2013

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Gemkin Persians enjoyed a very successful year in 2012.

1 x OVERALL SUPREME EXHIBIT
1 x SUPREME Adult
8 x Overall Best in Show
12 x Best Persian in show
8 x Best Persian Neuter in show
13 x Best Persian Kitten
1 x Best female kitten
1 x Best Male Kitten
1 x BIS opposite sex
A magnificent total of 46 BIS Awards !!!!

Many of our persians gained some very impressive titles for this year, ranging from Champion to Supreme Imperial Grand Champion ! Please check our Show Results 2012 to see their achievements. Our grateful thanks go to Jen and Tony Case, Elaine & Des Jenner, Graham Gledhill and Sarah Hemsley for helping us with this total and producing our "Gemkin Persians" to the highest possible standard, not once did you let us down, your preparation was fantastic. Thank you also to the judges and stewards for handling our cats with the utmost care and thinking so highly of our persians :)))  

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21st December 2013 West Of Scotland Championship Show

Supreme UK Olympian Silver Imperial Grand Champion Gemkin Starwind
(2a) (Boodles) won his first Olympian gold certificate, Best Of Breed and progressed to win

then

and finally

we were absolutely thrilled! Many thanks to his judges especially Mrs Hartman and Mr Scruton.

You can watch the judging of
'Overall Best In Show' below





Gemkin Mamma Mia (12a8t) (Mia) at only her second outing to a show, won her Open and Best Of Breed, also going on to win

WMany thanks to her judges especially Mrs Dutton and G. Robertson.
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7th December 2013 National Cat Club Championship Show

Supreme UK Olympian Bronze Imperial Grand Champion Gemkin Starwind
(2a) (Boodles) had a wonderful day at the National, gaining his 10th Official Olympian earning him the wonderful title of Silver Olympian. He progressed to win

then

and finally
'National Cat Of the Year 2013'
we were totally thrilled! Many thanks to his judges Barbara Prowse, Jane Allen and Mrs V Anderson-Drew.

You can watch the judging of
'Overall Best In Show - National Cat Of The Year 2013' below





Gemkin Starcloud (12a1t) (Cloud) at only his second show had another wonderful day winning his Open and Best Of Breed, progressing to win

Way to go Cloud! :)




Gemkin Dizzy Heights (4) (Dizzy) also had a wonderful day, winning his Open class, Best Of Breed and a super Red Card Day. Many thanks to all their judges for these awards.
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23rd November 2013 Supreme Cat Show

Supreme Olympian Bronze Imperial Grand Champion Gemkin Starwind
(2a) (Boodles) had an amazing day gaining his UK title, Best of Breed, going on to win

and ultimately
Supreme Adult
and
Overall Supreme Exhibit in Show!
for the second year running ! Starwind is the first entire cat in the history of the GCCF Supreme Show to achieve this, an overwhelming and monumental achievement. Many thanks to all his judges Rosemary Fisher, Kim Board-Allam, Barbara Prowse, Pat Perkins and Diane Harper for making this possible.

You can watch the judging of 'Best Persian Adult' below



You can watch the complete Best In Show judging below






Gemkin Madison (12a1t) (Maddie) won her Open class, Best Of Breed and progressed to the final three for Best Persian Kitten, so proud of our little girl. Madison also won her group in the Fun Kitten class, winning her Mummy and Daddy 50! Clever Maddie! :)




Gemkin Hotshot (1) (Pepsi) owned and adored by Jen and Tony Case had a magnificent day also, winning his Open class, Best Of Breed progressing to win

and was in the final three for Supreme Kitten, what a day for this young boy. Congrats Jen and Tony, wonderful preparation as always xx




Grand Champion Gemkin Cupids Beau (12a2t) (Beau) also owned and adored by Jen and Tony Case, became a Premier and won his Best Of Breed progressing down to the final three for Best Persian Neuter, ending a truly wonderful day of achievements for the Gemkin Persians, thank you Jen and Tony xx
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10th November 2013 Red, Cream & Tortie Society

Gemkin Carpe Diem
(12a2t) (Orry) had a fab day at his debutante show winning his Open class, taking Best Of Breed with a Red Card Day and Judges Choice. He progressed to win

and then

before topping it off with

Congratulations to Elaine & Des for showing him so well we are both over the moon. Overall Best In Show at his debutante kitten show, amazing! :)
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9th November 2013 Cheshire Area Cat Club

