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 I II III IV Mentor Judge
Argentina - AR
Mrs. Paula A. Demartini     
Mrs. Sabina Donadio   Mrs. Alejandra B. Tursky de Ayala
Mr. Daniel Omar Mizzau     
Mr. Guillermo Telefanko    Mr. Beat Rettenmund
Austria - AT
Mrs. Zdenka Heiter     
Mrs. Anja Wolf   Mr. Dietmar Sagurski
Belarus - BY
Mr. Vladimir Isakov     
Belgium - BE
Mr. Kristof Van Roy   Mrs. Gina Grob
Mr. Joeri Vanrusselt   Mr. Charles Spijker
Brazil - BR
Mr. Hugo Cavalheiro   Mr. Charles Spijker
Mr. Fabio Lasalvia     
Mr. José Clovis do Prado Jr.     
Bulgaria - BG
Mr. Hristo Simeonov   Mr. Louis Coste
Croatia - HR
Mrs. Davorka Alfirevic   Mrs. Vesna Rižnar-Rešetić
Mrs. Petra Dimić    
Mrs. Indira Jurkovic   Mrs. Vesna Rižnar-Rešetić
Czech Republic - CZ
Mrs. Adéla Justová   Mr. Martin Šanda
Mr. Youssef Khaled   
Mrs. Ludmila Khaled   
Mrs. Jana Knýová     
Mrs. Linda Knýová    
Mrs. Grazyna Laskowska-Malaga     
Mr. Jaroslav Pánek   Mr. Eric Reijers
Mr. Martin Šanda    
Mrs. Monika Seidlová   Mr. Martin Šanda
Mrs. Petra Šnajdrová    
Mrs. Jana Stěničková     
Mrs. Lucie Strejcová   Mr. Martin Šanda
Mrs. Darina Tarabini    
Mr. Martin Urban DVM   Mr. Eric Reijers
Mrs. Radka Vaciková   Mr. Martin Šanda
Mrs. Lena Vencliková    
Denmark - DK
Mrs. Annika Billing    
Mrs. Kirsten Foldager     
Mrs. Lene Glem     
Mr. Leslie van Grebst    
Mrs. Dorte Kaae     
Mr. Poul Kiærulf     
Mrs. Minna Krogh     
Mrs. Bette Lind     
Mrs. Jette Eva Madsen     
Mrs. Maria Malevitch    
Mrs. Marianne Roth     
Mrs. Britt Søndergaard Eltervåg    
Mrs. Heidi Tværmose   Mrs. Thea Friškovec
Mrs. Ulrike Wahl    
Mrs. Camilla Zindel    Mrs. Anne Køhn
Estonia - EE
Mrs. Irina Aljas   Mrs. Marina Vinkel
Finland - FI
Mrs. Mira Fonsén     
Mrs. Tellervo Kass    
Mrs. Hanna Kekkonen   Mrs. Kristiina Rautio
Mrs. Marjatta Koskenkangas     
Mrs. Tuuli Larva   Mrs. Arja Martikainen
Mrs. Arja Martikainen     
Mrs. Pia Nyman     
Mrs. Anne Paloluoma     
Mr. Jarmo Räihä    
Mrs. Kristiina Rautio     
Mrs. Carin Sahlberg     
Mrs. Sara Viuha    
Mr. Bjarne Wikström     
France - FR
Mr. Stéphane Bernard    
Mr. Marc Crastucci     
Mrs. Nicole Godier-Lepert     
Mr. Philippe de Guerny Ventura    
Mr. André Jocquel    
Mr. Robert Lubrano     
Germany - DE
Mrs. Sabine Drieling    
Mrs. Bobby Funk    
Mrs. Magdalena Kudra    
Mr. Alexander Platz    
Mrs. Waltraut Sattler     
Mr. Andreas Woelm    
Greece - GR
Mr. Antonis Kastamonitis     
Hungary - HU
Mr. Nenad Bižić    
Mr. Tomáš Mašek   Mrs. Thea Friškovec
Mr. László Németh   Mr. Eric Reijers
Iceland - IS
Mr. Marteinn Tausen    
Italy - IT
Mr. Fabio Brambilla    
Mrs. Diana di Natale   Mrs. Marie Westerlund
Mrs. Sandra Ferrini    
Mrs. Hana Klein Gasbarri    
Mr. Nico Padovano   Mrs. Hana Klein Gasbarri
Mrs. Katia Pocci     
Mr. Cristiano Federico Sandon     
Mrs. Pina Elisa Sicco    
Latvia - LV
Mrs. Oksana Alekseious   Mrs. Anna Wilczek
Mrs. Arina Kozyr    
Mrs. Karin Kuslap   Mrs. Satu Hämäläinen
Mr. Boris Lupan    
Mrs. Julia Mueristaja    Mrs. Vera Vasilieva
Mr. Arbo Seppel   Mrs. Anne Paloluoma
Lithuania - LT
Mrs. Gabriele Bielskyte-Žilinskienė    Mrs. Anne Paloluoma
Mrs. Jurgita Gustaitiene DVM    
Netherlands - NL
Mr. Gregor Bekker    Mrs. Ietje Röhr-Dubbeld
Mr. Ad de Bruijn     
Mrs. Tamara Ellis   Mr. Eric Reijers
Mr. Marino Koot    
Mrs. Laura Scholten    
