124 entries in Cup / Cups & Balls / Two & Three Cups Routines / Sequences
  
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Unknown Cups & Balls Sequences phases and sequences with balls and cups or candle holders, saltseller covers, ...
1584 The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXIII) 182
Unknown Cups and Balls Routine Pass I. Having Placed a Ball under each Cup, to draw it out again without Lifting the Cup
Pass II. To make a Ball Travel invisibly from Cup to Cup
Pass III. Having placed a Ball under each of the end Cups, to make them pass successively under the Middle Cup
Pass IV. Having placed two Balls under the Middle Cup, to make them pass under the two Outer Ones
Pass V. To pass three Balls in succession under One Cup
Pass VI. To place three Balls one after the other upon the top of one of the Cups, and to make them fall through the Cup on to the Table
Pass VII. To pass three Balls in succession upwards through the Table into one of the Cups
Pass VIII. To pass two Balls in succession from one Cup to another without touching them
Pass IX. To make three Balls in succession pass under the Middle Cup
Pass X. The "Multiplication" Pass
Pass XI. To Transform the Small Balls to Larger Ones
Pass XII. To again Transform the Balls to still Larger Ones
1876 Modern Magic 279
Martignoni Der schwarze Wollball compressible pompom ball load, starting out under arm or on thread, advantages of sponge balls listed
Apr. 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 4) 58
Laurie Ireland No-Sleight Sponge Ball Method
1938 Greater Magic 663
Ellis Stanyon The Stanyon Lessons for the Cups and Balls part 7
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 41) 282
Ellis Stanyon The Stanyon Lessons for the Cups and Balls part 8
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 42) 288
Ellis Stanyon The Stanyon Lessons for the Cups and Balls part 9
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 43) 293
Ellis Stanyon The Stanyon Lessons for the Cups and Balls part 10
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 44) 302
Ellis Stanyon The Stanyon Lessons for the Cups and Balls part 11
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 45) 308
Ellis Stanyon The Stanyon Lessons for the Cups and Balls part 12, including
- The Travelling Sugar
- Four Paper Balls and Plates
- The Walnut Shells and Pea
- Thimble Rigging
- Chinese Marbles
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 46) 314
R. M. Jamison Illusive Cups-Balls Opening
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 55) 392
Unknown Sleight for the Cups and Balls cup on spectator's hand, ball travels underneath
1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 73
Charlie Miller Penetration of Cup with Ball
1940 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 12) 3
Eddie Joseph The "Jam" Vanish
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 20
Eddie Joseph The Elevator Pass ball passes upwards through stack of cups
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 21
Eddie Joseph Through Passage ball penetrates cup when dropped into it, multiple phases
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 22
Eddie Joseph The Spidora three balls dropped into three cups, they all assemble in one
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 23
Eddie Joseph Real Ice Cream Cone from Cup with dry ice in cup to keep it cold
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 30
Eddie Joseph Chinese Lantern from Cup
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 33
Eddie Joseph Large Stack of Coins from Cup
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 34
Eddie Joseph The Rainbow Streamers
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 35
Eddie Joseph The Shower of Cards cards produced from cup
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 36
Eddie Joseph The Bird Nest live canary hidden in cup throughout routine
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 36
Eddie Joseph Another Canary Production from gaffed cup
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 38
Eddie Joseph The Reptile in the Cup spring snake from gaffed cup
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 39
Eddie Joseph The Water Fountain small water fountain comes out of mouth-side-up cup
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 40
Eddie Joseph The Fire Cracker from cup, "This will wake up the sleeping ones."
