467 entries in Cup / Cups & Balls / Two & Three Cups Routines
  
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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 Palming Small Balls
1634 The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 8
Unknown Apparently Swallowing Ball after false transfer
1634 The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 10
Unknown How to make a great Ball seem to come through a Table into a Cup from bottom of table to under cup after spectator checked the cup by himself
1634 The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 15
Unknown Of the Play of the Balls
1634 The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 7
Unknown 1. To Palm the Ball three methods
1876 Modern Magic 273
Unknown 2. To Reproduce the Palmed Ball at the End of the Fingers
1876 Modern Magic 274
Unknown To Reproduce a Ball from the Wand
1876 Modern Magic 276
Unknown To Return a Ball into the Wand
1876 Modern Magic 277
Unknown 3. To Secretly Introduce the Palmed Ball under the Cup
1876 Modern Magic 275
Unknown 4. To Simulate the Action of Placing a Ball under a Cup
1876 Modern Magic 276
Unknown To Pass one Cup through another
1876 Modern Magic 277
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
Unknown Method of Palming the Ball small ball
1902 The Modern Conjurer 183
Unknown To Hold the Ball whilst conveying under Cups
1902 The Modern Conjurer 184
Charles Bertram The Cups and Balls
1902 The Modern Conjurer 183
Laurie Ireland The Cup and Balls including moves
  • Pass
  • To load the ball under the cup from the finger palm
  • To pass the ball into the left hand
  • The Palm
Related toAlso published here 1931 Ireland Writes a Book 33
Laurie Ireland Cups and Balls Moves and Ideas including moves
  • Finger Palm
  • Finger Palm curled in
  • To pass a ball
  • To pass a ball to left hand
  • To pass a ball under cup
  • The Crotch Palm
  • To raise a cup that is really empty and show a ball under it
  • To raise a cup with a ball under it without exposing the ball
  • To change a small ball to a large one
  • New surprises with loads
  • Servante for Cups and Balls
Related to 1934 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1934) 4
Laurie Ireland Cups and Dollar Bills with rolled up bills
1936 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1936) 6
Ellis Stanyon The Stanyon Lessons for the Cups and Balls part 3, palming methods
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 37) 248
Ellis Stanyon The Stanyon Lessons for the Cups and Balls part 4, moves with balls, wand, cups
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 38) 254
Ellis Stanyon The Stanyon Lessons for the Cups and Balls part 5
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 39) 260
Unknown Egg Cups and Pellets alternative props for cups & balls
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 94
Unknown Loading a Cup tip over load
1938 Greater Magic 660
Unknown Removing a Ball Secretly from Under a Cup
1938 Greater Magic 660
Ellis Stanyon The Stanyon Lessons for the Cups and Balls part 6
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 40) 266
Ellis Stanyon The Stanyon Lessons for the Cups and Balls part 7
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 41) 282
Unknown Routine
1938 Greater Magic 661
Dr. Jacob Daley Dr. Jacob Daley's Cup and Ball Routine
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 47) 332
Laurie Ireland No-Sleight Sponge Ball Method
1938 Greater Magic 663
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 My Cups and Bills three coffee cups and rolled up bills
Also published here 1940 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 12) 2
Charlie Miller Penetration of Cup with Ball
1940 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 12) 3
Harlan Tarbell The Cups and Balls three cups, with several sleights
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 157
Eddie Joseph The Multipalm intro
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 8
Eddie Joseph The Single Palm ball vanishes using the classic palm
  • Method 1
  • Method 2
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 8
Eddie Joseph The Double Palm palming two one-inch balls at once
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 9
Eddie Joseph The Triple Palm palming three one-inch balls at once
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 10
Eddie Joseph The Multipalm Drop palming three one-inch balls at once, variation
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 10
Eddie Joseph The Multipalm Pass false transfer with three balls at once
