Koi Keeping

NWKC 2010-2011 Grow and Show Competition

At the last club meeting a slide show was presented with the results of the 2010 -2011 Grow and Show competition, also on the night the club members voted for the 2011 Club Champion from these Grow and Show koi.

The Nagoshi Sanke’s have been judged by Richard at Richdon Koi. His comment’s are below:

1st Place,
“I love the near perfect subo-sumi (black on white) of Koi No 15, the positioning of the sumi to my eye is ideal, and this Koi in the future will grow to the pattern. Good body shape too”

Grow and Show Koi No 15. May 2010 18cm - September 2011 43cm
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Owned by Dave Wilson, a lovely Sanke with a great future.

2nd Place.
“It was harder to select second place. This one just took it as again the Sanke pattern to me is near perfect,OK the beni is a little short on the head, but today a great Koi. Body shape is good for growth.”

Grow and Show Koi no 19. May 2010 19cm - September 2011 42cm
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Owned by Mitch Roberts, another nice Sanke with a good future.

2011 Club Champion.
Also at the meeting the members voted for the Club Champion Koi for 2011.
the vote was conducted like the All Japan Show where a clear majority of votes are needed to pronounce the Champion.
After several rounds of voting it came down to just 2 Koi No 15 and No 20, No 20 got the nod and was pronounced Champion for 2011.

NWKC Club Champion Koi No 20
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Owned by Ian Mooney, another great Koi with a good future.

A big thank you must go to Richard and Donna Jones of Richdon Koi for supplying the Sankes, also to Ian Mooney and Colin Jones for taking the time to travel around to members ponds to photograph the Koi.

Dave Wilson
NWKC.

Added on: November 3rd, 2011

NWKC 2009-2010 Grow and Show Competition

At the last club meeting a slide show was presented with the results of the 2009 -2010 Grow and Show competition, also on the night the club members voted for the 2010 Club Champion from these Grow and Show koi.

The Marudo Chagoi have been judged by Richard at Richdon Koi. His comment’s are below:

“I think Koi Number 1 is the cleanest and best koi for the future,and would also be my choice to grow on, and I would predict to be a big koi in time due to the body shape.”

Grow and Show Koi No 1. May 2009 18cm - October 2010 45cm
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Owned by Nigel and Maureen Sambrook.
A Quality koi with superb very clean reticulation,one for the future.
Well done.
Nigel and Maureen

“Koi Number 12 for the best development from heated ponds.
Although there were a couple of Koi with better growth, this wins this section because of its body shape.

Grow and Show Koi No 12. May 2009 19cm - October 2010 51cm
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Owned by Ian Mooney and Sue Roberts this was the best development from the heated ponds.
A Koi with great body shape and excellent reticulation,this will also be a big Koi.
This Koi was also selected by members as the Club Champion for 2010.
Well done Ian and Sue.

A big thank you to Richard Jones of Richdon Koi for supplying the Koi and also judging them,
to Dave Wilson for taking the time to photograph the Koi, and not least to the Members who took part.

NWKC 2010.

Added on: November 14th, 2010

NWKC 2010 - 2011 Grow and Show Competition

This years G&S Competition will be Nagoshi Sankes from Richdon Koi, the koi are now in quarantine at Richdon Koi, and by all accounts are very good quality. The club have secured 24 Koi and at the present time 21 have been sold, the spare 3 if not sold by selection day will be used for Club raffle Koi, or if any other members would like to view and purchase 1 of the remaining Koi they can still enter the Competition.

Update - 18th April -The selection has taken place.

Here are photo’s of the Koi that were available for selection, the quality was Excellent even for the Members that were last to choose.
The Koi were then taken away by their new owners to Grown and Nurtured for the next 12 months, when they will then be re-photographed and judged by Richard Jones of Richdon Koi.

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And some close ups of Koi that were selected
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Dave Wilson
NWKC Secretary.

Added on: April 7th, 2010

NWKC 2009 - 2010 Grow and Show Competition

The koi last year were Richdon Koi supplied Chagoi from Marudo, good luck to those who have taken part.
I hope everyone has been growing their Chagoi’s over the last Winter, these Koi will be photographed and judged later on this year.
By all accounts there are some quite nice Chagoi’s, so it will interesting to compare them to the ones from the same shipment that have been grown on at Richdon Koi.

Added on: April 7th, 2010

NWKC 2008 -2009 Grow and Show Competition Results.

At the last club meeting a slide show was presented with the results of the 2008-2009 Grow and Show competition, also on the night the club members voted for the 2009 Club Champion from these Grow and Show koi.
The Koi had been previously judged by Richard Jones of Richdon Koi, who had supplied the Exclusive Kohaku in the Spring of 2008.

The prize for the Koi with the best Body Shape and Quality, was awarded to Koi No 12 owned by Ken and Jean Williams, although the Koi had not put on a massive amount of growth, the quality of the skin was quite amazing.
Well done to Ken and Jean.

Grow and Show Koi No 12. June 2008 Size 18cm - September 2009 Size 35cm
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The prize for the Koi with the best Growth and Development Achievement was awarded to Koi No 11 owned by Ian Mooney and Sue Roberts, this Koi had put on significant growth and Body Shape and will be a real presence in the pond.
Well done to Ian and Sue.

Grow and Show Koi No 11. June 2008 Size 19cm - September 2009 Size 51cm
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The next award was for Club Champion which was voted for on the night by the club members, this was quite a close run thing and the eventual winner was Koi No 9 owned by Graham and Trish Giles, this koi has grown nicely over the previous 12 months with quite an unique pattern was the favourite of the club members.
Well done to Graham and Trish.

