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Tiddlywinks Bibliography

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The Tiddlywinks Bibliography is a compendium of all substantive and obscure citations to the game of tiddlywinks in all available resources:  newspapers, magazines, books, government records, images, audio, video, websites, etc.  In other words, if the game of tiddlywinks was mentioned either briefly or in detail, it should be in the Tiddlywinks Bibliography.

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Newspapers—United States

National newspapers, distributors and wire services, and national newspaper supplements appear first in this list. Next are regional newspapers that are published in association with multiple states and locations. The remainder of the listings are organized first by state and then by city within the state.

National Newspapers

These are US newspapers that have historically been published nationally without a specific affinity to a particular state or city.

Christian Science Monitor

21 Mar 1946 Page 22

"Rough Sport at Oxford"

  • A Reuters dispatch from Oxford reports that Cambridge University lowered Oxford's colors in the first tiddlywinks contests between the two seats of learning by seven games to one.
 
3 Mar 1958 Page 4 AP "Philip Overtrains for Tiddlywinks" about the Cambridge vs. Goons match #1958goons
15 Jul 1958 Page 3 AP "Tiddlywinks 'Muscles In'"  
8 May 1959 Page 1 "Mastering the Art of Tiddlywinks"  
29 Mar 1959 Page 6 (Sunday) AP/Reuter "Duke Humiliated: Team Outwinked". Drawing  
3 Aug 1962 Page 3 AP "Tiddledywinks!". Drawing Transcript (NATwA)
1 Oct 1962 Page 13 "Will Tiddlywinks Replace Baseball?". Drawing. Philadelphia dateline
13 Oct 1962 Page 4 "Harvard Tiddlywinks" #harvard
5 Feb 1969

East and London/Overseas editions

Page 11

AP "Tiddlywinks title seekers"  
9 Mar 1970

East and London/Overseas editions

Page 13

"Yeah, tiddlywinks!" by Phil Elderkin  

West and Midwest editions only

Page 7

(same)
2 Mar 1972 Page 4 AP "Just for fun..." (in March 1972 MIT Observer)
15 Dec 1980 Midwest section Page 17 "Choosing electronic games to challenge kids" Excerpt (NATwA)
30 Jun 1983 Page 10 "Thousands of athletes showcase talents at sports festival" Excerpt (NATwA)
18 May 1984 Page 21

"Antique games"

  • TIDDLYWINKS, old maid, Uncle Wiggley. . . . Do these names evoke memories of childhood, a wave of nostalgia? At Ellen Liman's Manhattan home, these are just a few of several hundred antique games a visitor finds, many of them displayed on the bookshelves of her wood-paneled library.
Excerpt (NATwA)
27 Nov 1985 Page 47 "Learning to like the nutty, buttery lima bean" Excerpt (NATwA)
6 Sep 1988

"Squop a wink". About the 100th anniversary of tiddlywinks.

  • FEW people realize that this year is the 100th anniversary of tiddlywinks. The game was invented in 1888 by Joseph Assheton Fincher, who apparently has no other claim to fame. And if the game had to be invented, a fellow with a name like Fincher would be the one to do it. [...]
 
9 Sep 1988 "LIGHTLY"/"Squop a wink" Photocopy (NATwA)
3 Feb 1989 Page 17 Column 1 "Tiddlywinks, Anyone?" re Oxford
30 Mar 1990  

"President Bush Comes Out to Play,  Whether at tennis or tiddlywinks, `Mr. Smooth' is a fierce competitor - a letter from Washington"

  • His zeal is wide-ranging, from the country-club staples of golf and tennis to the good-old-boy traditions of fishing and horseshoes to such previously unrecorded presidential pastimes as Wally Ball and tiddlywinks.

    Yes, President Bush plays tiddlywinks.
#georgebush

National Observer

10 Jun 1972 Page 1 "Winking to Win"  
Page 14 "But Even the Champions Wince at Childish Image". 4 photos  

USA Today

30 Dec 1988 Page A1 Re President Bush playing tiddlywinks. #georgebush
5 Apr 2002   "For Kahn, it's far more than a game of Tiddlywinks". About Larry Kahn #larrykahn

Wall Street Journal

<12 Mar 1984 Page 1, Page 23 Column 1 "In U.K. Panel Shows Players Don't Squeal And Don't Win Cars" by Barry Newman Excerpt (NATwA)

Weekly World News

17 Mar 1981 Page 2 Volume 2 Number 23 "IT'S A MAD, MAD WORLD"/"Docs discover why woman had trouble breathing for 20 years—a tiddlywinks in her nose"  
11 Oct 1988 Page 33

"TRIVIA" by Ragan Dunn

  • Dwight D. Eisenhower was a tiddlywinks champion at West Point.
 
29 Jan 1991 Page 3, Column 1
  • Top Toy in 1940
  • How times have changed. Fifty years ago the hottest selling game at top toy store F.A.O. Schwarz was tiddly-winks, reports American Demographics magazine.
 

News Distributors and Newswire Services

Associated Press wire

1 Nov 1977 Re ERA Excerpt (NATwA)
31 May 1979 Re taxes Excerpt (NATwA)
27 Jan 1981 "TODAY'S FOCUS: Junior Capitalists Learn the Ropes in Miniature City" Excerpt (NATwA)
5 Feb 1981 Re tiddlywinks up the nose Excerpt (NATwA)
16 Feb 1981 Re Haverford Continentals Excerpt (NATwA)
20 May 1981 "Kirkland Calls For One-Year Tax Cut" Excerpt (NATwA)
10 Jan 1983 "TODAY'S TOPIC: In Search of the ''Tiddlywinks Scholarship''" Excerpt (NATwA)
3 Mar 1983 "Study: Haitians Are ''Incredibly Industrious'' Workers" Excerpt (NATwA)
6 Apr 1983 "U.S. Woman Envoy to East Berlin Reflects on 'The Personal Price Tag' Excerpt (NATwA)
25 Apr 1984 Re Olympic athletes Excerpt (NATwA)
1 Dec 1984 about Doug Flutie Excerpt (NATwA)
13 May 1985 "Vice President Writes Newspaper Story Honoring His Mother" Excerpt (NATwA)

Gannett News Service

4 Apr 1995

"COIN COMPANY HAS BEEN STAMPING THEM FOR 160 YEARS" by Cliff Radel

  • A '90s hybrid of tiddlywinks meets dodge ball, the Pogs and Slammers games involve small discs, which can be made of metal.
Digital copy (NATwA)
26 Sep 1995

"GNS SPORTS", Rick Bozich.

  • You remember baseball. It's the game that a year ago surrendered August, September and October to football, golf and tiddlywinks
Digital copy (NATwA)

InternetNews.com

2 Feb 2000  

"AOL Sued Over Networking Bugs in AOL 5.0" by Brian McWilliams.

  • Concerns beta testers were rebuffed, however, in a posting by an AOL staff who wrote, "We can neither identify nor eliminate all bugs. In some cases on some folks' machines, I believe installing tiddlywinks would probably be a problem. [...]"
 

Knight-Ridder/Tribune Business News

13 Dec 2001  

"British Shoppers Return to Traditional Games for Holiday Season".

  • but the humble game of tiddlywinks is staging a comeback this Christmas. Department stores group John Lewis says tiddlywinks sales are up 18 percent this year

Marketing News

15 Aug 1994 Volume 28 Page 1

"Consumers go POG wild; marketers milk latest craze" by Tim Triplett

  • POGs? Flat marbles. Round trading cards. New Age tiddlywinks.

#pogs

Digital copy (NATwA)

PR Newswire

6 Oct 1983 "Scholarship Research Helps Students Get Financial" Excerpt (NATwA)
19 Oct 1983 "National Scholarship Hotline Set to Begin" Excerpt (NATwA)

United Press International wire

26 Oct 1981 Re tax-cut proposal Excerpt (NATwA)
30 Dec 1981 Re Cotton Bowl, Bear Bryant Excerpt (NATwA)
19 Feb 1982 "What Newspapers Are Saying" Excerpt (NATwA)
3 Mar 1982 "Senate defeats parimutuel wagering measure, 18-21". Re tiddlywinks as a sin Excerpt (NATwA)
17 Feb 1983 Similar to 18 Feb 1983 Excerpt (NATwA)
18 Feb 1983 "Boat where 31 men perished had hole in hull" Excerpt (NATwA)
26 Mar 1983 "USFL-Stars" Excerpt (NATwA)
5 Aug 1983 "Olympics? Senior year can wait" Excerpt (NATwA)
17 Nov 1983 "Sports bar provides scores, bleachers" Excerpt (NATwA)
11 Apr 1984 "Cager Makes Olympics; As Team Handballer" Excerpt (NATwA)
9 May 1984 "'Muscle Motion' moves teacher from job" Excerpt (NATwA)
13 May 1984 "Tiddlywinks: The Rodney Dangerfield of games" by Robert Doherty Excerpt (NATwA)
27 Jan 1985 "House of Lords newest British television star" Excerpt (NATwA)

National Newspaper Supplements

Family Weekly (Sunday newspaper supplement)

10 Jan 1982 Page 26 "Tiddly Tally" with photo under "What in the World" by Eliot Kaplan Original (NATwA/Drix)

Parade (Sunday supplement to the Washington Post and other newspapers)

4 Jan 1959    
14 Apr 1996 Page 12

"Ask Marilyn" question by "G. Vitale, Mobile, Ala."

  • We plan to hold an elimination tournament with tiddlywinks, two people playing at a time.
Original (NATwA)

This Week Magazine (Sunday supplement to Washington Star, New York Herald Tribune, etc.)

4 Nov 1962 Pages 20-21 "Tiddlywinks across the sea!": Charlie Rice's Punchbowl column. 3 photos, drawing

#1962oxfordtour

Transcript (NATwA)

Regional Newspapers

Journal newspapers (Montgomery County, Maryland, Fairfax County, Virginia, Arlington County, Virginia)

29 Jun 1984 Page B1 UPI "Winks"/"Winkers `tiddle-late` in tomorrow's tourney" by Robert Doherty. Color photo of Larry Kahn. B&W photo of strobe wink pot by Tucker Original (NATwA)
Page B2 "Winkers turn out for Saturday tourney". Photo of Larry Kahn Original (NATwA)

Undetermined and Miscellaneous Newspapers

50 Plus Lifestyles

1 Apr 2002

"TIDDLYWINKS, THE GLUE THAT BINDS GENERATIONS"

  • ON THE LIGHT SIDE Ker-plunk! Into the cup sailed the last Tiddlywink, the sound music to my ears. I love to play that game, just like I love to play Pick Up Sticks and Monopoly. But Tiddlywinks has always been my all-time favorite. Don't laugh - I was once crowned the official Grand Champion during a week-long tournament my friend Betty and I organized back in first grade. [more]

Alabama

Mobile Register (Mobile, Alabama)

14 Dec 1986 Page 18

AP "Holiday shoppers boggled by tiddlywinks players" by Joyce A. Venezia. Ocean City NJ exhibition at a department store. Cites Larry Kahn, Jim Marlin, Rick Tucker

  • Kahn, 33, of Silver Spring, Md., is the national tiddlywink champion and a former world champion.
Digital copy (NATwA)
18 Jan 1991 Page 45

"Hard to talk of football while at war"

  • At what point does football become tiddlywinks?

    Answer: As soon as there's war.

    But when it's one's job to write about tiddlywinks, one writes about tiddlywinks, although one may not be entirely comfortable doing it. One tried to make the tiddlywinks sound interesting, while at the same time asking oneself: Who cares about tiddlywinks right now?
Digital copy (NATwA)

The Tuscaloosa News (Tuscaloosa-Newport, Alabama)

19 May 1959 Page 16 Column 2

AP "Tiddlywinks Match Requires Practice"

  • SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) — Nine men and a girl are practicing like mad at the University of Washington these days in preparation for an international tiddlywink match with Cambridge University.

    Dave Stern, manager of the Washington team, says the English school accepted the challenge in a letter from Frank G. Kenshaw [sic: should be Kershaw], honorary secretary of the Cambridge Tiddlywink Societyt. If financial arrangements can be made, Kenshaw said the West Coast contest would follow scheduled matches at Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Chicago and other universities.

    Stern's team won its first collegiate match against Seattle University 19-9, and now is considering a challenge it has received from Washington faculty members.
Digital copy (NATwA)

Alaska

(Alaska paper)

__ ___ 1972 AP photo after 1972 Junior Continentals #natwa #continentals

California

Berkeley Gazette (Berkeley, California)

__ ?May 1976 Excerpt from California Monthly (UC Berkeley) Mar 1976

Fresno Bee (Fresno, California)

1 Apr 1972 Page 1 "Great Day! Fresnan Tiddles into History" about Tim Schiller #schiller
? Feb 1981 AP "Breathing difficulty caused by a tiddlywink up the nose" Photocopy (NATwA)
8 Feb 1981 "Welcome to hard dimes". Column by Eli Setenich, 3rd topic Photocopy (NATwA)
1 Mar 1981 "Bloody good show, men". Column by Eli Setenich, 3rd entry Photocopy (NATwA)

Fresno Guide (Fresno, California)

Spring 1972 "Ping pong & Tiddledywinks" by Morrie Ryskind. Editorial on detente alluding to world teams

Long Beach Press-Telegram (Long Beach, California)

18 May 1959 Page A-2 Column 1

"It's Your World", AP

  • SEATTLE (AP)—Nine men and a girl are practicing like mad at the University of Washington these days in preparation for an international tiddlywinks match with Cambridge University.

    Dave Stern, manager of the Washington team, says the English school accepted the challenge in a letter from Frank G. Kenshaw [sic: should be Kershaw], honorary secretary of the Cambridge Tiddlywink Society. If financial arrangements can be made, Kenshaw [sic: should be Kershaw] said the West Coast contest would follow scheduled matches at Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Chicago, and other universities.

    "Tiddlywinks is a sport, not a stunt," Kenshaw [sic: should be Kershaw] wrote, "as we hope to be able to prove to you... Gamesmanship is inapplicable."

    Stern and his nine-man-one-girl team consider it a sport, too. They are busily trying to become ambidextrous (approved under international rules) and working on thumb development.

    As in most sports, tiddlywinks has its own vocabulary. The squop is a tactical move to cover an opponent's tiddly and the pot is something you try to shoot in—not rake in.

    Stern's team won its first intercollegiate match against Seattle University 19-9, and now is considering a challenge it has received from Washington faculty members.
Digital copy (NATwA)

Los Angeles Herald (Los Angeles, California)

7 Mar 1909 Junior Section Page 2 Column 3

Spends Pleasant Day

  • [...] Often I play the games of tiddledy winks, jack straws and pins with my mother, father and sister.

    VORIS H. CONNOR.
    McKinely avenue school, grade A4, age 9. 947 E. Forty-eighth street.
 

Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, California)

7 Dec 1890 Page 8 Column 2

"THE PEOPLE'S STORE."/"Our Place a Veritable Beehive of Industry."

  • Mammoth Toy Department
    [...]
    Our game booth consists of games from 5c upwards. We have the largest assortment of Tiddledy Winks in Southern California.
    [...]
    A. HAMBURGER & SONS
 
31 Mar 1972 Page 4 Reuter "TIDDLYWINKS"/"U.S. Flips to World Title" (in September 1972 MIT Observer) Transcript (NATwA)
2 Apr 1972 "A STAR IS BORN" re Logan, Utah, version of game (see Newswink 6)
10 Jan 1992 Page D-1

[Home Edition] "Too Many Lists of Unsafe Toys?": CONSUMER AFFAIRS / S. J. DIAMOND

  • Toddlers find play value in everything--Barbies, tiddlywinks, Erector sets, Monopoly pieces, pennies, peanuts and paper clips.
Digital copy (NATwA)
14 Jun 1992 Page 5

[Home Edition] "John Doe, Meet Ross Perot; Five decades later, Frank Capra's 'Meet John Doe' eerily resembles today's political scene--although Gary Cooper was taller": MATHEWS, JACK, MOVIES; COMMENTARY

  • Throughout the movie, John Doe's main theme is that free people can "beat the world at anything, from war to tiddlywinks, if we all pull in the same direction."
Digital copy (NATwA)
25 Jul 1992 Page C-12 [Valley Edition] "Olympic-Caliber Craziness; Volleyball Standout Samuelson Brings the Offbeat to Barcelona" by Michael Grunwald (‘"We could be playing tiddlywinks, and we'd start whaling on each other," says Rusen, who has broken several knuckles punching walls after losses…’) Digital copy (NATwA)
6 Jan 1993 Page E-1 [Orange County Edition] "FIXATIONS" "Putting All His Cards on the Table; Edward Labate would love to sell you baseball memorabilia, but he's the first one to tell you to collect for fun, not profit" by Jim Washburn (‘"being a national chess master in the United States is like being a baseball card dealer in the Soviet Union. Who cares? It's like being a tiddlywinks champion."’) Digital copy (NATwA)
25 Jan 1993 Page F-7 [Home Edition] "The Strange Case of 'Knight Moves'", movie review by Michael Wilmington (""Knight Moves" (MPAA rated R, for language, sensuality, violence) is a game--but it's closer to three-card monte or tiddlywinks than chess.") Digital copy (NATwA)
14 May 1993 Page D-2 [Home Edition] "Edited-Just-for-You News Is Now Available in Your Desktop Computer Every Day": COMPUTER FILE / LAWRENCE J. MAGID. ("Your sports page could be limited to baseball or could include football, hockey and tiddlywinks.") Digital copy (NATwA)
23 Jul 1993 Page C-8 [Orange County Edition] "It's Not Just a Simple Game for Old Folks; Lawn bowling: County residents who will play at Pacific championships say the sport is challenging and highly competitive" by Barbie Ludovise ("But lawn bowling? Sounded about as thrilling as a game of tiddlywinks.") Digital copy (NATwA)
10 Nov 1993 Page C-1 [Orange County Edition] "Coaches' Tidbits Easier to Swallow at Lunchtime" by Mike Penner ("If you've never been to Titan Gym, we can play everything on that floor, including tiddlywinks, because it's marked for it.") Digital copy (NATwA)
6 Jan 1994 Page J-1 [Ventura West Edition] "FASHION" "Attire for Bicyclists Slowly Going From Nerdy to Pleasing; Retailers say better designs are coming out. And teen-agers are adding visors to improve the look of helmets" by Kathleen Williams ("Do you find the term nerd irresistible? Not that cycling is a wimpy, undeserving pastime, a tiddlywinks kind of sport.") Digital copy (NATwA)
27 Jan 1994 Page E-3 [Orange County Edition] "inside line; Brain Teasers" ("1. What game involves potting and squopping?"; "1. Tiddlywinks") Digital copy (NATwA)
30 Jul 1994 Page F-1 [Orange County Editino] "O.C. POP MUSIC REVIEW A Different Brand of Fabulous" by Jim Washburn ("As throughout most of the evening, he didn't use a pick, instead coaxing meaty tones from his strings with an odd approach to finger-picking, his digits flicking at the strings as if they were tiddlywinks.") Digital copy (NATwA)
16 Sep 1994 Page D-3 [Home Edition] "A Hot Tip for Coffee Lovers: Most Retailers Prefer to Make It Scalding": CONSUMER AFFAIRS / DENISE GELLENE ("Kids stack POGs and knock them over in a game that is a cross between tiddlywinks and baseball card flipping.") Digital copy (NATwA)
19 Jul 1994 Page 12 [Valley Edition] "Shaken and Stirred; The Quake Jolted Business for Some Shops Near Epicenter, While Giving Others a Boost" by Patrice Apodaca ("She sells the POGS for 15 cents to $2 apiece—along with thicker discs called "slammers" that are used to play a tiddlywinks-type game with the POGs.") Digital copy (NATwA)

Union-Tribune (San Diego, California)

11 Aug 2012 4 pm

"The need to compete" by John Wilkens

  • Sunday, when the Summer Olympics in London end, you’ll have to forgive Abram Burrows for not paying attention. The 11-year-old from Santee is in Hawaii competing for his own world championship.
  • In Pokémon, the video game. [...]
  • Eating, napping, crying, texting — they’ve all had their own contests. What next, tiddlywinks?
  • Too late. There’s a world championship for that, too.

