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U.K: BRITISH DUO PATRICK BARRIE AND ED WYNN ARE CROWNED 24TH WORLD PAIRS TIDDLYWINKS CHAMPIONS IN CAMBRIDGE


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The 24th World Pairs Tiddlywinks Championship were won by Patrick Barrie and Ed Wynn from the UK who defeated the USA's Matt Fayers and Larry Kahn in Cambridge, England on Thursday (October 24).
Tiddlywinks has been a serious adult game since it was developed by a group of Cambridge undergraduates in the 1950's.
The game is played on a rectangular mat with six plastic discs, called winks, two being 22 mm in diameter, four 16 mm in diameter. A disc called a squidger is used to play the winks. The aim of the game is to secure the highest number of points (tiddlies).
Players take it in turns to take shots at the pot, earning an extra go if they succeed in potting their wink. If any wink is covered by another, the lower wink is said to be squopped and cannot be played, hence players can play tactically by capturing and guarding their opponents winks.
Pairs matches last for 25 minutes each game, after which each colour has a further five rounds.
The World Pairs Tiddlywinks Championship was played over seven games at Queens' College, Cambridge.
Final Score: Patrick Barrie and Ed Wynn 26 1/2 - Matt Fayers and Larry Kahn 22 1/2.


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Source HOT UNDER THE COLLAR PRODUCTIONS VNR - 28 OCTOBER 2002 EDIT 935 SPORTS 4
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Time code 10:19:48 - 10:22:33
Date original OCTOBER 24, 2002
Duration 2.26
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Subset Reuters Television
Location CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
Sound NATURAL WITH ENGLISH SPEECH
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CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND, UK (October 24, 2002) (HOT UNDER THE COLLAR PRODUCTIONS VNR)
1. SCENIC SHOTS OF CAMBRIDGE
2. SOUNDBITE (English) PATRICK BARRIE OF THE UK TEAM SAYING: "Well the game of tiddlywinks involves, at the nursery level, trying to flick counters into a central pot. We take it one stage further, there's an extra shot in our game, the squop shot, and if you play one of your counters onto your enemy, that covers them up and it captures them and that wink can't then be played."
3. PREPARING PLAYING SURFACE FOR MATCH
4. SOUNDBITE (English) LARRY KAHN OF THE USA TEAM SAYING: "In some ways it's still a kids game. Sometimes the game gets so silly even when we play it that you can't take it 100 percent seriously, you know we do in a match like this, but there's still elements of the kids game which is potting. People don't realise there's squopping which causes the game to be more strategic, so people don't realise that's what the tournaments game is about."
5. VARIOUS OF MATCH BEING PLAYED
6. PATRICK BARRIE AND ED WYNN RECEIVING TROPHY

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