Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Italian Version of Wizard

Commemorative Medallion & Pin

Toronto 2004 commemorative pin

Medal presented to all attendees of the 2008
Wizard Tournament in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Wizard Book of Fame

The WIZARD BOOK (HALL) OF FAME was established in 2006.The prologue reads:
The Wizard Hall of Fame was established in 2006 to honor those who have been responsible for the success of the game and/or have achieved extraordinary success in playing the game of Wizard.
For information about the current inductees visit the Wizard website abd do a search for "Wizard Book of Fame".

Monday, February 8, 2010

The Wizard Trophies

(Top)Joan and Ken Fisher with the Wizard Trophy

(Middle) The Wizard Junior Trophy.

(Bottom) The base of the regular WIZARD Trophy is shown along with names of the winners of the first 4 Annual Tournaments. (2004-2005-2006-2007)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Friday Evening's Welcoming Reception

Top: Dave Charboneau (Kroegers) & Ken Fisher (Wizard)
Center: Howard & Mae Lougheed tend the bar.
Karmakarma.........Mactonight............Mary Poppins
(Lesley Roper)...(Marko Sapiano).........(Joan Fisher)

Wizard Fest 2009

Wizard Fest 2009 was held at the Delta Toronto East Hotel.
* Previous annual events can be viewed elsewhere via the Wizard site.
Both the 2007 and 2008 events at the Sheraton Fallsview Hotel in Niagara Falls, Ontario were made into slide-show disks. However no similar disk was made for the 2009 event. Consequently the pictures shown here are being viewed for the first time.

The first set of pictures simply shows the Hospitality room that was used for the Friday evening "Welcoming Reception".

More pictures will follow in future posts.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Wizard Variations

There are dozens of varaiations of "Wizard". Several of them are described on the Wizard site at (Find them by looking under "Bulletin Boards") Many of them are excellent and you are encouraged to play with whatever variation "floats your boat". However for online play and live tournaments a definite standard had to be established.
The 2 basic options for online play are regular "Wizard" and "Wizard Junior".
You can also select to play a 'quick' game which abbreviates the number of hands dealt and results in a shorter game. In regular Wizard you also have the option of CR (Canadian Rule) on or off. If CR is "on" the dealer, if leading in score, cannot bid so as to make the bids even unless he does so by bidding zero.
A true variation is also available when playing regular "Wizard" online. You can select to play, "Wizard Maximus". In this variation only 5 hands are dealt. In each hand all 60 of the cards are dealt out. The trump suit for the 5 hands in sequence are, Clubs, Diamonds, Hearts, Spades and No Trump.

Wizard Junior

The cards shown are the cards in the Wizard Junior deck sold in retail stores.
The suits are Star, Moon, Planet and Sun.
The Wizard, Jester and back of the card are also illustrated.