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IBC Membership Handbook - Section I (Part A)

_____________________________________________________________________________________________ Section , Part A Page 1 of 2 Table of Contents/Dedication Copyright 2005-2009 IBC Handbook Section I Part A Table of Contents Dedication Part B - IBC HISTORY History & Background Annual Awards (1966 thru 2009) Breeder's Cup Description (pg 26) Gene Lucas Congressional Award of Merit Description (pg 24) JoAnne Lucas Memorial Award Description (pg 22) Walt Maurus Artist Award Description (pg 30) Past BC Presidents Fellows of the Congress Part C - IBC ADMINISTRATION Organization BC Constitution Names & Objectives Membership Executive Board V Judging Board V Committees V Chapters V Amendments to the Constitution V nspection of Records X Dissolution of the Congress X Rules of Order BC By-Laws Memberships Annual Membership Meeting - "Convention" Annual Membership Business Meeting V Executive Board V Duties of Officers & Executive Board Members V Judging Board V Committees V Official Publications of The Congress X Amendments to the By-Laws X Financial Matters Relating to The Congress X Parliamentary & Parliamentarian Authority History of Changes to the Constitution & By-Laws (available online at BetterBettas Forum) Part D - How to Form an IBC Chapter Chapter Charter Application Form IBC Handbook Section II - Exhibition Standards Refer to separate Standards Table of Contents IBC Membership Handbook - Section I (Part A)

_____________________________________________________________________________________________ Section , Part A Page 2 of 2 Table of Contents/Dedication Copyright 2005-2009 DEDICATION This update of the BC Handbook is dedicated to the many members and other contributors who have made this work possible by the BC Publications Committee: Bill Hoerner - Parris Jones - Sue Liebetrau - Connie Clark - Steve Saunders Faith Sizemore - Christine Porter - Liz Day - Joseph Jones - John & Jan Benn COMMERCIAL CONTRIBUTORS Sustaining All Glass Aquarium - Mardel Laboratories Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Supporting Penn Plax Plastics, nc. - Freshwater & Marine Aquarium O'Dell Tanks Patron Willinger Brothers, nc. MEMBER CONTRIBUTORS Sustaining Daniel Beimer - Phil Byrum - Peter & Patti McGraw - Joseph Scordino Patrick Miller - Philip Post - Ray Preucil - Bob Richardson - Henry Tusinski Supporting Brian & Jane Gravelle - Parris & Daisy Jones - Justin Tucker Patron Norman & Florence Fickeisen - John Fisher - Ted Fisher - Henry Oswald Peter Goettner - Frank Lisle - Donald McCooey - Ken & Judy Muller - Gerald Sevonius - Stephen Simkins - Joseph Scelfo - John Webber to each of you ..... Thanks Original Editors: John Benn - Phil Byrum 1987-88 Editor - Phil Byrum 1988-89 Editor - John Benn 2000 and 2005 Retypes - Sally Van Camp IBC Membership Handbook - Section 1 (Part B) Section I, Part B IBC History Copyright 2005-2010 Page 1 IN THE BEGINNING ..... Following a few years after a false start attempt by the Cleveland Betta Associates to field a national Betta organization in 1964, BC was born on September 1, 1966, at the home of Gene (the father of BC) and JoAnne Lucas. That day had come about because a lot of people were in love with Bettas splendens, and had on their own been 'getting' it all together. n 1963 Bunny Lorbiecki (yes, BC had a mother too) organized an all Betta exhibit for her local aquarium society's annual show. The exhibit was so tremendous that it spawned the first local group to become later affiliated with the BC -- the Splendid Betta Fanciers of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Walt Maurus was also busy, as was the famous Dr. Gene Lucas, in promoting and studying the Betta. All their work seemed to gel on that Labor Day weekend when BC was proclaimed and the date (September 1967) was set for the first convention. THE FIRST YEAR ENDS .... Waukesha, Wisconsin was the site at which Dolores Bialk became the first Convention Show Chairman and the Splendid Betta Fanciers, the first Show Host to agonize over all the many arrangements that still today yield us such a great event. And what a great event it was. The 60 members of BC which had gathered over that first year, and nearly 150 more guests attended. Two and a half gallon tanks housed the 200 fish exhibited. This convention was also the first official BC nternational Point Show. Time had not yet allowed the point and championship system that we know today to develop, so there was no fury about the year's Grand Champion. George Torres won the coveted President's Trophy. As would seem natural, much of the business at that convention was devoted to administrative necessities that surround the formation of any new club. Hours were consumed debating the pros and cons of a draft constitution, suggested show/judging standards, and of course, endless by-laws. Up until the convention, BC had been led by an Acting Chairman, Jim Herubin, the first official administrator. The first BC President, Stan Smith, as well as the new Vice President, George Torres; the Secretary, Sharen Chappell; and the Treasurer, Bob Lorbiecki, were elected and formed the leadership of the Congress. Three District Directors comprised the Board of Directors. Walt Maurus was chosen to be the first Editor of the Newsletter, which still had no official name. Gene Lucas, who had been producing the forerunner of FLARE!, a pamphlet knows as the Betta Breeder's News Letter (BBNL), agreed to join forces with Walt. For a while, both BBNL and FLARE! were produced under the same cover. As an amusing historical note, FLARE! was chosen as the newsletter name by the membership (mail-in voting) from the following list of candidate titles: BC Courier The BC nformer Siamese Warrior The BC Almanac The Fighter Betta Fancier Pla Kat Journal The Bettascope The BC Journal Best of Bettas Bettas nternational Fighting Fish Review nternational Betta Data FLARE! AND THEN ANOTHER ..... By the time the second BC Convention came around in 1968 (still the only nternational Show held during the year), BC had four chapters. The Betta Bets, Detroit M Better Betta Breeders, Columbus OH Hoosier Betta Society, ndianapolis N Splendid Betta Fanciers, Milwaukee W The Board of Directors swelled from 3 people established early in the year to a group totaling 12, mot counting the officers. BC had grown to 120 members, 80 of which attended the convention, along with 180 Betta entries ... the best of which sold for $17 at the first BC Convention Auction. The show entry fee of $1 was to be that standard for nearly the next 20 years of BC history. Here are the classes then available for entry: Class A: Non-Cambodian subclass 1: Red subclass 2: Blue subclass 3: Green subclass 4: Black subclass 5: AOC Solid Color subclass 6: Bi-color subclass 7: Multi-color subclass 8: Open Class B: Cambodian subclass 1: Red Finned subclass 2: AOC Solid Color Fins subclass 3: Yellow subclass 4: Open Class C: Females At this convention in Columbus Ohio, members were totally focused on the problems of the judging and show standards. Even throughout the next year, chaos continued: clubs chose their own classes, set up their own point systems, and demanded their own favored techniques from the few judges that existed. Bettas were also "typed" as Fairy Fin, Firefin, Bronze, Ghost, and Cellophane, among others. To the rescue came George Torres and George Landis with the first set of official BC Standards, later adopted by the Board of Directors. The species-like names such as Betta rubra, Betta cyana, Betta viridens, and Betta cambodia var. longicauda were IBC Membership Handbook - Section 1 (Part B) Section I, Part B IBC History Copyright 2005-2010 Page 2 also making the rounds and complicating the Wild Type classifications system. Here also began the famous Dr. Lucas statement: " .... they're all Betta splendens...". The first Judging Committee, under George Landis as Chairman was informally formed to help resolve the many issues that had consumed the energy of the members at the convention. As amazing as it may seem today, BC judges then were paid a stipend of $20 each from the BC treasury, which itself had a balance of $413. Would you believe that the convention packages, including the banquet, was a whole $10! AND ON AND ON ..... For the next several years BC continued to grow, adding all the administrative trappings that we have come to enjoy today; the Constitution Committee, Technical Assistance Committee, Judging Board, and the rest. By convention 1969, Detroit M, the show classes had swollen to 21, including a unique one not seen for some time; 5 matched females. t's treasury had also soared to $1196. The local clubs were doubled to include: the Badger Betta Breeders, Milwaukee W; the Western Betta Association, Mt. Clair CA; and the Pittsburgh Bettas Limited PA. LOOKING BACK ..... t seemed a bit odd for me, a fairly new member of BC to be asked to pick up the task of this section - a History of BC. Yet, after reading Dr. Gene Lucas' collection of the earliest FLARE! and Betta Breeder's News Letters, felt right at home. BC is very much the same today as it was then. Page after page turned through the years 1967 to 1970 mildly amused at the "hot" topics of the times: - proposed revisions to faulty constitutions, - revisions to imperfect standards, - complaints about late FLARE! issues, - rave reviews of fun conventions, - appeals for greater membership participation, - and of course, endless argument over the designation of the species of the genus Betta. t made me almost wonder if were writing an account for the BC Today section instead! A few things were