Next weekend it will be the time again: on 31 March and 1 April the 2012 edition of the Interkoi in Rheinberg (Germany) will take place! After a long winter period it is finally time to get awake and to be active again with Koi on this first European Koi show of the year. Read More
Grand Champion Interkoi 2012
The announcement of the Grand Champion has been made. Jean Hoorne, a Belgian koi hobbyist took the greatest honor with a 88cm big Sanke bred by Sakai Fish Farm. And a truly awesome Taisho Sanke it is! A great victory for Jean Hoorne since he won Supreme Champion for sometimes already, but never a Grand Champion award. Today
was is day for sure. Read More
The German Supreme Champion is a Kohaku. This Koi caught my personal attention even more than the Grand Champion did. Not because the judges were wrong, I think their choice was rock solid, but this Koi still has a lot of potential. Therefore it became the well earned runner-up at the Interkoi Show in Rheinberg. Rob van der Hulst is the owner of this four step (yondan) Kohaku, which, in our eyes, still is a true tategoi. The Kohaku measures a wealthy 86 centimeter and is 6,5 years old (nanasai). Read More
Vele Champions in één vat.. waarbij de Jumbo Champion A!
Next to all the Go-Sanke that are present at the Interkoi this year (there are 18 Go-Sanke of 80+ centimeter present), there are also a lot of other impressive Koi varieties here. The competition is really strong this time, but the best big Go-Sanke, the Jumbo Champion A, went to a Ginrin Koi. And not just a Ginrin Koi… Read More
It’s not only gosanke that counts. Koi comes in all kinds of sorts and sizes. Specially sizes. The biggest Koi on the show, not being a Kohaku, Sanke or Showa, recieves the Jumbo Champion B award. Read More
Some 'major' Koi were present
Major awards for major Koi. That’s all I can say about the results of the Interkoi 2012. The level of the show is in my opinion the highest I have seen so far on all the Interkoi editions that I have visited. Some Koi would certainly not be out of place on Japanese Koi Show. Read further to see the Major Awards of the Interkoi 2012! Read More
For sure a Best in Variety!
At last, the final awards from the Interkoi 2012. Although some smaller Koi won a Best in Variety awards before, this time the smaller Koi were dominating this prize class. A short talk with one of the head judges made me clear why. Please read further to get to know the answer why 7 out of 17 Best in Varieties were smaller than 35 cm. Read More
We have already shown a lot of eye-candy with al the pictures we took at the Interkoi show in Germany. However, that’s not all we can do for you. We also have some video footage of the Grand Champion. The Sanke was bred at the Sakai Fish Farm and is just 4,5 years old. Read More