APA Points System

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Potential Qualified Class Champion Points for Selected APA Sanctioned Meets

 AnnualDistrictStateClub
Possible show points for class champion2515105
Possible show points for reserve class champion12752
Possible show points for division champion trio10101010
Possible show points for division reserve trio5555
Possible show points for champion display15151515
Possible show points for reserve display10101010

Number of birds required in class to earn the above points for Qualified Class Champion

Bantams (including bantam ducks)50 birds shown in competition
Large Fowl 25 birds shown in competition
Guinea Fowl10 birds shown in competition
Turkeys10 birds shown in competition
Ducks (including bantam ducks)25 birds shown in competition
Geese10 birds shown in competition
Bantam Trios20 trios shown in competition
Large Fowl Trios10 trios shown in competition
Duck Trios10 trios shown in competition
Goose Trios10 trios shown in competition
Turkey Trios10 trios shown in competition
Guinea Fowl Trios10 trios shown in competition
Champion Display7 displays shown in competition
Reserve Champion Display10 displays shown in competition
In addition, for birds that are class champions in classes where the above number requirements for points are not met, those birds will receive the show points IF they win champion or reserve of the division bantams, large fowl, ducks, or geese). For example, a Mottled Houdan that was Champion of the Continental Class of 12 birds would not receive those Qualified Class Champion points UNLESS the bird went on to win Champion or Reserve Large Fowl, in which case It would receive the Qualified class champion points plus the additional points outlined below.

Champion Category Additional Points Earned For:

Champion Large Fowl2 pointsReserve Large Fowl1 point
Champion Bantam2 pointsReserve Bantam1 point
Champion Duck2 pointsReserve Duck1 point
Champion Goose2 pointsReserve Goose1 point
Champion Guinea Fowl2 pointsReserve Guinea Fowl1 point
Champion Turkey2 pointsReserve Turkey1 point
Champion Land Fowl2 pointsReserve Land Fowl1 point
Champion Water Fowl2 pointsReserve Water Fowl1 point
Grand Champion Trio2 pointsReserve Grand Champion Trio1 point
Grand Champion of Show (Landfowl and waterfowl champions competing)2 pointsReserve Grand Champion of Show (Landfowl and waterfowl champions competing)1 point
Note: All of the points In the above table of additional points are additive – that is, a bird winning Champion large Fowl Chicken, Champion Landfowl, and Grand Champion of Show would receive 6 additional points (2+2+2 along with the appropriate show points for qualified class champion).

Calculated points are cumulative

Example: if a bird wins Class Champion, Champion Large Fowl, Champion Landfowl and Reserve of Show at an Annual Meet the calculation would be 25+2+2+1 = 30 points awarded for this one bird.

  • In addition to the calculation above is all class points are awarded only if they meet one of two criteria.
  • If a bird wins anything above the Class level, then points are awarded regardless of number of birds shown.

Example: the bird that wins Class Champion, Champion Large Fowl, Champion Landfowl and Reserve of Show then all the points in appropriate slots would be awarded, regardless of how many birds were entered in the Class. At an Annual Meet that would be 25+2+2+1 = 30 points awarded for this one bird.

  • If a bird’s highest win is Class level, the points are awarded only if there are more than the minimum number shown in the Minimums for Class Points table.

Example: if the bird wins SCCL and there are only 35 exhibited, then no points are awarded for this win.

Example, if the bird wins SCCL and there are 115 entered, then 25 points would be awarded.

APA Point Levels

There are three milestones that exhibitors seek to achieve. They are:

Master Exhibitor – 300 points

The Master Exhibitor designation is reached when the exhibitor has accumulated enough points from any and all of their wins. Often this is accomplished with wins that include multiple breeds and/or varieties.

Grand Master Exhibitor of One Variety – 200 points in that variety

The Grand Master Exhibitor is based on points that have been awarded in a single variety. Therefore you can receive multiple Grand Master Exhibitor awards.

Hall of Fame – 1000 points

The Hall of Fame designation is our most prestigious and is reached when the exhibitor has accumulated enough points from any and all of their wins.

APA Point System Notes:

Class numbers shown and point allocations. For some shows, especially smaller venues, the numbers of birds shown in a division (large fowl, bantams, ducks, geese, turkeys, guinea fowl) may actually be less than the number required for a qualified class champion. In those cases, the division champions or higher would not receive the show points, but would be allotted the extra champion points. Example: In a show where there are two ducks and two geese, neither division even meets the minimum number of class entries for those two categories. The two birds in each category would get 1 and 2 points respectively for having champion and reserve of the division. If one of these birds would go on to win show champion, then the show points (5, 10, 15 or 25) would be restored and allotted to the winners.

Show division accommodation and point allocations. For shows where not all categories of poultry are allowed or accommodated, the additional master exhibitor points for Landfowl, waterfowl or show champions may be withheld or not allocated due to limitations on competition. For example, at an All Bantam Show which does not provide for exhibits of large fowl, waterfowl, turkeys or guinea fowl, the top two bantam champions would be eligible for master exhibitor points for bantams, but not the extra points for Landfowl, waterfowl or show champions, because there was not the opportunity for competition with those groups. All-Breed or similarly focused shows where only representatives of a single breed or category (e.g. waterfowl) are provided for shall be eligible for master exhibitor points matching their focus. For example, at an All Old English Game Bantam show, the champions would be eligible for points associated with a qualified class champion (=show points) but not additional points for Champion or Reserve Bantam, Landfowl or Show champions would be allotted.

