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Thread: What are some of the factors that makes a koi show good?

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    Daihonmei aquitori's Avatar
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    What are some of the factors that makes a koi show good?

    What are some of the factors that makes a koi show good?

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    Great koi and vendors.

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    Those two plus a convivial environment where visiting Koi kichi can congregate and share the passion.


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    Oyagoi kingkong's Avatar
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    Live demonstrations of various products.

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    what makes a koi show good or bad?

    -whether it is educational or not.
    - whether it is a fair competition or not.
    - whether the fish are safe and well cared for or not.


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    Oyagoi kingkong's Avatar
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    I also like to hang around when the vendors vacuum the sales tanks early in the mourning. I get some of my best fish that way.

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    Since the koi show, like koi keeping hobby itiself, comes to us from Japanese tradition....there needs to be an large undercurrent of mutual respect and hospitality.

    That starts off with when the show is booked....not stepping on dates traditionally booked by other shows......and extends down to every time a show worker simles (or not) and has a kind word (or not) for you.

    Yes, we could and should have all the objective items such as educational moments, good safe water, and above board juding. But a good show must also deliver on the equally important subjective areas of mutual respect, hospitality and deliver a completely warm and pleasant experience package.

    There is more art in all that than many know.
    Koi keeping is not a belief system; it is applied science with a touch of artistry.

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    I agree with a lot which is stated above, but.......................................

    Without friendly people attending and putting on the show, it's just not worth it........................it's the people that make a show

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    The last show I did was a teaching show...and I have never been to one quite as informative. Since it was a small show, Art and Nicole Lembke took us around for the evaluation and judging. We went koi by koi to discuss the good and bad points of each fish. I can honestly say I have never learned so much at a show. It was an excellent format...and one I recommend. It would be more difficult for a larger show...but it could be modified to work. I think the beginners learned a great deal..and the more advanced competitors took away the finer points. Plus..it added to the excitement of the show.

    If your desire to succeed is greater than your desire to fail, then you will succeed.

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    As a competitor or Kichi...

    Winning (of course)
    Well thought out, and readily available schedule
    Well organized
    Strong team running the show
    Good Judges
    Good competition/koi
    Public announcement system to keep you informed
    Confidence inspiring water quality team/wranglers
    Adequate parking, access to venue
    Activities organized besides the show itself (seminars, vendor's booths, local attractions)

    As a non competitor or potential kichi

    Friendly volunteers
    Knowledgeable people working the various "stations"
    Good competition/koi
    Vendor's booths
    Posted and organized schedule
    Public Announcement equipment to keep people informed


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