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Supreme show results

A bit late, but we had a wonderful day at the Supreme show this year.  We took brother and sister, Satchmo and Jazz.  Satch was up for the UK Grand Premier certificate (his first – only awarded at the Supreme show annually, and two needed for the title).  He was awarded the UK and kept back for the other cats in his colour group to be judged for Imperial, Grand, and PC before Best of Breed could be awarded.  As each class was done, the winner was compared with him, then sent back to their own pens…. this was nail biting, but in the end, he was given the BOB, making him the best Silver Tabby series neuter present.

Then it was Jazz’s turn.  Having had time out at the beginning of the year to have kittens, then recover, she was going for the Imperial Certificate.  Again, she was awarded the certificate, then kept back and judged against the winners of the other classes.  Didnt take so long in her case, as there werent so many cats in these classes, but she was up against some stunning boys, so it was very tense, and in the end, the judge awarded the Best of Breed certificate to her!  To say I was pleased would be an understatement!

Later in the day, both were up against the Bests of all Semi-Longhair breeds for the Best of Variety award.  In the case of the neuters, none of the Maine Coons were considered, and the award went to another breed.  But in the entire cats, three maine coons, one male, another stunning female, and Jazz were up against the Siberian boy as the judge’s finalists.  Back and forwards it went, with the judge admitting she was having trouble making up her mind.  Back went the MC boy, leaving just the two MC girls and the Sibby.  Then the other girl was put back, and it was down to the final two…… Jazz and the Siberian.  I had everything crossed, but in the end, the judge went for the Siberian.  (sigh)… though I have to admit, she said it was so hard, and he was stunning, so never mind being beaten by such a wonderful cat, but would have loved to have made it up on to the top stage with Jazz.  Ah well, maybe next year!

Some photos of both being judged and in their pens….

Jazz in her pen
Jazz in her pen

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Satch in his pen
Satch in his pen
Satchmo being judged by Shar Crichton
Satchmo being judged by Shar Crichton
Jazz being judged by Val Anderson-Drew
Jazz being judged by Val Anderson-Drew
Show News.  GCCF Supreme Show 27th October 2018

As well as the club stand, I took three cats to this year’s Supreme Show.  (for those who don’t know, the Supreme is the equivalent of the Dog world’s Crufts, where all cats have to qualify to enter).

Im delighted to say that all three won their title certificates.  Both Satchmo and Jazz were awarded Imperial Certificates (Satch in a class of 5 stunning boys) and are now well on the way to those titles.

Izzy went one better, and was awarded her 2nd UK Grand certificate, which now makes her UK & IMPERIAL GRAND CHAMPION Mabalakat Northern Lights.  This certificate is ONLY awarded at the Supreme (once a year) and a cat needs two to achieve the title, so only a few short months after having a litter, she has certainly done us proud.

Satchmo being judged by Dr B Bennett for his Imperial Certificate
Satchmo being judged by Dr B Bennett for his Imperial Certificate
Satchmo being judged by Dr B Bennett for his Imperial Certificate
Satchmo being judged by Dr B Bennett for his Imperial Certificate
Jazz being judged by Mrs Sally Tokens for her Imperial Certificate.
Jazz being judged by Mrs Sally Tokens for her Imperial Certificate.
Jazz being judged by Mrs Sally Tokens for her Imperial Certificate.
Jazz being judged by Mrs Sally Tokens for her Imperial Certificate.
Izzy being judged by Mrs Carol Pike for her UK Grand certificate.
Izzy being judged by Mrs Carol Pike for her UK Grand certificate.

 

Show results for Satchmo

At the Humberside and Lincs double show on July 28th, Satchmo started his Imperial journey with one Imperial certificate, and one Reserve Imperial Certificate.  He gained one BOB and had an almost red card day so we were delighted.  It was cooler in the hall than expected, but still quite hot, so Satchmo spent most of the day asleep!  We did try to wake him for this photo but as you can see, he was one sleepy boy!

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At the Suffolk and Norfolk show at the weekend, Satchmo gained his 3rd Premier certificate, and Jazz her 3rd Champion certificate so both now have new titles, in three straight shows.  We are really proud of these two beautiful cats, and look forward to continuing to show Satchmo whilst Jazz has her first litter later this summer.

Took Menemsha, Jazz and Satchmo to the joint Bobcats and Camcats show on Saturday.  Wasnt expecting much for the youngsters at only 3 days into being old enough to try for certificates, but Jazz got both CC’s and BOB in both shows, plus red card day in one and highly placed in side classes in the other show.  Satchmo was awarded both PC’s but is going to find it hard to achieve BOB when there are so many lovely older neuters in  his colour class I think!  Menemsha received One Imperial certificate, and BOB, but by the time the other judge got to her, she had been wound up by the boy in the next pen and wouldnt come out, so has yet to achieve that final certificate for the title.

Only gripe is that all three cats share their dad’s bad travelling habits sadly!