Gemkin Starcloud
(12a1t) (Cloud) had a fabulous day at his debutante show, winning his Open class, taking Best Of Breed with 1st in all of his side classes. Progressing to win

and then

at only 14 1/2 weeks of age! We were thrilled!
You can watch Cloud competing for Best In Show below





Supreme Olympian Bronze Imperial Grand Champion Gemkin Starwind (2a) (Boodles) was awarded Reserve Olympian, Best Of Breed with a Red Card Day progressing to win





Gemkin Dizzy Heights (4) (Dizzy) at his debutante show won his Open class, Best Of Breed with a Red Card Day!




Gemkin Mamma Mia (12a8t) (Mia) at her debutante show won her Open class, (BOB was taken by her brother Starcloud), with 2 x 1st's and 1 x 2nd in her side classes.

We were so pleased with these results, our little babies Dizzy, Cloud and Mamma Mia are just 14 and 15 weeks old!





Gemkin Hotshot (1) (Pepsi) won his Open class, taking Best Of Breed with 1 x 1st and 2 x 2nd's in his side classes.




Gemkin Paddington (5) (Teddy) last but certainly not least won his Open class, taking Best Of Breed with 1 x 2nd and 2 x 3rd's in his side classes.

Many thanks to Jen, Tony, Sue Danni and Holly for showing Teddy (Paddington) and Pepsi (Hotshot) so well today, you really do a fantastic job all of you. Thank you to all the judges for their wonderful comments about our kittens today, thrilled with these comments and to all the passers by and exhibitors who also gave them beautiful compliments.
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2nd November 2013 Blue Persian Cat Society &
Central Longhair and Semi-Longhair

Champion Gemkin Zeus
(2a) took Best Of Breed and won his Grand Certificate at the Central Longhair & Semi-Longhair Show. Thank you Ruby and Janelle.

Gemkin Amadeus (2a) won his third Challenge Certificate making him a worthy Champion,at the Central Longhair & Semi-Longhair Show.
Thank you Lyn.



Champion Gemkin Zeus (2a) took Best Of Breed and Reserve Grand at the Blue Persian Cat Society Show.

Gemkin Shangri-La (2a) (Lola) at her debutante show in the Blue Persian Cat Society Show won her Open class and was well placed in her side classes. Congrats Sue!
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26th October 2013 Yorkshire County Cat Club Show &
North of Britain Longhair & Semi-Longhair

Supreme Olympian Bronze Imperial Grand Champion Gemkin Starwind
(2a) (Boodles) beat eight other cats in his Olympian class of the Yorkshire County Cat Club to win an Olympian Certificate, taking Best Of Breed with a Red Card Day and progressed to win


In the North of Britain Longhair and Semi-Longhair Show Starwind took Best Of Breed with a Red Card Day and won another Olympian certificate!

Way to go Boodles! You can watch Boodles competing for Overall Best In Show below:-





Gemkin Madison (12a1t) (Maddie) our little tabby and white baby also enjoyed a wonderful Red Card Day, taking Best Of Breed in the Yorkshire County Cat Club Show progressing to win


In the North Of Britain Longhair and Semi-Longhair Show Madison repeated the same achievement, with a Red Card Day, taking Best Of Breed progressing to win


Way to go Boodles and Maddie, you have both made us very proud! :)
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12th October 2013 Cumberland Cat Club Championship Show

Supreme Olympian Bronze Imperial Grand Champion Gemkin Starwind
(2a) (Boodles) enjoyed another fantastic day on the showbench. Taking Best Of Breed with a Red Card Day, being Nominated for Best In Section before winning

Way to go Boodles! You can watch Boodles competing for Overall Best In Show below:-





(image kindly taken by Candice Higgins)

Gemkin Madison (12a1t) (Maddie) caused quite a stir at her debutante show. Taking 1st in her Open, Best Of Breed with 2x 1st's and 1 x 2nd in her side classes. Nominated for Best In Section. Way to go Maddie!
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28th September 2013 North West Cat Club

Gemkin Paddington
(5) (Teddy) at his debutante show gained 1st in his Open, Best Of Breed with 2 x 1st's and 1 x 2nd in his side classes. A great start to his show career, well done Sue for preparing him so beautifully at your very first show! We hope you enjoyed the day and have caught the showing bug, we look forward to seeing you and Teddy again soon!




