Compared to when I was really showing (80's/90's) the few shows I've been in showing Charlie, there have been more Opens/Champions taking BOB over some Grand. The tendency still is Grands get BOB, but some judges are doing a bit more evaluating rather then automatically giving BOB to a Grand...that's a good sign to me - shows they are looking at ALL the cats presented.
Charlie got a 6th Best SP premier as an Open - we were surprised and please as it is rare that Opens get Top 10 finals. It did help that his nephew was at the show (in championship) and the same judge give the nephew in the Top 5 Championship the day before
She knows a good Oci when she sees one.
Congrats on the finals. Charlie will start collecting the points in August at his first premier show where they do count. Wish us luck. He already has 3 finals (out of 6) in ACFA towards his Grand there (1st adult show).
We are in Region 6 - we have a Minneapolis show in Sept if you want to make the trip - we'll both be competing cat to cat for points