Cannon (newspaper)
publisher · 
University of Toronto Engineering Society
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University of Toronto
location · 
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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The Cannon
date · 
4 October 1996
title · 
Dear Brother
by · 
Binh Y. Ha (ELEC 9T8)
citation · 
volume 14 • issue 11 • page 13 • column 1
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  • The lego blocks fall with the tinker toys,
  • Toy cars sit idle, parked in no special order.
  • Tiddlywinks line the floor in a profusion of colour.
  • On the wall to wall carpet of clutter.
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Toike Oike (newspaper)
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University of Toronto Engineering Society
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University of Toronto
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University of Toronto, Mill Building, Room 105, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Humor newspaper

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Toike Oike
date · 
November 1951
title · 
New E.A.A. Policy
citation · 
volume 43 • issue 2 • page 10 • column 1
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This year the Engineering Athletic Association is adopting a new policy designed to inform everyone of who does what in the Athletic Association. Each member of the Athletic Association will be responsible for a group of sports. The member’s name and phone number will be listed on a poster in the Little Red Skule House, and along side his name will be the names and phone numbers of all managers looking after the various teams which are playing the particular sport with which the member is concerned. As a result, any star tiddly-wink player from Timbucthree will be able to locate the person directly concerned with his respective sport, and will be suitably put to work earning points for dear old S.P.S.

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Toike Oike
date · 
22 February 1956
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volume 49 (marked 50) • issue 11 • page 5 • column 2
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"Bridge isn’t so bad after all”, she announced. “I can ee now why you are such an addict. So, just to please you, I invited the X’s back to our place to-morrow night for another evening exactly like this one. It should really be fun. Oh, by the way, could I have ten dollars so that we could serve them a light lunch?"

What a catastrophe! My strategy backfired—weeks of planning down the drain—years of agony lying ahead.

Anyone for tiddlywinks?

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Toike Oike
date · 
17 February 1966
title · 
Athletics Should Be Banned
by · 
Ross Eddie
citation · 
volume 59 • page 11 • column 2
content

Yes, we recommend the immediate abolishment of all sadistic blood-letting hockey, basketball, skiing, sports, such as football, and tiddlywinks. Now that football has definitely proved detrimental to health, heart, and pigs, we feel that immediate legislation is required to make playing these sports a felony.

Do you realize that not one hockey player over ten years old has his own teeth? Although dentists may find this encouraging, we do not.

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Toike Oike
date · 
17 February 1966
title · 
You Won't Have Voted
subtitle · 
Nominee for Athletic Association Chairman
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volume 59 • page 9 • column 3
content

Rod McCormack - III Chemical

Qualifications- Participation in all body contact sports for 8 years including lovin’.

Platform- “More support for all athletics sports from tiddleywinks up”.

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Toike Oike
date · 
12 January 1967
title · 
We Won't Be Getting a Wink for 58 Hours
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volume 60 • issue 6 • page 4 • column 2
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Toronto: Toike Oike exclusive.

[sic original="Its" correct="It's"] happened! The Engineering Society Tiddly Wink (Unbeaten in International Competition) Team is pleased to announce that the Engineering Society Tiddly Wink Championship Marathon World Record Attempt will be on Jan. 19, 20, and 21 at the Towne and Countrye Square. Eight illustrious squidgers will be tiddlying for over 58 hours, to set a new world's record in squidging and squopping. At present the record is held by squalid squidgers at Waterloo, who eked out a measly 56 hours a few months ago.

The Eng. Soc. in typical form has a real bash planned to celebrate this record attempt. At the Towne and Countrye Square (situated at Young and Steeles) There will be yelling, screaming, tiddlying, the L.G.M.B., CTV, and a cast of thousands. Associate memberships will be sold by beautiful blondes and brunettes, all proceeds going to the Heart Fund.

Everyone at U of T is invited to attend, and Arts-women are especially wel-come. Food, and people will help encourage these illustrious participants to break the record and bring honour lo U of T, and glory to the sport of tiddly winks.

To give a hand, to the tiddlers and to the Heart Fund, be there at six o'clock on Sat. Jan. 21, when the record will be broken. Everyone will be there.

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Toike Oike
date · 
9 February 1967
by · 
Bryon Alexandroff (I APSC)
citation · 
volume 60 • issue 7 • page 2 • column 1
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Letter to the editor from Bryon Alexandroff

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  • The Editor,
  • Varsity Newspaper,
  • 91 St. George St.,
  • Toronto, Ontario

Dear Sir:

I would like to comment upon the calibre of the Varsity's reporting (or lack of reporting), with regards to relevant news items around campus.

Recently (the weekend of Jan. 21st), the Engineering Society’s Tiddly Winks Team shattered the University of Waterloo's record of 56 hours, and established a new world's record ol 67 hours, of non-stop, non-sleep, non-[sic original="drup"] tiddlywinking. This all took place at the Towne & Countrye Square, North Toronto. Four players who went 56 hours, are Barry Corbin (I MPC), Mel Solmon (I APSC), Bob Osborne (I APSC) and Doc Lavelle (I APSC). The four players who went the record of 67 hours are myself, Al Laucke (I APSC), Ken Clarke (I APSC) and Paul Zutautus (I APSC). Obviously, the Varsity has little or no interest in the fact that the University of Toronto hosts a world championship team. Also, it is obvious that the Varsity wishes to deprive this knowledge from the rest of the University—but does the Varsity also discount the importance of the Heart Fund!!!

The team sold honorary associate memberships at the Shopping Plaza, with all proceeds going to the Heart Fund. We then decided to do the same at the University. Since we received little support from the students, due to lack of publicity before the marathon, we felt that possibly the Varsity would rectify this oversight, by making it known, that the team would be selling memberships on campus. The Varsity again refused to publicize this effort.

Since this world championship event was covered by CTV, CHUM, CKFH, CBC (Sports a Go-Go) and several local newspapers, it is difficult to understand why we received no coverage in the Varsity. Are we to assume that the Varsity is not interested in aiding a campus group, in raising money for a worthy charity such as the Heart Fund?

We hope that you will print this letter, and let the University population know that:

  1. They have a World's Championship Tiddlywink team.
  2. Even Prince Phillip recognized this marathon, and wished us his best, in the form of a personal letter.
  3. The team is still selling honorary associate memberships on campus, this week.
  4. The Tiddlywink team is not 'MAD' at the Varsity.

Yours respectfully,

Bryon Alexandroff (I APSC)

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Toike Oike
date · 
9 February 1967
title · 
Toike Oike
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volume 60 • issue 7 • page 2 • column 1
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Listing of Toike Oike editors

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Tiddlywinks Editors… Byron & Elaine

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Toike Oike
date · 
2 March 1967
title · 
Skule Gets Worldwide Recognition in Tiddlywinks
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volume 60 (marked 59) • issue 8 • page 7 • column 1
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In a recent dispatch from England I learned much to my delight, that the 67 hour tiddlywinks marathon that was held last January will be published as a new world's record in the Guiness Book of Records—'67 edition. Congratulations to all participants.—Balex

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Toike Oike
date · 
2 March 1967
title · 
Toike Oike
citation · 
volume 60 (marked 59) • issue 8 • page 2 • column 1
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Listing of editors of the Toike Oike newspaper

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Tiddled Wink… Bryon Alexandroff

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Toike Oike
date · 
21 September 1967
title · 
Tiddlywinks, Eh!
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page 3 • column 2
content

The Engineering tiddlywinks team is well known all over the campus for their world-shattering, record-breaking, 67 hour non-stop, non sleep tiddlywink marathon held at a shopping plaza last January. Because of their fantastic achievement last year the Engineer's team has been invited to represent the University of Toronto at the North American Championships October 27-29 at the University of Waterloo. The team will be playing with other groups from U.C.L.A., M.I.T., Harvard, Cornell, etc. (ivy league, eh). There is only one hitch. 8 players of the highest calibre must be chosen to participate at Waterloo for the North American Championship. This is for real! If the Engineering team is successful they will advance to the world championship in London against Oxford later on next year. Leave your name and qualifications at the Engineering Stores in an envelope addressed to 'Balex' as soon as possible. Don’t be shy!! We need every winker.

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Toike Oike
date · 
23 November 1967
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volume 61 • page 5 • column 3
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The Tiddlywink Team Meeting scheduled for Nov. 23 at 8:00 p.m. in Room 76 at New College has been changed to Dec. 7 same time, same place. All those interested in travelling to New York and playing the game call Balex RU. 3-9203.

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Toike Oike
date · 
21 November 1968
title · 
Tiddlywink Team Travels Again
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volume 62 • page 6 • column 3
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The university of Toronto Tiddlywink team is again travelling to bring goodwill to winkers all over the world. This time a group of eight carefully chosen team members are travellling to Cornell University to play against the Ivy League Universltles down under. Harvard. Cornell, M.I.T., Cambridge and Waterloo utheran will be repsented at the Continental Championships December 6,7, 8. Team members Bryon Alexandroff, Mel Solmon, Lindsa Horenblas, Barry Corbin, Glen Kezwer, Don Sheldon, Paul Milgram, Arthur Slutsky and road manager Mark [sic original="Mandlsohn"] will try to capture the North American title. The winning team will travel to Europe to play in the World Championships in the Spring. Just as a small note; the endurance record of 678 hours nonstop winking was broken last month in England by three hours. The University of Toronto team is now looking for people who wish to stay awake and beat that record sometime in February. Please submit names to the Engineering stores. Godiva winks too.

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Toike Oike
date · 
25 February 1971
title · 
Squidging Can Be Fun
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volume 64 • page 6 • column 1
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In the closing minutes of the game, despair and hope were etched on the faces of the combatants. Nerves were taut. Each little nerve ending tingled. The feel of warm felt (Farsity recommends fur) against the skin sent the players into paroxysms of ecstasy. The Trawna U. Tiddlewinders were within inches (6 inches to be exact) of scoring; a major triumph. Once again they would be bringing the bacon home. The Clawed T. Bizzel Memorial Cup and Bed Pan Trophy would return to Trawna.

A squop, a wink, and two pots would end it all for another year. Months of hard work and training would culminate in bringing the whole team to a successful [sic original="climas" correct="climax"] (on the table?). After the presentation of the Bizzel Cup, we talked with the head coach of the Blews, serving his second year with the team (previous conviction 1 year for procuring). He told us of his hopes and frustrations, to which we suggested he try Freud. Eventually, he told us about the team.

"Our players are in training for the complete summer, going through a rigorous program of exercise, so that their fingers are in truly fine shape. We have some of the finest fingermen in the [sic original="cuntry" intended]. They also spend 4 hours a day on the pot squidging and desquopping. We believe that the team that plays together stays together. Our only problem now is that they are playing a little too much together.

Our summer training camp was held in Montreal this year at Norm Silver’s Moustache. The ever present talent scouts were on hand to pick up their draft choices (Labatt’s and Molson’s on tap). With the expansion of the NTNL there is a great demand for our Tiddlers. The members of our team have always risen to the occasion. Sometimes they rise for no occasion at all.

"During the regular game schedule the team is under a strict set of rules. With a 10 pm curfew, no drinking (after 1 am) and no smoking (within nose shot of a narc), life is austere. The two female members of our team though, are reall ygreat. Like I said before, our team eats, sleeps and plays together. The guys have voted them most valuable players for the last two years.

This reporter can only say that he was truly amazed. The techniques displayed by the team were fantastic. Some of their positions and methods are so revolutionary that they have not been chromi-called anywhere (which if you have read the Kama Sutra is really astounding). It was really heart rending to see the team jump the table (eh!) at the beginning of the second half shouting "Pot one for the old Gipper!".

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Toike Oike
date · 
25 February 1971
title · 
Winks and Wanks
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volume 64 • page 15 • column 1
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It was a hot and blustery night. A shot rang out. Fftt! Ahhh! The bullfrogs were at it in the patch. The tiddly winked. (In the second paragraph I draw all this together).

[sic original="Sommerville"correct="Somerville"] (Boston) walked off with the North American Continentals with consistent playing that racked up 144 points before the [sic original="weakened" pun-on="weekend"] was over. MIT seconded the effort with 136 points in all; Toronto squapped in on a Sleazy 132 points. Rounding out the scoreboard were Philadelphia (111) and Cornell (104). Waterloo the only other Canadian team to enter the finals were eliminated early Saturday morning (23-40) by Philadelphia (Hythnlbtwoc)[.]

“B” teams included a class of 6th graders from Harlem, and a class from Regis (girls school near MIT), the MIT “B” and Cornell "B” teams.

Toronto now ranks as the top Canadian tiddlywinkers team ahead of Carleton, McGill, and Waterloo.

The next official tournament by the North American Tiddly Winks Association is scheduled for the 1st week of May in Ottawa with an Open Pairs Tournament (for more information contact Byron Alexandroff (783-9207)). It is hoped that Pierre Trudeau will wink-off.

Black and white photograph of two winkers wearing University of Toronto Tiddlywink Team sweatshirts.
Lay it on the table!!!
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Toike Oike
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October 1974
title · 
Offensive uses For Cockroaches
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volume 68 • page 7 • column 1
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Below is a partial listing of what may be done with cockroaches.

14) WASP tiddly winks

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University of Toronto Magazine (magazine)
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University of Toronto
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Notes

Official magazine

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University of Toronto Magazine
date · 
1 May 1971
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The Varsity (newspaper)
associated with · 
University of Toronto
location · 
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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408

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The Varsity
date · 
12 January 1954
column title · 
Our Readers Write
title · 
Down With
by · 
Ernie McMullen
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volume 73 • issue 58 • page 8 • column 2
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To the Editor,

The Farcity:

I would like to recommend that you abolish the Art, Music and Drama page of The Farcity. The AM and D department serves no useful purpose in the paper and uses up space which could be used to much better advantage by the Sport's department.

With this extra space the Sports department could cover such important things as the Smart House Poker league, the House Ec Chess team, and Interfaculty Tiddlywinks.

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The Varsity
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8 October 1954
title · 
That Sporty Life
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volume 74 • issue 10 • page 5 • column 4
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McMaster Silhouette
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But such is life. True heroes are never appreciated. Take me, for example. I was first string left tiddle on our high school Tiddley Winks team, and they haven't even announced varsity tryouts (in two years yet). But my day will come. I'm still keeping in practice by regular elbow bending lin the buttery, of course).

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The Varsity
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24 November 1954
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Blonde Siren On Three-humped Camel Golden Ideal For Wife-hungry Sheik
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volume 74 • issue 42 • page 1 • column 5
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"I've been going to college long enough to learn how to be a good wife. I can discuss all things from tiddlywinks to deep dark secrets, can sing, dance, play the ukelele, chesterfield rugger, and other little things with great skill… I'm just the light-hearted kind of blonde you'd like to while away your time with—and your money. Measurements: 24 waist and 20-20 eyes—Yours in anticipation!

Signed, Lovesick Lizzy.""

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The Varsity
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9 October 1959
title · 
This One's For Keeps
subtitle · 
Injuries May Be Vital
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volume 79 • issue 9 • page 11 • column 5
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Varsity had intended dressing trainer Howie Ringham for the game until it was discovered that he is an ex-professional tiddleywink player and therefore ineligible.

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The Varsity
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15 December 1959
title · 
Katy Daring Chris To Contests In KCR
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volume 79 • issue 37 • page 3 • column 5
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The company of "Katy Cruel", University College's musical show last night hurled a challene at the staff of the All-Varsity Revue "Christopher Jones".

The challenge, to contests of tiddley-winks and chess reads as follows:

"We, the people of Katy Cruel, being of sound mind and body, do hereby challenge the sound people of Christopher Jones to a public match of tiddley-winks and chess; the sound of mind to play chess, and the sound of body to play tiddly-winks.

"The place is to be the King Cole Room at at the hour of 11 p.m. on Tuesday the fifteenth day of December.

"The rules of chess will be those as originally formulated by the Chinese, while the rules of tiddly-winks will be based on the precedents created in Cambridge University versus the Duke of Edinburgh, represented by the Goons."

Christopher Jones state in their reply, "We the people of Christopher Jones, being of sounder mind and hardier constitution, accept this challenge from the people of Katy Cruel, provided that it is understood that we also use King Cole Room for its original purpose."

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The Varsity
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7 January 1960
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volume 79 • issue 39 • page 8 • column 5
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Several University of Toronto students waged a battle Royal in a darkened corner of the King Cole Room before Christmas.

The battlefield was a tiddly-wink board and a chess board, and the combattants were members of the University College production of "Katy Cruel" and the AVR show "Christopher Jones".

Both sides finally acknowledged tiddly-winks could not be mastered, although the cardboard game box said "a game for children from to 10".

Bill Davis, director of "Katy Cruel", managed to defeat Paul Robinson, orchestra leader of "Christopher Jones" at chess.

Commented Robinson later: "It wasn't fair. I was at a disadvantage. I couldn't see."

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The Varsity
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12 January 1962
column title · 
The Varsity
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volume 81 • issue 39 • page 4 • column 1
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Lew Solmon engaged Kyle Boumanis in a game of Tiddly Winks, and Al Oenov olso engaged In the sporting activity by sharpening pencils.

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The Varsity
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28 September 1962
column title · 
Rick Kollins
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Lady Godiva or Bust
by · 
Rick Kollins
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volume 82 • issue 5 • page 8 • column 3
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It's always great to have Johnny Metras' teams playing at Varsity, whether it is football, basketball or tiddely winks. The Old Man, as he is affectionately called, is the Casey Stengel of our intercollegiate league (no reflection on Johnny's age). If we're to beat anybody, the fans and players are at their happiest if it's one of Metras' teams. It's always better to beat the top dog.

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The Varsity
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16 November 1962
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Harvard, Radcliffe here this weekend
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volume 82 • issue 25 • page 3 • column 3
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The concluding event of the weekend will be a SAC party, with, forsooth, a bevy of U of T co-eds acting as hostesses. It is not known whether the Harvard men have sufficiently recuperated from their late loss to Oxford so that a tiddliwinks match may be arranged, but one may possibly occur on Toronto's retaliatory visit to Harvard.

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published in · 
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date · 
15 February 1963
column title · 
Cup Comment
title · 
Tiddling
by · 
Celia Siegerman (Canadian University Press Editor)
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volume 82 • issue 55 • page 2 • column 1
content

The early hours of the morning find the men of McNeill House residence at Queen's University intently practising a gambit which could prove a deciding factor in inter-varsity tiddly-winking.

Oh—not again.

Please, tiddlyers, stay away from Toronto; we're mod enough as it is.

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published in · 
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date · 
15 November 1965
title · 
Xavier House
citation · 
volume 85 (marked B2) • issue 25 • page 8 • column 1
content

Repent! Return our tiddly winks—all six sets by midnight Sunday, November 21st, or else we shall wax exceedingly wrathful.

McLean House

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published in · 
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26 November 1965
title · 
SAG wants to know if we love them
citation · 
volume 85 • issue 30 • page 1 • column 3
content

In other business council also: [...]

heard a letter from the University of Waterloo challenging U of T to a series of tiddly-winks matches.

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1665
published in · 
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5 January 1966
column title · 
from the cheap seats
title · 
Here's What Will Happen in 1966
by · 
Howie Fluxgold
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volume 85 • issue 40 • page 8 • column 4
content

With the New Year upon us it is once again time to crank up the typewriter and polish the crystal to find out what will happen in the months to come. This is a service of The Varsity sports department designed to allow students to set aside their worries about the world in general and Varsity Blues in particular to concentrate on more important endeavours such as essays and exams.

No doubt, faculty members will pass a motion commending The Varsity for this service. Neverthless, the service will probably continue—and that can qualify as the first prediction of the new year. [...]

The board of governors of the Ontario-Quebec Athletic Association will announce formation of the Senior Intercollegiate Tiddleywinks League.

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published in · 
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21 February 1966
title · 
Waterloo Tiddles Best
citation · 
volume 85 • issue 57 • page 5 • column 2
content

The Tiddlywink team of the University of Waterloo has won the Canadian Tiddlywink championship with a crushing 86-26 victory over an out-classed squad from Waterloo Lutheran University.

The Waterloo team was formed last fall and immediately wrote to SAC, challenging U of T to form a team and compete for the national title. However, for undisclosed reasons, the powers of SAC refused to squop winks with Waterloo.

The Waterloo club is affiliated with the English Tiddlywink Association and the International Federation of Tiddlywink Associations.

It hopes to challenge for the world Tiddlywink title and the coveted Silver Wink trophy donated by Prince Philip. Both awards are currently held by Oxford University.

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published in · 
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4 January 1967
column title · 
Rich Pyne
title · 
Tiddlywinks to Lawn Bowling
by · 
Rich Pyne
citation · 
volume 86 • issue 37 • page 12 • column 4
summary

Tiddlywinks only mentioned in subheadline

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published in · 
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date · 
13 January 1967
column title · 
Around campus…
title · 
Engineers in Tiddlywink marathon
citation · 
volume 86 • issue 41 • page 2 • column 3
content
Black and white photograph of two winkers shooting towards a cup, with a helmet marked "SKULE" at center rear.

The Engineering Society Tiddlywinks Club will hold a marathon in the Towne and Countrye Square Mall, January 19-21.

Eight participants will try to break the 56-hour record held by the University of Waterloo, and continue toward a centennial-minded 67 hours.

The purpose of the marathon is to practice for the world tiddlywinks championships at the U of W in late February.

The club is selling memberships to interested honor students to raise money for the Heart Fund.

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1653
published in · 
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date · 
27 February 1967
title · 
Engineers confirmed as world tiddley champs
citation · 
volume 86 • issue 57 • page 12 • column 2
content

The Engineering Society's 67-hour tiddley-wink mara-thon has been confirmed as an offical world record.

Pat Bonham, secretary of the English Tiddley-winks Association, confirmed the record in a letter to the Engineers' [sic original="Brian" correct="Bryan"] Alexandroff.

Mr. Bonham said he will attempt to have the record published in the Guinness Book of Records.

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published in · 
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date · 
25 October 1967
column title · 
Around campus…
title · 
Tiddlywink team travels to Waterloo
citation · 
volume 87 • issue 16 • page 2 • column 3
content

The University of Toronto tiddlywink team will travel to Waterloo Friday for this weekend's North American tiddlywink championship competitions.

They will meet competitors from Cornell University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Columbia University and Waterloo University for the North America Cup.

The victors will fly to England early next year to play Oxford for the world title. The prize there is the Silver Wink, donated by Prince Philip.

Earlier this year the U of T team set a world tiddlywink record by staying at the game 67 hours. This will be registered in the [sic original="Guiness" correct="Guinness"] Book of Records, say team spokesmen.

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published in · 
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27 October 1967
title · 
What's your pleasure?
by · 
Douwe Egberts Ltd. - Amphora Extra Mild Cavendish pipe tobacco
citation · 
volume 87 • issue 17 • page 18 • column 1
content
Multiple black and white photographs, each with a caption. Each photograph is of the same man with a different facial expression.
Hockey?
Soccer?
Chess?
Football?
Tiddleywinks?
Polo?
Birds?
A Pipe?
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published in · 
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date · 
30 October 1967
title · 
U of T tiddlywinks team places last at Waterloo
citation · 
volume 87 • issue 18 • page 7 • column 1
content

WATERLOO (VNS)—The University of Toronto tiddlywink team placed last in the North American tiddlywink championships in Waterloo last weekend.

The winning team will fiy to England early next year to play Oxford for the world championship.

The Toronto team met stiff competition from Cornell, MIT, and Waterloo universities. "The other teams all belong to clubs that practise every week," said team member Byron Alexandroff (II APSC). "Our team was put together at the last minute.

"Competing was a very valuable experience. We learned that tiddlywinks is not a trivial game. It's like chess. You have to think 10 moves in advance.

"We learned a lot by playing in the championships," Alexandroff said. "We're going to go back and take it next year."

Cornell and Waterloo were to play off for the title last night.

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published in · 
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date · 
6 November 1967
column title · 
Here and Now
citation · 
volume 87 • issue 21 • page 6 • column 3
content

1 p.m.

Treasure Van official opening. Presentation of Von to U of T football team and Vain to Blue's Tiddlywinks team. Miss U of T and the Lady Godiva Memorial Band will award the cups. In front of Hart Mouse.

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published in · 
The Varsity
date · 
8 November 1967
citation · 
volume 87 • issue 22 • page 3 • column 1
content
Black and white photograph of men on a field, with the man at left kicking toward a man prone on the field, with four others looking on.
Paul McKay "kicked off" Treasure Van yesterday as T.V. organizer Kim Graybiel held the ball under the eagle eye of World University Service chairman Don Smith. But it's surprising that all eyes are on the football and not on the ball because looking on is Miss U of T, Cathy Williams. She presented the Vanley Cup to Blues football captain Mike Wright. Miss Treasure Van, Liebes Austin, presented the Vainly Cup to the last place U of T Tiddlywinks Team. The Van's opening climaxed with an LGMB plug for Skule Night.
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published in · 
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date · 
4 November 1968
title · 
varsity
citation · 
volume 89 • issue 21 • page 4 • column 4
content

this may be the last time you get to read a masthead ad in peace…pray tues nite for jerry rubin's pig or drop your tears in the office as we mourn for big brother to the south, nael knows about that. we had jim laughing all the way to the press as we finished early for the first (read only) time this year. agi and pom deserted the cause for the theatah and mary went library all the way. jack spent the evening as hhh (or was he in the darkroom; we can't be sure) angelo pondered the csm and sa did trev, perly bless him. rod, we don't believe it was your sister but we do knaw it was balex's boxer (watch the news pages for develops on the tiddlywinks tourney), lyn and rosemary found it hard going and we only found space tor one brian story. bob fielded in and out and even the chevron loves us. suecup and suefeat got together for a front-pager and worried about the flat earth society, eric rump and t.a.m.f. tim went home early and so did phil, who resorted to phoning, confidential ottawa flash- kevin-take 99 7/8 of this, drop in a glass of beer- and you have a mooburger.

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published in · 
The Varsity
date · 
27 January 1969
title · 
Balex begins marathon on Radio Varsity
subtitle · 
Community Chest Test
by · 
Peggy Duncan
citation · 
volume 89 • issue 48 • page 3 • column 3
content

At 8 a.m. this morning Byron Alexandroff (III APSC) embarked on a 62-hour endurance test for Radio Varsity.

He has pledged to stay awake at his microphone until 10 p.m. Wednesday night to keep U of T's largest public address system on the air continously as it kicks off campaign to raise funds for U of T's Community Chest.

"I'm doing this totally straight," he says, "no bennies, wake up pills or dozing in between records. Just coffee."

Bryon has had experience at this kind of masochism Two years ago, he led a group of engineers in a tiddly-wink marathon and managed a centennial 67 hour worth of fine fingered trickery establishing a record. This year, he's after the World University Radio Station Non-Stop Broadcasting Record.

"I'm expecting the same sensory blast at 50 hours I got the last time — heightened sensitivity to light colours, weird noises."

How does he plan to keep awake? He'll be interviewing people—Pete Griggin of CHUM, John Wilson of CKEY. Steve Langdon—as well as announcing records, accepting dedications from those who call in, and giving away free LP's.

The purpose behind all this is the University of Toronto's Community Chest There will be an auction on Wednesday afternoon, with Miss U of T on the block, along with two dinners at Tom Jones' Steak House and two tickets to see Jacques Brel (who is reported alive and well).

Bryon will continue broadcasting from a trailer in front of University College. He welcomes everybody to come and see him, bringing friends, lovers, parents and children.

And a lovely time will be had by all, with the possible exception of Bryon.

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published in · 
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date · 
5 November 1969
title · 
Pollution and Meekness
by · 
University Lutheran Chapel
citation · 
volume 90 • issue 19 • page 10 • column 1
content

Campus politics is tiddlywinks in comparison to the need to control pollution that the earth may be worth inheriting.

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published in · 
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date · 
13 February 1970
title · 
Squidgers off to Ithaca
citation · 
volume 90 • issue 51 • page 27 • column 2
content

U of T's finest tiddlywinks players will travel to Ithaca, New York, this week-end to compete in the annual, invitational Tiddlywinks Championship hosted by Cornell.

Among the other schools competing are Harvard, Cor­nell, and MIT.

There will be a total of 11 teams from seven schools.

The Toronto team is sponsored by the Engineering Society which donated $75 towards travelling expenses.

The "squidgers" on the Toronto squad are Byron Alexandrof[f] (IV APSC), Barry Corbin (IV UC), Lindsey Horenblos (III New), Paul Milgram (IV APSC), Morris Cohen (IV APSC), Mel [sic original="Solomon" correct="Solmon"] (IV APSC).

"We've got a real hope of winning this yea r since most of our players have been competing for four years"", said Captain Alexandrof[f].

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published in · 
The Varsity
date · 
25 February 1970
title · 
We love you anyway, sqiddgers
citation · 
volume 90 • issue 52 • page 19 • column 1
content

Twelve days ago, the U of T tiddleywinks team left unheralded for the land down under—Ithaca, New York—to make what was to be its last bid for the North American Championship.

Paul Milgram (IV APSC), Barry Corbin (IV UC), Lindsay Horenblas (HI UC), Morris Cohen (IV APSC), Bryon Alexandroff (IV APSC) and Mel [sic original="Solomon" correct="Solmon"] (IV APSC), after surviving a nasty border incident and a series of bizarre circumstances which nearly caused the team to default all its matches, put up a creditable showing, placing third in their division with 85½ points, only 8 points out of second.

Their opponents were among the best in North America: Cornell, MIT, Carleton and Somerville (who took home all the winks).

It was a nostalgic experience for all the U of T players, who had been together for three years and had competed twice before for the trophy. Five members will be lost through graduation and the future of the team is cloudy indeed. Paul Milgram broke down and sobbed convulsively as he finished his last match, while his partner futilely attempted to comfort him and at the same time hold back the flow from his own eyes.

Ten days ago, the U of T tiddleywinks team returned unheralded from the land down under—Ithaca, New York—after making what was to be its last bid for the North American Championship.

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published in · 
The Varsity
date · 
25 November 1970
title · 
Varsity winkers second at Cornell
by · 
Barry Corbin
citation · 
volume 91 • issue 28 • page 2 • column 1
content

A four-year dream—to bring the trophy emblematic of the North American Tiddly winks Championship to the University of Toronto is at last within the grasp of the "Toronto Six", the unheralded U of T liddlywinks team.

During the past weekend, these players drove 250 miles to Cornell University in Ithaca. N.Y. to compete in the Western Regional Playoff that determined two of the four finalists who will compete in the "Continentals."

Veterans Bryon Alexandroff, Barry Corbin. Lindsay Horenblas, Glen Kezwer and Mel [sic original="Solomon" correct="Solmon"], aided by the strong play of rookie Wendy Levinson, played superbly against tough opposition from Cornell, McGill, Carleton and Waterloo, "squidging" and "squopping" their way to a 157½ point total.

The Toronto Six. boosted by the support of two cheerleaders, had victory at its finger-tips, so to speak but luck was not winking down at the team. Cornell trounced Waterloo in the final round, knocking Toronto from its first place position and thus nailing the coveted spot tor themselves.

But glory may yet come to the U of T should current plans to stage the February Continentals in Toronto go through. The team is hoping to bask in the full public adulation which they deserve.

Says Alexandroff, "We expect coverage from national T.V. in February of course."

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published in · 
The Varsity
date · 
12 February 1971
title · 
Winco Steak N' Burger Restaurants
citation · 
volume 91 • issue 51 • page 14 • column 4
content
"WINCO" inside a diamond lozenge.

WINCO STEAK N' BURGER RESTAURANTS are pleased to welcome the five visiting teams (MIT, Cornell, Waterloo, [sic original="Sommerville" corrrect="Somerville"] and Philadelphia) to the fifth annual North American TIDDLYWINKS continentals to be held in the Debates Room at Hart House, Saturday February 13 and Sunday February 14 (from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day). All matches open to the public at no charge.

GOOD LUCK TORONTO!!!

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published in · 
The Varsity
date · 
12 February 1971
title · 
Varsity is world wink capital this weekend
citation · 
volume 91 • issue 51 • page 18 • column 1
content

Toronto will be the host this weekend to five team from across Canada and the United States for the ultimate tiddlywinks competition of 1971.

The North American Tiddlywinks Continentals, which will be held in the Debates Room at Hart House tomorrow and Sunday from 9-5 each day, is the major competition for which all teams strive for representation.

Teams are expected from MIT, Cornell, Philadelphia, Waterloo and Somerville, Mass to play on the home mats of the Varsity team, the current top Canadian entry and second in the nation for individual play.

Members of the Toronto team: Bryon [sic original="Alexandroft" correct="Alexandroff"] (captain); graduate engineer Mel [sic original="Solman" correct="Solmon"]; law student Lindsay Horenblas and Wendy Levinson, Glen Kezwer and Barry" Corbin—all U of T students. Lani Nathanson is the substitute.

The rise of the popularity of tiddlywinks has been exponential since the time that it was introduced to North America approximately six years ago.

Teams have literally sprung up across the nation with expansion clubs in Montreal, Cleveland, Cali- fornia and Florida. Upwards to three teams are forming in some winking towns and playoffs are usually necessary to decide which team will be invited to attend the Continentals.

The Toronto delegation of six winkers anticipate tough competition, mostly from the Ivy-League colleges, but hope to fare well due to the hundreds of hours of practise they have accumulated.

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published in · 
The Varsity
date · 
24 February 1971
title · 
Somerville retains tiddly title; Varsity 3rd
by · 
Barry Corbin
citation · 
volume 91 • issue 52 • page 27 • column 1
content

While you other sportsies were out on the slopes, breaking your legs during Ski Week, a quiet, intense struggle was being staged at Hart House: the North American Tiddlywinks Championship.

Teams of six poured in from all over the North-Eastern U.S. and Southern Ontario for these Continentals: M.I.T., Waterloo, Somer- ville, Cornell and Hythnlbtwoc ("Hark! Yon tree hath no leaves but they will out ! - Club["])

The Toronto team, composed of Glen Kezwer, Barry Corbin, Lindsey Horenblas, Wendy Levinson, Bryon Alexandre!!, and Mel Solmon, put their talents on the line in a final bid to cop the crown after four years of frustration.

After Hyth. knocked out Water- loo in a sudden-death match, a round-robin tournament took place, each team playing 9 matches against 4 other teams. After a disheartening first round loss to Cornell, (most analysts agreed it was the "fluke" of the tourney;) Toronto settled down to play steadily improving matches, culminating in an overwhelming 40 - 23 wallop of Hyth.

But the early setback to Cornell proved to be Toronto's undoing. Defending champion Somerville played consistently to amass 144 points in 36 matches to take first (hence retaining the Trophy they left back home). M.I.T. (whom, incidentally, Toronto also trounced) stole 2nd place with 136 2/3 points to Toronto's 132 2/3. Far behind were Hythnlbtwoc with 118 and Cornell with 105.

While the Toronto six proved themselves the best in the western region, they were forced to acknowledge the eastern region's laudable mastery of the squidge, the squop and the pot. (Actually, they were just damned lucky!)

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published in · 
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date · 
21 February 1973
column title · 
unclassified
citation · 
volume 93 • issue 52 • page 2 • column 4
content

TIDDLY WINKS: anyone interested in playing, phone [sic original="Rogar" correct="Roger"] or [sic original="Goft" correct="Goff"] at 966-3857. An invitational pairs tournament will be held at the U of T In early April.

