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9th International Aquarium Fish and Accessories Exhibition and Conference, 2005

Date: 26th-29th May 2005

Venue: SINGAPORE EXPO, HALL 3, Singapore

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COMPETITION CATEGORIES:
(More Information on Competition Categories can be found here: http://www.aquarama.com.sg/event_fish_cat.html)============================================================================

*ENTRY IS CLOSED AS OF 1 APRIL 2005.
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Competition Information


Competition Fish must be brought to Singapore Expo, Hall 3, on 24 May 2005.

BENCHING IN
Date: 24 May 2005
Time: 1400 – 1700hr (for Discus, Betta & Dragon Fish)
1700 – 2000hr (for other categories)

The oraganisers would greatly appreciate if participants could adhere to the above time schedule.


EXHIBITION VENUE
Singapore Expo
Hall 3 (back of the hall)
Singapore


REGISTRATION & COLLECTION OF BADGE
Please show this letter of confirmation to the security guard at the main entrance to gain admission to the fish competition registration area located at the back of the Exhibition Hall. Upon your arrival at the exhibition site on 24 May 2005, a badge which valid throughout the show period will be issued to each participant. Participants are not allowed into the hall on 25 May 2005. Winners will be notified by phone on the eve of 25 May 2005.

Please ensure that your badge is collected before the start of benching.


PRIZE PRESENTATION

GRAND CHAMPION: The prize presentation for the Grand Champions will be held during the Opening Ceremony on 26 May 2005 from 0900 - 1000hr. Winners of Grand Champions will be informed by phone on 25 May 2005.

CLASS PRIZES: The prize presentation ceremony for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd placing for each class in each category will be held on 28 May 2005 (Saturday) from 1500 - 1600hr. Winners of class prizes will be notified via phone accordingly.


OPENING HOURS OF EXHIBITION
26 May 2005 – 27 May 2005 1000 - 1600hr Trade Visitors Only
28 May 2005 1000 - 1300hr Trade Visitors Only
28 May 2005 1300 - 2000hr Public
29 May 2005 1000 - 1900hr Public


BENCHING OUT
Date: 29 May 2005
Time: 1900 – 2100hr

* Please note that minors under the age of 18 are not permitted to enter the hall during Trade Days.
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Rules & Regulations

(More information on Rules & Regulations can be found here: http://www.aquarama.com.sg/event_fish_Rules.html)


Rules to Adhere:-

1. Once the fish are accepted and displayed at the exhibition, participants are not allowed to remove any fish from the tank unless prior approval has been obtained from the Organiser.

2. No feeding is allowed during the entire exhibition

3. Judging will take place on 25 May 2005. Reputable local and foreign judges have been invited to judge the Fish Competition. The decision of the Chief Judge is final and no disputes will be entertained.

4. No participants are allowed to be at the hall during judging day, 25 May 2005.

5. All participants are to collect their fish from the tanks on 29 May 2005 between 1900 – 2100hr. Competition fish which are not collected after the specified date and time shall become the property of the Organiser.

6. The Organiser shall engage competent contractors to look after the welfare of the fish for the duration of the exhibition. However, the Organiser shall not be held responsible for the loss or mortality of fish due to natural causes or any other unforeseen circumstances.
CP
I am glad there were no crowd during the trade day, so can take these photos in peace.Let us start with the favourite goldfish for many, the ranchu category.

3rd prize:
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2nd prize:
This piece also came in 2nd at the recent Yuhua CC.
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1st prize:
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CP
I feel that there were many other better ones that should have won something.Huge fishes they are, at least 7 inches, some 8 or 9.

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CP
How could this beauty not have won anything? thinking.gif

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Tunghoi fish, retailing abt $6k.Any takers?
CP
These are the unsung heroes, all of them winners of the 3rd runner up prize. biggrin.gif
(RG members entrees la).
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CP
And,last but not least, a post reserved for the hardworking one doing all the shit work posting these pics so that you can decide for yourself whether you want to save the $8 entrance fees.

The first piece belongs to QKH, still up for sale.
2nd and 3rd piece mine.

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CP
Next we move on to the pearl category.This category virtually clean sweep by Vermillion Goldfish Club.

3rd prize:
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2nd prize:
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1st prize:
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CP
Many nice pearls on parade...........

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CP
Some more pearls..........

