Scoring

Titles awarded on a rating enabled shows yield points.
Points scored on a show are multiplied by a that show's category multiplier.
Points are accumulated throughout the astronomical year.
At the beginning of each year, previous year's results are tallied, and the leaderboard with best cats, breeders, catteries and clubs are nominated.
Only cats with verified TopCat profiles may appear on the leaderboard. The verification request must be applied before December 31 of current rating year.
Scoring rules do not change throughout the rating year.
All changes and revisions to show results may only be applied if the request is filed in the 4 month period after the show.

If proofs of tampering with rating algorhythms surface, the show in question may receive a point multiplier of 0.
Evidence will be reviewed on a per-case basis. Guilty will be sanctioned.

It is imperative that show protocols are uploaded at manager's interface dedicated section.

Only participants with 300 or more points may be nominated.

Best in Show

Points from Best in Show awards are multiplied by show category multiplier, explained in table 1.

Only cats to receive an expert evaluation in any show day are considered participants. Participation in breed shows and rings does not count.

Table 1 - Participant number and show category:


Category Description Multiplier
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!

Points earned at TopCat National Finals are multiplied by 2.

Points earned at TopCat International Finals are multiplied by 3.

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


  1. Litter category
    One best litter is chosen in Litter show class. (age: 10-12 weeks).
    - Best Litter = 50 points
    - Best Litter I = 50
    - Best Litter II = 40 points
  2. Kitten, Junior, Neuter, Veteran category.
    Titles at Best in Show in the following categories:
    - Kitten (3-6 months)
    - Kitten/Junior (6-10 months)
    - Neuter-Kitten (3-6 months)
    - Neuter Kitten/Junior (6-10 months)
    - Neuter (10+ months)
    - Veteran (8+ years)
    - House Hold Pet (HHP class)

    Best male and female cat are chosen among those nominated for BIS, they are then compared and the winner receives a place in Best in Show, and a title of Best 1, 2 ... 5 and so on; The other receives their appropriate Best Opposite Sex award. Two versions of BIS placements exist, and show host may opt for an alternative one if there are enough participants.

    The category includes following classes:
    - Kitten (3-6 months)
    - Kitten-Junior (6-10 months)
    - Neuter (10+ months)
    - Veteran (8+ years)
    Award and point rules for this category are explained in the following chart.


    • Kitten (3-6), Kitten (6-10)/Junior
    • Neuter
    • Veteran

    • Household Pet

  3. Adult Category

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

Adult cats are divided into the following hair groups within Best in Show:
-LH (longhair)
-SLH (semi-longhair)
-SH (shorthair)
-SIA/ORI (siamese oriental shorthair)
-HL (hairless)

If there are less than 15 participants in a main category (LH, SLH, SH, SIA/ORI), the categories are merged in the following manner:
- LH and SLH
- SOSH and SH
- HL and SIA/ORI

If a monobreed show is held on an exhibition, and there are more than 15 pets of that breed, this group may be presented in BiS as a separate category (this should be negotiated with licensing responsible organisation).

As such, more than standard 5 hair groups may take part in Best in Show, and if so: cats are given places (e.g. I, II, III, ... VII etc) and opposite sex are awarded a title in their group.



Best Supreme and Best General winners may be selected on a show.

  • Show hosts choose whether or not to have Best Supreme and Best general award at a given show, this is not obligatory;
  • If show hosts choose to have these awards at the show - participants should be notified beforehand.
  • Winners and given awards should be recorded and documented during the show.

Best General

  • Best General competition is held at the end of the show day, following groups may compete:
    1. Winners from all day's rings and shows
    2. Best in Show categories:
      1. Young (Baby, Kitten, Junior)
      2. Adult
      3. Neuter (Neuter, Kitten-Neuter, Junior-Neuter)
  • Experts vote and choose the winner among the competitors, and is given 50 points.

Best General award yields a fixed amount of points, category multiplier does not apply.

Best Supreme

  • Best Supreme competition is held at the end of the show;
  • This show's Best General winners compete for the Best Supreme title.
  • Experts vote and choose the winner among the competitors;
  • Best Supreme title may not be awarded on a single day exhibition. (Exception is the case of 2 shows (each with a dedicated license) are held on the same day.)

Best Supreme award yields a fixed amount of points, category multiplier does not apply.

Best General and Best Supreme protocols are to be uploaded in the Documents section.

Please note: General and Supreme titles earned on non-TopCat shows are disregarded.


Multisystem show champion

Multisystem show champion - a winner at a multisystem show, nominated by any participating system. If the show in question was hosten on TopCat - the cat in question is awarded a "Multisystem Show Champion" title (introduced in 2015) and receives 300 points.

Monobreed shows (Special Show):

Monobreed is a show, in which competitors share the same breed, or a number of closely related breeds.

Example: KBS + KBL, SFS + SCS, BRI + BLH, SIA + ORI, SRS + SRL, PER + EXO, ACS + ACL, etc.

  • Monobreed shows may not have participants with non-related breeds.
  • Special Show's name should reflect and define the feature of competitors.

Point gain depends on the amount of competitors in the given age group. Point gain for Best and Opposite Sex are presented in table 6.
Best of Breed gains 25 points.

Age groups in Best of Breed:

  • Litter
  • Kitten
  • Junior
  • Adult
  • Neuter
  • Veteran

    Table 6 – Monobreed shows.
Number of participants Best…(in its age group /see above/) Oposite sex
Number of participants - min.4

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 further subdivided into two groups by sex.

