The Abyssinian Breeder Club 

At The 2018 Shows

This page features members' Abys and Somalis who are doing well at shows this year — click on any icon to see the corresponding full-page photo and note that the most recent wins are at the top, with earlier wins below them. Photographs are couresty of the owner/s unless stated otherwise. For the 2014 page, here, for the 2015 page, here, for the 2016 page, here, and for the 2017 page, here.

 

In Melbourne:-

At the Birman, Ragdoll and Associated Breeds 3-ring Show on 5 August, Kaylie Goodrick's Cinnamon Spay, ACF Gold AoE, CCCA Gr Ch, CCCA Nat Show Ch, Gold Ch & Opal PN Narleekatz Roxy (Dbl Gr Ch Osiris(V) Heart N Soul X Gold Dbl Gr Ch Nile Sunstone) was Best Gr 3 Desexed Cat (out of 6) in two rings and reserve in the other ring. She is shown below left. Eileen and Karel Pittaway's Tawny female cat, Merindalee In The Mood (CCCA Ch & Bronze Gr Ch Merindalee Endeavour X Ch Gr Ch Merindalee Madmazel Fifi), was Best Group 3 Entire Cat out of 7 in one ring.

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In Melbourne:-

At the GCCFV Winter Follies 3 ring show on 29 July, Kaylie Goodrick's Cinnamon Spay, ACF Gold AoE, CCCA Gr Ch, CCCA Nat Show Ch, Gold Ch & Opal PN Narleekatz Roxy (Dbl Gr Ch Osiris(V) Heart N Soul X Gold Dbl Gr Ch Nile Sunstone) was Best Gr 3 Desexed Cat (out of 12) in one ring and Reserve in another. Roxy is pictured in the above post.


In Adelaide:-

At the Golden Awards (GCSA) show on 15 July, Evelyn & Rita Bruche's Tawny Somali neuter, "Fonzie", formally  CCCA Ch, ACF AoE & Supr Dbl Gr Pr Vivace King Amonasro (CCCA Ch & Gold Dbl Gr Ch Merindalee King For A Day X Vivace La Divina) was Best Gr 3 Desexed Cat (out of 18) in one ring. Photograph SomaliRita CatSnaps

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In Sydney:-

The Western Districts Cat Society helds its three ring show on 14 July. Ben and Wendy's Tawny male kitten, Johari Samburu (Zahari Easy Rider X Gld Dbl Gr Ch Nile Sangria), was Best Gr 3 Male Kitten (out of 8) in one ring and reserve in another. Where he was best he went on to be 3rd Best Group 3 Exhibit and 7th Exhibit overall (out of 118). "George" is pictured below on the left. Ben & Wendy's Cinnamon female, Swift Chobe (Gr Ch Merindalee Dustin Hoffman X Swift Savannah), was Reserve Gr 3 Entire Cat in one ring and went on to be 2nd Best Group 3 Exhibit and 5th Exhibit overall (out of 118). She is shown in the middle photograph. Carol Collins' Tawny male,Tijah Shombay (Osiris(V) Tropical Australia X Tijah Midnight In Paris), was Best Gr 3 Male Cat in one ring and reserve in the other. In the ring where he was best he went on to be 4th Exhibit overall (out of 118). He is pictured below right. Photographer: Wendy Newton

  

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In Sydney:-

Cats NSW held their Masquerade show on 7 July. Ben and Wendy's Tawny male kitten, Johari Samburu (Zahari Easy Rider X Gld Dbl Gr Ch Nile Sangria), was Best Gr 3 Kitten (out of 10) in one ring and reserve in another. "George" is pictured below, on the left. Ben & Wendy's Cinnamon female, Swift Chobe (Gr Ch Merindalee Dustin Hoffman X Swift Savannah), was Best Gr 3 Entire Cat in one ring and reserve in another. She is shown in the middle photograph. Lastly, Ben & Wendy's Tawny female, Gr Ch Swift Dusty Rose (Gr Ch Merindalee Dustin Hoffman X Swift Aztec Rose), was Best Gr 3 Entire Cat and Best Group 3 Exhibit in one ring. She went on to be Supreme Exhibit in that ring (out of 56) and is shown in the photograph below right.

