Offices will be closed during Advent for Christmas holidays. The circulating rumors are completely unfounded.
We look forward to next year and all the wonderful events and innovations on the occasion of our silver anniversary.
The show report must be provided to the show commission and the 2nd vice-president within 10 days after the show.
Best Cat of WCF
Only the Top 24 daily results of Cats, Neuters and Household Pets will be counted. Only the Top 14 daily results of Kittens will be counted.
The daily result is the sum of points a cat earns in traditional judging, by taking part in a WCF-Ring, the Placement in a WCF-Ring and the number of beaten cats in a WCF-Ring.
The results of a cat of the first six months of the year must be reported until September 30,, otherwise the results will not be scored.
The results of a cat for the shows held from July 1 to September 30 must be reported until October 31, otherwise the results will not be scored.
The results of a cat for the shows held from October 1 to December 31 must be reported until January 15 of the next year, otherwise the results will not be scored.
Trademark in Russia
We are pleased to inform you that we have succeeded through the tireless efforts of our President Mrs. Hackmann to secure the trademark for the WCF in Russia. Please use now the original logo of the WCF.
You can download it here rules-download.
After many years therefore finally, now, again Russian clubs can be taken under patronage.
Please send your resumes to our 2nd Vice President Mrs. Cernova firstname.lastname@example.org
We continue to work on a peaceful future for the WCF. Please assist us in this endeavour.
Resignation of the chairman of the show commission
Mr. Paolo Veneziani has resigned in his capacity as Chairman and Member of the exhibition commission,
therefore, Mrs. Elena Butomova was co-opted as new member of the show commission.
Mrs. Svetlana Sivitskaya was elected new chairwoman of the commission.
Necessary information for corresponding with WCF
A lot of times we have problems with incoming emails. Sometimes no clubnumber is mentioned, sometimes the name of the club is missing and sometimes not even the name of the person who writes, is complete.
This makes it quite difficult for us to recognize the sender and the related club sometimes. Please be sure to use always complete names, club-names and especially club-numbers in your correspondence.
The club-number must already be mentioned in the concern line.
We will not answer any requests without correct and complete information anymore.
Mrs. Daniela Cramer takes over from today on the issuing of show licenses for all regions except Russia and Ukraine.
Assistant of executive commitee
Mr. Kurt Vlach was co opted as assistant of the executive committee of WCF.
Project: central registration
All participants in the project „central registration“ have to send the copies of hologram-marked pedigrees unsolicited to the secretary general:
Today is “Wolrd-Cat-Day”!
In 2002, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) called into life this day to celebrate our beloved cats and honour their memory.
Help us to help by acting responsibly to the cats of the world, especially those who do not live in a cosy home.
We wish you and your cats all the best
SILVER JUBILEE – 25 years WCF
We want to set a sign!
Next year 25 years ago, five friends, who loved cats very much, founded the WCF.
Our statute is as old as the WCF, not more modern and therefore, unfortunately, all too vulnerable.
We want to remind all, on the occasion of our silver anniversary in 2013, with the Silver Jubilee Rings of the love for our furry friends and the fact,
that cats love is the base for the work in the WCF.
In this ring may participate all cats that are present on the exhibition – regardless of gender, age and breed.
Special emphasis should be placed in the awarding of the Silver-Master to the nature of cats.
We love lovely cats and “cuddlyness” and sweetness, so shall be considered in addition to standard evaluation by the judge. This way we want to show, that the base in the WCF is not only about competing ideas but especially for the love we feel for our cats and our cats for us.
There will be the possibility for member clubs of WCF to hold the Silver-Master Ring with the title Silver Master.
Applications for permission of holding a Silver Jubilee Show with Silver Master Ring can now be made to the Board.
Issued on Silver Jubilee Shows Cats get double points for these exhibitions for the Best Cat of WCF.
The organizing club will receive an official Silver Jubilee banner of the WCF and the title of Silver Master may be awarded to the 2 best cats shown at the Silver Jubilee-ring .
More information is available upon request at the office of the WCF at email@example.com
As a volunteer Mr. Kurt Vlach has agreed to register the results for the competition “Best Cat of WCF” and the
registration of the World Champion certificates since July 15th, 2012.
He will take over the works at the Hall of Fame in cooperation with Mrs. Danisch and Mr. Mobius.
We wish him every success in this labor-intensive task.
PAYMENTS TO THE WCF
We want to remind you that payments will only be accepted from full members and patronat clubs.
Sub-clubs and members of the clubs have to pay via the main club.
All payments must include the following information: number of club and purpose of payment
General Assembly April 2012:
The short protocol is online now.
