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Michigan Guppy Breeders

Show Chairpersons

 

Roy O’Doherty,

Co-Chairperson

248-348-5594

roy.o@att.net

 

Gary Mousseau,

Co-Chairperson

586-838-4745

gtm56moose@yahoo.com

Ship All Entries To:

 

Gary Mousseau

39172 Muriel Drive

Sterling Heights, MI 48313

gtm56moose@yahoo.com

Michigan Guppy Breeders

Guppy Show and Auction
May 18-19, 2019

Accommodations
Wyndham Garden Hotels
9191 Wickham Road 
Romulus, MI 48174

(Near Detroit Metro Airport)

 

To make reservations at the Wyndham Garden Hotels, call 734-728-2800, fax 734-728-2120 or visit www.wyndham.com/hotels/48680. Ask for block of rooms booked for Michigan Guppy Breeders. The advance pay rates are $77.00 plus taxes for one king bed or $79 plus taxes for two double beds. Rates for AARP members were recently posted as $79.25 for one king bed. The deadline to make reservations for the above prices is May 2 at 12 noon. If you have any problems with your room reservation, please contact Roy O’Doherty, Show Co-Chairperson, at 248-348-5594 or roy.o@att.net. 
 

Show Schedule

Friday, May 17, 2019
4:30 PM Setup

Saturday, May 18, 2019
8:00 a.m. Showroom and Entries open
2:00 p.m. Entries closed
2:30 p.m. Judging begins
Hospitality to follow Judging

Sunday, May 19, 2018
8:00 a.m. Showroom opens
9:00 a.m. Auction begins
10:30 a.m. De-benching begins


Show entry forms must indicate if you desire award cards or plaques. Show forms can be obtained from the IFGA website: www.ifga.org under the “Show Section” tab. Prior de-benching is allowed with early departures of flights and long drives home. No fish should be removed from the show bench prior to the scheduled de-benching unless arrangements have been made prior to the show. Please send a courtesy email to Gary Mousseau at gtm56moose@yahoo.com or contact Jeff Mohr (De-benching Manager) at the show.

Show Committee

Roy O’Doherty, Co-Chairperson
248-348-5594
roy.o@att.net

Jeff Mohr, Co-Chairperson
517-392-8875
mohr-j@comcast.net


Ship All Entries To
Gary Mousseau
39172 Muriel Drive
Sterling Heights, MI 48313
gtm56moose@yahoo.com

 

Courtesy email prior to shipping is required. Use your carrier’s "no signature required” option, if available. Shipped in entries must be received on or before 4:00 pm Friday, May 17, 2019 or they will not be entered in the show. Entries must include completed entry forms and exhibitor’s phone number. All entries to be prepaid. Sufficient return shipping fare, bags (3" x 10" minimum) 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, unused Breather Bags must be supplied for the return.


Show Rules

  1. All entries must be registered by 2:00 p.m. local time on Saturday, May 18, 2019.

  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 to be displayed with the fish.

  5. Every precaution will be taken against loss of fish; however, the Michigan Guppy Breeders 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 per the IFGA Standards and all decisions of the judges will be final.

  8. 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.

  9. Sale of fish, other than through the MGB Sunday auction, is strictly prohibited and may result in forfeiture of points received at this show.

  10. 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.

  11. The auction will be a standard verbal auction. Entries to be auctioned must be clearly noted on entry form. Additional trios may be sent by exhibitors to be placed in the auction and should be clearly marked with the breeder’s name, strain and age of fish. MGB will retain 50% of the sale of all auctioned fish. Donations are greatly appreciated. Fish not receiving an opening bid will be retained by MGB.

  12. Per IFGA rules, any show entry submitted for auction without at least one fish of the opposite sex of the same line will become the property of MGB and will be considered a donation to the club. The breeder will not receive any auction money for the entry.
     

 

 

 

Awards
Tanks, Deltas, Veils, Females, and Breeders
1st place: award and certificate
2nd-4th place: certificates
Best of Show
1st place–4th place: award and certificate


Entry Fees 

Delta, Female entries $2.00/entry

Tank entries $3.00/entry

Breeder entries $4.00/entry

Junior entries Free/entry


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

Tanks (two matched male) entries will be displayed in a one gallon plastic tank. One female may be added but will not be judged.

Breeder entries consist of five matched males or three matched females and will be displayed in a

2 ½ gallon plastic tank. Two females may be added to a Breeder Male entry but they will not be judged. 

The Junior class is open to anyone 16 years of age or younger who has raised his/her own fish. 

The Novice class is open to anyone who has never won a 1st or 2nd place IFGA Annual Award. 


Single male and single female entries will be displayed in standard, IFGA approved 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 IFGA approved plastic tank. A female may be added, but will not be judged. Breeder entries consist of five matched males or three matched females and will be displayed in an IFGA approved plastic 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.

Two new classes have been added for a probationary period of two years. The All Color Wide Tail Delta and Tank and the HB White Delta and Tank. The IFGA will sponsor the classes, but the points earned will not count toward Grand Overall Male. During the probationary period, HB Whites can continue to be shown in the HB pastel class to earn points toward Grand Overall Male.

IFGA Show Classes

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