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1st INTERNATIONAL FLOWERHORN COMPETITION

DATE: 12th – 15th April 2012

VENUE: “The Serangoon” Community Club, Serangoon North Ave 2

ORGANISED BY: Flowerhorn Club Singapore

IN COLLABORATION WITH: International Flowerhorn Association, "The Serangoon" CC, Pets Community @ Serangoon & Hwi Yoh Court RC

ENTRY FEE: S$40 per fish (Flowerhorn Club Members, Sponsors & Overseas Participants); S$60 per fish (Non Club Members)

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? : All FH hobbyists and traders except myself

APPLICATION FORMS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE END OF THIS MONTH.

COMPETITION SCHEDULE


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JUDGING CRITERIA
Scores will be based on fish condition at time of judging.
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COMPETITION RULES & REGULATIONS

1. This competition is open to hobbyists and people in the flowerhorn trade. Entries must be submitted in the fish owner’s personal name and not trade/shop name.

2. Participants are taking part in this competition strictly at their own risk. While the Organizer and its agents will put in their best effort to safeguard the welfare of the fishes during the competition period, they cannot be held responsible for any loss, injury, harm, damage, sickness and/or mortality to the participating fishes.

3. All entries will be judged in accordance with the Organizer’s set of Judging Criteria. The judges’ decisions are final and no disputes/correspondence will be entertained before, during or after the competition.

4. Participants are not allowed to enter the competition arena during the bench-in and judging sessions.

5. Participants must ensure that their fishes are of the correct size as entered for each class during bench-in. 2 demerit points will be deducted from the total score if the fish is found to be of the wrong size. This penalty is to prevent participants from entering class C fishes into Class A and B in order to get bigger tanks for their fishes.

6. After the fishes have been benched in, participants can only use mirror or fish toy to condition/stabilize their fishes. All these items are to be placed outside the tanks and must be removed before the judging session.

7. No feeding is allowed during the competition period. Participants are also not allowed to tamper with the water condition by adding any conditioners/additives into the tanks.

8. All entries must be brought to the competition venue within the stipulated bench-in time. Late submission after the bench-in time will not be accepted and no refund will be given.

9. Once the fishes are accepted and displayed at the competition venue, participants are not allowed to remove the fishes from the tanks unless prior approval has been obtained from the Organizer.

10. All participants are to bench out their fishes during the stipulated bench-out date and time. Any fishes that are not collected by the close of the competition shall become the property of the Organizer.

11. In the event of entries exceeding the number of tanks available, the Organizer reserves the right to process the applications on a first-come-first-served basis. The Organizer also reserves the right to increase or reduce the number of entries based on the number of applications received. Successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified before the competition commences.

12. Should the competition be postponed, shortened or extended due to circumstances beyond the Organizer’s control, the Organizer and its agents shall not be held responsible for any loss, directly or indirectly, sustained by the participants and sponsors.

13. The Organizer reserves the right to change the rules & regulations at any time without prior notice.
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COMPETITION VENUE

View from Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3


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Multi-storey Carpark next to venue (enter by Serangoon North Avenue 2)


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JUDGES' MANUAL

1. Overall Impression

a) Impact & Impression
• How well the fish stands out at first sight. The fish should be attractive, nice to look at, lively, alert, proportionate in structural features and without major flaws or defects.

b) Characteristics & Behaviour
• The fish should appear confident and not afraid when people go near the tank.
• The fish’s ability to interact or play with people or objects will be judged positively.
• The fish should swim elegantly and shows command of its own territory.

c) Health Condition
• The fish should be in the pink of health. A fish that shows signs of sluggishness, immobility, pimple, scratch mark or minor injury, torn fins and/or tail, hole-in-the-head, white spot, white shit, cloudy eyes, fungal infection, pop eyes, will be judged negatively.

2. Head Growth

a) Shape of the Kok
• Best - The most ideal shape is spherical and well-balanced. It looks like a coin or mushroom sitting on the head of the fish when viewed from the front or side.
• 2nd Best – A fish with what is known as “Swan Head” whereby the Kok protrudes to the front and widens on both sides.

b) Proportion of the Kok
• The best size is where the Kok does not protrude beyond the fish’s mouth and is proportionate with the fish’s body. Too big a Kok can make the fish look unbalanced and swims in an awkward and slanted manner (with front body tilting downward and back body tilting upward).

