ireland's three sponge ball trick \n \n laurie ireland
1936
ireland's yearbooks
Laurie Ireland

Ireland's Three Sponge Ball Trick

1936

Ireland's Yearbooks
(Issue Yearbook 1936)

11



a sponge ball routine \n several phases, hollow egg or lemon finale \n unknown
1938
greater magic
Unknown

A Sponge Ball Routine

1938

Greater Magic

654



another sponge ball routine \n \n henry gordien \n hilliard's note on gordien's sponge ball routine \n john northern hilliard
1938
greater magic
Henry Gordien

Another Sponge Ball Routine

Variations

1938

Greater Magic

656



a sponge ball speciality \n phase with spectator's hand \n unknown
1939
the magic annual for 1938 and 1939
Unknown

A Sponge Ball Speciality

1939

The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939

73



the three wandering sponge balls \n spectator's hand and two in the hand, one in the pocket \n unknown
1941/27
tarbell course in magic — volume 1
Unknown

The Three Wandering Sponge Balls

1941/27

Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1

163



the four traveling balls \n sponge balls to hat, final load, extra ball \n unknown
1941/27
tarbell course in magic — volume 1
Unknown

The Four Traveling Balls

1941/27

Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1

170



sponge ball routine \n large ball climax \n william s. houghton
1943
the magic 36
William S. Houghton

Sponge Ball Routine

1943

The Magic 36

49



peter rabbit goes to town \n sponge rabbit routine, with offspring climax \n robert a. nelson
1945
my best
Robert A. Nelson

Peter Rabbit Goes to Town

1945

My Best

182



the fifty sponge balls \n \n matt schulien
1949
over the coffee cups
Matt Schulien

The Fifty Sponge Balls

1949

Over the Coffee Cups

30



spongball levitation \n in a glass \n ronald b. edwards
1950
the phoenix 201 — 250
Ronald B. Edwards

Spongball Levitation

1950

The Phoenix 201 — 250
(Issue 206)

824



chameleon sponge ball! \n red and blue sponge ball change places in spectator's and performer's hand, then ball in performer's hand vanishes and spectator has two green balls in his hand \n charles r. blyth, jr.
1950
the phoenix 201 — 250
Charles R. Blyth, Jr.

Chameleon Sponge Ball!

1950

The Phoenix 201 — 250
(Issue 214)

857



three ball routine \n "same principles and ideas can be applied to sponges" \n edward marlo \n on the rollup move \n edward marlo \n three ball production \n bob king
1951
ed marlo's lecture notes
Edward Marlo

Three Ball Routine

Related to

1951

Ed Marlo's Lecture Notes

9



sponge ball routine \n three sponges two in spectator's hand, third vanishes and when spectator opens his hand, fifty small ones appear \n dr. stanley jaks \n surprise sponge climax \n dr. lazlo rothbart \n die schaumgummibälle \n dr. stanley jaks \n multiball \n dr. stanley jaks
1951
who is this dr. jaks?
Dr. Stanley Jaks

Sponge Ball Routine

Related toAlso published here

1951

Who is this Dr. Jaks?

4



1x aesthetisch \n three spongeballs and a thread are placed inside fist, balls end up threaded on string \n oscar "oscarelli" rey
1953
hokus pokus
Oscar "Oscarelli" Rey

1x Aesthetisch

1953

Hokus Pokus
(Vol. 14 No. 2)

102



sponge surprise \n fifteen to twenty small sponge balls appear \n bill simon
1954
sleightly sensational
Bill Simon

Sponge Surprise

1954

Sleightly Sensational

33



a sponge ball routine \n \n lewis ganson
1954
routined manipulation finale
Lewis Ganson

A Sponge Ball Routine

1954

Routined Manipulation Finale

117



rabbit's habits \n sponge bunnies
 routine 1
 routine 2
 routine 3 \n lewis ganson
1954
routined manipulation finale
Lewis Ganson

Rabbit's Habits

1954

Routined Manipulation Finale

121



vortrag zum "chüngelitrick" \n patter for sponge rabbit routine \n dr. william weyeneth
1955
hokus pokus
Dr. William Weyeneth

Vortrag zum "ChüngeliTrick"

1955

Hokus Pokus
(Vol. 16 No. 6)

380



vanishing sponge balls \n four balls vanish and reappear, lapping \n slydini
1957
26 originals
Slydini

