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RULES OF THE SHOW

1.            This show is governed by the rules and regulations of the American Rose Society for the exhibition of garden roses as they appear in the Guidelines and Rules for Judging Roses (Revised 2012).  Entries in violation of ARS or Show Rules will be disqualified.  In case of any conflict between this schedule and the Guidelines, this schedule will govern.

2.            All exhibitors must be registered for the Convention.  Exhibitors need not be members of the American Rose Society or a local rose society except where specified in a Class or Section description.

3.            The horticulture prep area will open at 10:00 PM on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015.  Horticulture entries may be placed in the Show Room from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015.  Entries will close at 9:00 AM on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015.  All entries except entries in challenge classes will be placed by the placement committee.  Entries in challenge classes (Sections A, B, and F) will be placed by the exhibitor.  With the exception of challenge classes and classes specifically requiring multiple varieties, all roses will be placed alphabetically. 

4.            Judging will begin at 9:30 AM.  Only members of the Show Committee and judges and clerks assigned to the Show will be permitted in the show area during judging.  The decision of the judges is final.

5.            Entries must be entered using the approved ARS exhibition names as listed in the following:  Modern Roses12, Official List of Approved Exhibition Names, Handbook for Selecting Roses, recent registration on the ARS website, and the online Modern Roses database.  The online Modern Roses database is the most up-to-date reference and will take precedence over the other references.  If a variety is not listed in any of the above official ARS sources, the Combined Rose List may be used as a reference. 

6.            Entry tags, properly completed with the exhibitor’s name, the class number, and the cultivar name or names, must accompany each entry.  Exhibitors should place their convention registration number on the tag as their exhibitor number.  If two convention registrants are exhibiting as a team, only one number should be used.  Each specimen must have its own entry tag except in classes where a collection is shown in one container.  In that case all varieties must be listed on one tag using the back of the tag if necessary.  Only the top section of the entry tag needs to be competed. 

7.            The following wedging materials are permitted: rose leaves, plastic films (Saran® wrap, etc.), paper towels, and firm, nonabsorbent plastic foam (e.g. Sahara® and Styrofoam®).  No other wedging materials including soft, water absorbing foam products (e.g., Oasis®) are permitted.  Wedging material should not extend above the lip of the container such that it distracts from the exhibit.

8.            All entries must have been grown by the exhibitor in his or her own private outdoor garden.  Except for Class E-4 (Judges’ Classes) and Classes A-6 and E-2 (Seedlings), only one person or team from any one garden may enter a class.  Exhibitors are limited to one entry per class in Sections A, B, and F.  Each variety will be judged as a separate class.  Unless indicated otherwise, in Sections C, D, and E, each exhibitor may make as many entries as desired, provided each entry is a different variety.

9.            One-bloom-per stem and open blooms of hybrid teas, grandifloras, floribundas, miniatures, and minifloras must be exhibited without side buds.  Side buds are permitted in all other specimens.  Only shrubs (classic and modern) and all Old Garden Roses (Dowager, Victorian, and species) may be exhibited stem-on-stem. 

10.            The following definitions apply to this schedule.  Exhibition stage is the stage at which a bloom is at the most perfect phase of possible beauty.  The exhibition stage of a bloom depends on the number of petals that it has.  For many-petaled blooms the exhibition stage bloom shows classic hybrid tea form: a bloom that is gracefully shaped with the petals symmetrically arranged in an attractive circular outline tending to a high center.  For single and semi-double blooms the exhibition stage bloom is fully open yet still fresh with bright fresh stamens.  A spray is a group of florets containing two or more blooms on one main or lateral stem.  A large rose is a bloom of any class of rose except miniature and miniflora.  A single bloom is a bloom of any rose having 4 to 8 petals and/or a bloom of a rose classed as a single by the American Rose Society.


Section A — ARS NATIONAL CHALLENGE CLASSES

Classes A-1 to A-10 are open only to ARS members registered for the convention.  In this section, exhibitors are limited to one entry per exhibitor per class.

