Companion Judges of NSWCFA.

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Karren Alford
Domestic/Companion

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I love all cats. I have always had cats in my life. I purchased my first show cats in 1996, which were 2 Persians and enjoyed showing them for a number of years. I took a breather from showing for about 13 years while I was raising my children. 15 years ago, I rescued a Burmese and fell in love with the breed and I have been breeding and showing Burmese for the last 5 years.
I am an active member of The Jacaranda and Holiday Coast Cat Club. I am a Steward and love my Stewarding duties and embrace the opportunity to work as a Companion Judge.
I understand how important Companion Cats are to their owners, as I still show my 16yo Burmese in the Companion ring.
I promote responsible cat ownership and look for good grooming, healthy appearance and lovely purr–sonality when judging cats in the Companion Ring. I would be honoured to be a Companion Judge at your next show.

Corindi Beach

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Lavinia Anderson
Domestic/Companion

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Hi Everybody, as a child I grew up around companion cats, there was always one or two dominating the household during my childhood. Tibby, a domestic female tabby, was my very first companion as a child and I had the pleasure of enjoying her company for 21 years. The love of companions carried on into my adult life and as the years got on, I found the love of showing companion cats and my first companion show cat was a black and white semi long hair female by the name of Tabitha Lee.
I continued showing companions even when I began breeding and showing Egyptian Mau’s. The companion cat has a special place in my heart, and I look forward to meeting you all and your wonderful companions.

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Marcelle Brown
Domestic/Companion
0148 298 135

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I have been in the Cat fancy since June 1988 when it was the RASCC

I purchased a little brown Burmese neuter from Cilff and Wendy Chambers under the Zoar Cattery & that is when the showing bug bit me.

I then progressed to a wonderful Red Burmese neuter under the Sinh prefix of Mick Patterson. His registered name was Sinh Aztec Gold. This boy was the first cat to win the very prestigious Tomahawk Trophy St the Sydney Royal Easter show. I progressed with great success with many Cat of the year awards with a Lilac Oriental and his litter brother a Chocolate Siamese

I have been involve in may many clubs over the years ....to many too mention. I have been an active member Of The Oriental Club of NSW .....Vice president 12 yearrs & now President of 2 years

My husband and I have actively breed and shown Weimaraner dogs for over 38 years

I am very excited that I have qualified to be a Companion Judge with the NSW CFA. I am totally besotted with all of the feline breed

Felines are " Simply the Best "

Kurrajong Heights

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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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Tracey Camp
Domestic/Companion
0413 101 538

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I attended my first cat show in the UK in 1995. I was hooked! I was drawn to the Norwegian Forest Cat and adopted my first one and regularly showed him from 1997. I commenced my breeding program under the Bushkenheim prefix in 2000. I travelled across Europe showing NFOs, meeting fellow breeders. I have been a member of the GCCF and FIFE in the UK, I was the treasurer of the Norsk skogkatt Society for 5 years as well as their fundraiser. I relocated to Australia in 2006 and actively show under NSW CFA. I am the Treasurer for several clubs, assist in the running of shows, I have been a steward for 3 years and before that, a cardwriter. I have served on Management committee since 2016. I am currently a Group 1 trainee judge.
I love all felines, no matter the origins and am delighted to now be a Companion Judge where I can contribute to the judging panel, albeit , in a small way. I enjoy educating the public on the breed and improving cat awareness in general.

Hornsby

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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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Lyn Keevers
Domestic/Companion
0429 170 942

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I am a keen cat lover and enthusiast and my passion for cats has been ongoing since I was a young child.
I became a member of NSW CFA Inc. and obtained my prefix “Benzots” in 2007.
I have an extensive background of breeding and showing, the beautiful Bengal Cat plus showing my delightful rescue cats in the Companion Group.
I am actively involved, in the organising of the annual Armidale and New England Cat Club Show, since 2015 and I have been working closely with my cat loving colleagues in the organising of the annual Dorrigo and District Cat Club Show, since 2018.
I became a Steward in 2016 and I love and enjoy my Stewarding assignments immensely.

I am looking forward to my Companion Judge’s assignments.

