Show information:

August 3-4, 2019

 

All in one Show Hall, Hotel & Banquet Location: 


Baymont by Wyndham, 431 Dual Highway, Hagerstown, MD 21740


Exhibitor check-in will be from 8 am - 9 am both Saturday and Sunday. All cats must remain in the show hall until the closing time of 4:00pm Saturday and 4:00pm Sunday.  PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL EXHIBITORS MUST REMAIN IN THE SHOW HALL UNTIL THE EXHIBITOR CLOSING TIMES SPECIFIED. No cats may remain in the show hall overnight. 


Room Rates: $89 per night for double or king rooms. There is a $15 non refundable pet fee per night.


Hotel offers free WiFi, free parking, and a free breakfast. The hotel also has an outdoor pool, fitness centre and business centre. To book a room,  please call 301-660-3883 and use reservation code: CAT SHOW


TICA Hotel Policy will be strictly enforced.


Airports:

Hagerstown Regional Airport (HGR): 18434 Showalter Rd. Hagerstown, MD 21742. Distance from show hall: 6.5 Miles (12 min from show hall)


Dulles International (IAD): 1 Saarinen Circle, Dulles, VA 20166. Distance from show hall: 63.5 Miles (1 Hours & 9 minutes from show hall)


Baltimore Washington International (BWI): 7035 Elm Road, Baltimore, MD 21240. Distance from show hall: 75.8 miles (1 hour & 14 minutes from show hall)


Cages and Supplies:

PLEASE NOTE: This is a "bring your own cage" show.  Please contact us should you need assistance with finding a suitable show cage. Two (2) kittens or one (1) cat are permitted in a single  (22 x 22 x 22 ) cage. All cages must be covered on the top and three sides. Please bring your own litter pans, food and dishes. Litter will be provided in the show hall.  Cage spaces are 22”x22”x22” for a single cage and 22”x44”x22” for a double cage.  Exhibitors wishing end of aisle: Please be aware that you may not place your grooming tables, coolers, etc. at the end of aisle due to traffic flow and safety. 


Household Pets: 

Household pet kittens (ages 4 - 7 months) and adults (8 months and older) may be entered. All adult HHP entries must be altered (spay or neutered). If you are unsure of the proper color class for your pet, include a full description or a photo (photo will be returned with confirmation).


Kittens: 

Kittens entered for competition must be at least four months old on the first day of the show. Please contact us for further information. TICA litter registration must be available upon request of show management.  No kittens or cats are to be confined to carriers, either displayed or under tables.


Benching:

All exhibitors will have assigned benching.  Benching requests must be clearly indicated on the summary sheet, and we will try to accommodate all requests.  Otherwise, we will attempt to bench by breed.  No one may change their benching without permission of Show Management. Exhibitors may NOT leave before the advertised show hours without permission from Show Management.


Show Rules:

This show is sanctioned by The International Cat Association and is subject to their Show Rules and Breed Standards (available from the TICA Executive Office, P.O.Box 2684, Harlingen, TX 78551).  By entering, all exhibitors agree to abide by the decisions of the Show Committee and Judges. 


Registration:

With the exception of preliminary new breeds, advanced new breeds and new traits entries, registration with TICA is not necessary to compete in a cat’s first show, but is required for the confirmation of titles and TICA Regional/International scoring and awards. Pedigreed cats and household pets may be shown in TICA with a pending registration number.  Points may be claimed after the registration number is assigned, but only for the first show where the cat didn’t have a registration number in the catalogue.  Subsequent shows without a registration number will not be scored.  All Korats (kittens, cats, alters) must be TICA registered to be shown.


Awards:

A Rosette will be provided to each cat entered and awards will be provided to all cats placing in a final.


Health Rules:

This is a non-vetted show. All cats/kittens entering the show hall should be inoculated against Panleukopenia, Rhinotracheitis, and Calici virus and tested negative for Feline Leukemia. Proof of current rabies vaccination should be available. Any cat/kitten showing signs of contagious illness, ear mites, fleas or fungus will be removed from the show hall, as well as any other cats/kittens exhibiting from the same household.  HHP adults must be neutered.  All claws, front and back, on all entries must be clipped prior to benching. A cat which is obviously pregnant or lactating will be disqualified.

 

Entry and Summary Information:

We are using the web-based TOES system to collect exhibitor summary and entry details.  If you need help setting up a TOES account, our entry clerk can assist you but first please watch this helpful video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOoTQ8mhVkk.  Once you enter your cats, all related fees must be paid in a timely manner.  As per the TICA rules, United Cat Club Inc. will not issue any refunds if you or any of the cats entered in our show are not able to attend.   Substitutions are possible until closing date; please contact entry clerk for details. A fee of $30.00 plus any bank fees will be charged on all checks turned for any reason.  Any entry monies owed to United Cat Club Inc. at time of check-in must be paid in cash or money order.  No checks will be accepted at check-in. Please complete the summary sheet and return with entries and fees. NO REFUNDS.  


Clerks & Stewards:

Please indicate on the summary sheet if you are interested in clerking. We are always in need of clerks and stewards. Clerks will be paid $30 per day. Stewards will be paid $20 per day. Lunch will also be provided. Please do not deduct clerking fees from your entry fees. 


Catalog Advertising:

Full page $45.00, Half Page $25.00, Business card $10.00, Full Page TICA Show Flyer $20.  Catalog size is 8.5" X 11”.  Ad must be camera ready.  Please send copy and remittance to entry clerk.


New Exhibitors: 

We warmly welcome you to our United Cat Club Inc. Show!  Please indicate on the summary sheet that this is your first show.  You will be sent a flyer detailing information that you will need to know.  You may also request to be benched with an experienced exhibitor if you so desire.  For more information on how to register your cat(s) and/or kitten(s), contact the TICA Executive Office at (956) 428-8046. You are also more than welcome to contact us at United Cat Club Inc. with any questions you may have: UnitedCatClub@gmail.com


Hold Harmless Policy:

 By entering this show, the exhibitor named on the entry form/summary sheet holds harmless United Cat Club Inc., The International Cat Association (TICA), The Baymont Wyndham of Hagerstown Maryland of any damages, claims, or theft as a result of any action/conduct related to the operations of this show. The opinions expressed in publication are those of its authors alone and do not reflect the views of The International Cat Association (TICA). The use of its logo in no way implies approval by The International Cat Association (TICA). 

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