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THE MAIDSTONE & MEDWAY CAT CLUB – SHOW MANAGERS' REPORT

 

It has been said that "lightning never strikes twice" but last Saturday we learned that snow obviously does! We knew we just had to "go ahead" because the hall was able to be penned, the hotel, hall and catering booked and paid for, the rosettes purchased etc. The dire financial implications of cancellation were weighing heavily on our shoulders. As the hall was able to be penned and the show management team able to reach Bracknell to organise the show, the only viable and responsible decision was that the show must go on!

 

We were so grateful to everyone who worked extremely hard to ensure the day was a success for everyone concerned despite the conditions and problems encountered. Our committee gave tremendous support, filling in with various roles throughout the day (multi-tasking was the name of the game!). Poor Susan and Sarah Hope had a nightmare on the Saturday when they suffered a puncture in the dreadful conditions, but, because of their advance planning and preparation, Vetting-in was smooth and the Raffle ready for others on the committee to take over. We are very grateful to them for their spade work.

 

The judges were absolute troupers! They took on extra classes without a murmur so that all the Open Classes were completed in record time. Those that could not make it because of the weather were so apologetic and wanted me to ensure the exhibitors knew how sorry they were not to be there. We had a similar situation with stewards who were snowed in and unable to fulfil their task, but there were volunteers to fill-in and keep things running smoothly – thank you all!

 

The table did a magnificent job, coping with absolutely everything including all the judge changes etc. We are so grateful to everyone who worked for us in any capacity – we even had exhibitors queuing to hand out rosettes and prize cards! Vanessa Marriott was a star! She was feeling far from well but soldiered on and the table ran like clockwork.

 

It is impossible to list everyone who helped, the Show Management Team were rushed off their feet ensuring everything proceeded smoothly, so cannot remember every individual, but we thank you all most sincerely, particularly those who "pitched in" and gave such positive support and input to the show even though they were not on the committee, but were there and could see there were jobs to be covered. As one exhibitor said in her post show email, "It was an example of the Cat Fancy at its best!"

 

It is hard to have faith in the BBC Weather Report as it was still stating "moderate snowfall for RG12 in the afternoon" during the blizzard at 10.00am! However, we have not received any complaints expressing regret for coming to the show from an exhibitor, judge, worker or visitor even if their journey home was a nightmare. On the contrary, we have received many emails and telephone calls congratulating, supporting and thanking us for an enjoyable day!

 

However, the thought of inclement weather causing traffic chaos and disruption yet again, with the possibility of cancellation and financial ruin for the club is a very serious concern for any Show Manager; it is obviously a matter for the committee to discuss and take to our members so that a democratic decision can be made as to the future of the Maidstone & Medway Championship Show.

 

Meanwhile may we wish you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy & Successful 2011.

The Show Managers

PEDIGREE BEST IN SHOW – 2010

BEST EXHIBIT AND BEST NEUTER

Mrs J Reed's IMPERIAL GRAND CHAMPION JOHPAS SENORITA RUMBALITA, 32a, FN, 1.5.2005

BEST ADULT

Mrs J Wilshaw's UK & IMPERIAL GRAND CHAMPION ROSSIKHAN CUPCAKE, 27b, F, 16.8.2007

 

BEST KITTEN

Miss J Goddard's MYLYNN MISCHIEF-MAKER, 62 18, M, 11.7.2010

 

