Tiddlywinks World Records

as recognised by ETwA

These records have been recognised, at one point or another, as Guinness World Records.

World Championships

World Singles: Larry Kahn (USA) has won the title 24 times (1983-2016).
World Pairs: Larry Kahn (USA) has won the title 19 times (1978-2019).

National Championships

ETwA Singles: Patrick Barrie (UK) has won the title 10 times (1993-2018).
ETwA Pairs: Matthew Rose (UK) has won the title 11 times (1996-2017).
NATwA Singles: Larry Kahn (USA) has won the title 30 times (1981-2018).
NATwA Pairs: Larry Kahn (USA) has won the title 25 times (1976-2018).

University Championships

Silver Wink: Cambridge University has won the British Universities' championship lots of times (about 20 times at the last count).

Potting Records

24 winks: Stephen Williams (Altrincham Grammar School) potted 24 winks from 45 cm (18 in) in 21.8 sec in May 1966.
10,000 winks: Allen R. Astles (University of Wales) potted 10,000 winks in 3 hr 51 min 46 sec at Aberystwyth, Dyfed, in February 1966.
4-pot relay: The record for potting winks in relay is 41 in three minutes by Patrick Barrie, Nick Inglis, Geoff Myers and Andy Purvis (Cambridge University Tiddlywinks Club) at Queens' College, Cambridge, on 21 Oct 1989 and 14 Jan 1995.

Other Records

The mile: The fastest that one wink has been squidged over a one mile course is 52 minutes 10 seconds by the pairing of James Cullingham and Ed Wynn, in Stradbroke, Suffolk, on 31 August 2002.
Long jump: The long jump record is 9.52 m (31 ft 3 in) by Ben Soares (St Andrews Tiddlywinks Society) on 14 Jan 1995.
High jump: The high jump record is 3.49 m (11 ft 5 in) by Adrian Jones, David Smith and Ed Wynn (Cambridge University Tiddlywinks Club), all on 21 Oct 1989.

Full list of winners of major tiddlywinks tournaments (including world championships).

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