Ring NO. 46, OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Seymour Davis Ring
Meets 7:00 pm, 1st Monday of the month at the Contemporary Arts Building, Oklahoma State Fairground.
LEE WOODSIDE, Secretary. Email: WoodsideLee@hotmail.com.
Our December theme was our annual Holiday Party and Parlor / Stage Magic Contest. Having the contest in December assures that we have plenty of quality magic at the party for our members and their guests.
After a feast of ham and other goodies, seven magicians participated in the contest. Lee Woodside drew the number one performance slot. He showed two cigar boxes and an empty whiskey bottle that he claimed were souvenirs of Dai Vernon that his friend, “Shyster Joe” Diggle had picked up at the Magic Castle years ago. Lee placed the empty whiskey bottle into the smaller box and placed that into the larger one. After causing a chosen card to vanish, he had the audience member holding the cigar boxes to open them and remove the whiskey bottle. Sure enough, the chosen card was now in the bottle.
Terry “T.Lo” Losawyer performed a very nice “Invisible Deck” routine. He followed that with a “cards across.”
Jay Relkin showed a small wooden box with a lid and a cube with a different color on each face. Not only was he able to divine the color that had been placed on top, he was able to send a mental image to an audience participant, who was also able to divine the color.
Derrick Beeson performed a beautiful coin routine using four coins, a small piece of cork and a leather cylinder. He then performed a signed card-to-wallet routine.
Joe Coover said he was not able to solve a Rubik’s Cube. However, he was able to start with a solved cube and move the sides to match a mixed up cube in 6.5 seconds. Joe then had seven different audience members each choose one Scrabble tile. He had another participant select a word from a dictionary. Joe spelled a word with the selected tiles and sure enough it matched the chosen word. He then performed a very nice ring and string routine.
Mike Stelzer and his diminutive sidekick, Ike entertained us with a vent routine. He then drew a face on a drawing board and brought it to life and conversed with it.
Darryl Brooks choreographed his entire show to music. He began by tying knots in a silk scarf and then actually removing the knots and throwing them into the audience. He then performed a routine involving sponge balls, a bowl, and a wand.
The votes were tallied while President Cassidy Smith conducted a very brief business meeting. He updated us on the status of upcoming lectures. He then entertained us with a routine with a purse frame and three coins.
Joe Coover won first place and the right to pick any three items from the magical items brought by Cassidy. Darryl Brooks took second place and got to choose two items. Lee Woodside took third place and got to choose one item.