obviously changed, like the judges stipend, and the 10 cents a mile they got for traveling to a show to judge. The fact that FLARE! subsisted on paid advertising, and the use of LSD on Betta research. Yet when had finished, it as clear to me that BC had in fact lived up to its stated objectives, and is alive and well because of its past dedicated members to whom this section of the handbook is specially dedicated. Thanks to you in the BC then, from us of BC today. /:t 8,-x We would like to make this history as complete as possible over the next few years, so if you can help fill in the gaps, please do so. We will include your notes in a later update. This update of the BC handbook is possible because of those who gave us considerable support in identifying errors and suggesting appropriate corrections: Cole Victorson Jan Benn Doc Daugherty ?ee:

IBC Membership Handbook - Section 1 (Part B) Section I, Part B IBC History Copyright 2005-2010 Page 3 1966 IBC Founded - September 1 Acting Chairman: Jim Herubin 1966-67 1967-68 1968-69 1969-70 President Stan Smith Stan Smith George Torres George Torres Vice President Josephine White Judging Board Chair George Torres Josephine White Josephine White Convention Waukesha, W Columbus, OH Detroit, M Cincinnati, OH Chairperson Dolores Bialk George Landis Robert Pavlik President's Trophy George Torres Andy Fazio Dave Ford Breeder's Trophy Stan Smith Rolly Hansen Dorothy Tresenrider Best of Show Dorothy Tresenrider Fellow of the Congress Warren Young Betta Person of the Year Gene Lucas Walt Maurus 1970-71 1971-72 1972-73 1973-74 President Walt Maurus Walt Maurus Tom Borrell Bob Lamb Judging Board Chair Warren Young Warren Young George Torres/ Stan Smith/ Warren Young John Stanton Convention Kansas City, MO Pittsburgh, PA Miami Beach, FL Nashville, TN Chairperson Peggy Miller Dan Toths Barbara Lamb President's Trophy Dave Ford Mary & Ernie Scalfuri Art & Alexis Saey Breeder's Trophy Rolly Hansen Fellow of the Congress George Torres Gene Lucas Betta Person of the Year Josephine White Dave Ford Tom Borelli/ Riley Barnett/ Sharon Chappell Jim Sonnier IBC Membership Handbook - Section 1 (Part B) Section I, Part B IBC History Copyright 2005-2010 Page 4 1974-75 1975-76 President John Stanton John Stanton Judging Board Chair Barbara Lamb Sue Liebetrau FLARE! Editor Jim Sonnier Larry Baum Convention Des Moines, A San Francisco, CA Chairperson Gene Lucas Monte Bickel HOST Central owa Betta Assn. Buckeye Betta Breeders Betta Person of the Year Riley Barnett Monty & Lloyd Bickel Fellow of the Congress Rose Hanson/Rolly Hanson Sue Liebetrau Barbara Lamb/Bob Lamb Champions Grand Champion Riley & Edna Barnett (3450) Reserve Grand Champion Dennis Sommers (3000) (no info on Grand Champions for this year) 3rd Art & Alexis Saey 4th Larry & Linda Baum 5th Lloyd & Monte Bickel 6th Bob & Barbara Lamb 7th Gary & Paulette Dowdy 8th Lou Gottlieb 9th Ray Belcher 10th David Theobald Red STM Lloyd & Monte Bickel Blue STM Dennis Sommers Green STM Gary & Paulette Dowdy Black STM Riley & Edna Barnett (no info on Class Champions for this year) Cambodian STM (tie) Larry & Linda Baum/James Bell Yellow STM Ray Belcher Bicolor STM Art & Alexis Saey Experimental Types Bruce Duffey Dark Body DTM Dianna Cunningham Light Body DTM Dennis Sommers Red STF Lloyd & Monte Bickel Blue STF Riley & Edna Barnett Green STF Ron Millcarek AOC STF Lou Gottlieb Dark Body DTF Larry & Linda Baum Light Body DTF Dennis Sommers 3 Matched Males Bob & Barb Lamb 3 Matched Females Dennis Sommers IBC Membership Handbook - Section 1 (Part B) Section I, Part B IBC History Copyright 2005-2010 Page 5 1976-77 1977-78 President Vern Owen Vern Owen Judging Board Chair Sue Liebetrau Sue Liebetrau FLARE! Editor Larry Baum Don Wyatt Convention Toronto, Canada Bloomington, N Chairperson Paul & Aurelia Ogles HOST Alpha Betta Chapter, Central ndiana Betta Fanciers ndiana/Kentucky Betta Club Betta Person of the Year Stan Rosendorf Charles Hale Fellow of the Congress Larry Baum Champions Grand Champion Chuck Hale Chuck Hale (8130) Reserve Grand Champion Larry & Triza Reinig (3350) 3rd Ronn Walters 4th (NO NFO ON OTHER Stan & Carol Rosendorf 5th CHAMPONS FOR Sue & Al Liebetrau 6th THS YEAR) Paul Ogles, Sr. 7th Lawrence Colston 8th Cole Victorson 9th Carol Peake 10th Larry & Linda Baum A1 Red STM Virginia Sensibaugh A1 Red STM Stan & Carole Rosendorf A2 Blue STM Stan & Carol Rosendorf A2 Blue STM Charles Hale A3 Steel STM Chuck Hale A3 Steel STM Charles Hale A4 Green STM Chuck Hale A4 Green STM Charles Hale A5 Black STM Chuck Hale A5 Black STM Sue & Al Liebetrau B1 Yellow STM Ronn Walters B1 Yellow STM Ronn Walters B2 Pastel STM Chuck Hale B2 Pastel STM Carol Peake C1 Dk Body Bicolor STM Chuck Hale C1 Dk Body Bicolor STM Charles Hale C2 Trad Cambodian STM Lloyd & Monte Bickel C2 Trad Cambodian STM Ronn Walters C3 Cambodian AOC STM Chuck Hale C3 Cambodian AOC STM Adelbert Boxley D1 Butterfly STM Al & Sue Liebetrau D1 Butterfly STM Sue & Al Liebetrau D2 Marble STM Charles Hale D2 Marble STM Bob & Barbara Weston D3 Multicolor STM Chuck Hale D3 Multicolor STM Ronn Walters E1 Dk Solid DTM Charles Hale E1 Dk Solid DTM Charles Hale E2 Lt Solid DTM Chuck Hale E2 Lt Solid DTM Paul Ogles, Sr. E3 Dk Body Bicolor DTM Chuck Hale E3 Dk Body Bicolor DTM Charles Hale F1 Red STF Stan & Carol Rosendorf E4 Lt Body Bicolor DTM Larry & Triza Reinig F2 Blue STF Stan & Carol Rosendorf E5 Pattern DTM Bill Bozanna Hart F3 Green STF Charles Hale F1 Red STF Stan & Carole Rosendorf F4 Solid AOC STF Charles Hale F2 Blue STF Charles Hale G1 Yellow STF Charles Hale F3 Green STF Charles Hale G2 Pastel STF Lloyd & Monte Bickel F4 Solid AOC STF Charles Hale H1 Dk Body Bicolor STF Charles Hale G1 Yellow STF Ronn Walters H2 Lt Body Bicolor STF Lloyd & Monte Bickel G2 Pastel STF Adelbert Boxley H3 Pattern STF Charles Hale H1 Dk Body Bicolor STF Larry & Triza Reinig 1 Dk Solid DTF Charles Hale H2 Lt Body Bicolor STF Charles Hale 2 Lt Solid DTF Charles Hale H3 Pattern STF Charles Hale 3 Dk Body Bicolor DTF Charles Hale 1 Dk Solid DTF Charles Hale 4 Lt Body Bicolor DTF Bill Hart 2 Lt Solid DTF Paul Ogles, Sr. 5 Pattern DTF D. Bottorff 3 Dk Body Bicolor DTF Charles Hale J1 3-Matched STM Charles Hale 4 Lt Body Bicolor DTF Bill & Bozanna Hart J2 3-Matched DTM Charles Hale 5 Pattern DTF Larry & Triza Reinig J3 3-Matched STF Lloyd & Monte Bickel J1 3-Matched STM Charles Hale J4 3-Matched DTF E&M Bryant J2 3-Matched DTM Charles Hale K1 Form Variations Charles Hale J3 3-Matched STF Ronn Walters K2 Color Variations Sue & Al Liebetrau J4 3-Matched DTF Lloyd & Monte Bickel K3 Wild Types Adelbert Boxley K1 Form Variations Larry & Triza Reinig K2 Color Variations Ronn Walters K3 Wild Types Sue & Al Liebetrau IBC Membership Handbook - Section 1 (Part B) Section I, Part B IBC History Copyright 2005-2010 Page 6 1978-79 1979-80 President Cliff Green Cliff Green Judging Board Chair Paul Ogles Paul Ogles FLARE! Editor Don Wyatt N/A Convention Kansas City, MO Toledo, OH Chairperson Ronn & Denise Walters Gary & Claudia Mayberry HOST Bettas Royal Buckeye Bettas Betta Person of the Year Bill Hart Al Liebetrau Fellow of the Congress Charles Hale Outstanding Service Chuck Chapman Champions President's Trophy Charles Hale Cole Victorson (825) Grand Champion Larry & Triza Reinig (5005) Chuck Chapman (6670) Reserve Grand Champion Charles Hale (3475) Cole Victorson (3835) 3rd Albert Jones Al Jones & Phil Byrum 4th Bill Britt Charles Hale 5th Cole Victorson John Cirelly 6th Ronn Walters Howard & Carol Pickle 7th Bob & Barbara Weston J.R. & Berinda Hollingsworth 8th Stan & Carole Rosendorf Ginger Petrosky 9th Lawrence & Linda Colston Larry & Triza Reinig 10th J.R. Hollingsworth (unknown) A1 Red STM Bob & Barb Weston Bob & Barb Weston A2 Blue STM Charles Hale Ginger Petrosky A3 Steel STM Larry & Triza Reinig Howard & Carol Pickle A4 Green STM Stan & Carole Rosendorf Charles Hale A5 Black STM Bill Britt Howard & Carol Pickle B1 Yellow STM Ronn Walters Chuck Chapman B2 Pastel STM Rosendorf & Liebetrau Adelbert Boxley C1 Dk Body Bicolor STM Al Jones Chuck Chapman C2 Trad Cambodian STM Al Jones Chuck Chapman C3 Cambodian AOC STM Stan & Carole Rosendorf Chuck Chapman D1 Butterfly STM Paul & Aurelia Ogles Adelbert Boxley D2 Marble STM Charles Hale Howard & Carol Pickle D3 Multicolor STM Al Jones Sue & Al Liebetrau E1 Dk Solid DTM Charles Hale Chuck Chapman E2 Lt Solid DTM Cole Victorson Chuck Chapman E3 Dk Body Bicolor DTM Al Jones Chuck Chapman E4 Lt Body Bicolor DTM Al Jones Chuck Chapman E5 Pattern DTM Larry & Triza Reinig Cole Victorson F1 Red STF Bob & Barb Weston Paul & Sue MacFarland F2 Blue STF Charles Hale Charles Hale F3 Green STF Charles Hale J.R. & B. Hollingsworth F4 Solid AOC STF Charles Hale Charles Hale G1 Yellow STF Al Jones Chuck Chapman G2 Pastel STF Rosendorf & Liebetrau Adelbert Boxley H1 Dk Body Bicolor STF Larry & Triza Reinig Al Jones & Phil Byrum H2 Lt Body Bicolor STF Ronn Walters Chuck Chapman H3 Pattern STF Hale & Hollingsworth & Reinig Al Jones & Phil Byrum 1 Dk Solid DTF Charles Hale Ray Frederick 2 Lt Solid DTF Paul Ogles Sr. Chuck Chapman 3 Dk Body Bicolor DTF Larry & Triza Reinig Chuck Chapman 4 Lt Body Bicolor DTF Bill Britt Al Jones & Phil Byrum 5 Pattern DTF Larry & Triza Reinig John Cirelly J1 3-Matched STM Bob & Barb Weston Ginger Petrosky J2 3-Matched DTM Ginger Petrosky Ginger Petrosky J3 3-Matched STF Lawrence & Linda Colston Al Jones & Phil Byrum J4 3-Matched DTF Al Jones Chuck Chapman K1 Form Variations Larry & Triza Reinig Chuck Chapman K2 Color Variations Larry & Triza Reinig Howard & Carol Pickle K3 Wild Types Liebetrau & Schmidt-Focke Bob & Barbara Beck IBC Membership Handbook - Section 1 (Part B) Section I, Part B IBC