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Stephen Young
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I usually run a competition of some sort each autumn, but I'm a little late this year.
Smile

The prize will be an advanced copy of The Visionary http://www.thoughtillusions.com/thevisionary.html
There will be three copies available to win.

So what is the competition?
This time it requires some thinking about.

Entrants must compile an alphabetical list of mentalists' surnames. One for each letter of the alphabet.
Then send me the list via PM. here on The Café. (Not posted in the thread please)
I have also compiled a list.

Those who's lists match mine exactly will go into a hat and one name drawn.
Next all the ones that have a full alphabet but don't exactly match my list will go into another hat, and a second name drawn.
Finally all entries (full and part alphabets,matching my list or not) will go into a hat and a third name drawn.

That should give enough chance to people.

Y'all have until the Queen starts her speech on Christmas day.

I will endeavour to announce winners as soon after that as possible, but it will be Christmas, so don't start screaming if nothing is announced for a day or two afterwards
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Stephen Young
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I am a man of many hats.....
But unfortunately only one rather bald head.
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Do performance names count? (meaning if a mentalist performs under a different surname)
Reader discretion is advised.
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Yes that's acceptable.
I can't say whether that would get you close to my list or not.
But it will get you into one of the hats for sure.

Steve
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Can I borrow your thinking cap ;-)
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Wow 3 letters in and already had to make tough choices. Good luck to everyone partcipating!
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Agreed Gorgeous, sometimes it's not so much coming up with a name....
but deciding which name to go with.

I'm really quite proud of this competition. Smile

steve
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Three letters left, and it is head scratching time.
I'm eager to delve into a bit of research.
Thank you for doing this. Who doesn't love a good game/competition?
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On Dec 9, 2014, Gorgeous wrote:
Wow 3 letters in and already had to make tough choices. Good luck to everyone partcipating!


Haha! I just made my start and I see what you mean!

I'mwwondering if anyone will actually match the original list exactly?
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On Dec 9, 2014, C.J. wrote:
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On Dec 9, 2014, Gorgeous wrote:
Wow 3 letters in and already had to make tough choices. Good luck to everyone partcipating!


Haha! I just made my start and I see what you mean!

I'mwwondering if anyone will actually match the original list exactly?


Any true mentalist shouldn't have a problem matching 26 simple names. My list was actually completed months ago and mailed to Stephen for safe keeping.
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I'm quite surprised how many K surnames I can come up with...

Steve, does any single person appear twice on your list? Or is that giving too much away?
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You are a creative genius Stephen...

Can we go Dutch treat?
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@ mediocre_magic Got your list all safe and sound....though I'm not sure Lady Ga Ga and Elton John really count as mentalists. Smile
@ C.J. No one appears on the list twice.
@ Saysold Thank you for the compliment. And yes of course we can. Smile



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So, uh, this totally has nothing to do with this thread, but I was just thinking today how strange it is that no mentalists seem to have surnames starting with U. I mean, I bet none of you can think of one and PM it to me. Yeah. Bet you can't.

Totally nothing to do with the contest. These are not the droids you are looking for....

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On Dec 10, 2014, C.J. wrote:
no mentalists seem to have surnames starting with U.


I managed to find a couple. Smile

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Sure there are, C.J.
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Sure there are, C.J.

I'm sure I'm missing someone REALLY obvious. Probably someone I talk to every week on here...
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There were a few letters I just could not think of to fill. A bit more difficult than I figured it would be, but a fun exercise.
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On Dec 9, 2014, Stephen Young wrote:
I am a man of many hats.....
But unfortunately only one rather bald head.
Smile

I don't think of you as bald, more eggshell blonde!
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