Rochdale Magician, Mind-Reader & Hypnotist Wins Close-Up Magical Champion Trophy & The Sly Smith Shield for Best Card Trick in Magic Competition Run by England’s 3rd Oldest Magical Society Manchester Based The Order of the Magi

Jonathan Royle The Order of the Magi Close-Up Magical Champion 2017 & Winner of The Sly Smith Shield for Best Card Trick

Jonathan Royle The Order of the Magi Close-Up Magical Champion 2017 & Winner of The Sly Smith Shield for Best Card Trick

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.

Jonathan Royle is the Current Winner of the Cabaret Magic Trophy as well as the Close-Up Cup and Sly Smith Shield for Best Card Trick from The Order of the Magi

Jonathan Royle is the Current Winner of the Cabaret Magic Trophy as well as the Close-Up Cup and Sly Smith Shield for Best Card Trick from The Order of the Magi

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.

Jonathan Royle being awarded the 2016 Cabaret Magic Trophy by the then President Alan Johnston

Jonathan Royle being awarded the 2016 Cabaret Magic Trophy by the then President Alan Johnston

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:

https://klearthoughtsmentalismhypnosis.wordpress.com/2016/10/12/rochdale-magician-hypnotist-jonathan-royle-wins-2016-cabaret-magic-trophy-at-englands-3rd-oldest-magic-club-manchesters-order-of-the-magi/

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…

Sly Smith Presenting The Sly Smith Shield for Best Card Trick 2017 to Jonathan Royle at Manchesters Order of the Magi

Sly Smith Presenting The Sly Smith Shield for Best Card Trick 2017 to Jonathan Royle at Manchesters Order of the Magi

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.

Magician Ian Brown Presents the Trophy for Close-Up Magical Champion to Jonathan Royle at Manchester's Order of the Magi

Magician Ian Brown Presents the Trophy for Close-Up Magical Champion to Jonathan Royle at Manchester’s Order of the Magi

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.

Jonathan Royle with his Wife Rachel & current Order of the Magi President Rochdale Resident Stuart Cassels one evening with the Late & Great Paul Daniels.

Jonathan Royle with his Wife Rachel & current Order of the Magi President Rochdale Resident Stuart Cassels one evening with the Late & Great Paul Daniels.

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…

Jonathan Royle in his former Stage Name of Alex-Le-Roy performing Large Scale Stage Illusions like David Copperfield

Jonathan Royle in his former Stage Name of Alex-Le-Roy performing Large Scale Stage Illusions like David Copperfield

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.

Simon Drake Impaled on a Sword - This prop having been Devised & Supplied by the Joint efforts of Jonathan Royle, Jamie Allan & David Arkay

Simon Drake Impaled on a Sword – This prop having been Devised & Supplied by the Joint efforts of Jonathan Royle, Jamie Allan & David Arkay

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/ 

Buying Tricks off Television Magician Wayne Dobson at Blackpool Magic Convention

Buying Tricks off Television Magician Wayne Dobson at Blackpool Magic Convention

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.

Award Winning Hypnotist Jonathan Royle

Award Winning Magician & Hypnotist Jonathan Royle

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:

https://klearthoughtsmentalismhypnosis.wordpress.com/2016/08/26/hypnosis-hall-of-fame-excellence-award-for-rochdale-greater-manchester-england-hypnotist-jonathan-royle-the-king-of-hypnotherapy-nlp-hypnotism-trainers/ 

Dr. Jonathan Royle - Hypnotist - Circa 1990

Dr. Jonathan Royle – Hypnotist – Circa 1990

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/  

The Order of the Magi Based in Manchester is Englands 3rd Oldest Magical Society

The Order of the Magi Based in Manchester is Englands 3rd Oldest Magical Society

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:

https://www.orderofthemagi.co.uk/history

Jonathan Royle's Books on Magic, Hypnosis & Mentalism are bought by Magicians, Mentalists & Hypnotists Worldwide

Jonathan Royle’s Books on Magic, Hypnosis & Mentalism are bought by Magicians, Mentalists & Hypnotists Worldwide

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.

Magician Mike Sharples aka Mick the Trick

Magician Mike Sharples aka Mick the Trick

Above is Mike Sharples aka Mick the Trick from Royton, near Oldham in Greater Manchester and below is Mind Magician Ryan Robertson from Oldham.

Mind Magician Ryan Robertson

Mind Magician Ryan Robertson

Below is Manchester Magician Michael Bates performing his style of Magic..

Michael Bates Performs

Michael Bates Performs

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.

Ian Brown Member of the Modern Mystic League in Blackburn Entertains whilst the Judges Scores are added up

Ian Brown Member of the Modern Mystic League in Blackburn Entertains whilst the Judges Scores are added up

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..

