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Topic: Clink Contest...And The Winner Is....
Message: Posted by: David Regal (Sep 2, 2009 09:33PM)
I wish I had unlimited wealth (and both kids out of college) so I could hand out the $100 prize to more than one of you, as there were so many good entries. A few come to mind, off the top of my head (there were many others):

Christopher Williams - Your lovely coin work used in concert with Clink looked like a miracle. Bravo.

Tom Paxton - what a great bare-hand coin production. I have only a vague grasp of what must be going on, but I don't know for sure!

Max Maximus: Producing three coins from different countries one at a time?! Man, that looks great and I don't know what you're doing.

And the really oddball ideas...? SO GREAT.

Jon Allen - Such a clever idea, using the gaff openly...and I had to watch it several times to get even a clue as to what the heck was going on.

Bizzaro - I LOVE your trick...so novel and unexpected...and I'm still fooled. Popping a single kernel of popcorn without cover! A perfect TV trick.

Perl Lee - Another offbeat and COMMERCIAL use of Clink, this time with a cup of coffee. Lovely!

Tom Cutts - I have no idea how you did that AMAZING pk effect with the half dollar. Beautiful and elegant.

Kevin Reylek - That bill change looks like magic - if this was in a movie it would appear to be an example of amazing sleight of hand. Don't know the set-up - you got me!

John Stevens - A rising card? So clever and unexpected!

Picking a winner is almost ridiculous, as there were such different approaches, but I must choose as I promised I would. By the way, fooling me played no part in my decision.

The $100 prize goes to...

Jerry Dunn

Jerry, not only was your approach way off the beaten path, it possesses a What the $^%#*(@ quality that cannot be ignored. I have to think of how to frame the effect, but as is there is something wonderful about the economy of motion and combination of elements, especially the sight of a loose fluttering silk just before the vanish of EVERYTHING. It's that "everything" element that got me, I think. It reminds me of the Mascot Moth! PM me with a mailing address and I'll get your prize to you.

For those of you who fooled me, I'd love to know the details of what you're doing, but it's your call whether or not you share with me or anyone else! If you want to share, why not start a thread?

A thanks to all who entered. It was a lot of fun to see the videos as they came in.
Message: Posted by: Ustaad (Sep 2, 2009 10:16PM)
[b]* * * C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S * * *[/b] Jerry Dunn.

Also heartiest congratulations to all those who took part in the contest. I have personally learnt a lot from your thoughts & creativity captured on video.

Last but not the least, a big [b]THANK YOU[/b] to you David.

Well-done everybody! Keep it up!! :)

[b] How Do WE Clink![/b] :) ;)

P.S. I have been closely monitoring the thread on ďGet "Clink Gold" for free...and possibly win $100"
Message: Posted by: Magiguy (Sep 2, 2009 10:50PM)
Congratulations to all! Will someone please add a post here containing links to each of the routines in the contest?

Hey David... looking forward to meeting you in Portland later this month!
Message: Posted by: Perl (Sep 2, 2009 11:12PM)
Congrats Jerry Dunn! An awesome take on the great utility clink!
Thanks Mr. David Regal for giving and sharing such a great time here in magic Cafť!

Thanks everyone for all the input! :]

Perl Lee
Message: Posted by: jonnyboy (Sep 2, 2009 11:57PM)
Jerry- Congratulations! Terrific work. Well deserved.
And thanks to David Regal for providing us the opportunity to share our enthusiasm for your effect.

Message: Posted by: Gordon Bean (Sep 3, 2009 02:36AM)
Congratulations, Jerry. That looks wonderful! (To see it, just search Youtube.) And this whole Clink Experience has been a great breeze of positive energy, so thanks to David as well.
Message: Posted by: andykean (Sep 3, 2009 02:52AM)
Brilliant well deserved
thanks again to David for clink!
Message: Posted by: puggo (Sep 3, 2009 02:58AM)
Congratulations to Jerry, and all those that submitted entries!
Message: Posted by: Jon Allen (Sep 3, 2009 03:29AM)
Well done to Jerry. It was a routine where I reckon everyone immediately watched it again to try and get some idea of what just happened. Personally I had him in second place ;-)

David, I'd be happy to share the exact method or at least fill in any gaps for you. Not sure the best way to go about it.

