BOWL SHOW & CONTESTS
2017
Y.A.T.F.S.
Bowl Show Schedule
2017 Y.A.T.F.S. Bowl Show Schedule
JANUARY
1. Ohio Pride - Any decorated bowl celebrating our
beloved Buckeyes, Cavaliers, and Indians; and/or fish
displaying their colors.
2. Goldfish
3. Guppies
4. Snail
5. Anubius plant

February
1. Fish/Aquarium arts and craft
2. Favorite Breeding Pair
3. Axolotle
4. Betta
5. Java Fern


March
1. Crayfish
2. Minnows/Danios
3. Swordtails
4. homemade aquarium equipment
5. Bananna plant

April
1. YATFS Pride Show...Yatfs was founded in the
spring, decorate any bowl celebrating your YATFS
pride.
2. Goodieds
3. Platies
4. Shrimp
5. Flame Moss

May
1. Fish Photo Contest
2. Mollies
3. South American Cichlids
4. Suckermouth Catfish
5. water sprite

June
1. Rainbowfish
2. African Cichlids
3. Catfish
4. Whole tank photo contest
5. Hornwart

July
1. Any red, white, blue, albino fish
2. Sharks
3. Eels
4. Endlers
5. Christmas Moss

August
1. Anabantoids excluding betta splendens
2. Barbs
3. Tetras
4. Algae eaters
5. Marimo Ball

September
1. Varieatus
2. Loaches
3. Your favorite fish
4. Amazon Sword
5. Brackish Fish

October
1. Glo Fish
2. Any orange, black, fish
3. Your favorite plant
4. Favorite homemade ornament
5. killifish


November – No bowl show. See you at
the OCA Extravaganza!

December – No bowl show.
Christmas party 
2017
1st place = 4 points
2nd place = 3 points
3rd place = 2 point
JANUARY 1
     
Ohio Sports Theme
Rob Williams
Lisa Reel
Gary Schuster
Goldfish
Gary Schuster
Gumans
Gary Schuster
Guppy
Lisa Reel
Rob Williams
Gary Schuster
Snail
Dave Ayres
Dave Ayres
Dave Ayres
Anubias
Gumans
Gumans
Gumans
FEBUARY 1
     
Fish/Aquarium arts and
craft
Kim Griffith
Gumans
Kim Griffith
Favorite Breeding Pair
Dave Ayres
Lisa Reel
Lisa Reel
Axolotle
Raymond
Dave Ayres
Raymond
Betta
Rob Williams
Rob Williams
Rob Williams
Java Fern
Gumans
Kim Griffith
Gumans
March 1
     
Crayfish
Lisa reel
   
Minnows/Danios
Gumans
Gumans
Lisa Reel
Swordtails
Gumans
Gumans
LeeAnne & Mark
homemade aquarium
equipment
Lisa Reel
Lisa Reel
Dave Ayers
Bananna plant
Gumans
Gumans
Gumans
April 1
     
YATFS Pride
lisa reel
rob
 
Goodieds
Gumans
Gumans
 
Platies
Gumans
rob
kim
Shrimp
     
Flame Moss
Gumans
Gumans
lisa
May 1
     
Fish Photo Contest
lisa reel
lisa reel
Schuster
Mollies
kim
Gumans
kim
South American Cichlids
Gumans
kim
lisa reel
Suckermouth Catfish
lisa reel
Gumans
lisa reel
water sprite
kim
lisa reel
lisa reel
June 1
     
Rainbowfish
Gumans
Gumans
lisa reel
African Cichlids
lisa reel
   
Catfish
Gumans
Dave Ayers
Dave Ayers
Whole tank photo contest
     
Hornwart
kim
lisa reel
lisa reel
July 1
     
Any red, white, blue, albino
fish
Rob
Rob
Rob
Sharks
kim
   
Eels
     
Endlers
lisa reel
   
Christmas Moss
kim
lisa reel
 
August 1
     
Anabantoids excluding
betta splendens
Lisa Reel
Kim G
Lisa Reel
Barbs
Gumans
Gumans
 
