Show Rules of the GCCFV

All Cats & Kittens over 5 months old, including Household Pets, must be individually registered with a recognised Control Body.
All Kittens must be litter-registered and be 12 weeks old on the day of the show.
Exhibitors must provide a F3 Vaccination Certificate for ALL EXHIBITS. Kittens must have followed a recommended vaccination regime (first vaccination at least 10 days prior to the show) and all adults must have been vaccinated within the previous 2 YEARS. Commencing in 2005 the 1st adult booster vaccination must be given as closely as possible to 12 months after the final kitten vaccination.
All Household Pets over 5 months old must be Neutered
Lactating Queens may not be shown.
All exhibits must have their nails clipped, clean coats, clean ears, no fleas, and no stitches.
All exhibits must be inspected by the Veterinary Officer prior to entering the hall. Any exhibit showing signs of infectious or contagious disease or external parasites will be rejected.
Any exhibit that is rejected by the Veterinary Surgeon for infectious or contagious disease must be removed from the venue immediately, along with all other cats that have travelled to the show with it. The opinion of the Veterinary Surgeon is final. Entry fees will not be refunded. The exibitor must obtain a veterinary clearance before attending any further shows.
After veterinary clearance, each cat must be placed in the correct cage. All Exhibits over the age of 9 months are not permitted to share a cage until all Judging is completed, except at the discretion of the Show Manager. The exhibitor must provide curtains & a cushion or mat. These may be of any colour.
Litter trays, water bowls, toys & covered hot water bottles may be left in cages.
An exhibit may be disqualified if either it or its owner is identified to the Judge before judging is finished. No names or identification marks are allowed in or on cages.

CATS WHICH SHOW AGGRESSION WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE DECLARED UNABLE TO BE HANDLED (UTH). THE CAT WILL BE SUSPENDED FOR THREE MONTHS. ON A SECOND OFFENCE, IT WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FOR LIFE.

Cats which are unable to be safely carried to the table or sufficiently handled for judging may be declared UNABLE TO BE JUDGED (UTJ). No cumulative penalty applies.

Any award may be withheld if the judge considers the exhibit has insufficient merit

No powder, sprays or phenol may be used in the venue, nor bleach on cages.

All exhibits must travel to and from the venue in a suitable carry-box.
Trophies, ribbons, prize cards etc placed on or under cages, during or after judging, are the responsibility of the exhibitor and will not be replaced.
On completion of the show, exhibitors should fold their cages and stack them as directed, and remove all litter.
All cages are 46cm high & deep, doubles are 92cm, mediums 61cm & singles 46cm wide. Each exhibit is allotted a single cage unless a medium or double cage is requested and a fee paid FOR A DOUBLE. Litters are allotted a double cage.

Exhibitors are expected to behave with courtesy at all times and failure to do so may incur suspension from showing.

Entries are accepted on the condition that the exhibitor :

  • observes the rules and regulations of GCCFV and of the Club
  • accepts as final the decisions of Judges and GCCFV
  • acknowledges that the cats are entered at the exhibitor's own risk. Whilst every care is taken, GCCFV and the Club shall not be held responsible for exhibits or personal property.
  • does not exhibit a cat or kitten that has been exposed to any infectious or contagious disease within a period of 21 days prior to the show.

The club conducting the show or GCCFV has the right to refuse any entry that contravenes these rules or any exhibitor who does not comply with the Rules of GCCFV or who is guilty of conduct unworthy of an exhibitor.

Exhibits are divided into 4 groups, which are:

Group 1: Persian, Exotic, Birman, Norwegian Forest Cat, Turkish Van, Ragdoll & Maine Coon & Siberian.

Group 2: Siamese, Oriental, Foreign White, Balinese Foreign White Longhair, & Oriental Longhair.

Group 3: Abyssinian, Australian Mist, Bengal, British, Burmese, Burmilla, Burmilla Longhair, Cornish Rex, Devon Rex, Japanese Bobtail, Korat, Manx, Ocicat, Russian, Selkirk Rex, Scottish Fold, Scottish Shorthair, Singapura, Somali, Sphinx, Tonkinese.

