Roy Walton

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Roy Walton
Born1932
London

Roy Walton (born 1932 in London) is a card magic expert from England who currently lives and works in Scotland.

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Biography

First interested in magic at the age of eight, Roy Walton is a world-recognized card magician creating hundreds of card effects, including his most famous effect, Card Warp. He has mentored numerous Scottish magicians including Jerry Sadowitz and Peter Duffie.

Many of Walton's pamphlets and other works have been collected in two books on card magic currently published by Lewis Davenport Ltd. of London, and he continues to contribute to several English language magazines on card magic (e.g., Magic magazine).[1]

MARKETED TRICKS

  • Animal Magic (1972)
  • Card Warp (1973)
  • Cascade (1974)
  • Kaleidoscope (1975)
  • Pocket Packet (1999)

Books

  • The Devil's Playthings (1969)
  • Cardboard Charades (1971)
  • Tale Twisters (1972)
  • Card Script (1973)
  • Some Late Extra Card Tricks (1975)
  • Trigger (1976)
  • A Collection of Card Tricks Using Unprepared Cards and Trigger (1976)
  • That Certain Something (1979)
  • The very best of Roy Walton (1980)
  • The Complete Walton 1 (1981)
  • The Complete Walton 2 (1988)


Published Works

  • Abra magazine
    • So Their Journey Was Necessary - 17th May, 1958. Vol. 25, No. 642. Page 275
    • The Collectors - 15th February, 1969. Vol. 47, No. 1203. Page 99
    • Confidence Trick - 6th December, 1975. Vol. 60, No. 1558. Page 438
    • Good Mixers - 6th December, 1975. Vol. 60, No. 1558. Page 441
    • Count Me In - 6th December, 1975. Vol. 60, No. 1558. Page 444
    • Big Deal (1) - 13th February, 1982. Vol. 73, No. 1881. Page 266
    • Big Deal (2) - 27th February, 1982. Vol. 73, No. 1883. Page 329
  • The Chronicles (magazine)
    • Caper - No 4, page 1084
    • NEXT - No 11, page 1174
    • Count Me In - No 15, page 1205 -
    • The Alternate Shift, page 77
    • The Invisible Plan, page 79
  • The Crimp (magazine)
    • Roy Walton Meets Choob & Eejit! - No 6, page 46
    • Mental Impression! - No 39, page 356
    • Spots Across - No 40, page 360 - Walton/McClements/Sadowitz
    • Tearaway - No 40, page 364 - Reprint from Pabular
  • Curioser by Karl Fulves
    • Unstacked Parity
  • DARK ANGEL by Peter Duffie and Roy Walton - EBook
    • Dark Angel
  • DAVENPORTS' CATALOGUE
    • Pocket Packet - 1999 - Given away free to customers with the Davenports' catalogue
  • The Dungeon (magazine)
    • Short Change - Issue 7, March 1995, page 22
  • EGO (magazine)
    • Checkmate - Vol 1 No 2, page 5
    • Sweet Seventeen - Vol 1 No 9, page 9
  • Epilogue (magazine)
    • Down & Under - No 1, page 1
    • A Faro Tree - No 1, page 8
    • The Universal Ghost - No 2, page 11
    • The Universal Mexican - No 2, page 12
    • Impact - No 4, page 27
    • Restless Colors - No 5, page 40
    • Money Power - No 6, page 41
    • Black Widow Notes - No 7, page 55
    • Divided We Stand - No 8, page 61
    • They Match - No 9, page 71
    • Upside-Down Collectors - No 11, page 83
    • Nomad Card - No 12, page 97
    • Expansion Notes - No 14, page 113 - Elmsley/Walton
    • Pocket Power - No 14, page 116
    • Drop Outs - No 16, page 144
