How many points are awarded for each challenge?
10 points for the challenge plus 1
point for each cat it beats (absentee and withdrawn
cats excluded) plus 1 for itself, up to a maximum of
20 points. For example if your cat is the only male
of its colour, it would be eligible for 11 points.
If a cat is awarded "Best in Show" then the number
of points is amended to the maximum of 20 points.
Q.How many points are needed for a cat
to be granted its next title?
A.A cat needs 60 points to become a
champion, 60 more for Grand Champion, 60 for Double
Grand Champion then the increment is 100 points for
Bronze Double Grand Champion, Silver Double Grand
Champion and Gold Double Grand Champion. Any excess
points count toward the next title. Challenge
certificates issued by any recognised Council may be
used to qualify for a QICC title up to Gold DGC.
Q.Can I add the title to my cat's name
as soon as it has the required number of points?
A.No! You must first
send an application on the appropriate form with the
required payment to the Higher Status Officer. Once
this is done you can then use the new title.
Q.Can my cat get any awards after it
has reached Gold DGC?
A.Once a cat becomes a Gold Double Grand Champion at a
QICC show it no longer receives any more challenges
but it competes with other Gold Double Grand
Champions for a GDGC Award towards the higher award
of QICC Diamond DGC requiring 10 gold awards. Then
it needs a further 15 gold awards for the each of
the two following titles of Argyle then Opal. Only
QICC GDGC awards may be used. Other Councils do give
similar awards but as each council has its own
unique rules for these, award certificates from
another council can't contribute toward the QICC
Diamond/Argyle/Opal DGC title (or the Platinum DGC
title from QFA or FCCQ).
Q.What does "Associate Membership"
As a registered member you will be able to attend
and vote, or elect a proxy to vote on your behalf,
at all general or open meetings of QICC Inc. A
person holding membership in another cat council may
only become an Associate Member. Associate Members
may not vote on matters affecting QICC Inc. or apply
for any experimental breeding.
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