Show Ruls

      

CAT BREED ASSOCIATION

CBA Show Rules

Issue: April 1st, 2017

 

 

Table of content

Page

Part A

-  Definitions

4

Part B

-  Organization of exhibitions

7

B.1

B.2

B.3

B.4

B.5

B.6

B.7

B.8

B.9

B.10

 

-      Exhibition

-      Licensing

-      Distance between international exhibitions

-      Judges

-      Accepted breeds

-      Veterinary

-      Use of the logo of the CBA

-      Show catalogues and protocols

-      Smoking prohibited

-      Regions  look part D.7

 

Part C

-  World shows of the CBA

11

C.1

C.2

-      Licensing

-      World show (WS)

-       

 

Part D

-  Judging in exhibitions of the CBA

12

D.1

D.2

D.3

D.4

D.5

D.6

D.7

D.8

D.9 D.10 D.11

-      Traditional judging

-      Stewards

-      Hair categories

-      Regions, continental areas

-      Best in Show

-      Certificates

 

Part E

-  Organization of the CBA-Ring

20

E.1

E.2

E.3

E.4

-      CBA-Rings

-      Qualification of the judges for a CBA-Ring

-      Ranking and number of participants

-      CBA-Elite-Ring

 

 

Part F

-  Further competitions of the CBA

22

F.1

F.2

-      The Best Cat of Istanbul.

-      The Best Cat of CBA

 

Part G

-  Responsibility in case of violation of the rules

23

G.1

G.2

G.3

G.4

G.5

-      Disciplinary sanctions

-      Fine

-      Hierarchy of responsibilities

-      Complaints

-      Publication of the show rules on club web sites

 

Part H

-  Annex 1 – Table continental areas and regions

2

 

Part A – Definitions

 A.1   ASSOCIATION:

  CBA Cat Breed Association

A.2   – ADULT CAT:

A cat, which is 10 months old or more.

A.3   KITTEN:

A cat, which is younger than 10 months.

A.3.1    – KITTEN 3-6 MONTHS:

A kitten, which is at least 3 months old, but not older than 6 months, even not one day older

A.3.2    – JUNIOR 6-10 MONTHS:

A kitten, which is at least 6 months old, but not older than 10 months, even not one day older.

A.5  – NEUTER (ALTER):

A neutered male or spayed female cat.

A.7  VETERAN:

A cat, which is older than 8 years.

A.9  – BREED ACCEPTED BY CBA:

Every cat breed, which is recognized by another association, which is a member of WCC, is accepted by CBA for exhibitions and titles. Also so called “provisional breeds” are accepted, but they cannot receive any title.

 A.11  – EXHIBITION (SHOW):

A CBA-exhibition, which is licensed by the CBA Licensing Manager o for traditional judgement and CBA-Rings, or (in specific countries) for a Ring.

A.11.1    1-DAY-SHOW:

A CBA-exhibition taking place on one day, in which a cat may only be judged once by one judge and may receive only one judge’s report for this day.

A.11.2    – TWO 1-DAY-SHOWS:

A CBA-exhibition taking place on two days, in which a cat may be judged twice (once on each day) and may receive two judge’s reports at maximum

(1 judge’s report on each day).

A.11.3    – JOIN SHOW:

A licensed show organized by a CBA-club(s)  together with other Federation(s).

A. 11.4 – INTERNATIONAL SHOW:

A licensed show organized by a CBA-club in good standing, where judges may award all titles according to the show classe

A.11.5 – WORLD SHOW:

A show in one country, organized by three in special cases by two clubs and approved by the CBA- board, where one of the titles is encountered as having been received in another continent or another country. A special license given by the board is required. A World Show (WS) can only be organized once per year and per country.

A.12   – SHOW MANAGER:

The person responsible for the show, which is assigned by the organizing club.

A.13   – SHOW CATALOGUE:

A booklet produced by the organizing club, in which the show license must be included on the first page, the name and email of the President CBA ,  members of Extended  Advice CBA  and the Organizer club included on the first pages. The main part of the catalogue includes the numbers of the cats entered into the show, the date of birth, the full name of the cats, the name of the parents, name of the exhibitor and owner of the cats, breed, color and sex of the cats and their show class. Other pages of the catalogue may include subjects decided by the club: advertisements of sponsors , breed profiles, etc.

A.14   EXHIBITOR:

The owner or his agent exhibiting the cat.

A.15   STEWARD:

A person working on a licensed CBA-show, who carries the cats to the judge’s table, presents the cats to the judge and works in Best in Show.

A.16   CBA-RING:

A Ring of a CBA-exhibition, where a judge selects and ranks at maximum the 10 best cats amongst the participants. There are three CBA-rings: adults, kittens (3-10 months) and alters. The first two winners may participate in the Elite-Ring.

A.16.1    – CBA ElITE-RING:

A Ring of a CBA-exhibition, where a judge selects and ranks at maximum the 10 best cats amongst the participants, all together kittens, juniors, adults, neuters .The CBA Elite-Ring includes only cats, which won the 1st or 2nd place in a CBA-ring. The first two winners receive the title “Elite”.

A.18  – TRADITIONAL JUDGING:

This is the type of judging, where cats are presented on a judge’s table and are judged by one judge, who writes a judge’s report.

A.20     – GUEST-JUDGE with CBA-permission:

A judge belonging to another federation/club, which is not a member of the CBA, who fulfill all requirements and who is receiving a judge permission by the President CBA.   

A.22  – STUDENT JUDGE:

A member of a CBA-club, which passed the preliminary examination and fulfill all requirements of the CBA thereafter to be trained in a particular hair category (LH, SLH, SH(HH) or SOSH) to become a judge.

A.24  – HAIR CATEGORIES:

LH: Longhair

SLH: Semi longhair

SH: Shorthair

SOSH: Siamese and Oriental Shorthair

HH: Hairless

Part B Exhibitions 

B.1 – Exhibition 

B.1.1 – National, International exhibition

 

Each member of CBA or club with a cooperation agreement with CBA  is entitled to organize

 

international exhibitions  in its own country or in a country, where member-clubs of CBA  do not exist.

 

Non-registered clubs are not permitted to organize any exhibitions in the name of the CBA.

 

B.1.2 – Shows in a country, where a member of CBA already exists

 

If a CBA-club wants to organize an exhibition in another country, where at least one member-club of the CBA already exists, this member-club has to agree or shall organize the exhibition together with the latter club. 

B.1.3 – Joint-exhibitions (Combined exhibitions) 

It is not permitted to hold  exhibitions together with another organization / other clubs that are not members of the CBA  or who do not has a cooperation agreement with the CBA without the permission of the Board. To organize a joint exhibition  a CBA member must submit an offer to the CBA Board at least 6 months before the date of the exhibition. Such an exhibition can be organized only with the permission of the Board.  

CBA exhibitions, which are held together with another Non-CBA organization, or exhibitions, which are held by Non-CBA organizations on the same day in the same exhibition grounds, with separate or shared catalogues, and separate or joint exhibition posters, with separate or joint judges, and with separate or joint BIS, are joint-exhibitions (Joint shows). 

