The 2018 AKC National King Show is now in the books! It was held at the luxorious Sheraton Convention Center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Jan. 24-26, 2019, with temperatures averaging 50-60 degrees. Scott Groff of Conestoga, Penn. had the honors of judging his first national and he did an excellent job finding the best birds and comparing them carefully!
The champion owner for the second straight year is Jim Torrao of San Pablo, Calif.! The King was an excellent young white cock (only 4 1/2 months old)! Jim actually partnered with Ron Zych and entered the King under Ron's name, who is well-known supporter of Show Kings out of Nebraska. Congratulations Jim on your second national win!
The total number of Kings entered at the Myrtle Beach National was 238. The 2019 AKC National King Show will be held in Amarillo, Texas in conjunction with the NPA Grand National in January, 2020. The venue has changed recently by the NPA (read more on the Show Schedule page). The judge will be Kim Miller of Boiling Springs, Penn.
The 2019 Membership and Order Form Now Available
It is time to consider sending in your 2019 membership dues, ordering the 2019 advertisement and 2019 bands.
The new 2019 form for all of these available on one, single form found on the Join/Order AKC page.
2018 Champion - #520 Young White Cock exhibited under Ron Zych
Judge Scott Groff congratulates Jim Torrao (right), champion winner
AKC National Show Exhibitors and Other Myrtle Beach Photos
AKC King Exhibitors, Myrtle Beach National, Jan. 25, 2019
Res. Champion #201 White Yearling Hen - Owned by Larry Foos
TOP FOUR KINGS - 2019 MYRTLE BEACH NATIONAL
CHAMPION #520 White Young Cock exhibited by Ron Zych and Jim Torrao, San Pablo, Calif.
RESERVE CHAMPION #201 White Yearling Hen owned by Larry Foos, Spring Valley, Calif.
2nd RESERVE CHAMPION #317 AOC Young Hen owned by Larry Foos, Spring Valley, Calif.
3rd RESERVE CHAMPION #393 White Yearling Cock exhibited by Ron Zych and Jim Torrao, San Pablo, Calif.
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Annual District Shows and National Show
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Judge Scott Groff judging a large white class at Myrtle Beach, SC Jan. 24-26, 2019
2015 NATIONAL CHAMPION BRED AND EXHIBITED BY LARRY FOOS SPRING VALLEY, CALIFORNIA SPRINGFIELD, MASS. GRAND NATIONAL JANUARY 2016
2016 NATIONAL CHAMPION BRED AND EXHIBITED BY LARRY FOOS SPRING VALLEY, CALIF.
VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON GRAND NATIONAL JANUARY 2017
2017 NATIONAL CHAMPION BRED AND EXHIBITED BY JIM TORRAO SAN PABLO, CALIF.
AMARILLO, TEXAS GRAND NATIONAL JANUARY 2018
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