Oregon Koi & Watergarden Society’s
4th Annual Koi Show
Oregon Koi & Watergarden Society’s fourth annual Koi show June 19th & 20th was it’s first open show. There
was a Junior division this year that proved to be very competitive. It is nice to see the younger members get involved. The
OK&WS is defiantly a family oriented social club.
|Bob & Joan Finnegan present Grand Champion trophy to Albert & Nancy Mason
to the limited number of participants and the lack of funds typical of a young club there were no koi categories. The fish
were entered in four size categories instead. There were three divisions: Nishikigoi, Junior division and longfin Koi division.
We had a total of forty two fish entered. There were many special awards. I’d like to point out that the beautiful trophies
were donated to our club by Morris and Jeannie Bush from Vancouver, WA. We are very, very grateful. Thank you so much.
There is something special about a small town koi show. There
was an almost carnival atmosphere that appeals to the young and old alike. There was a friendly raffle selling competition
between Albert Mason and Brittney Brock. People getting involved, showing koi for the first time and having out-of-towners
attend the show and banquet was special indeed.
|Peter Enfield receives Appreciation award
were honored to have Mike Winters from Wintergreen Nursery give a bonsai demonstration.
There were a total of seven dealers/merchants participating. I urge you
to help support these dealers/merchants who have helped support our show when ever possible.
Magee and Steve Kaufman came down from Vancouver and set up shop. Sue Boydstun
from the Idaho Water Garden and Koi Society drove all the way from Boise. The previous weekend was the PNKCA convention, so
I know she was looking for an escape.
Jerry Tyler drove down from Lake Bay Washington. Bought a kohaku from Rod and entered the show at the last minute. One can
not say no to someone that has been knighted. Sir Tyler won Best Baby.
special big thank you goes out to Bob and Joan Finnegan for taking the time and expense to fly up for our very un-traditional
koi show. As soon as they got back to So. California they left for the AKCA Seminar in Hawaii. Busy people! Thanks for judging
our show. We hope to have you back again when you have more time to see the sights.
Not to brag too much, but it seems the most popular koi in the show was my 24” Kujaku. This Kujaku won ALL the
“Choice” awards. Peoples Choice, Members Choice and the Presidents Choice. The judges were impressed also and
gave it 1st Place in the 16” and over category. Along side the show tank was it’s picture taken two years previous
showing snow white where the gray is now.
|Norman Call presents friendship award to Heidi Tschan
sister club, the Southeast Section of England sponsors a friendship award every year. The SE Section award this year went
to Heidi Tschan, age 12 for her 20” Sanke. It was a pleasure to make this presentation to one of our own and a very
energetic young member. Along with the traveling award which will forever bear
her name, Heidi also received an original watercolor by By Patti Magee. Congratulations Heidi.
you Kim for arranging the Tom Tom Restaurant for our banquet.
The banquet at the TOM TOM Restaurant was full! It was a
lot of fun, and we had a great time. Thank you Kim!
WINNERS LIST 2004:
Grand Champion - Albert & Nancy Mason - 18" Nidan Kohaku
Champion - Dan & Elsie Browning
- 24” Gin Rin Sanke
Place - Norman Call - Kujaku
2nd Place -
Norman Call - Doitsu Showa
Place - Jerry Tyler - Kohaku
2nd Place -
Elsie Browning - Sanke
3rd Place - Nancy Mason - Kujaku
Place - Elsie Browning - Showa
2nd Place - Edna Brock - Yamabuki
Place - Kim Brock - Sorigoi
6" to 10"
Place - Norman Call - Gin Rin Ochiba 2nd Place - Edna Brock - Hi Utsuri
3rd Place - Heidi Tschan - Showa
Grand Champion - Brandon Brock - Kohaku
Reserve Champion - Sarah Brock - Orenji Ogon
1st Place - Heidi Tschan
2nd Place - Brittney Brock - Sanke
3rd Place - Christina Mason - Hi Utsuri
- Johanna Shaffer - Orenji Doitsu
2nd - Johanna Shaffer - Black Doitsu
3rd - Edna Brock - Sanke
to 16” - 1st Kim Brock- Doitsu
10" to 12" - 1st Pat Wilson -Yamabuki
& Special Awards
Baby - Jerry Tyler - Kohaku President Choice, Members Choice, Peoples Choice - Norman
Call - Kujaku
ZNA - Edna Brock - Gin Rin Yamabuki
So Cal. - Elsie Browning - Sanke
AKCA Koi - Dan
& Elsie - Kohaku
PNKCA Tategoi Koi - Norman Call - Sanke
Sister City/ Southeast of England Section, BKKS - Heidi
Tschan - Sanke
IEWG&KS - Pat Wilson - Kin Matsuba
PSKC - Elsie Browning - Kohaku
Magoi - Kim Brock - Sorigoi