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Topic: So who won?????
Message: Posted by: andrew martin (Jul 2, 2007 09:49AM)
Who won the stage and close-up contest this year??
Thanks for the info.
Message: Posted by: Dave V (Jul 2, 2007 12:06PM)
Magicdoc88 answered this [url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/search_post.php?topic=215978&forum=196&post=5103391]here[/url]
Message: Posted by: MrBob102 (Jul 2, 2007 08:17PM)
Anyone remember who got the 'Peoples Choice' awards for Stage and Close-up? I think Sterling Dietz won the peoples choice as well as the youth stage contest. Thanks
Message: Posted by: Magicdoc88 (Jul 2, 2007 09:30PM)
Hiyashi, a Japanese magician, from Germany was the close up Peoples Choice winner.
Message: Posted by: Shadow (Jul 2, 2007 10:04PM)
How did the adult close up finish first thru third?
Message: Posted by: Ben Proudfoot (Jul 2, 2007 11:48PM)
Comprehensive list of competitors and winners:


1. David Minkin
2. Nathan Gibson (Magic Castle Junior)

Other Gold Cups Finalists:

Rod Chow
MC Chow
Raymond Iond
Hayashi (Obie Award [People's Choice])


1. Ben Proudfoot (that's me)(Magic Castle Junior)
2. Vincent Villamonte


1. Shen Juan
2. Shayna Reed

Other Gold Medal Finalists:

Shinichiro Ito
Sterling Dietz (Magic Castle Junior)
Raymond Iong
Chin Chin


1. Sterling Dietz (Magic Castle Junior)[People's Choice Award]
2. Krystyn Lambert (Magic Castle Junior)

Neither the Gold Cups Award of Excellence nor the Gold Medal Award of Excellence were awarded this year.

Message: Posted by: michaelmystic2003 (Jul 3, 2007 12:12AM)
Let the games begin for IBM SAM Kentucky 2008! May the best magi win!
Message: Posted by: Magicdoc88 (Jul 3, 2007 08:28AM)
Congratulaton, Ben, I saw your performance, and you did great.
Message: Posted by: Ben Proudfoot (Jul 3, 2007 09:37AM)

What could I improve on? Was there anything you didn't like?

Message: Posted by: Bairefoot (Jul 3, 2007 11:14AM)
Great Job! Proudfoot

Message: Posted by: Cory Gallupe (Jul 3, 2007 11:15AM)
Yes Ben, congrats!
Just one of the many awards to come.
So, you weren't a gold cup finalist?
Message: Posted by: Robert Kohler (Jul 3, 2007 02:03PM)

You have excellent presence - easy manner, nice smile, confidence. The only way you can miss is technique and content. Technique - you have great chops. I think we can all learn from the sheer entertainment value of Hayashi's creative content and crowd pleasing delivery. Creativity may just be the hardest one to excel at...
Message: Posted by: MagicianSilver (Jul 3, 2007 02:19PM)
Hi Everyone,
I just want to say what a wonderful time I had at the convention. This was my first IBM convention, and the magicians who attended were wonderful. The only sad part of my whole convention experience was getting a call from Justin Holbrook on last monday that our good friend Jack Barrows from Colon Mich. had passed away from cancer. I first met Jack at the WMS 2006. I attending my very first magic convention, and very first competition, didnot know a soul there. After the preliminary contest I was standing outside in the hall when a older gentleman can=me up to me and introduced himself as Jack Barrows from Colon Mich. He had brought a young magician to the convention named Justin, whom he introduced me to, and we became friends. I only met Jack in person that one time, but through correspondence, he and I became great friends. He was always encouraging me with his long handwritten letters, on magic, and it's rich history. It is at these conventions that I reflect on the wonderful and lifelong relationships that we will develop in magic. That Monday morning I dedicated my performances at IBM and SAM this year to a man who took the time to encourage a young and new magician. Thank you Jack, and all the others who by example, raise the bar on humanity. I know Jack was in attendance Friday night. And as always he would be proud!
Message: Posted by: Robert Kohler (Jul 3, 2007 02:34PM)
Congrats to you also - great performances!