GATEWAY GUPPY ASSOCIATES

 

IFGA SANCTIONED SHOW

May 5-7, 2017

 

GGA is having a IFGA/GGA show in conjunction with the ALA/MASI convention.

More information will be on www.ala2017.com. Schedule under Conference Info.

We do not want anyone to feel obligated to pay any of the ALA fees unless there is an activity in which you wish to participate.

 

GGA will accept up to 3 trios (preferably 3-5 month old) per breeder in addition to show fish for the auction at 9:30 on Sunday, May 6, 2017. Should be heavily attended auction.

 

LOCATION

 

Holiday Inn Airport West

3400 Rider Trail South

Earth City, MO 63045

314-291-6800

Room reservations must be made through the hotel by April 27, 2017 at the room rate of $99 under American Livebearers Association Convention. Any difficulty making arrangements contact Jack or Cathy Mertz at

636-294-0922 or clam@charter.net .

 

Directions to the hotel: from I-70 take Exit 231B, Earth City Expressway North. Follow Earth City Expressway ¼ mile to Rider Trail South. Turn left onto Rider Trail South to the hotel on the left (DO NOT turn where it says to go left to I-70).

 

Hotel does furnish airport shuttle from Lambert International Airport (STL) and to attractions within 5 miles of the Hotel (Hollywood/Ameristar Casinos and Main Street in St. Charles).

 

A hot breakfast buffet is furnished up to 2 guests per room; and additional 2 guests per room would be $10 each.

 

SHOW SCHEDULE

 

FRIDAY MAY 5

2:00 PM Setup

 

 

SATURDAY MAY 6

8:30 AM Entries open

2:00 PM Entries close

2:30 PM Judging begins

Hospitality to follow judging

 

SUNDAY MAY 7

8:00 AM Showroom opens

9:00 AM Auction

11:00 De-benching

 

Entry show forms need to indicate whether award cards or plaques are desired. Entry show forms may be obtained on the IFGA website: www.ifga.org under Show Section.

No fish will be allowed to be removed from the show bench prior to the scheduled de-benching unless arrangements have been made prior to the show at chairperson@gatewayguppyassociates.com .

 

SHOW CO-CHAIRMAN

 

Shawn Bellman

314-210-6932

icode.iam@gmail.com

 

Leroy McCreary

314-578-8659

Elanor7@gmail.com

 

SHIPPED ENTRIES

Jack Mertz

44 Lions Head Court

O'Fallon, MO 63368

636-294-0922

gupgup@charter.net

 

Courtesy email prior to shipping is appreciated.

Use the carrier's "no signature required" option, if available.

 

Please ship early! No Saturday pick up is guaranteed!

 

Shipped in entries must be received before 5:00 PM Friday, May 5, 2017 or they will not be entered in the show. Entries must include completed entry show forms and exhibitor's phone number. All entries must be prepaid. Sufficient return shipping fare, bags and return labels must be included if fish are to be returned. Breather Bags may be used for shipping to/from the show. IF Breather Bags are used, Breather Bags must be supplied for the return. Otherwise, minimum size 3” x 10” bags are required to return fish per IFGA rules.

 

SHOW RULES:

1. All entries must be registered by 2:00 PM local time on Saturday, May 6, 2017.

 

2. Exhibitor will determine the class of entry. Assistance will be available at the show prior to registration.

 

3. All entries improperly classified will be disqualified.

 

4. Tanks will be furnished; no plants, decorations, or gravel will be allowed to be displayed with the fish.

 

5. Every precaution will be taken against loss of fish; however, GATEWAY GUPPY ASSOCIATES and the IFGA assume no responsibility for any loss of fish.

 

6. All entries must be born and raised in the exhibitor's tanks.

 

7. Fish will be judged visually according to IFGA standards. A uniform black background and available fluorescent, incandescent, halogen and natural lighting will be used.

 

8. Judging will be according to IFGA standards and all decisions of the judges will be final.

 

9. All entry fees must be paid at time of registration. Shipped entries, which are to be returned, must include return postage fees and mailing label, along with bags for returning fish. No entry fees will be refunded after fish are benched.

 

10. Sale of fish, other than through the GGA Sunday auction or GGA Special Sale, is strictly prohibited and may result in forfeiture of points received at show.

 

11. Fish that are received dead or that die during the show will not be returned. Returning dead fish can contaminate the live fish being returned.

 

12. The auction will be a standard verbal auction. Entries to be auctioned must be clearly noted on the entry show form. Females of the same strain must be included with all males and males must be included with all females to be auctioned. No single males or females will be auctioned without a mate. Additional trios and pairs may be sent to be placed in the auction and should be clearly marked with the breeders name, strain and age of fish. G.G.A. will retain 50% of the sale of all auctioned fish. Any fish not receiving an opening bid or does not have an appropriate mate will be retained by GGA.

 

13. All entries will be benched and de-benched by GGA members only. All travel boxes to be kept in exhibitors' rooms. NO EXCEPTIONS! All entries should be placed in the next available position within the class. No one, other than individuals appointed by the show chairmen may move or re-arrange tanks already positioned on the show bench prior to judging!

 

AWARDS:

Tanks, Deltas, Females, and Breeders

1st place: plaque and certificate

2nd-4th place: certificates

Best of show

1st place - 4th place: plaque and certificate

 

ENTRY FEES

Tanks (2 matched males) $3.00

Single (1 male or 1 female) $2.00

Breeders (5 matched males) $4.00

(3 matched females) $4.00

Juniors (16 years or younger) $1.00

 

ENTRIES

Single male and single female entries will be displayed in one quart plastic tanks. A female may be added to the male but will not be judged.

 

Tank entries consist of two matched males and will be displayed in a one-half gallon plastic tank. A female may be added but will not be judged.

 

Breeder entries consist of 5 matched males or three matched females and will be displayed in a 1 1/4 gallon tank. Two females may be added to the breeder male entry but will not be judged.

 

Junior class is open to anyone 16 years of age or younger that has raised their own fish.

 

Novice class is open to anyone who has never won an annual award or placed in the top two of the Novice Class.

Tank Classes

Delta Classes

Veil Classes

Red

Red

All Color Veil

Blue

Blue

Novice Veil/Sword

Green

Green

Junior Veil/Sword

Black

Black

Female Classes

Multi

Multi

Red

AOC

AOC

Blue/Green

Yellow

Yellow

Black

Purple

Purple

Gold

Albino (Red)

Albino (Red)

AOC

Albino (AOC)

Albino (AOC)

Half Black AOC

Bronze

Bronze

Half Black Red

Gold

Gold

Bronze

Half Black Green

Half Black Green

Albino

Half Black Red

Half Black Red

Novice

Half Black Blue

Half Black Blue

Junior

Half Black Pastel

Half Black Pastel

Breeder Classes

Half Black AOC

Half Black AOC

Males (5 matched)

Half Black Yellow

Half Black Yellow

Females (3 matched)

Half Black Purple

Half Black Purple

* Breeder classes all colors combined

Red Bicolor

Red Bicolor

 

Blue/Green Bicolor

Blue/Green Bicolor

 

AOC Bicolor

AOC Bicolor

 

Snakeskin Solid

Snakeskin Solid

 

Snakeskin Variegated

Snakeskin Variegated

 

Single Swordtail

Single Swordtail

 

Double Swordtail

Double Swordtail

 

Novice

Novice

 

Junior

Junior

 

   

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