TICA All-Breeds Judges - the CVs of Kurt and Tomoko Vlach, judges at Cat of the Year 2014.
1991 First pedigreed cat - Maine Coon, first exhibitions
1993 First litter in FIFe (Cattery-Name "Skywalker")
1996 Organized first TICA-Show in Austria, Cattery Name TICA & CFA "Dreamhunter"
1997 Breeder of Poland's first FIFe-World Winner "Skywalker's G'Kar"
1997 Founder of Austria's first TICA-Club "Blue Danube Cat Club"
1998 entered TICA-Judging Program
1999 TICA-Speciality Judge
2001 Showed and bred Siamese & Oriental Shorthairs
2004 TICA Approved Allbreed Judge
2004/05 TICA Board Member - Regional Director Northern Europe
2006 TICA School & Ring Instructor (highest possible position as a judge in TICA)
2009 married Tomoko Vlach (Tanaka)
2010 additional WCF-License as Allbreed Judge
In the last years we showed a Bengal, a Burmese, a Tonkinese and several Household Pets (Shorthair and Longhair)
Kurt judges approximately 30 weekends a year, mostly in TICA and WCF. Other associations judged - FIFe, New Zealand, Australia Judged in - Canada, USA, Japan, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Israel and in almost every European country including 30+ times in Russia
Languages - German, English (a little bit Russian, French and Hebrew)
Tomoko is the niece of the secretary of the All Japan Cat Club from Nagoya, Japan's oldest cat club who was formerly associated with ACFA but since 1979 with TICA. Tomoko bred Siamese & Oriental Shorthairs (TICA-Cattery Name "Berezacat") and her cats won several Regional Wins in TICA.
2000 License as a TICA Speciality Judge
2007 License as a TICA Allbreed Judge
2009 married Kurt Vlach and moved from Japan to Austria
2010 License as TICA Approved Allbreed Judge
2010 additional license as WCF Allbreed Judge
2014 est. License as TICA Ring Instructor
Tomoko judges approximately 30 weekends a year, mostly in TICA and WCF. Other associations judged - New Zealand, Australia, Independent Clubs Judged in - Canada, USA, Japan, Malaysia, Australia, Phillipines, New Zealand, Israel and in almost every European country including 20+ times in Russia
Languages - Japanese, English, German (a little bit)