Sunday 15th we held our first table show since 2019. It was not without its teething problems, and there were several learnings that showed that we are out of practice, and demonstrated that a more formal agenda or schedule was required.
It was unfortunate that we missed many members due to health issues, car issues and family commitments, and we wish those members well and hope for a speedy resolution or recovery.
Phil Riley, Elaine Edmunds, Jamie Mullin, June Kemp, Ed Hine, Simon Davies, Andy Green.
While we did miss many friendly faces, we had 3 new members who were very welcome, Mike, Natalia and Richard. We hope to see you all at future meetings and shows.
There was a high demand for tanks, in fact we ran out, having a requirement for circa 90 tanks on the day. Filling these tanks was our biggest challenge, and finding a safe, quick, and not physically exhausting way to prepare the tanks on a meeting day requires some thought. On the other hand, clearing up was quick with the vacuum making light work of emptying tanks. Overall, we want to ensure the safety of our members of all ages and physical attributes by not carrying tanks of water.
And so, to the competition, 9 classes with 43 individual entries on show:
Class 1 Bristol Shubunkin (14 entries)
Class 2 Nacreous Fantail (4 entries)
Class 3 London Shubunkin (4 entries)
Class 4 Ryukin (4 entries)
Class 5 Metallic Fantail (4 Entries)
Class 6 Moor (5 entries)
Class 7 Ranchu (1 Entry)
Class 8 Nacreous Veiltail (7 entries)
Class 9 Metallic Veiltail (1 entry)
|Prettiest Fish||Keith Mullen- Nacreous Veiltail|
|Bluest Fish||Keith Mullen- Nacreous Veiltail|
|Best in Show||Liam Roberts- Moore|
Congratulations to all the exhibiters and thank you to all that attended.