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 11
Eddie Joseph The Multipalm Slide vanishing a ball when already palming two
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 11
Eddie Joseph One Hand Production of Three Single Balls
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 11
Eddie Joseph One-Hand Production of Two Balls Together
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 11
Eddie Joseph Producing Three Balls Singly a la Billiard Balls
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 12
Eddie Joseph Secret Introductions intro to cup loads
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 12
Eddie Joseph Secret Introduction of Two Balls Under One Cup Simultaneously
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 13
Eddie Joseph Secret Introduction of Single Balls from the Double Palm
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 13
Eddie Joseph The "Two-in-One" Introduction
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 14
Eddie Joseph Secret Introduction of Three Balls Together Under One Cup
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 14
Eddie Joseph The "Tip-Up" Introduction
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 15
Eddie Joseph The Torpedo Introduction
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 15
Eddie Joseph The "Back-Street" Introduction
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 15
Eddie Joseph The Cup Introduction
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 15
Eddie Joseph The "Infinite" Introduction
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 16
Eddie Joseph The "Stratagem" Introduction
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 16
Eddie Joseph The "Top-Hole" Introduction
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 17
Eddie Joseph The Jubilee Introduction
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 17
Eddie Joseph The Hinge Extraction ball steal
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 18
Eddie Joseph The Double Extraction
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 19
Eddie Joseph The Triple Extraction
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 19
Eddie Joseph The "Grasshopper" Vanish
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 20
Eddie Joseph The Slide Vanish ball dumped into left fingers below table edge
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 21
Eddie Joseph The Thumb Steal
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 22
Eddie Joseph The Roll ball apparently rolled under cup, rolls out the other side
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 24
Eddie Joseph The Scoop ball rolled into cup, secretly bounces out again
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 24
Eddie Joseph The Reel cup shown empty, ball hidden behind
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 25
Eddie Joseph The Match Holder keeping item hidden in cup with match stick as holder
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 39
Eddie Joseph Loading Tall Articles into Cups articles "nearly as high as the cup"
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 42
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 "Ink-o" Routine two glasses with water and one with ink, covered by cups, monte type game
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 52
Eddie Joseph The Red Herring monte type routine with cups and balls of two color
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 54
Eddie Joseph The Jumping Frog one ball and three cups
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 57
Eddie Joseph The Wandering Ball one ball and three cups
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 57
Eddie Joseph Crystal-i-zation three tumblers and three lumps of sugar
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 58
Eddie Joseph Mechanical Routine gaffed cups
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 61
Eddie Joseph The Nudist Routine no steals from body
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 62
Eddie Joseph The Hindu Routine
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 63
Eddie Joseph The Multipalm Routine fourteen phases
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 64
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 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
Eddie Joseph The Automatic Cup pin attached to inside of cup
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 26
Eddie Joseph The Four-Point Cup four pins attached to inside of cup