Vanishing Sponge Balls

1957

26 Originals

19



sorcery with spheres \n two sponge balls, one travels from the magician's hand to the spectator's hand. next a third appears and then a fourth. at the end two balls transform in many tiny balls in the spectator's hand. \n slydini
1960
the magic of slydini
Slydini

Sorcery With Spheres

1960

The Magic of Slydini

88



spherical switchcraft \n four sponge balls are put in the right hand and then they disappear. to reappear from the spectator's pocket \n slydini
1960
the magic of slydini
Slydini

Spherical Switchcraft

1960

The Magic of Slydini

98



die schaumgummibälle \n three sponges two in spectator's hand, third vanishes and when spectator opens his hand, fifty small ones appear \n dr. stanley jaks \n sponge ball routine \n dr. stanley jaks
1961
dr. stanleyjaks und seine geheimnisse
Dr. Stanley Jaks

Die Schaumgummibälle

Also published here

1961

Dr. StanleyJaks und seine Geheimnisse

18



sponge balls under glas \n sponge ball travels under covered glass, then glass vanishes \n jack yeager
1964
ireland's yearbooks
Jack Yeager

Sponge Balls under Glas

1964

Ireland's Yearbooks
(Issue Yearbook 196364)

32



crazy sponge \n black sponge ball changes into a red one, then it splits into smaller balls and one ball changes into a coin \n thomas m. jacobsen
1964
the new phoenix 351400
Thomas M. Jacobsen

Crazy Sponge

1964

The New Phoenix 351400
(Issue 386)

371



on nielson's "problem in prophecy" \n using sponge balls \n robert "bob" j. gunther \n don nielson \n problem in prophecy \n don nielsen
1966
the pallbearers review vol. 14
Robert "Bob" J. Gunther, Don Nielson

On Nielson's "Problem in Prophecy"

Inspired by

Feb. 1966

The Pallbearers Review Vol. 14
(Vol. 1 No. 4)

20



sponge ball routine \n potato as finale \n remo inzani
1967
the art of closeup magic — volume 1
Remo Inzani

Sponge Ball Routine

1967

The Art of CloseUp Magic — Volume 1

297



chinese chow \n spongeball under bowl multiplies and then fruits appear, with chopsticks \n fred kaps \n "senator" clark crandall's cup and balls \n "senator" clark crandall \n benson bowl \n roy benson
1967
the art of closeup magic — volume 1
Fred Kaps

Chinese Chow

Inspired by

1967

The Art of CloseUp Magic — Volume 1

304



rice bowl and balls \n two final loads under bowl \n phoa yan tiong
1967
the art of closeup magic — volume 1
Phoa Yan Tiong

Rice Bowl and Balls

1967

The Art of CloseUp Magic — Volume 1

310



insideout & stretchit \n topological origami tube for several effects:
 stretchit
 insideout
 the chinese wand
 additional notes
 with a sponge ball
 the square circle
 flexible transpo
for simplified folding method see reference \n robert e. neale \n insideout jr. \n robert e. neale \n what from whom \n karl fulves \n inside out \n robert e. neale \n stripes make you thinner \n robert e. neale \n stretchit \n robert e. neale \n flexible transpo \n robert e. neale \n stretch a bill \n robert e. neale \n bill tube \n robert e. neale \n "die innere außenseite" und "ausgeflippt" \n robert e. neale
1968
epilogue
Robert E. Neale

Insideout & Stretchit

Related toVariationsAlso published here

1968

Epilogue
(Issue 2)

14



rabbits' habits \n \n dan tong
1969
hex!
Dan Tong

Rabbits' Habits

1969

HEX!

72



converging cubes \n chinkachink with sponge cubes, then more phases \n eddie joseph
1969
the art of eddie joseph
Eddie Joseph

Converging Cubes

1969

The Art of Eddie Joseph

202



sucker purse \n routine with sponge balls and purse frame
 the sucker vanish (sponge vanish in purse frame without lapping)
 the routine \n roy johnson
1970
the roy johnson lecture notes
Roy Johnson

Sucker Purse

1970

The Roy Johnson Lecture Notes

17



sponges \n with purse frame, mini sponge ball climax \n roy johnson
1971
second time around
Roy Johnson

Sponges

1971

Second Time Around

27



cavorting sponge balls \n four small sponge balls, matrix routine \n bob mcallister
1972
tarbell course in magic — volume 7
Bob McAllister

