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Obituary Christina Brumpreuksch-Lißy

Through a tragic accident, we lost our judge Christina Brumpreuksch-Lißy.

Our compassion is for her loved ones.

The Board


WCF Best Cat titles

We would like to clarify that titles obtained as a result of the WCF Best Cat competition may be entered into the pedigrees.
The correct acronyms for the titles are:

    WW = placed in the TOP 15 (respectively 10) of the ranking

    CW = Continental Winner

    RW = Regional Winner (applies for countries which are separated in regions)

    NW = National Winner

    BW = Breed Winner (Best of Breed ranked)

To all titles must be added the year of achievement.
On pedigrees, the correct order of the titles is:

    WCF regular title

    WCF Master title (highest, if applicable)

    WCF Best Cat titles

    Name of the cat

The Board


WCF Forum

Dear friends, We are glad to announce the first official WCF Forum. Registration will be opened for Judges, Student judges and all WCF members… for all who works with and for WCF.
We are sure this is the best way to discuss all our questions and to communicate between each other. With this forum we will be able to manage with WCF in a very good way.

Forum structure and rules are discussable: opened and closed for public groups, pre-voting and voting areas etc.

Registration tip: WCF was founded in 1988.

Yan Lavrentyev, Admin


Obituary Monika Schildan-Maschke

With only 62 years died after a long illness on 3 April 2017our Allbreed judge Monika Schildan-Maschke. Our condolences to her family and friends

Further informations can be obtained by the office.

The Board


Former WCF club Amur Neva (RU-0202)

The former WCF Club Amur Neva (RU-0202) will be blocked for all activities until further notice. The club can neither be accepted as subclub nor for a participation in Joint Shows.

Further informations can be obtained by the office.

The Board


Aphrodite’s Giant and Burmese in the color Silver

Dear members,

the General Assembly 2017 has voted against the recognition of the breed Aphrodite‘s Giant and color Silver for the breed Burmese

However, Aphrodite‘s Giant and Silver Burmese cats have been bred in good faith and legal WCF pedigrees have been issued.

The color Silver for the breed Burmese is recognized by the WCC member NZCF and the race Aphrodite's Giant by the WCC member ACF, so the cats can participate in WCF exhibitions with all rights.

The Board of WCF therefore decides that all WCF pedigrees for Aphrodite‘s Giant and Silver Burmese issued before April 1st 2017  are valid.

Pedigrees from April 1st, 2017 will be issued with the remark RIEX (experimental).

The Board


Obituary Nini Phalempin

On Tuesday, 4 April 2017, we lost our dear friend, respected member of the cat fancy and All Breeds judge. This is the end of an era for the cat fancy.

Nini was the person who introduced me to the European Cat Fancy, after meeting her in London at a cat show, as a young and inexperienced judge. She, together with her friend, Paulo Ruschi was the inspiration and driving force behind the establishment of the WCF in South Africa and the expansion in South America. She supported and guided and most of all invited into her home many judges and committee members of young and experienced clubs from all over the world and introduced members of the cat fancy from many countries and affiliations to each other. She was one of the first judges to officiate in Russia. Nini’s famous phrase was: “I’m making public relations.”

Nini was an Independent All Breeds judge, as well as committee member of the oldest Independent Cat Club in Belgium, while her husband, Claude was the President. She joined the WCF and was a proud member of CASA, the South African Club. She attended the WCF GA meetings over the years, either as delegate of clubs who could not be present, or as observer.

There is not enough space to list all of her achievements, other than to say again that this is a huge loss to the Cat Fancy world wide. It was a privilege to visit her in January 2017, before she became ill and take this last photograph of her. Rest in Peace, Dear Nini – my inspiration and “Belgium mother”.

Johan Lamprecht
President CASA & 2nd Vice President, WCF


Registered cattery names

Because of recent events:

Every cattery name of members of a WCF club and their attached subclubs have to be registered with the WCF.

Breeders, who have provably registered their cattery name in another organization, are permitted to keep their name. Should the cattery name be elsewhere already taken, the country code must be added behind the name.

Only for WCF registered catteries WCF pedigrees can be issued.
With this publication every club has been given the possibility to register their non-recorded cattery names until 31 May 2017.

Every (further) contravention will be punished.

The Board


Parking at the Ruhrturm


You can reach the Ruhrturm (Huttropstr. 60, 45138 Essen) very easy by car, by train or public transport.


Parking: in the Ruhrturm is a parking deck, it costs 12€ per day, parking deck of the Elisabeth-Krankenhaus (Klara-Kopp-Weg). Further you can park in the environment (for example Ruhrallee or Moltkestraße).


Information for using public transportation you find under: Deutsche Bahn: Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr (VRR):


Dear presidents! Dear board members! Dear members of the commissions!


Our urgently desired General Assembly in January 2017 has thrown up a lot of work because the agenda contains subjects from six years.


The agenda is now available for you in the member area.


Please transfer the conference fee (65 Euro each person and each day) before on one of the accounts known to you.


