• The adult version of the game of tiddlywinks started in January 1955.
  • The English Tiddlywinks Association (ETwA) was set up in 1958.
  • ETwA's objectives are to promote the game and coordinate winking activities in England and the rest of the United Kingdom.
  • To this end, ETwA:
    • maintains the official rules of tiddlywinks;
    • arranges tiddlywinks tournaments;
    • publishes the journal Winking World;
    • keeps winks players in touch with what's going on.

Interested people are recommended first to read the list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers (FAQ).

The National Singles was won by Patrick Driscoll.
The Geoff Thorpe Trophy (top novice) was won by Natasha Holmes. The Singles Plate competition was won by Ed Green.
World Pairs 44, was won by American pair Larry Kahn & Dave Lockwood by 27-22.

Geoff Thorpe RIP

We regret to announce that Geoff Thorpe recently passed away - his funeral will be on 28 May. Geoff Thorpe started playing winks as a member of the Cambridge club in 1971 and has been a regular player in tournaments ever since. While he never won a major title, he was always competitive and won a host of minor events and represented England. Details of his world rating are given here.

Geoff holds the record for most attendances at the CUTwC annual dinner. He will be sadly missed.

Players are invited to subscribe to the ETwA mailing list: simply send an email asking to subscribe to

Last updated 15 May 2019
The ETwA WWW site is currently maintained by Patrick Barrie.