THE RYEDALE AQUARIST SOCIETY OPEN SHOW
SUNDAY 11th SEPTEMBER
Report by David Marshall
Presentation photographs by John Hetherington
Events of the day and fish photographs by David Marshall
Sunday 11th September seasoned and novice Aquarists' alike travelled from many
corners of the U.K. in order to join the members of the Ryedale Aquarist Society
for their annual aquarium fish Open Show, which was held at Old Malton Memorial
The Open Show consisted of 40 Classes covering the full range of tropical
freshwater and coldwater fish. 20 families brought along a total of 216 fish,
many of which were of an extremely high standard and these were judged to Y.A.A.S.
rules and standards.
very busy showing hall.
had some beautiful fish, both large and small, on the showing benches.
main results were as follows: -
Best in Show - Mr. & Mrs. Nelson (Ashby
Fishkeepers) with a Metraclima lombardoi (86.75 points).
1st Runner-up - Mr.
David Lawton (FAST) with a Thorichthys ellioti (86.3 points)
- Mr. Bernard Teal (FAST) with a Tetraodon biocellatus (86.1 points).
Exhibit - Mr. B. Kerrigan (STAMPS) with a breeding group of Corydoras sterbai.
Goldfish - Mr. P. Flinn (Birtley A.S.)
Junior Award - Master Harry Vallely
Terry Nelson receives the Best in Show trophy from Show Secretary
Lawton receiving the Best in Show 1st Runner-up prizes.
Bernard Teal receives the Best in Show 2nd Runner-up prizes
Steve Jones presents
Mr. Bede Kerrigan with the
Best Exhibit prizes
22 - Mr. Bernard Teal receives the Best in Show 2nd Runner-up prizes.
- Mr. Steve Jones presents Mr. Bede Kerrigan with the Best Exhibit prizes.
happy looking Mr. Paul Flinn receives the Best Goldfish prizes
Harry Vallely was showing for the very first time and won the Junior award.|
vendors submitted auction 'lots' giving Mr. Steve Jones and his auctioneering
team a very busy, but enjoyable, afternoon.
It was good to have the Fishphilosophy
and International Loach Association stands with us.
Blackburn with the Fishphilosophy stand
Duffill with the International Loach Association stand.|
Ryedale members send their thanks to the small army of helpers from both the Y.A.A.S.
and T.T.A.A.F.B.A.S. for their wonderful help; to our Judges of the day; to all
the exhibitors who brought along their best fish; Steve and his auction crew;
to the people who brought their auction 'lots'; aquatic industry and tourist attractions
for their generous support; to all our friends who made the journey to be with
us and interested visitors from the Ryedale area who came along to view the fish
canteen ladies relax before the start of a busy day
Douthwaite and John Cowan busy doing show cards.
Duffill wins one of our star raffle prizes.
we hope that you will support the following aquatic people and tourist attractions,
who we thank for their generous sponsorship of our Open Show:
SEAQUARIUM/ WATERLIFE AQUATIC PRODUCTS
JUWEL AQUARIUM (U.K.)
PET PRODUCTS LIMITED
THE AQUARIUM GAZETTE, COMPUTER DISC MAGAZINE
FERRYBRIDGE AQUATICS, MAIN ST., FERRYBRIDGE, W.YORKS.
REEF-ONE/biOrb AQUATIC PRODUCTS
F.B.A.S. OPEN SHOW SUPPORT PACK:
MOORS RAILWAY, PICKERING
EDEN CAMP MUSEUM, MALTON
DRAGOON GUARDS MILITARY MUSEUM, YORK
NATIONAL TRUST - FOUNTAINS
ABBEY AND STUDLEY ROYAL PARK, RIPON