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Author:  Will Heath [ Mon May 14, 2007 5:35 pm ]
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NA075 - USA
Chinese Elm (Ulmus parviflora)
Height: 26 inches, 66.04 cm
Pot: Chinese
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai.

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Artist: Melvyn Goldstein
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 5
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 6
Judge Robert Steven Scored 4
Total Points: 15
Comments:
?A bit larger pot and more ramification will add the beauty and maturity. Root training to create nebari will really add the value of the tree" - Budi Sulistyo
?The canopy shape and the pot do not fit to the trunk character." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Wed May 16, 2007 12:27 am ]
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NA076 - USA
Japanese Black Pine (Pinus thunbergii)
Height: 31 inches, 78.74 cm
Pot: Japanese
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai.

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Artist: Rob Kempinski
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 5
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 8
Judge Robert Steven Scored 9
Total Points: 22
Comments:
?Nice bonsai in line with the rules" - Budi Sulistyo
?Very nice design ! Almost perfect !" - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Wed May 16, 2007 12:29 am ]
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NA077 - USA
Buttonwood (Conocarpus erectus)
Height: 36 inches, 91.44 cm
Pot: Japanese
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai.

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Artist: Rob Kempinski
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 7
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 6
Judge Robert Steven Scored 4
Total Points: 17
Comments:
?The typical beauty of deadwood is displayed to the full. Maybe we can discovery other mystery new front." - Min Hsuan Lo
?Nice creation" - Budi Sulistyo
?The design doesn?t explore the character." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Wed May 16, 2007 12:32 am ]
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NA078 - USA
Kingsville Boxwood (Buxus microphylla compacta var. Kingsville)
Height: 7.25 inches, 18.41 cm
Pot: Sara Rayner
Categories: Best Overall Shohin Bonsai and Best North American Shohin Bonsai.

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Artist: Shizue Baney
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 3
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 7
Judge Robert Steven Scored 6
Total Points: 16
Comments:
?A compact shohin" - Budi Sulistyo
?Nice but the pot is too big." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Sun May 20, 2007 10:27 am ]
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NA079 - USA
Ivy (Hedera)
Height: 32 inches, 81.28 cm
Pot: Japanese
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai.

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Artist: Mike Page
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 4
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 5
Judge Robert Steven Scored 3
Total Points: 12
Comments:
?Good material, but need more maturity. Larger pot will be better" - Budi Sulistyo
?Doesn?t look natural." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Sun May 20, 2007 10:29 am ]
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NA080 - Canada
Cinquefoil (Potentilla fruticosa)
Height: 12 inches, 30 cm
Pot: Chinese
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai.

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Artist: Larry Harris
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 1
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 3
Judge Robert Steven Scored 3
Total Points: 7
Comments:
?Too raw" - Budi Sulistyo
?Change the pot and it may looks something?" - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Mon May 21, 2007 1:57 am ]
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NA081 - USA
Chinese Hackberry (Celtis sinensis)
Height: 8 inches, 20.32 cm
Pot: Japanese
Categories: Best Overall Shohin Bonsai and Best North American Shohin Bonsai.

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Artist: Rob Kempinski
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 4
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 7
Judge Robert Steven Scored 3
Total Points: 14
Comments:
?Nice shohin" - Budi Sulistyo
?Need more refinement on all the details." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Mon May 21, 2007 1:59 am ]
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NA082 - USA
Japanese Black Pine (Pinus Thunbergii)
Height: 9.5 inches, 24.13 cm
Pot: Tokoname
Categories: Best Overall Shohin Bonsai and Best North American Shohin Bonsai.

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Artist: Rob Kempinski
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 5
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 8
Judge Robert Steven Scored 5
Total Points: 18
Comments:
?Very good shohin" - Budi Sulistyo
?It?s hard to obtain ideal needle size to this bonsai." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Mon May 21, 2007 2:01 am ]
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NA083 - USA
Shimpaku Juniper (Juniperus chinensis sargentii)
Height: 10 inches, 25.40 cm
Pot: Tokoname
Categories: Best Overall Shohin Bonsai and Best North American Shohin Bonsai.

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Artist: Rob Kempinski
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 4
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 6
Judge Robert Steven Scored 4
Total Points: 14
Comments:
?A compact tree" - Budi Sulistyo
?The canopy is too heavy." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Mon May 21, 2007 2:03 am ]
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NA084 - USA
Buttonwood (Conocarpus erectus)
Height: 6 inches, 15.24 cm
Pot: Jack Backus (USA)
Categories: Best Overall Shohin Bonsai and Best North American Shohin Bonsai.

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Artist: Rob Kempinski
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 3
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 7
Judge Robert Steven Scored 6
Total Points: 16
Comments:
?Nice creation" - Budi Sulistyo
?Simple and nice...if the leaves size can be reduced and let the branch grow thicker." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Mon May 21, 2007 2:05 am ]
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NA085 - USA
Japanese White Pine (Pinus parviflora)
Height: 18 inches, 45.72 cm
Pot: Japanese
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai.

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Artist: Janet Roth under supervision of Boon Manakitivipart. Most recent wiring and branch setting by Michael Hagedorn.
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 7
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 8
Judge Robert Steven Scored 10
Total Points: 25
Comments:
?The informal upright style of Japanese white pine have the excellent quality of foliage create the sense of a old tree." - Min Hsuan Lo
?Very nice white pine" - Budi Sulistyo
?Perfect !" - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Thu May 24, 2007 5:23 pm ]
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NA086 - USA
Rocky Mountain Juniper (Juniperus scopulorum)
Height: 28 inches, 71.12 cm
Pot: Chinese
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai.

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Artist: Christine Hayward / styled by Walter Pall
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 5
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 6
Judge Robert Steven Scored 5
Total Points: 16
Comments:
?Good creation. A bit more maturity will be better" - Budi Sulistyo
?More refinement?" - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Thu May 24, 2007 5:56 pm ]
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NA087 - USA
Yew (Taxus cuspidata)
Height: 33 inches, 83.82 cm
Pot: Japanese
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai.

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Artist: Jim Doyle
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 2
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 4
Judge Robert Steven Scored 4
Total Points: 10
Comments:
?Just average" - Budi Sulistyo
?Looks young?" - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Thu May 24, 2007 5:58 pm ]
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NA088 - USA
Banshoho Black Pine (Pinus thunbergi 'Banshoho')
Height: 21 inches, 53.34 cm
Pot: Sara Rayner (USA)
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai.

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Artist: Jim Doyle
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 4
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 5
Judge Robert Steven Scored 5
Total Points: 14
Comments:
?Just average" - Budi Sulistyo
?Lack of old looking." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Thu May 24, 2007 6:02 pm ]
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NA089 - USA
Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum)
Height: 30 inches, 76.20 cm
Pot: Chinese
Categories: Best Overall Forest, Saikei, Penjing, or Planted on Rock Bonsai and Best North American Forest, Saikei, Penjing, or Planted on Rock Bonsai.

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Artist: Jim Doyle
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 4
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 6
Judge Robert Steven Scored 5
Total Points: 15
Comments:
?Good composition" - Budi Sulistyo
?Lack of dynamic movement on the composition." - Robert Steven

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