    • Royal Marriages - No 17, page 155
    • Isolator - No 19, page 175
    • Collecting Box - No 20, page 189
    • Imprint - No 21, page 197
    • Kangaroo - No 24, page 232
    • Ascanio Aces - Special No 4, page 287
    • Ascanio Rainbow - Special No 4, page 288
    • Ascanio Poker - Special No 4, page 289
  • Faro & Riffle Technique by Karl Fulves
    • Abacus Card Trick
  • SCA's Fifty Years Later (Scottish Conjurers Association)
    • Jubilee Countdown, page 64
  • The Foo Can (magazine)
    • Pieces On Earth - Issue 2 - Page 8
  • Fourcast by Karl Fulves
    • The Arrangement Pg 34
  • Genii (magazine)
    • Mental Four - 1954 - Vol 19, page 85
    • An Aces And Kings Transpositon - 1967 - Vol 31 No 7, page 297
    • Moonshine - 1990 - Vol 54, page 235
    • Personality Complex - 1990 - Vol 54, page 236
    • Auto Cue - July 1991 - Vol 54 - 597
    • Royal Town - August 1997, page 47 - Published by Briar Tyson (pseudonym)
    • Impure Thoughts From A "Royal Town" - November 1997, page 5
    • Treasure Hunt - August 1998, page 5
    • The Apprentice Matchmaker - April 1999, page 42
    • OUCH! - May 1999, page 47
    • Finlayson's Frolic - July 1999, page 48
    • A Magical Joke - March 2000, page 75
    • Confusion Of The Innocents - Sept 2000, page 60
    • Color Cocktail - December 2000, page 56
    • Southern Key Tap - January 2001, page 85
    • A Twisted Tale - April 2001, page 52
    • A Twisted Tale - November 2001, page 70 - Same as above
    • Pair Dance - July 2002, page 67
    • Please Pass - January 2004, page 31
    • Open Acrobatics - July 2004, page 86
  • Hierophant (magazine) - EBOOK edition
    • Ambush, page 171
    • Friendly Persuasion, page 236
    • Pocket Princess, page 252
    • Gone To Earth, page 303
  • Ibidem (magazine)
    • Conjurers, Laymen and Mirrors - No 34&35, page 811 - Short essay
    • Second Thoughts - No 34&35, page 811 - Short essay
    • Vanishing Water - No 34&35, page 812 - This was later re-named Oil And Queens.
    • On The Side Of The Angels - No 34&35, page 813
    • Card Case - No 34&35, page 813
    • Simplicity Lead In - No 34&35, page 815
    • Predicted Gilbreath - No 34&35, page 815
    • Cheaters' Gilbreath - No 34&35, page 816
    • Game Law - No 34&35, page 817
    • Second Thoughts On Gilbreath - No 34&35, page 818
    • Found-Two Cards - No 34&35, page 819
    • Second Thoughts On Gilbreath "Again" - No 34&35, page 820
    • Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are - No 34&35, page 821
    • Second Thoughts On Four Aces - No 34&35, page 822
    • Crash Diet - No 34&35, page 823
    • Card In Purse - No 34&35, page 823
    • Treble Trouble - No 34&35, page 824
    • Sans Wizard - No 34&35, page 824
    • The Royverse - No 34&35, page 826
    • A Simple Trick Using The Move - No 34&35, page 826
    • Named-Card Shuffle - No 34&35, page 827
    • Second Thoughts On Oil And Water - No 34&35, page 827
  • Impromptu Card Magic by Aldo Colombini
    • Kangaroo, page 18
    • The Magic Lesson, page 32
    • Money Power, page 94
  • Kabbala (magazine)
    • Ten Paces To The Right - Vol 1 No 1, page 4
    • Right Number - Vol 1 No 4, page 34
    • Twice Removed - Vol 1 No 9, page 73
    • Match A Matic - Vol 1 No 11, page 88
    • Card Number - Vol 2 No 3, page 21
