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WCF titles and exhibition classes

Титулы и выставочные классы по системе WCF

World Cat Federation (WCF) is an association of felinological clubs. Created in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) in 1988 by three cat lovers clubs; The headquarters is currently located in Essen (Germany). The World Cat Federation is registered as a European organization in Germany and Belgium. It consists of more than 540 cat lover clubs from different countries.

Currently, the World Cat Federation unites 93 associate members and more than 540 clubs from 18 countries, while more than 200 cat lovers clubs with subclub status are members of the World Cat Federation. Members of the federation are financially and organizationally independent public organizations that are direct members of the federation. Upon entry, they gain the right to use the symbols of the federation, after obtaining a license (for exhibitions) to hold cat shows, issue pedigree documents with the symbols of the federation. The Federation is an open and democratic organization. She recognizes the many felinological systems of the world, their judges and genealogy documents.

According to WCF rules, a cat can be displayed: in the class of kittens, when she reaches the age of 3 months, in the junior class, from 6 months to 10, and only when the cat reaches the age of 10 months, she can participate in the assignment of titles, where:

  • САС - Candidate for Champion
  • CACIB - Candidate for International Champions
  • CAGCIB - Candidate for Big International Champions
  • CACE - Candidate for European Champions
  • CAGCE - Candidate for Great European Champions
  • САСМ - Candidate for world champions (world champions)

After achieving all the titles, the animal can perform at exhibitions in the competition "Best of the Best". For castrated animals, all of the above classes are valid, but they are evaluated separately, and one letter changes in the name of the titles (CAP, CAPIB, CAGPIB, CAPE, CAGPE, CARM).

