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Points System Sheet.

Points Scoring Annex.pdf 123.6KB Jan 24, 2018 5:17 AM

This is a sheet members might find useful when evaluating their own birds against the CCBA judging Standard.

Friday, March 2, 2018 9:50:58 AM



Dear Members,


 


Recently I have received messages and comments surrounding the implementation of the new CCBA show standard. There seems to be a perception that this decision was introduced by the CCBA committee without much consulation with judges or members, so I am putting together this statement to lay out the sequence of events and the facts behind the implementation that took place over a 3-4 year period.  


 


  • At the 2013 Judges Convention ( as reported in the  Autumn Colour Breeder of 2014 page 33) A  preliminary discussion took place on accepting the OMJ standards for the CCBA. All Judges were asked by the COJ Alan Mason to download the OMJ standard and review it in readiness for a discussion to take place at the 2014 Judges Convention.

     

  • At the 2014 Convention, the decision to make the CCBA standards the same as the OMJ standards was carried unanimously. ( CB Spring 2015 page 28). Judges Simon Hughes and Glen Brooker volunteered to review the Lipochrome Section, Richard Edwards the Melanins. The stated objective was to have the new standards approved and to be implemented for the 2016 show season.

     

  • At the 2014 Judges Convention, the chairman Alan Mason stated that the CCBA committee had decided they would approve all judging standard changes as recommended by the Judges Convention before implementation. ( CB Spring 2015 page 28/29). This practice is still in place and the CCBA committee have not amended any of the standards after they had been agreed by judges. At this meeting it was also agreed that members could request a copy of the new standards once published but a charge would be made.

     

  • A full copy of all the pages that make up the Lipochrome Standard ( not in presentation mode as was eventually distributed) was sent to COJ Alan Mason in advance of the judges convention so that comments could be made before the meeting and we could incorporate any changes felt Important. No comments were forthcoming.

     

  • Change of Chairman of the Judges, Simon Meredith was now in the position of COJ. – November 2015.

     

  • The Lipochrome Standards were translated first and were circulated to all trainee and full judges for appraisal before the Spring 2016 Judges Convention  by Simon Meredith. At this convention each page of the proposed standards were discussed and approved unanimously.

     

  • The melanin Standards were circulated to all trainee and panel judges in advance of the 2017 Judges Convention , and were subsequently amended and approved unanimously by everyone who attended. ( It is accepted that judges in Northern Ireland, Scotland etc would find it difficult to attend, but they were not prevented from making observations for discussion at the meeting).

     

  • New standards implemented for 2018 show season.

     

  • Change of Chairman of the Judges, Rob Braddock takes over the role December 2017.

     


 


 


I would like to point out a few points to members and Judges from the sequence of events above,


 


  1. The recommendation to move to the new OMJ standard came from the Judges Convention not the CCBA committee.

     

  2. Full consultation was given to Judges via the judges conventions and via the minutes provided afterwards.

     

  3. Visibility was given to all CCBA members as to what was happening and the process we were going through via the minutes published in the relevant Colour Breeders.

     


 


I hope this finally puts this topic to bed and we as an association and as a hobby can move forward.


 


Many thanks


Rob - COJ





Wednesday, February 28, 2018 2:18:13 PM

Members, we have recently held the judges convention and I would like to bring your attention to a couple of points raised and discussed in line with this year’s forthcoming show season.

 

It was raised to the COJ that coloured flights & tail feathers  in Yellow ground mosaic birds both lipochrome & Melanin were not  being picked up and penalised as much as red ground birds, discussion around different pictures and evidence.

Notes in the judges standard were referred to Page 8&9 lipochromes , page 30 melanin’s. After lengthy discussion all judges present were clear that in all ground colours lipochrome Mosaic birds with 1 coloured flight or tail feather can only achieve acceptable in Category.

 

In Melanin Mosaic, birds can have 1 or 2 coloured flights or tail feathers which are to be ignored. More than 2 are to be penalised.

 

A discussion on what constitutes to be a feather fault i.e.: feathers coming up around the wings from the chest. After discussion and reference to the judges standard page 83 ,Common fault 4. “Loose plumage one or both flanks, or on the abdomen or chest” it was agreed and will be judged as a feather fault.


Full minutes will be published later in the year.

   




Monday, January 22, 2018 12:59:51 PM




First Show of 2018...., I was asked to judge Ilkeston & Erewash CBS colour canary section where I took Andy Williamson along with me for training. We had around 30 birds to judge and picked out a non intensive yellow Lipochrome as Best Champion exhibit, the novice section winner was a non intensive yellow Isabel satinette & the junior a mosaic yellow black Mogno hen.


 

Thanks to everyone at Ilkeston & Erewash CBS for a great morning.

Rob Braddock 













Canary Colour Breeders Association Trainee Judges Programme. - December 2017. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Trainee Judges Programme

 

  CCBA JUDGES RULE

 

Any fully paid up member who is not a junior may, after a minimum of two years full CCBA membership, apply to the Chairman of Judges to become a CCBA Trainee Judge.

