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Judges resignation

We have been informed that Mr. Philippe de Guerny Ventura (FR), International Judge since 2014, has tendered his resignation. We wish him all the best for the future.

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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: Sweden, Stockholm area
● 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.

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Compulsory Hip Dysplasia test for Maine Coon

In FIFe, it is the Board´s responsibility to ensure that proposals accepted at General Assemblies are implemented and included in the appropriate set of Statutes or Rules. At the 2019 General Assembly a proposal was accepted regarding the compulsory radiographic evaluation test on Hip Dysplasia for Maine Coon cats used in breeding and the official registration and publication of these test results. However, the Board decided not to implement this proposal, in other words to grant an exception to all Members to follow this rule. This decision was not taken lightly and was based on recommendations received from the Health & Welfare and Disciplinary Commissions, establishing there is no fair unequivocal way to accomplish this testing in all FIFe Member countries for all Maine Coon cats.

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General Assembly 2019 - decision minutes

The decision minutes (carried, not carried and withdrawn proposals) of the General Assembly 2019 in Bratislava (SK) are available for downloading in the section Events > General Assembly.

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New judges (last update: 03.12.2019)

Congratulations!

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  • 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. Tatyana Moraru-Puranen (FI) passed the judges exam in category 3 at the show in Konin (PL) on the 23rd November 2019 and is now a probational judge in that category.
  • 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. Lucie Pánková (CZ) passed the required stage at the show in Łódź (PL) on the 17th November 2019 and is as of that date appointed an International Judge for category 2.
  • Mrs. Daria Przybysz (PL) passed the required stages at the show in Łódź (PL) on the 17th November 2019 and is as of that date appointed an International Judge for category 2.
  • Mrs. Aneta Makowska (PL) is reactivated as an International Judge for breed group A as from the 15th November 2019.
  • Mrs. Iréne Eek Magnusson (SE) passed the judges exam in breed group C at the show in Vårgårda (SE) on the 9th November 2019 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category 4.
  • Mr. George Dorgiakis (GR) passed the judges exam in category 2 at the show in Ravenna (IT) on the 2nd November 2019 and is now a probational judge in that category.
  • Mrs. Dominika Halická (SK) passed the judges exam in breed group A at the show in Gorredijk (NL) on the 2nd November 2019 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category 1.
  • Mrs. Ksenia Karpinska (SE) passed the required stage at the show in Nedra Glomma (NO) on 20th October 2019 and is as of that date appointed an International Judge for category 3.
  • Mr. Marco Scaglia (IT) passed the required stage at the show in Malmö (SE) on the 6th October 2019 and is as of that date appointed an International Judge for category 4.
  • Mrs. Helene Lis (SE) passed the judges exam in category 2 at the show in Orre (NO) on the 5th October 2019 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category 2 and a FIFe All Breed Judge.
  • 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. Helena Schmid Camenisch (CH) passed the judges exam in category 4 at the show in Frauenfeld (CH) on the 21st September 2019 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category 4 and a FIFe All Breed Judge.
  • Mr. Kristof Van Roy (BE) passed the judges exam in breed group D at the show in Schiedam (NL) on the 15th September 2019 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category 4.
  • 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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