Титулы и выставочные классы по системе WCF



EXHIBITION CLASSES according to WCF system

Grade 1 World champion
In this class, cats compete for the title of "Best Variety" and / or "Best in Show" and can receive a prize of honor .
Class 2 World Premier
In this class, cats compete for the title of "Best Variety Alter" and / or "Best in Show Alter" and can receive a prize of honor .
Grade 3 Great European Champion respectively Great Continental Champion
In this class, cats compete for the title of World Champion. Cats must receive CACM at three international shows in three different countries from three different judges, while one of the countries must be on another continent. They should get 98 points according to the standard. Cats are divided by breed, color, gender. They also compete for the title of "Best Variety" and / or "Best in Show".
Grade 4 Great European Premier respectively Great Continental Premier
In this class, cats compete for the title of World Premier. Cats must receive CAPM at three international shows in three different countries from three different judges, while one of the countries must be on another continent. They should get 98 points according to the standard. Cats are divided by breed, color, gender. They also compete for the title of "Best Variety Alter" and / or "Best in Show Alter".
Grade 5 European Champion respectively Continental Champion
In this class cats compete for the title of "Big European Champion", "Big Continental Champion". Cats must receive GCACE at three international WCF shows in three different countries from three different judges. They should get 97 points according to the standard. Cats are divided by breed, color, gender. They also compete for the title of "Best Variety" and / or "Best in Show".
Grade 6 European Premier respectively Continental Premier
In this class cats compete for the title of "Great European Premier", "Great Continental Premier". Cats must receive GCAPE at three international WCF shows in three different countries from three different judges, with one of the countries being on a different continent. They should get 97 points according to the standard. Cats are divided by breed, color, gender. They also compete for the title of "Best Variety Alter" and / or "Best in Show Alter".
Grade 7 Grand International Champion
In this class cats compete for the title of European Champion, Continental Champion. Cats must receive CACE at three international WCF shows in three different countries from three different judges. They should get 97 points according to the standard. Cats are divided by breed, color, gender. They also compete for the title of "Best Variety" and / or "Best in Show".
Grade 8 Grand International Premier
In this class cats compete for the title of European Premier, Continental Premier. Cats must receive CAPE at three international WCF shows in three different countries from three different judges. They should get 97 points according to the standard. Cats are divided by breed, color, gender. They also compete for the title of "Best Variety Alter" and / or "Best in Show Alter".
Grade 9 International Champion
In this class cats compete for the title of "Big International Champion". Cats must receive CAGCIB at three international WCF shows in two different Federal Districts from three different judges. They should get 97 points according to the standard. Cats are divided by breed, color, gender. They also compete for the title of "Best Variety" and / or "Best in Show".
Grade 10 International Premier
In this class, cats compete for the title of "Grand International Premier". Cats must receive CAGPIB at three international WCF shows in two different Federal Districts from three different judges. They should get 97 points according to the standard. Cats are divided by breed, color, gender. They also compete for the title of "Best Variety Alter" and / or "Best in Show Alter".
Grade 11 Champion
In this class cats compete for the title “International Champion”. Cats must receive CACIB at three international WCF shows in two different federal districts from three different judges. They should get 95 points according to the standard. Cats are divided by breed, color, gender. They also compete for the title of "Best Variety" and / or "Best in Show".
Grade 12 Premier
In this class, cats compete for the International Premier title. Cats must receive CAPIB at three international WCF shows in two different countries from three different judges. They should get 95 points according to the standard. Cats are divided by breed, color, gender. They also compete for the title of "Best Variety Alter" and / or "Best in Show Alter".
Grade 13 Open class (starting from 10 months)
In this class cats compete for the title “Champion”. Cats must receive 3 CAC titles at international WCF shows from three different judges. They should get 93 points according to the standard. Cats are divided by breed, color, gender. They also compete for the title of "Best Variety" and / or "Best in Show".
Grade 14 Castrata class (starting from 10 months)
In this class cats compete for the title of "Premier". Cats must receive 3 CAP titles at international WCF shows from three different judges. They should get 93 points according to the standard. Cats are divided by breed, color, gender. They also compete for the title of "Best Variety Alter" and / or "Best in Show Alter".
Grade 15 Kittens 6-10 months
In this class cats are exhibited whose age on the first day of the exhibition will be at least 6 months and not older than 10 months, and which must be registered in the LO or RIEX register of a recognized club. Cats should be divided by breed, color, gender. They are evaluated and compete for the title of "Best Variety Kitten 6-10 months" and / or "Best in Show Kitten 6-10 months."
Grade 16 Kittens 3-6 months
The same rules apply for kittens 6 to 10 months, but for cats from 3 to 6 months.
Class 16a Infants (10 weeks to 3 months)
The same rules apply for kittens 6 to 10 months, but for cats with 10 weeks - 3 months.
Grade 17 Beginners
A beginner is accepted for examination only starting at the age of 6 months in his own organization on the recommendation of the club’s tribal commission. The judge must be informed of the reason why the cat is exhibiting in this class. A cat can only be shown in the novice class once. A cat can only be shown once in the Novice class. Signatures of two judges are required. The cat must receive " Excellent " to be registered.
Grade 18 Class for determining color (Class for determining)
Kittens starting with an age of 3 months may be exhibited to determine their color. They may receive a qualification without a classification.
Grade 19 Domestic cat
This class may exhibit sterilized cats that do not match the phenotype of recognized breeds. They are rated and can be nominated for the title of "Best Pet of the Exhibition."
Grade 20 Kitten litters class (10-12 weeks)
Kitten litter must be judged in accordance with the standard of the breed and kitten development. The more excellent signs in the litter of kittens, the better the litter of kittens. In this class cats are exposed whose age on the first day of the exhibition will be at least 10 weeks and not older than 3 months. They can also be nominated for the Best in Show Litter title.
Grade 21 Veteran Class
Only purebred cats older than 8 years old can be exhibited in this class. They must be rated " Excellent " with at least 95 points. Cats should be separated by breed, color and gender. They also compete for the title of "Best Variety Veteran" and / or "Best in Show Veteran".
Class 22a Temporarily Recognized Breeds
In this class all temporarily recognized breeds, with a recognized color, with a temporarily recognized color and with an unrecognized color are shown. They may receive “ Excellent ” qualifications and are awarded, but will not receive any title certification. Cats are separated by breed, color and sex. They also compete for the title “Best Variety temporarily recognized breed” and / or “Best in Show temporarily recognized breed”.
Class 22b Temporarily recognized colors to recognized breeds
This class shows all temporarily recognized colors for recognized breeds. They may receive “ Excellent ” qualifications and are awarded, but will not receive any title certification. Cats are separated by breed, color and sex. They also compete for the title “Best Variety Temporarily Recognized Colors”, but do not participate in the Best in Show.