History Copyright 2005-2010 Page 7 1980-81 1981-82 President Gene Lucas Gene Lucas Judging Board Chair Adelbert Boxley Adelbert Boxley FLARE! Editor Ronn Walters Ronn Walters Convention Rock sland, L Leesburg, FL Chairperson Paul & Aurelia Ogles HOST River Bend Betta Assn. (RBBA) Central Florida Betta Breeders (CFBB) Betta Person of the Year Al Jones & Phil Byrum John Cirelly Fellow of the Congress Barbara Weston Outstanding Service Ronn Walters Sandy Tesar & Teeny Guynes Champions President's Trophy Cole Victorson (1050) Don Connelly (780) Most Best of Shows John & Jan Benn Grand Champion Cole Victorson Don Connelly Reserve Grand Champion Charles Sitter Chuck Hale 3rd Charles Hale John Cirelly 4th John Cirelly Parris Jones 5th Howard & Carol Pickle John & Jan Benn 6th Parris Jones Paul & Aurelia Ogles 7th Joseph Stumpf Cole Victorson 8th Al Jones & Phil Byrum David Smith 9th Sandy Tesar & Teeny Guynes Bob & Barbara Beck 10th Ray Preucil Phil Lafferty A1 Red STM Cole Victorson Bob & Barbara Weston A2 Blue STM John Cirelly David Smith A3 Steel STM Parris Jones Parris Jones A4 Green STM Parris Jones David Smith A5 Black STM Sue Liebetrau Phil Lafferty B1 Yellow STM Joe Stumpf John & Jan Benn B2 Pastel STM John Cirelly Bob & Barbara Beck B3 Opaque STM Cole Victorson Ray Preucil C1 Dk Body Bicolor STM Cole Victorson Don Connelly C2 Trad Cambodian STM Joe Stumpf Don Connelly C3 Cambodian AOC STM Tesar & Guynes Paul & Aurelia Ogles D1 Butterfly STM Charles Hale Chuck Hale D2 Marble STM Howard & Carol Pickle Rick Hesson & Mike Smith D3 Multicolor STM Al Jones & Phil Byrum Connelly & Victorson E1 Dk Solid DTM Charles Sitter Chuck Hale E2 Lt Solid DTM Charles Sitter Don Connelly E3 Dk Body Bicolor DTM Cole Victorson Don Connelly E4 Lt Body Bicolor DTM Al Jones & Phil Byrum Don Connelly E5 Pattern DTM Cole Victorson Chuck Hale F1 Red STF Ray Preucil Parris Jones F2 Blue STF John Cirelly David Smith F3 Green STF Charles Sitter David Smith F4 Solid AOC STF Charles Hale Parris Jones G1 Yellow STF Charles Sitter John & Jan Benn G2 Pastel STF Tesar & Guynes John Cirelly G3 Opaque STF Charles Sitter John & Jan Benn H1 Dk Body Bicolor STF Charles Sitter Don Connelly H2 Lt Body Bicolor STF Don Connelly Don Connelly H3 Pattern STF Charles Hale Howard & Carol Pickle 1 Dk Solid DTF Charles Sitter Chuck Hale 2 Lt Solid DTF Charles Sitter John & Jan Benn 3 Dk Body Bicolor DTF Cole Victorson David Roddy 4 Lt Body Bicolor DTF Al Jones & Phil Byrum Don Connelly 5 Pattern DTF Charles Hale Howard & Carol Pickle J1 3-Matched STM Cole Victorson Don Connelly J2 3-Matched DTM Charles Hale Don Connelly J3 3-Matched STF Al Jones & Phil Byrum John Cirelly J4 3-Matched DTF Al Jones & Phil Byrum Don Connelly K1 Form & Color Var. Charles Sitter Howard & Carol Pickle K2 Wild Types Jerry Lindquist Al & Sue Liebetrau IBC Membership Handbook - Section 1 (Part B) Section I, Part B IBC History Copyright 2005-2010 Page 8 1982-83 President Denise Walters & John Cirelly Judging Board Chair Aurelia Ogles FLARE! Editor Sandy Tesar & Teeny Guynes Convention Joe Wheeler State Park, Rogersville, AL Chairperson John & Jan Benn HOST Bama Betta Club Betta Person of the Year Parris Jones Fellows of the Congress Barbara Beck; Doc Daugherty; Parris Jones; Aurelia & Paul Ogles Outstanding Service John & Jan Benn Champions President's Trophy Parris Jones Most Best of Shows John & Jan Benn Grand Champion Parris Jones (6460) Reserve Grand Champion John & Jan Benn (6420) 3rd Paul & Aurelia Ogles 4th Don Connelly 5th Albert Hevis 6th Marcene Carre 7th Ray Preucil 8th Floyd Decker 9th Connie Warren 10th John Fisher A1 Red STM Ken Renkens J1 3-Matched STM Paul & Vicky Kirtley A2 Blue STM John & Jan Benn J2 3-Matched DTM Marcene Carre A3 Steel STM Parris Jones J3 3-Matched STF Floyd Decker A4 Green STM Parris Jones J4 3-Matched DTF Albert Hevia A5 Black STM John & Jan Benn K1 Form & Color Var. Paul & Aurelia Ogles B1 Yellow STM John & Jan Benn K2 Wild Types John & Jan Benn B2 Pastel STM John & Jan Benn B3 Opaque STM Ray Preucil C1 Dk Body Bicolor STM Parris Jones C2 Trad Cambodian STM Parris Jones C3 Cambodian AOC STM Paul & Aurelia Ogles D1 Butterfly STM Floyd Decker D2 Marble STM Ray Preucil D3 Multicolor STM Parris Jones E1 Dk Solid DTM Ken Renkens E2 Lt Solid DTM Marcene Carre E3 Dk Body Bicolor DTM Marcene Carre E4 Lt Body Bicolor DTM Parris Jones E5 Pattern DTM Marcene Carre F1 Red STF Albert Hevia F2 Blue STF David Smith F3 Green STF David Smith F4 Solid AOC STF Parris Jones G1 Yellow STF John & Jan Benn G2 Pastel STF John & Jan Benn G3 Opaque STF Ray Preucil H1 Dk Body Bicolor STF Paul & Aurelia Ogles H2 Lt Body Bicolor STF Connie Warren H3 Pattern STF Art & Alexis Saey 1 Dk Solid DTF John Williams 2 Lt Solid DTF Don Connelly 3 Dk Body Bicolor DTF Paul & Aurelia Ogles 4 Lt Body Bicolor DTF Parris Jones 5 Pattern DTF John Williams IBC Membership Handbook - Section 1 (Part B) Section I, Part B IBC History Copyright 2005-2010 Page 9 1983-84 President John Cirelly & John Benn Judging Board Chair Aurelia Ogles FLARE! Editor Sandy Tesar & Teeny Guynes Convention Tulsa, OK Chairperson Jerry Dodge HOST Oklahoma Betta Breeders Assn. (OBBA) Betta Person of the Year Paul Kirtley Fellow of the Congress Bill Hart Outstanding Service Jerry Dodge Champions President's Trophy Parris Jones (1050) Most Best of Shows Peter Goettner Grand Champion Parris Jones (6080) Reserve Grand Champion Paul & Vicky Kirtley (5045) 3rd Peter Goettner 4th Don Connelly 5th Steve Saunders & Bev Richardson 6th John Fisher 7th Paul & Aurelia Ogles 8th Richard & Camilia Belanger 9th Lee Branscome 10th Raul Fernandez A1 Red STM Cliff Harris L1 3-Matched STM Paul & Vicky Kirtley A2 Blue STM Ted Fisher L2 3-Matched DTM Paul & Vicky Kirtley A3 Steel STM Don Connelly L3 3-Matched STF Peter Goettner A4 Green STM Parris Jones L4 3-Matched DTF Paul & Vicky Kirtley A5 Black STM Paul & Vicky Kirtley M1 Form & Color Var. R&C Belanger B1 Yellow STM Paul & Vicky Kirtley M2 Wild Types Saunders & Richardson B2 Pastel STM Paul & Vicky Kirtley N1 Trial Form & Finnage Raul Fernandez B3 Opaque STM Steve Saunders & Bev Richardson N2 Matched Pair R&C Belanger C1 Dk Body Bicolor STM Raul Fernandez C2 Trad Cambodian STM Parris Jones C3 Cambodian AOC STM Paul & Aurelia Ogles D1 Butterfly STM Parris Jones D2 Marble STM Phil Dorr D3 Multicolor STM Peter Goettner E1 Dk Solid DTM Peter Goettner E2 Lt Solid DTM John Fisher F1 Dk Body Bicolor DTM Jeff Meyer F2 Lt Body Bicolor DTM Paul & Vicky Kirtley F3 Pattern DTM Parris Jones G1 Red STF Peter Goettner G2 Blue STF Peter Goettner G3 Green STF Parris Jones G4 Solid AOC STF Don Connelly H1 Yellow STF Lee Branscome H2 Pastel STF Paul & Vicky Kirtley H3 Opaque STF Steve Saunders & Bev Richardson 1 Dk Body Bicolor STF David Roddy 2 Lt Body Bicolor STF Lee Branscome 3 Marble STF Howard & Carol Pickle 4 Pattern STF Parris Jones J1 Dk Solid DTF Paul & Vicky Kirtley J2 Lt Solid DTF Parris Jones K1 Dk Body Bicolor DTF Paul & Aurelia Ogles K2 Lt Body Bicolor DTF Parris Jones K3 Pattern DTF Paul & Aurelia Ogles IBC Membership Handbook - Section 1 (Part B) Section I, Part B IBC History Copyright 2005-2010 Page 10 1984-85 President John Benn Judging Board Chair Phil Byrum FLARE! Editor Phil Byrum Convention Santa Ana, CA Chairperson Joe & Kathy Cooper HOST Bettas of the Sunshine State (BOSS) Betta Persons of the Year Steve Saunders; Bev Richardson Fellows of the Congress Riley Barnett; Cliff Green; Walt Maurus; Phil Byrum; John Stanton; John Cirelly Outstanding Service Linda Olson; Ron Neal; Raul Fernandez; Bill Hoerner; Howard Pickle; Walt Jastzrab Chapter of the Year Toronto Betta Buffs Champions President's Trophy Peter Goettner Most Best of Shows Peter Goettner Grand Champion Peter Goettner (13880) Reserve Grand Champion Steve Saunders & Bev Richardson (6260) 3rd Cole Victorson 4th Ed Grzeda 5th Steve Glassburn 6th Ray Preucil 7th Raul Fernandez 8th Marcene Carre 9th Paul & Aurelia Ogles 10th Emi & sabel de la Fuente A1 Red STM Peter Goettner L1 3-Matched STM Paul & Vicky Kirtley A2 Blue STM Peter Goettne L2 3-Matched DTM Paul & Vicky Kirtley A3 Steel STM Peter Goettner L3 3-Matched STF Peter Goettner A4 Green STM Peter Goettner L4 3-Matched DTF Paul & Vicky Kirtley A5 Black STM Paul & Vicky Kirtley M1 Form & Color Var. R&C Belanger B1 Yellow STM Paul & Vicky Kirtley M2 Wild Types Saunders & Richardson B2 Pastel STM Paul & Vicky Kirtley N1 Trial Form & Finnage Raul Fernandez B3 Opaque STM S. Saunders & B. Richardson N2 Matched Pair R&C Belanger N2 Matched Pair R&C Belanger C1 Dk Body Bicolor STM Raul Fernandez C2 Trad Cambodian STM Parris Jones C3 Cambodian AOC STM Paul & Aurelia Ogles D1 Butterfly STM Parris Jones D2 Marble STM Phil Dorr D3 Multicolor STM Peter Goettner E1 Dk Solid DTM Peter Goettner E2 Lt Solid DTM John Fisher F1 Dk Body Bicolor DTM Jeff Meyer F2 Lt Body Bicolor DTM Paul & Vicky Kirtley F3 Pattern DTM Parris Jones G1 Red STF Peter Goettner G2 Blue STF Peter Goettner G3 Green STF Parris Jones G4 Solid AOC STF Don Connelly H1 Yellow STF Lee Branscome H2 Pastel STF Paul & Vicky Kirtley H3 Opaque STF Steve Saunders & Bev Richardson 1 Dk Body Bicolor STF David Roddy 2 Lt Body Bicolor STF Lee Branscome 3 Marble STF Howard & Carol Pickle 4 Pattern STF Parris Jones J1 Dk Solid DTF Paul & Vicky Kirtley J2 Lt Solid DTF Parris Jones K1 Dk Body Bicolor DTF Paul & Aurelia Ogles K2 Lt Body Bicolor DTF Parris Jones K3 Pattern DTF Paul & Aurelia Ogles IBC Membership Handbook - Section 1 (Part B) Section I, Part B IBC History Copyright 2005-2010 Page 11 1985-86 President Steve Saunders Judging Board Chair Phil Byrum FLARE! Editor Phil Byrum Convention Moline, L Chairperson Ron & Celia Neal HOST River Bend Betta Assn. (RBBA) Betta