Oh, with regards more than one person getting $100, I'd be more than willing to wait until your kids are out of college ;-)
Message: Posted by: Gilgamesh_The_Librarian (Sep 3, 2009 03:44AM)
Congrats Jerry,

A fab routine and deserved winner.
Message: Posted by: maxmaximus (Sep 3, 2009 04:24AM)
Congrats to all those who took part...especially to jerry!!!

to quote john allen:

David, I'd be happy to share the exact method or at least fill in any gaps for you. Not sure the best way to go about it...

Message: Posted by: Bosco J. (Sep 3, 2009 05:23AM)
Congratulations Jerry! Excellent job!

There were so many great ideas from everyone. Thank you all for sharing! Big thanks again to David Regal for being so generous with his Clink!

Message: Posted by: Floyd Collins (Sep 3, 2009 05:34AM)
Congrats Jerry, you started clean and ended clean I felt that would be very important and you did it very well.

Thanks David for sending out Clink to us, this was a good idea all around!

When John Allen posted his I slapped myself on the forehead and said WHY DIDENT I COME UP WITH THAT!!

Good Job All!

Message: Posted by: Christopher Williams (Sep 3, 2009 10:59AM)
Congratulations to everyone that entered, especially Jerry! Been happily going through all the other entrants this afternoon to see what others came up with :)

Thanks David for the mention

All the best

Message: Posted by: jerdunn (Sep 3, 2009 12:02PM)

Thank you, David, for picking my clip! Thanks to everyone who posted such nice comments about it, too. I really enjoyed all the entries.

I donít claim any big originality for the vanish in my routine. I took an existing method and extended it to vanish multiple loose coins -- which the Clink! apparatus allows.

Thanks to Davidís contest, weíve all seen that Clink! enables an amazing variety of effects. And many of them fooled the heck out of me, which was a pleasure.

Iíd be happy to reveal the workings of my routine Ė again, itís an evolution, not a creation, but I guess thatís how magic inches forward.

Iíd love to know how other effects were done, too, if the contestants are willing and if we can figure out the proper way in an open forum like this. A thread in Secret Sessions?

Congratulations to everyone, and thanks for giving us some wonderful moments of magic with Clink!

Message: Posted by: Perl (Sep 3, 2009 02:16PM)
: ] I am more than willing to share with everyone too, just don't know exactly how to go about doing it... :]

Once again, bravo everyone!

Perl Lee
Message: Posted by: magicmike30 (Sep 3, 2009 02:17PM)
Thanks David for the the fun contest and for sharing your Clink with so many. Jerry congrats on the win and it was nice to see such creativity by our fellow brothers.

I would say that CrackerJack the cat looked easier to work with than my partner;) Though just so you know Darryl was just acting so no alcohol was harmed in the making of our video.

Clink away,
Message: Posted by: Tom Cutts (Sep 3, 2009 02:23PM)
Congratulations Jerry for such a startling entry. WOW!

Kudos to all the creative minds who showed just how flexible Clink can be.

Finally, thank you David, for your gratiousness. Look what you have given life to.


Message: Posted by: jonnyboy (Sep 3, 2009 02:40PM)
I'm willing to make another video with CrackerJack using David's "Plumber's Helper" if he wants to sponsor another contest!:-)

Message: Posted by: Xiqual (Sep 3, 2009 06:37PM)
Congratulations Jerry! Awesome use Clink. Well done Sir!
What a fantastic contest and fun time. Look at the contest thread. Not one flame or negative comment. Maybe Clink is the answer to world peace!
Thank you David Regal for such a fun time,
I am going to upload some more Clink ideas under the "How do I Clink?" title.
I have another idea that might be fun.
Message: Posted by: RevJohn (Sep 10, 2009 01:02PM)
Just getting back into town, and wanted to chime in a word of thanks for David for being so generous.

Congrats to Jerry, and all who entered. It was fun to figure out creative ways to use Clink, and get us thinking Laterally.