CLUB COMPETITIONS

Over the years, the Newcastle Magic Circle has created member only magic competitions, with all being named after long serving members of the club.

 

Below are a few that are on our annual programme.

The Bob White Wand Trophy

 

RULES:

 

1. The competition should have a minimum of 3 entrants

2. All members attending the competition are judges. Competitors obviously are not permitted to judge

3. The competition shall comprise of 4 different categories that have been chosen by the council at the AGM.  Example: Silk effect, a childrens effect, a card effect, a mentalism effect

4. It is suggested that presentation of the effect, topical appeal, dexterity, appearance of apparatus as well as originality be taken into account when judging. It should be pointed out that originality alone is not the only factor to be considered, the Norsto Cup Competition is specially intended for this.

5. The entrant who receives the highest total of points from all four categories, is declared the winner.

6. The winner's name shall be engraved on the main trophy, which is retained in the NMC trophy cabinet for safe-keeping. A smaller trophy is also presented for the winner to keep. The presentation usually takes place at the NMC Annual Dinner in November.

7. POINTS ARE AWARDED AS FOLLOWS:

   1st: 3 points - 2nd: 2 points - 3rd: 1 point

8. In the event of a tie, the entrant with the most 1st places in the categories is declared the winner. If the tie is a draw, the trophy should be shared.

9. Only the winner receives an award.

The Lennox Trophy for Close Up

RULES:

1. The competition should have a minimum of 3 entrants

2. The competition should have 3 or more judges

3. Each performance should be between 6minutes – 15minutes. A verbal warning will be given after 12 minutes and another on 15minutes. Any competitor who performs under 6minutes or exceeds 15minutes is automatically disqualified

4. The criteria for judging:

   a. Magical Content

   b. Entertainment

   c. Appearance

 

5. The winner's name shall be engraved on the main trophy, which is retained in the NMC trophy cabinet for safe-keeping. A smaller trophy is also presented for the winner to keep. The presentation usually takes place at the NMC Annual Dinner in November

6. The judges/council retains the right to withhold the trophy should they consider that no competitor achieved the required standard

7.Only the winner receives an award.

The Edmund Younger Cup for Stage Magic

 

RULES:

1. The competition should have a minimum of 3 entrants and a maximum of 5 entrants. The previous winner of the cup is allowed to defend their trophy if they wish.  If more than 5 wish to partake, all names (bar the previous winner) are written and drawn.

2 The competition should have 4 judges. Two who are magicians or ex-magicians and two are not magicians

3. Each performance should be between 6minutes – 15minutes. A verbal warning will be given after 12 minutes and another on 15minutes. Any competitor who performs under 6minutes or exceeds 15minutes is automatically disqualified

4. The criteria for judging:

   a. Magical Content

   b. Entertainment

   c. Appearance

5. The winner's name shall be engraved on the main trophy, which is retained in the NMC trophy cabinet for safe-keeping. A smaller trophy is also presented for the winner to keep. The presentation usually takes place at the NMC Annual Dinner in November

6. The judges/council retains the right to withhold the trophy should they consider that no competitor achieved the required standard

7. £50.00 is awarded to the winner

8. £Only the winner receives an award.

Norsto Cup Competition for Originality

 

1. Three members are to be elected as judges for the competition

2. Criteria is most original concept, effect, apparatus or presentation

3. Competitors may nominate one or more of their effects/routines from the Bob White Wand Competition. The competition organiser must be informed of which effect/routine is being entered

4. The winner's name shall be engraved on the main trophy, which is retained in the NMC trophy cabinet for safe-keeping. A smaller trophy is also presented for the winner to keep. The presentation usually takes place at the NMC Annual Dinner in November

5. The organiser/s of this competition have the right to withhold the trophy should they consider that no competitor reached the required standard

6. Any member with information regarding the originality or otherwise, may speak direct to the council

7. Only the winner receives an award.

former President, Graeme Shaw has won more Newcastle Magic Circle competitions than any other member 

The 2019 contestants for the Lennox Shield Competition

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