Dear cat lovers, it is with greatest pleasure that the Malta Feline Guardians Club, MFGC, presents the Grand International Cat Show. This show would be the 24th and 25th International Cat Show of this prestigious club. This would be the last show for 2010 and with this show the club concludes five years of successfully presenting Cat Shows of distinction! This spectacular event would be held at the Phoenicia Hotel on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st November. A wide variety of feline breeds will grace the Phoenicia Ballroom over these two days. The visitors, lured by the promise of feline beauty, would be spell-bound by the perfection and majesty of these cats. One may admire feline breeds such as Persian, Exotic, Sphynx, Britsh Long Hair, MaineCoons, Nebelung and Russian Blue as well as breeds of cat that the visitors would be seeing and learning about for the first time! The Maltese Domestic cat, which forever holds a special place in the hearts of the public, would also be participating. MFGC will once again uphold its reputation of introducing new breeds to the Cat Shows. In fact two new cat breeds, the British Hair and the Chartreux, are to be exhibited for the first time in Malta during this show.
[b]Judging would take place over the two days of the show and thus the club has invited two WCF all breed judges from South Africa. Ms Dina Freitas and Mr Ngaio Crawle would have the delightful task of judging our beautiful cats from various categories set during the show. There would be Specialty Rings held for distinct features within each different class of feline, namely bi-colour, solid and tabby-colour cats. All pure breeds felines, be they kittens, adult or neutered cats, can participate in the Show Rings. There would be three Specialty Rings on each day of the show.[/b]
At the end of each day of the show the judges would also decide on the Best Cat in show.These two cats would then compete for the title of General Best Cat in Show.
The crowning moment of any show is during the judging. As this show is the last in the season many special titles would be additionally awarded! During this show the judges would also be selecting the best kitten, best female and best male cat of the year, chosen from those cats who were voted best kitten, best female and best male cat in past shows this season.Also a Master Title is to awarded, the title of Super General Best Cat. This singular honour is to be bestowed on a cat selected from those placed first and second in past shows this season. This title, which is amongst the most coveted prize a cat may receive, was awarded for the first time in Malta during the MFGC Grand International Cat Show in November 2009.
This show is kindly sponsored by Pet Nutrition Limited and supporting sponsors Micabliss Persians. The MFGC would like to inform the public that applications are now open for anyone who wishes to have his or her cat take part in this show…..and perhaps become a title holder!! All entries must be received no later than the 6th November. Late entries would incur a 10% increase in the registration fees. Anyone requiring further information can contact a committee member on 99990022.
Applications can be downloaded from the MFGC website www.maltacatshows.com. The Club also wishes to inform potential exhibitors that should their cat not hold a WCF pedigree, the exhibitor may still register their cat to take part in the show as long as the cat is registered with another cat club in Malta.
The committee members would be at the show to help the public with any questions they may have. They would also be taking applications for the next Cat Show and for membership to the club itself. The club also wishes to announce that it is registering litters and cats. For those wishing more information regards pedigree and cat registrations kindly contact the club’s LO secretary, Rodianne Caligari, on 79632236 or 21632236.
We look forward to seeing your gracious feline participate in this prestigious Cat Show.
The Malta Feline Guardians Club would like to introduce ths new breed, called Chartreux to its members.