Photographer: Wendy Newton

 

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In Adelaide:-

On the 1 July, at the FASA 3-ring Annual show, Lee Caldwell's Tawny female cat, Allerbeste Lili Marlene (Willowpark Ina Blue Moon X Ch Allerbeste Clara Bow), was Best Group 3 Cat (out of 42) in one ring. She went on to be Best Group 3 Exhibit and Supreme Exhibit in Show (out of 175). She is shown below with Lee.

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In Southern Highlands, NSW:-

The Southern Highlands Forest Cat and All Breeds Club held its inaugural show on the 1 July 2018. Michelle Lorenzi's Tawny male, CCCA Dbl Gr Ch, Dia Dbl Gr Ch Wyangan Chances R, was Best Gr 3 Entire Cat (out of 7) in all 3 rings. He was also 9th Best All Breed Cat in Show.

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In Melbourne:-

The FCCV (2-ring) Winter Show was held on 24 June. Margaret Steed's Tawny Somali spay cat, Vivace La Tigresa De Oro (CCCA Ch ACF AoE & Gd Ch Vivace One Vision X Gr Ch Vivace Minerva), was Best Shorthair Desexed Cat (out of 8) in one ring and R/U in the other. Photograph by Mandalay Photography.

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 In Adelaide:-

On the 17 June, FASA held its 3-ring Winter Show. Lee Caldwell's Tawny female kitten, Allerbeste Emily Bronte (Dbl Gr Ch Merindalee Hugh Jackman X Ch Allerbeste Clara Bow), was Best Group 3 Kitten in one ring (out of 47). She is pictured below left with Lee. Lisa Rhyne's Tawny Somali spay, Vivace Amali (Gold Gr Ch Vivace One Vision X Vivace Dolce Aphrodite) was Best Group 3 Desexed Cat in one ring (out of 20).

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In Sydney:-

There were almost 170 exhibits at the 4-ring Federal Cat Club show on 16 June and the Abys performed very well. Michelle Lorenzi's 14-week-old Blue female, Tijah Sing The Blues (Osiris(V) Krasivyy X Detrevande's Poetry Justice (Imp EUR)) was Best Baby Kitten. She is shown below left. Ben and Wendy's Tawny male kitten, Johari Samburu (Zahari Easy Rider X Gld Dbl Gr Ch Nile Sangria), was Best Gr 3 Male Kitten and Best Gr 3 Entire Kitten (out of 27) in one ring and reserve in all the remaining rings. "George" went on to be Overall 3rd Best Kitten out of 74. He is pictured in photo 2.

Ben & Wendy's Tawny female, Swift Dusty Rose (Gr Ch Merindalee Dustin Hoffman X Swift Aztec Rose), was Best Gr 3 Female Cat in one ring and reserve in another (out of 16). She is shown in photo 3. Ben & Wendy's Tawny male, Swift Taj Burrow (Gr Ch Merindalee Dustin Hoffman X Swift Aztec Rose), was Best Gr 3 Male Cat in one ring and reserve in another (out of 11). He is shown in photo 4. In the other two rings, Carol Collins' Tawny male,Tijah Shombay (Osiris(V) Tropical Australia X Tijah Midnight In Paris), was Best Gr 3 Male Cat in one ring and reserve in the other. He is pictured in photo 5.

In the Crystal Exhibit (ambassador) side class Michelle's Tawny Male, CCCA Dbl Gr Ch, Dia Dbl Gr Ch Wyangan Chances R (Gold Dbl Gr Ch Wyangan Phantom Chances X Nile Petite Sirah) was Overall Crystal Exhibit out of 35. He is shown below right.

Photographer: Wendy Newton

 

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In Melbourne:-

At the GCCFV Classy Cat Club of Melbourne 3 ring show on 17 June, Sarah Brooks' Tawny Somali neuter, Diamond Gr PN Shilabo Jupiter (Ikati Reynard X Shilabo Quinn Pepper), was Best Group 3 Desexed Cat in one ring (out of 9).

In Adelaide:-

The ACF National Show was held in Adelaide on June 9-10; it had six rings and several overseas judges. Abys and Somalis did well, although only one gained a Best in Show award. Evelyn & Rita Bruche's Tawny male kitten, Vivace El Leon de Oro (CCCA Ch & ACF AoE & Gold Gr Ch Vivace One Vision X Ch Nile Panope), was Best Gr 3 Kitten (out of 101) in one ring.