See WCF-Infothek / Protocols GV. The full protocol, you can download in the area password-protected with the password you have been sent by email.
With the approval of the President of the Disciplinary Commission and the President of the Judges Commission, the Executive Board has approved the following rule:
Clubs wishing to engage non-licensed judges for judging must submit copies of the documents concerning the judge examines to the Judges Commission to verify status before applying for a show-license.
The authorization to apply for the show-license for that judge will be issued after verification of the certificates for the verified classes by the Judges Commission.
This verification must be done again in each individual case and is a service provided by WCF. The fee is 20 € each individual case.
The review of the qualification is not equivalent to the granting of the Judges License and does not automatically lead to a recognition of the judge as a WCF judge.
This rule does not apply to judges of the WCC member associations and associations that contractual agreement with respect to their judges with WCF.
This rule is valid from 01 July .2012 and will be taken on the agenda at the next General Assembly for vote.
To protect the WCF trademark from abuse, the Board initiated the project: “Central Registration Numbers”
This project will be placed on the agenda of the next General Assembly for confirmation.
The project explains as follows:
All confirmed WCF members can participate voluntarily in this project.
If a club agrees on the project, all new pedigrees issued by the club must be produced with hologram stickers and central registration number.
Voluntarily the hologram stickers can as well be placed on
already existing pedigrees issued by the club.
New patronage members are obliged to participate in the project.
All participating clubs receive “counterfeit-proof” hologram stickers with registration numbers.
These registration-numbers have to be given additional to the internal club registration number.
The hologram sticker must be placed on the pedigree.
The club has to send in a pdf scan of each produced pedigree with the central registration number to the central office via email.
The fee per hologram sticker is 3 Euro.
The production and sale of pedigrees stays with the club.
The hologram stickers must be purchased in advance from the WCF, minimum 100 stickers per order.
Triple Master Ring!
The board sets in force the following rule, vaild until voting upon this rule on the next GA:
“The Triple Master Ring can be licensed only once per year per country.
It is the highest Master title attainable in WCF.”
Result of the meeting convened by the Executive Board of the WCF in Milan on 06/23/2012.
Those present in the meeting participating clubs with voting right convened by the Executive Board of the WCF
decide unanimously that the legal legitimacy of WCF Italia is not given and deny the existence of the WCF Italia
Mr. Paolo Veneziani
Mrs. Vittoria Duchi
Mr Andrea Vincenzi
Secretary General of the WCF
read and approved
Mr. Andreas Moebius
Information for all members
By a court order the exclusion for life of Tomas and Inga Balčiūnas Balčiūniene and Aivita Shakale has been declared invalid.
Decisions of the Board of 05/29/2012:
The Club under patronage DK-0249 Cozy Cat Club is removed with the consent of the patronage giver from the list of patronage clubs because of missing payments and a lack of information and communication with the Board.
The Club under patronage SE-0239 Svenska Siamessällskapet was dissolved and is therefore removed from the list of
From now on the representative of the WCF e.V. in France is Mrs. Sylvie Comte, president of the club Cercle de l’Est Félin,
Joint show without permission
The organization of the joint-show “FOREST CAT SHOW 2012,19-20 May 2012” in Moscow by CFC CatExpo RU-0213
violates the procedures proclaimed by the WCF for joint shows. CFC CatExpo RU-0213 has not asked nor received
permission for organizing a Joint show. Therefore the license number #12059 is cancelled. All titles given in this show
will not be valid in the WCF. The punishment fine for the club is 500 Euro. All pedigrees, titles and catteries registered
by Cat Expo RU-0213 will be non-valid until payment of the fine. As it is the second time, that the rules for joint-shows
are ignored by CatExpo RU-0213, the voting for expulsion of the club will be placed on the Agenda of the next WCF’s
Hall of Fame
The responsibility for issuing the World Champion and World Premier certificates and the update for the webpage
”Hall of Fame” will from April 20, 2012 be delegated to the president of the Show-Commission Mr. Paolo Veneziani.
As works have to be transferred and training will be done, Mr. Veneziani will start working on the certificates from May 1, 2012.
Secretary General WCF e.V.
Obituary Francesco Picinali
With great sorrow we have to inform you that on March 30, 2012 Mr. Francesco Picinali died suddenly at the age 48 years.
He came into the felinology over 25 years ago, and became the president of Association Confederate European Felin (ACEF )and judge WCF All Breed on cat shows.
We sincerely condolence to the family and all the many friends of Mr Picinali
The board and the commissions
The WCF Olimpia in Rome on 24 and 25 March 2012 (Olimpia, Italian spelling) is the first Super show of the WCF.