To organize a joint-exhibition, a CBA member must submit an application to the Board for at least 6 months prior to the date of issue. Such an exhibition can only be organized with the permission of the Board. The CBA member who wants to hold a joint show must ask the permission from the Board minimum 6 months prior to the show date. 

CBA exhibitions that take place in the same exhibition ground, the same day or the same weekend, but which do not have joint advertisement, joint posters, joint catalogues or joint inscription forms, are not considered to be a joint show.

Joint shows with associations, which  invite the judges, who are under suspension or whose license has been revoked by CBA, are not allowed. Already issued licenses for joint shows lose their validity if the above occurs.

B.1.4 – Three marks in  2-days exhibition 

Three marks in 2-days exhibitions require the special permission of the board. That show can organize 1 time a year in one country . Show should to follow some of celebration days or significant date.

B.1.5 – Special permission for any deviation required

All deviations from the rules require also the special permission of the Board or Extend Council. 

B.1.6 – Two days – two certificates

All CBA-exhibitions are organized on two days with two certificates or on one day with one certificate. 

B.1.7 – Only one certificate per day 

In all CBA-exhibitions each cat may be judged traditionally only once per day.

Even the cat is absent on the first day, it may not be judged twice on the second day. Any contravention of this rule will be considered a serious violation.

B.1.8 – International exhibition

 

In an international exhibition at least 60 cats must be entered in the catalogue , on the show must to be present not less than 60 cats. Lesser presence will be considered a serious violation.

In case of difficult geographic situations (islands, isolated location of countries) one may apply to the board for a special permission for a fewer number of cats.  

B.2 – Licensing

B.2.1 – Licensing by the Show Licensing Manager 

All exhibitions must be licensed by the Show Licensing Manager or the Extend Council that titles and awards are encountered to be valid.

B.2.2 – Content of the application for a license

The application for the license must include the following information: name of the main club and sub-clubs, seat of the main club and sub-clubs, date of the exhibition (day, month, year), name of the club, location of the exhibition (country and city), exact geographic location, region (see appendix-1), continental area or territory, judges with their country, organization and their qualifications.

B.2.3 – Term of application for the license

Applications for show-licenses are not permitted to be forwarded less than 6 weeks prior to the show after having transferred the license fee to the account of the CBA, and they must include all required information. If a club organizes an exhibition without any license it will be punished to pay a fine, which has to be paid within 30 days. In case of repetition an expulsion is impended. Titles / certificates do not have any validity.

B.2.4 – Information about the license

The licenses will be forwarded within 14 days to the club, the board of the CBA, the coordinator of the judges, to all judges concerned having an email-address, and to the chairman of the show commission if having an email-address.

B.2.5 – Fee

A fee for the license has to be paid according to the regulations for fees.

B.2.6 – Fees already paid are to expire in case of change of the location or date

 

Any change of the location or the date results in the deletion of the show. Already paid fees will expire. It may be applied for a new license for which a new fee has to be paid.

B.2.7 – Publication in the show calendar

Clubs have to pay the fee for the show license, which will guarantee the publication of the show date in the Internet, if the application was forwarded in time. 

B.2.8 – Judges listed in the license 

Only these judges listed in the license are permitted to judge in this show.

B.2.9 – License must be printed in the catalogue.

Show licenses must be printed on the first pages of the catalogue.

If a license is not published, the titles and certificates of that show will not be valid.

B.2.10 – Invitation of judges before the application for a license 

Clubs shall invite the judges, before they apply for a show license, and then may forward their application including all required data.

B.3 – Distance between international exhibitions

B.3.1 – Minimum distance between two international exhibitions: 200 km

An international exhibition to be licensed may not be organized too close to another already licensed exhibition in the same or neighbor region. 

The required distance is 200 km bee-line, or the agreement of the first licensee will be required. 

B.3.2 – One exhibition per month in the same city 

There cannot be licensed more than one exhibition for each club in the same city per month.

B.4 – Judges 

B.4.1 – Invitation of judges with judge’s permission issued by the CBA 

Each member of the CBA may invite only judges or guest-judges with judge’s permission issued by the CBA to its exhibitions, who are listed in the official judges’ list of the CBA. It is recommended to make a written contract or to write by email.

B.4.2 – Invitation of guest-judges without judge’s permission issued by the CBA 

Each member of the CBA may invite guest-judges without judge’s permission issued by the CBA to its exhibitions in the proportion of two judges or guest-judges with permission issued by the CBA to one guest-judge without judge’s permission issued by the CBA.

B.4.2.1 – At least one judge from another region or country

At international exhibitions minimum one judge must be from another country or region of CBA than the country / region, in which the exhibition s organized.

B.4.3 – Minimum two judges must judge on international exhibitions

On international exhibitions minimum 2 judges must judge.

B.4.3.1 – If there are only two judges, only judges with CBA-judge’s permission are permitted In an exhibition with only two judges all judges must be permissioned by the СBA. In special cases, the President of the CBA can  accept a decision to invite a judge from outside .

B.4.4 – Reimbursement of expenses, catering for judges

The inviting club has to reimburse the invited judges their travel expenses: tickets, costs for fuel in case of travelling by car, lodging (standard single room, not less than 3-stars), if necessary costs for the taxi to and from the airport (to and from the rail station) in the judge’s hometown and the city of the exhibition, unless the club will pick up and transfer the judge. The club has to pay for the food of the judge on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, if necessary, including the breakfast for Monday.

B.4.5 – Reimbursement must be before the Best in Show.

The organizing club must reimburse the judge before the Best in Show on the first day, at latest before the Best in Show on the second day. There are no exceptions. Judges are entitled not to appear to the Best in Show in case the club did not reimburse them in time.

B.4.6 – Currency of reimbursement 

All expenses are paid in Euros or in the currency of the judge’s home country.

B.5 – Accepted breeds

B.5.1 – Entering accepted breeds 

It is permitted to enter these cat breeds into CBA- exhibitions, which are recognized or accepted by CBA.

B.5.2 – Entering of non-accepted breeds

Other breeds may only be entered as alters: non-recognized breeds, non-accepted breeds, household pets, except provisionally accepted breeds.

B.6 – Regions , look part D.7

B.7 – Veterinary 

B.7.1 – Compliance with country specific regulations

Each organizing club is responsible to comply with the veterinary regulations and regulations valid in the concerned country.

B.7.2 – Veterinary inspection at the entrance

According to regulations of veterinary authorities the entry of cats may be controlled by one or more licensed veterinaries. Furthermore, the organizing club may decide upon additional regulations. 

B.8 – Use of the logo of the CBA

B.8.1 – The CBA-emblem is required in the show hall.

In the show hall (on the stage) the emblem of the CBA must be present, the size not less than 120 x 120 cm. Each color is permitted .

B.8.2 – Use of the logo of the CBA in documents

Each organizing club must clearly show his membership in the CBA by using the logo of the CBA in his documents, on the posters, in the application forms, judge’s reports, at the information counter and on stage.

B.8.3 – No use of the CBA-emblem for non-registered sub-clubs

Clubs not registered with the CBA are not permitted to use the CBA-emblem.

B.9 – Show catalogues and protocols

B.9.1 – One page of the catalogue must be used for the CBA.