WCF Exhibition Rules

Titles

Showroom WCF

Class1: World Champion
Class2: World Premier
Class 3: Great European Champion or Great Continental Champion - CACM
Class 4: Great European Premier or Great Continental Premier - CAPM
Class5: European Champion or Continental Champion - GCACF
Class6: European Premier or Continental Premier - GCAPE
Class7: Grand International Champion - CACE
Class8: Grand International Premier - CAPE
Class9: International Champion - CAGCIB
Class 10: International Premier - CAGPIB
Class 11: Champion - CACIB
Class 12: Premier - CAPIB
Class 13: Open class starting at 10 months - CAC
Class 14: Class of castrates, starting from 10 months - CAP
Class 15: Juniors, 6-10 months
Class 16: Kittens, 3-6 months
Class 16a: Baby, 10 weeks-3 months
Class 17: Beginner Class
Class 18: Color Class
Class 19: Domestic cat (Household pet)
Class20: Litter class for kittens aged 10-12 weeks (Litter class)
Class 21: Veterans Class
Class 22a: Pre-recognized breeds
Class 22b: Pre-recognized colors for recognized breeds.

Class1: World Champion
In this class, cats compete for the title of "Best Variety" and / or "Best in Show" and can receive a prize of honor.

Class2: World Premier
In this class, cats compete for the title of "Best Variety Neuter" and / or "Best in Show Neuter" and can receive a prize of honor.

Class 3: Great European Champion or Great Continental Champion - CACM
In this class, cats compete for the World Champion title. Cats must receive CACM at three international shows in three different countries from three different judges, while one of the countries must be on another continent. They should get 98 points according to the standard. Cats are divided by breed, color, gender. They also compete for the title of "Best Variety" and / or "Best in Show".

Class 4: Great European Premier or Great Continental Premier - CAPM
In this class, cats compete for the World Premior title. Cats must receive CAPM at three international shows in three different countries from three different judges, while one of the countries must be on another continent. They should get 98 points according to the standard. Cats are divided by breed, color, gender. They also compete for the title of "Best Variety Neuter" and / or "Best in Show Neuter".

Class5: European Champion or Continental Champion - GCACE
In this class, cats compete for the title "GR. European Champion", "GR. Continental Champion". Cats must receive GCACE at three international WCF shows in three different countries / continental regions from three different judges. They should get 97 points according to the standard. Cats are divided by breed, color, gender. They also compete for the title of "Best Variety" and / or "Best in Show".

Class6: European Premier or Continental Premier - GCAPE
In this class, cats compete for the titles "GR. European Premior", "GR. Continental Premior". Cats must receive GCAPE at three international WCF shows in three different countries / continental regions from three different judges, while one of the countries must be on another continent. They should get 97 points according to the standard. Cats are divided by breed, color, gender. They also compete for the title of "Best Variety Neuter" and / or "Best in Show Neuter".

Class7: Grand International Champion - CACE
In this class cats compete for the title of European Champion, Continental Champion. Cats must receive CACE at three international WCF shows in three different countries / continental regions from three different judges. They should get 97 points according to the standard. Cats are divided by breed, color, gender. They also compete for the title of "Best Variety" and / or "Best in Show".

Class8: Grand International Premier - CAPE
In this class cats compete for the title of European Premior, Continental Premior. Cats must receive CAPE at three international WCF shows in three different countries / continental regions from three different judges. They should get 97 points according to the standard. Cats are divided by breed, color, gender. They also compete for the title of "Best Variety Neuter" and / or "Best in Show Neuter".

Class9: International Champion - CAGCIB
In this class, cats compete for the Grand International Champion title. Cats must receive CAGCIB at three international WCF shows in two different federal districts from three different judges. They should get 97 points according to the standard. Cats are divided by breed, color, gender. They also compete for the title of "Best Variety" and / or "Best in Show".

Class 10: International Premier - CAGPIB
In this class, cats compete for the title of "Grand International Premior". Cats must receive CAGPIB at three international WCF shows in two different federal districts from three different judges. They should get 97 points according to the standard. Cats are divided by breed, color, gender. They also compete for the title of "Best Variety Neuter" and / or "Best in Show Neuter".

Class 11: Champion - CACIB
In this class, cats compete for the International Champion title. Cats must receive CACIB at three international WCF shows in two different federal districts from three different judges. They should get 95 points according to the standard. Cats are divided by breed, color, gender. They also compete for the title of "Best Variety" and / or "Best in Show".

Class 12: Premier - CAPIB
In this class cats compete for the title of International Premior. Cats must receive CAPIB at three international WCF shows in two different federal districts from three different judges. They should get 95 points according to the standard. Cats are divided by breed, color, gender. They also compete for the title of "Best Variety Neuter" and / or "Best in Show Neuter".