Show news 24th Feb

A nice local show this time, at Warwick Show ground so only around half an hour’s drive for the Coventry and Leicester Club show.  Pleased to say Menemsha won her third Imperial certificate (only two to go now!) and Best of Breed.  She was also up for Best in Show, but was beaten by the cat that won the Reserve Imperial – go figure!

Satchmo won his open too, and also Best of Breed, and as usual, charmed all the judges with his laid back personality.

Sadly our Polish lady, Zeta, really, really, hated it!  She curled up in a small ball under her blanket and refused to come out all day, so her wishes have been noted and we wont take her again.  A shame, as she is looking so lovely, but not all cats like being shown.  As we were taking Zeta, we left Jazz at home so her next outing will be as an adult, rather than a kitten.

Some photos here of the three kittens….

l-r Jazz, Satchmo, and Zeta
l-r Jazz, Satchmo, and Zeta
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Satchmo
Jazz
Jazz
Zeta
Zeta

Next outing will be to TICA mid march, when we will take Izzy out to try to gain more points towards her Double Grand Champion certificate.

 

Show news 3rd February 2018

We took Jazz and Satchmo to Stoke on Trent yesterday with one kitten in each show.  Both were 1st, Best of Breed and had a red card day (first in all their side classes).  Jazz went on to be Best In Show Semi – Longhair kitten too, so we had a good  day with them.  More importantly, both took the travelling and showing in their stride, even if we did have to replace the litter in Satchmo’s pen with paper as he kept digging it out, all over the pen, the floor, pretty well everywhere in fact!

Here are a few photos – P1070726 P1070727

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Both in pens showing their 1st and BOB rosettes!

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Jazz

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Mabalakat Satchmo

This is our new boy, Satchmo.  He has enjoyed a lot of success on the show bench as a kitten and we are hoping to continue in this vein in the Premier/Alter sections now that he has been neutered.  It was a hard decision, but we wanted a cat that we could show year-round, not dependant upon hormones!  He is also very much a loving and much loved pet here, and related to several of our breeding cats, so whilst the decision to neuter him wasnt one that we took lightly, it was always going to happen. Weighing in at 5 kgs at 6 months we think he is going to be a large boy and will hopefully showcase our breeding when the girls are busy with babies!

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It has been quite a while since I updated this site so quite a bit to catch up on.

Firstly Show news – Early October saw us at the MCBS and LH/SLH  shows, where Izzy (IGRCH Mabalakat Northern Lights) achieved her final Imperial certificates (and both Best of Breeds) before going on to the Supreme, where she was awarded her first UK Grand certificate and Best of Breed.  The UK Grand is ONLY given at the Supreme, and she needs two to get the title, so hopefully, she will be back again in October 2018 to try for the second one.  In December she attended two TICA shows, and had several finals and is now also a GR CH in that organisation too!  She is now taking a rest from showing to (hopefully) have her second litter to George early in 2018.

In November, GR CH Mabalakat Menemsha came back out onto the show bench after a long time off whilst having her first litter, and at the CPRCAOV show, she gained her first Imperial certificate, and also went on to be not only Best of Breed, but Best of Colour across all MC adults, neuters and kittens, too!  In January, she achieved her second Imperial certificate at the Capital and Eastern shows, and was also Best of Breed in both shows.

Satchmo and Jazz went to the MCBS and LH/SLH shows in October for their first kitten shows, where both did well, with Satchmo taking 1st and BOB in the LH/SLH show, losing out to an older cat in the MCBS show for BOB (though he was first in his age group), and Jazz was second in both shows to an older girl, so good results for their first show, only making the required 14 weeks of age by a few days!

At the CPRCAOV show in November, they had a very good day.  Jazz was again second to an older girl, but in a class where all the cats were of excellent quality that is nothing to be embarrassed about!  Satchmo had a wonderful day – he was 1st and Best of Breed, then made Best of Colour across all the Silver series adults, kittens and neuters, and finally went on to be Best In Show Semi Longhair Kitten!  Both will be out again on the bench now that they have matured more, so hopefully more results soon!

Double show July 8th

We had a great day at the double show at Wood Green, Huntingdon, with the young girls.

Rosie (Alisika Pascali) our beautiful cream shaded and white kitten had 1st and Best of Breed in her kitten class in both shows.

Alisika Pascali
Alisika Pascali

Renee (Lucifern Lalique) was first in both shows, and gained two Championship Certificates in her first adult show at just a few days over the nine months.  She was beaten to Best of Breed by her stablemate Lucifern Red Devil.

Lucifern Lalique
Lucifern Lalique

And wow… what a day for Denise Williams with Mabalakat Red Hot Chilipepper (Chili) who wasnt just 1st and Best of Breed in both shows, but went on to be Best Semi Longhair Kitten in the Eastern Counties show!

Mabalakat Red Hot Chilipepper
Mabalakat Red Hot Chilipepper