In addition like every year at Christmas I would not like to miss to thank you in the name of the board for the work performed by you and support during the last year.


Thus I hope for your support to lead the WCF with your help to a modern and safe future and again to find time for the reason for which we have united in the WCF: Our Love to the cats and the attempt to reach the best possible for you and the cats.


I wish peace in these difficult times and wish you happy holidays and a good slide into the new year!


Anneliese Hackmann


GA 2017, room reservations hotel „Webers“


For the participants of the GA the hotel „Webers“ in RUHRTURM has blocked a quota of 30 single rooms at a price of 94 euros.
( - keyword: World Cat Federation in January 2017)

Rooms from this quota can only be booked until 21.11.2016 !


Invitation to the General Assembly 2017


Dear WCF - members,


We would like to invite you to the General Assembly of 19.01.2017 to 23.01.2017. The registration of the participants is conducted on Thursday the 19.01.2017 in time 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 pm.


Location: RUHRTURM, Huttropstr.60, 45138 Essen.


If a president does not represent his association, he can delegate one of the club members. The participation must be registered as well as a possible delegation at least 30 days in advance in the office. Please use therefore the attached form. Only fully and correctly completed forms will be accepted. Please send a photo of the president or the delegate as an attachment to the application by email or post to the WCF office in Essen, so that a subscriber identity can be created. The date of receipt of the complete and correct registration with a passport photo in the WCF office in Essen is relevant to the procedure laid down in the statutes deadline at least 30 days before the GA. Too late received applications will not be considered.


To register on Thursday please bring:

• your membership card of the WCF club which you belong to and which you possibly represent

• the writing of the delegation by the association with seal and signature in Original

• your identity card or passport


All participants in the GA must personally subscribe in the period from 3 to 6 pm in the foyer of the RUHRTURM in the list of participants.


Each delegate may bring a non-voting and not-talking authorized advisor. More Individual members of WCF associations be placed separately as a listener by prior arrangement. The hall is limited to 150 participants. If unannounced listeners appear, participation can in the worst case, due to the force of the hall safety regulations and occupancy limit, not be guaranteed.


The meeting of the committees and the Board will take place on Thursday 19.01.2017.


Please reserve and book your room yourself!


The hotel "Webers", see the RUHRTURM

For the participants of the GV "Weber" a quota of 30 single rooms are blocked at a price of 94 euros. Breakfast must be ordered separately and costs 14 Euro. (keyword: World Cat Federation in January 2017)

If you do not receive a room at Hotel Weber, you will find a wide selection of various hotels in


If you need a visa, obtain this please yourselves.


The conference fee is 65 € per person / day. This includes two coffee breaks with coffee and tea and snacks or cakes and for lunch a 3 course lunch with a drink in the restaurant. The conference room of water and apple juice are available.


The conference package must, without exception, to be paid by each participant. The fee must be paid at least 30 days in advance to the account of the WCF or via PayPal to the WCF.

Reason for payment: GV-package, membership number, name(s) of the participant/s.


The receipt of payments in Essen is not possible, because there is no out cash during the GA.


Please keep in mind, to send us completed and signed the enclosed registration forms as soon as possible according to the statute § 14 not later than 30 days before the GA back.


You can elect this time all positions:


Secretary General

Treasurer 1.


2. Vice-President

Standard- and Judging Commission

Disciplinary Commission

Show Commission

Auditors (auditors)


Corresponding nominations of your club please submit until 60 days before the GA at the office on statutory behalf . Please nominate only candidate from your own club. Candidates from another club may be nominated for the costs incurred with the written consent of the club in question. Also keep in mind that the persons concerned must be sufficiently qualified for the respective office and be willing to volunteer work.


All proposals and applications* have to be sent in a proper form latest 60 days before the GA in good English, German and French. Strive please a translation agency if necessary. Non-understandable or motions with non-intelligible translations can not be accepted. All applications must be sent as a pdf file. All applications that are not written in the prescribed format, may not render correctly because has claimed the further processing of the agenda in recent years too much time and the amount of data increases exponentially in the processing of other formats.

* This includes all proposals and applications, which at the extraordinary GA 2012 (10.03.2012) and the GA 2012 (28-29.04.2012) were already treated or were sent during the period May 2012 to today.

The invitation is available for download for your records in our password protected area. You can request the password in the WCF office, if it is not available to you. The agenda and the plants on the applications will in due course also provided there.


The password may not be divulged to any person or entity.


La WCF ne pas responsable The GA will be held in the official language German. Please ensure that the delegates of the GA can follow linguistic or consultants if necessary are capable to translate for the delegates.


Anneliese Hackmann
WCF – President


Other important announcements:


The WCF website is our official organ. Please check the details of your club address regularly for gaps or erroneous information! Again and again, we note that addresses are no longer correct. Please note that you always first have to announce to the WCF office Food and the Secretary-General any change of address, like at the same time. In copy to the Commission concerned. At defective mail and postal addresses the WCF accepts no responsibility for delay or non-receipt of any correspondence.


