April 18, 2015
Re: 2015 Annual Koi Growth Contest
To All Aspiring Koi Keepers,
This year our Annual Koi Growing Contest falls on May 2, 2015. This is the time for you to bring in your koi to show how well you have maintained your prized living jewels and to compete for top awards. All koi lovers are welcome to our Growing Contest to enjoy complimentary food and beverage.
This year, we have over 1,500 pieces of high quality tosai from Dainichi, Isa, Ogata Ooya, Omosako, Maruyama, Momotaro, Nogami, and Sakuma koi farms. They are sized between 6” – 10” and priced at $100.00 each; these koi can be entered in next year’s contest.
All contestants with nametags can begin to select koi from 8:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m. We will open the gates to the public at 10:00 a.m. Show tanks are limited, so please call to reserve a tank and let us know how many koi you plan on entering into the show.
When catching the koi, each contestant must not have more than 3 koi per bowl per tank so that others may have a fair chance to select koi. Please be gentle to the living jewels. We hope you enjoy our Growing Contest!
The all day schedule is as follows:
a. 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Enter koi
b. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Koi judging
c. 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Mexican Style BBQ
d. 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Award presentations
e. Grand Champion – Overall best growth & finish
f. Super Growth – Maintain good color & pattern
g. Best Finished
h. Best in Gosanke
i. Best Pattern
j. Best Non – Pattern
k. Tategoi (A)
l. Tategoi (B)
m. Judge’s Award
n. Andy’s Favorite
o. 3:00 p.m. – End of contest – Please take you koi home