YORKSHIRE ASSOCIATION

OF
AQUARIST SOCIETIES

 



  
 

THE FRIENDS OF YORKSHIRE OPEN SHOW



A REPORT ON THE FRIENDS OF YORKSHIRE OPEN SHOW

Text and photographs by David Marshall, Editor of the Y.A.A.S. Newsletter & Editor of the Aquarium Gazette computer disc magazine.

On Sunday 10th August the Friends of Yorkshire Open Show was held at Stockton-on-the-Forest.

The Open Show drew a total of 135 entries. Many excellent, and rarely seen, fish were on the bench, including Leiocassis hossii, Devario sondhii, Trispilos barb, Puntius phutino, Rhodeus atermius, Golden pygmy swordtail and Akysis maculipinnis.

Judges Trevor Douglas, Mick Price and David Marshall had a hard task finding the Best in Show from several outstanding fish, but at the end of the day, a Galaxy Rasbora, owned by John Hetherington (Workington A.S.) would take the title by a fraction of a point.

The Best Exhibit award was won by Mr. Roy Blackburn (Castleford A.S.) with the wonderful pair of Akysis prashadi that are so difficult to fault.

Once again Steve Jones assembled his team to marshal the auction and they had a very busy afternoon.

Talking of auctioneers, this was a sad day for the Y.A.A.S. as Ivor and Edith Johnson of I.&E. Aquarist Society announced that this would be their final show day. Their presence will be much missed.

It was good to have Dr. David Ford with us, promoting aquatic products produced by the Mars Corporation. The Aquarium Gazette (the U.K.'s only bi-monthly computer disc aquarium magazine) was also present with an excellent display stand.

Finally thank you to the catering staff, administration staff and to all those who gave their time to help.







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