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The First Nationwide Goldfish Open Show took place on Saturday, September 27th 2014 at Weston Favell Parish Hall, Booth Lane South, Northampton.
All members of the Nationwide Goldfish groups took part. These are currently the Northern Goldfish and Pondkeepers Society (NGPS), Association of Midland Goldfish Keepers (AMGK), North East Goldfish Society (NEGK) and Bristol Aquarist Society (BAS). Scottish aquarists are involved too — in fact anyone who keeps goldfish.
The Weston Favell Parish Hall
in Northampton - a good open hall for the display tanks.
What to use in 2015 is being discussed by the Nationwide Committee..more news later.
Tiered tanks ready for the 205 entries in the 57 Classes…
Benching is underway…
Hot & cold food and drinks were available all day…
The day ended with prize-giving.
Here Sherridan presents Pat Davies of AMGK with the Nationwide Award for 'Best Breeders Team Bred 2014' which was also awarded 'Best Exhibit in Show' — so he received two Award Shields.
The Best Single Adult Fish was a London Shubunkin bred by Brian Parkin (NGPS) — receiving his award from Sherridan.
Just a few of the fish that won a First…full results are on Page 11….
The 2nd Nationwide Open Show took place again at The Weston Favell Parish Hall
in Northampton on Saturday 26th September 2015. Another good OS, with 165 entries
and 64 tanks of Pedigree Goldfish for auction. The winner of the Best in Show was our own Alan Ratcliffe with his famous London Shubunkins….
Sherridan - who was one of the 11 Judges…presents Alan with his rewards
The most dramatic win however was all three major ones - Best Exhibit, Best Team and Best Breeder - were won by Bob Jones of BAS.
…with his Nacreous Fantail. Several Judges thought this should be the Best in Show too!
For a full report see the NGPS Newsletter for October 2015.
There are more photos of the Show on page 7 - the Shows Page
For the 2016 OS see the NGPS Newsletter for October 2016.
Here is the poster for the 2017 Nationwide OS ….
Later…the 2016 Nationwide
OS will be in Horsehay Village
Hall, Telford TF4 2MF on
Here is the Open Show judging - see more photos
on the Show Page 7.
Here is the Best in Show too …. by Alex King
Plans are underway for the 2018 Nationwide Open Show and Auction…..