Junior Close-up Magic | Dick Gardner Trophy

Dick Gardner Trophy

Donated by Jack Mellor, the Dick Gardner Trophy is awarded in recognition of excellence in close up magic by a junior member. Playing cards may be used in the presentation, but no stage effects will be permitted. The spirit of this competition is to encourage growth in the fields of restaurant, table hopping, trade show and walk around style magic.

This competition was first awarded in 1980. The trophy was renovated and updated in 2006, by then President Mike Norden.

This competition is open to Junior 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: Alex Seaman
  • 2011: Billy Hsueh
  • 2012: Vincent Wang
  • 2013: Vincent Wang
  • 2014: Jozef Amiri


  • 2000: Steven Best
  • 2001: Matt Drummond
  • 2002: Jeremy Heryet
  • 2003: Alex Tirkanits
  • 2004: Cameron Fisk
  • 2005: Cameron Fisk
  • 2006: Jesse Boyes
  • 2007: Jack Chow
  • 2008: Jack Chow
  • 2009: Jack Chow


  • 1990: Murray Sawchuk
  • 1991: Murray Sawchuk
  • 1992: Daniel Schwartz
  • 1996: Jeremy Olson
  • 1997: Derrick Wilson
  • 1998: Derrick Wilson
  • 1999: Not Contested


  • 1980: Don Parker
  • 1988: David Carnegie
  • 1989: Alex Stevenson


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