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A cat show is a judged event where the owners of cats compete to win titles in various cat
registering organizations  (
Cat Registries) by entering their cats to be judged after a breed
standard. Both pedigreed and companion cats are admissible. The rules differ from
organization to organization. Cats are compared to a
breed standard, and the owners of
those judged to be closest to it are awarded a prize. Often, at the end of the year, all of the
points accrued at various shows are added up and additional national and regional titles are
awarded.

USA & Canada - Each judge has a separate ring with cages. The cats are brought up to the
judge, who removes each cat in turn and then replaces them when they are done.
Spectators, including the owners of the cats are present and in the audience. The cats'
owners are given a number for each cat and are responsible for getting them to the ring
when they are called.

Europe  - The cats are all placed in undecorated cages in a hall. ,The judge comes around to
each cat and examines them. The owner must leave the hall while judging takes place. When
all the judging is done, the results are tallied and the owners may return.

Australia  - Shows can be either "closed style" or "open style" judging. In closed shows, the
cats are placed in undecorated cages with white curtains and bed, and the owners must
leave the hall. The judges for each ring  examine each animal in turn and decide on awards.
Then the owner may return. In
open style shows, the owners and other spectators may stay
to watch the judging.

Cat Registries are organisation that registers cats for exhibition and breeding purposes. A
cat registry stores the pedigrees (genealogies) of cats, prefixes or affixes of catteries,
studbooks (lists of authorised studs of recognised breeds), breed descriptions and the
standards of points (SoP) for those breeds; lists of judges qualified to judge at shows run by,
or affiliated with, that registry. A cat registry is not the same as a cat club or breed society
(these may be affiliated with one or more registries with whom they have lodged breed
standards in order to be able to exhibit under the auspices of that registry).

Cat Registries have their own rules and also organise or licence cat shows. The show
procedures vary widely and awards won in one registry are not normally recognised by
another.

The
World Cat Congress (WCC) is an international coordinating organisation of the largest
cat registries. The WCC operates an "open Doors" policy by which cats registered with one
registry can be shown under the rules of another registry.
CAT SHOWS
GC, BW, RW AT'S A BURM SICILY OF BEAR COUNTRY
Supreme Neuter
November 1997
Supreme UK Grand Premier
Bobadeli Snushee Moondust
Cream Colourpoint Male Neuter
Owner: Mrs A C M Robinson
Breeder: Mrs L M Clark
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The Governing Council of
the Cat Fancy (GCCF)
2007 Best Kitten
LADIFFERENCE BIMBO AT
THE DISCO
RUDDY TICKED TABBY
ABYSSINIAN
JEAN-MARC LAGARDE
The International Cat
Association (TICA)
GC, BW, RW GRAY CASTLE
MIRACLE MAX
Ruddy Somali Male
Best of Breed Somali
Photo: © Chanan
Cat Fanciers Association (CFA)
GC, BW, RW AT'S A BURM
SICILY OF BEAR COUNTRY
Platinum Burmese Female
Best of Breed - Dilute Division
Photo: © Chanan
Cat Fanciers Association (CFA)
Kuorii Gorilla Best In Show 2009
Congratulations to
Kuorii Gorilla of Cuzzoe  - Best in Show 2009
Kuorii Gorilla of Cuzzoe,
a black Persian male owned by
Justin Pelletier and Eric Valencia of
Raleigh, N.C., won Best in Show at
the CFA International Cat Show in
Atlanta.  November 21 -22,  2009
Gorilla with breeder and owners
Gorilla, with, from left, Eric Valencia, Paolo Carnevaletti
and Justin Pelletier, was the big winner at "Catlanta."
Photo courtesy Chanan Photography, Richard Katris©
The 2010 CFA International cat show was cancelled