Categories and Size Definitions

Categories and Size Definitions

 
 
1. Koi will be benched into the following categories:


 
2. Sizes – There will be eight size classes as follows:

  • Size 1 = 10.0 cm to 19.9 cm (7.8”)
  • Size 2 = 20.0 cm to 29.9 cm (11.8”)
  • Size 3 = 30 cm to 39.9 cm (15.7”)
  • Size 4 = 40 cm to 49.9 cm (19.6”)
  • Size 5 = 50.0 cm to 59.9 cm (23.6”)
  • Size 6 = 60.0 cm to 69.9 cm (27.5”)
  • Size 7 = 70.0 cm to 79.9 cm (31.4”)
  • Size 8 = 80.0 cm and above (31.5”+)

 
3. This show has NO Doitsu category. Doitsu koi are benched according to the category of their scaled counterparts, e.g. doitsu showa benched as showa

 
4. Long Fin will be judged only in the Long Fin category and are NOT eligible for any other awards including Novice

 
5. Entrants will be eligible for the following Major Awards, ranked in order of priority:

  • Grand Champion (Group A only)
  • Grand Champion B
  • Reserve Champion A
  • Reserve Champion B
  • Mature Champion A (Sizes 7-8)
  • Mature Champion B (Sizes 7-8)
  • Jumbo Champion (Size 8 from Group A or B)
  • Adult Champion A (Sizes 5-6)
  • Adult Champion B (Sizes 5-6)
  • Young Champion A (Sizes 3-4)
  • Young Champion B (Sizes 3-4)
  • Baby Champion A (Sizes 1-2)
  • Baby Champion B (Sizes 1-2)

 
6. The Mature Champion awards are considered higher awards than the Jumbo Champion award
 
7. Best in Size awards: Koi in Groups A and B that do not win a Major award above will be eligible for Best in Size awards (one award for each size)
 
8. The Judges Award will be the best Tategoi from any size category or group
 
9. The Most Unique Award will be awarded from any size category or group
 
10. The Novice Award will only be eligible to owners who have not competed in a koi show previously
 
11. Please notify one of the show chairmans for any Friendship Awards to be given at our show

  • Jason Guevara (910) 322-2234 or unispacer@aol.com
  • Steve Zimmerman (919) 247-8191 or zimbonc@gmail.com