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 41
Eddie Joseph The Three Glasses loading liquids under cups, using "Squeeze-It" props
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 41
Eddie Joseph The Fire Fountain small firework from cup
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 42
Eddie Joseph Firing the Cup fire from cups
Related to
  • "The Flaming Cups" (earlier Eddie Joseph book on Cups and Balls)
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 43
Eddie Joseph Spontaneous Combustion palmed fire gimmick to produce fireworks from cup
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 43
Eddie Joseph The Repeat Production producing nested articles
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 44
Eddie Joseph Masterpiece Glass of Liquid Production from cup
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 44
Eddie Joseph The "Phantom" Load fruit stuck in cup to handle cups freely
  • First Method
  • Second Method
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 45
Eddie Joseph The Cotton Mill long cotton thread produced from cup
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 47
Eddie Joseph The Inexhaustible Stream
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 48
Eddie Joseph The "Blooming" Roses spring flowers from cup
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 48
Eddie Joseph Brimful of Wine wine production from cup
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 49
Tom Sellers Cups and Balls Notion water finale for cups and balls
1943 Magical Mixture 7
Unknown The Finger-Grip palm of a ball
Oct. 1943 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 5) 17
Unknown To Load a Bill under a Cup
Oct. 1943 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 5) 17
M. E. Faber Triple Climax to Cups & Balls red sponge balls and golf balls with shell
1947 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1947) 23
John Ramsay Secret Introduction of a Large Ball Under Left Cup
1948 John Ramsay's Routine with Cups and Balls 58
John Ramsay Secret Introduction of a Tomato under that Cup
1948 John Ramsay's Routine with Cups and Balls 63
U. F. Grant Cups and Balls Finale small cups, one filled with drink
Jan. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 4) 14
Unknown Penetration of Cup with Ball
Also published here 1953 Classic Secrets of Magic 196
Edward Marlo Marlo's Move with sponge balls, sequence
1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 318) 78
Charlie Miller Charles Miller's "Cups and Balls Move" penetration of cup with ball
Also published here 1957 The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 188
Bob Lewis Cups and Balls Idea
1957 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 347) 215
Eugene Gloye Fan-Ta-Cups cups to make balls appear during the routine
Related to 1962 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 365) 287
Edward Marlo Jam It short cups and balls routine, small ball jammed into top of cup
1962 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 366) 291
Eugene Gloye Further Routines with Fan-Ta-Cups
  • A Novel Routine with Fan-Ta-Cups
Related to 1962 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 367) 296
Frank Sauer Loads of Fun loading technique, seated
1962 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 44
David Berglas, Alex Elmsley The Cups and Balls billiard balls as final loads
1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 192
Unknown Galloping Post sequence with cups and ball
Related to
  • Modern Magic Manual (Jean Hugard)
Oct. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 12) 369
Frank Pongrac Tips various ideas
  • Snkae Drawer Box
  • Blooming Stooge, German Sealed Milk Glass & Baker Shaker combination
  • Multiplying Billiard Balls & Cups and Balls combination
  • idea for Allerton's Aspirin Box
Inspired by 1970 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 137
Karl Fulves Cup & Ball Technique
  • Cup & Ball Opener
three balls placed under three cups gather under one cup, no extra ball
July 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 9) 641
Karl Fulves Cup & Ball Technique
  • Three To Go
Aug. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 10) 646
Karl Fulves Cup & Ball Technique
  • The Close Out
four phases, cup penetrates table as finale
Sep. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 11) 657
Karl Fulves Speedball featuring hand-to-hand transfer of ball with cup
Sep. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 11) 791
Scotty York, Larry Jennings Center of the Mat Cup Load Jennings' loading sequence without the handkerchief
Related to 1975 Cups & Balls 12
David Berglas Cups and Balls using sleeving
1976 David Berglas Lecture 9
Aldo Colombini The Tilt Move tilting the cup from another cup, stealing a ball
1977 Colombini's Cups and Balls 12
Aldo Colombini The Flying Catch ball is dropped from cup and caught under it, hiding other balls
1977 Colombini's Cups and Balls 14
Aldo Colombini The Travelling Balls
1977 Colombini's Cups and Balls 15
Aldo Colombini Ball Through Table, Hand and Cups
1977 Colombini's Cups and Balls 16
Charlie Miller Miller's Penetration
1977 Colombini's Cups and Balls 18
Aldo Colombini The Balls Penetrate Two Cups
1977 Colombini's Cups and Balls 19
Aldo Colombini The Ultimate Vanish ball vanishes by hitting two cups against it
1977 Colombini's Cups and Balls 20
Aldo Colombini The Final Load
1977 Colombini's Cups and Balls 22
Aldo Colombini The Climax three large balls appear
1977 Colombini's Cups and Balls 25
Charlie Miller Miller's Drop Through Move
1979 The Very Best of Cups and Balls 51
Old Pop Kreiger Shower of Balls
1979 The Very Best of Cups and Balls 65
Sam Leo Horowitz Coin Through Cup
1979 The Very Best of Cups and Balls 106
Frank Garcia Additional Sequence
1979 The Very Best of Cups and Balls 117
John F. Mendoza "Big Load" Technique for chop cup, dice stacking, ...