Jonathan Royle Performing Card Magic at The Order of the Magi's 2017 Close-Up Magic Competition

Jonathan Royle Performing Card Magic at The Order of the Magi’s 2017 Close-Up Magic Competition

Jonathan Royle Performing Card Magic at The Order of the Magi's 2017 Close-Up Magic Competition

Jonathan Royle Performing Card Magic at The Order of the Magi’s 2017 Close-Up Magic Competition

Jonathan Royle Performing Card Magic at The Order of the Magi's 2017 Close-Up Magic Competition

Jonathan Royle Performing Card Magic at The Order of the Magi’s 2017 Close-Up Magic Competition

Jonathan Royle Performing Card Magic at The Order of the Magi's 2017 Close-Up Magic Competition

Jonathan Royle Performing Card Magic at The Order of the Magi’s 2017 Close-Up Magic Competition

FOR MEDIA INTERVIEWS PLEASE CONTACT JONATHAN VIA HIS WEBSITE
www.magicalguru.com or email royle@magicalguru.com 

Dr. Jonathan Royle - Visual Coding Displacement Therapy (VCDT) Practitioner

Dr. Jonathan Royle – Visual Coding Displacement Therapy (VCDT) Practitioner

 

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Rochdale Magician & Hypnotist Jonathan Royle Win’s 2016 Cabaret Magic Trophy at England’s 3rd Oldest Magic Club, Manchester’s Order of the Magi

Jonathan Royle Being Awarded the Cabaret Magic Trophy 2016 by Order of the Magi President Alan Johnston

Jonathan Royle Being Awarded the Cabaret Magic Trophy 2016 by Order of the Magi President Alan Johnston. Both Are Residents of Rochdale.

Magician & Hypnotist Jonathan Royle, aged 41 of Spotland, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, last night, Tuesday 11th October 2016, was awarded the Cabaret
Magic Trophy in the annual Comedy & Cabaret Magic Competition at England’s
third oldest Magical Society & Club, namely Manchester’s Order of the Magi.

In the picture above Jonathan who was born into a showbiz family whilst travelling
with Gandey’s Circus and made his stage debut aged 3 as Flap The Clown, can be
seen being awarded the trophy by another Rochdale Resident, current order of the
Magi club president Alan Johnston who resides close to Highfield Hospital.

His Award Winning Routine at The New Irish Heritage Centre in Manchester, started with the amazing Production of a Four Foot long sweeping brush from nowhere, A heavy bowling ball appearing from an empty bag and even a Bowling Pin being produced from an impossibly small package.

Royle then made a bottle of Whiskey Disappear, before he produced a Bottle of Wine from out of thin air whilst teaching the audience how to recite the Alphabet Backwards, proved that he had predicted what random price an audience member would decide his suit had cost and even made several large boxes of flowers appear to a comical story about his daughter Ashleigh.

It was a fast paced 15 minutes of high impact visual Magic & Illusion, which won
the Cabaret Competition Trophy 2016 for Royle, whilst the Comedy Trophy was
won by Royton Based Magician Mike Sharples who is pictured below.

Royton Based Mike Sharples Wins the Order of the Magi Comedy Magic Trophy 2016

Royton Based Mike Sharples Wins the Order of the Magi Comedy Magic Trophy 2016

Royle who was born plain Alex William Smith and attended both St. Lukes Primary
and also Siddal Moor High Schools in Heywood performed his first magic aged 4
on the Golden Mile in Blackpool when helping his Showbiz Father Tizzy the Clown to
perform a Head Guillotine Illusion as part of the Paul Daniels Magic Museum Exhibition
show.

He has performed his own unique brand of Magic, Illusion and Comedy Mind Control
and Hypnosis all over the World and has even been fortunate enough to have made
his own Six Part European Television Series “Life in The Bus Lane” which can now
be watched Free of Charge online via his website at:

http://www.magicalguru.com/tv-shows/

Royle regularly advises Famous Magicians & Mind Readers around the World on
how to improve their performances, he has 100’s of training products on sale from
Magic Shops around the world teaching his own original routines and is very much
looking forward to Monday 19th June 2017 when he is engaged to Lecture to his fellow
Magicians at the World Famous Magic Circle in London.

http://www.magicalguru.com/magical-lectures/

THIS IS WHAT FOOTAGE EXISTS OF THE ACTUAL PERFORMANCE

(Sadly the original Video File Got Corrupted)


THIS IS ROYLE PRACTISING THE BOWLING BALL & BOWLING PIN TRICKS

THIS IS ROYLES FINAL NIGHT BEFORE REHEARSAL OF THE ROUTINE

AND JUST FOR FUN HERE IS ROYLE DOING SOME CARD MAGIC TRICKS 

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