The Magazine of the Magic Circle
"At the ISPAM convention held in Israel last October the winner of the stage competition was a 14 old boy, Ron Lopatin.
According to all accounts he gave a brilliant performance and should be a name to watch out for in the future."
The Linking Ring Magazine,
By the international Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM)- March 1997
"At the I.B.M. Ring 269 and ISPAM (Israel Society for Promoting the Art of Magic) 16th Annual Convention Stage Competition, the First Prize Winner was a 14 old Ron Lopatin,
who gave an excellent show of classic magic with good music and performance. The audience applauded a lot for this talented youngster."
By the Society of American Magicians- April 1997
"At the ISPAM (Israel Society for Promoting the Art of Magic) & The Holy Land S.A.M. Assembly No. 184, 16th Annual Convention Stage Competition, the First Prize Winner was a 14 old boy, Ron Lopatin.
The 184 S.A.M. assembly member gave an excellent classical performance to music. The audience loved him. His photos are so good we are printing both of them for your enjoyment."