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The dragon eye category:

3rd prize:
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2nd prize:
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1st prize:
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CP
More dragon eyes.........

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Seacucumber
abang....
ryukin mana??
CP
And then the orandas.Most of them are huge, at least 10 inches.

3rd prize:
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2nd prize:
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1st prize:
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CP
QUOTE(Seacucumber @ Thu, 26 May 2005 11:06 pm)
abang....
ryukin mana??
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Nah hia, let me finish first la!!

Grand champ is a ryukin, so ryukin put last ma.Go pcc first la.
CP
Haiz, get disturbed by the seafood lost momentum liao.Where was I? Oh yes,...still on orandas.

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CP
Next is the grosteque, weird looking open category.Not my cup of tea (not referring to lionheads, though).

3rd prize:
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2nd prize:
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1st prize:
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CP
More from open cat:

Is this winner from Aquarama 2003?

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And finally, the ryukin category.(Happy now, seacucumber??? mad.gif )

As the grand champion emerged from the ryukin category, the 3rd, 2nd, and 1st prize pieces will be shown last.

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Recognise Yuanbao's fish?
CP
So it is time to unveil the top prizes for ryukin and grand champ................

3rd prize:
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2nd prize:
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And the moment we have been waiting for......THE GRAND CHAMP:
















































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CP
Kekekeke joking la....here it is.

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Grand champ pic hard to take leh.Very active.

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CP
At Tunghoi's booth there is a huge ryukin about the size of a volleyball (or Amy Yip's breasts if you prefer).

Heard that it is retailing for $20k.

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Piang, spent the last 2 hours posting.Whisky time!!!

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The Matrix
QUOTE(cpiw2002 @ Thu, 26 May 2005 11:20 pm)
Next is the grosteque, weird looking open category.Not my cup of tea (not referring to lionheads, though).


It's not easy for some new hobbyists to understand why some going towards these "weird" fish ... actual fact, these are unique and rare to obtain one. Try find one in any of the farm and u will see them once a year maybe.

Introduce them a little okay ...

3rd prize: Long tail Lionhead. New variety developed some years ago. Tunghoi.

2nd prize: Classic variety, dragon eyes wen yu with pompons.

1st prize: Classic blue/brown wen yu with pompons.

Classic varieties are usually played by very siao people, becos these fish require big space and high speed swimmer. Cannot anyhow mix with other fanciful varieties.
Seacucumber
overall, very disappointed with the results of the ranchu cat....
the 2nd prize i have no comments.....a proven good fish....a winner before....a tunghoi black ranchu...

but 1st and 3rd?? really disppointing....
The Matrix
QUOTE(Seacucumber @ Fri, 27 May 2005 8:04 am)
overall, very disappointed with the results of the ranchu cat....
the 2nd prize i have no comments.....a proven good fish....a winner before....a tunghoi black ranchu...

but 1st and 3rd?? really disppointing....
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dun be disappointed. just imagine those that use thousands to buy fish and still lost to those less than 500 or maybe lesser.

look at the fishes again and understand the judging criteria. this will never be reveal to the public, and u got to figure it out from the fish and all the picture taken.

let's see, 4 judges - Indonesia, Singapore, Japan, HongKong.
The Matrix
The result .... in term of Country of origin of the fish

Ranchu - Thai, China, China
Pearl - Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Oranda - Thai, China, Thai
Dragon - China, China, China
Ryukin - China, China, China
Open - China, China, China

I stood proud to see Singapore bred fish taking the stand. A dream finally came true. China fish still a dominating force when comes to goldfish.

Those in blue are coming from 1 particular source. Got money, got fish.

Let's see from the color of the fish ...

Ranchu - RW, Bk, RW
Pearl - RB, RB, RB
Oranda - RB, Bk, RB
Dragon - RW, Bk, RB
Ryukin - RW, RW, Ca

5 RW, 6 RB, 3 Bk and 1 Ca. Black fish never fail to take 2nd spot. But always fail to take top spot.


Oh well, like I said before, size is not the final factor. Big fish might not win.
CP
QUOTE(Seacucumber @ Fri, 27 May 2005 8:04 am)
overall, very disappointed with the results of the ranchu cat....
the 2nd prize i have no comments.....a proven good fish....a winner before....a tunghoi black ranchu...

but 1st and 3rd?? really disppointing....
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QUOTE(The Matrix @ Fri, 27 May 2005 9:18 am)
dun be disappointed. just imagine those that use thousands to buy fish and still lost to those less than 500 or maybe lesser.

look at the fishes again and understand the judging criteria. this will never be reveal to the public, and u got to figure it out from the fish and all the picture taken.

let's see, 4 judges - Indonesia, Singapore, Japan, HongKong.
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I have to agree with Seacucumber.The tail for the 3rd prize piece is not even erect.