Please note that there is absolutely no smoking during the meeting. Also prohibited is to use entrained laptops to play during the meeting. The devices are only authorized to provide notes or to retrieve information. Any photo, video and sound recordings require the prior approval of the Board.


Dear members,


for personal reasons, Mr. Möbius is as Secretary General not available until January 18, 2017.
During this time all incoming requests are processed by the WCF office.


Anneliese Hackmann
President WCF


Retired WCF clubs


Following clubs and their sub-clubs are no more WCF members:


RU-0149, CFC Cat Land Russia (from 01/01/2016)

RU-0131, POF (from 01/01/2016)

RU-0178, Kalinka (from 01/03/2016)

RU-0139, Samarskaja Luka (from 01/03/2016)

RU-0165, KEK Alisa-Best (from 01/03/2016)

RU-0160, IFC Felis (from 01/08/2016)

RU-0171, NF PK Rifey (from 01/08/2016)


WCF pedigrees and all further documents with WCF logo, issued after the date mentioned at the club, constitute a violation
of the trademark protection and must be immediately sent to the WCF office.



The Board


Prior notice to the General Assembly because of various requests


We would like to inform you about the scheduled date of the next meeting:


The registration and issuance of participants passes for registered persons will take place on 19.01.2017 (Thursday) and will end at 6 PM


. Processing of applications January 20, 2017 to January 23, 2017. The meeting takes place in Essen. Details follow.



The Board


Information from the judge’s commission


A new pre-exam is available. From now on, please only use this new pre-exam. You can request it from me.



Cornelia Hungerecker
Chairwoman Judges Commission (temporary)


Informations for sending of exhibition catalogs and protocols


Please indicate for better handling the following informations in the subject line of your eMail:


Number of license, organizing club including clubcode, date of exhibition


Following documents must be sent in a PDF file (may be separated by days), JPG files are admissible:


  • The show catalog according to the show rules (including all data of the WCF board members, the license text, listed cats separated by days etc)
  • Judges protocols (including name/stamp of the judges)
  • Breed and special shows protocols (including results and name/stamp or signature of the judges)
  • WCF Rings protocols (including results and name/stamp or signature of the judges)
  • Best in Show nomination protocols per hair category and special/breed show (including signature of the judges)
  • Best in Show protocols per hair category and special/breed show (including results per age class/gender and name/stamp or signature of the judges)
  • Best of Best results


Please make sure that the documents include club name, date and place. Exhibition documents for others must include in addition the WCF logo.



Aija Nuke
Chairwoman Show Commission (temporary)


Information for judges


For their safety judges must make sure that the invitation is issued by the responsible main-club and not by a subclub, to avoid trouble with local authorities. (There have been several incidents in Russia).


The board of the WCF e.V.


Information about working with subclubs


For given reason we would like to remind you that subclubs may only contact the Executive Board through the board of their mainclub, which they are affiliated to. The pedigrees may only be issued by the mainclub. Mainclub and subclub must have identical pedigree look and identical information. The pedigrees must have a common database.


*All forms / documents / publications of subclubs must include the name and emblem of the mainclub


The mainclub is responsible for compliance with these rules!


Exhibitions can only be requested by the mainclub, the organization (for example, the invitation of the judges, payment the cost, etc.) is exclusively in the hands of the mainclub. The subclub can only be a named as a co-organizing auxiliary organ.


Board decision:


The exhibitions must be accompanied by a representative of the responsible mainclub* during the duration of the show (i.e., the representative must be present at the exhibition). The responsible representative (contact person for all matters) has to be named with the license request.


*A member of the board or another elected person in a responsible position in the main club


Subclubs are not accepted as co-organizer of shows, which need a special permission from the board.


The board of the WCF e.V.


The Board has taken the following decisions:


The General Assemblies in 2012 have been annulled by a court decision, therefore the Board has passed the following decisions:


1. Class 23, breeds in the recognition process

In this class all breeds and colour variations are exhibited that are still in the process of recognition. They can receive an “Excellent” and are placed, but will not receive title certificate. The cats are classified separately according to breed, colour and gender. They do not compete for the “Best in Show”


2. Class 24, Out of competition

Class for all cats which are exhibited out of competition.


3. Publication of the show rules on club websites

All WCF members are obliged to publish only the complete show rules. The publication of excerpts is not permitted.


4. In case of the change of the club-membership, WCF judges/judging pupils are obliged to inform the chairman of the judge’s commission within 4 weeks time.


5. WCF judges/judge pupils exhibiting cats.

A judge/judge pupil may exhibit cats that are his property or live with him in the same household, as “ Out of competition ”, if the judge/judge pupil is judging the show.


6. Judging Permit

A judge who is applying for a judging permit can only be licensed as Guest Judge (by special permission oft he Board and if needed), if he is Board member of a club or organization which is not affiliated to the World Cat Congress or is a contract partner of WCF.