Chronicle (San Francisco, California)

10 Dec 1893 Page 4 Column 4
  • IDEAS FOR CHRISTMAS. [...]
  • New Styles in Dolls--Games of the Season--The Donkey Dodge.
  • "Over the Garden Wall: is the latest game and is a form of Tiddledy-Winks" played with chips.
Digital copy (NATwA)

Daily Evening Bulletin (San Francisco, California)

14 Feb 1891 Page 2 Column 4 Issue 110
  • FRESH ARRIVAL
    —OF THE—
    Popular Parlor Game
    TIDDLEDY WINKS
    —AND—
    Tiddledy Winks Tennis
    ALL SIZES, 25c, 50c and $1.
    [...]
    DAVIS BROTHERS,
    718 Market st. and 1234 Market st.
To be retrieved
17 Feb 1891 Page 2 Column 2 Issue 12 "EVENTS IN SOCIETY" To be retrieved
21 Feb 1891 Page 2 Column 4 Issue 116
  • FRESH ARRIVAL
    —OF THE—
    Popular Parlor Game
    TIDDLEDY WINKS
    —AND—
    Tiddledy Winks Tennis
    ALL SIZES, 25c, 50c and $1.
    [...]
    DAVIS BROTHERS,
    718 Market st. and 1234 Market st.
To be retrieved

San Francisco Examiner (San Francisco, California)

?May 1976 "Sports for Weekend" - "Football & Tiddlywinks". Re the First Far Eastern Tournament (FFET)

Morning Call (San Francisco, California)

21 Dec 1890 Page 7 Column 2
  • TIDDLEDY WINKS.
  • A New Game That Is All the Rage in Fashionable Society East.
  • It is the latest fad in society.

    All the ladies are talking about tiddledy winks and learning to play it.

    In the East it has become a veritable craze, and all social affairs are considered dull and insipid unless tiddledy winks is introduced.

    Already it is the prime subject of gossip among the ladies in this city, and the first question the fair ones ask when they meet is, "How are you getting along with tiddledy winks? Have you learned it yet?" Then they compare experiences as to the best way of playing tiddledy winks. It is a very simple game, easily learned, and yet requires sufficient skill to make it interesting. There are many reasons why it should be the ruling winter game. New features are being added to increase the complications, and consequently the skill required. One of these features is a miniature tennis court, but the original tiddledy winks will be found sufficiently entertaining. The complications can come later.

    One, two, three or four persons may play the game. It is all the more pleasing when the players are divided into partners. It is necessary to have a table, covered with cloth. A round table is probably the best, as it enables the players to arrange themselves more comfortably.

    The implements are tiddledies, winks, a wink-pot and counters. A tiddledy is a thin disk of bone or ivory and about the size of a twenty-five-cent piece. A wink is a disk of the same material, but small, being about the size of a ten-cent piece.A wink-pot is a little wooden vessel, like a tiny bucket, with an opening the size of a silver dollar, and about an inch deep. There are little pads, somewhat resembling the "cheating rags" urchins use in
  • [illustration of a hand shooting a wink off a cushion toward a cup, with a dotted line showing the path of the wink. Other winks are shown waiting nearby.]
  • playing marbles. The idea is to press on the wink with the tiddledy and make it jump into the wink-pot. The tiddledies are of various colors, with winks of corresponding hues. The pads are of colored silk, and as pretty as taste may suggest. The counters are of colored pressed pasteboard. When the players are ready to begin each takes a tiddledy and six winks, and the counters are equally divided among them. Then each contributes an agreed-upon number of counters to a pool, which is placed in charge of one of the players. The wink-pot is placed in the middle of the table. The object is to jump as many winks into the pot as possible. Each plays in turn to the left, the one to lead being decided by lot. The player places his or her pad at any distance from the wink-pot and jumps six winks one after another, paying no attention to those which fail to go into the pot. The winks lie flat on the pad, and the player holding the tiddledy by the thumb and first two fingers presses with its edge upon the wink. As the tiddledy slips it causes the wink th jump. The best result is produced by resting the tiddleddy [sic] on the center of the wink and drawing it back under slight pressure. A little practice will enable a player to jump a wink a distance of several feet and a foot or more in the air.

    For each wink landed in the wink-pot the player received one counter from the pool. If he sends four or more winks into the pot in succession he makes a "run" and receives one extra counter from the pool for each wink over three put in on a run. If he jumps six winks into the pot in succession he makes a "sweep" and receives, besides the counters taken from the pool, one from each opponent.

    All counteres received, except one for each wink put into the wink-pot, should be kept separately, so as to tally the winks jumped into the pot. If a player fails on six jumps to land a single wink in the pot, he pays two counters to the pool.

    After each player has jumped his six winks, then the first player takes any wink lying outside the pot, places it where he pleases and makes it jump. If it goes in, he tries another. As soon as he fails the player next to the left proceeds in the same manner.

    So the game goes on until all the winks have been jumped into the pot. The player putting the largest number of winks into the wink-pot in one turn takes one-half the counteres remaining in the pool, the remaining half going to the players having put the greatest number of winks in the pot. A tie is decides by the two contestants jumping six winks each, the one winning that lands the most of them.

    The counters may be given any value agreed upon, as in poker, or if the game is purely for fun, the playing having the greatest number of counters when the last wink is landed in the pot of course wins.

    The game enables ladies with long, tapering fingers to dislay them to the best advantage.—Cincinnati Enquirer.
Digital copy (NATwA)

Daily Breeze (Torrance, California)

16 Dec 1986

"Serious child's play, TIddlywinks champions go for the jugular with a passion". Coverage of the tiddlywinks demonstration event in Ocean City, New Jersey

  • OCEAN CITY, N.J. -- Larry Kahn watched his opponent get nurdled almost immediately, so he didn't dare pot his own wink. Instead he shot so he could squop and piddle later.The jargon boggled holiday shoppers passing by the table at a department store where Kahn and two other members of the North American Tiddlywinks Association were exhibiting their skills recently. [more]

Torrance Herald

19 Dec 1929 Column 1

Advertisement by R. F. Hogue, 1228 El Prado, Torrance, Calif.

  • 'Twas the Nights after Christmas! [...]

    GAMES

    Modern Authors
    Rummy
    Tiddledy Winks
    Dominoes
    Blox-O [...]

Colorado

Colorado Springs Sun (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

20 Feb 1981 Column "Et cetera"/"Flicking your wink" (via Philadelphia Bulletin)

Rocky Mountain News (Denver, Colorado)

14 Dec 1890 Page 17 Column 1

"The Fair"/"COLOSSAL COMBINATION SALE OF S. PELTON & BROS.'"

  • GAMES, PUZZLES, TOY BLOCKS, ETC.

    Games Games Games

    [...]

    Tiddledy Winks
    The Greatest Game of modern days.
    Just received the Newest and Improved Edition FOR Six Players, only 58c
21 Dec 1890 Page 10 Column 2

"SOCIETY"

  • TIDDLEDY-WINKS TOURNAMENT.

    On Thursday afternoon Miss Eicholtz entertained her friends at the family residence, Champa and Fourteenth streets.

    A Tiddledy-Winks tournament was the amusement planned. The players occupied nine tables, and there was great sport.

    Miss Coffey and Miss Marion Smith won first prizes—loverly balls of pure white crysanthemums.

    [article continues]
21 Dec 1890 Page 35, Column 4 "TIDDLEDYWINKS."/"The New Parlor Game, Which Has Become a Craze". Long article with two illustrations
11 Jan 1891 Page 10 Column 4   To be retrieved
14 Jan 1891 Page 5 Column 4   To be retrieved
15 Jan 1891 Page 5 Column 1   To be retrieved

Connecticut

Bristol Press (Bristol, Connecticut)

early 1977 Re Continentals

Hartford Courant (Hartford, Connecticut)

16 Dec 1978 Pages 51, 55 "MIT Grad Finds Fulfillment in Tiddlywinks"/"... Then There Was Sunshine, Ferdinand the Bull and Winky". Same as Newsday 14 Dec 1978 Transcript (NATwA)

(Meridien, Connecticut) Record-Journal

13 Jul 2008   "Tiddlywinks"  

(Middlefield, Connecticut) Town Times

18 Jul 2008   "Tiddlywinks"  

The Southington Citizen (Southington, Connecticut)

18 Jul 2008   "Tiddlywinks"  

District of Columbia

Washington Daily News (District of Columbia)

18 Mar 1959 UPI "Aim at Tiddly-Winks Title"  

Washington Post (District of Columbia)

13 Dec 1890 Page 4 "A NEW SOCIAL CRAZE" - "Tiddle-de Wink Calculated to Produce Brain Softening" (Excerpt reprinted from the Chicago Evening Post) Digital copy (NATwA)
4 Jan 1891 Page 14 "DOWN IN THE PARQUET"/"A Sample Theater Party and Its Night at the Huguenots". Refers to a "Miss Tiddledywinks" Digital copy (NATwA)
22 Nov 1896 Page 24 "A FAD FOR 'PILLOW-DEX.'"/"Bostons New Parlor Game that Rivals 'Tiddledy Winkss' [sic]"  
12 May 1958 Page A1 "Tiddly-Winks Sweeping Britain; Commons, Oxford Busy Snapping" Photocopy (NATwA)
11 Oct 1959 Page A11 UPI "Chicago, Cambridge in Tiddlywink Rift" Transcript (NATwA)
4 Feb 1962 Page E4 "Always Oxford-Cambridge"  
10 Jul 1966 Page D4

UPI "Tiddlywinksers to teach Soviets"

  • Six Cambridge University students left England for Russia today to let the Russians into a very serious secret--tiddlywinks.
 
12 Jul 1966 Page A15

"Missionaries off"

  • Six British students, members of the Cambridge University Tiddlywinks Club, left here over the weekend for a 10-week overland trip [...]
 
28 Sep 1969 Book World Page 298

"A fun game--for the players"

  • Although academic literary criticism combines the triviality of tiddlywinks with the brutality of lacrosse, it suffers from one grave disability as a game: it may be fun to play, but it's hell to watch.
 
4 Nov 1970 Page A26 "Illegal Tiddlywinks"  
25 Mar 1976 Page D11

Riding High On Unicycles

  • From the friendly university that brought you a tiddledy winks marathon, an international Frisbee champion, and the world's longest yo-yo comes Boston's only unicycling club.
 
9 Sep 1977 Page A26

"Letter to the Editor"

  • A TV news announcer just reported yet another dangerously high pollution reading. He barely managed to hold back a yawn. His reading of the text was delivered with the same expression but less emotion than the reading of a score in the U.S. tiddlywinks opens.
 
11 Sep 1977 Page F1 "Tender Is the Token, the Stamp and the Slug" Excerpt (NATwA)
15 Nov 1977 Page D4 "After a Long Wait on Telephone, `You're Next on Sportscall'" Excerpt (NATwA)
16 Sep 1978 Page B7

"Michele Pecora's Musical Shrugs"

  • Maybe it all started when Twyla Tharp shrugged her first shrug -- this epidemic of offhand whimsy that has overtaken contemporary dance and threatens to reduce the whole art to the level of tiddlywinks.
 
4 Jan 1979 Page D1 "Staubach's Image Only Half Accurate" Excerpt (NATwA)
4 Feb 1979 Page E6 [Book World] "Query on Tiddlywinks" by Rick Tucker and Fred Shapiro Original (NATwA)
11 Aug 1979 Page B4 "'Sunburn': Not Too Hot" Excerpt (NATwA)
9 Jan 1980 Page B5 "FINDS". Photo of mushroom winks Original (NATwA)
27 Feb 1980 Page B8 "The TV Column" (Real People TV) Original (NATwA)
10 Mar 1980 Page C12 "Performing Arts"/"N.C. Dance Theatre" Excerpt (NATwA)
13 Mar 1980 Page D10 "McGovern's Primary Interest" Excerpt (NATwA)
12 Dec 1980 Page Weekend-33 "`Tiddlywinks,' the Game". Record review Excerpt (NATwA)
27 Mar 1981 Page C3 "Any Day"/"The Smitten Scientist and Lucy's Sensational Knee" (from C1) Excerpt (NATwA)
27 Aug 1981 Page B5 "PARENT'S ALMANAC: Let Crying Babies Lie"—mention Original (NATwA)
26 Oct 1981 Page B5 "Quenching Burnout"—mention Original (NATwA)
10 Feb 1982 Page D1 "Billy Olson; The Perfect Vault? Look Out for a 19 in the Big Apple; Olson Shattered a Wrist, Now Shatters Records" Excerpt (NATwA)
21 Feb 1982 Page M4 "Recruiting"/"How Colleges Play the Game Determines Whether They Win or Lose" Excerpt (NATwA)
19 Mar 1982 Page D2 "ESPN: The Channel That's Always There" Excerpt (NATwA)
29 May 1982 Page C1 "Polo! New Grounds for Women; There's No Absence of Mallets Here" Excerpt (NATwA)
24 Jul 1982 Page D1 "National Sports Fest Scores Indianapolis More Than a 500" Excerpt (NATwA)
7 Mar 1983 Page D1 "Federals Blitzed in Debut, 28-7, as 38,010 Look On" Excerpt (NATwA)
8 May 1983 Page H1 "From Africa to Disco; Black Dance Evolves and Explodes" Excerpt (NATwA)
7 Oct 1983 Page D1 "Special Teams Make a Splash for Redskins" Excerpt (NATwA)
11 Oct 1983 Page A1 "Half a Day Nets $1.50 And 'Supper'" Excerpt (NATwA)
18 Dec 1983 Page Mag-13 "Left's Passion" Excerpt (NATwA)
28 Jun 1984 Page Home-29 "ANTIQUES"/"Interior Decorating With Games and Puzzles" Original (NATwA)
2 Jul 1984 Page C1 "A Game Not to Be Winked At"/"Keeping an Eye on The Tiddlywinks Tourney" by Michael Oricchio. Photo of Larry Kahn and Joe Sachs. Original (NATwA)
Page C3 "Tiddly Tourney". Photo of Larry Kahn Original (NATwA)
16 Mar 1985 Page D1 "Wojcik's World of Wonder Leaves LSU Baffled" Excerpt (NATwA)
15 Dec 1986 Page B5 AP "Champs Flip Their Winks for Sport"/"Local Players Take In Tiddlywinks Tournament in New Jersey" Original (NATwA)
13 Mar 1989 Page Weekend-49 "Carousel"/"LADDIO TIDDLIWINK" Original (NATwA)
15 May 1989 Page A5 "North Prosecutor's Secretary Related to Jury Foreman". ("diddleywink") Original (NATwA)
~14 Jun 1989 [Sports] mention
4 Sep 1994 Page F1 "Winking isn't everything... it's the only thing. A story about the incomparable glory of sports" by Ed Schneider
11 Sep 1994 Page Magazine-9 "Think Winks" by Andy Markowitz Original (NATwA)
10 Dec 2005  
  • Ben Lockwood,10, consults with his teammate Bob Henninge, 58, who has been competing at tiddlywinks since 1966. Henninge drove in from Athens, Ohio, to compete in the tournament. Henninge says that he still loves the game, but now sees his role as one of keeping the game alive while teaching the younger generation how to play. When given a choice of teammates, Ben chose Bob. (Photo by Lois Raimondo/The Washington Post/Getty Images)
 
21 Jan 2006 Page B1 "Family's Game is No Joke; Silver Spring Father and Sons Revel in Competitive Tiddlywinks" b y Lori Aratani. Photos Original (NATwA)
4 Jul 2010 WP Magazine Page 38

"The Crossword"/"Three-fourths of July"

  • Clue 73 Down: Tiddlywink
  • Answer: DISC
Original (NATwA)

Washington Star/The Evening Star (District of Columbia)

30 Sep 1890   Advertisement To be retrieved (newsinhistory.com)
1 Oct 1890   Advertisement To be retrieved
2 Oct 1890   Advertisement To be retrieved
3 Oct 1890   Advertisement To be retrieved
7 Oct 1890   Advertisement To be retrieved
8 Oct 1890   Advertisement To be retrieved
9 Oct 1890   Advertisement To be retrieved
10 Oct 1890   Advertisement To be retrieved
13 Oct 1890   Advertisement To be retrieved
14 Oct 1890   Advertisement To be retrieved
22 Nov 1890 Page 7 Column 8
  • TIDDLEDY WINKS.
  • It is a Craze and Everybody is or Will Be at It.
  • The celebrated 13-15-14 puzzle that caught everybody by the brain and gave it a vigorous twise a few years ago and the aggravating game of pigs in cover of later date have now a successor and rival for popular favor in the fascinating sport of "tiddledy winks," and four out of every five families are devoting their leisure hours to flipping winks into winkpots with tiddledies. "Tiddledy winks" is a less dangerous game than either of its predecessors, inasmuch as it affords solid amusement without fear of instituting a corner on lunacy. It is an amusement in which the lion of a family can sit down in quiet pleasantry at a table with the little lamb of the household and while away an hour or two without the probability of the lamb getting thrashes for offering untimely suggestions just when the lion is about to get the last pig in the pen or to succeed in getting 14 on the right side of 13.
  • More Latitude in Tiddledy Winks.
  • Tiddledywinks has more latitude and opens opportunities for the younger members of the home circle to participate in the mental festivities which should follow a day of business turmoil and cares and prevents the older ones from sneaking off to sequestered spots to tussle with the intricacies of an insignificant problem, where they alone can observe the shortcomings of their smartness.Another advantage in this game is that any number can play with one set and "progressive tiddledy wink parties" may be expected as one of the fashionable crazes of the coming winter.

    Indeed, "tiddledy wink tennis" has already been introduced and no one need be surprised to receive cards to a "5 o'clock afternoon tiddledy wink flip" before the season shall end.
  • What the Game is and How Played.
  • The game of "tiddledy winks" consists of a small paper box divided into compartment in which can be found a wooden tub or glass jar called a "wink pot," a number of bone or celluloid chips a little larger in circumference than a quarter of a dollar, called "tiddledies," and a larger number of smaller chips about the size of a dime, called "winks." Each "hand," consisting of one tiddledy and six winks, is of a color, and, while there are generally four "hands" in a box, there may be as many as colors can be had. Each of the parties playing at a table, over which there should be a soft cover, takes one tiddledy and six winks, and, placing them ten to twelve inches from the wink pot located in the center, endeavors in turn to flip the winks into the wink pot. The flipping process is accomplished by placing the tiddledy firmly upon the wink and then, by drawing or sliding it off the edge, the wink is flipped and bounces, flea-like, toward the wink pot, if aimed in that direction. The one who flips his six winks into the wink pot first wins the game.
  • Where the Fun Comes In.
  • It is great fun to flip the winks with the tiddledies and watch them jump aggravatingly in the wrong way or strike the rim of the wink pot and roll further off than ever. Some very nice points are involved, which experience will teach how to discriminate between. When one person's wink flips on that of another and remains there the lower wink cannot be removed until relieved by the owner of the upper wink, which is an annoying disadvantage to the proprietor of the under wink.