    WCF Rings

    Examples are:

    • WCF-Ring Adult - adult age group, no neuters may apply.
    • WCF-Ring Kitten / Junior - kitten (3-6 months) and kitten/junior (6-10 months), no neuters may apply.
    • WCF-Ring Neuter - Neuter participants apply, all age classes pass.

Fun-Show

A distinction should be drawn between WCF and TopCat definitions of Fun Show:

At TopCat we treat Fun Shows as legitimate competitions, where a Top-10 is formed based on a sum of breed-relevant qualities. Selection based on a single, let alone irrelevant aspect, such as tail length, facial expression, charisma, playfulness and the like is by definition subjective and unfair, and to stop it affecting genuine scores we reserve the right to subsequently remove such competition from show data.

1. A participant may only join Fun shows after having received their judgement. Advertisement class participants and those who do not receive a judgement on this show day may not join a Fun Show.

2. Fun Show should be named in accordance with grouping factor of it's participants.

Participants may be selected for Fun Show, according to their:
  • coat colouration;
  • breed / breeds;
  • hair length / type;
  • eye colour;
  • breed origin;
  • exotic breed - no more than 4 specimen present on exhibition;
  • other breed quality criteria.
  • All changes to Fun Show rules are to be negotiated with TopCat on a per-case basis. Direct your requests to support@top-cat.org.

"State / region top / city cup" Fun Shows are not permitted, and should be labelled as Super Show and follow TopCat rules.

    3. Permission is required to host duplicate (2 or more per day, under the same name) shows.
    4. Fun-show protocols are to be uploaded to "Documents" section.
    5. Fun-shows participation and awards only grant points on TopCat enabled shows.
    6. TopCat requires a special permission to host Fun Shows on National shows. Please, direct your requests to support@top-cat.org at least 1 month before show date. Fun Shows incur additional hosting fees.
    • The minimum number of participants exceeds 3
    • The maximum number of participants is equal or below 10

    Point gain depends on the amount of participants, and is explained in Table 7.

    No two competitions, similar or otherwise, with the same set of participants are allowed in one day. TopCat reserves the right to delete all but one of such competitions in a show.

    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-SHOWS:

    Master Rings, Double Master Ring, Triple Master Ring, World Master Ring, Diamond Ring, Olympia Ring.

    • "Super Show", Master, Double and Triple Master, World Master rings follow the rules enforced by the licensing authority.
    • Points earned on these rings are not affected by show multiplier.
    • National and Regional Cups

      • Возможно проведение "Супер-Шоу" в формате: Кубок Страны, Республики или Региона и т.п.
      • National, Federal and District cup may be held in a Super Show format.
        Super Show is only hosted once per year per corresponding region:
        - National Cup (Countries: Russia, Ukraine, Italy, Latvia, others)
        - Federal Cup (Federative republics, states, other subjects and unions.)
        - Regional Cup (Province, county, district and similar smaller divisions.)
      • Winners of Best in Show and Monobreed competitions (BoB1, Best Kitten, Best Junior, Best Neuter, Best Veteran), WCF Rings and Fun Shows (placed 1 and 2) held in the corresponding area. HHP, NOV, BR, PRCRB, PRB, Litter, Exh classes may not apply. Show host is to send their application for hosting such show to Support@Top-Cat.org at least a week before exhibition.
      • A single club may only host one Super Show per year.
      • Points are awarded in Super Rings and Super Shows in accordance to participant cat count.
      • Participants may only join after receiving their judgement in the current show day. Exhibition-class and unjudged participants may not apply.


    Mega-TopCat Show

      • Mega-Show event can be held with Top-Cat show winners.
      • Best in Show (BoB1, Best Kitten, Best Junior, Best Neuter, Best Veteran), WCF ring and Fun show (placed 1 and 2), and Best of Breed champions can join. Only winners from TopCat-enabled shows apply; HHP, NOV, BR, PRCRB, PRB, Litter, Exh classes, as well as those with unconfirmed TopCat profile may not join.
      • Application to hold the event should be sent to TopCat at least a week before the show in question. Direct your requests to support@top-cat.org.
      • A club may only hold one Mega Show per year.
      • Scoring rules mirror those of a Super Show, depending on Cat Count.
      • Participants should receive their judgment prior to joining the show. Those registered in Exhibition class or having not received their judgment may not join.

        Super TopCat Show

        • A competition for clubs to host annually on a national, or international, TopCat finals. All TopCat finalists from current rating season are eligible for participation. Only national finalists from corresponding countries are allowed to compete on National Final's Super TopCat Show. Point gains are regulated by Super Show rules.

    Table 8 – Super-Show.

    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

    These scores are not affected by show category multiplier.


    Best in Show Nominee award

    • 10 points per show day may be earned for Best in Show nomination;
    • Show category multiplier applied.

    Best in Variety and Best in Breed point (BIV) и Best in Breed (BIB)

  • Best in Variety - BIV
    Only applies if 3 or more cats in the same colour were judged. Does not apply to Double Judgment's second judgment.
    + 15 points (regardless of category).
  • Best in Breed - BIB
    Only applies if 3 or more cats in the same breed were judged. Does not apply to Double Judgment's second judgment.
    + 35 points (regardless of category).

Election of the best breeder

  • All the breeders whose pets are registered on TopCat portal participate in this contest.
  • The winner in this nomination has the largest sum of points scored by the cats they bred, whether they are, registered in their cattery or in other catteries/clubs/owners, during the 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 category during a TopCat rating season.

Breeder of merit

  • The registered breeder, whose cats were, for 5 years:
    • Appearing in annual rating Top-10
    • Appearing in annual Best of Breed