6th Zen Nippon Airinkai
NorCal Koi Show
April 27-28, 2013
Welcome to our 6th Annual open ZNA NorCal Koi Show.
The ZNA NorCal Koi Show is mainly about education, with an opportunity to learn and improve our koi knowledge. We want to invite and encourage ALL koi hobbyists, whether members of a club or not, to participate and enter their beautiful Nishikigoi into our show. This is a great way to learn koi appreciation, receive valuable feedback on your koi and share in the camaraderie with friends, old and new.
We ask ourselves, “Why are we here”? The answer is simple, we are all koi kichies who love koi and promote the hobby, share the joy of koi and make friends who share the common goals of Nishikigoi keeping.
We never imagined that koi can be so addictive, which helps to keep us all humble. We watch them day in/day out, feed and care for them, clean and maintain their “home”.
All this joy brings us together, regardless of what size pond one has or what quality koi we keep. We are all bonded together as koi kichies.
Take time out to thank the entrants for sharing their koi with us and thank the vendors who do so much to support the club and above all the hobby.
When this year’s show is over and the last tank is drained and dried, we will take our charges home and re-live the memories of what each of us learned. Each day we continue to experience the pleasure of koi keeping.
Join us and experience our koi show and renew and create new friendships.
Young Champion - Size 4 showa - owner: Mr. Donous Tran:
Baby Champion - Size 2 Kohaku - owner: Mr. Long Vo:
President Award - size 2 Shiro Utsuri - owner: Rose Tran:
Central California Koi FA Award - size 3 Shiro Utsuri - owner: Long Vo:
NC Koi Watergarden Society FA - Size 3 sanke - owner: Trinh Lee:
Best Tategoi Award - Size 3 Showa - owner: Kim Nguyen:
Founder Award - Size 4 Kin Girin B - owner: Calvin Hansen:
ZNA Southern Koi club FA - size 4 Shiro utsuri - owner: Long Vo:
AKCA Award: Size 5 Sanke - owner: Dai Ngo:
Show Chairman's award: Size 5 Showa - owner: Long Vo:
Southern Arizona Koi Society FA - size 5 showa - owener: Loc Phan:
NW Koi and Goldfish FA - size 5 showa - owner: Hung Nguyen:
louisville Koi Society FA - size 5 Sanke - owner: Mike Hudson:
ZNA VN FA - size 6 Kohaku - owner: Alan Wang:
Bakerfield Koi and Garden - size 7 - Kin Gin Rin -owner:Indira Kapoor: Best in Size 8 - Showa - owner: Dr. David Tran:
Best in Size 7 - Kohaku - owner: Long Vo:
Best in Size 6 - Khaku - owner: Erwin Santos:
Best in Size 5 - Sanke - owner: Dai Ngo:
Best in Size 4 - Kohaku - owner: Long Vo:
Best in Size 3 - Sanke - owner: Long Vo:
Best in Size 2 - Shiro Utsuri - owner: Hung Nguyen:
Best in Size 1 - Kohaku - owner: Khuong Doan:
Thanks to ALL that help make this show happen and a great and successful one!
See you in the 6th Annual show in April 2013 (NEW timeframe).
Koi Dealers, Products demonstration by Manufacturers, Pond Contractors, Koi Artists, Koi Auction, Koi education and commentary from certified Koi Judges, Bonsai tree exhibitions, and a whole lot more will be going on all weekend.
ZNA NorCal April meeting will be held at club president's place. Here are the details
1. Date: Saturday, April 9, 2011
2. Time: 12:00 PM
Lunch will be served.
14755 Oleander Street
San Leandro, CA 94578
4. Meeting Agenda:
a) Club new & old business - Larry G
Including 2011 ZNA President Meeting Report
b) Update on ZNA SoCal show - Larry G.
Larry was judging the ZNA SoCal show last weekend
Larry will update if there is any interesting or anything
that we can learn from SoCal including Friendship Award
selection from NorCal...
c) April Financial Report - Donald D
d) AKCA update - AKCA Board Election info for next term and
any other info related to AKCA - Karen T.
e) ZNA Update - What we can do to support ZNA members that effected
by the recent Earthquake & Tsunami tragedy - Dinh N.
f) 2011 Koi Show: Plan and execution phrase - Dinh N.