7. Joint Shows

7.1 Joint shows with clubs that are not members of the World Cat Congress (WCC) or are contract partners of WCF, and invite judges, who are under suspension, or whose license has been revoked by WCF, are not permitted.

7.2 A license already granted for the planned Joint show loses validity when above mentioned case arrives.


8. The members of the Executive Board of a Non-WCF Cat Association are not accepted as members of the Executive Board of a WCF club because of the conflict of interest.


9. The Best Cat of WCF (WCF Olimpia) exhibition will be held once a year. Cats who take part in the competition for Best Cat of WCF, receive for their results triple points.


10. Recognition of the Arabian Mau


11. Recognition of the Burma in Silver, Smoke and Ticked Tabby

The Burmese in silver and smoke varieties and ticked tabby are recognized. An outcross with Asians is not permitted.


12. Recognition of the Aphrodite´s Giant


13. Recognition of the Deutsch Langhaar


14. Change of the haircategory of the breed British Longhair from semi-longhair to longhair


15. Recognition of other colors Original Longhair

The Original Longhair is recognized in all colors. The offspring of a mating Original Longhair Silver and Golden Varieties and other colors may not be used in the Silver / Golden breeding.


16. The region KAZ-020 is divided into 3 parts


Use of C-numbers


Because of recent events:


C-numbers may be used only by the club, who paid and get them. Any contravention results in disciplinary actions.


The board of the WCF e.V.


Amount of cats for international shows


Dear members!


We want to remind you, that international shows can only be recognized, if an amount of minimum 80 cats
are registered in the catalogue.


This is valid for every showday on a show weekend.(GA decision 2006).


For national shows an amount of 40 cats is necessary in the catalogue (WCF actual, 30/01/2013)


The board of the WCF e.V.




The requirements for WCF-Seminars have been changed, please follow this link:


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Registration of Cattery names


Because of recent events:


Every cattery name of members of a WCF club and their attached subclubs have to be registered with the WCF.

Breeders, who have provably registered their cattery name in another organization, are permitted to keep their
name. Should the cattery name be elsewhere already taken, the country code must be added behind the name.


Only for WCF registered catteries WCF pedigrees can be issued.

With this publication every club has been given the possibility to register their non-recorded cattery names until
31 March 2016. Every (further) contravention will be punished.


The board of the WCF e.V.


Best Cat, new modification since 01.01.2016




Only cats with a pedigree with hologramsticker can participate in the Best Cat WCF.
The sticker must be fixed on the pedigree and a scan must be sent to
The owner of the cat must be a member of a WCF club.


Responsible are Mrs. Alicija Biadasz and Mrs Dorota Podleijska.


The board of the WCF e.V.


Dear members!


We would like to thank you for all the many wonderful wishes for the new year.
We will continue to work on us and work for you to make the WCF even better and more beautiful.


We wish you all the best and success in 2016


The board of the WCF e.V.


Club Number


Beginning with 1.1.2016 in all correspondence the club number of the inquiring club must be listed.
Correspondence without the club number can not be processed anymore. At the same time we
want to remind that sub clubs and single persons can contact the WCF office only via their main
club. Direct requests are not intended.


The Board




The "BEST CAT - Form" is available again immediately.


Admin WCF


Dear Members


The Board decision dated 30.09.2015 has been reworded in the light of ambiguous phraseology: The WCF is excellent
equipped with WCF judges specially trained in our system. Therefore no further judges permissions will be issued for
judges who did not proceed their exams in the WCF. An apprenticeship at one of the WCC member associations will be
treated equally like a WCF education. This Decision enters into force immediately and will be presented at the next
General Assembly for voting.


The Board


Explanatory we would like to add: Judges of World Cat Congress member associations can be invited as usual.
They are treated in the show-licensing like WCF judges as long as no individual decision of the board and the judge
Commission against such licensing exists. Non WCC judges may continue to be licensed with verification by the
judges' commission and special permission by the Board for show-licenses.




On the basis of server problems "BEST CAT - Formular" is not available.


The Board



I would like to thank all of you very much for the birthday wishes
(whether they came by video, flowers, card or personal).


I am pleased that so many people in the world have had my jubilee in mind.


With best regards
Anneliese Hackmann

Note on the points system of WCF Best Cat


The points gained in WCF- Jubilee shows, which were announced to the board, will be counted double
The points gained in WCF-Worldshows will be counted double
The points gained in WCF Olimpia, will be counted triple


The Board



Mrs. Reiter will be away from the WCF office from Oct. 6th through Oct. 28th. Due to her absence,
delays will arise in the approval of catteries. We will handle your requests and send them back to
you as soon as possible. We would appreciate your understanding and your patience in this matter.