Armidale

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Cathy McGrath
Domestic/Companion
0427 476 457

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I have been interested in cats ( and horses) as long as I can remember. I remember clearly my first kitten, Tibby, a tabby, I must have been all but three years old, and my love for felines has grown from there, and I cannot not remember a time that I did not own a cat.
In the early 80’s I bred Persians, which I found so rewarding and an enjoyable relaxing hobby. Unfortunately, due to family commitments I retired from breeding, but promised myself once the family had grown up, I would continue my passion.
Hence in 1990, I purchased and showed my first neuter Ragdoll, and finally in 2000’s I started up a Prefix “ Grathbrae” which is now founded on Ragdolls imports from America and Europe.
My passion, apart from breeding is showing (also showing Clydesdale horses), my partner and I travel wide afield, as I am truly committed in showing others the beauty of the gorgeous Ragdoll cat.
I am also a trainee G1 Judge and Steward.

Maclean

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Linda Osborne
Domestic/Companion

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I first became a cat lover when I was sick as an 8–year old child. My mum hand raised my kitten with as eye–dropper the kitten was my companion for the next 24 years. I got my first Chinchilla in 1984 and have had a love for them ever since. I joined the CFA of NSW in 2008 when I bought my first breeding cat and under my Esmalin prefix I solely breed Persians – chinchilla’s, shaded silvers, black tipped & goldens. I have been active in breeding some great show cats as well as companion cats.

I am an active steward and have been for several years. I am also a member of the NSW CFA Management Committee, a position I have held for the past 5years. My love of cats has motivated me to be pro active in educating the public about responsible pet ownership. My love of all cats has also led me to complete the companion judges training course, and I look forward to judging the exhibits put before me.

Newcastle

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Trish Scrivener
Domestic/Companion

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I began the crazy cat lady journey before I could walk. Living and growing up on a farm we had cats all through our childhood. We always had a ‘grey’ cat adorned to some part of the furniture and then as an adult I always had a tabby that someone would give me to love. In 2013 after the passing of my sister to breast cancer I followed through my promise to her. I purchased my first Ragdoll ‘Rosy’ and created our prefix ‘Bonnybrooke’ after my families Angus Stud. I joined the local Cat Club where I participated as a sponsorship coordinator and general committee member. I started showing extensively when my American Shorthair journey began in 2016, I am now just breeding the ASH and I am passionate about strengthening and educating the breed in Australia having imported several from around the world. I became a steward in early 2019 and became a Companion Judge mid 2019. I adore cats and the healing qualities they share. No one knows true love until adored by a beautiful feline. I am very excited to be part of the Companion Judges panel. I am also a trainee Group 1 Judge

Walcha

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Chris Smith
Domestic/Companion
0400 566 225

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My name is Christopher Smith, I was born and raised in Wollongong, and then moved to Sydney in the 90’s. I now reside in Canterbury where I have lived since 2005. I have had companion cats and other animals all my life. I have 4 household cats which I love very much. I became a member of the NSWCFA in 2005 under the prefix FRASCOTT CATTERY. I have been breeding pedigree cats such as Scottish folds, Japanese Bobtails, Burmese, Selkirk Rex’s and American shorthairs. In 2011 I completed my Stewards course for the NSWCFA and also steward at the Royal Easter show each year.
My Professional life I worked in Aged Care as a nurse for 17yrs. In March 2019 I decided it was time for a career change where Ii now work at Heavenly Creatures, which I love doing very much.

Canterbury

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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
0419 622 461

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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
0434 690 499

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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.

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Francis Zewe
Domestic/Companion
0423 363 481

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I have been involved with the cat fancy since 2014 as a member of the Armidale and New England Cat Club. In 2017 I moved to Sydney to study Veterinary Medicine at Sydney University. I am passionate about cat health and welfare and promoting the best life for our feline friends. In 2019 I expanded my interest in the cat fancy by training as a Steward and a Companion Cat Judge with NSW CFA which makes a fabulous hobby away from the vet textbooks!
I share my home with my companion cat ‘George’ who is a now a retired from his show career, and my partner Alex who is as cat mad as me. I look forward to meeting many more companion cats and their owners at upcoming shows.

Sydney