Cavorting Sponge Balls

1972

Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7

365



something from something \n production from sponge ball \n jerry mentzer
1973
closeup cavalcade
Jerry Mentzer

Something From Something

1973

Closeup Cavalcade

116



sponge shenanigans \n \n jerry mentzer
1973
closeup cavalcade
Jerry Mentzer

Sponge Shenanigans

1973

Closeup Cavalcade

119



metamorphic sponge \n routine with balltocube item \n stewart judah
1974
the pallbearers review vol. 910
Stewart Judah

Metamorphic Sponge

Autumn 1974

The Pallbearers Review Vol. 910
(Vol. 9 No. 10th Folio (Part One))

805



sponge shenanigans \n "two in the hands  one in the pocket" routine, with different ball or object as climax \n jerry mentzer
1975
close up cues
Jerry Mentzer

Sponge Shenanigans

1975

Close Up Cues

5



"die innere außenseite" und "ausgeflippt" \n topological origami tube for several effects:
 ausgeflippt
 die innere außenseite
 der chinesische schnurstab
 fantasta
 platzwechsel
 anmerkungen
 mit schaumgummibällen \n robert e. neale \n insideout & stretchit \n robert e. neale
1975
intermagic
Robert E. Neale

"Die Innere Außenseite" und "Ausgeflippt"

Also published here

Nov. 1975

Intermagic
(Vol. 3 No. 1&2)

33



"the one, two, three knockout routine" \n \n unknown
1976
the encyclopedia of sponge ball magic
Unknown

"The One, Two, Three KnockOut Routine"

1976

The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic

22



my version of the "10" count \n balls appear from purse frame \n frank garcia
1976
the encyclopedia of sponge ball magic
Frank Garcia

My Version of the "10" Count

1976

The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic

95



al cohn's spongeball routine \n \n al cohn
1976
the encyclopedia of sponge ball magic
Al Cohn

Al Cohn's Spongeball Routine

1976

The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic

97



"the slow motion transposition and impromptu routine" \n sponge from purse frame, split in two, one in each hand, travel into one \n unknown
1976
the encyclopedia of sponge ball magic
Unknown

"The Slow Motion Transposition and Impromptu Routine"

1976

The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic

102



spur of the moment routine \n \n frank garcia
1976
the encyclopedia of sponge ball magic
Frank Garcia

Spur of the Moment Routine

1976

The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic

111



short and sweet \n \n frank garcia
1976
the encyclopedia of sponge ball magic
Frank Garcia

Short and Sweet

1976

The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic

115



the "slick" routine \n two in hand, one in pocket \n frank garcia
1976
the encyclopedia of sponge ball magic
Frank Garcia

The "Slick" Routine

1976

The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic

118



my routine, by george! \n \n frank garcia \n george schindler
1976
the encyclopedia of sponge ball magic
Frank Garcia, George Schindler

My Routine, By George!

1976

The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic

125



simply commercial \n purse frame \n unknown
1976
the encyclopedia of sponge ball magic
Unknown

Simply Commercial

1976

The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic

128



sleightly superlative \n \n bob baxter
1976
the encyclopedia of sponge ball magic
Bob Baxter

Sleightly Superlative

1976

The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic

132



the peter principle \n \n peter samelson
1976
the encyclopedia of sponge ball magic
Peter Samelson

The Peter Principle

1976

The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic

138



right through \n through table \n frank garcia
1976
the encyclopedia of sponge ball magic
Frank Garcia

Right Through

1976

The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic

142



hanky panky \n with handkerchief \n frank garcia
1976
the encyclopedia of sponge ball magic
Frank Garcia

Hanky Panky

1976

The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic

147



where did they all come from \n using goshman cube sponge gaff \n john francis
1976
the encyclopedia of sponge ball magic
John Francis

Where Did They All Come From

1976

The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic

156



veil of darkness \n with handkerchief \n frank garcia
1976
the encyclopedia of sponge ball magic
Frank Garcia

Veil of Darkness

1976

The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic

159



the sacrosanct routine \n flesh color ball as container \n unknown
1976
the encyclopedia of sponge ball magic
Unknown

The Sacrosanct Routine

1976

The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic

161



the soft chopchop or you don't have to be chinese to do this trick \n chop cup routine with sponge balls, magnet in sponge \n frank garcia
1976
the encyclopedia of sponge ball magic
Frank Garcia

