2000 – 27th Australian Convention of Magicians – June 9-12 2000
Paul Bowen headed the Melbourne convention committee.
VENUE: World Congress Centre, Melbourne
NUMBER OF REGISTRANTS: 250
GUESTS: Rene Levand (Argentina), Tina Lenert (USA). Michael Finney was scheduled but failed to show.
Under 18 Stage – Chris Hackney-Smith. 2nd Brad Quay, 3rd Paul Cosentino
Under 18 Close Up – Brad Quay. 2nd Timothy Fensham, 3rd Daniel Kinsey
Non Pro Stage – Paul Cosentino. 2nd Dennis Kristo, 3rd Ian Harvey
Parlour Magic – James Sleight. 2nd David Kendal, 3rd Peter Cook
Phil Cross Children’s Magic – JamesSleight. Alan Sloggett, 3rd Paul Bowen
Strolling Magic – James Sleight. 2nd Ricki Brand, 3rd Matt Hollywood
Close Up Restaurant – Ricki Brand. 2nd James Sleight, 3rd Brad Manuel
Close Up Cards – Nigel Anderson. 2nd Ben Kierce, 3rd Ricki Brand
Lifetime Achievement Awards – Ross Skiffington, Graham Etherington
LECTURERS: Rene Levand, Phil Cass, Raymond Crowe, Chuck Fayne
STAGE SHOW: Don Crawford (MC), Tina Lenert, Rene Levand, Ross Skiffington