Ray Parker Unopened Deck Award

This award is presented at the March Club meeting to the Club magician who performs the most creative card effect using a previously unopened deck of playing cards.

  • The routine must be performed with a new, previously unopened deck of playing cards provided by the Club. A nominal fee may be required as an entrance fee/to purchase a deck.
  • The competition will be limited to a maximum of eight contestants. First eight applicants get to compete.
  • The maximum time allowed for performance will be eight minutes. Any contestant exceeding eight minutes will be disqualified.
  • Competitors will be allowed to use secondary objects (pen, wand, wallet, etc) to enhance their effect but the focus should be on the most creative routine using a previously unopened deck.
  • The order in which contestants will compete will be determined by drawing their names from a hat.
  • Two non-competitors will serve as judges to ensure that rules are observed and will also give an extra vote for entertainment value, skill and presentation.
  • Everyone else present, including guests, will be allowed one vote for their favorite performance.

Past Winners

2023 Not Awarded
2022 Not Awarded
2021 Not Awarded
2020 Not Awarded
2019 Joseph Sisson
2018 Eric Bedard
2017 Colin Holt
2016 Joseph Sisson
2015 Not Awarded
2014 Dave Morris
2013 Dave Attwood
2012 Chris Yuill
2011 Eric Bedard
2010 Dave Attwood
2009 Eric Bedard
2008 Hugh Livingstone
2007 Shayne King