• 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 Handicapped Individual Pairs (NHIPer) was retained by Edward Brown.
The NATwA Singles in America was retained by Larry Kahn.


ETwA regrets to announce the passing away of Tony Brennan who was an active player in the 1980s and early 1990s. Tony learnt the game as a member of the Latymer Upper School Tiddlywinks Society (LUSTS) and went on to restart Oxford University Tiddlywinks Society (OUTS) after a hiatus. Her represented England in the 1985 international match against America - his 13 points in 5 games partnering Jon Mapley was England's best score. He won the National Pairs (also with Jon Mapley) in 1987. I've put some of his playing details on the ratings page.

He had a whole range of interests outside tiddlywinks and will be missed by those who knew him.

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

Last updated 11 December 2019
The ETwA WWW site is currently maintained by Patrick Barrie.