Other exhibitor point adjustments or requirements. Awarding of Master Exhibitor Points is contingent upon shows meeting the other selected requirements of sanctioned show as outlined in the APA Constitution and Bylaws, the APA Show Guidelines. Some of these include, but are not limited to:

  • Sanctioned show judges. The judging slate at shows must meet the license requirements for a sanctioned meet in order for master exhibitor points to be allotted.
  • The exhibitor must be a current member of the American Poultry Association in order to be eligible for master exhibitor points: ·Exhibitors should note that if membership in the APA lapses, then they would lose all exhibitor points earned, and would start over if they rejoined after some period of time.
  • When entering a show, the exhibitor must use the exact name that appears on the membership list for the points to be allocated correctly.
  • As stated per the APA Show guidelines, the exhibits must be the bona fide property of the exhibitor in order for them to be awarded master exhibitor points.
  • Master exhibitor points will be awarded based on the available information provided on the APA show report. If it is not possible to determine eligible class, division or show champions, then those points will not be allotted.

Master exhibitor points are not awarded for Junior Show winners.  APA Junior members that are showing and winning in an open show are eligible to earn master exhibitor points along with Annual and Endowment Trust Life Members.

Notes:

Class numbers shown and point allocations. For some shows, especially smaller venues, the numbers of birds shown in a division (large fowl, bantams, ducks, geese, turkeys, guinea fowl) may actually be less than the number required for a qualified class champion. In those cases, the division champions or higher would not receive the show points, but would be allotted the extra champion points. Example: In a show where there are two ducks and two geese, neither division even meets the minimum number of class entries for those two categories. The two birds in each category would get 1 and 2 points respectively for having champion and reserve of the division. If one of these birds would go on to win show champion, then the show points (5, 10, 15 or 25) would be restored and allotted to the winners.

Show division accommodation and point allocations. For shows where not all categories of poultry are allowed or accommodated, the additional master exhibitor points for Landfowl, waterfowl or show champions may be withheld or not allocated due to limitations on competition. For example, at an All-Bantam Show which does not provide for exhibits of large fowl, waterfowl, turkeys or guinea fowl, the top two bantam champions would be eligible for master exhibitor points for bantams, but not the extra points for Landfowl, waterfowl or show champions, because there was not the opportunity for competition with those groups. All-Breed or similarly focused shows where only representatives of a single breed or category (e.g., waterfowl) are provided for shall be eligible for master exhibitor points matching their focus. For example, at an All Old English Game Bantam show, the champions would be eligible for points associated with a qualified class champion (=show points) but not additional points for Champion or Reserve Bantam, Landfowl or Show champions would be allotted.

Other exhibitor point adjustments or requirements. Awarding of Master Exhibitor Points is contingent upon shows meeting the other selected requirements of sanctioned show as outlined in the APA Constitution and Bylaws, the APA Show Guidelines. Some of these include, but are not limited to:

  • Sanctioned show judges. The judging slate at shows must meet the license requirements for a sanctioned meet in order for master exhibitor points to be allotted.
  • The exhibitor must be a current member of the American Poultry Association in order to be eligible for master exhibitor points:
  • Exhibitors should note that if membership in the APA lapses, then they would lose all exhibitor points earned, and would start over if they rejoined after some period of time.
  • When entering a show, the exhibitor must use the exact name that appears on the membership list for the points to be allocated correctly.
  • As stated per the APA Show guidelines, the exhibits must be the bona fide property of the exhibitor in order for them to be awarded master exhibitor points.
  • Master exhibitor points will be awarded based on the available information provided on the APA show report. If it is not possible to determine eligible class, division or show champions, then those points will not be allotted.
  • Master exhibitor points are not awarded for Junior Show winners. APA Junior members that are showing and winning in an open show are eligible to earn master exhibitor points along with Annual and Endowment Trust Life Members.

APA Display Award

  • Display Guidelines. A display consists of seven (7) or more birds of the same breed and variety (example: White Plymouth Rock) comprised of the following: 1 Cock, 1 Hen, 1 Cockerel, 1 Pullet & 1 Trio (either old trio or young trio will qualify). Note: these are the minimum requirement by a single exhibitor in each class (cock, hen, cockerel, pullet and trio) in order to qualify as a display (At shows not accepting trios, a display shall consist of seven or more entries in the cock, hen, cockerel and pullet classes. (One cock, hen, cockerel and pullet plus three more birds.). Qualifying Displays can be entered in any recognized breed and variety and include all land fowl and waterfowl. Display awards are not chosen by the judge. They are calculated by the show management based on the judge’s placements. A form will be provided as part of the show report package to assist in calculating display points.
  • Display points are as follows: 1st Place 6 Points, 2nd place 4 Points, 3rd place 3 Points, 4th Place 2 Points, and 5th Place 1 Point. For Trios, these Points count double. They are multiplied by the number of entries in that class not the amount entered.
  • Points to be awarded. 15 points to be awarded for Champion Display, and 10 points for Reserve Display where the minimum qualifying number of displays are entered, regardless of the level of APA meet.
  • Minimum Display requirements. A minimum of seven (7) displays to qualify for Champion Display Points and minimum of ten (10) displays to qualify for both Champion and Reserve Display points.
  • Calculating Display Totals. See last page for manual point calculation worksheet.
  • Show Report Form. As part of the Show Report package, show secretaries will be provided a copy of the calculation tool.

Points required for the following categories:

  • Master Exhibitor – 300 Points
  • Grand Master Exhibitor – 200 Points in one variety of one breed
  • Hall of Fame- 1000 Total Points

Download the APA Display Calculation Sheet