The Soft ChopChop or You Don't Have to Be Chinese to Do This Trick

1976

The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic

173



father cyprian's spongeball routine \n \n father cyprian
1976
the encyclopedia of sponge ball magic
Father Cyprian

Father Cyprian's Spongeball Routine

1976

The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic

178



the grand finale \n purse frame, many small balls appear \n frank garcia
1976
the encyclopedia of sponge ball magic
Frank Garcia

The Grand Finale

1976

The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic

183



cute opener \n \n frank garcia
1976
the encyclopedia of sponge ball magic
Frank Garcia

Cute Opener

1976

The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic

191



my tradeshow spongeball routine \n \n frank garcia
1976
the encyclopedia of sponge ball magic
Frank Garcia

My Tradeshow Spongeball Routine

1976

The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic

198



more thoughts, ideas and reflections \n  popup routine
 interesting start
 my preferred popup routine
 different method \n frank garcia
1976
the encyclopedia of sponge ball magic
Frank Garcia

More Thoughts, Ideas and Reflections

1976

The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic

212



peter wong's spongeball routine \n \n peter wong
1976
the encyclopedia of sponge ball magic
Peter Wong

Peter Wong's Spongeball Routine

1976

The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic

216



the purse frame \n sponge balls appear from purse frame, spectator's hand phase, small balls finale \n slydini \n encore sponge balls \n slydini
1976
the best of slydini ...and more
Slydini

The Purse Frame

Related to

1976

The Best of Slydini ...and More

54



sponge ball routine no. 2 \n several balls travel to spectator's hand \n patrick page
1976
the big book of magic
Patrick Page

Sponge Ball Routine No. 2

1976

The Big Book of Magic

122



raisin' rabbits \n sponge rabbit vanishes and only leaves some dung in form of raisins \n rick johnsson \n raisin' rabbits \n steve beam \n wayne kyzer
1976
practical impossibilities
Rick Johnsson

Raisin' Rabbits

Related to

1976

Practical Impossibilities

75



würfelschwindel \n multiphase sponge dice and cup routine \n ron baillie \n the gen, nov. 1954
1976
intermagic
Ron Baillie

Würfelschwindel

Also published here

Feb. 1976

Intermagic
(Vol. 3 No. 3)

52



mini spongeball routine \n with spectator's hand \n bill tarr
1976
now you see it, now you don't!
Bill Tarr

Mini SpongeBall Routine

1976

Now you see it, now you don't!

150



the bowl routine \n longer combination \n john f. mendoza \n bowl or cup load \n don alan
1978
the book of john
John F. Mendoza

The Bowl Routine

Inspired by

1978

The Book of John

92



my sponge ball routine \n with purse frames, with several smaller balls and large ball as climax \n horace e. bennett \n slydini's routine in "slydini encores"
1978
on your feet
Horace E. Bennett

My Sponge Ball Routine

Inspired by Slydini's routine in "Slydini Encores"

1978

On Your Feet

51



encore sponge balls \n four balls vanish and reappear one at a time, follow up to "purse frame" \n slydini \n the purse frame \n slydini
1979
the magical world of slydini
Slydini

Encore Sponge Balls

Related to

1979

The Magical World of Slydini

10



the pseudo cup \n ungaffed cup, with sponges \n alan wakeling
1979
the chop cup book
Alan Wakeling

The Pseudo Cup

1979

The Chop Cup Book

87



sponge balls \n traveling into spectator's hand claimed by cohn, see p. 1328 for further comment on the history (quote from expert manipulation finale, ganson) \n al cohn
1979
the chronicles
Al Cohn

Sponge Balls

1979

The Chronicles
(Issue 21)

1268



sponge balls: 2) production \n standup, similar to billiard ball routine \n meir yedid
1980
apocalypse
Meir Yedid

Sponge Balls: 2) Production

Mar. 1980

Apocalypse
(Vol. 3 No. 3)

316



barnone \n paper balls travel, vanish and reappear, inspired by slydini, kind of sponge ball routine with crumpled napkins \n al schneider
1980
al schneider on closeup
Al Schneider

BarNone

1980

Al Schneider On CloseUp

96



the "k.b." sponge ball routine \n \n ken brooke \n meine schwammballroutine \n ken brooke
1980
ken brooke's magic — the unique years
Ken Brooke

