REPORT ON THE Y.A.A.S. OPEN SHOW
By David Marshall, Y.A.A.S. Newsletter
Editor & Editor of The Aquarium Gazette CD magazine
On Sunday 6th July
the Y.A.A.S. held their annual Open Show at the Village Hall, Stockton-on-the-Forest,
At this special event the prestigious Fish of Fishes
and Exhibit of the Year contests are held. To qualify for Fish of Fishes the single
fish on view must have scored 85 points or over at an Open Show during the past
12 months. For the Exhibit of the Year the same ruling applies to the matched
pair or breeders team on view.
Fish of Fishes
place - Mr. Roy Blackburn (Castleford A.S.) with an Akysis prashadi.
- Mr. Bernard O'Neill (Workington A.S.) - Characidium fasciatum.
- KPJ (Select A.S.) - Aulonacara stuartgranti.
Exhibit of the Year
place - Mr. Roy Blackburn - pair of Akysis prashadi.
2nd place - Mr. Bernard
O'Neill - pair of Limia vitt\ta.
3rd place - Mr. M. Walters (CSG) - breeding
group of C113
U.K. Guppy Championship
30 very varied
Guppies made a wonderful display. After much deliberation 1st place went to Derek
Jordan. As I, along with Trish Jones and Edward Cheatham, had the honour of judging
the above contests I can honestly say that the standard of fish exhibited was
Y.A.A.S. 'A' Class judges Mr. Steve
Grant, Mr. Trevor Douglas and Mr. Kevin Webb were joined by guest FNAS judges
. Mr John Cowan and Mr. Brian Walsh.
The Open Show drew a total
of 230 entries. The variety of fish on show was excellent and included Phallichthys
fairweatheri, LDA 40, Crowntail Betta splendens, C18, Pygmy swordtail, Crenicichla
'species' alta and Butterfly barb.
The Best in Show award
would be presented to David McAllister (BLA) and Best Exhibit to Les Wharton (Workington
Special showing award
Badges for 50, 100 and
250 First Place cards were awarded to the father and son showing team of Kevin
and David Lawton of the Wyke Show Society.
busy and lively affair. Well done to Auctioneer Steve Jones and his team.
Anabantoid Association of Great Britain were in attendance with their stand. The
members put together an impressive display of Betta and Microctenopoma species.
aquatic trader came along bringing an excellent selection of dry goods and aquarium
This was a special day for the Aquarium Gazette (the
U.K.'s only bi-monthly aquarium magazine for computer users) stand as it marked
the production of the first copies in PDF format.
big THANK YOU to the small army of helpers for all of their hard work with catering,
administration and various tasks that helped to make another memorable day.