Scottish Conjurors Association Competition Report

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Peter KinneyOn Wednesday 11th November our very own President Peter Kinney was invited to judge the Scottish Conjurors Association competition. Here is Pete’s report.

Last Wednesday, I was invited along to the Scottish Conjuror’s Association to judge their club competition. It was a great night and I thoroughly enjoyed it. There were five acts on. Three of the acts routines were geared towards family entertainment, very similar to our own Tryst routines. For example; we had needles going through balloons without bursting the balloon and a live rabbit appearing from a large pot. The next act was a card routine, where four Aces disappeared from four separate piles of cards only to reappear together in the final pile. We also nearly saw a ten pound note levitate! I say nearly because the magic just didn’t quick work on that one, but he assured us it usually did work. To be fair, he did manage to make it levitate later on.

The final act was a mentalist. No not Patrick Jayne. He did a couple of very nice mind reading effects were he managed to tell who drew what figure, just from looking at it. His final routine involved members of the audience, who chose certain pages, columns and lines to determine a name of a person in the telephone directory. Then with the help of someone from the audience, he managed to pick up on the information this person was sending o him, to successfully tell the person’s; name, address and telephone number!

On the whole, a great night, with great entertainment from the five acts, and I would like to thank the Scottish Conjurors Association for their kind invitation to judge the competition.

FVMC Competition 2009 Gallery

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Our thanks again to club member Kenny Mullan for providing these pictures of last nights competition.

Tryst Show 2009

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Our thanks to member Kenny Mullan for providing these shots of this years Tricks at the Tryst Show.

Tony Griffith Lecture at Glasgow Magic Circle

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1gmcbadge Glasgow Magic Circle are proud to present a lecture by Tony Griffith. This is a lecture on commercial, practical magic that uses material Tony has created and performed over many years. Emphasis is upon entertainment, subtlety and routining.

The lecture will take place on Tuesday 24th November 2009 at 7.30 in the Rutherglen United Reform Church, 69 Johnstone Drive, Rutherglen, G73 2QA

The price is £10 for non members and refreshments will be provided. For more details contact Glasgow Magic Circle via their website.

Forth Valley Competition 2009

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Congratulations to all the participants in last nights Forth Valley Magic Circle Competition. The turnout was exceptional with 8 members performing on the night. The winner of the McDonald Cup was Colin Mackenzie (above being presented with the cup by SAMS president George Colvan). Second place was Geoff Todd and third place was taken by our very own President, Peter Kinney.

Our thanks go to the judges for taking time out to mark the acts. Special thanks must go to SAMS President George Colvan and especially to Janet Colvan who acted as assistant for most of the acts.

Kilmarnock Magic Circle Website

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KMCCongratulations to Kilmarnock Magic Circle who have finally launched their new website.

We thought we would do our bit and make our visitors aware of the updated website where you can find their syllabus as well as information about the club and it’s activities. For more information simply follow this link to their website.

We have also added a permanent link to our links directory along with links to those Scottish Magic Societies who maintain their own website.

Geoff Williams Lecture at Paisley Magic Circle

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geoffwilliamsPaisley Magic Circle are proud to present the Magic of Geoff Williams. Geoff is an award winning American magician who will be presenting a lecture with mind-blowing, sleight of hand illusions mixed with zany, offbeat comedy.

The lecture will take place on the 3rd December 2009 at 7.30pm in St Margaret’s Church Hall, Oxford Road, Renfrew. Entry for non club members is £10. Please contact Paisley Magic Circle secretary Margaret Maclean by email dea.maclean@virgin.net for more details or visit the Paisley website.

Dundee Society of Magicians SAMS 2011

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Dundee_logoCongratulations to the Dundee Society of Magicians whose proposal was accepted to host the 2011 convention for The Scottish Association of Magicial Societies. SAMS President George Colvan confirmed the appointment of Dundee at a meeting of SAMS earlier this month and noted the amount of work which had been put in preparing the competing bids.

Again, our congratulations go to Dundee, and we look forward to hearing about their progress in delivering the 2011 convention.

Forth Valley Magic is Now Mobile

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iphoneForth Valley Magic Circle are proud to announce that our website now has an interface especially designed for mobile users.

To access the site simply point the browser on your mobile phone at the usual site address http://www.forthvalleymagic.co.uk and you will see the mobile specific site. At Forth Valley Magic we try to keep you up to date with not only our latest club news but also news from the Scottish Magic scene. So now you can keep up to date on the move too using your Android, Blackberry or iPhone.