    A player can soon become an expert in handling a tiddledy and will get so in a short time that he can pot his winks at short range with but little variance. There is no end to the fun in the game and but little chance for disorderly conduct upon the part of the head of the family unless he hangs on tenaciously to the effects of the old 13 and the recent pigs-in-clover puzzles, in which case he deserves to be snubbed and left out of the sport entirely.
Digital copy (NATwA)
24 Nov 1890     To be retrieved
10 Dec 1890     To be retrieved
16 Dec 1890   Advertisement To be retrieved
24 Dec 1890     To be retrieved
27 Dec 1890     To be retrieved
10 Jan 1891 Page 3 Column 7
  • Social Matters
  • Miss Marion Ball of Capitol Hill gave a progressive tiddledy winks party last evening in honor of the I. V. Club. Among those present were the Misses Ellis, Springuth, Sterns, Grant, Ward, Noyes, and Kavanaug, Messrs. Grant, Copeland, McKeldon, Royce, Hough, Leitch, McGowan and McKenzie. The first prize was won by Miss Edit Ward, second by Mr. Copeland; the first booby prize by Miss Grant and the second by Mr. Hough.
Digital copy (NATwA)
9 Feb 1891     To be retrieved
10 Feb 1891     To be retrieved
11 Feb 1891     To be retrieved
14 Feb 1891 Page 6 Column 8
  • World of Society
  • A merry party of young folks attended the progressive tiddledy winks party given by Miss Josephine Arnold at 1812 G street northwest last evening. The first prizes were won by Mr. Murphy and Miss Craig and the booby prizes by Mr. Cralle and Miss Kane. Those present were Messrs. Murphy, Daly, Brennan, Stelle, Cralle, Behrens, Davis, Emerson, Craig, Riddleberger, Yelverton and Parker, Misses Heath, L. Gowans, A. Gowans, Riddleberger, Cusack, Prince, Brooks, Craig, Kane, Masters, McGrath, and Marshall.
Digital copy (NATwA)
14 Feb 1891     To be retrieved (additional reference on date)
14 Feb 1891     To be retrieved (additional reference on date)
28 Feb 1891     To be retrieved
6 Mar 1891     To be retrieved
25 Apr 1891     To be retrieved
30 Apr 1891   Advertisement To be retrieved
22 Jul 1891     To be retrieved
15 Aug 1891     To be retrieved
13 Apr 1892   Advertisement To be retrieved
25 Mar 1959 Page A1 AP "Cantab Winkers Again Squidge World Title" Transcript (NATwA)
3 Jan 1979 Page A11 "The `voice' of H. L. Mencken", syndicated column by James J. Kilpatrick. Refers to previous column re "The contributions of Tiddly-Winks to American Speech" Original (NATwA)
27 Feb 1980 Page C1 [TV Column] (Real People TV) Original (NATwA)

Washington Star-News (District of Columbia)

28 Jan 1975 Page A3 AP "A Tiddledywinks Record". Photo of Joe Sachs and Rich Steidle Original (NATwA)

Washington Times (District of Columbia)

1 Nov 1985 Page 1C "Tiddlywinks, you say?" / "Silver Spring man is the best in U.S.". Color photo of Larry Kahn Original (NATwA)
Page 6C "KNOTT" (continued) Original (NATwA)

Florida

Miami Herald (Miami, Florida)

2 Mar 1978 Excerpt (NATwA)
late 1978 [possible]
~ Mar/Apr 1984 UPI (similar to Montgomery County Journal)

The Miami News (Miami, Florida)

2 Mar 1958 Page 9C Column 3

"Philip's Royal Club Loses in Tiddlywinks" (United Press)

  • CAMBRIDGE, England, March 1—The Cambridge University tiddlywink team trounced Prince Philip's royal tiddlywink club 16-2 today. The prince claimed he sprained his "winking finger" practicing and could not play.

    The match was a tongue-in-cheek contest that drew a sellout crowd of 500 and raised nearly $300 for the National Playing Fields Association, of which Prince Philip is the president.
#1958goonsmatch

Naples Daily News (Naples, Florida)

11 May 2004  

"Terrible things". Editorial

  • Tain't tiddlywinks! Is is revealed that some of our troops in Iraq have been involved in the gross mistreatment of prisoners in their charge
  • Did these folks being quoted not understand this is a war we're engaged in; that it's not a tiddlywinks [...]
 

Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, Florida)

18 Aug 1994  

"Tasters Choice Commercials Need To Heat Up The Brew"

  • Coffee Lady and Coffee Guy are at his place for a cup of Tasters Choice and maybe a game of tiddly-winks.
 

Georgia

Atlanta Constitution (Atlanta, Georgia)

19 Nov 1890 Page 10 Column 2
  • Tiddledy Winks

    better than Pigs in Clover. Large lot just received by John M. Miller, 31 Marietta street
 
7 Dec 1890 Page 23 Columns 1, 2, 3

Column 1

  • THIS WEEK IN SOCIETY.

    Mrs. W. T. Evans will give a tiddledy winks party [on] Wednesday evening, in honor of Miss [... ...] and her guest, Miss Pauline Harris. Mrs. [Evans] is as popular a woman as she is charming and [...]ful as a hostess, and the party will doubtless be most delightful.

Column 2

  • The New Popular Game

    of Tiddledy Winks at John M. Miller's at 31 Marietta street

Column 3

  • Tiddledy Winks

    At Millers, 31 Marietta street
Digital copy (NATwA)
11 Dec 1890 Page 9 Column 1
  • A very enjoyable and delightful tiddledywinks [party] was given last evening by Mrs. W. I. Evans, [in her] charming home in Park place, in honor of [Miss] Fedora Raine and her guest, Miss Pauline Harris, of Athens. The home of Mrs. Evans [was] very dainty and pleasant.

    The prizes offered were very handsome, and those who won were particularly fortunate. They were as follows: First prize for the ladies, a fairy [cap?] of exquisite design; booby prize, a hand-[paint]ed memorandum. First prize for gentlemen, [a ha]nd-painted calendar; booby prize, a hideous [...]rab of queer device. Delightful refreshments were served, and all present spent a most enjoyable evening.

    [...]
Digital copy (NATwA)
27 Dec 1890 Page 6 Column 2 "The Great Hit of the Season"/"Tiddley Winks" ad by John M. Miller Digital copy (NATwA)
30 Dec 1890 Page 3 Column 1 "Tiddledy Winks"/"better than Pigs in Clover" ad by John M. Miller Digital copy (NATwA)
4 Apr 1891 Page 3

"THE MARRIED PEOPLE
GATHERED UNDER THE ROOF OF MRS. E. C. PETERS. The Novel Amusement of Progressive Tiddledy-Winks--The North Side Club."

  • A very congenial company of married society people gathered in the artistic drawing rooms of Mrs. Edward C. Peters last evening to enjoy the novel amusement of progressive Tiddledy Winks. Mrs. Peters made her exquisite home more charming than ever on this occasion when she adorned every nook, alcove and window with growing tropical palms and dowers from her...
Digital copy (NATwA)

Augusta Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia)

27 Feb 1959 Section A Page 11

AP "It's official!"/"Tiddlywinks recognized as intervarsity sport"

  • Tiddlywinks Thursday became an official intervarsity sport between Oxford and Cambridge.
  • Cambridge tiddled the winks more skillfully and defeated Oxford 64-48 to take the first official title.
  • Now Cambridge has an American challenge to take up--from the University of Pennsylvania. The American students issued their challenge last year. It's still on the table.
Digital copy (NATwA)
19 Feb 1961 Section C Page 1

AP "To Old Oxford's glory"/"New winker winkle surprises Cambridge"

  • Oxford winkers, flouting tradition, slipped three girl winkers into the varsity tiddlywinks team Saturday and toppled flabbergasted Cambridge, 59½-52½.
Digital copy (NATwA)

Idaho

Twin Falls Times News (Twin Falls, Idaho)

26 Mar 1959 Page 19 Column 5

"Tiddlywinks Crown Kept By Cambridge", AP

  • Cambridge [U]niversity's tiddlywinks team—the Cantab Wi[n]kers—retained their world title Tuesday night by outmaneuvering a famed British general.

    Gen. Sir Hugh Stockwell, who commanded British land forces in the 1956 Suez campaign, captained the losing team, the London Empress club.

    The margin was 15½ points to ½ point.
Digital copy (NATwA)

Illinois

Alton Daily Telegraph (Alton, Illinois)

29 Oct 1890 Page 3 Column 5

"Tiddledy Winks."

  • Is a new game recently originated. Wherever it happens to strike, it is epidemic. It is much worse than "Pigs in Clover" "Pigs in the Pen," "The Fifteen Puzzle," etc. The game is an effort to apply the pressure of a big ivory chip called a "tiddledy" to six small ivory chips called "winks" so as to cause them to hop, skip, jump or fly into a cup, placed at the supposed center of a circle whose circumference would pass through the middle "winks" of each player's group as originally placed.There have been rages before, of one sort or another, but Tiddledy Winks outdoeth them all.It has invaded the family circle, capturing all members from the aged grandmoster to the tender toddler; it has usurped conversation; it has driven out cards; it has scattered over the library shelves; its has, almost driven the calamity editor into the background.
Digital copy (NATwA)
30 Oct 1890 Page 5 Column 3 [Same as 29 Oct 1890]  

Chicago Herald (Chicago, Illinois)

9 Aug 1890 Page 11

"What is to 'Tiddly-Wink'?"

  • We do not know, but whatever it is, at any rate the Supreme Court of Victoria has decided that it is not libelous.
Digital copy (NATwA)

(Chicago, Illinois) The Sunday (and Daily) Inter-Ocean

9 Nov 1890 Page 22 Column 5 Issue 229

"FROM OUTLYING WARDS"

  • A progressive tiddledy winks party was given by Miss H. C. Rogers and Miss Mary Kimball, at the residence of Mrs. B. H. Rogers, Friday evening. About twenty-five young people were present. The first prizes were won by Miss Hattie Lloyd annd Mr. Carl Rogers, and the consolation prizes by Mrs. Arthur Bennett and Mr. Brayton Shedd.
 
9 Dec 1890 Page 6 Column 5 Issue 259

"IN THE SOCIAL WORLD."/"ANOTHER CRAZE THREATENED."

  • "Tiddledy-wink."

    "A Tiddledy-wink social."

    There is no joke about it. It is a serious, soul-absorbing topic, and if ever you run up againsta a lay-out you'll think so.

    "Lay-out" sounds queer in connection with a social, but "Tiddledy-wink" socials look, at first sight, very much like a "lay-out." Chips—red, green, blue, and white—are used in this new game with such a queer name. They are not placed as in a "game," but they are all important just the same in "Tiddledy-wink."

    [and more]
 
21 Dec 1890 Page 18 Column 1 Issue 271

"RATHER A GAY WEEK."/"Receptions and DInners Have Been More Plentiful Than Weddings Lately."/"Society Has Had Its Share of Royal Entertainment in Various Ways."

  • Miss Edna Murphy, of Washington boulevard, gave a charming luncheon and tiddledy winks party Friday afternoon. The parlors were decorated with pink and white roses and carnations and the favors were pink roses. Sixteen young ladies were present.
 
28 Dec 1890 Page 24 Column 7

"TIDDLEDY WINKS."/"The New Game Now the Thing for Amusement." 2 illustrations.

  • Tiddledy Winks is now the great game for social amusement. From two to six persons may make a set in this craze—the more the merrier. The game is English in origin, but the Americans have made enough changes in it to claim it. The blessed thing about this game is that it isn't "scientific." Any "jay" can play it as well as the most accomplished swell—that is, if he can once get the hang of the thing. Small ivory chips are jumped by striking them on the edge with a larger chip, and the object of the game is to make them fall into a small "wink" pot in the center of the table. Every girl winks when her chip jumps. The small chips are called "winks;" the larger chips are jumpers. The wink pot is placed in the center of the table. It is a small cup, barely two inches in diameter. [and much more]

Important

Digital copy (NATwA)

22 Feb 1891 Page 20 Column 1 Issue 334   To be retrieved
26 Feb 1891 Page 3 Column 2

"Worse Than Tiddledy Winks"

  • Indianapolis News: The Illinois Legislature continues its daily ballot, starting in to-day on the 109th round. Compared to the proceedings of this body the new game of "tiddledy winks" seems a highly intellectual pastime
Digital copy (NATwA)
1 Mar 1891 Page 20 Column 1 Issue 341   To be retrieved

Chicago Sun-Times (Chicago, Illinois)

<4 Dec 1971 Bill Mauldin cartoon. Reprinted in Business Week

Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois)

8 Feb 1891 Page 6

"MANY ENTERTAINMENTS GIVEN DURING THE LAST SIX DAYS."

  • The Henrietta Club of Hyde Park gave its first ... 4807 Madison avenue, gave a "Tiddledy Winks" party to thirty-six Tuesday evening. Mr. and Mrs. A. WN. Patterson, No. ...
To be retrieved
14 May 1978 1:44:1 UPI rewrite? "A child's game nothing to wink at for champ" by Dave Axelrod. Photo. Re Dave Lockwood

Durand Gazette (Durand, Illinois)

13 Apr 1972 "David Lockwood member of world championship Tiddlywinks team"

Freeport Journal-Standard (Freeport, Illinois)

11 Apr 1972 "College Student from Durand On Champion Tiddlywinks Team" by Mrs. Earl Johnson

LaSalle-Peru Daily News-Tribune (LaSalle-Peru, Illinois)

1 Mar 1979 Page 2 "There's more to a wink than a flip; Squidger can nurdle, piddle, squop"

Mattoon Journal-Gazette (Mattoon, Illinois)

10 May 1978 Page 12 UPI re Dave Lockwood

Ottawa Daily-Times (Ottawa, Illinois)

10 May 1978 Page 22 UPI re Dave Lockwood

Rockford Register Star (Rockford, Illinois)

27 Dec 1980 Page 1 "Serious winker is a champion, Page B1". Photo
Page B1 "Man takes tiddlywinks seriously". 2 photos

Rockford Republic (Rockford, Illinois)

12 Oct 1896 Page 5

"TIDDLYWINKS."/"A Children's Story."

  • Tiddlywinks was a Partridge Cochin, a tall, fine-looking fellow, with beautiful red and gold plumage, which glistened brightly in the spring sunshine.
Digital copy (NATwA)

Sterling Standard (Sterling, Illinois)

20 Nov 1890 Page 8 Columns 1, 6

Miller & Chamberlin advertisement

Column 1

  • New Advertisements.

    TIDDLEDY WINKS - Chamberlin & Walzer.

Column 6, large text advertisement

  • SEE IT! BUY IT

    TIDDLEDY WINKS
    THE POPULAR NEW GAME

    ALSO

    REMEMBER Our Store is Full of CHOICE GOODS
    FOR THE
    HOLIDAYS!

    MILLER & CHAMBERLIN

    JUDD DECKER, Manager
Digital copy (NATwA)

Indiana

The Herald-Telephone (Bloomington, Indiana)

26 Jul 1979 Page 36 "Tiddlywinks"/"Game no child's play" by Dave Piccioli. Photo Original (NATwA)

Bloomington Sunday Herald-Times (Bloomington, Indiana)

14 May 1978 UPI "Squidging, squopping, piddling: champion winks way to victory". Photo of Dave Lockwood Photocopy (NATwA)

The Journal Gazette (Fort Wayne, Indiana)

29 Jan 2006   "The way of the squidger, Dad, sons share tiddlywinks passion". About Lockwood tiddlywinks clan

Kokomo Tribune (Kokomo, Indiana)

8 May 1994 Page B10

"Many collect, but not profits" by Vivian Moreno, Associated Press

  • David Galt would be the envy of many youngsters. At his Manhattan home are 6,000 assorted games and decks of playing cards--enough to fill a toy store.

    They're not ordinary playthings either. Most can't be found in toy and hobby shops. Like his 19th century tiddledy winks sets, or his 200-year old Game of Human Life, in which the objective is to live to age 84.
Digital copy (NATwA)

Logansport Journal (Logansport, Indiana)

19 Nov 1890 Page 3 Column 1

"DAILY JOURNAL"

  • Newest game out. Tiddledy Wink's to be had only at the Bazaar.

Logansport Pharos (Logansport, Indiana)

16 Oct 1890 Page 4 Column 6

Advertisement by Grand Bazaar

  • THE POPULAR GAME
    HALMA
    NEW, NOVEL
    And Nice

    We Lead Them All.
    Halma, the newest game out, only to be had at
    GRAND BAZAAR

    Also Tiddledy Wink, Tideledy Wink Tennis, Crokinole and Progressive Halm. Call and examine.
Digital copy (NATwA)
18 Oct 1890 Page 4 Column 6

Advertisement by Grand Bazaar

  • THE POPULAR GAME
    HALMA
    NEW, NOVEL
    And Nice

    We Lead Them All.
    Halma, the newest game out, only to be had at
    GRAND BAZAAR

    Also Tiddledy Wink, Tideledy Wink Tennis, Crokinole and Progressive Halm. Call and examine.
Digital copy (NATwA)
18 Oct 1890 Page 5 Column 1

Advertisement by Grand Bazaar, with illustration of tiddledy winks being played at a round table by four adults and a boy

  • TIDDLEDY WINKS

    The Newest Game Out
    TO BE HAD
    Only at the Bazaar

    Also Halma. Crokinole. Tiddledywinks. Tennis. Call and examine

    GRAND BAZAAR, 4th. Street.
Digital copy (NATwA)
21 Oct 1890 Page 4 Column 6 [Same as 16 Oct 1890 page 4 and 18 Oct 1890 page 4]  
25 Oct 1890 Page 3 Column 4

"Tlddledy Winks'"

  • As the "Tiddledy Winks" is a new and novel game, a brief description apropos: A flat,.wide glass is placed in the center of a cloth covered table aud the players surround the table Each playor is sup- plied with six small cbecks and one larger one. The object is to flip the small checks into the glass. The cover on the table being flexible the act of flipping throws the check into the air. It requires considerable practice to become expert, and the mishaps and miscalculations of the novice are very amusing.
Digital copy (NATwA)

Post-Tribune (Indiana)

22 Jan 2006   "Sneers aside, it's a game of skill Tiddlywinks has share of faithful followers, plus its own world tournament.". About Lockwood tiddlywinks clan.  

Iowa

Burlington Hawk-Eye (Burlington, Iowa)

15 Oct 1890 Page 3 Columns 2, 3, 6

"City Briefs", column 2

  • "Tiddledy Winks," the latest craze, at Gnahn's book store.
  • The latest craze, "Tiddledy Winks," at Gnahn's book store.
  • Have you seen the "Tiddledy Winks" at Gnahn's.

Column 3

  • "Tiddledy Winks" at Gnahn's

Column 6

  • "Tiddledy Winks" and other new games at Gnahn's.
Digital copy (NATwA)
7 Nov 1890 Page 3 Column 2

"CITY BRIEFS"

  • Tiddledy Winks! Tiddledy Winks!
    At Gnahn's Book Store
 

Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)

10 Nov 1890 Page 4 Columns 3, 4

Repeated 3 times in column 3 and 2 times in column 4:

 

Lemars Sentinel (Lemars, Iowa)

2 Dec 1890 Page 4 Column 3

"Social Gatherings"

  • A pleasant party given by Miss Flo. Argo, Saturday, was enjoyed by a large party of young guests. Tiddledy winks was the game of the evening.
Digital copy (NATwA)

Kansas

Atchison Champion (Atchison, Kansas)

5 Dec 1890 Page 6 Column 3 Issue 192

"A Pleasing Change"

  • Jack Wylie—Have you been playing any poker lately?

    Mr. B. T. Flush—No: I've quit. My luck was too bad. But I've got a cinch on that new game, "Tiddledy Winks." Ever hear of it?

    Jack Wylie—Oh, yes; they call it "Idiot's Delight." But why do you do better at that?

    Mr. B. T. Flush—Because the man who puts in the most chips wins.—Judge.
 
16 Dec 1890 Issue 201 Column 3

"The Latest Popular Game."

  • It need not surprise any one to drop into an evening gathering or a quiet home circle and find people who wear spectacles across their noses and carry dignity by the ton trying to snap a row of ivory chips into a little wooden cup. That is the new game, christened tiddledy winks. It requires a small wooden cup called a wink pot and two dozen bone or ivory chips called winks, also four larger ones about the size of an old fashioned pants button, known as tiddledies. There is a cushion to snap the chips upon, or you can spread a small square of Brussels carpeting under the tablecloth, which answers just as well if not better. The trick is to snap the winks into the wink pot by means of the tiddledies held between the thumb and finger, the winks lying flat on the cushion or table. This is the game of the season—the great social snap, so to speak. There are two or three ways of playing and keeping tally of the game. Ever tried it?—Springfield (Mass.) Homestead
 
6 Jan 1891 Page 3 Column 5 Issue 218

"THE GAME OF WINKS."/"It is Now the Popular Parlor Pastime."