All show catalogues must have one page used for the CBA, including the name and address of the Boar’s  members and Extend Council.

B.9.2 – Catalogues and list of results must be forwarded to the CBA.

To control th compliance with the rules, the organizing clubs and sub-clubs must forward the show catalogue, a copy ot the results list to a person delegated by he CBA Board within 10 days after the exhibition. The sending can be made by mail or letter, for letters the date of postage counts as valid sending date.

B.9.3 – Fine in case of not forwarding the documents 

Further exhibitions of the club will not be licensed, unless the show documents are received. If a club refuses to forward the show documents, that is encountered as violation of the rules and will be punished with a fine. Further exhibitions of the club will not be licensed, unless the fine is paid.

B.9.4 – Show documents of non-registered sub-clubs are not accepted.

All show documents of clubs not registered with the CBA will not be accepted.

B.10 – Smoking prohibited

B.10.1 – Smoking prohibited in show rooms

Smoking is strictly prohibited in all show rooms, in rooms used for seminars, etc. (everywhere where are cats).

Part C – Three different type of judgment on an exhibitions of CBA  and World shows in CBA

С.1 – CBA has three types of judging in its exhibitions

С.1.1 – Traditional judging 

Is permitted and mandatory in all countries, except in these countries, where tradition is different. 

С.1.2 – CBA-Ring 

Is permitted in all exhibitions, aside with traditional judging.

Owners shall indicate on the entry form of their cats, if their cats will participate in a CBA-Ring. 

С.1.3 – Ring

This type of judging is permitted in Australia and New Zealand, it is only permitted in countries, where only this type of judging exists by tradition. 

C.2 – World Show (WS)

It is an exhibition of the CBA, which is organized by three or by two clubs and for which the permission of the board of CBA is required. A special license(WS) given by the Board is mandatory, such an exhibition may be organized maximum once per year and per country.

C.2.1 – One title is encountered as having been received in another continent/country.

One of the titles is encountered in the cat’s show career as having been received in another continent or in another country. In any title there can be an evaluation from the World Exhibition.

C.2.2 – Three, in exceptional cases two organizing clubs

If a World Show is organized, it must be organized by three, in exceptional cases by two clubs, of which at least one club must be a  member of the CBF and the other club is a the club signed a contract with CBA.

C.2.3 – Club organizer and licensing 

Сlub organizer orders a license for at least 6 months before the exhibition and pays for it, but the cost of the license is divided equally between the clubs by the organizer.

C.2.4 – One club is responsible

Club organizer is responsible for the World Show of the CBA, the other clubs are co-responsible.

C.2.5 – Special license fee 

The special fee for the license is decided by the board. 

C.2.6 – In good standing 

All clubs organizing the World Show must be in good standing at the time when applying for the license and when organizing the World Show. 

C.2.7 – No disciplinary case pending

 All clubs applying for and organizing the World Show are not permitted having any disciplinary sanction against them or having any disciplinary 

case pending.

C.2.8 – At least one member must be from the Board or Extend Council 

One member of the Board or of the Extend Council must be invited by the club. It is recommended to invite two members of the Board or Extend Council that in case one member of the Board is inhibited the exhibition still may be encountered as World Show.

C.2.9 – No member of the (extended) board present – a normal international exhibition

 If there is not a single member of the Board or the Extend Council, the exhibition will be considered the World only with the evidence provided, that there have been farce-major contingencies that prevented the experts from coming to the scene.

C.2.10 – Application at least 6 months prior to the exhibition

Clubs applying for the license for a World Show must forward the application at least 6 months prior to the exhibition and must have paid the fee according to СВА’s regulations for fees

C.2.11 – No other exhibitions in the same country on the same date 

In the country, where the World Show is organized, no other exhibitions will be licensed for the same days. In case of a license in the protected area the organizer of the WS may renounce the protection and still receive a WS-license. The licensing bureau is obliged to inform about that in time. If another exhibition is organized on those days, the distance between both exhibitions must be 2000 km bee-line, independent from the continent or the country.

 Part D – Judging in exhibitions of the CBA

D.1  –The traditional judging

D.1.1 – Judging is open and anonymous.

The judgment in exhibitions is open and anonymous. Only the catalogue-number of the cat, breed, color, date of birth, show class and sex are known by the judge. Each judge has to give a reason for his judgment on the judge’s report.

D.1.2 – Open judgment

In principal judging shall be „open judging“, i.e. each judge is obliged to announce his judgments to the present people and to give the reasons for his judgment, if necessary. 

D.1.3 – Judgment according to the rules and the standard

The judgment of cats in exhibitions of the CBA is performed according to the official standard and the rules of the CBA. 

D.1.4 – Judging is indisputable

Judgment in exhibitions of the CBA is indisputable and is not subject of any comments. Discussions between exhibitors and judges concerning the judge’s opinion are not permitted.

D.1.5 – Number of cats per judge 

Usually a judge judges 40 cats per day. An increase of this number  is permitted  if the judge and the organizing club agree upon it. Nevertheless, it is recommended not to present too many cats to a judge that Best in Show may start in time. 

D.1.6 – Chronological judging according to the show classes 

In each color the cats are judged chronologically according to the show classes of the CBA (from the highest to the lowest class, or vice-versa). Catalogues are printed in the same order, if the club requests to do so. 

D.1.7 – Four ranks per class 

For an adult or altered cat only one title may be awarded per breed, color, class, sex and per day. 4 ranks may be awarded with Excellent or Very Good, for Good no ranks are awarded. If a cat is younger than 10 months, no titles are awarded, only the first four ranks are awarded per breed, color, class and sex.

D.1.8 – Judge’s report 

The organizing club is responsible that all judge’s reports are issued and are given to the judge. 

The judge’s report form includes the logo of the CBA, the names of the clubs, their logos and city and date of the exhibition. The judge’s form is filled out by the organizing club that it includes the catalogue number, breed, color coded and written, show class, sex and date of birth. There may not be data mentioned concerning the names of breeder, owner or cat.  

D.2 – Working place of the judge

D.2.1 – Equipment of the working place

The judge is provided for his work with a working place free from visitors and exhibitors, with day light, which is equipped with a table and two chairs, disinfectant, paper towels, protocols and the judge’s reports. Only the chief steward, a student judge and stewards or the owners bringing their cats are permitted to be present.

D.2.2 – Room 

The rooms shall be selected in that way that exhibitors have free access to the judge’s area without disturbing the judges in their work.

D.3 – Stewards 

Stewards must be 16 years old and must be vaccinated against tetanus.

D.4 – Student judge

D.4.1 – Only one student per day 

Each judge may have a student judge, if he agrees, but only one student per day. 

D.4.2 – Presence in the Best in Show

The student may ask questions, if the judge permits so. 

He must be present during nomination for Best in Show and during the Best in Show.

D.5 – Hair categories

D.5.1 – Hair categories in traditional judging 

Traditional judging divides the cats in four hair categories (see breeds in standard):

          Longhair – cats with long hair coat

          Semi-Longhair – cats with semi-long coat.

          Shorthair – cats with short coat(Hairless included), except those cats listed as Siamese-OSH.

