AZ Betta Hobbyists at S.A.K.E. 2019

//AZ Betta Hobbyists at S.A.K.E. 2019

Welcome to the IBC’s official calendar. Here you will find information on our current events such as shows, seminars and other important dates. This is a constantly updated page so be sure to check back frequently to see what’s going on in your area.

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Use the below form to request your slots. Participation is limited to 125 fish at this time.

You are a resident of District 1 if you are from the following states:

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.


  • “LED Aquarium Lighting, Past, Present, and Future” by Bob Goemans, “Mr. Saltwater”
  • “Building Biotopes & Breeding Killifish in Planted Tanks” by John Willmon
  • “Planted Tank Base Essentials” by David Villapudua
  • topic to be determined by Dr. Ron Harlan

9:00 a.m.     Set up begins (log in and sort mailed in fish shipments; set up Silent Auction and raffle tables; etc.)
9:30             Doors open for attendees
11:30            Betta Show opens in the Rose Room (behind the cafeteria)
11:30            Silent Auction begins in the Rose Room – the Silent Auction closes at 3:00 and items will be distributed starting at 5:00 (if you can’t stay until then, please do NOT bid on items in the Silent Auction)
11:45-12:15  First program: David Villapudua
12:15-12:45  1st Raffle Drawing session
12:45-1:15    Second program: Bettas
1:15-1:45     Break
1:45-2:15     Third Program: Bob Goemans
2:15-2:45     Regular Auction – first session (you can pay for your items during either the next break, when the Silent Auction items are distributed, or after the evening auction)
2:45-3:00     Break
3:00             Silent Auction ends and Betta Show closes
3:00-3:45     Fourth program: John Willmon
3:45             2nd (final) Raffle Drawing session
4:00-5:00     Fifth program: Dr. Ron Harlan
5:00             Silent Auction distribution begins
5:00             Dinner break starts
5:45-6:45     Fifth program: to be determined
6:45             Break
7:00             Regular Auction – second session – until completed

FYI: New Breeder classes will be shown in combination with the Self-Bred classes.  On your entry form you all be able to tell us where to allocate your points (NB or Regular).  If we get enough entries in a single class, we will split NB and Self-Bred.