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European FISM Winners Announced...

Postby Magic Newswire » February 19th, 2011, 6:19 pm

...At Blackpool

Thanks to Andrew Webb of www.MagicConventionGuide.com for sharing this info:

General Magic category : Charlie Mag
Illusion category : Cubic Act
Mental Magic category : Not Awarded
Comedy Magic category : Silvana
Micro Magic category : Yann Frisch
Card Magic category : Miika Pelkonen
Close up Magic category : Vittorio Belloni
Manipulation category : Dion

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Re: European FISM Winners Announced...

Postby IrishMagicNews » February 21st, 2011, 1:13 pm

Yann Frisch is nothing sort of brilliant.

He performed his close up act on the largest stage in Europe on Saturday and received a spontaneous standing ovation from 3,000 people.

Dodd, I'll catch you on Skype over the next day or two and give you the skinny. Didn't get a chance to record anything and burnt the candle at both ends so a little tired as you can imagine but will see if you about later.
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Re: European FISM Winners Announced...

Postby IrishMagicNews » February 21st, 2011, 3:48 pm

That should have been 'nothing short of brilliant'.
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Re: European FISM Winners Announced...

Postby Matthew Field » February 22nd, 2011, 7:41 am

Yann Frisch's act and 'Cubic' were fantastic. The Bernard Bilis lecture was inspirational. I had a great time at Blackpool, spending time with Richard Kaufman and Paul Wilson and his son, along with Ian Kendall, seeing old friends like Jay Sankey and John Bannon.

Now back to work editing The Magic Circular.

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Re: European FISM Winners Announced...

Postby IrishMagicNews » February 22nd, 2011, 8:55 am

Although by no means comprehensive I have thrown a few words together on Blackpool for IrishMagicNews which you can read here - http://bit.ly/foB1Mo

It was a great weekend.

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Re: European FISM Winners Announced...

Postby IrishMagicNews » February 22nd, 2011, 1:23 pm

Found a video of Yann performing his routine that won via a twitter post by Rob James. I imagine this isn't going to stay up long as i am sure Yann won't want to overexpose himself.

Unless you really really have to watch this I wouldn't as he will probably be appearing at every convention in the coming years and it is an act that deserves to be seen live.

http://bit.ly/hHYD5Z

Oh and by the way there was a twitter hashtag #blackpool2011 which might give you a flavour of the weekend.

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Re: European FISM Winners Announced...

Postby CraigMitchell » February 23rd, 2011, 1:44 am

Thanks to Gay Ljungberg here is the official FISM ECM list of prize winners:

STAGE MAGIC
Manipulation: Dion, Netherlands
General Magic: Charlie Mag, Spain
Stage Illusions: Cubic Act, France
Mental Magic: No 1st price awarded
Comedy Magic: No prices awarded at all

Most Original Stage Act: Silvana, Spain

CLOSE UP MAGIC
Micro Magic: Vittorio Belloni, Italy
Card Magic: Mika Pelkonen, finland
Parlour Magic: Yann Frisch, France

Most Original Close Up Act: Yann Frisch, France

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Re: European FISM Winners Announced...

Postby Richard Hatch » February 23rd, 2011, 2:00 am

Craig, how about booking some of the winners for IMX?

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Re: European FISM Winners Announced...

Postby CraigMitchell » February 23rd, 2011, 2:46 am

Hi Richard

I don't know if there are enough hours in the day for the number of performers already on the bill ;-)

But you never know - may have a surprise or two ...

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Re: European FISM Winners Announced...

Postby Matthew Field » February 23rd, 2011, 5:46 am

Yann Frisch's performance of the act has greatly improved since the video that's posted (and thank you Brendan, for the link).

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Postby IrishMagicNews » February 23rd, 2011, 6:12 am

Yes Matt I probably should have said that that video doesn't do him justice at all. As good as that performance is on the video last Saturday night was even better. The routine presented last Saturday was slightly different, better timed in my opinion and he had added possibly the funniest magical moment of my entire life.

I was in the second row of the stalls and jumped to my feet. This may sound odd but I swear to God I actually welled up and nearly started crying for the young man. Quite a wonderful performance.

I noticed he already has some tricks up his sleeve too with regard to dealing with fame and the hassle one might get. ie Pretending not to speak english when not wanting to converse with certain people. Good for him I say.
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Re: European FISM Winners Announced...

Postby naquada » February 23rd, 2011, 6:22 am

Yann Frisch is a great great performer... his routine is refreshing.. entertaining and very polished... I loved watching him at christmas, and I know i'd have loved watching him at the weekend.. its one of those performances you get at FISM where you just know the performer is going places in the future...

regarding the winners list...

it seems there are THREE lists of winners going around... the original list that Dodd popped at the top of this thread (thanks for doing that Dodd) was passed to us as the award ceremony was taking place.. it was also the list that appeared on the main FISM site for a while.. (and is now the above list)

There was then another list about an hour later that was picked up by some people...

and then on contacting FISM, another list came out...

the list that Craig (and now we, following Gays email) have posted is the list that Gay Ljungberg was given for the the prize ceremony...

although we've not got some emails about that list as well... !!!!

