Welcome to my “in the works” Al Wheatley web pages. I am in the process of wrapping up my research on the life of Al Wheatley (a.k.a “Tung Pin Soo” and “Chop Chop” to name a couple of his monikers), and will soon be publishing a biography on this interesting magician (he did much more than just invent the Chop Cup). If anyone has any Al Wheatley anecdotes, photos, ephemera, or anything they wish to share, please get in contact with me right away. I am in the final stages of the book and it should be ready by late 2012. Please check back for updates on the book’s progress and new additions to the web pages.
For those magicians who perform Al Wheatley’s, Chop Cup, I will be including an Annotated Bibliography of every Chop Cup reference in print. If you ever wanted to perform the Chop Cup, or are searching for some obscure Chop Cup technique, this book will be the place to look.