111 entries in Cup / Cups & Balls / One Cup & Chop Cup Routines
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Clement de Lion Ein Würfelkunststück die vanishes in dice cup and reappears, match stuck inside cup to keep the die in place
Sep. 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 9) 143
Eddie Joseph A Chinese Routine
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 59
Tommy Vanderschmidt Gone Ball ball vanishes from under cup and appears in pocket, then ball penetrates handkerchief
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 278) 1111
"Senator" Clark Crandall "Senator" Clark Crandall's Cup and Balls one cup and three balls, no magnet
Related to 1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 39
Dai Vernon Ball, Cone and Handkerchief
Related toVariations 1957 The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 197
Edward Marlo Chop Cup Idea using an additional magnet
1962 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 366) 292
David Price Hocus Pocus with Chop Cup not the collector David Price, Chop Cup routine
1962 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 47
Phoa Yan Tiong Rice Bowl and Balls two final loads under bowl
1967 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 310
Arthur Setterington Joe Smith - Hypnotist paper ball travels from pocket to under cup, the third time it changes color
1968 The Joe Smith Mysteries 6
Dan Tong Cup & Three Balls three phase routine, see p. 200 for reference
Related to Apr. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 6) 174
J. "Rink" van Rinkhuyzen One Cup - Two Balls chop cup, two large balls as climax
1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 130
David Berglas, Lewis Ganson, Ralph W. Hull The Master Move For 'The Homing Ball' moves for ball and cone
1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 182
Kirk Stiles Cop Out one-cup routine performed on left hand, using silk and second cup
Sep. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 11) 279
Eddie Joseph Bewildering Buttons routine with buttons and plastic cups and magnet gimmick at finger (impromptu chop cup style)
  • Downward Penetration
  • Upward Penetration
  • Direct Penetration
1969 The Art of Eddie Joseph 179
Dai Vernon Ball, Cone and Handkerchief
1970 Expanded Lecture Notes 18
Bob Zraick Zraick's Chop Cup Move
1970 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 79
Steve Spillman 39c Routine chop cup with Oriental ceramic cup
1971 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 26) 128
Paul Swinford A Chop Cup Routine with small opaque glass as part of routine
Related to 1971 Lecture Notes 1
Fred Kaps, Larry Jennings Combination. Larry Jenning's One Cup-Three Ball & Chop Cup Routine
Related to 1972 Fred Kaps Lecture 3
Don Nielsen Dice Cup dice chop cup, used for visual die through cup
Related to Nov. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 1) 821
Dai Vernon The Cone, Ball and Handkerchief short comments
1976 The First California Lecture 10
Frank Garcia The Soft Chop-Chop or You Don't Have to Be Chinese to Do This Trick chop cup routine with sponge balls, magnet in sponge
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 173
Paul Harris Bayberry Bag Swindle chop cup routine with paper bag and paper ball loads
Also published here 1976 The Magic of Paul Harris 3
Larry Jennings The Larry Jennings Chop Cup Routine
Related toVariations 1977 Larry Jennings on Card & Coin Handling 57
David Carré Impromptu Cup & Ball impromptu chop cup with a mug
1977 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 6) 370
Barry Govan Cup and Ball Trio one cup and three balls, four phases
1977 Close-up Cavalcade Finale 121
Unknown Beer Can Routine bottomless beer can for cup and three balls (rolled-up bills) routine
1977 Close-up Cavalcade Finale 139
David Carré, Larry Jennings One Potato Two Patato
Inspired by 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 7) 543
Paul Harris, Looy Simonoff UnCanny chop cup routine with can which is resealed at the end
Related toVariations 1978 Las Vegas Close-Up 10
Karl Fulves Random Walk on Op-Trik, Bob Fitch, coin banks that look like cans, chop cup with dollar bill cone
Related to 1978 Interlocutor (Issue 24) 91
John F. Mendoza The Chop Cup
1978 The Book of John 105
Fred Kaps, Larry Jennings Kombination - Larry Jenning's Chop-Cup Routine mit einem Becher und drei Bällen
Related to 1978 Fred Kaps Lecture 4
Mark Wilson Introduction
1979 The Chop Cup Book 1
Mark Wilson The Cup
1979 The Chop Cup Book 3
Mark Wilson The Simplex Routine
1979 The Chop Cup Book 5
Mark Wilson A Simplex Variation with color changing ball
1979 The Chop Cup Book 17
Mark Wilson The Final Load from lap
1979 The Chop Cup Book 25
Mark Wilson The Multiplication Cup ball multiplies into 4 balls during routine
1979 The Chop Cup Book 31
Mark Wilson One Cup - Three Balls
1979 The Chop Cup Book 57
Earl Nelson The Nelson Chop Cup Routine
1979 The Chop Cup Book 71
Alan Wakeling The Pseudo Cup ungaffed cup, with sponges
1979 The Chop Cup Book 87
John F. Mendoza "Big Load" Technique for chop cup, dice stacking, ...
