Combined 41st American Dahlia Society National Exhibition,
2007 Midwest Dahlia Conference, &
76th Annual Central States Dahlia Society
Show Report



Show Date: September 8 & 9, 2007
Show Location: Pheasant Run Resort and Spa, St. Charles, Illinois

SHOW COURT OF HONOR:

AWARD WINNING BLOOM / POINTS WINNER
Largest Bloom in Show Walter Hardisty Richard Westfall
BEST OF SHOW Zorro Richard Westfall
Most Perfect “AA” in Show Zorro Richard Westfall
Most Perfect “A” in Show Vassio Meggos Mark Fitzgerald
Most Perfect “B” in Show Light Accord Ken Redd
Most Perfect “BB” in Show Embrace Harriet Chandler & Jim Chuey
Most Perfect “AA” or ”A” ID Dark Red in Show Zorro Richard Westfall
Best 2007 United States Introduction Irish Speckles Robert Ervin
ADDITIONAL SPECIAL AWARDS FOR 2007
The Eugene Boeke Award for Qualifying Boeke Originations Reaching the Court of Honor Bo-De-O Steve Nowotarski
The Eddie Soppi Memorial Award for the Best Zorro in Show Zorro Richard Westfall
The J. T. Dahlias Award for the Best Penhill Watermelon in Show Penhill Watermelon Jerry & Ruth Ann Wittrig
The Best Vassio Meggos in Show Vassio Meggos Mark Fitzgerald
The David and Leone Smith Award for the Best Single Bloom of a “Chimacum” or “Valley” Introduction Chimacum Troy Harriet Chandler & Jim Chuey
The Midwest Trophy for the Best Three Bloom Entry of a Midwest Introduction Country Belle Don Warden
SECTION A
Blooms Receiving Fuchsia Rosettes
Largest Bloom Danum Meteor Christopher Wittrig
Most Perfect “AA” Danum Meteor Christopher Wittrig
Most Perfect “A” Spartacus Randall Burfeind
Most Perfect “B” Woodland’s Wildthing Christopher Wittrig
Most Perfect “BB” Embrace Chris Wittrig
Sweepstakes 51 pts. Christopher Wittrig
Runner-up 22 pts. Tony Ingram
Blooms Receiving Blue Rosettes
Best AA ID Penhill Dark Monarch Christopher Wittrig
Best AA SC Danum Meteor Christopher Wittrig
Best A ID Spartacus Randall Burfeind
Best A SC Mingus Phillip II Christopher Wittrig
Best A C Camano Messenger Linda Vuletich
Best B FD Bargaly Blush Christopher Wittrig
Best B SC Woodland’s Wildthing Christopher Wittrig
Best B C Madame De Rosa Alice Lang
Best BB ID Goldilocks Tony Ingram
Best BB SC Embrace Christopher Wittrig
Best BB C Jessica Tony Ingram
SECTION B
Blooms Receiving Fuchsia Rosettes
Largest Bloom Penhill Watermelon Cammi Waggoner
Most Perfect “AA” Inland Dynasty James C. Moore
Most Perfect “A” Kenora Wildfire Charles Craig
Most Perfect “B” Magic Moment Cammi Waggoner
Most Perfect “BB” Embrace Cammi Waggoner
Sweepstakes 84 pts. Cammi Waggoner
Runner-up 43 pts. Jon & Cindy Soule
Blooms Receiving Blue Rosettes
Best AA ID Penhill Dark Monarch Cammi Waggoner
Best AA SC Inland Dynasty James C. Moore
Best A FD Iola Charles Craig
Best A ID Spartacus Jon & Cindy Soule
Best A SC Kenora Wildfire Charles Craig
Best A C Camano Messenger Stanley Vuletich
Best B FD Sylvia Craig Hunter Cammi Waggoner
Best B ID Bert Pitt Karen Hauwiller
Best B SC Magic Moment Cammi Waggoner
Best B C Kenora Majestic Cammi Waggoner
Best B Lac Mingus Bobby Robert Sewell
Best BB FD Brooks Jupiter Cammi Waggoner
