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 Post subject: Re: Shohin Category Entries
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:22 pm 
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Olivo de Cerca (Ligustrum vulgare)
Height: 9 in, 24 cm
Pot: Chinese
Categories: Shohin

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Andrew (Andy) Buettner - Costa Rica

Judge Warren Hill scored 7.5
Judge Guy Guidry scored 10
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 4
Total score 21.5
Average score 7.17

Judge Comments:

"Powerful base and natural looking trunk line support and balance a perfectly proportioned canopy. Excellent!" - Guy Guidry

"This tree is on the wrong side of the pot. Moss would be better than the tufts of greenery in the soil." - Andy Rutledge


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 Post subject: Re: Shohin Category Entries
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:25 pm 
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Olivo de Cerca (Ligustrum vulgare)
Height: 8 in, 20 cm
Pot: Chinese
Categories: Shohin

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Andrew (Andy) Buettner - Costa Rica

Judge Warren Hill scored 6
Judge Guy Guidry scored 9
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 3
Total score 18
Average score 6

Judge Comments:

"Patience and good pruning has made way for another great specimen." - Guy Guidry

"Poorly placed in the pot. Plants are distracting an unnecessary." - Andy Rutledge


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 Post subject: Re: Shohin Category Entries
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:27 pm 
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Olivo de Cerca (Ligustrum vulgare)
Height: 9 in, 23 cm
Pot: Japanese
Categories: Shohin

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Andrew (Andy) Buettner - Costa Rica

Judge Warren Hill scored 8
Judge Guy Guidry scored 7
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 4
Total score 19
Average score 6.33

Judge Comments:

"Tree looks very natural. Great choice of pot creates natural beauty." - Guy Guidry

"The tree could be better positioned not so close to the left of the pot. The pot is inappropriately placed on the stand." - Andy Rutledge


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 Post subject: Re: Shohin Category Entries
PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:15 am 
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White spruce var. Alberta Globe (Picea glauca var. Alberta Globe)
Height: 9 in, 22 cm
Pot: Ondřej Plšek (CZ)
Categories: Shohin

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Lukáš Sirotný - Czech Republic

Judge Warren Hill scored 2
Judge Guy Guidry scored 6
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 3
Total score 11
Average score 3.67

Judge Comments:

"As branches mature and thicken tree will become even more beautiful." - Guy Guidry


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 Post subject: Re: Shohin Category Entries
PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:18 am 
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Mugo Pine (Pinus mugo)
Height: 6 in, 14 cm
Pot: Pavel Dorda (CZ)
Categories: Shohin

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Lukáš Sirotný - Czech Republic

Judge Warren Hill scored 5
Judge Guy Guidry scored 6
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 3
Total score 14
Average score 4.67

Judge Comments:

"A little more development and definition of the apex area will bring this tree to the next level." - Guy Guidry

"The lower extremity of the trunk should be removed and the tree placed in a bonsai pot." - Andy Rutledge


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 Post subject: Re: Shohin Category Entries
PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:11 pm 
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Japanese Boxwood (Buxus japonica)
Height: 6 in, 15 cm
Pot: USA
Categories: Shohin

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Mike Page - USA

Judge Warren Hill scored 1
Judge Guy Guidry scored 5
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 1
Total score 7
Average score 2.33

Judge Comments:

"The unique choice of pot and strange trunk formation make me see elephant in swimming pool" - Guy Guidry


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 Post subject: Re: Shohin Category Entries
PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:48 pm 
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Zelkova (Zelkova Serrata)
Height: 4.5 in, 13 cm
Pot: Japanese
Categories: Shohin

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David Martin - England

Judge Warren Hill scored 2
Judge Guy Guidry scored 5
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 3
Total score 10
Average score 3.33

Judge Comments:

"Better balance would be achieved if tree were placed on other side of pot." - Guy Guidry

