Somali National Winners in CFA

BY KATHY DURDICK
Ristokat Himalayans & Persians

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The highest achievement in the CFA show ring is accomplished when a cat successfully earns the title of National Winner (NW). CFA established the title of Grand Champion in 1930 and the title of National Winner first appeared in 1971. In CFA, each year the top 25 cats in Championship, 25 Kittens and 25 cats in Premiership are awarded the NW title.

The Somali was first accepted for competition by CFA in the 1979-80 show season, although only in ruddy and red colors at that time. The blue was later accepted in 1986, and the fawn in 1990.

That very first year, the Somali's had their first Grand Champion - a ruddy male named Foxtails Rio Grande. Even more amazing, he went on to become the first Somali National Winner, placing as 19th Best Cat that season!!

The highest placement to date for the Somali was in the 1991-92 season, when GC, NW Silkpaws Raj became 3rd Best Cat. Although there have been a number of National Winning cats and alters, there has yet to be a National Winning kitten.

In the 2002-03 show season, breed history was made when the first dilute Somali, a fawn male named GC, NW Rampageous Ziggy Stardust, earned a National Win, as 23rd Best Cat.

Below is a table with the national winning Somalis including their name, color, sex, year of their win, and the award they earned.

If the cat's name is in blue text, you can click on it to see a photo of the cat. Championship cats names are on an orange background, kittens are on pink and alters are on a blue background.


Somali National Winners in CFA

Year Position Cat's Name Color Sex
1979-80 19th Best Cat GC, NW Foxtails Rio Grande Ruddy M
1980-81 No Somali National Winners
1981-82 No Somali National Winners
1982-83 No Somali National Winners
1983-84 No Somali National Winners
1984-85 16th Best Cat GC, NW Murex's Sunrise Ruddy M
1985-86 No Somali National Winners
1986-87 No Somali National Winners
1987-88 No Somali National Winners
1988-89 No Somali National Winners
1989-90 No Somali National Winners
1990-91 14th Best Cat GC, NW Mabuhay's Wind Warrior of Zarpa Ruddy M
1991-92 3rd Best Cat GC, NW Silkpaws Raj Red M
12th Best Alter GP, NW Mabuhay Copper Blaze of Foxykats Ruddy N
14th Best Alter GC, GP, NW Roadrace's Ferrari Dino of Bemy Red N
1992-93 No Somali National Winners
1993-94 No Somali National Winners
1994-95 3rd Best Alter GC, GP, NW Silkpaws Repeat Performance Red N
1995-96 No Somali National Winners
1996-97 No Somali National Winners
1997-98 No Somali National Winners
1998-99 4th Best Alter GP, NW Zzaby's El Nino of TheCatgarden Ruddy N
1999-00 6th Best Alter GC, GP, NW Mittsnpaws Red Zeplin Red N
19th Best Alter GP, NW Foxtrot's Promises Promises! Ruddy N
2000-01 19th Best Cat GC, NW TheCatgarden's Pinchmeimustbedreamin Ruddy M
2001-02 No Somali National Winners
2002-03 21st Best Cat GC, BW, NW Mittsnpaws Maxa-Milion of Karactorz Red M
23rd Best Cat GC, NW Rampageous Ziggy Stardust Fawn M
2003-04 No Somali National Winners
2004-05 No Somali National Winners
2005-06 13th Best Alter GP, NW Mittsnpaws Miromax of Wyldephyre Red N
2006-07 No Somali National Winners
2007-08 No Somali National Winners
2008-09 6th Best Alter GC, GP, NW Gray Castle Dances With Mice Ruddy N
2009-10 No Somali National Winners
2010-11
4th Best Kitten GP, NW Front Range Leonard H McCoy Ruddy N
2011-12 15th Best Alter GP, NW Front Range Leonard H McCoy Ruddy N
2012-13 No Somali National Winners
2013-14 No Somali National Winners
2014-15 No Somali National Winners
2015-16
17th Best Kitten, China NW Bas-Brrau Char of Kitties Land Ruddy M
2016-17 No Somali National Winners

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