Tonkinese Historical Firsts

First to Final in CFA 
May 5 1984 at Greater Lancaster Feline Fanciers Lancaster PA by Dick Koepp

GP Shanfoo Sybil of B'ssa
Br: Norma & Sharon Roy - Ow: Jane Barletta

Tonkinese Photo

First Grand Premier 03-30-85 
Only Grand in the first year of Championship 1984-85

GP Solano's Marina Del Sol of Risu
Br: Jean Cole - Ow: Richard-Susan Mundell

 

First Grand Champion Mink 05-04-85

GC, RW Connacht's Shenanigan, DM  (PMM)
Br: Frank C. Yaccino 
Ow: Frank Yacinno & Larry Rhinard

Tonkinese Photo
Image Copyright © Johnson

First Regional Winner - Championship 1985-86

GC, BW, RW Connacht's Shenanigan, DM North Atlantic 14th Best Cat
Br: Frank Yaccino Ow: Frank Yacinno & Larry Rhinard

and

GC, RW Shotoku Glimour North Atlantic 18th Best Cat
Br/Ow: Joan Bernstein, Lisa Rudes

Tonkinese Photo
Image Copyright © Johnson
Tonkinese Photo
Image Copyright © Chanan

First Regional Winner - Premiership 1987-88

GP, RW Nang Mao's Pet Bear of Sonham
Southwest 7th Best Cat in Premiership
Br: Catherine Rokaw / Ow: Ann Sanson & Mary Mosshammer

Tonkinese Photo
Image Copyright © Chanan

First National Winner 1990-1991

First Regional Winner - Kitten 1989-90 

First Regional Awards in all 3 Classes: Kitten 1988-89, Championship 1989-90, Premiership 1990-91

First Cat to be Best Cat in Premiership in its Region 1990-1991 - Region 5

GC, GP, NW, RW Honeypointe Uptown Girl
Southwest 18th Best Kitten
Br: R-B Honey, M. Mosshammer 
Ow: Rico & Barbara Honey

Tonkinese Photo
Image Copyright © Chanan

First Grand Champion National Winner 1996-1997

GC, NW, RW Torador's Antigone of Seaflower
1996-7 14th Best Cat in Championship
Br: Judith - Eric Thompson 
Ow: C - D Parker - J - E Thompson

Tonkinese Photo
Image Copyright © Chanan

First Female DM 04-03-90

CH Shotoku Mageia, DM (PMF)
Br/Ow: Joan Bernstein & Lisa Rudes

Tonkinese Photo

First Male DM 05-11-91

CH Shanfoo's Maxwell Nathan, DM (NMM)
Br: Norma & Sharon Roy - Ow: Sharon & Norma Roy

Tonkinese Photo
Image Copyright © Johnson

First 1 Litter DM

GC, GP Sonham's Emily Jo of Torador, DM
Br: A. Sanson & M. Mosshammer - Ow: Judith & Eric Thompson
She produced:
CG Torador's Panache, DM,
CG Torador's Portia, DM,
GP Torador's Patina,
GP Torador's Prestige,
GP Torador's Protege

Tonkinese Photo
Copyright © Mark

First One Show Grand in Championship 1-13-1990

GC B4 Mai Gai of Nang Mao
Br: Ken Burke
Ow: Catherine L. Rokaw-Ken Burke

 

First Tonkinese in Japan - 1998

GC Supumante (PMM)
Br: Beth Cassely - L K Chocholousek
Ow: Matsue Sorano
 

First Tonkinese to get a Regional Win in Japan - 1998

GC, RW Supumante (PMM)

13th Best
Br: Beth Cassely - L K Chocholousek
Ow: Matsue Sorano
 

First Grand Champion Point 05-12-02

GC Yaxian Mohawk (CPM)
Br-Ow: Scott Cowling - Nona Jurgens

Tonkinese Photo
Image Copyright © Jim

First Grand Solid Champion  08-04-02

GC Purrtek's Rosie (PFF)
Br-Ow: B Cassely – L K Chocholousek 

Tonkinese Photo

First Tonkinese to be "Best Cat" in Championship in its Region 2001-2002 - Region 6

GC, BW, NW Purrtek's Chianti
2001-2002 CFA's 5th Best Cat
Breeder/Owner : Beth Cassely - L. K. Chocholousek

