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NERS championship scheme

The NERS began awarding championships in 2005 to reward rats that excel in the pet and/or variety shows. The pet award was revamped in 2009 and a new championship for agility added. The awards consist of:

  • The Varieties Champion award
  • The Stud Champion award
  • The Pet Champion award
  • The Agility Champion award
  • The Grand Champion award

This means we reward excellence in temperament and 'pet' qualities, as well as excellence in physical attributes, ultimately with the highest award going to a rat who excels in both respects (Grand championship). Visit our Hall of fame to see the championships that have been awarded so far.

A Varieties championship is awarded to any rat that achieves 6 points in the Varieties Supreme challenge (VC) at NERS shows. This award can be abbreviated to VCh as a prefix to the rat's name. Points are awarded as follows:
Varieties Supreme Challenge placing VC points
Best in Show 4 points
Reserve BIS 3 points
3rd place 2 points
4th place 1 point

A Stud championship is awarded to any rat that achieves 6 points in the Stud Buck challenge (SC) at NERS shows. This award can be abbreviated to SCh as a prefix to the rat's name. Points are awarded as follows:
Stud Buck Challenge placing SC points
1st place 4 points
2nd place 3 points
3rd place 2 points
4th place 1 point

A Pet championship is awarded to any rat that achieves 12 points in the Pet Supreme challenge (PC) at NERS shows. Points need to be gained under two different judges. This award can be abbreviated to PCh as a prefix to the rat's name. Points are awarded as follows:
Pet Supreme Challenge placing PC points
Best in Show 6 points
Reserve BIS 5 points
3rd place 4 points
4th place 3 points
5th place 2 points
6th place 1 point

An Agility championship is awarded to any rat that achieves 6 points in the Agility challenge (AC) at NERS shows. This award can be abbreviated to ACh as a prefix to the rat's name. Points are awarded as follows:
Agility Challenge placing AC points
1st place 4 points
2nd place 3 points
3rd place 2 points
4th place 1 point

A Grand championship is awarded to any rat who is awarded 6 points in the Pet Supreme challenge and 4 points in either the Varieties Supreme challenge or the Stud Buck challenge. This award can be abbreviated to GCh as a prefix to the rat's name.

All championship awards made will be announced at NERS shows and published in Rattitude and on the online forum. They are also detailed in the Hall of fame here on the website.If you have any questions about the NERS championship award scheme please contact our Award scheme co-ordinator.

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