Gallery: Feline fine as cat show sees entries up this year

14th Exotic Cat Show championship at Tydd St Giles community centre. Charlotte, George and Oliver NG

14th Exotic Cat Show championship at Tydd St Giles community centre. Charlotte, George and Oliver NG with their Kitten Humphrey. Wisbech, Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Organisers of the 14th Exotic Cat Show championship branded the day “purrfect” with entries well up on last year.

Barbara McEwen, who organised the event with husband Stuart, said there were 82 entries compared with last year’s 66 with the numbers of Persians entered more than doubling from eight in 2014 to 20 this year. Mrs McEwen explained this was the second year Persians had been allowed to enter and people were beginning to get to know about the event, which was held at Tydd St Giles Community Centre.

Entrants came from all over the country for the show which has developed a large following since it was first put on in 1996.

Seven judges checked out the feline contestants to pick winners in a huge array of categories from the serious to the more fun classes like cat with the biggest paws or most unusual colouring.

Best in show adult exotic went to: Imperial Grand Champion Shakirah Fiamiferro owned by Anne Harrop of Chorley, Lancashire. He also won the overall best in show exotic.


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Best opposite sex adult exotic: Champion Shakirah Farrah Pawcett also owned by Mrs Harrop.

Best in show Persian adult: Champion Brettachtalf Just a Dream owned by Janet Rouse of Lutton.

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Best opposite sex adult Persian: Champion Hightime-Cat Setchmo owned by Mrs H Small of Coalville, Leicestershire.

Best in show exotic kitten: Adduton Bellasboy owned by Laura Palmer of Doddington.

Best opposite sex exotic kitten: Windymeadow Skyler White owned by Karen Hollowat of Worcester.

Best Persian in show kitten: Vivaldi Little-Red Rooster owned by Wendy Wallace of Staffordshire.

Best in show neuter exotic: Imperial Grand Premier Kittyville Makushla owned by Sylvia Illsley of Long Sutton.

Best opposite sex neuter exotic: Shakirah Hart-attack owned by Louvane Stevenson of Nottinghamshire.

Best in show neuter Persian: Grand Champion Vivaldi Teddy-boyes owned by Jean Boyes of Nottinghamshire. He also won overall best in show Persian.

Best in show non-pedigree pet adult: Grand Master Cat Oliver - Mrs D Pritchard of Bedfordshire.

Best in show non-pedigree pet kitten: Cosette owned by Linda Hutchinson of Little Downham. She also won the overall best in show non-pedigree kitten.

Best in show pedigree pet adult: Grand Master Cat Bandit owned by J Newton of Holbeach Drove. He also won overall best in show pedigree pet.

Best in show pedigree kitten: Phoebe owned by Mrs T Cook of Harrogate, Yorkshire.

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