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GUPPY ASSOCIATES INTERNATIONAL CHICAGO,IFGA Annual Guppy Show, IFGA Meeting and Awards Banquet

Oct 24th & Oct 25th & Oct 26th, 2014

LOCATION

Fairfield Inn - Lombard
645 W. North Avenue
Lombard, IL 60148


 

Aquatic Experience Fancy Guppy Competition
Nov 7th & Nov 8th & Nov 9th, 2014

Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel
1551 N. Thoreau Drive
Schuamburg, IL 60173

 

 

 

 

 


 


 


 


 


 


 

 


NOTICES

The IFGA is pleased to announce we will be holding a guppy competition in conjunction with the Aquatic Experience 2014 at the Schaumburg Convention Center on November 7, 8 and 9 2014. $1,500 in cash prizes and awards are available through a donation made by the World Pet Association, producers of the event. This non-point show will be organized by the IFGA and the GAIC with entries limited to IFGA members or members of IFGA affiliated clubs. Please plan on supporting this exciting event and competition. Rules for this event are posted in the show section of this website. For more information about the event please visit www.aquaticexperience.org


Aquatic Experience Fancy Guppy Competition
Presented by the International Fancy Guppy Association


 SHOW LOCATION
Schaumburg Convention Center
1551 N. Thoreau Drive, Schaumburg, IL 60173

November 7-9, 2014

    Hotel
Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel
1551 N. Thoreau Drive 
Schaumburg, IL 60173
1-847-303-4100
Rooms are $105.00 plus taxes
VISIT THE AQUATIC EXPERIENCE WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION

www.aquaticexperience.org

SHOW SCHEDULE

Friday November 7th
    Show Floor Open Noon to 6 PM

 Saturday November 8th
Show Floor Open 10:00AM to 6 PM
3:00  PM    JUDGING BEGINS

   Sunday November 9th
    Show Floor Open 10:00 AM to 3 PM
3 PM De-benching

No fish will be allowed to be removed from the show bench prior to the scheduled de-benching time unless permission is received by the IFGA Show Chairman.  All fish need to be checked by a GAIC or IFGA representative prior to removal from show room.

IFGA SHOW CHAIRPERSON

Bob Lewis
lewisri@verizon.net
1-401-333-5450

SHIPPED-IN ENTRIES TO:

Tom Allen
304 Circle Avenue
Lombard, IL 60148
1-630-627-8051

tgallen40@yahoo.com

Shipped in entries are requested to be received by Thursday 5:00 PM November 6th, 2014. If they are received on Friday November 7th, 2014 they will be entered in the show providing there is room available on the show bench. Hand carried entries may be submitted by 9 AM Saturday November 8, 2014 with prior email notification to the Show Chairman.

If shipped by mail, use the "no signature required' option.        

Entries will be shipped back to exhibitors by your choice of USPS Express or Priority Mail, Fed Ex or UPS by GAIC. Exhibitors must have an existing account with, Fed Ex or UPS and supply a pre-printed shipping label, if you want your entries sent back by these shippers.

SHOW RULES:

1.     This competition will be held in conjunction with the Aquatic Experience produced by the World Pet Association and is intended to promote the hobby and display IFGA quality guppies for the general public and aquatic hobbyist.

2.     All prize money provided for award is donated to the IFGA by the World Pet Association expressly for fancy guppy competition winners. See below for prize money details.

3.     Entries will be accepted only from members of the IFGA or IFGA Affiliated Clubs based on rosters submitted to the IFGA 30 days prior to the Annual Meeting on October 25, 2014.

4.     Any attempt to enter fish by mail or on-site delivery by non-IFGA members will not be accepted. Shipped-in packages will not be opened or returned.

5.     Award Payments will be made via IFGA Check within 3 weeks of the completion of the Exhibition.

6.     Access to the show floor and related events is restricted. IFGA and GAIC members that are working at the event or entering fish will be provided entry bracelets free of charge that provide access to the show floor area for purpose of the exhibition. To obtain this bracelet, email notification of attendance must be sent to lewisri@verizon.net ortgallen40@yahoo.com  by November 5, 2014.

