Coming in September: Close-up Magic Competition

Close-Up Competition

Our Annual Close Up Competition event is coming September 14th, and we hope you all can show up to enjoy some great magic and support your fellow Ring members who have signed up to compete.

We already have a few signups, so if you want to compete, please send an email to David Martinez (

All contestants should check the rules and information on competitions.

Bring your friends or family with you to enjoy an evening of great magic. The more people we have, the better the magic.

Family and friends (non-members) will be the judges for the People's Choice Award, assuming we have at least 10 laypeople present. Paid members in good standing will be the judges for the masters division. The standard division will be judged by master-level competitors and past winners.

The time and place are the same as usual: Yu-Ai Kai Community Center at 7:30 p.m. sharp. See you then!

Ring 216 Walk-Around Magic Competition Results

Congratulations and thank you to all the magicians performing in our Ring 216 Walk-Around Magic Competition for 2016. We had a great time with 12 magicians and many more audience members.

The Standard Division contestants were Tom Collett, Cheng Li Gung (Danny), Seymour Hoff, Rafael Delgadillo, Vikram Singh, and Ken King.

We announced the winners of the Standard Division... Tom won the first place award and also was named People's Choice by the non-magicians in attendance. Danny finished in second place. Congrats to you both!

Danny Cheng (2nd place) and Tom Collett (1st place) at the 2016 Walk-Around Magic Competition 

For the Masters Division, we will announce those winners prior to September's Close Up Competition. Our competitors were Calvin Tong, John Jones, Alan Leeds, Fred Mordecai Lee, Daniel Chan, and David Martinez.

The next competition is just a month away... Contact David Martinez at to sign up now!

Sign-up NOW for the Walk-Around Magic Competition in August

Sign-ups are now underway for Ring 216's annual Walk-Around Magic Competition. The competition will be held on our regular meeting night — Wednesday, August 10, 2016, at the Yu-Ai Kai Community Center.

Whether you're a past winner, a brand-new entrant, or something in between, now's your chance to share your routines and show off your skills. If you've won a competition in the past few years, you'll take part in the Masters Competition. Everyone else will take part in the Standard Competition. (We need at least four contestants for the competition to be valid.)

Please review the competition rules at here.

Ready to sign up? Send an email to David Martinez at to reserve your spot in this fun Walk-Around Magic Competition!

If you're not ready to complete, that's OK too, we still look forward to seeing you in the audience on August 10th. Join us to watch the magic and bring please bring your friends and family, too!

Coming in July: Lecture by Martin Lewis

When: Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Where: Yu-Ai Kai Community Center

Let me give you two fantastic reasons to come see this lecture. Martin Lewis has been the recipient of the Academy of the Magical Art's Parlor Magician of the Year award in both 2000 & 2001! So you're convinced he can amaze audiences, but perhaps you're wondering if he can teach. Well, it just so happens Martin has also received the Academy's Lecturer of the Year award in both 2005 & 2007! And to top it all off Martin will be presenting for us his NEW lecture "Original Magic for Parlor and Stage." Seriously, how many fantastic reasons do you need to attend?

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LECTURE: 7:30 - 10:00 PM
Martin’s new lecture is about original ideas in magic. He will teach items for stage, and parlor. His emphasis is on strong effects, using simple methods and entertaining presentations. There are no pipe dreams in this lecture. Only tried & tested magic that has earned Martin’s own living and reputation! He will present all new material plus some classic surprises!

Lecture cost: $15 for paid Ring 216 members, $30 for non-members

No need to RSVP for the lecture. Just show up!

Update: The Auction and Flea Market event is today

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the flea market and auction tonight. All tables have been reserved so we'll have lots of sellers. Hope to see you there!