Person of the Year Phil Byrum Fellows of the Congress Linda Olson; John & Jan Benn Chapter of the Year Central Florida Betta Breeders Champions President's Trophy Steve Glassburn Most Best of Shows Steve Glassburn Grand Champion Steve Glassburn (11340) Reserve Grand Champion Steve Saunders & Bev Richardson (8120) 3rd Emi & sabel de la Fuente 4th Tom Nunez 5th Randy Barney 6th Ray Preucil 7th Norm Fickeisen 8th John Lynch 9th Lon & Carol Carroll 10th Phil Dorr A1 Red STM Steve Glassburn L1 3-Matched STM Steve Glassburn A2 Blue STM Steve Glassburn L2 3-Matched DTM Steve Glassburn A3 Steel STM Steve Glassburn L3 3-Matched STF Steve Glassburn A4 Green STM Keeley & Bonjour L4 3-Matched DTF Steve Glassburn A5 Black STM Tom Nunez M1 Form & Color Var. Emi & sa de la Fuente B1 Yellow STM Lon & Carol Carroll M2 Wild Types Emi & sa de la Fuente B2 Pastel STM Saunders & Richardson N1 Trial Form & Finnage Saunders & Richardson B3 Opaque STM Steve Glassburn N2 Matched Pair Steve Glassburn C1 Dk Body Bicolor STM Steve Saunders & Bev Richardson C2 Trad Cambodian STM Lon & Carol Carroll C3 Cambodian AOC STM Steve Glassburn D1 Butterfly STM Steve Glassburn D2 Marble STM Ray Preucil D3 Multicolor STM Steve Glassburn E1 Dk Solid DTM Steve Glassburn E2 Lt Solid DTM Steve Saunders & Bev Richardson F1 Dk Body Bicolor DTM Randy Barney F2 Lt Body Bicolor DTM Steve Saunders & Bev Richardson F3 Pattern DTM Steve Glassburn G1 Red STF Steve Glassburn G2 Blue STF Steve Glassburn G3 Green STF Steve Glassburn G4 Solid AOC STF Emi & sabel de la Fuente H1 Yellow STF Emi & sabel de la Fuente H2 Pastel STF Steve Glassburn H3 Opaque STF Steve Glassburn 1 Dk Body Bicolor STF Steve Saunders & Bev Richardson 2 Lt Body Bicolor STF Tom Nunez 3 Marble STF Emi & sabel de la Fuente 4 Pattern STF Emi & sabel de la Fuente J1 Dk Solid DTF Steve Glassburn J2 Lt Solid DTF Steve Glassburn K1 Dk Body Bicolor DTF Steve Saunders & Bev Richardson K2 Lt Body Bicolor DTF Tom Nunez K3 Pattern DTF Phil Dorr IBC Membership Handbook - Section 1 (Part B) Section I, Part B IBC History Copyright 2005-2010 Page 12 1986-87 President Steve Saunders Judging Board Chair Phil Byrum FLARE! Editor Linda Olson Convention Miami, FL Chairperson Emi & sa de la Fuente HOST Betta Assn. of the South East (BASE) Betta Person of the Year Bob Hale Fellow of the Congress Ron Neal Outstanding Service Bill Hoerner; Gary McKee Chapter of the Year Buckeye Betta Club of Ohio Champions President's Trophy Randy Barney Warren Young Memorial Awd Randy Barney Grand Champion Randy Barney (18020) Reserve Grand Champion Bob Hale & Joe Caliri (3890) 3rd Norm Fickeisen (3555) 4th Ray Preucil (2315) 5th Jose Ruiz (2265) 6th Phil Dorr (2245) 7th Tom Nunez (2180) 8th Ken Muller (1905) 9th Bobby Bakanic (1880) 10th Steve Glassburn (1730) A1 Red STM Randy Barney L1 3-Matched STM Randy Barney A2 Blue STM Randy Barney L2 3-Matched DTM Randy Barney A3 Steel STM Jose Ruiz L3 3-Matched STF Randy Barney A4 Green STM Ken Muller L4 3-Matched DTF Norm Fickeisen A5 Black STM Randy Barney M1 Form & Color Var. Bob Hale & Joe Caliri B1 Yellow STM Randy Barney M2 Wild Types Ken Muller B2 Pastel STM Randy Barney N1 Trial Form & Finnage Bob Hale & Jon Caliri B3 Opaque STM Randy Barney N2 Matched Pair Randy Barney C1 Dk Body Bicolor STM Randy Barney C2 Trad Cambodian STM Randy Barney C3 Cambodian AOC STM Randy Barney D1 Butterfly STM Randy Barney D2 Marble STM Ray Preucil D3 Multicolor STM Randy Barney E1 Dk Solid DTM Tom Nunez E2 Lt Solid DTM Randy Barney F1 Dk Body Bicolor DTM Randy Barney F2 Lt Body Bicolor DTM Randy Barney F3 Pattern DTM Randy Barney G1 Red STF Tom Nunez G2 Blue STF Randy Barney G3 Green STF Phil Dorr G4 Solid AOC STF Tom Nunez H1 Yellow STF Norm Fickeisen H2 Pastel STF Randy Barney H3 Opaque STF Randy Barney 1 Dk Body Bicolor STF Randy Barney 2 Lt Body Bicolor STF Randy Barney 3 Marble STF John Williams 4 Pattern STF Randy Barney J1 Dk Solid DTF Randy Barney J2 Lt Solid DTF Randy Barney K1 Dk Body Bicolor DTF Randy Barney K2 Lt Body Bicolor DTF Randy Barney K3 Pattern DTF Randy Barney IBC Membership Handbook - Section 1 (Part B) Section I, Part B IBC History Copyright 2005-2010 Page 13 1987-88 President Parris Jones Judging Board Chair Bev Richardson & Steve Saunders FLARE! Editor Linda Olson Convention Columbus, OH Chairperson Steve Glassburn HOST Buckeye Bettas Assn. Betta Persons of the Year Tom & Linda Myers Fellows of the Congress Howard & Carol Pickle Outstanding Service Phil Byrum; Ken Muller; Robert Plenge Chapter of the Year Bettas of New England (BONE) Champions President's Trophy Randy Barney Grand Champion Ken & Judy Muller (7470) Reserve Grand Champion Dave Snyder (6385) 3rd Tom Nunez (4900) 4th Raul Fernandez (3515) 5th Fadi Halwani (3005) 6th Randy Barney (2775) 7th Rosenberg/Broderson (2605) 8th Jose Ruiz (2530) 9th Steve Glassburn (2360) 10th Jo Meade (1665) A1 Red STM Tom Nunez 1 Dk Body Bicolor STF Ken Muller A2 Blue STM Dave Snyder 2 Lt Body Bicolor STF Trevor Edwards A3 Steel STM Ken Muller 3 Marble STF Don Myers A4 Green STM Fadi Halwani 4 Butterfly/Multicolor STF Raul Fernandez A5 Black STM Tom Nunez J1 Red & Black DTF Tom Nunez A6 Green STM Tom Nunez; Rosenberg-Broderson J2 Dk ridescent DTF Rosenberg-Broderson B1 Yellow STM Dave Snyder J3 Lt Single Color DTF K. Muller/Dave Snyder B2 Pastel STM Ken Muller K1 Dk Bicolor DTF Ken Muller B3 Opaque STM Fadi Halwani K2 Lt Bicolor DTF Ken Muller C1 Dk Body Bicolor STM Steve Glassburn K3 Pattern DTF Rosenberg-Broderson C2 Trad Cambodian STM Dave Snyder L1 Wild Type-Bubblenesters Ken Muller D1 Butterfly STM Jo Meade L2 Wild Type-Mouthbrooders Ken Muller D2 Marble STM Michael Sachs M1 Male Trios Dave Snyder D3 Multicolor STM Raul Fernandez M2 Female Trios Ken Muller E1 Red & Blk DTM Tom Nunez M3 Variations Jo Meade E2 Dk ridescent DTM Chris DeBon M4 Form & Finnage Raul Fernandez E3 Lt Single Color DTM Bobby Bakanic F1 Dk Body Bicolor DTM Randy Barney F2 Lt Body Bicolor DTM Dave Snyder F3 Pattern DTM Don Myers G1 Red STF Tom Nunez G2 Black STF Tom Nunez G3 Blue STF Ken Muller G4 Steel STF Jose Ruiz G5 Turquoise STF Tom Nunez G6 Green STF Tom Nunez H1 Yellow STF Dave Snyder H2 Pastel STF Jose Ruiz H3 Opaque STF Dave Snyder IBC Membership Handbook - Section 1 (Part B) Section I, Part B IBC History Copyright 2005-2010 Page 14 1988-89 President Parris Jones Judging Board Chair Paul Ogles FLARE! Editor Bill Rogers Convention Washington, DC Show Chair Ken Muller Betta Person of the Year John Benn Fellows of the Congress Phil Dorr; Ken Muller; Peter Goettner Outstanding Service Dave Hendrickson; Don McCooey; Bill Rogers Chapter of the Year Mid-Atlantic Organized Betta Breeders Champions President's Trophy John & Jan Benn Warren Young Memorial Awd Barney/Nunez Grand Champion Barney/Nunez Reserve Grand Champion John & Jan Benn 3rd Don Myers 4th Don McCooey 5th Evan Ruff 6th Kallman/Hernandez 7th Ed McGehee 8th Ranieri/Edwards 9th Norm & Flo Fickeisen 10th Parris Jones A1 Red STM Barney/Nunez K1 Dk Bicolor DTF Barney/Nunez A2 Black STM Evan Ruff K2 Lt Bicolor DTF Ken Muller A3 Blue STM Kallman/Hernandez K3 Pattern DTF Don Myers A4 Steel STM J&J Benn L1 Wild Type-Bubblenesters J&J Benn A5 Turquoise STM Barney/Nunez L2 Wild Type-Mouthbrooders Joseph Yee A6 Green STM Kallman/Hernandez M1 Male Trios J&J Benn B1 Yellow/Clear STM Don McCooey M2 Female Trios Don McCooey B2 Pastel STM Barney/Nunez M3 Variations Don Myers B3 Opaque STM Ed MeGehee M4 Form & Finnage J&J Benn C1 Dk Bicolor STM Barney/Nunez C2 Lt Bicolor STM Kallman/Hernandez D1 Butterfly STM J&J Benn D2 Marble STM Don Myers D3 Multicolor STM J&J Benn E1 Red & Blk DTM Barney/Nunez E2 Dk ridescent DTM Evan Ruff E3 Lt Solid Color DTM J&J Benn F1 Dk Bicolor DTM Barney/Nunez F2 Lt Bicolor DTM Barney/Nunez F3 Pattern DTM J&J Benn G1 Red STF Barney/Nunez G2 Black STF Barney/Nunez G3 Blue STF Kallman/Hernandez G4 Steel STF J&J Benn G5 Turquoise/Green STF Don Myers H1 Yellow/Clear STF Don McCooey H2 Pastel STF J&J Benn H3 Opaque STF J&J Benn 1 Dk Bicolor STF Barney/Nunez 2 Lt Bicolor STF Barney/Nunez 3 Marble STF Don Myers 4 Patterned STF J&J Benn J1 Red & Black DTF Barney/Nunez J2 Dk ridescent DTF J&J Benn J3 Lt Solid Color DTF J&J Benn IBC Membership Handbook - Section 1 (Part B) Section I, Part B IBC History Copyright 2005-2010 Page 15 1989-90 President Ken Muller Judging Board Chair Peter McGraw FLARE! Editor Ken Muller Convention Nashville, TN Show Chair David Roddy Betta Persons of the Year Ken Muller Fellows of the Congress Judy Muller; John Williams Outstanding Service Steve & Sally Van Camp; Judy Muller; David Roddy Chapter of the Year Los Angeles Betta Society Author of the Year Ken Muller Article of the Year John Williams - "The Old Windbag Cannot Put Out the Fire of Youth" Champions President's Trophy Don & Sean McCooey Warren Young Memorial Awd John & Jan Benn Grand Champion John & Jan Benn Reserve Grand Champion Don & Sean McCooey 3rd Ed McGehee 4th Paul & Margaret Hardy 5th Paul Kirtley 6th Bob Dozier 7th John Williams 8th Rosenburg/Broderson 9th Tom Nunez 10th Ken & Judy Muller A1 Red STM P&M Hardy J1 Red & Black DTF Bob Dozier A2 Black STM Paul Kirtley J2 Dk ridescent DTF J&J Benn A3 Blue STM Mike O'Hern J3 Lt Solid Color DTF J&J Benn A4 Steel STM J&J Benn K1 Dk Bicolor DTF D&S McCooey A5 Turquoise STM Tom Nunez K2 Lt Bicolor DTF D&S McCooey A6 Green P&M Hardy K3 Pattern DTF Ed McGehee B1 Yellow/Clear STM D&C McCooey L1 Wild Type-Bubblenesters J&J Benn B2 Pastel STM J&J Benn L2 Wild Type-Mouthbrooders Jennifer Weaver B3 Opaque STM J&J Benn M1 Male Trios Paul Kirtley C1 Dk Bicolor STM D&S McCooey M2 Female Trios Paul Kirtley C2 Lt Bicolor STM D&S McCooey M3 Variations J&J Benn D1 Butterfly STM John Williams M4 Form & Finnage