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Author:  Will Heath [ Sat May 19, 2007 7:02 pm ]
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E045 - The Netherlands
Korean Hornbeam (Carpinus coreana)
Height: 10 cm, 3.94 inches
Pot: Gordon Duffett
Categories: Best Overall Shohin Bonsai and Best European Shohin Bonsai

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Artist: Daan Giphart
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 4
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 6
Judge Robert Steven Scored 3
Total Points: 13
Comments:
"Unique style" - Budi Sulistyo
"Not easy to train the ideal foliage for this size." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Sun May 20, 2007 9:59 am ]
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E046 - The Netherlands
Cinquefoil (Potentilla fruticosa)
Height: 14 cm, 5.51 inches
Pot: Akira Matsumoto
Categories: Best Overall Shohin Bonsai and Best European Shohin Bonsai

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Artist: Levon Arzooyan
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 5
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 6
Judge Robert Steven Scored 3
Total Points: 14
Comments:
"Nice shohin with flowers" - Budi Sulistyo
"Need to expose more details." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Sun May 20, 2007 10:02 am ]
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E047 - United Kingdom
Japanese White Pine (Pinus parvifloria)
Height: 27.94 cm, 11 inches
Pot: Driftwood
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best European Bonsai

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Artist: Peter Evans
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 5
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 6
Judge Robert Steven Scored 2
Total Points: 13
Comments:
"Good creation" - Budi Sulistyo
"I don?t see the tree." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Mon May 21, 2007 2:29 am ]
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E048 - Denmark
Shrubby Honneysuckle (Lonicera nitida)
Height: 16 cm, 6 inches
Pot: John Pitt (UK)
Categories: Best Overall Shohin Bonsai and Best European Shohin Bonsai.

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Artist: Morten Albek
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 5
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 6
Judge Robert Steven Scored 2
Total Points: 13
Comments:
"Strong shohin" - Budi Sulistyo
"Very instant." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Mon May 21, 2007 2:33 am ]
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E049 - Denmark
Juniper (Juniperus communis)
Height: 25 cm, 10 inches
Pot: Japanese
Categories: Best Overall Shohin Bonsai and Best European Shohin Bonsai.

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Artist: Morten Albek
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 6
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 6
Judge Robert Steven Scored 5
Total Points: 17
Comments:
"Nice shohin" - Budi Sulistyo
"Nice tree, but the hanging deadwood is quite disturbing and the canopy is little bit too much to the right." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Mon May 21, 2007 2:36 am ]
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E050 - Sweden
Silver Birch (Betula pendula)
Height: 70 cm, 27.56 inches
Pot: Horst Heinzelreiter (Austria)
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best European Bonsai.

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Artist: Magnus Persson
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 5
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 6
Judge Robert Steven Scored 4
Total Points: 15
Comments:
"Nice style" - Budi Sulistyo
"Need to create more movement by reposition." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Mon May 21, 2007 2:38 am ]
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E051 - Denmark
Rockspray Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster horisontalis)
Height: 9.5 cm, 3.7 inches
Pot: John Pitt (UK)
Categories: Best Overall Shohin Bonsai and Best European Shohin Bonsai.

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Artist: Morten Albek
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 5
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 7
Judge Robert Steven Scored 4
Total Points: 16
Comments:
"Nice shohin" - Budi Sulistyo
"Need to train more details on the branches." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Tue May 22, 2007 9:06 pm ]
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E052 - England
European Larch (Larix decidua)
Height: 33 cm, 13 inches
Pot: John Pitt (UK)
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best European Bonsai.

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Artist: John Pitt
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 5
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 7
Judge Robert Steven Scored 8
Total Points: 20
Comments:
"Nice style" - Budi Sulistyo
"Simple, but very nice movement." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Tue May 22, 2007 9:08 pm ]
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E053 - England
Blackthorn (Prunus Spinosa)
Height: 63 cm, 24.80 inches
Pot: John Pitt (UK)
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best European Bonsai.

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Artist: John Pitt
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 7
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 6
Judge Robert Steven Scored 3
Total Points: 16
Comments:
"Fine ramification , nice movement trunk & branch, excellent crown compose a spectacular nature old tree." - Min Hsuan Lo
"Nice, but too wide spread for such a thin trunk. It reduces the old age impression." - Budi Sulistyo
"The foliage is too heavy." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Tue May 22, 2007 9:11 pm ]
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E054 - England
Cedar of Labanon (Cedrus libani)
Height: 96 cm, 37.80 inches
Pot: John Pitt (UK)
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best European Bonsai.

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Artist: John Pitt
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 6
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 5
Judge Robert Steven Scored 5
Total Points: 16
Comments:
"Nice and natural, but not yet old enough" - Budi Sulistyo
"Different pot may improve the nuance of nature." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Tue May 22, 2007 9:13 pm ]
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E055 - England
Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum)
Height: 90 cm, 35.43 inches
Pot: John Pitt (UK)
Categories: Best Overall Forest, Saikei, Penjing, or Planted on Rock Bonsai and Best European Forest, Saikei, Penjing, or Planted on Rock Bonsai.

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Artist: John Pitt
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 7
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 9
Judge Robert Steven Scored 7
Total Points: 23
Comments:
"Powerful root spread, graceful outline Japanese maple" - Min Hsuan Lo
"Very nice composition" - Budi Sulistyo
"Charming design." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Tue May 22, 2007 9:17 pm ]
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E056 - Belgium
Cut-Leaf Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum Dissectum)
Height: 24 cm, 9.46 inches
Pot: Bryan Albright
Categories: Best Overall Shohin Bonsai and Best European Shohin Bonsai.

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Artist: Jacques Graulus
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 3
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 5
Judge Robert Steven Scored 3
Total Points: 11
Comments:
"Too plain" - Budi Sulistyo
"Leaves size is too big." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Thu May 24, 2007 5:09 pm ]
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E057 - England
Cork Bark Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifoliar)
Height: 19 cm, 7.48 inches
Pot: John Pitt (UK)
Categories: Best Overall Forest, Saikei, Penjing, or Planted on Rock Bonsai and Best European Forest, Saikei, Penjing, or Planted on Rock Bonsai.

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Artist: John Pitt
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 4
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 5
Judge Robert Steven Scored 4
Total Points: 13
Comments:
"Just average" - Budi Sulistyo
"The thick and heavy pot doesn?t help to the panoramic image." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Thu May 24, 2007 5:13 pm ]
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E058 - England
English Elm (Ulmus procera)
Height: 18 cm, 7.09 inches
Pot: John Pitt (UK)
Categories: Best Overall Shohin Bonsai and Best European Shohin Bonsai.

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Artist: John Pitt
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 3
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 6
Judge Robert Steven Scored 5
Total Points: 14
Comments:
"Just average" - Budi Sulistyo
"Need to expose more details." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Thu May 24, 2007 5:15 pm ]
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E059 - England
English Yew (Taxus baccatta)
Height: 20 cm, 7.87 inches
Pot: John Pitt (UK)
Categories: Best Overall Shohin Bonsai and Best European Shohin Bonsai.

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Artist: John Pitt
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 4
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 7
Judge Robert Steven Scored 3
Total Points: 14
Comments:
"Very nice trunk and composition" - Budi Sulistyo
"Quite instant." - Robert Steven

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