Meeting Report: Feb 13, 2019 - Awards and Open Performances



Trophies and certificates were awarded for the magic competitions at the start of the February 13, 2019 meeting of Ring 216. In the Walkaround competition, first place went to Dan Chan and the People’s Choice was Luke Adams. In the Close-Up competition, the standard division winners were Miriam al-Sultan (first place) and Tetra (People’s Choice), and the masters division awards were given to Perry Yan for first place and Luke Adams for People’s Choice. In the Stage competition, Susan Zeller took the standard division first place and Mitch Kothe the People’s Choice, while in the Master’s division, both awards went to Tom Collett.

Open performances followed with the audience divided into groups, so that the entertainers could try out their routines several times and garner feedback on each. John Jay caused an ace and three jokers to transform. Alan Leeds demonstrated his astonishing trip to the donut shop. David Martinez caused a quarter to vanish several times and finally appear in a surprising place. Rafael Delgadillo showed how with one hand he can cause all the cards to face one way except the spectator’s selection. Tom Collett printed four cards from blanks followed by a magical transposition of the cards. Mitch Kothe divined a spectator’s cell phone password. John Mosch and Phil Ackerly rounded out the night.


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