"IJA Newsletter"              


June/July 1979                                       Volume 31  No. 4



July 17 - July 22, 1979

Hampshire College, Amherst  Massachusetts

Chairpeople:  Eric Roberts and John Robinson


The Paul Cinquevalli Meeting For Jugglers


The following is my report on The Paul Cinquevalli Meeting for Jugglers, the 2nd European IJA Convention.

Jugglers attending were: Roland Weise, GDR; Hermann Sagemuller, FRG; Bobby Menary, Northern Ireland; Tim Batson, Stuart Fell, Jimmy Martin, Mark Robertson, and Lynn Thomas, England; John Whitehead, John Leslie, Steven Leslie, and Lindsay Leslie, Scotland. Delegates from the Scottish Magic Circle were Rodger Caseby and Dave Harley; both assisted with our Public Show.

Top marks for our correspondent Roland Weise who traveled the furthest, and also to Stuart Fell (the tumbling juggler who plays with fire) who made a very acrobatic and flashing appearance. He was able to visit the Convention for only 14 hours between his professional appearances in London.

Hermann Sagemuller won the first ever 5 ball juggling endurance championship held in Scotland.

The prize was a Haggis and souvenir EMPTY purse from Scotland (that figures), but best of all a medal presented by Roland Weise.

(There is a craze in Scotland just now called "Hurling the Haggis" in which a person who throws a Haggis the furthest wins a prize. We thought it was a nice twist to hurl or juggle lacrosse balls to win a Haggis. )

"IJA European Convention"

Although we only topped last year's attendance by one juggler, the publicity we received was more than we expected. Local TV and radio announced our get together and nine pieces were printed in local press. This, along with the items that Roland and Hermann intend to publish in their home countries must surely, in the end, recruit more jugglers and members into our great International Association. Definitely another step in the right direction for IJA.

--Lindsay Leslie

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