  • Tiddledy Winks is now the great game for social amusement. Progressive euchre is played out. "Pigs in clover" is ancient history—whist, checkers, chess—all the games which have outlasted a season have, for the time being, gone into eclipse under the bright but doubtless fleeting light, of "tiddledy winks." It's as necessary "in society" to know how to play tiddledy winks as it is to know how to dance. You will not be outlawed if you can't do either, but if one's in the swim he likes to be on the crest of the wave.

    From two to six persons may make a set in this craze—the more the merrier. The game is English in origin, but the Americans have made enough changes in it to claim it. [and much more]
 
16 Jan 1891 Page 7 Column 3 "TIDDLEDY WINKS"/"A Description of the New Game and How it Is Played"

Important
Digital copy (NATwA)

27 Feb 1891 Page 6 Column 3 Issue 22   To be retrieved

Atchison Daily Globe (Atchison, Kansas)

10 Dec 1890 Issue 4061 Column 6

"West Atchison notes"

  • The latest rage in the east is a game called "Tiddledy Winks." There are so many games in the east that the western man comes honestly by his idea that the people back there do nothing else but take afternoon naps and play games.
 
22 Dec 1890 Issue 4071 Page 1 Column 1

Advertisement

  • The New Game
    "Tiddledy Winks,"
    10, 25, and 50 cents.
    THE FAIR.
    Headquarters for Holiday Goods.
 
28 Apr 1891 Page 180 Column 2

"An Exception"

  • "Johnny, let Willie have the tiddly-winks, and you keep the bagatelle board. You can't play two things at once."

    "Yes, you can. I know a boy that played hookey and baseball at the same time."— Harper's Young People

 

Hutchison News (Hutchison, Kansas)

14 Dec 1890 Page 2 Column 4
  • "Tiddledy Winks" has struck Lawrence. It is a much more intellectual and ennobling divertisment than pigs in the clover.—Kansas City Star.
Digital copy (NATwA)
19 Dec 1890 Page 4 Column 3
  • The latest way of reporting the South Carolina senatorial election is that Hampton got the "dinky-dink," while Irby made the "tiddledy-winks."--Lawrence Record
To be retrieved

Kentucky

Lexington Herald-Ledger (Lexington, Kentucky)

22 Jan 2006   "Squop it with a Squidger, Competitive Tiddlywinks is Maryland Family's Claim to Fame". About Lockwood tiddlywinks clan

Louisiana

The Daily Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana)

22 Feb 1891 Column 2 Page 29   To be retrieved

Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana)

14 Apr 1940 Section 2 Page 13

"FLIPBALL IS GOOD GAME FOR INDOORS" by Harold Jay

  • Do you want something different to do to pass away the hours when it's chilly and miserable outdoors? Of course you do, so why not make a game of flipball?

    The materials you need are few and easy to get:

    Nine small round discs such as are used in playing tiddlywinks.
Digital copy (NATwA)
31 Jan 1956 Page 8 Column 5

"British View"/"Back President's 'Firm Answer'" by Ernie Hill

  • The Russian bid for a 20-year friendship treaty with the United States is regarded with suspicion by the British.
  • Cassandra in the Labor party London Daily Mirror says that the Soviets are the best chess players in the world and often anticipate the moves of other countries well ahead of time.

    "This is not chess," he declares. It is tiddlywinks played for morons and neutralists["]
 
2 Mar 1958 Page 21 Column 1

"NAMES MAKE NEWS" with photograph of Prince Philip captioned "No tiddlywinks".

  • PRINCE PHILIP bowed out of a tiddlywinks match Saturday, explaining with tongue in cheek:

    "While practicing secretly I pulled an important muscle in the second or tiddly joint of my winking finger."

    The prince had been recruited by a team of entertainers known as the Goons to meet the Cambridge University Tiddlywinks Club

#1958goonsmatch

Digital copy (NATwA)

10 May 1958 Page 10 Column 1

AP "Oxford Tiddlywink Team Claims World Title After Cambridge Win" by Sterling Slappey

  • The Oxonian Tiddlers defeated the Cantab Winkers at Tiddlywinks (or perhaps you spell it tiddlewinks) today and immediately claimed the world championship.

    The score was a nip-and-tuck 113-111 favoring the Oxonians from Oxford University over the Cantabs from Cambridge. [...]
 
13 May 1958 Page 34

INS "BRITISH GO ALL OUT FOR TIDDLYWINKS"

  • Tiddlywinks, that inane-sounding game in which the object is to snap small discs into a small cup, is all the rage in Britain today. Thanks to the Duke of Edinburgh, who actually sponsors a tiddlywinks team of comedians, the nation's oldest universities, members of the August House of Commons and other intellectuals are taking up the game.
Digital copy (NATwA)
5 Jul 1958 Page 10 Column 1

"Off Balance"

  • The chief cashier of the Washington, D.C., treasury (not to be confused entirely with Uncle Sam's) states that yearly the District gains about $1500 and loses about $95 from the deposit in parking meters of dimes, pennies, mutilated nickles [sic], foreign coins, slugs, buttons and tiddlywinks.
 
30 Jan 1962 Page 27

Advertisement. "Godchaux's"/"fashion leadership for 122 years". Illustration of show with three tiddlywinks on it.

  • TIDDLYWINKS... gold mylar scuff on wedge heel, compo sole. Embroidery and multicolor tiddlywinks span the vamp.
Digital copy (NATwA)
13 May 1984 Section 3 Page 13

UPI. "Get your squidger ready for a tiddlywink squop" by Robert Doherty. Interview with Larry Kahn.

  • The net time you get in the dumps and need some perspective, just think of tiddlywinks, the Rodney Dangerfield of games.
Digital copy (NATwA)

Maine

Bangor Daily Whig and Courier (Bangor, Maine)

10 Oct 1890 Page 1 Column 1 "Improved Tiddledy Wincks [sic], 25 and 50 Cents" Digtal copy (NATwA)
31 Dec 1890  

"BREWER LOCALS"

  • Several of the young ladies were busy yesterday making preparations to have a progressive tiddly winks party in City Hall on New Year's evening. Owing to some reason, however, they decided not to give it and something else will have to be arranged for if the young people expect to have any fun that evening.
 
18 Dec 1890 Issue 2999 Page 1 Column 5

"The Latest Popular Game."

  • It need not surprise any one to drop into an evening gathering or a quiet home circle and find people who wear spectacles across their noses and carry dignity by the ton trying to snap a row of ivory chips into a little wooden cup. That is the new game, christened tiddledy winks. It requires a small wooden cup called a wink pot and two dozen bone or ivory chips called winks, also four larger ones about the size of an old fashioned pants button, known as tiddledies. There is a cushion to snap the chips upon, or you can spread a small square of Brussels carpeting under the tablecloth, which answers just as well if not better. The trick is to snap the winks into the wink pot by means of the tiddledies held between the thumb and finger, the winks lying flat on the cushion or table. This is the game of the season—the great social snap, so to speak. There are two or three ways of playing and keeping tally of the game. Ever tried it?—Springfield (Mass.) Homestead
 
19 Dec 1890 Issue 4069 Column 4

Advertisement

  • The New Game
    "Tiddledy Winks,"
    10, 25, and 50 cents.
    THE FAIR.
    Headquarters for Holiday Goods.
 
31 Jan 1891 Issue 27 Page 1 Column 5

"Lincoln Letter."

  • Mrs. E. C. Clark gave a small company, Tuesday evening, for Lou and Katie Fuller. "Tiddledy Winks" was the game.
 

Bangor Daily News (Bangor, Maine)

17 Apr 2004 online
  • One man's quest for tiddlywinks
  • Isaac Kimball
  • I once heard my grandmother complain that children don't know how to play anymore. At the time, I didn't know what she meant.

    That is, until I tried to buy a set of tiddlywinks.

    It all started a couple of months ago, when I was trying to find some obscure information on the Internet. I believe it had something to do with substituting my power drill for a wood lathe, and all I managed to find was a page describing how to polish a "squidger."

    A squidger, I soon learned, is the flat, round piece that is used to flip tiddlywinks into a little cup. I read on. It didn't take long before I just had to obtain my own tiddlywinks set.
 

Maryland

Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, Maryland)

8 Oct 1890 Page 2 Column 4

Advertisement

  • GAMES.--TIDDLEDY WINKS, 25 CTS. Fish Pond, Snake Game, Donkey Party, Parcheesi, Halma, Logomachy, Anagrams, Messenger Boy, Steeple Chase, Yacht Race, &c.
 
17 Oct 1890 Page 2

[similar to 8 Oct 1890]

 
28 Dec 1973 Page C1 "The Morning After". Discussion of groupies in sports—mention Transcript (NATwA)
28 Jan 1975 Page C1 AP "Tiddledies without a wink". Photo of Rich Steidle and Joe Sachs Transcript (NATwA)
3 Jul 1988 Page Mag 4 [Sun Magazine] In table of contents Original (NATwA)
Page Mag 8 Color photo of Rick Tucker, Larry Kahn
Page Mag 9 "squop, boom, gromp, lunch, blitz, piddle, and of course, your basic nurdle" by Patrick A. McGuire
Page Mag 18 Photo of Dave Lockwood; article continued
Page Mag 19 article concluded

Gaithersburg Gazette (Gaithersburg, Maryland)

16 Mar 1983 Page B16 "Villager is world champion in tiddlywinks play". Photo. Re Larry Kahn Original (NATwA)

Montgomery Sentinel (Montgomery County, Maryland)

3 Feb 1984 Page 25 "Watch out Squidgers, here come the Squoppers" Original (NATwA)
Page 26 "It does take practice". Photo Original (NATwA)
~ Jun 1984 (expected) Tempo section, re Singles

Massachusetts

Amherst Bulletin (Amherst, Massachusetts)

14 Jan 2005

"'Winker' playes for U.S. honor". About Ferd Wulkan

  • At 56, Ferd Wulkan is still at the top of his game. But for Wulkan, it's not about the fame or the money. He has no entourage or corporate sponsorship. It's all for the love of - tiddlywinks. It's "the perfect game, combining intricate strategy with manual dexterity,"said Wulkan, a union organizer at the University of Massachusetts who lives in Montague.
Excerpt (NATwA)

Beverly Citizen or Saturday Morning Citizen (Beverly, Massachusetts)

4 Oct 1890 Page 4 Column 1

"TWINKLES" (short notes)

  • "Tiddledy-winks" parties are now fashionable.
  • The latest fad in the social world of the ladies is the forenoon tiddledy winks party, with a "breakfast" served by hostess just before the departure of guests.
Digital copy (NATwA)

Boston Daily Advertiser (Boston, Massachusetts)

22 Feb 1894 Page 4 Column 7
  • Complete stock of English, French and German Chessmen, in all the sizes and all the desirable patterns; also Folding and Pocket Chess Boards, with and without Men, from 75c. to $25; Backgammon Boards, Checkers, Cribbage Boards, Poker Sets, Connters, Playing Cards, Dominoes, New Social Games, Tiddledy Winks, etc., etc.
Digital copy (NATwA)

Boston After Dark (merged into Boston Phoenix) (Boston, Massachusetts)

28 Mar 1972 Page 5 "MITy FINE"

Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts)

5 Oct 1890 Page 3 Column 5

Houghton & Dutton advertisement

  • Toys - Games - Dolls

    GAMES

    Halma .... 56c
    Basalinda .... 58c
    Anabasis .... 56c
    Tiddledy Winks .... 19c
    Bagatelle and Base Ball Combination Boards .... 49c
    We have the largest line of Games in Boston.
    All the popular Games at manufacturer prices.
Digital copy (NATwA)
2 Nov 1890 Page 21 Column 4

"TABLE GOSSIP"

  • A large party of ladles and gentlemen playing that jolly little game, "Tiddledy Winks," at the Algonquin Club Tuesday night, made the luxuriously appointed ladles' reception room assume a very home­like and attractive appearance.
Digital copy (NATwA)
16 Nov 1890 Page 12 Column

"UNDER THE ROSE"

  • The days were spent In tramping marshes and sprinkling salt on birds' tails, and the evening amusements were sometimes so innocent as a game of tiddledy winks with the folks at the inn, for John T. Wheelwright had the happy thought of introducing that restful pastime.
Digital copy (NATwA)
14 Dec 1890 Page 9 Column 7

"Disgraceful."

  • [Harvard Lampoon]

    Procter (determined to be severe)--What? do you mean to deny that you have been playing poker! Here are the chips, three colors, and there is the basket to hold them. What do you claim to be playing?

    '94 (in chorus) Tiddledy Winks.
Digital copy (NATwA)
14 Dec 1890 Page 22
  • Tiddledy Winks, 17c
To be retrieved
2 Mar 1891 Page 5

"HOP SCOTCH TIDDLEDY WINKS."

  • The latest and best thing in the way of a home game. It is becoming a perfect rage in New York, both as a home game and for progressive parties.

    Hop Scotch is played
  • upon a felt matting, marked in the plan of a Hop Scotch court. The cup, or as the English say, "the pudding," is placed at the curved end of the court. The game is very simple and very fascinating. Price $1.
Digital copy (NATwA)
4 Jan 1959 Page A-10

"What's Wrong with Sports-IV" by Vannevar Bush.

  • [baseball photo caption] WHO'S FOR TIDDLYWINKS? This glum scene in a major league dugout would seem to beat out Dr. Bush's contention that to the spectator baseball can be as boring as golf.
Digital copy (NATwA)
26 Jul 1960 Page 33

"Preserve Us from Squops!/Many's the Kink Twixt Pot, Wink" by Red Smith

  • It all began with a headline in a London paper reading: "Does Prince Philip cheat at tiddlywinks?" [...]
Digital copy (NATwA)
14 Oct 1962 Page 81

"Harvard Humbles Holy Cross In 1st U.S. Tiddly Winks Match" by Charles E. Claffey. Photo

  • Displaying digital dexterity that would evoke envious expletives from a prosperous pick-pocket, Harvard University humbled Holy Cross, Saturday, in the nation's first inter-collegiate tiddly winks match. [...]
Digital copy, Transcript (NATwA)
Fall 1962 Possibly other articles in Boston newspaper
~1967 About MIT team in sports section?
21 Feb 1969 Page 24 "`In' Cheer at M.I.T.: Squop That Wink"  
24 Mar 1972 Page 3

"New England Newsmakers". Photo of Tim Schiller

  • MIT's eight-man North American championship tiddlywinks team, boasting 26 collective years of practice at squidging, squopping, and potting, is flying to England tonight in hopes of out-potting Southhampton University for the World Championship. [...]
Digital copy (NATwA)
4 Apr 1972 Page 3 "A world's champion and only few care". Photo
7 Jan 1979 Page 41 [New England Magazine] "Ask the Globe". Letter from Fred Shapiro
8 Jun 1986 Page 70 "Museum to Play Exhibition Game; 'Science of Sports' Coming to Town". re New England Science Museum.
6 Nov 1992 Page Living:33 "’SECRET GARDEN' UNLOCKS GATE TO GIRLHOOD FEELINGS" by Patti Hartigan (theater)
19 Nov 2000   "To What End?".  "That would be true even if he Clinton administration hadn't, for the last few years, been mostly about trifles and tiddlywinks"  
24 Nov 2003   "From coastal to kitschy to cosmic".  "The aisles overflow with everything from whistling yo-yos to such classics as Mr. Potato Head, tiddlywinks sets, finger paint, ball and jacks, Pick Up Sticks, face painting sets, Silly Putty, and Paint-By-Number kits."  
4 Dec 2003   "Unions accuse Gephardt of retaliatory threat".  '"This isn't tiddlywinks ; it's politics , and everybody's committed to doing what they need to do, " said Bob Kelley'  
11 Feb 2004   "Revving up the NASCAR simulations".  "But the will to win is the will to win , no matter if it's playing the Super Bowl or playing Tiddlywinks."  
8 May 2004   "He's in Class by Himself".  Brief mention of Larry Kahn: "Prior to Szuminski, the top Engineer competitor of them all might have been Larry Kahn, class of 1975, the world singles titleholder in tiddlywinks."  
23 Feb 2006   "Considering the Source"'''Individually, it's tiddlywinks," Hall said. ''But if a thousand people did this in Newburyport, that would be serious."'  
28 Jun 2006   "At Strawberry Banke, toys from times past".  Mention of tiddlywinks:  "Leave the Game Boys behind and get ready for building with Lincoln Logs and playing tiddlywinks."  
30 Jul 2006   "Dishing".  "OK, so I know that every sporting event from major league baseball to competitive tiddlywinks has to run on ESPN."  
28 Jan 2007 Page 9

"MIT group aims to reclaim tiddlywinks glory". Photo of MIT team in 1972.

  • In the 1970s and '80s, MIT dominated the sport of tiddlywinks. But over the last two decades, its popularity waned. Until Yan Wang came to town.Seeking to rekindle the glory days of tiddlywinks on campus, the MIT sophomore has petitioned the university's student activities office to recognize it as a club sport. He has even heard from an alumnus who promised to channel them travel funds for tournaments [more]
Excerpt (NATwA)
NOTE (no date) [claimed, but not found: 4 Mar 1972 page 3; 31 Mar 1972 page 3]

Sunday Herald Advertiser (Boston, Massachusetts)

5 Aug 1973 Pages 3, 18 [Pictorial Living Coloroto Magazine] "The Champion Winker". 3 photos Excerpt (NATwA)

Boston Herald American (Boston, Massachusetts)

25 Apr 1978 Page 1 "The thrill of winking, the agony of squopped" Original (NATwA)
Page 6 "When the going gets tough, the winkers get gromping". 2 photos Original (NATwA)
26 Nov 1978 Page Mag 26 "PLAYING GAMES" re Milton Bradley—mention Transcript (NATwA)

Boston Herald Traveler (Boston, Massachusetts)

16 Feb 1970 Page 1 "Somerville Six Top Squoppers"
Page 15 "Their Victory is Something to Flip About"

Boston Investigator (Boston, Massachusetts)

15 Mar 1893 Page 4 Column 1

"Things We Meet With"

  • What is the matter with Rev. Tiddledy-Winks Talmage?
Digital copy (NATwA)

Boston Phoenix/BAD (see Cambridge Phoenix, Boston After Dark) (Boston, Massachusetts)

29 Nov 1977 Page Lifestyle 3 "The Bristol Gromp". Photo Original (NATwA)
29 May 1984 By Alan Lupo. Re D-Day—mention.  

Boston Record American (Boston, Massachusetts)

1967? Centerfold Photo

The Congregationalist (Boston, Massachusetts)

1 Jan 1891 Page 6 Column 5 Issue 1   To be retrieved
19 Feb 1891 Page 6 Column 5 Issue 8

"THIS AND THAT."

  • A little girl in this vicinity is so fond of the game of tiddledy-winks, which is popular just now with children and grown people, that she began to play it by herself one Sunday morning. Her mother naturally objected, but the little maiden replied gravely that her conscience did not trouble her at all in the matter. "Don't you see, mamma," she explained, "that this is the church," pointing to the little dish in the center of the table, toward which the tiddledies are snapped, "and these are the heathen, and this is the missionary trying to get them to go in?"
 

(Boston, Massachusetts paper)

Fall 1962 By Bud Collins. Inspired Holy Cross challenge?

Cambridge Chronicle (Cambridge, Massachusetts)

2 Mar 1972 Page 13 "Tiddlywinks Team Champs Hail from M.I.T."  
16 Mar 1972 Page 8 "Odds Even on MIT's Tiddlywinkers" (in March 1972 MIT Observer)  
13 Apr 1972 Page 13 "Tiddlywinkers Flip Lids"

Cambridge Phoenix (became Boston Phoenix) (Cambridge, Massachusetts)

? Ad by Sunshine (could be in Boston After Dark)
4 Mar 1970 Page 2 in "Sports Dept." Original (NATwA/Drix)

(Greenfield, Massachusetts) The Recorder

27 May 1991 Pages 1, 10 "Don't go squopping without a squidger". Photo of Ferd Wulkan Photocopy (NATwA)
24 Jun 1991 [Expected with photos]
24 Jan 2005 "Peter "Ferd" Wulkan and the other seven members of the United States tiddlywinks team report having had an incredible time last week receiving a severe beating from a British opponent." by Karen P. Chynoweth. Reporting on the NATwA-ETwA competition at the 50th anniversary of the Cambridge University Tiddlywinks Club events

(Greenfield, Massachusetts) Town Crier

19 Jun 1991 Pages 1, 2 "Gill To Host Weekend Tiddlywinks Tournament" Original (NATwA)

Daily Hampshire Gazette (Northampton, Massachusetts)

11 Jan 2005  

"He's ready to 'squop' for honor of U.S.: It's tiddlywinks, folks". About Ferd Wulkan.

