2012 edition

 

some details:

 

  • 200 square meter surface inside the aquabeach trade-fair
  • 19 paricipants from 6 country (italy, germany, belgium, holland, hungary and switzerland)
  • 61 effective set (57 in competition + 4 disqualified)
  • 7 international judges (2 from Italy, 1 from hungary, 1 from sweden, 1 from germany, 1 from belgium and 1 from switzerland)
  • spedifically judging criteria for each variety/species (european shrimps association criteria)
  • special guest: chris lukhaup

 

 

winner:

 

category 1- caridina cf. cantonensis red bee  grade a-s

1 place – shrimp-visions (d)
2 place – c-sky team eu (d)

jury: istvan szentgyörgyi (h), janne johansson (s)

 

category 2 -  caridina cf. cantonensis black bee grade  a-s

1 place – c-sky team eu (d)
2 place – cialei cristian (i)
3 place – shrimp-visions (d)

jury: janne johansson (s), istvan szentgyörgyi (h)

 

category 3 - caridina cf. cantonensis red bee grade ss-sss

1 place – c-sky team eu (d)
2 place – francesco di fazio (i)
3 place – gennaro lamba (i)

jury: istvan szentgyörgyi (h), janne johansson (s)

 

category 4 - caridina cf. cantonensis black bee grade ss-sss

1 place – c-sky team eu (d)
2 place – mathias corteel (b)
3 place – karin latos (d)

jury:  janne johansson (s), istvan szentgyörgyi (h)


category 5 - caridina cf. cantonensis red tiger/blue tiger

1 place – shrimp-visions (d)
2 place – andrea queirolo (i)
3 place – loris federico (i)

jury:  andrea sassi (i), sebastian prati (ch)

 

category 6 - caridina cf. cantonensis black tiger and new blue varieties ( royal blue, blueberry)

1 place – andrea sassi (i)
2 place – marco saffiotti (i)
3 place – angelo leonardi (i)

jury: cristian ghia (i), sebastian prati (ch)

 

category 7 - caridina cf. cantonensis taiwan bee (king kong, panda, ruby and red wine)

1 place – michel botden (nl)
2 place – gennaro lamba (i)
3 place – gennaro lamba (i)

jury:  sebastian prati (ch), andrea sassi (i)

 


category 8 - caridina cf. cantonensis snow white/golden and  taiwan bee red/blue bolt

1 place – michel botden (nl)

jury: karin latos (d), dirk van steenbrugge (b)

 

category 9 - caridina cf. cantonensis other stable varieties (wild, super red, white bee)

1 place – andreas deppler (ch) – best in show
2 place – karin latos (d)
3 place – tim matrens (b)

jury: andrea sassi (i), sebastian prati (ch)

 

category 10 -  caridina cf. cantonensis other unstable varieties (tigerbee, pinto and other crossing)

1 place – andrea sassi (i)
2 place – andrea sassi (i)
3 place – fabio masini (i)

jury:  dirk van steenbrugge (b), karin latos (d)

 

category 11 - neocaridina cf. heteropoda red ( sakura, cherry, fire )

1 place – shrimp-visions (d)
2 place – marco saffiotti (i)

jury:  sebastian prati (ch), andrea sassi (i)

 

category 12 - neocaridina cf. heteropoda yellow (yellow fire, yellow fire neon)

1 place – marco saffiotti (i)
2 place – koen verres (b)
3 place – loris federico (i)

jury: karin latos (d), dirk van steenbrugge (b)


category 13 - neocaridina cf. heteropoda other varieties ( wild, chocolate, orange, black and rili )

1 place – loris federico (i)
2 place – shrimp-visions (d)
3 place – shrimp-visions (d)

jury: dirk van steenbrugge (b), karin latos (d)

 

 

final considerations:

even though we had some organizational problems, the championship was held without any major hitches. the overall quality of  shrimps was about average when compared with that of other european contest held in the same year and din't show novelties. must be stressed that the quality of red bee grade ss-sss in competition due to the high percentage of pure red line was higher than all the other contest held in 2012. the lack of participants was mainly caused by two factors:

- in the same days there was another important contest in Austria

- participants could bring only animalswhich were born from shrimps breeded by at least a year in his own tank (european shrimps contest 2012 was the first championship with this rule)

the contest have had a really good echo around the wolrd, specially in asia and we hope next edition will be much better.