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Congratulation to Ken Bates who was
presented with the Grand Master of Magic on Saturday at the
Palmerston North Magic Circle - Mini Convention.
Grand Master of Magic
the premier magical award in New Zealand and is given by the
Brotherhood of Auckland Magicians Inc.
recipients have been:
1969 - Edgar Benyon
1976 - Jack Read
1985 - Jon & Janet Zealando
1988- Jim Reilly
1989 - Harold Chandler
1990 - Francis Newmarch
1995 - Peter & Phillipa Evans
1998 - Tony Wilson
1999 - Graham Grant
2001 - Barry Brook
2001 - Bernard Reid
2002 - Burns Scandrett
2004 - Wayne Rogers
2006 - Alan Watson
2008 - Greg Britt
Criteria for the Grand Master of Magic
"Its purpose is to honour those magicians who are acknowledged
by their fellow magicians to be masters of the art and craft
of magic. The recipients first and foremost must be performers
of a high standard. In addition they might be originators
of magical effects, or administrators giving time and expertise
to running societies and conventions. They could be consistent
competition winners, or have an international standing, or
be known only in the New Zealand setting. But above all they
are people who have served magic well, have graced our art,
and made a special contribution over many years."
Any nomination must also be measured against the standard
achieved by the previous recipients.
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