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   34 
Mrs. Sabina Donadio   34Mrs. Alejandra B. Tursky de Ayala
Mr. Guillermo Telefanko 12  Mr. Beat Rettenmund
Austria - AT
Mrs. Sabine Jakobs A   
Belarus - BY
Mr. Vadzim Tolkach    4Mrs. Svetlana Stoliarova
Belgium - BE
Mr. Kristof Van Roy A  D
Mr. Joeri Vanrusselt 12  
Brazil - BR
Mr. Hugo Cavalheiro A  4
Mrs. Tatiana Fabichak 12  Mr. Gerson Alves Pereira
Mr. Fabio Lasalvia B2   
Mr. José Clovis do Prado Jr. B2   
Mrs. Andrea Valeta Machado A  4
Bulgaria - BG
Mrs. Milkana Baeva 12  
Mr. Hristo Simeonov   34 
Croatia - HR
Mrs. Davorka Alfirevic A   
Mrs. Petra Dimić   3 
Mrs. Marina Han   34Mrs. Vesna Rižnar-Rešetić
Mr. Danijel Iveta 12  Mrs. Vesna Rižnar-Rešetić
Czech Republic - CZ
Mrs. Petra Černá (Šnajdrová) DVM  2   
Mrs. Adéla Justová 12  Mrs. Soňa Ivanková
Mr. Youssef Khaled   34
Mrs. Ludmila Khaled   3 
Mrs. Jana Knýová  2   
Mrs. Linda Knýová    D 
Mr. Tomáš Mašek   34Mrs. Thea Friškovec
Mrs. Alena Opatrná   34Mrs. Lena Venclíková
Mr. Jaroslav Pánek  2 D
Mr. Martin Šanda   3  
Mrs. Jana Stěničková   3C 
Mrs. Darina Tarabini A    
Mr. Martin Urban DVM  2  
Mrs. Radka Vaciková 12  Mrs. Květoslava Mahelková DVM
Mrs. Lena Venclíková A    
Denmark - DK
Mrs. Kirsten Foldager   3C 
Mrs. Lene Hodal Glem A    
Mrs. Helene Lis  2   
Mrs. Inge Nord B2   
Mrs. Pia Nyrup 1    
Mr. Kenneth Piral Didriksen 1   Mrs. Marie Westerlund
Mrs. Marianne Roth 1  D 
Mrs. Tanja Trillingsgaard   34Mrs. Helene Lis
Mrs. Heidi Tværmose   34Mrs. Thea Friškovec
Mrs. Ulrike Wahl A 3  
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. Pia Nyman A    
Mrs. Sara Ojaniemi 12   
Mrs. Anne Paloluoma    D 
Mrs. Katja Patrikainen    4
Mrs. Susanna Piispanen    4Mrs. Pia Nyman
Mrs. Kristiina Rautio   3C 
Mrs. Annukka Rintakumpu 12  Mr. Veikko Saarela
Mrs. Carin Sahlberg A    
Mrs. Kaisa Savolainen    4
Mrs. Suvi Svensk 1  4
Mrs. Riikka Turpeinen 12  Mrs. Jaana Jyrkinen
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. Stéphane Henry   3  
Mr. André Jocquel   34 
Mrs. Jacqueline Jocquel B2   
Mrs. Virginie Jost  2  Mr. Charles Spijker
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 
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 B 34 
Italy - IT
Mrs. Barbara Bazzotti  2  
Mrs. Manuela Centamore   3 
Mr. Francesco Cinque   3 
Mr. Luca D´Addezio 12  Mrs. Argia Laura Burani Ferrari
Mrs. Sandra Ferrini B2   
Mr. Alessandro Ghibaudo   34 
Mrs. Hana Klein   34 
Mrs. Sara Moroni 1   
Mr. Nico Padovano   3 
Mrs. Katia Pocci    D 
Mrs. Carla Rotini 1   
Mr. Cristiano Federico Sandon   34 
Mr. Marco Scaglia    4
Latvia - LV
Mrs. Anzela Fomiceva 12  Mr. Vladimir Isakov DVM
Mrs. Arina Kozyr A 3  
Mr. Boris Lupan    D 
Mrs. Julia Mueristaja   34
Mr. Arbo Seppel   34Mrs. Anne Paloluoma
Lithuania - LT
Mrs. Gabriele Bielskyte-Žilinskienė 12  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  2 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. Nathalie Smits-Peelen  2   
Mrs. Anna Wijbrands 1   
Mrs. Paula van de Wijngaart   34 
Norway - NO
Mrs. Julie Aastorp  2  Mrs. Anne-Gro Edstrøm
Mr. Geir Johan Edvardsen   3  
Mrs. Aina Hauge  2   
Mr. Lars W. Landsnes  2   
Mrs. Kasia Landsnes A   
Mrs. Christin K. Lütken A    
Mrs. Caroline Stoa   3  
Poland - PL
Mr. Marcin Biernaczyk  2  
Mrs. Wioletta Buss 12  Mr. Vladimir Isakov DVM
Mrs. Anna Duraj   34Mrs. Satu Hämäläinen
Mrs. Martyna Dziemidowicz 1  4
Mr. Mateusz Jędrzejowski A 3 
Mrs. Ksenia Karpinska   34Mrs. Donatella Mastrangelo
Mrs. Marlena Kępińska 12  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. Aneta Makowska B2   
Mr. Robert Nowak 1   
Mrs. Heidi Nykanen    4Mrs. Satu Hämäläinen
Mrs. Małgorzata Pruś B2  
Mrs. Daria Przybysz 12  Mrs. Donatella Mastrangelo
Mrs. Natalia Romanova   34Mr. Ireneusz Pruchniak
Mrs. Dorota Szadurska 12  
Mrs. Marta Ziemiańska   34 
Portugal - PT
Mr. Rui Pacheco 1   
Romania - RO
Mr. Vassilios Dimakos   34Mr. Yan Roca Folch
Russia - RU
Mrs. Olga Poluektova A   
Mrs. Olga Shirokova 1   Mrs. Tetiana Boiko
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   34
Mrs. Lucie Pánková  2 4
Mrs. Marta Seidlerová 1 3 Mrs. Soňa Ivanková
Mrs. Fanny Tavernise   3 
Spain - ES
Mrs. Carmen Hierro A    
Mr. Juan José Martinez Vizcaino 12   
Mrs. Maria Teresa Palumbo 12  Mr. Mario Ottino
Sweden - SE
Mrs. Annika Billing    D 
Mr. Michael Edström   3C 
Mrs. Iréne Eek Magnusson    C 
Mrs. Linnea Höglund   34Mr. Glenn Sjöbom
Mr. Conny Jansson   34Mrs. Marie Westerlund
Mrs. Hannah Jensen   3  
Mrs. Britta Kjellin   34Mr. Glenn Sjöbom
Mrs. Päivi Palokangas   34Mrs. Marie Westerlund
Switzerland - CH
Mrs. Isabelle Maillard Chiavuzzo    4 
Mrs. Joëlle Monney Pillonel    D 
Mrs. Liz Parry   34Mrs. Thea Friškovec
Mr. Anton Plakhotin 12  Mr. Alfred Wittich Soojarit
Mrs. Helena Schmid Camenisch    4 
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: 172
 
Categories 1 2 3 4 Grand total
Total student judges 37 55 63 56 141
of which not already a judge 24 25 25 27 55
 
Breed groups A B C D Grand total
Total student judges 26 15 9 18 64

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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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