Absolutely Alabama

SE Regional Show & Awards Banquet presented by

Alabama Paws & Claws

July 25-26, 2015

Anniston Meeting Center, Anniston, AL

Sponsored by


Robin Higgins - AB
Fate Mays - AB
Lynne Sherer - AB
Robby Whyte - AB
Debbie Lopeman - AB
Rene Knapp - AB
Chris Unangst - AB
Kim Tomlin - AB
Stephanie Smith - AB
Laurie Patton - AB
Toni Scarboro - AB
Brenda Russo - AB
Jamie Christian - SP
Barbara Ray - SP

Ring sponsorships are being sought.
$100 per ring.  Half ring sponsorships are available.

PLEASE - no calls before 8:00 a.m. or after 9:00 p.m. EASTERN time.
Please be respectful of these times as all involved have early work days during the week.

Show Managers - General

Honey Gilmore
Pam Maddox

Show Manager-Transportation
& Rosette Sponsorships

Honey Gilmore

Show Manager-Local Information

Pam Maddox


Honey Gilmore

Entry Clerk

Vanadis Crawford
209 Hillstone Drive
Raleigh, NC 27615


Show Hall: Anniston Meeting Center , 1615 Noble Street, Anniston, AL 36202. There is no onsite concession so please feel free to bring your own food (but not (open) alcohol). Please also put ALL trash in appropriate receptacles, not under cages.

Show Hotel - Victoria Inn – 1604 Quintard Ave, Anniston, AL  36202.  HAS CLOSED  due to renovations.  Pet friendly hotels the club is comfortable recommending (we do suggest NOT staying at hotels located immediately at exit 185) are ...

  • La Quinta Inn, 100 Colonial Dr, Oxford, AL 36203; 256-241-0950, lq.com
  • Sleep Inn, 88 Colonial Dr, Oxford, AL 36203, 256-831-2191, choicehotels.com
  • Quality Inn, 161 Colonial Dr, Oxford, AL 36203; 256-835-2170, choicehotels.com
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 160 Colonial Dr, Oxford, AL 36203, 888-465-4329 (national reservations) or 256-835-8768 (front desk)
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Oxford-Anniston, 210 Colonial Dr, Oxford, AL 36203, 866-516-8958 or 256-831- 8958, hotels.com

Airport Transportation: Fly into Birmingham International Airport (BHM) or Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport (ATL). We will make every effort to pick up exhibitors that fly into BHM and will be staying at the show hotel. Feel free to compare ATL fares (rental needed if using ATL). If you would like transportation, Please contact Honey Gilmore as early as possible to see if we can coordinate arrivals/departures with judges.  If flying into BHM, please try to book flights at or after 6pm Sunday, recommend 8pm (Eastern) or later for ATL. If you would like to book a flight to coincide with a known (judge) pickup, contact Honey Gilmore.   And remember - we are Central Time, ATL is Eastern.

Show Hours:
Check-in will be from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Judging will begin promptly at 9:00 AM BOTH DAYS. Advertised show hours for the public are 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM each day. Permission from show management must be obtained to leave earlier.

Banquet: Will be held at The Classic on Noble, 1024 Noble Street, Anniston, AL  36201. 

Junior Exhibitor Ring: A JE ring will be held.  Day/time/judge TBD.

Registration: Preliminary & Advanced New Breeds and New Traits must be registered to enter and compete. While 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 scored for titles, regional and international awards. To obtain information about registration with TICA call 956-428-8046, e-mail to registration@tica.org , 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 and the decisions of the judges and show committee. Official show rules may be obtained from the TICA Executive Office for a fee. Contact information for the TICA Executive Office can be found in the previous paragraph. You may also print the rules online at http://tica.org/members/publications/shw_rules.pdf.

Awards: a) All entries will receive a single rosette and rosette bars will be awarded in the rings for finals accordance with TICA Show Rules. 
b) Best of the Best will be awarded the top three cats, kittens, alters, HHPs and HHPKs.
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.
Catalystic Award will be presented to the highest scoring Maine Coon cat, kitten or alter.
Ashpurr Award will be presented to the highest scoring American Shorthair cat, kitten or alter.
April Award will be presented to the highest scoring solid white cat, kitten, alter, HHP or HHP kitten.
Oliver Award will be presented to the entry with the most stunning green eyes.

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 pedigreed 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 is still in question.

Benching & Supplies: Each entry will be provided a single benching cage measuring 22"L x 22"W x 22"H and are provided with each entry. Full cage size is 44"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 help 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 for competition. 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 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, Anniston Meeting Center, Victoria Inn or any other hotels can be held liable for loss, theft, accident/injury to animals, personal property, exhibitors, or their guests.


Super Early Bird - Must be received and paid for by May 11, 2015

3 entries benched in 2 double cages - $195
1 entry benched in 1 double cage - $85

Early Bird - Must be received and paid for by June 15,  2015

3 entries benched in 2 double cages - $205
1 entry benched in 1 double cage - $95

Regular  - Must be received by July 18,  2015 or when 250 entries are received

3 entries benched in 2 double cages - $225
1st Entry - $85
2nd Entry - $75
3rd Entry - $65
Additional Entries - $55
One day Entries - $50
Junior Exhibitor Entries (must be registered in Junior's name) - $55

Show Services

Extra 1/2 cage (double cage) $25
Grooming Space (equivalent to a double cage) - $50
Sales/Exhibition Cage (must have entry in show) - $50
Guaranteed end of row (no charge for handicapped) - $25
Marked catalog - $10


Full page - $30
Half page - $20
Quarter page - $15
Business card - $5
Full page show flyer Ad - $10

2015 Southeast Regional Banquet


Classic on Noble1024 Noble St, Anniston, AL 36201 – Saturday, July 25, 2015

6:30 PM Cash Bar 7:00 PM Dinner 7:45 PM Awards

Semi-formal/formal attire – We have made our cats dress up all year! Let’s honor them by dressing up for them!

NOTE: Entrees and desserts are priced separately.  You do not have to order a dessert if you don't want one. 
If a dessert isn't ordered, it will not be available at the banquet. 
Unless you select a dessert, we will assume you don't want one. Desserts may be shared, but each dessert must be ordered by (listed under) one person. 

Full tables seat 8 people.  Please send full tables as a single request.  Thanks!

All entrees include:

Tea, coffee, and water
Pre-meal tossed salad (ranch/vinaigrette dressings) and rolls
Vegetable side of haricots verts (seasoned/sauteed green geans with carrots)


16 oz. Ribeye (cooked to order) drizzled with demi glace with mashed potatoes - $45
Pan-seared Pecan crusted trout served over brown butter sage wild rice medley - $40
Pork loin stuffed with dried fruit, drizzled with black pepper cream sauce served with sweet potato hash - $38
Panko crusted chicken breast on spinach cheese ravioli with creamy red sauce - $38
Grilled portabello mushroom served over saffron rice - $38
Children's chicken fingers with fries (no vegetable side - salad included) - $20


White chocolate bread pudding - $10
Cheesecake with strawberry topping - $10
Chocolate mousse cake - $10

Use online banquet form below for banquet meals and seating