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Author:  Will Heath [ Thu May 24, 2007 6:05 pm ]
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NA090 - USA
Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum)
Height: 28 inches, 71.12 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 5
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 6
Judge Robert Steven Scored 5
Total Points: 16
Comments:
?Nice bonsai" - Budi Sulistyo
?Too many bar-branches?" - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Thu May 24, 2007 6:07 pm ]
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NA091 - USA
Pitch Pine (Pinus rigida)
Height: 27 inches, 68.58 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 4
Judge Robert Steven Scored 3
Total Points: 11
Comments:
?Average" - Budi Sulistyo
?The curve of the branch is disturbing?" - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Thu May 24, 2007 6:09 pm ]
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NA092 - USA
Korean Hornbeam (Carpinus koreana)
Height: 27 inches, 68.58 cm
Pot: Nick Lenz (USA)
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai.

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Artist: Jim Doyle
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 5
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 7
Judge Robert Steven Scored 7
Total Points: 19
Comments:
?Average" - Budi Sulistyo
?Simple, more refinement will improve" - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Fri May 25, 2007 12:18 am ]
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NA093 - USA
Burning Bush (Euonymus alatus)
Height: 31 inches, 78.74 cm
Pot: Sara Rayner (USA)
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai.

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Artist: Mary Kay Doyle
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 4
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 5
Judge Robert Steven Scored 6
Total Points: 15
Comments:
?Average" - Budi Sulistyo
?Simple, more refinement will improve." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Sun May 27, 2007 9:24 am ]
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NA094 - USA
Prostrata Juniper (Juniperus prostrata)
Height: 14 inches, 33 cm
Pot: Chinese
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai.

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Artist: Si Van Nguyen
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 3
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 5
Judge Robert Steven Scored 4
Total Points: 12
Comments:
?Average" - Budi Sulistyo
?The foliage is covering the whole lines?" - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Mon May 28, 2007 11:47 pm ]
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NA095 - USA
Mountain Hemlock (Tsuga mertensiana)
Height: 25 inches, 63.50 cm
Pot: Chinese
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai.

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Artist: Roger Snipes
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 4
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 5
Judge Robert Steven Scored 6
Total Points: 16
Comments:
?Nice composition. Pity that the thickness of the trunks are quite similar in size" - Budi Sulistyo
?Too symmetrical and lack of integration." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Mon May 28, 2007 11:50 pm ]
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NA096 - USA
Corkbark Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia)
Height: 25 inches, 63.50 cm
Pot: Roger Snipes (USA)
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai.

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Artist: Roger Snipes
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 4
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 6
Judge Robert Steven Scored 4
Total Points: 14
Comments:
?Old tree, but the style is too far from an elm" - Budi Sulistyo
?The canopy looks unnatural and optical balance is poor." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Mon May 28, 2007 11:51 pm ]
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NA097 - USA
Mugo Pine (Pinus mugo)
Height: 14 inches, 35.56 cm
Pot: Japanese
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai.

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Artist: Roger Snipes
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 5
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 5
Judge Robert Steven Scored 4
Total Points: 14
Comments:
?Just average" - Budi Sulistyo
?Anatomical details should be exposed." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Mon May 28, 2007 11:53 pm ]
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NA098 - USA
Korean Hornbeam (Carpinus tschonoskii)
Height: 21 inches, 53.34 cm
Pot: Tokoname
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai.

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Artist: Roger Snipes
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 4
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 6
Judge Robert Steven Scored 4
Total Points: 14
Comments:
?A more wide spread branches will improve the performance" - Budi Sulistyo
?No refinement." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Mon May 28, 2007 11:55 pm ]
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NA099 - USA
Neea (Neea buxifolia)
Height: 21 inches, 53.34 cm
Pot: Japanese
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai.

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Artist: Jim Smith
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 5
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 7
Judge Robert Steven Scored 5
Total Points: 17
Comments:
?Nice neea. More layers and empty space in the crown will improve the performance" - Budi Sulistyo
?Looks artificial." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Mon May 28, 2007 11:57 pm ]
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NA100 - USA
Sak chaka (Euphorbia schlechtendalii)
Height: 17.72 inches, 45 cm
Pot: Korean
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai.

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Artist: Raymundo Ismael Montaro
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 4
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 5
Judge Robert Steven Scored 3
Total Points: 12
Comments:
?Nice, but too young tree" - Budi Sulistyo
?Looks young." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Tue May 29, 2007 1:42 pm ]
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NA101 - Canada
Korean Hornbeam (Carpinus tschonoskii)
Height: 11 inches, 28 cm
Pot: Featherlite Rock
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: Larry Harris
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 2
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 5
Judge Robert Steven Scored 3
Total Points: 10
Comments:
?Just average" - Budi Sulistyo
?The rock is too dominant and the tree looks less appealing." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Tue May 29, 2007 1:44 pm ]
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NA102 - USA
Bald Cypress (Taxidonium distichum)
Height: 50 inches, 127 cm
Pot: Japanese
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: Ed Trout
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 4
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 6
Judge Robert Steven Scored 5
Total Points: 15
Comments:
?Good composition" - Budi Sulistyo
?Need more patience to refine" - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Wed May 30, 2007 12:56 am ]
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NA103 - USA
Shimpaku Juniper (Juniperus chinensis 'Sargentii')
Height: 5 inches, 12.70 cm
Pot:
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: Eric Newton
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 2
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 5
Judge Robert Steven Scored 5
Total Points: 12
Comments:
?Just average. A shallower pot will improve the performance" - Budi Sulistyo
?Nice in its size." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Wed May 30, 2007 12:59 am ]
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NA104 - USA
Ibuki Juniper (Juniperus procumbins "Nana")
Height: 9 inches, 22.86 cm
Pot: Roof Slate carved by Eric Newton
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: Eric Newton
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 4
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 6
Judge Robert Steven Scored 4
Total Points: 14
Comments:
?Nice creation. The tree is too much too long. Simplify the tree and adding other smaller trees will be better" - Budi Sulistyo
?Poor composition." - Robert Steven

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