St. Patrick's Celebration
Allbreed Championship & HHP Show Presented By
Alabama Paws & Claws
March 17-19, 2017
Anniston Meeting Center, Anniston, AL
Ring sponsorships are being sought
PLEASE - no calls before 8:00
a.m. or after 9:00 p.m. EASTERN time.
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). There are numerous food options nearby. Please put ALL trash in appropriate receptacles, not under cages.
Show Hotel: 100 Colonial Drive, Oxford, AL 36203. They are offering a rate of $89 plus tax for 2 doubles or (llimited) king bedded standard rooms. The usual LQ amenities are available - free breakfast with hot items, free wifi, no pet fee. Call 800-753-3757 or 256-241-0950 and mention AL Paws & Claws EXHIBITORS name for this rate. BLOCK EXPIRES FEBRUARY 23, 2017 or when full. We will be following TICA Hotel Inspection Guidelines. Please leave your room as you found it so we may continue to use this facility. Other room types (king suites, 2 queen suite) are also available by booking directly with LQ.com or via the toll free number. There is no group rate for these remaining rooms but feel free to try discount codes for AAA, AARP, etc. if you have those options. Multiple dining options within walking distance/nearby.
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 are flying into BHM and would like transportation, please reach out to Honey Gilmore BEFORE booking and we will see if we have any known judge pickups at that time. If flying into BHM, please try to book return flights at or after 6 pm Sunday, recommend 8pm (Eastern) or later for ATL
Show Hours: Check-in will be from 2:00-2:45 Friday, Show starting at 3:00 PM (CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC). Check-in will be from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 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 AM on Sunday. 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.
Junior Exhibitor Ring: A JE Ring judged by (TBA) will be held on Saturday afternoon.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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/pdf/publications/shw_rules.pdf.
a) All entries will receive a single rosette and rosette bars will be awarded in the rings for finals in accordance with TICA Show Rules.
b) Best of the Best will be awarded the top three cats, kittens, alters, HHPs and HHPKs.
c) SPECIAL AWARDS –
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 in show.
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, LaQuinta Inn & Suites or any other hotels can be held liable for loss, theft, accident/injury to animals, personal property, exhibitors, or their guests.
SUPER EARLY BIRD - received and paid by January 10, 2017
3 days/3 cats - benched in 2 double cages - $280
3 days/individual entries - benched in a double cage - $105
EARLY BIRD - received and paid for by February 7, 2017
3 days/3 cats - benched in 2 double cages - $300
3 days/individual entries - benched in a double cage - $120
REGULAR ENTRIES - FIRM DEADLINE - received by March 13, 2017
3 days/3 cats - benched in 2 double cages - $320
3 days/1st Entry - benched in 1/2 cage - $115
3 days/2nd Entry - benched in 1/2 cage - $100
3 days/3rd Entry - benched in 1/2 cage - $95
3 days/additional entries - each benced in 1/2 cage - $80
2 day entries - each benched in 1/2 cage (odd number entries of 3 entries or more get a free 1/2 cage) - $85
3 day/Junior exhibitor entries - each benched in 1/2 cage - (must be registered in Junior's name) - $100
Extra 1/2 cage - $25
Grooming space (equivalent to a double cage) - $50
Sales/exhibition cage (must have entry in show ) - $50
End of Row benching (free for handicapped) - $25