BAF 2010 (the 59th!) was a success on 1st August at Darwin...especially as Sherridan’s Calico Fantail won Champion of Champions Coldwater

Here is Sherridan receiving his award from Alan White of FNAS - the full story was in the NGPS Newsletter

The 51st NGPS OS was held Sept.11th and this Oranda won BinS by Andrew Barton of AMGK

Richard Rizzotti received the Golden Anniversary award for Best Progress this year - full story in NGPS Newsletter

  Auction of members’ fish

 Special charity auction

  2011 OS Prizes and the winning fishes

Best in Show

  Best Common Goldfish

 Best Black Moor

Best Bubble-eye and Best Celestial Goldfish

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  Showtime at the NGPS….2011

     Photos from our 2012 Open Show



The Auction…

The Prizes,,,



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Sherridan won Best in Show

with this Common Goldfish

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  The AMGK Ruby Anniversary Open Show took place on                      Saturday 28th June 2014

Guess who collect all the top prizes?  Yes, Sherridan and his Common Goldfish….

    Richard’s Ryukin and Oranda got Firsts too

  It was AMGK’s 40th Anniversary, so they celebrated with Commemorative Awards for
  1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th and handed out

   Certificates of Appreciation to many members of NGPS as well as AMGK.

Dean Roberts and David Padfield won Firsts too.

There were nine Judges (who included Sherridan and Dean) and all worked to Nationwide Standards.  

 It was announced at the OS that the Nationwide Committee would hold their first Open Show on Saturday 27th

September 2014, at Weston Favell Parish Hall, Booth Lane South, Northampton NN3 3EP.

    2014 - Our 37th Annual Open Show

                          Setting up -  there were 175 aquariums to house the 200 Goldfish brought by members of the Nationwide Societies

              Arranging the Plaques and Awards

      Judging to Nationwide Standards

More photos of the winners and their Firsts in some of the 64 Classes


          For the results and who owns these winning fishes go to page 11 and click 2014

         Every First, Second and Third also received products kindly donated
                    by  Aquarian and FishScience

  The Nationwide Open Show took place 27th September 2014 in Northampton.

  There were 204 Entries in the 57 Classes.

  Best Exhibit was by Pat Davies

  Best Single Adult Fish was by Brian Parkin

  Best Single Baby Fish Bred 2014 was by Alex King

  Best Breeders Team Bred 2014 was by Pat Davies

  For all winner results go to Page 11

 Here are members of NGPS, AMGK, NEGS & BAS installing their goldfish in the Show tanks at Weston Favell Parish Hall.  A  full report can be read in the November 2014 Newsletter (on this website).  The same venue will be used for the 2015 OS on  September 26th 2015.  But before then will be the AMGK OS on Saturday 20th June, NEGS on Sunday 19th July, BAS on  Sunday 6th September and ours on Saturday 12th September.

               The 2015 Open Shows

Judging at the AMGK OS on 20th June.

 More photographs and a full report can
 be read in the July 2015 Newsletter (on
 this site).  It was also reported on the
 Practical Fishkeeping monthly’s website
 (under Club News).

 Judging the 15th NEGS OS on
 July 19th.  Sherridan, Alan
 Ratcliffe, Richard Rizzotti, David  Padfield, Dean Roberts and  Craig Clinton all won awards.

 A full report will be in the  August 2015 Newsletter.

 The 2nd Nationwide Open Show for the Goldfish Societies was on the 26th September 2015.  Full details will be in the October Newsletter. are photos from the Show…we did quite well….

 Judging the Bristol Aquarist  Association Open Show on 6th  September at Whitehall.  

 Again, see the Newsletters for
 a full report.

 Judging our Open Show on 12th  September at Stretford.  

 Again, see the Newsletters for
 a full report.

Best in Show was a Wakin

     by Ian Millden

         Best photograph was this splendid picture by Richard Rizzotti

16 tanks of  member-bred Goldfish were               auctioned by Pat Davis

There was also a Tombola and guess the numbers in a bottle - plus ‘name that doll’ (being blown-up here by Sherridan!)

Hot & cold food and soft drinks all day…in the picnic area a TV showed videos by President Bill Ramsden and Vice President David Ford

  The Raffle!

  Prize Giving

  Fish that   won a First

  The Judges pointing the 165 entries

  Sherridan presented the prizes and here
  congratulates Dean on his Firsts

 Alan Ratcliffe won Best in Show  with his London Shubunkin

     The 2016 Open Shows

    Sherridan and Bill (with granddaughter Joanne) judging at the AMGK 2016 OS 25th June

    The club have Guppy-keepers too, so they
    combined their OS with the 2nd Leg of the
    Fancy Guppy league.
    Full reports are on the PFK website and
    published in The Aquarium Gazette.

    The Guppy people will have Leg 4 at the
    Nationwide OS in Telford too.


    Sherridan won Firsts with his Bubble-eyes
     and Lionheads

     Richard won a First with owner-bred      Nacreous Fantail

     Alan (with Londons, of course)
     won two 1sts.

     David Padfield won a First with a matched      pair of Bristol Shubunkins.

    …but the Best in Show was a worthy winner

      by their Andrew Barton, a Nacreous Fantail

   AMGK have an impressive array of trophies!

   AMGK President and Open    Show Manager Andrew
   Barton presented the prizes
   to our winners.

                    July 17th was the NEGS Open Show and Auction at Redby, Sunderland

    Only 100 entries but we made our contribution - most of the Judges were NGPS and we all got Firsts.