  • At 56, Ferd Wulkan is still at the top of his game. But for Wulkan, it's not about the fame or the money. He has no entourage or corporate sponsorship. It's all for the love of tiddlywinks. It's "the perfect game, combining intricate strategy with manual dexterity,"said Wulkan, a union organizer at the University of Massachusetts who lives in Montague. [more]
Transcript (NATwA)

Daily Peabody Times (Peabody, Massachusetts)

?May 1978 UPI re Dave Lockwood

Sunday and Daily Republican (Springfield, Massachusetts)

20 Sep 1890 Page 8 Column 1

Advertisement by Forbes & Wallace

  • "Tiddledy Winks." A new puzzle in great demand, but no supply.
    Left aisle.
Digital copy (NATwA)
23 Jun 1991 Page A11

"Tiddlywinks tourney lures players". Coverage of NATwA's 25th reunion events in Gill, Massachusetts

  • Bill "Red Scarf"Gammerdinger traveled all the way from Texas for this tournament. Another player, a member of the "Zoo Creatures,"came from San Francisco.

    Yesterday, in the Gill town hall, players squidged and they squoped [sic].

    Many have played the game since they were postadolescents. Several learned the game from one man, Peter "Ferd" Wulkan, the event's organizer. [more]
 
13 Dec 1993 Page 16

"Toy exhibit whets holiday appetites"/"Museum displays antique games, dolls" by Fred Contrada.

  • A miniature horse-drawn cart once belonging to Calvin Coolidge Jr. is among the toys and Christmas cards on display this month in a special holiday exhibit at Historic Northampton Damon House, 46 Bridge St.

    The collection includes 19th century dolls, antique tiddlywinks and Springfield's Milton Bradley Co. games dating back as far as 1860. Most items were used or donated by Northampton residents. [more]
 
28 Aug 2005 Page HFP1

"Tiddlywinks champ marks milestone" by Nancy H. Gonter. About Ferd Wulkan

  • MONTAGUE - When Ferd Wulken heard about Tiddlywinks, he knew it was the sport for him. "My best friend said this is a sport for us nerds who aren't very athletic,"says Wulken, who was in college back then. So as a student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Wulken started the school's Tiddlywinks team in 1966. From there, he was hooked.
    [more]
Transcript (NATwA)

Springfield Union (Springfield, Massachusetts)

23 Jul 1948 Page 10

AP "Water Polo Is Tiddlywinks In Comparison to Politics" by Hal Boyle

  • New York, July 22 (AP)--Water polo used to be regarded as the most strenuous of sports

    Anyone who sat through the Republican and Democratic conventions in Philadelphia, however, would have to admit it is tiddlywinks in comparison to the great American game of politics.
Digital copy (NATwA)
9 Oct 1950 Page 8

"Cops Are Only Good At Tiddlywinks Firemen Charge"

  • West Springfield, Oct. 8--Firemen today said they will challenge the police to a "Tiddlywinks" game. [...]
Digital copy (NATwA)
5 Mar 1953 Page 21 Column 1 "Industry's Elder Statesman" (extended analogy) Transcript (NATwA)
3 Nov 1957 Page 3

Advertisement with notional illustrations.

  • Penney's ALWAYS FIRST QUALITY

    Tiddlywinks anyone? Parchesi, checkers! 66c

 
9 May 1958 Page 1, 16

AP "British Wink at Tiddly"

  • [Page 1] Varsity teams from Oxford and Cambridge Universities clash tomorrow in what is billed as the game of the century to introduce a new intercollegiate sport--tiddlywinks [...]
  • [Page 16] British Wink
    Continued From Page 1
    [...] One of the Oxford players is a girl. Her presence on the team may be contested by Cambridge players, some of whom insist that tiddlywinks is for gentlemen only.
Digital copy (NATwA)
12 May 1958 Page 2 Column 8

AP "Parliament Has Tiddlers"

  • Oxford University's varsity tiddlywinks team--claimant to the world championship--is scheduled to meet a team made up on members of Parliament in July. [...]
Digital copy, Transcript (NATwA)
14 Jun 1958 Page 10

"Campus Capers"

  • American undergraduates whose joy in spring was titillatingly enhanced by the news from Britain that Cambridge and Oxford had decided to engae in competitive varsity tiddlywinks are enjoying a fresh delight in the report that the two universities have added birdwatching to their calendar.
Digital copy (NATwA)
18 May 1959 Page 4

NEA "Nikita, Choose Your Squidger"/"Can Tiddlywinks Hasten Peace?". Photo of Gen. Sir Hugh Stockwell playing tiddlywinks.

  • LONDON (NEA)--The foreign ministers are haggling in Geneva over such issues as Berlin and Germany, but Rev. Edgar A. Willis has a simpler suggestion for easing East-West tension:

    Advantages Cited

    Let Nikita Khrushchev take up tiddlywinks. [...]
Digital copy (NATwA)
18 May 1959 Page 4

"We're Losing Ground"

  • As a matter of fact, our own campus zanies have been losing ground rapidly to their British counterparts in the Silliness Sweepstakes. Jamming phone booths started in England. So did varsity tiddlywinks.
Digital copy (NATwA)
13 Jul 1960 Page 19

"Cousin Is Welcomed" with photo caption

  • Walter Boughton welcomes Jean Burns to the Clarence Day household in the Valley Players producgtion of "Life With Father." Shirley Bryan as Mrs. Day, looks on while her children played by Richard Holmes and Barry Keating amuse themselves with tiddlywinks.
Digital copy (NATwA)
30 Jun 1962 Page 21

"Who Says It's a Snap?"/"Tiddlywinks Team From Famed Oxford Seeks Matches With U.S. Opponents"

  • England's Oxford University--world renowned for its scholars, its dons and its swans--is ready to show the U.S. its gamesmanship has not lagged.

    A four-man team representing the university will visit the U.S. this summer to play matches in that nearly forgotten game that requires skill, timing, keen eye and stead hand--tiddlywinks. [...]
Digital copy (NATwA)
7 Jul 1962 Page 3

"Cannot Squop Wink Without Squidge"

  • "A wink cannot be squopped until it has been brought into play by being squidged from its starting position."

    No, gentle reader. This is not doubletalk nor is it a part of the lyrics of a current teen-age-level song hit. [...]
Digital copy (NATwA)
30 Aug 1962 Page 33

AP "New Tiddlywinks Challenge Issued In Windsor Locks"

  • A challenge to an Oxford tiddlywinks team to compete with a 17-year-old Connecticut boy and a local "milk squad" is still unanswered.
Digital copy (NATwA)
30 Jun 1963 Page 50

"Reporter's Notebook" by Frank B. Murray

  • As the powerful hoses tore into the building, the streams flipped off the slates on the roof life Tiddlywinks. [...]
Digital copy (NATwA)
5 Jan 1970 Page 3

AP "Tiddlywinkers Flip! Snap! Pop! To New Record"

  • Eight British schoolboys finished 85 hours of nonstop tiddlywinks Sunday night and did a little something for charity in the process. [...]
Digital copy (NATwA)
6 Nov 1970 Page 22

UPI "TIDDLYWINKS TABOO"

  • York, England (UPI) -- Organizers of a tiddlywinks contest for charity in a local pub were told by police to find another game-- tiddlywinks for a prize is illegal under the new betting and gaming act. They decided to substitute a contest in which peas are blown through a straw.
Digital copy (NATwA)
30 Nov 1970 Page 25

AP "Meters in Detroit Will Reject Slugs"

  • DETROIT (AP)--The city is installing a device on parking meters which will reject any kind of slug, including tiddlywinks, beer-can rings, washers and token coins. [...]
Digital copy (NATwA)
8 May 1971 Page 4

"Auction Slated on Wednesday"

  • Among the articles to be sold are a Peruvian sheepskin coat, a set of ivory antique tiddlywinks, [...]
Digital copy (NATwA)
3 Apr 1972 Page 22

UPI "Happy Tid-Bits"

  • SOUTHAMPTON, England (UPI)--Tough tiddling sparked by senior Timothy Schiller of Fresno, Calif., led the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Engineers to a 122-101 upset tiddlywinks victory over defending champion University of Southampton. [...]
Digitial copy (NATwA)
25 Aug 1973 Page 10

"Of Burping Cows and Tiddlywinks" by James J. Kilpatrick

  • At the risk of immodesty, I may add that one of my own editorials is included in the Eritas collection. This was a piece to the Richmond News Leader of May 14, 1958, under the caption of "Notes on an Ancient Game." It dealt with the history and current play of tiddlywinks in the British Isles. [...]
Digital copy (NATwA)
1 Jan 1979 Page 27

AP "Cotton Bowl"/"Houston vs. Notre Dame"

  • "I'm familiar with Notre Dame's background," said Yeoman. "They don't take a casual approach to anything, even tiddlywinks. [...]"
Digital copy (NATwA)
27 Feb 1980 Page 30

"Wednesday's TV Highlights" (Real People TV)

  • REAL PEOPLE--Offering continuing proof that truth is stranger than fiction, this week's show looks at a talking refrigerator, a method for toilet training cats, a psychic who conducts seances for Elvis Presley's family, a tiddlywinks champion and many other oddities. 8 p.m. on 22.
Digital copy (NATwA)
20 Feb 1981 Page 20

"Scorsese's 'Raging Bull': Sheer, brutal"

  • For sheer brutal realism, the boxing in "Ragin Bull" makes the fights in the "Rocky" movies look like a Seven Sisters Tiddlywinks tournament.
Digital copy (NATwA)
27 Feb 1981 Page 2

AP "Contest rides on a twink of the wink"

  • HAVERFORD, Pa. (AP) -- Squidges and squops are nothing to wink at in some circles.

    To the players in the 15th annual North American Tiddlywinks Championship, the unusual names are just tools of the trade.
Digital copy (NATwA)
20 Sep 1981 Page 4

"Airport '81: It Hertz to know No. 2 wants to clip your wings" by Robert Chipkin

  • "Yes, I am. But, believe me, what I've been through today makes Monday night football look like a tiddlywinks match."
14 Nov 1981 Page 12

"KIRKPATRICK"/"Diogenes the Cynic, meet Stockman the Candid"

  • What did Mr. Stockman say that was so awful? In essence, he disclosed that here in Washington, politicians play politics. In the name of al lthe angles and the saints, what games are politicians supposed to play? Pinochle? Tiddlywinks?
Digital copy (NATwA)
23 Jun 1991 [Sunday-Republican; Franklin County edition] Photo of Don Fox.

Waltham News-Tribune (Waltham, Massachusetts)

__ Apr 1972 AP

Worcester Daily Spy (Worcester, Massachusetts)

15 Sep 1890 Page 4

"Just Out."/"TIDDLEDY WINK!" advertisement

  • The most enchanting and fascinating game for young or old in the market. All the rage in Boston and New York. Price only 25c. For sale by C. F. HANSON & CO., 317 Main st.
Digital copy (NATwA)
17 Sep 1890 Page 4 [similar to 15 Sep 1890] To be retrieved
24 Sep 1890 Page 4 Column 3

"TIDDLEDY WINK!" advertisement

  • The new and pleasing game, has already become popular in the city. Several are having progressive "Tiddledy Wink" parties. It pleases the old and young. Everybody must have a hand in it. Prices 25 and 50c. each. Sold at C. F. HANSON & CO.'S, 317 Main ST.
Digital copy (NATwA)
25 Sep 1890 Page 4 [same as 24 Sep 1890]
6 Oct 1890 Page 4 Column 3

"TIDDLEDY WINK!" advertisement

  • The popular new game, is raging in Worcester. Everybody is fascinated with it. We are having new invoices each week. Prices from 25c to $1. Call and get one of Tiddledy Wink Parlor Tennis. Just out. It's immense. Sold at C. F. Hanson & Co.'S, 317 Main St.
Digital copy (NATwA)
7 Oct 1890 Page 4 Column 4

"Ho! Ho! TIDDLEDY WINK Ha! Ha!" advertisement

  • Everybody have a fine old time with this new game. The old play it; the young enjoy it; everybody is wild over it. Sold by C. F. HANSON & CO. 317 Main Street.
Digital copy (NATwA)
10 Oct 1890

Page 4 Column 4

"PROGRESSIVE TIDDLEDY WINK PARTIES" advertisement

  • Are now in full bloom of Popularity. Sold by C. F. HANSON & CO. 317 Main Street.
Digital copy (NATwA)
10 Oct 1890 Page 8 Column 3

"ANNOUNCEMENTS."

  • The Young Women's Christian Association tonight have a pleasant social from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The new game of Tiddledy Winks will be used for the first time. These socials are for members and those who whill become members of the association.
Digital copy (NATwA)
11 Oct 1890 Page 4 Column 4

Advertisement

  • Whist and Euchre parties
    Outdone by the every popular Game,
    TIDDLEDY WINK
    And TIDDLEDY WINK TENNIS. Sold by
    C.F. HANSON & CO.
    317 Main Street.
Digital copy (NATwA)
13 Oct 1890 Page 4 Column 3

Advertisement

  • Tiddledy Winks, 10c
    Left aisle
    DENHOLM & McKAY
    Main St., opp. Park
14 Oct 1890 Page 4 Column 3

Advertisement

  • Well! If you don't wish to have a hand in a Game of
    TIDDLEDY WINK
    Have one in TIDDLEDY WINK TENNIS
    C.F. HANSON & CO.
    317 Main Street.
    Deals them on from 25c to $1.00.
Digital copy (NATwA)
15 Oct 1890 Page 4 Column 4

Advertisement

  • Now the winter evenings will soon be here; what shall we do to pass the time away?
    Why! have a Game of
    TIDDLEDY WINK
    SOLD AT
    C.F. HANSON & CO.
    317 Main Street,
    Deals them out, only 25c to $1.00.
Digital copy (NATwA)

Michigan

Ann Arbor Argus (Ann Arbor, Michigan)

15 May 1891 Page 8 Column 3
  • advertisement: FOR ONE NEW SUBSCRIBER
  • illustration of a gun
  • The Greatest Parlor Amusement of the Day.
  • IT BEATS TIDDLEDY WINK. PLEASES YOUNG AND OLD.
  • One of these Guns and a Target will be Given to Every One who Gets One New Subscriber to the Argus
Digital copy (NATwA)

Detroit Free Press (Detroit, Michigan)

21 Dec 1890 Page 25

"TIDDLEDY-WINKS"/"The New Game Now the Thing for Amusement"

  • Tiddledy winks is now the great game for social amusement. Progressive euchre is played out. "Pigs in clover" is ancient history--whist, checkers, chess--all the games which have outlasted a season have, for the time being, gone into eclipse under the bright but doubtless fleeting light of "tiddledy winks."
Digital copy (NATwA)
13 Dec 2011 online

"Classic board games, tiddledywinks, jacks making a comeback" by Kim Cook, Associated Press

  • In Christmas Past, children would find all sorts of simple games under the tree: tiddledywinks, pick-up sticks and board games that could amuse young minds for hours.
 

Grand Rapids Press (Grand Rapids, Michigan)

12 May 1978   UPI re Dave Lockwood  
3 Jun 2002 Page D4

"Much-married earl" obituary

  • Johnny Kimberley, the fourth Earl of Kimberley, a glorious failure in a variety of private and public endeavors including the posts of Liberal spokesman in the British House of Lords and chairman of Britain's National Council on Alcoholism, died May 12. He was 78.
  • He also had been a member of Britain's national bobsled team, a championship tiddlywinks player, a breeder of prize pigs and an amateur steeplechase jockey and shark fisherman of note.
Digital copy (NATwA)
23 Jan 2005  

"Squop it: Tiddlywinks is a serious matter, Adult Americans, Brits face off in 50th annual tournament". Coverage of the events of the 50th anniversary of the Cambridge University Tiddlywinks Club

  • A whole lot of squidging, squopping and potting has been going on at Cambridge University in England, all part of a prestigious jubilee: The 50th anniversary of tournament tiddlywinks.Yes, tournament tiddlywinks. No, not just that silly kids' game. Well, sort of.There's more to tiddlywinks than flipping small discs into a little pot. [more]
 

The Holland Sentinel (Holland, Michigan)

25 Jan 2006   "Father and sons revel in competitve tiddlywinks". About Lockwood tiddlywinks clan.  

Minnesota

Saint Paul Daily Globe (Saint Paul, Minnesota)

14 Dec 1890 Page 14 "IN TIDDLEDY WINKS, St. Paul Society Finds Amusement for a Few Leisure Hours. A Little Fad That Has Become the Present Fashionable Craze, Ladies Doing: Their Best to Learn It,and Succeeding- Admirably. What Tiddledy Winks Is, and How the Game Is Played." Illustrated. Long article. Important; Digital copy (NATwA)

Nebraska

The McCook Tribune (McCook, Nebraska))

24 Apr 1891 Volume 9 Number 48 Page 8 Column 4
  • Article title: Tiddledywink.
  • An exchange says: The new game "Tiddledy wink" Is a daisy. Few understand how to
    play it, but it is very simple when you know how. The game is plajed with tiddledies,
    winks and winkpot, dinguses, duflicities, etc. Each player takes a dingus. The winks are
    divided evenly, and likewise the duflicities. Then you take a wink, put it on the dingus,
    press a tiddledy on the wink and make it jump into the winkpot, if you can. If you succeed
    you are entitled to a difliciety and for every wink you jump into the dingpot from the duwlnk you count a flictiddledy, and you keep on operating the tinkwinkle upon the polIywog until the points so carried equal the sum-total of the bogwip multiplied by the puter-inktum and added to the contents of the wink pot or words to that effect, and you have then won the game.
Digital copy (NATwA)

Nevada

Reno Evening Gazette (Reno, Nevada)

9 Dec 1890 Page 2 Column 1
  • It is peculiarly edifying to read in the papers that "Miss So-and-So gave a highly enjoyable Tiddledy-Winks party at her house Tuesday evening."
To be retrieved

New Hampshire

Concord Monitor (Concord, New Hampshire)

22 Jan 2006 online "Become the squidger, my son" by Lori Aratani of the Washington Post. About the Lockwood winking clan.
  • Dave "The Dragon" Lockwood has heard it all before. He has seen the smirks; he has heard the jokes. But as a former world champion, he has also basked in the glory of a sport that some describe as just the right mix of skill and intellect.

    And now he is passing that on to his children.

    NASCAR has the Earnhardts; baseball, the Ripkens; and football, the Mannings. Now competitive tiddlywinks has . . . the Lockwoods.
 

Nashua Telegraph (Nashua, New Hampshire)

3 Feb 1969 Page 16 Column 3

"Matches Slated in Tiddlywinks"

  • The 1969 championships of the North American Tiddlywinks Association are scheduled to be held this month at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with four colleges competing.
Digital copy

New Jersey

Atlantic City Press (Atlantic City, New Jersey)

14 Dec 1986 Page A1 "Gromped!"/"The Nation's Top `Winkers' Wield `Squidgers' in O.C.". [Ocean City] Photo of Larry Kahn Original (NATwA)
Page A14 "Winks". Photo of Jim Marlin; photo of kids; photo of winks Original (NATwA)
12 Jul 1987 Page B1 "Squopped!"/"Ocean City Hosts Tiddlywinks exhibition". Photo of Larry Kahn Original (NATwA)
Page B4 "Squopped". Overhead photo of players around mat. Original (NATwA)

Whoot! (Atlantic and Cape May Counties, New Jersey)

9 Jul 1987 Page 27 "Ocean City Calendar" Original (NATwA)

Bergen Record (Bergen, New Jersey)

22 Jun 1978 Page A2? UPI? "Not Essential" column re Dave Lockwood
6 Dec 1979 Page D11 Sony Betamax ad: If a football game happens to have the world tiddlywinks finals on at half-time, fly by it with Beta Scan.

