Cat Fanciers’ Association Announces Winners of the 2018 International Cat Show, presented by Royal Canin
Feline enthusiasts from around the world spent a weekend in Cleveland celebrating their love for cats and the top pedigreed and non-pedigreed winners.
CLEVELAND, Ohio – October 22, 2018 – The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) is proud to announce the winners of the 2018 International Cat Show presented by Royal Canin. The awards celebrate the top three overall Best In Show winners, the Top Three Household Pets, Veterans and Agility Cats.
The CFA International Cat Show is the largest, most prestigious event of its kind in the USA and was held at the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio during the weekend of October 13-14, 2018. The show drew over 800 entries representing 43 unique pedigreed breeds, as well as non-pedigreed, mixed-breed kittens and cats, from 16 countries around the world. Over 7,000 spectators attended the event to observe intense cat competitions, meet and greet internet celebrity cats Sunglass Cat and Seamus & Angus, adopt from Cleveland area shelters, shop at 75 vendors and attend educational presentations on feline health, genetics and breed history.
Best In Show Awards
The Kittens, Championship Cats and Premiership Cats who scored the highest in the 16 judging rings throughout the weekend competed for Best in Show.
Grand Champion, Grand Premier, Regional Winner Briar-Mar Mockingjay of Deydream, a brown patched tabby and white Shorthair Manx spay, owned by Erin & Joy Day, B-D Sliker and Gary Veach, and bred by Gary Veach and Omar Gonzalez took Best in Show honors. First runner-up was Grand Champion Imprimis Fiona of Lynzkatz, a brown patched tabby and white Shorthair Scottish Fold female owned by Linda, Jon and Jacob Bartley and bred by Olga Zukova. Second runner-up was Grand Champion, Regional Winner I-Catchers Icloud, a copper-eyed white Persian male owned and bred by Jane Lamas.
Household Pet Awards
The Household Pet (HHP) Award is presented to non-pedigreed, mixed-breed pets that are judged for their uniqueness, pleasing appearance, unusual markings, and sweet dispositions. CFA Show Rules state that HHPs may NOT be declawed and must be neutered or spayed if 8 months of age or older.
The Best Household Pet Award was presented to Lola, an eight-month-old brown patched spotted tabby and white spay, owned by Karen bishop and Jill Archibald. Tied for 2nd place were Bailey, a 3 ½ black and white shorthair neuter owned by Mary Clemens, and Pierrot of Blueyonder, a 2 ½ year old black and white neuter, owned by Vanadis Crawford and Lynn Search.
The Veteran competition is for pedigreed cats over the age of seven years. Out of eight competing cats in this class, Grand Champion, Grand Premier, National Winner Karabel’s Heavenly Bliss, DM, a lovely 10 ½ year old cream point Himalayan Persian spay owned by Katrina Ojaste and bred by Christine Arnold, received the top Veteran Cat honors. Kat-Tres Bogart, a blue and white Oriental Shorthair neuter owned by Kathleen Landy and bred by Kathy Treleani & Vicki Gill, placed second. Bordeaux Ltd’s Caroll Shelby, a seal point and white Ragdoll neuter owned by Jim Flanik and bred by Elizabeth Thurman, received the third-place award.
More than 25 cats, both pedigreed and non-pedigreed, raced for the finish line in the Agility Competition. Congratulations to Blackwater Gondawanasuchus (“Dundee”), an Ocicat owned by Sonja Moscoffian and Carolyn Causey, who finished in first place with 412 points and a time a best time of 0:08.44. Xocol Damoiseau of Phos Hilaron (“Mimi”), a Havana Brown owned by Alicia Herman, finished in 2nd place with 410 points and a best time of 0:08.53. The third-place award went to Folie a Duex J’Espere of Turzot (“Jessie”), a Turkish Angora owned by Sarah Sieffert and Dave & Shirley Peet. “Jessie” finished with 410 points and a best time of 0:10.16.
The Cat Fanciers’ Association, Inc.™
The Cat Fanciers’ Association, Inc., a not-for-profit association of member clubs and the world’s most influential registry of pedigreed cats has been preserving, celebrating and protecting cats since 1906. CFA’s mission is to preserve and promote the pedigreed breeds of cats and to enhance the well-being of ALL cats. CFA promotes education, responsible cat ownership and proper care to the owners of millions of cats worldwide. CFA and its affiliate clubs work nationally with local shelters to help humanely reduce homeless and feral cat populations and to encourage voluntary neuter/spay of pet cats. To learn more about the Cat Fanciers’ Association or to find the nearest CFA cat show, visit https://www.cfa.org.