FISM 1997 Close-up Winner???

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FISM 1997 Close-up Winner???

Postby Guest » February 26th, 2004, 1:47 pm

I have heard that FISM 1997 close-up competition was won by 17-year old boy called Thomas Meyer? Is this true and if it is, where is he now, because I have never heard anything about him. Also what in the world he did in his act, because I have seen Simo Aaltos FISM act (1997 second, 2000 winner)and I thought it was very hard to beat?

Juha-Matti

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Re: FISM 1997 Close-up Winner???

Postby Guest » February 26th, 2004, 2:38 pm

Thomas Meier was 19 i believe. The youngest ever winner of the close-up competition. That's all i know i'm afraid.

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Re: FISM 1997 Close-up Winner???

Postby Jonathan Levey » March 6th, 2004, 4:49 am

Wasn't Pit Hartling 17 when he won 2nd place for Card Magic back in 1997 (Dresden, Germany)??

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Re: FISM 1997 Close-up Winner???

Postby Richard Hatch » March 6th, 2004, 5:12 am

I think you're right about Pit's age, though his Victory was at the FISM in Japan in 1993.

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Re: FISM 1997 Close-up Winner???

Postby Pete McCabe » March 6th, 2004, 2:13 pm

Pit is performing and lecturing at the Castle in April.

Speaking of young awardees, I once guessed that Daryl was the youngest ever FFFF Honoree. Anybody know if I was right?

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Re: FISM 1997 Close-up Winner???

Postby Randy DiMarco » March 6th, 2004, 6:36 pm

Daryl was Guest of Honor at FFFF in 1992. The only other honoree I can think of that might have been younger when he was honored is Steve Dusheck, who was honored in 1983. I don't know their respective ages so I can not tell for sure which was younger when honored.

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Re: FISM 1997 Close-up Winner???

Postby Stefan Sprenger » March 7th, 2004, 1:42 am

Hi there,

yes Pit was still 17 when he won the second place in japan but of course that was 1994 and Pit turned 18 the day he returned :)

Best wishes from Frankfurt Germany

Stefan


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