The winner of The Magic Circle Close-up Magician of The Year 2013 is Tim Shoesmith! In a closely fought competition, eight magicians entertained members of the public in The Devant Room while the event was broadcast live to the packed Magic Circle Theatre.

In third place was Will Gray whose entertaining routine included a Goldfish production and an impossible signed card to a sealed deck. Second place went to the very personable Billy Reid who registered strongly with the invited audience and his sponge ball routine. The winner, Tim Shoesmith, won the top prize with a set that finished with a torn and restored card effect on a Shakespearian theme as Tim recalled his childhood memories of playing Puck in his school's production of a Midsummer Night's Dream.

Congratulations to all three of them.

The video of the competition is now available for members to view. The Magic Circle Close Up Competition 2013