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 27
Eddie Joseph The Cup that Delivers secret compartment in cup for load
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 27
Eddie Joseph The "Auto" Producing and Vanishing Cup secret shelf inside cup
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 28
Eddie Joseph The Brodie secret ball holder inside cup
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 28
Eddie Joseph Salt and Pepper two secret compartments in cup
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 29
Eddie Joseph Real Ice Cubs from Cup secret rubber compartment inside cup
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 31
Eddie Joseph Jelly from Cup jelly produced from cup, using a wand with hook
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 32
Eddie Joseph The "Robot" Cup secret lever inside cup, operated with small knob on outside
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 33
Eddie Joseph The Half Shelf for producing soft loads from cup
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 33
Eddie Joseph Rapid Hatching gaffed cup to change an egg into a bird/canary
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 38
Eddie Joseph Liquid Production rubber balloons hidden in cup
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 40
Jean Hugard Cups and Bills with rolled up bills and cups, three final loads
Related to Oct. 1943 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 5) 17
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
Franklin V. Taylor Taylor's Cups and Balls three cups, gaffed, thread and sponge, gimmicked possibility to make a ball appear under a cup
VariationsAlso published here 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 75) 304
M. E. Faber Triple Climax to Cups & Balls red sponge balls and golf balls with shell
1947 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1947) 23
Unknown Thumb Palm of ball, brief
1948 John Ramsay's Routine with Cups and Balls 41
John Ramsay Passing the Wand Through the Cups
1948 John Ramsay's Routine with Cups and Balls 44
John Ramsay Loading a Small Ball under the Left Cup
1948 John Ramsay's Routine with Cups and Balls 54
John Ramsay John Ramsay's Cups and Balls with two cups, large balls and paper streamer as climax
1948 John Ramsay's Routine with Cups and Balls 37
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
Dai Vernon Vanish put-type
1949 Stars of Magic (Vol. 5 No. 1) 75
Dai Vernon Impromptu Cups and Balls
1949 Stars of Magic (Vol. 5 No. 1) 69
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, Johnny Paul Cup Through Cup Move with variation by Johnny Paul
1953 Classic Secrets of Magic 204
Bruce Elliott The Eternal Cups and Balls three cups, with two in the hand one in the pocket sequence
1953 Classic Secrets of Magic 176
Franklin V. Taylor Taylor's Cups and Balls three cups, gaffed, thread and sponge, gimmicked possibility to make a ball appear under a cup
Also published here 1953 Classic Secrets of Magic 187
Charlie Miller Cups and Balls three coffee cups and rolled up bills
Related toAlso published here 1953 Classic Secrets of Magic 192
Ande Furlong, Joe Berg Cups and Balls
1953 Classic Secrets of Magic 199
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
Harlan Tarbell Flower Pots and Oranges cups and balls with flower pots and small oranges, inflatable melon final load
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 48
Lewis Ganson Moves with the Bags and Balls 1. The basic move
2. To show a bag empty when it contains a ball
3. Loading a ball secretly into a bag
4. Loading from the pocket
5. Production of a glass of wine
1956 Unconventional Magic 16
James G. Thompson Jr., Franklin V. Taylor Cups and Balls
  • Taylor's Cups and Balls Variation
  • Cups and Balls, classic routine with three cups
  • Benson Bowl Routine Variation
Inspired by 1956 Top Secrets of Magic 93
Lewis Ganson Bags of Everything cups and balls with felt bags
1956 Unconventional Magic 15
Dai Vernon, Silent Mora The Vanish of a Ball whilst Spinning the Wand
1957 The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 137
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
Dai Vernon The Cups and Balls
Related toVariations 1957 The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 125
Bob Lewis Cups and Balls Idea
1957 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 347) 215
Alex Elmsley Cups and Balls salt as final load
Also published here 1959 Low Cunning 3
Milton Kort Fake Load Pretend to put ball under cup
1962 Kort Is Now In Session 42