Gemkin Hotshot (1) (Pepsi) also at his debutante show had an amazing day, taking 1st in his Open, winning Best Of Breed with a Red Card Day. He then beat eleven other super kittens to take

way to go Pepsi, Jen and Tony! Thank you for showing him to perfection (as always). We look forward to Pepsi's next show!




Grand Champion Gemkin Cupid's Beau (12a2t) (Beau) gained his 2nd Premier Certificate also taking Best Of Breed with 2 x 1st's and 1 x 2nd in his side classes. He looked amazing, Jen & Tony.




Supreme Olympian Bronze Imperial Grand Champion Gemkin Starwind (2a) (Boodles) took Best Of Breed, with 2 x 1st's and 1 x 2nd in his side classes.
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1st June 2013 Cambria Cat Club
Somerset Cat Club
Merseyside Cat Club
Another Fantastic day for Gemkin Persians :)) at the joint Championship Somerset and Cambria shows (one of our favourite shows) Supreme Olympian Bronze Imperial Grand Champion Gemkin Starwind (2a) (Boodles) made us incredibly proud again today, by gaining his 8th and 9th Olympian certificates, many thanks to his judges Mrs P Wilding and Mrs D Harper, so delighted with this :))


Starwind had a magnificent day gaining Best Of Breed and
Red Card Day going on to win

in BOTH shows and finally, the icing on the cake

at BOTH shows, thank you so much to Jean Gillson and Linda Martin for thinking so highly of our dear boy.




Gemkin Numero Uno (12a2t) (Uno) also had a wonderful day at both shows, 1st Open and Best Of Breed at both shows, well placed in side classes and going on to win

at the Cambria Championship show !! Thank you to Joan Smith for this wonderful award.




Flying the flag nearer home at the Merseyside championship show was Grand Champion and Imperial Grand Premier Gemkin Invincible (12a5) (Harley) who had a wonderful day winning his First

Award !!! Congrats go to Jen and Tony and huge thanks once more xxx Thank you Jan again for your great company :)) xxx
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18th May 2013 GCCF World Cat Show
Suffolk & Norfolk Cat Club
At the Suffolk and Norfolk, Supreme Olympian Bronze Imperial Grand Champion Gemkin Starwind (2a) (Boodles) gained a reserve Olympian, Best of Breed and a Red Card Day going on to win





Gemkin Numero Uno (12a2t) (Uno) won his Open class, Best Of Breed and placed well in his side classes.



 At the WCCS Supreme Olympian Bronze Imperial Grand Champion Gemkin Starwind (2a) (Boodles) went on to win his 7th consecutive Olympian, Best of Breed, a Red Card Day,

and

going on to win BEST IN SHOW OVERALL EXHIBIT and the final amazing accolade of BEST OF BEST at Both shows !!!

We were overwhelmed by the judges comments, many thanks to you all.



Gemkin Numero Uno
(12a2t) (Uno) also had an amazing day at the WCCS winning his Open class and Best Of Breed, going on to win

WhWhat more could we possibly ask for !! We are SO PROUD of our boys :))




Gemkin Zeus (2a) had a wonderful double show, gaining his Second and Third CC making him an honourable Champion ! Congrats to Janelle and Ruby for all their hard work in preparing this wonderful boy.
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11th May 2013 Bristol & District Cat Club
Well done to Champion & Imperial Grand Premier Gemkin Jazzy Jasper (12a5) (Jaz) and also Grand Champion and Imperial Grand Premier Gemkin Invincible (12a5) (Harley)

where Harley had a Red Card Day, Best Of Breed, gaining his FIRST OLYMPIAN and went on to win

Fantastic! Congrats again Jen and Tony, fantastic show prep again, hugs to both the "boys" xx
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20th April 2013 Black & White Cat Club

Supreme Olympian Bronze Imperial Grand Champion Gemkin Starwind (2a) (Boodles) gained his 6th consecutive Olympian Certificate today! He was also the Best Of Breed winner, winning three trophies, receiving a Red Card Day and was Ceilia Leighton's judge's choice! Many, many thanks for this award and many thanks to all the judges for your very kind compliments for our very much loved boy :)

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23rd March 2013 Preston & Blackpool Cat Club

Supreme Imperial Grand Champion Gemkin Starwind (2a) (Boodles) was awarded his fifth Olympian Certificate today, alongside Best Of Breed, Red Card Day, also taking

 and


We are so proud of our boy who (subject to confirmation) will now have the title of Olympian Bronze to add to his title.