Once a year, this WCF Olimpia Supershow will take place and the cats taking part in the competition for Best Cat of WCF
receive the results tripled by points.
Please support the efforts of the Board and the WCF to make this event a success.
The show commission has today elected Paolo Veneziani into the position of Chairman of the commission.
Congratulations from the board
Sending the first email to all full-members and all patronat-members, I found out, that many email addresses are invalid.
It is your responsibility to keep the data fresh and inform us about changes, so we can reach all our dear members
Please check the WCF-Online website for your club data, especially phone and email.
Send corrections if needed immediately to me so I can update and correct my mailing lists.
Secretary General WCF e.V.
Extraordinary general meeting
The extraordinary general meeting took place on 10th march 2012 . We want to thank all the members and delegates
for your numerous participation and your confidence The official protocol of the GA will soon be sent to all member
associations. We would like to present the results briefly and want to congratulate all elected representatives.
Voting about the new statute: the new statute was not confirmed by the ¾ majority
Voting about dissolution of WCF: the dissolution was not confirmed by the ¾ majority
Elections of board and commissions:
President: Anneliese Hackmann
Secretary General: Andreas Möbius
Treasurer: Gisela Danisch
1. Vice-President: Paulo Ruschi
2.Vice-President: Anna Rudakova (non of the candidates received the absolute majority
of votes. Mrs. Rudakova maintains in position for the moment)
Show commission: Paolo Veneziani
Disciplinary commission: Klaas v.d.Wijk
The other candidates did not receive a majority
Auditors: The candidates did not receive a majority
We want to thank all our helpers for the preparation and work done at the meeting!
Results Best Cat of WCF 2011
The following breeders / owners reached with their cats the Top 15 adults, Top 15 kitten / juniors or
Top 10 neuters final in the competition Best Cat of WCF 2011. For details please visit our “Hall of Fame”
We would like to invite you to the first WCF Olympia in Rome to present the prize-winning cats and owners
on Sunday march 25, 2012. You can subscribe at http://www.afionline.it/modulo_expo_afi.html for the show.
Alfio & Monica
Raffaella & Federica
Ksenia & Peter
Elke & Torsten
Best Cat of WCF 2011
The results of the competition “Best Cat of WCF 2011” are published on our website „Hall of Fame”
See: www.wcf-awards.com for details.
Congratulation to all participants and winners!
Information for Members
Because of a court order the club RU-0160 “IFC Felis” was affiliated again into the WCF.
Information for Members
Like you might have seen already, Mrs. Anna Rudakova and Mrs Olga Abramova are present again on the actual WCF-Judges list.
The winners of the BEST CAT of WCF 2011 will be presented on the first Best Cat of WCF-Show in Rome on 24 and 25 March 2012.
For given reason, we point out that only members of WCF Member Associations can participate in the contest BEST CAT WCF and be rewarded.
Applications to host the Best Cat of WCF 2013 can now be submitted to the Board.
The show committee and the board
Due to technical problems, the database for the publication of the cattery names is not properly updated.
We are eager to solve this problem as quickly as possible.
In the meantime, if urgent, please contact Ms. Reiter.
Thank you for your understanding
General Assemblies 2012
Reminder: concerning the participation at the General Assemblies 2012.
The presidents of the voting members or their delegates (prove of membership and delegation obligatory) have to send in the written commitment of the participation minimum 30 days prior to the General Assembly to the General Secretary’s office (at the moment the office of WCF).
The written commitment to participate is personal and can not be changed or transferred after written consent.
Late applications will not be admitted.
Participation is not possible for late entries and the members vote can not be applied in the GA.
Please remember to identify the function of the participants in your registration for the general meetings.
Per member one delegate and one adviser is allowed to participate.
Other persons may attend only as guests and will be placed separate.
President WCF e.V.
Project World Cat Congress
We are searching for a project of World Cat Congress (WCC) photos of the following breeds in high quality:
Japanese Bobtail Longhair
Karelian Bobtail Shorthair
Karelian Bobtail Longhair
The cats shall match the WCF standard excellent and the copyright for the photo must be attached.
Please send the photos including all necessary Information to the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org
for entering the results for the competition „Best Cat WCF 2011” is January 15, 2012.
Results arriving later, can not be recognized.
By a server error since December 5, 2011, the data for the Best Cat have been unable to be transferred.
We would like to ask you to send the confirmations of submissions to email@example.com or re-enter the data.
Please excuse the inconvenience.
The following clubs under patronage were expelled from WCF e.V. due to non-payment:
Best Cats in the World (FR-0223)
Feline Enthusiast of Malaysia (MY-0248)