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    ZNA SoCal 35th Koi Show (Packet)March 21-22, 2009

    35th ANNUAL OPEN KOI SHOW


    Dear Members and Friends of ZNA Southern California Chapter Koi Club,

    Our 35th Annual Open Koi Show will be held on March 21-22, 2009, at the Gardena Civic Center Complex (1700 West 162nd Street, Gardena, California 90247).

    The show will again be held English Style and will be open to the public free of charge. Enclosed are show packets and/or flyers containing information about this event. You can help us publicize our show by spreading the word among your koi kichi friends, displaying our show information at club meetings, and posting show flyers at koi related businesses. If you would like to volunteer to help with the koi show please contact club president, Don Kobashigawa, at (818) 207-3238 or [email protected] .We could use all the help we can get!!!

    Several show activities have been scheduled throughout the weekend. Learn about pond building and koi husbandry at our Saturday 1-4pm Lecture Series (show site). Join us for the Awards Banquet on Saturday Evening, 6:30pm at the Holiday Inn Torrance Gateway Hotel. There will be surprise entertainment that you will not want to miss!!! Sunday Morning, participate in a Guided Commentary of the winning koi by ZNA Show Judges. They will describe the different types of koi and the attributes that make a champion fish! Also, on Sunday at 11 am, join us for the Great Koi Auction where you may be able to purchase show quality koi at discounted prices.

    Our show will also host several Japanese cultural activities. On Saturday, there will be entertainment by Taiko Drummers and an ensemble of Japanese Singers. During both days the public may participate and learn from experts about Ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement), Origami (Japanese paper folding), Bonsai tree trimming, Orchid care, and Sumi-e (Japanese water color painting). Come participate and join in on the fun!

    This show promises to be one of the premiere koi events of the year. It will be a memorable experience whether you plan to enter koi in the competition, participate as a vendor, or simply attend the show as an observer. Thank you for your continued support of our club activities. We look forward to seeing you at our 35th Annual ZNA SoCal Chapter Koi Show.

    Sincerely,

    Chai Taevanitcharoen - Show Chairman Don Kobashigawa – Club President
    [email protected][email protected]


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    SHOW EVENTS:


    Friday Morning Meetings (closed to the public):
    9:00 am ZNA Presidents’ Meeting
    11:00 am ZNA Local Certified Judges’ Meeting

    Friday Afternoon: ZNA Judging Seminar (open to the public): 1:00 pm ZNA Judging Seminar (reservation and fee required). Contact Don Kobashigawa at [email protected]

    Friday Afternoon: Koi Show Entries Accepted: 1:00-7:00pm at the Gardena Civic Center Show Site. Open to all hobbyists, but space is limited. Reservations and fee required. Contact Don Kobashigawa: (818) 207-3238 or e-mail [email protected]

    Saturday: Koi Show Judging, 10 -3 pm. Participants and spectators will be allowed to observe and listen to Judges’ comments and decisions; however, no communication with the Judges is permitted.

    Saturday & Sunday: All Day Entertainment/Koi Seminars: This year the show will host several Japanese cultural activities. On Saturday, there will be entertainment by Taiko Drummers and an ensemble of Japanese Singers. During both days the public may participate and learn from experts about Ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement), Origami (Japanese paper folding), Bonsai tree trimming, Orchid care, and Sumi-e (Japanese water color painting). Pond building and koi husbandry lectures on Saturday (1-4pm) at the show site. Come participate and join in on the fun!!!

    Saturday Evening: Awards Banquet, 6:30pm – At the Holiday Inn Torrance Gateway Hotel. Come enjoy the delicious Awards Banquet, Judges’ Commentaries, Fun, and Koi Camaraderie. Cash wine and beer bar at the Banquet room.

    Sunday Morning: Judges’ Commentaries: 9:00–11:00am, Koi Show Judges will lead groups around show tanks describing the different types of koi and will comment on the big winners.

    Sunday Koi Auction -11:00am; General Raffle Drawing -1:00pm.

    TRADE SHOW OPEN ALL DAY SATURDAY (10-5) AND SUNDAY (10-3)


    Trade Show Information: Jane Morrison (949) 903-1856 [email protected]
    Show Information: Don Kobashigawa (818) 207-3238 [email protected]


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    ATTENTION!!!


    · ALL KOI ENTERED MUST BE OWNED BY AMATEUR HOBBYIST. OWNERS NEED NOT BE PRESENT AS LONG AS THE SIGNED RELEASE FORM ACCOMPANIES THE DEALER/REPRESENTATIVE ENTERING THE KOI. DEALER OWNED KOI NOT ALLOWED!

    · KOI ENTRIES ACCEPTED FRIDAY 1:00 TO 7:00PM AND SATURDAY 7:00AM TO 9:00AM.

