Best Children's Magician | Wilf Rutherford Trophy

Ray Gamble Trophy

The Wilf Rutherford Trophy is awarded in recognition of the best children's appeal magic performance at an annual public show. No stage illusions are permitted. The winner of the Wilf Rutherford Trophy will be the qualified performer that receives the most ballots cast in their favor by the audience. Any person is attendance and holding a valid ticket is eligible to vote.

The spirit of this competition is to encourage growth in the fields of children's events, family picnics and birthday party style magic. The show is normally held in June at the Shadbolt Theatre, located in Burnaby. Please check your roster book or the events page for exact dates and details.

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: Mike Norden
  • 2011: [tie] Bruce Meyers and Henry Tom
  • 2012: [tie] James Hanson and Tony Chris
  • 2014: Graham Kita
  • 2015: Not contested
  • 2016: Shawn Farquhar

2000s

  • 2000 - Jiri Slovencik
  • 2001 - Jeff McLeod
  • 2002 - Matthew Johnson
  • 2003 - Dustin Anderson
  • 2004 - Trevor Waters
  • 2005 - Graham Kita
  • 2006 - Mike Norden
  • 2007 - Jack Bastow
  • 2008 - Mike Norden
  • 2009 - Gord Boyes

1990s

  • 1990 - Ray Parker
  • 1991 - Craig Peloquin
  • 1992 - Shawn Farquhar
  • 1993 - Graeme Kingston
  • 1994 - Shawn Farquhar
  • 1995 - Ray Medway
  • 1996 - Juan Garcia
  • 1997 - Gary Savard
  • 1998 - Shawn Farquhar
  • 1999 - Donovan Atreides

1980s

  • 1980 - Bill Lee
  • 1981 - Eric Lenz
  • 1982 - David Murdoch
  • 1983 - Bruce Hunt
  • 1984 - Bob Masterson
  • 1985 - Ray Parker
  • 1988 - Shawn Farquhar
  • 1989 - David Wilson

1970s

  • 1970 - Tony Taylor
  • 1971 - Stu Lang
  • 1973 - John Kitchen
  • 1976 - Alan Beech
  • 1977 - Jeff Koh
  • 1978 - Ted Kingan
  •            Ray Wong

1960s

  • 1960 - Wilf Rutherford
  • 1961 - Tony Taylor
  • 1963 - Jack Mellor
  • 1964 - Ken Benoy
  • 1965 - George Woodcraft
  • 1966 - Jack Mellor
  • 1967 - Peter Rolston
  • 1968 - Wilf Rutherford
  • 1969 - Ted Kingan

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