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    Thread: Charlotte PKWS Koi Show 2009

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      Charlotte PKWS Koi Show 2009

      I'd like to thank the PKWS members for working so hard to put on a great show. I had more fun at this show than I have had in a long time. I look forward to returning next year.

      I'll start out by posting some photos around the vendors tent.



















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      Some of the show tanks.













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      Mike (koiNva) built his first koi pond during the winter and spring of 2008. The first
      of June he bought 6 nissai and 5 tosai from me. The Gin Rin Benigoi belongs to his son
      Hunter and the Kikokuryu belongs to his wife Nikki. He did not plan on showing any of
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      Some time between then and now he decided he would like to show a few of their koi.

      Another very good friend, Gordon (expat), went with me up to Mike's last Friday morning

      to help him bag and box his koi for the show.

      The table at the banquet where we were sitting seemed to get the majority of the awards.



      I count myself lucky to have such great friends!

      1. Grand Champion David Smothers - Showa - Over 23"
      2. Reserve Grand Champion Rick Rickman - Kohaku - 20-23"
      3. Grand Champion "B" David Smothers - Koromo/Goshiki - 20-23"
      4. Jumbo Award David Smothers - Utsuri -Over 23"
      5. Best Male Rick Rickman - Showa - 20-23"
      6. Tategoi Award Mike Grepiotis - Showa - 17-20"
      7. Judges' Award David Smothers - Hikari Moyo - 20-23"
      8. IKONA Koi Club Friendship Award Mike Grepiotis - Sanke 14-17"
      9. North Caroloin Koi & Watergarden Friendship Award - Ryan Smith - Hikari Moyo -17-20"
      10. Best In Size - Size 5 17-20"- Mike Grepiotis - Showa
      11. Best In Size - Size 7 Over 23" - Ryan Smith - Kawarigoi
      12. Best In Variety Kohaku - Ryan Smith - 17-20"
      13. Best In Variety Kohaku 2nd Place - Size 2 - Richard Steele
      14. Best In Variety Kohaku 1st Place - Size 6 - Rick Rickman
      15. Best In Variety Sanke 1st Place - Size 4 - Mike Grepiotis
      16. Best In Variety Showa - Richard Steele - 20-23"
      17. Best In Variety Showa 1st Place - Size 5 - Mike Grepiotis
      18. Best In Variety Showa 1st Place - Size 6 - Richard Steele
      19. Best In Variety Showa 2nd Place - Size 6 - Rick Rickman
      20. Best In Variety Showa 3rd Place - Size 6 - Rick Rickman
      21. Best In Variety Koromo/Goshiki 1st Place - Size 6 - Ryan Smith
      22. Best In Variety Koromo/Goshiki 1st Place - Size 6 - David Smothers
      23. Best In Variety Hikari Muji - David Smothers - 17-20"
      24. Best In Variety Hikari Muji 1st Place - Size 3 - Mike Grepiotis
      25. Best In Variety Hikari Muji 1st Place - Size 5 - David Smothers
      26. Best In Variety Hikari Moyo - Ryan Smith - 17-20"
      27. Best In Variety Tancho 1st Place - Size 4 - Mike Grepiotis
      28. Best In Variety Gin Rin "B" - Mike Grepiotis - 14-17"
      29. Novice Award - Mike Grepiotis
      30. Door Prize - Mike Grepiotis
      31. Door Prize - Gordon Lenham













































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      Some great pics. my freind. Thanks for posting them.

      We also had a great weekend. Can not wait to do it again.

      Will get my pics to you this weekend.


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      Great pics Looks like a great show!


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      Thanks Gene, was the food good

      It did look like a good time had by all... many faces I know I am glad the show was a success.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Noahsnana View Post
      Thanks Gene, was the food good

      It did look like a good time had by all... many faces I know I am glad the show was a success.
      It was very good.

      Quote Originally Posted by rosekoi View Post
      Some great pics. my freind. Thanks for posting them.

      We also had a great weekend. Can not wait to do it again.

      Will get my pics to you this weekend.


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      I forgot to post the photos of the door prizes.



















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      Thanks for the pic's Gene.
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      Quote Originally Posted by cmungo View Post
      Thanks for the pic's Gene.
      My pleasure. I'll have more coming later.
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      Quote Originally Posted by cmungo View Post
      Thanks for the pic's Gene.
      Young Champion - Chris Mungo - Kohaku - 11-14"
      Baby Champion - Chris Mungo - Kohaku - 8-11"
      Best In Variety Kawarigoi - Chris Mungo - 20-23"
      Best In Variety Kohaku 1st Place - Size 2 - Chris Mungo
      Best In Variety Kohaku 1st Place - Size 4 - Chris Mungo
      Best In Variety Hikari Muji 1st Place - Size 4 - Chris Mungo
      Best In Variety Utsuri 2nd Place - Size 1 - Chris Mungo
      Best In Variety Gin Rin "B" 3rd Place - Size 2 - Chris Mungo













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      Thanks for the pics Gene!! It was a blast participating in my first show and meeting more people in the Koi Hobby. I am glad that I changed my mind and decided to show my Koi as I feel that I would have missed out on what the Koi keeping hobby is all about. Meeting other people with an interest in Koi as well as learning so much from talking with them and observing other Koi in person.

      I also must thank Gene Winstead (Koi Village) for all of his help, insight and most of all his friendship. I met Gene through a phone call, a little over a year ago, to seek input on building a Koi pond. After much input from Gene and several months of construction, I completed our new pond. Since then, I have purchased 11 Japanese imports from Gene and have been bitten by this obsession that we call a hobby. Without Gene and all of his guidance, I don't think I could have made it this far in the hobby. Gene has always been a phone call away for any questions, needs or recommendations. His knowledge of the hobby is unbelievable and I would highly recommend him!!!
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      Thanks for the kind words, Mike. It's been a pleasure working with you.
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      OMG Beautiful Showas! congrats to all.

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      Well done

      Congradulations to the PKWS members for a super show (my first) terrific weather, super food and friends. Well done, cant wait till the next show.

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      Quote Originally Posted by expat View Post
      Congradulations to the PKWS members for a super show (my first) terrific weather, super food and friends. Well done, cant wait till the next show.
      Foregot to mention the excellent ice tea



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