Crowds of people and their cats - from as far as Staffordshire and Forest of Dean - arrive in Tydd St Giles for the 15th Exotic Cat Show championship

15th Exotic Cat Show championships held at Tydd St Giles Community Centre. Wisbech. Laura Palmer wit

15th Exotic Cat Show championships held at Tydd St Giles Community Centre. Wisbech. Laura Palmer with Dude. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Furry friends – and their owners – turned out in force on Saturday as the 15th Exotic Cat Show championships got underway.

15th Exotic Cat Show championships held at Tydd St Giles Community Centre. Wisbech. Miguel W Charlto

15th Exotic Cat Show championships held at Tydd St Giles Community Centre. Wisbech. Miguel W Charlton Roura with his cat Queen Noor. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Furry friends – and their owners – turned out in force on Saturday as the 15th Exotic Cat Show championships got underway.

The contest which was held at Tydd St Giles Community Centre received 63 entries, including Persians, Moggy’s and exotic short hairs.

Attracting cat lovers from all over the country, people came from as far as the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire and Staffordshire for the day-long event.

Barbara McEwan, one of the show managers, said: “People were parked all the way up the road! So we’re obviously getting to be known now.

15th Exotic Cat Show championships held at Tydd St Giles Community Centre. Wisbech. Left: Mya, Caspe

15th Exotic Cat Show championships held at Tydd St Giles Community Centre. Wisbech. Left: Mya, Casper and Kamal Kumar with their winning cat Chance. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant


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“We have got members from all over the country. It’s nice when people support us so much.

“We had a good gate and took over £200,” she added, “although we were slightly down on entry numbers compared to last year’s 86.”

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Next year’s championships will take place on January 7.

Exotic Cat Society Show 2015: Best in Show winners

Exotic Shorthairs

Best Adult – CHAMPION ZENDIQUE GENE GENIE, a tortie Tabby and white female, owned by Mr Hannington & Mr Hardie

Best Opposite Sex Adult – IM[ERIAL GRAND CHAMPION SHEERBLISS LUIGI OF NABOO, a Brown Tabby male, owned by Mr Hannington & Mr Hardie

Best Kitten – BRYLOU JUMEIRAH DREAM, an oranged-eyed white female, owned by Mrs Stevenson

Best Opposite Sex Kitten – PORRIMA CHANCE, a cream tabby male, owned by Mrs Kostjukova

Best Neuter – CHAMPION & PREMIER HADFIELDS REDHEAD, a red tabby female, owned by Mrs Peed

Best Opposite Sex Neuter – GRAND PREMIER PENNYDOWN GARCIA, a blue spotted male, owned by Mrs Warland

Overall Best In Show Exotic – CHAMPION ZENDIQUE GENE GENIE

Persian Longhairs

Best Adult – BENESTAR GOLDENRUSH, a golden male, owned by Mrs Turner-Russell

Best Kitten – JERVO ABIGAIL, a tortie and white bi-colour female, owned by Mrs Boyes

Best Neuter – GRAND CHAMPION & IMPERIAL GRAND PREMIER VIVALDI TEDDY-BOYES, a red and white bi-colour male, owned by Mrs Boyes

Overall Best in Show Persian - GRAND CHAMPION & IMPERIAL GRAND PREMIER VIVALDI TEDDY-BOYES

Household Pets

Best Non-Pedigree Adult – IMPERIAL GRAND MASTER CAT ROSINA, a longhair tortoiseshell, owned by Mrs Hutchinson

Best Non-Pedigree Kitten – BENNY, a 7 month old tabby, owned by Ms Birt & Ms Fisher

Overall Best in Show Non-Pedigree Pet - IMPERIAL GRAND MASTER CAT ROSINA

Best Pedigree Pet Adult – GRAND MASTER CAT FLOYD, a blue mitted male, owned by Mrs Newton

Best Pedigree Pet Kitten – BOOTSIE MILLER, a blue and white male, owner by Mr & Mrs S Miller

Overall Best in Show Pedigree Pet – BOOTSIE MILLER

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