Koi Show PR update: Vu T.
Judging Update - Larry G
Fund Raising - Planning - Preston D.
Water Quality Update - Dinh & Larry
Water Resource/Supply Update: Mike P.
5) April education topic - Larry G.
Dainichi bloodline with live example
Thank you and looking forward to seeing you all.
Adult Champion - Kohaku Sie 6 - owner Luis Barranco
Young Champion - Sanke Size 3 - Owner Vu Tran
Baby Champion - Showa Size 2 - owner Nick Holquin
Best In Size
Best In Size 8 - Sanke - owner Larry Gill
Best In Size 7 -Showa - owner David Tran
Best In Size 6 - Showa - owner David Tran
Best In Size 5 - Sanke - ownr Dunnous Tran
Best In Size 4 - Utsuri - owner Felix Lau
Best In Size 3 - Utsuri - owner Dunnous Tran
Best In Size 2 - Utsuri - owner Nick Holquin
Best In Size 1 - Sanke - owner Dunnous Tran
Other Major Awards
President Award - Showa - Dung Nguyen
Judges Award - Showa - Dung Nguyen
Founder Award - Koromo.Goshiki - owner Dr. Jason Guevara
AKCA Award - Showa - owner Ann Nguyen
ZNA Hong Kong FA - Sanke - owner Joe Cabrera
NW Koi & Goldfish FS - Sanke - owner Joe Cabrera
Texas Koi & GF FA - Koromo/Goshiki - Nick Holquin
Showchair Award - Kawarigoi.Bekko - owner Khuong Doan
San Diego FA - Kawarigoi.Bekko - owner Khuong Doan
NC Koi Watergarden Society - owner Donnous Tran
Article: The 4th Annual 2010 ZnaNorcal Koi Show by Dinh Nguyen
2010 Northern California ZNA Koi Show
By Dinh Nguyen
The Northern California ZNA Koi Show is one of the premier Koi shows in America. The ZNA NorCal club will host the 4th Annual Show at the Holiday Inn, 1740 North First Street, San Jose, California, November 13th and 14th, 2010.
2009 ZNA Norcal Grand Champion Winner
Last year’s show was also held at the same location where it had thousands of people in attendance. This is one of the highest quality koi competitions in which participants from across the nation including North Carolina, Texas, Oregon, Hawaii, Kentucky, California, and others competed with entries in various categories, including sizes, color and pattern. Larry Gill, the president of ZNA NorCal, has been travelling around the world for koi judging and seeing many beautiful fish, said that he is very honored to see his home club have some of the best quality koi. “ZNA NorCal show is the home of Gosanke,” said James Reilly, the USA ZNA District Chairman. The Gosanke is the top three and most popular of the Koi categories including Kohaku, Sanke and Showa. These three categories are the most highly contested of all the various koi varieties.
Judging will begin at 9:30 AM Saturday November 13, and should be completed by 2:00 PM on the same day. The show results will be announced, and the awards will be handed out, during the Saturday Show Banquet and Awards Ceremony. There will be a Grand Champion for the greatest fish of the show, also Reserve Grand Champion, Mature, Adult, Young and Baby Champion, Best in Size, as well as other awards.
Koi Seminars will be presented on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free and open to the public. Seminars will be performed by: Judge Ray Jordan from Texas, Devin Swanson from Minnesota, Tom Hernandez from the Philippines, and Dr. Richard Porter from Florida. A variety of subjects including: how to select quality Koi, experiences with KHV virus, Life in the Nishikigoi World with Koi Masters, are among the topics.
Judging comments on the winning Koi will be presented by the Koi Judges On Sunday morning during a “walk around” of all the display tanks. All questions are welcome at this time. The judges will provide insight into why certain fish were awarded prizes and what makes one fish better quality than another.
More than 33 tanks have been reserved for housing these excellent fish during the event.
2009 ZNA NorCal Grand Champion Award
The show will also offer various vendors from across the country, including koi/goldfish dealers, pond builders, artists, bonsai and dry goods. This year the Show also has a Solar Energy Company as a new vendor. Here is the chance for you to meet the solar experts for "Pond goes Solar".
