WELCOME TO THE 2023 BOWL SHOW.
WE NEED A TOTAL OF 30 CATEGORIES THERE WILL BE 2-3 PER MONTH.
SO WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE FOR THE 2023 BOWL SHOW
2. Danios & Minnows
3. Freshwater Invertebrates
2. Male Betta Splendons
3. Aquatic Sword Plants
2. Corys, Brochis & Aspidoras
3. Moss Plants
2. Egglayer Pairs
3. Male Guppies
2. New World Cichlids over 5″
2. All Other Anabantids
3. Fern Plants
We had a total of 33 entries from 8 entrants in the August Bowl Show. Here are the results:
Class 1 – Barbs
1. Greg Bodden Gold Barb
2. Dan & Karen Guman Dennisoni Barb
3. George Hollister Gold Barb
Class 2 – Tetras
1. Lisa Snyder Candy Cane Tetra
2. Greg Bodden Diamond Tetra
3. Don Guman Blind Cave Fish
Class 3 – Angelfish
1. Gary Schuster Marble Angel
2. Melissa Coughran Orange Marble Angel
3. Dan & Karen Guman Blue Angel
Special thanks to Brian Shrimpton for judging and congratulations to Larry Ayers for winning the
Here are the updated point totals for the year:
|Dan & Karen Guman||55 pts|
|Melissa Coughran||52 pts|
|Don Guman||43 pts|
|Gary Schuster||32 pts|
|George Hollister||17 pts|
|Greg Bodden||17 pts|
|Bill Chandler||14 pts|
|Wayne Toven||12 pts|
|Larry Ayers||12 pts|
|Lisa Snyder||8 pt|
|Kim Rodburn||5 pt|
|Adam Berry||4 pt|
|Dave Ayres||1 pt|
Looks like the competition is really getting fierce! Let’s keep it going.
The classes for October are:
1. All Other Livebearers
2. All Other Catfish
See you at the meeting.
Karen “the Bowl Show Queen” Guman
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
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!
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 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.