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published in · 
The Varsity
date · 
14 March 1973
title · 
Meds, UC tied at one game in semi-finals
subtitle · 
Law ploys SMC in clutch game tonight
citation · 
volume 93 • issue 60 • page 19 • column 2
content

However, UC closed quickly to be down only by two at halftime. In the second half, Meds played 'straight up' basketball to hold on for the win. Lindsay Horenblas, Meds premier tiddly wink player, scored 19 points in the game to lead all Meds scorers. For UC, the brothers Betcherman—Mike and Gordie—hooped 22 and 14 points, respectively.

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University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario Canada
The Chevron (newspaper)
alternate name · 
Successor to The Coryphaeus
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University of Waterloo
location · 
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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Student-run newspaper

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published in · 
The Chevron
date · 
4 November 1966
title · 
Winkers hopes up
citation · 
volume 7 • issue 14 • page 1 • column 2
content

The Tiddlywinks Club will fly to the Silver Winks playoffs in England, even if they have to cling to the wings of a Sopwith Camel.

Student Council declared itself in favor, “in principle”, of going halves with the administration on costs, while suggesting the club seek other means of financing the flight.

Council considered the $440 tab for each winker to be too high and suggested that the club approach the RCAF, the Centennial Commission, and the Canadian Union of Students for travel aid.

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published in · 
The Chevron
date · 
2 December 1966
title · 
5 bucks offered to tiddlywinks
citation · 
volume 7 • issue 18 • page 3 • column 1
content

The tiddlywinks club won't get much from the administration—Five dollars perhaps.

Sending a group like this on a trip abroad would be a bad precedent establish, university president J. G. Hagey felt.

He agreed however, that the club is attracting widespread publicity for the university. "This is a much more desirable way for getting publicity than pushing a bed around,“ he said, referring to the fad of intercity bed-pushing several years ago.

“Tell them I’m willing to make a personal contribution” he said.

The tiddlywinks club—North American champions—hopes to travel to England in February to compete for the Silver Wink, the international championship. Student Council has promised to match what the adminw istration will contribute.

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published in · 
The Chevron
date · 
17 March 1967
column title · 
This week on campus
title · 
Wednesday
citation · 
volume 7 • issue 29 • page 16 • column 3
content

At 8:30 in the Village dining hall is the annual general meeting of the TIDDLYWINKS CLUB.

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published in · 
The Chevron
date · 
21 July 1967
title · 
Major open-house will mark Tenth Anniversary celebrations
by · 
Dick Swan
citation · 
volume 8 • issue 11 • page 3 • column 1
content

The University of Waterloo will be celebrating its tenth birthday the week of October 22 to 29.

A ton of special events have been planned for Tenth Anniversary Week under the co-ordination of Brian Iler, civil 3A, chairman of the Tenth Anniversary Week committee. The university tiddlywinks club, defending North American champions, will host a North American tiddlywinks tournament—in Canada for the first time. Fall convocation and Homecoming are scheduled for the week.

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published in · 
The Chevron
date · 
26 September 1969
title · 
In the pages of history
subtitle · 
1967
citation · 
volume 10 • issue 18 • page 8 • column 4
content

The opening of the campus center, originally set for november 1967, was moved to february 1968; and jock news—including a tiddleywinks championship—dominated the pages.

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published in · 
The Chevron
date · 
24 October 1969
title · 
Faculty hiring policy debated at board
citation · 
volume 10 • issue 25 • page 3 • column 5
content

Leslie went on to say that in the math report there were appointments of a “research associate” and a “part-time instructor” and that he wouldn’t be surprised if he turned the page to find the appointment of a “tiddlywinks professor”.

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published in · 
The Chevron
date · 
13 February 1970
citation · 
volume 10 • issue 49 • page 4 • column 1
content

ACROSS

44. National Tiddlywinks League (abbn.)

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25 September 1970
column title · 
twoc
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volume 11 • issue 16 • page 2 • column 5
content

THURSDAY

Tiddlywinks club 7:30 p.m.campus centre 217.

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published in · 
The Chevron
date · 
6 October 1970
title · 
Tiddlewink ten tiddle
citation · 
volume 11 • issue 19 • page 3 • column 1
content

Tiddlywinks reared its noble head again at Uniwat last thursday.

However, the turnout at the Tiddlywinks Club’s first meeting in almost three years could hardly be called overwhelming. About ten people came to learn the game which brought this campus its only north american championship in 1966. (The club lost it again in 1967 to [sic original="Cornel" correct="Cornell"] University and has since remained inactive).

This year, the club hopes to avenge that loss, and proceed on to England for the Silver Wink championships, the Olympics of tiddlywinks.

Three veterans of the 1966 and rebuild the team to its former strength and to aid in the organization of the club. Club spokesman, Ross Bell (known throughout the winking world as the Silver Dart) expressed regret about thursday’s poor turnout, but was optimistic about the club’s future.

“I am [sic original="somehwat" correct="somewhat"] regretful about thursday’s poor turnout. but I am optimistic about the club’s future,” said Bell.

The club will be meeting again this (and every) thursday at 7:30 p.m. in cc217 for anyone who is interested in learning the science and skill of tiddlywinks.

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date · 
30 October 1970
column title · 
twoc
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volume 11 • issue 25 • page 2 • column 5
content

THURSDAY

Tiddlywinks Club - eliminations for team to play at november regionals. 7:30 p.m. cc217.

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published in · 
The Chevron
date · 
20 November 1970
title · 
Tiddlywinkers squidge off to Ithaca
citation · 
volume 11 • issue 30 • page 11 • column 1
content

This weekend, U of W’s tiddlywinks team is off to [sic original="Cornel" correct="Cornell"] university to play in the first round of the north american tiddlywinks association western division championships.

The team has been preparing itself for the past month and expects to place well in the competition. They will be playing against teams from Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Cleveland, as well as the host [sic original="Cornel" correct="Cornell"].

The team must do well in this and a subsequent tournament in january in order to make it to the continentals next february, where they would face stiff competition from the more established teams in Boston and New York.

Club spokesman Ross Bell expressed confidence in their ability to hold up under fire, despite the team’s relative inexperience.

“Despite the team’s relative inexperience, I have confidence in our ability to hold up under fire.”

So do we.

Black and white photograph of a man (wearing glasses and with a "61" on the back of his shirt) leaning down on a mat, holding a squidger with two hands to shoot for a squop.
Notes Anderson delivers a crucial squop, thus sending other hapless opponent down to [sic original="ingomious" correct="ignominious"] defeat.
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published in · 
The Chevron
date · 
27 November 1970
title · 
Sabre-teeth finish fourth
citation · 
volume 11 • issue 31 • page 9 • column 1
content
Black and white photograph of a male winker (wearing glasses) leaning both arms on a tiddlywinks mat and holding a squidger with both hands to shoot.

Rick Page, the chevron

Notes Anderson concentrates on making a squop as an Ottawa opponent looks on. The Waterloo Sabre-teeth lost this match and went on to finish fourth in last weekend’s tiddlywinks playoffs at Cornell University. The Teeth get another chance here in january.

Amidst cries of foul and “Go squidge yourself, ” the university of Waterloo Sabre-teeth benched their top pair in the final match of the west division tiddlywinks play downs Sunday, allowing Cornell university to squeak past the university of To-ronto into first place in the tournament.

The pair, who had made a poor showing against U of T in the previous match, sat out the final round in favour of two winkers playing in their first tournament ever. Cornell had an easy time against them, as they piled up sufficient points to capture first place.

The tournament, held last weekend at Cornell, included teams from Toronto, McGill, Carleton, Cornell and Waterloo. Ottawa had gone into the tourney as favorites, but were upset by both Toronto and Cornell, and finished third. The Sabre-teeth were fourth, and McGill fifth and last.

The top two teams are now assured of berths in the north american continentals next february. A third team will be determined in january at a tournament here in Waterloo.

The Sabre-teeth had gone to Cornell expecting tough competition, and they found it. Their first match was against Carleton, and it was obvious from the start that the team’s lack of experience would severely impair their performance. They lost the match 42½-26½.

They then played against a weak, and even more inexperienced McGill squad, defeating them by a 42-21 score, their only victory of the tournament.

After losing to Toronto next, it was decided that, since a first or second was impossible, to give their least experienced players a chance to play. Cornell, needing 45 points to net first won the match 46-17.

This manoeuvre prompted the disgruntled Toronto team to attempt to restrict platooning at future meets. A motion requiring the same six players to compete in all matches received little support, as it was pointed out that such a decision could not be made without first consulting teams in the eastern division.

The Sabre-teeth, though they fared rather poorly, returned to Waterloo confident that they will be going to the continentals. Six of their nine players had never faced other teams before, but will be ready when the same teams come to Waterloo in january.

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published in · 
The Chevron
date · 
22 January 1971
title · 
Sabre-teeth squidge off Saturday
citation · 
volume 11 • issue 39 • page 9 • column 1
content
Black and white photograph of a male winker (wearing glasses, and with foot-long light-colored hair) holding a squidger in his left hand to shoot a wink towards the pot on a tiddlywinks mat.
Ross Bell, so-called non-leader of Waterloo's Sabre-teeth demonstrates winning form as he squops a dreaded opponents wink. Unphased by fierce competition and the light of the cameraman’s flash he non-leads his team into this weekend’s competition.

Well squop that wink with a rusty squidger. Tiddlywinks is coming to Waterloo.

Yes folk, the second round of the western regional tiddlywinks playdowns is happening right here, this weekend in the campus center pub.

The playoffs shape up as one of the big events of Borealis, i.e. winter weekend, as teams from McGill, Carleton, Case Western Reserve (Cleveland) and our very own Sabre-teeth squidge off to determine the last open spot in next month’s continental tourney in Toronto.

The tournament shapes up as a battle between the powerful teams from Carleton and Waterloo, who finished third and fourth respectively, to Cornell and Toronto in November’s playdowns at Cornell. Both teams will be out to avenge their disappointing showings at Cornell.

However, both can expect trouble from McGill, playing in only their second tournament and Case, who were unable to make it to the last matches.

Sabre-teeth spokesman, Ross Bell says that the team has been hard at it this last week, practicing for the weekend’s play, and is confident the team will be going to Toronto next month.

“The team has been hard at it this last week, practicing for this weekend’s play and I am confident the team will be going to Toronto next month,” Bell said.

The team’s chances have been bolstered somewhat by the addition of H. Shields, who played with Waterloo’s championship teams in 1966 and ‘67. He was unable to make the trip to Cornell in november and his presence here this weekend should help the '-teeth' considerably.

Other members of the team include R. Rumm, like Shields and Bell, a seasoned veteran, B. “N” Anderson, B. Jackson, R. Taylor and R. Page.

As an added feature, Saturday afternoon’s play will be a licensed event, starting at 1 p.m. in cc pub. Admission is ten cents. It will also feature a performance by Waterloo’s own super stars, the legendary Running Dog and His Elektrik Lakkeys.

Play begins Saturday at 10 a.m., and there will be matches on sunday morning if necessary.

The Sabre-teeth are hoping for your support this weekend, and the chevron encourages everyone to come out and witness the drama and challenge that is tiddlywinks. See ya there.

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published in · 
The Chevron
date · 
26 January 1971
title · 
Sabre-teeth’s superior squopping spells success
citation · 
volume 11 • issue 40 • page 9 • column 1
content

Displaying much of the form that led them to the north american tiddlywinks championship five years ago, the university of Waterloo Sabre-teeth on saturday resoundingly squidged themselves into this year’s continentals.

The team exhibited much more poise and confidence here than they showed last fall at Cornell where they finished fourth out of five. They defeated two fine teams from Carleton and Case Western Reserve to advance to next month’s finals in Toronto. The team from McGill was unable to make it to Waterloo.

Carleton jumped off to an early first round lead as they defeated Case 37½-25½. The ‘- teeth’ played Carleton in the second round, and the squads split the match 31½-31½.

In the final round of play, the Sabre-teeth scored a convincing 43-20 victory over Case, enough to give them the total points triumph.

Leading the ‘-teeth’ were Henry Shields and Ron Rumm who won five of their six games and finished second in individual pairs scoring, Shields and Rumm were playing together for the first time since they teamed up to lead U of W to the ‘66 championship over Harvard medical school.

Ross Bell and Brenda Wilson, who also won five of their six games, finished third. Rosie Wain and Andy Tomaszewski of Carleton placed first.

Now it’s on to Toronto for the stalwart Sabre-teeth. However, once there they must participate in a playoff with a team from Philadelphia to qualify for the fifth spot in the round-robin tourney. Other teams that will be playing in the continentals are Toronto, Cornell, MIT, and Somerville (Mass.)

Perhaps most disappointing to the small but thirsty crowd on hand for Saturday’s matches was that Running Dog and his Elektric Lakkeys were forced to cancel their scheduled appearance because of the length of time needed to complete all the matches. Perhaps a fair price to pay for Waterloo’s well-deserved victory.

Club spokesman Ross Bell, who before the match felt sure the team would win, expects the Sabre-teeth to become even more powerful and says they will be forced to be reckoned with in Toronto.

“Before the match I felt sure the team would win,” Bell said. He went on to say “I expect the Sabre-teeth to become even more powerful and we will be a force to be reckoned with in Toronto.”

If the ‘teeth’ continue to improve and play as well as they did this weekend, Waterloo may well become the resting place for the north american tiddlywinks championship once again.

Tomorrow the world?

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published in · 
The Chevron
date · 
12 February 1971
title · 
Big test for '-teeth'
citation · 
volume 11 • issue 43 • page 12 • column 2
content

The university of Waterloo Sabre-teeth face their biggest test ever this weekend as they travel to Toronto for the 1971 continental tiddlywinks team championships.

The team has been working out all this week in preparation for the weekend’s play and look sharper than ever. They have been improving steadily since last fall’s fourth place finish at Cornell. They won the toumament here last month, and all indications are that they could go all the way in Toronto.

Their first match is on saturday morning against HYTHNLTBWOC from Philadelphia which they must win if they are to remain in the running for the big prize. Both teams ended up third in their respective divisions and the match is a playoff to determine fifth spot in the round-robin series. Other teams competing are university of Toronto and Cornell university from the western division, and MIT and Somerville from the east. Somerville is the defending champion.

Waterloo’s chances were dimmed somewhat by the departure of Ron Rumm, a six-year veteran. However, the team’s rookies are now well-experienced and should be able to take up any slack that may result from Rumm’s absence.

The team was duly unimpressed by reports circulating out of Toronto regarding U of T’s unorthodox training program, which consists of a strict diet of grapes, carrots and milk, and daily finger exercises.

“We don’t go for that kind of shit,” said club spokesman Boss Bell, “we play tiddlywinks!”

With that kind of determination, we look for the return of the north american tiddlywinks championships to Waterloo.

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published in · 
The Chevron
date · 
21 September 1971
citation · 
volume 12 • issue 15 • page 8 • column 3
content
Black and white photograph during tiddlywinks marathon with one winker at left and two at right leaning into a tiddlywinks mat on a table, with at least 10 onlookers.

The university of Waterloo varsity tiddlywinks team have this year decided to adopt the warrior name as they work to regain the North American championship lost three years ago to Cornell. The pic above is from the 56 hour tiddlywinks marathon held from years ago, which set a new world record.

The first meetjng of the club will be at 7:30 pm in campus centre room 217 this thursday. New members are very welcome.

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published in · 
The Chevron
date · 
19 November 1971
title · 
‘Babies still ’on top
citation · 
volume 12 • issue 31 • page 22 • column 2
content

Abandoning their unopened parachutes on the village green after plummeting tens of feet from an armed forces dirigible the chevron waterbabies poured themselves into the jock pool to play another game of fast paced tiddly winks. Having been immobilized by a severe case of an unnamed european disease larry burko was only able to lend immoral support.

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published in · 
The Chevron
date · 
8 November 1974
title · 
OPIRG board of governors elections Nov. 14
subtitle · 
Here are the candidates
citation · 
volume 15 • issue 20 • page 8 • column 1
content

Sean Casey (Man Environment)—It is a standard practice in student election campaigns for candidates to begin by reciting a long list of obscure and irrelevant accomplishments (such as tiddlywinks champion of Village 1 72-73) and finish with platitudes about representing students best interests ad nauseam.

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Concordat (newspaper)
alternate name · 
cooperative of The Cord Weekly (Waterloo University College) and The Coryphaeus (University of Waterloo)
associated with · 
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Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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published in · 
Concordat
date · 
4 March 1966
title · 
Tiddlywinks championships
subtitle · 
The University of Waterloo tiddlywinks club is now North American champion.
citation · 
volume 6 • issue 23 • page 16 • column 4
content

The University orf Waterloo tiddlywinks club is now North American champion.

At an invitational tournament hosted by Harvard and Radcliffe in Boston last weekend. The U of W team beat Harvard, Harvard Medical, Radcliffe, and WLU to place first.

The WLU team also put up a good show and placed third having been beaten by Harvard Medical School as well as the U of W. The W.L.U. women's team made a clean sweep by beating the only other all female team put forward by Radcliffe.

Ambitious plans are presently being made for the future.

The WLU team plans to tour other Canadian colleges in order to stir up interest and stimulate competition while the U of W team is considering sending a team to Britain to compete for the world Silver Wink Trophy.

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published in · 
Concordat
date · 
4 March 1966
citation · 
volume 6 • issue 23 • page 2 • column 4
content
Black and white photograph of 9 male winkers and 1 female winker, with a Harvard banner.
Members of the victIorious U of W Tiddlywinks club hold aloft the pennant of victory. Captain Charles Mcleod looks ahead with a glazed but determined eye.
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The Coryphaeus (newspaper)
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Predecessor to The Chevron
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location · 
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Notes

Student-run newspaper

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published in · 
The Coryphaeus
date · 
28 January 1965
title · 
Intramural Hockey
by · 
Russ Collins
citation · 
volume 5 • issue 24 • page 8 • column 5
content

The Science-Engineering game is worthy of note. Not really, but it wouldn’t be cricket to discuss tiddlywinks under the title of hockey. Though probably more interesting.

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published in · 
The Coryphaeus
date · 
18 November 1965
title · 
Squidge winks into the pot
subtitle · 
Tiddlywinks is Here
citation · 
volume 6 • issue 11 • page 1 • column 3
content

—Hi Chris! where are you going?

—I’m off to the University Tiddlywinks Club.

—What! Tiddlywinks is a kid’s game!

—I used to think so too, Jim, until I went along once just for kicks and found it so fascinating that I started playing it myself. -You mean people take it seriously! !

—Sure they do, but it’s still a lot of fun.

—Sounds interesting, tell me more.

—Well, to begin with, U of W has the first official club in Canada. And what’s more, coaching is provided by a member of the Scottish international team.

—Good grief!

—Once we’ve got a good team we’re going to beat all the teams in the States like MIT and Harvard, and then we’ll declare ourselves champions of North America. And can you imagine Waterlootheran and U of T admitting that they can’t even provide a team to challenge us?

—Hmm. Sounds good. But you haven’t told me anything about the game yet.

—Well, the idea is to squidge your own winks into the pot, and try to squop your opponents. -What on earth does all that mean?

—Why don’t you come yourself and find out?

—Where is the next meeting? -The next meeting is Tuesday at 7:15 in the Village dining hall.

—Good. See you then.

—Right. ta-ta for now.

Black and white photograph of two male winkers, wearing ties, leaning in on a tiddlywinks mat.
After a slow stormy crossing of the Atlantic, tiddlywinks—all the winks and the squidgers and even the pot—have made it unscathed to Waterloo. This is a first—no other campus in Canada has tiddlywinks. Charles McLeod, right, is about to squop John Douglas.
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published in · 
The Coryphaeus
date · 
6 January 1966
title · 
Yearbook schedules club pix
citation · 
volume 6 • issue 15 • page 2 • column 1
content

Pictures of campus organizations will be taken for the Compendium at the following times and places:

Monday, Jan. 10 - arts foyer.

5:30 p.m. Tiddlywinks Club

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published in · 
The Coryphaeus
date · 
13 January 1966
title · 
Tiddlywinks may get $1,000 grant if Council keeps rubberstamping
by · 
Stewart Saxe
citation · 
volume 6 • issue 16 • page 2 • column 2
content

Most members of Student Council have little or no idea of what actions they have approved at their meetings.

This situation arises because most of council’s actions are made by approving minutes of the executive board or of one of the other boards of Student Council.

These minutes - often as long as eight pages - are, however, usually handed to members only minutes before they pass their approval.

Thus there is a good chance that if page seven of the board of student activities meeting listed a motion granting the Tiddlywinks Club $1,000 council would probably stamp it approved.

Even worse are the possible situations that could arise from council also rubberstamping executive board minutes.

Admittedly some council members, Jeff Evans in particular, have been very watchful. Nevertheless the sy- stem makes a drastic error all too easy.

The remedy is simple: mail out executive board minutes a few days early. Some of the minutes handed to councillors as they go into meet- ings are well over two weeks old, there is no acceptable excuse for this delay.

It shouldn’t be too much to ask that those all-important minutes get to council members long before the chair calls the meeting to order.

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published in · 
The Coryphaeus
date · 
27 January 1966
title · 
Here and there today around campus
subtitle · 
Tiddlywinks match nears
citation · 
volume 6 • issue 18 • page 4 • column 3
content

The Tiddlywinks Club, after three months on campus, now has over 70 members. The big event will be the match against Harvard at the end of February.

Spurred on by our challenge, Waterlootheran has formed a team—“to warm us up on the way to Harvard,” said secretary Charlie McLeod.

Newcomers and old hands are wel- come in the Village dining hall, Wednesdays at 7:15 p.m.

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published in · 
The Coryphaeus
date · 
11 February 1966
title · 
Here and There About Campus
subtitle · 
Tiddlywinks here, in Boston
citation · 
volume 6 • issue 20 • page 2 • column 1
content

The first official tiddlywinks match ever to take place in Canada will be held on Sun., Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. in the Student Village dining hall. It will be between the University of Waterloo and Waterloo Lutheran University. Spectators will be very welcome.

The match against Harvard will be on Sat. Feb. 26. There are some spare seats on the bus and anyone who wants a weekend in Boston should contact Mark Taylor, 576-1608 as soon as possible.

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published in · 
The Coryphaeus
date · 
18 February 1966
title · 
What Council Did
by · 
Grant Gordon
citation · 
volume 6 • issue 21 • page 2 • column 5
content

—The Tiddlywinks Club was given a grant of $600 for its trip to Harvard. Members of Council pointed to the fine record of the club in publicizing the university and in defeating WLU for the Canadian championship.

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published in · 
The Coryphaeus
date · 
18 February 1966
title · 
U of W Wins Tw. Title
citation · 
volume 6 • issue 21 • page 3 • column 1
content

Sunday afternoon a strong U of W Tiddlywinks team easily overcame a plucky Lutheran team to lay undisputed claim to the Canadian title.

Club secretary Charles McLeod led a team of eight players to a solid 86-26 victory, U of W winning 14 of 16 games.

Lamentably, the club secretary blew the 16th game 1-6, his powers of concentration undoubtedly affected by the charming WLU coeds he and his partner were pitted against.

Tactics were almost invariably double-squop although Helmut Roth and Henry Shields potted out three times, winning by scores of 7-0, 5-2, and 7-0.

The greater experience of the U of W team quickly left no doubt about the final outcome, Unless Harvard has a powerful squad indeed, U of W will be the North American champs on Feb. 26.

There are still a few spare seats on the bus to Boston for the weekend of Feb. 25-28. Contact Mark Taylor, 576-1608, irnmediately if you are interested.

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published in · 
The Coryphaeus
date · 
18 March 1966
title · 
Twinx trounce Harvard, we laugh
by · 
Ron Rumm and Charles MacLeod
citation · 
volume 6 • issue 24 • page 3 • column 1
content
Black and white photograph of two male winkers standing at upper left, one male winker leaning on table to shoot, and another male winker leaning forward at right.
Twinx club members, left to right, Helmut Roth, Tony [sic original="Riggf" correct="Riggs"], Charles McLeod and Ron Rumm demonstrate their mastery of the game. The team’s skill was rewarded with the North American championship.

"We were just out-squopped,"said Michael Gottesman, president of the Gargoyle and four-year veteran of the Harvard squad.

And thus the University of Waterloo, North American Tiddlywinks Champions, left their mark on Harvard, the Ivy League college of Cambridge, Mass.

But Tiddlywinks itself started 10 years ago and 3,000 miles away in Cambridge, England when eight un-dergraduates transformed a kid’s game int the fastest-growing game on university campuses today.

What’s tiddlywinks all about?

The game, as it has developed today, is played on a six-by-three-foot felt mat. Two teammates, diagonally opposite each other, compete against an opposing pair. Each player has six winks of his particular color, four 3/8 inch and two 7/8 inch in diameter. A player may play only his own winks.

The ultimate aim is to be the first to squidge all your winks into a 2.5 inch-high pot while trying to squop the opponent’s winks.

A squop is a defe;nsive move in which a team plops one of its pieces on top of one of the opponent’s winks. Since only the top disc can be moved the covered piece is frozen until someone knocks off the upper disc.

The game is played to a time limit of twenty minutes and if at the end of this time no one has potted all their winks points are given for first, second and third places on the basis of three points for each wink in the pot and one point for each unsquopped wink outside the pot, so tactics play a major part.

At Waterloo, it all started over a pot of tea. Charles McLeod, a former tiember of the Scottish Inter- national team, John Douglas, and Mark Taylor decided on e Sunday afternoon to form a Tiddlywinks Club.

Most people laughed. So did the Board of Student Activities when we asked them to approve our constitution. So did the 64 members who joined in the first two weeks.

However, the Customs and Excise department of the Federal government didn’t laugh.

Their prompt phone call to the U of W Purchasing Department was to find out what was being smuggled in from England in the form of tiddlywinks mats and sets of discs.

The first meeting was on Nov, 17, and gradually a hard core of serious winkers formed. It wasn't long before WLU decided they could beat us at our own game, and on Feb. 13 the first official tiddlywinks game ever to ake place in Canada was held at the Village.

After a closely contested game [(]86-26). University of Waterloo walked off with the Canadian championship.

Two days later at a hastily summoned meeting of the Student Council, we were voted $600 and now nothing stood between us and a game at Harvard. Many players had practised 15 hours a week and squidged their fingers to the bone to ensure a place on the team.

On Feb, 25, two eight player teams accompanied by 24 spectators, friends, joyriders and boozers left for Boston. (WLU also managed to get there somehow)[.]

Saturday afternoon, after a sleepless 14 hour bus ride, the squad trounced an inept, overconfident Harvard University team.

After losing the first two gams while still suffering from the bus trip, the turning point came when Ross “Silver Dart" Bell and Andy Tomaino won their second game 6-1.

Sunday we met the excellent winkers of Harvard Medical School captained by former English International, Mike Crick. Crick’s playing kept the match in suspense until the final round when the U of W pulled away to win 62-50.

Highlight of the match was a two hour marathon between Chris Springer and Paul Freernan and the number one Harvardian pair. Other members taking part were John Douglas, Leroy Isaacs, and Charles Bonnycastle.

As a result of our victories the U of W are now the North American Tiddlywinks Champions. The claim to the championship has a firm basis, for, in history-making that weekend meeting, winkers from four clubs in Canada and the U.S. formed the North American Tiddlywinks Association.

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14 September 1966
column title · 
from the pen of Penner
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Ed Penner
citation · 
volume 7 • issue 7 • page 7 • column 2
content

I have seen our Tiddlywink Club beat Harvard’ s.

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The Coryphaeus
date · 
23 September 1966
title · 
Tiddlywinks seeks sponsor for trip to beat England
citation · 
volume 7 • issue 8 • page 3 • column 1
content

The Tiddlywinks Club is seeking a sponsor to send them to the Silver Wink competition in England.

The club has made unsuccessful applications to the administration and Student Council and now hopesthat some industry will pick up the tab in return for the publicity.

Prince Philip has donated the Silver Wink Trophy to the champions of the English Tiddlywinks Association. Our club, as present North American champions (not WLU!) wants to bring it to this campus.

Also in the club’s plans is the establishment of a Canadian league. Carleton and WLU have already expressed their support.

The coming North American competitions will probably be held here, said Ron Rumm of the club. "As champions it is our [sic original="perogative" correct="prerogative"] to say where the match will be held. Harvard can jolly well come here."

The two Harvard teams, defeated last year by a busload from Waterloo, will be invited, Both MIT and Cornell requested U of W matches.

The club has the unique distinction of actually returning a balance to Student Council last year.

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The Coryphaeus
date · 
7 October 1966
title · 
Tiddlywinkers holding marathon
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volume 7 • issue 10 • page 3 • column 1
content

The Tiddlywinks Club is holding a 54-hour marathon downtown.

A marathon winking contest started yesterday at the Waterloo Square mall, and will continue until tomorrow. The team plans to break the current world record of 54 hours of non-stop [sic original="tiddlywinds" correct="tiddlywinks"].

The team, already Canadian and North American champions, hopes to bring the Silver [sic original="Wind" correct="Wink"] to Canada during Centennial year, and this is the first step in its efforts to gain interest and the necessary funds to travel to England, said Ron Rumm, physics 3.

The Silver Wink is a trophy donated by Prince Philip to the world’s tiddlywink champions. The championships have always been held in England, with either Cambridge or Oxford the winning winkers.

If the U of W winkers can raise the necessary $4,000 to send a ten-man team in February they would be the first challengers from North America to attempt to wrest the trophy from the British.

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The Coryphaeus
date · 
7 October 1966
column title · 
This week on campus
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volume 7 • issue 10 • page 12 • column 4
content

Today

Tiddlywinks marathon continues—until?? Waterloo Square mall.

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The Coryphaeus
date · 
14 October 1966
title · 
Tiddlywinks goes after big time: suing us for $4,400
subtitle · 
'Go forth and wink' is marathon's goal
by · 
Ed Benintende
citation · 
volume 7 • issue 11 • page 3 • column 1
content

“You meet the nicest people on a Honda, but the best people play tiddlywinks" is the unqualified boast of Tiddlywinks Club chairman Mark Taylor.

I can proudly count myself one of the world’s best people now,having the broad background of one 15-minute tiddlywink match. It was undoubtedly one of the most enjoyable games I have ever played.

Being an ignorant layman, I entered the room with the inevitable snicker of one totally unfamiliar with the sport. It’s hysterical—a group of intelligent people trying to get a bunch of colored dimes into a little cup.

My snicker soon became a genuine smile of happiness as I became indoctrinated with this intriguing game.

“Initially people think of winks as a joke”, says Taylor. “However, this soon turns into a real interest.”

Moreover, interest soon becomes an almost fanatic zeal to propagate the sport. Our student winkers add to this a desire to obtain what chairman Taylor calls “instant tradition for the further glory of Waterloo”.

To gain fame for their school, the Waterloo champs are attempting to secure a sponsor willing to donate the $4,440 needed to send a ten-man team to the Silver Wink championship in Manchester, England, in February.

To demonstrateits uncontrollable energy, the club this weekend is sponsoring a 54-hour marathon contest at the Waterloo Square mall downtown to break the current world’s record for the longest match—they have to wink continuously for at least 55 hours.

Actually, an ulterior motive lurks behind this battle against sleep. The team hopes it will generate enough publicity to interest the sorely needed sponsor

Someone may realize the publicity potential in donating the necessary funds for the team to Go Forth and Wink.

The Tiddlywinks Club is suing the Coryphaeus for $4,440.

We batched up the story on their marathon in the last issue. The contest began yesterday, not last Thursday.

The $4,440 happens to be the traveiling expenses for ten tiddlywinkers contesting the world championship in Manchester, England. A sponsor for this venture has not as yet been located.

In reply to a telegram from the campus club, president Patrick Bonham of the English Tiddlywinks Association reports that the present marathon record stands at 55 hours continuous play.

The record was claimed by the Tiddlywinks Club of the Lanchester College of Technology, Coventry, Warwinkshire, England. Eight players tiddlyed as two teams under full international rules in March. The feat was accomplished on separate mats in the open air of the Coventry Shopping Precinct.

The Waterloo attempt at all-out tiddlywinking began at 10 yesterday morning in the Waterloo Square mall, and will continue until tomorrow. Hopefully, the funds necessary to send a tenman team to England to capture the Silver Wink trophy may be forthcoming from some publicity-minded spectator of the marathon.

The Silver Wink is a trophy donated by Prince Philip to the world’s tiddlywink champions. The competitions have always been held in England, with either Cambridge or Oxford the winning winkers. The Waterloo team, already Canadian and North American champions,hopes to bring the Silver Wink to Canada in February of the Centennial year.

Four male winkers leaning on a tiddlywinks mat during the marathon.
Henry Shields, Ron Rum[m], Helmut Roth, and Andy Tomaino concentrate on their game as the U of W Tiddleywink Association Winkathon goes into its fourth hour. They have to play until after 6:00 p.m. Saturday to beat the world’s record.
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The Coryphaeus
date · 
21 October 1966
title · 
40 million winks later, champs set world record
by · 
B. Minielly
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volume 7 • issue 12 • page 13 • column 1
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Black and white photograph of a female winker with both hands held up to forehead, looking at winks and the pot on a tiddlywinks mat.
Marie Kennedy, lone woman participator in the record-setting winkathon, strains to make a difficult wink in the 56th hour.

“England, here we come! (we hope).”

A world sporting record was set Saturday at 6 p.m. by four University of Waterloo students: Ron Rumm, Andy Tomaino, Helmut Roth and Henry Shields.

They played tiddlywinks for 56 hours straight—from Thursday, October 13, at 10 a.m. until Saturday.

The main goal of the winkathon was to attract a sponsor to send ten tiddlywinkers students to the international competition in Eng-land in February. But after 56 hours of continuous playing, no sponsor appeared. $300 was raised, however, from the sale of associate memberships in the U of W Tiddly- winks Association to bemused spectators.

Two teams took part in the Winkathon. The second group played 55 1/2 hours, and thus holds the second-place championship.

When Mark Taylor, the club’s chairman and coach, was asked what would happen at 6 p.m., he re- plied, “The world’s going to end.”

With 11 hours to go, a player commented, “I’ve had forty million winks, but none of it was sleep.”

K-Mart of Waterloo supplied sandwiches, hotdogs, hamburgers and beverages. And steak was pro- vided by the AIi Baba Steakhouse.

CBC filmed portions of the marathon. The Sunday-night national news ended with an on-the-spot interview tith the Waterloo Warrior tiddlywink team, featuring an “instant replay” of a particularly spectacular squop.

Spectators varied, in number and attitude.

“They’re out of their cottonpickin’ minds,” said one onlooker.

“This is sad, sad, sad!” said another.

“Hehehehehehe,” said storeowner Ross Klopp.

Even at 3 Saturday morning the mall doors were rattling with people wanting in.

Two student guitarists sparked an impromptu hootenanny about then, helping to keep the workers awake.

“It took us until about Tuesday to recover,” Ron Rumm told the Coryphaeus.

One of the fellows had almost lost touch by hour 56. His teammates had to remind him every move what was happening and whether to squidge from the left on the right.

