BUDGERIGAR ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
CLICK THE LINK BELOW FOR EXHIBITOR POINTS AND CHALLENGE CERTIFICATE (CC) AWARDS.
**CC AWARDS ARE LISTED ON A SEPARATE TAB IN THE BOTTOM LEFT CORNER OF THE DOCUMENT.*
POINTS AND CHALLENGE CERTIFICATE BY-LAWS AND RULES
Points- Points shall be awarded to Junior, Novice, Intermediate, Champion, and Rare exhibitors. Points shall be awarded within a division only. Best awards receive the following points: Best in Division – 25 points, Best Opposite Sex in Division – 20 points, Best Young in Division – 15 points, and Best Young Opposite Sex in division – 10 points. In addition, 1st through 10th places shall receive points based on the number of birds in the division and descending by one through the 10 places.
Challenge Certificates (CCs)- Challenge Certificates shall be presented to the bird judged to be best of its variety in the show.
BAA Exhibitor of the Year- The exhibitor accumulating the most points during the show season in their division at BAA shows shall be named BAA Exhibitor of the Year for that division. Points earned by exhibitors at shows specifically for current year banded birds only, will also count towards exhibitor of the year awards, as long as the show is judged by an accredited judge. Exhibitors ranking 2nd-10th place in each division shall also be recognized. The show season runs from January 1 through December 31.
CC Exhibitor of the Year- The exhibitor accumulating the most CCs at BAA shows during the show season shall be named the CC Exhibitor of the Year. The show season runs from January 1 through December 31. Exhibitors with the most CCs in each Page 11 individual section shall also be recognized. For CCs to count for CC Exhibitor of the Year awards, a minimum of two exhibitors must exhibit two birds, or the bird must place in the top 10 in show in the regular sections. In the Rare sections. there must be at least two birds or the bird should place in the top 10 in the Rare Division. CCs earned by exhibitors at shows specifically for current year banded birds only, will also count towards CC exhibitor of the year, as long as the show is judged by an accredited judge.
CURRENT EXHIBITOR ADVANCEMENTS LISTED ON THE FOLLOWING LINK.
*JUNIOR, NOVICE AND INTERMEDIATE ADVANCEMENTS ARE LISTED SEPARATELY ON TABS IN THE BOTTOM LEFT CORNER OF THE DOCUMENT.*
NOVICE TO INTERMEDIATE
INTERMEDIATE TO CHAMPION
EXHIBITOR ADVANCEMENT BY-LAWS AND RULES
Definition of Junior Exhibitor:
In order for a breeder to exhibit in the Junior division that exhibitor must be at least seven years of age. This age limitation is based on the widely accepted premise that the person should be an active participant in the care and breeding of the birds. Junior members who are under the age of seven and have been exhibiting birds prior to the 2009 show season are grandfathered as Junior. A Junior who wins either Best Junior Best Junior Opposite Sex, or Best Junior Young three times with three different birds shall advance to the Novice ranking the following year provided there are at least 2 exhibitors at each show when these wins are achieved. If they do not achieve the three wins while a Junior, they must move to the Novice Division the show season following their seventeenth birthday.
Advancing from Novice to Intermediate:
Novice breeders who win 4 wins: 2 Best Novice, 2 3rd Best Novice or better. (Each win must be at a show where there are at least three Novice breeders showing. If they have shown at the Novice level for at least three years and do not have the wins, they may select to move into the Intermediate ranks the following show season if they so desire. Once a Novice breeder receives their wins they shall advance to the Intermediate division the next show season).
Advancing from Intermediate to Champion:
Intermediate breeders must win six Challenge Certificates, in any color sections, with 6 different birds. There must be a minimum of five birds from three exhibitors in the section and there must be five Champion breeders exhibiting in the show, with a minimum of twenty-five champion birds entered for the wins to count. In addition, the Intermediate exhibitor must win one of the best in show awards (Best, Best Opposite Sex, Best Young, or Best Young Opposite Sex) and place one bird in the top six best in show. Any additional birds placing in the top 6 BIS can replace CC requirements. For these wins to count there must be a minimum of three champion exhibitors entered in the show and 25 champion birds shown.