The "K.B." Sponge Ball Routine

Also published here

1980

Ken Brooke's Magic — The Unique Years

162



peter rabbit hits the big time \n sponge rabbit routine \n daryl martinez
1982
for your entertainment pleasure
Daryl Martinez

Peter Rabbit Hits the Big Time

1982

For Your Entertainment Pleasure

11



spca \n sponge ball finds card \n craig keller
1982
apocalypse
Craig Keller

SPCA

Aug. 1982

Apocalypse
(Vol. 5 No. 8)

670



something for nothing \n purse frame and sponge ball routine \n jim cellini
1982
the closeup magic of frank garcia — part i
Jim Cellini

Something for Nothing

1982

The Closeup Magic of Frank Garcia — Part I

85



goodness gracious great balls of ......sponge? \n sponge rabbit climax, routine with two in the hand, one in the pocket phase \n stephen tucker
1982
spellbinder
Stephen Tucker

Goodness Gracious Great Balls of ......Sponge?

1982

SpellBinder
(Vol. 1 No. 11)

195



ribitrabbit \n sponge ball routine, with transformation to sponge rabbit climax \n meir yedid
1982
closeup hallucinations
Meir Yedid

RibitRabbit

1982

CloseUp Hallucinations

23



the sponge routine \n routine with purse frame, "two in the hands one in the pocket", using cubes instead of balls/spheres \n ron fredrick
1982
the professional routines of ron fredrick
Ron Fredrick

The Sponge Routine

1982

The Professional Routines of Ron Fredrick

24



into the third dimension \n splitting a sponge ball into two halves and putting them back again \n stephen tucker
1983
spellbinder
Stephen Tucker

Into the Third Dimension

1983

SpellBinder
(Vol. 2 No. 22)

415



thriller \n eating sponge ball, first biting part out then rest \n daniel kalanowski
1983
spellbinder
Daniel Kalanowski

Thriller

1983

SpellBinder
(Vol. 3 No. 31)

607



a spongeball vanish & reproduction \n with two spongeballs \n patrick page
1984
book of thumb tips
Patrick Page

A Spongeball Vanish & Reproduction

1984

Book of Thumb Tips

27



malini on stage \n two spectators on stage, sponge ball routine with paperballs over the head situation and balls appearing at spectator, then watch steal and coconut production from hat \n danny korem
1985
korem without limits
Danny Korem

Malini On Stage

1985

Korem without Limits

78



a.g. sponge balls \n credit information, three different sized/colored sponge balls vanish and reappear in spectator's hand and under salt shaker. \n albert goshman
1985
magic by gosh
Albert Goshman

A.G. Sponge Balls

1985

Magic By Gosh

53



routine finale \n \n peter samelson
1986
apocalypse
Peter Samelson

Routine Finale

Aug. 1986

Apocalypse
(Vol. 9 No. 8)

1239



one, two, three, 4 \n four sponge balls produced and put between fingers of the left hand, they change into a numeral four out of sponge \n ray kosby
1986
scratching the surface
Ray Kosby

One, Two, Three, 4

1986

Scratching the Surface

1



current classic \n sponge ball appears, vanishes, reproduced from spectator's pocket, splitting in two, spectator's hand finish \n john carney \n current classic \n john carney
1987
lecture notes collection
John Carney

Current Classic

Also published here

1987

Lecture Notes Collection
(Issue Carney Uncovered)

1



das ist die nummer 1! \n routine with several phases and squeaker \n thomas hierling \n das ist die nummer eins! \n thomas hierling
1987
new wave closeup
Thomas Hierling

Das ist die Nummer 1!

Also published here

1987

New Wave CloseUp

88



the ultimate spongeball routine \n with two extra balls \n stephen tucker
1987
1987 lecture
Stephen Tucker

The Ultimate SpongeBall Routine

1987

1987 Lecture

7



current classic \n sponge ball appears, vanishes, reproduced from spectator's pocket, splitting in two, spectator's hand finish \n john carney \n current classic \n john carney \n current classic \n john carney
1987
carney uncovered
John Carney

Current Classic

Also published here

1987

Carney Uncovered

1



das ist die nummer eins! \n routine with several phases and squeaker \n thomas hierling \n das ist die nummer 1! \n thomas hierling
1988
first there was a dream
Thomas Hierling

Das ist die Nummer Eins!

