CLUB COMPETITIONS

a) Martin Duffy Children’s Entertainer of The Year Award

1. The competition shall be held each year in a venue decided upon by the Committee.

2. The Competition shall be open to all Members in good standing of the Newcastle upon Tyne Magic Circle.

3. The minimum number of competitors shall be three and the maximum number shall be five. If there are more than five people wishing to enter then the first position shall go to the previous year’s winner, should they wish to enter. The remaining places shall be decided by names drawn from a hat.

4. Each performance shall be between six and fifteen minutes. A verbal warning will be given after twelve minutes and another at fifteen minutes. Any competitor exceeding the time limit of fifteen minutes shall be disqualified.

5. A panel of a minimum of three judges to be arranged. These shall be made up of both magical and non-magical individuals and may include children.

6. The winner shall receive the trophy and retain it in safe keeping for a period of twelve month. A small trophy shall also be presented to be retained by the winner.

7. The Committee retains the right to withhold the trophy should they consider that no competitor has reached the required standard.

 

b) The Edmund Cup (Stage Act)

1. The competition shall be held each year in the headquarters of the Newcastle upon Tyne Magic Circle unless otherwise decided by the Committee.

2. The Competition shall be open to all Members in good standing of the Newcastle upon Tyne Magic Circle.

3. The minimum number of competitors shall be three and the maximum number shall be five. If there are more than five people wishing to enter then the first position shall go to the previous year’s winner, should they wish to enter. The remaining places shall be decided by names drawn from a hat.

4. Each performance shall be between six and fifteen minutes. A verbal warning will be given after twelve minutes and another at fifteen minutes. Any competitor exceeding the time limit of fifteen minutes shall be disqualified.

5. A panel of a minimum of four judges to be arranged. These shall be made up of both magical and non-magical individuals.

6. The winner shall receive the trophy and retain it in safe keeping for a period of twelve month. A small trophy shall also be presented to be retained by the winner.

7. The Committee retains the right to withhold the trophy should they consider that no competitor has reached the required standard.

 

c) The Lennox Trophy (For Close up)

1. The competition shall be held each year in the headquarters of the Newcastle upon Tyne Magic Circle unless otherwise decided by the Committee.

2. The Competition shall be open to all Members in good standing of the Newcastle upon Tyne Magic Circle.

3. The minimum number of competitors shall be there.

4. Each performance shall be between six and fifteen minutes. A verbal warning will be given after twelve minutes and another at fifteen minutes. Any competitor exceeding the time limit of fifteen minutes shall be disqualified.

5. A panel of there or more judges to be arranged.

6. The criteria for judging will be

7. Magical content

8. Entertainment

9. Appearance

10. The winner shall receive the trophy and retain it in safe keeping for a period of twelve month. A small trophy shall also be presented to be retained by the winner.

11. The Committee retains the right to withhold the trophy should they consider that no competitor has reached the required standard.

 

d) The Bob White Wand (Performance in at least Four Magical Disciplines)

1. The trophy shall be competed for annually and presented to the winner at the Annual Dinner.

2. The competition is confined to Members of the Newcastle Magic Circle.

3. The competition shall comprise at least four sections from e.g. but not limited to, Card effect, Children’s’ Effect, Mental Effect, Silk Effect, Sleight of Hand Effect (not necessarily a routine) or Transposition Effect. The council will decide the categories at the AGM, and will aim to change the categories each year. Further sections may be added by the Council should it be deemed desirable. All members present on the occasion of the competition shall be asked to vote. Competitors cannot vote.

4. It is suggested that presentation of effect, topical appeal, dexterity, appearance of apparatus as well as originality be taken into account when judging. It should be borne in mind that originality alone is not the only the factor in influencing the person voting.

5. Competitors may nominate one or more of their effects or routines to be considered for entry into the Norsto Cup Competition for Originality. The organiser of the competition must be informed which effect or routine is being entered

6. The member gaining the highest total of points for the series of Competitions shall be the winner and hold the Trophy for one year, plus a smaller one to keep.

7. Points shall be awarded as follows: 1st - 3 points, 2nd - 2 points, 3rd - 1 point In the event of a tie for 1st place, the points shall be awarded: 1st - 2½ points each 3rd - 1 point (no 2nd place where there is a tie for 1st place) In the event of a tie for 2nd place, the points shall be awarded: 1st - 3 points 2nd - 1½ point each (no 3rd place where there is a tie for 2nd place) In the event of a tie for 3rd place, the points shall be awarded: 1st - 3 points, 2nd - 2 points 3rd - 1½ point each

 

In the unlikely event of more than one person having the same winning total points the person who has the most 1st places in the series shall be the declared winner. Should a tie still result, the trophy shall be held for 6 months by each winner.

 

e) The Norsto Cup (for Originality)

1. Competitors may nominate one or more of their effects or routines from the Bob White Wand competition to be considered for entry into the Nostro Cup Competition. The organiser of the competition must be informed which effect or routine is being entered. 2. Criteria are most original concept, effect, apparatus or presentation.

3. The winner shall receive the trophy and retain it in safe keeping for a period of twelve month. A small trophy shall also be presented to be retained by the winner.

4. The Committee retains the right to withhold the trophy should they consider that no competitor has reached the required standard.

5. Three members will be elected as judges on the night.

6. Any member with information about originality or otherwise can take this to the

 

Council. f) The Dennis Dillon Award (for most contribution to the NMC per year)

This award is given to the person who the council believe have given the most significant contribution to the N.M.C for that year.

1. The N.M.C. council each vote for the person they believe has given the most significant contribution to the N.M.C for that year. 2. The award is presented to the winner at the N.M.C. Annual Dinner

 

 

Rules updated and issued January 2021, and agreed by the 2021 council of: Glenn Ward (pres.), Tony Junior (sec.), Michael Redfearn (treas.), Simon Jacobs (libr.), Robert Reed (welf.)