INTRODUCTION


Dear bonsai friends,

Bonsai Association Belgium invites you to the ‘Trophy 2020’. We start a new decade in international bonsai exhibitions. We stick to our philosophy of bringing every facet of the art of bonsai to the visitors in an atmosphere of international friendship. The date is moved to the end of February to give visitors and participants of the Kokufu exhibition in Japan the chance to be back in Europe again.

Are you a professional, an experienced enthousiast, or is bonsai just new for you ? All of you are welcome. Join your international bonsai friends to show and enjoy the best bonsai from our European bonsai collections.  Registration is free and open to everybody.

Remembering  the magnificent special exhibition of Luis Vallejo’s trees in 2019, we wil now present you a selection of Italian trees put together by Salvatore Liporace. Italian bonsai masters have also outstanding bonsai which have reached full maturity. They will be exhibited ‘out of competition’. Click here to read more

Program Trophy 2020


Saturday – February 29, 2020

09.00

Entrance open to the international commercial space

09.30

Official opening of exhibition area (bonsai, suiseki, bonsai pots)

13.00 – 17.00 

DEMO

  Minoru AKIYAMA (JP)

  Ryan NEAL  (USA)

  Mauro STEMBERGER (IT)

  Tony Tickle (UK)

Translator : Peter Warren, Moderator : Marc De Beule (BE)

18.00

Closing Doors

19.00

Dinner with prize giving ceremony (online reservation needed)

Sunday – March 1, 2020

09.00

Entrance open to the international commercial space

 09.30

Opening of the exhibition area (bonsai, suiseki, bonsai pots)

 10.00 – 11.30

Lecture on shohin by Luigi MAGGIONE translated to English by Guido Pozzoli

13.00 – 17.00

DEMO

  Minoru AKIYAMA (JP)

  Ryan NEAL  (USA)

  Mauro STEMBERGER (IT)

  Tony Tickle (UK)

Translator : Peter Warren, Moderator : Marc De Beule (BE)

18.00

End of the Trophy 2020

Gold Sponsors


DEMONSTRATIONS


Ryan Neil

Ryan Neil

Ryan Neil was born near the wild nature of the Rocky Mountains.

After six years of intensive study with Mr. Masahiko Kimura, he returned to Portland, Oregon, where he founded ‘Bonsai Mirai’.  As a bonsai professional and a visual artist, he brings bonsai to a level of fine art.  According to Ryan, the art of bonsai reflects the relationship between nature, culture and individual human beings. He shares his knowledge to achieve this to local bonsai enthusiasts and worldwide by his demonstrations, workshops and on line.

He was the initiator of The Artisans Cup in Portland, a major successful bonsai exhibition which set very high standards to American bonsai.

His bonsai compositions express the vast array of landscapes that people can recognize. It inspires a lot of us to proceed in this form of art.

A lot of you will remember Ryan from his demonstrations at the Trophy a few years ago.

REGISTRATION & ONLINE TICKETS


 

BUY YOUR TICKETS ONLINE

(Coming soon)

Ticket Type  Price
Full weekend Ticket (All-in)  €38
Visit one day (no demo) €18
Visit one day with demo €27
Saturday Dinner Ticket €65

TICKETS AT THE DOOR

Ticket Type Price
Full weekend Ticket (All-in)
€42
Visit one day (no demo) €18
Visit one day with demo €29
Saturday Dinner Ticket Online Only

Registration is free and open for every bonsai amateur and professional in Europe.

REGISTER YOUR TREES (closed)

thank you to everyone who registered!

PHOTOGRAPHY POLICY

Photography policy

TRADERS


LOCATION


Location

Trophy XX will be held in the Limburghal in Genk where we have the disposal of the complete venue floor. This will cover a 4000M² competition floor and a 4000M² vender and proffesionals aera. Demo’s will be held in the Auditorum and can seat up to 650 guests

Jaarbeurslaan 6,

3600 GENK

BELGIUM

Free Parking

The Limburghal has a very large parking space for about 600 cars.

Be aware: Don’t forget to place you European parkingcard behind your front windscreen if you park on the Jaarbeurslaan!

 

Contact

Do you have a question regarding the Trophy? Please send us an email:

secretaris@bonsaiassociation.be

Are you having any technical issues or problems regarding registration and online tickets?

admin@bonsaiassociation.be

Limburghal

Practical information

Was your tree a winner or nominated in the past 19 years ?
We would love to see these trees again. Register them on-line and send an email to Luc at secretaris@bonsaiassociation.be

Was your tree awarded or nominated in one of the Ginkgo Awards ?
Danny Use and us would like to bring these trees together also. Register them on-line and email to Danny at ginkgo1@telenet.be

Suiseki registration :
Holger Göbel will coördinate the registration and do the selection together with Gudrun Benz. The available space is limited as we provide one table row. Holger can be contacted at holgoe@arcor.de

Exhibition of pots :
Alex Rudd from the European Bonsai Potter Collective will contact several collectors of bonsai pots to build a historical overview of Eastern and Western bonsai pottery. He can be contacted at alex@europeanbonsaipottercollective.com .

Support of Danny Use.
Danny will support the ‘Best of ‘ 20 years Trophy as artistic advisor. We are very gratefull for his professional help. He will do the final selection of the trees, together with some members of the committee. And very important, he will do the positioning of the trees at the exhibition. All practical work stays with the members of Bonsai Association Belgium.

Judging, points and prizes.
In every contest (not only bonsai) there are from time to time questions about the prizes.  Bonsai Association Belgium has always asked the present demonstrators to do the judging.  They received a paper with the different categories and get one hour to find a consensus for the nominated and winning trees.  Sometimes this is very clear, sometimes this takes some discussion. During that proces it is evident that the wisdom of an older bonsai master is of more importance than the view of a younger demonstrator.
At the moment of judging, the bonsai are labeled with the name of the owner, and the country of origing, but we are convinced that all judging demonstrators have enough professionalism to look over this.
Bonsai Association Belgium has no influence in this judging proces, and receives the final places from the jury.

Photography policy

Photography is not allowed on Friday and Saturday as we give preference to the quiet environment for the visitors.

Photography is only allowed :

In the commercial space, during the whole event, for everybody.

In the exhibition hall :

(tripods can only be used between 9.00 and 10.00 h)
Ask a badge beforehand at Christian at christian.bonsai@gmail.com