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[English] Mediterranea Discus 2010

Mediterranea Discus Contest 2010

 

Francesco Denitto

 

 

 

The Fifth Edition of the International Discus Competition organized by the Gruppo Acquariofilo Salentino (G.A.S.) took place inLecce(Italy) on April 16-18, 2010.  The Discus Competition took place at a beautiful and historical building in the centre of the old town ofLecce, during the Aquarium Exhibition called “Salento Acquari” which was organized by the same Aquarium Club.

Most of the fishes entered to the Discus Championship were obviously originated fromItaly. However, that a certain number of them came also fromGreece. The competition attracted a total of 70 entries, although more than 20 requests for entries had to be rejected because of their too late notification.

The ten categories were respectively:

 

Class 1   Heckel wild types;

Class 2   Brown wild types;

Class 3   Blue wild types;

Class 4   Green wild types;

Class 5   Stripe Turquoise (including Snakeskin and Red Turquoise);

Class 6   Solid Blue (Cobalt, Solid Turquoise, Blue Diamond, Reflection D, etc.)

Class 7   Solid Red –Yellow (Red Marlboro, San Merah, Red Melon, etc.);

Class 8    Spotted (Leopard Skin, Leopard Snake Skin, Red Spotted Snakeskin, Red Spotted Skin);

Class 9    Pigeon Blood crosses;

Class 10 Unclassified Class (unclassified strains and crosses).

Jury

The Discus entered were of very good quality. On the opening day of the Show, a panel of international judges spent the morning choosing the winners in the various categories. The judges panel gathered Discus experts who responded positively to the invitation of the President of the Jury, Dr. Francesco Denitto (Italy). The international judges were respectively Mr. Jeffrey Tan fromMalaysia, the German explorer Mr. Heiko Bleher, Mr. Nicola Palmieri (Italy), Mr. Kersten Opitz from Czech Republic and Mr. Sebastiano Solano (Italy).

To ease the evaluation of the entered Discus, the President of the Jury who did not take part to the voting, adopted a judging procedures used on the main international Discus Championships based on the assignation of points by evaluating body size, body proportion and harmony, health condition, fins, head, eyes, head and fin markings, body colour and overall impression. The Best of Show was chosen by the jury among the ten first classified for each category.

The Best of Show was a very nice Solid Red Discus (picture 1) belonging to the Italian breeders Andrea Sassi and Antonello Greco (Milan, Italy), and selected following an appropriate breeding program in their farm. The jury also decided to award a prize to the Best Wild Discus of the Show, a magnificent Royal Blue discus (picture 2) belonging to Antonio Ferrara (Naples, Italy).

Best of Show MD2010

 

1st Blue and Best Wild Discus

As it often happens at Discus Contests, there were several controversies about the designated winners, including for the Best of Show.  Many visitors would have had preferred awarding the prize to another beautiful discus, a very nice Leopard Snakeskin Discus (picture 3) which was the winner of its category, entered by the Greek discus breeder Michail Pikis. Another beautiful fish very well appreciated by visitors was a patterned discus entered under the Unclassified Class (picture 4) and belonging to Antonio Stima (Sicily,Italy).  This discus had a beautiful pattern on fins and body, nice colours and a nice form but yellow eyes instead of having the preferable red eye color. This discus  was the winner in the unclassified category and totalized one of the highest total scores in the contest.

1st Red Spotted picture 3

1st Unclassified picture 4

The next appointment with the sixth edition of “Mediterranea Discus” is planed for2012 inLecce, as always…

 

 

All “Mediterranea Discus Championship” Winners. ITA: Italy; GR: Greece. Note that to the Wild Blue Class there were only two enters.

 

 

 

CLASS TANK TOTAL SCORE OWNER’S NAME
1st WILD HECKEL 5 78.60 VECCHIO LORENZO (ITA)
2nd WILD HECKEL 6 71.40 VECCHIO LORENZO (ITA)
3rd WILD HECKEL 1 68.80 DONNO FERNANDO (ITA)
1st WILD BROWN 7  70.20 VECCHIO LORENZO (ITA)
2nd WILD BROWN 8  69.00 DAMBRA MICHELE (ITA)
3rd WILD BROWN 9  66.20 DAMBRA MICHELE (ITA)
1st WILD BLUE 10  86.80 FERRARA ANTONIO (ITA)
2nd WILD BLUE 11  58.80 PAOLINO GIUSEPPE (ITA)
1st WILD GREEN 13  78.60 PAOLINO GIUSEPPE (ITA)
2nd WILD GREEN 14  68.40 PAOLINO GIUSEPPE (ITA)
3rd WILD GREEN 15  65.40 DATO GIUSEPPE (ITA)
1st  STRIPE TURQUOISE 25 79.00 STIMA ANTONIO (ITA)
2nd STRIPE TURQUOISE 26 71.40 STIMA ANTONIO (ITA)
3rd STRIPE TURQUOISE 22 70.20 LUPICCIO ANTONIO (ITA)
1st SOLID BLUE 33  79.00 PIKIS MICHAIL (GR)
2nd SOLID BLUE 31  73.60 MILITI ERNESTO (ITA)
3rd SOLID BLUE 38  70.20 STIMA ANTONIO ((ITA)
1stSOLID RED(BEST OF SHOW) 39  76.20 SASSI A. –  GRECO A. (ITA)
2nd SOLID RED 41  75.00 DE GIORGI CARMELO (ITA)
3rd SOLID RED 43  72.20 DELL’ANNA FRANCESCO (ITA)
1st RED SPOTTED 44  87.60 PIKIS MICHAIL (GR)
2nd RED SPOTTED 45  85.00 PIKIS MICHAIL (GR)
3rd RED SPOTTED 49  72.80 CAMINITI BARBARA (ITA)
1st PIGEON BLOOD 50  83.80 FERRARA ANTONIO (ITA)
2nd PIGEON BLOOD 52  78.60 PIKIS MICHAIL (GR)
3rd PIGEON BLOOD 51  77.80 SASSI A. –  GRECO A. (ITA)
1st  UNCLASSIFIED 48  80.00 STIMA ANTONIO ((ITA)
2nd UNCLASSIFIED 66  75.40 DE GIORGI CARMELO (ITA)
3rd UNCLASSIFIED 64  66.80 PAOLINO GIUSEPPE (ITA)

1st Heckel

1st Wild Brown

2nd Wild Blue

1st Wild Green

 

2nd Solid Red

 

2nd Red Spotted

3rd Red Spotted

1st Stripe Turquoise

 

1st Solid Blue

 

3rd Solid Blue

 

1st Pigeon Blood

2nd Pigeon Blood

 

 

3rd Pigeon Blood

 

2nd Unclassified

No prized Pigeon Blood

 

No prized Red Spotted

No prized Red Spotted2

 

No prized Unclassified

 

Winners and judges photo group

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