The Midwest Pond & Koi Society Annual Show Results
The 14th Annual Koi Show for the Midwest Pond & Koi Society was another great success by all accounts and some pictures are now up on their site of the winners. This show was combined with the national show for The Goldfish Society of America and a trade show, all under the roof of the Darien Sportplex which usually plays host to icehockey.
The Supreme Grand Champion went to a fabulous Kohaku owned by Kevin & Sheila Karstens. Reserve went to a Taisho Sanke owned by Yuan Chiu. Something I'm not familiar with is an award for Grand Champion "B" which went to a Ginrin Shiro belonging to Bryan & Bay Bateman. Also of interest was an award for the Best Male koi which went to a Sanke owned by Andrew DeSantis. With the preference of female koi over male koi at shows this could be good way of encouraging more competition.