FISM 2018 - Day Six

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FISM 2018 - Day Six

Postby CraigMitchell » July 14th, 2018, 3:26 am

AWARDS SHOW

The moment we’ve all been waiting for ... the awards ceremony!

Micro Magic
1st - Eric Chien - Taiwan

Live reporting underway ... so this will be a multi-post segment

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Re: FISM 2018 - Day Six

Postby CraigMitchell » July 14th, 2018, 3:36 am

Parlour
1st - Marc Weide - Germany

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Re: FISM 2018 - Day Six

Postby Arcato » July 14th, 2018, 3:43 am

CraigMitchell wrote:Parlour
1st - Marc Weide - Germany

WOW, this is great! Congratulations!

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Re: FISM 2018 - Day Six

Postby CraigMitchell » July 14th, 2018, 3:47 am

Cards
1st - Bill Cheung

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Re: FISM 2018 - Day Six

Postby CraigMitchell » July 14th, 2018, 4:03 am

Stage

Mentalism
1st - Javier Botia - Spain

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Re: FISM 2018 - Day Six

Postby CraigMitchell » July 14th, 2018, 4:18 am

Manipulation
1st - Florian Sainvet - France and An Ha Lim - Korea ( tie )
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Re: FISM 2018 - Day Six

Postby thecardman » July 14th, 2018, 4:39 am

Thank you, Craig, for all this. Can you tell me if the other places have been announced yet and, if not, when they will be?

Peter
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Re: FISM 2018 - Day Six

Postby CraigMitchell » July 14th, 2018, 4:56 am

General
1st - Miguel Munos - Spain

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Re: FISM 2018 - Day Six

Postby CraigMitchell » July 14th, 2018, 5:25 am

The awards system is out of synch at FISM.

Rather than have the awards ceremony in the morning followed by Grand Prix finale in the evening - they’ve strangely opted instead to have the Grand Prix Finals first and awards ceremony second.

This is non-sensical.

1 - the finalists were all informed via email last night that they are in the finals. This robs them of the surprise and the results are leaked. The first place winners were posted on Facebook this morning already (!) by certain of the competitors.

2 - there is no build up to the reveal of the finalists being first place winners as Grand Prix competitors are automatically first place winners in their respective categories. We also now know which categories don’t have any first prize winners.

3 - it diminishes the achievement of the second and third place winners. All attention goes straight on the finalists.
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Re: FISM 2018 - Day Six

Postby Herman Koster » July 14th, 2018, 5:38 am

Hi Craig,

first of all, thank you very much for keeping us informed about FISM 2018. Reading your reports makes me really want to attend another FISM in 2021 in Quebec.

About the awards:
In Lisbon 2000, 1st place comedy wasn't rewarded to any act, Scott and Muriël were in that category, didn't win a prize, but they were announced Worldchampions.
Has that changed in the next FISMs? Is the new Worldchampion of Magic also a first prize winner in their category?

Hope to see you in 3 years
Thanks again

Herman Koster

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Re: FISM 2018 - Day Six

Postby CraigMitchell » July 14th, 2018, 5:49 am

FISM Special Awards

Creativity and artistic vision
Derek Delgaudio

History research and scholarship
Stephen Minch

Theory and Philosophy
Jeff McBride

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Re: FISM 2018 - Day Six

Postby CraigMitchell » July 14th, 2018, 6:41 am

Grand Prix
Eric Chien - Taiwan
Miguel Munos - Spain

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Re: FISM 2018 - Day Six

Postby CraigMitchell » July 14th, 2018, 7:13 am

FISM Korea 2018 - Final Result

<Stage>
[Grand Prix]
Miguel Munoz - Spain

[Manipulation]
1st An Ha Lim - Republic of Korea
1st Florian Sainvet - France
2nd Nestor Hato - France
3rd Yukihiro Katayama - Japan
3rd Yuki - Japan

[General Magic]
1st Miguel Munoz - Spain
2nd Read Chang - Republic of Korea
3rd Han Manho - Republic of Korea

[Stage Illusions]
2nd Yunke - Spain

[Mental Magic]
1st Javier Botia - Spain
2nd Anca & Lucca - Austria
2nd Yann Yuro - Germany
3rd Christopher Castellini - Italy

[Comedy Magic]
2nd Nathalie Romier - France
3rd Tutti Li Famili - Spain

[Most Original Stage Act]
Sangsoon Kim - Republic of Korea

[Invention]
Han Manho - Republic of Korea
Javier Botia - Spain

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<Close-up>
[Grand Prix]
Eric Chien - China Taiwan

[Card Magic]
1st Bill Cheung - China
2nd Pere Rafart - Spain
3rd Javi Benitez - Spain
3rd Alec Tsai - China Taiwan

[Micro Magic]
1st Eric Chien - China Taiwan
2nd Dk - Republic of Korea
3rd Starman - Italy

[Parlor Magic]
1st Marc Weide - Germany
2nd Axel Hecklau - Germany
3rd Sho Takashige - Japan

[Most Original Close-up Act]
Dk - Republic of Korea

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Re: FISM 2018 - Day Six

Postby CraigMitchell » July 14th, 2018, 10:53 am

Herman Koster wrote:H

About the awards:
In Lisbon 2000, 1st place comedy wasn't rewarded to any act, Scott and Muriël were in that category, didn't win a prize, but they were announced Worldchampions.
Has that changed in the next FISMs? Is the new Worldchampion of Magic also a first prize winner in their category?


To be eligible for the Grand Prix you must have scored 80 or above in your respective category. I am unsure what the status was in Lisbon.

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Re: FISM 2018 - Day Six

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Re: FISM 2018 - Day Six

Postby Richard Kaufman » July 14th, 2018, 1:14 pm

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Re: FISM 2018 - Day Six

Postby Ristiharju » July 14th, 2018, 1:17 pm

Did something happen in Grand Prix finals?!? Cheung had over 90 points and yet a Eric Chien from 82 points came and won?!?! :o In all honesty only way that should be able to happen is that Cheung messed up or his act didnt stand 2nd viewing since over 90 points in FISM is really really really really really RARE!

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Re: FISM 2018 - Day Six

Postby CraigMitchell » July 14th, 2018, 8:30 pm

Ristiharju wrote:Did something happen in Grand Prix finals?!? Cheung had over 90 points and yet a Eric Chien from 82 points came and won?!?! :o In all honesty only way that should be able to happen is that Cheung messed up or his act didnt stand 2nd viewing since over 90 points in FISM is really really really really really RARE!


The Grand Prix contest is a brand new contest featuring all the first place winners. Prior scores are erased and performers are judged again.

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Re: FISM 2018 - Day Six

Postby observer » July 14th, 2018, 9:51 pm

CraigMitchell wrote:FISM Korea 2018 - Final Result

<Stage>
[Grand Prix]
Miguel Munoz - Spain


As predicted by … Craig Mitchell! TA-DA!


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