Milton Kort Turn Over Load Secretly load ball in cup by turning it mouth down
1962 Kort Is Now In Session 43
Milton Kort One Hand Cup Turnover Flourish for turning cup over
1962 Kort Is Now In Session 43
Milton Kort Two Hand Cup Turnover Flourish for turning cup over
1962 Kort Is Now In Session 44
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
Milton Kort Cups and Balls in Miniature Cups and Balls routine done with plastic cups and balls
1962 Kort Is Now In Session 41
Milton Kort Chromo Cups and Balls Cups and balls with three different colored cups and balls
1962 Kort Is Now In Session 53
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
Frank Sauer Loads of Fun loading technique, seated
1962 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 44
Edward Marlo Cups and Balls three cup routines, no extra ball
1965 Ed Marlo's Lecture Notes 18
Tony Cole A Three Cup Routine with sponge balls, billiard ball loads
Winter 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 1st Folio) 138
Charlie Miller Charlie Miller Move
Sep. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 11) 207
Roy Walton Ghost Cup addition for cup-through-cup sequence
Winter 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 2nd Folio) 221
Alex Elmsley Cups & Balls salt production as finale, see also p. 206
Related to
  • suggestion by Jules Conway on p. 216
Also published here
Sep. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 11) 203
Unknown Bounce Steal card thrown under cup stolen, actually page 298A
Winter 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio) 298
Unknown Reverse Spin Steal actually page 298A
Winter 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio) 298
Edward G. Brown A Routine for the Cups & Balls
Related to Apr. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 6) 251
Edward G. Brown Cups & Balls part 2, see p. 265 for further references
Related to May 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 7) 259
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
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Cups And Balls using servante, actually page 298A
Winter 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio) 298
David Berglas, Alex Elmsley The Cups and Balls billiard balls as final loads
1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 192
Karl Fulves Visible Penetration ball through cup
Sep. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 11) 362
Unknown Tipover Move loading move
Oct. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 12) 367
Peter Alexis Clip Steal ball stolen from top of cup as another cup is put onto it
Oct. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 12) 368
Peter Alexis Delayed Lapping Move ball lapped from cup
Oct. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 12) 368
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
Ger Copper Cups and Balls sponge balls
  • ball vanishes between two stacked cups
  • showing tabled cup empty despite a ball being underneath
  • dropping classic palmed ball into upright cup when reaching to wand
1970 Magic from Holland 4
Dai Vernon Cups and Balls Routine
1970 Expanded Lecture Notes 3
Peter Alexis Canterbury Cups with various sleights and loads
Inspired byRelated to Sep. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 11) 359
Peter Alexis Routine very short two-cup routine with final load
Oct. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 12) 368
Al Baker Cups & Balls routine via John Braun, H. Adrian Smith, Lou Tannen
eight phases
Winter 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio) 381
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
Stewart Judah, John Braun Stewart Judah's Cups & Balls "An Article by John Braun"
Mar. 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 5) 408
Sam Leo Horowitz Cups and Balls six phases, see also p. 476
Also published here
  • The Sphinx, September 1938
Autumn 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 5th Folio) 454
David Lederman Thimbles & Pea cups and balls routine with thimbles and pea, sponge ball final loads
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 187
Horace Goldin, Frank Garcia Horace Goldin's Cup & Ball Move ball vanishes when two cups are banged together with ball between them, see also p. 815 for comment by Roger Crabtree
Related to July 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 9) 635
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
Sam Aaronson The Basic Sleight false transfer
Aug. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 10) 778
Pete Biro Cup Chop
  • The Karate Acquitment
