|GCCF Judge Critique - Anna Shafto - East Sussex Cat Club Show 2011|
|Written by Administrator|
|Friday, 22 April 2011|
East Sussex Cat Club Show 2011
9th April 2011
Thank you to Helen and Vanessa for the invite to judge at this show which has been dormant for the last 2 years.
James was also invited to judge and Helen reminded me a few days before not to forget to bring him along! I stewarded for James as we went through our books, which allowed me to handle all the cats even more, which was great! Lunch was fab and James was allowed a side salad along with his main meal, I can’t tell you all how happy that made him!
The Overall Best in Show Winner was Steve Crow and Tommy Goss’ gorgeous Kagura Prince Caspian – a well deserved win picked by John Hansson.
The show was run brilliantly by Helen and Vanessa who make a great show team and I am looking forward to next year’s show already!
813 - AC Non-Pedigree Master Cat (Grand Class) Female
1st GMC to Master J Aldridge-Snell’s GMC FUDGE (Ginger & White (SH)) FN
A really pretty ginger and white female with the prettiest markings on her face and across her body. Good weight with a really nice soft coat. We enjoyed a small cuddle and a lovely rub! Fudge went onto be awarded Best Non Pedigree and then an amazing Overall Household Pet award and is featured on May’s front cover of Cat Planet Monthly!
827 - AC Tabby LH/SLH Cat (Except Red or Tortie) Of Any Pattern With or Without White Female
1st MC BOG to Mr C Potts’ Pickle Potts (Tabby & White SLH) FN
Very quiet and not really in the mood for a cuddle today, preferring to sit in her litter tray and have a stroke. Pretty SLH Tabby and white SLH cat with pretty ear furnishings. Coat in excellent condition, beautifully presented.
829a - AOC or Pattern LH/SLH Cat with or without white (Ticked, Tipped, Smoke, Pointed etc) Male
1st MC BOG to Mrs S Ruse’s FELIX (Back & White LH) MN
LOVED this cat – I had the joy of handling him a few times through the day and each and every time enjoyed a ‘mahoosive’ cuddle, he was so silky and soft, a real joy to handle with a beautifully presented coat. A strikingly contrasted coat in black and white. What a great temperament and how lucky are his owners to have such a great cat! Felix was my choice for Best Pedigree Pet and was certainly my cat of the day!
2nd Ms C Mason’s PAWPAW (Blue Point LH) MN
What a shame to meet the winner as this cat is a beautiful big blue boy who was beautifully presented and groomed, he really enjoyed a play and a cuddle and had a lovely kittenish quality to his temperament. Clearly well loved and well played with, trying to grab me through the pen whilst I judged his neighbour!
829b - AOC or Pattern LH/SLH Cat with or without white (Ticked, Tipped, Smoke, Pointed etc) Female
1st MC to Mr D & Mrs K Gardner’s ELLIE (Blue Point LH) FN
A little hiss and not happy to be judged or cuddled, however we had a brief cuddle and she felt very soft and had a great coat. Ellie much preferred being left alone today!
830a - Self (Single Colour) SH Cat With or Without White Male
1st MC BOG to Miss M Chapman’s MC BRUNO (Brown SH) MN
I really do adore this cat, he was a close runner for Best Pedigree Pet with Felix, it took me ages to decide between the two. Bruno is a gorgeous, well built and friendly cat who I want to steal away to live with me, I can’t stop talking to him or admiring him as I am judging. We had a lovely cuddle during which I was able to admire his silky thick coat. Beautifully presented and obviously very well loved.
2nd Ms S Hope’s HUGO (Blue Self SH) MN
Was absolutely desperate to kill my tickle stick, completely energetic and fun with more energy that I have seen in a shelf full of batteries! A good size and weight with a lovely coat.
3rd Ms G Allen’s TEDDY (Chocolate SH) MN
Big gorgeous chocolate Burmese boy who obviously likes a good dinner, we had a lovely cuddle and a purry stroke, he didn’t want to play today though, preferring a snooze in his pen.
830b - Self (Single Colour) SH Cat With or Without White Female
Considered for BOG – Ms S Hope’s GMC INCA FN
Lovely little black girl who kept trying to steal my tickle stick whilst I was playing with her neighbour. Gorgeous shiny coat in great condition. Whilst I wrote my notes she was prodding my tummy through the bars of her pen with her paw to get my attention! Shame for Inca to meet the BOG winner.