Best BB ID Goldilocks Cammi Waggoner
Best BB SC Embrace Cammi Waggoner
Best BB C Taratahi Lilac Cammi Waggoner
SECTION C
Blooms Receiving Fuchsia Rosettes
Largest Bloom Inland Dynasty Randy Siem
Most Perfect “AA” Inland Dynasty Randy Siem
Most Perfect “A” Camano Sitka Rick Peters
Most Perfect “B” Edna C Keith Berven
Most Perfect “BB” Hamilton Lillian Vincent Graziano
Sweepstakes 94 pts. Randy Siem
Runner-up 78 pts. Rick Peters
Blooms Receiving Blue Rosettes
Best AA ID Zorro Randy Siem
Best AA SC Inland Dynasty Randy Siem
Best AA C Clara Huston Randy Siem
Best A FD Kidd’s Climax Randy Siem
Best A ID Spartacus Rick Peters
Best A SC Mingus Wesley Rick Peters
Best A C Camano Sitka Rick Peters
Best A Lac Aitara Bronwyn Randy Siem
Best B FD Edna C Keith Berven
Best B ID Hamari Sunshine Randy Siem
Best B SC Hamari Accord Randy Siem
Best B C Minerva Sunrise Rick Peters
Best B Lac Jennie Keith Berven
Best BB FD Hamilton Lillian Vincent Graziano
Best BB ID Goldilocks Randy Siem
Best BB SC Embrace Keith Berven
Best BB C Taratahi Lilac Vincent Graziano
Best BB Lac Barbara Z Keith Berven
SECTION D
Blooms Receiving Fuchsia Rosettes
Largest Bloom Penhill Dark Monarch Don Warden
Most Perfect “AA” Inland Dynasty Steve Nowotarski
Most Perfect “A” Penhill Iris Jefferies Don Warden
Most Perfect “B” Wendy Miner Ron Miner
Most Perfect “BB” Jomanda Don Warden
Sweepstakes 72 pts. Steve Kuiper
Runner-up 40 pts. Don Warden
Blooms Receiving Blue Rosettes
Best AA ID Penhill Dark Monarch Don Warden
Best AA SC Inland Dynasty Steve Nowotarski
Best AA Lac Barbara Hardisty Kantor Don Warden
Best A ID Penhill Iris Jefferies Don Warden
Best A SC Aitara Majesty Steve Kuiper
Best A C Luther Don Warden
Best B FD Gloriosa Steve Kuiper
Best B ID April Dawn Don Warden
Best B SC Wendy Miner Ron Miner
Best B C Windhaven Highlight Brent Grant
Best BB FD Jomanda Don Warden
Best BB ID Bo-De-O Steve Nowotarski
Best BB SC Aitara Success Steve Nowotarski
Best BB C Camkui Sea Mist Steve Kuiper
Best BB Lac Vista Lindsey Dan Warden
SECTION E
Blooms Receiving Fuchsia Rosettes
Largest Bloom Walter Hardisty Richard Westfall
Most Perfect “AA” Zorro Richard Westfall
Most Perfect “A” Vassio Meggos Mark Fitzgerald
Most Perfect “B” Light Accord Ken Redd
Most Perfect “BB” Embrace Harriet Chandler & Jim Chuey
Sweepstakes 82 pts. Buddy & Kelly Dean
Runner-up 54 pts. Robert Ervin
Blooms Receiving Blue Rosettes
Best AA FD Bonaventure Buddy & Kelly Dean
Best AA ID Zorro Richard Westfall
Best AA SC Danum Meteor Richard Westfall
Best AA C Clara Huston Robert Ervin
Best A FD Kidd’s Climax Mark Fitzgerald
Best A ID Vassio Meggos Mark Fitzgerald
Best A SC Verda Mark Fitzgerald
Best A C Camano Sitka Mark Fitzgerald
Best A Lac Show ‘N’ Tell Robert Ervin
Best B FD Trengrove Millennium Harriet Chandler & Jim Chuey
Best B ID Hamari Sunshine Ken Redd
Best B SC Light Accord Ken Redd
Best B C Seedling 07-272 Buddy & Kelly Deanv
Best B Lac Nenekazi Buddy & Kelly Dean
Best BB FD Hamilton Lillian Mark Fitzgerald
Best BB ID Allie White Buddy & Kelly Dean
Best BB SC Embrace Harriet Chandler & Jim Chuey