          Siamese/OSH – Siamese, Oriental Shorthair, Mekong Bobtail, Thai and Tonkinese.

      •          Hairless

D.5.2 – All breeds and classes must be judged completely in each hair category 

In each hair category judges have to judge all breeds, colors and classes completely, including Best in Show and Best of Best. 

D.5.3 – Cats are separated according to their breed, color and sex.

In each hair category cats are separated first by their breed, then by their color, in each color chronologically by the show class (top-down, or vice-versa), and in each class by their sex, males first, and by their age, starting with the adults. 

D.6 – Show classes of the CBA

Class 1:     World Champion – P.H.

In this class cats compete for the title „Best Variety“ and/or „Best in Show”. They may receive the Prize of Honour. P.H.: Prix d'Honneur (Prize of Honour) 

Class 2:     World Premior – P.H.

In this class cats compete for the title „Best Variety Alter“ and/or „Best in Show Alter”. They may receive the Prize of Honour. P.H.: Prix d'Honneur (Prize of Honour) 

Class 3:     GR. European Champion resp. GR. Continental ´Champion (GR. = Grand) - CACM

In this class cats compete for the title „World Champion“. They must receive CACM in 3 international exhibitions of the CBA in 3 different countries from 3 different judges, where one country must be in another continent. They must receive 98 points according to the standard. Cats are separated by breed, colour and sex. They compete also for the title “Best Variety” and/or „Best in Show“. 

Class 4:     GR. European Premior resp. GR. Continental Premior (GR. = Grand) - CAPM 

In this class cats compete for the title „World Premior“. They must receive CAPM in 3 international exhibitions of the CBA in 3 different countries from 3 different judges, where one country must be in another continent. They must receive 98 points according to the standard. Cats are separated by breed, colour and sex. They compete also for the title “Best Variety Alter” and/or „Best in Show Alter“.

Class 5:     European Champion resp. Continental Champion - GCACE

In this class cats compete for the title „GR. European Champion“ resp. „GR: Continental Champion“. GR. = Grand They must receive GCACE in 3 international exhibitions of the CBA  in 3 different countries from 3 different judges. They must receive 97 points according to the standard. Cats are separated by breed, color and sex. They compete also for the title „Best Variety“ and/or „Best in Show“.

Class 6:     European Premior resp. Continental Premior - GCAPE 

In this class cats compete for the title „GR. European Premior“ resp. „GR: Continental Premior“. GR. = Grand They must receive GCAPE in 3 international exhibitions of the CBA in 3 different countries from 3 different judges. They must receive 97 points according to the standard. Cats are separated by breed, color and sex. They compete also for the title „Best Variety Alter“ and/or „Best in Show Alter“. 

Class 7:     Grand International Champion - CACE

In this class cats compete for the title „European Champion“ resp. „Continental Champion“. They must receive CACE in 3 international exhibitions of the CBA in 3 different countries from 3 different judges. They must receive 97 points according to the standard. Cats are separated by breed, color and sex. They compete also for the title „Best Variety“ and/or „Best in Show“.

Class 8:     Grand International Premior - CAPE

In this class cats compete for the title „European Premior“ resp. „Continental Premior“. They must receive CAPE in 3 international exhibitions of the CBA in 3 different countries from 3 different judges. They must receive 97 points according to the standard. Cats are separated by breed, color and sex. They compete also for the title „Best Variety Alter“ and/or „Best in Show Alter“.

Class 9:      International Champion - CAGCIB

In this class cats compete for the title „Grand International Champion“. They must receive CAGCIB in 3 international exhibitions of the CBA in 2 different countries from 3 different judges. They must receive 97 points according to the standard. Cats are separated by breed, colour and sex. They compete also for the title „Best Variety“ and/or „Best in Show“.

Class 10:     International Premior - CAGPIB

In this class cats compete for the title „Grand International Premior“. They must receive CAGPIB in 3 international exhibitions of the CBA in 2 different countries from 3 different judges. They must receive 97 points according to the standard. Cats are separated by breed, color and sex. They compete also for the title „Best Variety Alter“ and/or „Best in Show Alter“. 

Class 11:     Champion -CACIB 

In this class cats compete for the title „International Champion“. They must receive CACIB in 3 international exhibitions of the CBA in 2 different countries from 3 different judges. They must receive 95 points according to the standard. Cats are separated by breed, color and sex. They compete also for the title „Best Variety“ and/or „Best in Show“.

Class 12:     Premior - CAPIB

In this class cats compete for the title „International Premior“. They must receive CAPIB in 3 international exhibitions of the CBA in 2 different countries from 3 different judges. They must receive 95 points according to the standard. Cats are separated by breed, color and sex. They compete also for the title „Best Variety Alter“ and/or „Best in Show Alter“. 

Class 13:     Open class, starting with 10 months - CAC 

In this class cats compete for the title „Champion“. They must receive CAC in 3 international or national exhibitions of the CBA from 3 different judges. They must receive 93 points according to the standard. Cats are separated by breed, color and sex. They compete also for the title „Best Variety“ and/or „Best in Show“. 

Class 14:     Alter class, starting with 10 months - CAP 

In this class cats compete for the title „Premior“. They must receive CAP in 3 international or national exhibitions of the CBA from 3 different judges. They must receive 93 points according to the standard. Cats are separated by breed, color and sex. They compete also for the title „Best Variety Alter“ and/or „Best in Show Alter“.

Class 15:     Kittens, 6 – 10 months

Cats exhibited in this class may not be younger than 6 months on the first day of the exhibition and not older than 10 months and must be registered in the LO or RIEX register of a recognized club. Cats are separated by breed, colour and sex. They are ranked and compete also for the title „Best Variety Kitten 6 – 10 months“ (or “Best Variety Adult, if applicable) and/or „Best in Show Kitten 6 – 10 months“.

Class 16:     Kittens, 3 – 6 months

Cats exhibited in this class may not be younger than 3 months on the first day of the exhibition and not older than 6 months and must be registered in the LO or RIEX register of a recognized club. Cats are separated by breed, color and sex. They are ranked and compete also for the title „Best Variety Kitten 3 – 6 months“(or “Best Variety Adult, if applicable) and/or „Best in Show Kitten 3 – 6 months“. 

 Class 17:        Novice class

A novice may be exhibited only starting with an age of 6 months in his own organization supervised by the national breeding committee. The judge must be informed about the reason, why the cat is exhibited in this class. A cat may only be exhibited once in the Novice class. The signatures of two judges are required. The cat must receive „Excellent“ to be registered.

Class 18:       Color determination class (Determination class)

Kittens starting with an age of 3 months may be exhibited to determine their color. They may receive a qualification without a classification. 

Class 19:       Household pets

In this class altered cats, which do not correspond to a recognized breed according to their phenotype, may be exhibited. They are ranked and may be nominated for “Best Household Pet of the Show”.

Class 20:       Litter class, 3 – 6 months

A litter shall be judged according to the standard of the corresponding breed and according to its development. The more excellent traits are in the litter, the better the litter. Cats exhibited in this class may not be younger than 3 month on the first day of the show and not older than 6 months. They may be also nominated for “Best in Show Litter”. 