Bergen News (Bergen, New Jersey)

17 May 1978 Page 18 UPI re Dave Lockwood

Cape May County Herald (Cape May County ,New Jersey)

10 Dec 1986 Page 45 "Tiddly Winks Invasion" Original (NATwA)

The Record (Ocean City-Somers Point, New Jersey)

11 Dec 1986 Page 1 "This Week..." mention Original (NATwA)
Page 5 "Tiddly Winks Champ In Town" Original (NATwA)
9 Jul 1987 Page 1 "Tiddlywinks by the sea in O.C." Original (NATwA)

The Sandpaper (Ocean City, New Jersey)

11 Dec 1986 Page 6 in "Ocean City Celebrates the Season With Christmas Festivities" Original (NATwA)
9 Jul 1987 Page 10 in "Calendar"/"Events": "Tiddlywinks Contest" Original (NATwA)

The Sentinel-Ledger (Ocean City, New Jersey)

11 Dec 1986 1:13 mention in "Ruggieri to conduct Pops in annual children's concert Saturday" Original (NATwA)
1:13 mention in "coming events" Original (NATwA)
11 Dec 1986 2:12 "World champion tiddly winks player will be on hand Saturday" Original (NATwA)
18 Dec 1986 1:8 mention in "Carolfest caps a full program of yuletide events in Ocean City". Photo of Tucker. Original (NATwA)
10 Jul 1987 1:7 "Strategy for tiddlywinks" Original (NATwA)
1:10 "Al Alberts, string band, tiddly winkers all here this weekend" Original (NATwA)

Trenton Times (Trenton, New Jersey)

10 Dec 1890 Page 4 Column 4

"SHARPLESS BROTHERS"

  • [...] Curious Puzzles, Tenpins, Tops and Balls, and Building Blocks in colors gay, and Tiddledy Winks, the most popular game of the day.
Digital copy (NATwA)
4 Dec 1959 Page 28

"Poor Man's Philosopher" by Hal Boyle

  • Horace McGrubb, chairman of the giant Acme Tiddlywinks Co., is one corporation head who doesn't have to worry about the party problem.
Digital copy (NATwA)
4 Sep 1962 Page 8

"Before Bewildered Audience"/"Bucks Tiddlywinkers Lose" by Howard J. Tedder, Tiddlywinks Editor.

  • NEW HOPE--A small but bewildered audience watched the Oxford University Tiddlywinks Society cream a Bucks County team, 23 to 5, at the Playhouse Inn Sunday.

    The missile gap is serious enough--but the U.S. is apparently so far behind in tiddlywinks that it will probaby never catch up.
  • [Photograph] PLOT MOVE: Humorist S. J. Perelman and actress Patricia Scott plan move during match between Oxford University Tiddlywins Society and team representing Bucks County Playhouse yesterday.
Digital copy (NATwA)
11 Feb 1966 Page 2

UPI "Rutgers, Princeton To Squidge, Squop"

  • Rutgers and Princeton, who share the oldest football rivalry in the country, have agreed to a new, less bruising competition--tiddlywinks.

    Aaron Kriegel, president of the Independent Students Countil at Rutgers said Thursday he challenged the Princetonians to a tiddlywinks tournament and the men from Old Nassau promptley accepted.
  • Richard Bell of Princeton, accepting the challenge, told the Rutgers men:

    "We are going to squidge and squop our way to victory. We will win for the honor of our school."
  • The tourney will be staged on Feb. 24 [...]"
Digital copy (NATwA)
28 May 1971 Page 23

UPI "The Lighter Side"/"Harsh Light On Another Major Sport" by Dick West

  • Ever since a couple of baseball and football players wrote bestselling books of revelations about their games, publishers have been scouting the locker rooms for other disenchanted athletes of literary bent.

    It is therefore hardly surprising to learn the Pishtosh Press is publishing an expose of tiddlywinks written by the game's great superstar, "Iron Thumb" McFlick.
Digital copy (NATwA)
17 Feb 1981 Page C3

AP "In the eye of a wink"/"They're testing their tiddly talents" coverage of the 15th North American Continentals team championships at Haverford College in Pennsylvania.

  • Severin Drix, 33, known as the foster father of North American tiddlywinks, said tiddlywinks is something like "a cross between chess and brain surgery"

    "It's a game for the mathematically minded. It's a game of quarter-inches. You're always making delicate maneuvers. You have to be able to look at a pile of winks and have an intuitive sense of what's going to happen," said Drix, a Cornell graduate who teaches high school math near Ithaca.
Digital copy (NATwA)
14 Dec 1986 Page 23

AP "Tiddlywink players take game seriously" at Ocean City, New Jersey. Cites Larry Kahn, Jim Marlin, and Rick Tucker.

  • Larry Kahn watched his opponent get nurdled almost immediately, so he didn't dare pot his own wink. Instead, he shot so he could squop and piddle later.
Digital copy (NATwA)

Wayne Today (Wayne, New Jersey)

22 Aug 1979 Page 16 NEA "Tiddlywinks not just kid stuff"/"Tougher than chess"

New York

Cortland Herald American (Cortland, New York)

__ ___ ____ Page E1 "Students flipping over game" Original (NATwA/Drix)
Page E2 "Tiddlywinks live at Cornell University" Original (NATwA/Drix)

Dunkirk Evening Observer (Dunkirk, New York)

4 Nov 1890 Page 1 Column 7

"LIST OF GAMES—Continued."by the Erie Store. Lists games and prices for over 50 games

  • The New Game of Tiddledy Winks 69c
Digital copy (NATwA)
5 Nov 1890 Page 1 Column 7 [same as 4 Nov 1890]  
10 Dec 1890 Page 1   Not yet retrieved

Elmira Star-Gazette (Elmira, New York)

17 Feb 1981 Page 3A AP "Tiddlywinks is nothing to wink at". Photo Original (NATwA/Drix)

Good Times Gazette (Ithaca, New York)

24 Feb 1977     Original (NATwA/Drix)

Ithaca Journal (Ithaca, New York)

[Leis: Leisure section; Sun-Mag: Sunday Magazine]
25 Feb 1967 Page 20 "Mighty Big Red Tiddlywinkers Dash Opponents ... Good Show, Hey What?". 6 photos <z, o: ETwA>
16 Feb 1970 Page 13 "Somerville Pots Out on Cornell Felts". 6 photos Original (NATwA/Drix)
18 Feb 1974 "Wide World of... Tiddlywinks!". Photo only (reprinted in Newswink, February 1975) Original (NATwA/Drix)
16 Nov 1974 Page Leis-1 Directs reader to page 4 Original (NATwA/Drix)
Page Leis-4 "In the winks, it's far from kid's stuff"/"Why are these people brooding?". 4 photos Original (NATwA/Drix)
25 Nov 1974 Page 3 "A `Wink' For Ithaca". Photo of Sunshine, Bill Gammerdinger, Jake Solomon, Dean Solomon Original (NATwA/Drix)
14 Nov 1977 Page 1 Photo Original (NATwA/Drix)
Page 3 "The Tiddly Bowl". 2 photos Original (NATwA/Drix)
29 Apr 1978 TV listings
16 Jun 1979 Page 1 "Why is this man `winking'?" directs to Sunday Magazine. Original (NATwA/Drix)
Page Sun-Mag-1 "Why is this man `winking'?" directs to page 4 Original (NATwA/Drix)
Page Sun-Mag-4 "Drix flicks tiddlywinks with world-class style" Original (NATwA/Drix)
Page Sun-Mag-4 "How to Play Tiddlywinks"—inset box Original (NATwA/Drix)
14 Apr 1980 Page 1 "Dragon burns Ithaca's paper tiger out of tiddly title" (possibly others) <nz>
8 Aug 1989 Page 1C "Tiddlywinks aren't child's play, 3C". Photo of Christine Strong Original (Jim Marlin)
Page 3C "Tiddlywink players are popping up in Newfield". Photo of Christine Strong Original (Jim Marlin)

Ithaca New Times (Ithaca, New York)

15 Nov 1977 Page 3 photo of Severin Drix in "News Notes" Original (NATwA/Drix)

Ithaca Times (Ithaca, New York)

14-20 Jun 1979 Page 1 Photo <onz>
Page 13 "He Wears the Tiddlywinks Crown". 2 photos <onz>
10-16 Apr 1980 Page 1 Photo Original (NATwA/Drix)
Page 13 "World Match This Winkend". Photo Original (NATwA/Drix)
17-23 Apr 1980 Page 5 "Drix Defeated". Photo <nz>

(and a previous issue)

Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper (New York, New York)

2 Aug 1890 Page 560 Column 4

Advertisement

  • The New Game!
    TIDDLEDY WINKS.
    By mail on receipt of Fifty cents.
    PUBLISHED BY
    E.I. HORSMAN, 80 & 82 William St., N. Y.
Digital copy (NATwA)

Newsday (Long Island, New York)

[S-Mag: Sunday Magazine]

11 Dec 1968 Page 3A UPI "MIT to LI Girl? Pure Tiddlywinks"
? 1973 or 1974 Quote by USC or UCLA athletic director (wire service?)
14 Dec 1978 Page 191 "Winking away a challenge by Bill Nack". Illustration. (see Hartford Courant)
27 Feb 1980 II:60 "tv tonight" (Real People TV)
8 Sep 1985 S-Mag article and insets by Leo Seligsohn. Coverage of June 1985 Singles. Original (NATwA)
S-Mag-20 "The `Jabberwocky' of Sports". Photo Original (NATwA)
S-Mag-21 "The Wink Language" (inset) Original (NATwA)
S-Mag-22 (continued), "A Find Not to Be Winked At" (inset). Photo by Tucker Original (NATwA)
S-Mag-60-61 (continued) Original (NATwA)
17 Apr 1995 Page A08

"516" "It's Mortal Kombat Over Pogs" by Marilyn Goldstein

  • It was devised by an Oahu elementary school teacher for her class, based on the Depression game tiddledywinks.
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[some Long Island newspaper]

__ ___ ____ article about Mitch Wand in the late 1960s (may be Newsday 1968)

Middletown Daily Press (Middletown, New York)

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25 Oct 1890 Page 3 Column 8 "HAVE YOU"/"Tiddledy Winks--the new game that will be the rage this winter. Prices from 10 cents up", in Hanford and Horton's advertisement  

Middletown Times Herald Record (Middletown, New York)

>= Feb 1979 possible

New York Age (New York)

3 Jan 1891 Column 1 Issue 15 "Sarasota Springs." To be retrieved

New York Daily News (New York)

10 Dec 1968 Page 28
31 Jul 1980 Page 93 "Sports et cetera" column. "Tiddlywinks". Announcement of World Singles
21 Feb 2006 Page 64

"CURT GOWDY: SIGNING OFF ON AN ERA. Voice giant Gowdy dies" obituary

  • Gowdy's magnificent voice and presence could elevate the status of a tiddlywinks league.
Digital copy (NATwA)

New York Extra (appeared during newspaper strike) (New York)

__ Sep 1978 UPI re Dave Lockwood

(New York) Herald Tribune (perhaps International Herald Tribune?)

18 May 1958 By Joe Suir (WW7 p4 - excerpt)
16 Jul 1958? AP "Old Child's Game Rage in England" <tg>

New York Mirror

__ ___ 1958 Large column by Dan Parker about University of Pennsylvania team

New York Post

28 Mar 1972 Page 5
21 Jul 1983 Page 70 Dick Young column. Letter by Walter H. Jacobs

New York Times

(key: e.g., 17:2 is page 17, column 2; S is sports which normally is section 5 (V) on Sundays; 7:30:3 is section 7, page 30, column 3)

6 Dec 1891 Page 17 Column 2 Ad by Macy's (TIDDLE DE WINKS) Transcript (NATwA)
Page 19 Column 5 Review of Bangs' book Tiddledywink Tales
2 Oct 1892 Page 19 Column 5 Review of Bangs' book The Tiddledywink's Poetry Book
6 Nov 1909 Page 8

"Tiddledy-Wink Athletes" letter from C.H.M.

  • Let the good work go on, and may the time never come when the tiddledy-wink athletes can make the laws.
 
3 Mar 1916 Page 16

"LATEST CUSTOMS RULINGS.; Prices of Imports Increased to Make True Market Values."

  • George Borgfeldt Co. lost yesterday before the Board of General Appraisers in a claim that small, flat, circular pieces of bone used as counters by children in a game of tiddlywinks should have been assessed at 20 per cent. as manufactures of bone. The Collector took duty at 35 per cent. as parts of toys.
 
29 Nov 1936   "NEW GAMES FOR INDOORS; In Volume and Variety The Amusement Devices for the Family Grow"  
7 Feb 1944   "Banks Here Receiving Ration 'Tiddly-Winks'  
8 Jun 1947   "TIDDLYWINKS" letter to the editor by Austin Y. Hoy.  
13 Nov 1951  

Article 1 -- No Title; Overheard in a Huddle

  • "YES, we had a rough game with Dartmouth on Saturday," conceded Lou Little. "But it wasn't anything to make a fuss about. After all, football's a rough game." [...]
 
11 Feb 1956   "Attlee Tells Bevan to Be Loyal or Stick to His Tiddlywinks" by Drew Middelton  
2 Mar 1958 Page 6 Column 2 "Duke Cheers His Team But It Plays 2d Tiddle" Transcript (NATwA)
9 May 1958 Page 28 Column 6 Associated Press (AP) "Oxford - Cambridge Game is a Snap". Drawing with wrong depiction of spin <cg>
10 May 1958 Page 25 Column 7 Associated Press (AP) "Oxford, Outsnapping Cambridge, Claims World Tiddlywinks Title" <cg>
11 May 1958 Section V Page 5 Column 8 United Press International (UPI) "House of Commons Gets into Tiddlywinks Act" Transcript (NATwA)
15 Jun 1958 Section V Page 4 Column 6 United Press International (UPI) "Tiddlywinks Title Claimed" <tg>
? 1958 Possibly one on University of Pennsylvania team (may be Herald Tribune)
27 Feb 1959 Page 31 Column 6 United Press International (UPI) "Virile Cambridge Wins Healthful Tiddlywinks" <tg>
17 May 1959   United Press International (UPI) "Star Out With Hangnail But Tiddlywinkers Win" Digital copy (NATwA)
4 Mar 1960 Page 30 Column 4 United Press International (UPI) "Woman Joins Oxford Team" Transcript (NATwA)
8 Jun 1961 Page 42

"Sports of the Times; Distance Casts a Spell"

  • Mickey Wright has overdriven the green on a 385-yard hole, has won driving contests with measured wallops of 285 yards, has averaged seventy-three strokes a round for the past year and has scored a 66. It's enough to make every male duffer abandon golf and take up tiddlywinks or some game better suited to their talents because Mickey Wright is not a guy but a doll.
 
17 Jun 1962 Page S3 Column 8 "Tiddlywinks, Anyone?" (letter from Philip Moore of Oxford announcing tour) Transcript (NATwA)
5 Aug 1962 Page 23 Column 1 "Britain Tops US in Tiddlywinks" <cg>
8 Aug 1962 Page 38 Column 6 "Tiddlywink Drive" part of "Advertising: Goodyear Drive Turns on Jazz" re Gossage for Rainier Ale <tg>
21 Oct 1962 Page 83 Column 3 "Harvard Squops, beats Columbia"/"Crimson Tramples Lions in Ivy League Tiddlywinks <cg>
7 Mar 1965 Page X17

"Letter to the Editor 1"

  • Obviously you had a very unhappy childhood; apparently (1) you were never taken to Coney Island; (2) you never played tiddly-winks
 
10 Jul 1966 Page 21 Column 2 UPI "Russians to Be Taught Fine Art of Tiddlywinks" <zt>
13 Jul 1966 UPI "Tiddlywink Team Off to Soviet" [not on microfilm] <g>
1 Feb 1969 Page 34 Column 2 "NASA Takes Cooper Out of Daytona Orbit" Excerpt (NATwA)
17 Apr 1970 United Press International (UPI) "Tiddlywinks Mark Claimed" [not on microfilm] <tg>
8 Apr 1973 Page S2 United Press International (UPI) "Low-Key MIT Makes Variety Spice of Sports" (in Feb 1973 MIT Observer) [not on microfilm] Photocopy (NATwA)
13 Dec 1978 Page B11 Column 5 "Challenge Him to a Game!". Morsan's ad with photo of Dave Lockwood
11 Feb 1979 Page S7 Column 2 "What They Are Saying" crack by John Walker—mention Transcript (NATwA)
25 Feb 1979 Page S2 Column 1 "This Game Isn't Child's Play" letter by Dave Lockwood in reply to John Walker. IncludesUPI photo from MIT marathon (1975) of Joe Sachs <zg>
7 Dec 1980 Section 6 Page 202 Column 5 "Health; The Battle of Wounded Knees" Excerpt (NATwA)
18 Jan 1981 Section 7 Page 30 Column 3 "Children's Books" Excerpt (NATwA)
1 Nov 1981 Section 11 Page 3 Column 1 (Westchester section) "Westchester Journal" Excerpt (NATwA)
7 Feb 1982 Section 1 Page 22 Column 3 "The Quiet, Powerless Twilight of 'The Largo Eight'" Excerpt (NATwA)
19 Mar 1984 Page C6 Column 4 "Jim Brown's Best Sport" Excerpt (NATwA)
24 Jul 1984 Page A2 Column 3 "Arab Isle: Window to a War, Toast of Saudis" Excerpt (NATwA)
22 Feb 1985 Page C26 Column 1 TV Weekend. "Finnegan Begin Again" Excerpt (NATwA)
21 Mar 1985 Page C3 Column 1 "How Games Grew in U.S. History" Excerpt (NATwA)
18 Feb 1986 Page D19 Column 1 "Sports of the Times/Put a '?' on His Chest" Excerpt (NATwA)
8 Apr 1987  

"ADVERTISING; New Home for James Parry, Inc." by Philip H. Dougherty

  • Mr. Parry comes from Hamilton, N.Y. (''the pearl of the Chenango Valley,'' he said of the town 25 miles southwest of Utica) and from Harvard College, class of '64, where he got his degree cum laude in social studies, but more important was founder and captain of the tiddlywinks team that went undefeated and brought publicity to The Gargoyle, a humor magazine trying to compete with The Crimson.
 
12 Apr 2002  

"CRITIC'S NOTEBOOK; Just Fun and Games? No! It's Greed and War, Too"

  • Some games appear to be without guile. The show includes two versions of Pillow Dex, which is called the precursor to American Ping-Pong; several versions of Tiddledy Winks, in which a wink is flicked with a tiddly or squidger into a cup; and a half-dozen games of dexterity called Fish Pond, Frog Pond and Four and Twenty Blackbirds, in which one uses a line and hook to pluck flat figures (fish, frogs or blackbirds) out of their slots without dropping them. What could be wrong with this?
 
29 Oct 2008  

"The Last Week Quiz"

  • No, I'm not going there. We need a break. Dare you to answer this end-of-the-endless election quiz:

    1. Speaking about the campaign, John McCain said: "It's not an easy business. It's not ...

    A) Mumblety-peg.
    B) Beanbag.
    C) Tiddledy Winks.
    D) Table Skittles.
 

(some New York paper)

__ ___ 1897 F.A.O. Schwarz ad ("Most popular game ever produced") on Schwarz office wall in New York City

Tonawanda News (North Tonawanda, New York)

18 Dec 1964 Page 3, Column 1
  • title: Redistricting Isn't Any Easy Task
  • Adding machines lined the sides of the tables and clerks called off population figures to the female workers. When one block of figures was read, it was covered with tiddly-winks so it would not be duplicated
Digital copy (NATwA)

 

The Olean Weekly Democrat (New York)

18 Dec 1890 Page 12 Column 3

"TIDDLEDY WINK."

