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Judges Seminar in Riga (LV) - 30.05.2020

The Judges Seminar in connection with the General Assembly will be organised in Riga, Latvia, on Saturday 30th May 2020. The programme can be found in the section Events > General Assembly. Judges and student judges wishing to attend the seminar are kindly requested to send their applications at the latest on the 30th April 2020 to the General Secretary.

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General Assembly 2020 - programme

The programme of the General Assembly 2020 is changed: the dinner will now take place on Friday evening (instead of Saturday evening). In the section Events > General Assembly you can find the programme of the General Assembly week from Tuesday 26th May until Saturday 30th May 2020.

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General Assembly 2020 - hotel booking form

The General Assembly 2020 will be held on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th May 2020. The venue is: Bellevue Park Hotel Riga, Riga, Latvia. Room reservations can be made until the 25th March 2020 by using the hotel booking form which is available for downloading in the section Events > General Assembly.

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World Show 2020

The World Show 2020 will be organised in Milano, Italy, on the 24th and 25th October. More information can be found in the section Events > Special shows.

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EMS code for Japanese Bobtail Longhair: JBL non

Upon recommendation from the Breeding & Registration Commission, the FIFe Board decided to assign the EMS code JBL non to the non-recognised breed Japanese Bobtail Longhair.

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Minutes of Board meeting 23.11.2019

The minutes of the Board meeting held on 23th November 2019 can be found in the section Events > Board meetings.

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Compulsory Student Judges Seminar on 27.03.2020

The next Compulsory Student Judges Seminar will be held in Hoofddorp (near Amsterdam Schiphol airport), The Netherlands, on Friday 27th of March 2020. The Board wishes to express its gratitude to the Dutch FIFe Member Felikat for organising this seminar. The programme, the venue and further details of the seminar can be found in the section Events > Seminars > Student Judges.

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Resignation of a national FIFe Member

At its recent annual assembly, our Israeli Member Sabra-Cat discussed how to proceed in the future. After long deliberations, the meeting voted unanimously to terminate Sabra-Cat’s activities and start the closure of the association. We were informed by Sabra-Cat of its resignation as a FIFe Member as of 1st January 2020. The Board regrets losing one of its national Members, but fully understands the decision of Sabra-Cat.

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Judges resignation

We have been informed that Mr. Mario Ottino (IT), Int. FIFe Judge since 1990, tendered his resignation. We thank him for his 30 years of service to FIFe and wish him all the best for the future.

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Summary of changes in the Rules & Standards per 01.01.2020

A summary of the changes in our Rules and Standards per 1st of January 2020 can be found in a document which is available for downloading here. Please note no proposals resulting in modifications of the Standards & General Part were accepted by the 2019 General Assembly.

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Theoretical examination sessions in 2020

The FIFe Board decided to schedule the following theoretical examination sessions in 2020:
● Friday 21st February: Vienna, Austria
● Friday 29th May: Riga, Latvia (in connection with the General Assembly)
● Friday 28th August: Stockholm, Sweden
● Friday 23rd October: Milan, Italy (in connection with the World Show).
All sessions to start early afternoon, so candidates and examiners could arrive at the same day.
Applications to sit for the exam must be send by the candidate’s FIFe Member in accordance with Judges Rules § 2.3.5, at least 2 months prior to the exam date and by using the 2020 version of the Judges Examination Application Form which is available for downloading in the section Rules & Forms.

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New judges (last update: 08.02.2020)

Congratulations!

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  • Mrs. Tatyana Moraru-Puranen (FI) passed the required stage at the show in Seinäjoki (FI) on the 8th February 2020 and is as of that date appointed an International Judge for category 3.
  • Mr. Marteinn Tausen (IS) passed the judges exam in breed group A at the show in Örebro (SE) on the 8th February 2020 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category 1 and a FIFe All Breed Judge.
  • Mr. Hristo Simeonov (BG) passed the judges exam in category 3 at the show in Zuchwil (CH) on the 14th December 2019 and is as of that date appointed an International Judge for category 3.
  • Mr. George Dorgiakis (GR) passed the required stage at the show in Olomouc (CZ) on the 7th December 2019 and is as of that date appointed an International Judge for category 2.
  • Mrs. Riikka Turpeinen (FI) passed the judges exam in category 1 at the show in Göteborg (SE) on the 7th December 2019 and is now a probational judge in that category.
  • Mr. Marcin Biernaczyk (PL) passed the judges exam in category 2 at the show in Groningen (NL) on the 7th December 2019 and is as of that date appointed an International Judge for category 2.
  • Mrs. Jana Stěničková (CZ) passed the judges exam in category 3 at the show in Olomouc (CZ) on the 7th December 2019 and is now a probational judge in that category.
  • Mrs. Elena Zagorskaya (RU) passed the judges exam in category 4 at the show in Olomouc (CZ) on the 7th December 2019 and is as of that date appointed an International Judge for category 4.
  • Mrs. Carla Rotini (IT) passed the required stage at the show in Bari (IT) on the 1st December 2019 and is as of that date appointed an International Judge for category 1.
  • Mrs. Anžela Fomičeva (LV) passed the last of the required stages at the show in Silaspils (LV) on the 30th November 2019 and is as of that date appointed an International Judge for category 2.
  • Mrs. Małgorzata Pruś (PL) passed the judges exam in category 2 at the show in Bari (IT) on the 30th November 2019 and is as from that date a probational judge in that category.
  • Mrs. Alena Opatrná (CZ) passed the judges exam in category 3 at the show in Kyiv (UA) on the 30th November 2019 and is now a probational judge in that category.
  • Mr. Michael Edström (SE) passed the judges exam in category 3 at the show in Dal (NO) on the 30th November 2019 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category 3 and a FIFe All Breed Judge.
  • Mrs. Tetiana Boiko (UA) passed the judges exam in breed group D at the show in Kyiv (UA) on the 30th November 2019 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category 4 and a FIFe All Breed Judge.
  • Mrs. Marianne Roth (DK) is reactivated as an International Judge for category 3 and breed group C as from the 28th November 2019.
  • Mrs. Sanna Hietala (FI) passed the judges exam in category 3 at the show in Turku (FI) on the 23rd November 2019 and is now a probational judge in that category.
  • Mrs. Barbara Bazzotti (IT) passed the judges exam in category 2 at the show in Bastia Umbra (IT) on the 5th October 2019 and is now a probational judge in that category.
  • Mrs. Maria Teresa Palumbo (IT) passed the judges exam in category 1 at the show in Huizen (NL) on the 24th March 2019 and is now a probational judge in that category.
  • Mr. Guillermo Telefanko (AR) passed the judges exam in category 1 at the show in Buenos Aires (AR) on the 22nd September 2018 and is now a probational non-European judge in that category.
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