Black and white photograph of a male winker, wearing a tie, looking down, with squidger in hand.
Mark Taylor, chairman of the Tiddlywinks club was the coach for last week-end’s winkathon.
Black and white photograph of a male winker, tilting his head and scratching his scalp.
Ron Rumm contemplates a wink.
Black and white photograph of a male winker, wearing glasses, leaning down on mat to shoot at the pot.
…as Helmut Roth squidges
Black and white photograph of a male winker, wearing a paisley shirt, with both hands behind his neck
…while Henry Shields looks on.
Black and white photograph of a male winker at right (Ron Rumm) shooting a wink from two feet away toward the pot, with nine or more onlookers standing behind the table.
Ron Rumm squidges a final wink Saturday in the 56-hour winkathon at the Waterloo Square mall. The University of Waterloo tiddlvwink Warriors set a world record. They hope to find a sponsor for the $4,440 required to send a ten-man team to England in February. (staff photos B. Minielly)
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The Coryphaeus
date · 
28 October 1966
column title · 
Endzones
title · 
The sports staff speaks out
by · 
Lloyd Steinke
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volume 7 • issue 13 • page 10 • column 4
content

It has been hypothesised that if the tiddlywinks club wanted to use the mats, they would readily get them before the judo club.

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The Coryphaeus
date · 
28 October 1966
column title · 
Letters to the Editor
title · 
Tiddlywinks fame across the pond
by · 
Brian Robbins (Mechanical 2A)
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volume 7 • issue 13 • page 15 • column 2
content

To the editor:

Believe it or not, Waterloo has finally achieved fame as a great educational center, including and above all tiddlywinks.

Last night, I discovered in the Gloucester Citizen, a local newspaper, the article which I have en- closed, emphasizing the achievements of our great university.

Longlevens, Gloucester, England.

A four-man university team claimed a new world tiddlywink record in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada yesterday. They played for 56 hours breaking by one hour the previous endurance record set up by Lanchester College of Technology team, in Coventry.

The only other news from this side of the pond is the usual. That is, that the tax rates and hemline height vary directly and proportionately. Both are rising at an unbelievable rate.

BRIAN ROBBINS mechanical 2A

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Imprint (newspaper)
associated with · 
University of Waterloo
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Imprint
date · 
31 October 1986
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Techno-savvy, education should be emphasized
subtitle · 
MIT Scientist speaks at UW
by · 
Doug Thompson
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volume 9 • issue 16 • page 12 • column 2
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The German born computer scientist, who went to the U.S. with his family in 1936, believes that “computer literacy” is about as important as bicycle riding, and that much contemporary concern with the question is misplaced. Children must learn their natural language, and they must learn their history, said Weizenbaum. These are the priorities, and after they have learned these things, if there is time left over, riding bicycles, playing tennis, and tiddlywinks may be good things to teach.

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15 June 1990
title · 
Top 5 sports that really aren't sports:
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volume 13 • issue 4 • page 18 • column 5
content

3. Australian Rules Tiddleywinks (far too rough)

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20 February 1998
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Campus Question:
subtitle · 
What should be the next Winter Olympic demonstration sport?
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Amber Neumann and Rachel E. Beattie
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volume 20 • issue 27 • page 7 • column 2
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Photograph of a male and female student, both wearing glasses and smiling.

"Ice tiddly-winks."

General Leung, 2A SystemsDesign Magda Konieczhe, 1B Chemical Physics

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Blast from the Past
by · 
Sam Nabi
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volume 35 • issue 31 • page 18 • column 1
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Black and white photograph of Notes Anderson leaning down to make a shot with both hands on his squidger.
Waterloo’s Tiddlywinks team, the Sabre-teeth, finished fourth in the 1970 West division playdowns at Cornell University. The Sabre-teeth edged out McGill to qualify for the North American continental championships.
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York University
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Excalibur (newspaper)
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Excalibur
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25 February 1971
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University of Cambridge
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England UK
Annual Record (annual report)
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Annual Record
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2010
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Alumni Achievements 2009-2010
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page 36, 39, 40
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[Page 36] 1995 M Fayers, member, 2010 England Tiddlywinks team, victorious over the USA, in Washington DC.

[Page 39] 1960 M A C Relle, member, 2010 England Tiddlywinks team, victorious over the USA in Washington DC.

[Page 40] 1972 G Thorpe, member, 2010 England Tiddlywinks team, victorious over the USA, in Washington DC.

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CAM Articles (magazine)
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Michaelmas 2004
column title · 
Notice Board
title · 
Cambridge University Tiddlywinks Club
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volume 43 • page 44
content

To celebrate its fiftieth anniversary, the club will be holding a celebratory dinner on Saturday 15 January 2005. Former players are most welcome. For details, contact Stewart Sage at Queens’ College on 01223 335607. Email: [email protected] For other anniversary events, see www.etwa.org

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Prince of Learning
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Article about Prince Philip's role in tiddlywinks

content

But it hasn’t all been serious. Challenged to a match early on by the Cambridge University Tiddlywinks Club, the prince appointed the Goons as his royal champions, initiating a much publicised charity tournament played in March 1958 before a packed Guildhall.

‘As the royal colours,’ reported the Sunday Times, ‘the Goons wore curious long yellow cotton garments with orange, yellow and black school caps, and ties embroidered with the initials of the Royals Tiddlywinks Club 1958. Cambridge were immaculate in dinner jackets and bow-ties bearing a wink rampant.’

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Cambridge Alumni Magazine (magazine)
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Cambridge Alumni Magazine
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Easter 2014
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Your Letters
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Stranger blue
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Illuminating but disappointing—for those of us in the Footlights in the late 70—to read the true genus of Strange Blue, the frisbee team. I had always assumed it was a brilliant chapeau to our own Hugh Laurie, whose Blackadder character, George, so movingly reminisced about the college tiddlywinks team – the Trinity Tiddlers.

Nick Miles (Corpus 1979)

ps: I thought the latest edition was a cracker.

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The Cambridge Student (newspaper)
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The Cambridge Student
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19 January 2006
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Tiddling in Cambridge
continuation title · 
talks of Tiddlywinks
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It's a sport, not a perversion PAGE 7
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Dave Beckett
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volume 7 • issue 10 • page 1; 7 • column 2; 1
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Color photograph of a hand holding a black squidger with a large red wink heading into the pot.

One of Cambridge’s least known and least publicised sports (I use the term sport here and hereafter in a somewhat loose and vague sense) is also, bizarrely, one of its most successful, and that sport is tiddlywinks. No other sport, perhaps activity, in Cambridge can boast of only ever losing three Varsity matches since its conception and standardization in Cambridge in 1955.

I’m sure as children we were all enticed by the jovial multicoloured ‘winks’ and passed many a happy carpet-bound hour trying desperately, and again and again, to get the infuriating little blighters into the pot, a task which I always was, and still am, convinced is the difficult side of impossible. But how far does this youthful exuberance compare with the fiercely contested sport of Tiddlywinks, which some of us have come to know and love? Well, to be perfectly honest, the answer is very closely and, at the same time, practically not at all.

So first, the essential similarities: much like the rather aimless potting of ‘kiddy winks’, the ultimate aim of tiddlywinks is to put all of your winks in the pot, to score the highest possible number of points over the opposition. As with kiddy winks, there are four colours of wink, blue, green, red and yellow, each playing in alphabetical colour order and possessing two larger and four smaller winks. The game is either played as singles or pairs, with either one player controlling two colours, red and blue playing together against green and yellow, or a pair controlling a colour each. It is with the introduction of this level of organisation that the game begins to feel somewhat different to the milling free-for-all that is kiddy winks. From here on out, the differences only magnify. The sheer detail of different types of shots that are officially recognised goes way beyond what I, at least, remember from the games of my youth. I am sure I would never have celebrated pulling off a simple ‘squop’, even less likely a perfectly executed ‘boondock’ or a tactically essential ‘John Lennon Memorial Shot’, but now, both playing, and then celebrating, these shots has become almost second nature. The joy felt after a successful pot out attempt and a 7*-0* score line, the highest possible in tiddlywinks, can only be matched by, well, lots of things probably, but nothing I can think of off the top of my head in my current winks-induced trance…

Which leads me nicely on to the single biggest difference between kiddy winks and ‘real’ winks: beer. Or cider if you’re not a real man. Or diet coke if nothing else can fuel your desperate phosphoric acid fix. At many, if not all, tiddlywinks tournaments, many of which even provide points towards a world ranking, the winks playing takes a backseat to the activities of ‘lunch’, I use inverted commas as the traditional intake of food is not the main purpose of the ‘meal’. Lunch tends to start when everyone, or at least most people, are bored of winks, and therefore is often talked about from the first round of a tournament onwards, culminating in a stop of play at around one o’clock and the beginning of lunch. This beginning consists, usually, of some gentler VDGs (Violent Drinking Games, the violent referring to the level of drunkenness, not necessarily any actual physical abuse of anything other than the liver) and a general rest from the rigours of winking. These gentler games are followed by something a little more violent, possibly a journey from drinking Blackjack, through to SEPTIC hold ‘em, in effect bastardized drinking Texas hold ‘em, and possibly finishing with Tøppen, a particularly lethal variation of whist, originating in Holland and using a shortened pack, with a ten as the highest card, going down to seven, then cycling through the picture cards. After a few hours of activities of this ilk, some actual food may be partaken in, followed by, I’m sure you can see where this is heading, more VDGs. The afternoon winks are, then, usually of a more interesting but less talented standard than the fare of the morning, leading to frequent underdog upsets, particularly if a high-seeded player had less than ideal lunchtime poker hands. After all the games have been played, at least all the games that people can be mutually bothered to contest, play, as it were, moves to a pub for, yes, more VDGs and perhaps some food if desired or needed by any of the players to absorb their ‘fines’.

And so to answer the question of how similar tiddlywinks and kiddy winks are, the answer must be not very, at least not until there is a fairly major overhaul to licensing laws or children start challenging each other to perform a Penhaligon or a six inch Bristol. And as for the question ‘Winkers: Real Men or Real Menace?’ I think we all know that the answer can only be Real Men before VDGs and Real Menace after. Unless they drink cider.

For more information about Tiddlywinks, or even to try your hand at the game, come along to the ‘Fresher’s Squash’, to be held in the Queen’s College Erasmus Room on the 24th of January, starting at 8:00PM.

Or, alternatively, you could visit the classic www.cutwc.net or even the quite delightful www.bbc.co.uk/dna/ h2g2/classic/A178634

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27 September 2007
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Freshers’ fair map
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volume 10 • issue 1 • page 17
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G17 Cambridge University Tiddlywinks Club

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The Cambridge Student
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23 October 2008
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Tiddlywinkers
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content

Although widely associated with rainy childhood afternoons, Tiddlywinks is a serious competitive sport.

Sarah Knight, a PhD student from Selwyn College and part-time tiddlywinks enthusiast told TCS more: “We practise one evening a week for a couple of hours, but never for so long that we can’t make it to the bar for a few swift pints afterwards...”

And what about the rules? “Well, it’s quite a complicated game! No, really. The little plastic counters – these are the “winks” – come in 4 colours: red, blue, green and yellow. You can either play doubles or singles. In a doubles game, there are 4 players who divide into teams of 2, and each person plays one colour. In a singles game, the partnerships remain, but 2 people play 2 colours each.

“The winks are moved around the mat using a bigger plastic counter – the “squidger” (again, really) – and, just like the kids’ version, there’s a pot in the middle. But unlike the kids’ version, the game isn’t entirely about getting the winks in the pot. Instead, it’s more about building up tactical areas on the mat and bringing your opponent down.

“Games last roughly half an hour, and at the end of the game, the winks that are in the pot are worth 3 points, or “tiddlies”, and uncovered winks on the mat are worth 1 tiddly.”

Overall,how would you describe Tiddlywinks? “We like to think of it as a cross between snooker and chess.”

Color image of a commercial boxed tiddlywinks game.
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The Cambridge Student
date · 
17 October 2013
column title · 
Society of the Week
title · 
3. Cambridge University Tiddlywinks Club
by · 
Ollie Thicknesse
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volume 15 • issue 3 • page 2 • column 3
content

It is as much a Cambridge stereotype as punting, bad nightlife and the snobbish (thanks to the Daily Mail). But this society is far more real than one might think at first. The game is perhaps best known as one played by children, whereby the objective is to flick all of one’s smaller counters (“winks”) into a pot, by the use of a larger counter (called a “squidger”). So far, so simple.

But, as the students at the Cambridge club can tell you, this is no child’s sport. The adult’s game emphasizes a rule that is found in the junior version, namely that should a wink land upon another wink, the lower wink cannot be played. Thus begins a game of devious tactics and high drama. The club itself is also one of a very social nature: pub crawls abound and the members are extremely welcoming.

Moreover, no other sport can match the thrashing that the Light Blues gave Oxford in the 2013 Varsity Match: 106- 6. No wonder the club has produced so many world champions of the noble sport!

The society meets Wednesdays at 7.30pm in the Selwyn’s Tower Room.

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The Cambridge Student
date · 
14 November 2013
title · 
The Fellowship of Tolkien Soc
by · 
James Bailie
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volume 15 • issue 7 • page 17 • column 2
content

Our annual Varsity quiz against our Oxford counterparts, Taruithorn, and a variety of eclectically named events and traditions (the May Week croquet match against the Tiddlywinks Society being of particularly vital importance, plus the foreyule feast) give us very much our own calendar and subculture as a Cambridge geek society.

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The Cambridge Student
date · 
13 February 2014
title · 
Interview with a ‘tiddly’ quarter blue
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volume 15 • issue 5 • page 15 • column 1
content

Did you know that you can get a quarter blue in tiddlywinks? Nicky Collins (world ranking: 72) tells us about the intricacies of the sport.

So, how difficult is tiddlywinks?

Of course, when I mention tiddlywinks many people assume I am talking about the game they played as a child: icking small plastic counters (winks) into a pot using a larger plastic disc called a squidger. The adult’s game is based on this concept, but additional elements make it somewhat more sophisticated.

The main premise of the game is to score as many points, known as tiddlies, within the allocated time. Three tiddlies can be scored for every wink in a pot, and one tiddly for every wink that is not squopped (whereby one wink is on top of another). Ultimately tiddlywinks is a game of intense strategy and skill.

How often do you train?

CUTwC meet once a week on a Wednesday in the Tower Room at Selwyn College. Practice is followed by a plentiful supply of drinking games in the bar until closing time (a key pastime of any great winker).

What’s your favourite move?

It’s a tossup between a pile ip shot and a John Lennon Memorial shot.

What’s our Varsity Record?

As far as I am aware, we have only lost to Oxford once. The most recent Varsity match was a record breaking victory and earned all those who played quarter blues in the sport.

To quote the club’s constitution: ‘[The purposes of the Club are] to play and beat Oxford University Tiddlywinks Society, should it exist, at least once a year.’

Do you think it should be considered a sport?

It is a sport.

More information: www.cutwc.org

‘[The purposes of the Club are] to play and beat Oxford University Tiddlywinks Society, should it exist.’

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date · 
21 April 2014
title · 
TCS Bucket List: Second Instalment
by · 
Freya Sanders
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edition online
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38. Pretend to be an expert at something you’ve never done before
Oh yes, I know all about Tiddlywinks and agrology for that matter.

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The Cambridge Student
date · 
22 April 2014
title · 
TCS Bucket List: Fourth Instalment
by · 
Freya Sanders
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edition online
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78. Get a quarter blue for Tiddlywinks
Apparently it gets pretty serious in the upper echelons.

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The Cambridge Student
date · 
4 November 2014
title · 
Freshers' Bucket List: Part II
by · 
Freya Sanders
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30. Get a blue

Unfortunately, at the moment of writing, you can't get a blue for RAG raiding, so if you want to fulfil this challenge, you're going to have to get creative. The phrase beg, borrow or steal springs to mind; but there are ways for the unfit and uncoordinated to earn sporting glory. Apparently tiddlywinks gets pretty serious in the upper echelons - to the extent that the most committed tiddlers can earn a quarter blue. So keep an eye out for them at the freshers' fair.

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The Cambridge Student
date · 
25 May 2016
title · 
Dear Future Freshers…
by · 
Joanna Taylor
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edition online
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Do you guys think I should take up tiddlywinks or Buffy the Vampire Slayer society?

Both exist, by the way. My advice for clubs and societies is similar to that for your workload or friendships: experiment, then settle down. It can be tempting to immediately throw yourself into one society to start climbing its ranks, but this is a mistake.

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The Cambridge Student
date · 
8 November 2016
title · 
Week 5 Blues and Mental Health At Cambridge
by · 
Emer O'Hanlon
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Even the most innocent of societies like Tiddlywinks or something can’t just mere stress-outlets, because people want committee positions and CV content.

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CEB Focus (magazine)
publisher · 
Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
associated with · 
University of Cambridge
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
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CEB Focus
date · 
Lent 2015
column title · 
Alumni Corner
title · 
Professor Fox’s Slide Ruler Returns Home
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whole 14 • page 23 • column 1
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Professor Wilkes added; ‘I was flattered to be invited by Patrick Barrie to give an illustrated talk on my reminiscences of early days in the department. Being of a certain age (OK, I’m 83!), I wanted to ensure that the slide ruler was reunited with the CEB Department, so after my talk I presented it to Patrick. He’s the ideal recipient—Deputy Head of Department (Teaching), recipient of a Pilkington Prize for Excellent Teaching, and World Tiddlywinks Champion. I have been welcomed back graciously into the CEB Department, which I hope will continue to thrive’.

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Christ's College Magazine (newspaper)
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Christ's College
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University of Cambridge
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
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Christ's College Magazine
date · 
2008
column title · 
Alumni News Highlights
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whole 233 • page 87
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1954 Year Group Representative Mr Lawford Howells writes: An issue of The Spectator magazine in late 1957 had an article headlined ‘Does Prince Philip Cheat at Tiddlywinks?’. For the Cambridge University Twiddlywinks [sic] Club, founded in 1955 by Bill Steen, Lawford Howells and Brian Tyler from Christ’s, together with three other undergraduates from Trinity and Pembroke, this was like manna from heaven. What an opportunity!

Without delay a letter was sent to the Duke of Edinburgh, regretting that there should be any doubt as to his integrity when playing this noble sport, and proposing that this rumour be scotched once and for all by playing a challenge match against the CUTwC. Prince Philip accepted the idea and, as was the custom of royalty in the past, he nominated champions to represent him. The champions chosen were from the Goons – a team with Spike Milligan as captain, ably, and usually hilariously, assisted by Harry Secombe, Peter Sellers, and others associated with the popular radio comedy programme.

The Royal Tiddlywinks Tournament took place in the Guildhall, Cambridge, on 1 March 1958, before a crowd of six hundred spectators.

The picture accompanying this piece was taken on 1 March 2008, at a Royal Tournament arranged to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the Goons match. It shows five members of the CUTwC team who played in 1958, sporting their old, somewhat moth-eaten CUTwC ties. For this recent contest, the Duke of Edinburgh chose the Savage Club, London, as his champions. It was a very spirited and closely fought encounter, with the CUTwC prevailing in the end.

As in the Goons match, the event finished with a rousing rendering of the Tiddlywinks Anthem, as with the previous occasion, proceeds went to the Duke of Edinburgh’s charity.

Black and white photograph.

Left to Right Bill Steen (m[atriculated]. 1954), Lawford Howells (m. 1954), Graham Ridge (Caius), David Morton (Caius) and Peter Downes (m. 1956).

Photo: Cambridge Evening News

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Christ's College Magazine
date · 
2011
column title · 
New Senior Members
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Emeritus Professor William (Bill) Steen elected a Fellow Commoner in 2010

Color photograph of Bill Steen.

He writes: “It is something of a dream come true to become a Fellow of this College. Since birth the College has been part of my life; my father, S. W. P. Steen, walked to Christ’s daily bringing home news of the College. In 1952 I did my National Service as an RAF pilot. I started by flying Harvards around the Rocky Mountains in Canada and finished flying Meteors around Lincolnshire and Yorkshire. I spent four exhilarating years as a student at Christ’s studying Chemical Engineering and starting the Cambridge University Tiddlywinks Club with fellow 1954 matriculands – Lawford Howells (now year rep for 1954), Brian Tyler, Ian Pascoe and Roger Parker and others. After graduating I participated in the design and building of the world’s first continuous brewing plant. I married Margaret in 1960 and we went to Bengal in 1963 with the Methodist Missionary Society to lecture in Industrial Chemistry at a rural University College. We returned in 1965 and I joined the Metallurgy Department of Imperial College and lectured in Process Metallurgy. I had a spell in East Africa working for the United Nations advising on chemical industries for the East African Community. My research at ICST involved building my own CO2 laser in 1967 and was consequently awarded a BOC/SERC grant to do research. I wrote one of the first textbooks on “Laser Material Processing” in 1991, now in its 4th edition, and Liverpool University offered me “The James Bibby Chair of Engineering Manufacture”. I was invited to give laser courses around the world in Spain, Chile, Brazil, USA, China, India and South Africa as well as the UK, and asked to advise the governments of Sweden, Canada, Taiwan, and Japan on growth areas in laser processing and lead a group of scientists viewing laser work in the Japan and Korea. In 1995 I was elected as the first President of the Association of Industrial Laser Users (AILU), of which I was a founder member; in 1996 The Laser Institute of America presented me with the Schawlow Award for services to laser material processing and the University of Vigo in Spain named a laboratory after me. In my retirement the Goldsmiths’ Company, of which I am a Liveryman, uses me on their technical committee promoting apprenticeships in jewellery and precious metal work. It has also been good to serve the College as Editor of the Magazine between 2001 and 2006 and to now catalogue the College’s picture and photograph collection.

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The Fountain (magazine)
publisher · 
Trinity College
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University of Cambridge
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
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The Fountain
date · 
Spring 2011
title · 
Triumph at Tiddlywinks
by · 
Charles Relle
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[Page 2] This issue of The Fountain is largely about time. [...] Charles Relle represents time extended, possibly the world’s longest-serving international sportsman, if Tiddlywinks be a sport.

[Page 16]

TIDDLYWINKS

By Charles Relle

Color photograph.

Geoffrey Thorpe, Matt Fayers, and Charles Relle.

Last year three members of Trinity— Matthew Fayers (1995), Geoffrey Thorpe (1972) and Charles Relle (1960), all experienced international players— were in the eight-man English team that, at an away match in Washington, beat the USA at Tiddlywinks by125 points to 99, so shaming England’s World Cup footballers. Matthew and Geoffrey, like many tiddlywinks players, read Mathematics; Charles, exceptionally, read Classics.

The world’s first Tiddlywinks Club was founded at Cambridge in1955 by eight students, two of them Trinity men, who thought that a Blue as well as a degree was useful in seeking a job. Not being sporty types, they had to invent a game—and their number, eight, became the size of a university or international team.

Tiddlywinks, once a children’s pastime, requires strategic thought as challenging as Bridge or Chess. And it is fun to stir incredulity by announcing, ‘I play Tiddlywinks for England.’

Charles Relle (1960).To learn more about the English Tiddlywinks Association visit www.etwa.org.

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News and Events (newspaper)
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University of Cambridge
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News and Events
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25 October 2002
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The tiddly champs
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Report that Patrick Barrie and Ed Wynn are the tiddly wink world pairs winners.

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Cambridge Evening News
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date · 
14 February 2003
title · 
10 things we can actually beat the Aussies at
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Feature mentioning that the current world champion at tiddlywinks is Cambridge lecturer, Patrick Barrie.

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The Sun
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News and Events
date · 
14 March 2005
title · 
Tiddlywinks goes to pot as students shun game
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The Independent (pages 16 and 36)
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Cambridge University Tiddlywinks Club, founded in 1955, is facing closure due to apathy.

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Queens' College Officers of the Clubs (directory)
publisher · 
Queens' College
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University of Cambridge
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
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Queens' College Officers of the Clubs
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2003 to 2004
column title · 
The Sporting Record
title · 
Tiddlywinks
content

President: Alan Harper

Secretary: Matthew Adams

Treasurer: [note="none listed"]

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Queens' College Officers of the Clubs
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The Sporting Record
title · 
Tiddlywinks
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President: Alan Harper

Secretary: [note="none listed"]

Treasurer: [note="none listed"]

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Queens' College Record (annual report)
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Queens' College
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University of Cambridge
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Queens' College Record
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1995
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The Sporting Record
title · 
Tiddlywinks
content

This year Queens' winkers have been busy organising a weekend of celebrations commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the invention of the modern game. During the weekend Queens' hosted the Cambridge Open, which was an extremely strong international tournament including virtually all of the world's top 30 winkers as well as many older faces from the early days of the game. Although Queens' Tiddlywinks Club may have been busy organising tournaments, we've also been winning them too, with Dr Stew Sage triumphing in the National Handicapped Individual Pairs and Dr Nick Inglis playing with the victorious group in the National teams of four. Also with Dr Anthony Horton and Alan Harper being part of the winning Varsity Match team, it has been a successful year again for Queens' winkers. Hopefully this year will see the resumption of Cuppers with King's and Caius fielding sides capable of overthrowing the dominance of Queens' in this sport.

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Queens' College Record
date · 
1997
column title · 
The Sporting Record
title · 
Tiddlywinks
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edition Sporting
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1996 began rather quietly for Qu.Tw.C, its members contributing more to the University club than organising activities in the College. The club did manage, however, to organise a very successful bop in early May. The profits from this have enabled us to purchase an enviable collection of equipment. Qu.Tw.C. has had a very disappointing year recruiting novices, possibly the result of some poor singing at the squash, hence the active membership is currently low. We therefore invited other colleges to compete in our annual fiddled handicap tournament, this year the Sir Nicholas Scott (get drunk and fall over). As tradition demands, it was not at all clear who actually won.

It was another strong year for Qu.Tw.C. members' achievements. At Easter the current president, Andrew Dominey, won the Scottish National Pairs with old Queensman, Alisdair Grant. More recently, old members Geoff Myers and Matthew Rose won the English National Pairs, but unfortunately Geoff was unable to retain the World Singles title, losing to an American challenger. Queens', as ever, provided a splendid 5 of the victorious Varsity Match team of 8 (Ed Wynn, Rupert Thompson, Andrew Dominey, Andrew Young and David Clarkson).

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Queens' College Record
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1998
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The Sporting Record
title · 
Tiddlywinks
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The college Tiddlywinks Club has unfortunately had another quiet year with few activities - just the usual cuppers win (Queens' A: David Clarkson, Andrew Dominey, Stewart Sage and Rupert Thompson) - and poor undergraduate recruitment. Members again seem to be focusing their efforts more on the University Club. This did not impair current members' performances in tournaments, however. In March, Andrew Dominey won the Oxfordshire Open and soon after with David Clarkson, jointly won the Scottish National Pairs, a tournament now dominated by Qu.C.Tw.C. winners.

In traditional fashion, former Qu.C.Tw.C. players also excelled at the National Tournaments. Geoff Myers and Matthew Rose retained the National Pairs, David Clarkson and Richard Moore were in the winning side at the National Teams of Four and no fewer than seven former Qu.C.Tw.C. players qualified for the National Singles final, most notably Stewart Sage, who had not achieved this feat since 1987! Queens' provided slightly fewer of the Varsity Match team than in recent years, hindered slightly by a policy to field first year players! Tim Hunt and Andrew Young did play.

1997-98

  • Captain: James Hopgood
  • Secretary: Andrew Dominey
  • Treasurer: Tim Hunt
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2003
column title · 
The Sporting Record
title · 
Tiddlywinks
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Another quiet year for the college Winks Club, although there have been strong showings by members at University and national level. Our Junior Treasurer, Alan Harper, was President of the Cambridge University Tiddlywinks Club (CUTwC) for 2001-2. In February he captained a victorious Varsity Match Team, of which half the players were members of QuCTwC (Anthony Horton, Matthew Adams, Matthew Harper and Alan Harper). Stewart Sage, Senior Treasurer of the Club, was part of the Ferrets, the winning team in the Wessex Cup.

Ed Wynn retained the World Pairs title (with Patrick Barrie); Ed and Patrick have held the title since March 2000. Ed was also the joint winner of the London Open with former Qu.Tw.C player, Matthew Rose, and won the National Individual Handicapped Pairs, in November. Matthew Rose won the National Singles tournament in October.

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2004
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The Sporting Record
title · 
Tiddlywinks
content

It's been another quiet year for Qu.T.W.C. with Cuppers being uncontested again. Next year holds more hope due to a small resurgence of the University Club. However this lack of College activity hasn't meant our members have been inactive, with Dr Stewart Sage, Dr. Nick Inglis and Alan Harper all playing in this year's National Singles final and Alan and Matthew Harper representing the University in the Varsity Match. Hopefully this year we shall be a bit more active and successful.

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Queens' College Record
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2005
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The Sporting Record
title · 
Tiddlywinks
content

This year Queens' winkers have been busy organising a weekend of celebrations commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the invention of the modern game. During the weekend Queens' hosted the Cambridge Open, which was an extremely strong international tournament including virtually all of the world's top 30 winkers as well as many older faces from the early days of the game. Although Queens' Tiddlywinks Club may have been busy organising tournaments, we've also been winning them too, with Dr Stew Sage triumphing in the National Handicapped Individual Pairs and Dr Nick Inglis playing with the victorious group in the National teams of four. Also with Dr Anthony Horton and Alan Harper being part of the winning Varsity Match team, it has been a successful year again for Queens' winkers. Hopefully this year will see the resumption of Cuppers with King's and Caius fielding sides capable of overthrowing the dominance of Queens' in this sport.

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Queens' College Record
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2007
column title · 
The Society
title · 
The Fellows in 2006
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content

Dr Stewart Sage has decided to move on after 19 years as a Fellow of Queens’. He has been a most successful supervisor in Physiology for medics and vets and also natural scientists as well as serving as Director of Studies for Biological Natural Sciences. He has for many years been a Tutor for Graduate Students and for most of that time masterminded graduate admissions. He has also been a high profile member of successive May Ball Committees and was a stalwart supporter (both as a singer, as an organiser and in his undergraduate days as an instrumentalist) of the St Margaret Society. His exploits as an internationally-ranked tiddlywinks player are legendary. He will be sorely missed and the College wishes him well in his new post as a Fellow of Selwyn College.

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2007
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The Sporting Record
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Tiddlywinks
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In January the Tiddlywinks Club kicked off another busy and successful year with the Cambridge Open tournament and the annual dinner, which was held in the Armitage Room. Queens’ hosted two major tournaments in April: both the world and national pairs. The Varsity Team made a victorious trip to Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and won 80–32. Queens’ students Alan Harper, Serita Rana and Toby Wood were amongst those who returned from the Oxford match with quarter blues. Queens’ winkers ended the academic year in style with a ‘garden’ party on the rooftop of the Erasmus Building.

Color photograph taken by Serita Rana of ?, ?, Patrick Driscoll, ?, David Bradley-Williams, Sarah Knight, ?, Alan Harper.
The Varsity Tiddlywinks Squad

Officers of the Clubs 2006-7

Tiddlywinks

Captain/President: Serita Rana

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Selwyn College Council Meeting Minutes (minutes)
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Selwyn College
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University of Cambridge
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Selwyn College Council Meeting Minutes
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20 May 2008
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cc2008.138
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Any Other Unreserved Business
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Council granted permission for Channel 5 to film members of the University Tiddlywinks Club in the Old SCR on the late afternoon of Wednesday 11 June. Dr Sage gave assurance that he would make the crew aware of the need not to cause disturbance in the Court and outside the Porters’ Lodge.

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Selwyn College News online (newspaper)
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Selwyn College
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University of Cambridge
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Selwyn College News online
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modified 20 February 2008
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Alice: A Fresher's Tale
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26th February-1st March

8pm, Chadwick room Selwyn College

Tues-Thurs £5/7 Fri-Sat £6/8

Book online at http://www.themightyplayers.co.uk

Boasting a talking cat, tiddlywinks champion, rebellious fellows and unpersuasive heathens this hilarious tale follows Alice, our fresh-faced heroine as she encounters the strange and mysterious Cantabridgian world.

Foremost a Fresher's tale of formals and fellows, Facebook and fire-alarms, we explore Alice's hopes, insecurities and potato-hurling habits in some mind-blowing musical numbers. Jim and Kate-her squabbling college parents, the dictatorial master, an elusive porter and the Bishop himself all impact upon whether Alice will ever truly fit in. Brought to you by 'The Mighty Players', who had recent success with 'The Zoo Story' at the ADC theatre, we hope to bring the real life and soul of Cambridge to the stage in an all singing all dancing form. This is not just a musical. This is Selwyn The Musical.

The Mighty Players are pleased to announce the premiere this brand new musical written about life in Selwyn by students at Selwyn. Produced to coincide with the 125th anniversary, we invite all students, alumni, fellows and porters to come and enjoy the show. For more information please contact Anna Seeley ([email protected])

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Societies Directory
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Cambridge University Students' Union
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University of Cambridge
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
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Societies Directory
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Cambridge University Tiddlywinks Club [CUTwC]
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Our society will introduce you to a sport requiring skill, concentration, tactical awareness, nerve and most importantly, a sense of fun. You will receive first class tuition from world and national champions and many of our members go on to play in our annual Varsity match against Oxford, gaining a coveted quarter-blue. When not playing "winks", we are a very sociable society and can often be found on pub crawls, in a bar playing drinking games, on punt trips or at club dinners, with all members welcome to join in these and many other merriments.

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Stop Press with Varsity (newspaper)
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Varsity; Stop Press
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University of Cambridge
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
Notes

Student-run publication

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Stop Press with Varsity
date · 
8 March 1975
title · 
A nod's as good…
citation · 
page 11
summary

About the 17th varsity match.

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original (CUTwC)
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1786
published in · 
Stop Press with Varsity
date · 
22 November 1980
title · 
Outwinked!
citation · 
page 16
summary

About CUTwC loss to Southampton

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original (CUTwC)
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1787
Varsity (newspaper)
associated with · 
University of Cambridge
location · 
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
Notes

Undergraduate student-run publication

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Toggle showing 9 tiddlywinks references for Varsity.
published in · 
Varsity
date · 
early 1958
summary

Article about Babycham and Guinness drinks supplied for Goons match (cited in Winks Rampant)

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1796
published in · 
Varsity
date · 
early March 1958
title · 
Goons Gamble Grail at Guildhall Gambol
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1795
published in · 
Varsity
date · 
2 May 1964
title · 
The Unusual Sports No. 1—Tiddlywinks
subtitle · 
How Many for the Pot?
content
Black and white photograph.
collection · 
original (CUTwC)
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1797
published in · 
Varsity
date · 
~ March 1988
title · 
Tiddleywinks
content
Photograph of a man with glasses and wearing a coat and tie.

Dr. Rae Mitchell.

Phil Shipway [photographer]

A Cambridge admissions tutor denied rumours this week, following an article in The Guardian, that a person might gain a place in the university solely on the ground that he or she was a tiddleywinks champion, writes Jonathan Marsh.

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Cambridge University - Varsity – digitized image (free) (tw-ref-link-id 1239)
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1798
published in · 
Varsity
date · 
21 January 2011
title · 
The Sybarite
subtitle · 
n. a person who is self indulgent in their fondness for sensuous luxury
by · 
Peter Leggatt
citation · 
edition online
content

When the opportunity arose to write a column with a hedonistic slant I felt relief; I always knew that the wild and frivolous hours of my youth spent amassing and archiving Mexican postage stamps from the 1860s would provide useful material for something. Even as I write this I sprawl naked upon a divan, nude except for a shower of collectable tiddlywinks, while Michael, the Chief Executive of Stanley Gibbons, shyly feeds me grapes.

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1792
published in · 
Varsity
date · 
25 April 2012
title · 
TV: Meet the Romans with Mary Beard, Episode Two
by · 
Helen Charman
citation · 
edition online
content

[Professor Mary] Beard is also blessed with an endearing willingness to try anything that results in excellent television: during the episode she plays a game of Tiddlywinks on some ancient stone and at one point actually lies down in the dirt to assess the spaciousness of a room in the Ancient Roman equivalent of a high rise apartment block.