A-1.            J. HORACE McFARLAND MEMORIAL NATIONAL TROPHY: An entry of seven (7) hybrid tea specimens, each of a different variety, correctly named and exhibited in separate containers. [Width allowed 36 inches]

A-2.            EARL OF WARWICK URN: An entry of six (6) specimens, all different varieties that have been All-America Rose Selections from 1941 through the current year’s introductions, correctly named and exhibited in separate containers. NOTE: Keeper trophy provided by AARS after convention. [Width allowed 36 inches]

A-3.            NATIONAL PACIFIC ROSE SOCIETY PERPETUAL CHALLENGE TROPHY: An entry of three (3) hybrid tea specimen blooms, each of a different variety, correctly named and exhibited in separate containers. (NOTE: This trophy is awarded to the best entry grown by the out of-town exhibitor, and coming from a distance of at least 200 miles from the location of the National Rose Show.) [Width allowed 18 inches]

A-4.            FRED EDMUNDS, SR. MEMORIAL ARS YOUTH AWARD: An entry of three (3) roses, each of a different variety from the classes of hybrid teas, floribundas, miniatures, and grandifloras.  Roses must be grown and exhibited by a young person between 10 and 18 years of age. NOTE: Keeper trophy provided by Portland Rose Society after convention. [Width allowed 30 inches]

A-5.            DR. T. ALLEN KIRK MEMORIAL TROPHY: An entry of three (3) hybrid tea specimens of one (1) variety showing the three stages of development; one bud with petals beginning to unfurl, one at exhibition stage, and one fully open with stamens visible, correctly named and exhibited in separate containers. [Width allowed 18 inches]

A-6.            ROSE HYBRIDIZERS ASSOCIATION TROPHY: An entry of one (1) seedling (not a sport) bred by an amateur, to be judged according to the standards for seedlings and sports as outlined in the Guidelines and Rules for Judging Roses. [Width allowed 18 inches]

A-7.            PRESIDENT’S TROPHY: Three (3) stems of any classification, one bloom or spray. One or more varieties, displayed in separate containers.  Open to members who grow no more than 50 rose plants. [Width allowed 30 inches]

A-8            ROBERT E. AND MILDRED C. LAWTON MINIATURE NATIONALTROPHY: An entry of twelve (12) miniature roses, one-bloom-per-stem at exhibition stage, no more than two (2) of any one cultivar, floral foam support allowed, exhibited in one container supplied by the exhibitor. [Width allowed 18 inches]

A-9.            RALPH S. MOORE NATIONAL AWARD: Entries are to be nine (9) miniature roses, each of a different variety, exhibited in separate containers.  All being at exhibition stage. [Width allowed 30 inches]

A-10.            J. BENJAMIN WILLIAMS MINIFLORA ROSE CHALLENGE TROPHY: An entry of ten (10) miniflora roses, either one each of ten (10) different varieties or two (2) each of five (5) different varieties, one-bloom-per-stem, each exhibited in separate containers, all blooms at exhibition stage and each bloom having a separate entry tag. [Width allowed 36 inches]

A-11.            GARDEN WEB ROSE FORUM BEST IN SHOW TROPHY: Best horticultural entry on the trophy table.  Selected from the entries for one stem of any classification only.  To be judged by a panel of five (5) judges selected by the ARS Chairman of the Horticulture Judging Committee.


Section B — ARS NEW YORK, PENN-JERSEY, AND YANKEE DISTRICT CHALLENGE CLASSES

NEW YORK DISTRICT CHALLENGE CLASSES: Classes NY-1 to NY-4 are open only to ARS members who are members of the New York District and registered for the convention.  In this section, exhibitors are limited to one entry per exhibitor per class.

NY-1.            HORACE McFARLAND PERPETUAL TROPHY: Six (6) hybrid tea blooms, one-bloom-per stem, all exhibition stage; all different varieties in separate containers.

NY-2.            RALPH S. MOORE PERPETUAL TROPHY: Seven (7) miniature blooms, all exhibition stage, one-bloom-per stem, all different varieties, in separate containers.