Grow and Show Koi 9. June 2008 Size 19cm - September 2009 Size 47cm
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A big thank you to Richard Jones of Richdon Koi for supplying the Koi and also judging them,
to Dave Wilson for taking the time to photograph the Koi, and not least to the Members who took part.

NWKC 2009

Added on: November 4th, 2009

Koi Photographic Competition 2008 Results

Photo Show 2008

On Tuesday night 4th November, many of the NWKS members gathered for the annual Photo Show awards night at the Farmer’s Arms’, Rhuallt. Throughout September & October Dave S Wilson had been ’snapping away’ at koi from 13 separate ponds. In total 46 fish were photographed, totalling nearly 200 meters worth of Baby, Adult and Jumbo Koi !

Over the past few years NWKS has been lucky enough to establish close ties with several companies involved with Koi keeping.

Evolution Aqua
Richdon Koi
Koi Magazine
Koi Carp Magazine

Once again our commercial friends came up trumps by donating prizes for our Photo Show, so a big Thank you to them all.

Evolution Aqua (Mike Shaw) donated two Airtech 90 air pumps and 4 tubs of EA Show and EA Health foods which were awarded to the First places & Runners up in the Adult Gosanke and Adult Non Gosanke categories as well as Grand Champion.

Richard and Donna Jones from Richdon Koi offered several tubs of their superb Nutrikoi Paste, Performance and Growth Koi foods which were awarded to the Baby, Jumbo and Novelty Koi classes.

Koi Magazine provided annual subscriptions to their magazine for the Winners of the “Chairman’s Choice” section.

Koi Carp Magazine provided the Winner and Runner up of the NWKS Friendship Award 12 months subscription to the magazine.

Our competition was judged by Greg Sutton who people may know as a moderator from the www.koihelp.co.uk bulletin board. Greg has a wealth of knowledge about Koi health, varieties and judging. Despite the distance from Greg’s home in the Midlands to N Wales he insisted on being there on the night to present the awards and provide helpful summaries & advice. A superb effort and much appreciated.

The evening went off fantastically, with the usual banter and good humour from the audience aimed mainly at the Master of Ceremonies (i.e. Me!) and some of the Winners.

Some of the winning koi were of a size and quality that many of us only dream of, and were perhaps out of the price range of many hobbyists. Interestingly though, many of our winning Koi and the Runners up from the smaller size categories were from the ‘Bargain basement’ tanks of various Koi dealers. It just goes to prove that a Koi costing around £50 can be brought on to a size and quality that can win prizes at club level. I fully expect to see some of the placed Baby and Adult koi winning the NWKS Jumbo or GC in the future.
Congratulations and “da iawn” for our winners and a huge North Wales Koi Society “Diolch yn fawr” Thank you to our sponsors for their continued support.

Martin Rocliffe
Chairman NWKS

Grand Champion 74cm Kohaku owned by Colin Jones
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Gosanke Champion 45cm Showa owned by Dave S.Wilson.
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Non Gosanke Champion 47cm Shiro Utsuri owned by Dave(jock)Wilson.
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Baby Champion 33cm Kohaku owned by Colin Jones
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Jumbo Champion 66cm Shiro Utsuri owned by Colin Jones
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Club Champion 47cm Showa owned by Dave S.Wilson
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Novelty Koi 37cm Doistu Sanke owned by Martin Rocliffe.
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Chairmans Choice Gosanke 51cm Kohaku owned by Steve Rogers
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Chairmans Choice non Gosanke 50cm Kujaku owned by Robert Ford.
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Added on: December 1st, 2008

NWKC 2008-2009 Grow and Show Selection Day

The NWKS Grow and Show (G&S) Selection Day; thankfully the meticulous planning paid off.

On Saturday 21st, Dave S Wilson and Ian Mooney drove down to Richdon Koi and collected our

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Added on: September 28th, 2008

NWKC Grow and Show 2008 - 2009

Dear NWKS,

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The response to the proposed Grow & Show competition this year has been fantastic. So far 16 Koi have been ordered by NWKS members, and a few more are expected.
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Added on: September 17th, 2008

Koi Photographic Competition 2008 with Prizes

In the next couple of weeks, we will be asking members if they are going to enter this years Photo Competition.
You can enter a maximum of 5 Koi, which will be photographed and then judged independently.

There are a good selection of prizes to be won. Watch this post for updates.

Last years competition was a great success, we are hoping this years will be even better.

  • Grand Champion
  • Best Go-Sanke
  • Best Non Go-Sanke
  • Best Baby/Young Koi 10 -35cm
  • Best Jumbo 56cm +
  • Club Champion (Favorite Koi voted by NWKS members)
  • NWKS Friendship Award (Koi and Owner showing Best Spirit Throughout)
  • Best Novelty Koi
  • Chairmans Choice
Added on: July 31st, 2008

Koi Photographic Competition Results

North Wales Koi Society Photo Show Awards 2007

Tuesday 4th September saw the long awaited award ceremony for the North Wales Koi Society Photo Show 2007. The night also heralded the return to monthly Club meetings for the NWKS after the summer break, and a test run for the new venue, “The Travellers” near Caerwys. Most of the NWKS members turned out to support the event and to congratulate the winners and their magnificent Koi. (more…)

Added on: September 6th, 2007