Judging Standards Committee

   The AKA Judging Standards Committee was formed by Charlie Nunziata in 1982. The purpose of this committee is to standardize the judging procedure for the AKA Convention and local killifish shows. Before that time, the host club set the classes and rules for each Convention. Now a committee exists to set the rules and classes, and to run the judging process. The committee is appointed by the committee chairperson. This standardization was set up to ensure fair and unbiased judging of show entries. A 100 point system for pairs was created to point each pair of killifish entered by color, body shape, size, fins, compatibility, health and breeding potential. Two judges judge the fish based on this system. Only judges certified by the Chairperson or a member of the committee are allowed to judge.

   In evaluating judging candidates, a computer spreadsheet is used to evaluate each candidate’s fish score against the certified judges’ score. This keeps the certification process totally unbiased. Anyone interested in obtaining information about the Judging Certification program or any other aspect of the committee should contact the current Chairperson, Art Leuterman. The physical address and phone number for Art are listed in the AKA roster for our member’s.

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Current Judging Committee  

Art Leuterman Chairman
Fritz Bazely Assistant Chairman
  Committee Members
Jim Gasior Brian Watters
Max Leutermann Charlie Nunziata
Tony Terceira
Photography Subcommittee
Tony Terceira