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The Fédération Internationale des Sociétés Magiques (FISM) (International Federation of Magic Societies) was founded in 1948, and is one of the most respected organizations in the industry. It is an international body coordinating dozens of national and international clubs and federations around the world, representing approximately 50,000 Magicians from 32 countries.

The FISM is probably best known for conducting one of the premier magic conventions in the world, the triennial "World Championship of Magic". The 2006 convention was held in Stockholm, Sweden.

The next FISM will be held in 2009 in Beijing, China.

Brief History

The roots of the FISM began in Paris, France, in 1937, at a meeting of the 34-year-old ASAP, Association Syndicale des Artistes Prestigitateurs (Association of prestidigitation artists), which had a monthly magazine Le Journal de la Prestidigitation.

In 1946, a hotel in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, hosted an International Congress of Magicians, with over 300 registrants from around Europe.

The 1947 "Congrès Magique International" brought in 500 attendees from 18 countries, and 70 participants in the competition. Meetings at that convention were held to discuss the creation of a formal international organization, and that was where the FISM title was proposed.

The first FISM began in 1948 at Lausanne (Switzerland). Here were the results:

Country Name Category Place
England Willane Grand prix 1
France Jean Valton Manipulation 1
England Paula Baird Manipulation 2
Switzerland Zano Manipulation 3
Denmark Haakon Edeling Presentation 1
The Netherlands Van Dijl Presentation 2
France Dominique Presentation 3
England Burtini Invention 1
France Gaulthron Invention Prix special
France Rogello Allied Art 1

Gran Prix Winners & World Championships

  • 2006 Stockholm Pilou (F) & Rick Merrill (USA)
  • 2003 Den Haag Norbert Ferré (F) & Jason Latimer (USA)
  • 2000 Lisbon Scott the Magicien & Muriel (NL)
  • 1997 Dresden Ivan Necheporenko (RUS)
  • 1994 Yokohama Franklin (D)
  • 1991 Lausanne Vladimir Danilin (USSR)
  • 1988 Den Haag Johnny Ace Palmer (USA)
  • 1985 Madrid Javier y Ana (E)
  • 1982 Lausanne Lance Burton (USA)
  • 1979 Brüssel Ger Copper (NL) / Shukurov (USSR)
  • 1976 Wien Pierre Brahma (F)
  • 1973 Paris Richard Ross (NL)
  • 1970 Amsterdam Richard Ross (NL)
  • 1967 Baden-Baden Di Sato (Harry Thiery) (NL)
  • 1964 Barcelona Pierre Brahma (F) / Mr. Cox (D)
  • 1961 Liège Fred Kaps (NL)
  • 1958 Wien Tonny van Dommelen (NL)
  • 1955 Amsterdam Fred Kaps (NL)
  • 1952 Geneva Denis Moroso (I)
  • 1951 Paris Geoffrey Buckingham (GB)
  • 1950 Barcelona Mystica (Fred Kaps) (NL)
  • 1949 Amsterdam Viggo Jahn (DK)
  • 1948 Lausanne Willane (GB)

World Magic Champions

2006 Stockholm XXIII World Championship

2003 Den Haag XXII World Championship

2000 Lisbon XXI World Championship

1997 Dresden XX World Championship

1994 Yokohama XIX World Championship

1991 Lausanne XVIII World Championship

1988 Den Haag XVII World Championship =

1985 Madrid XVI World Championship

1982 Lausanne XV World Championship

  • Manipulation Davido Norway
  • General Magic Philippe Socrate France
  • Invention Pavel Switzerland
  • Micromagic Michael Ammar USA
  • Close-up Card Daryl USA
  • Comedy Otto Wessely France
  • Ladies Brigitte Varga Autria
  • Stage Illusions Wayne Allen & Sandy USA

1979 Brussels XIV World Championship

  • Manipulation Magic Christian Austria
  • General Magic Vito Lupo USA
  • Invention Christian Fechner France
  • Micromagic John Cornelius USA
  • Close-up Card Jean-Jacques Sanvert France
  • Comedy Gill Frantzi France
  • Ladies Fee Eleisa Germany
  • Stage Illusions Christian Fechner France
  • Mentalism Hans Moretti Germany
  • Juniors John Hirokawa USA