    · AWARDS BANQUET AT THE HOLIDAY INN TORRANCE GATEWAY HOTEL! SEND YOUR RESERVATIONS IN EARLY! WINNING KOI OWNERS OR THEIR REPRESENTATIVES MUST ATTEND THE AWARDS BANQUET TO COLLECT PRIZES.

    · FOOD, ENTERTAINMENT, SEMINARS, AND HANDS-ON EXHIBITS ALL DAY SATURDAY.

    · KOI AUCTION AT 11 AM SUNDAY.


    ATTENTION!!!


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    Join us for an evening of good friends: finned and two legged
    Great Information – Judges Commentaries
    Good Food - Featuring California Coastal Cuisine with a Mediterranean
    Flair
    And our Raffle - Wonderful Koi Keeping Prizes

    Date: Saturday, March 21st Time: 6:30 PM
    Location: Holiday Inn Torrance Gateway Hotel (19800 So. Vermont Ave, Torrance
    California 90502)
    Program: Welcome
    Dinner – Salads, Entrees, Desserts and Beverages
    Presentation of Awards and Judges Commentaries
    Raffle – Koi Keeping Products and Items
    Surprise Entertainment


    Seating is limited! Ensure your spot by pre-registering now! $35 for adults, $20 for children under 12. Payment must accompany your reservations. By pre-registering for the banquet you will automatically be entered in the drawing to take home the beautiful head table centerpiece. Tickets purchased on-site will be $40

    Don’t delay! Clip & mail the form below, along with your payment to the address listed.



    Zen Nippon Airinkai, So. Cal. Chapter Annual Koi Show Banquet


    Saturday March 21th


    Name: _________________________________ Phone No: _________________


    Number of Reservations: Adults ___________ Children (under 12) ___________
    Total amount included: ____________________ (Adults at $35 & Under 12 at $20)

    Return this completed form and a check payable to ZNA to:

    ZNA SoCal Chapter Koi Club
    c/o Dara Lebrock
    17351 Parthenia Street
    Northridge, California 91325
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    KOI SHOW ENTRY PRE-REGISTRATION FORM



    ENGLISH STYLE JUDGING


    Show Pre-registration entry fee is $40. The fish portion of the entry fee is payable at the show site: $5 for each fish.


    Name:_____________________________________________ ____________________________


    e-mail: __________________________________________________ ______________________


    Phone: (________) __________________________



    Koi Show Entry Pre-registration .…………………………..$ 40.00

    Awards Banquet Tickets: [email protected] $35 each = $____________


    TOTAL ENCLOSED: $_____________


    Awards Banquet: Saturday, March 21th, Holiday Inn Torrance Gateway Hotel, 19800 So. Vermont Ave, Torrance CA 90502. Dinner served at 6:30pm (no host cocktails at 6:00pm, Ginger Café Bar). Come enjoy the Judges’ Commentaries, Awards Presentation, Great Food, Fun, and Koi Camaraderie. There will also be a Raffle Drawing for terrific koi prizes!


    Banquet tickets are limited, so please register Now!



    Make checks payable to: ZNA SoCal Chapter Koi Club

    Mail this form to: ZNA SoCal Chapter Koi Club
    c/o Dara Lebrock
    17351 Parthenia Street
    Northridge, CA 91325


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    RELEASE FOR NON-OWNER ENTERED FISH



    I, ______________________________, authorize ______________________________
    (Fish Owner – Print Name) (Representative – Print Name)
    to enter the following Koi in the ZNA, Southern California Chapter Koi Show. Please list Size and Variety of all fish entered:
    __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ ___________________________

    I agree that my representative is responsible for all entry fees; the delivery, care, and return of my fish; and the retrieval of any awards or prizes that my fish may win.

    My representative will be present at the Awards Banquet to receive all awards for me.

    I certify that the fish entered under my name are owned by me, and are not the property of any Koi dealer or breeder.

    I understand and agree that the City of Gardena, it’s employees and officers, ZNA, ZNA Southern California Chapter, it’s Officers, Members, Judges, and Guests will not be held responsible in the event of fish Death, Disease, Injury, Disfigurement, or Loss.



    ____________________________ _________

    (Signature of Owner) (Date)

    ____________________________ _________
    (Signature of Representative) (Date)




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    HOTEL ARRANGEMENTS


    We have arranged a special ZNA Koi Show room rate at the Holiday Inn Torrance Gateway Hotel. This rate will apply during the period of March 19-23, 2009.
    When making reservations, state that you with the ZNA Koi Show or use group code ZNA in order to get the group rate.

