We’re very pleased to share that Sylvia now has Champion status after winning First Place and Best of Breed in her open classes at the Tonkinese Breed Club and National Cat Club GCCF Shows this weekend. She will now be “Ch. Chorus Silvia” on the pedigrees of her kittens. Agatha also won First Place and Best of Breed in her open classes at both shows too – so only needs another 1st/CC to be made up. We’re delighted for both girls – Sylvia for setting such a good example and Agatha who took the whole show in her stride, given it was her first.
Three “back to back” shows were running at the Bracknell Leisure Centre this weekend (the third was the was Colourpoint and All Breed Society show) so there were nearly 400 cats present. Our own Tonkinese Breed Club show had 46 entries of which 31 were show-status Tonkinese. Four Tonkinese were shown as pedigree pets and the remaining 11 were other pedigree pets entered into our show, but not Tonkinese. The committee pulled out all the stops to support the club table, raffle, sponsoring best in show pens, and Julia Craig-McFeely deserves a special mention for encouraging so many of her kitten owners to bring their cats to the show. Lizzi and I spent quite some time in the afternoon taking photographs of all the TBC entries – I’ll be editing those over the next few weekends and they’ll be uploaded to the Club website at www.tonkinese.info soon.
Julia was delighted that Rameses Tobermory (TOS n 21 32) d.o.b. 06.08.2019, a gorgeous brown tabby kitten from her most recent litter won the overall Best in Show prize, awarded by GCCF Judge Sandra Woodley. He’s a real stunner and it was no surprise that he won despite the very strong competition! Julia also brought Ramintha to the show, although he was a little shy (or perhaps just chilly!) and spent much of the day cosily snuggled in his blanket.
Here’s a few pictures from the day…
Best wishes, Mike & Lizzi