NY-3.            ALL-AMERICAN ROSE SELECTIONS (AARS) PERPETUAL TROPHY: Three (3) AARS hybrid tea blooms, one bloom per stem, different varieties, in one container.

NY-4.            GRIFFITH BUCK PERPETUAL TROPHY: Three stems of any shrub rose, different varieties in separate containers.


PENN-JERSEY DISTRICT CHALLENGE CLASSES  Classes PJ-1 to PJ-4 are open only to ARS members who members of the Penn-Jersey District and registered for the convention.  Class PJ-5 is open to all ARS members registered for the convention.  In this section, exhibitors are limited to one entry per exhibitor per class.

PJ-1.            AMERICAN ROSE SOCIETY J. HORACE McFARLAND PENN-JERSEY DISTRICT MEMORIAL TROPHY: An entry of five (5) hybrid tea and/or grandiflora specimens, one bloom per stem, all at exhibition stage, each of a different variety, correctly named and exhibited in separate containers, each with its own entry tag. 

PJ-2.            AMERICAN ROSE SOCIETY RALPH S. MOORE PENN-JERSEY DISTRICT TROPHY: An entry of seven (7) miniature roses, one bloom per stem, each of a different variety, exhibited in separate containers.  All being at exhibition stage.  Mini-Flora roses are not allowed in this class. 

PJ-3.            GRIFFITH BUCK SHRUB TROPHY: An entry of three (3) shrubs, classic or modern, different varieties in separate containers, each with its own entry tag.

PJ-4.  J. BENJAMIN WILLIAMS MINIFLORA TROPHY: Six (6) miniflora roses, one bloom per stem at exhibition stage, each of a different variety, exhibited in separate containers, each with its own entry tag.

PJ-5.            FRANK BENARDELLA CHALLENGE TROPHY: Hi-Lo.  One miniflora bloom and one miniature bloom, each one bloom per stem, at exhibition stage, matched for color, form and degree of opening, and exhibited in separate containers, each with its own entry tag.  Miniature bloom to be staged in front of miniflora bloom.  (Note: This class is open to all ARS members registered for the convention.)

 

YANKEE DISTRICT CHALLENGE CLASSES  Classes YA-1 to YA-4 are open only to ARS members who are members of the Yankee District and registered for the convention.  In this section, exhibitors are limited to one entry per exhibitor per class.

YA-1            J. HORACE McFARLAND MEMORIAL TROPHY: Five (5) hybrid tea blooms, one-bloom-per stem at exhibition stage, each a different variety, exhibited in separate containers.

YA-2            RALPH S. MOORE DISTRICT AWARD: Seven (7) miniature roses, one-bloom-per stem at exhibition stage, each a different variety, exhibited in separate containers.

YA-3            YANKEE ROSARIAN TROPHY: Three (3) different shrub varieties (classic or modern), one bloom or spray (two or more blooms), exhibited in three separate containers.

YA-4            YANKEE DISTRICT BEN WILLIAMS MINIFLORA TROPHY - Five (5) mini-flora blooms, one-bloom-per stem at exhibition stage, each a different variety, exhibited in separate containers.


Section C — LARGE ROSES

C-1.            Hybrid Teas and Grandifloras.  One bloom-per-stem at exhibition stage.  Single hybrid teas must be shown in Class C-2.

C-2.            Single Hybrid Teas  One bloom or spray.  Specimens with one bloom do not have to be disbudded.

C-3.            Floribundas.  One-bloom-per-stem at exhibition stage.

C-4.            Hybrid Tea Sprays.  One spray.

C-5.            Grandiflora Sprays.  One spray.

C-6.            Floribunda Sprays.  One spray.

C-7.            Open Bloom Hybrid Teas, Grandifloras, and Floribundas, stamens must show.  One bloom per stem.  Varieties whose exhibition stage is fully open must be exhibited in the appropriate class for blooms at exhibition stage.

C-8.            Polyantha Sprays.  One spray.

C-9            Climbers.  One bloom or spray.  Varieties classed as Large Flowered Climber (LCl), Hybrid Wichurana (HWich) or Hybrid Gigantea (HG).  Varieties classed as Cl HT, Cl F, Cl Min, etc. must be exhibited in their respective non-climbing classes.