1979 Close-up Presentations 23
John F. Mendoza On the Solid Block Climax to chop cup type routines
1979 Close-up Presentations 79
Allan Hayden One-Cup Routine ungaffed cup
Nov. 1980 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 11) 417
Barry Govan Las Vegas Dice one cup routine using dice instead of balls
May 1982 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 5) 629
Frank Garcia The Chop Cup Revisited using three different colored balls
1982 The Close-up Magic of Frank Garcia — Part II 51
Bob Follmer The Orange Chop chop cup with juice can
1982 Fork Full of Appetizers 54
John Brown Solidarity idea for Solid Cup Routine, apparently filling cup with milk
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #1 (Summer)) 16
Ron Fredrick The Ron Fredrick Chop Cup Routine with small opaque glass as part of routine
Related to 1982 The Professional Routines of Ron Fredrick 35
Edward Marlo Bill, Egg, and Glass bill vanishes and reappears under paper-covered glass, egg appears, vanishes, bill reappears in egg
1983 Arcane (Issue 9) 111
Roy Baker The Big Clock Produce large ringing alarm clock at the end of a Chop Cup routine
1983 Baker's Capers 29
Michael Ammar Beenie Weenie chop cup routine with can which is resealed at the end
Inspired by 1983 Encore III 36
Meir Yedid The Other Side Of Time chop cup routine with spaceship patter, toy spider finale
1983 Off the Wall 4
"Magic" Christian Stelzel Instant Chop Cup with bottomless spray can, becomes real spray can as climax
1983 Lecture Magic 32
David Roth Revised Chop Cup Routine seated
1984 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 3 21
Bill Brodersen No-Magnetic Chop-Cup Routine
Aug. 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 8) 958
Curtis Kam Coffee & Dough using mug and crumpled bills
Sep. 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 9) 961
Gerald Deutsch "Watch" the Bill/Cup coffee cup, wrist watch final load, see page 1092
May 1985 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 5) 1064
Danny Korem New Wave Chop Cup stand-up routine, with silk, deceptive loads
1985 Korem without Limits 52
Martin Lewis Dice Propagation Chop Cup routine with dice, dice change color, produce large dice, final load is lots of small dice
1985 Martin's Miracles 133
Larry Jennings Single Cup & Balls Routine
Related to 1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 249
Karrell Fox "Imprompchop" ungaffed, rolled-up bill in any cup
1986 For My Next Trick... 15
John Carney Cup and Bill Routine chop cup routine with bill and coffee cup, lemon appears, bill inside lemon
1987 Lecture Notes Collection (Issue Conjuring con Carney) 1
Ron Wilson The Uncanny Chop Cup with cardboard coffee cup, glass and handkerchief, drink appears as final load
1987 The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 78
Finn Jon The New Theory Chop Cup
1990 Spectacle 111
John Bannon Chop2
1990 Impossibilia 66
John Carney Fruit Cup chop cup routine with bill and coffee cup, lemon appears, bill inside lemon
1991 Carneycopia 98
Thomas Hierling Not Another Chop Cup Routine
1991 Hardcore 40
Stephen Tucker For Whom the Bell Tolls cups and balls with disjointed bell, clapper vanishes and appears attached inside bell
1991 New Close-Up Lecture 7
Arturo de Ascanio, "Senator" Clark Crandall, Santiago de la Riva El Juego del Cubilete longer routine, jumbo balls finish
1992 La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 4 150
Scotty York My Lady's Teddy Bear with three olives and a coffee cup, lemon and teddy bear as final loads
1993 For Your Eyes Only 51
Paul Gertner Tea Party chop cup with tea bag and cup, loose tea as final load
1994 Steel and Silver 125
Dan Tong One Cup and Balls one cup and three balls
Related to 1994 Close-Up File 119
Jerry Mentzer Chop Cup an Balls one cup and three balls
Inspired by 1994 Close-Up File 126
Jerry Mentzer Magnet Gimmick finger palmed/clipped
1994 Close-Up File 132
R. Paul Wilson Lean Chop practical Chop Cup Routine
Also published here 1995 The Little Black Book 17
Chad Long Playing With Doh chop cup routine with play doh container
1995 The Lost Cheesy Notebooks — Volume Two 17
John Riggs Solipsist Cup and Ball Routine ball, wand and cup, different loads then solid cup ending