I SSS (spit smelly saliva) on the ranchu cat results.Many other deserving ones in my opinion.
goldrush
Aiya

The Big 3(Ranchu,Rhyukin,Oranda) usually no fight one lah
If China can PRODUCE 1 billion people they can probably REPRODUCE 1 zillion goldfish for them to select and compete at the highest level.
The Matrix
still dunno what's going on har ... this is not the local yue hwa show. not asia standard. just give it a thought. if your fish send to US or UK for competition, u think will win or not leh ?

send fish not what u like, but what the judges want.

what u have saw are fishes already in the hall over 36 hours. what the judges saw are fish about 18 hours ...... so when opens to public, more than 84 hours. so u think u see what the judges saw ?

got wat i mean ?
The Matrix
give u something to ponder .... this is not the actual criteria but close enough.

body : 25 pts
fins : 20 pts
color : 20 pts
style/performance : 10 pts
uniqueness : 25 pts

Go back to the hall, start your own judging.

with uniqueness standing at a quarter of the total, you know why that ryukin got the grand prize now ?
YLD
Thanks Bro for the beautifully taken pic.
goldrush
No wonder ..............colorless fish,handicapped liao wacko.gif wacko.gif wacko.gif
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QUOTE(The Matrix @ Fri, 27 May 2005 9:18 am)
dun be disappointed. just imagine those that use thousands to buy fish and still lost to those less than 500 or maybe lesser.

look at the fishes again and understand the judging criteria. this will never be reveal to the public, and u got to figure it out from the fish and all the picture taken.

let's see, 4 judges - Indonesia, Singapore, Japan, HongKong.
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aiyah....not disppointed with my own entries lah....
mine is a far cry from the standard...
i mean take the tunghoi "calico" for example....
and the white fish with red head and fins from Khittipan(Thailand)....
and not to mention William's Singachu....
also some nice fishes from unknown contestants....

feel dispointed for them....that bloody "calico" cost was RM9000 for the owner....
nice fish....but no trophy....
and also was told that Khittipan's fish was a Thai champ....but dunno which Thai comp lah....
ask him how much he wanna sell.....quoted me S$1500!!! ohmy.gif
Seacucumber
QUOTE(The Matrix @ Fri, 27 May 2005 2:05 pm)
give u something to ponder .... this is not the actual criteria but close enough.

body : 25 pts
fins : 20 pts
color : 20 pts
style/performance : 10 pts
uniqueness : 25 pts

Go back to the hall, start your own judging.

with uniqueness standing at a quarter of the total, you know why that ryukin got the grand prize now ?
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if tats the standard of judging for this comp...
then the 3rd prize ranchu immediately lose 25 pts for body and 20 pts for fins liao...
body is long and uneven.....tail is deform, if tats wat u call(the top part are fused together).....

but probably it gained full 25 pts for uniqueness....ranchu with a unerected tail??

if i were to judge accordingly for the ranchu champ....here it goes...

body = 15 pts (back got kink and tail bone very thin...)
fins = 18 pts (2 pts off for being a single anal)
colour = 15 pts (fins are 90% white HOWEVER the contrast is a plus point...clean red and clean white)
style/performance = 10(fish is active and alert)
uniqueness= Thai fish bredin SG?? just a wild guess.... laugh.gif

i wont say anything about the 2nd prize fish....cos i was so in love with it before the Yuehwa comp when i saw it at BLUE Aq......hehehehehehehehe
should have bought it for $650 at that time!
white horse T1
lau
u miss this piece lah

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Ya hor.....and I dont have any re-collection of noticing it as well.Maybe its a bit small to attract my attention.Spent too much time admiring the Tunghoi Calico liao..........
Nice piece.