Also published here

1988

First there was a dream

36



a sponge or two \n \n tom ladshaw
1989
apocalypse
Tom Ladshaw

A Sponge or Two

Mar. 1989

Apocalypse
(Vol. 12 No. 3)

1612



the sponger \n three phase routine, with sponge 4 \n dexter cleveland
1989
the trapdoor — volume two
Dexter Cleveland

The Sponger

1989

The Trapdoor — Volume Two
(Issue 30)

530



punultimate bunnies \n presentation and routine for multiplying rabbits \n dave dillon
1990
the minotaur
Dave Dillon

PunUltimate Bunnies

1990

The Minotaur
(Vol. 2 No. 2)

4



the odd man out routine \n uses lapping \n gary ouellet
1990
close up illusions
Gary Ouellet

The Odd Man Out Routine

1990

Close Up Illusions

65



meine schwammballroutine \n multiphase routine \n ken brooke \n the "k.b." sponge ball routine \n ken brooke
1990
intermagic
Ken Brooke

Meine SchwammballRoutine

Also published here

Oct. 1990

Intermagic
(Vol. 15 No. 4&5)

161



sponge away \n \n stephen tucker \n sponge away \n stephen tucker
1991
apocalypse
Stephen Tucker

Sponge Away

Also published here

Apr. 1991

Apocalypse
(Vol. 14 No. 4)

1910



crystal clear \n using glass and balls \n jason krumholtz
1991
apocalypse
Jason Krumholtz

Crystal Clear

Dec. 1991

Apocalypse
(Vol. 14 No. 12)

2008



current classic \n sponge ball appears, vanishes, reproduced from spectator's pocket, splitting in two, spectator's hand finish \n john carney \n current classic \n john carney
1991
carneycopia
John Carney

Current Classic

Also published here

1991

Carneycopia

3



the ultimate sponge ball routine \n \n stephen tucker
1991
new closeup lecture
Stephen Tucker

The Ultimate Sponge Ball Routine

1991

New CloseUp Lecture

2



the musical sponge radios \n sponge ball routine, balls apparently make music, radio sound can be heard, controlled by performer with belt \n stephen tucker
1991
new closeup lecture
Stephen Tucker

The Musical Sponge Radios

1991

New CloseUp Lecture

4



silk and sponge \n "professional routines"
silk vanishes, appear in rolledup bill, changes into sponge ball which splits in two, sponge routine \n steven hamilton \n silk & sponge \n steven hamilton
1992
profile
Steven Hamilton

Silk and Sponge

Also published here

Aug. 1992

Profile
(Issue 9)

5



hatzoo \n routine for children, named animal is apparently produced from a hat, sponge turtle changes into a sponge bunny \n norman beck
1993
the minotaur
Norman Beck

Hatzoo

1993

The Minotaur
(Vol. 5 No. 1)

10



the watch \n sponge routine cover for watch steal \n bill "dusty" miller \n johnny paul performance at blackpool 1991
1993
profile
Bill "Dusty" Miller

The Watch

Inspired by Johnny Paul performance at Blackpool 1991

Oct. 1993

Profile
(Issue 16)

4



the money eater \n theme of routine: coin put in hand, sponge ball pushed in, coin vanishes \n justin higham
1993
expansions
Justin Higham

The Money Eater

1993

Expansions

17



multiplying rabbits \n small rabbits finale without need to go to pockets \n chuck smith
1994
what if?
Chuck Smith

Multiplying Rabbits

1994

What If?

6



hilliard's note on gordien's sponge ball routine \n \n john northern hilliard \n another sponge ball routine \n henry gordien
1994
more greater magic
John Northern Hilliard

Hilliard's Note on Gordien's Sponge Ball Routine

Inspired by

1994

More Greater Magic

1144



fruited plain \n sponges are presented as cherries, attached to a green sprig, classic phase with spectator's hand \n steve dusheck
1994
dusheck's closeup magic
Steve Dusheck

Fruited Plain

1994

Dusheck's CloseUp Magic

64



multiplying rabbits \n foam rubber rabbits \n karl norman
1995
40 years at the forks
Karl Norman

Multiplying Rabbits

1995

40 Years at the Forks

60



falso pulgar y bola \n sponge ball vanish in rolled bill \n pablo domenèch
1996
la magia de pablo domènech
Pablo Domenèch

Falso Pulgar y Bola

1996

La Magia de Pablo Domènech

143



throw in the sponge \n sponge ball routine, referred to as clown noses, with half ball and half dollar finish \n aldo colombini
1996
throw in the sponge
Aldo Colombini

