June/July 1979 Volume 31 No. 4
32nd ANNUAL IJA CONVENTION
SEE YOU THERE!
July 17 - July 22, 1979
Hampshire College, Amherst Massachusetts
Chairpeople: Eric Roberts and John Robinson
Paul Cinquevalli Meeting For Jugglers
following is my report on The Paul Cinquevalli Meeting for Jugglers, the
2nd European IJA Convention.
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.
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
Sagemuller won the first ever 5 ball juggling endurance championship held
prize was a Haggis and souvenir EMPTY purse from Scotland (that figures),
but best of all a medal presented by Roland Weise.
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. )
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.