showing cup empty despite ball underneath
Related to Apr. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 6) 723
Sam Aaronson The Basic Loading Move
Aug. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 10) 778
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
Unknown Loading Move
1974 The Penultimate Cups & Balls 6
Sam Aaronson Cups and Balls see also p. 780 for note by Mike Rogers, p. 863 for Al Cohn credit by Richard Stride, p. 1053 for comment by Milton Tropp
Related to Aug. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 10) 778
Bob Read The Penultimate Cups and Balls humorous routine, three different cups, with smashed watch and wandering tip wand
1974 The Penultimate Cups & Balls 2
Scotty York Fake Wand-Spin Vanish
1975 Cups & Balls 7
Scotty York The Basic Move hiding a big ball in the cup
1975 Cups & Balls 3
Unknown Cup through Cup with ball hidden
1975 Cups & Balls 6
Scotty York, Larry Jennings Center of the Mat Cup Load Jennings' loading sequence without the handkerchief
Related to 1975 Cups & Balls 12
Sam Leo Horowitz Two Tumblers and a Coin - Horowitz Cup through cup standard illusion, but with coin inside one of the cups
1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 153
Scotty York The "X-Rated" Cups and Balls Routine three cups, no loads from pockets, seated
1975 Cups & Balls 1
Scotty York The "Technicolor X-Rated" Cups and Balls with different colored balls
1975 Cups & Balls 13
Faucett Ross, Dai Vernon Cups and Balls Based on Vernon's routine with different endings
1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 135
Max Malini A Malini Note on his cups and ball routine, glasses wrapped in newspaper
June 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 8) 974
Ian Baxter My Cup Flippeth Over throwing a loaded cup from hand to hand
1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 12) 298
Dai Vernon Cups and Balls "short, very direct Cups and Balls routine"
1976 The First California Lecture 8
Al Cohn Cups & Balls five phases, see p. 1053 for comment by Milton Tropp
Related to 1976 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #6) 940
Patrick Page The Cups and Balls three cups
1976 The Big Book of Magic 124
David Berglas Cups and Balls using sleeving
1976 David Berglas Lecture 9
Unknown The Optical Move showing cups empty
1977 Colombini's Cups and Balls 10
Aldo Colombini The Can-Can Move hiding balls in cup, while tossing them from hand to hand
1977 Colombini's Cups and Balls 12
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
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 Cups and Balls
  • The Colombini Presentation
  • Requirements
  • Set-Up
  • Getting Ready
  • Performance
1977 Colombini's Cups and Balls 7
Dai Vernon Cups and Balls without wand, five phases
Related to 1977 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #7) 997
Stephen Minch Cups and Flies balls change into plastic flies one by one, plastic spider final load and bug aerosol can
1977 Creations of a Magical Madman 53
Tommy Wonder Cups and Balls two cup routine
Related to 1977 Jos Bema — Lecture 12
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
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
Frank Garcia Double Post stacked cups, ball secretly between, cups dragged down on table with balls underneath
Inspired by
  • "Galloping Post" (Hugard's Modern Magic Manual, 1939, p. 130, item 4)
1978 The Chronicles (Issue 2) 1076
Francis Carlyle The Cups and Balls baby chicks as final loads
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 132
Barry Nelson The Flash Cups very short routine (one minute) that ends with final loads
1978 The Book of John 116
Horace E. Bennett With a Grain of Salt salt finale
Inspired by 1978 On Your Feet 71
Frank Garcia A Lesson on the 'Cups and Ball' outline of routine, very brief
1978 Lecture Notes — No. 1 11
Karl Fulves (E) Cup Gaff thin cup shell, posed as problem
1978 Interlocutor (Issue 24) 94
Frank Garcia Passing a Wand Through 3 Nested Cups
1979 The Very Best of Cups and Balls 105
Unknown Basic Ball Vanish - Method One false transfer
1979 The Chop Cup Book 49
Unknown Basic Ball Vanish - Method Two wand pushed through fist with ball
1979 The Chop Cup Book 53
Frank Garcia The "Scoop" or "Lift Up" Move showing cup empty despite ball
1979 The Very Best of Cups and Balls 34
Theo "Okito" Bamberg The "Galloping Post" Move
1979 The Very Best of Cups and Balls 35
Charlie Miller Miller's Drop Through Move
1979 The Very Best of Cups and Balls 51
Horace Goldin "Click" Move ball vanishes between to cups that are banged together