 

He or she, shall be given training and on passing the relevant tests in force at the time, be placed on the Trainee Judge’s Panel at the Foundation Level.  Thereafter he (she) shall continue training and Judging at two Rosette level to gain experience.

 

The Trainee shall progress through the training programme laid down until; he (she) has passed all appropriate tests and is placed on the Full Panel of Judges.

All Judges shall uphold the integrity and best interests of the Association at all times. They shall maintain their level of expertise and remain conversant with any changes of Show standards or Judging practices which may be laid down by the Committee.

 

If any Judge fails repeatedly to acknowledge CCBA correspondence, otherwise appears to be no longer carrying out an active role as a CCBA Judge or not acting in the best interests of the  CCBA, the Chairman of Judges shall report the fact to the CCBA Committee which shall decide if the Judges should be removed from the panel.

 

Where a decision is taken by the Committee to remove any Judge from the CCBA Judges Panel, he (she) shall be informed in writing.  The Judge may appeal in writing to the CCBA Secretary and shall appear in person before the next suitable Committee meeting to give reasons why he (she) should not be removed. The Committee decision shall be final.

 

In the event of any Full Panel Judge leaving the Panel for any reason for a period of five years or more and then applying for reinstatement as a Judge, he shall be admitted to the Intermediate (four rosette) panel.

 

NB The above rule is intended to ensure that the CCBA Judge’s lists are relevant at all times and that all Judges have received a full programme of training.  Also problems which have arisen in the past are taken into account although any matter not covered will be decided by the Committee.  

 



THE TRAINEE JUDGES PROGRAMME.

 

Any time after two complete years of membership of the CCBA, an application can be made to The Chairman of the Judges Convention stating the intent to become a Trainee Judge and undertaking to abide by the full training requirements of the programme. All necessary documentation will be available upon acceptance in a personalised portfolio.

The Trainee Judges Programme consists of three levels: Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced. When undertaking the training at all three levels a Mentor will be available to guide and coach the Trainee Judge if required. Upon successful completion of each level a Certificate of Achievement will be issued at the next All Colour Show at an agreed, suitable time during the show weekend. Upon successful completion of the 3 levels of the Trainee Judges Programme detailed below, the Trainee Judge will be able to join the Full Panel of CCBA Judges at the probationary level, once the requirements are met at this level then the trainee will have finished the trainee programme.

 

FOUNDATION LEVEL.

 

Upon entry acceptance the Trainee Judge is required to undertake a training programme and demonstrate a good level of competence on the following:

Foundation Training

  • Trainee Judge should attend two CCBA Zone Shows with two different Full Panel Judges.

  • At each event the Trainee Judge will be asked to judge eight (four lipochrome and four melanin Classics) full classes without supervision.  The emphasis should be given to correct identification of ground colours, feather types, mutations and sex where necessary and award placement. 

  • A report of competency should be prepared by the relevant Full Panel Judge and sent promptly to the Chairman of the Judges Convention. 

     

    Once the above requirements are completed the Trainee Judge should inform the Chairman of the Judges Convention that they intend to attend a specified event to undertake the foundation test. This can be the ACS if agreed by the COJ.

     

     

    Foundation Test – Held at agreed event above.

  • Identify 18 out of 20 specimens – From Lipochrome & Classics, any colour or feather type. – 20 minutes.

  • Written Test, answer 18 out of 20 questions – multiple choice – Open Book. Time 30 minutes.

 

 

Upon successful assessment of both stages the Trainee Judge can progress to the Foundation Level and be able to judge at CCBA patronage shows of Two-Rosette status unsupervised & CCBA Young Stock Shows supervised by a full panel judge.

 

 If re-assessment is needed an agreed re-assessment can be arranged.

 

NB.      All documents and guidelines will be provided before the assessment by the Chairman of the Judges Convention before attendance at the nominated event or Zone Show to both the Trainee Judge and the Full Panel assessing Judge. It will be the responsibility of the assessor to return promptly the relevant documentation to the Chairman of the Judges Convention who will then inform the CCBA secretary of the Trainee Judges progression.

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL.

 

 

The Trainee Judge, having undertaken further training, will need to be assessed at INTERMEDIATE LEVEL before progression to the Advanced Level.

 

Intermediate Training

 

  • Trainee Judge should attend a further two CCBA Zone Shows with two different Full Panel Judges .

  • At each event the Trainee Judge will be asked to judge 9 (two lipochrome,  two melanin classics and five Mutations) full classes without supervision.  The emphasis should be given to correct identification of ground colours, feather types, mutations and sex where necessary and award placement. 

  • A report of competency should be prepared by each Full Panel Judge and sent promptly to the Chairman of the Judges Convention. 

  • Trainee Judge should have judged either a CBS event unsupervised or the judges convention YSS supervised.

     

    Once the above requirements are completed the Trainee Judge should inform the Chairman of the Judges Convention that they intend to attend a specified event to undertake the intermediate test.

     

     

    Intermediate Test.

