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SELECT AQUARIST SOCIETY 2007 OPEN SHOW



PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THIS SHOW ARE ON OTLEY AQUARISTS WEB SITE


SELECT AQUARIST SOCIETY 2007 OPEN SHOW

Report by Karen Vickers (Select AS)

On Sunday 30th September we held our annual Tropical and Coldwater Fish Show. The event took place at Appleby Froddingham Social Club, Scunthorpe.

Although the auction went extremely well with 14 lots and a good variety fish for auction, all members were disappointed with the lack of fish entries on the show bench which was only a mere 135, spread over the whole 39 individual classes.

However the fish that were benched were of a very high quality and included a huge London Shubunkin, a Geophagus Surinamensis, a Puntius Denisonii, a Chaca Bankanensis, a Hara Hara, a Microglanis Iheringi, a Gobiocichla Ethelwynnae, a Homaloptera Confuzona plus many other interesting fish.

Best in Show was won by I & K Walbridge with a beautiful Distichodus Noboli which received 87 points.
The two Reserve Best in Shows were won by K & D Lawton with an Alonocara Benschi which received 86.5 points and KPJ with a Brochis Multiradiatus which received 86 points.
Best Exhibit was won by K & D Lawton with a breeder's team of Xiphophorus Xiphidium.
The Junior Section was won by Ryan Haworth with a Hara Hara, 2nd and 3rd was won by Lauryn Brown.

Select AS have attended all Yorkshire Shows this year, barring Wyke (a misunderstanding regarding dates) and also have attended a great number of FNAS and FBAS shows. We were very disappointed that there were an awful lot of showers who promised to attend and didn't.

We send our thanks to all the judges Mr Trevor Douglas, Mrs Patricia Jones, Mr Edward Cheetham and Mr David Marshall who did a great job.

We would also like to thank the following people who helped us with the following jobs, as without their help there would have been no show.

Auctioneer- Mr Steve Jones who was aided with the running & organization from Darren Waddington, Ben Waddington, Roy Blackburn (Members of Castleford AS), Martin Tyrrell, who also benched fish for the first time and managed to pick up a few places. Michael Vickers (my very own Nephew), Lauryn Brown (my Daughter) and our very own Paul Brown & Jim Haworth. The Auction money and chittys were sorted by Marian Hildred and Joan Douglas.

Raffle-The raffle tickets were sold of course by the raffle ticket queen Sue Kenworthy (who made an outstanding amount of money), with folding help from Ivor and Edith Johnson, Marian Hildred and Joan Douglas. Arthur Kenworthy also aided Sue with the handing out of raffle prizes, as well as helping out with other small jobs.

Tombola-Lauryn Brown, Ryan Haworth and Michael Vickers made a good amount of money on the tombola.

Administration- This was done by Cliff Hildred and myself. Ryan Haworth (Jim's Grandson) displayed the show results.

Stewarding- This was done by Kev Lawton.

Booking in-The show entries were booked in by Ben Waddington.

Photos-These were taken by David Lawton and Arthur Kenworthy.

I hope that nobody has been missed out on this list and if they have I must apologize, as there were so many people who helped.

With so many generous donations for the show, we were able to offer a special raffle which consisted of two prizes. The first prize was donated by Aqua One and was an Aquastart 500 Tank & Cabinet, which also came with a £20 voucher to spend at Viscum Water Gardens.

The second prize was also a tank made by Aqua One, but this time a UFO 350 Corner Tank & Cabinet. This was a late and unexpected donation given to us by Kesh Aquatics, which is a small business in Immingham that stocks all kinds of tropical fish, marine fish and reptiles, along with making a lot of his own custom made products.

There was also a standard raffle with almost 40 prizes, again this was because of so many companies donating generously and also some individuals bringing extra raffle prizes on the day, for which we also give our thanks.

We must also thank Heather & Pete Tyrrell who donated a large number of Tombola prizes.

There were also some very good prizes for Best in Show and Best Exhibit, which included among other things some expensive pumps kindly donated by Aquatic Solutions and some very large bags of the ZM High protein foods.

We were surprised at the amount of small businesses that donated a prize or prizes, especially when some of the larger retailers in the area (mentioning no names) were not willing even to advertise the show, let alone donate a prize.

1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each section each received a good bag of prizes.


We would ask you please to support the following people that supported and donated our show.

AQUA ONE
KESH AQUATICS, UNIT 6 PRINCESS STREET, IMMINGHAM
REEF ONE
AQUATIC SOLUTIONS
UNDERWORLD
KING BRITISH (YAAS SHOW PACK)
AQUARIAN, TETRA ECT. (FBAS SHOW PACK)
GRANGE PARK AQUATICS, BUTTERWICK ROAD, MESSINGHAM, SCUNTHORPE
VISCUM WATER GARDENS, BARNBURGH
RAINBOW AQUATICS, MEXBOROUGH
HEMSWELL FISH FARM, HATFIELD, DONCASTER
ARCADIA
NISHIKOI
ZM LIMITED
JMC
WATERLIFE
THE DEEP, HULL
JUWEL

Most importantly we must thank all the people that attended the show, including the buyers and sellers in the auction, all the fish showers and everyone who bought raffle tickets and/or had a go on the tombola.

Hopefully Select AS will have another Open Show & Auction in 2008.As soon as this has been finalised and a date set it will be posted on Otleys Website.