The Board

New email address for show results


Please use from now on the following email address for sending your show results:


Anneliese Hackmann
President WCF

WCF Italy


We are glad to inform you that on December 17, 2014, our WCF member AFeF (Associazioni Feline e Federate)
obtained the recognition of Libre d’origine from the Italian Agricultural Ministry




The Board



We mourn the death of Maritha Schunkert. Her love were the British Shorthair cats.
After 25 years as an auditor of the WCF we would like to express our thanks and
condolences to the bereaved.


The Board

Judge rules


Judges who have not signed the contract with the WCF can not be licensed for joint shows, World exhibitions
and World Cat Olimpia and may also not take judges exams. This decision with character of a rule comes into
force on 01 January 2015. The decision will be brought for a vote to the next General Assembly


The Board




Jane Vermeulen, WCF Allbreed judge in South Africa has gone from us.
We condole the bereaved relatives.


The Board


We are very sad to announce that we lost a very dear friend, breeder of Orientals and Siamese,
President of the Capital Cat Club and internationally respected and loved All Breeds Judge, Jane
Vermeulen on 3 November 2014. Jane had a short battle with cancer and judged at her last show
in Cape Town, South Africa in August 2014. She judged in all the major continents of the word and
very frequently in Europe. She will leave a large void and missed by many, but always remembered
for the positive and happy atmosphere she brought to any event or conversation.
Johan Lamprecht - President CASA (ZA-0215)



Liebe Mitglieder,


Die Generalversammlung wurde verschoben. Sollten Sie die Benachrichtigung nicht erhalten haben,
schreiben Sie bitte das Büro der WCF oder den Generalsekretär an.


Der Vorstand

General Assembly


Dear Members,


The General Assembly has been postponed. If you did not receive the notice,
please write to the Office of the WCF or the Secretary General.


The Board

Worldshow Warszawa


Dear Members,


the World-Show in Warszawa on 11 and 12 October 2014 is cancelled.


The Board

Dear members,


I thank you for the numerous wishes for my birthday!


Anneliese Hackmann

Diamond Master Ring


The Diamond Master Ring may be held only once a year in the World. It is reserved for the Olimpia Show. Only if the organizer
of the Olimpia Show agrees, this ring can be held on a different show. Only cats that own the title Triple Master may participate
in the Diamond Master Ring. Minimum 4 participants must be present for the Ring. Only the First place receives the Title Diamond
Master. Each participant receives 100 points for the competition Best Cat of WCF. The First place receives 100 points, the second
place 50 points and the third place 25 points additional to the points received analogue to the WCF rings. This board decision
with character of a rule comes into force on 01. October 2014 and will be placed on the agenda of the next General Assembly
for voting.


The Board.

World Master Ring


Only World Champions and World Premiers with WCF certificate may compete in the World Master Ring. The first and second
place in the competition receives the title World Master. The placement and points for Best Cat of WCF are treated analogue the
rules for WCF Rings. The licence for the World Master Ring is a special permit and can be granted maximum once per year per
country. A legal right for granting the licence can not be claimed under any circumstance. The license for the World Master Ring
costs 100 € and has to be requested in the office in Essen. This board decision with character of a rule comes into force
on 01. October 2014 and will be placed on the agenda of the next General Assembly for voting.


The Board.

Special Shows in the licence, number of cats in Best in Category


The “naked group” is not an official hair-category in WCF. If the naked cats shall be separated from the shorthair
group, it must be announced as a special show in the licence request. Remark: To hold a Best in Show in a licensed
category, there must be present in the show hall a minimum of 15 cats of the category. If less than 15 cats of a
category are present, the remaining cats present in the show hall will be added to the neighbour category. (Siamese/Oriental
with Shorthair and Longhair with Semilonghair). For Special and Monobreed shows must be present in the show hall a
minimum of 15 cats too. It is a show, in which one or more breeds can be judged and placed in a special show. The judge,
who judges the Monobreedshow must be permitted for the hair categories named in the Monobreedshow. It may not be
presented as a ring judgement. The placing must be: Best male adult, best female adult, from those 2 Best in Breedshow.
adult. Best in Breedshow neuter, Best in Breedshow junior, Best in Breedshow kitten, Best in Breedshow litter. Out of
these Best in Breedshows the Best of Best Breedshow will be selected by the judge. The protocols of the Monobreedshows
held must be sent with the catalogue and all other results to the show commission.


The Board.

Regulation for title certificates and exhibitions on islands


Exhibitions held on islands will be supported and protected in the following manner:



1. within 2 weeks before an island show there may not be held a show in the country, which the island belongs to. In countries which are divided in regions, this rule applies analogue to the WCF regions. A special permission for exceptions of this rule needs the agreement of the island club, holding the show.


2. the title certificates received on an island will be valid as international titles not only for foreign exhibitors, but also for exhibitors from the country, the island belongs to. If island inhabitants show in a show of the country, the island belongs to, the title will count as international title.


This board decision with character of a rule comes into force on 01. October 2014 for article 1 of the rule
and for article 2 on 01.September 2014.


The Board.

