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17 December 1997. The Britannica Internet Guide from Encyclopędia Britannica selects tiddlywinks.org as a Recommended site, placing it in the top 15% of the 65,000 sites reviewed by EB's experts at www.ebig.com.
8 December 1997.
Tattered and battered, Newswink 29,
NATwA's premier publication, emerges from destitution after
four five years in the gutter. Buddy, can you spare a dime?
November 1997. One World Singles (to Larry Kahn), two World Pairs (to Dave Lockwood & Larry Kahn), and three, the ETwA Singles (to Andy Purvis).
November 1997. Two-page spread on tiddlywinks appears in the magazine THE GAMES ANNUAL: THE DEFINITIVE DIGEST OF THE WORLD OF GAMES, by Rick Tucker. On newsstands through May 1998. Get yours now.
1997 Larry Kahn Takes 1997 North American Singles
25-26 October 1997, Vienna VA USA. The 1997 North American Singles championships were hosted by Larry Kahn in Vienna VA. Larry led the field after the first day, taking advantage of an ignominious failure-to-free by Rick Tucker who had Larry squopped out within 10 minutes but mentally miscounted by 1 the free shots allowed after a squop-out and had to pay the failure-to-free piper to the desperate Larry, who took advantage of the UK-originated rule to shoot any designated wink on the large pile, and turned a 6-1 for Rick into a 6-1 for Larry. This 5-point difference turned out to be the ultimate difference between 1st and 2nd places at the end of the tournament. Max Lockwood, youngest winker in any NATwA tournament at age 8, weathered the wizened veterans unfettered on the first day of winking. Dave Lockwood was undefeated (well, except for a 0 against Larry) in taking 2nd place with 48 match points to Larry's 53 (5.3 ppg).
Details on the 1997 NATwA Singles NATwA Singles through the years.
Larry Kahn takes World Singles from Dave Lockwood
12 October 1997, Alexandria VA USA: Larry Kahn regains the title of World Singles champion from current title-holder Dave Lockwood, achieving the best score in 7 games. This was the (perhaps) 45th World Singles championship and the first to take place in the residence of Rick Tucker, who was also the umpire for the match. Intriguingly, 3 of the 6 games ended in a score of 5½, with Larry the victor of each of these games.
Details on World Singles 45. World Singles through the years.