On the evening of Tuesday 13th June 2017, Rochdale Resident Jonathan Royle, aged 41 who resides in the Spotland area with his Wife Rachel and 7 year old daughter Ashleigh was awarded both the Winners Cup for outright Best Magical Performance and also the Sly Smith Shield for Best Card Trick in the 2017 Order of the Magi Close-Up Magic Competition.
The Order of the Magi is the 3rd Oldest Magical Society & Magicians Club in England and has its headquarters at The New Irish Heritage Centre in Manchester.
Towards the end of 2016, Royle was also awarded the Cabaret Competition Trophy
by the then President and fellow Rochdale Resident Alan Johnston who can be seen
in the picture below awarding him the trophy.
Further details on Royle’s 2016 Cabaret Magic Competition win along with a short
video of his Award Winning Magical Performance can be seen at this link:
And in the picture below you can see Magician Sly Smith presenting the Order of the Magi’s Sly Smith Shield for Best Card Trick 2017 to Jonathan Royle…
And below is Magician Ian Brown from The Modern Mystic League in Blackburn who due to the Current Order of the Magi President Rochdale Resident Stuart Cassels being ill Presented the outright Close-Up Magical Champion Trophy to Jonathan Royle.
And for those interested in the kinds of Card Magic Tricks that Royle performed last night take a look at this short video of him performing just a few of his favorite effects.
Jonathan was born whilst his parents were travelling with Gandey’s Circus and he made his Stage Debut aged 3 as Flap The Clown.
Aged 4 he appeared alongside his dad “Tizzy the Clown” on Blackpool’s Golden Mile helping to present a Neck Guillotine Illusion whereby a large blade penetrated a persons neck without harm.
This was an outdoor attraction to entice people to come inside The Paul Daniels Magic Museum and was the first time (of many) that Royle met Paul Daniels over the years.
By the time his age had hit double figures, Royle in his former stage name of Alex-LeRoy was performing Large Stage Illusions such as impaling his assistant with Swords and Producing Doves from Mid air…
Aged 15, along with help from his fellow Magicians Jamie Allan & David Arkay, they supplied to Television Illusionist Simon Drake their version and method of the Impaled Illusion which he then used on his UK Theatre Tour and also on the Iron Maiden “Raising Hell” Farewell Show which was broadcast on Television around the world.
Over the past 25+ Years as well as travelling the World Himself with his Comedy Stage Hypnosis, Mind-Reading and also Magical Style Shows, Royle has also become a Consultant and Adviser to Fellow Magicians, Hypnotists & Psychic Entertainers around the world and his Training Books, DVDs and Courses are now on sale from all Major
Magical Dealers Worldwide as can be seen along with glowing reviews of his Magic Lectures at this link: http://www.magicalguru.com/magical-lectures/
Royle has also performed at The Southern England Magic Convention on two occasions and Lectured at Magic Clubs to fellow Magicians sharing his own original creations on many occasions.
As well as being a Multiple Award Winning Magician, Royle is also an Award Winning Hypnotist, having last year been made only the Fourth Hypnotist in the World to ever be inducted into the South African Academy of Hypnosis Hall of Fame as per:
More on Royle’s Career and Life to date can be found on his official Resume Page on his main website at – http://www.magicalguru.com/resume/
More details on The Order of the Magi which is based in Manchester and is Englands 3rd Oldest Magical Society & Magicians Club can be seen on their official website at:
Here are some pictures of some of the other Competitors of the Order of the Magi’s 2017 Close-Up Magic Competition which was held at The New Irish Heritage Centre in Manchester.
Above is Mike Sharples aka Mick the Trick from Royton, near Oldham in Greater Manchester and below is Mind Magician Ryan Robertson from Oldham.
Below is Manchester Magician Michael Bates performing his style of Magic..
There were 4 judges in all, two of whom were members of the Public and the other Two who were Magical Judges for the Competition.
The Magical Judges were Ian Brown & Dr. Roger Woods of The Modern Mystic League in Blackburn, Lancashire.
In the picture above Ian Brown Member of the Modern Mystic League in Blackburn performs some Magical Wizardry to entertain the audience whilst the Judges votes are counted and checked at The Order of the Magi’s 2017 Close-Up Magic Competition.
And finally here are some photos of the Outright Winner of the Close-Up Magical Cup and also the Sly Smith Shield for Best Card Trick Jonathan Royle Performing during the competition..
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