Tonkinese Photo
Image Copyright © Jim
First National Winner Kitten

GC, NW Purrtek Syrah
2009-2010 CFA's 7th Best Kitten

Breeder/Owner: Beth Cassely

and

Purrtek Summer Wine
2009-2010 CFA's 21st Best Kitten

Breeder/Owner: Beth Cassely
Purrtek Syrah

Purrtek Summer Wine
First Japanese Toninese DM
GC Matsuekitty Tai Mystique of Hisano

Champagune Mink
2013-2014 Show Season
Br : Matsue Sorano
Ow : Hisano Yamashita
Matsuekitty Tai Mystique of Hisano  
First Tonkinese to achieve a National Win in both Championship and in Kitten Class

GC, NW Purrtek Riesling
Platinum Mink Male
2012 - 2013 CFA's 11th Best Kitten Nationally
Best Kitten Midwest Region
and
2013-2014 CFA's 20th Best Cat Nationally
6th Best Cat - Midwest Region (6)
Br: Beth Cassely
Ow: Beth Cassely-Jane Manly

Purrtek Riesling
Riesling as a kitten

Riesing as an adult
First Tonkinese to be "Best Cat" in Championship in its Region
2013-2014 - Southern Region 7

GC, BW, NW Wan-Lea Bond Girl Vespurr

Platinum Point Female
2013-2014 CFA's10th Best Cat Nationally
Breeder/Owner : Bob-Claire Dubit-Wanda Martin
Wan-Lea bond Girl Vespurr  
First Tonkinese Grand of Distinction

CH, GPD, RW Maytime Marietta
Camagne Point
Qualified for Title: April 11, 2015
Qualifying Seasons: 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015
Br/Ow: Jane Smith
 

Tonkinese Historical Best of the Bests

DMs Female DM with largest number of qualifying grands 16 Pendragon's Pandora, DM Tonkinese
Male DM with largest number of qualifying grands 24 Pendragon Misty Snowman
Championship Highest Scoring 9639.70

GC, BW, NW Purrtek's Chianti

Tonkinese
Highest Ranking 3th GC, BW, NW Purrtek Shiraz
(2010-2011 show season)

Kitten Highest Scoring 3071 GC, Nw Purrtek Syrah
(2009-2010 show season)
Purrtek Syrah
Highest Ranking 7th GC, Nw Purrtek Syrah
(2009-2010 show season)
Purrtek Syrah
Premiership Highest Scoring 4821.25 GP, NW Seaflower's Annette Tonkinese
Highest Ranking 8th GP, NW Karessence Ralph Lauren Tonkinese

First Grands by Color


Color Grand Champion Grand Premier DM
Blue Point

Female: GC ANGELSHEART VENUS OF SYOBOKO
Granded: 02/19/05

Male: GC SEAFLOWER'S WEDGEWOOD BLUE
Granded: 07/08/07




Male: GP RW, PURRTEK'S MOZART
Granded: 08/01/2009
Female: TOYTOWN'S SMURFETTE, DM
Date Qualified: 06/05/04
Blue Mink

