XI° National U.B.I. Congress 2007 : report by Mr. Vito Di Venere


Hotel Royal – Casabianca di FERMO (FM)  February 23rd-25th 2007

Report by Mr. Vito Di Venere , A.I.A.S. Secretary

This year only 6 suiseki have been presented to the U.B.I. Contest against the 10 admitted by the Regulations  for the selection relative  to the U.B.I. Catalogue of the Best Bonsai and Suiseki  2007; this has allowed the admission of all  6 suiseki participating to the Exhibition/Contest.

Six were also the prizes to be awarded : 1st Prize U.B.I. Plate 2007, two U.B.I. Mention of Merit Plate 2007,  one I.B.S. Plate, one A.I.A.S. Plate , one BCI President Award Certificate.

The Organizing  Committee, since a competent Jury had not been previously appointed, asked to Mrs. Chiara Padrini and to me to accomplish such a task.

To this purpose, considering  that I had arranged the registration of one suiseki of mine to the U.B.I. Contest , I found myself in a evident clash of interest  for such a task therefore I deemed it necessary , for intellectual and moral honesty, to refuse such appointment.

The Jury then, composed by Mrs. Chiara Padrini and by Mr. Armando Dal Col, has  so granted the three U.B.I. Awards :


1st Prize U.B.I. Plate 2007 

to Mrs. Neida Rodriguez


U.B.I. Mention of Merit Plate 2007  
to Mrs. Chiara Padrini 
U.B.I. Mention of Merit Plate 2007 
to Mr. Vito Di Venere
"Fishermen   Island"

In addition Mrs. Chiara Padrini has awarded the Ligurian Palombino stone of Mrs. Neida Rodriguez with the I.B.S. Plate; undoubtedly a praize worthy suiseki  which I too retained , in my turn, to award with the A.I.A.S. Plate……. and so Puerto Rico  brought home three awards with a sole Italian stone ! 


The B.C.I. President Award Certicate has been granted to Mr. Gino Martino :

B.C.I. President Award Certicate

to Mr. Gino Martino

The other stones in display


The stone of Mr. Marino Nikpal


The stone of Mr. Massimo Martini
"Peaks of the Moon"