“Mediterranea Discus 2007”, the 4th Italian Discus Contest

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“Mediterranea Discus 2007”, the 4th Italian Discus Contest

Postby Walter Soestbergen » Tue Jul 03, 2007 4:16 pm

Mediterranea Discus 2007 4th Edition will be held in Lecce (at the beautiful ex-Convento dei Teatini, placed in the town centre), from September, 27th to the 30th 2007. Lecce is a lovely town 100,000 inhabitants located in Apulia (South-East of Italy), chosen to host the unique International Discus Contest organized in Italy.

The last 2005 event received an overwhelming response from discus lovers and professional breeders throughout Italy, Europe and Asia too. The Exhibition and the Discus Contest attracted more than 30,000 visitors in total and among which many trade representatives. Many Discus came from Italy but many others also from France, Germany, Bulgaria and Singapore. The Best of Show of the 3rd Edition of the Championship was a Red Spotted Snakeskin entered by Mr. Christian Roncato (Italian Discus Company, Milano).

The next 2007 Discus Competition will attract a total of 101 entries for the eleven categories:
Class 1 Heckel wild types;
Class 2 Brown wild types;
Class 3 Blue wild types;
Class 4 Green wild types;
Class 5 Striped Turquoise (including Snakeskin);
Class 6 Red Turquoise;
Class 7 Solid Blue (Cobalt, Solid Turquoise, Blue Diamond, Reflection D, etc.)
Class 8 Solid Red –Yellow (Golden, Marlboro, San Merah, Red Melon, etc.);
Class 9 Spotted (Leopard Skin, Leopard Snake Skin, Red Spotted, Ring Leopard);
Class 10 Pigeon Blood crosses;
Class 11 Open Class (unclassified strains and crosses such as Albino, Nebula, Calico, Snow White, etc.).

Mr. Sebastiano Solano (Italy), a well known International Discus Judge, will be the President of the jury, as he has already been at the last Italian Discus Competition. An International panel judges will choice the winners belongs to the various categories. The Best of the Show shall be chosen among the firsts of the 11 categories.

The international Jury of the Edition 2007 will be formed by well-known names of the international Discus scene:

Mr. Manfred Gobel (Germany)
Dr. Sun See Seng (Singapore)
Mr. Jeffrey Tan (Malaysia)
Mr. Serguei Goriushkin (Russia)
Mr. Hartwig Peer (Italy)

The Discus Contest will take place together the 7th National Aquarium Exhibition called “SALENTO ACQUARI”. The Exhibition and the Discus Contest are organised by the “Gruppo Acquariofilo Salentino” one of the most active and dynamic Italian Aquarium Clubs.

Many specialised trade will attend the event to present their respective businesses and products, enhance marketing and promotional programmes to reach a wider audience.
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regards Walter
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Postby Andrew Soh » Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:33 pm

Wow, I just love Italian food.....might make my way there....if budget allows...ha!ha!....or swim there......can't wait to taste the original Procuitto Crudo :thumbsup: and expresso...is that the rght spelling?

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Postby Judy Sparkes » Thu Oct 18, 2007 1:58 am

Sounds like it was a big success! Do you have any pictures to share?? You know we love pictures! :wink:
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Postby Nikolas Grantas » Thu Oct 18, 2007 6:42 pm

Your wish my command.....
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