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August 2019 Swap Meet and Bowl Show
August 17 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
We're wrapping up our summer at AAAA with a social themed event. In addition to our annual bowl show, we're also having a potluck and swap meet. For all of the new members, these events are a great way to get to know everyone and find ways to get more involved in the club happenings!
Our potluck will be finger foods and snack items. Please view the sign up form at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D4AA9AC2AA75-aaaa If there is something you want to bring that's not on the list, feel free to add it!
The swap meet is a new part of the event that we're trying out to help alleviate the number of items at the big auction. The September auction will not have a dry goods "Buy It Now" area, so we encourage you to bring those tank, filters, heaters and other gear to the swap meet instead. You are also welcome to bring fish and plants! This is a great way to make sure that you can ask and receive a fair price for fish you aren't willing to chance at auction. You also won't have the split that you'd normally have during the auction- just a flat $10 table fee. Win-win!
We only have 17 tables available. Only members may reserve a table. You are welcome to share table space with other members. Tables are available on a first come first serve basis. To request a table please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will respond and let you know if your spot has been reserved and give you your table number. If you'd like to share a table, please note that (and what type of items you are selling) and I'll try to pair you with someone.
BOWL SHOW INFO:
ELIGIBILITY: Bowl Show entries will be allowed for paid members. Individual members may enter two fish, with only one of the two allowed to place. Family memberships are allowed to enter one fish per family member, with only one of the entries allowed to place. Display-only entries not competing for prizes are also allowed. This is an open-class show, accepting most species (see limitations in the Tank Setup section below). Entries should be either a single fish, a male and female pair for livebearers, and up to four individuals for very small schooling fish (eg, white cloud minnows).
TANK SETUP: All entrants are responsible for bringing their own clean water for display. We will have water conditioner on hand for emergency use only. All display tanks must have at least one flat side for viewing the fish. The maximum container size for each entry is 10 gallons. No decorations or lighting please! We welcome battery-powered air bubblers to keep your prized companion comfortable and happy.
VOTING AND AWARDS: Each attendee (members and non-members) at our Bowl Show will receive three tickets: One blue, worth 3 points, and one red, worth 2 points, and one yellow worth 1 point. Pick out your favorites, and drop the ticket into the cup beside the display tank! The votes will tallied, and winners announced after.
The top 3 placing in the Adult category will be awarded cash prizes,
$50 for 1st
$30 for 2nd
$20 for 3rd
The Junior category will have the top five places awarded cash,
$40 for 1st
$25 for 2nd
$15 for 3rd
$10 for 4th and 5th!
There will be other goodies available too for the Junior entrants, most of which might be a little embarrassing to teens. 😉
See you on August 17th!