Best BB C Seedling 7-01 Jerry & Ruth Ann Wittrig
Best BB Lac My Beverly Buddy & Kelly Dean
SECTION G
Blooms Receiving Fuchsia Rosettes
Best 3 Miniature Entry Sugartown Sunrise James & Vilma Thomas
Blooms Receiving Blue Rosettes
Most Perfect 3 Miniature FD Section G1 Sugartown Sunrise James & Vilma Thomas
Most Perfect 3 Miniature ID Section G2 Brookside J. Cooley Harriet Chandler & Jim Chuey
Most Perfect 3 Miniature SC Section G3 Badger Twinkle Harriet Chandler & Jim Chuey
Most Perfect 3 Miniature C Section G4 Glenbank Twinkle Steve Kuiper
SECTION H
Blooms Receiving Blue Rosettes
Most Perfect 3 Ball Section H1 Mary’s Jomanda Randy Siem
Most Perfect 3 Miniature Ball Section H2 Valley Rust Bucket Jerry & Ruth Ann Wittrig
Most Perfect 3 Pom H3 Moorplace Buddy & Kelly Dean
Most Perfect 3 Stellar Type Section H4 Hilltop Stella Buddy & Kelly Dean
Most Perfect 3 Waterlily Section H5 Canoz Anne Buddy & Kelly Dean
Most Perfect 3 Peony Type Section H6 Elvira Robert Ervin
Most Perfect 3 Collarette Section H8 Alpen Diamond Buddy & Kelly Dean
Most Perfect 3 Single Section H9 05 Alba Purity Steve Nowotarski
Most Perfect 3 Mignon Single Section H10 Rival Jon & Cindy Soule
Most Perfect 3 Orchid Type Section H11 Honka Jerry & Ruth Ann Wittrig
Most Perfect 3 Novelty Open Center H12 Lorna Dawn Steve Nowotarski
Most Perfect 3 Novelty Fully Double H13 Valley Porcupine Randy Siem
SECTIONS G & H
Sweepstakes 57 pts. Steve Nowotarski
Sweepstakes Runner-up 51 pts. Jerry & Ruth Ann Wittrig
SECTION I
Blooms Receiving Fuchsia Rosettes
Most Perfect 3 “AA” Camano Titan Ron Duxbury
Most Perfect 3 “A” Spartacus Keith Berven
Most Perfect 3 “B” Hamari Accord Rick Peters
Most Perfect 3 “BB” Taratahi Lilac Vincent Graziano
SECTION P
American Dahlia Society Seedling Bench Evaluation “Achievement Award” Hilltop Stella
Stellar Bi-Color Red/White
Buddy Dean
Other Seedlings Scoring In This Show
BB FD White J S Addie Jerry Schoenauer
B SC Y Campos Kelly D Bob Keesling
SECTION Q IMAGE COMPETITION
Images Receiving Blue Rosettes And Medals
Class Q1 - Single Images Pam Howden Claudia Biggs
Class Q2 - Multiple Images Weston Spanish Dancer Claudia Biggs
Class Q3 Close-up Views Honka Lois Ann Helgeson
Class Q4 Black & White Images B or BB Blooms Rangamma Jasti
Class Q5 Dahlias in the Garden Decorative Type Blooms Jeanne Murphy
Class Q6 Dahlias in the Show Multi Varieties Colleen Simons
Class Q7 Digital Creations “Christmas Star” Claudia Biggs
Best Image Of Show & Winner Of Special Fuchsia Rosette
  Dahlias in the Garden Jeanne Murphy
SECTION R
2007 Artistic Design Theme “Chicago My Kind of Town”
Class 1, 1st Place “The Windy City” Karen Hauwiller
Class 2, 1st Place “Buckingham Fountain” Laurie Stone
Class 3, 1st Place “Chicago Skyline” Joanne Motta
Class 4, 1st Place “Ups and Downs” Lois Ann Helgeson
Best of Show “Chicago Skyline” Joanne Motta
Peoples Choice “Chicago Skyline” Joanne Motta
SECTION S (JUNIOR COMPETITION)
Sweepstakes 24 pts. Jamie Schoenauer
Most Perfect “A” or “AA” Clyde’s Choice Jamie Schoenauer
Most Perfect “B” Edna C Jamie Schoenauer
