The CFA Southern Region is the geographical
region of CFA which encompasses the states of Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida,
Eastern Tennessee, Southern Kentucky and Washington, DC.
In 2007, CFA's Southern Regional
Director, Peg Johnson agreed to allow Household Pets to be scored and awarded on the regional level. The Top
10 HHPs were honored with a rosette and certificate at the 2008 Southern Regional banquet in Charlotte, NC on June 21st,
2008. The HHP regional awards were co-sponsored by the Hidden Peak and Madcatters Cat Clubs.
In their first scoring show season, from
May 2007 to April 2008, the Southern Region saw an increase in SR clubs hosting HHP judging (from 21 to 29) as well an
increase in the total HHP entries (from 225 to 353) in SR shows. With 28 shows scored, there were 350 HHP entries with 18 absentees, 173 tracked with 156 of
those scored for regional awards in the region.
Of the 47 Southern region shows held during the 2008-2009 show season, 25 of
them hosted HHP judging and 24 were scored for regional awards. A total of 381 hhps were entered in those 25 shows with
361 present for judging. A total of 182 HHPs were tracked with 146 of them scored for regional awards.
The Top 10 HHPs in the Southern Region were once again honored with a rosette
and certificate at the 2009 Southern Region Awards banquet in Melbourne, FL on June 20th, 2009. The HHP awards
were sponsored by the National Capital Cat Show group.
Another successful show season has passed. Our third scoring show season 2009-2010 had not one but three HHPs with more than 1400 points in 100 finals and a fourth with
966 points. Of the 173 HHPs tracked (entered and exhibited), 134 were scored for regional awards. There
were 44 Southern region shows held during the 09/10 season with 31 of them offering hhp judging. In those
28 scored shows, there was a total of 396 HHPs entered, 361 present for scoring and 35 absentees.
At the 2010 Southern Regional Awards banquet in Richmond, VA on June 12th, 2010 the
Top 10 HHPs were awarded trophies sponsored by the Freestate Cat Club.
The 2010-2011 show season has concluded. This was the fourth year for
scoring the HHPs in the southern region. We had four very active exhibitors supporting more than 20 shows
with thier HHP entries and two of them with more than 100 rings scored. Of the 36 SR shows offering HHP competition,
28 of them were scored. With overall HHP entries lower than previous years, there was still 242 cats
that were tracked for regional Top 10 HHP awards. Of those 242 cats, 166 cats earned points.
In addition, there was another 55 that were present, exhibited but not earning points and only 32 total
absentees in 18 of the 36 SR shows eligible for scoring.
The 2011 Southern Regional Awards banquet was held in Lawrenceville,
GA on June 11th, 2011. The sponsors of the Top 10 HHP awards included the Colonial Annapolis
Cat Fanciers, Greater Baltimore Cat Club, Freestate Feline Fanciers, Mid-Atlantic Show Service, the Kevin
Memorial Foundation and Nikkos Tonk Cattery.
Our fifth year of scoring HHPs in the Southern region ended on April 29th, 2012.
The 2011-2012 show season proved to be another stellar year of accomplishments. Of the 47 shows in the Southern region,
38 of them hosted HHP judgings. 36 of the 38 shows were scored for points. We had 475 total HHP entries
in those 38 shows with a total of 34 HHP absentees, which is less than 1 per show...a stat to be proud of. During
the 2011-2012 show season, I tracked 222 region 7 HHPs of which 181 of them earned points. We had 4 cats who
attended more than 15 shows and were judged in more than 100 rings...one cat was finalled over 100 times!
The 2012 Southern Region Awards banquet was held in Tampa, FL on June 23rd,
2012. Seven of the nine Top 10 HHP "winners", actually the owners were in attendance
to receive thier awards. The trophies awarded by the region were fully sponsored by Carol Thompson of the Kevin
Memorial Foundation in honor of her Gina. The SRegion HHP scorer also presented the Top 10 plus 5 "Honorable Mentions"
with a special rosette and certificate.
During the 2012-2013
show season, the Southern Region held 42 shows with 37 of them having HHP judging. There were 443 total HHP
entries entered in those 37 Southern region shows during the show season. A total of 416 HHP entries were present with 27
absentees...that is less than one absentee per show! We had 194 unique HHPs entered in at least one show with 180 of
those present and exhibited with a total of 162 HHPs being awarded points.
The 2013 Southern Regional Awards banquet was held at the Hunt Valley Inn in Cockeysville, MD on Saturday, June 1st,
2013. We celebrated the Top 10 HHPs with 100% attendance by the owners as well as 100% sponsorship of their awards which
included trophies, rosettes and certificates as a momento of their accomplishments.