Day two begins
Saturday, 7 October 2023
9:00 Coffee, tea and warm doughnuts (thank you Diane May) brought forth the start of a new day.
First in the lineup for the day was Love Melander.
He provided his willing audience with tips and tricks delivered in his enthusiastic style. Starting with a bang (music and no introduction needed).
Our discussion with Franz Harary was up next, so off to the zoom room.
Franz spoke about his thought processes in creating illusions, his performing, where he is after the lockdowns and was really, really interesting.
On to the South African Magic Championships 2023
After our talk with Franz Harary, it was time to depart to Cape Town proper for the SA MAGIC CHAMPS.
The Championships were divided into a Senior champs and Junior champs (officially known as Magicana Junior Magic Champs). With a Close-up Magic and Stage Magic category in each.
The venue was the Homecoming Theatre (which is a fantastic venue).
I was taking these pictures on a cell phone from far back in the audience, so apologies for quality. If you are looking for top quality photos, the College of Magic had a photographer taking photos. They will release when they are ready.
I have only included the “Senior” section in this post, as the Convention and SA Champs were run in conjunction. The Junior category is the Magicana Junior Magic Champs, which is run every year through the College of Magic.
Results of both Championship were announced at 9 pm that evening.
Below is a facebook post giving the Official results.
Senior Results- South African Magic Championships 2023
Senior National Close-up Magic Championships
1 st Place Close-up Magic Championships – 2023 SA Champion
2 nd Place Close-up Magic Championships
3rd Place Close-up Magic Championships
Senior National Stage Magic Championships
1 st Place Stage Magic Championships – 2023 SA Champion
2 nd Place Stage Magic Championships
3 rd Place Stage Magic Championships
SA National Overall Magic Champion
– Stuart Lightbody
Alexander May placed First in the Stage Magic category (Senior).
His Act included the appearance of a “Huge Scary White Tiger”- which had the audience in awe- as it turned out to be his daughter “Zoe Alexander”.
Subsequently, when the “Association De Magiciens Internationaux” was made aware of this… she was awarded a honorary membership.
Here is Alex’s facebook post:
A great competition, lets see if we can convince the other Presidents to make this annual, it would be fantastic to see.
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Last updated on 2023-10-12