Colonial Cats
Third Annual Cat Show
June 26-27, 2004

14 Rings - 10 Allbreed/4 Specialty



Robin Higgins
Pat Harding
Vicki Jo Harrison
Marilyne Dombroskie
Debbie Lopeman
Edith-Mary Smith
Fate Mays
Fate Mays
Chris Unangst
Judy Chappetta
Toni Jones
Richard Bailey
Lisa Dickie
Laura Cunningham

Show Hall

The Showplace Annex
3000 Mechanicsville Turnpike
Richmond, VA 23223
(804) 225-8877


Show Hotel

Holiday Inn Airport
5203 Williamsburg Road
Sandston, VA 23150
(804) 222-6450
(800) 964-6886
$66 per night - rooms blocked until May 28, 2004


Entry Clerks

Dave Musser
15 White Oak Drive
Fleetwood, PA 19552
Phone: (610) 944-5130 (before 9pn ET)


Show Manager

Vanadis Crawford
209 Hillstone Drive
Raleigh, NC 27615-4911
Phone: (919) 870-8624


Show Photographer
Mark Creel - Cat Works, Inc.


SHOW HOURS: Saturday check-in will be 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Judging will start promptly at 9:00 a.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Advertised show hours Saturday and Sunday are until 5:00 p.m. In consideration of our paying spectators, no cats may be removed from the show hall before the end of advertised show hours without show managerís permission. No cats may be left in the show hall overnight.

SHOW THEME: Our show theme is Colonial Heritage. Think of the days of the American Revolution, tri-corner hats, and the spirit of freedom! The best decorated cage exemplifying our show theme will be recognized with a special award.

BEST OF THE BEST: Top-three best of the best cats, kittens, alters, HHPs, and HHP kittens will be recognized at the conclusion of the show.

SHOW HOTEL: Holiday Inn Airport near Richmond International Airport. We have been offered a rate of $66 a night. Reservations can be made by calling 804-222-6450 or 800-964-6886. Mention the group name Colonial Cats when making reservations. Reservations must be made by May 28, 2004. Rooms will be available on a space available basis after the room block is released.

The hotel has waived all pet deposits. Please leave your room as though no cats were ever in it. Thanks!

TRANSPORTATION: Richmond International Airport (RIC) is the most accessible airport. The show hotel provides free shuttle service to and from the airport.

RIC is serviced by most major airlines including Air Canada, American Airlines, Continental, Delta, Northwest, United and US Air.

Located in the heart of Virginia, Richmond is also easily accessible from I-95.


SHOW RULES: TICA Show Rules will be strictly enforced. Rosettes will be awarded in accordance with these rules. By entering all exhibitors agree to abide by the decisions of the Judges and Show Committee. Official Show Rules can be obtain for $7.00 from TICA, P.O. Box 2684, Harlingen, TX 78551.

BENCHING AND SUPPLIES: A single cage (22x22x22) is provided for each cat entered. Two (2) kittens or one (1) cat are permitted in a single cage. Double cages (22x22x45) are available upon request for an additional fee of $25. Special benching requests will be honored to the best of our ability. For your catís comfort, the top, sides, and bottom of the cages must be covered. Vending from the benching area is prohibited. Litter will be provided, but please bring your own litter box.

CATS FOR SALE: Kittens must be three (3) calendar months of age. Proof of age must be provided on request. No kittens or cats may be confined to carriers during show hours. Any person disregarding these rules will be asked to leave the showhall.

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS: This is a non-vetted show. Cats showing signs of ear mites, fleas, fungus, or any other illness will not be permitted in the showhall. All entries should be immunized against feline rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and feline enteritis, and should test negative for feline leukemia and feline AIDS. Any cat or kitten from a house or cattery where there has been fungus or any infectious or contagious illness within 21 days prior to the opening date of the show is ineligible for entry and/or exhibition. Any cat which is obviously pregnant or lactating will be disqualified. All claws (front and back) must be clipped prior to judging. Declawed cats are eligible for competition, although this practice is not sanctioned.

REGISTRATION: With the exception of Korats, registration with TICA is not necessary to compete in the catís first show, but is required for confirmation of titles and scoring for TICA Regional and International Awards.

HOUSEHOLD PETS: HHPs over the age of 8 months of age must be spayed or neutered. HHPs are judged in 10 divisions. If you are unsure of your catís color or division, please send a color photo of your cat, along with your entry. Your photo will be returned at check-in.

KITTENS: Kittens entered in the show must be at least 4 months, but less than 8 months of age on the day of the show. Altered kittens are eligible for entry.

VENDORS: Vendors interested in the show should contact Lisa Dickie at (410) 884-9911 (no calls after 10:00 p.m. please!)

LIABILITY: Colonial Cats, the Holiday Inn Airport, and The Showplace Annex will not be held liable for injury, loss, or damage to cats, exhibitors, or property of exhibitors or vendors, or other such persons or property in attendance.