Ring 216 held its Walkaround Competition for an audience of laypeople and magicians on August 14, 2019. Among the delicacies: Grant Gomez performed a multi-phase three-(or is it two? or is it one?)-coin routine. Fred Lee squished a marble. David Martinez cheated with a marked red-hot card. Mitch Kothe told jokes with a series of effects. Sohum Mohda persuaded spectators to find matching cards. Dan Chan Instagrammed a selected card. Meriam Al-Sultan and Judy melded two signed cards together lengthwise. Tom Collett dematerialized coins in the spectator’s imagination. Susan Zeller went ninja on metal rings. Alan Leeds did something shocking with a tennis ball.
The scoring was very very close, but unfortunately there has to be a winner. First Place went to Grant Gomez. The People’s Choice award was a tie between Grant Gomez and David Martinez. Congratulations to all the participants!