On the other hand,I remember seeing a small deformed top view piece.Next to a small black fish if I remember correctly.Heh heh heh, and I though that my fishes are going to be the William Hungs.
white horse T1
QUOTE(cpiw2002 @ Fri, 27 May 2005 8:34 pm)
Ya hor.....and I dont have any re-collection of noticing it as well.Maybe its a bit small to attract my attention.Spent too much time admiring the Tunghoi Calico liao..........
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no lah pulling yr legs actually. ......

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QUOTE(goldrush @ Fri, 27 May 2005 2:16 pm)
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Well, if we really want to argue,white fish is coloured fish.White colour.Just like milk.
Colour code in accordance to the British Standard for White is BS00E55.
The defination for no colour is 'colourless', or 'clear'.Like air.


Yo doc,
Is this one from your self bred? Looks good leh.Cheeks seems to be growing.
CP
Much much better quality pics here, borrowed from AF.Can admire both the fish as well as the photography.

http://www.arofanatics.com/forums/showthre...217#post3151217
Seacucumber
alamak.....Lau....
yours skills a bit no standard compared to him leh...
wahahahahahahaaha....
but the effort is there!!
CP
This is what I call 'kaypoh bo lang kong lee kiang, tapi tai tio kan!!'

But the requirement to reduce pic to 500width and 72dpi seems to have made the pics more blur leh.

Anyway, I know nuts when it comes to photography. I specialise in pornography.........
The Matrix
QUOTE(The Matrix @ Fri, 27 May 2005 9:40 am)
Ranchu - Thai, China, China
Pearl - Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Oranda - Thai, China, Thai
Dragon - China, China, China
Ryukin - China, China, China
Open - China, China, China
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Some more info ...

grp - group, lfs - local fish shop, ffs - foreign fish shop

Ranchu - grp, lfs, grp
Pearl - grp ,grp, grp
Oranda - ffs, ffs, ffs
Dragon - grp, lfs, grp
Ryukin - ffs, grp, ffs
Open - grp, grp, ffs

grp - 10
ffs - 6 + 1 grand champ
lfs - 2

Keep this info ..... see ya in Aquarama 2007, May 29. Or if anyone interested to participate in China Aquaria 2006, GuangZhou, write to CMP Asia.
9Ranchus
Isn't there a Aquarama 2006?
mountain
QUOTE(The Matrix @ Sun, 29 May 2005 3:07 am)
Some more info ...

grp - group, lfs - local fish shop, ffs - foreign fish shop

Ranchu - grp, lfs, grp
Pearl - grp ,grp, grp
Oranda - ffs, ffs, ffs
Dragon - grp, lfs, grp
Ryukin - ffs, grp, ffs
Open - grp, grp, ffs

grp - 10
ffs - 6 + 1 grand champ
lfs - 2

Keep this info ..... see ya in Aquarama 2007, May 29. Or if anyone interested to participate in China Aquaria 2006, GuangZhou, write to CMP Asia.
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summary = Individual hobbist can go fly kites.
The Matrix
QUOTE(9Ranchus @ Sun, 29 May 2005 7:56 am)
Isn't there a Aquarama 2006?
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Every 2 years. Since 2003, it's 1 year in Singapore, 1 year in China.
The Matrix
QUOTE(mountain @ Sun, 29 May 2005 9:49 am)
summary = Individual hobbist can go fly kites.
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in 1999 and 2001, some prizes are won by individuals. however, during then, most prizes are won by lfs.

since goldfish hobbyists increases drastically in the past 2 years, hopefully some of these individuals can maintain their passion and dedication. Maybe one fine day, the RG will be taking the international stage. A lot of hardwork, be prepare for it.
CP
QUOTE(mountain @ Sun, 29 May 2005 9:49 am)
summary = Individual hobbist can go fly kites.
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Halo, halo, who you referring to ah?? mad.gif
goldrush
Looking at the running of the competition,one will deem it as a success in terms of participation and turnout (Human speaking)However in terms of husbandry and maintenance of the competition fish,there is much to be desired.(Fish Speaking)
Many of the gorgeous and hugh fish cramped in that confined environment without proper monitoring will inevitably result in deteriorating health and even death as the days go by.Perhaps you need to conduct a post mortem of the event to minimise both mortality and morbidity of all competition fishes.So perhaps Matrix you can kindly convey this message since you are part of the organising committee.Nice meeting you at the event Matrix,perhaps we will cross path again in the near future.......

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regards

goldrush
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