Companion Judges of NSWCFA.

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Chris Buckley
Domestic/Companion
4655 5362

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I am a steward and became a companion Judge in 2003. I am also heavily involved in the Burmese Cat Society where I am the Secretary as well as the Show Manager. I am also involved with the Camden Show Society as a Committee member. In my professional career I also work with animals and feel that I have a great understanding with many aspects of animal ethics and welfare and believe I offer a valuable resource to the Cat Fancy.

I began showing in 1989 with a Burmese Chocolate spay, Rosepark Choc A Chip, who is still going well at nearly 20 years of age and have been a cat owner for as long as I can remember, usually companions before I got involved with Burmese. I love all animals, however cats are my favourite and I believe that most cats tend to be aware of those people that are confident with them and act accordingly. I enjoy all my judging and stewarding assignments and look forward to handling these beautiful companions exhibits as much as possible as no real standard means you judge each cat on its merits, not its pedigree.

22 Werombi St Camden 2570

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Debbie Cumming
Domestic/Companion
02 4963 6993

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Margaret Cummings
Domestic/Companion
02 4957 4471

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My husband and I joined the cat fancy in June 1976 and since then I have held many positions within the Newcastle & Hunter Valley Cat Club and as an accredited steward, I have worked for many clubs within NSW.

I have always had cats as my companions and since joining the cat fancy have shown and bred Persian cats successfully, gaining many top awards during this time.

I was invited to attend the first classes held to train Companion judges and I consider it an honour to hold this position within the fancy.

It is a pleasure to judge our companion cats who are an important part of our shows. I look for good health, cleanliness, presentation and temperament, when judging these lovely exhibits.

I know how precious they are to the owners and when requested, will offer my advice and experience to the best of my ability.

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Jaen Dickeson
Domestic/Companion
02 6947 9403

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Two days after arriving in Australia in 1969 I purchased a Blue Point Siamese (having shown and bred them in the U.K) I had considerable success in showing and breeding under my prefix of Littlebrook. Later I was given a beautiful Cornish Rex which had considerable success on the show bench and became a Double Grand Champion. Although I am no longer showing or breeding, I enjoy my stewarding and judging assignments. My husband John and I now live in Tumut in the Snowy Mountains, where I hope to maybe breed cats again.


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Paul Fitzhenry
Domestic/Companion
02 6563 1294

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I have been involved in the Cat Fancy since 1984 with my wife, Julie, when we began showing a seal tortie point Siamese, Gd Ch Moovalong Tegan. We have also successfully showed Abyssinians since 1984, branching out into Somalis when we began to show our tawny neuter, Gl Db Gd Ch & CCCA Ch Glordawn Wala (Wally) in 1987. We now show Balinese as well as our lovely Abyssinians and Somalis. Together we also show several companion cats, all of whom have had successful show careers in their own rights.

I am the manager of a Service Station/Post Office (combined business), a position of great responsibility and was the Treasurer of the now defunct Orana Cat Club from 1986–1990. Since moving back to Kempsey in 1990, I became Vice President of Kempsey Kat Klub, finally becoming treasurer, a position I have now held for several years.

I became a Companion Cat Judge in 1999 and I enjoy judging these lovely cats and kittens.

Photo of me with Nareira Owain, our Tawny Abyssinian male cat.


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Garry Stephens
Domestic/Companion
02 4574 3192

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I have been a Companion cat judge since 2000 and really enjoy judging this group.

In 1983 I began showing two Burmese cats originally purchased as pets and in that year one of them Amaryllis Meggie won RAS Shorthair Spay Cat of the Year. So started my involvement in cat showing and breeding, and a little later show management and club administration. While I have specialized in Burmese and more recently in Maine Coons my experience as a steward since 1986 has given me a good appreciation of all breeds.

I firmly believe that good health and temperament are essential to making a good pet as well as a good show cat. This was my prime motivation in becoming a Companion cat judge where cleanliness, condition, appearance, and temperament are the key judging criteria.

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Debbie Thomas
Domestic/Companion
02 4733 6521

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I have been involved with the Cat Fancy for over 15 years and my first exhibits were companion cats.

I love all breeds of cats but have particular interest in the beautiful Somali. I have bred both Somalis and Abyssinians under the Nareira prefix and have had success on the show bench with both of these breeds although I am now concentrating on the Somalis.

I am an accredited steward and have worked at shows in various capacities. I am also an active member of 3 cat clubs and hold executive positions.

I have been a companion judge with the NSWCFA since 2003 and enjoy every assignment and delight in the judging of these beautiful exhibits.

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Lyn Thwaites
Domestic/Companion
02 6563 1294

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I have been involved in the cat fancy since 1971 and in that time I have successfully bred and shown Persian cats, and recently Siamese and Orientals, under the Perzeena prefix. I bred the 1985 Longhair RASCC Male Cat of the Year (Db Gd Ch & CCCA Ch Perzeena Drifts Son orange eyed white Persian) and I have owned other Cats of the Year and numerous Top 5 award winners as well. I have also shown a British Shorthair and a Devon Rex with success on the show bench for both.

In 1995 I was invited t become a Companion Cat Judge. This is an honour which I take very seriously and which I greatly enjoy.

I am actively involved in several clubs, including Kempsey Kat Klub of which I am a Life Member. I have also stewarded for many years and I have worked in the card room and on trophy tables of many affiliate shows throughout my time in the cat fancy.

I now live on the Mid North Coast of NSW, in the town of Kempsey, since moving from Sydney in 1995.

pajuwal@ausnet.net.au

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Sharyn Yelland
Domestic/Companion
02 9622 8469

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I first started showing cats in 1984 and quickly became a steward, stewarding consistently over the last 12 years. I am currently a member of the NSW CFA Stewards Committee. I enjoy all my stewarding assignments and the chance to handle all breeds of our lovely cats. I think that the NSW CFA has a wonderful Companion Cat Standard. I breed and show Patched Persians under the Ardara prefix.