Koi Arena

Koi Show Rules

  1. Date: December 1, 2019
  2. Rules for showing fish
    1. This show is open only to members of Koiphen and the WWKC.
    2. Each participant will have their own virtual tank.
    3. Deadline for Entries is 11:59pm EST Dec 31th, 2019
    4. All fish shown must be the personal and private property of the registrant.
    5. The koi show is not open to koi professionals. For the purposes of this show, a koi professional is "one who derives income from the sale of koi“.
      1. Koi retailer or wholesaler (dealer) - Including employees and immediate family members.
      2. Any questions as to whether an entrant might fall into a particular category above, should be addressed via PM to the Koi Show Chair.
    6. Each registrant is limited to 8 entries.
    7. Pictures must be taken between June 1st, 2019 and December 1st, 2019.
    8. Koi Pictures must comply with the following guidelines:
      1. Container is preferably blue (and preferably the same color as standard show bowls) as other colors tend to detract from the true beauty of the fish, but others will be accepted.
      2. Measurement scale must extend for entire length of fish and be marked in 1" increments with each inch marked with the appropriate number. Note: 1/2" marks would be a welcome addition and would help benching.
      3. Pictures must be taken from above fish, with nose at 6 O'clock facing towards you.
      4. High resolution pictures will be best.
    9. All photographs submitted will become property of the WWKC show and subject to copyright restrictions regarding copying.
    10. Photographs may be cropped, but will not be permitted to have any other editing.
    11. Photographs will be available for all to see from the time of entry until the next show.
  3. Entry forms and fees
    1. Prior to entering koi in the show, you will have to register using your Koiphen sign on information.
    2. Once signed on, you will place your koi pictures in your virtual show tank, identifying size and variety and uploading pictures.
    3. This show is free to all eligible entrants.
    4. The benching team will verify that the koi have been entered into the right size and class, and may reclassify as needed.
      1. Koi will be measured from tip of nose to end of tail.
      2. Longfin koi will be measured from tip of nose to end of tail stop.
  4. Judging
    1. Judging will begin Dec 31st 2019 and be complete on Jan 10th 2020
    2. The decision of the judges and/or the entry committee is final. Any contingencies not covered clearly by these rule will be subject to the decision of the Show Chair.
    3. Move-ups will be automatic.
      1. Move-ups will take place for those fish selected for Grand Champion (A, B), Reserve Grand Champion (A, B), Adult, Young, Baby Champions, Best in Size and Best in Variety.
  5. Varieties and Sizes
    1. Eight sizes will include 14 classifications.
      1. Hariwake will be judged in the Hikari Moyo class.
      2. Goshiki will be judged with Koromo.
      3. Gin Rin will be judged in 'A' (Gosanke and Utsuri) & 'B' (all others).
      4. Tancho will be Gosanke only.
      5. Becko will be judged with Kawarigoi.
      6. Hikari Utsuri will be judged with Hikari Moyo.
    2. Gosanke: Kohaku, Sanke and or Showa
    3. Doitsu: There is no specific Doitsu class; Doitsu must be entered into appropriate regular scaled class. There will be a check box for doitsu to be noted for the doitsu award.
    4. Gin Rin: Koi with KinGinRin markings MUST be entered into the appropriate Gin Rin classification.
    5. Longfin
      1. There is one competitive class for longfin
  6. Awards
    1. Trophy and Certificate mailed to winners
      1. Grand Champion (sizes 7 & 8)
      2. Grand Champion 'B' (sizes 7 & 8, not Gosanke)
      3. Reserve GC (sizes 7 & 8)
      4. Reserve GC 'B' (sizes 7 & 8, not Gosanke)
      5. Adult Champion (sizes 5 & 6)
      6. Young Champion (sizes 3 & 4)
      7. Baby Champion (sizes 1 & 2)
      8. Grand Champion Longfin (all sizes)
    2. Other awards : Certificates mailed to winners
      1. Best in Size (each size, 8 total)
      2. Best in Variety (each variety, 14 total)
      3. Most Unique
      4. Best Doitsu
      5. Judges Award
      6. WWKC President Award
      7. Peoples Choice Award
    3. Awards will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on Jan 12th 2020.
    4. Awards for categories without participants will be left unassigned
  7. Competition Classifications
    1. Grand Champion and Grand Champion 'B' (not Gosanke)
    2. Reserve Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion 'B' (not Gosanke )
    3. Adult Champion (from sizes 5 & 6)
    4. Young Champion (from sizes 3 & 4)
    5. Baby Champion (from sizes 1 & 2)
    6. Grand Champion Longfin (all sizes)
    7. Best Doitsu
    8. Most Unique
    9. Best in Size
      1. Size 8 30.10" and Over
      2. Size 7 27.10" - 30"
      3. Size 6 24.10" - 27"
      4. Size 5 20.10" - 24"
      5. Size 4 16.10" - 20"
      6. Size 3 12.10" - 16"
      7. Size 2 8.10" - 12"
      8. Size 1 8" and under
    10. Best in Variety
      1. Kohaku
      2. Sanke
      3. Showa
      4. Utsuri
      5. Bekko
      6. Asagi / Shusui
      7. Koromo / Goshiki
      8. Hikari Muji (metallic single color fish)
      9. Hikari Moyo (metallic patterned fish)
      10. Hikari Utsuri (metallic Utsuri)
      11. Tancho (Gosanke only)
      12. Gin Rin 'A' (Gosanke)
      13. Gin Rin 'B' (all others)
      14. Kawarigoi (All others not listed above)