Contestant recommendation
by FISM AEB for ACM

We AEB (FISM ASIA Executive Board), will establish a new contest slots (“AEB Slots”) due to various special situations in Asia (such as travelling difficulties/prohibitions due to international political reasons). The functions of this scheme include finding more “talented magicians” and assist them to elevate their talents from Asia to WCM. This scheme provides the right to be qualified for ACM, and not a right to enter WCM.

The conditions are as follows:

  • Regardless whether it is a FISM member or not, every magic society in Asia could organize a magic contest (“Contest”).
  • The Contest Organizer must invite not less than two AEB members to the Contest as judges.
  • Not only local magicians from the same country could enter the Contest. Magicians from countries outside the Contest Organizer’s home country (but within Asia) could also enter the Contest.
  • After judging the Contest, if the AEB members agree that the standard of the Contest was in line with the FISM WCM level, AEB would decide whether the AEB Slots be granted to any contestant in the Contest.
  • If AEB member judges do not think that a FISM WCM standard has been reached, there will not be any provision of AEB Slots. The winners of the Contest could not obtain such ACM qualifying contest rights.
  • The scope of AEB Slots is limited to a maximum in total of 2 slots (If the contest being held is both stage and close-up, there is one slot for each category. In other words, up to 2 slots.) for each contest event.
  • For marketing purposes, the Contest and related event could be promoted by the phrase “contestants might be given the right to compete in ACM! “, but such advertisement shall also clearly state that such ACM entry right is not a “commitment”.
  • It is necessary to hold the Contest more than 100 days before ACM is held.
  • To make an application, the Contest Organizer must send an application, together with the necessary information, to FISM ASIA OFFICE by email.
  • We will respond on a first-come, first-served basis to consider the applicability of the AEB for each application that reaches the secretariat. This content will end when the application reaches the set limit.
  • We will hold a discussion with AEB after application comes. If there are many applications, we will provide AEB Slots for up to five events.
  • Contest organizer cannot request any specific member of AEB to attach the contest event. AEB will make its own decisions.
  • Under this scheme, AEB will only provide “certificates”, and not “trophies”. If the Contest Organizer wishes to present trophies in his contest event, please ensure that the audience would clearly understand that the Trophies are not presented by FISM or FISM ASIA.
  • After the Contest (before the award ceremony), the Contest Organizer needs to provide time (1 hour or more) and place where the AEB can hold the meeting.
  • If an AEB Slot was offered as a special prize to the first place winner of the contest, and such first place winner does not wish to participate in ACM, such AEB Slot may be offered to the second place winner.”
  • This content will be treated as a special award for existing contests. Contest organizer needs to confirm in advance that all contestants are candidates for ACM.
  • If the rules of the contest are different from those of FISM, the final results of such contest might be affected. In this situation, if the AEB Judges are of the view that such first place winner does not have the FISM WCM level, they could make a decision to grant the AEB Slot to another contestant (even though he/she is not the first place winner of such contest).”

Related Event of AEB slots

 

Gold Wizard Championships, which are scheduled to take place in Hong Kong from 11 to 13 October, 2019, will be the first international magic contest event to carry out the AEB Slots Scheme. The contest will form part of the Asia Magic Expo 2019.

If any of your members wishes to enter Gold Wizard Championships, please contact Kenneth Chan of Magicians’ Association of Hong Kong at kenneth.chan@otlgroup.com.cn . Alternatively you might also visit the website of Asia Magic Expo 2019  ( www.asiamagicexpo2019.hk ).

According to the basic principle of FISM rules, a magician in Asia who wishes to participate in the FISM World Championships of Magic (“WCM”) must firstly participate in FISM Asian Championships of Magic (“ACM”) under the recommendation of a FISM member society in Asia. However, there are special situations where magicians might be unable to enter and/or attend an ACM. One such example is when a magician does not belong to any FISM member society, and therefore cannot enter ACM.

FISM ASIA Executive Board (“AEB”) established a new type of contest slots (“AEB Slots”) for ACM. A contest slot is the qualification to enter ACM. The introduction of AEB Slots Scheme has received support from FISM. The function of the scheme is to find talented magicians and assist them to elevate their talents from Asia to FISM WCM.

Only an AEB approved magic contest will be authorized to carry out the AEB Slots Scheme. Such contest does not have to be organized by a FISM member society, but it must take place within Asia. Magicians of any nationalities would be eligible to enter the contest. Magicians from any magic society would be eligible to enter the contest. The proceedings of the contest must be supervised by AEB. After being satisfied that the contest’s standard is in line with FISM WCM level, AEB would grant the approved number of AEB Slots to the winning contestant(s), according to the FISM Asia Rules.

This scheme provides the selected magicians the right to be qualified for ACM (not a right to enter WCM).

 

This is an event announcement held by MAHK, a FISM member club, in October 2019 in Hong Kong. MAHK will apply for AEB Slots, which will be accepted by AEB, and a contest for AEB Slots (see here for details).

MAHK event site