7.     Exhibitors are requested to notify the Show Chairman of their intent to enter fish by October, 26, 2014.

8.     All entries will be submitted on standard IFGA entry forms and completed per usual standards.

9.     Exhibitor will determine the class of entry by standard IFGA color classes. Assistance will be available at the show prior to registration.

10.             Once entered, entries will be placed in one of seven categories for judging and subsequent awards.

Category 1. (Predominately grey bodied fish): Blue, Green, Purple, Black, Solid Snakeskin

Category 2. (predominately gold bodied fish) Red, Gold, AOC, AOC Albino. Yellow, Red Albino

Category 3. Females

Category 4. Half Black

Category 5. Swordtails, Veils

Category 6. (Variegated Fish) Multi, Bronze, Red Bicolor, Snakeskin Variegated, Blue/Green Bicolor, AOC Bicolor

Category 7. Tank Entries 2 Matched Males All Colors

 

Note: Variegated AOC Albinos as determined by the Judges will be place in Category 6.

Note: No Breeder Male, Breeder Female, Novice or Junior Class Entries

 

Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third Place in each of the seven categories. Award Certificates will be provided for all 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.

 

First Place winners will receive $80.00.

Second Place winners will receive $60.00.

Third Place winners will receive $40.00.

 

Category winners will compete for Best of Show Awards.

First place best of show will receive $100

Second place best of show will receive $50.

 

11.             Any entry improperly classified will be disqualified.

12. Any additions to clear water (e.g. plants, decorations, gravel or colored                                                           water) are not allowed and will result in disqualification.

13. Guppy Associates International Chicago and the IFGA assume no responsibility for the death of any fish.

14. All entries must be born and raised in the exhibitor�s tanks.

15. Fish will be judged against a uniform black background with a combination of overhead halogen, incandescent, LED and natural lighting.

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

17. No entry fees are required

18. Shipped-in entries, which are to be returned, must include return postage      fees and mailing label.

19. All tanks for display of fish will be supplied by GAIC

20. No auctions will be held.

21. Breather bags are allowed provided return breather bags are provided. Bags for returning shipped in fish must be included in shipment. Enough bags should be included to double bag every individual fish. Return bags of minimum size 3� x 10� are required per IFGA rules.  However, we prefer 4� x 14�.

22. Fish that are received dead or that die during the show will not be returned, unless specifically requested.  Returning dead fish can contaminate the live fish being returned.

23. Please address any questions to the IFGA Show Chairman.
                         

                            Classes

 

Tank Classes

Delta Classes

Veil Classes

Red

Red

All Color Veil

Blue

Blue

 

Green

Green

 

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

 

Half Black Blue

Half Black Blue

 

Half Black Pastel

Half Black Pastel

 

Half Black AOC

Half Black AOC

 

Half Black Yellow

Half Black Yellow

 

Half Black Purple

Half Black Purple

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

We are totally dedicated to improving the Fancy Show Guppy towards the current International Fancy Guppy Association standards and promoting those standards worldwide.

 

Founded in 1965, the International Fancy Guppy Association�s mission is to promote the enjoyment and the techniques of breeding fancy guppies to the IFGA's show standards.,  

This is accomplished by: 

  • Providing information on the breeding and raising of quality guppies to the IFGA show standards through the IFGA website and bringing together other hobbyist of like minds.
  • Annual meeting to bring together affiliated clubs and members together to manage and plan the future of the IFGA organization.
  • Affiliated clubs sponsor competitive shows throughout the United States with over 70 different color classes.
  • Providing assistance, managerial and technical support to individuals or groups in developing new clubs supporting the IFGA standards.
  • Providing judging seminars and training to members to qualify as a IFGA judge and maintain the qualified judges� ability to use the IFGA show standards.

 

 

All pictures on this site have been donated for IFGA use only and are under copyright protection,

 not for use or copy without express written permission.

 Thanks to Jay Crane, Luke Roebuck and Stan Shubel for their photo donations. 

 

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