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1790
published in · 
Varsity
date · 
15 November 2013
title · 
The outsiders of Cambridge sport
subtitle · 
Matt Worth believes that real sport can also be found in less obvious places, so he investigates the Chess, Darts, Pool and Tiddlywinks Clubs within the University
by · 
Matt Worth
citation · 
edition online
content

The legendary Boat Race is televised worldwide, and thousands of fans from each side make the pilgrimage to Twickenham each year to watch the Varsity rugby match. But some of the most popular sports at Cambridge rely less on power and athleticism, and more on delicate control or complex strategy. It’s time to take a look at the differing fortunes of some of Cambridge’s indoor sports and games. [...]

Two color photographs, taken by Andrew Garrard, of winkers.

The University Tiddlywinks Club is home to the tiddlywinks national champion

ANDREW GARRARD

Last but not least, Cambridge also plays host to surely the nation’s proudest and most venerable university tiddlywinks club. The club was founded in 1955, and organizes contests for a number of curiously named trophies (like the Muscovy Duck Trophy, or the University Drunken Mixed pairs). Proving they’re (reasonably) serious about what they do, the Varsity tea&mdashl;the Quarter Blue—take on Oxford at their distinctive, deceptively technical game. They also enter national tournaments. According to the club’s website, Cambridge University is home to the reigning British men’s singles champion, Dr. Patrick Barrie.

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1791
published in · 
Varsity
date · 
17 October 2014
title · 
Coming out: trans in Cambridge
subtitle · 
Rather than being a bubble, Cambridge bursts stereotypes and offers wonderful opportunites for identity and self-expression
by · 
Eddie Tindall
citation · 
edition online
content

I am a Cambridge alumnus, artist, designer, and openly trans person. My transition was from a female identity to a male one, and I went through it during my time at Cambridge. [...]

For good measure, I also joined the less-physically-demanding Tiddlywinks society. A sport of skill and dexterity (which often eluded me), I earned my ‘Quarter-Blue’ by beating Oxford. I figured if you are going to ‘do’ Cambridge, you might as well do it properly!

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1789
published in · 
Varsity
date · 
29 January 2016
title · 
Finding the meaning of sport
subtitle · 
What’s in a sport? Sophie Penney asks which of Cambridge’s many different societies deserve that label
by · 
Sophie Penney
citation · 
edition online • whole 803 • page 32 • column 1, 3
content

What links baton twirling, hovering, bridge, lifesaving and tiddlywinks? It turns out that they are all sports. In Cambridge, lifesaving, chess and Frisbee are all half blue sports, with tiddlywinks just trailing at quarter blue status. How did this happen? How are they sports? [...]

Cambridge has its own way of classing what a sport is or at least what sporting activities deserve the recognition of the student body: the blues system. A quick glance at the list of which sports are blues sports will bring up the obvious: football, rugby, hockey, tennis, and rowing. It’s in the half blue section that there are some surprise finds: try lifesaving, chess and Frisbee. Quarter blue status has also been awarded to tiddlywinks. Cambridge is a place famous for prioritising intellectual activity over any other, but can it really go so far as to call these activities sports and give them a blues status? How competitive can lifesaving really be; surely everyone would want everyone else to win to prevent, well, death? [...]

The lack of physical exertion is a theme which continues with tiddlywinks. But Nicky Collins, a committee member of the Cambridge University Tiddlywinks Club, argues that this isn’t an issue: “To be a world-class sports player requires multiple things: commitment, talent and desire to win. These are, of course, all qualities which a tiddlywinker must possess. Matches are won or lost not on the physical fitness of the players, but on the strategy and skill they display.” Does it bear any resemblance to any other sport? “I like to think of winks as a game with the tactical and strategic qualities of chess combined with the technical skill of basketball.” And what is this legendary quarter blue status that no other sport seems to possess? “The quarter blue status is unique to tiddlywinks and something which is over 50 years old.” There’s even quarter blue stash! Nicky, however, still has yet to receive his invitation from the Hawks Club. [...]

Our perception of sport is influenced, more than anything else, by what the public deems sport-worthy. Sometimes, the inherent nature of the sport is trivial when compared to the effect the sport’s history, popularity and coverage has on our judgement of it. Could we truly be sure that football would enjoy the same status within sport were it not for the fact that it dominates the back pages and that it’s played in every school in the country? What would happen if we played competitive tiddlywinks at our secondary schools?

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1788
Winston (newspaper)
alternate name · 
Winston Bak 2 Skool
publisher · 
Churchill College
associated with · 
University of Cambridge
location · 
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
tw-pub-ID · 
440

Toggle showing 2 tiddlywinks references for Winston.
published in · 
Winston
date · 
Michaelmas 2005
column title · 
Out of the Blue
by · 
Anita Davies
citation · 
issue 1 • page 23 • column 1
summary

Interview with Donnacha Kirk, President of the Cambridge University Tiddlywinks Society

content

This week, Winston interviewed Donnacha Kirk (DK), the one and only undergraduate member of the university Tiddlywink society, and thus by default its President. We found the President a little worse for wear, glazed eyes and drinking vodka out of a toothmug, Winston feared that like many top athletes he had finally buckled under the pressure of the game
and intense lifestyle, but apparently his state was due to spending eight hours in a dark room with sub atomic particles.

Black and white headshot photograph of Donnacha Kirk, wearing a dark bowtie.

Why is Tiddlywinks better than any other university sport?

It is the only game that combines a high level of physical skill and mental agility, both of which are essential to become a champion Winker. It is the only sport that allows you to have a

quarter blue (maybe that means they have jackets in a rather fetching check pattern, hmm). Also those who play are the biggest drunks in the world, each session involves drinking games that last roughly three times as long as each training session.

What has been your proudest Tiddlywink moment?

Beating Oxford because they failed to turn up, so becoming varsity champion by default and making it for the first time in to the top 100 winkers. The 50th anniversary dinner was pretty good, having to give a speech to the american and Canadian delegation, and telling the traditional president’s joke about wanking behind boulders. Actually I think the best would have to be being rung up by Richard and Judy to be interviewed about the Sport of Kings.

For ignorant people, could you give a brief outline of Winking rules? (the president explained these enthusiastically, with hand gestures).

You have teams of two. There are winks (little counters) and a pot, (a pot), and a squidger (for flipping the winks). There are two basic moves, potting (where you try and get it into the pot), and squopping (covering your opponent’s wink). That's where the strategy comes in. There are other moves as well, the boondock, the penhalligon and the John Lennon memorial shot.

Black and white photograph of three of the Goons playing tiddlywinks. From left to right: Spike Milligan, Peter Sellars, Harry Secombe.
Tiddlywinkers of old

Who do you respect most in the world of Tiddlywinks?

Dr Nick Inglis, a fellow here who invented the John Lennon Memorial shot. He also appeared on Blue peter as the only person who can squop nurdled winks

What qualities do you need to be a good Winker?

You must be male, fat, with a beard, over 40, and wear glasses. Studying Maths is a help, and you need to be able to consume three pitchers of real ale at a sitting without losing winking accuracy.

How would you explain the decline of Cambridge Tiddlywinking?

As a society it has a long and illustrious history, we’ve played the Goons and a select team of MPs in the House of Commons. Our patron is Phil the Greek, who presented the Silver Wink (trophy) to the society. It is also the most successful varsity sport. But the membership have discovered that playing winks and then drinking a is a lot less fun than just drinking, so now they just drink a lot rather than winking. But our undergraduate members have doubled this year (now a grand total of two), so I am sure that we are on the upward swing again.

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1799
published in · 
Winston
date · 
Lent 2005
citation · 
issue 2 • page 13
content
Black and white photograph of Donnacha Kirk, male winker.

2nd year Natsci

Close friend and next-door neighbour of Winston Editor. Has appeared in many plays around Cambridge, most recently ‘Oxygen’. Is currently working on several directorial projects (alongside Winston Editor). Also President of Cambridge Tiddlywinks Society and member of Cambridge Gaelic Football team.

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1800
Cambridge University (website)
Emmanuel College
publisher · 
Emmanuel College
associated with · 
University of Cambridge
location · 
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
tw-pub-ID · 
194

Toggle showing 1 tiddlywinks reference for Cambridge University.
published in · 
Cambridge University
date · 
retrieved 26 October 2016
title · 
DR. PATRICK BARRIE
citation · 
edition online
content

Patrick Barrie: from studying Natural Sciences, to researching spectroscopy, to teaching Chemical Engineering and, throughout, playing tiddlywinks.

Color photograph of Patrick Barrie

I first came to Emmanuel College as an undergraduate in 1984 to study Natural Sciences. I was attracted to Cambridge by the flexibility that the course offered, having always done well in maths and the sciences at school, but not having a clear idea of any career. I was attracted to Emmanuel because, even then, the College had a reputation for friendliness as well as academic excellence. I ended up specialising in chemistry, which came as something as a surprise to those who thought I was better at maths and physics.

During my final year as an undergraduate, I attended some seminars describing how recent advances in NMR spectroscopy enabled solids, rather than just liquids and solutions, to be studied. Either the subject matter, or the speaker’s enthusiasm for the topic, struck a chord with me. I therefore stayed on at Emmanuel and Cambridge to obtain a PhD in Physical Chemistry. My research area was using NMR spectroscopy to study new families of porous solids that had potential applications as catalysts. I was particularly proud of my synthesis and characterisation of one named SAPO-34, a catalyst that is now used commercially in methanol-to-olefin synthesis.

After completing my PhD, I was awarded a research fellowship at University College London where I continued to work on solid-state NMR spectroscopy for four years. I looked at a whole variety of systems using this technique and published results in a number of different areas, including materials science, biochemistry and palaeontology as well as various branches of chemistry.

Approaching 30 years old, I faced a career choice – academia or industry. The result of a few tentative applications was appointment to a lectureship in Chemical Engineering at Cambridge in 1995. The application was hesitant because I knew very little about chemical engineering, but the position had the attraction that it guaranteed that I would learn something. Indeed, I can now speak authoritatively about most, but not all, aspects of the discipline. I am a Chartered Engineer, who can think about large-scale processing, as well as being a Chartered Chemist who can think about molecules.

My research area has changed since my move back to Cambridge. I investigate the behaviour of molecules in porous solids. This involves trying to understand adsorption, diffusion and reaction in porous solids, using both experimental and modelling approaches. The potential applications are in the fields of applied catalysis and gas separations. I also spend time developing methods for obtaining physically meaningful parameters on catalysts from experimental data. These parameters can then be used to model catalytic processes and predict performance under a full range of operating conditions.

I have always enjoyed teaching. I tutored A-level maths before I started University, supervised undergraduates during my PhD, and taught at University College London before becoming a lecturer in Cambridge. Being able to think of ways to explain awkward concepts is an important skill both as a lecturer and as a supervisor. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and was awarded a Pilkington Prize in 2008 by the University for excellence in teaching.

For Emmanuel College, I have been Director of Studies in Chemical Engineering since 1996, was made a bye-fellow in 2004, and became an official fellow in 2007. For the University, I am currently the Deputy Head (Teaching) of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology. This means that I have major role in all aspects of teaching including developing the syllabus, implementing quality assurance procedures, mentoring staff and liaising with students.

Among my hobbies is the noble sport of tiddlywinks. I first started playing when I joined the student society when I was an undergraduate, little knowing that this would be the one activity that I would continue with throughout my life. I compete in national tournaments and have even managed to win the occasional world championship title.

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Contra (magazine)
associated with · 
Chartered Accountants Students Society of London
location · 
London, London, England, UK
tw-pub-ID · 
418

Toggle showing 2 tiddlywinks references for Contra.
published in · 
Contra
date · 
before August 1966
citation · 
page 19
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1741
published in · 
Contra
date · 
October 1966
collection · 
excerpts (Winking World 10 page 9, Winking World 11, page 12)
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1742
Eton College
Eton, Berkshire, England UK
Eton College Chronicle (newspaper)
associated with · 
Eton College
location · 
Eton, Berkshire, England, UK
tw-pub-ID · 
419

Toggle showing 1 tiddlywinks reference for Eton College Chronicle.
published in · 
Eton College Chronicle
date · 
14 May 1903
title · 
Indoor Games
citation · 
whole 1007 • page 1
content

I have often wondered if the rank abundance of indoor games, which are played in these days, is a modern affliction, or coaeval with the human race. To the former view I incline as an optimist; for to look on it as a perpetual heritage is a dreadful thought. Visions of the Cave-men playing Tiddley-winks, and the awful quarrels that must have ensued; thoughts of whole dynasties of Eameseses at their nightly Old Maid:—such things are enough to draw the fiend Despondence to him who looks into the future of the human race.

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1743
Imperial College London
London, London, England UK
Alumni Reunion (annual report)
associated with · 
Imperial College London
location · 
London, London, England, UK
tw-pub-ID · 
420

Toggle showing 1 tiddlywinks reference for Alumni Reunion.
published in · 
Alumni Reunion
date · 
16 September 2006
citation · 
edition 2006 • page 8 • column 1
content

Jeremy Stockbridge

Electrical and Electronic Engineering 1966, MSc DIC Mechanical Engineering 1970

On the domestic side, I met Christine playing tiddlywinks at Maria Assumpta. We settled in Surbiton and have never moved!

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1744
Felix (newspaper)
associated with · 
Imperial College London
location · 
London, London, England, UK
tw-pub-ID · 
445

Toggle showing 63 tiddlywinks references for Felix.
published in · 
Felix
date · 
15 February 1957
title · 
The Silwood Zoo
subtitle · 
'Here We Have the Camel'
citation · 
whole 102 • page 1 • column 3
content

Another incident occurred a week later, when these far-flung members of I.e., the Silwood residents, having tired of pranks with Royal Holloway College, challenged Bedford College to a Tiddleywinks Match. An outstanding victory was recorded.

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published in · 
Felix
date · 
8 December 1961
title · 
Guilds in Great Form
subtitle · 
Spanner-Bearers Sentenced
citation · 
whole 169 • page 1 • column 1
content

The President announced that Sunday, January 21st, 1962 was to be a Sport Day against R C S with 5 rugger, 4 Soccer, 2 Hoc- key, 2 Darts, 2, Dominoes, 2 Bridge, 2 Chess and 1 Tiddlywinks teams from each college. Kick off /bully off/ middle-for-diddle /first drop/ opening bid /first move/ first squidge was to be at 2.15 p.m. The contests were to be kept to departments as much as possible.

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published in · 
Felix
date · 
5 October 1966
title · 
ULU Fresher's Three days of festivities Not to be missed
citation · 
whole 234 • page 6 • column 2
content

ULU Freshers' days, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. October 10th, 11th,12th.

For a plan of the building see your ULU Handbook: Societies' stalls are distributed as follows:—

First floor—room 1B

21. Winks Society

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1865
published in · 
Felix
date · 
6 November 1969
title · 
C&G Spree
citation · 
whole 283 • page 10 • column 2
content

The second Guilds union meeting of the term held on Tuesday of last week was rather poorly attended, there being a noticeable lack of second and third year Guildsmen. The result of this was the passing of a motion declaring that if the publicity officer did not succeed in producing an attendance of two hundred or more for the next meeting he would be removed to the Round Pond and washed clean of his sins.

The meeting open, the secretary gabbled through the minutes of the previous meeting after removing the pencil from between his teeth, though judging from what one could hear this was unnecessary.

Concerning Morphy Day the president announced that an official invitation would be sent to R.C.S.U. challenging them to a tug of war on the towpath at Putney. Should this invitation not be accepted a coffin containing the remains of R.C.S.U. will be ceremoniously consigned to the river bottom.

The meeting was informed of the results of the previous Saturday's collection in the form of a tiddleywinks race down Oxford Street for this year's charity. The seventy or so Guildsmen who turned up raised some £81.

Phil Smythe then proposed a motion that a protectives machine should be installed in Mech. Eng. Dennis Taylor spoke against this appealing to all men, women and Children of Guilds to solve the problem by other means. Despite the suggestion that the machine should be installed in the coffee room and disguised as a coffee machine the motion was defeated by 36 votes to 31, a large number of people abstaining.

There being no other business the meeting was closed with the usual rendering of Boomalaka and with the unusual sight of D. Taylor actually succeeding in lifting Bolt.

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1863
published in · 
Felix
date · 
6 November 1969
title · 
Winks Pots On
by · 
G. P.
citation · 
whole 283 • page 9 • column 4
content

IC Winks gained its second victory last Wednesday, despite attempts by the opposition to outwit us with such daring tactics as playing on their floor with the dreaded Japanese Wink (care of Woolworths). The result was an overwhelming success by 90½ points to 21½ This result was due mainly to good potting, especially by B. Pywell, who excelled himself on their floor.

Our first success was on the previous Monday, when Lower Mooney in the Union resounded to the cries of the frustrated ULU Fresh woman's team as the three pairs from IC got to work on the mats. Having removed the op[p]osition, IC went on to win 44½ to 18½.

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1866
published in · 
Felix
date · 
20 November 1969
title · 
Did You Know?
by · 
L. Smith
citation · 
whole 284 • page 1 • column 5
content

This years' Carnival is for the Society for Mentally Handicapped Children and Carnival has already collected some money ! ? Guilds is doing phenomenally well, having collected more than £270, including £150 from the Lord Mayor's Show and most of the rest at the Guilds - Mines terrifying tiddly-winks tournament. R.C.S. also did well out of the crazy conkering i the King's Road. R.C.S. netted more than £100 from a pedestrian speed trap there to total £210. Mines has also collected about £53 !

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published in · 
Felix
date · 
4 December 1969
title · 
Guildsmania
by · 
Dennis Taylor
citation · 
whole 285 • page 2 • column 2
content

The scene was set for a record-breaking year by a tiddlywinks marathon with M… down and across Oxford Street. About 60 people turned out on a wet Saturday morning to do battle and £75 was collected, which amazed everyone who took part and even M… (whose presence was debatable).

Lord Mayor's Show

Since the beginning of term, a lot of effort was put into the Guilds float, and its mere presence in the show was enough to promote a mammoth £150, with an estimated £20 from the Metropolitan police.This was an even more amazing result than the Winks, since street collecting during the show was "strictly forbidden".

Four black and white photographs of various events.
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published in · 
Felix
date · 
5 November 1970
column title · 
What's On
citation · 
whole 294 • page 4 • column 1
content

Saturday, 7 November

TIDDLEYWINKS down Oxford Street. Assemble between 10.00 and 10.30 at Marble Arch. Come and collect for Carnival.

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1864
published in · 
Felix
date · 
19 November 1970
title · 
WINKS…
citation · 
whole 295 • page 2 • column 1
content
Black and white photograph of several people kneeling and leaning down to shot winks on the pavement.

A good and entertaining 'race' from Marble Arch to Piccadilly Circus began with an exhibitionistic crew from Mines taking up the middle of Oxford Street, with Guilds and RCS on either flank.

After many entertaining and necessary detours from the assigned route, especially a short-cut across Oxford Circus (diagonailly), the winkers arrived in Piccadilly Circus (minus a few fingers) and assembled outside the Cockney Pride for lunch. They were not accompanied by D. Taylor Esq., who insisted on going to West End Central Police Station for his (see photograph). It later cost him five shillings.

Longest Wink—took place in Woolworths up an escalator.

Fastest Wink—somebody from Civil I.

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published in · 
Felix
date · 
25 February 1971
title · 
Julie Ege Opens Fete
citation · 
whole 299 • page 1 • column 2
content

Carnival Week began at midnight on Friday, 12th Feb. at the Lyceum, and ended on Saturday with the incredible fete opened by the equally impressive Miss Julie Ege.

Saturday morning saw tiddleywinks No 2 which turned out 60 enthusiastic winkers and a gorilla, all of whom proceeded along the new underground section of the course from Marble Arch to Bond Street, finishing with carol-singing in Piccadilly Circus and an attempted break-in to Emperor Rosko's live Radio 1 show in Lower Regent Street.

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published in · 
Felix
date · 
10 October 1972
title · 
Tiddly Winks Race Drama
subtitle · 
Winks commit suicide on recycled bubblegum
citation · 
whole 313 • page 1 • column 1
content

Saturday morning saw the start of the annual tiddlywinks race in aid of SUK rag. The race started the season of foolish events that are planned to follow. To those not used to ragging, a tiddlywinks race may seem to be rather tame. Well, maybe so under normal circumstances. But SUK are a little more bloody-minded than your average tiddlywinker. So they hold their race down Oxford Street at 10 a.m. on a Saturday morning.

Black and white photograph of a person (wearing a light-colored cap) crouching to shoot a wink on a sidewalk.
Black and white photograph of a group of people.

The FELIX reporter, not having the luck to live in Hall did not get fortuitously awakened by loudhailers outside his window at 9.45 a.m. Yet he did succeed in arriving at Marble Arch by the appointed hour of 10. The story continues…

"The first apprehensions of being the only winker on show were soon dissolved by the sight of at least one hundred other idiots (freshers being well represented and all were in a rather gay mood. Passersby at this stage seemed to be quite unsuspecting of the implications of such a body of students, but when the signal came from leader to cross Oxford Street there were many a gasp as determined winkers strode forward on their unprotected knees.

COCKROACHES

Few cockroaches were encountered but winks often came to a sticky end as they rolled away down drains and miscellaneous gratings, or even stickier ends on patches of used bubble-gum. Casualty rates were high; one reporter from a scene of some of the most catastrophic winking declared that as many as three winks had gone west, and none had been recovered.

DETERMINED

Others pressed on determinedly, and I witnessed the fall of Selfridges' and the horrors of escalator winkfare. The CIA have denied any responsibility.

MICK McMANUS

The police were considered marvellous: they turned up in considerable numbers, and lent the occasion a distinct air of authority. However, serious resistance was met from a Traffic Warden resembling Mick McManus's big sister (no offence meant) and who fiercely brandished her mouthpiece, exhorting the masses to wink only on the pavements.

BODIES

By this time, I got separated from the main body, or rather bodies, and only some of the disabled lurked in doorways, collection tins still rotting in their bloodied hands. Later reports put the money collected at approximately £345, although confirmation is awaited. No reports of fatalities as a result of the event have been received.

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14 November 1972
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Rag Week 18-26 Nov
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Welcome to Rag Week!
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Yes folks, you read aright, your eyes did not deceive you, Rag Week is here again. Starting on 18th November ten days of fun, entertainment and excitement. Minimum charges, maximum pleasure.

The aim of Rag this year is to raise money for the following four charities:

  • ACTION FOR THE CRIPPLED CHILD
  • IMPERIAL CANCER RESEARCH FUND
  • COUNTDOWN CAMPAIGN
  • KASTUR

Various stunts have already taken place on alternate Saturdays of this term, as all you avid followers (if not supporters) of Rag will know.

On 7th October 150 members of the tliree constituent colleges of IC assembled at Marble Arch ready with tiddlywinks and collecting tins. Objective—tiddlywink down Oxford Street and Regent Street as far as Eros, and at the same time to collect as much money as possible. On this occasion £350 was collected for Action for the Crippled Child and Imperial Cancer Research.

On 21st October another crowd of eager stuntsmen, or rather 'chars' equipped with pans, brooms and loo brushes effected a mass clean and brush up of Oxford Street, Knightsbridge and Kensington High Street. In doing so they realised £260.

Two weeks later a competition was organised in which the various departments took part, each dept. organising a stunt—the winner being the one raising the most money. Amongst the crazy schemes dreamed up and performed were rolling barrels down Oxford Street, a pedestrian speed trap (unwary passers-by were fined if they were not walking at exactly 11 miles per hour) and an escaped 'madman' from a lunatic asylum. From all these a total of approximately £500 was raised for charity. The winner was Mining and MinTech 1 with their free rides round Trafalgar Square in Clem, who collected £140.

Later in the afternoon, a few aspiring 'Guy Fawkes' went along to Westminster and attempted to "blow up" the Houses of Parliament. Their efforts did not (unsurprisingly) go down well with our beloved upholders of peace and law.

So far, IC has raised about £1300… can we make it up to £3000 by Christmas?

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3 October 1974
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RAG
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TIDDLYWINKS RACE ALONG OXFORD ST. SATURDAY 5th OCTOBER 1974. MEET AT MARBLE ARCH AT10a.m.OR SEE YOUR V.P. FOR FURTHER DETAILS

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11 October 1974
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Black and white photograph of a young woman (light-colored hair) posing for camera.
ISABELLA is obviously a Miner, a Geology fresher in fact. She is from the 'outback', (Ealing actually). She is seen here at Piccadilly Circus where the tiddly-winks race ran out, but was only there as a spectator. Well, she probably did not want to get her hands dirty.
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11 October 1974
title · 
Tiddlywinks Race '74
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Paul Ekpenyong; Ramon Newmann (photographs)
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Black and white photograph of two people with long hair kneeling on the pavement, shooting winks, with four people in the background.
Where's my wink?
Black and white photograph of a person with a clown face and a large flower on his chest, with both arms outstretched, next to benches.
A Clown (Is that Dru?).
Black and white photograph of a long-haired women (wearing a Royal College sweatshirt) taking a donation from a man (wearing glasses and sporting an Afro hairstyle).
Received with a Smile.
Black and white photograph of the bottles used to collect donations, marked "Leukemia Research Fund", "Guide Dogs for the Blind Association", and "British Polio Fellowship".
The Collectors.

THE ANNUAL Tiddlywinks marathon from Marble Arch to Piccadilly Circus via Regent Street, took place last Saturday. The whole show went off quite smoothly. It was a special feature for the public who found it hilarious to see over one hundred IC students grovelling on the pavement, in some cases actually on the road, with tiddly-winks.

Mines out to avenge their defeat last year by C&G went off well before anyone else and consequently finished in first, second and fourth positions. The third position is still open. Mines collected a total of £183.71½ using 30 cans. Their highest individual total was made by Tanya Frost who collected £22.44 and this included a £20 note donated by an Arab [sic original="shiek" correct="sheik"].

C&G collected £248.67½ from 54 cans and their biggest individual total of £15.88½ was collected by Janice Ford. RCS collected the grand sum of £287.99½. Unfortunately during the count, their cans were mixed up (they had 99 of them) and so have no biggest individual total. The reason they collected more than anyone else was that they gave cans and winks to all their participants.

The proceeds from the race are in aid of the Leukemia Research Fund, the British Polio Fellowship and Guide Dogs for the Blind. The amount collected, £700.38½ is £70 up on last year's figure. Congratulations to the Rag Committee for a great race.

Black and white photograph of a man with a scarf around his forehead pushing a small shopping cart with another man to the right.
Dave Barnes, Guilds V.P.
Black and white photograph of a man (wearing a hat) kneeling on the pavement and shooting a wink.
RCSU President winking on Regent St.
Black and white photograph of an old car with people in the cargo section at rear.
Clementine II
Black and white photograph of the Cockney Pride Tavern.
The 'Pride' where all retired after the race.
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Ramon Newmann
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You have all probably seen this young lady around and people in RCS should know her quite well. Her name is Louise John and she is in Physics I. She hails from the Welsh town of Flanelli and was unlucky to come only second in the Queen of Jez competition (who were the piss-artists that did the judging?). Louise has taken an active interest in rag and other events (she took part in the tiddly-winks race) and is a keen squash player. With such vivacity and good looks she should go far and do well.

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8 November 1974
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Hellooo!
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Ramon Newmann
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Somewhere between Oxford Street and Piccadilly Circus on the day of the Great Tiddly-Winks Race, Dave Barnes (C&G V.P.) lost his megaphone. Mines (the responsible party) were subsequently offered 2 of their Shields and 1 of their helmets in exchange by C&G. The exchange date was then set for November 5th, under the auspices of the Queen Tower. C&G arrived on time and assumed a position of superiority at the top of the steps, with their demolition squad making preparations consistent with November 5th. When Mines turned up, C&G proceeded to blow up the Queens Tower (with a loud theatrical bang in a dustbin). After shouts and hisses, the exchange actually took place, followed by the respective CCU songs/chants. Surprisingly enough, the whole event finished peacefully, with C&G shouting 'Boring'.

Black and white photograph of a man smiling with two hands outreached, one with a microphone and the other with a hat, and wearing a scarf loosely around his neck. Dave Barnes joivially manipulating his megaphone.
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10 October 1975
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President caught winking!
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Last Saturday morning, Mr Peter Teague, (of no fixed address), President of IC Union was caught single-handedly WINKING in Oxford Street, W1. When approached, Mr Teague (who carried on winking) was heard to say, 'I've always done it, and I think that more people at IC should participate'. When asked why he was doing it, he said, 'For those blind people, less fortunate than myself, who through no fault of their own cannot wink any longer'.

Mr Teague was taken to Bow Street police station where he was charged with winking on the Queen's highway under section 41. In a written statement, he asked for 221 other offences to be taken into consideration. These included one of organising a vendetta against one grease merchant and wholesale distributor of cockcroaches who wished to remain anonymous, but whose family motto is "Overcharge and undercook".

Later, Mr Keith Ahlers, the President of City and Guilds Union, and himself a born winker, joined Mr Teague and together they proceeded to wink down Regent Street, causing much havoc and a mess on the pavement.

For full details and sensational photos see centre pages

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10 October 1975
title · 
Tiddlywinks Race '75
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Ulysses Ma; Phil Dean and Nigel Williams
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Black and white photograph of a man with a beard (looking at the camera) crouching with his hand shooting a wink on the pavement.
Pete starting the race
Black and white photograph of a man leaning forward with two hands on the street pavement, shooting a wink. An automobile is behind him. To the right rear is another man crounching in the street.
A Winker
Black and white photograph of a man (wearing a light-colored helmet) taking donations into his cup from a motorist in his car.
Extortion

Last Saturday morning. In bright sunshine, amid cheers and shouting, IC's invasion of Oxford Street, better known as the Tlddy-Wlnks race, began. The Miners, including the IF contingent, arrived late (It was their bar-night the previous evening) to taunts of' you're late' from the already present RCS and Guilds.

The race was started by the president of IC Union, Peter Teague, who was promptly followed by the hordes of IC. Meanwhile, intrepid mechanics were attempting (rather successfully) to bring Bo and Jez alive for the event. During these Initial stages, many taxi and bus drivers worked hard to contain their desire to run down those "—bloody students who are getting madder every year".

There were not many out of the ordinary happenings en route although one young lady received the boot (literally) from an indignant citizen. John Cavanagh nearly had the wrath of the law brought down on him when he winked across a police car at Piccadilly Circus.

It was a very fast race, the winner arriving at Piccadilly Circus at 10.45am . Most people were in the 'Cockney Pride' by 11.30am.

The collection was well down on last year's. RCS collected a total of about £140, Guilds £204 and Mines £220. The Mines figure Includes £60 collected by IF. All monies collected will be distributed between the various charities that RAG is in aid of this year.

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Black and white photograph of a young man (with dark, large bouffant hair or hat) crouching to shoot a wink on a sidewalk. A long-haired young woman behind and to the left is kicking the young man.
One up the arse for FELIX.
Black and white photograph of a young woman (with light-colored hair, and wearing a white Royal College of Science long-sleeved shirt) leaning against a car named "Jez".
Queen of Jez
Black and white photograph of a young woman (light-colored hair, wearing dark long-sleeved shirt with Institut[...] letters and a rooster.
Margaret Slimming, IF President
Black and white photograph of two young men (with long hair). The man at left is holding a sack and is wearing buttons. The man at right is holding out a wink with each hand.
The winner with Chalky
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12 October 1979
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Royal School of Mines
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On Friday night, if anyone can remember it, the pub crawl 'occurred'; some marshals being in a worse state than the competitors. The fun now is to find out where exactly those pubs arel If you still have your scoresheet, please hand it in to the Union Office.

This event inevitably took its toll on the tiddlywinks next morning, but there was a good attendance; many thanks to all those who turned up to tiddle their winks.

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12 October 1979
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Royal College of Science Union
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The Royal College of Science Union Rag Committee wish to thank everyone who helped collect £733.57 on the tiddlywinking rag stunt on Saturday. The topthree Rag collectors were: Zosia Zbrezniak with £53.40[;] James Powell (Maths 1) £30.68[;] Jane Lavers and Helen Emms, (both of Life Sciences 1) with £30.40.

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12 October 1979
title · 
In the midst of the current crisis at Imperial College, Justin Newland relates what it's like to be a Fresher at I.C.
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Justin Newland
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Now Richard, who rather fancied himself as a future Whitehall mandarin, thought that an appropriate beginning to such a noble vocation would be to join the Organising Committee of the Oxford Street Tiddlywinks contest, which is traditionally held on the first Saturday after term begins. For better or worse, he was allocated the task of seeing that no one cheated by surreptitiously placing their tiddlys in their pockets, and walking, rather than "winking" the course.

On the day, he was posted about half way along Oxford Street, equipped with his two anti-cheating devices,,,,two lumps of flesh, blood, tissue and nerves, four fingers and a thumb. Of course, he had thought that all his job would consist of would be first to indentify the lawbreaking winkers, challenge them, then demand that they turn out their pockets. This ad hoc procedure worked well for a while, until it finally dawned on him that there were members of BOTH sexes participating in the event.

Black and white photograph of dozens of people walking along a path.

At any rate, after sometime, his Kojak intuition suddenly told him that a buxom wench who happened to be passing him at the time was acting in a grossly suspicious manner. With the unabashed enthusiasm of a spider about to catch a fly trapped in its web, Richard laid both hands on his victim. It was at this point that he realised that his methods of search would have to be radically altered if he was to perform his task properly. With a suspicious glint in his eye, he looked at Anne, then again at what she was wearing a navy blue IC tee shirt over an elegant light blue frock.

'Where could she hide a tiddly or two?' he wondered to himself. First he took the obvious approach: he body-searched her. With cavalier gusto, he felt all over her shapely body, from shoulder to waist and so on.

Black and white photograph of a man (with dark hair and a dark suit) lunging down to shoot a wink, with several others behind him.
Black and white illustration of a male figure stating: "It's… Monty Pythagoras' Flying Theorem.

Anne was quite bewildered by all this, although whatever it was, she said to herself, it was far more pleasant than tiddlywinking. All the same, when he'd completed this task, which was obviously so distasteful to him, Richard was chagrined to find no incriminating evidence whatsoever. He now went through a prolonged mental debate. Should he make a more thorough search, or perhaps suffer the humiliation of being outwitted by this foxy lady. All the while, a mischeviousvoice inside him kept insisting that this regal specimen of womanhood, who stood before him had tiddlys concealed somewhere upon her person.

Black and white photograph of two people walking along a sidewalk, both holding a very, very large squidger (perhaps three feet wide).

Without further ado, in the middle of Oxford Street, on a lovely autumn day, Richard Bignall put his hands up a girl's dress and promptly got himself arrested for attempted rape. In reply to Richard's protest that he was 'just looking for tiddlywinks', the arresting officer was heard to comment that in thirty years of dealing with sexual offenders, he'd never heard it put like that before. But that's another story.

A montage of four black and white photographs. The top two photographs appear to show students (wearing hats) shooting winks in the street. The bottom two photographs appear to show a large number of people.

At the end of the afternoon, the gallant competitors assembled at Piccadilly Circus to pay their yearly homage to none other than that rascal Eros, the son of Aphrodite, the Queen of Lust. It was doubtless one of his arrows which pricked poor Richard's heart, smiting it with blinding passion. Nevertheless, perhaps it is significant that it Is at the statue of Eros, who is both the divine symbol of childhood and the personification of the most playful amorous desire, that a thousand or so IC students congregate each year.

