Stage Magic Competition | William Shelly Trophy

The William Shelly Trophy is awarded in recognition of excellence in stage magic. The effect or routine must be visible for a large audience. Close up effects are not permitted. The spirit of this competition is to encourage growth in the fields of assembly, banquet, club, revue and cruise ship style magic.

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

For more information or to enter this competition, please contact our Awards and Competition Chairman, Bryn Williams. 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: Alex Seaman
  • 2011: James Hanson
  • 2012: Leo Robinovitch
  • 2013: Steve Dickson
  • 2014: Matthew Jones

2000s

  • 2000: Gary Savard
  • 2001: Jeff McLeod
  • 2002: Jose Almenares
  • 2003: Steven Best
  • 2004: Kelvin Ng
  • 2005: Clinton W. Gray
  • 2006: Henry Tom
  • 2007: Lon Mandrake
  • 2008: Bruce Hunt
  • 2009: Rod Chow

1990s

  • 1990: Ray Roch
  • 1991: Juan Garcia
  • 1992: Simack Ashrafina
  • 1993: Rod Chow
  • 1994: Ray Roch
  • 1995: Gary Savard
  • 1996: Ray Medway
  • 1997: Keiko Muto
  • 1998: Gary Savard
  • 1999: Donovan Atreides

1980s

  • 1980: Bill Lee
  • 1981: Not Contested
  • 1982: Not Contested
  • 1983: Not Contested
  • 1984: Not Contested
  • 1985: Not Contested
  • 1986: Not Contested
  • 1987: Not Contested
  • 1988: Not Contested
  • 1989: Shawn Farquhar

1970s

  • 1970: Percy Easler
  • 1971: Not Contested
  • 1972: Fred Rodgers
  • 1973: Alan Beech
  • 1974: Alan Wilson
  • 1975: Percy Poole
  • 1976: Not Contested
  • 1977: Not Contested
  • 1978: John Kitchen
  • 1979: Matt Ridley

1960s

  • 1960: Steve Lett
  • 1961: Frank Scott
  • 1962: Frank Scott
  • 1963: Tony Taylor
  • 1964: G. McPherson
  • 1965: Not Contested
  • 1966: Don Lambertus
  • 1967: Percy Easler
  • 1968: G. McPherson
  • 1969: Dennis Day

1950s

  • 1951: unknown
  • 1951: Jack Zemel
  • 1952: Alan Beech
  • 1953: Peter Akester
  • 1954: Francis Martineau
  • 1955: Walter Griffiths
  • 1956: Steve Lett
  • 1957: Ernie Butler
  • 1958: Steve Lett
  • 1959: John Neilson

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