PEDIGREE BEST OF VARIETY

PERSIAN ADULT

Mrs K Holloway's RISINGMOON MASQUERADE, 70 12a6t, F, 23.7.2009

PERSIAN KITTEN

Mr & Mrs D'Abate's JOHNNYCAKE MADISON, 13b7, F, 14.4.2010

PERSIAN NEUTER

Mrs A Brittleton's GRAND CHAMPION LADYGEM PICASO, 12a 2, MN, 24.4.2007

SEMI-LONGHAIR ADULT

Mr & Mrs Bunce's UK GRAND CHAMPION COONTASTIC LAMMTARRA, 64 31t, F, 27.10.2005

SEMI-LONGHAIR KITTEN

Mrs M Griffiths' ROZINELLA JENICOL-ARABELLA, 13c2, F, 10.4.2010

SEMI-LONGHAIR NEUTER

Mrs E Watts' CHAMPION & IMPERIAL GRAND PREMIER EMANAN BOOTSTRAP BILL, 63C, MN, 15.7.2005

BRITISH ADULT

Mrs K Holloway's BLUEGENERATIONS YOUNG REBELL, 40 14, M, 18.7.2009

BRITISH KITTEN

Mrs S Chance's CRAZIPUSS SILENTPROMISE, 30es, F, 11.4.2010

BRITISH NEUTER

Ms N Ryan's GRAND PREMIER CURLU NEVE, 79S 40 5, FN, 19.4.2008

FOREIGN ADULT

Miss S Penfold's CHAMPION JALANKAYU SUBARA, 77, M, 11.9.2009

 

FOREIGN KITTEN

Mrs S Ergis's SUMERJIZ ALANIS, 72 45bq, F, 22.7.2010

BURMESE ADULT

Mrs J Wilshaw's UK & IMPERIAL GRAND CHAMPION ROSSIKHAN CUPCAKE, 27b, F, 16.8.2007

BURMESE KITTEN

Professor K Jarvis's KYMIAN LUCIE LOVEDAY, 27e, F, 5.9.2010

BURMESE NEUTER

Mrs H Simpson's GRAND PREMIER PAPAGENA XANDER, 27b, MN, 9.9.2007

BEST ORIENTAL ADULT

Mrs J Bauerfeind's GRAND CHAMPION SHIMILEETA TOSEXYFORMYFUR, 43b, M, 18.4.2009

BEST ORIENTAL KITTEN

Miss J Goddard's MYLYNN MISHCHIEF-MAKER, 62 18, M, 11.7.2010

BEST ORIENTAL NEUTER

Mrs C Whitby's GRAND PREMIER PIPPASTRO MAGIK FLUTE, 62 43fn, MN, 7.7.2007

BEST SIAMESE/BALINESE ADULT

Mrs J Reed's IMPERIAL GRAND CHAMPION AMYDAY SUNSPANGLED, 32fn, M, 18.7.2008

BEST SIAMESE/BALINESE KITTEN

Mrs D Richards' DEBIKAT OOHLALAGAGA, 24, F, 23.6.2010

BEST SIAMESE/BALINESE NEUTER

Mrs J Reed's IMPERIAL GRAND CHAMPION JOHPAS SENORITA RUMBALITA, 32a, FN, 1.5.2005

BEST ASSESSMENT EXHIBIT

Mr & Mrs Cann's JOMANEI GRACE-OF-GRIMALDI, 60 27etswx, F, 15.6.2010

 


HOUSEHOLD PET SECTION BEST IN SHOW 2010

BEST HOUSEHOLD PET 2010

ACFA LICENCED HP JUDGE HAS A GREAT DAY AT THE MAIDSTONE & MEDWAY CHRISTMAS SHOW

The Maidstone & Medway Christmas Championship Show was so fortunate to have Norma Anderson, Show Manager and licensed Household Pet Judge for the ACFA officiate at their show and judge in the Household Pet Section, including Overall Best in Show. Norma lives in South Dakota. These photographs of her judging illustrate her expertise and love of all cats.

BEST NON-PEDIGREE PET

Mrs D Richards' IMPERIAL GRAND MASTER CAT KEVIN THEKOUNTRYKAT, SH Ginger & White, MN

25.9.2006

BEST PEDIGREE PET

Ms N Ryan's ART, SH Black, M 4 months 2 weeks


The Car Park at Bracknell

Ch & Sup Imp Gr Pr Chrisan Camelot

Ch Julescoon Coonzack

Ch Magical Elf Instardust

Coontastic Chasin Rainbows

Cupcake looking yummy

 

Gr Ch Debikat Gracie-Mae

 

Above photos taken by Lisa Auggett

 

 

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