St. Patrick's Celebration

Allbreed Championship & HHP Show Presented By

Alabama Paws & Claws

March 19-20, 2011

Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center , Birmingham, AL


Robin Higgins - AB
Dewane Barnes - AB
Lynne Sherer- AB
Barbara Ray - AB
Debbie Lopeman - AB
Fate Mays - AB
Al Walbrun - AB
Robby Whyte - AB
Harley Devilbiss - AB
Lisa Dickie - AB
Kim Tomlin - AB
Rene Knapp - AB

Steven Savant - SP

Toni Scarboro - SP

A special welcome to our photographer, Larry Johnson!

Rosette sponsorships are being sought.
$75 AB ring, $60 half of a SP ring, $120 entire SP ring.

Show Manager - General

Linda Douglas
No calls after 10 pm Eastern!

Show Manager-Transportation
& Rosette Sponsorships

Honey Gilmore
No calls after 10 pm Eastern!


Johnnye Crowell

No calls after 10 pm Eastern!

Entry Clerk

Chris Unangst
PO Box 140663
Toledo, OH 43614

Show Hall: Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center, South Exhibition Hall, 2100 Richard Arrington, Jr. Blvd. North, Birmingham, AL 35203. (OUTSIDE FOOD NOT ALLOWED)

Area Hotels - due to the number of pet friendly hotels readily available, we are not arranging an exhibitor block --

Sheraton - 205-324-5000, 2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd North, Birmingham, AL 35203 - next door to the show hall - if you are flying in, we recommend this facility, free shuttle, trolley to area restaurant areas. Contact Honey Gilmore for rate info & reservation contact. If you are driving and wish to stay here, there are parking fees.

Other hotels in the area accepting pets
Drury Inn & Suites Southwest - 205-940-9500, 160 State Farm Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35209 (2nd priciest of this group)
LaQuinta Fultondale - 205-949-8700, 1207 Boots Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35068 , closest to show hall, new, pricier LQ
LaQuinta Homewood - 205-290-0150, 60 State Farm Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35209, best value
Motel 6 Homewood - 205-942-9414, 151 Vulcan Road, Birmingham, AL 35209 (not as nice an area)

Residence Inn Homewood -
205-943-0044, 50 State Farm Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35209 (priciest of this group)

Airport Transportation: Fly into Birmingham International Airport (BHM). If you are flying in and do not wish to rent a car, we recommend staying at the Sheraton. Rental cars are very reasonable at BHM - Alamo is typically the best.

Show Hours: Check-in will be from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, 8:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on Sunday. Judging will begin promptly at 9:30 am on Saturday and 9:00 a.m. on Sunday. Advertised show hours for the public are 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m. each day. Permission from show management must be obtained to leave earlier.

Registration: With the exception of Preliminary & Advanced New Breeds, it is not necessary for cats, kittens, alters or household pets to be registered with TICA to compete. Registration is necessary for your entry to be score for titles, regional and international awards. Championship cats, kittens, alters, household pet kittens and household pet adults will only be scored once without registration. To obtain information about registration with TICA call 956-428-8046, e-mail to, or write to the TICA Executive Office at P.O. Box 2684, Harlingen, TX 78551.

Show Rules: TICA show rules and related rules will be strictly enforced. By entering, exhibitors agree to abide by these rules. Show rules may be obtained from the TICA Executive Office. Contact information listed in previous paragraph or you may print a copy from the TICA website at

a )
Rosettes will be awarded in the rings for finals accordance with TICA Show Rules.
– In honor of our esteemed late club president Rebekah Cumbie, we will be presenting the Acrith Award to the best red or red/white cat, kitten, alter, HHP or HHP Kitten in show. Any entry in these classes with red in the color description is eligible for the award. The Catalystic Award will be presented to the highest scoring Maine Coon cat, kitten or alter, in honor of the late Veronia Hill, member of Alabama Paws & Claws, TICA and the MCBFA. The Ashpurr Award will be presented to the highest scoring American Shorthair cat, kitten, or alter, in honor of the late Betty Dudley, founding member of Alabama Paws & Claws.
b) Cage Decorating Awards: St. Patrick's Day is the show theme and the members of AL Paws & Claws invite you to join them in celebrating. Please feel free to decorate your cages accordingly. Prizes will be given for the top 3 best decorated cages. The more your cage draws on Irish traditions, folklore, history, etc. – the better your chances

Health: This is a non-vetted show. Any cat showing signs of illness, parasites or fungus will be escorted from the show hall, along with any other cats owned, housed, or agented by the same exhibitor. All entries should be vaccinated against feline viral rhinotracheitis, calici and distemper (panleukopenia), and should test negative for feline leukemia and FIV (feline AIDS). TICA show rules require all claws, front and back, be clipped prior to judging.

Kittens: All kittens (pedigreed or HHP) entered for competition must be at least 4 months old, but less than 8 months old, on the day of the show. Kittens in the show hall for sale and/or exhibition must be at least 3 months old.

Household Pets: Household Pet Adults (8 months old and up) must be spayed/neutered. Household Pet Adults are judged in 32 color/pattern divisions the same as pedigree cats. If you are not sure which color and/or pattern class your cat belongs in, please send a color picture of your cat with your entry. Photos will be returned at check-in. You will also have an opportunity Saturday morning to have the senior judge make a final determination if the color/pattern are still in question.

Benching & Supplies: Each entry will be provided a single benching cage measuring 24"L x 22"W x 22"H and are provided with each entry. Full cage size is 48"L x 22"W x 22"H. You may pay extra with a single entry to have the full (double) cage for your cat. All cages must be covered on the sides and top. You may want to bring a rug, blanket, etc. for the bottom of the cage and other items to make your cat feel more comfortable. No more than one adult cat or 2 kittens are allowed per single cage. You will need to bring litter pan(s), food bowls, and food. Litter will be provided.

For Sale/Exhibition Cages: For sale/exhibition cages are available ONLY for exhibitors with other cats entered . See Summary Sheet for price.

Clerks & Stewards: ARE NECESSARY FOR THE SHOW TO HAPPEN! If you would like to clerk, please indicate so on your summary sheet, along with any judge preferences. Licensed clerks will be given priority and judge requests will be honored to the best of our ability. Clerks will be compensated $60 for two days or $30 for one day, plus lunch and a marked catalog. Stewards may also be needed. Please let us know if you will have someone available.

For the comfort of our exhibitors and spectators: The show hall area will be designated as non-smoking. Children are always welcome at our shows, but for the enjoyment of all, we request that youngsters be supervised at all times. Show management reserves the right to ask parents to control or remove disruptive children as well as any other disruptive exhibitors, spectators, etc.

 Liability: Neither Alabama Paws & Claws, TICA, BJCC or any hotels can be held liable for loss, theft, accident/injury to animals, personal property, exhibitors, or their guests.