Anne joined in the Ring-o-Round-a-Rosie in a state of complete ecstacy: she'd never realised that a tiddlywinks competition, in which, incidentally, she was not even participating, could be such a lascivious and erotic activity. It was only after she'd downed a few lager and limes in the "Cockney Pride" that she began to feel the earth beneath her dainty feet.

The last we heard of Richard was that when the judge asked him if he had anything to say before he was sentenced, he replied, "Beam me up, Scottie!"

Also there is no more time to see whether Captain James T. will come to Richard's rescue, for here my story ends. As Master of Ceremonies of this tale, it just remains to me to bid you a fond farewell. But if you'll bear with me a while longer, I've penned a few concluding remarks for your edification.

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[acronym short="C&G" long="City and Guilds"] Union
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Saturday saw the first Rag collection of the year with Guilds collecting £747.50 bringing our Rag total to over £800, not bad for the first week (better than RCS). The tiddlywinking took place as usual with some people winking all the way up the steps of Eros. Despite a slight difference of opinion with the boys in blue, all of Guilds made it to the Cockney Pride, even though a large number of winks were lost down drains, up trouser legs or just into thin air.

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Tiddlywinks Quorate!
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Black and white photograph of a large number of people in Piccadilly Circus in London.

Ring-a-Ring-a-Roses at Eros

Steve Groves [photographer]

HARDENED veterans and freshmen for whom the term tiddlywinks was merely a childish game, turned up for the first Rag stunt of the session. This traditionally is a mass wink down Oxford Street with Mines taking the middle of the road; Guilds to their left and RCS to their right.

So with their forces marshalled and ready the signal was given and the tiddles were winked. Styles varied, beer gut hindering more mature students. However, even the freshers soon gained the technique of simultaneously thrusting and rattling the Rag can.

Many techniques were used to attempt to avoid contributing but there was little escape even for the most ardent avoider. One rather lavishly embellished, but shop soiled femme fatal&eaigu; was heard saying that she was also looking for a few pennies herself. Undaunted, another willing helper approached, to whom she commented that she too was a pro. The spirit of the affair was echoed by a lady who fulfilled Wilde's comment that: "the tragedy of Old Age is that not one is Old, but that one is young". At the age of 60, she winked for a while in classic style, till whisked, with com- passionless efficiency, by her daughter to more 'fitting' pursuits.

The last thing anyone considered was legality until confronted by officers of Her Majesty's Metropolitan Constabulary.

Luckily, they either didn't find out, or mind, the fact that the event had not been licensed. Normally, rules are bent by using house to house collection licenses as very few street collections are allowed each year. However, apart from a few left over from last year in Mines possession, most collectors could not even produce this license if challenged due to an oversight by Rag Chairman, Ian Hodgson.

Despite this, the motley soon wound their way to Eros at which, to the surprise of the uninitiated onlooker, a 'Ring-a-Ring-a Roses' was performed at 12:10pm. Mines formed the innermost circle with Guilds on the outside, both moving anti-clockwise RCS in the middle performed a clockwise motion. Also surprised were those winkers told to be there at 1:00pm. The final act of the event was a well-earned adjournment to the Cockney Pride.

The laurels go to RCS who collected £930; top collector being Andy North of Physics 1 with £42. Guilds amassed £458, top collectors being, Martin Bellamy with Anthony Davis of CCD with £30.51. Mines collected £290.

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Old Preversions
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John Passmore
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Papers

Tiddlywinks was absolutely excellent. Well done all who went, I hope you keep it up.

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R. C. S.
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The real blockbuster of the week took place on Saturday. About 170 intrepid [acronym short="RCS" long= "Royal College of Science"] persons turned out to tiddle and wink down Oxford Street. Despite being outnumbered by Guilds, RCS pissed all over them by collecting around £940 with a few cans still outstanding. Top collector of the day was Andy North of Physics 1 with £42. However, congratulations to everyone who came along, you're all stars as far as I'm concerned.

The next Rag stunt will be this Saturday and is a circus outside Harrods. Clowns and other performers should meet in the RSCU Office at 10:00am.

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[acronym short="R. S. M." long="Royal School of Mines"]
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Tiddlywinks was a heap of fun, especially down the centre of Oxford St. In the end we collected £290 which means we collected more money per head than the other C C U s . Finally on Saturday night we held our annual pub-crawl, which although poorly attended, showed that the drinking spirit in Mines remains one of excess.

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4 October 1982
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Winking 'Illegal'
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Will Police Turn A Blind Eye?
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Imperial College's tradition of opening the year's Rag by playing tiddlywinks will go ahead on Saturday despite official opposition.

Last year, tiddlywinks raised over £1,200 in Oxford Street for the National Deaf Children's Society. This success, however, left only pennies for the less boisterous collections of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, who promptly queried the validity of IC's street collectors' licence. This year, determined not to be out-done, they have made a move against independant licences being granted on their flag day. Instead, they are extending their own licence for I C students to collect for them "provided they do not behave indecorously."!

Undaunted

Unfortunately, the Metropolitan Police, who had previously turned a blind eye to the winking of unlicensed tiddleys, feel that they must now step in because MS had officially complained that tiddlywinking was not covered by the street licence. According to regulations, collectors must stand perfectly still and at least twenty-five metres apart, and the police have informed the Union that they will be on the lookout for people infringing their rules in Oxford Street.

Not to be daunted, Union officials have decided to circumnavigate these technicalities by re-routing the students to the King's Road. Can holders and tiddlywinkers will mass together to a clicking of counters and a rattling of cans hoping to collect as much as possible before their legality is brought into question—if, indeed, it is.

Following tradition, RCS students will go down the left-hand side, C & G down the right, and Mines down the middle of the road. One participant last year spoke of tiddlywinking through a taxi, "but having a bit of trouble with the ridges in the rubber carpet." Another student hopes this year to master hopping his chip back up the steps of the tube station. Prospective tiddlywinkers are asked to appear in great numbers at their CCU offices at 9:30 on Saturday to collect counters and collecting boxes.

Quibbles

Union President Steve Goulder and Rag Chairman John Ferguson have stated that they will accept full responsibility for any legal quibbles. At the very worst, the fine could be £25, which will if necessary be paid from Union funds; but provided enough people turn up, they believe that the police will not intervene.

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Winking Off
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The Rag Tiddlywinks stunt has been postponed until next Saturday because of possible police intervention over licensing laws.

Traditionally, IC students have always tiddlywinked along Oxford Street on the first Saturday of term; this has always been considered the Freshers' Rag Stunt. But after last year's controversy over street collecting licenses, Scotland Yard informed the Union that if they went ahead on Saturday they would be prosecuted, despite the Multiple Scelerosis Society withdrawing their complaint after the Rag Committee had offered to collect for MS funds.

Several attempts to find a way around the law were made, but all of them failed. The most original of these was that tiddlywinking down Oxford Street had been done since 1968, and was therefore a folk tradition and exempt from the regulations. The Metropolitan Police wrote back enclosing a copy of the Miscellaneous Provisions Act of 1916 (section 5, regulation 3(1), schedule 2) which imposes a minimum precedent of thirty years on folk traditions.

At a meeting of the Union Executive last week, it was decided to proceed in defiance of the police, but along Kings Road to avoid the waiting constabulary in Oxford Street. King's Road is London's second busiest shopping street and, a collection in excess of £1,000 for charity was expected. But at a further meeting on Wednesday, it was revealed that Mencap (the society for the mentally handicapped) had licences which would allow the Union to collect for them on the following Saturday, and so the committee agreed that under the circumstances it would be wiser to postpone the event until Saturday week.

As an alternative Rag stunt for tomorrow, the R C S U will be selling Rag Mags at the University of Kent in Canterbury, leaving Beit Arch at 9:30am.

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Felix
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22 October 1982
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Letters to the Editor
title · 
Mines & Ents
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Byll Waterson ( ICU Ents Officer)
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events. I can't blame my old mate John Eagleson, I suppose, but as Mines VP he ought to have known where to go tiddlywinking this weekend without relying on me to tell him.

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22 October 1982
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A Grand Wink
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The long-awaited Tiddlywinks Rag Stunt on Saturday was a great success, raising £980 for charity. None of the expected problems from police or Chelsea College arose.

Black and white photograph of a man standing next to and with his right arm draped over the back of the Venus statue in the middle of Sloane Square in London.

Nearly a hundred and fifty students from the three Constituent College Unions started from The Vale and tiddlywinked up King's Road to Sloane Square. This represented a break from tradition, as until this year tiddlywinking has always taken place along Oxford Street, but after warnings from police and some trouble over collecting licences the event was twice put off and a new venue found.

In keeping with tradition, however, the contingent from the Royal School of Mines winked their tiddles single-mindedly down the middle of the road, while the more cautious members of C & G and RCS used the pavements. The route took them past Chelsea College, which was expected to be regarded by their students as an infringement on their territory; but there was no visible reaction from within. Furthermore, police presence was limited to a discreet inspector, two sergeants and three constables who raised no legal objections until Sloane Square was reached. At this point the students were asked not to propel their counters across the pedestrian crossings, as they had already caused a certain amount of traffic congestion.

The event drew to a close with ring-o-roses around Sloane Square. The students then descended en masse on the Royal Court tavern, where some customers complained of being harassed by over-eager collectors. Rag Chairman John Ferguson has written an apology to the landlord on behalf of the Union.

Because the money was delivered direct to MENCAP on the same day, individual totals for the three CCUs are not available.

Black and white photograph of two male students holding their cups, with a police constable standing between them.
Guilds, RCS and HM constabulary were all represented on Saturday.
Black and white photograph of a student crouching to shoot a wink on the pavement.
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3 October 1983
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Winking Legal
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The Tiddlywinks Rag Stunt will be held again at its traditional venue in Oxford Street this year. The stunt, usually held on the second Saturday of term, was transferred to the Kings Road last year after complaints from the Police.

The collection will be made on 15 October for [acronym short="MENCAP" long="The Royal Society for Mentally Handicapped Children and Adults"] using their cans and licences. These can be collected between 9:00am and 9:30am from CCU offices and from here will move off to Marble Arch. The finish will be held at Eros at 12:30 where ICU sabbaticals will lead 'Ring-a-Roses' around Eros. Gaynor Lewis will call a 'Hey Vivo' before everyone adjourns to the Cockney Pride for a well-earned drink.

(Gaynor tells me that she will buy a pint for anyone who comes up to her in the Cockney Pride after the Rag stunt—Ed.)

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3 October 1983
title · 
Hon Secs Report
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Tiddly-winks - Yes its back in Oxford Street and this time its all legal. Mencap are kindly letting us use their licence and providing us with collecting cans. Tiddly-winking will take place on the Second Saturday of term (15 October) - further details will be published in Felix.

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1832
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Felix
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7 October 1983
column title · 
UGM Sketch
title · 
Imperial Solution to an Imperial Problem
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whole 652 • page 4 • column 4
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We even had the honour of Passmore interpreting for the even more Irish Sean Davis who pronounced Eros—E-row-us and might as well have been talking about Keady High St when mentioning tiddlywinks down Oxford St (next Saturday).

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1834
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7 October 1983
title · 
Inter-Hall Rag Mag Selling
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whole 652 • page 5 • column 3
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And don't forget Tiddleywinks Next Week (Saturday 15th October) the biggest rag stunt of the year, and yes its back in Oxford Street.

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21 October 1983
title · 
All-Time Rag Record
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Over 400 IC students collected a total of £2,555 on Saturday as they tiddh winked the length of Oxford Street in the second Rag stunt of the year. This represents the largest amount ever collected from this traditional event. The money is donated to the charity Mencap.

The combined forces of the CCUs took startled West End shoppers by storm with R C S starting from Marble Arch and Guilds from Tottenham Court Road. The miners took to the middle of the road so that absolutely no one got away.

The number one collector, a nattily dressed Guildsman, raised £49 and Regalia Shop salesman Carl Burgess who winked all the way, received a £16 donation from one generous character. FELIX Editor Pallab Ghosh was seen in the Cockney Pride more than an hour before the event ended, drinking large quantities of alcohol and massaging his sore feet. He still managed to collect £13, Gaynor Lewis raised £15, Sean Davis raised nothing and Christine Teller stayed in bed.

Irishman Sean Davis, not one of the sharpest people at IC at the best of times, got hopelessly drunk and lost the phone number of Mencap and was seen scurrying frantically all over Piccadilly Circus searching for a phone book.

After contacting Mencap Mr. Davis decided to hop onto a passing bus and tiddlywink on board just to say he had tiddlywinked the length of Oxford Street. He ended up in Islington.

The success of the event was due to the sterling efforts of Sean Davis, James Benbow (Rag Treasurer) and Dave Parry (RCS VP). After sorting out the Rag files they were able to persuade Mencap to allow ICU to use their street licences. Police congratulated President Gaynor Lewis on the organisation of the trouble- free event.

There is still a vacancy for Rag Chairman and the post seems unlikely to be filled before Rag Week. But the future looks bright for Rag. Larger stunts are planned including a departmental street collection during Rag Week. This has the potential of raising more than twice as much as Tiddlywinks if a similar number of people turn up.

Black and white photograph of a constable writing on a pad of paper with a long-haired person to his right.
Gaynor Lewis being arrested for winking on Oxford Street.
Black and white photograph of a male winker (wearing a hat) crounching down and shooting a wink with two hands.
and someone showing how it should be done.
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21 October 1983
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Guilds Winkers
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Twenty Imperial students, mostly from City & Guilds Union invaded Capital Radio last Friday to give a demonstration of winking.

After a short practice at South Ken tube they descended upon the unsuspecting Capital Radio studio.

Ed Braman, the producer/ presenter of the news, was amazed when informed that 400 people would be winking down Oxford Street.

Mike Stuart, President of City & Guilds Union, in characteristic style hogged all the publicity and succeeded only in making a total wally of himself, as usual, to the nation's capital and was given a demonstration by Charles Relle, the London Open Tiddlywink Champion.

Black and white photograph of a man (wearing a hat) holding a cup with other cups in front of him.
Baldy Mike Stuart hogging the publicity.
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21 October 1983
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R. C. S.
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Wonderful response to Tiddlywinks, thanks to the 157 people who turned up. We raised about £970 and our best collector was T Burgess of Chem 1 with £38.87½.

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1814
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21 October 1983
column title · 
Editorial
title · 
Tiddlywinking
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Congratulations are in order all round for the record £2,555 raised on Saturday by tiddlywinking down Oxford Street. I understand that Mencap are absolutely delighted and are allowing us to use their collecting licence next year. Well done to Sean Davis, Dave Parry and James Benbow for persuading the Police and Mencap to let us collect and to everyone who turned up on Saturday despite the miserable weather.

If Rag is to continue successfully this year, the vacancy of Rag Chairman needs to be filled. If anyone is interested in the post they should see Sean Davis in the Union Office[.]

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1815
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12 October 1984
title · 
—RAG—
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Tiddlywinking down Oxford Street

Raise money for Rag, and get pissed at the President's expense!

Meet at C C U Offices at 9am on Saturday morning.

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12 October 1984
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BULL!
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Don't forget Tiddleywinks tomorrow morning. Last year we raised £2,400 for MENCAP. Please turn up to enjoy yourselves and help MENCAP.

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12 October 1984
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TIDDLYWINKS down Oxford Street

Meet CCU offices 9.00am Saturday 13 October

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12 October 1984
title · 
Nudge, nudge Wink, wink
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RAG
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I bet you thought this would be an article about Zen and the art of Motorcycle maintainance but its really about sex.

Sex is very interesting and quite useful if you know how to do it. Firstly you get your tiddle and wink it down Oxford Street. The method is quite straight forward. You angle your tiddle backwards and press on the edge nearer to yourself, press forcefully and this has the effect of propelling your wink a rather large distance.

We will be meeting in the CCU offices (that is RSMU, C & GU, & RCSU) at 8.30am to 9.00am on Saturday morning. I hope to see lots of you there. You can pick up your licenses, cans and tiddlywinks there.

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29 September 1986
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Man Tai Tseung
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Imperial College Charity Rag will be staging the very popular annual event of Tiddleywinks down Oxford Street on Saturday October 4. It's an event not to be missed and there are major prizes for the 3 top collectors. Meet at your CCU office at 9.00am to collect your badges and cans, and look out for posters throughout the week.

Our second major collection will be happening on Saturday October 18th, when we will be playing human monopoly. This is basically a treasure hunt thoughout London with your travelcard paid for by us. Clues will need to be solved, and a prize of an Olympus camera will be presented to whoever wins. In the evening of Monopoly, there is also a disco/concert being staged with Tri-60 and our very own 'Blue Blue Ice' performing (previously known as Duo) at the Hammersmith Town Hall. Tickets are 50p to IC Students and there's a bar at the hall.

Watch out for Rag week coming soon too, starting on November 12th. I hope you have fun participating in these events, and the money raised goes to a worthy cause.

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29 September 1986
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Life in the Fast Lane!
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As if all that wasn't enough, there'll be events in your Department and Hall of Residence… and the hyperactive maniacs amongst you will be up at the crack of dawn on Saturday to tiddley-wink down Oxford Street in aid of rag charities—one of Imperial College's more endearing traditions.

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29 September 1986
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Freshers week
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After you have been up until the early hours of the morning at Freshers' Ball try and get up to go tiddlywinking. The Rag article (on the page opposite) tells you about this.

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29 September 1986
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Freshers Week
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Saturday

Tiddlywinking down Oxford Street… 9.00am

Meet CCU offices to pick up licences and tins. Street collection down Oxford Street to raise money for the National Society for Deaf Children. You must attend!!!

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3 October 1986
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Tiddlywinking down Oxford Street
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Black and white illustration of a wink having hit another wink and propelling it forward

Meet outside CCU Offices at 9am. Saturday 4th October

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3 October 1986
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Saturday

Tiddlywinking down Oxford Street…9.00am

Meet CCU offices to pick up licences and tins. Street collection down Oxford Street to raise money for the National Society for Deaf Children. You must attend!!!

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5 October 1992
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So You Want To Have Fun?
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This is the place where the fun begins. Here to relieve the tedium and drudgery of normal college life is [acronym short="RAG" long="Raising and Giving"]. What's that then I hear you cry. RAG is Fun. RAG is Crazy. RAG is Big. RAG is Free. RAG is about Tiddlywinking down Oxford Street, Live Monopoly, Beer Festivals, Bungee Jumping, Freebies and Excellent Prizes. RAG is about having a laugh and doing it for charity. Just to prove it take a look at the line up for the first term.

Tiddlywinks 10/10/92

Yep, that's this weekend! Join hundreds of crazy students (that means YOU) armed with RAG cans and tiddlywinks and set off down Oxford Street. Tiddling under feet, round lamp posts, across roads, over Taxis and amazing tourists into handing over loadsa money. Follow this up with Ring-a-ring-a-roses round Eros and round the day off with a mammoth attempt to drink a pub dry.

[...]

Pavement Climb

If you thought Tiddlywinks was crazy you are not going to believe this. Its quite simple and straight forward even a Civil Engineer can understand it. Attached precariously to your climbing partner with nothing more than a piece of rope/string/elastic you will attempt to climb a shear horizontal pavement.

RAG TERM TIMETABLE

Day: Saturday

Date: Oct 10th

Event: Tiddlywinks down Oxford Street

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16 October 1992
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Rag raises over £2,000
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Tiddlywinks
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[page=1 column=2]
Black and white photograph of a person in a panda costume taking a donation from a young boy.
Union President Chris Davidson, in panda costume, accompanied over 200 students on Rag Tiddlywinking last Saturday, writes Rachel Mountford. On the day. Rag raised over £2,000for Action Aid, one of the largest 'Third World' charities. The day made a good start to the Rag Year, which hopes to raise over £50,000.
[page=10 column=1]

The first RAG event of the year was a storming success with over 200 students taking part in the Tiddlywinks Down Oxford Street. Everyone had an ace time (despite bomb scares shutting down Oxford Circus) and we raised over £2,000. The day started outside Southside Halls of Residence with a deafening 'Wakey Wakey Southside' led by Rachel ' RAG Chair' Mountford. This was followed by Boomalakas and Kangelas from the [acronym short="CCU" long="Constituent College Union"]'s before everyone was ferried by minibus to opposite ends of Oxford Street. Armed only with RAG cans and tiddlywinks our intrepid tiddlywinkers tiddled their way down Oxford Street and Regent Street (the leaders making a small detour to avoid a bomb at Oxford Circus) to Eros in Piccadilly Circus. Shoppers and tourists alike were shocked into handing over loadsa dosh, happily making our treasurer's job a long and difficult one.

[...]

Also thanks to Dice & Games Ltd for donating the monster tiddles and A to Z Geographers Map Co Ltd for donating the 30 colour A to Z's for the top fresher collectors.

[page=11 column=1]

So you survived Tiddlywinks last Saturday, had a great time, met some people and drunk a pub dry or did you stay in bed all day and miss the whole thing? This Saturday you have another chance to be Mad, Silly and Part of it. The event is Live Monopoly. Real people, real streets and real prizes. Yes, this is not a bored game (sorry!) and we should raise loadsa money for MENCAP.

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23 June 1993
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Rag Reviews
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Rag 'Off Your Tree '93' got off to an excellent start this year with Tiddlywinks being the first event on Saturday 10th October. Over 200 students turned up to shock the tourists and shoppers into giving their money to Action Aid by tiddlywinking their way along Oxford and Regent Streets to Piccadilly Circus. Al l went well, despite the Oxford Circus bomb scare, and overall more than £2000 was raised. Afterwards some of the collectors retired to 'The Grove' pub to take part in the traditional 'Drink-a-Pub-Dry'. The very next week the streets of London were once again invaded by students,this time playing a real life version of Monopoly. Teams of 4 to 6 people had to visit the locations on the Monopoly board,answering clues and collecting treasure on the way. Altogether £4660 was collected in aid of Mencap and the top collectors won bottles of wine. The prizes were given out at the party organised by Mencap that evening.

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23 June 1993
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freshers
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10 October 200 raggies raise over £2,000 during tiddlywinking. £5,000 is raised the following week during the world famous Monopoly.

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15 October 1993
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Did you tiddlywink with Rag down Oxford Street last Saturday?
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15 October 1993
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Fungal Pour?
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Black and white photograph of around 60 people posing for a group photograph.

Imperial College Union Rag has begun its Fungal Spore '94 campaign with vigour.

On Saturday 9th October, Rag had its first big event, the annual 'Tiddlywinking Down Oxford Street'. A total £647.28 was raised, with Imperial College students on hands and knees flicking discs of plastic down the busy London street. The start was dampened slightly with rain threatening to ruin the fun. However, as the day progressed, the rain did subside. Jane Hoyle, Rag Chairman, said: "It was a bit tiring and a bit damp, but it was really good fun... it was a good day."

Rag's next major event is the annual 'Live Monopoly Around London' which will take place tomorrow. Everyone is welcome. Those interested should meet in Beit Quad at 10am. See page 21 for further details.

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15 October 1993
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Clubs and Societies Column
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Charles Leary, Deputy President (Clubs and Societies)
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RAG have been very busy since the start of term. They ran the cloakrooms throughout Freshers' Week and organised the tiddlywinking down Oxford Street last weekend. Tomorrow is live Monopoly, an event not to be missed by anyone. New students will get practical experience in finding their way around London, meet lots of people, collect cash for MENCAP and get an invite to the exclusive party afterwards. All this and it won't cost you a penny (unless you are too lazy to walk and have to buy a travelcard).

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15 October 1993
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From Old Kent Road To Mayfair
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This Saturday saw the first event of the Rag year. Yes you've got it—Tiddlywinks. Many people ignored the rain to turn up and take part. Everyone gathered at the CCU offices and then went over to Princes Gardens for Wakey Wakey Southside to wake the residents up. A few people did actually join us from there—they couldn't really ignore us. Also, for the first time, Linstead Hall got a wakey wakey call.

From there we were all ferried to Marble Arch for a photocall (after we woke up one of our minibus drivers—hello Dave Goddard!). The CCUs were all there in their regalia, as were Jez and Clem (the RCSU fire engine and the Mines flatbed truck). Unfortunately Bo, Guilds' vintage car couldn't make it because of a poorly back wheel. Hopefully she will be with us for Live Monopoly this Saturday.

As soon as everyone had arrived at Marble Arch, the tiddlywinking started with a vengeance. Enthusiastic collectors made their way along Oxford and Regent Street avoiding as many obstacles as possible. Lots of shoppers and tourists were so bemused by the sight of people tiddlywinking along the street that they reached in their pockets and donated some money to Action Aid. Some tiddlywinks (but no tiddlywinkers) got run over but eventually everyone arrived at Piccadilly Circus intact. Once here, we did the traditional ring-a-ring- a-roses around the Eros, much to the amazement of the tourists. Then Jane, our esteemed Rag Chair, lost some of her dignity by being dunked in the fountain, twice! After all this, all the collectors were ferried to The Queens Arm Tavern in Draycott Street to try to drink it dry.

The total amount of money collected was the grand sum of £647.28! Well done to everyone who took part. All in all it was a great start to the year and everyone involved enjoyed themselves. Special congratulations to the top fresher collectors: Emma Russel & Chris Lewis £36.56 (team) and David Barnes £21.93 (solo).

If you missed Tiddlywinks, don't worry, the fun isn't over yet. This Saturday there's Live Monopoly. Teams of four to six run around London visiting all the sites on the Monopoly board, solving clues and collecting treasure. Sign up at the Rag Office (2nd floor, east staircase, Union Building) from 10am. Afterwards, there's a free party organised by Mencap. There are prizes for the winning teams, including a skiing trip to Andorra. See you there!

Black and white photograph of a woman (with dark hair) just having been dunked in the Eros fountain in Piccadilly Circus.
Jane, Rag Chair, after being thrown into the fountain at Eros for the first time!
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published in · 
Felix
date · 
14 October 1994
title · 
RAGged Tiddlywinks
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The Annual RAG Tiddlywinks Down Oxford Street took place on Saturday, raising nearly £400 for ActionAid. The amount raised was £200 down on last, year's figure, RAG chair Ian Robertson said that those, attending "collected excellently...and had a great time." Having four minibuses full of participants (as well as using RCS and BSM mascots Jez and Clem) he said he would have preferred a better turnout, but was optimistic that RAG's next event.—Monopoly around London would be better attended. Anyone wishing to take part should attend the RAG meeting on Friday, immediately after the [acronym short="UGM" long="Union General Meeting"] (which starts at 12) or they should sign up at the event on Saturday at 10am, at the [acronym short="ICU" long="Imperial College Union"] building.

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Felix
date · 
21 October 1994
title · 
Raggie Thanks
by · 
Ian Robertson, Tim Atkinson
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content

Dear Felix, Rag would like to thank everyone who took part in Monopoly and Tiddlywinks. Special thanks to those on Jez and Clem, Ian, Dan, Dave, Richard and Steve for driving minibuses, and everybody who helped count money and Sam Scotcher for keeping Monopoly running smoothly.

We would also like to thank the A-Z map company and Waddington's Games for donating prizes.

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Felix
date · 
21 October 1994
title · 
Medics Give RCS Problems
by · 
Andy Sinharay
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content

The official presidential transport of the RCSU, Jez has already been present, at the Fresher's Fair, the RAG Tiddlywinks and was even used as the jail van in the RAG Monopoly last. Saturday.

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Felix
date · 
14 December 1994
title · 
Felix 1007
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content

It was announced that Imperial College was to acquire a new organ in the form of the National Heart and Lung institute. The merger, due to go ahead within a year, was seen as the first phase of the plan to make Imperial a medical 'super-school'. Great interest was taken in the revelation that Imperial was one of ten universities possibly planning to form a 'superleague'. On a lighter note, the Three Handled Pot belonging to the Royal College of Science Union was stolen in a suspected mascotry raid. As the two pint pewter pot is not a violate mascot it was requested that it be returned. The pot was later located in the Royal School of Mines Union office. Rag performed their annual tiddlywinking efforts along Oxford Street and raised nearly £400 for Action Aid.

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Felix
date · 
24 October 1997
title · 
That Thing RAG Do
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This year's RAG (Raising And Giving) collections have got off to a good start with the first two making over £1600.

The first took place on the first Saturday of term, and was part of the annual MENCAP megaraid, in which students from universities all over the country take part to raise money for the mentally handicapped children and adults. This year the megaraid also had a Rocky Horror Show theme, so many of those taking part donned suspender belts and bras in an effort to emulate the gender-bending characters in the cult musical.

Imperial supplied around thirty collectors, many of whom were in drag, but also included the constituent college motor clubs, who turned up to shake tins and to ferry the wet transvestites around town.

Traditionally, IC students play tiddlywinks along Oxford Street as part of the event, but the weather prevented this from happening, a any tiddles (or winks) would simply have stuck to the ground. Ignoring the fact that the tissue paper stuffed down a lot of the collectors chests would have fallen out while bendng over to play. The cold and rain also put pay to plans to throw the RAG chairwoman, Louise Choo into the fountain on Piccadilly circus. This did not stop the very cold trannies from collecting over £1100 during the day, though.

Last Saturday also saw a collection around London, this time with no running mascara or laddered tights, for UNICEF and UNA. This collection attracted a slightly smaller following, but still managed to raise about £500 forthe charities.

Forthcoming events include a collection for John Grooms around London and the Sponsored Nude Kamikaze Parachute Jump—in which students run in the nude from Harrods to Beit Quad (15th of November), a collection at the Wimbledon vs Manchester United match (22nd of November), sponsored firewalking on Queens lawn (19th of November). To get involved, turn up at the RAG meetings in dBs on Thursday lunchtimes at 1.10pm.

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date · 
15 November 2013
title · 
Sport
subtitle · 
Bucs
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What the BUCS say?

We have the BUCS fictures for the next week, so if you’d like to go to that Tiddlywinks game, you’ll know where to go…

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IC Reporter (newspaper)
Staff Newspaper of Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
associated with · 
Imperial College London
location · 
London, London, England, UK
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IC Reporter
date · 
October 1966
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IC Reporter
date · 
17 November 1998 to 30 November 1998
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Fourth win for world champion
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Silwood Park’s Andy Purvis has won the world singles tiddlywinks championship for the fourth year running, beating American Larry Kahn by 30 points to 19.

“This was our fourth meeting in the world championships,” said Mr Purvis, a university research fellow set to become a lecturer in the Department of Biology in 2000. He is also the current UK champion and has twice won the American national finals.

Mr Purvis, who says he was very pleased with his win on 19 November, is coach for the College’s tiddlywinks club. “Everyone else has only been playing for a year while I have been playing for 15 years now. We have got maybe the second biggest club in the country.”

Next week, his team plays Oxford University, a long-standing club in comparison to Imperial’s which is just over a year old.

Mr Purvis added: “Cambridge is the dominant force and we get crushed by them on a regular basis.”

US challenger Larry Kahn, who holds the record for winning the world singles the most times, says he has spent £20,000 on tiddlywinks, an amateur sport.

The 1998 world singles championship was the 49th contest. The IC tiddlywinks club meets every Monday at 17.00 in the summer room at Silwood Park.

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1 December 1998 to 14 December 1998
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Letters to the Editor
title · 
Tiddlywinks Delight
by · 
Steve Warren (Blackett Laboratory)
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Dear IC Reporter,

I was delighted to read in the IC Reporter that Imperial boasts the world tiddlywinks champion, and that Imperial are in training to play Oxford. It reminded me of my own fine career as a member of the 1978 Cambridge University tiddlywinks team. In those days Oxford were in demise. Well actually they didn’t even have a team. So for the Blues match we drove over to Oxford, rounded up eight people who were prepared to learn, taught them in the morning, and thrashed them 8-0 in the afternoon. This gave us great satisfaction and we were consequently awarded our colours - quarter Blues - for this resounding success.

Yours sincerely,
Steve Warren
Blackett Laboratory

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IC Reporter
date · 
26 June 2001
title · 
Goon, but not forgotten...
by · 
Tanya Reed
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volume 107
content

WHEN Ian Thompson was 12 years old, he fell off his chair laughing at an old tape of the Goon Show that his grandfather gave him.

Fourteen years on, the research assistant in the department of materials spends his spare time as editor of the Goon Show Preservation Society magazine.

Color photograph of Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson with a 1958 photograph of the Goons playing tiddlywinks at Cambridge University, and a poster celebrating Spike Milligan's knighthood"I joined the Society four years ago and was made editor in February, probably because of all my computer equipment at home," he explains.

"I’m able to scan pictures and write word documents; before, the magazine was all typewriters and glue sticks. I’ve brought the magazine into the 21st century."

The antics of Goons, Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe, Michael Bentine and Spike Milligan, resulted in an inimitable style of comedy which used characters such as Eccles, Bluebottle and Neddy Seagoon.

Ian has been able to reproduce previously unseen, original scripts, due to part of a bequest to the Society by the late George Brown, its former chairman.

The scripts were written by Spike Milligan and produced by Peter Eton. They show handwritten changes that occurred during Sunday night run-throughs of the Goon Show before broadcast.

"George left us a treasure trove of material. We are the only people with the six original scripts from pre-series three and a large percentage of images and recordings. The BBC don’t have them as they frequently recorded over original tapes to recycle them," said Ian.

"We also have audio recordings of series four and five — copies were taken by people who worked on the show — as well as footage of the Goons mucking about off-stage between recordings."

Puppets

The Goon Show Preservation Society’s Patron is the Prince of Wales. Its Honorary President is last surviving Goon, Spike Milligan, and it has 650 members in Britain and 150 members abroad. Most of its collection is kept with Society secretary, Dr Steve Arnold, at his home in Tilbury, Essex.

The organisation owns one of four puppets used in the series, Telegoons. Leek-chewing Neddy Seagoon is two feet high, worked by original strings and rods and has a plaster of paris face. Society members are constantly trying to track down the remaining six, believed to be hidden in attics.

"There were rumours they were seen in an Indian restaurant in Kensington so a lot of us zoomed off to try and find them but without any luck," added Ian.

"John Hamilton, the special effects man from the show, has also given us private tapes, bits and pieces. With this latest material, there is no reason why we could not stage a proper collection at one of our conventions.

"We’re not looking to sell it, but for people to appreciate it. It would be a celebration of Spike’s genius."

For more details, go to www.goonshow.org.uk.
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27 October 2004
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In Brief
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In brief
subtitle · 
World tiddlywinks champion
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Andy Purvis, biological sciences, Silwood Park, has taken the world title in singles tiddlywinks.

The Imperial College lecturer went head to head against American Larry Khan who was defending his world title. Andy won by 30 and a third to 11 and two thirds after becoming hooked on the game almost 20 years ago as a student at the University of Cambridge.

“It’s a brilliant game which deserves to be taken seriously,” he said. “It is complex, quite creative and there is a lot of strategy but it is not frustrating like chess because you can recover from mistakes.”

January is the 50th anniversary of modern tiddlywinks, invented by Cambridge University students Bill Steen and Rick Martin.