C-10            Old Garden Roses, any variety of Old Garden rose NOT classed as a species (Sp) rose introduced prior to 1867, including roses with unknown dates known to be in existence prior to 1867.  One bloom or spray. 

C-11            Old Garden Roses, any variety of Old Garden Rose NOT classed as a species (Sp) rose introduced in 1867 or after, or with unknown dates of origin of 1867 or after.  One bloom or spray.

C-12            Old Garden Roses, any variety classed as a species (Sp) rose regardless of introduction date.  One bloom or spray.

C-13            Classic Shrubs.  Varieties classed as Hybrid Kordesii (HKor), Hybrid Moyesii (HMoy), Hybrid Musk (HMsk), or Hybrid Rugosa (HRg).  One bloom or spray.  Species rugosas must be exhibited in the species class.

C-14            Modern Shrubs.  Varieties classed as Shrubs (S).  One bloom or spray.


Section D — MINIATURE AND MINIFLORA ROSES

D-1            Miniatures.  One-bloom-per-stem at exhibition stage.  Single miniatures must be shown in class D-2.

D-2            Single Miniatures. One-bloom-per-stem.

D-3            Open Miniatures.  One-bloom-per-stem.  Stamens must show.  Single miniatures must be shown in class D-2.  Other varieties whose exhibition stage is fully open must be exhibited in Class D-1.

D-4            Miniature Sprays.  One spray.

D-5            Minifloras.  One-bloom-per-stem at exhibition stage.  Single minifloras must be shown in class D-6.

D-6            Single Minifloras.  One-bloom-per-stem.

D-7            Open Minifloras.  One-bloom-per-stem.  Stamens must show.  Single minifloras must be shown in class D-6.  Other varieties whose exhibition stage is fully open must be exhibited in Class D-5.

D-8            Miniflora Sprays.  One spray.


Section E – SPECIAL CLASSES

E-1            NOVICE CLASS  One specimen (one-bloom-per stem, spray, or open bloom) of any variety of rose.  One-bloom-per stem and open blooms of hybrid teas, grandifloras, floribundas, miniatures, and minifloras must be exhibited without side buds.  Side buds permitted in all other specimens.  Open to any exhibitor who has never won a blue ribbon in an ARS district or national show.  Number of entries per exhibitor is not limited.  Novice exhibitors may also exhibit in any other classes for which they are eligible.

E-2            SEEDLING  One bloom per stem, spray, or open bloom of a seedling hybridized and grown by the exhibitor.  To be judged using the ARS scorecard for judging seedlings.  Sports are not eligible for this class.  Number of entries per exhibitor not limited.

E-3            FRAGRANCE CLASS  Any variety of a large rose, one bloom per stem, any stage.  To be judged using the ARS scorecard for judging the fragrance class.  Limited to one (1) entry per exhibitor.

E-4            JUDGES CLASS   One specimen (one-bloom-per stem, spray, or open bloom) of any variety of rose.  One-bloom-per stem and open blooms of hybrid teas, grandifloras, floribundas, miniatures and minifloras must be exhibited without side buds.  Side buds permitted in all other specimens.  Open to those judges judging horticulture in this show.  Limited to four (4) entries per exhibitor.


Section F — SPECIAL CHALLENGE CLASSES   In this section, exhibitors are limited to one entry per exhibitor per class.

F-1            Syracuse Challenge.  A collection of three (3) orange or orange blend (ob), orange-pink or orange-pink blend (op), and/or orange-red or orange-red blend (or) specimens, one or more varieties, any class, any stage, exhibited in separate containers.

F-2            Garden Collection  A collection of five (5) one-bloom per stem specimens at exhibition stage and/or sprays exhibited in separate containers.  No more than one specimen from each of the following groups: (1) hybrid teas and grandifloras, (2) floribundas, (3) polyanthas, (4) climbers, (5) classic shrubs, (6) modern shrubs, (7) Old Garden Roses including species roses, (8) minifloras, and (9) miniatures.

