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SHOW HOURS
SATURDAY

Check in: 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Judging starts at 9 am

Show (exhibitor) hours:
9 am - 5 pm

Visitor hours:
10 am - 5 pm


SUNDAY

Check in: 8:00-8:30 am
Junior ring - 8:30 am
Judging starts at 9 am

Show (exhibitor) hours:
9 am - 4:30 pm

Visitor hours:
10 am - 4:30 pm
 
ENTRY INFO

IMPORTANT: By entering this show (by submitting a Summary Sheet, cat entry, or payment) you agree to abide by all health rules, all TICA rules and all club rules. Anyone not complying with these rules will be required to leave the show without refund of any monies paid.

SHOW HOURS

Please see the box in the left column for detailed show hours. Anyone leaving before the scheduled show hours are over, or before judging is completed, must get show manager approval first, in order to retain any awards.

ENTRY LIMITS

The official entry limit is 225 cats. But, we probably don't have that much space in the hall. We will fill the available space and close at that point.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: FELINE 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. All entries should be vaccinated against Feline Enteritus, Rhinotracheitis and Calicivirus, and must test negative for FELV. Rabies vaccination is required in the State of Washington; it is advised that you bring your rabies vaccination records.  Application of the law is subject to the enforcement by the reporting officer. Front and back claws must be clipped. If a cat's claws are not clipped, it can be disqualified by the judges. Adult household pets must be neutered or spayed. Any cats showing evidence of fleas, ear or fur mites, fungus or illness will be removed from the show hall. In case of disqualification by a veterinarian, TICA rules require that all other entries owned or agented by the responsible exhibitor will forfeit their place in the show hall and must be removed as well. Cats from households with contagious or infectious illnesses within the last 21 days are ineligible for entry.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Age/Birthdate

  • To compete on both Saturday & Sunday, a kitten must be 4 calendar months old — must have been born on or before December 27, 2023. To compete on Sunday only, a kitten must have been born on or before December 28, 2023.
  • To be allowed in the show hall, kittens must be 3 calendar months old — must have been born on or before January 27, 2024. Note: If the Entry Clerk requests it, a TICA litter registration must be provided 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: Registration with TICA

For most registered breeds and household pets, 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.

In order for an unregistered entry to be shown in the Kitten, Championship or Alter class, it must be eligible for registration and competition in TICA in the class in which it is to be shown. You will need to provide proof of eligibility when you enter the cat. (More info here.)

ALL Preliminary New Breeds (PNB), Advanced New Breeds (ANB) and New Traits (NT) must have a TICA registration number prior to entry in any TICA show; no Preliminary New Breed, Advanced New Breed or New Trait may enter a show with a "pending" TICA registration.

Household Pets and Household Pet Kittens do not need to be TICA registered to compete.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Household Pets

Household Pets and Household Pet Kittens do not need to be TICA registered to compete. All Household Pets over 8 months of age must be altered (neutered or spayed). 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 compete:

  • To compete on both Saturday & Sunday, the kitten must have been born on or before December 27, 2023.
  • To compete on Sunday only, the kitten must have been born on or before December 28, 2023.

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.

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.)

TICA SCORING

This show will be scored for TICA Regional and International Awards and titles. All shows at this time are back to regular scoring.  Individuals who reside in isolated areas will have their cats scored for titles under isolated status. The rest will be regular scoring.

BENCHING & CAGES

All exhibitors will be assigned benching. No benching positions can be changed without the permission of the show management.

Benching Requests: Benching requests MUST be clearly indicated on the summary sheet; only one benching request/name per exhibitor. If you list more than one request/name, only the first will be considered. The entry clerk will make every attempt to honor your benching request; however, the club does not guarantee that all benching requests can be honored due to space limitations and show hall configuration. Handicapped exhibitors will receive preferential and free "front of hall" benching, if requested. All other "front of hall" requests will be benched on a first-come, first-served, space available basis at a cost of $15.

Cage size: The club's cages are 21" tall, 21" deep, and 45" wide (= double cage). Each has a 3" thick divider in the middle, which can be easily be moved aside to use as one large cage, or the divider can be folded out to split it 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 plan to use your personal cage, please ensure that you will have enough space to accommodate its width. If your cage is wider than 45", you may need to purchase additional space. 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.

You will want to bring a blanket and bedding for your cat to be comfortable. 

Exhibition/For Sale Cages:
Exhibition cages are standard (double) cage size (21" tall, 21" deep, and 45" wide).

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.

MISCELLANEOUS: Show Photographer

We hope to have a photographer at this show. We have been in contact with several. Watch this space for news on the subject.

MISCELLANEOUS: Cat Rescues and Adoptions

We have space for several rescue and adoption organizations to educate the general public and to place animals in their permanent homes.  Sponsorships are also available so that some of these animals can also be entered in the show and thus showcased.  Send a cat to its new home with some titles too!  Rescue and adoption groups check with show management about entering cats in the show.

MISCELLANEOUS: Show Catalogs

Hardcopy/printed show catalogs can be purchased at a cost of $10 each and must be pre-ordered and requested on the Summary Sheet. No catalogs will be available for sale in the show hall.

An electronic copy of the exhibitor show catalog is FREE and will be emailed to each exhibitor no later than 24 hours before the start of the show.

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 2-day clerks in the same ring all days, as this makes it much easier to bench clerks near their rings.) Clerking assignments will be made once entries close. 

Clerks will receive lunch, plus $40, for each full day of clerking. Clerks will be paid after clerking, at the end of the judging day; 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 will receive lunch, plus $25 per ring, for each full day of stewarding. Preference will be given to Junior members.

MISCELLANEOUS: Food and Litter

Cat litter will be provided. Please bring your own cat food, food dishes and litter pans.

People food — There will be people food available in the show hall. We will have a coffee bar. There is also a Starbucks and a couple of fast food places near the show hall. There are a few restaurants in the area as well. We will break for lunch to allow people to obtain food and beverages. You may also bring your own snacks and drinks.

MISCELLANEOUS: SHOW RULES

This cat show is licensed, sanctioned and scored by The International Cat Association. As such, it is subject to their Bylaws, Show Rules and Breed Standards; those are available from the TICA Executive Office at P.O. Box 2684, Harlingen, Texas 78551 as well as being posted on the TICA Website http://www.tica.org. By entering this show, all exhibitors agree to abide to the decisions of the Show Committee and the Judges. 

Minor exhibitors must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult, acting as a guardian, as agreed to on the TOES entry form during the entry process.  

MISCELLANEOUS: Liability

And A Mouse Cat Club, its members, TICA, the contracted show hotel, the Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, and its staff and representatives will be held harmless for any injury, loss, illness, or damage to/of exhibitors, cats, property of exhibitors, vendors or other such persons or property in attendance.

 
 
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