Gimmicked Card Magic | Charles Howard Trophy

Charles Howard Trophy

This trophy is awarded in recognition of excellence in magic using gimmicks in a card effect or routine. During the course of the routine or effect, a gimmick must be used (i.e. gimmicked card, gimmicked wallet, gimmicked device, etc.). The spirit of this competition is to encourage growth in the use of gimmicks to enhance magic.

Please read the General Competition Rules prior to participation in this contest.

This competition is open to Adult members of the club only.

For more information or to enter this competition, please contact our Awards and Competition Chairman, Yoosik Oum at 604-802-8909. Please note that you must register at least 24 hours in advance.

Please note: The Vancouver Magic Circle owns this trophy and it must be kept safe for its preservation. If you win this competition and can demonstrate a need for the physical possession of the trophy, please complete the Trophy Lending Agreement and submit it to the Executive Board. Qualification to borrow trophies ultimately lies at the discretion of the Executive Board and will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis at the following Executive Meeting or at the will of the Executive Board.

Previous winners include:


  • 2010: Steve Dickson
  • 2011: Bryn Williams
  • 2012: Tony Chris
  • 2013: Jeff Christensen
  • 2014: Bryn Williams


  • 2000: Rick Mearns
  • 2001: Jeff McLeod
  • 2002: Matthew Johnson
  • 2003: David Watters
  • 2004: Trevor Watters
  • 2005: Alym Amlani
  • 2006: Henry Tom
  • 2007: Glen LaBarre
  • 2008: Tony Kazoleas
  • 2009: Don Pacht


  • 1990: Brad Turner
  • 1991: Leo Haglund
  • 1992: Ray Roch
  • 1993: Ray Wong
  • 1994: Henry Tom
  • 1995: Doug Bolton
  • 1996: Rod Chow
  • 1997: Henry Tom
  • 1998: Gary Savard
  • 1999: Jose Almenares


  • 1989: Shawn Farquhar


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