Class 21:       Veteran class 

In this class only pedigreed cats older than 8 years may be exhibited. They receive the qualification “Excellent”. They may not receive less than 95 points. Cats are separated by breed, color and sex. They compete also for the title „Best Variety Veteran“ and/or „Best in Show Veteran“. 

Class 22:        Provisionally recognized breeds 

In this class all provisionally recognized breeds, with recognized color, with provisionally recognized colour and with not recognized color are exhibited. They may receive the qualification “Excellent” and are ranked, but do not receive any title certificate. Cats are separated by breed, color and sex. They compete also for the title „Best Variety provisionally recognized breed“ and/or „Best in Show provisionally recognized breed“.

Class 23:       Provisionally recognized colors to recognized breeds

In this class all provisionally recognized colors for recognized breeds are exhibited. They may receive the qualification “Excellent” and are ranked, but do not receive any title certificate. Cats are separated by breed, color and sex. They compete also for the title „Best Variety provisionally recognized color“, but do not participate in the Best in Show. 

Class 24:       Breeds in process of recognition

In this class all breeds and colors are exhibited which are in the process of recognition. They may receive the qualification “Excellent” and are ranked, but do not receive any title certificate. Cats are separated by breed, color and sex. They compete also for the title „Best Variety provisionally recognized “, but do not participate in the Best in Show. 

Class 25:        Exhibition only 

In this class all cats are shown which do not participate in the competition. 

D.6.1 – Recognition of CACM and CAPM 

CACM and CAPM of organizations, which are not associated with the CBA or does not have agreement, are not recognized. 

D.7 – Regions, continental areas 

D.7.1 – Each region counts as a different country 

Some large countries, as Brazil, Russia, Australia, Republic of South Africa, Canada and the USA, are divided into several regions due to the size of their area, where each region counts as a different country for the award of titles of the СВА.

 

D.7.2 – Starting with European Champion (Continental Champion) a region does not count as another country

 

Starting with the title European Champion (Continental Champion) and higher the normal rules and show classes of the СВА apply, and another country is absolutely required. For the titles CACM, CAPM another continental area is required. 

 

D.7.3 – Continental areas or territories of СВА 

For the title CACM, CAPM the world is divided into equal continental areas, as follows:

1. Continental area Europe

 

2. Continental area Asia

 

3. Continental area Africa with Canary Islands

 

4. Continental area Australia with Oceania and Polynesian Islands

 

5. Continental area North America

 

6. Continental area Central America with Caribbean Islands

 

7. Continental area South America

 

8. Continental area Middle East

 

Remark:

 

Please refer to Annex-1, and also to the tables of the homepage of the CBA including all countries belonging to a continental area concerning the titles.

 

D.8 – Best Variety 

D.8.1 – Best Variety only in case of the award EX1 or minimum 95 points 

The title „Best Variety“ may be only awarded to cats, which had been judged better than EX1 in the kitten classes or in the adult classes (not in the alter classes) and which did not receive less than 95 points in the adult classes.

 

D.8.2 – At least 3 cats present

To award the title „Best Variety“ in the corresponding color not less than 3 cats (adult cats, kittens 6-10 months and 3-6 months) must be present Alters do not participate in this competition. If there are not less than 3 kittens 6-10 months and 3-6 months present in a color, the title „Best Variety Kitten“ is awarded amongst those kittens, which received EX1.If there are less than 3 adult cats present, the title „Best Variety“ is awarded for adult and kittens together only once, regardless the number of kittens present. 

D.9 – Best in Show

Clubs are not allowed to change the rules.

D.9.1 – Public competition

The competition „Best in Show“ (BIS) is performed in public on the stage.

 Only judges having the qualification for the corresponding hair category may vote. 

D.9.2 – For each hair category a Best in Show

Four Best in Shows are performed in an exhibition, on each day or once for two days. For each hair category of the CBA, Longhair, Semi-Longhair, Shorthair(Hairless included), Siamese-OSH a BIS is performed, if at least 15 cats are present in each category in the exhibition.

D.9.3 – Joining of categories in case of less than 15 cats

If there are less than 15 cats present in a hair category, these cats are joined with another hair category, as follows: 

Longhair with Semi-Longhair, Shorthair with Siamese/OSH. 

If the number of 15 cats is not reached in one of the main categories, when joining hair categories, the Best in Show in made for all hair categories joined together. 

D.9.4 – At least 95 points required 

To be nominated for the BIS, the cat must receive „Best Variety“ or in case of less than 3 cats present not less than 95 points according to the standard. 

A cat may also be nominated, if „Best Variety“ was awarded in another class of age, for example when a kitten won over an adult cat, however, the adult cat can be nominated. Household pets may be nominated for „Best in Show Household pet“, if they received not less than 95 points.  

D.9.5 - Nomination 

In each hair category each international judge may nominate on each day of the show the following cats, which he judged on the concerned day, for the participation in Best in Show in each hair category of the CBA (LH, SLH, SH, SOSH): 

the best adult cat male 

the best adult cat female 

the best neutered cat male 

the best spayed cat female 

the best Veteran male 

the best Veteran female 

the best kitten 6 – 10 months male 

the best kitten 6 – 10 months female

the best kitten 3 – 6 months male

the best kitten 3 – 6 months female 

the best litter,

if there at least 3 litters present in the breed or if all kittens of the litter received at least 95 points according to the standard of the breed. Any other best cat according to the advice of the show manager. 

Remark: 

According to the decision of the organizing club judges may nominate only one kitten 3-6 months, one kitten 6-10 months and one baby, if they are requested to do so. 

D.9.6 – Exotic Shorthair may also participate in the BIS in the hair category Longhair

 

Exotic Shorthair may participate in the BIS in the hair category Longhair upon decision of the organizing club.

D.9.7 Identification of nominated cats 

Nominated cats must have an identification note indicating their breed and color besides their catalogue number. 

D.9.8 – The judge must be licensed for the corresponding hair category. 

Each judge may participate in voting of the BIS only in these hair categories, for which he is licensed

 

D.9.9 – Voting

 

Judges vote secretly or openly on the stage for the Best in Show cat amongst all cats nominated according to article D.9.5.

 

If a judge requires secret voting, voting will be secret.

 

D.9.10 – In case of equal voting the judge is drawn by lottery.

 

If voting is equal, the names of the judges are written on little papers and a visitor’s child will draw one paper. The judge drawn will decide upon the best cat.

 

D.9.11 – Best In Show and Best In Show Opposite Sex

 

The best female cat and the best male cat, which had been voted on the stage, compete for the title „Best in Show“.

 

If an adult male cat (adult female cat) wins the Best in Show, the other cat will receive the title „Best In Show Opposite Sex“. The winner remains on stage for the Best of Best.

 

D.9.12 – Best In Show Alter

 

The same procedure applies for altered cats: Best in Show Alter and Best in Show Alter Opposite Sex for the second place. All alters will leave the stage after the voting.

 

D.9.13 – Best In Show Veteran

 

The same procedure applies for the Veterans: First the best male Veteran and the best female Veteran are selected. Then both compete for the title “Best in Show Veteran”. All veterans will leave the stage after the voting.

