Congratulations to Colin MacKenzie


Congratulations to Colin MacKenzie who won the Forth Valley Magic Circle club competition on Monday 20th November for the coveted MacDonald Cup.

Colin is getting a dab hand at this as he has now won the competion two out of the three years the competition has been running.

In total there were 5 entrants; Colin MacKenzie, Peter Kinney, Elliot Bibby, Tommy Baxter and Ray Morgan,

The final positions were;

1st Colin MacKenzie
2nd Peter Kinney
3rd Elliot Bibby

A great night was had by all, with some great slight of hand and enterainment on show. Thanks on the night go to Kenny Kerr, president of SAMS for judging and presenting the cup, and also our judges to help judge the competition. Thanks also go to Archie Smith for acting as time keeper, Drew Wilson for  competition organiser and Stuart Chalmers for producing a superb video of the nights performers.

Congratulations to Jody Greig


Congratulations to Jody Greig once again, as he finally collects his Trophy for winning The Forth Valley Magic Circle Club competition that took place last November.

Here Jody is being presented with the MacDonald Cup, by The President of The Forth Valley Magic Circle, Peter Kinney.

Congratulations once again Jody from all at Forth Valley Magic Circle.

McDonald Cup Winner – Jody Greig


Congratulations to this years Forth Valley Club Competition winner Jody Greig!

Jody who has only been a member of the club for 3 months took the top honour with a dazzling display of dexterity. Using a wide range of magic including cards, coins and Fire! Here Jody is being congratulated by Kenny Hurren who was the compere for the night. We look forward to presenting Jody with the Cup at the next club meeting.

 Second place went to Graham Keane, with his partial silent routine similar to what many a street performer would like to have in their repertoire! Third place was shared by Archie Smith and Tommy Baxter.

Edinburgh International Magic Festival Competitions


The Edinburgh International Magic Festival is looking for competitors to enter into its inaugural magic competitions.

There are 2 categories: under 18 and over 18. The first place prize for the over 18s competition is £200 in magic vouchers from and the opportunity to have your own show at magicfest 2011

The first place prize for the under 18s competition is £100 in magic vouchers from

Further information can be found at

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SAMS Convention 2010


All of us from Forth Valley Magic Circle had a great time at SAMS 2010 and would like to thank everyone who helped organise the event. Special thanks of course go to George and Janet. Also a big thank you to those who represented the club in the competitions, Peter Kinney and Archie Smith. Congratulations must escpecially go to William Williamson who managed to walk away with three prizes for Kilmarnock MC. Here are the results in full:

John Ramsay Rosebowl (best effect in Close Up competition) – Chris Dinwoodie (SCA)
Anne Warlock Trophy (winner of Close Up competition) – Michael Neto (Kilmarnock MC)
Max Raskin Cup (winner of Children’s Magic Competition) – William Williamson (Kilmarnock MC)
Fletcher Cup (2nd Place in Stage competition) – George Colvan (Glasgow MC)
Harold McMillan Shield (winner of Stage competition) – William Williamson (Kilmarnock MC)
Murray Wand for Showmanship – William Williamson (Kilmarnock MC)
Jack Silver Award (for best dealer) – Adrian Sullivan
Sir Alexander Cannon Trophy (winners of Ledgerdemain League) – Kilmarnock MC
Jimmy Craig Quaich – Paul Nardini

Scottish Conjurors Association Competition Report


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


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

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Forth Valley Competition 2009



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.

Peter Kinney Wins Max Raskin Cup


Today we are pleased to announce that Forth Valley Magic Circle member Peter Kinney was awarded the Max Raskin Cup. This trophy is awarded at the annual SAMS convention to the best Children’s act. Well done Pete, you’re now an award winning magician.

Forth Valley Magic Competition 2007