J&J Benn D2 Marble STM Rosenberg/Broderson D3 Multicolor STM J&J Benn E1 Red & Blk DTM Ed McGehee E2 Dk ridescent DTM J&J Benn E3 Lt Solid Color DTM Rosenberg/Broderson F1 Dk Bicolor DTM D&S McCooey F2 Lt Bicolor DTM K&J Muller F3 Pattern DTM Ed McGehee G1 Red STF Ed McGehee G2 Black STF Paul Kirtley G3 Blue STF J&J Benn G4 Steel STF J&J Benn G5 Turquoise STF P&M Hardy H1 Yellow STF D&S McCooey H2 Pastel STF Bob Dozier H3 Opaque STF J&J Benn 1 Dk Bicolor STF Ed McGehee 2 Lt Bicolor STF P&M Hardy 3 Marble STF John Williams 4 Butterfly/Multicolor STF Ed McGehee IBC Membership Handbook - Section 1 (Part B) Section I, Part B IBC History Copyright 2005-2010 Page 16 1990-91 President Ken Muller Judging Board Chair Phil Dorr FLARE! Editor Ken Muller Convention Milwaukee, W Chairperson Bunny Lorbiecki Betta Person of the Year Ed McGehee Fellows of the Congress Jo Meade & Dan Reiste Outstanding Service Steve & Sally Van Camp Chapter of the Year Los Angeles Betta Society Author of the Year Ken Muller Article of the Year "Have We Lost Our Traditional Values", Ken Muller Champions President's Trophy John & Jan Benn Warren Young Memorial Awd John Williams Grand Champion Paul & Margaret Hardy Reserve Grand Champion Bob Dozier 3rd Ed McGehee 4th John Williams 5th John & Jan Benn 6th Don McCooey 7th Paul Kirtley 8th Roberto DeSantos 9th Phil Lafferty 10th W&K Bond A1 Red STM Ed McGehee J1 Red & Black DTF Ed McGehee A2 Black STM Paul Kirtley J2 Dk ridescent DTF P&M Hardy A3 Blue STM P&M Hardy J3 Lt Solid Color DTF Bob Dozier A4 Steel STM P&M Hardy K1 Dk Bicolor DTF Don McCooey A5 Turquoise/Green STM P&M Hardy K2 Lt Bicolor DTF P&M Hardy B1 Yellow/Clear STM P&M Hardy K3 Pattern DTF John Williams B2 Pastel STM Bob Dozier L1 Wild Type-Bubblenesters Jennifer Weaver B3 Opaque STM J&J Benn L2 Wild Type-Mouthbrooders Jennifer Weaver C1 Dk Bicolor STM Roberto DeSantos M1 Male Trios Phil Lafferty C2 Lt Bicolor STM Norm & Flo Fickeisen M2 Female Trios Paul Kirtley D1 Butterfly STM Phil Lafferty M3 Variations S&M Migota D2 Marble STM Robert Huels M4 Form & Finnage P&M Hardy D3 Multicolor STM S&M Migota E1 Red DTM P&M Hardy E2 Black DTM P&M Hardy E3 Dk ridescent DTM P&M Hardy F1 Dk Bicolor DTM Ed McGehee F2 Lt Bicolor DTM P&M Hardy F3 Pattern DTM John Williams G1 Red STF P&M Hardy G2 Black STF Bob Dozier G3 Blue STF P&M Hardy G4 Steel STF Bob Dozier G5 Turquoise/Green STF P&M Hardy H1 Yellow/Clear STF P&M Hardy H2 Pastel STF Bob Dozier H3 Opaque STF Bob Dozier 1 Dk Bicolor STF Phil Dorr 2 Lt Bicolor STF P&M Hardy 3 Marble STF John Williams 4 Patterned STF John Williams IBC Membership Handbook - Section 1 (Part B) Section I, Part B IBC History Copyright 2005-2010 Page 17 1991-92 President Ed McGehee Judging Board Chair John Benn & Judy Muller FLARE! Editor Tim Brady Convention Huntsville, AL Show Chair Jan Benn & Margaret Hardy Betta Person of the Year John Williams Fellow of the Congress Gary McKee Outstanding Service Aurelia Ogles, Dan Reiste, John Williams Chapter of the Year Los Angeles Betta Society FAAS Award Rajiv Masillamoni Author of the Year John Williams Articles of the Year "Seeing the World Through Little Green Eyes", Nancy Carr "Experiences of a Show Fish", S.T. Red Champions President's Trophy Ed McGehee Warren Young Memorial Awd Ed McGehee Grand Champion Ed McGehee Reserve Grand Champion Paul & Margaret Hardy 3rd David Hughes 4th Roberto DeSantos 5th Norm & Flo Fickeisen 6th John Williams 7th Annette Lurton 8th Steve & Melissa Migota 9th Don McCooey 10th Andy & Norm Knepper A1 Red STM David Hughes 1 Dk Bicolor STF Ed McGehee A2 Black STM Darlene Neisses 2 Lt Bicolor STF Annette Lurton A3 Blue STM P&M Hardy 3 Marble STF John Williams A4 Steel STM Ed McGehee 4 Patterned STF John Williams A5 Turquoise/Green STM S&M Migota J1 Red & Black DTF Ed McGehee B1 Yellow/Clear STM Ed McGehee J2 Dk ridescent DTF P&M Hardy B2 Pastel STM Ed McGehee J3 Lt Solid Color DTF P&M Hardy B3 Opaque STM David Hughes K1 Dk Bicolor DTF Ed McGehee C1 Dk Bicolor STM Ed McGehee K2 Lt Bicolor DTF Ed McGehee C2 Lt Bicolor STM Roberto Santos K3 Pattern DTF Ed McGehee D1 Butterfly STM P&M Hardy L1 Wild Type-Bubblenesters Darlene Neisses D2 Marble STM A&M Knepper L2 Wild Type-Mouthbrooders David Hughes D3 Multicolor STM S&M Migota M1 Male Trios Ed McGehee E1 Red DTM David Hughes M2 Female Trios Ed McGehee E2 Black DTM D&D Donsbach M3 Variations P&M Hardy E3 Dk ridescent DTM Ed McGehee M4 Form & Finnage John Williams E4 Lt Solid Color DTM Jim Williams F1 Dk Bicolor DTM Roberto DeSantos F2 Lt Bicolor DTM Ed McGehee F3 Pattern DTM David Hughes G1 Red STF Ed McGehee G2 Black STF Ed McGehee G3 Blue STF P&M Hardy G4 Steel STF Ed McGehee G5 Turquoise/Green STF Ed McGehee H1 Yellow Ed McGehee H2 Pastel STF Ed McGehee H3 Opaque STF Norm & Flo Fickeisen IBC Membership Handbook - Section 1 (Part B) Section I, Part B IBC History Copyright 2005-2010 Page 18 1992-93 President Ed McGehee Judging Board Chair John Benn & Aurelia Ogles FLARE! Editor Tim Brady Convention Tampa, FL Chairperson Aurelia Ogles Show Chair Raul Fernandez & Kevin Kennedy HOST S.E. Area Betta Breeders (SEABB's) Betta Persons of the Year Norm & Andy Knepper Fellows of the Congress Steve & Sally Van Camp; Ed McGehee Outstanding Service Tim Brady; Don Donsbach, Andy & Norm Knepper Chapter of the Year SEABB's Author of the Year Don McCooey Article of the Year "Another Drip System", Andrew Hogg FAAS Award Aurelia Ogles Champions President's Trophy Ed McGhee & Don Donsbach Warren Young Memorial Awd Ed McGhee & Don Donsbach Grand Champion Yoshia Kojima Reserve Grand Champion Ed McGhee & Don Donsbach 3rd Annette Lurton 4th Jim Williams 5th Norm & Andy Knepper 6th Rich Christman 7th Norm Fickeisen 8th Wilson; Chenot; Masillamoni 9th Don McCooey 10th S&M Migota A1 Red STM Lurton 2 Lt Bicolor STF Lurton A2 Black STM Kojima 3 Marble STF McGehee/Donsbach A3 Blue STM McGehee/Donsbach 4 Patterned STF Kojima A4 Steel STM Kojima J1 Red & Black DTF Jim Williams A5 Turquoise/Green STM McGehee/Donsbach J2 Dk ridescent DTF Lurton B1 Yellow/Clear STM Lurton J3 Lt Solid Color DTF McGehee/Donsbach B2 Pastel STM McGehee/Donsbach K1 Dk Bicolor DTF McGehee/Donsbach B3 Opaque STM Kojima K2 Lt Bicolor DTF Lurton C1 Dk Bicolor STM Kojima K3 Pattern DTF McGehee/Donsbach C2 Lt Bicolor STM Lurton L1 Wild Type-Bubblenesters Kneppers D1 Butterfly STM McGehee/Donsbach L2 Wild Type-Mouthbrooders Kojima D2 Marble STM Kojima M1 Male Trios Kojima D3 Multicolor STM Kojima M2 Female Trios McGehee/Donsbach E1 Red DTM McGehee/Donsbach M3 Variations Lurton E2 Black DTM Lurton M4 Form & Finnage Goettner; Wilson; E3 Dk ridescent DTM McGehee/Donsbach/Lurton Chenot, Masillamoni E4 Lt Solid Color DTM Jim Williams F1 Dk Bicolor DTM Kojima F2 Lt Bicolor DTM Lurton F3 Pattern DTM McGehee/Donsbach G1 Red STF Kojima G2 Black STF Kojima G3 Blue STF Manske G4 Steel STF McGehee/Donsbach G5 Turquoise/Green STF Jim Williams H1 Yellow/Clear STF Jim Williams H2 Pastel STF McGehee/Donsbach H3 Opaque STF Kojima 1 Dk Bicolor STF Kojima IBC Membership Handbook - Section 1 (Part B) Section I, Part B IBC History Copyright 2005-2010 Page 19 1993-94 President Ed McGehee Judging Board Chair Lynn Jacks FLARE! Editor Tim Brady Convention New Orleans, LA Chairperson Ed McGehee Show Chair Annette Lurton, Melissa Migota, Kevin Kennedy Betta Person of the Year Ed McGehee Fellows of the Congress Don McCooey, Bunny Lorbiecki Outstanding Service Steve & Melissa Migota, Ken Muller Chapter of the Year Betta Buffs of Pittsburgh FAAS Award Ed McGehee Articles of the Year "Water, Water, Everywhere", Doc Daugherty "Have Fish, Will Travel:, Stephen Briles Champions President's Trophy McGehee/Donsbach Warren Young Memorial Awd Annette Lurton Grand Champion Annette Lurton Reserve Grand Champion Mark Manske 3rd Don McCooey 4th McGehee/Donsbach 5th Norm & Flo Fickeisen 6th Jim Williams 7th John Williams 8th Ed Grezda 9th Andy Knepper 10th Joe Jaworski A1 Red STM Mark Manske E1 Butterfly STM Don McCooey A2 Red DTM Annette Lurton E2 Multicolor STM Ed Grzeda A3 Black STM Don McCooey E3 Patterned DTM Annette Lurton A4 Black DTM Norm & Flo Fickeisen E4 Marble STM Don McCooey A5 Red STF Mark Manske E5 Marble DTM Andy Knepper A6 Black STF John Burdick E6 Patterned STF Ed Grzeda A7 Red/Black DTF Annette Lurton E7 Patterned DTF Ed Grzeda B1 Blue STM Andy Knepper E8 Marble STF Annette Lurton B2 Steel Blue STM Norm & Flo Fickeisen E9 Marble DTF John Williams B3 Green/Turquoise STM Mark Manske F1 Plakats Sergio Marrero B4 Dark ridescent DTM Mark Manske F2 Bubblenesters Don McCooey B5 Blue STF Annette Lurton F3 Mouthbrooders Don McCooey B6 Steel Blue STF Annette Lurton G1 Male Trios Mark Manske B7 Green/Turquoise STF Annette Lurton G2 Female Trios Annette Lurton B8 Dark ridescent DTF Annette Lurton G3 Pairs Mark Manske C1 Yellow/Clear STM Annette Lurton G4 Color & Form Var. Don McCooey C2 Pastel STM Joe Jaworski G5 Form & Finnage Don McCooey C3 Opaque STM Andy Knepper C4 Lt Solid STM Annette Lurton C5 Yellow/Clear STF Mark Manske C6 Pastel STF Annette Lurton C7 Opaque STF Annette Lurton C8 Lt Solid DTF Annette Lurton D1 Dark Bicolor STM Don McCooey D2 Dark Bicolor DTM Don McCooey D3 Lt Bicolor STM Annette Lurton D4 Lt Bicolor DTM Annett Lurton D5 Dark Bicolor STF John Williams D6 Dark Bicolor DTF Ed Grzeda D7 Lt Bicolor STF Annette Lurton D8 Lt Bicolor DTF Annette Lurton IBC Membership Handbook - Section 1 (Part B) Section I, Part B IBC History Copyright 2005-2010 Page 20 1994-95 President Joe Jaworski Judging Board Chair Ken Muller FLARE! Editors Chuck & Melissa Green Convention Pittsburgh, PA Chairperson Steve & Melissa Migota HOST Betta Buffs of Pittsburgh (BeBOP) Betta Persons of the Year Melissa & Steve Migota Fellows of the Congress