A REPORT ON THE RYEDALE AQUARIST SOCIETY OPEN SHOW 2012
by Paul Barrow (Caer Urfa Aquarist Society)
Presentation photographs by
Paul Barrow and John Hetherington
by Steven Grant (Castleford A.S.)
Auction and traders photographs by David
On Sunday 9th September 2012 Ryedale held their annual Open Show
The Memorial Hall at Old Malton. The show was split over the two halls
- one for the auction, café and trade stands, the other, which was well
lit, held the exhibits.
In all there were 40 classes including an unusual
class for albino and xanthic (yellow) fish. Entries came in a steady pace at first
then slowed down; the problem being congestion both in and out of York slowing
cars coming into Malton. Show Secretary, David Marshall, thus extended the booking-in
for a further 30 minutes to allow time for people who had phoned explaining they
would be delayed to get their fish onto the bench
show was run to YAAS rules and standards with 3 YAAS Judges, Trish Jones, Kevin
Webb & Trevor Douglas doing a sterling job assigning places. There were 164
entries from 16 exhibitors with more green cards, for the excellent quality of
exhibits, given out today than at any other show, so far, in Yorkshire this year.
These exhibitors travelled from various areas of the northeast, Cumbria and Yorkshire,
all enjoying the day, mixing with each other and helping out.
well distributed between the attending clubs, with Ashby Fishkeepers, Sheaf Valley
A.S., STAMPS Castleford A.S., FAST, &, Workington doing particularly well.
My club, Caer Urfa, won cards for the first time in several years at a Yorkshire
The major results were as follows:
in Show: Bernard O'Neill, Workington AS with a female Limia nigrofasciata.
in Show: 1st Reserve - Jamie Horne, Sheaf Valley AS, with a
Best in Show: 2nd Reserve - Jamie Horne with a Hemaloptera confuzona.
Exhibit - Steven Grant, Castleford AS, with a pair of Bunocephalus amaurus (a
Banjo Catfish specie)
Best Goldfish - Jim Haworth, Castleford AS, with a Single-tailed
O'Neill receiving prizes
Grant receiving prizes.
Haworth receiving prizes.
members Frank Tolomeo and Richard Hebden putting everything together Steve Jones
(European Anabantoid Club) conducted the auction with the likes of Bede Kerrigan
(STAMPS) doing the running - as well as a stint selling raffle tickets with Miss
Sophie Banks (OASIS).
A good selection of fish
& goods went through the auction. Being a Yorkshire show; auction lots weren't
restricted to fishkeeping with a good selection of houseplants on the lists.
Blackburn with the Fishphilosophy stand.
ever-smiling Squama representatives with their stand.
Guppy Section of the British Livebearer Association put on a small display stand.
Phil Blackburn had his Fishphilosophy trade stand and was selling a good range
of fishkeeping accessories. Squama made their first appearance at a YAAS/TTAA
event and were selling a selection of SAK foods (which are made in the Czech Republic)
only does Ryedale have the reputation of having one of the most friendly atmospheres
of any Open Show but the small band of members (David, Sue, Henry, Ann, Frank
and Richard) have the ability to put on show where everyone is willing to help,
and which promotes a happy friendly atmosphere between different clubs and Federations.
The Ryedale club must be congratulated on putting on another very enjoyable show.
David asked me to thank all of the people from YAAS and TTAA Affiliated Societies
who came along to help, to the people who brought along auction lots, the people
who brought along their fish to show and to the traders who came along with their
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