    Holiday Inn Torrance Gateway Hotel Rate per night: $89.00 (single or double)
    19800 So. Vermont Ave. (excluding tax)
    Torrance, CA 90502
    Phone: (310) 781-9100 (To receive the special rate, reservations must be made by March 5th )
    Online booking: - log on to: www.holiday-inn.com/torranceca Click Book Online on top right corner. Input arrival date and departure date. Click “Corporate, Group & IATA Identification” bar (it’s toward the bottom). Input Group Code – ZNA and click “Find Hotel” to go to the next screen.





































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    KOI SHOW RULES & REGULATIONS


    Co-sponsored by Zen Nippon Airinkai Southern California Chapter


    and City of Gardena Department of Parks and Recreation


    THIS IS AN OPEN KOI SHOW –“ENGLISH” STYLE JUDGING. EACH PARTICIPANT WILL HAVE OWN TANK. ACCEPTING ALL HOBBYIST ENTRIES. DEALER OWNED KOI NOT ALLOWED. KOI OWNERS NEED NOT BE PRESENT AT THIS SHOW, HOWEVER, THE ENCLOSED SIGNED RELEASE FORM MUST ACCOMPANY THE ENTRIES. NON OWNER ENTRANTS FAILING TO PRESENT THE SIGNED RELEASE FORM WILL NOT BE ALLOWED. Each entrant must provide a net and blue tub, which is to be used in that person’s tank only. ZNA So. Cal will provide a limited number of sterilized nets and tubs.

    DATE: March 21-22, 2009

    PLACE: Gardena Civic Center Complex, 1700 West 162nd St., Gardena, California 90247

    ENTRY FORMS AND FEES:

    1. Pre-registration (at least one week before the show) $40 tank entry fee (additional tanks $30). Late registration is $50 on a first-come first-served basis with no guarantee that a tank will be available. Fish delivery deadline: 9:00am Saturday. All entries must be accompanied by entry fees.
    Make checks payable to ZNA SoCal Chapter Koi Cluh
    2. Changes in entry forms after submission will be by approval of the Show Committee only.
    3. Entry fee: All Entrants - $40 for first tank (additional tanks $30) plus $5 per fish. The fish portion of the entry fee is payable at the show site.

    DELIVERY & REMOVAL OF FISH

    1. FOR THE HEALTH & SAFETY OF YOUR FISH DO NOT FEED THEM FOR 5 DAYS PRIOR TO THE SHOW.
    2. All fish must arrive at the show site before 9:00am on Saturday.
    3. After checking in with the entry committee, all entrants must remain at the entry area until their fish have been measured, classified, and released into the assigned tank. The Entry Committee is the final authority regarding classification and size. Fish deemed by the entry committee to be showing possible signs of any type of disease or parasites will be removed immediately.
    4. No fish may be bagged or removed from the show site until all fish are identified to the satisfaction of all entrants, and the “OK-to-bag” announcement is made on the Public Address System (about 3 pm on Sunday). In cases of extreme need, the Show Chairman may permit early removal of fish if photos are available and positive identification is possible.
    5. At the close of the show, oxygen and rubber bands will be provided by the ZNA So Cal koi club. Entrants are responsible for bags and carrying containers.
    6. All fish must be picked-up by 3:30pm, Sunday. Unclaimed fish will be held by the sponsors for 15 days, thereafter, they become the property of the koi club. The koi club will not be responsible for any fish not claimed.
    JUDGING

    1. Judging will begin promptly at l0 am Saturday.
    2. Injuries that will leave permanent scars or deformities will count against the fish, while those considered temporary will be overlooked in judging.
    3. The decision of the judges and/or the entry committee is final. Any contingencies not covered clearly by these rules will be subject to the decision of the Show Committee.
    4. Participants and spectators will be allowed to observe and listen to Judges’ comments, however, no communication whatsoever with the Judges is permitted. Any individual in violation of this requirement will be asked to leave the premises. If the violator is a participant, this will result in his/her disqualification from the competition.
    5. Move-ups will be automatic. All award categories will be filled.
    6. Awards will be presented at the Show Banquet on Saturday night. Page 8





    CLASSES AND SIZES
    1. All seven sizes will include the traditional 13 classifications. Hariwake will be judged in the Hikari
    Moyo Class and Goshiki will be judged in the Kawarimono class.
    2. DOITSU: There is no specific Doitsu Class. Doitsu must be entered into the appropriate regular scaled
    class.
    3. GIN RIN: Koi with Kin Gin Rin markings MUST be entered into the appropriate Gin Rin Classification.
    4. LONG FIN: There is no competitive class for long fin koi.

    AWARDS
    There will be 91 awards for lst, 2nd, and Honorable Mention; 7 Best in Size, and one each of Best Baby,
    Best Young, Best Mature, Baby Champion, Runner-Up Grand Champion, and Grand Champion. Other
    awards will include President's Choice, Show Chairman's Choice, ZNA District Chairman's Choice, ZNA
    Certified Judges Award, Charlie Seu Memorial “Shiro Utsuri” Award, Jumbo Award, AKCA Award, Bob
    Spindola Memorial “Tategoi” Award, Jimmy Inouye Memorial“Best Tank Display” Award.