Most Perfect 3 Entry Rejman’s Midnight Pom Jamie Schoenauer
SECTION V
Blooms Receiving Blue Rosettes
V4 5 “A” or “AA” FD, ID Zorro Mac & Norma Boyer
V5 5 “A” or “AA” SD, C, Lac Danum Meteor Jerry & Ruth Ann Wittrig
V10 5 “B” SC, C, Lac Campos Hush Buddy & Kelly Dean
V11 20 “BB” FD, ID, SC, C, Lac Embrace Jerry & Ruth Ann Wittrig
V13 10 “BB” SC, C, Lac Jessica Randy Siem
V14 5 “BB” FD, ID Hamilton Lillian Mark Fitzgerald
V15 5 “BB” SC-C-Lac Taratahi Lilac Steve Kuiper
V16 12 Miniature FD, ID Rycroft Jan Jerry & Ruth Ann Wittrig
V17 12 Miniature SC, C, Lac Weston Pirate Robert Ervin
V18 12 Ball, Miniature Ball, Pom Cornell Ron Duxbury
V20 12 of Any Other Type Akita No Hikari George Rebersky
Sweepstakes 14 pts. Jerry & Ruth Ann Wittrig
Runner-up 8 pts. Steve Kuiper
Best 5 Entry Campos Hush Buddy & Kelly Dean
Best 10 Entry Jessica Randy Siem
Best 12 Entry Cornel Ron Duxbury
Best 20 Entry Embrace Jerry & Ruth Ann Wittrig
SECTION W (NOVICE GROWERS)
Blooms Receiving Fuchsia Rosettes
Largest Bloom Lula Pattie Matt Horkovy
Most Perfect “AA” Danum Meteor Matt Horkovy
Most Perfect “A” Aitara Majesty Matt Horkovy
Most Perfect “B” Gloriosa Matt Horkovy
Most Perfect “BB” Aitara Diadem Scott Mizevitz
Most Perfect 3 Entry Alpen Marjorie Matt Horkovy
Sweepstakes 108 pts. Matt Horkovy
Runner-up 26 pts. Scott Mizevitz
Blooms Receiving Blue Rosettes
Best AA FD Bonaventure Matt Horkovy
Best AA ID Zorro Matt Horkovy
Best AA SC Danum Meteor Matt Horkovy
Best A FD Lavender Perfection Priscillo Marcelo
Best A ID Gitts Perfection Matt Horkovy
Best A SC Aitara Majesty Matt Horkovy
Best B FD Gloriosa Matt Horkovy
Best B SC Don Brown Scott Mizevitz
Best B C Juanita Matt Horkovy
Best B Lac Papa’s Benji Matt Horkovy
Best BB FD Aitara Diadem Scott Mizevitz
Best BB SC Lemon Elegance Matt Horkovy
Best BB C Frigoulet Matt Horkovy
SECTION X (SINGLE BLOOM ENTRIES)
Blooms Receiving Blue Rosettes
Most Perfect Miniature Rycroft Jan Jerry & Ruth Ann Wittrig
Most Perfect Ball Snoho Doris Buddy & Kelly Dean
Most Perfect Miniature Ball Chimacum Troy Harriet Chandler & Jim Chuey
Most Perfect Pom Moorplace Buddy & Kelly Dean
Most Perfect Stellar Alloway Candy Steve Nowotarski
Most Perfect Waterlily Pam Howden Buddy & Kelly Dean
Most Perfect Peony Type Elvira Robert Ervin
Most Perfect Anemone Type Alpen Fury Buddy & Kelly Dean
Most Perfect Collarette David Lam Buddy & Kelly Dean
Most Perfect Single Bashful Jon & Cindy Soule
Most Perfect Mignon Single Daisy David Gurk
Most Perfect Orchid Type Lupin Shiela Richard Westfall
Most Perfect Novelty Open Center Lorna Dawn Steve Nowotarski
Most Perfect Novelty Fully Double Valley Porcupine Robert Ervin
Sweepstakes 64 pts. Buddy & Kelly Dean
Runner-up 49 pts. Robert Ervin

We thank everyone who contributed so much to make the Combined 41st American Dahlia Society Exhibition, the 2007 Midwest Conference Show and 76th Annual Central States Dahlia Show a success.  Thank you for giving us the opportunity to be your host.
     Sincerely,
     The Central States Dahlia Society Show Committee


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