Tetras
Gumans
Gumans
 
Algae eaters
Kim G
Lisa Reel
 
Marimo Ball
Lisa Reel
Kim G
Lisa Reel
September 1
     
Varieatus
     
Loaches
     
Your favorite fish
     
Amazon Sword
     
Brackish Fish
     
October 1
     
Glo Fish
     
Any orange, black, fish
     
Your favorite plant
     
Favorite homemade
ornament
     
killifish
     
POINTS STANDINGS
A few reminders about the bowl show:
Make sure your bowl has at least one flat side for
best judging.
Don’t forget to register with me (Bob) so we know
how to assign points.
Write down the variety on the registration.
Points are given as follows:  
1st place = 4 points
2nd place = 3 points
3rd place = 2 point
you get 1 point per category for entering
if you place you get only awarded points
NAME
AWARDED PIONTS
participation
points
Lisa reel
80
xxxxxx
Lloyd & Marie
   
Dave
23
x
LeeAnne & Mark
2
x
Rob Williams
28
xxx
Kim Griffith
46
xxx
Schuster
12
 
Susan Everett
   
Raymond
6
 
Brian strickland
   
Gumans
99
xxxx
Greg
  x
     
     
     
It’s Show Time!!! – Six Successful Tips   by David Ayres

David Ayres, YATFS member since its inception, and former judge from coast to coast within the
tropical fish hobby, has these few guidelines for successfully showing your fish. Remember, this is
what a seasoned judge looks for when evaluating your fish.
1)        ASK YOURSELF THESE QUESTIONS:
A)        Is this fish mature size? – according to size standards in reference books
B)        Is this fish in good color? – again, check pictures/description in book
C)        Is this fish healthy? – shows no signs of disease; eating well; active
D)        Is this fish in show condition? – no split fins; no missing scales; well fed
E)        Does this fish show well? – “Type A” personality

2)        DETERMINE THE CLASS YOUR FISH BELONGS IN
A)        Read the show schedule of classes ahead of time.
B)        Ask the show chairperson if you are not sure.

3)        KNOW THE SHOW RULES
A)        Read through the rules a couple of times to make sure you understand them.
B)        Take your copy of show rules with you.
C)        Double check as to tank requirements.

4)        BRING YOUR OWN WATER
A)        Fish often don’t react well to changes in water chemistry.
{They may even die in radically different  water than they are used to}
B)        Have your own water conditioner on hand.
C)        Bring a little more than needed in case you have to make an unexpected change.

5)        HAVE THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT TO EXHIBIT THE FISH
A)        Clean tank, background, and secure lid
B)        Airline, valves, and airstones
C)        Scissors and hole punch
D)        Small siphon tube and clean, dry towel
E)        Bucket and siphon for breaking down

6)        BE A GOOD SPORT, HAVE FUN, AND GOOD LUCK!
No disrespect intended to anyone but the club’s Breeder
Award Programs just don’t seem to generate the same
enthusiastic participation as they once did.
It would be nice to see a more varied selection of fry,
plants and invertebrates available at the monthly meetings
for fellow members to take home and work with.
During last month’s Board meeting a novel idea was
put forward that we hope will create some excitement.
For the year 2017 each submission to the BAP, SAP, HAP
and IAP will be rewarded with a lottery ticket given out at
the Christmas party in December.
Check out the club handbook for the rules governing each
program.
Point values will not mean anything, a five point fish will
earn one ticket as will a twenty point fish or to simplify
matters the number of tickets that you will receive will be
equal to your points earned for the breeder of the year
honors and  added to any points awarded for HAP and IAP
submissions.
Remember this is a new program it does not replace
anything that we already have.
At the 2017 Christmas party all of your tickets will be
entered into a lottery and the winner will receive a crisp one
hundred dollar bill.
So even if you only have one ticket in the drawing you still
could come out a winner.
Get in on the action and participate !
Good Luck.
Introducing a  New  Program  for  
2017
FISH GROW & SHOW
CONTEST
2017 YATFS Growth Contest by Marie Williams
Gold Severum (Heros severus)
YATFS member, Brian Strickland, has had a massive population explosion in his gold severum
(Heros severus) tank. Brian will generously donate as many gold severum fry as needed for
YATFS members to participate in this contest.
Fry will be distributed at the March 17, 2017 YATFS meeting.
Here are the rules:
 Contestants must register and pick up fish at the March 17th YATFS meeting.
 Each contestant will receive 6 fry.
 Each contestant will be permitted to submit two of their six grown severum to be judged at
the YATFS annual Christmas party
.
 Two $50 cash awards will be given:
1) Best show-quality specimen – to be judged on appearance and condition as well as size.
2) Biggest severum overall – to be judged on size only.
 Contestants may not sell any of their six severum at auction or otherwise until after judging.
 Contest is open to YATFS members in good standing. [Remember to pay your dues!]
2018 Y.A.T.F.S. Bowl Show Schedule
JANUARY
Sponsored by
Something Fishy
Brooklyn, Oh
1. Goldfish
2. Guppies/Endlers
3. Snail
4. Photo contest
5. Alternanthera Reinecki (Rosa Folia)

