Cambridge National Tiddlywinks Championship

Where: Cambridge University
When: A Weekend in October or November
Time: From 10am


Tiddlywinks is a Victorian parlour game involving flipping coloured counters into a container – it has more complex rules than you might imagine and a plethora of terminlogy. Winks are the counters, the disc used to flip them is called a squidger….and that’s just for starters. Games last 20 minutes with the winner being the player who scores most during the time limit ; during the tournament points are cumulative and the overall champion receives a trophy. It’s organised by the English Tidlywinks Association, who also arrange other tournaments through the year (see website link for details).

Helpful Hints

It’s a real competition so you need to be available all weekend and have a working grasp of the rules.

In 2017 the pairs tournament was held on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October at Downing College – 2018 dates are yet to be announced.

Click here for the event website :

Photo by Kaptain Kobold.

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