Mr. F. A. (Lee) Selassa    
Mrs. Nathalie Smits-Peelen    
Mrs. Paula van de Wijngaart    
Norway - NO
Mr. Geir Johan Edvardsen     
Mrs. Aina Hauge     
Mr. Steven L. Jones    
Mr. Lars W. Landsnes     
Mrs. Kasia Landsnes    
Mrs. Christin K. Lütken     
Mrs. Caroline Stoa    
Poland - PL
Mr. Marcin Biernaczyk   Mrs. Donatella Mastrangelo
Mr. Mateusz Jędrzejowski   Mrs. Gina Grob
Mrs. Ewa Kurzynska    Mr. Marek Chadaj DVM
Mrs. Katarzyna Kurzynska    Mrs. Nurit Pahl
Mrs. Monika Lasota   Mrs. Argia Laura Burani Ferrari
Mrs. Dagmara Łukasik   Mr. Steven L. Jones
Mrs. Daria Łukasik     
Mrs. Aneta Makowska     
Mr. Ireneusz Pruchniak     
Mrs. Malgorzata Prus    
Mrs. Anna Rosiak   Mrs. Satu Hämäläinen
Mrs. Stéphanie Serraï    
Mrs. Dorota Szadurska   Mrs. Donatella Mastrangelo
Mrs. Marzena Włodarska   Mr. Marek Chadaj DVM
Mrs. Marta Ziemiańska    
Romania - RO
Mrs. Beverly Elian     
Russia - RU
Mrs. Margarita Grigorieva     
Mrs. Marina Knobler     
Mrs. Olga Poluektova   
Mrs. Olga Shirokova     
Mrs. Natalia Sidorova    
Mrs. Olga Tarnovskaya   Mrs. Elena Zagorskaya
Mrs. Elena Zagorskaya     
Slovakia - SK
Mrs. Katarina Báliková    
Mr. Simone Caratozzolo   Mrs. Donatella Mastrangelo
Mr. Alessandro Di Chio    
Mrs. Dominika Halická   Mr. Charles Spijker
Mrs. Laura Manunta   Mrs. Anna Wilczek
Mr. Marco Mazzoni    Mrs. Donatella Mastrangelo
Mrs. Gabriela Minárová   Mrs. Soňa Ivanková
Mrs. Lucie Pánková   Mr. Eric Reijers
Mrs. Marta Seidlerová   Mrs. Soňa Ivanková
Mrs. Fanny Tavernise   Mrs. Donatella Mastrangelo
Mrs. Anna Wilczek     
Slovenia - SI
Mrs. Tina Testen    
Spain - ES
Mr. Jorge Fernández González-Redondo     
Mr. Gerardo Fraga y Guzmán    
Mrs. Carmen Hierro     
Mr. Juan José Martinez Vizcaino   Mrs. Donatella Mastrangelo
Sweden - SE
Mr. John Andersen     
Mr. Mats Askett     
Mrs. Jill Back     
Mrs. Annika Berner   Mr. Raymond Alessandro Saetre
Mrs. Lena Björkander     
Mrs. Katarina Dahllöf     
Mr. Michael Edström     
Mrs. Anette Engvall     
Mrs. Ulrika Eriksson    
Mrs. Barbro Helmer    
Mrs. Elin Hoffner     
Mr. Conny Jansson   Mrs. Marie Westerlund
Mr. Bertil Johansson     
Mrs. Cecilia Karlsson   Mr. Eric Reijers
Mr. Hans G. Lindberg     
Mrs. Sirpa Lindelöf     
Mrs. Helene Lis    
Mr. Lars Madej    Mrs. Sirpa Lindelöf
Mr. Zvezdan Memedov     
Mrs. Maud Olsen Johansson     
Mr. Martti Peltonen     
Mrs. Annelie Persson     
Mrs. Elisabeth Raab Alvarson     
Mr. Aliosha Romero    
Mr. Glenn Sjöbom    
Mrs. Annette Sjödin    
Mrs. Malin Sundqvist     
Mrs. Annette Thorén Haage    
Mrs. Josephine Wallner     
Mrs. Cecilia Wennergren    
Switzerland - CH
Mrs. Isabelle Maillard Chiavuzzo    
Mrs. Joëlle Monney Pillonel    
Mrs. Helena Schmid Camenisch    
Ukraine - UA
Mrs. Tetiana Boiko     
Mrs. Kataryna Ovanesian   Mrs. Elena Noskova
Mrs. Yulia Skabovska   Mrs. Nurit Pahl
Mrs. Kataryna Vdovina   Mrs. Tetiana Boiko
United Kingdom - GB
Mrs. Janet Green     
Mrs. Sarah Johnson    
 
Total number of student judges: 187 75 64 73 82  
of which not already a judge: 70 27 34 34 29  

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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 (or another cattery name in his household) 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 (I, II, III, IV) 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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