The tropical award went to Bernard O’Neill of Rydale AS with a Yunnanulis cruciatus
  or Hovering Zebra Loach.  This rare fish (breeding unknown) is found only in Central
  Vietnam’s streams among very dense vegetation – hence its other common name:   Vietnamese Multi Banded Zebra Loach…

  The Show had 58 entries in the 40 Classes.  It was an FNAS OS incorporating the   Champion of  Champions from the original BAF show.  Firsts in each of these classes
  were won by members from seven of  the Federation clubs: Club 2000, Port Talbot,
  CSG  (Catfish Study Group), NGPS, Stamps, Ryedale and Workington.

 The Best in Show was a Botia histronica called the Burmese Loach, Golden Zebra Loach
  or Silver Striped Loach.  Owned by John Egan of Port Talbot.

  Judging was by FNAS Judges, Bill Ward, Bill Drake, Barry Booker and Roy Johnson

    Winners of a First in the 40 Classes…..

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  The British Aquarist Festival

       The last open show -  2013

  The British Aquarist Festival (BAF) continued its long tradition of finding the Champion of   Champions in Coldwater and Tropical fish each year.  Held at Darwen in Lancashire on   Sunday October 13th, BAF was organised by the Federation of Northern Aquarium   Societies (FNAS) as an Open Show, but the Championship class is only available to fish   that have won a first this year.

  At the BAF2012 show a first was won by a (not so common) goldfish by Sherridan   Moores, Chairman of the NGPS (Northern Goldfish & Pondkeepers Society) - hence it   became eligible for the CofC Coldwater and won the BAF2013 award….

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    This show has proved to be the last BAF one.