1976 Vienna XIII World Championship

  • Manipulation Magic Christian Austria
  • General Magic Domi Nho France
  • Invention Juliani Switzerlands
  • Micromagic Heinz Freundt Austria
  • Close-up Card Trevor Lewis Wales
  • Comedy Roy Gardner&Wittus Witt Germany
  • Ladies Aniko Hungary
  • Stage Illusions The Morettis Germany

1973 Paris XII World Championship

  • Manipulation Christian Austria
  • General Magic Toreno Norway
  • Invention Lipp Germany
  • Micromagic Camilo Spain
  • Close-up Card Juan Tamariz Spain
  • Comedy Haraldini Germany
  • Stage Illusions Katawu Japan

1970 Amsterdam XI World Championship

  • Manipulation Tel Smit The Netherlands
  • Invention Domi Nho France
  • Micromagic Rene Petrie Belgium
  • Close-up Card Arturo de Ascanio Spain
  • Comedy Armandi The Netherlands
  • Comedy Topper Martyn Sweden

1967 Baden-Baden X World Championship

  • Manipulation Tel Smit The Netherlands
  • General Magic Joe Nex Germany
  • Invention Rigal France
  • Micromagic Horace France
  • Close-up Card Piet Forton Switzerland
  • Comedy Jerry Bergman USA
  • Stage Illusions Manfred Thumm Germany

1964 Barcelona IX World Championship=

  • General Magic Cornel & Monique The Netherlands
  • General Magic Al Preston & Valerie The Netherlands
  • Invention Rama The Netherlands
  • Micromagic Guy Lammertyn Belgium
  • Close-up Card Piet Forton Switzerland
  • Comedy The Maymo Brothers Spain
  • Stage Illusions Les Andreals Switzerland
  • Parlour Magic John Flinch Spain

1961 Liege VIII World Championship

  • Manipulation Pierre Brahma France
  • General Magic Marconick The Netherlands
  • Invention The Maymo Brothers Spain
  • Micromagic Gus Southall England
  • Close-up Card Piet Forton Switzerland
  • Comedy The Maymo Brothers Spain
  • Mentalism John Todd & Jill England
  • Stage Illusions Les Andreals Switzerland
  • Parlour Magic Rama The Netherlands

1958 Vienna VII World Championship

  • Manipulation Maurice Rooklyn Autralia
  • General Magic Peter Pit The Netherlands
  • Invention Rama The Netherlands
  • Micromagic Phoa Yan Tiong The Netherlands
  • Close-up Card Eddy Taytelbaum The Netherlands
  • Comedy Peter Lodynski Austria
  • Ladies N. Marteret France
  • Stage Illusions John Dee Switzerland

1955 Amsterdam VI World Championship

  • Manipulation Marconick The Netherlands
  • General Magic Ad de Lunes The Netherlands
  • Micromagic Eddy Taytelbaum The Netherlands
  • Close-up Card Fred Kaps The Netherlands
  • Originality Mr Jack The Netherlands
  • Comedy El Wido Sweden

1952 Geneva V World Championship=

  • Manipulation Bernat Spain
  • Presentation Laquier France
  • Invention Frank Cleaver England
  • Close-up Bernat Spain
  • Originality Peterson Switzerland
  • Mentalism Magdola & Carolus France
  • Ladies Ann Hardy Belgium
  • Stage Illusions Mireldo France
  • Stage Magic Haakon Edeling Denmark

1951 Paris IV World Championship

  • Manipulation Carlo Tornedo Sweden
  • Presentation Albino & Tiny The Netherlands
  • Close-up Sala Switzerland
  • Comedy Jay Palmer & Doreen USA
  • Originality Monarque Belgium
  • Mentalism The Salvins England
  • Ladies Huguette Delysiolle France

1950 Barcelona III World Championship

  • Manipulation Carlo Tornedo Sweden
  • Presentation Haakon Edeling Denmark
  • Invention Jack Miltour Switzerland
  • Close-up John Ramsay Scotland

1949 Amsterdam II World Championship

  • Manipulation Geoffrey Buckingham England
  • Presentation Francisco & Moto The Netherlands
  • Invention Maub van Embden The Netherlands
  • Close-up Geoffrey Buckingham England

1948 Lausanne I World Championship

  • Manipulation Jean Valton France
  • Presentation Edeling Denmark
  • Invention Burtini England