 

D.9.14 – Best in Show Kitten 6-10 months

 

The same procedure applies for kittens 6-10 months: First the best male and the best female kitten 6-10 months are selected. Then both compete for the title „Best in Show Kitten 6-10 months“. All kittens leave the stage after the voting.

 

D.9.15 – Best In Show Kitten 3-6 months

 

The same procedure applies for kittens 3-6 months as for kittens 6-10 months.

 

D.9.16 – Best in Show Litter

 

The judges select the best litter of the show amongst all litters nominated for the BIS.

 

D.9.17 – Special or Mono-breed Shows

 

Special or Mono-breed shows may be organized for single breeds or specified groups of cats. The procedure for nomination and Best in Show as in the other groups.

The winner may according to the rules participate in the Best of Best.

 

D.10-Best of Best

 

D.10.1 – Requirements, preliminaries

 

Best of Best may only be performed, if at least one all-breed judge is present amongst the judges.

 

The competition is performed on the stage at the end of the best in Show. Only all.breed judges are entitled to vote for Best of Best amongst all hair categories (LH, SLH, SH, SOSH,HH).

 

The winners of Best in Show for adult cats of all hair categories ,classes and , Special/Mono-breed can participate in the final contest "Best of the Best." That mean Best of Best can participate the best male and female cats from adult , kittens, juniors ,veteran , neuter and domestic classes.

D.10.2.-Best General ,Best Suprime

At a one-day exhibition "Best of the Best" is compared with 1 and 2 places CBA rings, 1 and 2 places Elite Ring for the title of Best Suprime.

At the two-day exhibition on the first day, "Best of the Best" is compared to the 1st and 2nd places of CBA rings, 1st and 2nd place to Elite Ring for the title of “Best General”. On the second day of the exhibition "Best of the Best" is compared to the 1st and 2nd place of CBA rings, 1 and 2 place Elite Ring, with the cat which received “Best General” and thus is chosen the best cat of 2 exhibitions and receives the title of  “Best Suprime”.

D.10.3 – Voting 

Voting is made according to the following procedure:

Best of Best place 1

Best of Best place 2

Best of Best place 3

Best of Best place 4 

The judges award 20 points for the first place, 15 points for the second place, 10 points for the third place and 5 points for the fourth place. Should more than 4 participants pass on the Best of Best (through breed-special shows), more points are awarded according to need (in steps of 5). The last-placed cat always gets 5 points, the higher positioned receives more points in 5 point steps.

 

The points are added by the show secretary or the show manager for the final result.

D.10.3 – Neuters and Kitten/Juniors

The show organizer is free to decide upon a Best of Best for Neuters/Spays and Kitten/Juniors. The procedure is equivalent to the adult Best of Best 

D.11 – Certificates 

D.11.1 – Issue of certificates for titles

The certificates for the titles Champion/Premior, International Champion/Premior, GR. International Champion/Premior, European resp. Continental Champion/Premior, GR. European resp. GR. Continental Champion/Premior are issued by the member-clubs (federations) of the CBA. For the correctness of  registration are the responsibility of the clubs that issued them.

The original certificates and judge’s reports must be forwarded to the concerned member-club, immediately after a title was received and before exhibiting in the next higher class.

 

D.11.2 – Certificates for the titles World Champion/Premior 

The certificates for the titles World Champion/Premior are issued by the office of the CBA.

The application for World Champion / World Premior titles is available on http:// kedi55.com.

 

The form "Confirmation for the title World Champion / World Premior " has to be filled, stamped and signed by the club requesting the World Champion certificate and sent as a scan or PDF attached to the online form.

If in the future will be proved that the intermediate titles were issued in violation and not true, the WS Award certificate will be canceled.

Part E – Organization of the CBA-Ring 

E.1 – CBA-Rings

In all exhibitions of the CBA traditional judging and CBA-Rings may be organized simultaneously: A Ring for adult cats, one for alters and one ring for kittens 10 weeks - 10 months. All cats in the show, who compete with each other, may participate in a CBA-Ring.

E.1.1 – Adult Ring

Regardless their breed, color, class and sex, and the judge awards maximum ranks from 1 to 10.

E.1.2 – Alter Ring 

All altered cats are judged together in the ring, regardless their breed, color, class and sex, and the judge awards maximum ranks from 1 to 10. 

E.1.3 – Kitten Ring

All kittens from 3 to 10 months (10 months excluded) are judged together in the ring, regardless their breed, color, class and sex, and the judge awards maximum ranks from 1 to 10.

E.2 – Qualification of judges in a CBA-Ring

Only judges who are holding a judge’s permission for the categories of the cats participating in the ring. 

E.3 – Ranking and number of participants 

E.3.1 – Ranking of the 10 best participants at maximum 

At least 4 cats have to participate in a Ring.

Not more than the 10 best participants will be placed.

Amount of participating cats

Number of cats in the final

4

2

5 or 6

3

7 or 8

4

9 or 10

5

11or 12

6

13 or 14

7

15 or 16

8

17 or 18

9

19  and more

10

 

E.3.2 – Split of a CBA-Ring 

If the number of participants is less than 39 (inclusive), the Ring may not be split. 

If the number of participants is more than 39, the Ring may be split into two part-rings, but not less than 4 participants must be present in the second part-ring.

In case of a split the best cats are ranked according to article E.3.1. The split of a ring is optional. 

E_ Organization Elite Ring.                                                                                                         

E.4 - CBA-Elite-Ring

E.4.1 – Participation in the Elite-Ring

Cats, which received the 1st and 2nd place in CBA-Rings(adult and alter), are entitled to participate in the annual Elite of the CBA. If a CBA-Ring was split according to E.3.2, only the winner (=1st place) of each part-ring may participate in the Elite-Ring. 

E.4.2 – Elite-Ring only once per year per country

The Elite-Ring of CBA may be organized in each country only once per year during a licensed international show or during the World Show. 

E.4.3 – Application for the organization of a Elite-Ring 

The permission for the Elite-Ring is issued by Manager of License. 

E.4.4 – Presentation of the confirmation for the participation required 

If cats want to participate in the Elite-Ring of CBA, the owners of the cats have to present the original documents or the copies certified by the member-club of the CBA, which confirm the win in a CBA-Ring. 

E.4.5 – Qualification of judges in a CBA-Elite-Ring 

At least one judge licensed by the CBA is required to evaluate the Elite Ring, but at the request of the organizers, a second CBA judge or from other Association may be present, who will play a supporting role in the occurrence of disputes. 

E.4.6 – Title Elite-Ring 

The first and the second place of a non-splitted Elite-Ring receive the title „ELITE CBA“. 

In case of a split the winner of each splitted  ring receives the title “ELITE CBA”. 

This title must be registered by the CBA and indicated in the pedigrees of all the descendants of this cat. 

E.4.7 – Number of prizes

The maximum number of prizes in the Rings is 10, regardless the total number of participants. The cats are ranked according to the CBA-Ring. E.3.1 is applied accordingly. 

