Impromptu Card Magic | Ray Gamble Trophy

Ray Gamble Trophy

Donated by Ray Gamble, the Ray Gamble Trophy is awarded in recognition of excellence in impromptu card magic. The competitor must present a single effect using absolutely nothing except what is supplied. The Competition Chair will supply each competitor with a deck of cards, cellophane removed but the seal intact.

Competitors are responsible for opening the deck of cards in front of the judges. In order to keep this competition separate from other Vancouver Magic Circle competitions, any additional item introduced will result in disqualification. The spirit of this competition is to encourage growth in the fields of impromptu style card magic.

This competition is open to the 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:

2010s

  • 2010: Steve Dickson
  • 2011: Lon Mandrake
  • 2012: Billy Hsueh
  • 2013: Phil Razon
  • 2014: Chris Yuill

2000s

  • 2000 - David Culos
  • 2001 - Jeff McLeod
  • 2002 - Jose Almenares
  • 2003 - Matthew Johnson
  • 2004 - Kelvin Ng
  • 2005 - Alym Amlani
  • 2006 - Cameron Fisk
  • 2007 - Lon Mandrake
  • 2008 - Rick Mearns
  • 2009 - Henry Tom

1990s

  • 1990 - Craig Peloquin
  • 1991 - Shawn Farquhar
  • 1992 - Brad Turner
  • 1993 - Rod Chow
  • 1994 - Murray Sawchuk
  • 1995 - Eric Lenz
  • 1996 - Shawn Farquhar
  • 1997 - Dave Culos
  • 1998 - Jeff Christensen
  • 1999 - Donovan Atreides

1980s

  • 1980 - Peter Barrett
  • 1981 - Eric Lenz
  • 1982 - Jack Poulter
  • 1983 - Bill Lee
  •             James Dimmer
  • 1984 - Joe Araszewski
  • 1985 - Not Contested
  • 1986 - Jack Bastow
  • 1987 - Tony Taylor
  • 1988 - Ray Parker
  • 1989 - Shawn Farquhar

1970s

  • 1970 - Percy Easler
  • 1971 - Ted Kingan
  • 1972 - Don Lambertus
  • 1973 - Percy Poole
  • 1974 - Stu Lang
  • 1975 - Ken Hughes
  • 1976 - Percy Easler
  • 1977 - Bob Masterson
  • 1978 - Jack Mellor
  • 1979 - Ted Kingan

1960s

  • 1960 - Percy Poole
  • 1961 - John Neilson
  • 1962 - Not Contested
  • 1963 - Steve Lett
  • 1964 - Grant Gould
  • 1965 - Ken Benoy
  • 1966 - Harry James
  • 1967 - Al Weir
  • 1968 - Ian McLeod
  • 1969 - Joe Lambertus

1950s

  • 1955 - Jack Mellor
  • 1956 - Not Contested
  • 1957 - Hugh Dickson
  • 1958 - Francis Martineau
  • 1959 - Ernie Butler

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