Paul Hardy; Norm Fickeisen Outstanding Service Melissa & Steve Migota; John Williams; Janet & Rich Christman Chapter of the Year Betta Buffs of Pittsburgh BeBOP Author of the Year Walter (Doc) Daugherty Technical Article of the Year Philip Kukulski "Reds: What Needs to be Known" Non-Tech. Article of the Year Rajiv Masillimoni "Europe, The Forgotten Continent" Champions President's Trophy Bill Bavier Warren Young Memorial Awd Bill Bavier Grand Champion Mark Manske (5855 pts) Reserve Grand Champion William Bavier (5345 pts) 3rd Gilbert Limhengco 4th Annette Lurton 5th Robert Dozier 6th Joe & Marie Jaworski 7th Mike Arsuaga 8th Don McCooey 9th John Williams 10th Jude Als A1 Red STM Mark Manske E1 Butterfly STM Mike Arsuaga A2 Red DTM Mark Manske E2 Multicolor STM Don McCooey A3 Black STM John Burdick E3 Patterned DTM Don McCooey A4 Black DTM Gilbert Limhengco E4 Marble STM William Bavier A5 Red STF Mark Manske E5 Marble DTM John Williams A6 Black STF William Bavier E6 Patterned STF Annette Lurton A7 Red/Black DTF Mark Manske E7 Patterned DTF Gilbert Limhengco B1 Blue STM Annette Lurton E8 Marble STF William Bavier B2 Steel Blue STM Mark Manske E9 Marble DTF Gilbert Limhengco B3 Green/Turquoise STM Annette Lurton F1 Plakats Sergio Marrero B4 Dark ridescent DTM Annette Lurton F2 Wilds-Bubblenesters Joe & Mark Jaworski B5 Blue STM Annette Lurton F3 Wilds-Mouthbrooders Ken Muller B6 Steel Blue STF Robert Dozier G1 Male Trios Mike Arsuaga B7 Green/Turquoise STF Annette Lurton G2 Female Trios William Bavier B8 Dark ridescent DTF Robert Dozier G3 Pairs Mike Arsuaga C1 Yellow/Clear STM William Bavier G4 Color & Form Var. Gilbert Limhengco C2 Pastel STM Joe & Marie Jaworski G5 Form & Finnage Mark Manske C3 Opaque STM Joe & Marie Jaworski C4 Lt Solid STM Mark Manske C5 Yellow/Clear STF Robert Dozier C6 Pastel STF Joe & Marie Jaworski C7 Opaque STF Joe & Marie Jaworski C8 Lt Solid DTF Mark Manske D1 Dark Bicolor STM Mark Manske D2 Dark Bicolor DTM William Bavier; Gilbert Limhengso (tie) D3 Lt Bicolor STM Annette Lurton D4 Lt Bicolor DTM Mark Manske D5 Dark Bicolor STF Gilbert Limhengco D6 Dark Bicolor DTF William Bavier D7 Lt Bicolor STF Annette Lurton D8 Lt Bicolor DTF Mark Manske IBC Membership Handbook - Section 1 (Part B) Section I, Part B IBC History Copyright 2005-2010 Page 21 1995-96 President Joe Jaworski Judging Board Chair Bob Dozier FLARE! Editor Chuck & Melissa Green Convention Orlando, FL Chairperson Joe & Marie Jaworski Betta Person of the Year Annette Lurton Fellow of the Congress Annette Lurton Outstanding Service Joe Jaworski; Annette Lurton; Chuck & Melissa Green Champions President's Trophy William Bavier Warren Young Memorial Awd Jaworski/Lurton/Williams Grand Champion Willaim Bavier (5340 pts) Reserve Grand Champion Jaworski-Lurton-Williams (4410 pts) 3rd Mark Manske 4th Jamie McLean 5th Gilbert Limhengco 6th Patrick Cyconne 7th Raul Fernandez 8th Thomas Martin 9th Robert Dozier 10th Siegbert llig A1 Red STM Jaworski/Lurton/Williams E1 Butterfly STM Jaworski/Lurton/Williams A2 Red DTM Bavier E2 Multicolor STM Jaworski/Lurton/Williams A3 Black STM Bavier E3 Patterned DTM McLean A4 Black DTM Manske E4 Marble STM McLean A5 Red STF Jaworski/Lurton/Williams E5 Marble DTM Manske A6 Black STF Hughes E6 Patterned STF Jaworski/Lurton/Williams A7 Red/Black DTF Jaworski/Lurton/Williams E7 Patterned DTF McLean B1 Blue STM Jaworski/Lurton/Williams E8 Marble STF McLean B2 Steel Blue STM Manske E9 Marble DTF Bavier B3 Green/Turquoise STM Cyconne; Jaw/Lurt/Williams (tie) F1 Plakats Dozier B4 Dark ridescent DTM Bavier F2 Wilds-Bubblenesters Dozier B5 Blue STM Jaworski/Lurton/Williams F3 Wilds-Mouthbrooders Fernandez B6 Steel Blue STF Jaworski/Lurton/Williams G1 Male Trios Bavier B7 Green/Turquoise STF Cyconne G2 Female Trios Bavier B8 Dark ridescent DTF Bavier G3 Pairs Bavier C1 Yellow/Clear STM Jaworski/Lurton/Williams G4 Color & Form Var. llig C2 Pastel STM Bavier G5 Form & Finnage Bavier C3 Opaque STM Jaworski/Lurton/Williams C4 Lt Solid STM Martin C5 Yellow/Clear STF Bavier C6 Pastel STF Bavier C7 Opaque STF Jaworski/Lurton/Williams C8 Lt Solid DTF Martin D1 Dark Bicolor STM Bavier D2 Dark Bicolor DTM Bavier D3 Lt Bicolor STM Jaworski/Lurton/Williams D4 Lt Bicolor DTM Manske D5 Dark Bicolor STF Bavier D6 Dark Bicolor DTF Bavier D7 Lt Bicolor STF Bavier D8 Lt Bicolor DTF Bavier IBC Membership Handbook - Section 1 (Part B) Section I, Part B IBC History Copyright 2005-2010 Page 22 1996-97 President Joe Jaworski Judging Board Chair Bob Dozier FLARE! Editor Chuck & Melissa Green Convention Richmond, VA Chairperson Ken & Judy Muller HOST Mid-Atlantic Organized Betta Breeders (MOBB) Betta Persons of the Year Bob Dozier Fellows of the Congress Steve & Melissa Migota; Bob Dozier Outstanding Service Raul Fernandez; Chuck & Melissa Green Chapter of the Year Betta Association of the Southeast Author of the Year Raul Fernandez Article of the Year Yohan Fernando for his series of articles on wild Bettas 1997 Joanne Lucas Memorial Award Regina Fernandez Champions President's Trophy Gilbert Limhengco Warren Young Memorial Awd Gilbert Limhengco Grand Champion Gilbert Limhengco Reserve Grand Champion Mark Manske 3rd Raul Fernandez 4th Jim Williams 5th Mike Arsuaga 6th Tom Stagner 7th Yohan Fernando 8th Thomas Martin 9th Siegbert llig 10th John Hughes A1 Red STM Mark Manske E1 Butterfly STM Gilbert Limhengco A2 Red DTM Gilbert Limhengco E2 Multicolor STM Peter Goettner A3 Black STM Mark Manske E3 Patterned DTM Gilbert Limhengco A4 Black DTM Don McCooey E4 Marble STM Gilbert Limhengco A5 Red STF Mark Manske E5 Marble DTM Raul Fernandez A6 Black STF Raul Fernandez E6 Patterned STF Raul Fernandez A7 Red/Black DTF Mark Manske E7 Patterned DTF Joel Lomsky B1 Blue STM Mark Manske E8 Marble STF Raul Fernandez B2 Steel Blue STM Mike Arsuaga E9 Marble DTF Gilbert Limhengco B3 Green/Turquoise STM Gilbert Limhengco F1 Plakats Yohan Fernando B4 Dark ridescent DTM Jim Williams F2 Wilds-Bubblenesters Ray Torres B5 Blue STM Jim Williams F3 Wilds-Mouthbrooders Yohan Fernando B6 Steel Blue STF John Hughes G1 Male Trios Mike Arsuaga B7 Green/Turquoise STF Siegbert llig G2 Female Trios Siegbert llig B8 Dark ridescent DTF Tom Stagner G3 Pairs Tom Stagner C1 Yellow/Clear STM Jim Williams G4 Color & Form Var. Raul Fernandez C2 Pastel STM Gilbert Limhengco G5 Form & Finnage G. Limhengco; C3 Opaque STM Jim Williams R. Fernandez C4 Lt Solid STM Thomas Martin C5 Yellow/Clear STF Gilbert Limhengco C6 Pastel STF Raul Fernandez C7 Opaque STF Jim Williams C8 Lt Solid DTF Thomas Martin D1 Dark Bicolor STM Mike Arsuaga D2 Dark Bicolor DTM Mike Arsuaga D3 Lt Bicolor STM Mark Manske D4 Lt Bicolor DTM Mark Manske D5 Dark Bicolor STF Tom Stagner D6 Dark Bicolor DTF Raul Fernandez D7 Lt Bicolor STF Jim Williams D8 Lt Bicolor DTF Jim Williams The Joanne Lucas Memorial Award was established in 1997 and was retired in 2007. t was designed to recognize the partners or spouses of BC members, who, though maybe not as committed to the hobby, nonetheless through their selflessness and support of their partner or spouse, form an undeniably solid foundation of BC in their own right. This award was replaced in 2008 with the FCB Chapter sponsored "Most Supportive Spouse award. IBC Membership Handbook - Section 1 (Part B) Section I, Part B IBC History Copyright 2005-2010 Page 23 1997-98 President Bob Dozier Judging Board Chair Joe Cooper FLARE! Editor Tom Stagner Convention Sacramento, CA Chairperson Gilbert Limhengco Betta Persons of the Year Joe Cooper Fellows of the Congress Rajiv Masillamoni & Joe Cooper Outstanding Service Bunny Lorbiecki, Ray Torres, Tom Stagner Author of the Year Eddie Northcutt Article of the Year Allan Hobron - "Color Vision Deficiencies and BC Judges" Betta Club of the Year 2nd BASE 1998 Joanne Lucas Memorial Award Cathy Cooper Champions President's Trophy Bonnie McKinley & Bob Dozier Warren Young Memorial Awd Bonnie McKinley & Bob Dozier Grand Champion Bonnie McKinley & Bob Dozier Reserve Grand Champion Mike Arsuaga 3rd Tony Chin & Renee Fenoff 4th Siegbert llig 5th The Nail Family 6th Yohan Fernando 7th and 8th (Tie) Tom Stagner - McFlaw 9th Peter Goettner 10th Jim Williams A1 Red STM Don McCooey E4 Marble STM A&D Park A2 Red DTM McKinley/Dozier E5 Marble DTM Mike Arsuaga A3 Black STM McKinley/Dozier E6 Patterned STF Mike Arsuaga A4 Black DTM McKinley/Dozier E7 Patterned DTF Mike Arsuaga A5 Red STF McKinley/Dozier E8 Marble STF McKinley/Dozer;A&D Park A6 Black STF Nail Family E9 Marble DTF McKinley/Dozier A7 Red/Black DTF Chin/Fenoff F1 Plakats Yohan Fernando B1 Blue STM McKinley/Dozier F2 Bubblenesters Yohan Fernando B2 Steel Blue STM McKinley/Dozier F3 Mouthbrooders Yohan Fernando B3 Green/Turquoise STM McKinley/Dozier G1 Male Trios Fernando, McKinely/Dozier B4 Dark ridescent DTM McKinley/Dozier G2 Female Trios Siegbert llig B5 Blue STM Siegbert llig G3 Pairs McKinley/Dozier B6 Steel Blue STF McKinley/Dozier G4 Color & Form Var. Yohan Fernando B7 Green/Turquoise STF Peter Goettner G5 Form & Finnage Chin/Fenoff B8 Dark ridescent DTF McKinley/Dozier C1 Yellow/Clear STM Mike Arsuaga C2 Pastel STM Mike Arsuaga C3 Opaque STM McKinley/Dozier C4 Lt Solid STM Mike Arsuaga C5 Yellow/Clear STF Chin/Fenoff C6 Pastel STF Siegbert llig C7 Opaque STF McKinley/Dozier C8 Lt Solid DTF Nail Family D1 Dark Bicolor STM Mike Arsuaga D2 Dark Bicolor DTM Mike Arsuaga D3 Lt Bicolor STM Mike Arsuaga D4 Lt Bicolor DTM Mike Arsuaga D5 Dark Bicolor STF Mike Arsuaga D6 Dark Bicolor DTF Mike Arsuaga D7 Lt Bicolor STF Mike Arsuaga D8 Lt Bicolor DTF Mike Arsuaga E1 Butterfly STM Mike Arsuaga E2 Multicolor STM Peter Goettner E3 Patterned DTM Mike Arsuaga IBC Membership Handbook - Section 1 (Part B) Section I, Part B