    ELIGIBILITY FOR THE GRAND CHAMPION AWARD
    Once a koi has won the ZNA SoCal Chapter Grand Champion Award, it is ineligible to enter future shows.

    GENERAL INFORMATION
    1. All necessary and reasonable precautions will be taken by the Club to safeguard the koi entries. Entries are accepted with the understanding that the participant agrees to hold the Club, its officers, its directors, its members and the City of Gardena and its employees harmless in the event of fish Death, Disease, Injury, Disfigurement, or Loss.
    2. No one is to handle any fish except the entry committee. Anyone wishing to inspect their fish must first contact the Show Committee.

    WATER QUALITY
    Every reasonable effort will be made to maintain the water quality of the tanks at a high level. Initially, water will be treated with a chlorine-chloramine-neutralizing chemical. After introduction of fish, ammonia levels will he carefully monitored. Tanks will be vacuumed and water will be changed as needed. A water quality committee has been established to insure that the best possible water quality is maintained at all times. At no time will any substance be introduced to the water, which is not generally deemed appropriate for use with koi.













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    ZNA SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAPTER ANNUAL OPEN KOI SHOW
    ENTRY FORM

    Write the number of fish entered in the appropriate box. Present form to the Entry Committee.

    under 7"
    7"-10"
    10"-14"
    14"-18"
    18"-22"
    22"-26"
    over 26"
    Kohaku

    8

    10

    7

    5

    15

    20

    22
    Taisho Sanshoku

    9

    11

    6

    4

    16

    21

    23
    Showa Sanshoku

    8

    10

    12

    3

    17

    20

    22
    Utsuri

    9

    11

    13

    2

    18

    21

    23
    Hikari Utsuri Mono

    8

    10

    14

    1

    19

    20

    23
    Hikari Muji

    9

    11

    7

    5

    15

    21

    23
    Asagi/Shusui

    8

    10

    6

    4

    16

    20

    Bekko

    9

    11

    12

    3

    17

    21

    Kawari Mono

    8

    10

    13

    2

    18

    20

    22
    Hikari Moyo

    9

    11

    14

    1

    19

    21

    Goromo

    8

    10

    7

    5

    15

    20

    Kohaku/Sanke/Showa Kin/Gin Rin

    9

    11

    6

    4

    16

    21

    Other Kin/Gin Rin

    8

    10

    12

    3

    17

    20

    Tancho

    9

    11

    13

    2

    18

    21


    · All fish entered must be owned by the registered participant. (Dealer owned fish not allowed)
    · Owner or his designated representative and a member of the entry committee will be responsible for placement of fish in the assigned tank. The Entry Committee is the final authority regarding classification and size. Fish deemed by the entry committee to be showing possible signs of any type of disease or parasites will be disqualified.
    · Koi with Kin/Gin Rin must be entered in the appropriate Kin/Gin Rin category.
    · No changes in category are allowed by owner after fish are entered. However, the entry committee does have the authority to make final changes in category and size.
    · Entry fees: $40 first tank ($30 extra tank) plus $5 for each fish.
    Entry Fees: .................................................. .................................................. ..................... $ 40___
    Plus number of koi x $5 = $
    Total number of fish entered:


    Total fees: $



    Name ________________________________________ 4POLAROIDS WIL


    e-mail:_____________________________________________ ________________

    Phone:_______________________________Page 10




    Map to Holiday Inn Torrance Gateway Hotel from Koi Show Site:



































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    Just wonder if you have any information on Judging Team?

    Thx,
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    Quote Originally Posted by dinh View Post
    Just wonder if you have any information on Judging Team?

    Thx,
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    Does it matter who is judging the show?

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    Thank you for posting the show information. I am looking forward to attending. I called the Show hotel but was told the room allotment for the show rate were already sold out. If you are able to secure any additional rooms added with the special show rate please let us know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dinh View Post
    Just wonder if you have any information on Judging Team?

    Thx,
    --Dinh
    Here's a partial list...

    Ron GoForth
    Larry Gill
    Erwin Santos

    and your good friend Dinh, Grant Fujita...

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    Quote Originally Posted by aquitori View Post
    Does it matter who is judging the show?
    What do u think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dinh View Post
    What do u think?

    --D
    Your right Dinh as most or all Judges have their own way of looking at fish... Dinh, it shouldnt matter since Ann always seems to bring out some nice fish.

    Tony

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    I received word that they were able to get additional rooms for the special show rate at the hotel. Thanks a lot.

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    Will be heading south tomorrow PM.... Looking forward to seeing you all....

    --Dinh

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