February
Sponsored by
RMS Aquaculture
Middleburgh Heights, Oh
and  Cobalt Aquatics
1. Axolotle
2. Crayfish
3. Favorite Breeding Pair
4. Native Fish (North America)
5. Ammannia Gracilis

March
Sponsored by
Extreme Tropical Pets
Boardman, Oh
and Cobalt Aquatics
1. Bettas
2. Fish Family (2 parents 4 fry 90 Days Old)
3. Swordtails
4. Minnows/Danios
5. Ammania Senegalensis (Copper Leaf Ammania)

April
Sponsored by
Justins Fintastic Design
Mechanicsburg, Pa.
and Cobalt Aquatics
1. Arts and Crafts
2. South American Cichlids
3. Platies/Variatus
4. Tank Beautifull (maximum 10 gallon tank perfectly naturally scaped with fish)
5. Anubias Barteri

May
Sponsored by
Neptune Aquatics
Cleveland, Oh
and Jurassic Aquatics
Mayfield, Oh
1. Homemade Equipment
2. Barbs
3. Suckermouth Catfish
4. Rainbowfish
5. Aponageton Madagascariensis (Madagascar Laceleaf)

June
(Election Month Extravaganza)
Sponsored by
Jurassic Aquatics
Mayfield, Oh
and Cobalt Aquatics
1. African Cichlids
2. Catfish (nonsuckermouth)
3. Mollies
4. Schooling fish group of 6 (6 schooling fish in 1 tank)
5. Shrimp
6. Java Moss
7. Bananna Plant
8. Marimo Ball
9. Water Wisteria
10. Christmas Moss
11. Your First Fish
12. Any Frag
13. Mono
14. Java Fern
15. Scat
16. Goodieds

July
Sponsored by
Rift lake Aquatics
Middleburgh Heights, Oh
and Cobalt Aquatics
1. Red/White/Blue/Albino fish
2. Sharks
3. Eels
4. Loaches
5. Amazon Sword

August
Sponsored by
Jungles Pet Shop
Cleveland, Oh
and Cobalt Aquatics
1. Any brackish fish
2. Tetras/Characins/Raspboras/Pencilfish
3. Anabantoid
4. Birchir
5. Bolbitis Heudelotii (African Water Fern

September
(Your Favorite Month)
Sponsored by
Cobalt Aquatics
1. Your favorite homemade ornament
2. Your favorite fish
3. Your favorite amphibian
4. Your favorite invertebrate
5. Your favorite plant

October
(Scary Bowl Show)
Sponsored by
Cobalt Aquatics
1. Glofish
2. Orange/Black fish
3. Killifish
4 Tank Buster (Any abnormally large fish for its species)
5. "Halloweened themed fish
Example: Vampire Tetra, Ghost Catfish,
Red Devil, Knife Fish
6. Peoples Choice category.. Scary Bowl Themed
after favorite horror movie or Halloween monster

November – No bowl show. See you at the OCA Extravaganza!

December – No bowl show.
Christmas party 