The 4th National Betta Show was held in the Rockingham Centre, Barnsley, on Sunday, June 25.
WORDS AND PHOTOGRAPHY: DR DAVID FORD
This year’s show attracted over 40 visitors to this exclusively Betta splendens event. It also included an auction where many Betta were bought for just £3!
There were 158 Betta entered in the show, judged by YAAS judges using their Yorkshire standards but also based on the International Betta Society.
The Best in Show was a Crowntail female Betta — which also won the Best Female Class — by a junior, Harvey Claydon-Baldwin from Fishful Thinking, Charing, Kent.
The Peoples’ Choice (the visitors' most voted choice) was a Super Delta Betta by Straw Cassford.
The judges at the show were Trish Jones, Trevor Douglas, Mick Price and Steve Grant all from the Yorkshire Association of Aquarist Societies (the Betta Show has always been associated with the YAAS).
There were also Certificates and Rosettes for all the Class winners, First, Second and Third. Here are a few of those Firsts... ￼