ON THE RYEDALE AQUARIST SOCIETY OPEN SHOW 2019
photographs, unless otherwise credited, by Dr. David Ford
28th April, 2019, the Ryedale Aquarist Society held another of their popular Open
Shows and Auctions in the beautiful setting of Kirby Misperton Village Hall.
The Open Show drew a total of 161 entries with fishkeepers from Bradford
ADAS, Aquatics+, Hartlepool A.S., Ashby Fishkeepers, STAMPS,
AAGB, Otley A.S., Southend & Leigh A.S. Sheaf Valley A.S, the Derby Facebook
Cichlid Group and Ryedale A.S. itself bringing along their best fish.
‘A’ Class Judges Mick Price, Edward Cheetham and Patricia Jones are
pictured here judging Classes|
Left - The Best in Show award was won by this magnificent Lake
Malawi Cichlid, Copodichromis borleyi that scored 85.6 points.
Photograph by Steve Grant.
Right - Owner Bede Kerrigan of
STAMPS, on the left of our photograph receiving diplomas and prizes from Steve
Lett- The Best Exhibit award was won by Ian
Wallbridge of Bradford & DAS with a collection of Vienna Double Sword Guppies.
Right - Ian collects his prizes from Steve Jones.
Left - Ryedale A.S. is the Open Show in YAAS
circles that presents a special award for Best Goldfish. This year a Common
Goldfish, owned by L. & R. Edwards of Ashby Fishkeepers, took the award
Right -A Goldfish of a very different type, designed by Sue Marshall,
took the 1st prize in the ‘Eggshibit’ Class - a craft contest unique
to the event.
are some more of the many beautiful fish which appeared on the show benches.
Photographs by Steve Grant.|
When the Auction began, an audience
of well over 100 people filled this section of the hall. As a number of
local people had come along to view the fish exhibits, and get a taste of what
was happening during the day, an audience of just over 70 people (some of whom
had travelled from as far away as Cumbria and Preston) stayed for the full duration
of this part of the event. Auctioneer Steve Jones and his team did a good
job with the 20 ‘lots’ to auction. On our left you can also
see the Fishphilosophy trade stand. Photograph by David Marshall.
As we can see from the photograph the Edward’s family were both
surprised and delighted to take home the first prize in our Fish Card competition.
Photograph by David Marshall.
Finally, Open Show Secretary, David Marshall,
asked me to thank the Ryedale A.S. members, the Nelson family, Steve Jones, members
of Hartlepool A.S., members of STAMPS, members of OASIS and the Judges for all
of their hard work. Thank you to all who came along to join in the day,
to all who brought fish for the Open Show, to all who brought Auction lots and
gave sponsorship to the event.
The Ryedale A.S. members send a big
THANK YOU to the following sponsors for all of their help with Show and raffle
FishScience aquarium fish foods.
Waterlife aquarium products.
Tunnel Aquatics, York, N. Yorks.
Aquatic & Pet Emporium, Scarborough, N. Yorks.
Gazette CD Magazine
Hartlepool A.S. for sponsorship of the
F.B.A.S. Open Show Support Pack in conjunction
with Tetra aquarium fish foods.
Fountains Abbey, W. Yorks.
Castle Howard Estate,
Scampston Hall, N. Yorks.
Hall, N. Yorks.