Congratulations to Andre Le Roux for taking both Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion at the Eastern Cape Show in East London. Both koi were selected and purchased by Dream Koi from Sakai Fish Farm in Japan.
Grand Champion- Sakai Sanke:-
Reserve Grand Champion- Sakai Kohaku:-
This past weekend 18/19 May we had the OFS Show in Bloemfontein.
Congratulations to Hannes van Aswegen for once again winning Grand and Reserve Grand Champions! Both koi were selected and bought in Japan by Dream Koi.
Hannes is very well know in the showing circuit and has won numerous Grand Champions over the years. Besides showing he also helps sponsor many of our shows.
GC this year was special in that it was won with a Showa. Something that Hannes has wanted to do for a long time! This Showa was bought from the Momotaro Auction as nisai and Hannes has successfully grown her to 82cm and kept her quality to a high standard. Congratulations Hannes!
RGC went to a special Sakai Hiroshima Sanke. She is only 72cm so has got some way to go in the future. Her body shape and skin is outstanding!
Hannes is bringing his top koi to the South African National Show in Durban in July this year. This promises to be a outstanding Show which will have most of the top koi in the country competing for the National honours.
Next up on the showing calendar is the Gauteng Show at Crest on the 1/2 of June.
The first Koi Show of the year has come and gone.
Well done to Drikus van Dyk foe once again taking the majority of the major awards with koi supplied by Dream Koi.
In particular the Grand Champion Sakai snake which was brought as tosai from the Sakai Auction and is now an impressive 83cm!
Grand Supreme Champion
Reserve Grand Champion
Jumbo A Champion
Jumbo B Champion
Supreme Size 9 Champion
The next major Show is the Free State Show
Followed by the Gauteng Show:-
After that the big one! The South African National Koi Show in Kzn near Durban:-
The SAKKS National Koi Show was held at Cresta Shopping Centre on the 19th and 20th May up in Gauteng.
Congratulations to the Chapter and all the volunteers who gave up their time to put on a tremendous show! With great weather,over 1000 people through the gate and well over 300 koi entered, it was an extremely successful event!
Well done to Dream Koi’s clients supporting the Show and for bringing their koi.
Besides many first and second places in many of the categories these are some of the main awards that they won:-
Reserve Grand Champion went to Sean Golgoczy with an 74cm Sakai Auction Sanke:-
Superior Grand Champion went to Thinus Marais with another 74cm Sakai Sanke:-
Junior Grand Champion was won by Steve Golgoczy with a 51cm Sakai Showa.This lovely Showa also won Best Potential Size 5 and the Kevin Harrison Award:-
Jumbo A Champion went to Sean with an 85cm Momotaro Kohaku:-
Jumbo B Champion went to Nicola Rae Van Aswegen with a 95cm Ogata Chagoi. This koi also won the Best in Special Variety award:-
Supreme Champion Size 9 went to Sean with a 77cm Sakai Sanke:-
Supreme Champion Size 8 also to Sean with a 69cm Sakai Sandan Kohaku:-
Supreme Champion Size 7 to Sean with a stunning 66cm Sakai Tancho Sanke
Supreme Champion Size 5 to Steve for a beautiful 51cm Sakai Maruten Sanke:-
Well done to these guys in particular for all the work they put into getting these koi into show condition!
The first Koi Show on the South African calendar has just happened down in George.With over 300 koi entered there was some good competition.
Drikus van Dyk has been a passionate koi keeper for a good few years now and has made the trip up to George from Cape Town and won numerous titles.
This year was no exception when he took both Supreme Grand Chanpion and Reserve Grand Champion with Dream Koi supplied Sakai Sankes. Interestingly the SGC was bought as tosai:-
Charl van der Merwe is a local entrant who has also been regularly successful with his koi.
He recently selected and purchased an 80cm Karashigoi from Dream Koi that won numerous accolades at the Show- Superior Grand Champion(3rd best koi on Show),Best Non Gosanke, Jumbo B and Best in Special Variety. Well done Charl!
The next Show is the 2018 South African National Koi Show up in Gauteng at Cresta on the 19/20th of May. We will be taking a stand there and bringing up koi to sell.Looking forward to it!