3. Face

a) Face
• The face should be without or with minimal wrinkles. Face with too much wrinkles (makes the fish look old) and with black marking or flower below the eyes (termed “dragon’s tears”) will be judged negatively.
• The face should look clean and neat. Black marking or flower on the face is considered dirty and will be judged negatively.
• The face should be smooth, chubby and makes the fish look cute.
• The cheeks should be proportionate and symmetrical.

b) Gill Plates
• The gill plates should be closed perfectly and without deformity.
• The gill plate should open and close naturally on the face. Fish with gill plates that open too wide until the red gills are visible from the side will be judged negatively.

c) Eyes
• The eyes should be clean, clear and natural with no fleck or blotch of unnatural colours.
• The shape should be round, and the left and right eyes should be symmetrical and of the same size. The pupil should be black and round.
• The eyes’ position should be even with the surface of the face. They should not be too protruding or too sunken until they are covered by the cheeks.

d) Mouth & Lips
• The lips should be thin, with upper and the lower lips evenly aligned.
• The mouth should be short and without deformity.
• The mouth should open and close naturally.

4. Body Shape

a) Proportion (Body Height & Body Length Ratio)
• The ideal proportion of body shape is 1:1.6 (from the tip of the mouth to the tip of the peduncle).

b) Shape & Form
• Best - The most ideal body shape is rectangular and symmetrical.
• 2nd Best - A body shape that is like a leaf (a little rounded but not triangular towards the end of the body) and symmetrical.
• 3rd Best - A body shape that is rectangular or shaped like a leaf, not symmetrical between the back and the stomach of the fish but is symmetrical between the upper and the lower body towards the end of the body (near peduncle).
• 4th Best - A body shape that is triangular and symmetrical.
• 5th Best - A body shape that is triangular but not symmetrical between the back and the stomach but is symmetrical between the upper and the lower body toward the end of the body (near peduncle).
• 6th Best - A body shape that is not symmetrical between the upper and lower body.

c) Peduncle
• Best - The most ideal peduncle is one that is straight and symmetrical with the body, left and right side have the same thickness, not tilted, wide and proportionate with the fish’s body.

5. Flower Marking

a) Location
• The flower marking should be sited from just behind the gill plate to the peduncle of the fish.

b) Color Contrast
• The color of the marking/flowerline should be black, intense in tone, and outlined with metallic hues.

c) Tidiness & Balance
• Best - The most ideal flower markings should have the same numerical number, shape, spacing and are balanced between the left and right sides of the body (symmetrical).

d) Shape & Form
• Best - Flower-shaped, distinctive, double row at the top, tidy and balanced.
• 2nd Best - Flower-shaped, distinct, identical, tidy and balanced between the left and right hand sides of the body.
• 3rd Best - Flower-shaped, elliptical or irregular (not in a straight line) but must be tidy, balanced and symmetrical on both sides of the body.
• 4th Best - Flower-shaped on ¾ of the body. The markings should look tidy and balanced.
• 5th Best - Flower-shaped on ¾ of the body and graphic-shaped on the other ¼ of the body; or graphic-shaped in a straight line. The markings should look tidy & balanced.
• 6th Best - Flower-shaped on ½ of the body and graphic-shaped on the other ½ of the body in a straight line. The markings should look tidy & balanced.
• 7th Best - Flower-shaped and interlinked, tidy-looking and balanced.
• 8th Best - Graphic-shaped, in a straight line, distinctive, tidy looking and balanced.
• 9th Best - Flower-shaped, tidy and balanced on only ½ of the body.
• 10th Best - Graphic-shaped, in a straight line, tidy & balanced on ¾ of the body.
• 11th Best - Graphic-shaped, in a straight line shape, tidy & balanced on ½ of the body.
• 12th Best - Any shape, double row and interlinked.

6. Pearls

a) Shine
• The pearls should be shiny with gold, silver, blue/green or white tints.

b) Location
• The pearls should be sited from the tip of the mouth to the tip of the peduncle. Pearls on the fins and tail will be judged positively.

c) Shape & Form
• Best – Dense sand or fine dots
• 2nd Best - Wormy
• 3rd Best - Combination of sand and wormy
• 4th Best - Triangular
• 5th Best - Corn
• 6th Best - Metallic or Block
• 7th Best - Hologram

d) Tidiness & Balance
• The pearls on the fish should be identical in shape, spacing and size.

7. Colour

a) Composition
• Best - The most desired colour combination is 2 or more gradation tones in the ratio of approximately 50:50 from the tip of the mouth to the tip of the peduncle.
• 2nd Best – 2 colour gradation in the ratio of approximately 25:75 from the tip of the mouth to the tip of the peduncle.
• 3rd Best – 2 colour gradation in the ratio of approximately 75:25 from the tip of the mouth to the tip of the peduncle.
• 4th Best - One solid colour throughout the whole fish.
• 5th Best - 2 colour combination with no gradation tones in the ratio of approximately 50:50 from the tip of the mouth to the tip of the peduncle.
• 6th Best - 2 colour combination with no gradation tones in the ratio of approximately 75:25(from the tip of the mouth to the tip of the peduncle.
• 7th Best - 2 colour combination with no gradation tones in the ratio of approximately 25:75 from the tip of the mouth to the tip of the peduncle.
• 8th Best - One color that does not cover the whole body (white is not considered a color).

b) Contrast
• Red, yellow, green and blue colours will be judged equally if the contrast of the color is the same.

c) Location
• The colours should be from the tip of the mouth to the tip of the peduncle.