Class 13: Open class starting at 10 months - CAC
In this class cats compete for the Champion title. Cats must receive CAC at three international WCF shows from three different judges. They should get 93 points according to the standard. Cats are divided by breed, color, gender. They also compete for the title of "Best Variety" and / or "Best in Show".

Class 14: Class of castrates, starting from 10 months - CAP
Cats compete for the Premior title in this class. Cats must receive CAP at three international WCF shows from three different judges. They should get 93 points according to the standard. Cats are divided by breed, color, gender. They also compete for the title of "Best Variety Neuter" and / or "Best in Show Neuter".

Class 15: Juniors, 6-10 months
In this class cats are exhibited whose age on the first day of the exhibition will be at least 6 months and not older than 10 months, and which must be registered in the LO or RIEX register of a recognized club. Cats should be divided by breed, color, gender. They are evaluated and compete for the title of "Best Variety Junior" 6-10 months and / or "Best in Show Junior" 6-10 months.

Class 16: Kittens, 3-6 months
In this class cats are exhibited whose age on the first day of the exhibition will be at least 3 months and not older than 6 months, and which must be registered in the LO or RIEX register of a recognized club. Cats should be divided by breed, color, gender. They are evaluated and compete for the title "Best Variety Kitten" 3-6 months and / or "Best in Show Kitten" 3-6 months.

Class 16a: Baby, 10 weeks-3 months
In this class cats are exhibited whose age on the first day of the exhibition will be at least 10 weeks and not older than 3 months, and which must be registered in the LO or RIEX register of a recognized club. Cats should be divided by breed, color, gender. They are rated and competed for the title of "Best Variety Baby" and / or "Best in Show Baby".

Class 17: Beginner Class
A beginner is accepted for examination only starting from the age of 6 months in his own organization on the recommendation of the tribal commission. The judge must be informed of the reason why the cat is exhibiting in this class. A cat can only be shown in the novice class once. To register, you must obtain signatures from two judges and a rating of "excellent".

Class 18: Color Class
Kittens, starting from the age of 3 months, can be exhibited to determine their colors. They can get a definition of color without classification.

Class 19: Domestic cat (Household pet)
This class may exhibit sterilized cats that do not match the phenotype of recognized breeds. They are rated and can be nominated for the title of "Best Pet of the Exhibition."

Class20: Litter class for kittens aged 10-12 weeks (Litter class)
Kitten litter must be judged in accordance with the standard of the breed and kitten development. The more excellent signs in the litter of kittens, the better the litter of kittens. In this class cats are exposed whose age on the first day of the exhibition will be at least 10 weeks and not older than 3 months. They can also be nominated for the Best in Show Litter title.

Class 21: Veterans Class
Only purebred cats older than 8 years old can be exhibited in this class. They must be rated "excellent" with at least 95 points. Cats should be separated by breed, color and gender. They also compete for the title of "Best Variety Veteran" and / or "Best in Show Veteran".

Class 22 a: Pre-recognized breeds
In this class all pre-recognized breeds with a recognized color, a pre-recognized color or an unrecognized color are exhibited. They receive a mark of "Excellent" and prizes, but do not receive a title certificate. Cats are divided by breed, color and gender. They also compete for the title “Best Variety of Pre-Recognized Breed” and / or “Best Pre-Recognized Breed at the Show”.

Class 22 b: Pre-recognized colors for recognized breeds.
In this class all pre-recognized colors for recognized breeds are exhibited. They receive a mark of "Excellent" and prizes, but do not receive a title certificate. Cats are divided by breed, color and gender. They also compete for the “Best Variety of Pre-Recognized Color” title, but do not participate in BestinShow.

Recognition of CACM and CAPM Titles
CACM and CAPM titles received in organizations that are not registered by the WCF are not recognized, and especially if other organizations that are full members of the WCF exist in the city or country.

No CACM and CAPM titles for non-registered subclubs
Subclubs that are not registered with the WCF cannot award CACM / CAPM titles

WCF Rings

1 - Organization of WCF Ring
At all WCF shows, both traditional judging and WCF Rings can be organized at the same time: Ring for adult cats, ring for castrates, ring for kittens aged 10 weeks to 10 months. All cats present at the show can participate in the WCF-Ring.