E.4.8 – Separated Elite-Rings

The Elite-Ring may be separated into 3 Elite-Rings analogously to the CBA-Ring in case of a sufficient number of participants (adults, alters, kittens). There must not be less than 4 participants in each Elite-Ring. Otherwise kittens, alters and adult cats will compete together in one Ring. 

E.4.9 – Split of the Master-Ring in case of more than 39 cats possible 

If the number of participants is more than 39 in a Elite-Ring, the Elite-Ring may be split similar to the CBA-Ring, but the number of participants in the second part-ring may not be less than 4. In that case the best cats are selected similar to the CBA-Ring. E.3.2 is applied accordingly. 

Part F  – Further competitions in CBA 

F.1 – The Best Cat of Istanbul

The CBA organizes every year the competition “Best Cat of  Istanbul. The rules of the competition the same as a international show, the winners awards are presented on the CBA webpage and participate CBA rating.

F.2 – The Best Cat of CBA

The „Best Cat of CBA“ is main exhibition  held once a year. Cats that participate in the competition „Best Cat of CBA“, get double points for their results in CBA rating system. Decision which club will hold the exhibition is adopted at the general meeting of the Expanded Council by a simple vote. 

Part G – Disciplinary sanctions 

G.1 – Disciplinary sanctions

In case of violation of the current rules disciplinary sanctions may be put on the organizing club (starting from verbal reprimand to temporary suspension of membership or expulsion of the club or the judge from the CBA). The punishment will be authorized by the Extended Council of the CBA and must be approved by Board of CBA. 

G.2 – Fine

Besides disciplinary sanctions a fine may be imposed in case of a violation of the rules.

G.3 – Hierarchy of responsibilities

The person held responsible first the organizing club, next is the Show Manager ,than the co-organizer and then the judges.

G.4-Publishing show rules on club-websites

All members may only publish the complete show rules. Publishing extracts only is not permitted.

CBA proposes to set a link to the official website of CBA.  

 

Part H

Annex 1

Continental areas and regions

 

Regions of the Russian Federation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Central Federal Region

Continental area Europe

 

 

 

 

• Moscow Oblast (Moscow)

• Lipetsk Oblast (Lipetsk)

 

 

 

 

• Belgorod Oblast (Belgorod)

• Oryol Oblast (Oryol)

 

 

 

 

• Bryansk Oblast (Bryansk)

• Ryazan Oblast (Ryazan)

 

 

 

 

• Vladimir Oblast (Vladimir)

• Smolensk Oblast (Smolensk)

 

 

 

 

• Voronezh Oblast (Voronezh)

• Tambov Oblast (Tambov)

 

 

 

 

• Ivanovo Oblast (Ivanovo)

• Tver Oblast (Tver)

 

 

 

 

• Kaluga Oblast (Kaluga)

• Tula Oblast (Tula)

 

 

 

 

• Kostroma Oblast (Kostroma)

• Yaroslavl’ Oblast (Yaroslavl’)

 

 

 

 

• Kursk Oblast (Kursk)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

North-Western Federal Region

Continental area Europe and Asia

 

 

 

 

• Leningrad (St. Petersburg) Obl.

• Kaliningrad Oblast (Kaliningrad)

 

 

 

 

• Karelia Republic

• Murmansk Oblast (Murmansk)

 

 

 

 

(Petrozavodsk)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Komi Republic (Syktyvkar)

• Novgorod Oblast (Novgorod)

 

 

 

 

• Arkhangel'sk Oblast

• Pskov Oblast (Pskov)

 

 

 

 

(Archangelsk)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Vologda Oblast (Vologda)

• Nenetsia Okrug (Naryan-Mar)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Southern Federal Region

Continental area Europe

 

 

 

 

• Rostov Oblast (Rostov-na-

• Kalmykia Republic (Elista)

 

 

 

 

Donu)

• Karachay-Cherkessia Republic (Cherkessk)

 

 

 

• Adygea Republic (Maykop)

• North Ossetia Republic (Vladikavkaz)

 

 

 

• Dagestan Republic

• Chechnya Republic (Grozny)

 

 

 

 

(Makhachkala)

• Krasnodar Krai (Krasnodar)

 

 

 

 

• Ingushetia Republic (Magas)

• Stavropol Krai (Stavropol)

 

 

 

 

• Kabardino-Balkaria Republic

• Astrakhan Oblast (Astrakhan)

 

 

 

 

(Nalchik)

• Volgograd Oblast (Volgograd)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Volga Federal Region

Continental area Europe and Asia

 

 

 

 

• Nizhny-Novgorod Oblast

• Kirov Oblast (Kirov)

 

 

 

 

(Nizhny Novgorod)

• Orenburg Oblast (Orenburg)

 

 

 

 

• Bashkortostan Republic (Ufa)

• Penza Oblast (Penza)

 

 

 

 

• Mari-El Republic (Yoshkar-Ola)

• Perm Krai (Perm)

 

 

 

 

• Mordovia Republic (Saransk)

• Samara Oblast (Samara)

 

 

 

 

• Tatarstan Republic (Kazan)

• Saratov Oblast (Saratov)

 

 

 

 

• Udmurtia Republic (Izhevsk)

• Ul'yanovsk Oblast (Ulyanovsk)

 

 

 

 

• Chuvashia Republic

 

 

 

 

 

(Cheboksary)

 

 

 

 

5

Ural Federal Region

Continental area Asia

 

 

 

 

• Kurgan Oblast (Kurgan)

• Chelyabinsk Oblast (Chelyabinsk)

 

 

 

 

• Sverdlovsk Oblast

• Khantia-Mansia Okrug (Khanty Mansiysk)

 

 

 

(Yekaterinburg)

 

 

 

 

 

• Tyumen Oblast (Tyumen)

• Yamalia Okrug (Salekhard)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

Siberian Federal Region

Continental area Asia

 

 

 

 

• Novosibirsk Oblast

• Irkutsk Oblast (Irkutsk), including Ust-Orda

 

 

 

(Novosibirsk)

Buryatia Okrug (Ust-Ordynsky)

 

 

 

 

• Altai Republic (Gomo-Altaysk)

• Kemerovo Oblast (Kemerovo)

 

 

 

 

• Altai Krai (Barnaul)

• Omsk Oblast (Omsk)

 

 

 

 

• Buryatia Republic (Ulan-Ude)

• Tomsk Oblast (Tomsk)

 

 

 

 

• Tyva Republic (Kyzyl)

• Zabaykalsky Krai (Chita), including Chita

 

 

 

• Khakassia Republic (Abakan)

Oblast (Chita) and Aga Buryatia Okrug

 

 

 

• Krasnoyarsk Krai

(Aginskoye)

 

 

 

 

(Krasnoyarsk), including Evenk

 

 

 

 

 

Okrug and Taymyria Okrug

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Far-Eastern Federal Region

Continental area Asia

 

 

 

 

• Khabarovsk Krai (Khabarovsk)

• Kamchatka Krai (Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky),

 

 

 

• Sakha (Yakutia) Republic

including Kamchatka Oblast and Koryakia

 

 

 

(Yakutsk)

Okrug (Palana)

 

 

 

 

• Primorsky Krai (Vladivostok)

• Magadan Oblast (Magadan)

 

 

 

 

• Amur Oblast

• Sakhalin Oblast (Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk)

 

 

 

(Blagoveshchensk)

• Chukotka Okrug (Anadyr)

 

 

 

 

 

• Jewish Oblast (Birobidzhan)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oblast … Province with governor and regional legislation Krai ... Territory, in general the same as an Oblast Okrug ... District, frequently with an Ethnic minority

 

The capital (administrative centre) is written in brackets.

