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    Fun Times Had By All

    It was a fun show--not the least part of which was a celebration in which I sat between powerman and gcuss--belting out tunes in a local karaoke bar.....
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    Many Thanks

    I wanted to thank all of the hobbyists who came with their spectacular fish. As ususal, we had a terrific number of hobbyists with whom we could talk "fish trash" at pondside.

    Dick "The Coach"...
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    Washington Koi Show in Seattle 9-11 to 13!

    Please join us at the Washington Koi and Water Garden Society Show this coming weekend at Bellevue College near Seattle.

    Honoring the long tradition of the WK&WGS of working with the Shinkokai to...
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    Read mine cover to cover. I like the mix of...

    Read mine cover to cover. I like the mix of articles and information. Nice job contributors!
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    Wow, I don't know Ron Mintz but it seems that...

    Wow, I don't know Ron Mintz but it seems that this was his show--he won in a whole variety of categories. Congratulations to the winners.
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    FAntastic Shiro. I don't know about you all, but...

    FAntastic Shiro. I don't know about you all, but I love it when Shiros win GC--you know they have to be spectacular to beat the gosanke bias.

    This one seems very deserving--check out that WHITE!
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    Definitely a showa. Have a weekness for the old...

    Definitely a showa. Have a weekness for the old style.....
  8. Sounds like a valiant attempt. However, it is...

    Sounds like a valiant attempt. However, it is possible that the bugs in question did not respond at all to the Nuflor--if it would have responded to the Baytril (which hits a fair number of the...
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    You are a bad influence Dan! If it is big...

    You are a bad influence Dan!

    If it is big enough to win GC next year, and from Dainichi, I can't afford it :)

    Maybe a tosai with one mangled fin.....
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    I am so jealous! Wish I was back in time to...

    I am so jealous!

    Wish I was back in time to go.

    Dick, delighted you got the wild blue ones in without mishap. Good idea to wait until they were half asleep of the cold!

    Now you get to...
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    I am meeting Joel from Pan Intercorp there, and...

    I am meeting Joel from Pan Intercorp there, and have an invitation from Mr. Mano to drop by Dainichi. I shudder to think about the damage I could do there!

    I plan to see as many others as I can...
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    Lovely fish Dan! I am in Niigata from October...

    Lovely fish Dan!

    I am in Niigata from October 27th to November 1st. Hope to go to the local agricultural show, visit breeders, talk fish, MAYBE come home with some pretty ones.
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    Kim, I know that Duncan Griffith's covers gil...

    Kim, I know that Duncan Griffith's covers gil plate injuries in his book but I have mine elsewhere and can't check for you. Anyone have theirs handy???
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    Interesting JR. This fish looks like a two...

    Interesting JR.

    This fish looks like a two year old in every way.
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    Tom was an incredibly good sport. He folded club...

    Tom was an incredibly good sport. He folded club brochures while waiting for the other judges to arrive, helped bagging fish when it was all done,--in short, was a perfect guest.

    He enjoyed...
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    It was the wagoi, but it's small. I am very...

    It was the wagoi, but it's small. I am very hopeful it will resolve. As we know, these reticulated scaled ones are TOUGH.

    Blue, my asagi which was a gift from Dick, is voted "The koi most...
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    I think from a "living art" perspective, a patch...

    I think from a "living art" perspective, a patch of kage can really be beautiful on an otherwise beautiful koi. I think the sumi looks like it is all coming up in the right spots.

    Pretty fish.
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    Thanks for the photos! Lovely kohakus at the...

    Thanks for the photos!

    Lovely kohakus at the show. Very interesting head on the GC.
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    Learned Something New?

    I just brought two Ochibas back from the show, and suddenly one had a black spot about the size of a scale, where there was no such spot earlier in the day.

    Suddenly I realized that Ochibas...
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    Kim Nikodym's Results

    You won First in Tancho Size 3, First in Hikarimoyo Size 4, First in KinGinRin B Size 4, and Second in Kawarigoi Size 4.

    You did good!
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    Judges

    The head judge was Mr. Futoshi Mano of Dainichi. Assistant Judges were Mr. Futoshi Maruyama, Ron Goforth of the ZNA, and Tom Ayers of the AKCA.

    I assisted the team of Mano and Goforth, and heard...
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    Other Winners....

    We had beautiful weather, nice crowds, and a prominent article about koi keeping in the Seattle Times to generate interest in the hobby.
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    Photo credits go to Pan Intercorp, where I...

    Photo credits go to Pan Intercorp, where I snagged these pics.

    The GC is a 27 inch Hiroshima Sakai Sanke, which I own.

    The Reserve is a gorgeous Ginrin Kohaku owned by Bill Tullis.
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    Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Gin Rin Kohaku

    http://www.koi.com/temp/wkwgs7.jpg
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    GC was in size 7, which is over 25 inches in our...

    GC was in size 7, which is over 25 inches in our show. Not sure how much bigger, but I would say closer to 28 inches, I was not there when she was benched.

    The angle of the photo is weird, she...
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