Below you will find a list of the current year's shows, dates and locations. Please click on the club name for the premium list with further information on the rules, and entry. We look forward to seeing you all at this year's shows!
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Hello IFGA Members,
It certainly is a trying time for all of us, and as most of you know, three of our shows have been cancelled and another rescheduled. With the spreading of Covid 19, it is realistic to expect additional cancellations may be coming. In response to the many issues that have arisen as a result of these changes, I have conveyed the Executive Committee to respond to these issues as many of them cannot wait until the annual meeting for resolution. The items listed below will now take effect as of today. Please pass them along to your club members. Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. Thanks to Tom Allen, ET Mellor, Jim Alderson, Stephen Kwartler, Jim Gourlie and Paul Muscatiello for their help and assistance with these issues. Stay safe and healthy.
The following rules are now in effect for IFGA Shows and Awards.
1. 2020 and 2021 show seasons are combined for any shows held. The Chicago show in 2020 will not be considered an annual if held. Annual awards will not be distributed at this show with a banquet at the clubs discretion.
2. Trophy sponsorships will carry over to 2021 and sponsorship fees will not be collected for 2021.
3. Club dues of $35 per club for this year will still be required as expenses are still incurred.
4. No fines for show cancellation or rescheduling.
5. No changes in show rotation status for any club that cancels. Show rotation order for 2021 & 2022 continues without change
6. Judging requirements are postponed until 2021.
7. If the Chicago show is cancelled, a virtual meeting will be held via GoToMeeting or similar service.
8. The 2022 annual is awarded to Chicago due to the cancellation this year.
*For consistency for every show, please click on the show classes buttons below to view show classes.
*Please check each scheduled show’s rules for their Covid19 protocols and attendance requirements.
Each state and show venue will have its own unique requirements.
The safety of all attending the IFGA shows is our primary concern.
March 27 & 28 Utah - CANCELLED
April 17 & 18 Michigan - CANCELLED
May 15 & 16 Gateway - Changed
June 12 & 13 New England - Changed
July 10 & 11 South Jersey - CANCELLED
*See GAIC's note below
(IFGA Annual Meeting, Show & Awards Banquet)
The Chicago club is proud and pleased to host this year’s Annual show and IFGA meeting in October. This is the first post-Covid Annual and our membership is working hard to make this show as good or better than any Annual you’ve attended in past years. This is an “official” IFGA Annual and will have all the trappings that our year-end shows are known for.
The featured speakers at this year’s Friday forum are Jim Alderson who will dazzle you with his knowledge of crosses and Tom Allen who promises to let you in on all the secrets he’s uncovered in breeding the Bronze all these years. The afternoon session is devoted to refreshing everyone’s knowledge of guppy judging as presented by the Senior Judges. Both the written and visual Judging tests will be given at some point during show weekend. Wrapping up the Friday activities will be that old Chicago Hospitality along with a fish room tour.
Saturday morning is blocked out for the first IFGA meeting since the pandemic took hold in March of 2020. We hope to have enough judging teams available for that part of the show so that nobody is pushed to his/her limits. Once the judging has been completed and the winners’ names are transcribed to the Show Results sheets, GAIC is ready to host its KCITA* dinner (casual dress recommended) which is sure to please. Even though the 2021 show season is being extended into 2022, this is the perfect time for any special awards and/or commendations to be announced. This may be followed by other surprises and possibly a second fish room tour depending on signups and time constraints.
The Sunday fish/equipment auction is expected to be as good or better than any previous GAIC auction. This is a great time to bid on compatible strains to work into your breeding program. Of course, this is also the time to bid farewell to friends until the 2022 show season resumes again in April.
GAIC will be following all the Covid safety protocols set by the CDC, the state of Illinois, the hotel and the show site. Nothing is more important to us than the safety of our members and guests.
Make your plans and reservations early to ensure your place in line in the event restrictions and mitigations force us to limit attendance for segments of the show. Above all, help us BUST600…
Guppy Associates International Chicago
*KCITA = Kick Covid in the Butt