Oceania Championships

 

The Australian Institute of Magic staged the first ever FISM Oceania Championships of Magic in Melbourne, Australia from July 8-9, 2011.

 

There were two categories of competition open to all ages – Stage Magic and Close Up Magic – and the winner of each category wins:

 

The title ‘FISM Oceania Champion of Stage Magic’

plus a prize package courtesy of ‘The Australian Institute of Magic’ worth $4,000 each including:

  • FISM Oceania Stage Magic Champion Trophy
  • Guaranteed entry in the FISM 2012 WCM
  • Return Airfare to Blackpool, UK
  • FISM Registration
  • FISM Competition Entry Fee

 

The title ‘FISM Oceania Champion of Close Up Magic’

plus a prize package courtesy of ‘The Australian Institute of Magic’ worth $4,000 each including:

  • FISM Oceania Close Up Magic Champion Trophy
  • Guaranteed entry in the FISM 2012 WCM
  • Return Airfare to Blackpool, UK
  • FISM Registration
  • FISM Competition Entry Fee



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OCM 2011 Close-Up – Six competitors only

Judges:
Boris Wild – France
Craig Mitchell – College of Magic, South Africa
Sue-Anne Webster – President, AIM

1st – Simon Coronel (Equal 3rd place winner Micro Magic, FISM2009)
2nd – John Fung
3rd – not awarded
OCM 2011 Stage – Five competitors only

Judges:
Boris Wild – France
Craig Mitchell – College of Magic, South Africa
Sue-Anne Webster – President, AIM
Doug Tremlett –  Magician, Theatrical Director and Producer of major Australian corporate events.
1st – not awarded
2nd – not awarded
3rd – Enzo Ficco

 

 

The FISM World Championships of Magic is an event held once every three years in different countries around the world. The FISM not only expects high standards in performance, but it also expects performers to take magic to new levels.

 

FISM OCEANIA is allocated one place for the FISM World Championships of Magic.  However, the FISM had been kind enough to allocate FISM OCEANIA a second competition spot. Unfortunately, only one competition spot was awarded.  The judges unanimously agreed that although the competitors had perfectly fine acts for general public viewing, they did not score high enough in the FISM judging criteria to be awarded the second competition spot for the FISM2012 WCM in Blackpool, England. As a result, the FISM has taken back the second competition spot and no further judging for the OCEANIA region will be conducted for FISM2012. We look forward to more FISM related organisations in the OCEANIA region, and more performers willing to partake in the prestige event of the FISM World Championships of Magic.
The judges were extremely impressed with the high standard of junior competitors at the Australian Junior Championships of Magic – both stage and close-up, and were excited to see that the OCEANIA region has a bright future for the FISM WCM.

Sue-Anne Webster
President – Australian Institute of Magic

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‘Oceania’ is defined as according to Wikipedia

According to FISM requirements, entrants must be members of The Australian Institute of Magic. ‘Associate Membership’ will be available at time of registration for $30.

The FISM OCM contest rules are here.

Tips for winning a magic competition can be found here.

15 responses

15 07 2010
Kamal

Does the entrant have to permanently reside within Oceania? Can the entrant live outside of Oceania and still be eligible if they are sponsored by an eligible Oceanic club/association?

20 07 2010
magicunlimited

From Eric Eswin, International President of FISM:

“The aim of the FISM Oceania Championships of Magic is to select the magic champion of the member-societies in Oceania. For the moment that is only the AIM.”

However, “if a member of the AIM lives in Europe, he can only participate in the FISM European Championshis of Magic, if at the same time he is also a member of a European member-society!”

As the AIM wishes to open this Championship up to all magicians living in the Oceania region, anyone who would like to compete in the FISM Oceania Championships of Magic 2011, and is not an AIM member, will be granted temporary AIM membership in order to allow them to compete in accordance with FISM rules.

Anyone living outside the Oceania region should compete in either the African, Asian, European, Latin American, or North American Championships, accordingly.

28 07 2010
Kamal

Great – thanks for clearing that up.

29 10 2010
Adrian Saw

Hi,

To clarify, will there be prizes in each sub-category e.g. 2nd prize Stage Magic – Manipulation, 3rd Prize Close Up Magic – Micro Magic.
And then the highest first-place scores across all these sub-categories then determines the winner of the title “Champion Stage Magic” and “Champion Close Up Magic”?

Or only a 1st, 2nd, 3rd in the 2 overall categories (Stage and Close Up).

Thanks,
Adrian

29 10 2010
magicunlimited

For this, the first ever Oceania Championships, we will have 1st, 2nd and 3rd in Stage and 1st, 2nd and 3rd in Close Up.

The 1st in Stage and the 1st in Close Up will each receive airfares, registration, competition entry fee, and sponsorship to FISM 2012

11 11 2010
Paul Romhany

Probably silly question and if I wasn’t lazy I’m sure it’s answered somewhere. Anyway – can a person enter BOTH close-up AND Stage competition – as long as each is a different act?

11 11 2010
Paul Romhany

OK – so I read the rules (I think!)

f) A contestant can only present one act in one category in Stage magic and one act in one category in Close-up magic.

Does this mean I CAN compete one act in Stage and another in Close-up?

11 11 2010
magicunlimited

You’re correct Paul. You can enter both categories as long as both acts are different.

16 04 2011
Jack

Hey,
I was just wondering what size audience is expected for each category. For stage, are we talking like 20, 50, 100, 500 people? and for close up would it be like 5-10 at a table? and would we only perform on one table, or do our performance on a few tables?
Thanks,
Jack.

16 05 2011
magicunlimited

Stage will be performed in St Martin’s Theatre to an audience of around 300 with excellent viewing conditions.

Close Up will be performed at The Northcote Town Hall to 100 people in raked seating with a live video projection to screen. Again, excellent viewing conditions

7 06 2011
Isaac Honor

Just a quick question in relation to close up acts, can audience member/members be used in the performance? I know it’s a stupid question and it talks about audience involvement but just want to be 101% on what the conditions are for this 🙂

7 06 2011
magicunlimited

Absolutely. As long as they are not stooges it’s 100% fine

17 03 2012
Byung Jun park

want join but i’m taking of military service in korea (it’s must)

so that next year i hope join that covention(2013)

give me some information (include date and submit dead line)

should i send you Video and make a membership? if i want join the competition ?

how much the convention fee?

isn’t it competition right? if i perform good will you give me trophy like that right? ?

last can you understand korean?

if you can i will send in korea next time!

Thanks for reading!

when you reading just answer me immedately Thansk!!

i hope join next year!

17 03 2012
Byung Jun park

then if i want join the contest

should i become a member ?

cause i want get prize in oceania championship

thanks! pls answerme immedately

17 03 2012
magicunlimited

Hi. The FISM Oceania Championships are held every three years. The next event will be held in 2014, one year before the 2015 FISM. The Oceania Championships are open to magicians living in the Oceania region. Korean magicians can compete in the FISM Asia Championships.

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