FIFe Student Judges

FIFe Student Judges represent the future of FIFe. They are, as the title implies, individuals studying to become judges, some for the first time, (under the guidance of a mentor judge), others in a category different from the one in which they are already qualified.
During their training the students will sit with different international FIFe judges during cat shows in order to receive expert instruction and to become familiar with breeds they hope one day to judge. They will also attend seminars and visit breeders to learn as much as they can about their chosen breeds.


Requirements for becoming a student judge
Application for admission as a student judge
Important documents for a student judge
Keeping track of student judge activities & Judges examination application
Important notice about the student judge training rules

 

Since a FIFe Member is responsible for its student judges, the student judges are listed below under the country of the FIFe Member where they hold their membership.

 

Student Judges
Student Judges
Category  1 2 3 4 Mentor Judge
Breed group  A/B     C/D  
Argentina - AR
Mrs. Paula A. Demartini A  4 
Mrs. Sabina Donadio   34Mrs. Alejandra B. Tursky de Ayala
Mr. Guillermo Telefanko 12  Mr. Beat Rettenmund
Austria - AT
Mrs. Zdenka Heiter A    
Mrs. Sabine Jakobs A   
Belgium - BE
Mr. Kristof Van Roy A  D
Mr. Joeri Vanrusselt    D
Brazil - BR
Mr. Hugo Cavalheiro A  4
Mrs. Tatiana Fabichak  2  Mr. Gerson Alves Pereira
Mr. Fabio Lasalvia B2   
Mr. José Clovis do Prado Jr. B2   
Mrs. Andrea Valeta Machado A   
Bulgaria - BG
Mrs. Milkana Baeva 12  Mr. Louis Coste
Mr. Hristo Simeonov   34
Croatia - HR
Mrs. Davorka Alfirevic A   
Mrs. Petra Dimić A 3 
Mrs. Indira Jurkovic 1 3 Mrs. Vesna Rižnar-Rešetić
Czech Republic - CZ
Mrs. Adéla Justová 12  Mrs. Soňa Ivanková
Mr. Youssef Khaled   34
Mrs. Ludmila Khaled A 3 
Mrs. Jana Knýová  2   
Mrs. Linda Knýová    D 
Mr. Tomáš Mašek   34Mrs. Thea Friškovec
Mr. Jaroslav Pánek  2 D
Mr. Martin Šanda   34 
Mrs. Petra Šnajdrová  2 D 
Mrs. Jana Stěničková   3C 
Mrs. Darina Tarabini A    
Mr. Martin Urban DVM  2 D
Mrs. Radka Vaciková 12  Mrs. Květoslava Mahelková DVM
Mrs. Lena Vencliková A    
Denmark - DK
Mrs. Annika Billing    D 
Mrs. Kirsten Foldager   3C 
Mrs. Lene Hodal Glem A    
Mr. Poul Kiærulf  2  Mrs. Ulrike Wahl
Mrs. Minna Krogh A    
Mrs. Helene Lis B2   
Mrs. Inge Nord B2   
Mrs. Pia Nyrup 12   
Mrs. Marianne Roth    D 
Mrs. Britt Søndergaard Eltervåg 1  4 
Mrs. Heidi Tværmose   34Mrs. Thea Friškovec
Mrs. Ulrike Wahl A 3  
Mrs. Camilla Zindel  2  
Estonia - EE
Mrs. Irina Aljas B2  
Finland - FI
Mrs. Sanna Hietala 1 3 Mrs. Mira Fonsén
Mrs. Marjatta Koskenkangas   3C 
Mrs. Arja Martikainen    D 
Mrs. Tatyana Moraru-Puranen   34Mrs. Satu Hämäläinen
Mrs. Sara Ojaniemi 12   
Mrs. Anne Paloluoma    D 
Mrs. Katja Patrikainen   34Mrs. Mira Fonsén
Mr. Jarmo Räihä 1  D 
Mrs. Kristiina Rautio   3C 
Mrs. Carin Sahlberg A    
Mrs. Kaisa Savolainen   34Mrs. Sara Ojaniemi
Mrs. Suvi Svensk   34Mrs. Lone Lund
Mr. Bjarne Wikström A    
France - FR
Mr. Stéphane Bernard A 3  
Mr. Marc Girardin   34Mr. Fabio Brambilla
Mrs. Nicole Godier-Lepert    4 
Mr. Philippe de Guerny Ventura A  D
Mr. André Jocquel   34 
Mrs. Jacqueline Jocquel B2   
Mr. Robert Lubrano   3C 
Germany - DE
Mrs. Magdalena Kudra    D 
Mr. Alexander Platz    D 
Mr. Bernd Pollesche   34Mrs. Sabine Mösch
Mrs. Waltraut Sattler   3C 
Mr. Andreas Woelm   34 
Greece - GR
Mr. George Dorgiakis 12  Mrs. Hanne Sofie Sneum
Hungary - HU
Mrs. Katarina Báliková    4 
Mr. Nenad Bižić B2 4 
Mr. László Németh 1  4Mr. Eric Reijers
Iceland - IS
Mr. Aliosha Romero A  D 
Mr. Marteinn Tausen A    
Indonesia - ID
Mrs. Russy Idroes B23  