1979 Close-up Presentations 23
John F. Mendoza The Cup Switch solid cup finale
1980 John: Verse Two 93
Unknown The Tip-Off Move
1980 The Two Goblets 14
Unknown The Put-Down Move
1980 The Two Goblets 15
Gary Ouellet The Shameful Lapping final load move
1980 The Two Goblets 20
Gary Ouellet The Throw-Back Technique final load move, seated
1980 The Two Goblets 20
Bob Fitch Productions - Steals - Loads stealing from the topit, with applications
  • XII-A. Direct Steal
1) Egg on fan
2) Invisible deck
3) Cups & Balls
4) Dye Tube
5) Produce scissors
6) Balloon to Dove
7) Flames from Hands
8) Fishbowl production
9) Fountain of Silks
  • XII-B. Indirect Steal
1) Rabbit and Tray
2) Molding a Rabbit
1980 Topit Again & Again 5
Jim Ryan The Little Finger Steal
1981 Jim Ryan Close-Up: The Famous Cups & Balls Routine 1
Jim Ryan Slide Steal
1981 Jim Ryan Close-Up: The Famous Cups & Balls Routine 2
Jim Ryan Phase One - Production of Balls, Display of Cups
1981 Jim Ryan Close-Up: The Famous Cups & Balls Routine 4
Jim Ryan Phase Two - Two Balls Penetrate the Center Cup
1981 Jim Ryan Close-Up: The Famous Cups & Balls Routine 6
Jim Ryan Phase Three - A Ball Moves around & Penetrates Upwards
1981 Jim Ryan Close-Up: The Famous Cups & Balls Routine 7
Jim Ryan Phase Four - In the Spectator's Hand
1981 Jim Ryan Close-Up: The Famous Cups & Balls Routine 9
Jim Ryan Phase Five - Too Many Balls
1981 Jim Ryan Close-Up: The Famous Cups & Balls Routine 13
Jim Ryan Phase Six - The Great Finale
1981 Jim Ryan Close-Up: The Famous Cups & Balls Routine 15
Peter Kane One-Two-One Load for the Cups and Balls loading sequence
1982 Epoptica (Issue 2) 118
George Schindler Great Loads using Rubik's cubes as final loads in cups & balls
1982 The Magic of the Cube 31
Tom Gagnon A Ball Penetration ball on top vanishes and appear under it
Also published here
  • "A Ball Penetration" in "The Blueprint"
1982 Fork Full of Appetizers 56
Max Malini, Charlie Miller, Frederick Braue A Deceptive Palm for the Cups and Balls false transfer, detailed, "It should be again stressed that the sleight must be performed very slowly, very casually"
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 8
Mark Vincent Take and Leave Load Move taking ball under cup while loading another ball
1986 Gimmick (Issue 3) 15
Dan Fleshman Two C
Sep. 1987 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10 No. 9) 1396
John Ramsay The Ramsay Ball Vanish
1987 The Magic of Steve Draun 41
Steve Draun Shell Load
1987 The Magic of Steve Draun 41
Gary Kurtz Countering Expectations beginning of a cups and balls routine, balls change color
1988 Continuations ... Departures 2 7
Gary Kurtz Countering Expectations cups and balls sequence
Related to 1988 Continuations ... Departures 1 & 2 18
Gary Kurtz Countering Expectations beginning of a cups and balls routine, balls change color
1989 Continuations and Departures 16
Charlie Miller Alternative Ending sponge rabbit and carrots as final load
1989 Transit Cups and Balls 18
Aldo Colombini Laser Cups
Aug. 1991 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14 No. 8) 1961
Alex Elmsley Sleeve Loading for the Cups and Balls
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 202
Roberto Giobbi Ouvertüre für ein Becherspiel opening sequence in which balls appear
1993 Persönliche Notizen zum Seminar 14
Dan Tong Other Ideas A. bottomless cup
B. cup with salt or liquid
1994 Close-Up File 125
Fred Kaps Cup Load ball drop in cup
Related to 1995 Fred Kaps' Cups and Balls 9
Tommy Wonder, Peter Kane A Three-Cup Load loading sequence
1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 2 98
Unknown The Loading Sequence
1998 Cyclops 2
Unknown The Hat Load Melon
2004 Street Cups and Balls 51
Gazzo Revealing the Melon Presentational idea for revealing melon under hat
2004 Street Cups and Balls 51
Karl Fulves Up Cup two cups nested, wand pushed in from below, it seems to penetrate lower cup and lift upper cup
2004 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 9) 361
Sam Leo Horowitz Three-Cup Interlude with sponge rubber cubes
2008 Prolix (Issue 5) 310
Tom Stone Loading Strategies methods for obtaining loads without body loading
2010 Vortex 9
Dai Vernon, Charlie Miller Cups-and-Balls Pendulum Loading
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue June 17) 180
Alexander de Cova Geheime Taschenladung final loads handling, using topit
2011 Seminar-Leviten 11
Roberto Giobbi Overture for Cups and Balls cup moves, three balls appear, travel under cups
2012 Confidences 119
Christian Scherer Dumm gelaufen water monte with three cups, then water turns into confetti, improved method
Related to 2014 Schlaglichter 237
Charlie Miller Miller Cups and Balls with black balls
  • Opening Sequence
  • Phase 1
  • Phase 2: The Miller Penetration
  • Phase 3: The Multiplication of Balls
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 293
Max Malini, Johnny Thompson Max Malini Phase
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 20
Edmé-Gilles Guyot, Johnny Thompson Pop Krieger Phase
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 25
Bartolomeo Bosco, Dai Vernon Dai Vernon Phase
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 28
Jamy Ian Swiss Jamy Ian Swiss Final Load Sequence
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 29
Dr. Jacob Daley Jacob Daley Finale
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 34