JULY MEETING: JRAS BOWL SHOW & SWAP *NOTE* NEW DATE: JULY 17TH!
The July Meeting will be held on a new date: One week earlier, Wednesday July 17th.
Our July Meeting will feature the FIRST JRAS BOWL SHOW & SWAP
Details for both the BOWL SHOW and the SWAP are listed Below.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact David Sombach for Details (firstname.lastname@example.org)
JRAS BOWL SHOW
There is no need to pre-register your entrants. Just bring your fish and register them at the meeting.
There is no entry fee for any fish at the Bowl Show.
You must be a paid up JRAS member to enter the Bowl Show, but you may enroll as a member on the same day.
- Angelfish & Discus
- Dward Cichlids (Rams, Apistos, small Africans (4” or under as an adult)
- All other Cichlids (over 4” as an adult)
- Cory Catfish (and cory like catfish, brochis, aspidoras)
- Suckermouth Catfish (ancistrus, plecos, loricaridae type)
- Guppies (including endlers)
- Livebearers (swords, mollies, platys, etc.)
- Schooling Fish (tetras, rasboras, danios, white clouds, rainbows, barbs) an entry in schooling fish up to six (6) fish
- Anabantoids (betta, gourami, etc)
- Goldfish, Koi, & Pond Fish
- All Other Fish (natives, oddballs, all other catfish)
- Invertebrates (shrimp, snails, etc.)
JRAS BOWL SHOW AWARDS
There will be prizes, in the form of JRAS “MINI AUCTION BUCKS” for First, Second, Third place winners in each class.
First Place (5 bucks) Second Place (3 bucks) Third Place (1 buck)
Additionally, there will be two big awards: Best in Show (10 bucks) and People’s Choice (10 bucks)
Best in Show, will be determined by the judges that officiate over the show
People’s Choice…. This is where every JRAS member has an opportunity to vote for their best entry
** MINI AUCTION BUCKS Like Cash Money!
Paid up JRAS members who win Auction Bucks, may use them towards paying for our mini auction winning bids at our monthly JRAS Mini Auctions. They cannot be use for any other purpose. The Bowl Show Chair and JRAS Treasurer will keep tabs on members balances.
JRAS BOWL SHOW RULES
Bowl Show Rules are provide so that both member and non-member have access to them.
You must be a paid up JRAS member to participate in the Bowl Show and to be eligible for prizes. You can join on the same day, to be able to participate in the Bowl Show.
THE BOWL SHOW COMMITTEE WILL HAVE A NUMBER OF SMALL & MEDIUM SIZED CRITTER KEEPERS ON HAND, SHOULD YOU REQUIRE A PROPER CONTAINER TO HOUSE YOUR ENTRY FOR THE SHOW
- You must be a paid up JRAS member to enter the show. After all, you could win Mini Auction Bucks
- Only one (1) fish per bowl per entry, unless the class requires more than one fish for the entry (schooling fish)
- The Bowl must have at least one (1) flat side so that judges can see an undistorted view of the entry
- No decorations are allowed either inside our outside your Bowl, with the exception of a small sprig of moss or other plant when showing shrimp
- No painted sides or bottom of the Bowl are allowed. Only bare Bowl or tank or critter keeper are allowed.
- If you entry requires a tank larger than a “Critter Keeper” you must supply your own clean tank
- Lights or heaters are not allowed. Normal room temps should be adequate for this time of year.
- You may provide a cover, but keeping the water depth lower to prevent fish from jumping would be best
JRAS Bowl Show committee will have some clear plastic wrap on hand to cover your Bowls.
- Decisions of the Judges are final
- Bowl Show Chair has the right to not allow any entry(s) where the fish may be deemed ineligible to show, like invasive species, as considered by Virginia laws.
JRAS BOWL SHOW PREPARATION
- It is highly recommended that you bring your own water for your entry.
- Transporting your fish in a large bag inside a bucket works well, and allows for the extra water needed to fill your bowl
- There will be no supplied “air” at the Bowl Show. For this short time, (7-10pm, ie 3 hours) “air” is most likely not needed, however if you feel your entry needs “air” you may use a battery pump and airstone, but make sure there is a valve so that if the judges need to look at the fish without turbulence in the Bowl, they may turn it down.
It is recommended not feeding your fish for a day or two before the Bowl Show, so that there is very little pollution
WHAT IS A SWAP?
Basically, a ‘SWAP’ is like a personal tag sale – where you bring in Aquarium related items, fish & plants in and place fixed prices on your items.
YOU MUST BE A PAID UP MEMBER OF THE JAMES RIVER AQUARIUM SOCIETY (JRAS) TO "SELL" ITEMS IN THE SWAP. (this is a perk of being a jras member)
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A PAID UP MEMBER TO PURCHASE ITEMS IN THE SWAP
JRAS SWAP COMMITTEE HAS THE FINAL WORD ON ITEMS THAT MAY BE DEEMED UN-SELLABLE
NO FISH OR PLANTS THAT ARE ON PROTECTED LISTS OR INVASIVE MAY BE TRADED OR SOLD AT THE JRAS SWAP
USED HEATERS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED IN this SWAP. ALWAYS, ALWAYS, BUYER BEWARE…. Used Heaters can be dangerous!
Dry Goods must be clean and in working condition. Clean items sell better
Fish and Plants or Invertebrates must be healthy
Fish and Plants must be in safe to travel bags or containers, zip lock bags are not permissible for fish
ALL SALES OR TRADES ARE BETWEEN THE SELLERS AND PURCHASERS JRAS HOLDS NO RESPONSIBILITY ON THESE TRANSACTIONS
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