Mr. Herry Marwanto B23  
Mr. Trilukito Prio Sembadha B2 4
Mrs. Ratih Sri Umiyati    4 
Italy - IT
Mrs. Barbara Bazzotti 12  Mrs. Satu Hämäläinen
Mrs. Manuela Centamore   34Mr. Luigi Comorio
Mr. Francesco Cinque   34Mr. Ad de Bruijn
Mr. Luca D´Addezio 12  Mrs. Argia Laura Burani Ferrari
Mrs. Diana Di Natale A   
Mrs. Sandra Ferrini B2   
Mr. Alessandro Ghibaudo   34 
Mrs. Hana Klein   34 
Mrs. Sara Moroni 12  Mrs. Donatella Mastrangelo
Mr. Nico Padovano   3 
Mrs. Katia Pocci    D 
Mrs. Carla Rotini 12  Mrs. Donatella Mastrangelo
Mr. Cristiano Federico Sandon   3  
Mr. Marco Scaglia   34Mr. Glenn Sjöbom
Latvia - LV
Mrs. Anzela Fomiceva 12  Mr. Vladimir Isakov DVM
Mrs. Arina Kozyr A 3  
Mr. Boris Lupan    D 
Mrs. Julia Mueristaja   34Mrs. Vera Vasilieva
Mr. Arbo Seppel   34Mrs. Anne Paloluoma
Liechtenstein - LI
Mrs. Sabine Mösch A    
Lithuania - LT
Mrs. Gabriele Bielskyte-Žilinskienė  2  Mrs. Anne Paloluoma
Mrs. Audra Navikiene 12  Mrs. Elena Zagorskaya
Netherlands - NL
Mr. Ad de Bruijn B2   
Mrs. Tamara Ellis   34Mr. Eric Reijers
Mrs. Bobby Funk B2 D 
Mrs. Dominika Halická A  4
Mr. Marino Koot A    
Mrs. Ietje Röhr-Dubbeld A    
Mrs. Laura Scholten A    
Mr. Frensly A. (Lee) Selassa   34 
Mrs. Stéphanie Serraï A  D 
Mrs. Nathalie Smits-Peelen  2 D 
Mrs. Anna Wijbrands 1 3 Mr. Ad de Bruijn
Mrs. Paula van de Wijngaart   34 
Norway - NO
Mr. Geir Johan Edvardsen   3  
Mrs. Aina Hauge B2   
Mr. Lars W. Landsnes  2   
Mrs. Kasia Landsnes A   
Mrs. Christin K. Lütken A    
Mrs. Caroline Stoa   3C 
Poland - PL
Mr. Marcin Biernaczyk  2 D
Mrs. Wioletta Buss 12  Mr. Vladimir Isakov DVM
Mrs. Anna Duraj   34Mrs. Satu Hämäläinen
Mrs. Martyna Dziemidowicz 12  Mrs. Helene Reiter
Mr. Mateusz Jędrzejowski A   
Mrs. Ksenia Karpinska   34Mrs. Donatella Mastrangelo
Mrs. Marlena Kępińska  2  Mr. Marek Chadaj DVM
Mrs. Ewa Kurzyńska  2  Mr. Marek Chadaj DVM
Mrs. Katarzyna Kurzyńska  2  Mrs. Nurit Pahl
Mrs. Monika Lasota 12  Mrs. Argia Laura Burani Ferrari
Mrs. Dagmara Łukasik A   
Mrs. Aneta Makowska B2   
Mr. Robert Nowak   34Mr. Luigi Comorio
Mrs. Małgorzata Pruś B2  
Mrs. Natalia Romanova   34Mr. Ireneusz Pruchniak
Mr. Mirosław Skotarczyk A   
Mrs. Dorota Szadurska 12  
Mrs. Marzena Włodarska   3C
Mrs. Marta Ziemiańska   34 
Portugal - PT
Mr. Rui Pacheco 12  Mrs. Anne Veland
Romania - RO
Mr. Vassilios Dimakos   34Mr. Yan Roca Folch
Mr. Adrian Alexandru Dragota   34Mr. Charles Spijker
Russia - RU
Mr. Anton Plakhotin 12  Mrs. Elena Zagorskaya
Mrs. Olga Poluektova A  D
Mrs. Olga Shirokova 1   Mrs. Tetiana Boiko
Mrs. Natalia Sidorova 12   
Mrs. Elena Zagorskaya    4 
Slovakia - SK
Mr. Alessandro Di Chio   34 
Mrs. Laura Manunta   34Mrs. Anna Wilczek
Mr. Marco Mazzoni 12  Mrs. Soňa Ivanková
Mrs. Gabriela Minárová    4
Mrs. Lucie Pánková   34Mr. Eric Reijers
Mrs. Marta Seidlerová 1 3 Mrs. Soňa Ivanková
Mrs. Fanny Tavernise   3C
Spain - ES
Mrs. Carmen Hierro A    
Mr. Juan José Martinez Vizcaino 12   
Mrs. Maria Teresa Palumbo 12  Mr. Mario Ottino
Sweden - SE
Mrs. Annika Berner A   
Mrs. Lena Björkander A    
Mr. Michael Edström   3C 
Mrs. Iréne Eek Magnusson A 3C 
Mrs. Linnea Höglund   3 Mr. Glenn Sjöbom
Mr. Conny Jansson   34Mrs. Marie Westerlund
Mrs. Britta Kjellin   34Mr. Glenn Sjöbom
Mrs. Päivi Palokangas   34Mrs. Marie Westerlund
Switzerland - CH
Mrs. Isabelle Maillard Chiavuzzo   34 
Mrs. Joëlle Monney Pillonel    D 
Mrs. Liz Parry   34Mrs. Thea Friškovec
Mrs. Valentina Salomoni 12  Mr. Alfred Wittich Soojarit
Mrs. Helena Schmid Camenisch   34 
Ukraine - UA
Mrs. Tetiana Boiko    D 
Mrs. Kateryna Ovanesian A   
Mrs. Yulia Skabovska    D
Mrs. Kateryna Vdovina  2 4Mrs. Tetiana Boiko
United Kingdom - GB
Mrs. Janet Green B2 D 
Mrs. Sarah Johnson   3C 
 
