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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:06 am 
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Had a lovely day at the show today & it was great to put some more faces to names :D
Well done to all those who did well today, there was a really good Bengal turn-out. No amazing results for mine but no disasters either LOL, they made me proud...but I know of a certain large handsome boy who's a bit of a star round these parts who may need to share with us how his day went.... :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:15 am 
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bundles of bengals wrote:
..but I know of a certain large handsome boy who's a bit of a star round these parts who may need to share with us how his day went.... :wink:


Do we get a clue?

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:24 am 
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I'm hoping his mum will be on to share his news, I wouldn't want to take that glory from her! :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 11:49 am 
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Ha ha!! Well…..it was my big boy Ziggi who had the wonderful honour of being awarded Best in Show Foreign Exhibit at the National CC show yesterday. :D
I can’t tell you what a massive surprise it was for me as I stood there in the crowd watching the cats on stage to see him suddenly appear up there on the podium along with the other section winners. :shock:
At the grand age of nine and of the ‘old fashioned’ Bengal type, it’s so nice to know that he can still give the younger stunningly flashy coated Bengals of today a run for their money.
Congratulations to all the other Bengal winners, and yes Ren, there was a truly superb turn out of Bengals.
When he eventually emerges from under my duvet, where he will probably stay for most of the day relaxing after his hard day people watching, I shall take some nice photos of him with his fabulous cup and rosette and update my website tomorrow.
In the mean time here he is yesterday on the stage.
Annie
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:30 pm 
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OOOOOOH :D :D :D

Love and scritches and cuddles for one of my favourite bengals from way back. Well done Ziggy.

(did you have a weepy Annie?)

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:28 pm 
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Congrats! I would love to see more pictures and short intro to that show system, is it very different comparet to TICA system?

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:47 pm 
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Well done to you and Ziggi - he looks like a lovely boy, look forward to more pics


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:53 pm 
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Kapatrik

Here is a simple introduction to GCCF showing.

Each cat has its own pen for housing and judges go to each pen and judge them in front of it on a wheeled trolley.

All breeds are categorised i.e. Bengals, Tonkinese, Abys etc are classified as Foreign. Siamese have their own section as do Burmese.

Then each breed is categorised into colour and coat pattern, adult, kitten and adult neuter (if the classes are large, they will split into sex as well).

A judge is chosen to judge specific classes.

All the above cats are first judged in an Open Class. This is the class that gets them their awards.

So, there will be an Open Class for the Adult Brown Spotted Bengal, another for Adult Brown Marbled Bengal, etc. at each show. There are three awards per Open; First, Second and Third. These placings get a different coloured rosette. Only the First placings are eligible to go forward. Then the Male Adult Brown Spotted Bengal placed first will be against the Female Adult Brown Spotted Bengal. One will be awarded Best of Breed and receive another different rosette. The First adult and neuter placings of breeds at Championship status will be awards a Champion Certificate. A cat has to received three of these to become a Champion. Then onwards to Grand Champion, etc.

All owners/members of the public have to leave the show hall in the mornings when judging of the Open Classes starts. All cat pens have certain criteria to follow. They are not allowed to have any distinguishing marks. All they are allowed in/on the pens is their official pen number cards, white show bedding, white litter tray, and white drinking bowl. No food, toys etc are allowed to be left in the pen or anything on top.

After lunch, owners and visitors are allowed back in the hall and the secondary classes are judged. These are called miscellaneous classes and all sections of breeds are judged against each other. So Bengals will be against Tonkinese and Abys etc. These classes are specific. There are ones for cats that have never shown before, have never received a 1st, 2nd or 3rd Open award, age criteria, etc. They have rosettes for placings 1st, 2nd, 3rd but do not count to receiving a Champion Certificate. Again, cats are judged in their pens, owners have to move away from their cat's pen and must not communicate with a judge whilst it is judging.

A group of the judges will have been chosen to choose Best of (Section) and Best Exhibit. This is announced at the end of the day. So their will be a Best Foreign, Best Longhair, Best Siamese and others. These awards can also include Best Adult, Best Kitten, Best Neuter. Then there is the final award Overall Best Exhibit.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 7:19 pm 
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Many congratulations to Ziggy :lol:

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 7:31 pm 
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Yay! There's that handsome boy!
Way to go Ziggi, still giving all those youngsters a run for their money!! :D
Annie it was lovely to see you again & a real delight to see Ziggi again, I do love that boy. A very well deserved congratulations to you both! :D


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 11:48 pm 
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Congratulations Annie and Ziggi! :D
And well done to everyone showing yesterday.
We are fast becoming big fans of your marble girls Ren, stunning patterns!

Pleased to say that Mr Oliver Snowshoe got his 2nd Merit. The only Snowshoe there, but he loved being the centre of attention and getting lots of fuss from visitors all day lol :lol:

Sorry, waffling on!
Well done to the star of the show, Ziggi :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 1:10 am 
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Hi Dawn & Danielle, thankyou!
Burning Effigy went off with her new owners after gaining her merit at the show so fingers crossed you'll see more of her out & about & I hope to take Celisse out to some more in the future too :D

Well done to Oliver & Diana was looking lovely too...hope to see you out again soon :D


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:22 am 
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Hi

I didn't take my Bengal but took Azraff my Black Smoke Egyptian Mau who also had a great day.

He won his third Grand Premier making him a Grand Premier now, next step the Imperial :D :D

Well done to everyone who went and won with their cats.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 1:54 pm 
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It sounds like you all had a fantastic day out - well done everybody :D

Congratulations to the very handsome Ziggi, he's such a lovely boy :D You must be so proud of him Annie.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:42 pm 
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Hi all and thank you so much for all your lovely comments.
Thank you Sue …Ziggi and I have been scratching our heads as to what ‘scritches’ are, Ziggi thinks it’s something to do with food but I think he’s just trying it on.
Well done to Azraf, getting to that Grand Premier status is a wonderful feeling.
Congratulations also to Mr Oliver, the Snowshoes are such pretty cats.
Ziggi and Misti had the vets this morning for their annual jabs and health check – all perfect I’m glad to say but the thermometer up the bum brought Ziggi right back down to earth! :shock:
Thank you all once again and also for the lovely emails I received.
I’m afraid I didn’t take any other photos of the show, the only reason I had my camera with me at the stage was to take photos of my friend Dawns pet pedigree who won the annual Crystal Clear Competition - didn’t think for one minute I’d be needing it for myself.
Kapatrik - here is a link to more photos from the show and you can access more from other shows on Cat Planet:
http://www.catplanet.co.uk/Table/Nation ... -28/11/09/
Here’s Ziggi’s photo showing him with his fantastic cup and rosettes that will be going on my website.
Annie :D
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