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World Guppy Contest 2003 Sao Paulo, Brazil
Frank and Luke recently attended the 8th annual World Guppy Contest ( WGC) held in Santos, outside Sao Paulo Brazil in November, 2003. Representatives from Germany was also in attendance and brought all the European entries for the show. Althouth we missed the entries from Japan this year due to logistical problems, we were well represented by the local Brazilian entries.
After hosting their first World Guppy Contest in Rio De Janiero in 1999, Brazilian breeders received a good supply of world class breeding stock and have done well with them to now compete on an equal level with the traditional guppy breeding areas of Europe, USA and Japan. The Brazilian Guppy Club Clobos do Criadores de Guppy do Brazil (CCG) were the host club and with the assistance of brazilian sponsors like Alcon, Ecoanimal and others put on a great show at the orchidarium house in the Botanic gardens in Santos .
The CCG posted an article on the show complete with many photos. I also plan to complete my own article on my experiences there. here is the Brazilian link to the article. http://www.ccg.org.br/wgc2003.html. I will post my version on the show complete with photos here when time permits. Stay Tuned !
The next WGC will be held by Clube dos Criadores de Guppy do Brazil between 20th to 23 Th November. We contracted with a wonderful place called Orchid Garden, near Jose Menino Beach. This zoobotanical garden was built in 1945, with an area of 22,240 m2 that shows several kinds of species from the “ Mata Atlantica”. Moreover, there are many birds, which come and go freely inside the park. A lake is situated in the central area, which receives migratory visits of aquatic birds. You can also view hundreds of species of Brazilian orchids and ornamental plants.
The show place will have 500 tanks, natural lighting in a large area, where we will schedule guppy lectures. The WGC will also be supported by sponsors from the top ornamental fish industries and pet shops. Video recordings are planned for all show activities. You can expect a great and entertaining weekend!
The Brazilian clube with all members are working to make the best ever guppy show in Brazil. Our host city, Santos is a tourist city which possesses one of Brazil’s major harbors. It is only 1 hour by car from the city of Sao Paulo, a major city in Brazil. We have lot of places to visit and beautiful beaches near the show place. The host hotel , Hotel Praiano, is very affordable for everyone. This hotel is 2 blocks from the show place, 50 meters from the beach and 90 km from the international airport. Single, double or triple air-conditioned rooms are available complete with, cable TV, sauna, restaurant, swimming pool (heated), laundry, and Internet connection. To place reservations please send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org or go to their website at: http://hotelpraiano.com.br.
The CCG hosts expect many local breeders and aquarium hobbyists to be in attendance. Complimentary transportation will be available to shuttle visitors to some nearby breeders and fish farms.. On Sunday the CCG will be hosting a complimentary lunch to all foreigners visitors. If you plan to come, please send an email in advance to the show chairperson:
Visitors from the USA, Frank and Luke Roebuck confirmed their presence.
November 20 – 21 – Arrival of the entries, Registration begins
November 21 – 22 – Judging and Lectures
November 20 – 21 – Auction, lunch and debenching
Rua Machado Nunes 28 , Caiçara – Belo Horizonte – MG – Brazil
American Entries – By Luke Roebuck or Frank Chang
Europe and Asia entries – By Oemer Guelmez
WGA rules to all entries, Pairs only
All entries will be auction in typical WGC style. Only exhibitors to the show can auction fish.
Trophies to first second and third Best in show
Trophies to first best Brazilian entrie
Trophies to first best American entrie
Trophies to first best Asian entrie
Trophies to first best Europe entrie
Medals to seconds and third best entries from Brazil, USA, Europe and Asia.
All trophies and medals will be provided by Alcon Ind. & Com. Ltda.