It was touch and go, but today, on the 6th May, The British Koi Keepers Society announced the cancellation of this year’s show.
“It is with deep regret that the BKKS Show Committee has made the decision to cancel the 2020 National Koi Show. Having reviewed the current situation where all large organisations have cancelled large public events planned for both July and August, we felt we had little option but to cancel the show. It is clear that it will be some time before we could be in a position to hold a National Koi Show.”
The Show Committee have all agreed to continue with their roles for a 2021 show and it is hoped that many of the exhibitors, dealers and suppliers will continue with their support for the same show, only 12 months later.
A small show will go on this year though – a photographic one. If 2020 exhibitors choose to move their payment to 2021, they become eligible for their fish to be judged by photograph and still win an award this year.
The National is the largest koi show in the UK and has also showed many of the countries largest and most prized koi, some at over 100cm in length. Visitors could see koi being judged, buy koi and associated dry goods, and attend a dinner.
The event was due to take place on the 4th and 5th of July.
For more info go to www.bkks.co.uk