5203 Williamsburg Road
Sandston, VA 23150
$66 per night - rooms blocked until May 28, 2004
15 White Oak Drive
Fleetwood, PA 19552
Phone: (610) 944-5130 (before 9pn ET)
209 Hillstone Drive
Raleigh, NC 27615-4911
Phone: (919) 870-8624
Mark Creel - Cat Works,
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
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!)
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