Throw in the Sponge

1996

Throw in the Sponge

4



fechter's sponge balls \n \n lou gallo \n eddie fechter
1996
lou gallo: the underground man
Lou Gallo, Eddie Fechter

Fechter's Sponge Balls

1996

Lou Gallo: The Underground Man

119



real magic sponges \n walkaround routine, modified thumbtip
 stage i: the sponge balls are produced
 stage ii: a ball vanishes from your right hand and is reproduced from your pocket
 stage ii: a ball vanishes from your right hand and appears in your left hand
 stage iii: a ball disappears from the performer's hand and reappears in the spectator's hand \n dean dill
1997
intimate miracles
Dean Dill

Real Magic Sponges

1997

Intimate Miracles

22



spotlight \n sponge routine with a laser pointer or flash light, using sponge ball with light inside (or d'light) \n dean dill
1997
intimate miracles
Dean Dill

Spotlight

1997

Intimate Miracles

78



spongology \n sponge bunnies routine intro \n doug conn
1999
tricks of my trade
Doug Conn

Spongology

1999

Tricks of my Trade

58



hot sauce \n vanishes and productions with colored sponge balls (referred to as “peppers”), chili pepper is produced and then changed into small tabasco sauce bottle \n eric t. dockery
1999
labyrinth
Eric T. Dockery

Hot Sauce

1999

Labyrinth
(Issue 10)

18



rush lintball \n short sponge ball opening routine, producing two balls, one travels into hand of spectator, growing ball \n steve taylor
1999
real world magic
Steve Taylor

Rush Lintball

1999

Real World Magic

162



ez watch steal \n watch steal during sponge ball routine with squeaker \n carey heim
1999
real world magic
Carey Heim

EZ Watch Steal

1999

Real World Magic

221



sponges \n ending with eighteen sponges in spectators hand \n eugene burger
2000
mastering the art of magic
Eugene Burger

Sponges

2000

Mastering the Art of Magic

36



sponge away \n to spectator's hand \n stephen tucker \n sponge away \n stephen tucker
2000
standing room only
Stephen Tucker

Sponge Away

Also published here

2000

Standing Room Only

10



sly napkin \n  the schneider technique
paper balls travel, vanish and reappear, inspired by slydini, kind of sponge ball routine with crumpled napkins \n al schneider \n sly napkins \n al schneider
2000
genii
Al Schneider

Sly Napkin

Also published here

Sep. 2000

Genii
(Vol. 63 No. 9)

58



slydini's secret \n tancolored sponge ball removed from bottomless cardboard box and vanished, repeated a few times, then box is lifted and there are only sponge balls in other colors \n slydini
2002
latter day secrets
Slydini

Slydini's Secret

2002

Latter Day Secrets
(Issue 7)

225



sanada sponge special \n sequence with sanada gimmick and three sponge balls \n toyosane sanada
2002
2002 — the last palindrome
Toyosane Sanada

Sanada Sponge Special

2002

2002 — The Last Palindrome

6



sponge! \n page 4, sponge ball routine, ten count \n lance pierce
2005
the worldfamous bowl routine
Lance Pierce

Sponge!

2005

The WorldFamous Bowl Routine

70



sponge ball routine \n with sponge 4 finale, lots of jokes \n trevor lewis
2009
routines matter
Trevor Lewis

Sponge Ball Routine

2009

Routines Matter

147



benson burner \n standup benson bowl routine with dozens of sponge balls as final load \n tom stone
2010
vortex
Tom Stone

Benson Burner

2010

Vortex

195



a short routine with sponges \n using purse frame \n roberto giobbi
2010
secret agenda
Roberto Giobbi

A Short Routine with Sponges

2010

Secret Agenda
(Issue June 10)

173



subtleties for sponge ball magic \n \n roberto giobbi
2010
secret agenda
Roberto Giobbi

Subtleties for Sponge Ball Magic

2010

Secret Agenda
(Issue June 12)

175



boogers from mouth \n green spongeballs from mouth, multiply, and then produce a sponge donut from mouth as a finale \n dan sperry
2010
notes about nothing
Dan Sperry

Boogers From Mouth

2010

Notes About Nothing

8



sly napkins \n paper balls travel, vanish and reappear, inspired by slydini, kind of sponge ball routine with crumpled napkins \n al schneider \n sly napkin \n al schneider
2011
al schneider magic
Al Schneider

