|Baltimore Bird Fanciers
ASC Chapter 16
15 October 2011
Two hundred and thirty-two American Singers kept Judge Steve Baptiste, 16 contestants and many
visitors to the gallery thoroughly entertained at the Baltimore Bird Fanciers' 71st Annual Fall Bird
Show. Steve joyfully (and that's an apt description of Steve as a judge -- he absolutely relishes the
opportunity to listen to American Singers) assessed 29 classes before selecting a young bird bred by
Aji and Dodi Sunjaya as the best in show. He followed that with both second and third places going
to old birds bred by Mark Bange. Tom and Celia Miller, Tad Rykojc, Paul and Cheryl Ferguson,
and Saoud Rihan each placed birds in Judge Baptiste's top ten.
Tad Rykojc organized and classed the BBF field starting Friday night with help from Gino Salvi and
Mark Bange. Tad's job was more difficult than usual due to the large count. He worked into the
early hours of Saturday planning the additional classes to accomodate the full field of entries.
Jeanne Pieper served a hectic day as secretary and verified the placement of the top bench with the
aid of a laptop computer and spreadsheet software. Many people stewarded birds and Gino took the
photos below that depict the good time that the BBF show always is.
We thank all who joined us as patricipants and visitors and encourage them to please come again
not only to the BBF Annual Fall Show but to future ASC shows.
Next Saturday, 22 October, the ASC schedule finds many of us venturing to Parsippany, New Jersey
for ASC Chapter 25's Double Show. Check the ASC Show Schedule for details and please join us
there for another fun day of American Singer festivities, friendship and fun.
The final BBF standings, subject to ASC approval, along with photos of the day follow below:
|THE TOP BENCH
Best in Show
1. Aji and Dodi Sunjaya, 95.0 pts.
2. Mark Bange, 94.5 pts.
3. Mark Bange, 94.3 pts.
4. Aji and Dodi Sunjaya, 94.0 pts.
5. Tom and Celia Miller, 93.0 pts.
6. Tad Rykojc, 92.5 pts.
7. Tad Rykojc, 92.0 pts.
8. Paul and Cheryl Ferguson, 91.7 pts.
9. Saoud Rihan, 91.6 pts.
10. Mark Bange, 91.5 pts.
1. Aji and Dodi Sunjaya
2. Tom and Celia Miller
3. Tad Rykojc
4. Mark Bange
5. Aji and Dodi Sunjaya
1. Mark Bange
2. Mark Bange
3. Aji and Dodi Sunjaya
4. Tad Rykojc
5. Paul and Cheryl Ferguson
New Jersey's finest...Kathy, Celia and Tom
relaxing at the show.
Steve in his glory, listening to a class of
Aji and Dodi anticipate another
Best in Show.
Hamid always lends a hand
Akbar looking for blue stars on the
A few of the other feathered competitors
at the BBF Annual Fall Show.
Tad thanks Steve for a job well done.
The top bench...
The gallery reacts to Judge Baptiste's
...and their awards.
Dodi and Mark with the top two
singers in the show.