    Unusually the same Goldfish won both Best in Show and
    Best Owner-bred.  A Bristol Shubunkin by Phil Riley of
    BAS.  He bred the Bristol and it is now one year old.  

    That means two trophies, presented by our President..

   Sherridan won Firsts with Bubble-eyes, Pompon,    Lionhead and a Veiltail, Dean with a Common, Alan
   and Alex with Fantails.

   Their winning fishes, who all made the long journey North…..

   The Bristol Aquarist Society held their annual Open Show in The Manor Hall, Coalpit Heath, Bristol
   on Sunday 4th September - for the last time.  Next year they are moving to
the Hengrove
    Community Centre on Fortfield Road, Hengrove, Bristol BS14 9NX.  

   Bob Jones (BAS) explains the entries for 2016 to the (eight) Nationwide Judges.

   Best in Show

  BAS have some
   very good
   rosettes and

  Sherridan received
   his BinS Trophy from
   Peter Lloyd, the son
   of Stan Lloyd, an ex-
   President of BAS.    Stan passed away
   last February and this
   was the club’s tribute
   to him for many years
   of past service.

  Neil Colman (BAS) ran their famous Auction - there were 69 Lots of home-bred fish selling for    £10 to £20 for a shoal of 3 to 6.  The top seller- at £70 - was Bob Jones’s trio
   of Bristol Shubunkins…popular for their excellent breeding-line shape and colour….

 So he celebrated his wins as well as sales!

 Then, only 6 days later, it was our Open Show, Saturday 10th September 2016

  Held as always at St Matthews Hall, Stretford.  There were 126 entries and 9 lots

  of home-bred Fancy Goldfish were auctioned.

 Gary Malpas won the Best in Show with his Calico
  Fantail.  Here he is receiving his trophy from President
  Bill Ramsden.   Here also is the actual Goldfish…

 …and the other Class Winners….

 Andy Barton NGPS

   Alex King NGPS

  Bob Jones NGPS

 David Padfield NGPS

 Ian Mildon NGPS

    Two of the    winning Goldfish

 Jan Ferris rewards Bill

    For the full story see the September 2016 NGPS Newsletter (not available Online until 2017 of course)

    The 2017 Showing Season starts with the AMGK - their 43rd OS June 24th  2017 at Coventry

    The judges included our Chairman, Sherridan Moores, our President Bill Ramsden (and he is in his
      91st year) and Show Sec Dean Roberts.

    See the AMGK website for all the results - but one special one was the Best in Show.
     Won (for the first time) by Dean with his Pearlscale.


    Sherridan Moores, Richard Rizzotti and David Padfield also won Firsts and received the
     AMGK certificates and trophies.  Which is good because there were 211 entries.


   The traditional Auction was well attended (40 visitors) and there were 66 lots of
    mainly home bred Goldfish.  Richard sold his Moors, as always.

    In addition to the AMGK website the show is featured in the Practical
    Fishkeeping website (under News).



                    July16th was the NEGS Open Show and Auction at Redby, Sunderland

  How Sherridan coped with 1,2&3 winners!  
     AMGK certificates and trophies.  Which is good because there were 211 entries.


  Alan Race congratulates Craig Clinton, Sherridan Moores, Tom Bell and Alan Ratcliffe on their Firsts    


  Alan’s Tosakin (BinS)   

          Best Oranda  


        Best Shubunkin


      Best Celestial


    The next Nationwide group Open Shows was by the Bristol Aquarist Society at their new venue
     of the Hengrove Community Centre, Hengrove, Bristol BS14 9NX


 Sherridan Moores and Dean Roberts
  visited as Nationwide Judges and
  won a few prizes.
  I visited to take photographs,
  of course.


  The Best in Show
   was a Calico Fantail
   by their Show Sec.
   Bob Jones.


       Our Open Show was Saturday 16th September 2017 held as always at St Matthews Hall, Stratford.

       There were 160 entries and 19 lots for the Auction of home=bred Fancy Goldfish.


    The Judges were President Bill Ramsden, Chairman Sherridan Moores and Craig Clinton with Andrew Barton
    President of AMGK.


                      Best in Show was won by Alan Ratcliffe with his London Shubunkin


      The Auction was run by Richard Rizzotti with 19 Lots sold often for a bargain price.


       The Raffle was exceptional with over 40 items, all well worth winning - it raised over £60 for club funds


    There was free hot beverages for the  early arrival visitors (thanks Abby and Alan).

    At Lunch time there was Hot Pot and assorted puddings available at £5 (thanks to

    St Matthews Church).  The Judges & Show Sec. were fed too


                  VP David Ford gave a lecture on ‘The History of the Aquarium’.  

    The Trophies were handed out by President Bill with samples of Aquarian and FishScience Foods.

         Craig Clinton won the most Firsts and his

          daughter Millie (now an honorary Junior

          Member) collected all his awards.

     Sherridan and Dean won Firsts.

            VP David Ford won a First for the first time!  With his Comet Goldfish.

                        Richard Rizzotti and David Padfield won Firsts too.

    Garry Malpas always wins a First.

   Visitor Jackie Pedley won several

    First  too.  She should join us!

    Just  a few of those winning fishes

    All agreed it was a really excellent Open      Show.

     Now we will meet again at the Nationwide.

     Saturday 24th September at Telford - if you
     can’t      make it, read all about it on this
      website.     Later: see below ….

The splendid prizes at the Nationwide Open Show.
  The 4th in the series, September 30th 2017 at   Telford.
  There was also a special Show by the Fancy   Guppy Society. Here are their judges.

For more Photos and results, see the NGPS  Newsletter for October 2017 - it is on this website.

   Photos from our 2011 Show

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