Awards

Walk-Around Competition

2017 Danny Cheng (People's Choice: Perry Yan)

2016 Standard Division: Tom Collett (also People's Choice)
2016 Master's Division: Cal Tong (also People's Choice)

2015 Standard Division: Alan Sands
2015 Master's Division: David Gerard

2014 Standard Division: Raahul Srinivasan (also People's Choice)
2014 Master's Division: David Gerard (and People's Choice)

2013 David Martinez and John Jones (tie)

2012 Standard Division: David Gerard
2012 Master's Division: Phil Ackerly

2011 Theron Schuab
2010 Cal Tong (People's Choice: Sy Hoff)
2009 Theron Schaub (People's Choice: John Bodine)
2008 Michael Feldman
2007 Carey Klenetsky
2006 Mike Bailes (People's Choice: Carey Klenetsky)
2005 Patrick Reed
2004 Richard Myer

Close-Up Competition

2017 Danny Cheng (People's Choice: Luke Adams and Danny Cheng)

2016 Standard Division: Tom Collett (People's Choice: Danny Cheng)
2016 Master's Division: Cal Tong (People's Choice: Perry Yan)

2015 Standard Division: Luke Adams (also People's Choice)
2015 Master's Division: Cal Tong; People's Choice: Fred Lee

2014 Standard Division: Perry Yan (and People's Choice)
2014 Master's Division: Alan Leeds (People's Choice: David Martinez)

2013 Standard Division: Alan Leeds (People's Choice: John Jones)
2013 Master's Division: Cal Tong

2012 Doug Eakin
2011 Cal Tong
2010 Michael Feldman
2009 Stan Sieler (also People's Choice)
2008 Cal Tong
2007 Dan Chan
2006 Patrick Reed (also People's Choice)
2005 Jonathan Steigman
2004 Richard Meyer

Stage / Parlor Competition

2017 ?

2016 Standard Division: Spencer Grey (and People's Choice)
2016 Master's Division: Perry Yan (also People's Choice)

2015 Standard Division: Perry Yan
2015 Master's Division: David Martinez

2014 Standard Division:  Fred Lee (People's Choice: Perry Yan)
2014 Master's Division: Dan Chan; People's Choice: John Jones

2013 Alex Wu (People's Choice Award: John Jones)

2012 Standard Division:  David Gerard (People's Choice Award: Nathan Hadsall)
2012 Master's Division: Will Chandler

2011 Joe Caffell
2010 Phil Ackerly
2009 Kim Silverman (and People's Choice)
2008 Cal Tong
2007 Dan Chan
2006 Patrick Reed (and People's Choice)
2005 Farrell Dillon
2004 Will Chandler
2003 Richard Myer

Freeman Granum Award - Magician of the Year

2016 Cal Tong, Tom Collett
2015 none awarded
2014 none awarded
2013 none awarded
2012 David Gerard
2011 none awarded
2010 Cal Tong
2009 none awarded
2008 Cal Tong
2007 Dan Chan
2006 Patrick Reed
2005 Jonathan Steigman
2004 Richard Myer

Wally Gibson Award - Outstanding Mentor / Contributor

2010 John Bodine
2009 Mike Bailes
2008 Patrick Reed
2007 Doug Eakin
2006 Ken King
2005 Joe Caffall
2004 Will Chandler

Lifetime Contribution to Ring 216

2010 none awarded
2009 Jim Mullen
2008 none awarded
2007 none awarded
2006 Jim Blashek
2005 Bruce Jordan

Most Improved Magician

2004 John Bodine

Performance Awards

Scott Freda - Most Amazing Flourish; June, 2003
Joe DeRosa - Most Outrageous Premise; August, 2003
Vijay and Vineet - Best Recovery from a Fumble; September, 2003
Patrick Reed - Best Adaptation of a Classic; October, 2003
Patrick Reed - Funniest Routine; December, 2003


Challenge Workshop

June 2003
Psycho Babble of Death
The team of Charlie Gillan, Stan Sieler, Brian Hart, Willie Franklin, and Mark Attwood put together the most entertaining routine from a bag of "junk".

Award Descriptions

In addition to the awards given for specific contests held throughout the year, Ring 216 honors those members who have demonstrated notable accomplishments in the art of magic or who have made special contributions to the success of our club. A descriptions of these awards is detailed below. The list of past award recipients can be viewed here.

Magician of the Year Award

The competitor who wins first place in at least two competitions for a given year will be awarded Magician of the Year. If no competitor wins at least two of the annual competitions then the Magician of the Year will be awarded based upon a detailed list of criteria. The criteria are divided among the following categories: demonstrated leadership in competitions, performances, mentorship, self- development, and promotion of our Ring.

When possible, the winner of the Magician of the Year Award will be announced at the end of the calendar year via email. Otherwise, the announcement of the winner will be made during the awards ceremony of the following year.

Lifetime Achievement Award

The lifetime achievement award is presented to a Ring 216 member in good standing who, over the years, has achieved notable recognition in the art of magic.

Eligibility for the Life Time Achievement Award is based upon a number of criteria which are intended to provide an objective measure the candidate's achievements and contributions to the art of magic. "A candidate's qualification is a measure, among other things, of his having:


  • Taught magic and been a mentor and teacher to other magicians
  • Developed an expertise in several areas of magic
  • Longevity performing magic and as a Ring 216 member
  • Performed and or won in various magic shows and clubs or outside events
  • Belonged to or participated in various Magic Organizations
  • Created unique magic effects and authored books or published magic articles
  • Been an administrator in Ring 216 and participated in Ring events


To qualify as a candidate for the award, a nominee must have accumulated a minimum number of points as established by a spreadsheet calculation (available on request) and certified by an awards committee composed of the Ring officers. If more than one qualified candidate is nominated, then the candidate with the most overall points will receive the award.

When possible, the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award will be announced at the end of the calendar year via email. Otherwise, the announcement of the winner will be made no later than the January meeting of the following year.

Outstanding Contributor Award (Wally Gibson Award)

The Outstanding Contributor Award shall recognize the individual member who has made the greatest contribution to the benefit and good of San Jose IBM Ring 216.

Club Functionality

Providing personal time over and above that required or expected to lead and organize club functions. Putting in an extra effort of time that results in successful functions.

Club meetings, lectures and events
Club organization
Club shows and lectures
Membership activities
Benefit shows

Mentoring

Made a commitment to:

Help members improve their magic abilities and advance the Art of Magic.
Volunteer participation or involvement providing guidance, leadership or mentoring to a substantial portion of the Ring membership.

Served as an officer


Recognized by fellow officers as an outstanding contributor


Longevity

Recognition of the above efforts shall involve at least three years of continuous membership in Ring 216. When possible, the winner of the Outstanding Contributor/Mentor Award will be announced at the end of the calendar year via email. Otherwise, the announcement of the winner will be made no later than the January meeting of the following year.