    • Taking Flight - Vol 2 No 4, page 28
  • The Little Black Book by R. Paul Wilson
    • Pass At Red, page 6
  • The Looking Glass (magazine)
    • No Hiding Place - Summer 1996, page 100
    • Company Of Four - Winter 1998, page 147
    • Poof Change - Winter 1998, page 155 - Duffie/Walton
  • Magic (magazine)
    • The Magic Queen Of Diamonds - April 1992
    • Count Me In Again - February 1994, page 57
    • Pile Drivers - June 1994 - Effect by J.K. Hartman - Variation of 'Count Me In Again' (see MAGIC magazine)
    • Voice Waves - July 1994, page 56
    • Hokem Poker - April 1998, page 78 - Effect by Ramon Rioboo - Variation of 'Draw Poker Deal' (see Pallbearer's Review)
    • How ODD - June 1998, page 72
    • Peek-A-BOO - Sept 1998, page 72
    • Lucky Seven - July 1999, page 75
    • Square Dance - October 1999, page 81
    • Punch Drunk - March 2000, page 70
    • Stay Lucky - January 2002, page 70
    • Thanks For The Memories - May 2002, page 84
    • Math Chore Atlas - July 2004, page 83
    • Steven's Choice - October 2004, page 80
  • More Self-Working Card Tricks by Karl Fulves
    • Influential Pairs, page 24 - Fulves/Walton
    • Blind Choice, page 50
  • My Best Self-Working Card Tricks by Karl Fulves
    • Out On Location, page 15 - Fulves/Walton
  • New Inspirations by Peter Duffie (2000)
    • Roy Walton On Colorosity, page 9
  • New Self-Working Card Tricks by Karl Fulves
    • Lucky Seven, page 6
    • Double Think, page 34
  • Octet by Karl Fulves
    • Snap Royalty, page 39
  • Opus (magazine)
    • Magic Sign - May 1988, page 6
    • A Low Bow To A Legend - September 1992, page 9 - Roy commemorating Vernon
    • Fair Play - September 1992, page 10
    • Opus Questionnaire - September 1992, page 18 - Interview with Roy
  • OUT OF SIGHT by Mr. E. Ozo (Jerry Sadowitz)
    • HOLD OUT, page 14
  • Pabular (magazine)
    • The Witch Doctors, page 3
    • Obsolete Prediction, page 40
    • Tearaway, page 78
    • Carousel, page 97
    • Earthbound, page 103
    • Past Help, page 170
    • The Card Shark, page 213 - See correction on Pg 252
    • Inflated Ace, page 303
    • A Martian Plot, page 304
    • Your Very Own, page 306
    • Chiefly Yourselves, page 307
    • Denary Deceit, page 309
    • Ambitious Move, page 310
    • Truth and Consequence, page 311
    • Baker Street Re-visited, page 338
    • A Straight Shuffle, page 392
    • USA Trail, page 418
    • Twice Two, page 454
    • NOSFERATU, page 510
    • Card School, page 689
    • Oasis, page 704
    • Detective Story, page 786
    • Ferly Defragmentation Etc, page 812
    • Outward Bound, page 844
    • End Game Plus, page 872
    • Through The Centuries Of Time, page 907
    • I'd Give My Right Hand, page 1202
    • The 229-224 Trick, page 1259
    • Rainbow Road, page 1246
    • Triple Alliance, page 1256
    • Sum Trick, page 1259
  • Packet Tricks by Jerry Mentzer
    • Roy-al Monte, page 5
    • Walton's Universal, page 47
  • Pallbearer's Review (magazine)
    • Lesson in Larceny - Vol 1 No 9, page 47
    • Draw Poker Plus - Vol 2 No 4, page 79 - First Roy Walton Issue
    • Dead Easy Location - Vol 2 No 4, page 79
    • Conspicuous Consumption - Vol 2 No 4, page 84
    • Color-Sense - Vol 2 No 4, page 84
    • Four Card Brainwave - First Folio, page 142