1979 The Very Best of Cups and Balls 61
Paul Gertner Secret Loading of a Ball Underneath a Cup with steel ball
1979 The Very Best of Cups and Balls 82
Paul Gertner The False Load steel ball apparently placed under cup
1979 The Very Best of Cups and Balls 84
Horace Goldin The Horace Golding Baffling Cup gaffed cup to vanish a ball under it
1979 The Very Best of Cups and Balls 103
Unknown Cup Through Cup
1979 The Very Best of Cups and Balls 109
Herb Morrissey Fako Move sequence for showing cups empty
1979 The Very Best of Cups and Balls 111
Unknown To Show that a Cup is Deeper Inside than Out
1979 The Very Best of Cups and Balls 117
Frank Garcia The Frank Garcia Million Dollar Cups and Balls Routine
  • First Phase of Frank Garcia's Routine
  • Variation on the "Oldest Deception"
  • Phase #2
  • Phase #3
  • Phase #4
  • Phase #5
  • Phase #6
  • Phase #7
1979 The Very Best of Cups and Balls 17
Paul Gertner The Cups and Balls with Steel Ball Bearings
1979 The Very Best of Cups and Balls 81
Sam Leo Horowitz S. Leo Horowitz's Cup & Ball Routine
1979 The Very Best of Cups and Balls 91
Robert Parrish On Rosini's Cups & Balls Routine
1979 Interlocutor (Issue 32) 124
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
Danny Korem The UDT Cups and Ball Routine clean vanish of ball from cup, pendulum holdout
1980 The Upside Down Toppit — Volume II 15
Gary Ouellet The Whoops Move vanish of a ball
1980 The Two Goblets 28
Gary Ouellet The Cenotaph Illusion showing the cups empty
1980 The Two Goblets 9
Gary Ouellet The Cenotaph Placement placing apparently empty cups on table
1980 The Two Goblets 11
David Garrard Shell-Shocked! cups and balls routine with plastic egg shells and coins
Feb. 1980 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 2) 305
Al Schneider Quickcups with magic kit cups and balls
1980 Al Schneider On Close-Up 137
Danny Korem The Routine three cups and balls routine using pendulum holdout
1980 The Upside Down Toppit — Volume II 16
Gary Ouellet The Two Goblets with two cups, one chop cup, three large balls as climax
1980 The Two Goblets 4
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
David Williamson The Striking Vanish
  • Alternate Handling (closed fist)
1981 Encore II 21
Unknown Cup Through cup
1981 Jim Ryan Close-Up: The Famous Cups & Balls Routine 4
Ray Mertz, Dai Vernon Cards & Coins Ala Cups & Balls Vernon's routine with jumbo cards and coins
Oct. 1981 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 10) 546
Jim Ryan Bare Bones of the entire routine
1981 Jim Ryan Close-Up: The Famous Cups & Balls Routine 16
Carl Brema The Cups and Balls No. 31, simple routine
1981 Self-Working Table Magic 38
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
Jim Cellini The Elevator Move
1982 The Close-up Magic of Frank Garcia — Part I 94
Unknown Cup through Cup Move
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #1 (Summer)) 6
Wayne Dobson T 4 U move with cup that has a handle and ball
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 15) 291
Stephen Tucker Tickup two cups, hole in bottom of one cup
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #1 (Summer)) 5
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
David Williamson Striking Vanish with alternative handling with closed fist
Also published here 1984 For Your Eyes Only 25
David Williamson The Striking Vanish with alternative handling with closed fist
Also published here 1984 Striking Magic 21
David Roth, Charlie Miller Cup Penetration Variation with chop cup
1984 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 3 23
Fabian Han Ping Cup Move
1984 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 3 109
Milton Cups and Balls Minus One routine with no extra ball
Dec. 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 12) 1004
Frederick Braue Braue Cups and Balls Routine
  • First Phase
  • Second Phase
  • Third Phase
  • Fourth Phase
  • Extra Phase: Single Ball Movements
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 4
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
Larry Jennings Fake Transfer
1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 253
Jay Sankey The Cups Runneth Over monster routine, inspired by Frank Garcia's "Five Ball Routine"
1986 Sankey Panky 110
Mark Vincent Take and Leave Load Move taking ball under cup while loading another ball
1986 Gimmick (Issue 3) 15
Unknown Elevator Move brief
1987 Special Effects 47
Randy Wakeman Randy's Cups & Balls Routine based on Vernon's routine, no wand, no fake explanation phase
1987 Special Effects 46
Steve Draun Cups and Balls routine with no extra ball