 

  • Written Test incorporating Lipochrome, Classic & mutation questions – not multiple choice – Open Book, 25 questions , pass rate 23..

  • Time 40 minutes..

  • Show competence Judging 9 classes of 4  lipochrome & 5 Melanins but limiting the mutations to Opals, Topaz, Cobalt, Phaeo, Satinette

  • Identify 23 out of 25 specimens, 10 Lipochrome & 15 Melanin classic or above mutations.  (Zone show or ACS)

  • Time 20 minutes.

  • Any Full Panel Judge can officiate, test location and full panel judge selected to be agreed by COJ.

 

 

 

Upon successful assessment of all three stages the Trainee Judge will be able to judge at CCBA patronage shows of four-rosette status and CCBA YSS’s unsupervised. If a re-assessment is needed an agreed re-assessment can be arranged.

 

 

NB. All documents and guidelines will be provided before the assessments by the Chairman of the Judges Convention before attendance at the nominated CCBA Zone Show to both the Full Panel Judge assessor and the Trainee Judge. It will be the responsibility of the Full Panel Judge assessor to return promptly the relevant documentation to the Chairman of the Judges Convention who will then inform the CCBA secretary of the Trainee Judges progression.

 

 

 

ADVANCED LEVEL.

Advanced Training..

 

  • The Trainee Judge should attend two CCBA Zone Shows with two different Full Panel Judges.  At each event the Trainee Judge will be asked to judge ten (four lipochrome and six melanin) full classes without supervision.  The emphasis should be given to correct identification of ground colours, feather types, mutations and sex where necessary and award placement.  A report of competency should be prepared by each Full Panel Judge and sent promptly to the Chairman of the Judges Convention. 

  • The Trainee must have Judged at two shows unsupervised , either  4 Rosette Shows or  CCBA Zone YSS’s

  • A report must be sent from a Full Panel Judge if in attendance and if they agree to the COJ on the trainees ability,  if not then a show report from the trainee on his / her day and the birds judged.

 

 

The Trainee Judge should inform the Chairman of the Judges Convention that they intend to attend the All Colour Show to sit the Full Panel Exam, the above training must have been achieved within the previous 26 months of the ACS the test is to be sat at.

 

 

Test

 

  • Identify 33 out of 35 specimens, 10 lipochrome & 25 Melanin.

  • Time 45 minutes.

  • Judge 4 Lipochrome & 6 melanin classes to competence.

  • Written Test Full  – not multiple choice – Closed Book.

  • Written Test Incorporates 30 questions – 28 Pass Rate required.

  • Time 40 minutes.

Chair of Judges or Vice Chair to adjudicate the test or a full panel judge agreed by the COJ.

 

Upon successful assessment of all stages the Trainee Judge joins the CCBA Full Panel of Judges at the probationary level.

 

 

NB.     All stages of assessment must be completed without the aid of the Judges Portfolio. The Stages must be undertaken sequentially. All documents and guidelines will be provided before the assessment of stages by the Chairman or Vice Chairman of the Judges Convention before attendance at the nominated ACS to both the Full Panel Judge Assessor and the Trainee Judge. It will be the responsibility of the Full Panel Judge assessor to return promptly the relevant documentation to the Chairman of the Judges Convention who will then inform the CCBA secretary of the Trainee Judges progression.  If re-assessment is needed an agreed re-assessment can be arranged.

 

 

 

 

Full Panel – Probation period.

 

  • Notes. A judge will pass to a Provisional Full Panel judge where he will be unable to judge at the ACS until he has judged CCBA Zone or national Shows in both sections – lipochrome & Melanin at either champion or novice level.

  • This needs to happen within 2 years upon completion of the full panel test but may be extended upon the discretion of the COJ upon request from the trainee with reasons as to why this is the extension is required. Once this requirement has been met he will then pass on to the full panel list. If a trainee does not complete this requirement then he/she will have to re sit the full panel test.

 

 

 

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 CCBA SPRING JUDGES CONVENTION 25- 02- 2018.

 The Village Hall

 High Street

 Ryton-on-Dunsmore

 CV8 3EY

 11.00 until 15.00


If anybody would like to attend as a visitor please contact Rob Braddock - 07515620321. Robert.braddock@networkrail.co.uk





TONY HAMMOND.

The CCBA are delighted to welcome back Tony Hammond onto the judging panel, Tony was a full panel CCBA Judge back in the late 80's and judges at the ACS making his debut in the Red Ivory/ Yellow/ Mosaic section. Tony will re-join as a Intermediate 4 Rosette Judge and work his way back to becoming a full panel judge.  



CHAIRMAN OF JUDGES.




I am pleased to inform all members that “Rob Braddock” has taken on the important role of COJ, hopefully the judges who have attended recent conventions will have seen a marked improvement on bringing the level of information to a more formative platform & I believe Rob has the attributes to continue & surpass with support from us all.

I would urge everyone to contribute as to what they require as it is sometimes a job where content has to be founded by COJ.

Rob will also flourish & develop more after passing his judging test to give him wider and broader learning within the role which in turn will benefit all.

I wish him every success

Simon