7th May - Annual Stage Magic Competition
The meeting on 7th May is our annual stage competition which is open to all members to enter.
If you would like to enter the contest, it’s important that you let a committee member know in advance of the evening so that we can plan timings and so on. Depending on numbers we may not be able to accept entries on the night itself so please do let us know in advance if you’d like to enter.
As usual the rules are fairly straight forward and are reproduced in full at the end of this newsletter (you can also find them on the website): your act needs to be between 8 and 12 minutes long, and it can be silent to music or a patter act.
There will be 3 independent judges who will score each act on a combination of entertainment value, presentation (ie how do the effects flow, how does the patter complement the act and so on), and magical ability (which is all about the way in which any sleights or magical effects are delivered).
As usual there’ll be a competition for the seniors and another for the juniors (anyone under 16 years of age) during which the judges will decide who should win the Bill Charlesworth memorial trophy for the seniors and the Don Simpson cup for the juniors.
Please remember that if there is only a single entry for either of the titles, the competition result will be based on the individual’s performance, which, in order to win the title, will be required to achieve a minimum target score to be determined by the committee.
If anyone is uncertain about anything to do with the competition, just ask Adrian and he’ll be pleased to help – but do let us know if you’re planning to enter.
One important thing to mention – only paid up members can enter. So if you haven’t paid your subscription yet, make sure you do so before the meeting in order to be eligible, otherwise you won’t be able to enter the competition.
Looking forward to a great night of magic! Don’t forget that your friends and family can come along and watch the magic for free!
A special note to last year’s winners: could Matty Turner and Mick Geraghty make sure you bring the trophies with you for presentation to the new winners (in a clean condition please!)