IBC History Copyright 2005-2010 Page 24 1998-99 President Bob Dozier Judging Board Chair Joe Cooper FLARE! Editor Tom Stagner Convention Richmond, VA Chairperson Judy Muller HOST Mid-Atlantic Organized Betta Breeders (MOBB) Betta Persons of the Year Bonnie McKinley Fellow of the Congress Raul Fernandez Outstanding Service Bunnie Lorbiecki; Jack Tobin; Tom Stagner Chapter of the Year Mid Atlantic Organized Betta Breeders Author of the Year Eddie Northcutt Article of the Year "A Fish Drink for Your Bettas" - Doc Daugherty FLARE! Cover Contest Doc Daugherty 1999 Gene Lucas Cong. Award of Merit Paul & Aurelia Ogles 1999 Joanne Lucas Memorial Award Dianne Torres Champions President's Trophy Bonnie McKinley (1280) Warren Young Memorial Awd Bonnie McKinley (390) Grand Champion Mike Arsuaga (9250) Reserve Grand Champion Bonnie McKinley (7400) 3rd Three Judges (5245) 4th Ernie Perez (2900) 5th L&M Wall (2530) 6th Siegbert llig (2485) 7th Jim Williams (1650) 8th S&A Hagewood (1100) 9th Tom Stagner (1060) 10th (tie) Peter Goettner and the Nail Family (785) A1 Red STM Bonnie McKinley E1 Butterfly STM Mike Arsuaga A2 Red DTM Bonnie McKinley E2 Multicolor STM Ernie Perez A3 Black STM Bonnie McKinley E3 Patterned DTM Mike Arsuaga A4 Black DTM Ernie Perez E4 Marble STM L&M Wall A5 Red STF Jim Williams E5 Marble DTM M. Arsuaga; B. McKinley A6 Black STF Bonnie McKinley E6 Patterned STF Mike Arsuaga A7 Red/Black DTF Bonnie McKinley E7 Patterned DTF Mike Arsuaga B1 Blue STM Bonnie McKinley E8 Marble STF Bonnie McKinley B2 Steel Blue STM Bonnie McKinley E9 Marble DTF Bonnie McKinley B3 Green/Turquoise STM Ernie Perez F1 Wilds-Bubblenesters Three Judges B4 Dark ridescent DTM Bonnie McKinley F2 Wilds-Mouthbrooders Three Judges B5 Blue STM L&M Wall G1 Male Trios Mike Arsuaga B6 Steel Blue STF T&S Ferris G2 Female Trios Siegbert llig B7 Green/Turquoise STF Bonnie McKinley G3 Pairs Three Judges B8 Dark ridescent DTF Siegbert llig G4 Color & Form Var. Mike Arsuaga C1 Yellow/Clear STM Mike Arsuaga G5 Form & Finnage Ernie Perez C2 Pastel STM Mike Arsuaga H1 Plakats: Wild Type Color Three Judges C3 Opaque STM Bonnie McKinley H2 Plakats: AOC/Pattern Three Judges C4 Lt Solid STM Mike Arsuaga C5 Yellow/Clear STF Three Judges C6 Pastel STF Siegbert llig C7 Opaque STF Three Judges C8 Lt Solid DTF Mike Arsuaga D1 Dark Bicolor STM Three Judges D2 Dark Bicolor DTM Mike Arsuaga D3 Lt Bicolor STM Mike Arsuaga D4 Lt Bicolor DTM Mike Arsuaga D5 Dark Bicolor STF Three Judges D6 Dark Bicolor DTF Mike Arsuaga D7 Lt Bicolor STF Mike Arsuaga D8 Lt Bicolor DTF Mike Arsuaga The Gene Lucas CongressionaI Award of Merit was established in 1999. The purpose of this award is to recognize those individuals for their efforts and outstanding contributions, who have remained committed, not only to the BC, but also to the Betta hobby in general over a great period of time. People who best exemplified the same unselfish drive and tireless perfor-mance that has characterized Mr. Betta, Dr. Gene Lucas himself for so many years. IBC Membership Handbook - Section 1 (Part B) Section I, Part B IBC History Copyright 2005-2010 Page 25 1999-2000 President Yohan Fernando Judging Board Chair Bill Hoerner FLARE! Editor Tom Stagner Convention San Antonio, TX Chairpersons Gary Kilgore & Laura Chisum HOST Texas Area Betta Society Betta Person of the Year Gary Kilgore Fellow of the Congress Jim Williams Outstanding Service John Gaughan; Tom Stagner; Steve Van Camp Chapter of the Year Texas Area Betta Society (TBS) Author of the Year Peter Goettner Article of the Year "Effects of First Foods on the Survival Rate of Betta Spawns Ken Muller FLARE! Cover Contest Tom Stagner 2000 Gene Lucas Cong. Award of Merit Bunny Lorbiecki 2000 Joanne Lucas Memorial Award Kathy Tobin Champions President's Trophy Peter Goettner (985) Warren Young Memorial Awd Siegbert llig (395) Grand Champion Mike Arsuaga (9515) Reserve Grand Champion Siegbert llig (5610) 3rd Tyler Ferris (2830) 4th Jeff Hiller (2635) 5th Becerra/Meltzer (2195) 6th Jim Williams (1770) 7th Paul Harter (1490) 8th Three Judges (1355) 9th Yohan Fernando (1200) 10th Mark Milliken (1035) A1 Red STM Mark Milliken E1 Butterfly STM Mike Arsuaga A2 Red DTM Mike Arsuaga E2 Multicolor STM Mike Arsuaga A3 Black STM Daniel Young E3 Patterned DTM Mike Arsuaga A4 Black DTM Mark Milliken E4 Marble STM Mike Arsuaga A5 Red STF Jim Williams E5 Marble DTM Mike Arsuaga A6 Black STF Jeff Hiller E6 Patterned STF Becerra/Meltzer A7 Red/Black DTF Jim Williams E7 Patterned DTF Mike Arsuaga B1 Blue STM Tyler Ferris E8 Marble STF Paul Harter B2 Steel Blue STM Richard Yu E9 Marble DTF Mike Arsuaga B3 Green/Turquoise STM Siegbert llig F1 Sm Wild Bubblenesters Yohan Fernando B4 Dark ridescent DTM Siegbert llig F2 Lg Wild Bubblenesters Robert Fejdasz B5 Blue STF Tyler Ferris F3 Sm Wild Mouthbrooders Three Judges B6 Steel Blue STF Tyler Ferris F4 Lg Wild Mouthbrooders Robert Dozier B7 Green/Turquoise STF Siegbert llig G1 Male Trios Mike Arsuaga B8 Dark ridescent DTF Siegbert llig G2 Female Trios Siegbert llig C1 Yellow/Clear STM Mike Arsuaga G3 Pairs Becerra/Meltzer C2 Pastel STM Siegbert llig G4 Color & Form Variations Siegbert llig C3 Opaque STM Tyler Ferris G5 Form & Finnage Paul Harter C4 Lt Solid STM Mike Arsuaga H1 Plakats: Wild Colors Yohan Fernando C5 Yellow/Clear STF Jim Williams H2 Plakats: AOC/Pattern Yohan Fernando C6 Pastel STF Siegbert llig 1 Photography C7 Opaque STF Jeff Hilller 2 llustration C8 Lt Solid DTF Jim Willims 3 Crafts D1 Dark Bicolor STM Mike Arsuaga N-A1 Dk Solid Non-ridescent M Liddelow/West D2 Dark Bicolor DTM Mike Arsuaga N-A2 Dk Solid Non-ridescent F Glenda Akin D3 Lt Bicolor STM Mike Arsuaga N-B1 Dk Solid ridescent M Cindy West D4 Lt Bicolor DTM Mike Arsuaga N-B2 Dk Solid ridescent F Katie Graham D5 Dark Bicolor STF Mike Arsuaga N-C1 Light Solid M Cindy West D6 Dark Bicolor DTF Mike Arsuaga N-C2 Light Solid F Brooke Muller D7 Lt Bicolor STF Mike Arsuaga N-D1 Bicolor M Cindy West D8 Lt Bicolor DTF Mike Arsuaga N-D2 Bicolor F Brooke Muller N-E1 Patterned M Cindy West N-E2 Patterned F Katie Graham IBC Membership Handbook - Section 1 (Part B) Section I, Part B IBC History Copyright 2005-2010 Page 26 2000-2001 President Yohan Fernando Judging Board Chair Bill Hoerner FLARE! Editor Tom Stagner Convention New Orleans, LA Chairperson Bill Pastor and Kelly White HOST Southern Betta Society Betta Persons of the Year Jeff Hiller Fellows of the Congress Gary Kilgore; Bill Hoerner Outstanding Service Steve & Melissa Migota; Tom Stagner; Jeff Hiller Chapter of the Year Southern Betta Society Author of the Year Beverly Bates Article of the Year "Continuous Drip System AKA The Betta Wall Ken & Wanda Newby 2001 Gene Lucas Cong. Award of Merit Steve & Sally Van Camp 2001 Joanne Lucas Memorial Award ndia Dozier Bob D'Orio Memorial Award 1 Jim Williams Breeder's Cup Peter Goettner Champions President's Trophy Limhengco Family (1800) Warren Young Memorial Awd Page Family (695) Grand Champion Limhengco Family (10575) Reserve Grand Champion Page Family (9415) 3rd Siegbert llig (6155) 4th Becerra/Meltzer (4530) 5th Ann & Darren Park (2730) 6th Mark Milliken (2395) 7th Mike Arsuaga (2365) 8th Daniel Young (1950) 9th Richard Yu (1905) 10th Robert Dozier (1795) A1 Red STM Limhengco Family E1 Butterfly STM Page Family A2 Red DTM Page Family E2 Multicolor STM Page Family A3 Black STM Daniel Young E3 Patterned DTM Page Family A4 Black DTM Daniel Young E4 Marble STM Page Family A5 Red STF Jim Williams E5 Marble DTM Limhengco Family A6 Black STF Becerra/Meltzer E6 Patterned STF Becerra/Meltzer A7 Red/Black DTF Page Family E7 Patterned DTF Becerra/Meltzer B1 Blue STM Siegbert llig (tie) E8 Marble STF Paul Harter Page Family (tie) E9 Marble DTF Limhengco Family B2 Steel Blue STM A&D Park F1 Small Wild Bubblenesters Limhengco Family B3 Green/Turquoise STM Page Family F2 Large Wild Bubblenesters Limhengco Family B4 Dark ridescent DTM Page Family F3 Small Wild Mouthbrooders Limhengco Family B5 Blue STF Page Family F4 Large Wild Mouthbrooders Limhengco Family B6 Steel Blue STF Page Family G1 Male Trios Becerra/Melzter B7 Green/Turquoise STF Siegbert llig G2 Female Trios Becerra/Meltzer B8 Dark ridescent DTF Siegbert llig G3 Pairs Siegbert llig C1 Yellow/Clear STM Page Family G4 Color & Form Variations Siegbert llig C2 Pastel STM Siegbert llig G5 Form & Finnage Page Family C3 Opaque STM Robert Dozier H1 Plakats: Wild Color Only Limhengco Family C4 Lt Solid STM Jim Williams H2 Plakats: AOC/Pattern Siegbert llig C5 Yellow/Clear STF Becerra/Melzter N-A1 Dk Solid Non-ridescent M Michelle Kusuda C6 Pastel STF Siegbert llig N-A2 Dk Solid Non-ridescent F Michelle Kusuda C7 Opaque STF Page Family N-B1 Dk Solid ridescent M Michelle Kusuda C8 Lt Solid DTF Siegbert llig N-B2 Dk Solid ridescent F Michelle Kusuda D1 Dark Bicolor STM Limhengco Family N-C1 Light Solid M Michelle Kusuda D2 Dark Bicolor DTM Limhengco Family N-C2 Light Solid F Michelle Kusuda D3 Lt Bicolor STM Page Family N-D1 Bicolor M R&K Hammond D4 Lt Bicolor DTM Limhengco Family N-D2 Bicolor F Dorothy Thomson D5 Dark Bicolor STF Limhengco Family N-E1 Patterned M Michelle Kusuda D6 Dark Bicolor DTF Becerra/Melzter N-E2 Patterned F RealSmoove D7 Lt Bicolor STF Limhengco Family D8 Lt Bicolor DTF A&D Park