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29 October 2004
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Imperial News
subtitle · 
Imperial world class at tiddlywinks
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issue 147
content

This week Dr Andy Purvis, Department of Biological Sciences, became the world champion at tiddlywinks. Dr Purvis commented: "It's a brilliant game which deserves to be taken seriously. It is complex and quite creative. There is a lot of strategy but it is not frustrating like chess because you can recover from mistakes, or like professional snooker which is impossible for a mortal to play."

w3.cambridge-news.co.uk

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IC Reporter
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22 November 2006
title · 
Tiddlywinks champion retains his title
by · 
Danielle Reeves
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Professor Andy Purvis from the Division of Biology has fought off American challenger Larry Kahn to retain his world tiddlywinks champion crown. Professor Purvis, who has been playing the sport since he joined the tiddlywinks society at Cambridge University in the 1970s, also took the English singles title for the fourth consecutive time at Queen’s College, Cambridge, last month. He explains that there’s much more to the game than just flicking ‘winks’ into a cup: “It’s a strategically complex game—like croquet or chess— with players trying to capture each other’s winks by covering them with their own, and recapturing their own captured winks.”

Color photograph of Andy Purvis, wearing an ETwA shirt and holding a yellow squidger, shooting a wink on a tiddlywinks mat.
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Imperial College London
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London, London, England, UK
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Imperial College
date · 
1 March 2010
title · 
STOIC: Two
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Coverage of rag events was a regular and popular item within STOIC’s programme schedule. Whether it was: a simple collection; tiddlywinks down Oxford Street or, as we’re about to see, “Guilds Silly Sports” outside Harrods in Knightsbridge.

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date · 
retrieved 26 October 2016
title · 
Imperial pranksters
subtitle · 
Your best pranks
content

"We played tiddlywinks down the Kings Road. RCS down one side. Guilds down the other side and Miners down the white line in the middle. The police stopped us tiddlywinking across the zebra."

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Imperial Engineer (magazine)
associated with · 
Imperial College London
location · 
London, London, England, UK
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190

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Imperial Engineer
date · 
Spring 2006
title · 
Decade memories recalled at lunch
citation · 
volume 4
content

Tiddlywinks

For Rag Week, Mike Bartlett recalled 85’s tiddlywinks down Oxford Street.

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Imperial Matters (magazine)
associated with · 
Imperial College London
location · 
London, London, England, UK
Notes

Alumni magazine

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Imperial Matters
date · 
Winter 2004
column title · 
News in Brief
title · 
World tiddlywinks champion
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Andy Purvis, Biological Sciences, Silwood Park, won the world title in singles tiddlywinks.

The Imperial College lecturer went head to head against American Larry [sic original="Khan" correct="Kahn"] who was defending his world title. Andy won by 30 and a third to 11 and two thirds after becoming hooked on the game almost 20 years ago as a student at the University of Cambridge.

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Imperial-News (newspaper)
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Imperial College London
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London, London, England, UK
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Imperial-News
date · 
29 October 2004
title · 
Imperial world class at tiddlywinks
citation · 
edition online • whole 147
content

This week Dr Andy Purvis, Department of Biological Sciences, became the world champion at tiddlywinks. Dr Purvis commented: "It's a brilliant game which deserves to be taken seriously. It is complex and quite creative. There is a lot of strategy but it is not frustrating like chess because you can recover from mistakes, or like professional snooker which is impossible for a mortal to play."

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Lancaster University
Lancaster, Lancashire, England UK
Lancaster University (website)
associated with · 
Lancaster University
location · 
Lancaster, Lancashire, England, UK
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Lancaster University
date · 
accessed 8 January 2012
title · 
Student Social Life
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edition online
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For those more interested in less taxing sports, there was also a Tiddlywinks club, an apparently competitive sport that required "teamwork, guile, resilience at the knees, gamesmanship and co-ordination between the eye, thumb and the index finger."

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Lancaster University
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Lancaster, Lancashire, England, UK
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Lancaster University
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retrieved 26 October 2016
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student social life
content

Student clubs were also widespread during the early existence of the University. The Film Society boasted that “for half a crown”, you could watch anything ranging from The Grapes of Wrath to A Hard Days Night. There was also a Marxist Discussion group for the more left wing political brains and the Conservative and Unionist Association which was one of the first clubs to be formed at the university. University politics were hotly debated. The first JCR meeting for Bowland and Lonsdale occurred in 1967.

RunnersThere was also the ’64 Society Debating Club’, departmental groups such as the Historical and Biological Society, Scottish Country Dancing and musical groupings such as the Choral Society (for “whether you think you don’t sing or whether you’re sure you do”). For the student interested in doing something more physical during their spare time, there were also numerous clubs and associations to choose from including golf, lawn tennis, rugby and athletics. The Mountaineering club was active in the late 1960s and assured any potential members that “you could do worse than enjoy a leisurely day out with the Mountaineering Club…at least you’ll spend Sunday evening in a different pub than normal.” (Nothing changes!) Boating Society For those more interested in less taxing sports, there was also a Tiddlywinks club, an apparently competitive sport that required “teamwork, guile, resilience at the knees, gamesmanship and co-ordination between the eye, thumb and the index finger.” The Rag Association was also very popular with students.

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Leeds University
Leeds, Wesst Yorkshire, England UK
Gryphon (magazine)
associated with · 
Leeds University
location · 
Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, UK
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Gryphon
date · 
May 1960
title · 
Footer and all that
by · 
Peter Brown
citation · 
page 22 • column 2
content

So we may justly say that Britain is THE Top Sporting Nation, an observation amply confirmed by the following facts: (a) we have discovered innumerable sports (tiddleywinks, marbles, foxhunting, Parliament). (b) in all sports we are definitely superior—latently at any rate, (c) Damn it, man!… we’re British.

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Leeds Student (newspaper)
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Leeds University
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Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, UK
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Leeds Student
date · 
1 May 1959
column title · 
Sport of the Week
title · 
Tiddlywinks
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issue 167 • page 8 • column 2
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Leeds Student
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18 November 1977
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Leeds Student
date · 
14 November 1997
title · 
Minerva's moan
title language · 
English
subtitle · 
Diary of a failed sex fiend turned arty student
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volume 28 • issue 8 • page 2 • column 6
content

Explained was finishing tiddly drinks when he picked up my glass and emptied contents onto floor.

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Union News (newspaper)
associated with · 
Leeds University
location · 
Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, UK
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published in · 
Union News
date · 
13 May 1960
title · 
'Decent Stunts'
citation · 
volume 15 • issue 179 • page 1 • column 5
content

David Jacobs, guitarist and pianist, had to turn down an offer to take part in Rag Revue. “There are some pretty spirited chaps in the Department—we could have put on some decent stunts, only it wasn’t worth planning any­ thing when we knew we wouldn’t be here” he said. Chris Tideman, mem­ber of the eight-man beer-drinking team, was also planning “a 48-hour marathon stunt—either a tiddly-wink contest or dominoes.”

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Union News
date · 
10 March 1961
title · 
Engineers Get Together
citation · 
issue 188 • page 1 • column 4
content

WEDNESDAY was the time, and the Union the venue for the Engineers Gala Day last week. Visi­tors, some 500 or more of them, descended on the University precinct well armed with Union Cards, Sports equipment, maps, and rules for Skronging.

The idea of a Gala for Engineering societies from the northern universi­ties, Birmingham, Liverpool, Man­chester and Sheffield, first reached fruition lest year. Basically the En­gineers want to get together at least once a year, and feel that an organiised massed visit would not only be more mutually profitable, but would save expense on private trips.

The activities organised included football competitions, tiddley winks, skronging and a film show and hop in the Union.

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Union News
date · 
22 June 1962
title · 
Tiddleywinks
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volume 17 • issue 215 • page 11 • column 4
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ANOTHER innovation in this year’s [acronym short="Rag" long="Raising and Giving"] is a tiddlywinks competition, included in Thursday’s entertainments. The idea is to get the tiddlywinks up all 40 or so of the Town Hall steps—one at a time. All classes of entrants very welcome. No sexual discrimination.

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5 October 1962
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volume 17 • issue 217 • page 7 • column 1
content
Black and white photograph of a male winker shooting a wink up a set of steps, with another male winker in the background doing the same.
A tiddly-winks championship was held for the first time. Also held at the Town Hall was a twist competition and jam [sic original="eatting" correct="eating"], pickle eating and coca-cola drinking contest.
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Union News
date · 
2 November 1962
title · 
Houldswoth To Sport With Tetley
citation · 
volume 17 • issue 221 • page 5 • column 6
content

FOR many Houldsworth scientists, H-week celebrations this year will be eclipsed by an afternoon’s sport arranged with the young ladies of Tetley Hall.

The exact form that the sports will take is uncertain, but many of the scientists would prefer to get to grips with the situation in some sort of rugger match.

Pretty Bobbie Boam, President of Tetley, believed that most of the Hall lovelies would like to play games with the Holdsworth men. However, she envisaged something more like marbles and tiddly-winks.

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4 October 1963
column title · 
Briefly
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content

A LETTER received by Union President, Tony Lavender, last week invites Leeds University to take part in a National Tiddlywink Competition for ‘the Prince Philip Silver Wink.’

Leeds have been drawn against Hull, where it appears there is a competent team. If Leeds makes no challenge before November 15th Hull passes into the second round.

Other information given includes the rule that all matches shall be played ‘according to the International Rules of Tiddlywinks and the news that results will appear in the March issue of ‘Winking World.”

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4 October 1963
title · 
What's Going On At the Town Hall Steps?
subtitle · 
(every lunch-hour)
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THURSDAY

Tiddlywinks race.

collection · 
digitized image PDF (NATwA)
links · 
Leeds University - Union News – digitized image PDF (free) (tw-ref-link-id 1323)
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1883
published in · 
Union News
date · 
18 October 1963
title · 
Wanted
citation · 
volume 18 • issue 241 • page 10 • column 4
content

GENERAL Athletics Secretary Keith Watkin is short of a Tiddlywinks captain. Anyone prepared to lead a team against Hull University on November 15th should contact him in Exec. Office.

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digitized image PDF (NATwA)
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Leeds University - Union News – digitized image PDF (free) (tw-ref-link-id 1322)
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1881
published in · 
Union News
date · 
1 November 1963
title · 
Films v. Hops Clash Looms
citation · 
volume 18 • issue 243 • page 1 • column 2
content

Junior Vice-President Ian Morrison, who was Entertainments Secretary last year, asked, “Why hold up Trafalgar Square for a game of Tiddley-winks? ” He felt that the majority of Union members would prefer Hops to films on Saturday night.

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digitized image PDF (NATwA)
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Leeds University - Union News – digitized image PDF (free) (tw-ref-link-id 1333)
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1892
published in · 
Union News
date · 
22 November 1963
title · 
Arts top the colleges now
citation · 
volume 18 • issue 245 • page 10 • column 5
content

THE return of the inter-college tiddlywinks match saw Arts win. The victors were away to a flying start and continued in fine form to beat the other colleges.

Result: Arts 37, Techno logy 26, Housecraft 2.

Present League positions are Art and Technology with 6pts. followed by Housecraft who have yet to get off the mark.

University Halls and Societies are invited to join a local League for teams of four players. Interested parties should contact Pete Sotheran at the Tech College, Leeds 1.

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digitized image PDF (NATwA)
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Leeds University - Union News – digitized image PDF (free) (tw-ref-link-id 1317)
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1876
published in · 
Union News
date · 
1 May 1964
title · 
Leeds snatch 'Queen'
citation · 
volume 19 • issue 257 • page 1 • column 3
content

Last Thursday a Bradford team of tiddlywinkers flipped a wink from Leeds Town Hall to Bradford in 19½ hours. Leeds will try to beat this record in Rag Week. Said Grant, “We’re bound to win. Our winks are made of stronger stuff.”

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digitized image PDF (NATwA)
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Leeds University - Union News – digitized image PDF (free) (tw-ref-link-id 1318)
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1877
published in · 
Union News
date · 
9 October 1964
title · 
Winking
citation · 
volume 19 • issue 261 • page 10 • column 1
content

ABERYSTWYTH newspaper ‘‘Courier” gives pride of place on its sports page to tiddlywinks of all things. No doubt that while Freshers here will be feeling their aches and bruises after their trial matches, the Freshers of Aberystwyth will be going around winking freely.

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digitized image PDF (NATwA)
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Leeds University - Union News – digitized image PDF (free) (tw-ref-link-id 1319)
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1878
published in · 
Union News
date · 
5 November 1965
title · 
Anyone for 'Winkers'?
citation · 
volume 20 • issue 286 • page 9 • column 1
content

WHEN people hear the word tiddlywinks' the usually think of children playing on a carpet Several such children have now come to Leeds, but we take our tiddlywinks very seriously.

Winks, as we prefer to call it, has developed into a great sport demanding immense skill and concentration. In fact, quarter blues are awarded to dedicated members of Cambridge University Tiddlywinks Club, as well as having their own scarf and tie.

DEXTERITY

Each year Universities including Manchester, Cam bridge, Exeter, Soton, Edinburgh and Glasgow compete for the Silver Winks trophy. Leeds must now be one of the few universities unable to boast its own set of winkers; this we find surprising as Tiddlywinks is one of the few sports in which the strength of forefinger, intensive training and finesse, that is so often found here, is required. And so we at Leeds hope to be competing in this knock-out competition in the near future.

When our constitution has been passed by the relevant committees we will call upon our reserves to become a society flourishing with up-to-date equipment and know how. So if you wish to participate in a society to cater for your inner drives in this direction keep your eyes on the main notice-boards where we will keep you well informed of our activities.

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digitized image PDF (NATwA)
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Leeds University - Union News – digitized image PDF (free) (tw-ref-link-id 1320)
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1879
published in · 
Union News
date · 
3 December 1965
title · 
Winkers join up
citation · 
volume 20 • issue 290 • page 2 • column 6
content

TiDDLEYWINKS Club, recently given official recognition by the Union now has 28 members.

The “squidgers” and “squoppers,” as devotees of the sport are called, plan to hold Tuesday evening practice sessions in the Terrapin.

The Society’s first match is at York tomorrow. A Tiddleywink Weekend ” is planned at the Mountain Hut, and other activities are in the planning stage. Said a member, “We are endeavouring to give Tiddleywinks its rightful place in the sporting world. Precisely what this is, is anybody’s guess!“

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digitized image PDF (NATwA)
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Leeds University - Union News – digitized image PDF (free) (tw-ref-link-id 1314)
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1873
published in · 
Union News
date · 
9 December 1966
title · 
Tiddlywinks victory
citation · 
volume 21 • issue 317 • page 11 • column 2
content

THE Tiddlywinks Club won again last Wednesday in their match with Hull University.

Nine games were played and the Leeds team won by 36 points to 27.

Two weeks before, Manchester College of Advanced Technology was soundly beaten by 68 points.

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digitized image PDF (NATwA)
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Leeds University - Union News – digitized image PDF (free) (tw-ref-link-id 1321)
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1880
published in · 
Union News
date · 
24 October 1969
title · 
It's RAG Week 1969
by · 
David Rolfe
citation · 
issue 375 • page 5 • column 2
content

Besides these major attractions, there is a variety of [sic original="minients"]. They are being organised by Stan Norman, and take place in the Garden of Rest outside the Art Gallery, and include mock trials, Scottish dancing, fencing and possibly judo. Other activities include snail race, bubble-blowing, tiddly-winks, pea-pushing, hop scotch and many others under the general heading of Hobbits. In addition there is a mixed rugby maitch between the Engineers and the Polytechnic on November 1st on Wood house Moor.

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digitized image PDF (NATwA)
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Leeds University - Union News – digitized image PDF (free) (tw-ref-link-id 1329)
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1888
published in · 
Union News
date · 
20 March 1970
column title · 
Student World
title · 
York
citation · 
issue 390 • page 3 • column 2
content

Many students from York are said to be cynical about the efforts of York’s sports teams against other Universities. Apparently, the excuse that they play larger Universities is no excuse.

The University of York is said to offer very reasonable facilities for a wide variety of sports, including rugby and football, and more obscure ones like lacrosse and tiddly winks.

It has been said that what is needed is for talented individuals to face a higher standard of competitor so that they can develop their full potential. The choice seems to be one of cultivating social or playing skills.

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digitized image PDF (NATwA)
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Leeds University - Union News – digitized image PDF (free) (tw-ref-link-id 1330)
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1889
Leicester University
Leicester, Leicestershire, England UK
Leicester University Virtual Genetics Education Centre (website)
publisher · 
Virtual Genetics Education Centre
associated with · 
Leicester University
location · 
Leicester, Leicestershire, England, UK
tw-pub-ID · 
442

Toggle showing 1 tiddlywinks reference for Leicester University Virtual Genetics Education Centre.
published in · 
Leicester University Virtual Genetics Education Centre
date · 
accessed 15 January 2017
title · 
GENIE Jumping Genes
citation · 
edition online
content

It is a hands-on activity which will grab the interest of younger pupils as well as being of great interest for older students who may be able to use it for more directed study about the human genome and causes of human diseases.

The aim of this activity is for students to use tiddlywinks to represent sections of jumping genes, which they then flick onto a poster which is representative of a section of the human genome. Where their "gene" lands either will or will not disrupt the gene and may then cause disease. An accompanying PowerPoint presentation is used for students to look up the gene on which their jumping gene has landed and information is provided about what cause (if any) this will have.

collection · 
digital web page (NATwA); digital teaching package (NATwA)
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1802
University of London
London, London, England UK
Sennet (newspaper)
publisher · 
University of London Union
associated with · 
University of London
location · 
London, London, England, UK
Notes

The University London Union was also known as "ULU".

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452

Toggle showing 5 tiddlywinks references for Sennet.
published in · 
Sennet
title · 
Winking
content

There is little doubt that it will be accepted by the nation

notes · 
May not be from the Sennet newspaper.
collection · 
photocopy (NATwA)
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1895
published in · 
Sennet
title · 
London Champion Winkers
citation · 
page 7
collection · 
photocopy (NATwA)
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1898
published in · 
Sennet
date · 
March 1958
summary

Letter re London School of Economics team (cited in Winks Rampant)

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1894
published in · 
Sennet
date · 
around 1959
title · 
Bewildered
by · 
Karl Ubeck
summary

A planted story.

collection · 
photocopy (NATwA)
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1896
published in · 
Sennet
date · 
15 January 1963
title · 
All England champions
subtitle · 
Winkers Club reaches the peak of its career
by · 
Michael Crick
citation · 
page 7
collection · 
photocopy (NATwA)
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1897
Loughborough University
Loughborough, Leicestershire, England UK
Student Projects (website)
associated with · 
Loughborough University
location · 
Loughborough, Leicestershire, England, UK
tw-pub-ID · 
453

Toggle showing 2 tiddlywinks references for Student Projects.
published in · 
Student Projects
title · 
Photograph of a mechanical device
by · 
W. Lightfoot
content

Mini-project:

This project was one where we were given a brief before hand. The task was to create a mechanism that would consistently flick tiddlywinks into a cup from a set distance away.

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1899
published in · 
Student Projects
title · 
Image of a mechanical device
subtitle · 
Slideshow with CAD images and photograph of metal device with wink.
by · 
Tom Sawyer
content

CAD Model of a device to flick tiddlywinks - Integrating Studies 1a- Part A, Semester 1.

This assignment was part of a large group project to design and manufacture a device capable of flicking tiddlywinks into a cup a set distance away. The slideshow above shows both the CAD model from NX5, and also pictures of the final, manufactured device. The device failed to work, due to the adhesive used failing in use.

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1900
University of Manchester
Manchester, Greater Manchester, England UK
ELGAR: Electronic Gateway to Archives at Rylands (website)
associated with · 
University of Manchester
location · 
Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, UK
tw-pub-ID · 
455

Toggle showing 1 tiddlywinks reference for ELGAR: Electronic Gateway to Archives at Rylands.
published in · 
ELGAR: Electronic Gateway to Archives at Rylands
date · 
accessed 20 January 2017
title · 
Tiddlywinks Society (1959-1966)
citation · 
edition online
content
  • Reference VSS/1/162
  • Physical Description 1 folder
  • Scope and Content
  • Established in 1959 for the playing of tiddlywinks.
collection · 
digital web page (NATwA)
links · 
University of Manchester - Special Collections – web page (free) (tw-ref-link-id 1338)
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1902
Manchester Grammar School
Manchester, Greater Manchester, England UK
Ulula (magazine)
associated with · 
Manchester Grammar School
location · 
Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, UK
tw-pub-ID · 
454

Toggle showing 1 tiddlywinks reference for Ulula.
published in · 
Ulula
date · 
around early 1966
notes · 
Excerpt in Winking World 9, page 5.
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1901
University of Nottingham
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England UK
Connect Online (website)
associated with · 
University of Nottingham
location · 
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, UK
Notes

Alumni magazine

tw-pub-ID · 
457

Toggle showing 1 tiddlywinks reference for Connect Online.
published in · 
Connect Online
date · 
2016
title · 
Portland is 60
subtitle · 
So many memories
citation · 
edition online
content

"One of the societies I joined as a student was the NUTS (Nottingham University Tiddlywinks Society). Not only did we squidge, [sic original="squad" correct="squop"] and pot winks locally, we also played matches against other universities. It was a great delight when a notice appeared for an 'abroad' match—I signed up and the team went via mini-bus to Aberystwyth!" Philip J Watson (Economics, 1965)

collection · 
digital web page (NATwA)
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1904
University of Nottingham website (website)
associated with · 
University of Nottingham
location · 
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, UK
tw-pub-ID · 
193

Toggle showing 2 tiddlywinks references for University of Nottingham website.
published in · 
University of Nottingham website
date · 
retrieved 26 October 2016
title · 
School of Economics
subtitle · 
Benefactors
citation · 
edition online
content

Philip Watson (Economics 1965)

Philip Watson, an eminent professional statistician for over 40 years, was granted Chartered Statistician status in 1993 having held fellowships the Royal Statistical Society and Institute of Statisticians.

Born in Lincolnshire, some fifty miles up the River Trent from Nottingham, Philip Watson won a County Scholarship to attend The University of Nottingham, where he read Economics and nurtured a keen interest in statistics. As for so many undergraduates, University was a life changing experience.

Author of over 40 papers, Philip Watson worked as a Statistician for internationally renowned companies such as Bassetts confectioners and Pirelli tyres prior to becoming Chief Statistician at the International Rubber Study Group in London and subsequently its Consultant Statistician.

More recently he has advised the Office of National Statistics and the Department of Work and Pensions, devoting much of his semi-retirement to the earnest pursuit of bridge - as Committee Member and Tournament Director. It turns out that his passion for economic statistics and bridge date back to his university days where, as a resident of G Block, Lincoln Hall, Philip honed his skills, cannily sharing a room with fellow economist and international bridge player, Tony Sowter.

Philip's experience of university exemplified just how much can be attained in just three short years. Not merely a dedicated scholar, Philip engaged in all aspects of university life, as Manager of the Students' Union Stationery Shop, member of NUTS (Nottingham University Tiddlywinks Society, a game, incidentally, at which he claimed to be "reasonably proficient") and University Carnival.

Recalling those student days he wrote, "I felt as if I was putting something back into university life", a commitment that continues to the present day as sponsor of the School of Economics' student magazine Nottingham Economic Review. Philip's generosity contributes significantly to its production costs and is of significant importance to the publication.

collection · 
digital copy (NATwA)
tw-ref-ID · 
569
published in · 
University of Nottingham website
date · 
accessed 20 January 2017
title · 
School of Economics
subtitle · 
Benefactors
citation · 
edition online
content

Philip Watson (Economics 1965)

Philip Watson, an eminent professional statistician for over 40 years, was granted Chartered Statistician status in 1993 having held fellowships the Royal Statistical Society and Institute of Statisticians.

Born in Lincolnshire, some fifty miles up the River Trent from Nottingham, Philip Watson won a County Scholarship to attend The University of Nottingham, where he read Economics and nurtured a keen interest in statistics. As for so many undergraduates, University was a life changing experience.

Author of over 40 papers, Philip Watson worked as a Statistician for internationally renowned companies such as Bassetts confectioners and Pirelli tyres prior to becoming Chief Statistician at the International Rubber Study Group in London and subsequently its Consultant Statistician.

More recently he has advised the Office of National Statistics and the Department of Work and Pensions, devoting much of his semi-retirement to the earnest pursuit of bridge - as Committee Member and Tournament Director. It turns out that his passion for economic statistics and bridge date back to his university days where, as a resident of G Block, Lincoln Hall, Philip honed his skills, cannily sharing a room with fellow economist and international bridge player, Tony Sowter.

Philip's experience of university exemplified just how much can be attained in just three short years. Not merely a dedicated scholar, Philip engaged in all aspects of university life, as Manager of the Students' Union Stationery Shop, member of NUTS (Nottingham University Tiddlywinks Society, a game, incidentally, at which he claimed to be "reasonably proficient") and University Carnival.

Recalling those student days he wrote, "I felt as if I was putting something back into university life", a commitment that continues to the present day as sponsor of the School of Economics' student magazine Nottingham Economic Review. Philip's generosity contributes significantly to its production costs and is of significant importance to the publication.

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digital web page (NATwA)
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1905
University of Oxford
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England UK
MCR Freshers' Handbook (periodical)
publisher · 
St. John's College
associated with · 
University of Oxford
location · 
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
tw-pub-ID · 
468

Toggle showing 9 tiddlywinks references for MCR Freshers' Handbook.
published in · 
MCR Freshers' Handbook
date · 
August 2008
title · 
Glossary
citation · 
page 27
content

Blue: Awarded in certain sports for competing in a varsity match for the University. Some sports only award a ‘half blue’, and tiddlywinks a quarter blue.

collection · 
digital PDF (NATwA)
tw-ref-ID · 
1922
published in · 
MCR Freshers' Handbook
date · 
2010
title · 
Glossary
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1923
published in · 
MCR Freshers' Handbook
date · 
1 September 2011
title · 
Glossary
citation · 
page 34 • column 2
content

Blue

The Blue is the highest sporting achievement at Oxford and Cambridge, and is awarded only to members of certain sports clubs who have competed in the annual Varsity Match. In respect of some sports, only a ‘half blue’ is awarded. Despite suggestions to the contrary, there is no ‘quarter blue’ for the sport of tiddlywinks.

collection · 
digital PDF (NATwA)
tw-ref-ID · 
1921
published in · 
MCR Freshers' Handbook
date · 
5 September 2012
title · 
Glossary
citation · 
page 34 • column 2
content

Blue: The Blue is the highest sporting achievement at Oxford and Cambridge, and is awarded only to members of certain sports clubs who have competed in the annual Varsity Match. In respect of some sports, only a ‘half blue’ is awarded. Despite suggestions to the contrary, there is no ‘quarter blue’ for the sport of tiddlywinks.

collection · 
digital PDF (NATwA)
tw-ref-ID · 
1928
published in · 
MCR Freshers' Handbook
date · 
8 August 2013
title · 
Glossary
citation · 
page 34 • column 2
content

Blue: The Blue is the highest sporting achievement at Oxford and Cambridge, and is awarded only to members of certain sports clubs who have competed in the annual Varsity Match. In respect of some sports, only a ‘half blue’ is awarded. Despite suggestions to the contrary, there is no ‘quarter blue’ for the sport of tiddlywinks.

collection · 
digital PDF (NATwA)
tw-ref-ID · 
1926
published in · 
MCR Freshers' Handbook
date · 
9 September 2014
title · 
Glossary
citation · 
page 34 • column 2
content

Blue: The Blue is the highest sporting achievement at Oxford and Cambridge, and is awarded only to members of certain sports clubs who have competed in the annual Varsity Match. In respect of some sports, only a ‘half blue’ is awarded. Despite suggestions to the contrary, there is no ‘quarter blue’ for the sport of tiddlywinks.

collection · 
digital PDF (NATwA)
tw-ref-ID · 
1927
published in · 
MCR Freshers' Handbook
date · 
24 September 2015
title · 
Glossary
citation · 
page 35 • column 2
content

Blue: The Blue is the highest sporting achievement at Oxford and Cambridge, and is awarded only to members of certain sports clubs who have competed in the annual Varsity Match. In respect of some sports, only a ‘half blue’ is awarded. Despite suggestions to the contrary, there is no ‘quarter blue’ for the sport of tiddlywinks.

collection · 
digital PDF (NATwA)
tw-ref-ID · 
1925
published in · 
MCR Freshers' Handbook
date · 
21 September 2016
title · 
Glossary
citation · 
page 35 • column 2
content

Blue: The Blue is the highest sporting achievement at Oxford and Cambridge, and is awarded only to members of certain sports clubs who have competed in the annual Varsity Match. In respect of some sports, only a ‘half blue’ is awarded. Despite suggestions to the contrary, there is no ‘quarter blue’ for the sport of tiddlywinks.

collection · 
digital PDF (NATwA)
tw-ref-ID · 
1924
published in · 
MCR Freshers' Handbook
date · 
2018
title · 
Glossary
citation · 
page 34 • column 1
content

Blue: The Blue is the highest sporting achievement at Oxford and Cambridge, and is awarded only to members of certain sports clubs who have competed in the annual Varsity Match. In respect of some sports, only a ‘half blue’ is awarded. Despite suggestions to the contrary, there is no ‘quarter blue’ for the sport of tiddlywinks.

notes · 
"MCR" is an abbreviation for Middle Common Room. Brochure last updated 9 March 2017.
links · 
Oxford University - St. John's College – PDF (free) (tw-ref-link-id 2236)
tw-ref-ID · 
3798
Alternative Prospectus (magazine)
publisher · 
St. John's College
associated with · 
University of Oxford
location · 
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
tw-pub-ID · 
469

Toggle showing 1 tiddlywinks reference for Alternative Prospectus.
published in · 
Alternative Prospectus
date · 
April 2007
title · 
Sports
citation · 
page 14 • column 2
content

John’s is secretly the best-equipped college in Oxford for sport, but we don’t like to brag. We play virtually every sport available—from football to tiddlywinks, hockey to pool (it is a sport!). Our teams regularly place strongly in the college rankings, and members of the college are often on university teams.

collection · 
digital PDF (NATwA)
links · 
Oxford University - St. John's College – PDF (free) (tw-ref-link-id 1366)
tw-ref-ID · 
1929
Cherwell (newspaper)
associated with · 
University of Oxford
location · 
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
tw-pub-ID · 
462

Toggle showing 1 tiddlywinks reference for Cherwell.
published in · 
Cherwell
date · 
6 May 2011
title · 
Win for tiddlywinking Tabs
by · 
Hannah Grosskopf
citation · 
edition online
content

On Sunday afternoon, amidst the hymns and hangovers of Mayday, Oxford hosted another less well-known but equally idiosyncratic event, the annual Varsity Tiddlywinks match.

The match, which was held at Balliol College, was won by the Cambidge University Tiddlywinks Club (CUTwC) by a disappointingly impressive 99 to Oxford’s 13.

Cambridge has only lost the Varsity Cup on four occasions since it was first contested in 1964.

John Lees, a Balliol student who represented Oxford in the match, commented “CUTwC came prepared with a selection of squidgers, despite our early attempts to Blitz out we were foiled by the Tabs excellent squopping. Two failed John Lennon memorial shots later, and it felt like every wink[ ]had been subbed at once.”

Although the Oxford University Tiddlywinks Society is used to losing to the Tabs, this defeat was particularly hard for the team as out of a total of 16 games Oxford has only won one. The loss also seems to have caused tension within the team.

Lees commented, “It was widely agreed that [Daniel] Kessler's tactical ineptitude and poor potting technique led to our 99-13 defeat, and he has now resigned from his post as president due to pressure from the team.”

Despite the upsetting outcome for Oxford, the entire team were awarded quarter blues.

collection · 
digital web page (NATwA)
tw-ref-ID · 
1909
University of Oxford Archives (archives)
publisher · 
Bodleian Library
associated with · 
University of Oxford
location · 
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
tw-pub-ID · 
464

Toggle showing 1 tiddlywinks reference for University of Oxford Archives.
published in · 
University of Oxford Archives
date · 
April 2004
title · 
John Johnson Collection
citation · 
page 49
content

Box T3

Tiddlywinks Society

  • Poster. Inter-Varsity Tiddlewinks Match, 5 May 1958 Circular. Michaelmas Term 1986, 20 Oct 1986 Circular, 12 Nov 1986
  • Circular, Jan 1987
  • OU Freshers' Fair flier, 1986
  • OU Freshers' Fair flier, 1987
  • OU Freshers' Fair flier, 1989
  • OU Freshers' Fair flier, 1990
  • OU Freshers' Fair flier, 1991
  • OU Freshers' Fair flier, 1992
  • OU Freshers' Fair flier, 1993
  • Termcard. Michaelmas Term 1995
  • OU Freshers' Fair flier, 1995
  • Newsletters (1st Week to 8th Week inclusive)
  • Poster (Tennis player)
  • Poster (Cricketer)
  • Poster (Goose-stepping soldiers)
  • Poster (Eccentric don)
  • Rules and Techniques
  • collection · 
    digital PDF (NATwA)
    tw-ref-ID · 
    1911
    The Oxford Student (newspaper)
    alternate name · 
    OxStu
    associated with · 
    University of Oxford
    location · 
    Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
    Notes

    Student-run publication

    tw-pub-ID · 
    465

    Toggle showing 7 tiddlywinks references for The Oxford Student.
    published in · 
    The Oxford Student
    date · 
    18 November 1999
    title · 
    Top Election Tips
    content

    Having £130 in your possession to buy a membership comes in handy as does attending the annual European Affairs Tiddlywinks competition to meet new people.

    tw-ref-ID · 
    1912
    published in · 
    The Oxford Student
    date · 
    9 January 2003
    title · 
    Stories from Tab-land Vol. 1
    by · 
    Rob Hoyle, James Clifford
    citation · 
    edition online
    content

    The 'pure' light-blues have argued that in addition to their better standing in the Times league table, their recent victory in rugby Varsity match, and their near-total dominance in tiddlywinks over the last half-century, theirs is also the more exciting town.

    tw-ref-ID · 
    1915
    published in · 
    The Oxford Student
    date · 
    16 January 2003
    title · 
    Stories from Tab-land Vol. 2
    by · 
    Rob Hoyle, James Clifford
    citation · 
    edition online
    content

    Queens' College, Cambridge is not just a haven to Stephen Fry, Erasmus and the mathematical bridge, it is also the inspiration for two of the world's greatest winkers. Yes, tiddlywinks is the new sex and they don't come much hornier than Queens' tutors.

    tw-ref-ID · 
    1916
    published in · 
    The Oxford Student
    date · 
    27 February 2003
    title · 
    The Weakest Wink
    subtitle · 
    Varsity Tiddlywinks Oxford 58 1/3 - 53 1/3 Cambridge
    by · 
    Joey Oliver
    citation · 
    edition online
    content

    OXFORD UNIVERSITY TIDDLYWINKS SOCIETY recorded their first varsity victory since 1995, and only their second in 40 years, at Queen's College Cambridge last Sunday.

    Despite an inaccurate implication in the popular BBC sitcom Blackadder Goes Forth that the varsity tiddlywinks fixture was played as early as 1914, the modern game dates back to the formation of the Cambridge University Tiddlywinks Club in 1955.

    The varsity match consists of 16 pairs matches: each of the four pairs on each team play each other once during the course of the day. Seven points are available in each match.

    The match on Sunday was delayed due to the late arrival of some Oxford players who were stuck on their coach in Bedford. However when play did get underway after lunch, the first blood went to Oxford as captain Charlie Oakley won the squidge off. Oxford went on to win all four first round matches to lead 18 1/2 to 9 1/2.

    Cambridge had the better of the second round, but the Oxford second pairing of Andrea Gorman and Matt Moorhouse won, with some impressive baseline potting from Gorman, and Oxford held on to their lead.

