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I.B.M. Contest winners

Postby Shawn Farquhar » July 22nd, 2013, 6:19 pm

Here are the awards that were given out at the 2013 I.B.M. Awards presentation.

Recipient of the McBride Magic & Mystery School Scholarship
Tamer Qafiti from San Diego, Ca.

Recipients of the IBM Endowment and Development Scholarships to the Sorcerer's Summer Safari Magic Camp
Salvatori Adler - California
Jason Knight - Florida

IBM Close-Up Competition

Youth Winners
1st place - Drake Stanton- San Antonio. TX
2nd place - Tamer Qafiti- San Diego, CA

Adult Winners
1st place - Alberto Lorenzo- Miami FL
2nd place - Rune Carlsen - Norway

People's Choice Close Up Award and winner of the Obie 4F Close-Up Award
Alberto Lorenzo - Miami, FL

IBM Stage Competition

Youth Winners
1st place and winner of the FANTASMA Prize Package -
Eli Portala - Toledo, OH
2nd place -"Smart Magic" Thirawat Kongnugul Thailand

Adult Winners
1st place- Ming Ya Liu - People's Republic of China
2nd place - Chris Randall - Las Vegas, NV

People's Choice Stage Award
Ming Ya Liu - People's Republic of China

Karrell Fox Comedy Award
"Caramel Machine" Sadaharu Suzuki and Toshiharu Odjima - Japan

(It should be noted the Karrell Fox award was created in 2005 and has only been awarded once before in 2009 to Jeff Alan)

Congratulations to not only the winners but the thirty plus competitors who gave us an amazing week of great magic.

This list is from Oscar and Melody Muñoz, the IBM Contest Chairs who have really raised the bar on how to run a contest.
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Re: I.B.M. Contest winners

Postby Andrew Martin Portala » July 22nd, 2013, 8:06 pm

Very proud of my son ELI.
Thanks for a great job you did last week Shawn.
One Eli's heroes growing up as a kid is Lance Burton. Saturday afternoon at the IBM Lance was helping Eli.
Very surreal and way too cool !!!
Thanks !!

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Re: I.B.M. Contest winners

Postby Andrew Martin Portala » July 22nd, 2013, 8:08 pm

Congratulations to not only the winners but the thirty plus competitors who gave us an amazing week of great magic.

Yes some great acts . It was tough !

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Re: I.B.M. Contest winners

Postby Steve Bryant » July 23rd, 2013, 9:03 pm

Congratulations to Eli!

This deserves a topic of its own, but since we are talking IBM ...

Scott Wells with his MagicWord podcasts has posted five lengthy podcasts covering the convention. I've spent the last couple of nights walking laps and listening in particular to Day 3's generous interview with Eugene Burger and Day 4's even longer chat with Todd Robbins. In the latter you'll hear a very funny story about Senator Crandall and the real inside scoop on Play Dead. Thanks, Scott, great listening!


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