Ali Bongo Close-up Magic Micro Marathon

The late and much revered Ali Bongo initiated the Micro Marathon of close up magic at the Eastbourne Convention in 2008 as a way of enhancing the fun element of the convention and encouraging magicians of all abilities, who perhaps do not want to enter the major competitions, to show their skills to their fellow magicians. The event continues as a tribute to Ali and has proved very popular with competitors and the audience alike. The “Ali Bongo Memorial Trophy” was introduced last year.

The winner is decided by the votes of the audience and the working conditions are more like those found in the real world.  You must be a paid up member of the British Ring and registered for the convention to enter.  

Entries to Rick Tynan  01704 533768, email  by 31st July.  

Previous Winners here.

Ali Bongo