2014 AIS Convention Cup Winners
The 2014 AIS Convention was held in Dallas, Texas April 5 - 10. The weather had been unusually cold. It was the very beginning of tall-bearded season and intermediate Irises were at their prime.
The Zurbrigg-Mahan Seedling Cup
for the Best Seedling seen at the recent AIS Convention is tall bearded Seedling #08-6-10 hybridized by Alton R. Pyburn
of Region 17, Sweetwater, Texas.
Winner of the President's Cup
, for the best in region cultivar was 'Bottled Sunshine'
, an IB by Hooker Nichols
, 1995. First runner-up was 'Dorothy Devenport'
, TB, Hooker Nichols, 2003. Second runner-up was 'Muleshoe Money'
, TB by Tom Burseen
Franklin Cook Cup
Winner of the Franklin Cook Cup
for the best out of region cultivar was 'Bahama Blues'
, IB by Michael Sutton
, 2010. First runner-up was 'Beyond Borders'
by Richard Tasco
, 2012 and second runner-up was 'Midnight Sharp'
by George Sutton
Ben Hagar Cup
Winner of the Ben Hager Cup
for the favorite Median was a tie between 'Bahama Blues' and 'Bottled Sunshine'.
Official Ballot count:
- President's Cup (In Region)
- 1. Bottled Sunshine (H. Nichols 1995, IB) 89 votes
- 2. Dorothy Devenport (H. Nichols 2003, TB) 8
- 3. Muleshoe Money (T. Burseen 2011, TB) 7
- Franklin Cook Memorial Cup (Out of Region)
- 1. Bahama Blues (M. Sutton 2010, IB) 23 votes
- 2. Beyond Borders (R. Tasco 2012, TB) 15
- 3. Midnight Sharp (G. Sutton 2010, IB) 11
- Ben R. Hager Median Cup
- 1. Bahama Blues (M. Sutton 2010, IB) 24 votes (Tie)
- 1. Bottled Sunshine (H. Nichols 1995, IB) 24 votes (Tie)
- 2. Midnight Sharp (G. Sutton 2010, IB) 15
- 3. Leave The Light On (R. Probst 2013, IB) 14
- Lloyd Zurbrigg - Clarence Mahan Seedling Cup
- 1. 08-6-10 (A. Pyburn TB) 35 votes
- 2. 06-104-10 (F. Kerr TB) 20
- 3. Rl-1A-2003 (K. Rohr IB) 9