  • Another Amusement which is Rapidly Growing in Favor.

    "Tiddledy-wink."

    "A Tiddledy-wink social."

    There is no joke about it. It is a serious, soul-absorbing topic, and if you ever run up against a lay-out you'll think so.

    "Lay-out" sounds queer in connection with a social, but "Tiddledy-wink" socials look, at first sight, very much like a "lay-out." Chips--red, green, blue and white--are used in this new game with such a queer name. They are not placed as in a "game," but they are all-important just the same in "Tiddledy-wink."

    A "Tiddledy-wink" social is like this: You invite a crowd to your house, having previously secured a "lay-out." You clear the table of chairs, and on the big center table you place a heavy woollen cover. In the center you place a small glass--one that they use in saloons for whiskey straights is just the thing. Then you deal out the chips. There are twenty-four in number, and about the size of a nickel. Four persons play. They get six chips apiece. In the hand of each person is another and larger chip. The six chips are placed in a row in front of the player, and then number one presses down hard on the edge of one of his small chips with the large one and tries to "flip" it into the small whiskey glass in the center of the table.

    It looks easy.

    But it isn't.

    Well, you go on pressing down on those chips until somebody has all he had in the glass. Then it's his game. Then everybody else laughs, and they all try it over again.

    There are several tricks in "Tiddledy-wink." For instance, if you and somebody else are in the game, and you get one of your chips out near the glass and the other fellow gets on top of your chip, then yours is a prisoner and you can't "flip" it without first moving his, and the only move you can make with another man's chip is to place it in the glass, thereby pushing him ahead one notch. So when you play "Tiddledy-wink"--for you will play it before long[--]the great idea is to make some other fellow's chip prisoner, and then before he can get his own chip in the glass he must gently lift yours in first.

    "Tiddledy-wink" is a great game. It is fully as absorbing as "pigs in clover," and it is threatened that the country will have to stand a siege of it.

    How on earth the name "Tiddledy-wink" got mixed up with the game is still a mystery, and just about the only mystery in it.
Digital copy (NATwA)

Syracuse Daily Standard (Syracuse, New York)

13 Sep 1890 Page 5 Column 3 "Tiddledy Winks"/"The Best Game Out. Every body is Playing it"/"Price 25 cents"/"Durstons' Book Store." Digital copy (NATwA)

Syracuse Herald-American (Syracuse, New York)

__ Feb 1970 ? "Cornell host to tiddlers" Original (NATwA/Drix)
Page 53 "Tiddledywinks crown at stake" Original (NATwA/Drix)

The Post-Standard (Syracuse, New York)
28 Jan 2005 Pages E-1 to E-2

"Tournament takes winks to extreme by Dru Sefton, Newhouse News Service. Reports on celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Cambridge University Tiddlywinks Club

  • [Photo] Larry Kahn, of Vienna, Va., is one of the top tiddlywinks players in the world.

[Page E-2] "Tournament tiddlywinks celebrates 50 years"

  • [Photo] Using a squidger (right), Larry Kahn pots a tiddlywink at a practice table in his home in Vienna, Va.
Digital copy (NATwA)

[Gannet newspapers] (Westchester, New York)
~26 Dec 1980 Picked up story that appeared in Rockford Register Star

North Carolina

The Dispatch (Lexington, North Carolina)

12 May 1980 Page 12

"BOOKS"/"Light And Death Perfectly Combined" by John Leonard, New York Times News Service. Review of Robert Oppenheimer. Letters and Recollections, edited by Alice Kimball Smith and Charles Weiner, Harvard Press

  • He invents 'a lethally' complicated version' of tiddlywinks

North Dakota

Bismarck Daily Tribune (Bismarck, North Dakota)

12 Feb 1891 Page 3 Column 1

"THE CITY."/"BISMARCK IN BRIEF"

  • Tiddledy-wink tables at the church social to-night.
 

Ohio

Cambridge Jeffersonian (Cambridge, Ohio)

25 Dec 1890 Page 3 Column 2
  • The Daily Irontonian gives the following lucid and graphic explanation of "Tiddledy winks," which is now the fad in society. The game is played with tiddledies, winks, a wink pot, dinguses, difficulties, etc. Any number of players may engage in the game. Each player takes a dingus.The winks are divided equally, likewise the difficulties. Take a wink, put it on the dingus, then by pressing a tiddledy on the wink, make it jump into the wink-pot--if you can. If you succeed you are entitled to a duflicity, and for every wink you jump into the ding-pot from the duwink you count a fl ctidledy, and continue so to operate the tink-winkle upon the polly wog until the points so carried shall equal the sum total of the hogwip multiplied by the puterinktum and added to the contents of the aforesaid wink-pot, or words to that effect, you may be said to have won the game.
Digital copy (NATwA)

The Repository (Canton, Ohio)

1 Jul 2003  

"Surfer Site of the Day"

  • Yet another way to blow off a whole summer with your friends. Play Tiddlywinks. The Scots take it seriously.http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/~ben/tiddlywinks/
 
12 Dec 2004  

"Surfer Site of the Day

  • For these folks, the old game of Tiddlywinks is a modern obsession. http://www.tiddlywinks.org
 
27 Aug 2006  

"Surfer Site of the Day"

  • Remember Tiddlywinks? Prepare yourself for the new trend. http://www.tiddlywinks.org
Original (NATwA)

Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, Ohio)

~2 Apr 1972 "Tough Tiddling Triumphs"
16 Dec 1986 Page D7 AP "He squops, piddles and winks"/"Tiddlywinks involves serious strategy for adult devotee" Original (NATwA)
25 Dec 1987 Page D4 Gannett "How to put spark into your courtship"/"Pair offers ideas for `creative dating'" Original (NATwA)

Cleveland Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio)

10 Jun 1958 Page 19

AP "Weak in Tiddlywinks? Try Out for Bobolinks"

  • Undergraduates at Oxford and Cambridge who recently added tiddlywinks to their traditional rivalry today added birdwatching.

    In the first match, Oxford won. In the prescribed 24-hour period the Oxfordites booked 128 types of birds. Cambridge spotted only 108.
Digital copy (NATwA)
27 Feb 1959 Page 8

AP "Tiddlywinks Joins Boxing and Football"

  • Tiddlywinks today became an official intervarsity sport between Oxford and Cambridge.
Digital copy (NATwA)
10 Jan 1976 Page 21-C

"Cappy Dick"/"Young Hobby Club" with illustration of "How to Play" with five cups and a boy shooting at one.

  • A new version of tiddlywinks is today's fun project for boys and girls.
Digital copy (NATwA)
27 Feb 1980 Page 6E "Today's selections" (Real People TV)
14 Aug 1994 Pages 14, 15, 17

[Sunday magazine] "Like Chess, But Not" by David Budin. About Marg Henninge Calhoun. B&W photo of Marg Henninge Calhoun on page 14, B&W photo of winks on page 17.

  • Margaret Henninge Calhoun walks around the table, studying every conceivable shot. She leans over it, lining up possibilities, while her opponent, trying to anticipate Henninge Calhoun's next move, plans his potential strategies. You can feel the tension. Then she shoots, and wins the game.Sure, the Cleveland Indians are fielding their best team in 35 years, and that's good. But the city already has a bona fide sports champion for 1994. [more]
Original (NATwA)

Cleveland Press (Cleveland, Ohio)

1 Apr 1972 Page 1 UPI "Americans win title - tops in tiddlywinks"

Columbus Citizen-Journal (Columbus, Ohio)

30 Mar 1979 Page 1 "Titillating tiddlywinks tourney to bring gromps & squops here". Photo of Mary Kirman

Dayton Daily News (Dayton, Ohio)

9 Jun 2005 "Eaton Academic Quiz Team benefits charity" ("How many winks are in a Tiddlywinks set?")

The Daily Reporter (Dover, Ohio)

23 May 1964 Page 42 Column 1

"YOUR I.Q."

  • 2. In what game does the team having superior ability to squidge and squop win?
  • Answers

    2. Tiddlywinks
Digital copy (NATwA)

Marion Star (Marion, Ohio)

6 Dec 1890 Page 4 Column 1
  • The social question of the hour seems to be whether Tiddledy Winks shall succeed whist and eucher this winter in social diversions. The Tiddledy Wink craze hasn't struck Marion very hard yet, but the momentous question will come up. In the meantime a considerable portion of the male population will indulge in old fashioned poker
Digital copy (NATwA)

Salem Daily News (Salem, Ohio)

31 Oct 1890 Page 4 Column 5

Advertisement by Hawley's Book Store

  • ACTUAL BASE BALL GAME!

    The ball passes from the pitcher's box over the "home-plate" and is then rapped out into the field and is actually fielded by the players, with varying results following, conforming precisely with the professional game as played. No cards, no dice, no dials, simply ball as played every day.

    WACHTER'S BASE BALL GAME,
    PRICE $1.00

    HAWLEY'S BOOK STORE,
    NO. 13 BROADWAY

    TIDDLEDY WINKS FUNNIEST GAME OUT
Digital copy (NATwA)

The Blade (Toledo, Ohio)

4 Jun 1891   "Growing Old Gracefully, and Presbyterianism" by Robert G. Ingersoll. reprinted in the book, The works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Volume 8, page 460.  

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Toastmaster (magazine?)

Apr-May 1972 Page 4

Oregon

Morning Oregonian or The Oregonian or Sunday Oregonian (Portland, Oregon)

25 Feb 1891 Page 2 Column 6 Issue 9482   To be retrieved
1 Mar 1891 Column 2 Issue 12   To be retrieved
10 Jun 1958 Page 1 Column 5

AP "What's Next? Hopscotch?"

  • Undergraduates at Oxford and Cambridge who recently added tiddlywinks to their traditional rivalry Monday added birdwatching.

    In the first match, Oxford won. In the prescribed 24-hour period the Oxfordites booked 128 types of birds. Cambridge spotted only 108.
 
6 Jul 1958 Page 33 Column 1

AP "Game of Tiddlywinks Newest Rage in Engand" by Alvin Steinkopf

  • [Photograph] Oxford University captain Elliott Langford carefully tiddles his wink in the world's championship tiddlywink match at Oxford, England. Teammate Pat Laugharne (left) keeps careful watch as their team triumped over Cambridge University, 113 to 111. The former children's game is booming among England's college set.
  • Tiddlywinks used to be for kids.

    But in Britain lately the game has caught the interest of muscular athletes, intellectuals, and even the royal family. [...]
  • [Cartoon depicting adults flicking winking in the air in a room] One of the many versions of the revived game of tiddlywinks, tag tiddlywinks, involves a great deal of physical exertion not unlike the old parlor game of musical chairs
Digital copy (NATwA)
8 Jul 1973 Page 5

AP "UCLA-USC rivalry always fierce, no matter the sport"

  • "Even if we met in tiddlywinks," says UCLA's J. D. Morgan of the rivalry with the University of Southern California, "some segment of the city would want to know who is starting at tiddle."
Digital copy (NATwA)
27 Feb 1959 Page 32

AP "Now It Can Be Told--I Lettered in 'Tiddly'"

  • Tiddlywinks Thursday became an official inter-varsity sport between Oxford and Cambridge.
  • The Rev. E. A. Willis, secretary general of the English Tiddlywinks Association, umpired one of the games and told skeptical onlookers: "This is a game that requires a lot of skill."
Digital copy (NATwA)

Pennsylvania

The Progress (Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshanon Valley, Pennsylvania)

21 Feb 1966 Page 17 Column 5

"Tiddlywinks Players Claim Championship; No Competition", Associated Press

  • WATERLOO, Ont. (AP)—"If you squop my wink, it'll be a difficult squidge to score a plop."

    Sound strange? Well it's not a bit strange to a group of students at the University of Waterloo who have formed a tiddlywinks club and claim the Canadian championship for the game.

    Why the Canadian championship?

    "You see, there was no other club to challenge us," says Colin MacLeod, organizer of the club which now boasts more than 80 players. "some came to laugh, but stayed to play."

    The ultimate goal is to challenge Harvard University next month for the North American "wink" title and then challenge Oxford University for world title. [...]
Digital copy (NATwA)

Indiana Evening Gazette (Indiana, Pennsylvania)

20 May 1959 Page 18 Column 1

"Nikita, Choose Your Squidger—"/"Tiddlywinks and Peace" by Tom A. Cullen, NEA

Photograph

  • GEN. SIR HUGH STOCKWELL IN ACTION: Squopping his opponent's wink with a squidger

Article

  • London—(NEA)—The Foreign Ministers are haggling in Geneva over issues such as Berlin and Germany, but the Rev. Edgar A. Willis has a simpler suggestion for easing East-West tensions:

    Let Nikita Krushchev take up tiddlywinks.

    The Rev. E. A. Willis, a retired Anglican clergyman, has been playing the game for 50 years and feels it is the perfect sport.

    [...]
Digital copy (NATwA)

Lock Haven Evening Express (Lock Haven, Pennsylvania)

22 Nov 1890 Page 1 Column 6
  • Can you play Tiddledy Winks? No! Then you are behind the times, and you should proceed at once to invest in a small cup; some ivory bits, and some "Snappers." Tiddledy Winks is a great game. It cultivates patience and is a sure cure for conceit. To be had at Kinsloe's book store for 25 cents.
Digital copy (NATwA)
3 Dec 1890 Page 1 Column 5 Digital copy (NATwA)

The North American (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

27 Dec 1890 Page 5 Column 2

"SOCIETY GOSSIP"/"A DEBUTANTE WRITES OF HER IMPRESSIONS OF SOCIETY."

  • Announcements for Next Week.

    MONDAY, DECEMBER 29.

    Miss Ella McG. Huber, daughter of Mr. John Y. Huber, has issued cards for a children's tiddledy winks tea.
25 Apr 1891 Page 4 Column 3
  • FRIDAY (To-day). [...] Miss Alice Grant gave a "tiddlywinks" party for Miss Glidden, of Baltimore.
To be retrieved

Philadelphia Bulletin (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

13 Feb 1971 Page 8 "Top Tiddly Teams Tussle For Total Title at Toronto" Original (NATwA/Drix)
15 or 16 Feb 1971 "Tiddlywinkers Win 4th Place at Toronto Tourney" Original (NATwA/Drix)
16 Feb 1981 Page A1 Photo of winks
Page B1 "Squop that wink, or pot a disc". Photo of Dave Lockwood, Ed Morse Photocopy (NATwA)
Page B2 "In the jargon of tiddlywink experts, it's as easy as flicking with a squidger"

Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

28 Jan 1975 Page 3A UPI photo of Joe Sachs and Steidle, re marathon
14 Dec 1986   "Flipping a Few Winks for the Pot". About a tiddlywinks demonstration at a department store by Larry Kahn and others

(Phoenixville, Pennsylvania paper)

__ ___ ____ About the Solomons

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

27 Feb 1980 Page 24 "Tonight in Preview" (Real People TV)

(Scranton, Pennsylvania paper)

Feb 1981 (expected article)

Rhode Island

Newport Mercury (Newport, Rhode Island)

20 Sep 1890 Page 8 Column 4 "New Games" including "Tiddledy Winks", at "A. C. Landers', 167 Thames Street, Covell's Block" Digital copy (NATwA)

Providence Journal-Bulletin (Providence, Rhode Island)

27 Feb 1980 Page D6 "Tonight on TV" (Real People TV)

South Carolina

Charleston newspaper (Charleston, South Carolina)

21 May 1978 Knight/UPI re Dave Lockwood

The News and Courier (Charleston, South Carolina)

27 Feb 1959 Page 6-A Column 5

"Tiddlywinks Now Official Sport". AP

  • CAMBRIDGE, England (AP)—Tiddlywinks Thursday became an official intervarsity sport between Oxford and Cambridge.

    It now takes its place beside the boat race, rugby union, track and field, soccer, boxing, and other athletic activities.

    Cambridge tiddled the winks more skillfully and defeated Oxford 64-48 to take the first official title.

    All previous matches were declared illegal and mere practice for the great day Thursday. Oxford had won the "practice" sessions.

    Now Cambridge has an American challege to take up—from the University of Pennsylvania. The American students issued their challenge last year. It's still on the table.

    Here's what happens at tiddlywinks: An egg cup is placed in the middle of a blanket. Players are called on to snap winks, little bone or plastic disks, into the egg cup with the tiddly, the aiming disk.

    The Rev. E. A. Willis, secretary general of the English Tiddlywinks Assn., umpired one of the games and told skeptical onlookers: "This is a game that requires a lot of skill."
10 Oct 1959 Page 3-B Column 3

"Tiddlywinks Title Might Console Sad Chicagoans". AP

  • CHICAGO (AP)—The University of Chicago Friday supplied some balm to Chicagoans who saw a World Series baseball title snatched from White Sox reach by the Los Angeles Dodgers.

    The university's tiddlywinks team took the world championship by default.

    The Cambridge University team of England, which had challenged Chicago. forfeited the title game because a London brewery has withdrawn its financial support of the British team.
Digital copy (NATwA)

South Dakota

Aberdeen Daily News (Aberdeen, South Dakota)

10 Jan 1983 Page 7

AP "In search of 'Tiddlewinks scholarship'"

  • "Even if your child has never mastered anything more complicated than the game of Tiddlywinks," the letter to several thousand parents and students begins, "somewhere, sometime, someone has set up a scholarship fund for Tiddlywinks players."
Digital copy (NATwA)

Daily Huronite (Huron, South Dakota)

19 Dec 1890 Page 4 Column 2
  • The Chicago Post declares that tiddledy wink will produce softening of the brain.
To be retrieved

Texas

Heraldo de Brownsville (Brownsville, Texas)

17 Dec 1936 Page 13

Advertisement by Grant's Toyland

  • Old and Young Enjoy
    GAMES
    Beano -- Tiddlywinks ---
    Scores of others.
    10c and 20c
Digital copy (NATwA)

Corsicana Daily Sun (Corsicana, Texas)

27 Feb 1959 Page 7 Column 2

"Tiddley-Winks Comes of Age", UPI

  • Tiddley-Winks has come of age, and there's a shiny silver cup in the trophy room of Cambridge University.

    Using a masterful offense known as "squopping," Cambridge led rival Oxford University in an inglorious 64-48 defeat yesterday as racing driver Sterling Moss refereed.
Digital copy (NATwA)

Dallas Morning News (Dallas, Texas)

3 Mar 1958 Part 1 Page 10 Column 1

UP "JOLLY GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL"

  • The Cambridge University Tiddlywink Team trounced Prince Philip's Royal Tiddlywinks Club 16-2 today. The prince claimed he sprained his "winking" finger practicing and could not play.

    The match was a tongue-in-cheek contest that drew a sellout crowd of 500 and raised nearly £300 for the National Playing Fields Association, of which Prince Philip is the president.
Digital copy (NATwA)
13 May 1958 Page 6

AP "Political Tiddlywinks"

  • Oxford University's varsity tiddlywinks team--claimant to the world championship--is scheduled to meet a team made up of members of Parliament in July. The match is set for the House of Commons.

    The Oxonian tiddlers defeated Cambridge University last week. On that performance, they claimed the world title and fire off their challenge to the lawmakers. It was accepted.
Digital copy (NATwA)
16 Jun 1958 Page 10

UPI "Tiddlywinks Champs"

  • Cambridge University Sunday claimed the tiddlywinks championship of the world under new international match rules. The Cambridge team soundly defeated the Telcon Terribles, a factory team from Crawley, England.
Digital copy (NATwA)
22 May 1959 Page 1

"COULD THEY BE USED IN TIDDLYWINKS GAME?"

  • Attention police:

    Someone removed and hauled off 76 cast-iron manhole covers (total weight 4,916 pounds) early Thursday.
Digital copy (NATwA)
8 Feb 1977 Page 13A

"Sports mania on CBS" by Rena Pederson

  • Tiddlywinks?

    Yes, they had the international tiddlywinks competition on NBC's "Grandstand" sports show Sunday.

