The Cambridge University Tiddlywinks Club challenged Prince Philip to a winks competition once again in 1959, around a year after the highly publicized Goons vs. CUTwC match on 1 March 1958 that was so splendidly described by Guy Consterdine in Winks Rampant.
In 1959, Prince Philip nominated members of the Empress Club of London to compete against CUTwC.
While the 1958 Goons vs. CUTwC match resulted in an astounding amount of publicity, the 1959 Empress Club vs. CUTwC match resulted in only a smidgeon of publicity in contrast.
24 March 1959. The match lasted two hours.
The Empress Club at 35 Dover Street in Mayfair, London, England.
Empress Club Winkers
The following members of the Empress Club played in the match:
- General Sir Hugh Stockwell, Captain of the team, who at the time was best known for commanding British military forces during the Suez crisis, and later was the Supreme Allied Commander of NATO (1960–1964)
- Denis Compton, an athlete well known as both a cricket player and a footballer
- Terry-Thomas, a renowned actor and comedian
- David William Anthony Blythe Macpherson, the 2nd Lord Strathcarron
- Lord John Wodehouse, the 4th Earl of Kimberley
- Kevin McClory, a film screenwriter, director, and producer, who would later produce the James Bond film, Thunderball
- Lord Valentine Thynne
- Jocelyn Stevens (male), a society magazine editor
The following members of CUTwC played in the match:
- Peter Downes, Captain of the team
Cambridge was reported to have won by a score of 88½ to 25½ for the Empress Club. Another report noted the result as Cambridge 15½, Empress Club ½.