    In the third round Oxford again took all four games, including a 6 - 1 thrashing of the Cambridge number ones by Moorhouse and Gorman, who were undefeated throughout.

    The Dark Blue's lead was now strong, although not unassailable, and the Tabs began the final round well, both of the Cambridge third pairing potting out againt our third pairing of Ann Carter and Rachel Gray. But despite good squoping by Chris Abram, Moorhouse and Gorman won 4-3, and when Andrew Walpole scored a point in the first pairs match, the Blues were home and dry. In the remaining game, the Tabs won 6 consolation points.

    Charlie Oakley, the world number 33, spoke exclusively to the OxStu sports section about his teams victory.

    Color photograph of four winkers around the table.
    Black and white illustration of the Oxford University Tiddlywinks Society logo, with "Who Dares Winks"
    Color photograph of a red-haired winker leaning down to make a shot.
    collection · 
    digital web page (NATwA)
    tw-ref-ID · 
    1917
    published in · 
    The Oxford Student
    date · 
    24 January 2004
    title · 
    Marathon Woman
    citation · 
    edition online
    content

    What squad was it you were in, little man? The tiddlywinks squad?

    tw-ref-ID · 
    1918
    published in · 
    The Oxford Student
    date · 
    6 May 2011
    title · 
    Oxford humbled in winking contest
    by · 
    Emma Kinnaird
    citation · 
    edition online
    content

    The Inter-Varsity Tiddlywinks trophy is heading back to Cambridge after a record-breaking defeat for Oxford on Sunday. The first match since 2005 finished 99-13 to the visitors after a late recovery prevented the humiliation of the first single figure score since 1958.

    After the result an open letter of apology was written by the team to Oxford Chancellor Lord Patten explaining their failure and vowing to make amends.

    The contest took place over several hours in a lecture room in Balliol College where the Light Blues prevailed over the recently reformed Oxford team to maintain their dominance. Hopes of a fourth ever triumph were dashed as players who had up to six years experience quickly opened up an unassailable lead. The match looked entirely one-sided until the final game when Dawn Hollis successfully ‘potted’ six ‘winks’ to thwart a Cambridge century and salvage a shred of dignity for the hosts.

    Cambridge captain Dannish Babar assured the Oxford squad that they had the potential to become “a force to be reckoned with”. But in the dark blue camp there was anger at the scale of the capitulation. One team member branded the scoreline “disgraceful and embarrassing”. The President’s suitability was questioned amid accusations of “poor tactics, questionable pairings and egotism” as well as a “complete lack of preparation”.

    Wearing a ‘quarter blue’ scarf, an award not recognised by the Blues Committee, the President dismissed these comments as a “transparent attempt at self-advancement”. He declined to be named, and it has been reported that he has since resigned. Under the constitution of the society an Extraordinary General Meeting must be held to identify and address the reasons for the defeat within 13 days.

    The result was wrongly reported on the Cambridge University Tiddlywinks Society website, stating the final score as 62-50 in Oxford’s favour, although this has since been corrected.

    The team’s letter of contrition to Lord Patten

    Dear Chancellor Lord Patten of Barnes,

    As we are sure you’re aware, Sunday 1st May saw the fiercely contested Varsity Tiddlywinks match, which Cambridge won 99-13. We write to you on behalf of the Oxford Tiddlywinks Society to apologise for our shameful defeat, the worst since records began.

    Not only have we let ourselves down, but the pain of knowing we let down our fellow students, our tutors, and above all, our illustrious forefathers of the game, is perhaps too much to bear. It is tempting at this point to admit defeat, and to slink away, forgotten and unloved into the annals of history. But we are stronger than that, and it is for that reason that we collectively promise to continue as a society, and face Cambridge next year with a more experienced team. Maybe we’ll even read the rules fully before the match.

    Out of the ashes of this disaster will rise the phoenix of success. As the North American Tiddlywinks Association motto says, “Fiat vincs, ruat cælum!”*

    Yours sincerely,

    The Oxford Tiddlywinks Varsity Squad

    * Let winks be played while the heavens crumble!

    collection · 
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    1913
    published in · 
    The Oxford Student
    date · 
    19 May 2011
    title · 
    Chancellor warns against excessive winking
    by · 
    Tim Wigmore
    citation · 
    edition online
    content

    Oxford University Chancellor Chris Patten has sent a letter in reaction to Oxford’s thrashing by Cambridge in the Inter-Varsity Tiddlywinks on May 1st.

    Much to the surprise of the team, the Chancellor responded to the team’s letter of apology. He wrote: “News had, of course, reached me in London concerning the Society’s recent humiliation; and I understand that there was some debate about whether this catastrophe should lead on the BBC 10 o’clock news.

    “You may, of course, be right that perfidy played a part in the outcome, though it seems to an outsider more likely that you have all been spending far too much time in the library!

    “Perhaps I can give you a piece of advice as a very old man? If you continue through the rest of your adulthood ‘winking’ at people, you may find that it gets you into quite a lot of unnecessary trouble.”

    Oxford were beaten 99-13 in the game – the first since 2005 – which took place in a lecture room in Balliol College.

    After their defeat, the Oxford team wrote an open letter to Patten, “to apologise for our shameful defeat, the worst since records began.” They pledged to continue playing and improve on their display next year, saying: “Maybe we’ll even read the rules fully before the match.”

    To their Cambridge counterparts, they had defiant words: “Out of the ashes of this disaster will rise the phoenix of success. As the North American Tiddlywinks Association motto says, “Fiat vincs, ruat cælum!”” – ‘let winks be played while the heavens crumble.’

    collection · 
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    tw-ref-ID · 
    1914
    Oxford Today (magazine)
    associated with · 
    University of Oxford
    location · 
    Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
    Notes

    Publication for alumni

    tw-pub-ID · 
    466

    Toggle showing 1 tiddlywinks reference for Oxford Today.
    published in · 
    Oxford Today
    date · 
    Michaelmas 2010
    title · 
    A question of which sport
    citation · 
    volume 23 • issue 1
    content

    And, of course, beyond the anti-sports, youthful wit spawns spoofs like the (sadly defunct) Varsity Tiddlywinks, with its ironic Quarter-Blue, or the inter-college Tortoise Race at Corpus (still alive and crawling).

    collection · 
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    1919
    University of Oxford website (website)
    publisher · 
    Jesus College
    associated with · 
    University of Oxford
    location · 
    Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
    tw-pub-ID · 
    463

    Toggle showing 1 tiddlywinks reference for University of Oxford website.
    published in · 
    University of Oxford website
    date · 
    accessed 6 February 2012
    title · 
    Jesus College Tiddlywinks Club
    citation · 
    edition online
    content

    Results MT11

    • Jesus 32 – 12 Queens
    • Jesus 28 – 5 Lincoln
    • Jesus 55 – 2 Exeter

    Fixtures

  • Friday 3rd Week, Jesus vs Christ Church
  • Tuesday 5th Week, Jesus vs Trinity
  • Color photograph of a bald male winker kneeling at a winks table, shooting a blue wink toward the pot.
    collection · 
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    1910
    St. Hughs College Newsletter (newspaper)
    publisher · 
    St. Hughs College
    associated with · 
    University of Oxford
    location · 
    Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
    tw-pub-ID · 
    470

    Toggle showing 1 tiddlywinks reference for St. Hughs College Newsletter.
    published in · 
    St. Hughs College Newsletter
    date · 
    Spring 2011
    title · 
    1950s
    by · 
    Caroline Zvegintzov (Mills), English, 1959
    citation · 
    page 22
    content

    I spent many happy hours practising tiddlywinks with my partner, with the next away match in mind. I was captain of the University Tiddlywinks Team, a particular honour since I was the first woman to hold that position. I insisted on retaining the title used by previous male captains, “Master of the Winks”, as I felt “Mistress of the Winks” sounded distinctly louche. All who played in a Varsity match were awarded a quarter blue.

    tw-ref-ID · 
    1930
    Queen Mary University of London
    London, London, England UK
    Archives Catalogue (website)
    publisher · 
    Archives
    associated with · 
    Queen Mary University of London
    location · 
    London, London, England, UK
    tw-pub-ID · 
    444

    Toggle showing 1 tiddlywinks reference for Archives Catalogue.
    published in · 
    Archives Catalogue
    date · 
    accessed 15 January 2017
    title · 
    Tiddlywinks Club account book
    citation · 
    edition online
    content

    Ref No: WFD/17/8

    Title: Tiddlywinks Club account book

    Level: Item

    Date: 1963-1970

    Extent: 1 vol

    Description: Includes details of individual receipts and expenditure of the Tiddlywinks Club between Summer Term 1963 - Oct 1970.

    Includes a list of members for 1969-1970 session.

    In an envelope at the back: The Rules of Tiddlywinks, issued by The English Tiddlywinks Association; list of equipment of the Club, Apr 1970; and details of expenses incurred for match at Essex on 7 Dec, c.1970.

    Access Status: Open

    collection · 
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    links · 
    Queen Mary University of London - Archives – web page (free) (tw-ref-link-id 1245)
    tw-ref-ID · 
    1804
    St. Paul's School
    London, London, England UK
    The Pauline (magazine)
    associated with · 
    St. Paul's School
    location · 
    Lonsdale Road, London, London, England, UK
    tw-pub-ID · 
    471

    Toggle showing 1 tiddlywinks reference for The Pauline.
    published in · 
    The Pauline
    date · 
    July 1963
    title · 
    Edgar A. Willis
    citation · 
    page 81-82
    notes · 
    Mentioned in Newswink 14, pages 9 and 11.
    collection · 
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    1931
    University of Sussex at Brighton
    Falmer, East Sussex, England UK
    The Bulletin (newspaper)
    associated with · 
    University of Sussex at Brighton
    location · 
    Brighton, East Sussex, England, UK
    tw-pub-ID · 
    472

    Toggle showing 3 tiddlywinks references for The Bulletin.
    published in · 
    The Bulletin
    date · 
    27 November 1962
    column title · 
    Society Notices
    content

    The Tiddlywinks Association hopes to arrange some matches next term. In the meantime practice meetings will be held, times to be posted on the notice board.

    tw-ref-ID · 
    1932
    published in · 
    The Bulletin
    date · 
    28 February 1978
    title · 
    Field Day
    citation · 
    page 3
    content

    The annual Sussex Federation Field Day will be held tomorrow, March 1. Students from all over the county will descend on the campus to take part in all the usual sports, not to mention beer drinking, tiddly-winks and hop-scotch.

    tw-ref-ID · 
    1934
    published in · 
    The Bulletin
    date · 
    3 November 2000
    title · 
    Swinging Sixties
    citation · 
    edition online
    content

    From the Bulletin, 27 November 1962

    Society Notices

    The Tiddlywinks Association hopes to arrange some matches next term. In the meantime practice meetings will be held, times to be posted on the notice board.

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    1933
    University of Warwick
    Coventry, England UK
    University of Warwick (newspaper)
    associated with · 
    University of Warwick
    location · 
    Coventry, West Midlands, England, UK
    tw-pub-ID · 
    195

    Toggle showing 1 tiddlywinks reference for University of Warwick.
    published in · 
    University of Warwick
    date · 
    3 May 1968
    title · 
    Tiddlywinks
    citation · 
    volume 19 • page 1 • column 2
    content

    The fifth international Tiddlywinks congress was held at the university during the vacation. Teams from Oxford, Cambridge, Nottingham, and Belfast Universitys [sic correct=Universities] were amon [sic correct=among] among those who competed for the annual Prince Philip silver wink competition, and other international trophys [sic correct=trophies].

    The winner of the silver wink contest was undecided, however, as Oxford couldn't raise a full team, and a replay will be necessary, probably at Cambridge.

    England retained the Bombay Bowl, defeating Wales by 58½ points to 52½. Commenting on the international aspect of their sport, Mr. Nigel Shepard [sic correct=Shepherd], Secretary of the International Federation of Tiddlywinks Associations, said, "Although Coventry is the ideal centre for English people, we cannot expect people from all over the world to come here."

    tw-ref-ID · 
    571
    Edinburgh University
    Edinburgh, Scotland UK
    EDINA Newsline (website)
    associated with · 
    Edinburgh University
    location · 
    Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    tw-pub-ID · 
    473

    Toggle showing 1 tiddlywinks reference for EDINA Newsline.
    published in · 
    EDINA Newsline
    date · 
    Autumn-Winter 1997
    title · 
    EDINA Staff Changes
    citation · 
    edition online • volume 2 • issue 4
    content
    Black and white photograph of Ben Soares.

    Finally, at the end of October Ben Soares joined EDINA, having just completed his studies at St Andrews University. On his arrival he was immediately plunged into the OCLC SiteSearch software, and has already made an impact on EDINA services. He is our lead technical developer on the forthcoming Art Abstracts service. In addition to his computing prowess, however, Ben has another claim to fame – he is a world tiddlywinks record-holder!

    collection · 
    digital web page (NATwA)
    tw-ref-ID · 
    1935
    Edinburgh University Sports Union Treasurer's Information Folder (website)
    associated with · 
    Edinburgh University
    location · 
    Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    tw-pub-ID · 
    474

    Toggle showing 1 tiddlywinks reference for Edinburgh University Sports Union Treasurer's Information Folder.
    published in · 
    Edinburgh University Sports Union Treasurer's Information Folder
    date · 
    2008 to 2009
    summary

    Provides examples for reporting expenditures for the Tiddlywinks Club

    tw-ref-ID · 
    1936
    University of Wales
    Cardiff, Wales UK
    Bangor Student Union Council Meeting Minutes  (minutes)
    associated with · 
    University of Wales
    location · 
    Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales, UK
    tw-pub-ID · 
    475

    Toggle showing 1 tiddlywinks reference for Bangor Student Union Council Meeting Minutes .
    published in · 
    Bangor Student Union Council Meeting Minutes
    date · 
    9 November 2005
    citation · 
    page 3
    content

    The motion to affiliate the Tiddlywinks Society to the Students' Union was withdrawn prior to debate on the motion.

    tw-ref-ID · 
    1937
    United States
    Nutshell (magazine)
    location · 
    Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Notes

    Oriented towards Boston-area college students; published once or twice a year.

    tw-pub-ID · 
    362

    Toggle showing 1 tiddlywinks reference for Nutshell.
    published in · 
    Nutshell
    date · 
    1972 or 1973?
    title · 
    MIT: 'Tute, 'Tute, Tutesie, Hello
    citation · 
    edition Boston area • page 14
    collection · 
    original (NATwA)
    tw-ref-ID · 
    1491
    Barnard College
    New York, New York USA
    Barnard Bulletin (newspaper)
    associated with · 
    Barnard College
    location · 
    New York, New York, USA
    tw-pub-ID · 
    447

    Toggle showing 2 tiddlywinks references for Barnard Bulletin.
    published in · 
    Barnard Bulletin
    date · 
    17 December 1962
    title · 
    Barnard Tiddlywinkers Discover Disney And The English Disagree On Terms
    citation · 
    volume 67 • issue 22 • page 2 • column 3
    content

    Threatening to become as popular as the twist, tiddlywinks is taking over the college campus. Six Barnard girls decided that the sport sounded like a lot or fun. and formed two unofficial teams in order to enter the tournament held last Saturday at Columbia.

    After the purchase of a Walt Disney Ludwig Von Drake Tiddly Winks set and an evening of frustrating practice, the valiant six marched into room 212 of Ferris Booth Hall, prepared to do battle with representatives from six other colleges and universities.

    To their surprise, they found that Disney and the English Tiddlywinks Association differed radically on terminology and rules although the basic idea of the game was the same. Words sounding like something from CarroII's "Jabberwock," "to squidge,· "squidger," and "to squop," replaced the usual terms "to shoot," "the big shooter," and "covering an opponent's wink."

    Harvard's teams dominated the tournament, amazing all those present with their elaborate strategy and skill. However the girls from Barnard did quite well (they defeated Radcliffe) for only an evening's practice, and came in fourth.

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    1870
    published in · 
    Barnard Bulletin
    date · 
    25 February 1963
    title · 
    Tiddlywink Club To Seek Charter
    citation · 
    volume 67 • issue 30 • page 3 • column 1
    content

    The charter of the Tiddlywinks club will soon be presented to the Recreation and Athletic Association for its consideration. Stude nt Council did not consider the charter, stating that it was out of its jurisdiction.

    The charter wass written "some time in the middle of finals" by Freshmen Ellen Zimmerman and Carol Japha (with Jane Witherspoon "adding bits and pieces"). Seventeen signatures have been affixed to the document.

    The purpose of the club, according lo the charter, is to promote the game of Tiddlywinks, to arrange, and to participate in tournaments. The team was defeated at their first and last game at Columbia University. However. this game was played only two days after the group was organized and should not be considered indicative of their potential.

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    1871
    Berlin High School
    Berlin, New Hampshire USA
    The Meteor (yearbook)
    associated with · 
    Berlin High School
    location · 
    Berlin, New Hampshire, USA
    tw-pub-ID · 
    376

    Toggle showing 1 tiddlywinks reference for The Meteor.
    published in · 
    The Meteor
    date · 
    1961
    title · 
    Class Prophecy
    citation · 
    page 55 (unmarked) • column 2
    content

    Marilyn: The tiddley winks finals were not publicized extensively, but I recieved [sic] a post card from Jackie Roy in Australia telling me of her victory.

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    1519
    Birmingham-Southern College
    Birmingham, Alabama USA
    The Revue (yearbook)
    associated with · 
    Birmingham-Southern College
    location · 
    Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    tw-pub-ID · 
    337

    Toggle showing 1 tiddlywinks reference for The Revue.
    published in · 
    The Revue
    date · 
    1920
    title · 
    High School Senior Class Prophecy
    citation · 
    page 51 • column 1
    content

    A new office has been created in the President's Cabinet — that of Tiddledy-Winks. This office requires a man of unusual ability, and so who should the new Secretary of Tiddledy-Winks be but Curtis Sanford!

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    1430
    Blue Mountain Middle School
    Cortlandt, New York USA
    Blue Mountain Observer (newsletter)
    publisher · 
    Blue Mountain MIddle School
    associated with · 
    Blue Mountain Middle School
    location · 
    Cortlandt, New York, USA
    tw-pub-ID · 
    180

    Toggle showing 2 tiddlywinks references for Blue Mountain Observer.
    published in · 
    Blue Mountain Observer
    date · 
    February 1971
    citation · 
    volume 2 • issue 4 • page 3; 4 • column 2
    content
    Page 3, column 2
    Illustration of a tiddlywinks cup with one wink to the left of the cup, 2 winks to the right, and 2 more winks further right.

    On Saturday, January 23, there occured [sic] a Blue Mountain first: a Tiddlywinks match in our own cafeteria, against a visiting team. The team was Hythnlbtwoc (pronounced hith-nil-bit-woc), which is one of the Tiddlywinks Powers of the Continent, and very much in the running for the North American Championship. However, the team they sent had two beginners, and only two frontline players, although one of these was Sunshine, an All-Star and a legend in his time. Blue Mountain fielded two teams, a teachers team and a kids team, and we had a 3-way match. The kids team, in its first showing, lost 50-6 to Hythnlbtwoc and to the teachers team.

    All had a good time, though, and improved their play, and are eager for the next match. The teachers, meanwhile, with some more experienced players on their team, beat Hythnlbtwoc, 54–51. Top pair for the kids was Andy Lee and Jonas Bastys with 9 points, followed by Howard Schrader and Ricky Richardson with 6 points. The rest of the team was Greg Jones and Mike Burchman, and Tina Warren and Carol Schlitt. The teachers team had two pairs: Mr. Arnold and Mr. Drix (top pair for the whole match, with 31 points), and Miss Filogomo and Mr. Mongero, whose subtle strategy brought the last-minute, come-from-Page 4, column 1behind victory over Hythnlbtwoc.

    More matches are planned for the futures, with a very interesting one coming ups against a 6th grade team from New York City.

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    tw-ref-ID · 
    549
    published in · 
    Blue Mountain Observer
    date · 
    May 1971
    title · 
    TIDDLYWINKS
    citation · 
    volume 2 • issue 6 • page 2 • column 2
    content

    On Saturday, April 3, the Blue Mountain Tiddlywinks Team went to its first away game, going to New York City to play against a team of 6th graders from a [sic correct=an] elementary school in West Harlem. Both teams had had about the same match-play expereince [sic correct=experience]: our team had a match against Hythnlbtwoc's B team and theirs had flown to Toronto to attend the Continental Championships and play in the B division. Their team played victorious, however, with a convincing 40 1/6 to 22 5/6 victory. After the first round they only led 11 2/3 to 9 1/3, but they crushed us 16-5 in the second round, and then took the third by 12½ to 8½. Top pair for Blue Mountain was the partnership of Jonas Bastys and Andy Lee, who ended up 11 1/3 – 9 2/3, the only pair on our team with a winning record. Other players were Marvin Oliver, Howie Schrader, Tina Warren, Paul Zive, and Richard Cohen. After the match, which drew a fair number of spectators despite an admission fee, we all saw films of their team’s trip to Toronto. Then we went on a guiided tour of 125th Street, expecially its pizza parlors. Despite the loss, everyone had a good time, and many friends were made. They were not only good players (two of their three pairs got 16 out of 21 points) but friendly and good hosts. A rematch is planned, here at Blue Mountain, for some time in May. Perhaps, with a home court advantage, we can avenge our loss.

    Illustration of a cup with a wink near the top-left edge, plus three other winks around it.
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    550
    Boston College
    Boston, Massachusetts USA
    The Heights (newspaper)
    associated with · 
    Boston College
    location · 
    Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA
    archive website · 
    Notes

    Student-run publication

    tw-pub-ID · 
    364

    Toggle showing 7 tiddlywinks references for The Heights.
    published in · 
    The Heights
    date · 
    30 October 1947
    column title · 
    Eagle's Eye
    by · 
    Paul Riordan
    citation · 
    volume 29 • issue 6 • page 5 • column 1
    content

    The funny part about this game was Wake Forrest averaged 230 in the line to the "Hoya's" 200, and the backfield was 215 to 196 respectively. For three periods the "Hoyas" played tiddly winks with the "Deacons" from down Senator Claghorn's country.

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    tw-ref-ID · 
    1502
    published in · 
    The Heights
    date · 
    30 November 1962
    title · 
    Tiddlywinks!
    citation · 
    volume 44 • issue 11 • page 1 • column 1
    content

    The second major athletic event tomorrow will take place at 10 A.M. in The Heights office (McElroy 102) when the B.C. Tiddlywinks Team battles Holy Cross. The team is captained by Hugh Guilderson, A&S '63. The other members are William McCann, A&S '65; Jack Sweeney, A&S '63; George Perault, A&S '63; John Mungovan, A&S '63; and Mary Lou Scalley, Nursing '63. Molly Spore, Ed '65, will handle the cheerleading duties for the Home Team. The public is invited.

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    Boston College – digitized image and text (free) (tw-ref-link-id 957)
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    1495
    published in · 
    The Heights
    date · 
    30 November 1962
    column title · 
    Tower to Town
    by · 
    Mary Lou Scalley
    citation · 
    volume 44 • issue 11 • page 5 • column 5
    content

    The B.C.-Holy Cross Tiddlywinks match will be held at The Heights office, McElroy 102, Saturday morning at 10.

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    Boston College – digitized image and text (free) (tw-ref-link-id 961)
    tw-ref-ID · 
    1499
    published in · 
    The Heights
    date · 
    7 December 1962
    title · 
    A College Weekend As It Really Presents Itself to Our Sense Faculties
    citation · 
    volume 44 • issue 12 • page 5 • column 4
    content
    Black and white photograph from above of a male winker shooting at the pot with an onlooker.
    Superior game of tiddlywinks → played by unreal people at Heights office for cosmic relief.
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    published in · 
    The Heights
    date · 
    11 March 1966
    column title · 
    Paper Clips
    by · 
    Frank Kobbs
    citation · 
    volume 46 • issue 20 • page 7 • column 1
    content
    Black and white illustration of a winker at right (wearing a Harvard shirt) shooting a wink on a mat, with another winker at left (wearing a Radcliffe shirt) looking on.

    At Harvard, the intellectual bastion of the world, The Harvard Crimson reports that the Gargoyle Undergraduate Tiddlywinks Society was out-squopped twice last week. (Being squopped is the equivalent of drawing a go-to-jail card in Monopoly, and in the sport of Tiddlywinks this is known as a defensive move.)

    The Captain of the Harvard team, in explaining the defeat, stated that Harvard is more of a squiding team, and everyone knows the best squidge is a good [sic original="squopp" correct="squop"].

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    1497
    published in · 
    The Heights
    date · 
    2 April 1984
    continuation title · 
    Scholarship Service
    by · 
    Sue Clark
    citation · 
    volume 66 • issue 9 • page 24 • column 5
    content

    In discussing the effectiveness of the scholarship firm's efforts, Bernstein pointed to the diversity of available funds. Scholarships are given out for a multitude of different interests, including car mechanics, cooking and possibly even "tiddlywinks."

    In its "tiddlywink example" the firm added that "somewhere, sometime, someone has set up a fund for Tiddlywink players."

    For an application or more information, interested students should write to National Scholarship Data Center, 610 sth Aye., Box 1139, New York, NY, 10185.

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    published in · 
    The Heights
    date · 
    27 January 1992
    continuation title · 
    Hating the Hoyas made fun and simple
    by · 
    David Daley
    citation · 
    volume 73 • issue 3 • page 19 • column 1
    content

    Now we can beat Georgetown at just about anything and I get excited. The soccer team, the field hockey team, the debate team, the tiddlywinks team; it doesn't matter.

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    Sub Turri (yearbook)
    associated with · 
    Boston College
    location · 
    Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA
    tw-pub-ID · 
    365

    Toggle showing 1 tiddlywinks reference for Sub Turri.
    published in · 
    Sub Turri
    date · 
    1963
    title · 
    The Heights
    citation · 
    page 286
    content
    Black and white photograph of six of the staff of The Heights newspaper around a table with a lot of paper; the photograph does not depict tiddlywinks.
    The Heights Tiddley-wink Team during off-hours
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    Boston University
    Boston, Massachusetts USA
    The Daily Free Press (newspaper)
    associated with · 
    Boston University
    location · 
    Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Notes

    Independent, studen-run publication

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    366

    Toggle showing 3 tiddlywinks references for The Daily Free Press.
    published in · 
    The Daily Free Press
    date · 
    24 April 1978
    citation · 
    page 1
    content
    Black and white photograph of Todd Brachman, Julian Menear, Andrea Eisenberg.
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    published in · 
    The Daily Free Press
    date · 
    31 October 1978
    title · 
    BU spells BOO on Halloween and the place is kinda' scary!
    citation · 
    page 5
    summary

    Mention of tiddlywinks.

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    published in · 
    The Daily Free Press
    date · 
    28 November 1978
    title · 
    I'm not behind, world's ahead…
    citation · 
    page 4
    summary

    Mention of tiddlywinks.

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    Brown University
    Providence, Rhode Island USA
    Brown Daily Herald (newspaper)
    associated with · 
    Brown University
    location · 
    Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    tw-pub-ID · 
    401

    Toggle showing 7 tiddlywinks references for Brown Daily Herald.
    published in · 
    Brown Daily Herald
    date · 
    15 April 1898
    title · 
    Rumor Unfounded.
    subtitle · 
    Pembroke Will Have a New Athletic Field of Its Own.
    citation · 
    volume 7 • issue 148 • page 1 • column 2
    content

    And so they arrived at the conclusion that Lincoln Field was not destined to be covered with buildings, but that it might become an athletic field for the Woman's College when the Varsity teams had moved up to Camp street. And why not? There was plenty of room, a good diamond for real baseball, not of the kind displayed at the Greek Play, and for football, basketball, tennis, tiddledy-winks and croquet. [...]

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    published in · 
    Brown Daily Herald
    date · 
    24 October 1928
    title · 
    College Comment
    subtitle · 
    Ping Pong
    by · 
    The Dartmouth
    citation · 
    volume 38 • issue 24 • page 4 • column 4
    content

    A sudden revival of interest in ping-pong is beginning to become noticeable here and there about the campus. [...]

    The pernicious influence of the game in those houses which have decided to try it is already being felt. Bridge games grow lackadaisical and interest in billiards has come almost to a standstill. Burly athletes wander in, look sneeringly at the table, and mutter something about starting a tiddledy winks league; but they remain to watch, and soon their fingers are itching to grasp the slender handle of a paddle. [...]

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    1626
    published in · 
    Brown Daily Herald
    date · 
    21 January 1942
    column title · 
    College Opinion
    title · 
    Soldier's View
    by · 
    L. R. B.
    citation · 
    volume 51 • issue 69 • page 2 • column 2
    content

    In current college discussion has arisen certain sanctimonious comment to the effect that we must be calm, and that reason and resolution will win the war. Whoever thinks this does not understand the viewpoint of the soldier. [...]

    There is careful thinking and decisions are made but the Germans do that just as much as we do. A war is not a tea-party or a game of tiddly-winks,—it is neither academic nor theoretical—it is a fight! [...]

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    published in · 
    Brown Daily Herald
    date · 
    26 October 1962
    continuation title · 
    Tiddlywinks
    citation · 
    volume 92 • page 1; 3 • column ; 1
    content

    [in]volves covering your opponent's wink with your own wink, thereby immobilizing it until it is uncovered. Parry concentrated on squopping the Columbia winks, while Whitesides chipped in his winks with an uncanny accuracy.

    Parry sank a two-foot chip against Columbia, which is the equivalent in golf of holing out with a 9 iron from 100 yards out. Jonathan Stein of Columbia scored a septenary squop, immobilizing seven Harvard winks in one shot for an American record.

    In another match played Saturday, Harvard's second team downed the Mount Holyoke Undergraduate Tiddlywinks Society, in what was hailed as "the first collegiate bisexual tiddlywinks match." A Holyoke player broker her Squidge[r] while pressing down too hard on a wink.

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    published in · 
    Brown Daily Herald
    date · 
    2 November 1962
    title · 
    Harvard Tiddlywinks Society Accepts Challenge by Brown
    by · 
    Laurence T. Sorinkin
    citation · 
    volume 92 • issue 37 • page 1 • column 3
    content

    The Harvard Gargoyl's Undergraduate Tiddlywinks Society has accepted a challenge by the Brown Tiddlywinks Union, and will meet the Bruin 'winkers for the Ivy League tiddlywinks championship November 17 at Harvard.

    The match is tentatively scheduled for 11:30 a.m. in the first floor parlour of Phillips Brooks House in Harvard Yard.

    The Harvard acceptance was mailed to Robert Miller '63, high school All-American in tiddlywinks and coach of the Brown squad, by James Parry, captain of the Harvard team. In agreeing to the match, Parry wrote, "I hope, for your sake, that Brown makes a more presentable (but for our sake, not too presentable) showing in tiddlywinks against Harvard than it has of late in football."

    Ending his letter with a "yours for better tiddlywinks," Parry promised to send Miller "a brief summary of the rules of the game" as soon as Miller confirmed the date proposed by Harvard.

    Joe Sullivan and Steve Goldberg, both '63, currently comprise the Bruins' first team. In an intrasquad scrimmage last night in the Bronson House lounge, Sullivan sank two consecutive two-foot chip shots, the equivalent in golf of holing out from 100 yards. Sullivan attributed his tiddlywinks legeremain to advice offered him by Jose Amory Vazquez, associate professor of Spanish, who is instructing the Bruin 'winkers in the Spanish Gothic tiddlywinks tradition.

    The Harvard team is undefeated in four matches, having beat Holy Cross, Columbia, Mount Holyoke, and Dartmouth. Parry and Robert Whitesides played a team from Oxford in August and according to the Oxford players, the Harvard duo, although losing, "was the best American team we've faced."

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    published in · 
    Brown Daily Herald
    date · 
    19 November 1962
    title · 
    Brown 'Winkers Bow, 33-16, As Harvard Rally Succeeds
    subtitle · 
    In Cantab Country
    by · 
    Lawrence T. Sorkin
    citation · 
    volume 92 • issue 47 • page 1; 4 • column 1; 3
    content

    The Gargoyle Undergraduate Tiddlywinks Society of Harvard rallied in the closing minutes Saturday to down a stubborn Brown team, 33-16, and retain its hold on first place in Ivy League tiddlywinks.

    The match, the second meeting of the two schools, was played in the first floor parlor of Philip Brooks House in Harvard Yard before 100 partisan spectators. A photographer and reporter from Life magazine were also present.

    Bob Miller, non-playing captain of the Brown Tiddlywinks Union, said that the Bruins' early squopping and offensive barrage, which put them ahead, 9-5, had Harvard "completely distressed."

    "If you have even seen Republicans playing touch football," Miller continued, "then you have a pretty good idea of how disorganized and frenzied they were."

    The match began promptly at ten o'clock, when the Crimson 'winkers, attired in vests, made their way through a throng of well-wishers at the north end of the parlour. A [sic original="resoulte" correct="resolute"] Brown squad, intent upon winning Brown's first Ivy championship in any sport, entered from the south.

    The Harvard team was also welcomed by eight cheerleaders, who had been recruited from Radcliffe and Simmons. The cheerleaders were merrily waving crimson and white pom-poms that had been hastily put together by James Parry, self-proclaimed captain of the Gargoyle team.

    As the opposing teams shined their winks and trimmed their finger nails, ten members of the Harvard marching band struck up the Harvard fight song and the spectators song, "Ten Thousand Harvard Men"—in Latin. Miller commented later that the presence of the band was "a nasty trick on the part of Harvard to destroy our team's concentration.

    Undaunted, the Bruin 'winkers jumped off to an early 9-5 lead, as Sullivan and Steve Goldberg, flipping their winks with finesse and accuracy, scored an easy win over the Crimson's first team. Meanwhile, Athan Savas and Pete Carmen, Brown's second team, were staying even with their foes at the second table.

    Sullivan startled the Harvard team by scoring a difficult two foot chip shot on the first play from scrimmage. What made Sullivan's shot even more unique was that it landed in the cup on a bounce. A murmur of disbelief was heard among the Harvard fans.

    Just when it looked as if Harvard would go down to ignominious defeat, Parry sent in two new teams. Miller vehemently protested the substitution as "a flagrant violation of the limited substitution rule," which the captains had agreed to before the match. The referee, a member of the Gargoyle Society, disallowed Miller's protest, and allowed Harvard to continue with its wild-card substitution.

    The four Brown players, who played the entire 2½-hour match without a substitution and with only two time-outs, were no match for the rested Gargoyle 'winkers in the closing minutes.

    A grudge match has been scheduled tentatively for February.

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    published in · 
    Brown Daily Herald
    date · 
    4 December 1991
    column title · 
    Letters
    title · 
    Editorials Yield An Epiphany
    by · 
    Brad Simon (class of 1993)
    citation · 
    volume 126 • issue 123 • page 6 • column 5
    content

    When several members of the Brown community passed away this semester, the Herald editorial was there to instruct me to be more compassionate. Funny, I was having a perfectly peaceful day just mocking the dead—playing tiddlywinks on the graves of my ancestors and schoolmates. I am a fuller person today, because that one editorial sensitized me in a way that one year as a Resident Couselor never could.

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    Bryn Mawr-Haverford College Bi-College Community
    Bryn Mawr; Haverford, Pennsylvania USA
    Free Skills Directory (directory)
    associated with · 
    Bryn Mawr-Haverford College Bi-College Community
    location · 
    Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA
    tw-pub-ID · 
    396

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    published in · 
    Free Skills Directory
    date · 
    1978
    summary

    Listing by David Solomon (Beast).