1995 The Magic of John Riggs 5
John Riggs Further Thoughts on Cups and Balls
1995 The Magic of John Riggs 10
R. Paul Wilson Lean Chop
Also published here 1995 Chaos Theories 41
Tommy Wonder, Bob Stencel Chop-Cup Load loading technique
1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 2 94
Paul Harris The Bayberry Bag Swindle chop cup routine with paper bag and paper ball loads
Also published here 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Issue The Magic of Paul Harris) 63
Jim Steinmeyer, Paul Harris, Looy Simonoff Uncanny chop cup routine with can which is resealed at the end
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 1 (Issue Las Vegas Close-Up) 225
Michael Fesenmeier Sphere, Cone and Stone ball and cone routine, with big stone as surprise
1997 Trephine 121
Rainer Pfeiffer, Helge Thun, Manuel Muerte The Fruit Cups two-cup routine with two different colored balls
1998 The Book 35
Mike Gallo The Shaker Neal Prete prop, salt shaker chop cup
1998 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 70) 1473
Stephen Bargatze Chops and Balls humorous chop cup routine with a gun, baseball and turnip
1998 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 70) 1475
James Swain, Larry Jennings Larry Jennings' Famous Chop Cup Routine new handling
Inspired by 1999 21st Century Card Magic 149
David Regal My Best Friend Chop Cup routine involving mice under a cup, appearing cheese and final load of lots of fake mice
1999 Close-Up & Personal 90
David Acer, Richard Sanders The Time Machine chop cup presentation
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 180
David Acer The Chop Mug and Creamers coffee mug and creamers for chop cup routine, only the idea
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 181
Helge Thun Easy Chop Cups and Balls one of the three cups is a chop cup
2000 Faustdick hinterm Schlitzohr 25
Don Alan Lean-Mean Chop Cup two final loads
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 5
David Ben Worse Habits cups & balls with a cigarette paper and a bottle cap
2003 Tricks 23
Jay Sankey The Chop Suey Subterfuge Ball travels into cup held by spectator during Chop Cup routine
2003 Twenty Years Of Magic (Issue Sankadelic Magic) 60
Miguel Aparicio Variaciones del Cono y la Bola with handkerchief, variations
Inspired by 2003 La Magia Española del Siglo XX 187
Curtis Kam Praise The Load cup shown empty, then final load appears, no small ball sequence at all
2004 Dangerous Notions 46
Jay Sankey Creamed short chop cup sequence with creamer and crumpled up lid, then creamer is restored and full of milk again
Related toAlso published here
  • Magic Menus, #31, Sep/Oct 1995
2004 Sankey Unleashed 137
Ron Bauer Introduction on the Chop Cup and different cup styles
2005 The Complete Don Alan's Chop Cup 1
Don Alan The Complete Don Alan's Chop Cup
2005 The Complete Don Alan's Chop Cup 6
Don Alan Don Alan Chop Cup Loading Technique
2005 The Complete Don Alan's Chop Cup 20
Don Alan The Big Bang chop cup loading technique with bang on table
2005 The Complete Don Alan's Chop Cup 25
Karl Fulves Abridged Version cups and balls routine outline for standup, using first three then two then one cups
2008 Prolix (Issue 4) 219
Axel Hecklau Ein Becher Just a Cup precursor
2008 "Details" 40
Curtis Kam Cup One with coffee cup and rolled-up napkin, two final loads
Inspired by 2008 The StageCoach 5
Juan Escolano Rutina de Chop-Cup con un cubilete using a glass and silk
2008 El Manuscrito (Vol. 1 No. 4) 31
Trevor Lewis Commecial Chop Chup Routine routine, two large loads, eyeball
2009 Routines Matter 59
Tom Stone Conic Relief ideas and sequences for Dai Vernon's "Ball, Cone and Handkerchief"
  • The Cone as a Holdout
  • The Cone as a Servante
  • Combinations
  • Vernon's Basic Vanish
  • Changes
  • The Surprise Load
  • Extending it Outward
Related to 2010 Vortex 141
Patrick Page The Mini-Money Miracle rolled-up bill travels under cup, then stack of coin appears under cup
2011 Magic Page by Page 251
Hiroshi Sawa ティー・ブレイク (The Tea Break) Chop Cup type of routine with coffee cup, sugar cubes and lemon as a final load
2013 Magic of Dr. Sawa (澤浩の奇術) 151
Joaquín Matas Los Cubiletes de Vernon "Tuneados" with three cups, one chop cup
Inspired by 2014 A Fuego Lento — Volumen I 253