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Judging at the All Japan Koi Show

Postby Russell Peters » December 17th, 2016, 6:10 am

Judging at the All Japan Koi Show
The AJKS is a promotional event put on by the Zen Nippon Nishikigoi Shinko Kai also known as the Shinkokai. The Shinkokai is a professional organization of dealers and breeders in Japan that was started to promote Koi. Over the years chapters of Shinkokai have opened in other countries. The US chapter now has 14 members and PSKoi is one of them. As a member we get the opportunity to Judge the Koi at the All Japan Koi Show. This is quite an honor as this show has the best fish in the world and the other judges are the best breeders in the world. This show, for anyone, is a great way to educate yourself in Koi. Where else can you go and spend two days looking at the best Koi in the world?
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Postby Russell Peters » December 17th, 2016, 6:11 am

The only draw back, that I can see, to being a judge is that you have to dress up.
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Re: Judging at the All Japan Koi Show

Postby Russell Peters » December 17th, 2016, 6:12 am

There are seventeen individual size groups divided into 6 divisions for judging. they are as follows;

Baby division (Yogyo)
12BU up to 12cm
15BU 12cm up to 15cm
20BU 15cm up to 20cm
25BU 20cm up to 25cm

Young division (Wakagoi)
30BU 25cm up to 30cm
35BU 30cm up to 35cm
40BU 35cm up to 40cm

Adult division (Seigyo)
45BU 40cm up to 45cm
50BU 45cm up to 50cm
55BU 50cm up to 55cm

Mature division (Sougyo)
60BU 55cm up to 60cm
65BU 60cm up to 65cm
70BU 65cm up to 70cm

Jumbo division (Kyori)
75BU 70cm up to 75cm
80BU 75cm up to 80cm

Super Jumbo division (Tiagyo)
85BU 80cm up to 85cm
90BU over85cm

From the 55Bu size and up the male and female Koi are judged separately.
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Re: Judging at the All Japan Koi Show

Postby Russell Peters » December 17th, 2016, 6:12 am

Separation of type.

Within each BU category, other than the males over 55BU, the Koi will be divided into 19 varieties.
they are as follows;

01 Kohaku
02 Taisho-Sanke
03 Showa-Sanke
04 Utsuri-Mono
05 Hikari-Muji
06 Hikari-Moyo
07 Asagi
08 Shusui
09 Goshiki
10 Kawari-Goi
11 A-Type GinRin (Kohaku, Taisho-Sanke and Showa-Sanke)
12 B-Type GinRin (All others not included in A-Type
13 Bekko
14 Hikari-Utsuri
15 Tancho
16 Koromo
17 Doitsu-Goi (Other than Shusui, Kumonryu and Hikari-Mono)
21 Kujaku
22 Kumonryu
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Re: Judging at the All Japan Koi Show

Postby Russell Peters » December 17th, 2016, 6:13 am

The male Koi over 55Bu will be divided into the following 7 varieties;

01 Kohaku
02 Taisho-Sanke
10 Kawari-Goi
11 GinRin-A
18 Showa-Sanke & Utsuri
19 Hikari-Mono (All Hikari-Mono)
20 Doitsu-Goi (Other than Shusui, Kumonryu and Hikari-Mono)
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Re: Judging at the All Japan Koi Show

Postby Russell Peters » December 17th, 2016, 6:14 am

Standard for Judging
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Each Judge should make his / her decision based on body conformation, coloration, pattern, quality, character, dignity and over all look. Each decision will be registered with the judges name.


It is interesting to note that, if you do not include you name on the ballot, it will be discarded and not counted.
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Re: Judging at the All Japan Koi Show

Postby Russell Peters » December 17th, 2016, 6:14 am

Judges
There are 74 total judges including a "Chairman of Judges". The group of 74 judges will include nine "District Chairmen", one from each of the 9 districts. These 9 "District Chairmen" will be placed through out the judging area to ensure the smoothness and fairness of the judging process. The remaining judges will be placed into the 12 groups by drawing. Five additional judges, from overseas will be placed within groups 5 - 12 by drawing.
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Re: Judging at the All Japan Koi Show

Postby Russell Peters » December 17th, 2016, 6:15 am

Selection of the Grand Champion (Sogoyusho)
1). Every judge will make his / her selection for the best Koi in the show. Up to 5 Koi can be selected as a candidate to become the Grand Champion. If any Koi receives more than 50% of the vote, the Koi automatically becomes Grand Champion.
2). Each judge will select and vote for one candidate for Grand Champion.
3). The selected Grand Champion will be awarded Best in Size (Kokugyo) and best in Variety.
4). The remaining Koi that have not been chosen for Grand Champion will be returned to their original tanks and will be included in the regular judging.
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Re: Judging at the All Japan Koi Show

Postby Russell Peters » December 17th, 2016, 6:15 am

Types of Awards
1). First place, Runner-up and Honorable Mention
2). Best in Size Award (Kokugyo)
3). Division Champion
The Division Champions are as follows;
Baby Size Division 15Bu to 25BU
Young Size Division 30BU to 40BU
Adult Size Division 45BU to 55Bu including 55BU male
Mature Size Division 60BU to 70BU no males
Jumbo Size Division 75BU to 80BU no males
Super Jumbo Size Division 85BU to 90BU no males
Mature Size Division 60Bu to 70BU (male)
Jumbo Size Division 75BU to 90BU (male)
4). Best in Variety Award
5). Outstanding Award
The Outstanding Award will be given to two Koi. One for the heaviest Koi, still maintaining normal body conformation, entered in the show. This award will be called the "Miya Hideo Award". The other outstanding award will be given to the longest fish entered in the show. This award will be called the "Yoshida Hiroshi Prize". The same Koi can not be awarded both titles in the same show.
This prize is to acknowledge a hobbyist that has achieved superior raising techniques.
6). Show's Special Encouragement Award (Sakura Award)
This award will be given to the best Koi selected, from each size, except for Kohaku, Taisho-Sanke, Showa-Sanke and Shiro Utsuri.
7). Sakura Champion Award
This award will be given to the best Koi selected from the Sakura award winners.
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Re: Judging at the All Japan Koi Show

Postby Russell Peters » December 17th, 2016, 6:16 am

Multiple Award Winning Koi
Koi winning awards above first place may receive more than one award. The Koi will not be "moved-up" to the next higher position.
In the case that the first place winnner also wins the best in Size and best in variety Awards, the Koi will only be awarded the certificate for first place.
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