|Northern Ohio American Singer Club
10 October 2009
|MASCOT membersTad Rykojc, Andre Dight and Mark Bange traveled to Sandusky, Ohio to compete in Chapter 32's American Singer show. With contestants largely from the Midwest chapters and Eastern chapters present, the show had the feel of a national event. Judge Jeanne Pieper of Maryland listened to more than 220 singers divided into 30 classes entered by 20 contestants. She chose a young bird bred by Saoud Rihan of the Bronx, New York as the best in show. Saoud also took second place with an old bird. Tad, Mark and Andre each reached the top bench with their entries. This was Andre's first trip to the bench, so kudos are due to him.
Special recognition is also deserved by MASCOT's Jeanne Pieper who diligently assessed such a large number of entries during 11.5 straight hours of judging.
Each of the MASCOT participants express their gratitude and appreciation to the members of Chapter 32 who were inviting and gracious hosts. Additional thanks go to Roger and Kathy Stroman, and Shirley and Marshall Searles for their hard work in organizing and running a top notch ASC event.
The final standings, subject to ASC approval, along with photos of the day follow below.
|Meeting and greeting.|
|Mingling and chatting.|
|A happy winner!|
|The raffle begins.|
|Jeanne at work with help from Joe.|
|Roger placing ribbons.|
|The ribbon table grows.|
|A closer look.|
|Andre and Mark show their colors.|
|Joaquin, Tad, Tom, Mark and Saoud|
|Marshall says "thank you" to all who participated.|
|Marshall and Shirley arrange the top bench.|
|The Top Bench
1. Saoud Rihan (Best Young)
2. Saoud Rihan
3. Tad Rykojc
4. Tad Rykojc
5. Tom Yang (2nd Best Young)
6. Mark Bange (3rd Best Young)
7. Marie Russell (4th Best Young)
8. Alberta Riedel
9. Saoud Rihan
10. Andre Dight (5th Best Young)
Novice -- Katrina Knauff
Katrina Knauff (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
Shirley Searles 1st
Ed Busch, 2nd