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    University of California at Berkeley
    Berkeley, California USA
    California Monthly (magazine)
    associated with · 
    University of California at Berkeley
    location · 
    Berkeley, California, USA
    tw-pub-ID · 
    339

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    California Monthly
    date · 
    March 1976
    title · 
    Here's Winking at you, Kid
    citation · 
    page 4
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    published in · 
    California Monthly
    date · 
    March 1976
    title · 
    Winking at Life
    citation · 
    page 4
    content
    Photograph
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    1433
    Daily Californian (newspaper)
    associated with · 
    University of California at Berkeley
    location · 
    Berkeley, California, USA
    archive website · 
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    338

    Toggle showing 1 tiddlywinks reference for Daily Californian.
    published in · 
    Daily Californian
    date · 
    May 1976 ?
    summary

    Coverage of the First Far Eastern Tournament

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    Carleton College
    Northfield, Minnesota USA
    The Carletonian (newspaper)
    alternate name · 
    The Carletonia (1881 to 1921)
    associated with · 
    Carleton College
    location · 
    Northfield, Minnesota, USA
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    405

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    published in · 
    The Carletonian
    date · 
    3 June 1919
    title · 
    To Carleton's Traditions.
    citation · 
    edition Senior • volume 39 • issue 26 • page 2 • column 1
    content

    The class of 1919 has found itself in a position in which it must perpetuate the oldest of Carleton's traditions in order that they may not be lost in a transition period. It has striven to promote the best possible class spirit, the spirit in which the best in a college's traditions live. The Seniors have tried to inaugurate as many as possible of the class events of normal years. Conditions were not all favorable—few have been these years—yet one of the most important of these events, a most virulent tradition, is being sidetracked for no better reason than as one upperclassman suggested, for tiddledy-winks and fussing! It is important that coming classes continue characteristic events of rivalry; by them, the past of the school life is linked with the present. May our lower classmen friends learn the value If the spirit of Carleton's traditions. The class of 1919 wishes to see the good in those traditions grow; they toast the persistence of that wholesome, strong, aggressive class spirit that has lately suffered.

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    The Carletonian
    date · 
    2 November 1920
    title · 
    Exchanges
    citation · 
    volume 41 • issue 7 • page 3 • column 3
    content

    Not to be outdone by the two lower classes, who engaged in a tug-of-war, the Seniors and Juniors of Jamestown College also crossed swords last week In the roped arena. A quiet and refined game, worthy of the age and dignity of the participants, known as TIddle-de-Winks, was the method of determining the supremacy of these two classes. The Seniors won.

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    The Carletonian
    date · 
    21 February 1925
    column title · 
    Dunn's Dozen
    title · 
    VIII
    citation · 
    volume 45 • issue 35 • page 3 • column 1
    content

    The sudden and unaccountable lull in the seancer's activities has caused us to once more break into song, and in this manner: (Supply your own tune if you can't guess the right one).

    • Oh where, oh where have our seancers gone,
    • They've gone back to their tiddle-de-winks,
    • Peace ever more.
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    The Carletonian
    date · 
    28 October 1925
    column title · 
    Jibes by Jake
    title · 
    Litany for Carleton Men.
    citation · 
    volume 46 • issue 11 • page 3 • column 1
    content

    From men who indulge in the use of powder and from frosh whose caps repose on the head in a position resembling that of a peanut on a mountain peak; from men who wear garters and from those laboring under all inferiority complex; from men whose trousers are too short and from sophs who think they are clever; from would-be sheiks who use Slickum presumably as a dust collector and from little boys with dirty ears; from men who refrain from daily shaving because of the extreme tenderness of their skin and from those who sport red neckties; from children at the M.D. who imagine that drinking glasses and spoons are made to play Tiddledy Winks with and from men who cherish the illusion that every woman they look at will fall for them; from fashion plates who fancy that the combination of plaid lumbermen's jackets and Oxford bags is fetching and from lads who can't sing and think they can; from men who use perfume and from those who are suffering with an altruistic complex; from grinders and from men who have their hair cut the day before the monthly dance; from exceedingly optimistic men and from those who are possessed with the hallucinatio that mustaches add to their manly charm; from frosh who think they are funny and from eager Charlestowners; from dumb men, from asinine men, from childish men, and from love-sick men—

    Good Lord, Deliver us!

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    published in · 
    The Carletonian
    date · 
    15 February 1928
    column title · 
    Dope Pot
    by · 
    Proxy
    citation · 
    volume 48 • issue 28 • page 4 • column 1
    content

    That brings us to another item of interest for the sports followers. Tiddlywinks was introduced to the Carleton sports world soon after the football season ended and has been in high favor ever since. The brand of tiddlywinks displayed has brought much favor from the national authorities. Ray Smith heads the field in all-around playing ability, but he is closely followed by Ralph Hall and Lidstrand.

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    The Carletonian
    date · 
    14 March 1928
    column title · 
    Dope Pot
    by · 
    Jim
    citation · 
    volume 48 • issue 36 • page 4 • column 1
    content

    There may not be any more basketball games this season but there still is ping-pong, handball, faculty squash-ball, and horseshoe competition on which there seems to be an open season. Also Mr. Smith's new game of tiddly-winks will now get back into the limelight.

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    The Carletonian
    date · 
    30 November 1932
    column title · 
    Penning Inklings
    by · 
    the Cannon
    citation · 
    volume 53 • issue 16 • page 1 • column 1
    content

    Susquehanna U. has organized a tiddleywinks team. The positions are right tiddle, left tiddle, center, right wink, and left wink. Coach, may I please play parchesi too?

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    1640
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    The Carletonian
    date · 
    8 March 1952
    column title · 
    Campus Exchanges
    citation · 
    volume 71 • issue 18 • page 5 • column 1
    content

    At Michigan State university the girls organized a football team to prove that the 'weaker sex' is an inaccurate title. They then challenged last year's intramural champions. The score: Men, 13, Women, 13.

    Tiddley-winks, anyone?

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    University of Chicago
    Chicago, Illinois USA
    The Maroon (newspaper)
    associated with · 
    University of Chicago
    location · 
    Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Notes

    Student-run publication

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    date · 
    1959
    summary

    Article(s) on planned match of University of Chicago vs. University of Cambridge (never held) and reprint of the international rules of tiddlywinks

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    The University of Chicago Magazine (magazine)
    associated with · 
    University of Chicago
    location · 
    Chicago, Illinois, USA
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    350

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    published in · 
    The University of Chicago Magazine
    date · 
    January 1923
    title · 
    A Definite Graduate Responsibility (From the Yale Alumni Weekly)
    citation · 
    volume 15 • issue 3 • page 109
    content

    He is the best sort of a good fellow; he enlivens every club corner; he is the first to call for a cheer and not the last to aid in every good thing that his University is trying to do. But his great and consuming ambition is to see his col- lege's name at the head of the sporting page as the winner in everything from tiddlywinks to rowing

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    Colorado College
    Colorado Springs, Colorado USA
    The Pike's Peak Nugget (yearbook)
    associated with · 
    Colorado College
    location · 
    Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
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    343

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    published in · 
    The Pike's Peak Nugget
    date · 
    May 1905
    title · 
    Jack Nichols
    subtitle · 
    A Farce
    by · 
    Miriam F. Carpenter
    citation · 
    volume 6 • page 186
    content

    PHILIP (who for some time has been looking more and more disgusted, rises and throws his cards on the table)—You people play whist as if it were "tiddledy winks." I beg to be excused.

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    Columbia University
    New York, New York USA
    Columbia Daily Spectator (newspaper)
    associated with · 
    Columbia University
    location · 
    New York, New York, USA
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    382

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    published in · 
    Columbia Daily Spectator
    date · 
    17 November 1897
    citation · 
    volume 40 • issue 24 • whole 379 • page 265 • column 1
    content

    ARE you going up to Williamsbridge this afternoon, to see our freshmen play the Princeton youngsters?

    THERE have been various spasmodic reports of class football teams and an inter-class championship; as yet, however, only the two lower classes have materialized in this form. Are the upper classmen too considerate of their reputations to risk an encounter with the former teams, or have they forsaken this vigorous exercise for golf, croquet, or tiddlywinks?

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    published in · 
    Columbia Daily Spectator
    date · 
    23 November 1898
    title · 
    Aspects
    citation · 
    volume 41 • issue 25 • page 220 • column 1
    content

    EACH year adds another team to our already long list. Now is the time for teams. Football is over and the active college "student" needs something to occupy his time. From every corner of the campus another team seems to sprout into blossom. There is a crew, a baseball team, a hockey team, a cycle team, a track team, a lacrosse team, a speech team, a chess team—ah, but these are all old teams! With the little girl in the poem, I ask, " What will the new year bring, mother ?" Will there be a parcheesie team, or a tiddledywink team, or Lord knows what other kind of a team, and will every one of the thirteen players and their thirty-seven substitutes get a Varsity "C" and a uniform and a beautiful cap wherewith to saw wood with the fair ones next summer? I think this year won't be an exception. I never was good at anything but jaw and mathematics myself, but if I can scrape up the time, I guess I'll get up five or six teams this year, and get me a couple of bathing shirts for next July.

    But, as the Romans said "cui que quid" whatever the rest of it is—anyway, it means "every dog his due," or some similar sentiments, at any rate. Occasionally there is a well-managed team in the University, that doesn't scatter its insignia like chicken-corn. Look at last year's Lacrosse Team. Verily, it would be well could Mr. Starr educate for us a few little starlings to put in charge of some of the other teams.

    A SPECTATOR.

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    1 April 1916
    title · 
    Peg Tops Spin in Journalism
    citation · 
    volume 59 • issue 138 • page 6 • column 3
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    The Journalists have never particularly distinguished themselves as athletes but yesterday afternoon they gave themselves over to the god of sport. Girls and boys alike joined in a merry group on the steps of the school and spun tops throughout the afternoon. At last Columbia s famous tiddledy winks team has a rival.

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    7 December 1916
    title · 
    Swimming Season to Open Tomorrow
    subtitle · 
    Both Varsity and Freshman Teams Will Have Meets—Relay Tryouts Held.
    citation · 
    volume 60 • issue 58 • page 1 • column 2
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    The coach will announce the line-ups for both of tomorrow's meets in tomorrow's paper.

    "If we don't get some more men out for the water polo team," said Captain Jimmy Cleveland yesterday after practice, "we will have to disband and start a tiddlewinks team." The water polo captain was disgusted with the showing that has been made for water polo.

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    9 December 1920
    title · 
    Unfair!
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    Unfair!
    citation · 
    volume 44 • issue 54 • page 2 • column 1
    content

    Suppose the Track Should Fall!

    The solution of the problem is up to the A. A., and must be found. We understand that ninetynine tickets are being held for the use of upperclassmen on Saturday night, while Freshmen and Sophomores are definitely banished to the lofty heights of the running track and precarious crow's perches on the athletic apparatus. This means that there are approximately 1,800 potential undergraduate patronizers who may be grouped around the running track, in which event, Monday's flag rush would resemble in comparison, a strenuous game of tiddlywinks.

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    18 October 1924
    column title · 
    The Off-Hour
    title · 
    Ode to Baker Field
    subtitle · 
    Apologies to R. W. Service
    citation · 
    volume 48 • issue 22 • page 2 • column 2
    content
    • Oh the team is so tough and its manners so rough
    • That it uses soft coal for tooth powder
    • While Dan Megrew and His dangerous crew
    • As the cooks, put ground glass in the chowder
    • There they play tiddly-winks with the Manor House sinks
    • And spurn, with contempt, Terpsichore
    • Til they all go upstairs where they say their prayers
    • For Columbia, Watt and old Glory!
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    2 April 1928
    column title · 
    The Off-Hour
    citation · 
    volume 51 • issue 118 • page 2 • column 2
    content

    Navy Gridiron Star Hurt at Tiddledewinks

    Which goes to show that one-sport men should stick to one sport.

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    5 December 1929
    column title · 
    Screenings
    title · 
    "The Forward Pass"—Mark Strand
    citation · 
    volume 53 • issue 48 • page 2 • column 3
    content

    With the All-American chosen and the football season once more drawn to a close, we sincerely hope that we've seen the last of these so-called gridiron photoplays. Surely the [sic original="god's" correct="gods"] who watch the pigskin toters must have groaned in despair when they saw this latest effort of Doug Fairbanks, Jr., for if this is the way college football is played, we'll cast our lot with tiddlywinks.

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    1565
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    26 February 1937
    column title · 
    The Off-Hour
    title · 
    Herman P. Hinkdingle and Willie Q. Nertphooey
    subtitle · 
    Activity Lists
    citation · 
    volume 60 • issue 82 • page 2 • column 2
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    Plank IX

    We also favor a broad peace, the ASU, the PDQ and the SRO. To say nothing of endorsing SPQR as the best writer in the Columbian poll—and the handsomest. We favor more milk for babies, if they are good looking babies, extended intramurals, another room for Commuters to do in whatever commuters do in a room, a funny Jester (votes on that, boy), a reorganized tiddly-wink team under Kings Crown. We will advocate support of Europe and the: battle wages by the Esquimaux for states rights, and a third assistant guard on the squash team.

    Anyone who votes for this platform will be rewarded with the post of second assistant co-chairman for the next beer party.

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    1 April 1937
    title · 
    Sports Week Schedule
    citation · 
    volume 60 • issue 104 • page 3 • column 2
    content

    Saturday—Faculty-student tiddleywink games. Brinckerhoff Theater.

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    21 October 1938
    column title · 
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    title · 
    Out Initial Bow
    citation · 
    edition Teachers College Forum • volume 2 • issue 1 • page 2 • column 8
    content

    A new area for careful and scientific investigation by the devotees of semantics is suggested with the coming of the current football season. At the University of Southern California—Alabama game the U. S. C. band played 'A Tisket, a Tasket, a Green and Yellow Basket", and all the sports' writers tore their hair and protested that such a tune would be more fitting at a contest of ping pong or tiddly-wink.

    A student at U. S. C. promptly came forth with the explanation that "it was because an Alabama player had dropped a punt, and the suggestion was that he get a basket." Whether or not this comes under the head of "cheap kidding" or swing ratiocination, in any case there seems to be need for a new leaned volume to be entitled "The Meaningless of Meaning".

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    1583
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    16 February 1939
    column title · 
    In The Provinces
    citation · 
    volume 62 • issue 73 • page 2 • column 2
    content

    Cornell University students have formed a tiddleywinks team.

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    1561
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    23 October 1939
    title · 
    Spellers Vie In Illiteracy
    citation · 
    volume 63 • issue 19 • page 4 • column 1
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    Displaying the line art of how not to spell, the Columbia spelling team barely nosed out a hard fighting, game but equally illiterate team from Good Consul College for Women.

    Charles Schneer '40, President of the Debate Council, led off in the first round with a quick stab at "stogy" and fell by the wayside. Dave Kagon '4l, associate manager of the council, immediately followed suit with "stodgie," instead of "stodgy".

    Then both sides vied for the greatest number of mistakes—all but one Good Consul girl was downed by "taupe" when the director "accidently" slipped and let the correct spelling get away from him.

    However, "tiddledywinks" then was discovered to have five new varieties of spelling, all of them wrong, but since all missed this word, they were let back in again.

    But alas! The comedy of errors finally came to an end when leprosy and garnisheed received extra "e's" and "i's". Columbia won with Abraham Lubarsky '40, Alvin Turkin '40, and Jerome Robinson '43, getting gold wristwatches. Kagon was given $10 for being "ihe next to the last man left on the winning side."

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    12 November 1941
    column title · 
    On The Sidelines
    title · 
    Stiffs
    by · 
    Jay H. Topkis
    citation · 
    volume 65 • issue 36 • page 3 • column 1
    content

    Out on the flank was a capable looking chap—capable of flipping pianoes around like tiddlywinks. Mr. Stiff, Sr.

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    28 February 1947
    column title · 
    Letters to the Editor
    citation · 
    volume 49 • issue 55 • page 2 • column 1
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    Dear Editor,

    We were wondering (all three of us) if you would kindly bring to the attention of the Administrators of this University the necessity of giving a course in "switchboard operations." It is becoming increasingly apparent that nine out of the ten students who operate the Columbia switchboards are creating more confusion and frustration than any other single activity on this campus, including final exams. Buzzing people into nervous prostration and hooking up somebody else's aunt with Joe Doakes' sister-in-law does not add to the high morale of the student body.

    There is nothing difficult about operating a switchboard but for the sake of those sensitive people who dislike being disturbed in the middle of a game of tiddly winks, we suggest that the course be worth 3 points, 40 maturity credits and honorary membership in the "Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Society." In fact, we'll even go so far as to advocate paying people to take the course if only it will mean that next time the frightening buzzer goes off we win't have to explain to a person calling from Shanghai, China, that we know we're supposed to have the best telephone communication system in the world but the guy operating the board downstairs finds it difficult to locate the proper plug. He's either preoccupied with the blonde sitting on his lap or can't unravel the cords wrapped around his neck.

    In the event that such a course would not be in keeping with the ultimate purposes of this university, how about having private telephones installed in every room ? Then the fellow who puts in a call to the Kremlin every night won't accidently find himself hooked up to a representative of the National Association of Manufacturers.

    Name Withheld by Request.

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    25 October 1947
    title · 
    Now Playing Halfback for the Army Eleven
    subtitle · 
    Cadet Dwight Eisenhower, Second Classman
    by · 
    Frederic S. Berman
    citation · 
    edition Football Extra • volume 60 • issue 24 • page 3 • column 5
    content

    At the graduation exercises inn 1914, Eisenhower received the Varsity "A" as well as a gold: football.

    The Academy yearbook, the Howitzer, had this to say about him:

    "He won his 'A' in football being the most promising back in eastern football—but the Tufts game broke his knee and the promise. Now 'lke' must content himself with tea, tiddlywinks, and talk, at all which he excels. [...]"

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    10 March 1959
    title · 
    Cambridge Defies Lion Tiddly Team
    citation · 
    volume 103 • issue 83 • page 1; 4 • column 2; 2
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    The Cambridge University Tiddlywinks Club desires to encounter a Columbia team, in the rapidly-growing sport of Tiddlywinks.

    Brandishing a letter of challenge he received from the British champions, Associate Dean Edward J. Malloy immediately appointed Proctor Walter Mohr coach of the new team.

    Decision is pending as to whether the new group will be a Kings Crown Activity or an intercollegiate sport.

    Candidates are requested to submit their applications to Coach Mohr, who asserted that even inexperienced men will be welcome.

    Tiddlywinks is a game for "four players, those who play opposite each other being partners." The aim of the game, according to the International Rules of Tiddlywinks "is to flick the winks into the pot."

    Far example, the new rules read that "should there be a tie for 'nearest the pot' on the initial squidge, those concerned have a resquidge." In the old days, it was decided by a first fight.

    In addition the mentor noted that that the new rules say "a wink cannot be squopped until it has been brought into play by being squidged from its starting position."

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    25 April 1962
    title · 
    CCNY Flips Over Tiddly winks Match
    citation · 
    volume 106 • issue 106 • page 8 • column 5
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    A fallacious report has been circulating among the students of City College that a tiddlywinks match will take place between the Lions and the Beavers.

    An article in The Campus, the City College newspaper, said that both schools were in the process of organizing teams for the event. Sue Greenbaum, a co-ed at City College challenged Columbia to a tiddlywinks match when one Columbia student told her jokingly that the Lions had at least one good team—their tiddlywinks squad.

    But the challenge has not been accepted, because at present Columbia is not organizing a squad.

    The Campus article reports the reaction of one Columbia man to the possibility of the match. When asked to comment, he repeated, several times, "Good God!!!"

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    23 October 1962
    title · 
    Tepid Tiddlywink Team Trounced
    citation · 
    volume 107 • issue 18 • page 1 • column 2
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    Saturday, in addition to being a day of defeat on the gridiron, was a day of fiasco on the tiddlywink mat.

    With cries of "You're squopped!" and "Great squidge!" the Harvard Gargoyle Tiddlywinks team triumphed, 11-3, over an improvised Columbia team in the first Ivy League tiddlywinks match.

    The Harvard team had previously put up an excellent fight against the touring world champion, the Oxford University Tiddlywinks Society.

    'Finger Push-ups'

    The Crimson team challenged Columbia, and two juniors, William Schwartz and Jonathan Stein, knowing nothing about the sport, accepted.

    The encounter began early Saturday morning with players practicing "finger push-ups" to limber up.

    The game is played on a mat (in this case a beat-up rug, 1 yd by 2 yd.), and the idea is to shoot (or "squidge" a plastic disc ("wink") with another disc the size of a half dollar into a small cup ("pot") which is placed in the center of the mat.

    Squidging and Squopping

    One squidges the wink by pressing down on the edge of the disk thereby causing it to shoot forward. The game is complicated by "squopping," when one disk covers an opponent's thereby making the disk underneath unplayable. Above all, the idea is to get all of the winks into the pot.

    What the ignorant representatives of Columbia did not know at first, and what their gentlemanly opponents did not tell them, was that playing could be enhanced with strategy. The Harvard team, composed of James Parry and Bob Whitesides of the newly formed humor magazine, "The Gargoyle," employed an attack whereby one member played offensively, going for the pot on every shot, and the other defensively, squopping with great accuracy.

    It was this strategy which caught the intensely competitive Lions by surprise.

    The Harvard team, taking the match quite seriously held impromptu strategy meetings where they plotted Columbia's downfall. This dedication to the game was soon shown by Schwartz and Stein who also held meetings, which proved to be futile.

    The honor of Alma Mater fell as Schwartz and Stein were out squopped. The inept Lions were unsuccessful at desquopping, even when a Harvard wink covered three (a "triple squop") Lion winks.

    Barnard Tiddlywinkers?

    The Harvard men expressed a strong desire for co-ed tiddlywinkers and offered the idea of having a Barnard team play them on home grounds. At this point, Schwartz explained that Barnard girls "may not be the best to play with."

    The Harvard team has scheduled matches with Simmons, Boston University, Wellesley and the University of Pennsylvania.

    The Columbia team has not yet approached Ralph Furey, director of intercollegiate athletics, for a subsidy.

    —J.S.

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    28 November 1962
    title · 
    Tiddlywink Tournament Here; U.S. Championship to Winner
    by · 
    Robert J. Ready
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    volume 107 • issue 36 • page 1 • column 3
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    The powerhouses of intercollegiate athletics will converge on Ferris Booth Hall on Dec. 8 to clash in the first Ivy League and Seven College Conference Tiddlywinks Tournament. The Board of Managers has invited two teams from each school to vie for the coveted title of Top Tiddlywinker.

    Enthusiasm for the game and extensive study into all its intricacies and strategies was spawned over the past summer when American teams were crushed by the powerful Oxford University Tiddlywinks Society, the current world champions.

    Columbia proved herself a dismal failure in her initial attempt to be received into the higher echelons of the sport when Juniors William Schwartz and Jonathan Stein fell before Harvard's mighty Gargoyle Tiddlywinks team, 11-3, on Oct. 20.

    At that match, however, the men of Columbia were under a definite handicap due to Harvard's greater experience. But on Dec. 8, this undaunted pair will be back for the sake of Alma Mater, wiser now, and better trained to make their mark on the tiddlywink pot.

    Next month's contest will settle once and for all the big question being asked within tiddlywinks circles: can Columbia squidge her way to a national crown.

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    7 December 1962
    title · 
    Tiddlywinks Anyone?
    citation · 
    volume 107 • issue 43 • page 5 • column 2
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    Twenty-five eastern colleges have been invited to compete m the First Annual Eastern Invitational Tiddlywinks Tournament tomorrow at 1 p.m. in Ferris Booth Hall. Prizes will be awarded and refreshments will be served.

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    18 December 1962
    title · 
    Harvard Wins Tiddly Winks
    citation · 
    volume 107 • issue 50 • page 8 • column 3
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    In an atmosphere that included music by Beethoven, Brahms and Bach, Harvard walked away with first place in the First Annual Invitational Tiddly Winks Tournament, held at Columbia Saturday, Dec. 8.

    Columbia, which was represented by two teams finished a mediocre fourth. The battling Lions were led by Jeff Rosenstock, David Hunter, Alan [sic original="harney" correct="Harney"], Steve Polcari, and Jerry Album.

    Barnard, as expected wound up on the bottom, finishing below all seven [sic original="mem's" correct="men's"] schools.

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    2 November 1966
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    Classified
    citation · 
    volume 111 • issue 27 • page 7 • column 2
    content

    Join C.U. Intercollegiate TIDDLYWINKS TEAM

    Call Phil—227 Liv

    1850

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    1572
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    10 March 1967
    title · 
    Go Lion, Pot That Wink
    by · 
    Lois Prager
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    volume 111 • issue 81 • page 4 • column 3
    content

    Tension mounted rapidly in the room. The players huddled, while the crowd's roar filled the stands. The players suddenly broke formation; Rosenblum squidged; Jeffe squopped. Rodman de-squopped, spilling the squopper off, and Gutrie potted. Tiddlywinks had arrived at Columbia.

    This winter, while the College community grubbed in dormitory rooms, The Tiddlywinks Team groomed itself for its first winkathon. Monday evenings at midnight they climbed eight flights of stairs to the WARMTH office for early morning practices.

    Training for a winkathon requires more than attaining mere playing skill. Tiddlywinks is a tremendous physical strain on the wrists and the elbows, and squidging plays havoc on the fingers. So, to shape up, the tiddlywinkers joined the freshman fencing team.

    Who are these devoted aficionados? Ostensibly, they're College students, known to the community through their fencing. They also possess Columbia's only imported English Tiddlywinks mat and International rule book.

    Since the team's formation last November, the squad has expanded to six regulars.

    The climax of four month's rigorous training occurs tomorrow when the tiddlywinks squad engages in combat with Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    MIT last month lost in a three team meet to Cornell 150-135. Since "as freshman fencers we're undefeated," team member Robert Rosenblum yesterday anticipated a high quality game.

    Mark Jaffe '70 the "literary* spokesman for the team, qualified Rosenblum's prediction, declaring "We don't know how good we are, for we've never seen anyone play."

    "In fact,"added Larry Rodman '70, "until November, I never knew what the game was."

    Tiddlywinks, a game of offensive and defensive strategy, is usually associated with childhood and is often considered a preliminary step to marble shooting. However, a tiddly-winker will insist that the game requires the skill and concentration of an adult mind to properly pot the winks and cover the opponent's pieces.

    Regardless of the outcome of their bout with MIT, the squad had already received a challenge from the University of Waterloo, a Canadian school which is the current North American champion. They also joined the North American Tiddlywinks Association earlier this year when they purchased their official tiddlywinks mat and playing pieces.

    Although a "mature* Columbia student might jest at our Tiddlywinks Team, a tiddlywinker is highly esteemed at Oxford University.

    Members of the Columbia sqaua are Robert Rosenbloom '70, Mark Jaffe '70, Larry Rodman '70, Richard Gutrie '70, David Rogers '70, and Carl Wynt '68.

    The team's enthusiasm for tiddlywinks is slowly infilitrating the campus. Columbia, take note, Trivia power is dead; Tiddlywinks is here to stay.

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    1573
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    13 March 1967
    title · 
    MIT Squops Lions In Tiddlywinks Meet
    citation · 
    volume 111 • issue 82 • page 7 • column 1
    content

    Columbia's Tiddlywinks team suffered defeat Saturday at the hands of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology squad, 35-28.

    Mark Jaffe '70 attributed M.l.T.'s success to their superior squopping strategy, "They squopped all our winks and then systematically de-[s]quopped their pieces to squidge."

    "Our team," he noted, "showed its strength in squidging whenever they could free the winks from M.I.T."

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    17 March 1967
    title · 
    Award 17 Journalism Prizes To Spectator Staff Members
    by · 
    A. Chiquita Zonana
    citation · 
    volume 111 • issue 86 • page 2 • column 5
    content

    Best Feature by a Freshman: Lois Prager for her article of March 10, 1967 on Tiddlywinks at Columbia: "Go Lion, Pot That Wink"

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    Columbia Daily Spectator
    date · 
    19 September 1967
    title · 
    Array of Activities Is Available
    subtitle · 
    A Niche for Every New Lion
    by · 
    Lois Prager
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    volume 112 • section Supplement • issue 1 • page S-3 • column 5
    content

    Mental exercise outside of the classroom can also dominate a lion's life. Trivia Power comes once a year, and memorizing grafitti is on the rise. Chess and bridge clubs meet for the devotees of the games. Tiddlywinkers can squidge against MIT engineers, and bagpipers blow their heads off weekly.

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    Columbia Daily Spectator
    date · 
    22 February 1990
    title · 
    Duke Fan Disagrees
    by · 
    Alan Sleplan (Duke class of 1989, Columbia Law class of 1992)
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    volume 114 • issue 83 • page 2 • column 2
    content

    All of Markowitz's self-righteous observations about Duke fans illustrate just one thing: Markowitz has obviously never been to a game at Cameron Indoor Stadium. He has never experienced what may be considered one of the most intense basketball atmospheres in the country. Perhaps Markowitz despises intensity. Perhaps he would enjoy the games better sitting in a recliner. If this is the case, Markowitz should be a fan of a sport which is by nature less intense, like badminton or tiddlywinks.

    Markowitz is pleased with his decision not to apply to Duke. So am I.

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    1576
    Compton Junior College
    Compton, California USA
    the dar-u-gar yearbook (yearbook)
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    Compton Junior College
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    Compton, California, USA
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    340

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    date · 
    1931
    title · 
    Tiddlywinks
    citation · 
    page 215
    content

    TIDDLEWINKS had its greatest year in Compton' s history this year. 4 and Pasadena were so incensed over the beatings we gave them that they protested to the conference officials that we were subsidizing athletes. Howard Clark was the star of the team, having scored six chuckers and a field goal in six games. The night before the L. A. struggle, he was duped away from the campus and not allowed to return for the game. Only inexperienced "Winko" Carpenter was available for the game.

    Wes Godfrey opened the game with a beautiful wink at Lucille, but the umpire ruled Compton offside. However, with cheer leader Darwin Dixon leading a frenzied Tartar rooting section and Aileen Oliver protecting the cup as if it were a nickel, Compton' s goal was never in danger. Brownie Chambers made Compton' s first touchdown, catching a pass from Glade the Grade and pushing it in with his nose. Birdie Hall thought it was a game of "Spin the Bottle " and also made a hit by turning out the lights. A large crowd witnessed the championship meet.

    Black and white photograph of a large crowd standing in front of a building, with a man kneeling on the hood of a car, speaking through a megaphone.
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    Cornell University
    Ithaca, New York USA
    Cornell Alumni News (magazine)
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    Ithaca, New York, USA
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    Official publication

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    February 1963
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    '23
    by · 
    William C. (Porky) Stowell
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    volume 65 • issue 7 • page 40 • column 2
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    William C. (Porky) Stowell writes about his recent adventures. His letter tells such a good story that I am reporting verbatim without editing.

    Sorry to be so late in answering your letter of March 20, 1962, but I've been en route. Retired a year ago September and drove to the Great Northwest. Went fishing (30 lb. salmons to prove it), hunting, and panning for gold. Got none of the last two items. Took ship from San Francisco around the world and back. Journeyed to Seattle and saw the Fair. Drove back East and have settled in this burg (Binghamton) as of November. Have all kinds of trading stamps, blue, red, and plaid, but am starting to look for those big green ones that Uncle Sam prints. Anyone for tiddly winks?

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    May 1967
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    volume 69 • issue 10 • page 42 • column 1
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    Black and white photograph of a man (wearing glasses and a ring) after shooting a wink, holding a squidger with two hands, with a cup in the foreground.
    We're No. 1! Richard J. Garson '68 concentrates on a shot for the Big Red tiddly-wink team that won the Eastern title at MIT early in the term. The squad qualified for the internationals in April. —Via Wynroth
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    date · 
    June 1973
    column title · 
    Undergraduate
    title · 
    Tacka-Tacka-Zonk!
    by · 
    Gordon F. Sander
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    volume 75 • issue 11
    content

    IN PAST decades Cornellians, like other American college students, have enthusiastically appropriated a number of sedentary, slightly juvenile diversions, including Monopoly, punch cards, comic books,and tiddly-winks.

    Now we have pinball.

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    1369
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    Cornell Alumni News
    date · 
    June 1977
    column title · 
    'Seventy-six
    citation · 
    volume 79 • issue 10 • page 49 • column 1
    content

    For the October issue of the Alumni News, your correspondents are gathering info on the latest competitive sports activities of the '76 grads. Whether your newest activity is ice boating, tiddlywinks, skeet shooting, or log rolling, we want to hear all about it.

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    1373
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    Cornell Alumni News
    date · 
    July 1977
    title · 
    Master of Squop
    citation · 
    volume 80 • issue 1 • page 23 to 26
    summary

    About Severin Drix.

    content
    Severin Drix '68
    Drix executes a shot in the championship match
    Photograph also includes Sunshine and Severin Drix.
    Referee Dave Lockwood oversees a delicate shot
    'Sunshine' shoots; Drix and spectators bend to watch
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    published in · 
    Cornell Alumni News
    date · 
    October 1977
    title · 
    Balance
    citation · 
    volume 80 • issue 3 • page 3 • column 1
    content

    These latest letters raise two kinds of questions: how does one account for the balance of material in the magazine, and why don't we do a better job with letters to the editor.

    Regarding balance, one reader wanted more coverage of the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) regatta than we published, another wanted more explanation of several controversial campus matters, and both implied they would rather see less about tiddlywinks, bulίmarexίa, and frisbees, or at least no more about those subjects than about the ones they consider to be more important.

    [...]

    By way of example, the articles in the July issue that were published primarily because of their timeliness included 13 pages on the tenure of President Corson, 4 on a distinctive athlete whose career was at an end, 3 on spring sports, and 3 on other news of the university. To balance these we ran 1 page on international athletics, 3½ on tiddlywinks, and 1½ on student binging, primarily because these articles were available, well done, and supplemented and contrasted with the more timely articles we were publishing.

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    Cornell Alumni News
    date · 
    October 1977
    column title · 
    Letters
    by · 
    David M. Kopko
    citation · 
    volume 80 • issue 3 • page 12 • column 2
    content

    Since these are matters of concern to alumni who depend on the News for most of their information about Cornell, it would seem worthwhile to devote at least as much attention to the subject as to tiddlywinks and bulimarexia, which together occupy five pages in the July issue.

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    date · 
    October 1977
    column title · 
    Letters
    by · 
    Richard F. Pietsch
    citation · 
    volume 80 • issue 3 • page 12 • column 2
    content

    Editor: Wouldn't you say things were a little out of balance when Cornell wins the greatest crew race in the country and it is briefly reported in a squib on page 70 of July issue, while 3½ pages is devoted to"Master of Squop?"

    I enjoyed the tiddlewink article almost as much as the frisbee topic, but I do feel the great crew victory got short-changed.

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    1366
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    October 1977
    column title · 
    Sports for Life
    title · 
    Baseball Etcetera
    citation · 
    volume 80 • issue 3 • page 28 • column 1
    content

    Frederic O. Ebeling wrote his classmates the following appeal: "Dear classmate: The Alumni News is asking for an account of your sports and athletic activities, from tennis to tiddlywinks. Use your own judgment as to what to report. Personally I would exclude the tiddlywink class…

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    1367
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    November 1985
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    Alumni Activities
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