Female: GC SONHAM'S SARAH
Granded: 7/20/1985

Male: GC SPIELZEIT LIEBE
Granded: 11/28/1987

Female: GP SOLANO'S MARINA DEL SOL OF RISU
Granded: 3/30/1985

Male: GP SPIELZEIT DANUBE
Granded: 8/19/1989

 
Blue Solid

Male: GC WYSEYES BENJAMIN
Granded: 12/04/04

Female: GC CELESTECATS TRUE BLUE ROSE
Granded: 4/7/2007

Female: CH, GP PURRTEK'S FUR ELISE
Granded: 09/11/04

Male: GP Purrtek's Gainsborough's Little Blue Boy
Granded:  11/3/2007

 
Champagne Point

Male: GC, RW YAXIAN MOHAWK
Granded: 5/11/2002

Female: GC CELESTECATS INDIA ROSE
Granded: 10/11/2003

Male: GP ANGELSHEART STORMY WINTERS JUSTICE
Granded: 8/10/2002

Female: CH, GP VANWIN JEWEL OF ANGELSHEART
Granded: 9/6/2003

Female: SONHAM'S CIARA OF KARESSENCE, DM
Qualified: 3/13/1999

Male: TORADOR MUNGO GERRY OF CHESTNUTFARM, DM
Qualified: 3/6/2004
Champagne Mink

Female: GC KEKOSATRA'S CAMILLE
Granded: 2/22/1986

Male: GC, GP, RW SONHAM CHAT/O NERF BRUT
Granded: 9/20/1986

Male: GP SHOTOKU GWYNDAV
Granded: 4/22/1988

Female: CH, GP SONHAM ELFIN MAGIC OF GERMANIA
Granded: 2/24/1990

Female: CH HONEYPOINTE KRISTABEL, DM
Qualified: 9/21/1991

Male: GC, GP, RW SONHAM CHAT/O NERF BRUT, DM
Qualified: 3/13/1993
Champagne Solid

Female: GC KARESSENCE J'ADORE
Granded: 1/31/2004

Male: GC AMIMAO'S ALFA ROMEO
Granded: 12/11/2004

Male: GP WENLOCK CHACONNE
Granded: 1/25/2003

Female: GP CHANNELAIRE SWEETHEART
Granded: 1/10/2004

Female: BEAU CHAT CHOCOLATE VALENTINE, DM
Qualified: 11/22/1997

Male:

Natural Point

Female: GC ANGELSHEART SILVER WINTERS CLAIRETT
Granded: 1/17/2004

Male:

Male: CH, GP SAZIKATZ DR PEPPER
Granded: 3/27/2004

Female: GP SHANFOO'S ANNIKA SORENSTAM
Granded: 4/10/2004

Female: SHERMONT BONNIE OF SONHAM, DM
Qualified: 10/13/1990

Male:

Natural Mink

Female: GC, GP SHANFOO'S MAXINE BEA
Granded: 2/22/1986

Male:GC VERDEMAR VOYAGEUR APOLLO
and GC SPIELZEIT SOZO'S SEBASTIAN
Granded: 6/6/1987

Female: GP SHANFOO SYBIL OF B'SSA
Granded: 1/4/1986

Male: GP SHANFOO'S JEFF FURRY MAXWELL
Granded: 7/19/1986

Male: CH SHANFOO'S MAXWELL NATHAN, DM
Qualified: 5/11/1991

Female: CH B'SSA JANIE LOU OF SHANFOO, DM
Qualified: 9/30/1995

Natural Solid

Female: GC PENDRAGON CHRISTINA BROWN
Granded: 2/14/2004

Male: GC ARISTOTONKS SAMMY DAVIS, JR.
Granded: 11/06/04

Male: GP ANGELSHEART ROBINN GOODFELLOW
Granded: 07/24/04

Female: CH, GP KIPKAT PHOEBE OF CYPUNA
Granded: 5/21/2005

Female:SPIELZEIT MELASSE, DM
Qualified: 3/13/1993

Male:

Platinum Point

Female: GC PURRTEK'S ANGELL LEGACY
Granded: 9/21/2002

Male: GC LOVNPAWS KASPAR ZEGOST
Granded: 9/28/2002

Male: GP OPURRA CAFFARELLI of B'ssa
Granded: 4/19/2003

Female:GP FOUR/PAWHAUS STITCH
Granded: 08/07/04

Female: TOYTOWN'S SNOW WHITE, DM
Qualified: 2/17/2001

Male:

Platinum Mink

Male: GC, RW CONNACHT'S SHENANIGAN
Granded: 5/4/1985

Female: GC SHOTOKU GLIMOUR
Granded: 5/11/1985

Male: CH, GP SHANFOO'S P.T. 78
Granded: 11/15/1986

Female: CH, GP KLASSY'S KISSAMEME
Granded: 2/10/1990

Female: CH SHOTOKU MAGEIA, DM
Qualified: 4/3/1990

Male: GC, RW CONNACHT'S SHENANIGAN, DM
Qualified: 6/4/1994

Platinum Solid

Female: GC PURRTEK'S ROSIE
Granded: 8/3/2002

Male: GC KARESSENCE DREAMER
Granded: 10/4/2003

Female: GP WENLOCK EMILIE
Granded: 4/12/2003

Male: GP KINUKATZ HUBBLE
Granded: 4/12/2003

Female: HONEYPOINTE TEDYBEARA OF VONKAISER, DM
Qualified: 8/7/1993

Male: LAKI'S LUKE OF B4 KIPKAT, DM
Qualified: 3/25/1995