Awarded Ior most points in yellow class Ior the year. The Breeder's Cup was independently awarded and financed by an association of top breeders from the Half-Moon Club strictly interested in furthering the half-moon trait. The club has since disbanded. IBC Membership Handbook - Section 1 (Part B) Section I, Part B IBC History Copyright 2005-2010 Page 27 2001-2002 President Jeff Hiller Judging Board Chair Bill Hoerner FLARE! Editor Larissa Williams Convention Orlando, FL Chairperson Auriela Ogles HOST -4 Betta Club Betta Person of the Year Larissa Williams Fellows of the Congress Yohan Fernando; Siegbert llig Outstanding Service Wayne McLain; Leo Buss; Larissa Williams Chapter of the Year -4 Betta Club 2002 Gene Lucas Cong. Award of Merit Doc Daugherty 2002 Joanne Lucas Memorial Award Beckie McLain Champions Grand Champion Hagewood Family (11860) Reserve Grand Champion Daniel Young (5695) 3rd Siegbert llig (3900) 4th D. Archambeault (3535) 5th Terry McLean (2595) 6th Straits Aquarium (1950) 7th Liz Hahn (1740) 8th Diane Yang (1595) 9th Jim Williams (1330) 10th Tie Gilbert Limhengco (1105); Kathy Waters (1105) A1 Red STM Straits Aquarium E1 Butterfly STM Daniel Young A2 Red DTM Diane Yang E2 Multicolor STM Hagewood Family A3 Black STM Sunpetch Panajoren E3 Patterned DTM D. Archambeault A4 Black DTM Hagewood Family E4 Marble STM Diane Yang A5 Red STF Liz Hahn E5 Marble DTM D. Archambeault A6 Black STF Hagewood Family E6 Patterned STF Hagewood Family A7 Red/Black DTF Jim Williams E7 Patterned DTF D. Archambeault B1 Blue STM Daniel Young E8 Marble STF Liz Hahn B2 Steel Blue STM Gilbert Limhengco E9 Marble DTF D. Archambeault B3 Green/Turquoise STM Siegbert llig F1 Small Wild Bubblenesters D. Archambeault B4 Dark ridescent DTM Daniel Young F2 Large Wild Bubblenesters Terry McLean B5 Blue STF Daniel Young F3 Small Wild Mouthbrooders Terry McLean B6 Steel Blue STF Daniel Young F4 Large Wild Mouthbrooders Ralph Tran B7 Green/Turquoise STF Daniel Young G1 Male Trios Hagewood Family B8 Dark ridescent DTF Hagewood Family (tie) G2 Female Trios Hagewood Family Daniel Young G3 Pairs Hagewood Family C1 Yellow/Clear STM Hagewood Family G4 Color & Form Variations Siegbert llig C2 Pastel STM Siegbert llig G5 Form & Finnage Daniel Young C3 Opaque STM Hagewood Family H1 Plakats: Wild Color Only Yohan Fernando C4 Lt Solid STM Hagewood Family H2 Plakats: AOC/Pattern Hagewood Family C5 Yellow/Clear STF Hagewood Family 1 Photography Kevin Pelletier C6 Pastel STF Siegbert llig 2 llustration Gene Lucas C7 Opaque STF Hagewood Family 3 Crafts Wayne McLean C8 Lt Solid DTF Hagewood Family N-A1 Dk Solid Non-ridescent M R&K Hammond D1 Dark Bicolor STM Hagewood Family N-A2 Dk Solid Non-ridescent F R&K Hammond D2 Dark Bicolor DTM Hagewood Family N-B1 Dk Solid ridescent M Bob Kriz D3 Lt Bicolor STM Hagewood Family N-B2 Dk Solid ridescent F Bob Kriz D4 Lt Bicolor DTM Hagewood Family N-C1 Light Solid M Kathy Waters D5 Dark Bicolor STF Hagewood Family N-C2 Light Solid F R&K Hammond D6 Dark Bicolor DTF Hagewood Family N-D1 Bicolor M R&K Hammond D7 Lt Bicolor STF Hagewood Family N-D2 Bicolor F R&K Hammond D8 Lt Bicolor DTF Hagewood Family N-E1 Patterned M Kathy Waters N-E2 Patterned F Kathy Waters IBC Membership Handbook - Section 1 (Part B) Section I, Part B IBC History Copyright 2005-2010 Page 28 2002-2003 President Jeff Hiller Judging Board Chair Jim Williams; Gary Kilgore FLARE! Editor Larissa Williams; Ralph Tran Convention Richmond, VA Chairperson Judy Muller HOST Mid-Atlantic Organized Betta Breeders (MOBB) Betta Persons of the Year Ralph Tran Fellows of the Congress Jeff Hiller, Leo Buss Outstanding Service Stuart Scott, Brooke Muller, Camille Page Chapter of the Year Mid-Atlantic Organized Betta Breeders (MOBB) 2003 Gene Lucas Cong. Award of Merit Judy & Ken Muller 2003 Jo Anne Lucas Memorial Award Linda Scott Bob D'Orio Memorial Award Federico Ornes (most points in yellow classes) Champions President's Trophy Federico Ornes Novice Top 10 Champions Warren Young Memorial Awd Dan Young 1st John (Bob) Baker (2185) Grand Champion Dan Young (10,575) 2nd Sharon Rodgers (1785) Reserve Grand Champion Federico Ornes (9,610) 3rd Les Rodgers (1465) 3rd Connie Emery (4890) 4th Mike Day (650) 4th Denise Archambeault (3840) 5th Jim & Dawn Bell (580) 5th Kathy Waters (3705) 6th Victorea Ernest (410) 6th Ralph Tran (2510) 7th Rich Kulbaba (350) 7th Maryanne Lewis (1720) 8th Jon & Winston Limhengco (330) 8th Siegbert llig (1615) 9th Brooke Muller (290) 9th Ernie & Dilia Perez (1265) 10th Pete & Micki Dunn (210) 10th Wayne McLain (1220) A1 Red STM Ernie & Dilia Perez E1 Butterfly STM Dan Young A2 Red DTM Denise Archambeault E2 Multicolor STM Dan Young A3 Black STM Dan Young E3 Patterned DTM Kathy Waters A4 Black DTM Connie Emery; Dan Young; Phil Lafferty E4 Marble STM Liz Hahn A5 Red STF Joe Thompson E5 Marble DTM Denise Archambeault A6 Black STF Connie Emery E6 Patterned STF Kathy Waters A7 Red/Black DTF Connie Emery E7 Patterned DTF Federico Ornes B1 Blue STM Dan Young E8 Marble STF C. Emery; J. Sonnier B2 Steel Blue STM Dan Young E9 Marble DTF Denise Archambeault B3 Green/Turquoise STM Dan Young F1 Sm Wild Bubblenesters Federico Ornes B4 Dark ridescent DTM Dan Young F2 Lg Wild Bubblenesters Julia Mann B5 Blue STF Dan Young F3 Sm Wild Mouthbrooders Ralph Tran B6 Steel Blue STF Federico Ornes F4 Lg Wild Mouthbrooders Ralph Tran B7 Green/Turquoise STF Dan Young G1 Male Trios Connie Emery B8 Dark ridescent DTF Federico Ornes G2 Female Trios Connie Emery C1 Yellow/Clear STM Federico Ornes G3 Pairs Connie Emery C2 Pastel STM Jim Sonnier G4 Color & Form Variations Federico Ornes C3 Opaque STM Federico Ornes G5 Form & Finnage Dan Young C4 Lt Solid STM Federico Ornes H1 Plakats: Wild Color Only Federico Ornes C5 Yellow/Clear STF Liz Hahn H2 Plakats: AOC/Pattern Dan Young C6 Pastel STF Siegbert llig N-A1 Dk Solid Non-ridescent M Sharon Rogers C7 Opaque STF Federico Ornes N-A2 Dk Solid Non-ridescent F John (Bob) Baker C8 Lt Solid DTF Dan Young N-B1 Dk Solid ridescent M Sharon Rogers D1 Dark Bicolor STM Dan Young N-B2 Dk Solid ridescent F Sharon Rogers D2 Dark Bicolor DTM Dan Young N-C1 Light Solid M John (Bob) Baker D3 Lt Bicolor STM Connie Emery N-C2 Light Solid F John (Bob) Baker D4 Lt Bicolor DTM Ernie & Dilia Perez N-D1 Bicolor M J&D Bell; J.B. Baker D5 Dark Bicolor STF Dan Young N-D2 Bicolor F John (Bob) Baker D6 Dark Bicolor DTF Denise Archambeault N-E1 Patterned M John (Bob) Baker D7 Lt Bicolor STF Kathy Waters N-E2 Patterned F Les Rogers D8 Lt Bicolor DTF Federico Ornes T1-Solid Fringe Finned M Frank Siracusa T2-AOC or Pattern Fringe Finned Dan Young IBC Membership Handbook - Section 1 (Part B) Section I, Part B IBC History Copyright 2005-2010 Page 29 2003-2004 President Stuart Scott Fellow of the Congress Gilbert Limhengco Judging Board Chair Jim Sonnier Outstanding Service Jack Tobin, Judy Polunas, Stuart Scott FLARE! Editor Ralph Tran; Judy Polunas Chapter of the Year California Betta Society Convention Kansas City, KS '04 Gene Lucas Merit Award Jim Sonnier Chairperson Jeff Hiller '04 Jo Anne Lucas Memorial Award Steve Migota HOST Midwest Betta Club Bob D'Orio Memorial Award Donals Evans Betta Person of the Year Jim Sonnier Champions Siegbert llig Novice Top 10 Champions Warren Young Memorial Awd Siegbert llig 1st Walden Nida (3205) Grand Champion Siegbert llig (7495) 2nd Wendy McKenna Peters (1740) Reserve Grand Champion Connie Emery (6845) 3rd Alfredo Gonzalez (1080) Novice Grand Champion Walden Nida (3205) 4th Jared Grimes (725) 3rd Don & Jo Evans (6255) 5th Tim & Gail Nearing (710) 4th J.R. (Bob) Baker (4765) 6th Jonathan Limhengco (260) 5th Jeff Hiller (2985) 7th Rose Buchholz (240) 6th Carrie Thompson (1870) 8th Jim & Dawn Bell (235) 7th Ernie & Dilia Perez (1865) 9th Peter Galina (230) 8th Jim Williams (1725) 10th Ashley Alanis (140) 9th Marianne Lewis (1600) 10th Jim Sonnier (1545) REGULAR CLASSES A1 Red STM J.R. (Bob) Baker F1 Sm Bubblenesters Kathy Waters A2 Red DTM Jim Williams F2 Lg Bubblenesters Ralph Tran A3 Black STM Phil Lafferty F3 Sm Mouthbrooders J.R. (Bob) Baker A4 Black DTM Jeff Hiller F4 Lg Mouthbrooders A5 Red STF Jim Williams G1 Male Trios Connie Emery A6 Black STF Connie Emery G2 Female Trios Connie Emery A7 Red/Black DTF Connie Emery G3 Pairs Connie Emery B1 Blue STM Siegbert llig G4 Color & Form Variation Siegbert llig B2 Steel Blue STM Mike Daly G5 Form & Finnage Don & Jo Evans B3 Green/Turquoise STM Siegbert llig H1 Plakats: Wild Don & Jo Evans B4 Dark ridescent DTM Siegbert llig H2 Plakats: AOC Siegbert llig B5 Blue STF Connie Emery 1Photography Judy Polunas B6 Steel Blue STF Mike Daly 2 llustration Gene Lucas B7 Green/Turquoise STF Siegbert llig 3 Crafts Lina Tomlin B8 Dark ridescent DTF Siegbert llig T1 Solid Fringed Finned M Frank Siracusa C1 Yellow/Clear STM Don & Jo Evans T2 AOC Fringed Finned M Jeff Hiller C2 Pastel STM Jim Sonnier C3 Opaque STM Don & Jo Evans NOVICE CLASSES C4 Lt Solid STM Don & Jo Evans N-A1 Dk Solid Non-ridescent M Walden Nida C5 Yellow/Clear STF Jim Williams N-A2 Dk Solid Non-ridescent F Walden Nida C6 Pastel STF Siegbert llig N-B1 Dk Solid ridescent M Alfredo Gonzalez C7 Opaque STF Don & Jo Evans N-B2 Dk Solid ridescent F Alfredo Gonzalez C8 Lt Solid DTF Don & Jo Evans N-C1 Light Solid M Walden Nida D1 Dark Bicolor STM J.R. (Bob) Baker N-C2 Light Solid F Walden Nida D2 Dark Bicolor DTM Carrie Thompson N-D1 Bicolor M Wendy McKenna Peters D3 Lt Bicolor STM J.R. (Bob) Baker N-D2 Bicolor F Wendy McKenna Peters D4 Lt Bicolor DTM Connie Emery N-E1 Patterned M Alfredo Gonzalez D5 Dark Bicolor STF J.R. (Bob) Baker N-E2 Patterned F Wendy McKenna Peters D6 Dark Bicolor DTF Carrie Thompson D7 Lt Bicolor STF Connie Emery COMMERCIAL CLASSES D8 Lt Bicolor DTF Dave Polunas COM-1 Singletail M Straits Aquarium E1 Butterfly STM Siegbert llig COM-2 Doubletail M Straits Aquarium E2 Multicolor STM Siegbert llig COM-3 Crowntail M Straits Aquarium E3 Patterned DTM Siegbert llig COM-4 Plakat M Straits Aquarium E4 Marble STM Terence Tanaka COM-5 Singletail F Ammara 555 E5 Marble DTM J.R. (Bob) Baker COM-6 Doubletail F Ammara555 E6 Patterned STF J.R. (Bob) Baker E7 Patterned DTF Siegbert llig E8 Marble STF Conn