    Of course, it was a joke to film a match between the Harvard team (in Harvard Lampoon jerseys) and the Oxford team from England (in tuxedos).
Digital copy (NATwA)
13 May 1978 Page 3

UPI "Squidging, squopping, Bristoling He really flips over tiddlywinks" re Dave Lockwood

  • David H. Lockwood, North American tiddlywinks champion, is blond, a Methodist minister's son, molded by Chicago high schools and button proud.
Digital copy (NATwA)

Galveston Daily News (Galveston, Texas)

21 Dec 1890 Page 10 Issue 235 Column 1

"CHRISTMAS NIGHT FUN."/"GAMES FOR THE PARLOR IN THE HOLIDAY'S CLOSING HOURS." by James W. Johnson

  • [Illustration of men and women playing tiddledy-winks on a round table with a cup at the center]

    TIDDLEDY-WINKS

    [...]

    Lawn tennis has long proved a favorable field for the experiments of the inventors; and several parlor games in imitation of this grand outdoor sport have been put on the market. Until this year, however, their efforts have [not] met with much success. They adhered too closely to the original; and for obvious reasons very few housewives could be found who would smile on a parlor pastime in which flying balls, no matter how light, were a constant and serious menace to her choicest bits of bric-a-brac.

    This season the difficulty was finally overcome by the invention of a game of table tennis.

    The inspiration for this game came through the revival a few months ago of an ancient English game known as "tiddledy winks." which has created almost as great a furor as the pigs-in-clover or 13-14-15 puzzles did in their day. "Tiddledy winks" is simplicity itself. In fact it is so very easy that one of the greatest houses in the trade, to whom the idea was first submitted a year ago by a clever employe, declined to handle it because they did not believe the public would take to such an absurdly simple thing. The paraphernalia consists of two dozen or more different colored bone chips of the size and shape of an ordinary copper cent; a half dozen larger chips like those used in poker; a cup of bone, wood or glass, as large as a medium-sized whisky tumbler, and a heavy woolen mat, or, better still, a heavy table cover. The little chips are divided among any number of players up to six, and the scheme is to jump them into the cup, or "wink-pot," as it is known, by laying them flat on the mat or table cover, and then pressing their edges with the larger disk.

    In the tennis game that has grown out of "tiddledy winks," and which is known by the rather trying name of "tiddledy wink tennis," a green felt mat about eighteen inches long and nine inches wide is ruled off, exactly like a lawn tennis court. The game is scored as in ordinary tennis. In the center is stretched the "net" made of pasteboard, about two inches high, and the little "tiddledy wink" counters are served over this net, the poker chips doing duty as rac-tennis and can be played in "singles" or "doubles."
 

Houston Chronicle

22 Jan 2006   "Family dynasties? You don't know tiddly"/"A former world tiddlywinks champ schools his kids in ways of the game". About Lockwood tiddlywinks clan.  

Utah

Deseret News (Salt Lake City, Utah)

14 Apr 2010  

"Obituary: FLYNN, JOHN"

  • Sometimes his letters were satirical, as when he proposed a multi-million dollar sweetheart deal to build a stadium for tiddlywinks (at tax payer expense),
Digital copy (NATwA)

The Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City, Utah)

7 Dec 1890 Page 7 Column 5
  • The Misses Morlan give a Tiddledy Winks party at their residence on South Main Tuesday evening next.
Digital copy (NATwA)
21 Dec 1890 Page 13, Columns 1, 2, 3

"FUN ON CHRISTMAS NIGHT."

  • Games for the Parlor in the Holiday's Closing Hours.

    THEY ARE OF MUCH VARIED KIND

    And Many of Them are Indoor Adaptations of Open-Air Summer Sports--Some of the Newest Inventions in Card Games.

    [Copyright, 1890, by James W. Johnson.]

    [[illustration of a well-dressed man and woman]]

    Thanks to the inventive gentlemen who devise new games for a living. [...]

    This season the difficulty was finally overcome by the invention of a game of table tennis.

    [illustration of men and women playing tiddledy-winks at a table]

    TIDDLEDY-WINKS.

    The inspiration for this game came through the revival a few months ago of an ancient English game known as "tiddledy winks" which has created almost as great a furor as the pigs-in-clover, or 13-14-15 puzzles did in their day. "Tiddledy Winks" is simplicity itself. In fact it is so easy that one of the greatest houses in the trade, to whom the idea was submitted a year ago by a clever employee, declined to handle it because they did not believe the public would take so such an absurdly simple thing. The paraphernalia consists [break to column 2] of two dozen or more different colored bone chips of the same size and shape of an ordinary copper cent; a half dozen larger chips like those used in poker; a cup of bone, wood or glass, as large as a medium sized whiskey tumbler, and a heavy woolen mat or, better still, a heavy table cover. The little chips are divided among any number of players up to six, and the scheme is to jump them into the cup or "wink pot," as it is known, by laying them flat on the mat or table cover and then pressing their edges with the larger disk.

    In the new tennis game that has grown out of "tiddledy winks," and which is known by the rather trying name of "tiddledy wink tennis," a green felt mat about eighteen inches long and nine inches wide is ruled off exactly like a lawn tennis court. In the center is stretched the "net" made of pasteboard, about two inches high, and the little "tiddledy wink" counters are "served" over this net, the poker chips doing duty as racquets. The game is scored as in ordinary tennis and can be played as "singles" or "doubles."

    [...]

 

Digital copy (NATwA)
26 May 2006  

"The tiddlywinks tax". Letter establishing the "Fighting Utah Tiddlywinks team, intending to join NATwA and build a tiddlywinks arena.

  • This letter announces the establishment of the Fighting Utah Tiddlywinks (FUT) team, and our intention to join the North American Tiddlywinks Association (NATwA).In order to represent Utah in style, compensate the organizers of FUT and jump on the bandwagon of state and local government welfare for the rich, we are proposing a quarter-cent sales tax increase on ice cream and candy sales to finance construction of a state-of-the-art tiddlywinks indoor arena.
 
8 Jul 2006  

"How to raise the money". Follow-on letter

  • My proposal for tax support for a tiddlywinks stadium (Forum, May 28) has not generated widespread public support.
 

Vermont

Milton Independent (Vermont)

27 May 2010 Page 3

"Pastimes" by Lorinda A. Henry

  • I was also influenced by finding, in that same week, a small box in the cupboard that contained two games - jacks and tiddlywinks - and was already pondering as to whether anyone still plays games as basic and un-electronic as those.
Digital copy (NATwA)

St. Albans Daily Messenger (St. Albans, Vermont)

12 Sep 1890 Page 4

"BUSINESS NOTICES."

  • Tiddledy Winks. sep12d3t
  • TIDDLEDY WINKS.
    ANABASIS.
    BAILINDA.
  • At Lane's
  • To be happy, play Halma.
Digital copy (NATwA)
16 Sep 1890 Page 3 [similar to 12 Sep 1890] To be retrieved
18 Sep 1890 Page 1 [similar to 12 Sep 1890] To be retrieved
19 Sep 1890 Page 1 [similar to 12 Sep 1890]  
20 Sep 1890 Page 1 [similar to 12 Sep 1890]  
22 Sep 1890 Page 1 [similar to 12 Sep 1890]  
9 Aug 1979 Page 4

NEA "'Tougher than chess'"/"Tiddlywinks isn't just kid stuff" re Dave Lockwood. Photo of Dave Lockwood potting.

  • Lockwood says tiddlywinks is a way of bringing "the ridiculous" into his life.
Digital copy (NATwA)

Vermont Standard

4 Mar 1982
11 Mar 1982 Page 1
18 Mar 1982 Photo of Dave Lockwood and 2 kids at Bridgewater Mill Mall demonstration

The Vermont Watchman

26 Nov 1890 Issue 48 Page 1 Column 1

"Business Mere Mention."

  • The new and celebrated game of "Tiddledy Winks" for sale at G. W. Wilder's, head of State street, Montpelier, Vt.
Digital copy (NATwA)

Virginia

The Roanoke Times (Roanoke, Virginia)

12 Dec 1890 Page 4 Column 2
  • Small heading title: They Haven't Learned to Play
  • From the Washington Star.

    The Mugwumps are playing "Tiddledy winks" with Gov. Hill, but so far have not succeeded in flipping him into the Senatorial basket.
Digital copy (NATwA)
21 Dec 1890 Page 8 Column 2
  • Heading: About the Y. M. C. A.
  • The closing character talk (of the recent series which has proven so interesting) will take place this afternoon at 4 o'clock in the rooms of the association over The Times office. Dr. Flippo will talk about Jezebel, the wife of Ahab. All men are invited.

    Come up to the rooms and try a game of "Tiddledy Winks."
Digital copy (NATwA)1890-12-21 p8 col2

The Winchester Star (Winchester, Virginia)

27 Jan 2006   "Father, Sons Revel in Competitive Tiddlywinks". About Lockwood tiddlywinks clan Original (NATwA)

Washington (state)

Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Seattle, Washington)

2 May 1990 "TENNIS, ANYONE? BUSH IS ALWAYS GAME". About President Bush playing sports and "even tiddlywinks"

Seattle Times (Seattle, Washington)

4 Mar 1953 Page 12

AP "25-Year Men Gain Status in Industry as Elder Statesmen" by Hal Boyle

  • "You don't have to worry when your little girl plays with Acme tiddlywinks. Yes, Acme tiddlywinks are completely safe [...]"
Digital copy (NATwA)
15 Dec 1954 Page 12 Column 6

Advertisement by Pay 'n Save Drugs. Illustration of Milton Bradley Tiddledy-Winks with animals skating on cover.

  • Tiddledy Winks
    An old favorite of allchildren. The trick's to see who's first to get discs into cup.
Digital copy (NATwA)
18 Sep 1955 Comics section

"MICKEY FINN" by Lank Leonard

  • I'LL READ THE QUESTION ONCE AGAIN, MR. MOONEY! "NAME THE MAN WHO INVESTED THE GAME OF TIDDLYWINKS AND STATE WHERE THE FIRST GAME WAS PLAYED!!"

    ?
Digital copy (NATwA
2 Mar 1958 Page 55 Column 7

Reuters "Prince Philip's Tiddlywinks Champions Lose"

  • Prince Philip's chosen champions for a challenge match of tiddlywinks were defeate today by the Cambridge University Tiddlywinks Club.

    The royal champions--Britains wackiest comedians, the Goons--played their mightiest, but lost 120½ to 50½. [...]
Digital copy (NATwA)
26 Mar 1958 Page 9

"PEOPLE IN THE NEWS"/"TIDDLYWINKS"

  • Prince Philip, recently forced to withdraw from a match with the Cambridge University tiddlywink team because of a "strained muscle" in his tiddly (index) finger, has turned down a challenge to an international match by the American Tiddlywinks Club.

    The American team trains once a week in a New York restaurant

    Buckingham Palace, in a letter to the Americans, revealed that Prince Philip's team, the Goons, had been disbanded. The Goons had been trounced in their latest match with the Cantabrigians.

    Joel M. Reed, a spokesman for the United States team, is skeptical.

    "Are they actually disbanded," he asks of the Goons, "or are they afraid of facing a team from the United States?"

    As for the digital fitness of the prince, Reed observes: "His tiddly finger must be in pretty poor shape considering how many pretty movie stars he shakes hands with!"
Digital copy (NATwA)
9 May 1958 Page 1 Column 3

AP "TIDDLYWINKS TITLE:"/It's Oxford Over Cambridge--But Fight Has Just Begun" by Sterling Slappey

  • The Oxonian Tiddlers defeated the Cantab Winkers at Tiddlywinks (or perhaps you spell it tiddlewinks) today and immediately claimed the world championship.

    The score was a nip-and-tuck 113-111 favoring the Oxonians from Oxford University over the Cantabs from Cambridge. [...]
Digital copy (NATwA)
19 Feb 1961 Page 6

AP "BUT IS IT CRICKET?"/"Girl Winkers Help Oxford Beat Cambridge Squidgers"

  • Oxford winkers, flouting tradition, slipped three girl winkers into the varsity tiddlywinks team Saturday and toppled flabbergasted Cambridge, 59½-52½.
Digital copy (NATwA)
18 Nov 1979 Page D4

Advertisement by JCPenney with illustration of catapult game with mouth that opens and closes at center.

  • Now 8.99
    Mr. Mouth Zany new 'flip' to tiddlywinks for 4 players, ages 5 and up.
Digital copy (NATwA)
14 Apr 2002 online
  • It's a Fair question: What do you know?
  • By Jack Broom and Bill Kossen
  • 16) On a felt-topped table, the "World's Fair All-Stars" were defeated by a traveling Oxford University team in a riveting contest of:
  • a) Seven-card stud.
  • b) Cribbage.
  • c) Tiddlywinks.
  • d) Billiards.
 
25 Jan 2005   "Winking on the wane"/"A game of skill, strategy and luck"  
22 Jan 2006   "This game is serious stuff, Maryland's family's fame gives tiddlywinks a nudge". About Lockwood tiddlywinks clan Original (NATwA)

Washington DC

(see District of Columbia)

West Virginia

Parkersburg News (Parkersburg, West Virginia)

7 or 14 May 1978 UPI "Skydiver Makes Jump To Tiddlywinks". Photo. Re Dave Lockwood Photocopy (NATwA)

Wheeling Register (Wheeling, West Virginia)

28 Sep 1890 Page 5 Column 2

"SOCIETY'S MAZE."/"MERRY MOVEMENTS THE PAST WEEK IN CITY AND SUBURBS" entry

  • Miss Sue Caldwell entertained a party of friends Friday evening, at her home on Sixteenth street, in honor of Miss Lan Hubbard, who leaves in a few days to attend school, and Miss Lizzie Mendel, who has just returned from a summery stay at Lake Minnetonkia. The affair was in the nature of a Tiddly-Winks party, and was thoroughly enjoyable.
Digital copy (NATwA)
25 Jan 1891 Page 4 Digital copy (NATwA)

Wisconsin

Business Journal Serving Greater Milwaukee (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

4 Feb 1995 Volume 12 Page 1> "Pumped by the passion for pogs" by Larry Boynton.
  • the World Pog Federation touts its authorized game pieces as the real deal – "the tiddlywinks of the 1990s, heir to marbles, comic books, baseball cards and jacks"
Extract

Milwaukee Journal (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

20 Oct 1890  
  • Page 2 Column 3: WHAT IS TIDDLEDY WINKS?
 
8 Jan 1891 Page 4 Column 6

"Disgraceful."

  • Proctor (determined to be severe—What? Do you mean to deny that you have been playing poker? Here are the chips, three colors, and thre is the basket to hold them. What do you claim to be playing?

    '94 (in chorus)—Tiddledy Winks.
 
30 Jan 1891 Page 4 Column 6 "TIDDLEDY WINKS."/"The New Game Now the Thing for Amusement." with illustration Important

Digital copy (NATwA)
25 May 1975 Section I Page 2 "Tiddlywink Fever Soars in England"  
15 May 1978 Green Sheet page 1 UPI "He's No. 1 - in tiddlywinks" re Dave Lockwood
15 Feb 1996  

"IT'S A SNAP Tiddlywinks teams converge on Sussex for old-fashioned competition"

  • Whooooaaahh, Nellie! The VFW Post's 20th annual Tiddlywinks Tournament was a real barn-burner, and tiddlywinkers from throughout the state rode into Sussex recently to shoot their winks.Thirty-six teams, with players from Milwaukee, Muskego, Madison, Hartford, West Bend, Colgate and other tiddlywink meccas across Wisconsin made Sussex their hub during the recent two-day event.
To be retrieved

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

15 Feb 1996   "IT'S a SNAP"/"Tiddlywinks teams converge on Sussex for old-fashioned competition". Coverage of the VFW Post's 20th annual tiddlywinks competition  

Milwaukee Sentinel (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

19 Oct 1890
  • Page 3 Column 3: LOOK OUT FOR TIDDLEDY WINKS.
  • Page 4, Column 7: WHAT IS TIDDLEDY WINKS?
 
20 Oct 1890
  • Page 4, Column 7: WHAT IS TIDDLEDY WINKS?
  • Page 5, Column 2: LOOK OUT FOR TIDDLEDY WINKS.
 
21 Oct 1890
  • Page 1, Column 3: What is Tiddledy Winks?
  • Page 2, Column 3: What is Tiddledy Winks?
  • Page 3, Column 1: What is Tiddledy Winks?
  • Page 4, Column 5: Look Out for Tiddledy Winks.
 
17 Jan 1891 Column 2   To be retrieved
13 Jun 1891 Page 4 Column 3

"Sense and Nonsense"

  • Indianapolis Ram's Horn: "Is the professor at home?" asked the doctor, addressing the wife of the sage and philosopher. "He is," was the reply. "I wish to consult him in regard to a new discovery in spectrum analysis. Is he in the library?" "No, he is in the parlor playing tiddly-winks."
 
11 Feb 1980 "Fame opens the eyes of those who tiddlywink" re VFW version of the game Photocopy (NATwA)

Yenowine's News (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

26 Oct 1890 Page 2, Issue 292, Column 6

Advertisement

  • TIDDLEDY-WINKS
    IS A
    NEW GAME.
    THE
    Great London Rage.
    For Sale for Only 10 cts.
    AT
    DELORME & QUENTIN.
 

The Wisconsin State Register (Portage, Wisconsin)

13 Dec 1890 Issue 44 Column 2

"Another Craze Threatened."

  • "Tiddledy-wink."

    "A Tiddledy-wink social."

    There is no joke about it. It is a serious, soul-absorbing topic, and if ever you run up againsta a lay-out you'll think so.

    "Lay-out" sounds queer in connection with a social, but "Tiddledy-wink" socials look, at first sight, very much like a "lay-out." Chips—red, green, blue, and white—are used in this new game with such a queer name. They are not placed as in a "game," but they are all important just the same in "Tiddledy-wink."

    [and more]
 
28 Feb 1891 Column 2 Issue 3   To be retrieved

Stevens Point Daily Journal (Stevens, Wisconsin)

4 Jan 1891 Page 5 Column 7

"PUNGENT PARAGRAPHS"

  • "Mr. Quilp says that the popular game known as 'Tiddledywinks' must have been invented as a safe alternative for persons unable to stand the mental strain of prolonged indulgence in the 'Idiot's Delight.'". Reprinted from the Buffalo Commercial.
Digital copy (NATwA)

Waukesha Freeman (Waukesha, Wisconsin)

13 Feb 2006  

"Tiddlywinks tourney brings 'em back"/"Sussex competition donates to food pantry, VA hospital". About VFW Post winkers

  • SUSSEX —The disk-flicking skills of Mark Kopczynski and the other four members of Ralph's Team had brought the group to the final rounds of the 30th annual Sussex tiddlywinks tournament. After taking a few token practice shots on the corkboard playing surface duct taped to one of the dozen folding tables set up at Sussex Bowl on Sunday, Kopczynski showed that another important component in tiddlywinks —a sense of humor —was also [...]
Original (NATwA)
6 Feb 2008  

"TIDDLYWINKS TIME AGAIN IN SUSSEX"

  • Horne Mudlitz VFW Post 6377 will host the 32nd annual Tiddlywinks Tournament
 

Miscellaneous and Unknown Newspapers

[various Cornell or Ithaca, New York newspapers]

~28 Feb 1966 United Press International (UPI) photo only. Caption "Oh, how collegiate ...". Re Princeton vs. Rutgers. (Maybe New York Times) Original (NATwA/Drix)
~Feb 1967 "Winksmen Top Two" Original (NATwA/Drix)
~28 Nov 1974   "Tiddlywinks Champion Is An IHS Math Teacher" Original (NATwA/Drix)
9 Dec 1980 "Squop!"/"Tiddlywinkers Meet". Photos Original (NATwA/Drix)

Daily Herald (unknown US city)
17 Jun 2002

"Naperville tykes find new fun with old games"/"'History Connection' shows what it was like to be a kid in the 1800s"

  • It's really quite a simple game, tiddlywinks. All you have to do is maneuver one disc to flip another disc onto a little platform, and the closer you get to the center of the platform, the more points you get.

[some newspaper]
__ ___ 1972 Associated Press (AP) wirephoto. "Tabletop Trauma at Tiddlywinks Tourney" after the 1972 Junior Continentals

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