F-3            Hybrid Tea/Grandiflora/Floribunda Collection  A collection of five (5) one-bloom per stem hybrid tea, grandiflora, and/or floribunda specimens at exhibition stage, two or more varieties, exhibited in separate containers.

F-4            Spray Collection  A collection of four (4) floribunda and/or polyantha sprays, two or more varieties, exhibited in separate containers.

F-5            Shrub Collection  A collection of five (5) shrub (classic and/or modern) one-bloom-per stem specimens and/or sprays, two or more varieties, exhibited in separate containers.

F-6            Matched Pair  Two (2) one-bloom-per-stem specimens of the same variety of rose, any type, any stage, exhibited in separate containers, matched for form, color, size, degree of opening, stem length, and balance and proportion. 

F-7            Hi-LO Two (2) one-bloom-per-stem specimens, (1) one large rose and (2) one miniature or miniflora rose, any stage, matched for form, color, degree of opening, and balance and proportion, exhibited in separate containers with the large rose behind the miniature or miniflora rose.

F-8            English Box – Hybrid Tea/Grandiflora/Floribunda  An exhibition box of six (6) hybrid tea, grandiflora, and/or floribunda blooms, one of more varieties, at exhibition stage, exhibited without foliage in an English box.  A limited number of boxes will be available.  Exhibitors may provide their own boxes.  A mixture of types of blooms is permitted in this class.

F-9            English Box – Shrubs  An exhibition box of six (6) shrub (classic and/or modern) blooms, one or more varieties, at exhibition stage, exhibited without foliage in an English box.  A limited number of boxes will be available.  Exhibitors may provide their own boxes.

F-10            English Box – Climbers or OLD GARDEN ROSES  An exhibition box of six (6) climber or six (6) Old Garden Rose (Dowager, Victorian, and/or species) blooms, one or more varieties, at exhibition stage, exhibited without foliage in an English box.  A limited number of boxes will be available.  Exhibitors may provide their own boxes.  All six blooms must be of the same type, i.e., all climber or all Old Garden Rose blooms.

F-11            Miniflora English Box  An exhibition box of six (6) miniflora blooms, one or more varieties, at exhibition stage, exhibited without foliage in an English box.  A limited number of boxes will be available.  Exhibitors may provide their own boxes.

F-12            Miniature English Box  An exhibition box of six (6) miniature blooms, one or more varieties, at exhibition stage, exhibited without foliage in an English box.  A limited number of boxes will be available.  Exhibitors may provide their own boxes.

F-13            LARGE ROSE CYCLE OF BLOOM  Three (3) specimens of one variety of large rose, exhibited in separate containers:  (1) a specimen past bud stage with sepals down and petals beginning to unfurl, (2) a bloom at exhibition stage, and (3) an open bloom showing stamens.

F-14            MINIFLORA ROSE CYCLE OF BLOOM  Three (3) specimens of one variety of miniflora rose, exhibited in separate containers:  (1) a specimen past bud stage with sepals down and petals beginning to unfurl, (2) a bloom at exhibition stage, and (3) an open bloom showing stamens.

F-15            MINIATURE ROSE CYCLE OF BLOOM  Three (3) specimens of one variety of miniature rose, exhibited in separate containers:  (1) a specimen past bud stage with sepals down and petals beginning to unfurl, (2) a bloom at exhibition stage, and (3) an open bloom showing stamens.

F-16            Large Rose in a Bowl.  One bloom of any class of large roses at exhibition stage exhibited without foliage in a bowl of colorless water.  Bowls will be furnished by the Show Committee, but exhibitors may provide their own .

F-17            Miniflora Rose in a Bowl.  One miniflora bloom at exhibition stage exhibited without foliage in a bowl of colorless water.  Bowls will be furnished by the Show Committee, but exhibitors may provide their own bowls.

F-18            Miniature Rose in a Bowl.  One miniature bloom at exhibition stage exhibited without foliage in a bowl of colorless water.  Bowls will be furnished by the Show Committee, but exhibitors may provide their own bowls.