    • Daydream - Vol 3 No 4, page 142
    • Influential Pairs - Vol 3 No 6, page 171
    • Ghost Cup - Second Folio, page 221 - A Cups and Balls Effect
    • Helensburg Speller - Second Folio, page 221
    • Letter from Roy - Page 258
    • Blue Phantom II - Vol 5 No 4, page 321
    • Ultra Reverse - Vol 5 No 6, page 331 - Published under the pseudonym Gene Lawton
    • Back Into Time - Vol 5 No 11, page 363
    • Devilish Die - Fourth Folio, page 383 - Karl Fulves commenting on this effect: "If an award were granted for an effect relying on outrageous ingenuity to achieve the desired end, Mr. Walton's dice trick would rate first prize."
    • Controlled Fate - Vol 6 No 2, page 390
    • Oracull - Vol 6 No6, page 415
    • Double Discovery - Vol 6 No 8, page 428
    • Chamelon Cards - Vol 6 No 12, page 464 (see Pg 486)
    • Simple Math - Vol 7 No 7, page 517
    • Duo Colors - Vol 7 No 9, page 547
    • Ambitious 1-2-3-4 - Vol 7 No 11, page 559 - Second Roy Walton Issue - See Pg 608 for addition.
    • Long Shot - Vol 7 No 11, page 560 - See Pg 640 for variation by Robin Robertson
    • Twister - Vol 7 No 11, page 562
    • The N.C. Game - Vol 7 No 11, page 562 - Non Card Effect - See Pg 608 for addition
    • Informer - Vol 8 No 2, page 575
    • Color Flite - Vol 8 No 8, page 632
    • Play It Again - Vol 8 No 10, page 647
    • The Magic Lesson - Vol 9 No 3, page 699
    • Once Upon A Time - Vol 9 No 12, page 818
    • Letter - Vol 10 No 2, page 830 - A letter from Roy
  • Penumbra (magazine)
    • Pinkerton's Ladies - July/August 2002, page 2
    • Pinkerton's Surprise - November/December 2002, page 15 - Walton/Clark/Goodwin
    • Acorn's Progress - February 2004, page 2
    • Triple Alliance - March 2006, page 11
  • Pentagram (magazine)
    • * Erdnase And All That - Vol 9 No 3, December 1954, page 1
    • Anent "About Turn" - Vol 12 No 7, April 1954, page 51 - handling of Hugh Scott's "About Turn" move
    • Queens And Water - Vol 13 No 1, October 1958, page 3
  • Profile (magazine) edited by Steven Hamilton
    • The Plot Thickens - Issue 3, August 1991
    • School Daze - Issue 5, December 1991
    • Doppelganger - Issue 7, April 1992
    • A Note From Roy Walton (re Phil Goldstein's variation of Walton's School Daze) - Issue 10, October 1992
    • Dominic Twose – Two - Issue 13, April 1993
    • Suitcase, Issue 18, February 1994
    • Some Useful Information (for determining the last card in an Under-Down shuffle) - Issue 18, February 1994
  • Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups by Karl Fulves
    • Influential Pairs, page 10 - Fulves/Walton
    • Miracle Location, page 73
    • Influence, page 75
  • Riffle Shuffle Technique - Part 1 by Karl Fulves
    • Z-Notes, page 27 - Notes on The Zarrow Shuffle
  • RIFFLE SHUFFLE TECHNIQUE - PART 3 by Karl Fulves
    • The Double Ended Run Up, page 149
    • Analysis of the Cull Stock System, page 163
  • Spellbinder (magazine)
    • Caught in Time - Vol. 1 No. 6, October 1981, page 101
  • Trigger by Roy Walton (1976)
    • 2 Trigger
    • 4 Showdown
    • 6 Hop-A-Long Hofzinser
    • 7 Trigger Happy
    • 9 Jail Break
    • 10 Greenhorn
    • 11 Horse Sense

References

  1. Cover Genii 1998 August
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