"Tree pot is waaay too large. Companion pot is too chunky." - Andy Rutledge


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 Post subject: Re: Shohin Category Entries
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:33 pm 
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Fukien Tea (Carmona microphylla)
Height: 5 in, 12 cm
Pot: Chinese
Categories: Shohin

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Orçun Okul - İzmir/Turkei (Turkey)

Judge Warren Hill scored 2
Judge Guy Guidry scored 6
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 2
Total score 10
Average score 3.33

Judge Comments:

"Elegant little tree looks very natural." - Guy Guidry


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 Post subject: Re: Shohin Category Entries
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:21 pm 
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Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster horizontalis)
Height: 2 in, 6 cm
Pot: Akira Matsumoto
Categories: Shohin

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Daan Giphart - The Netherlands

Judge Warren Hill scored 9
Judge Guy Guidry scored 5
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 4
Total score 18
Average score 6

Judge Comments:

"That’s lot to happen in two inches" - Guy Guidry


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 Post subject: Re: Shohin Category Entries
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:23 pm 
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Azalea (Rhododendron indica species)
Height: 3 in, 7 cm
Pot: Jyuuen
Categories: Shohin

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Daan Giphart - The Netherlands

Judge Warren Hill scored 8
Judge Guy Guidry scored 7
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 2
Total score 17
Average score 5.67

Judge Comments:

"A little negative-space between branches would help complement the trunk line." - Guy Guidry

"Very poorly displayed." - Andy Rutledge


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 Post subject: Re: Shohin Category Entries
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:25 pm 
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Zelkova serrata (Zelkova serrata)
Height: 4 in, 10 cm
Pot: Klika
Categories: Shohin

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Daan Giphart - The Netherlands

Judge Warren Hill scored 5
Judge Guy Guidry scored 6
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 2
Total score 13
Average score 4.33

Judge Comments:

"Difficult material to use as shohin. Nice!" - Guy Guidry


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 Post subject: Re: Shohin Category Entries
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:28 pm 
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Pyracantha angustifolia (Pyracantha angustifolia)
Height: 5 in, 12 cm
Pot: Klika
Categories: Shohin

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Daan Giphart - The Netherlands

Judge Warren Hill scored 9
Judge Guy Guidry scored 6
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 2
Total score 17
Average score 5.67

Judge Comments:

"Lots of vigor adorns the branches of this happy little tree." - Guy Guidry


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 Post subject: Re: Shohin Category Entries
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:30 pm 
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Trident Maple (Acer buergerianum)
Height: 5 in, 12 cm
Pot: Rene Lecocq (Belgium)
Categories: Shohin

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Daan Giphart - The Netherlands

Judge Warren Hill scored 8
Judge Guy Guidry scored 7
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 5
Total score 20
Average score 6.67

Judge Comments:

"Beautiful fall color harmonizes well with the pot. Very nice." - Guy Guidry

"A striking and evocative image destroyed by poor placement on the stand (and inappropriate stand)" - Andy Rutledge


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 Post subject: Re: Shohin Category Entries
PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:48 pm 
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Cotoneaster horizontalis (Cotoneaster horizontalis)
Height: 9 in, 24 cm
Pot: John Pitt
Categories: Shohin

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Ed van der Reek - The Netherlands

Judge Warren Hill scored 7
Judge Guy Guidry scored 6
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 2
Total score 15
Average score 5

Judge Comments:

"Neat pot for wicked old tree." - Guy Guidry


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 Post subject: Re: Shohin Category Entries
PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:18 am 
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Japanese Elm (Zelkova serrata)
Height: 7 in, 19 cm
Pot: Japanese
Categories: Shohin

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Hans Vleugels - Belgium

Judge Warren Hill scored 5
Judge Guy Guidry scored 8
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 3
Total score 16
Average score 5.33

Judge Comments:

"Powerful trunk supports an equally powerful canopy. Tree would view better in it’s winter silhouette" - Guy Guidry


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