834 - Any Colour or pattern LH or SLH Kitten, with or without white, Female
1st BOG to ROZA (Brown Tabby SLH) F
What a pretty tabby SLH girl with a really soft and flowing coat in great condition. We had a huge cuddle for at least 5 minutes where she fell asleep in my arms all curled up and gorgeous. Great temperament. Best Household Pet Kitten! Side Classes
840 - AC SH Neuter or Kitten
What a huge class with EIGHT to judge – it is like torture for me to judge any of these cats, I love cats so much, how can any possibly be better than another??
1st Ms J Hillard’s IZZIE (Blue Tortie SH) FN
A substantial blue tortie British style cat who immediately rolled over to expose her big tummy for a stroke. Very friendly and cuddly with a great temperament.
2nd Mr & Mrs Tolhurt’s GMC Heidi (Tortie Tabby & White SH) FN
A pretty tortie girl with lovely markings to her face and body, substantial and in good condition.
3rd Miss J Hyland’s DREAMER (Brown Spotted SH) FN
A real cuddlebug with a talkative purrsonality. Beautiful coat with amazing markings.
4th Ms S Hope’s GMC INCA (Black Self SH) FN (See 830b)
5th Miss A Robertshaw’s MC MIA (Seal Point SH) FN
A gorgeous Seal Point Siamese girl with a really gorgeous coat and with lovely seal points, pretty blue eyes and a real cuddly purrsonality. I have one just like her at home who we adore!
6th Mr R & Mrs S Solman’s BOBBI (Brown Spotted with White Tummy) FN
I really love this girls’ white tummy and striking Bengal markings, she pulled at my coat as I was writing notes whilst crying to me with her booming throaty voice!
7th Mrs J Purland’s KITTY (Black & White SH) FN
Absolutely terrified, pinned to the back of her pen showing the whites of her eyes, I gave her a long lovely stroke but was not prepared to put this lovely cat through anymore than that today.
8th Miss H Plume’s ASTI (White SH) FN
Beautiful pristine coat on this pretty girl but she was in a very bad mood today. 848 - AC Neuter or Kitten Owned by a Senior Citizen
1st Mr & Mrs Tolhurt’s GMC Heidi (Tortie Tabby & White SH) FN (See 840)
2nd Mr D & Mrs K Gardner’s ELLIE (Blue Point LH) FN (See 829b)
3rd MC BOC to Mrs P Potter’s Bertie Bassett (Black SLH)) MN
Wasn’t a happy chappie at the beginning of the day when I was stewarding for James, but had chilled somewhat by the time I came to see him. Beautiful soft SLH coat with striking yellow eyes. Beautifully presented!
4th Mrs J Purland’s KITTY (Black & White SH) FN (See 840)
852 – AC Neuter or Kitten with the Longest Whiskers
Without the use of some sort of calibrated measuring tool this was a tricky class to judge as the two exhibits both had substantial whiskers!!
1st MC BOG to Mr C Potts’ PICKLE POTTS (Tabby & White SLH) FN (See 827)
2nd MC BOC to Mrs P Potter’s BERTIE BASSETT (Black SLH)) MN (See 848)
856 - Friendliest Neuter or Kitten 1st Miss M Chapman’s MC BRUNO (Brown SH) MN (See 830a)
2nd Mrs S Ruse’s FELIX (Back & White LH) MN (See 829)
3rd Ms J Hillard’s IZZIE (Blue Tortie SH) FN (See 840)
4th Ms G Allen’s TEDDY (Chocolate SH) MN (See 830a)
5th Mrs P Potter’s BERTIE BASSETT (Black SLH)) MN (See 848)
6th Mrs J Purland’s KITTY (Black & White SH) FN (See 840) East Sussex Club Classes
836 - AC Neuter Male
1st Ms S Hope’s HUGO (Blue Self SH) MN (See 830a)
2nd Ms C Mason’s PAWPAW (Blue Point LH) Male MN (See 829a)
Thank you to everyone who entered their gorgeous cats under me at the East Sussex Show – I hope you are happy with your results, you are all taking home the best cats!
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