Data protection


Dear members,


The WCF office needs the agreement of all members (fullmembers, patronat), of the members of members, judges
, pupil judges, commission and board members etc. a permission to publish the personal data on the WCF website.
The permission has to be sent to the office until 15 September 2014. The protected data will be deleted from the WCF
website if the permission is not received.


Attention: The forwarding of data to third, such as non WCF clubs, companies etc. without permission could possibly
lead to juridical actions against the distributor and receiver of the forwarded data.




The Board.

General Assembly 2014


Dear members,


Please note: General Assembly of WCF e.V. :


on 05 December till 07 December 2014 in Ruhrturm, Huttropstr. 60, 45138 Essen, Germany


In the case, that the email with the invitation and the registration form for the General Assembly of WCF
did not reach you, you can download both on at WCF actual in the password secured
download area. Please ask the password in the WCF office in Essen.


The Board.



Dear members,


Mr. Klaas V.D. Wijk has resigned as chairman of the Disciplinary Commission. He is taking over
provisionally the position of Treasurer.


The Board.

Disciplinary Commission


Dear members,


Due to the resigning of Mr vdWijk from the Disciplinary Commission, the position of the Chairman has
to be renewed. Mr. Aleksander Cierpisz per Board decision is now provisionally delegated chairman
of the Disciplinary Commission.


Welcome and good luck Mr. Cierpisz


The Board.

Issuing licenses


Dear members,


Temporarily Mrs. Danisch takes over the countries / regions of Mrs. Cramer. Please send your license applications
for these areas to the following email as of now:


Anneliese Hackmann
President WCF



Dear members,


by a board decision new memberships and changes of motherclubs currently not possible for subclubs.
As soon as the general situation changes, more informations will be posted here. .


The Board.

Show licenses


Please respect always the show rules of WCF:


Only correct and complete forms can be accepted.


Subclubs do not have the right to send requests, this has to be done by the motherclub.


Request for international show licenses need mandatory minimum 2 judges to be named in the license request,
for national show minimum 1 allbreed must be named in the license request.


Please remember: traditional judging and ring judging as well as the monobreed shows are considered as a judgement
and counts to the 40 cats that a WCF judge is obliged to judge in a show. Please make sure to have invited a sufficient
number of judges or in exceptional cases you must provide a special agreement with the invited judges before the show.


The Board.

Dear members!


From June 01, 2014 Mrs Marina Khodusova will be responsible for the license management and takes
over this position from Mrs. Butomova. We Thank Mrs Elena Butomova for her work in the past year.
The email address for license request is now


The Board.

Disciplinary Commission


The board coopted to the disciplinary commission:


Walter Litherland,


Best wishes for your new mission.


The Board.

Exhibitions in Ukraine


Due to the uncertain situation in Ukraine exhibitions may be cancelled short term. Please check with the performing clubs.


The Board



With deepest regret we have to announce that Mr. Artem Khatskilov, member of the discilpinary commission and pupil judge,
passed away on March 19 only 31 years old. We condole to his family and friends.


The Board and the commissions

Condolence from the board and the commissions


Mr. Vasiliy Tesa, WCF judge and member of Astra club passed away on 9th February 2014.


The Board

Dear catpeople!


Today is World Cat Day. Best wishes for you and your lovely cats


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Processing of the WCH/WPr certificates


Mrs. Gisela Danisch has agreed to register the World Champion/Premier certificates. We wish her a lot of
success in this task.


If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Danisch directly under:


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Applications for Cattery names


Mrs Reiter will travel to St. Petersburg to the Olimpia exhibition. Mrs Reiter will answer your questions to applications already
sent in and you can hand out new applications directly to her in St.Petersburg. Mrs Reiter will explain upon request how the
application is processed and what rules need to be followed. In addition, green slips can be issued if application was sent to
the office on before hand.


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Registration of kittens


All kittens of a litter have to be registered, responsible for this are the WCF clubs. A registration-card with information about breed, date of birth, sex and colour or EMS code, as well as WCF-Logo, Logo of the club, name of the club, address and official WCF-Registrarnumber of the club and cattery are needed. The Registration-Card has to be written in one of the three WCF-languages.

Registration-Cards are only permitted for cats of ancestors without pedigree. It is permitted to breed with these cats, but the offspring has to get a pedigree. In case of offence the club has to expect a fine according to statutes and rules of WCF.


This decision of the board of rule character comes into effect on 1st March 2014 and will be added to the vote in the agenda at the next general assembly.


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Age of kittens


Kittens may not be separated from the mother before the twelfth week of life, unless a veterinary medical indication exists.
Kittens are allowed to leave the cattery only after completion of the twelfth week of life. In case of violation the kennel name
of the breeder will be blocked / deleted. This decision of the board of rule character comes into effect on 1st March 2014
and will be added to the vote in the agenda at the next general assembly.


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Dear members!


The board wants to thank you for the countless Christmas greetings and wishes all members continuing success.


