Scoring

oints for any title awarded to a participant of a show held within the Rating are taken into account while determining the results of the Rating.
The points awarded for the title are multiplied by the coefficient of the show category.

The participants score points within the current calendar year.
At the beginning of the next calendar year the results of the TopCat Rating for the previous year are announced, and the best pets, breeders, catteries and clubs are determined.

Scoring rules do not change within the current calendar year.

Best in Show

The points scored at Best in Show are multiplied by the coefficient of the show category (see table 1).
The number of the participants is the number of the pets judged by an expert being in charge for awarding the title during both days of the show (participation in mono-breed shows and rings is not taken into account).

Table 1 - Coefficients depending on the show category:

Category Description Coefficient
Category I 49-80 participants 0,5
Category II 81-150 participants 1
Category III 151-300 participants 2
Category IV 301 participants or more 3
Category V 550 participants or more 4

Please, note
that a multiplying coefficient is applied to the points awarded to the participants at the Final TopCat Show. They are multiplied by 2.

Please, note
that the procedure for holding Best in Show is determined and monitored by show organizers (including the number of hair groups)!

Best in Show could be held in two FORMATS:


FORMAT 1 - Best cat is chosen in each class: Baby, Kitten, Junior, Neuter, Veteran and, separetely in Adults - best Adult cats are put into places in the Best of Best.
FORMAT 2 - Best cat is chosen in each hair group and then cats are put onto places (I, II, III, ...)


FORMAT 1:

  1. Litter category
    In the Litter category, one best litter is chosen from among the present ones. (Age in the Litter category: 10-12 weeks).
  2. Baby, Kitten, Junior, Neuter, Veteran categories.
    Titles at Best in Show in the following categories:
    - Baby (10-12 weeks)
    - Kitten (3-6 months)
    - Junior (6-10 months)
    - Neuter (more than 10 months)
    - Veteran (more than 8 years)
    may be awarded in accordance with the following schemes:
    1. The best male and female cats are chosen from among all the cats nominated for Best and are compared with each other. The winner is awarded the title Best /…/. The loser is awarded the title Best Opposite Sex /…/. Scheme 1 is given below:
    2. The best male and female cats are chosen in all hair categories. Male and female cats are compared independently. The winner is awarded the title Best /…/; the loser is awarded the title Best Opposite Sex /…/ in its hair category. Scheme 2 is given below.
    3. Upon the comparison held in accordance with scheme 2 in Baby, Kitten, Junior, Neuter and Veteran groups, the winners are awarded their places: I, II, III, etc. pursuant to their hair group.
  3. Adult Category

Please, note
that that the procedure for holding Best in Show is determined and monitored by show organizers (including the number of hair groups)!

Adult animals are divided into the following hair groups within Best in Show:
-LH (longhair)
-SLH (semi-longhair)
-SH (shorthair)
-SOSH (siamese oriental shorthair)

При численности основных категорий (LH, SLH, SH, SOSH) менее 15 животных, группа объединяется с:
- LH c SLH
- SOSH с SH

If there are less than 15 animals in the main categories (LH, SLH, SH, SOSH), the categories are combined in the following manner:
- LH and SLH
- SOSH and SH
If a mono-breed show is held within an exhibition, and there are more than 15 pets of that breed, this group may be nominated for Best in Show independently (this should be agreed with the organization that has issued a license for the show).
Thus, there can be more than 4 hair groups in the final of Best in Show, and in such a case cats should be awarded their places I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, ect., and opposite sex cats should be awarded titles in accordance with their groups.

  1. And, for example, if the MCO group has been separated:
FORMAT 2:

Best Male and Best Female are chosen in each class in each hair group. Males and Females are compared separately. Winning cat receives title - Best /.../ in its class and hair group. Loosing cat receives title - Best Opposite Sex /.../ in its class and hair group.
Winners are put into places (I, II, III, ...)

Scheme is presented below.


Winners in categories Best Supreme and Best General can be determined at a show.

  • The best animals in these categories can be chosen at the sole discretion of show organizers; this is not obligatory;
  • If show organizers plan to choose the best animals in these categories, they should notify show participants thereof beforehand;
  • Information on the winners in these categories should be recorded in the minutes of the show.