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In Melbourne:-

At the GCCFV 3-ring Birman & Ragdoll show on 27 May, Kaylie Goodrick's, Tawny Spay, ACF Sil AoE  & Gold PN Narleekatz Elusive Diamond (Narleekatz Blue Illusion X Ch Narleekatz Aussie Diamond), was Best Gr 3 Desexed Cat (out of 8) in one ring. Kaylie's Cinnamon Spay, ACF Sil AoE, CCCA Gr Ch, CCCA Nat Show Ch, Gold Ch & Gold PN Narleekatz Roxy (Dbl Gr Ch Osiris(V) Heart N Soul X Gold Dbl Gr Ch Nile Sunstone) was Best Gr 3 Desexed Cat in another ring and went on to be Supreme Shorthair Exhibit (out of 26); she is shown below right.

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In Adelaide:-

At the two-ring GCCFSA Tandanya Show on 27 May, Evelyn & Rita Bruche's Tawny Somali male, Vivace Beethoven (CCCA Ch & ACF AoE & Gold Gr Ch Vivace One Vision X Gr Ch Vivace Minerva), was Best Gr 3 Cat (out of 21) in one ring. He is pictured below.

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In Adelaide:-

At the three ring FASA Fancy Felines show on 20 May, Lee Caldwell's Tawny female cat, Allerbeste Clara Bow (Gold Gr Ch Osiris(V) Kathmandu X Dbl Gr Ch Charlbury Madeline), was Best Gr 3 Entire Cat (out of 24) in one ring. She is pictured below left. In another ring, Evelyn & Rita Bruche's Tawny Somali male, Gold Gr Ch Vivace One Vision (Ch Dushara Frank My Way (Imp DNK) X Vivace Fire And Brimstone) was Best Gr 3 Cat. He is pictured below right with judge Allan Raymond and Evelyn. Photographs by SomaliRita CatSnaps.

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In Griffith:-

The Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area show was held, some 600 km from Sydney, on 12 May.  Michelle Lorenzi's Tawny male, CCCA Dbl Gr Ch & Dia Dbl Gr Ch Wyangan Chances R (Gold Dbl Gr Ch Wyangan Phantom Chances X Nile Petite Sirah), was Best Gr 3 Male Cat (out of 3) in two rings; he is shown below. Photograph: Andrew McLean Photography.

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In Brisbane:-

At the 3-ring QICC Show, on 6 May, Gail and Mark Clignett's Tawny female cat, Gold Dbl Gr Ch Charlbury Qetesh (Osiris(V) Talk Softly To Me X Charlbury Eye Candy), was Best SH Cat (out of 8) in one ring. She is shown below with Gail and judge, Rhondda Watson.

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In Sydney:-

To start at the end, a wonderful time was had by all at the 34th Abyssinian Breeder show on 29 April. As is customary, there were three rings, with judges from the Netherlands, New Zealand, and South Australia.

Best Exhibit in Ring 1 was Michelle Lorenzi's Tawny male, CCCA Dbl Gr Ch, Dia Dbl Gr Ch Wyangan Chances R (Gold Dbl Gr Ch Wyangan Phantom Chances X Nile Petite Sirah) shown in photo 1 with judge, Klaas van der Wijk. Ben & Wendy's Tawny female, Swift Dusty Rose (Gr Ch Merindalee Dustin Hoffman X Swift Aztec Rose), was Best Exhibit in the other two rings. She is shown in photo 5 with Ben & judge, Jane Slabbert (NZCF).

Supreme Kitten & Supreme Exhibit was J Kemp's Tawny female, Swift Lucky Star (Brz Dbl Gr Ch Kemenkat Razzmatazz X Swift Dusty Rose) bred by W. Newton & B. White; she is shown in photo 2 with judge, Jane Slabbert. Runner-up to Supreme Kitten was Jeanette Cook's Tawny female, Cairocats Kashmir Love (Cairocats Sandman X Cairocats Lulu Bliss), shown in photo 3.