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Correction to the Christmas letter


The associations SAFFI RU-0112 and AsFeC ES-0150 do not support court cases actively at the moment against the WCF e.V.
 The entry in the list of the plaintive associations under the Christmas letter was not correct concerning this point.


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Best Cat of WCF


Congratulation to all participants and winners. The trophy ceremony for the national winners, best of breed winners, continental
winners and Best Cat of WCF 2013 will be celebrated on April 26 and 27, 2014 in St.Petersburg on the Olimpia Show. Please
announce your participation to CFC FeliCity, Elena Butomova:


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World Show licenses:


All changes of licenses for World shows need a confirmation from the office and the participating members of the board.
This concerns especially changes of the participating judges. The license can not be changed without the permission of
the office and the participating members of the board.


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Jubilee Shows!


We are happy to annouce the official Jubilee Shows for WCF Clubs. Clubs that have a jubilee or hold a show in
a city where a jubilee is celebrated can apply now for the Jubilee-Show license. The license costs 75 Euro per
day and j-number (jubilee show license number) All cats participating in this show and in the competition Best Cat
of WCF will receive double score on these shows. The request for the license must be sent to the office of the
president Mrs. Hackmann latest 6 weeks before the show. An explanation must be given what kind of Jubilee will
be celebrated A Jubilee-Ring can be held on each day of a Jubilee Show. The 1st and 2nd place in the Jubilee-Ring
counts as qualification for the Masterring, like in WCF rings. An official title is not awarded.
There is no such as a
juridical right to receive the license. The decision about licensing the show obliges to the president. With issuing of
the license the club receives an official jubilee page for the show catalogue.

All jubilee shows will be published on the website


The president of WCF.

Issuing licenses


Temporarily Mrs. Butomova takes in addition the countries / regions of Mrs. Sivitskaya.


Please send all license applications for these areas to the following email as of now:


Changes or questions on applications, that have been edited before October, 13, by Mrs. Sivitskaya, should
be sent to Mrs. Sivitskaya. For more information, visit this link:


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With regret we have to announce that Mrs. Danisch has retired from the position treasurer of WCF for private reasons with
August 31, 2013. Mrs. Orjet Drößler will fulfil the obligations of the treasurer provisionally from September 1, 2013. Please
address for all questions concerning payments to Mrs Drößler at


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Evaluation of the qualification of non WCC/LOOF judges


Dear members, please send the documents for the evaluation of the qualification of the invited non WCC/LOOF judges directly
to Mr. Tino Eckhardt, member of the judge's commission. He is responsible for checking the sent documents.


The judge’s commission

Change of a breed Name


After having received a trademark complaint from the USA we are forced to change the name of the breed Traditional Longhair.
According to the proposal of the judge’s commission the breed will be named Original Longhair.


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Non-recognition of titles AFB


All titles gained in the show of the club AFB, BE-0105 on April 7, 2013 in Liége are not recognized by the WCF. The show was
not licensed by the WCF.


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Non-recognition of titles BRKV


All titles gained in the double judgement on the world show of the club BRKV, BE-0224 on 11 and 12 November 2012 in St.Truiden
are not recognized by the WCF. There was no request sent for a double judgement. According to the decision on the GA in April
2012 double judgements cannot be licensed or recognized anymore.


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Informations came to our knowledge that information were sent to several members and private persons regarding the results of
the court cases concerning the extraordinary general assembly. Therefore we would like to inform you that the case has not been
officially completed. The WCF has filed an appeal against the decision of the Higher Regional Court of Hamm. The elections of the
board and extended board on the occasion of the Extraordinary General Meeting of 03/2012 are not cancelled at this moment.


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Please note, that the Russian competition TOP CAT is no WCF competition!


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Best Cat of WCF


Following cat owners are closed on the participation in the Best Cat 2013 because of non-payment
of the exhibition charges for the Cat Olimpia in Dortmund:

Mikhail Pozdnyakov, Russia, member Elitar-Klub
Nataliya Sienko, Russia, member FELIX


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Processing of the WCH/WPr certificates


Mrs. Renata Citovic has agreed to register the World Champion/Premier certificates. We wish her a lot of
success in this task.


If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Citovic directly under:


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Issuing licenses, 3rd License Manager


From 1 June 2013 Mrs. Butomova takes over the following countries / regions from Mrs. Pavlyuchkova.:


Russia, Asian part


Starting from May 30,.2013 please send all license applications for these areas to the following email


Changes or questions on applications, that have been edited before May 30, should be sent to Ms. Pavlyuckova.
For more information, visit this link:


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Supplement to the approval process of judges


The judges permit is valid for three years and may be renewed latest within two months after the expiration date.
Entitling to reissue or extension does not exist, for example, if the application documentation is not sent completely
in original, if payment is not made, when disciplinary proceedings were held against the judge or the period 2
months is exceeded.


This rule is effective immediately and will be implemented as a motion on the agenda of the next General Assembly.


Judges Commission and the Board

Alan Edwards



We mourn the death of one of our most known international judges in the WCF. Alan Edwards died at the
end of March in South Africa. He has worked for many years in various committees of the WCF, was a
gentleman and a bright shining light of the cat world.