I'm going with the list that Gay Ljungberg provided.. and await a response back from Eric or Derek...

sorry if theres been any confusion..
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Re: European FISM Winners Announced...

Postby IrishMagicNews » February 23rd, 2011, 6:40 am

Andrew I was part of the jury for the stage competition. With regard to the stage comp Craig's list above is correct.

There was audible disappointment that no comedy award had been presented in the Stage Category as there were a few pretty funny acts.

It should probably have been explained to the audience the reasons that it wasn't awarded.

- One act that might have been considered opened with a Vent bit lifted from Ron Lucas and therefore wasn't considered
- Another act was a good and funny rod puppet act with a lottery prediction as it's finale. As this was a puppet act and not magic it could not be considered either.

Here is the 123 in each category of the Stage Comps that was awarded.

General Magic
1 Charlie Mag - Spain
2 Max Guito - France
3 Simon Pierro - Germany

Manipulation
1 Dion - Netherlands
2 Franz Koffer - Hungary
3 Kenris - France

Mental
1 Not awarded
2 Christian Bischof - Switzerland
3 Frederic Da Silva - France

Stage Illusion
1 Cubic Act - France
2 High Jinx - England
3 Raul Black - Spain

Most original act - Sylvana - Spain

For those not aware to be awarded a 3rd prize you must score an average of 60/100 points. 2nd Prize you must score 70/100 points and 1st Prize you must score 80/100 points.

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Re: European FISM Winners Announced...

Postby naquada » February 23rd, 2011, 8:13 am

yes brendan.. sorry if it was confusing.. but my message was confirming that Craigs list was the correct one, passed to both of us via Gay Ljungberg... :)
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Re: European FISM Winners Announced...

Postby CraigMitchell » February 23rd, 2011, 8:37 am

The full awards listing is now on the FISM website

http://www.fism.org/web/ecmprizes.pdf


Thanks to Andrew & Brendan for all their updates & news ...

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Re: European FISM Winners Announced...

Postby Magic Newswire » February 23rd, 2011, 11:00 am

Thanks to my friend Andrew Webb at MagicConventionGuide.com, I've now received an updated and accurate list of FISM winners from the European competitions at Blackpool:

STAGE MAGIC
Manipulation:
1st Dion, Netherlands
2nd Kenris, France
3rd Franz Koffer, Hungary

General Magic:
1st Charlie Mag, Spain
2nd Max Guito, France
3rd Simon Pierro, Germany

Stage Illusions:
1st Cubic Act, France
2nd High Jinx, England
3rd Raul Black, Spain

Mental Magic:
1st Not Awarded
2nd Christian Bischof, Switzerland
3rd Frederic Da Silva, France

Comedy Magic:
No places awarded

Most Original Stage Act: Silvana, Spain

CLOSE UP MAGIC
Card Magic:
1st Mika Pelkonen, Finland
2nd Paul Sommersguter, Austria
3rd Kristian Nivala, Finland

Micro Magic:
1st Vittorio Belloni, Italy

Parlour Magic:
1st Yann Frisch, France
2nd Matthew Wright, England
3rd Hayashi, Germany
3rd Hector Mancha, Spain

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Re: European FISM Winners Announced...

Postby GayLjungberg » February 23rd, 2011, 4:59 pm

There is only one thing to add to Dodds list:
Most Original Act Close Up Magic: Yann Frisch

One might want to add that there was a large number of acts disqualified for beeing of sub FISM ECM standard.

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Re: European FISM Winners Announced...

Postby peterdin » February 24th, 2011, 6:10 am

Hello Brendan,

It was a pleasure to share with you this jury.

I can confirm that Yann is still much in reserve and we will yet beautiful emotions.

As head of the France team, I had the opportunity to see some repetition of his findings. It is already fully developed and I have not seen anything like it elsewhere, to believe that Frisch Yann is a alien.

At a master class at Macon in France, Jeff McBride said, referring to his talent for missdirection after seeing the act of Yann, "there was Jason Latimer, there is now Yann Frisch".

I would like also, on behalf of the team of France to thank all spectators for their hospitality and support, it was very important for our candidates, most of which were their first experience of international competition, with the pressure you must imagine.

See you soon.
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Re: European FISM Winners Announced...

Postby IrishMagicNews » February 25th, 2011, 10:29 am

Hi Peter,

Likewise, and congratulations to the French contingent.

Catch you soon,

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