Supreme Cat was Ben & Wendy's Tawny male, Swift Taj Burrow (Gr Ch Merindalee Dustin Hoffman X Swift Aztec Rose), shown in photo 4 with judge, Klaas van der Wijk. Ben & Wendy's Tawny female, Swift Dusty Rose (Gr Ch Merindalee Dustin Hoffman X Swift Aztec Rose), was R/U to Supreme Cat and also R/U Supreme Exhibit. She is shown in photo 5.


Kaylie Goodrick's Cinnamon spay, ACF Sil AoE, CCCA Ch, CCCA Nat Sh Ch, Gld Ch & Golden PN Narleekatz Roxy (Dbl Gr Ch Osiris(V) Heart N Soul X Gold Ch Nile Sunstone), was Supreme Desexed Cat and is shown with Kaylie in photo 6. Sarah Brook's Tawny Somali neuter, Dia Gr PN Shilabo Jupiter (Ikati Reynard X Shilabo Quinn Pepper), was R/U to Supreme Desexed Cat, and is shown in photo 7. Finally, Janet Chrobok's Tawny Somali male cat, Ch Shilabo Kokola (Ikati Reynard X Shilabo Lela Pepper), was Supreme Somali Exhibit, and is shown in photo 8. (Photos taken by Wendy Newton)

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In Sydney:-

Cats NSW held its Priscilla Queen of the Felines Show on 14 April. At it, Ben White and Wendy Newton's Tawny male kitten, Johari Samburu (Zahari Easy Rider X Gld Dbl Gr Ch Nile Sangria), was Best Gr 3 Kitten in two rings. In one of those rings, "George" was also Best Gr 3 Exhibit and Supreme Shorthair Exhibit out of 34.

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In NSW :-

On 14 April, at the Royal Bathurst 3-ring show. Michelle Lorenzi's Tawny male cat, CCCA Ch & Sil Gr Ch Merindalee Endeavour (Gr Ch Merindalee Dumbledore X Merindalee Once Upon Atime), was Best Group 3 Male entire cat in two rings and runner-up in the other. In Ring 3, he went on to be Best Group 3 Exhibit out of 23.


In Sydney:-

At the Royal Easter Championship Show on 31 March, Ben White and Wendy Newton's Cinnamon female cat, Swift Chobe (Gr Ch Merindalee Dustin Hoffman X Ch Swift Savannah), was Best Gr 3 Cat (out  of 27) under American judge, Jamie Christian. She is shown below with Jamie.

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In Adelaide:-

On the 31March, at the FASA Festival City Cat Club 3-ring show, Evelyn and Rita Bruche's Tawny Somali male cat Gold Gr Ch Vivace One Vision (Ch Dushara Frank My Way (Imp DNK) X Vivace Fire And Brimstone) was Best Group 3 Entire Cat (out of 20) in one ring. He is pictured below left. Also, Best Group 3 Entire Cat in one ring was Lee Caldwell's Tawny male cat, Osiris(V) Joy's Legend (Osiris(V) The Legend X Osiris(V) Tears Of Joy. He went on to be Supreme Group 3 Exhibit (out of 74). 

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In Brisbane:-

The 6-ring QFA Two Day show was held on 24 & 25 March. Michael and Sue Shawn's Tawny male, Db Gr Ch Osiris(V) Black Beauty (Osiris(V) CK Obsession X Osiris(V) Maid in Australia) was Best SH Cat (out of 23) in one ring.    

 

In Melbourne:-

At the GCCFV St Patricks Day 3 ring show on 18 March, Kaylie Goodrick's Cinnamon spay, ACF Sil AoE, CCCA Ch, CCCA Nat Sh Ch, Gld Ch & Golden PN Narleekatz Roxy (Dbl Gr Ch Osiris(V) Heart N Soul X Gold Ch Nile Sunstone) was Best Group 3 Desexed Cat (out of 10) in one ring.

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In Adelaide:-

On the 11 March, FASA held its 3-ring plus Top 10 kitten ring Autumn show. Lee Caldwell's Tawny male cat, Osiris(V) Joy's Legend (Osiris(V) The Legend X Osiris(V) Tears Of Joy), was Best Group 3 Entire Cat in two rings (out of 22). He is shown below. Lee's Tawny female kitten, Allerbeste Sophie Moon (Dbl Gr Ch Merindalee Hugh Jackman X Charlbury Madeline) was Best Group 3 Kitten in one ring (out of 46). Photograph SomaliRita CatSnaps.

