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Point System

Point Scoring System for Best In Show Qualifiers Explained

The point scoring system applying to all ABCC, WPCC and TBIGCC Shows as well as to shows held under any of their auspices works as follows:
  • Every judge may nominate between
    • zero to five adults and
    • zero to five neuters in each ring from the exhibits which they judge in that ring.
  • Judges are not obliged to nominate five cats. If they feel there is nothing worthy of nomination, they do not need to nominate any cat.
  • The judges place the cats in each of their selection lists in order from 1 to 5.
  • The judges are not obliged to nominate starting at 1. They can start at 3 or 4, so they could say nominate two cats at positions 4 and 5. This is entirely at the judges' discretion.
The Nominations are then accorded a point score according to their placing as follows:
  • 1st - 14 points
  • 2nd - 11 points
  • 3rd - 8 points
  • 4th - 5 points
  • 5th - 2 points
The points for all the rings are tallied and the top five adults and top five neuters are the cats that come up front. With this system, more than one exhibit from the same breed can make it to the top, which means that breed Sections (Longhair, Mediumhair, Foreign Sections A, B, C & D and Siamese / Oriental) are not automatically represented.

No system is perfect but with this system the best cats, on the day and according to the officiating judges, are hopefully making it to the front.

As the kittens are only entered in one ring the system is a little different. If only one judge is allocated to judge all kittens, that judge will nominate the top five kittens. This is however not always possible, so when more than one judge is used; each judge gets to nominate their top five kittens. Again they are not forced to nominate five kittens. A judge off then takes place to ascertain which kittens go up front.

Nomination cards are placed on cages with the judges' initials and at what number they nominated the particular cat.

How the Points are Calculated

Points for Pedigree Entires and Neuters are awarded as follows:
Each SCC/SPC10 points
Each 1st and GCC/GPC9 points
Each 2nd and GCC/GPC8 points
Each 1st and CC/PC7 points
Each 2nd and CC/PC6 points
Best in Show Qualifier+5 points
Best Entire/Neuter on Show+7 points
Cat of the Day+10 points

Points for Pedigree Kittens are awarded as follows:
Best in Show Qualifier+5 points
Best Kitten on Show+7 points
Cat of the Day+10 points

Points for Domestics are awarded as follows:
Each 1st and Master Certificate5 points
Each 2nd and Master Certificate4 points
Best in Section+5 points
Best Domestic+5 points