Charles Potts

The magnificent antique
Charles Potts Trophy

The Charles Potts trophy is awarded to a member who has contributed the most to the Art of Magic or the Society in the preceding year.

Charles Potts, who was a member of the Society, was an antique dealer and it is quite likely that he came across this trophy whilst conducting his business. This must have happened around 1950 or 1951 because it was awarded for the first time in 1952 to Rev. Duxbury (Genraldi).  Unfortunately most of the records prior to 1952 have been lost or destroyed so more details of this trophy and its history cannot be confirmed.  The Charles Potts Trophy is the oldest trophy in the Society.

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Year

Awarded To

1952
  Rev. Reg Duxbury
1953
  Bertie Lewin
1954
  Harry Venson
1955
  Charles Potts
1956
  George McMurdo
1957
  Charles Potts
1958
  Harry Venson
1959
  Lionel Walker
1960
  Capt. H G Jarvis
1961
  Alan Clulow
1962
  Brian Tarr
1963
  Bernard Dyer
1964
  Eric Allenbrook
1965
  Bernard Dyer
1966
  Alan Clulow
1967
  Bernard Dyer
1968
  John Walton
1969
  Basil Emery
1970
  Brian Tarr
1971
  Basil Emery
1972
  Basil Emery
1973
  Bernard Dyer
1974
  Bernard Dyer
1975
  Bernard Dyer
1976
  Bernard Dyer
1977
  Bernard Dyer
1978
  Basil Emery
1979
  Arthur Arnold
1980
  Bernard Dyer
1981
  Bernard Dyer
1982
  Des Teague
1983
  Arthur Arnold
1984
  David J O'Connor
1985
  Shaun Wilson
1986
  Dennis Sargeant
1987
  Schalk Pienaar
1988
  Arthur Arnold
1989
  Dennis Sargeant
1990
  Not Awarded
1991
  David J O'Connor
1992
  Not Awarded
1993
  Shaun Wilson
1994
  Shaun Wilson
1995
  Neil Hazell / Desmond Smith
1996
  Shaun Wilson
1997
  Not Awarded
1998
  Trevor Yates
1999
  Dennis Sargeant
2000
  Charlie McAfee (posthumously)
2001
  Neil Hazell
2002
  Shaun Wilson
2003
  Neil Hazell
2004
 
2005
  David J O'Connor
2006
  Bernard Dyer
2007
  Neil Hazell
2008
  Darryn le Grange
2009
  Neil Hazell
2010
  Neil Hazell / Adi Paxton
2011
  Bennie Matthee
2013
  Ricki Gray
2014
  Ricki Gray
2015
  Neil Hazell