Amendment 19

– 19 – Lilac Point Fanciers

RESOLVED: Amend Show Rule 28.03 to allow opens, champions and premiers to earn grand points from defeated grands with the Brown and Orange ribbons, as follows:

28.03

Breed and Division Points

a. Cats which receive the award of Best Champion/Premier in each of the Breeds/Divisions currently recognized for Championship/Premiership competition (see rule 30.01) will receive one Grand Championship/Premiership point for every Champion/Premier defeated within the Breed/Division in accordance with the method for calculating champions and premiers present described in 28.02a.

b. Opens, Champions and Premiers which receive the award Best of Breed/Division in each of the Breeds/Divisions currently recognized for Championship/Premiership competition (see rule 30.01) will receive one Grand Championship/Premiership point for every cat defeated (including grands) within the Breed/Division in accordance with the method for calculating cats present described in Article XXXVI Show Points Official Count.

c. Opens, Champions and Premiers which receive the award 2nd Best of Breed/Division in each of the Breeds/Divisions currently recognized for Championship/Premiership competition (see rule 30.01) will receive 90% of the points of Best of Breed/Division within the Breed/Division in accordance with the method for calculating cats present described in Article XXXVI Show Points Official Count.

b. d. In all cases an entry will receive the points from only one award per ring – that which carries the most points.

RATIONALE: If an open, champion or premier defeats a grand, why not earn a grand point from defeating that grand? This change would allow opens, champions and premiers that receive a brown or orange ribbon to earn one point from each cat defeated, including grands. At this time, we do not want to make this change for top 10/15 finals to include points for defeated grands. This resolution is intended to be a conservative step. We want to see the effect of this change before considering a change to points from finals since that might require adjusting the 200/75 point thresholds for the title.

This resolution was presented in 2019 and an argument against it was that it would require ring by ring scoring. That is not true. Ring by ring scoring means the point value of each award is determined per ring based on cats present in that ring only. This proposal does not attempt to implement that. For each award within a show (all ribbons and finals), the points for that award will still be calculated once per show based on the cats present in all the rings for that award just as it is now. Each cat will only get points from one award per ring, that which carries more points. So if a champion earns a Brown/Orange ribbon and the Purple ribbon but no final in a ring, it gets only the points from the higher award (presumably the Brown/Orange ribbon) in that ring. If the cat earns only the purple ribbon in another ring, it gets only the points from the purple ribbon in that ring. If the cat gets class ribbons and a final in some rings, it gets the highest pointed award from those rings. The values of the ribbons will be the same for all rings, but each cat’s points will be determined by what awards it gets in each ring, just exactly as it is now. This will add two potential awards for champions & premiers in each ring – the brown and orange ribbons – and the point values for those awards will be determined once per show.

This change passed the delegation in 2019 with a large margin but since it was presented from the floor, it was advisory to the board. For reasons passing understanding, the board declined to implement it.

CENTRAL OFFICE NOTE: the cost to implement is minimal, $1,000-$1,500 for the program change and testing.

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