Saturday, May 31, 2014

“Magician of the Year” - Eric Henning

    The May 7th meeting was the event of the year, the competition for the Dan Lacey Memorial Trophy and the title “Magician of the Year”. The late Dan Lacey was a president of Ring 50 (1999-2000) who inspired others--especially newcomers to magic—to hone their skills. The contest provided an opportunity to recognize the exceptional magic skills of our members. Larry Lipman (president 2002-03) established the contest in 2003 to honor the deceased magician. The winner received a rotating trophy and a spot to perform at the 2015 Ring 50 Magi-Whirl and a free convention registration.
    The contestants were: Rick Beatty, Reggie Rice, Stan Hillard, Arnold Fuoco, Dr. Bob Carnathan, Tom Beutner, Eric Henning, and Dwight Redman. After some stellar performances that amazed the Ring 50 members, the panel of judges declared the winner. Eric Henning had the top score!
    Second place went to Reggie Rice with third place Arnold Fuoco adding to the fierce completion. CONGRATULATIONS ERIC!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Shoot Ogawa to Lecture at Ring 50 June 4th

    On Wednesday, June 4th the Ring 50 meeting will start at 7:00 PM. This will give us time to induct the new officers into Ring 50, present a check to BIHS, and not take away time from Shoot Ogawa’s lecture.

    Shoot was just nominated for the Magic Castle AMA Magician Lecturer of the Year (he's previously won close-up and parlor Magician of the Year the maximum number of times) so you can be assured his lecture will be a memorable experience.  His lecture is new for 2014, besides his standard requests for the Ninja Rings, Thimbles, and Coin Matrix, he will be presenting all new effects and routines that he uses in his current close-up show that he previously hasn't revealed. 

    The lecture will take place at Bishop Ireton High School, 201 Cambridge Rd, Alexandria, VA. The lecture is free to Ring 50 members. All other magicians must pay a $15 fee.