Group 4: Household Pet Uncertified / Part Pedigree (UCP/PP) and Unknown Ancestry (UA)

MAIN CLASSES AND THEIR CODES:

Group 1, 2 & 3 Adults:

TITLE FEMALE MALE
Untitled F M
Champion FC MC
Grand Ch FGC MGC
Double Grand Ch FDGC MDGC
Silver Ch FSilver MSilver
Gold Ch FGold MGold

 

Group 1, 2 & 3 Kittens:

TITLE FEMALE MALE
Under 4 months FK4 MK4
Under 6 months FK6 MK6
Under 8 months FK8 MK8
Under 9 months FK9 MK9


Group 1, 2 & 3 Neuters:

TITLE FEMALE MALE
Untitled FN MN
Premier Neuter FPN MPN
Grand PN FGPN MGPN
Double Grand PN FDGPN MDGPN
Silver PN FSilverPN MSilvePNr
Gold PN FGoldPN MGoldPN


Classes for Adults in each sex: Winners receive a Challenge Certificate

Untitled for each colour in each breed

Champion, Grand Champion, Double Grand Champion, Silver Champion in each breed;

Gold Champion in each group

The same classes are run for Neuters but they are called Premier instead of Champion and winners receive an Award of Merit.

All Group 1,2 & 3 titled cats registered with a CCCA affiliate are automatically entered for the CCCA Championship Award for each sex in each Group of Adults and Neuters.

MAIN CLASSES - GROUP 4

Group 4 Kittens:

TITLE FEMALE MALE
Uncertified/Part FUCP MUCP
Pedigree PPK PPK
Unknown Ancestry FUAK MUAK


Group 4 Neuters:

STAR FEMALE MALE
Untitled MU FU
Star FS MS
Grand FG MG
Double Grand FDG MDG
Silver FSilver MSilver
Gold FGold MGold
Opal FOpal MOpal
Sapphire FSaph MSaph
Emerald FEmerald MEmerald
Ruby FRuby MRuby
Diamond FDiam MDiam


Classes for Kittens in each sex: UCP/PP and UA

Classes for Adults in each sex: Winners are awarded a Challenge certificates.

For UCP/PP and UA separately - Untitled, Star, Grand Star, Double Grand Star, Silver Star;

UCP/PP and UA - Gold, Opal, Sapphire, Emerald, Ruby & Diamond Stars

Rosettes or ribbons are awarded to Best and Reserves (varying numbers, usually 1 place for each 5 exhibits) Adult, Kitten and Neuter in each Group. A Best Exhibit in Group is also often awarded.

GCCF members may apply for Titles when their cats have achieved:

4 x Challenges in Untitled class to become a Champion

6 x Challenges in Champion class to become a Grand Champion

6 x Challenges in Grand Champion class to become a Double Grand Champion

10 x Challenges in Double Grand Champion class to become a Silver Champion

10 x Challenges in Silver Champion class to become a Gold Champion

10 x GCCFV Challenges in Gold Champion Class across the group to be listed on the DJC Chandler Memorial Roll of Honour and have (Hons) after the cat's name. Group 4 Cats are listed on the Hirdie Shield.

10 x ACF Awards to become a ACF Award of Merit, 10 more ACF Awards to go to the next level etc..

The same system applies for Awards of Merit, but the titles are Premier instead of Champion. Group 4 titles of Star, Grand Star etc are the same, except that there is no ACF title system for Group 4.

APPLYING FOR TITLES

When the cat is eligible for a new title, an Honours Application Form must be completed and sent or given to the Honours Recorder or to a member of the Committee for approval before the cat is judged at another show. If the cat has already been entered, the Returning Officer must be notified of the new title by the date on the schedule for status changes.

Fees for all titles is $8  Ch/PN to Gold (Certificates Only). For Silver & Gold with a medal it's $15. DJC Chandler Honours & Group 4 Opal onwards is $10. Forms are available from the Stationery Table at Shows, Web site or from the office.

GCCFV CAT/KITTEN/NEUTER OF YEAR

Cat of the Year Points are awarded for Best Adult, Kitten & Neuter in each Group.
One point is awarded for each 5 cats entered e.g 50 entries, 1st gets 10 points, 5TH gets 5, 10th gets 1; 5 entries, only 1st gets 1 point.
Points are only accrued by cats owned by GCCFV members.
Awards are made annually to the Top GCCFV Cats, Kittens & Neuters in each Group.
Points attained by cats with the same prefix are added up for the Beryl Chandler GCCF Breeder of the Year Award in Groups 1, 2 & 3.
These Awards are presented to members at the Presentation Dinner in December.

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