Due to Newcastle disease in California, the 2019 National Sumatra Meet is cancelled. The Pacific Poultry Breeders Show, the host, had to cancel their show which was set for the first week end of February, 2019
Champion AOCCL, Black Sumatra bantam cockerel by Doug Akers; at the Indiana State Fair Open Show (1400 birds), August, 2016 and the White River Show (800 birds) Sept. 2016
Tom Kernan, of New Jersey, won the Champion Bantam of Show and Reserve Super Grand Champion with a Black Sumatra C at the 1700+ bird Southern Ohio Poultry Show, held May 28 &29, 2016 in Lucasvillle. The event hosted the Sumatra National Meet which was postponed from 2015 due to avian influenza fears.