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.
Exhibit was won by K & D Lawton with a breeder's team of Xiphophorus Xiphidium.
Junior Section was won by Ryan Haworth with a Hara Hara, 2nd and 3rd was won by
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 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.
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
Booking in-The show entries were booked in by Ben Waddington.
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.
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
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.
must also thank Heather & Pete Tyrrell who donated a large number of Tombola
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.
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.
2nd and 3rd places in each section each received a good bag of prizes.
would ask you please to support the following people that supported and donated
KESH AQUATICS, UNIT 6 PRINCESS STREET, IMMINGHAM
KING BRITISH (YAAS SHOW PACK)
TETRA ECT. (FBAS SHOW PACK)
GRANGE PARK AQUATICS, BUTTERWICK ROAD, MESSINGHAM,
VISCUM WATER GARDENS, BARNBURGH
RAINBOW AQUATICS, MEXBOROUGH
FISH FARM, HATFIELD, DONCASTER
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.
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.