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Kahn Takes 10th Straight NATwA Singles

Vienna, Virginia USA · 19-20 November 2011

Larry KahnLarry Kahn wins the 39th annual North American Tiddlywinks Association's Singles Championship by a commanding 40½ points over second-place Dave Lockwood at 25½ points, with Bob Henninge at 21½ and Ferd Wulkan at 19 1/6 points. The tournament format was a double round-robin. Rick Tucker joined the fray for one round-robin, and Sunshine came to survey winkers in an update on his Lost Princess story.Sunshine

Larry lost no game in the eight played, finishing with an average of 5.79 points-per-game. All but one of Larry's games ended in 6-1 wins for him. That one game ended at 4½-2½ in Larry's favor in a game in which Larry carnovskied his first large wink.

This was Larry's tenth straight win of the NATwA Singles, and his 23rd overall win out of the 39 held to date. Larry finished as top national in two additional NATwA Singles where the winner was from the UK.

There were no 7-0 pot-outs during the Singles match. The rare score of 4⅔-2⅓, occurring in fewer than 1% of all games, did emerge with Ferd besting Rick in the game.

Winks-eyed view of the squops in a game of tiddlywinks

Playing Winks

bullet Check the FAQ
bullet Strategy & Tactics including Lockwood's rules of thumb and forefinger
bullet The official rules
bullet Winks perversions from Sunshine ▪ strange and interesting ways to play winks
bullet The lexicon of winks ▪ squopping, boondocking, and other words of winkdom ▪ plus "how you say" tiddlywinks in other languages
bullet Start a new club!

History

bullet The history of winks from  prehistoric times ... to the Victorian era ... to collegiate play
bullet Tucker's Tiddlywinks Museum of antique and modern winks games ... an amazing number ... over 2000 varieties
bullet Tiddlywinks patents (with PDFs of all US patents) and trademarks

Further References

bullet The e-x-h-a-u-s-t-i-v-e bibliography of tiddlywinks articles in newspapers, books, magazines, & even living things
bullet The oft-ridiculed game
bullet Random links

Books by Winkers
(Not about winks!)

bullet Fred Shapiro's Yale Book of Quotations Amazon.com (ISBN 0300107986)
bullet Bob Henninge's Spontaneous Generation Amazon.com (ISBN 1413487319)

Tiddlywinks Buyers Guide

 

 

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Winks Links

English Tiddlywinks Association (ETwA)
Cambridge Tiddlywinks Club (CUTwC)
Melbourne University Tiddlywinks Society (M.U.T.S.)
Wisconsin Veterans of Foreign Wars [archived]
Scottish Tiddlywinks Association (ScotTwA) [archived]
Oxford University Tiddlywinks Society (OUTS) [archived]

Winkers and their websites


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