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OPEN SHOW 11th September 2011


THE RYEDALE AQUARIST SOCIETY OPEN SHOW
SUNDAY 11th SEPTEMBER 2011

Report by David Marshall

Presentation photographs by John Hetherington (Workington A.S.)

Events of the day and fish photographs by David Marshall

On 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 Hall.

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.

A very busy showing hall.

We had some beautiful fish, both large and small, on the showing benches.

 

The 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)
2nd Runner-up - Mr. Bernard Teal (FAST) with a Tetraodon biocellatus (86.1 points).
Best Exhibit - Mr. B. Kerrigan (STAMPS) with a breeding group of Corydoras sterbai.
Best Goldfish - Mr. P. Flinn (Birtley A.S.)
Junior Award - Master Harry Vallely (Ind.)

Mr. Terry Nelson receives the Best in Show trophy from Show Secretary
Mr. David Marshall.

Mr. David Lawton receiving the Best in Show 1st Runner-up prizes.

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Mr. Bernard Teal receives the Best in Show 2nd Runner-up prizes

Mr. Steve Jones presents
Mr. Bede Kerrigan with the
Best Exhibit prizes

Ryedale 22 - Mr. Bernard Teal receives the Best in Show 2nd Runner-up prizes.

R13 - Mr. Steve Jones presents Mr. Bede Kerrigan with the Best Exhibit prizes.

A happy looking Mr. Paul Flinn receives the Best Goldfish prizes
Master Harry Vallely was showing for the very first time and won the Junior award.

18 vendors submitted auction 'lots' giving Mr. Steve Jones and his auctioneering team a very busy, but enjoyable, afternoon.

A busy auction room

It was good to have the Fishphilosophy and International Loach Association stands with us.

Phil Blackburn with the Fishphilosophy stand
Mark Duffill with the International Loach Association stand.
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The 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 exhibits.

The canteen ladies relax before the start of a busy day
John Douthwaite and
Shirley Nelson.

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John Douthwaite and John Cowan busy doing show cards.
Mark Duffill wins one of our star raffle prizes.

 

Finally, we hope that you will support the following aquatic people and tourist attractions, who we thank for their generous sponsorship of our Open Show:

AQUATICS

SEAQUARIUM/ WATERLIFE AQUATIC PRODUCTS

JUWEL AQUARIUM (U.K.)

ROSEWOOD PET PRODUCTS LIMITED

THE AQUARIUM GAZETTE, COMPUTER DISC MAGAZINE

INTERNATIONAL LOACH ASSOCIATION

FERRYBRIDGE AQUATICS, MAIN ST., FERRYBRIDGE, W.YORKS.

ARCADIA AQUARIUM LIGHTING

REEF-ONE/biOrb AQUATIC PRODUCTS

ALF/OCEAN NUTRITION DISCUS FOODS

F.B.A.S. OPEN SHOW SUPPORT PACK:
TETRA U.K.
ROLF C. HAGEN LTD.
JBL AQUARISTIK


TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

NORTH YORKSHIRE MOORS RAILWAY, PICKERING

EDEN CAMP MUSEUM, MALTON

THACKRAY MUSEUM, LEEDS

DRAGOON GUARDS MILITARY MUSEUM, YORK

NATIONAL TRUST - FOUNTAINS ABBEY AND STUDLEY ROYAL PARK, RIPON