Total student judges: 176
 
Categories 1 2 3 4 Grand total
Total student judges 32 56 67 53 133
of which not already a judge 26 27 33 31 63
 
Breed groups A B C D Grand total
Total student judges 39 17 12 26 86

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Requirements for becoming a student judge

The requirements to become a student judge, as laid down in the Rules for Judges & Student Judges, are:
- the candidate must have been an active member in a FIFe club for at least five years
- participation as a steward a minimum of 10 times in shows where the stewards bring the cats to the judge, or 20 times where the owners carry their own cats
- the candidate must have bred at least 3 litters under his own cattery name for a period of at least 3 years
- the candidate must have experience as an exhibitor, i.e. he must have exhibited cats at a minimum of 20 national or international shows
- at least one cat registered under his own cattery name must have obtained the title GIC/GIP during the last 5 years
- experience in organising shows is compulsory; relevant experience includes positions such as show manager, experience in the secretariat or prize room etc.
- experience as chief steward and/or ring secretary for various judges is highly recommended.
- sit a preliminary examination and attain a minimum score of 80%.

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Application for admission as a student judge

To apply for the admission as a student judge to the judges training programme and to sit for the preliminary examination, the Student Judge Admission form must be used. You can find this form in the section Rules & Forms.

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Important documents for a student judge

With regard to the student judges training we would like to draw your attention to the following documents which are available for downloading on this site:
- the FIFe Statutes and Rules in the section Rules & Forms
- the FIFe standards of the breeds for each category, as well as the General Part to these standards, in the section Breeds
- an explanation of the FIFe Easy Mind System (EMS) in the section EMS system
- the complete list of EMS codes for the breeds and their varieties in the section Rules & Forms
- the various forms for student judges in the section Rules & Forms.

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Keeping track of student judge activities & Judges examination application

A tool has been developed to facilitate FIFe Members and their student judges in getting an overview of their activities; it can be used for European student judges as well as for non-European student judges. This new tool is an Excel spreadsheet which contains several so-called "worksheets".
Each category has its own worksheet which can be used in the following ways:
- by entering information regarding all past student judge activities when applying for the examination
- by entering information regarding each student judge activity separately right after each activity during the training period.
The tool must be used by FIFe Members when applying for examinations for their student judges; to this purpose the worksheet "Exam application" is made available.
The advantage of the worksheets is that it will show in one glance which requirements as laid down in the student judges training rules are met and which ones are not.
The tool is available for downloading in the section Rules & Forms under the header "Forms": Student Judge Final Examination Application.
It is highly recommended to read the contents of the worksheet "Intro" which gives an explanation how the spreadsheet is set up and how it can be used.

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Important notice about the student judge training rules

We have noticed a lack of clarity and sometimes confusion amongst student judges as to which version of the rules regarding the student judge training applies to them. Some student judges are under the impression that these are the rules which were valid on the moment they started their training as a student judge. However, this is a misconception.
Any change in a rule with regard to the student judge training is applicable to every student judge, no matter when the training started.
To avoid any misunderstanding or disappointment, we urge our members and our student judges to take good notice of this matter.

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