Sly Napkins

Also published here

2011

Al Schneider Magic

226



professional sponge ball routine \n with four balls, spectator involved \n patrick page
2011
magic page by page
Patrick Page

Professional Sponge Ball Routine

2011

Magic Page by Page

160



silk & sponge \n silk vanishes, appear in rolledup bill, changes into sponge ball which splits in two, sponge routine \n steven hamilton \n silk and sponge \n steven hamilton
2013
the magic of steven hamilton
Steven Hamilton

Silk & Sponge

Also published here

2013

The Magic of Steven Hamilton

154



der meister der kugeln \n ball and vase with sponge balls and wand, balls travel and change color, jumbo ball appears as a climax \n christian scherer \n charlie frye's "ball and vase" on dvd "eccentricks 3"
2014
schlaglichter
Christian Scherer

Der Meister der Kugeln

Inspired by Charlie Frye's "Ball and Vase" on DVD "Eccentricks 3"

2014

Schlaglichter

268



multiball \n three sponges two in spectator's hand, third vanishes and when spectator opens his hand, fifty small ones appear \n dr. stanley jaks \n sponge ball routine \n dr. stanley jaks
2014
the incredible dr. jaks
Dr. Stanley Jaks

Multiball

Also published here

2014

The Incredible Dr. Jaks

197



die routine \n full cups and balls routine
 vorbereitung
 phase i
 becher durch becher
 bälle durch becher
 anmerkung
 phase ii
 die erste wanderung
 die zweite wanderung
 die plötzliche wanderung
 phase iii
 vorbereitung zum charlie miller move
 die erste durchdringung
 die zweite durchdringung
 das beseitigen des fünften balles
 phase iv
 das vorzeigen des bechers
 der horace goldin move
 das laden des ersten schaumgummiballes
 phase v
 ein wechsel
 noch zwei schaumgummibälle
 das erste spiel
 die erste abschlussladung
 der ball in der hand
 two in the hands
 die zweite abschlussladung \n kurti freitag
2014
new avantgarde magic
Kurti Freitag

Die Routine

May 2014

New Avantgarde Magic
(Issue 18)

591



un juego para acercarte a la mesa \n spongeball routine, as an intro when doing strolling magic \n joaquín matas
2016
a fuego lento — volumen ii
Joaquín Matas

Un Juego para Acercarte a la Mesa

2016

A Fuego Lento — Volumen II

85



sponge into spectator's hand \n \n johnny thompson
2018
the magic of johnny thompson
Johnny Thompson

Sponge into Spectator's Hand

2018

The Magic of Johnny Thompson
(Issue 1)

239



silkworm \n silk produced and changed into sponge ball which is split into two, they change back to a silk which vanishes \n john guastaferro \n second storm, 2005 lecture notes
2018
genii
John Guastaferro

Silkworm

Also published here Second Storm, 2005 lecture notes

July 2018

Genii
(Vol. 81 No. 7)

81



bolas de esponja \n thorough spongeball routine, two balls with different color appear from purse frame, travel from hand to hand and vanish back in frame
 aparición de dos bolas
 ten count
 sin la cuenta
 interceptada
 en la mano del espectador
 a guardar, a guardar \n roberto mansilla
2019
Çerca
Roberto Mansilla

Bolas de Esponja

2019

Çerca

53



las bolas por encima de la cabeza \n 14phases paper balls over the head routine using sponge balls
 ¿qué pasa si no han grabado al espectador?
 salidas ante posibles imprevistos, muy previstos
 rutina auxiliar, ¡viaje mano a mano! + ¡siempre tres!
 ¿y si el espectador conoce el juego?
 anécdota del espectador conocedor malintencionado
 fase extra y opcional
 versión con bolas de papel, en condiciones de magia de cerca \n lionel gallardo
2021
mi(s)directa magia vol. i
Lionel Gallardo

Las bolas por encima de la cabeza

2021

Mi(s)directa Magia Vol. I

173



wild bolita \n multiphase sponge ball routine
 part one: color change
 part two: transpositions
 part three: seeing red
 part four: seeing yellow \n davide fragione \n "wild comodines", gabi pareras
2022
the disclaimer
Davide Fragione

Wild Bolita

Inspired by "Wild Comodines", Gabi Pareras

Feb. 2022

The Disclaimer
(Vol. 1 No. 11)

289