Our condolences to his family and friends.


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Examines in other organizations/clubs


WCF judges may take examine in other organizations or clubs only with permission of the WCF board.
Examines which where taken against this rule will not be recognized by the WCF.A disciplinary case
will be started against the judge, who takes examines against this rule.


This decision of the board of rule character comes into effect on 1st May 2013 and will be added to the
vote in the agenda at the next general assembly.


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Term of application for show-licenses


Applications for show-licenses are not permitted to be forwarded less than 6 weeks prior to the show
after having transferred the license fee to the account of the WCF.


The nonobservance of this period can cause that licenses are not approved on time!


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WCF-Seminar „Breeder of Excellence“


The official WCF Seminars Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 for the certification "Breeder of Excellence" can be claimed
by any WCF clubs. The fee for the each part of the seminar costs € 100 to apply to the office in Essen. The
seminar must be submitted at least 3 months prior to date with details of at least two of the leading judges /
experts. By leading judges receive in advance the topics to be covered in the seminar parts. The drafting of
the seminar part is up to the judges. An allowance for the judges / experts to be agreed by the performing WCF
club separately. Participation fees that the club charges are freely negotiated by the association.


You find further information here : Seminars

Results Best Cat of WCF 2012


The following breeders / owners reached with their cats the Top 15 adults, Top 15 kitten / juniors,
Top 10 neuters or Top 10 household pets final in the competition Best Cat of WCF 2012.









Else & Steen




Federica & Raffaella


Peter & Ksenia






Darya & Elena





Kolocsa Rita
































Kurt & Tomoko


We would like to invite you to the  WCF Olimpia in Dortmund to present the prize-winning cats and owners on Saturday April 20, 2013.
You can subscribe at    

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Entry of show catalogues and protocols/lists of results


Please send show catalogues and protocols/lists of results to 10 days after the show.

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New titles and show classes


The title awards
CACP (award for the Kitten-Champion) class 16, kitten 3-6 months
CACJ (award for the Junior-Champion) class 15, kitten 6-10 months
CAPP (award for the Kitten-Premior)class 16b, neutered kitten 3-6 months and
CAPJ (award for the Junior-Premior) class 15a, neutered kitten 6-10 months

can be awarded, from 1st of February 2013 if the kitten has received minimum 90
points in the judgement.

They must receive the title in 3 international or national shows of WCF from 3 different judges.

The cats are separated by breed, colour and sex.

Kitten-neuters and junior-neuters participate in the Best in Show for neuters and in the neuter ring.

This decision of the board of rule character comes into effect on 1st February 2013 and will be
added to the vote in the agenda at the next general assembly.

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WCF Cat Olimpia


The WCF Olimpia is a fully recognized World Show. The rules published on the WCF website for World Shows are
valid for the Olimpia as well. The differences are: No other show will be licensed in the WCF on the date of the Olimpia.
It takes place only one time per year and the “Olimpia Master” competition takes place on that show as well as the
presentation of the “Best Cat of WCF” . Cats participating in the Olimpia receive triple point-score for the competition
“Best Cat of WCF”.


This decision of the board of rule character comes into effect on 1st February 2013 and will be added to the vote in
the agenda at the next general assembly.

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Best Cat data recording



Dear members!


Mrs. Jennifer Vergin is now responsible for the recording of the data for “Best Cat of WCF”.
If you have questions you can contact Mrs. Vergin at .
For transmission of data pleasecontinue using the online-form.

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National exhibitions


The following rules apply from 01 February 2013 for "National exhibitions": At least 40 cats must be published in the catalogue.
It must be judging at least 1 allbreed judge. Rings and monobreedshows may not be performed with only one judge present.
This rule is an addition to the rule about national shows, published on the website of WCF : A.11.3 – NATIONAL SHOW:
A licensed show organized by a WCF-club in good standing, where judges only may award the titles CAC and CAP.


This decision of the board of rule character comes into effect on 1st February 2013 and will be added to the vote in the
agenda at the next general assembly.

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Contract about the recognition of rules and Judges Permission as WCF-judge


At the board meeting on 11/03/2012, it was decided to develop an agreement to work as a judge for the WCF. The development
of this agreement was necessitated by a number of problems in the past. In cooperation with the Commission and judges our
lawyers was a “Contract about the recognition of rules and Judges Permission as WCF-judge” now completed and translated.
Condition of obtaining or renewing the judge's permission is to sign the contract by the judge and the Board of the WCF eV. T
his decision of the board of rule character will be added to the vote in the agenda at the next general assembly.

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Entry of documents to the judge's commission


On given occasion it is pointed out to the fact that all Student judges certificates, documents of examinations WCF
as well as applications and passport photographs for a judge's permission must be sent in the original (not by e-mail)
to the chairwoman of the judge's commission.

Cornelia Hungerecker
Chairwoman of the judge’s commission