A Tip of the Hat To The Contestants – Magic of Course!

Last week I wrote about Gene Anderson. In 1989, a mere 22 years ago, he performed at Magie Montreal, our yearly Magic Convention back then. As I was going through material for the blog I came across photos of the contestants for the close up contest show and stage contest show of that year They were great. Over the years it happened many times that the Contest Show outshone the professional show.

Our M.C. for the Stage Show was  The Great UnKnown ( Daniel Raymond) and the contestants were Andre Boisvert, Salvatore Gervasi, Sylvain Charron, Tom Rutherford.

Our Sunday Close -Up Contestants were Raymond Dionne, Jocelyn Gauthier and Chris Pilsworth., who won the coveted Tom Auburn award.

And the winners are:


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6 responses to “A Tip of the Hat To The Contestants – Magic of Course!

  1. Boy do I ever miss Magie Montréal!!!

    Mike Deslauriers


  2. We looked so much younger then!



  3. We were much younger then! I edited the blog and added your winning the Tom Auburn Award as well as captioning the names of the winners. Take look.


  4. brucemunro

    I really enjoyed going to those conventions, wish you could do some again.
    I would even volunteer to help out. Bruce Munro


  5. Philip Matlin

    Thanks for the offer Bruce. At my age the chances are zero I would do it again. Too much has changed since the last one in 1998. Magic wise as well as my being older and lazier.


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