Regions of the USA

 

1

The North-East

Continental area North America

 

 

 

 

 

 

• ME - Maine (Augusta)

• MA - Massachusetts (Boston)

 

 

• NH - New Hampshire (Concord)

• CT - Connecticut (Hartford)

 

 

• VT - Vermont (Montpelier)

• RI -Rhode Island (Providence)

 

 

 

 

 

2

The Middle Atlantic

Continental area North America

 

 

 

 

 

 

• NY - New York (Albany)

• DE - Delaware (Dover)

 

 

• NJ - New Jersey (Trenton)

• DC - Washington, DC

 

 

• Pennsylvania (Harrisburg)

• MD - Maryland (Annapolis)

 

 

 

 

 

3

The South 1

Continental area North America

 

 

 

 

 

 

• VA - Virginia (Richmond)

• SC - South Carolina (Columbia)

 

 

• KY - Kentucky (Frankfort)

• GA - Georgia (Atlanta)

 

 

• TN - Tennessee (Nashville)

• FL - Florida /Tallahassee)

 

 

• NC - North Carolina (Raleigh)

• AL - Alabama (Montgomery)

 

 

 

 

 

4

The South 2

Continental area North America

 

 

 

 

 

 

• MS - Mississippi (Jackson)

• MO - Missouri (Jefferson City)

 

 

• AR - Arkansas (Little Rock)

 

 

• TX - Texas (Austin)

 

 

• LA - Louisiana (Baton Rouge)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

The Midwest

Continental area North America

 

 

 

 

 

 

• OH - Ohio (Columbus)

• MN - Minnesota (St Paul)

 

 

• MI - Michigan (Lansing)

• IA - Iowa (Des Moines)

 

 

• IN -Indiana (Indianapolis)

• ND - North Dakota (Bismarck)

 

 

• WI - Wisconsin (Madison)

• SD - South Dakota (Pierre)

 

 

• IL - Illinois (Springfield)

• NE - Nebraska (Lincoln)

 

 

 

 

 

6

The South-West

Continental area North America

 

 

 

 

 

 

• NM - New Mexico (Sanata Fe)

• OK - Oklahoma (Oklahoma City)

 

 

• AZ - Arizona (Phoenix)

 

 

• KS - Kansas (Topeka)

 

 

• NV - Nevada (Carson City)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

The West

Continental area North America

 

 

 

 

 

 

• CO - Colorado (Denver)

• ID - Idaho (Boise)

 

 

• WY -Wyoming (Cheyenne)

• OR -Oregon (Salem)

 

 

• MT - Montana (Helena)

• WA - Washington (Olympia)

 

 

• UT - Utah (Salt Lake City)

• AK - Alaska (Juneau)

 

 

• CA - California (Sacramento)

• HI -Hawaii (Honolulu)

 

 

 

 

 

 

The capital (administrative centre) is written in brackets.

Regions of Brazil

 

1

Região 1

Continental area South America

 

 

 

 

 

 

• AM – Amazonas (Manaus)

• RO – Roraima (Boa Vista)

 

 

• AC – Acre (Rio Branco)

• RR – Rondônia (Puerto Velho)

 

 

 

 

 

2

Região 2

Continental area South America

 

 

 

 

 

 

• AP – Amapá (Macapá)

• MT - Mato Grosso (Cuiabá)

 

 

• PA – Pará (Belém)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Região 3

Continental area South America

 

 

 

 

 

 

• MA – Maranhão (São Luís)

• PE – Pernambuco (Recife)

 

 

• CE – Ceará (Fortaleza)

• AL – Alagoas (Maceió)

 

 

• RN - Rio Grande do Norte

• SE – Sergipe (Aracaju)

 

 

(Natal)

• PI – Piauí (Teresina)

 

 

• PB – Paraíba (João Pessoa)

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Região 4

Continental area South America

 

 

 

 

 

 

• BA – Bahia (Salvador)

• TO – Tocantins (Palmas)

 

 

 

 

 

5

Região 5

Continental area South America

 

 

 

 

 

 

• MG - Minas Gerais (Belo

• RJ - Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro)

 

 

Horizonte)

 

 

 

• ES - Espirito Santo (Vitória)

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

Região 6

Continental area South America

 

 

 

 

 

 

• DF - Distrito Federal (Brasilia)

• MS -Mato Grosso do Sul (Campo Grande)

 

 

• GO – Goias (Goiânia)

• SP - São Paulo (São Paulo)

 

 

 

 

 

7

Região 7

Continental area South America

 

 

 

 

 

 

• PR – Paraná (Curitiba)

 

 

 

• SC - Santa Catarina

• RS - Rio Grande do Sul (Pôrto Alegre)

 

 

(Florianópolis)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The capital (administrative centre) is written in brackets.

Regions of Australia

 

 

• Northern Territory (Darwin) – NT

 

 

1

• Western Australia (Perth) – WA

Continental area Australia

 

 

 

 

 

• South Australia (Adelaide) – SA

 

 

 

• Queensland (Brisbane) – QLD

 

 

 

•  New South Wales (Sydney) – NSW

 

 

 

•  Australian Capital Territory

 

 

2

(Canberra) – ACT

Continental area Australia

 

 

 

 

 

•  Jervis Bay Territory (Canberra) -

 

 

 

JBT

 

 

 

• Victoria (Melbourne) – VIC

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

• Tasmania (Hobart) – TAS

Continental area Australia

 

 

 

 

 

 

The capital (administrative centre) is written in brackets.

Regions of the Republic South Africa

South Africa is a republic with provinces.

 

1

Region Western Cape

Continental area Africa

 

 

 

 

•  province Western Cape (Cape

 

 

Town)

 

 

 

 

2

Region Eastern Cape

Continental area Africa

 

 

 

 

•  province Eastern Cape (Bisho)

 

 

 

 

3

Region Kwazulu/Natal

Continental area Africa

 

 

 

 

• province Kwazulu/Natal

 

 

(Pietermaritzburg)

 

 

 

 

4

Region 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continental area Africa

 

• province Northern Cape

 

 

(Kimberley) • province Free State

 

 

(Bloemfontein)

 

 

 

 

5

Region 5

Continental area Africa

 

 

 

 

• province North-West (Mafikeng)

 

 

1) • province Gauteng (Pretoria)

 

 

• province Mpumalanga

 

 

(Neilspruit)

 

 

• province Limpopo (Polokwane)

 

 

2)

 

 

 

 

 

The capital (administrative centre) is written in brackets.

 

1)             Mmabatho, the former capital of the Homelands Bophuthatswana, is a part of the city Mafikeng since the re-union with the Republic of South Africa.

 

2)             Polokwane was formerly called Pietersburg. In 2002 cities, which reminded to the former politics of separation, have been renamed countrywide.