Best General

  • Best General is chosen at the end of one day of the show:
    1. It is chosen from among all the winners in all the nominations (rings and shows)
    2. It is chosen in the following categories of Best in Show competition:
      1. Young (Baby, Kitten, Junior)
      2. Adult
      3. Neuter (Neuter, Kitten-Neuter, Junior-Neuter)
  • The winner should be determined on a show of hands by experts.

Points scored for Best General do not depend on the show category.

Best Supreme

  • Best Supreme is chosen on the basis of all days of the show;
  • Pets that have been awarded the Best General title on one of the days participate in this contest;
  • The winner should be determined on a show of hands by experts;
  • The winner should be determined on a show of hands by experts;

Points scored for Best Supreme do not depend on the show category.

Mono- and multi-breed shows may be held in two forms:

  • 1. Best of Breed
  • 2. Ring

    • 1. Best of Breed

    1.1 If a show is held in the Best of Breed form, the points will depend on the number of participants in each age group. The number of points for Best and Opposite Sex are given in Table 6.
    Best of Breed + 25 points.

    Age groups in Best of Breed:

    • Litter
    • Baby
    • Kitten
    • Neuter
    • Junior
    • Adult

    Table 6 – Mono- \ multi-breed shows (Best of Breed).

    Number of participants Best…(in its age group /see above/) Oposite sex
    Number of participants - min.3

    3 30 15
    4 40 20
    5 50 25
    6 60 30
    7 70 35
    8 80 40
    9 90 45
    10 100 50
    11 110 55
    12 120 60
    13 130 65
    14 140 70
    15 150 75
    16 160 80
    17 170 85
    18 180 90
    19 190 95
    20 200 100
    21 210 105
    22 220 110
    23 230 115
    24 240 120
    25 250 125
    26 260 130
    27 270 135
    28 280 140
    29 290 145
    30 300 150

      All the age groups (except for Litter) are divided in accordance with sex.

      Best of Breed may be held in the following manner:
      Format 1 - As a separate show
      Format 2 - In accordance with the results of expertise of the breed by an expert (on the table)

      Points for Best of Breed may be awarded in accordance with the results of an expertise of the breed by an expert. Upon the completion of the judging process, the expert may fill in the Best of Breed table in the minutes and determine the winners. If 2 or more experts judge the breed, each expert should fill in the minutes, and all the experts should agree final minutes for Best of Breed.

      A multiplying coefficient should not be applied to this show.

      Rings

      Rings may be held in any forms (within a breed, within an age or any other criteria (colour, patterns, background, breed characteristics, etc.)

      • Adult
      • Kitten\Junior
      • Torties
      • Aborigen breed
      • Bobtails
        Etc.
      • The minimum number of participants in a ring should be 4
      • The maximum number of participants in a ring should be 10

      Points are scored at a ring depending on the cat count.

      Table 7 – Rings

      Number of participants / place 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
      4 20 18 16 14
      5 25 22,5 20 17,5 15
      6 30 27 24 21 18 15
      7 35 31,5 28 24,5 21 17,5 14
      8 40 36 32 28 24 20 16 12
      9 45 40,5 36 31,5 27 22,5 18 13,5 9
      10 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5
      11 55 49,5 44 38,5 33 27,5 22 16,5 11 5,5
      12 60 54 48 42 36 30 24 18 12 6
      13 65 58,5 52 45,5 39 32,5 26 19,5 13 6,5
      14 70 63 56 49 42 35 28 21 14 7
      15 75 67,5 60 52,5 45 37,5 30 22,5 15 7,5
      16 80 72 64 56 48 40 32 24 16 8
      17 85 76,5 68 59,5 51 42,5 34 25,5 17 8,5
      18 90 81 72 63 54 45 36 27 18 9
      19 95 85,5 76 66,5 57 47,5 38 28,5 19 9,5
      20 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10
      21 105 94,5 84 73,5 63 52,5 42 31,5 21 10,5
      22 110 99 88 77 66 55 44 33 22 11
      23 115 104 92 80,5 69 57,5 46 34,5 23 11,5
      24 120 108 96 84 72 60 48 36 24 12
      25 125 113 100 87,5 75 62,5 50 37,5 25 12,5
      26 130 117 104 91 78 65 52 39 26 13
      27 135 122 108 94,5 81 67,5 54 40,5 27 13,5
      28 140 126 112 98 84 70 56 42 28 14
      29 145 131 116 102 87 72,5 58 43,5 29 14,5
      30 150 135 120 105 90 75 60 45 30 15
      31 155 140 124 109 93 77,5 62 46,5 31 15,5
      32 160 144 128 112 96 80 64 48 32 16
      33 165 149 132 116 99 82,5 66 49,5 33 16,5
      34 170 153 136 119 102 85 68 51 34 17
      35 175 158 140 123 105 87,5 70 52,5 35 17,5
      36 180 162 144 126 108 90 72 54 36 18
      37 185 167 148 130 111 92,5 74 55,5 37 18,5
      38 190 171 152 133 114 95 76 57 38 19
      39 195 176 156 137 117 97,5 78 58,5 39 19,5
      40 200 180 160 140 120 100 80 60 40 20

