SHOW HOURS
FOR EXHIBITORS
FRIDAY
Check-in: 1:30-2:30 pm

Show starts at 3 pm

Advertised show hours:
3 pm - 10 pm

SATURDAY
Check-in: 8:30-9:30 am

Show starts at 10 am

Advertised show hours:
10 am - 5 pm  


SUNDAY

Check-in: 8 am - 8:30 am

Show starts at 9 am

Advertised show hours:
9 am - 4 pm  
 


 
OTHER INFO

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Age/Birthdate

To compete, kittens must be 4 calendar months old. To compete on Friday, the kitten must have been born on or before October 10, 2016. To complete on Saturday and Sunday, the kitten must have been born on or before October 11, 2016. To compete on Sunday only, the kitten must have been born on or before October 12, 2016.

To be allowed in the show hall, kittens must be 3 calendar months old — must have been born on or before November 10, 2016. Note: A TICA litter registration must be provided to the Entry Clerk at the time of entry. Any kitten without proof of age will not be entered in the show, nor will it be allowed in the show hall.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Health

This is a non-vetted show. Every cat that enters the show hall must conform to normally accepted health requirements and be up-to-date on its vaccinations. Front and back claws must be clipped. Cats from households with contagious or infectious illnesses within the last 21 days are ineligible for entry. Cats with suspected contagious or infectious illness or with parasites will be removed from the show hall.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Registration with TICA

For most registered breeds and household pets: With the exception of new breeds, registration with TICA is not necessary to compete in the cat's first show, but is required for the 2nd and subsequent shows and for confirmation of championships and TICA regional and international awards. Contact TICA for specific registration procedures.

For new breeds: According to TICA Show Rule 203.19, all Preliminary New Breeds (PNB) and Advanced New Breeds (ANB) must have a TICA registration number prior to entering any TICA show. No PNB or ANB may enter a show with "registration pending".

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Household Pets

Household Pets from 4 to 8 months old are entered in the Household Pet Kitten class and can be either altered or unaltered. Household pet kittens must be 4 calendar months (not 16 weeks) of age to be shown. To compete on Friday, the kitten must have been born on or before October 10, 2016. To complete on Saturday and Sunday, the kitten must have been born on or before October 11, 2016. To compete on Sunday only, the kitten must have been born on or before October 12, 2016.

All Household Pets over 8 months of age must be altered (neutered or spayed).

Please contact the entry clerk if you are not sure how to describe your cat's color, or if you have any questions about how to fill out the entry form.

Registration with TICA is not necessary to compete in your cat's first show, but is required for the 2nd and subsequent shows and for confirmation of championships and TICA regional and international awards. Contact TICA for specific registration procedures.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Co-Owned Cats images\uparrow.jpg (751 bytes)

Cats co-owned by members of two different households are eligible for the multi-cat entry discounts only if a Xerox copy of the cat's TICA registration accompanies the cat's entry. The registration must show the names of both co-owners. (If you are entering such a cat online, you must fax, mail, or email a copy of the registration to the entry clerk in order to receive these discounts.)

BENCHING & CAGES

Benching Request: Only one benching request will be allowed. If you list more than one, only the first request will be considered. Handicapped exhibitors will receive preferential and free end-of-row benching, if requested. All other end-of-row request will be benched on a first-come, first-served, space available basis at a cost of $15.00. Entry clerk will make every attempt to bench your cats per your request, however, the club does not guarantee that all benching requests can be honored due to space limitations and show hall configuration.

Cage size: The club's cages are 21" tall, 21" deep, and 45" wide and has a 3" divider in the middle which can be easily be used as one large cage or it can be split into 2 cages if you need to separate multiple cats. Every 'odd numbered' entry includes a double cage space. Benching is sold in increments of double cage space only!

Personal cages: If you use a personal cage, and it is wider than 45", you must also purchase a groom space to accommodate the extra width. The maximum depth for a personal cage is 24" deep. If your cage is deeper than 24", it will not fit on our 24" deep tables. If you plan to use your personal cage, please note this on the summary sheet. 

Exhibition/For Sale cages are $40. These are double cages and are available to exhibitors who have at least one cat entered for competition, provided space is available. You must complete an entry form for each kitten or cat for sale or on exhibition; per TICA rules, no cat or kitten will be allowed in the show hall if it is not listed in the catalog. No sales will be allowed from carriers. If you are bringing cat(s) for sale, you MUST purchase a "For Sale" cage and comply with all TICA rules regarding maximum numbers allowed (i.e., no more than 2 adults or 4 kittens in a double cage).  

Other Cage Requirements:

  • The top, floor, sides, and back of each benching cage must be covered.
  • Per TICA rules, only one cat or two kittens per single cage, and two cats or four kittens per double cage.
  • Exhibitors are encouraged to help spruce up the show hall with their Valentine decorations. However, if you choose to decorate your cage, please, NO SPARKLY SPRINKLES, CONFETTI OR BALLOONS.

MISCELLANEOUS: Show Catalogs

One show catalog is included free with your first entry. Additional show catalogs are $10 each; order on the Summary Sheet. No catalogs will be available for sale in the show hall. The show committee accepts no responsibility for catalog errors due to illegibility or mistakes on the entry form.

MISCELLANEOUS: Ring Clerks & Ring Stewards 

If you would like to clerk, please indicate this on the Summary Sheet. We will do our best to place clerks with the judges they request, but can make no guarantees. (We try, whenever possible, to keep 3-day clerks in the same ring all days, as this makes it much easier to bench clerks near their rings.) Clerks will receive lunch, plus $35, for each full day of clerking. Clerks will be paid after clerking; please do not deduct clerking fees from your entry form. Preference will be given to those in the clerking program. 

If you have a child who would like to steward, please indicate this on the Summary Sheet.  We will do our best to place stewards with the judges they request, but can make no guarantees. Stewards who do two rings will work in contiguous rings. Stewards will receive lunch, plus $20 per ring, for each full day of stewarding.

MISCELLANEOUS: Food and Litter

  • Cat litter will be provided in the show hall. Please bring your own cat food, food dishes and litter pans.
  • People food in the Show Hall — there will be catered food available for purchase at the show hall.

MISCELLANEOUS: Other Important Club Rules

  • With the exception of cats available for adoption by rescue organizations, no other cats or kittens are allowed in the show hall unless they are listed in the official show catalog.
  • No cat or kitten sales are allowed from carriers.  

MISCELLANEOUS: Liability

The Evergreen Cat Fanciers, TICA, the City of Ferndale, The Ferndale Events Center, and the Four Points Sheraton will not be held liable for injury, loss or damage to cats, exhibitors, property of exhibitors, vendors or other such persons or property in attendance.