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In Brisbane:-

At the 3-ring QICC Cool Cats in the City Show, on 11 March, Jeanette Cook's Blue female kitten, Cenglow Rhapsidy In Blu (Cenglow Za Boss X Cenglow Danube), was Best SH Kitten (out of 23) in one ring. She is shown below. Photograph by Gail Clignett.

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In Adelaide:-

The 2-ring GCCFSA Kitten and Neuter Show was held on the 4 March. Evelyn and Rita Bruche's Tawny Somali male kitten, Vivace Beethoven (CCCA Ch & ACF AoE & Gold Gr Ch Vivace One Vision X Gr Ch Vivace Minerva), was Best Group 3 Kitten (out of 32) in one ring. He is pictured below.

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In Brisbane:-

At the 4-ring FCCQ Show, on 4 March, there were a couple of Abys who performed rather well. Chrissy Mangin's Cinnamon female kitten, Abysrok Melisandre (Osiris(V) Blue Spot X Abysrok Lollapalooza) was Best Shorthair Kitten in one ring (out of 26). Gail and Mark Clignett's Tawny female cat, Gold Dbl Gr Ch Charlbury Qetesh (Osiris(V) Talk Softly To Me X Charlbury Eye Candy), was Best SH Cat (out of 10) in two rings and Reserve in another. She is shown below right.

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In NSW :-

On 3 March, the Goulburn A. P. & H. Society helds its 3-ring show. Michelle Lorenzi's Tawny male cat, CCCA Ch & Sil Gr Ch Merindalee Endeavour (Gr Ch Merindalee Dumbledore X Merindalee Once Upon Atime), was Best Group 3 Male entire cat in two rings and was Best Group 3 Exhibit in both of them (out of 28).

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In Melbourne:-

At the FCCV Not Just A Kitten 3 ring show on 25 February, new member Margaret Steed's Tawny Somali female kitten, Vivace La Tigresa De Oro (CCCA Ch ACF AoE & Gd Ch Vivace One Vision X Gr Ch Vivace Minerva), was Best Shorthair Kitten (out of 27) in one ring. Kaylie Goodrick's Cinnamon spay, ACF Sil AoE, CCCA Ch, CCCA Nat Sh Ch, Gld Ch & Golden PN Narleekatz Roxy (Dbl Gr Ch Osiris(V) Heart N Soul X Gold Ch Nile Sunstone) was Best Shorthair Desexed Cat (out of 12) in one ring and Reserve in another. Roxy went on to be Supreme Shorthair Exhibit (out of 50) in Ring 3. Roxy is pictured below.

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In Canberra:-

The Canberra Royal Cat Show was held on 24 & 25 February. Michelle Lorenzi's Tawny male cat, CCCA Ch & Sil Gr Ch Merindalee Endeavour (Gr Ch Merindalee Dumbledore X Merindalee Once Upon Atime), was Best Shorthair Entire Cat in all three rings and Best Shorthair Exhibit (out of 19) in one ring. Endeavour is pictured below with Michelle.

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In Adelaide:-

On the 18 February, at the FASA 3-ring Summer show, Lee Caldwell's Tawny male cat Osiris(V) Joy's Legend (Osiris(V) The Legend X Osiris(V) Tears Of Joy), was Best Group 3 Entire Cat (out of 21) in all three rings and Supreme Exhibit in Show (out of 129). He is pictured below with Lee and the Supreme judging panel. Photograph Dave Hughes.

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In Sydney:-

The Federal Cat Club of Australasia helds its three ring kitten show on 17 February with 6 Aby kittens in attendance. Suzanne Hatcher's Tawny male kitten, Tijah Encounter (Osiris(V) Tropical Australia X Tijah Midnight Romance), was Best Group 3 male Kitten (out of 16) in one ring.    

 

In Melbourne:-

At the GCCFV Valentine's Day 2 ring show on 11 February, Sarah Brooks' Tawny Somali neuter, Diamond Gr PN Shilabo Jupiter (Ikati Reynard X Shilabo Quinn Pepper), was Best Group 3 Desexed Cat (out of 13) and Best Group 3 Exhibit (out of 25) in Ring 2.

 


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