Actually, show quality are not as rare as we would think. Many fish on AB have potential to create offsprings that would definitely place; however, placing is heavily dependent on what kind of fish are sent to the show.Your fish have potential, but I'm sure you're not even showing the best of the spawns. The term use of 'show quality' is over rated. You have good fish, don't be discourage. I hope you didn't refer to checking out as in leaving for good. Would be a shame.