      SUPER RINGS: CUPS OF THE REPUBLICS OF RUSSIA AND COUNTRIES, MASTER RING, DOUBLE MASTER RING, TRIPLE MASTER RING, WORLD MASTER RING

      • 1) Rings in the category "Super Ring": Master, Double Master, Triple Master and World Master should be held in accordance with the rules of the organization that has issued the corresponding license.
        2) It is possible to held a "Super-Show" in the following format: National Cup, Cups of the Republic or Region, etc.
        "Super-Show" can be held once a year:
        - Cup of the Country (Russia, Ukraine, Republic and Region, etc.)
        - Cup of the Republic (Bashkortostan, Tatarstan, Mordovija, etc.)
        - Cup of the Region (Oregnburg Cup, Moscow Cup, Novosibirsk Cup, etc.)
        All Best in Show (Best of Best 1, Best Kitten, Best Junior, Best Neuter, Best Veteran), rings (1 and 2 place) and mono-breed (Best of Breed) show winners, that have won in the indicated country, republic or region, can participate in the "Super-Show".
        Application for its conduction should be sent directly to TOP CAT. support@top-cat.org
        Scoring of the points for the "Super-Show" is the same as for the "Master-Ring".
        3) Scoring of the points in the "Super-Rings" (Master, Double Master, etc.) and in the "Super-Show" depends on the amount of cats in the rings. (cat count)

      Table 8 – Master Rings (MR)

      Number of participants / place 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
      4 80 72 64 56
      5 100 90 80 70 60
      6 120 108 96 84 72 60
      7 140 126 112 98 84 70 56
      8 160 144 128 112 96 80 64 48
      9 180 162 144 126 108 90 72 54 36
      10 200 180 160 140 120 100 80 60 40 20
      11 220 198 176 154 132 110 88 66 44 22
      12 240 216 192 168 144 120 96 72 48 24
      13 260 234 208 182 156 130 104 78 52 26
      14 280 252 224 196 168 140 112 84 56 28
      15 300 270 240 210 180 150 120 90 60 30
      16 320 288 256 224 192 160 128 96 64 32
      17 340 306 272 238 204 170 136 102 68 34
      18 360 324 288 252 216 180 144 108 72 36
      19 380 342 304 266 228 190 152 114 76 38
      20 400 360 320 280 240 200 160 120 80 40
      21 420 378 336 294 252 210 168 126 84 42
      22 440 396 352 308 264 220 176 132 88 44
      23 460 414 368 322 276 230 184 138 92 46
      24 480 432 384 336 288 240 192 144 96 48
      25 500 450 400 350 300 250 200 150 100 50
      26 520 468 416 364 312 260 208 156 104 52
      27 540 486 432 378 324 270 216 162 108 54
      28 560 504 448 392 336 280 224 168 112 56
      29 580 522 464 406 348 290 232 174 116 58
      30 600 540 480 420 360 300 240 180 120 60

      Multiplying coefficients do not apply to this ring.

      Point scoring for nominations for Best in Show

      • On one day of a show 10 points may be awarded;
      • A multiplying coefficient or a decreasing coefficient is applied to the above points depending on the show category.

      Election of the best breeder

      • All the breeders whose pets are registered on TopCat portal participate in this contest.
      • The winner in this category should be determined in accordance with the number of points scored by the pets he/she has bred, registered both in his/her cattery or in other catteries/clubs/owners, for one calendar year.

      Election of the best cattery

      • All the catteries whose pets are registered on TopCat portal participate in this contest.
      • The winner in this category should be determined in accordance with the number of points scored by the pets registered in this cattery for one calendar year.

      Election of the best club

      • All the clubs whose pets are registered on TopCat portal participate in this contest.
      • The winner in this category should be determined in accordance with the number of points scored by the pets registered in this club for one calendar year.