8. Fins & Tail

a) Tail
• The most desired tail is wide, strong/hard, shaped like a Chinese fan (termed “fan-shaped”) and opens fully to touch the dorsal and anal fins (termed wrap-tail”).
• Tail with fungal infection, black marks, translucent tone, damages due to tear, fights or injury will be considered as defects and judged negatively.

b) Dorsal & Anal Fins
• The ideal fins are close to the tail(both the anal and dorsal fins touch the tail when opened)
• The tip of the fins should not be longer than the tail.
• Tip of the fins should not be defective, twisted or appeared cut.
• The dorsal & anal fins should look balanced.
• Fins with fungal infection, black marks, translucent tone, damages due to tear, fights or injury will be considered defects and judged negatively.

c) Pectoral & Pelvic Fins
• The bone structure on the pectoral & pelvic fins should be straight.
• The pectoral fins should be straight, in the middle of the body and pointed backwards (not go up nor down).
• The pelvic fins should be of equal length and width.
• Fins with fungal infection, black marks, translucent tone, damages due to tear, fights or injury will be considered defects and judged negatively.

d) Pearl & Graphic Pattern
• Tail and fins with pearls or graphic pattern will be judged positively.
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The Flowerhorn Club Singapore would like to say a big

THANK YOU

to the following for making this competition possible:


Sponsors:
Alvin_Tan & Trinity Cargo Link
Azapp16 & Natural View Aquarium
B&P Engineering (S) Pte Ltd
Beerman
Black-Jack
Dr Neung & "High Active" Mineral Powder
Frans & International Flowerhorn Association
Paul & Sg Bros, Tank Junction
Polystar Technologies Pte Ltd
Sonray Aquarium Manufacturers
Tom Rayden & Tian Lu Geomancy & Trading


Supporters:
arofanatics.com
Angelo
Hwi Yoh Court RC
Karaeng Luohan Club (Makassar)
P2Li (Indonesian Luohan League)
Pets Community @ Serangoon
"The Serangoon" Community Club
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CLARIFICATIONS ON RULE NO. 5

Participants must ensure that their fishes are of the correct size as entered for each class during bench-in. 2 demerit points will be deducted from the total score if the fish is found to be of the wrong size. This penalty is to prevent participants from entering class C fishes into Class A and B in order to get bigger tanks for their fishes.


This rule will apply only to Class C fishes (less than 16cm in total length)which has been entered wrongly into Class A or B.
  1. If a Class A fish (more than 23cm in total length) is entered into Class B or C, no demerit point will be given but the fish will be judged together with the Class A fishes.

  2. If a Class B fish (16cm to 23cm in total length) is entered into Class A or C, no demerit point will be given but the fish will be judged together with the Class B fishes.

  3. If a Class C fish (less than 16cm in total length) is entered into Class A or B, the fish will be given 2 demerit points (i.e. 2 points will be deducted from its total score) and the fish will be judged together with the Class C fishes.

  4. Measurement of fishes will be done during the bench-in. The fish will be placed in its assigned tank and it will not be shifted to another tank if it is found to have been entered for the wrong Class.

  5. If your fish is currently 15cm in total length and you are not sure whether it will grow to 16cm or more by bench-in time, it is advisable for you to enter it into Class C. This is because if the fish is found to be oversize during bench-in, it will be judged together with the Class B fishes but it will not suffer any demerit point.
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Lucky Draw Prize

Tank Junction has donated a 4’ x 2’ x 2’ cabinet tank with sump to the Club for this competition. This item will be used in a lucky draw which will be conducted on the stage immediately after the prize presentation on 15 April 2012.

Terms & Conditions:
  1. Only local participants are eligible for this lucky draw i.e those who are staying in Singapore and who have entered fishes in the competition. Reddi is also eligible by virtue of being a club member with a brother staying in Singapore.

  2. Lucky draw coupons will be issued on the final day of the competition and it will be based on 1 coupon to 1 fish entered.

  3. Winner must be on-site to claim the prize. If the winner is not around at the time of the draw, the prize will be forfeited and the draw will be continued until we have a winner on-site to claim the prize.

  4. The prize is not inclusive of delivery/transportation of the tank to the winner’s house. The winner will have to arrange and pay for this on his or her own.
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APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN

Sorry for the delay in printing of the flyers and application forms. For those who are keen to take part in this competition, please print out this application form, fill in ALL the particulars and mail it to the address listed together with your cheque for the entry fee payment. Tank allocation will be based on a first-come-first-served basis. Thank you.

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