Also published here 1987 The Magic of Steve Draun 39
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
Unknown Push-Through Vanish
1988 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 4,5&6) 12
David Williamson Striking Vanish brief
1988 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 4,5&6) 14
Dai Vernon The Dai Vernon Wand Spin
1988 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 4,5&6) 22
David Williamson One-Handed Ball Steal
1988 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 4,5&6) 16
Michael Ammar Stand-up Cups & Balls
1988 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 4,5&6) 1
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
David Williamson The Striking Vanish
1989 Williamson's Wonders 17
David Williamson The Open-Hand Vanish striking vanish as overt vanish
1989 Williamson's Wonders 17
David Williamson The Close-Hand Vanish striking vanish as secret steal
1989 Williamson's Wonders 19
David Williamson The Visible Change via striking vanish
1989 Williamson's Wonders 20
Unknown Ball and Wand Transfer ball concealed, hand to hand
1989 Williamson's Wonders 92
Unknown Wand Through Cup
1989 Williamson's Wonders 94
David Williamson Wand Ball Production one end of wand blown into sharply, ball produced
1989 Williamson's Wonders 95
Hippie Torrales EC Cups & Balls Elsmley Count to show cups empty
Jan. 1989 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 1) 1590
Unknown Cup Through Cup uncredited
1989 Williamson's Wonders 89
Charlie Miller, David Williamson Charlie Miller Move variation
1989 Williamson's Wonders 92
Roy Walton Thru and Thru No. 81, cup dropped through cup, with coin inside as convincer
1989 Self-Working Coin Magic 113
Rafael Benatar Cup Through Cup Variation cup falls through other cups, with all three cups
1989 Transit Cups and Balls 5
Charlie Miller Charlie Miller Move
1989 Transit Cups and Balls 11
David Williamson The Gold Cups two cups
Variations 1989 Williamson's Wonders 86
Rafael Benatar Routine three cups, four final loads
1989 Transit Cups and Balls 3
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
Unknown The Reverse Stack Count
1990 Impossibilia 83
Unknown Cup Through Cup
1990 Impossibilia 84
John Bannon The Trick Pick - Something New ball removed from cup and reloaded at same time
1990 Impossibilia 84
Unknown The Slide Move - Another Standard Cups Move
1990 Impossibilia 85
John Bannon Shuttleball - Another "New" Sleight
1990 Impossibilia 85
John Bannon Of Cups and Fuzzballs
1990 Impossibilia 82
Michael Powers My Cup Runneth Over with two mini cups, empty cream containers, they are filled again as climax
1990 Top Secret Stuff 155
Unknown Push-Through Vanish ball vanishes as wand is pushed through fist
1991 The Magic of Michael Ammar 12
David Williamson Striking Vanish
1991 The Magic of Michael Ammar 16
Dai Vernon, Silent Mora The Dai Vernon Wand Spin
1991 The Magic of Michael Ammar 26
Gary Kurtz The False Transfer false throw à la Goshman
1991 The Cups and Balls 17
Charlie Miller Miller Penetration Move
1991 The Magic of Michael Ammar 8
Michael Ammar No Tip "Tip-Over" Load
1991 The Magic of Michael Ammar 13
David Williamson One-Handed Ball Steal
1991 The Magic of Michael Ammar 19
Gary Kurtz The Tip-off Load from classic palm
1991 The Cups and Balls 18
Gary Kurtz The Double Load loading an extra ball under the cup
1991 The Cups and Balls 18
Gary Kurtz The Fake Load
1991 The Cups and Balls 19
Michael Ammar Stand-Up Cups & Balls detailled explanation
1991 The Magic of Michael Ammar 1
Alex Elmsley The Elmsley Cups and Balls Routine salt as final load
VariationsAlso published here 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 205
Gary Kurtz The G.K. Cups and Balls balls change color, seven final loads
  • Phase One - Introducing the Props
  • Phase Two - Countering Expectations
  • Phase Three - Variation on Vernon's Travelling Sequences
  • Phase Four (All Three Balls Appear under the Centre Cup)
  • Part Five: The Final Loading Sequences (Part One)
  • Phase Six: Producing Three Oranges (and Reloading)
  • Phase Seven: The Final Stretch
1991 The Cups and Balls 1
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
Laurie Ireland Rutina "Ireland" de Cubiletes translation by Ascanio
including moves
  • Pass
  • To load the ball under the cup from the finger palm
  • To pass the ball into the left hand
  • The Palm
Also published here 1992 La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 5 69
Antonio Casas The Flipover Flourish Load
Sep. 1992 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 9)