Photos from our Shows from 2010 onwards
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
Photos from our Shows in 2011
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
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Sherridan won Best in Show
with this Common Goldfish
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.
Meanwhile..here 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
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 with Bill Ramsden and his granddaughter Jo-anne judging the Goldfish
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
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
AMGK President and Open Show Manager
Andrew Barton presented the prizes to our winners.
…but the Best in Show was a worthy
by their Andrew Barton, a Nacreous
by their Andrew Barton, a Nacreous Fantail.
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
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….
Alex King NGPS NGPS
Bob Jones NGPS
Ian Mildon NGPS
Jan Ferris rewards Bill
Andy Barton NGPS
David Padfield NGPS
Two of the winning Goldfish
For the full story see the September 2016 NGPS Newsletter
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!
Alan Race congratulates Craig Clinton, Sherridan Moores, Tom Bell and Alan Ratcliffe on their Firsts
Alan’s Tosakin (BinS)
T he next Nationwide Group Open Show 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 the
photos, of course.
The Best in Show was a
Calico Fantail by their
Show Sec Bob Jones.
Our Open Show, Saturday 16th September 2017 was
held as always at St Matthews Hall, Stretford.
There were 160 entries and 19 lots for the Auction of
home-bred Fancy Goldfish.
The Judges were President Bill Ramsden, Chairman Sherridan Moores, with Craig Clinton and 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 all the 19 Lots sold,
often for bargain price.
The Raffle was exceptional with over 40 items, all well worth winning. It raised over £60 for club funds.
here 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 - photos etc of Nationwide 2017 can be found
on page 3 - the Nationwide Page