1.1 - WCF-Ring Adult
All cats older than 10 months are judged together during the ring, regardless of their breed, color, class and gender, and the judge awards places 1 to 10.

1.2 - WCF-Ring Neuter
All castrati are judged together during the ring, regardless of their breed, color, class and gender, and the judge awards places 1 to 10.

1.3 - WCF-Ring Kitten
All kittens from 10 weeks to 10 months (those over 10 months are excluded) are judged together during the ring, regardless of their breed, color, class and gender, and the judge awards the places from 1 to 10.

2 - Only judges for all breeds in the WCF Ring
Only judges of all breeds can judge the WCF-Ring, Ring Masters, Ring Double Masters, etc.

3 - Awarding of seats and number of participants

3.1 - Awarding places to the top 10 participants
Seats are awarded to no more than 10 participants. At least 4 cats must participate in one ring. If 4 participants are present, 2 places will be awarded. With 6 participants 3 places are awarded, etc. With 20 or more participants, the top 10 participants may be nominated.

3.2 Separation of WCF-Ring
If the number of participants is less than 39 (inclusive), the ring cannot be divided. If the number of participants is more than 39, then the Ring can be divided into two parts of the ring, however, at least 4 participants must be present in the second part of the ring. In case of division into parts, the best cats are ranked according to Article E.3.1. The division into rings is voluntary.

WCF Master Ring

1 - Participation in the Master Ring
Cats that win 1st or 2nd places in the WCF Ring are eligible to participate in the annual WCF Master Ring. If the WCF-Ring was divided according to Article E.3.2, then only the winner (1st place) of each part of the ring can participate in the Master Ring. In addition, the winners of "Best in Show", "Best of Best" and "World Champion" can participate in the Master Ring.

2 - Master Ring only once a year in a separate country
A Master Ring WCF can be organized in each country only once a year at a licensed international exhibition or at the World Exhibition if the number of participating cats is at least 300.

3 - Application for organizing a Master Ring
Permission to hold a Master Ring is issued by the General Secretariat.

4 - Documents confirming the right to participate
In order for cats to participate in the WCF Master Ring, cat owners must submit genuine documents or copies certified by WCF member clubs that confirm their winnings in the WCF Ring, in the "Best in Show", in the "Best of Best", or they must submit the title page World Champion certificate.

5 - At least three judges for all breeds are required.
At least 3 judges in all breeds licensed by the WCF have the right to judge the Master Ring.

6 - Title "WCF-Master"
The winner of the Master Ring receives the title "WCF-Master". This title must be registered by WCF.

7 - Number of prizes
The maximum number of prizes in the Master Ring is 10, regardless of the total number of participants. Cats are ranked according to the WCF-Ring according to Article E.3.1.

8 - Separate Master Rings
The Master Ring can be divided into 2 Master Ring similarly to the WCF-Ring in case of a sufficient number of participants (adult cats, castrats, kittens). There should not be less than 4 participants in each Master Ring. Otherwise, kittens, castrated and adult cats can participate in one common ring.

9 - It is possible to split the Master Ring if more than 39 cats participate in it
If the number of participants in the Master Ring is more than 39, the Master Ring can be divided like a WCF Ring, but the number of participants in the second part (second ring) cannot be less than 4. In this case, the best cats are selected similarly to selection in the WCF-Ring, according to Article E.3.2.

Specialty show

Monobreed show is a choice of winners among animals of one breed.

This event is for demonstration purposes only and does not provide any title ratings.

Winners' results are taken into account only for the annual WCF Russia Best Animals rating (when submitted by the organizing clubs)

The minimum number of participants in the Monobreed show is 10 animals of the same breed.

For this event you need:

- indicate it in the form when submitting a request for a basic exhibition license

Any judge can make a Monobreed show any judge registered in the license of the show at which the event is held and licensed by the Wool Group to which the breed for which the event is held

The following awards are awarded.
(In addition, incentive prizes may be provided at the discretion of the organizers)

- Best litter - Best litter on the show
- Best baby - Best kitten aged 10-12 weeks on the show
- Best kitten - Best kitten 3-6 months on the show
- Best junior - Best junior 6-10 months on the show
- Best Kastrat - Best castrate on the show
- Best Opposite Sex - Best Opposite Sex
- Best Adult - The best adult cat or cat on the show
- Best of breed - Best in Breed - any of the winners from the above listed titles can receive this title, except for the litter class winner.