Welcome to IBM Ring #129!
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WELCOME TO RING 129 !! We meet the first Thursday of the month. Regular Ring Meeting at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 12601 W 95th St, Lenexa, KS 66215, at 95th St. and I-35 interchange. Meetings begin at 7:00 pm. To see a map, CLICK HERE. Meetings begin at 7:00 pm. If you are a magician and plan to be in the Kansas City area, please feel free to join us.
Our next meeting will be March 3rd, 2016!!! This month’s theme will be our Close-Up and Stage Quarterly Contest Night. – AT THE CROWNE PLAZA IN OVERLAND PARK, KS. – 7:00 PM – – Do not to miss this month’s meeting! See everyone in March!
THE BRIDGE IS OUT! DIRECTIONS TO OUR CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL KANSAS CITY OVERLAND PARK: As of February 21st, 2016, the 95th street exits off of I-35 will be closed due to road construction. Alternative route as follows:
From Kansas City International Airport:
Depart Airport to I-29 South, proceed south on I-29 and take the 635 South exits, continue to I-35 South exits to the right, Stay on I35 South and take the 87th Street exits. Turn right at stoplight and take overpass to Quivira. Turn left on Quivira and head south to 95th Street. Turn right onto 95th Street. Turn left onto Monrovia street, turn right on 96th Terrace and right on Rosehill Dr. The hotel will be on the right.
From I-35 Southbound:
Take the 87th Street exits and proceed to stoplight. Turn right at stoplight and take overpass to Quivira. Turn left on Quivira and head south to 95th Street. Turn right onto 95th Street. Turn left onto Monrovia Street, turn right on 96th Terrace and right on Rosehill Dr. The hotel will be on the right.
From I-35 Northbound:
Exits 435 East, then exits on Quivira Street, turn left onto Quivira and proceed to 95th street. Turn Left on 95th Street. Turn left onto Monrovia Street, turn right on 96th Terrace and right on Rosehill Dr. The hotel will be on the right. From 435 Westbound:
Exits on Quivira Street, turn right onto Quivira and proceed to 95th street. Turn Left on 95th Street. Turn left onto Monrovia Street, turn right on 96th Terrace and right on Rosehill Dr. The hotel will be on the right.
From 435 Eastbound:
Exits on Quivira Street, turn left onto Quivira and proceed to 95th street. Turn Left on 95th Street. Turn left onto Monrovia Street, turn right on 96th Terrace and right on Rosehill Dr. The hotel will be on the right. From 95 Street Eastbound:
Turn right onto Pflumm Rd. Turn left on 103rd street. Turn left on Rosehill Dr. The hotel will be on the right.
CROWNE PLAZA KANSAS CITY – OVERLAND PARK T- 913-217-1000 F. 913-888-9528 12601 West 95th Street, Lenexa, KS 66215
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SPECIAL NOTE: We will continue our Monthly Magic Contests on a Quarterly Contest basis, our next contest night will be March 3, 2016. We will still have a part of each meeting on those off months called “Sharing The Magic” where you can come and perform a stage or close-up trick or illusion, review a DVD or book, talk about something magical of interest to you….. the list is endless.
In January 2014 we held our Annual STAGE MAGICIAN OF THE YEAR BANQUET AND SHOW.
This year, David Sandy was voted our Stage Magician of the Year. First Runner Up was Steve Steiner, and Second runner Up was Victor Le’Yon. It was a great culmination to an exciting year of Magic. As we do about this time every year, members of Ring 129 and our guests gathered for our annual banquet featuring the Claude Enslow competition to determine our stage magician of the year. Master of ceremonies Lance Rich kept things moving along with a number of entertainment bits, including a song praising stage magic (to the tune of “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend.”) David Sandy, who is well known in IBM circles as a past international president, took first place with a routine that featured the levitation of a spectator. Steve Steiner, who has won the competition an number of times, was the runner-up with a routine involving the production of an assistant from a nest of boxes and a dancing box, in which an box enclosing his assistant danced and leapt off the floor with no visible means of support. Victor Le’yon, the youngest competitor, followed his impressive showing in our close-up contest by taking third place with a silent act in which he cut and restored a rope that was suspended between two chairs. Five other members, all winners of our monthly contests, also competed. Chuck Replogle paid homage to the late Claude Enslow, for whom the competition is named, by performing the Enslow rope routine. Rod Sipe based his routine on a sideshow motif, doing a strait-jacket escape while locked inside a giant crate, from which he emerged eating a pizza. Phil King’s routine involved a nest of boxes, a milk-pitcher sequence, and production of flowers from silks. Roger Miller, who, along with David is a past IBM international president, did a prediction based on a murder mystery. Alan Goodheart’s routine involved various effects involving soap bubbles. All in all, it was a great evening of good food, good fellowship and some very entertaining magical performances.
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