Sam Adina, a bonsai designer, will be given a bonsai demonstration on both Saturday a
There are many items donated by sponsors, vendors, and members for raffle and auction to benefit the club. In addition to fund raising, "the raffle and auction is part of the fun and entertainment for the event", said Ann Nguyen, the youngest member of the ZNA Norcal Koi Club.
The ZNA (Zen Nippon Airinkai) NorCal Club is a chapter of the US District of the ZNA International Organization, which is headquartered in Japan and is a non-profit club. It is the youngest ZNA Chapter in America. “It is the most active chapter with many serious hobbyists,” said Ron Goforth, former Chairman of USA ZNA District. The main purpose of the show is about education, a chance to learn about koi improvement, koi keeping knowledge, and sharing and enjoying the beauty of the fish. Nishikigoi is originated from Japan with the deepest of appreciation of Nishikigoi as “living art” or “living Jewelry”. In addition to the appreciation of the beauty of Nishikigoi, ZNA members hold to the same spirit of “Friendship through Scales” which is the international motto of the organization. We are now forging and building friendship through the hobby all over the world. We invite you all to attend the NorCal Koi Show for enjoyment and appreciation of the Nishikigoi experience as well as building friendships.
For more information about the 2010 ZNA NorCal Koi Show, please visit our website www.znanorcal.org or contact PR Vu Tran at email@example.com, Club President at firstname.lastname@example.org; or Showchair at email@example.com
The 4th Annual ZNA NorCal Nishikigoi Show - November 13 & 14, 2010
ZNA Northern California Proudly Presents
The 4th Annual ZNA NorCal
Nishikigoi Show November 13 &14, 2010
Holiday Inn San Jose
1740 North First Street
San Jose, California 95112 (408) 793-3946 or (408) 793-3976
Please click on the following image to know more about the venue: Holiday Inn San Jose (San Jose, CA)
The show will be open to public for free. Your participation in the ZNA NorCal Koi Show will help further our koi hobby. For vendors, it is a great way to promote your business’ products and services directly to the hobbyists who use them. In addition to the koi show and vendor booths, vendors are invited to demonstrate their products and present information in seminar format throughout the day on Saturday. This focused opportunity will provide you with increased visibility and is intended to educate hobbyists in the latest advances in construction/filtration technology, koi nutrition and health care.
Head Judge: Mr. Galen Hansen, ZNA & AKCA Certified Judge
Assistant Judge: Mr. Henry Culpepper, ZNA & AKCA Certified Judge
Candidate Judge: Mr. Ray Jordan, ZNA Candidate Judge & AKCA Certified Judge
We also need your help with raffle/auction donations and sponsorship of :
Trophies and awards
Friday night judges dinner
Friday or Saturday luncheon to show volunteers
Here is the current list of Sponsors/Vendors for our show
1) Kodma Koi Farm
2) Champion Nishikigoi
3) Cody Watercolor and Art Work
4) Pond Life Inc
5) Kaleidescapes Art Work
6) Joes Koi and Pond
7) Koi Enterprises
8) Star Milling Food
9) Dream Pond
10) Aquatic Eco System
11) Ultra Balance Koi Food
12) Sunwize Solars
13) Litek Composites, Filter Products
14) Bridge Way Koi
15) Artisans Aquatics
16) Living Water Solutions
17) Fancy Koi Outlet
18) AKCA & Book Store
19) William Lim Products
20) Majestic Koi
21) Sam Adina Bonsai and Garden
22) Koi Pond Supply of Japan Inc
23) Lincoln Koi Farm
1) TomMiGai Koi Food
3) Koi Acres
5) Singapore Nishikigoi Community
6) Pho Pasteur Rest
7) Long Phung Rest
8) DT Dental Group
10) AnhTuan of Piercey Toyota
Many thanks again to our sponsors/vendors We really appreciate your support in helping to make a great show.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact anyone of us. Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing all of you at the show.
Larry Gill, Club President, (510) 352-7168, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dinh Nguyen, Show Chair, (408) 309-9119, email@example.com
Vendor Coordinator, Dan Rutledge, (831)338-7288, firstname.lastname@example.org
President: Mr. Larry Gill (email@example.com)
Vice President: Mr. Dinh Nguyen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Treasurer: Mr. Donald Dang (email@example.com)
Secretary: Ms. Karen Turtle (firstname.lastname@example.org)