PCAM 2019 Contest Results

On April 24th and 25th, 2019 I had the privilege of facilitating the Joint Philippines International Magic Convention and 86th Pacific Coast Association of Magicians magic competitions at the SMX Convention Center, Taguig City, Philippines. During the two days of competition, we saw some exciting and talented magicians from South Korea, Japan, China, the United States, and the Philippines. According to the judges, it was a tough two days of scoring all the great presentations they saw.
During the 3-day convention there were 18 competitors, with 2 also competing for Innovative in the following categories:

Close-up Magic Juvenile – Category #2, 1 competitor
Close-up Magic – Category #6, 1 competitor
Platform Magic – Category #8, 1 competitor
Stage Magic – Category #9, 12 competitors
Children’s Entertainment – Category #12, 3 competitors
Two Stage Magic applicants also have chosen the Innovative Category #7

Our judges were:
Raul Fernandez, Past President PCAM
Jeff Evans, Past President PCAM
Alex Zander, active member (President-Elect IBM)
Billy Hsueh, active member and awarding winning PCAM magician
Dale Salwak, Professional Magician

Our winners:

Close-up Juvenile:
Jouella Marie P. Sellado, Philippines

Platform:
Chris Herren, United States

Stage:
Min Wo Na, South Korea – 1st Place
James Ting Pong Ng, China – 2nd Place

Children Entertainment:
James Cuevas, Philippines

Innovative:
Rosela Torres Rondez, Philippines

Again, I was very honored to facilitate the 2019 competitions during the PCAM-PIMC joint convention and I know that all the judges also felt honored to be part of this event.

Frank Padilla Jr.

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