Gemkin Numero Uno (12a2t) (Uno) our little boy also made us extremely proud, gaining another Open win and Best Of Breed with two 1st's and one 2nd in his side classes. Way to go Uno!




Grand Champion and Imperial Grand Premier Gemkin Invincible (12a5) (Harley) was unlucky in his Olympian class today but was very well placed in his side classes and looking as fabulous as ever, thank you Jen and Tony, it's always a pleasure to see this handsome boy :)

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9th March 2013 Lancashire Cat Club

Supreme Imperial Grand Champion Gemkin Starwind (2a) (Boodles) won his fourth Olympian Certificate and Best Of Breed with a Red Card Day. Progressing to take

 and

you can watch the judging of Overall Best In Show below





Champion & Imperial Grand Premier Gemkin Jazzy Jasper (12a5) (Jaz) was awarded
Way to go Jaz, Jen and Tony!





Champion Beaubell's Key Largo of Gemkin (12a1t) (Darcy) gained his third Grand Challenge Certificate to become a Grand Champion today!
We are so proud of you Darcy! Thank you Lyn and Colin for entrusting us with this beloved boy.




Gemkin Northern-Star (2a) (Star)
won her 1st Open and Best Of Breed with two 1st's and one 2nd in her side classes, progressing to take

That's twice Best Kitten from your first two shows! Way to go our beautiful Star!





Gemkin Zeus (2a)
was placed second in his Open class with good placing in his side classes.

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23rd February 2013 Coventry & Leicester Cat Club

Supreme Imperial Grand Champion Gemkin Starwind (2a) (Boodles) won his third consecutive Olympian Certificate, Best Of Breed with a Red Card Day. Also taking

 and

you can watch the judging of Overall Best In Show below





Grand Champion and Imperial Grand Premier Gemkin Invincible (12a5) (Harley) collected Reserve Olympian, Best Of Breed and wins

Way to go Harley, Jen and Tony - yet another Best Neuter award!




Champion Beaubell's Key Largo of Gemkin (12a1t) (Darcy) won his second Grand Challenge Certificate and Best Of Breed with a Red Card Day





Gemkin Numero Uno (12a2t) at his debutante show, wins 1st Open, Best Of Breed and a Red Card Day

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2nd February 2013 Shropshire Cat Club

Supreme Imperial Grand Champion Gemkin Starwind (2a) (Boodles) obtained his second Olympian Certificate, Best Off Breed and a Red Card Day. Also taking

 and

you can watch the judging of Overall Best In Show below





Gemkin Utopia (12 1)
won her 1st Open and Best Of Breed with two 1st's and one 3rd in her side classes.





Champion Beaubell's Key Largo of Gemkin (12a1t) (Darcy) won his first Grand Challenge Certificate, Best Of Breed with excellent side class results.




Champion & Imperial Grand Premier Gemkin Jazzy Jasper
(12a5) (Jaz) gained Reserve Olympian, going on to win

Way to go Jaz, Jen and Tony!




Grand Champion Gemkin Cupid's Beau
(12a2t) (Beau) gained his 2nd Imperial Certificate with impressive side class results. He looked amazing Jen & Tony.
 


Gemkin Zeus (2a)
3rd in his Open but with some impressive side class results. Thank you Ruby and Janelle for showing him, he looked lovely.
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13th January 2013 Cameo, Pewter & Smoke Show


Supreme Imperial Grand Champion Gemkin Starwind (2a) (Boodles) obtained his first Olympian Certificate, Best Of Breed,

and


you can watch the judging of Overall Best In Show below





Gemkin Northern-Star (2a) at her debutante show made a magnificent start to her career, winning her Open class, Best Of Breed
with a Red Card day and





Gemkin Zeus (2a) won his Open class and placed well in his side classes. What a wonderful start to 2013 ! Thank you to all judges involved :)

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