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Q.F.A.S. Caboolture Markets Show

& Betta Australis 10th Anniversary Show.

28th & 29th November 2015

Group 1

1 Australian & New Guinea Rainbows, Sunfish & Blue Eyes

2 Australian & New Guinea Any Other Variety

3 Goldfish single tail

4 Goldfish AOV

5 Amphibians, Invertebrates & Crustaceans

6 Marine Fish or Marine Invertebrates

Group 2

7 Livebearers Guppies

8 Livebearers AOV

9 Anabantids - all species

10 Tetras, Barbs, Danios & Rasboras

11 Loricariid Catfish

12 AOV Catfish

13 AOV Tropical Freshwater

Group 3

14 African & Asian Cichlids

15 North & Central American Cichlids

16 South American Cichlids

Group 4

17 Community Aquariums

18 Furnished Aquariums

19 Planted Aquariums

20 Novelty Aquariums

Note : Classes with less than 6 entries may be combined where possible

Prizes and Awards

Champion Group 1 Trophy and $50.00 prize money

Champion Group 2 Trophy and $50.00 prize money

Champion Group 3 Trophy and $50.00 prize money

Champion Group 4 Trophy and $50.00 prize money

BEST DISPLAY OF SHOW Trophy and $100.00 prize money

Class Places

1st Certificate and $25.00 prize money

2nd Certificate and $15.00 prize money

3rd Certificate and $10.00 prize money

Entry Fee - $5.00 per entry for first 5 entries $3.00 per entry after that.

Time Table

Tanks can be installed on Sunday 22nd November between 2.00pm and 6.00pm.

Entries to be installed on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th November between 2.00pm to 10.00pm.

Hands out 10.00pm Friday 27th November.

Judging will take place Saturday 28th November from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm. (Only judges and stewards allowed during judging)

BBQ dinner & Presentation of Trophies 7.00pm - 10.00pm Saturday 28th November - all competitors, judges and visitors welcome.

Open to the public 6.00am - 1.00pm Sunday 29th November - Competitors and club members welcome to man stands.

All entries must be removed between 1.30pm and 6.00pm on Sunday 29th November.

Conditions of entry

Entries close Tuesday 24th November at 10.00pm or sooner if no space remains.

Entry is open to any person who wishes to enter.

Entries to be sent to Graeme Day either by email gday@firstclassaccounts.com or ph. 0402 841 627. Or they can be handed in at club meetings.

Entry Fees must be paid in full before entry is installed.

Fish and animals will be judged under the QFAS rules and sizing system that is current at the time of the show. Judging to be done by Judges nominated by Q.F.A.S.

Equipment supplied includes stands, lights, power supply, and air supply.

Competitors must supply own aquariums, heaters, and filters.

Aquarium sizes acceptable are:

2 foot tanks - 600mm length x min 300 to max 450mm width x 330 to 380mm height

3 foot tanks - 900mm length x min 380 to max 450mm width x 450mm height

4 foot tanks - 1220mm length x 450mm width x 450mm height

NOTE: There are a number of 2ft, 3ft and 4ft, tanks available for competitors to use, these will be made available on a first come basis.

No free standing displays accepted.

Maximum of three (3) competitive fish entries per tank. Maximum five (5) entries per tank where Community, Furnished, Planted and Novelty entries are combined with fish entries.

You are allowed other fish in the tank to improve the display or to keep the entered fish from stressing.

Fish to be judged MUST be nominated by competitor. No best in tank accepted.

Nominated fish MUST be measured by the stewards before installing in tank otherwise a maximum of 15 points will be awarded for size irrespective of the size of the fish.

Where permits are required for display of the species then copies of said permits must be given to the stewards before installation of entry.

If your entry requires live food then it must be fed before hands out Friday 27th 10.00pm and should be fed no more than can be eaten overnight so that no live food remain in tank by time judging takes place.

It is the responsibility of the competitor to provide supporting documentation to the stewards prior to installation of the entry. Where new/rare species are entered this is extremely important.

All care is taken with entries, but Q.F.A.S. accepts no responsibility for any loss or damages incurred during the show.

Steward’s decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Please note:

Tank spaces available for this show are limited to a total of 48 spaces (28 x 2 ft, 16 x 3ft and 4 x 4ft).

As a result competitors will be limited to a maximum of 5 tank spaces each to start with. If all spaces have not been filled by Friday 20th November then competitors will be able to have as many extra spaces as they require until all spaces have been filled.

Get entries in early to avoid missing out.

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Show is full - all tanks in place - fish in from Thursday.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE;

Anyone wishing to attend the Presentation of Trophies and BBQ on Saturday night MUST email gday@firstclassaccounts.com with numbers attending no later than Friday night.

Access to the show grounds will be by ticket ONLY, as there is a Rodeo on at the same time, and tickets for the Presentation will be emailed with instructions for entry.

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