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Championship and Household Pet

Cat Show

August 5 - 6, 2000

The Classic Center
Athens, GA

Our Judges

Judy Chappetta
Luiz Paulo Faccoli
Robin Higgins
Adriana Kajon
Dewane Barnes
Paul Lahey
Pat Smith
Frances Yow
Luiz Paulo Faccoli
Barbara Ray
Robbie Whyte
Vickie Shields

Show Managers

Robin Higgins

Pat Smith

P O Box 6613

6224 Josephine Road
Athens, GA 30306
Doraville, GA 30340
(706) 353-0195
(770) 449-6967

Entry Clerk
5747 Mountain Trail
Snow Camp, NC 27349
Phone: (336) 376-0420
No calls after 9:00 PM or before 9:00 AM EDT please
FAX: (336) 376-9455 (24 hours)

Show Hall: The Classic Center in downtown Athens is a pleasant civic center complex. The show will be held in the south hall of the exhibition area. Access during check-in will be from the side street loading area. After unloading, you park across the street behind the complex. There may be a $3.00 parking charge. An exhibitor entrance will be on that side. You may also use the entrance at the front of the complex. There is a parking garage and a pay parking lot across the street in the front.

The Classic Center prohibits bringing any outside food or drink into the show hall. No smoking is allowed in the building.

Show Hotel: The Best Western Colonial Inn (706) 546-7311
  170 North Milledge Ave.  
  (approx. 2 miles from the Classic Center)  
  Rate: $69.00 per night plus tax  
  Pet Charge: $10/night  

Alternate Hotel: Travel Lodge (706) 549-5400
  898 West Broad Street  
  Has a block of rooms at $45 plus tax per night  
  Pet Charge: $5 per pet  


Transportation: USAirways flies into Athens and although it is a small plane, you can carry a cat with you in the passenger cabin. (Request seating on the side with 2 seats.) If you fly into Hartsfield International Airport in Atlanta, you are 80 miles from Athens. All major airlines serve Atlanta. If you rent a car, it is a divided highway to Athens, allow 2 hours. AAA Airport Express runs a shuttle 7 times each day. You may want to plan a flight based on the shuttle connection. Reservations must be made in advance by calling (800) 354-7874. The cost is $25 each way. The Greenville/Spartenburg, SC Airport is 120 miles. Driving time is about the same. If you rent a car, this airport is served by most airlines and is very user friendly.

Show Hours: Check-in will be from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM. Judging will begin promptly at 10:00 AM on Saturday and 9:30 AM on Sunday. Advertised show hours will be 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday. All cats must remain in the show hall during advertised show hours unless permission to leave is given by the Show Management. No cats may be left in the show hall over night.

Show Rules: TICA show rules will be strictly enforced. By entering exhibitors agree to abide by the decisions of the judges and show committee. Official show rules, registration information & forms may be obtained from TICA, P.O. Box 2684, Harlingen, TX 78551.

Registration: Except for Korats, registration with TICA is not required to compete. However, to be scored for TICA titles and regional/International awards, cats, kittens, alters and household pet adults must be registered. Championship cats, kittens, alters and adult household pets will only be scored once without a registration number.

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 cats owned, housed or agented by the same exhibitor. All entries should be vaccinated against feline viral rhinotracheitis, calici and distemper (panleukopenia) at least two weeks prior to the show, and should test negative for feline leukemia and FIV ("feline AIDS"). Any cat or kitten from a house or cattery where there has been fungus or any infections or contagious illnesses within 21 days before the opening date of the show is ineligible for entry and/or exhibition. Any cat obviously pregnant or lactating will be disqualified. TICA show rules require all claws, front and back, be clipped prior to benching. Declawed cats are eligible for entry

Benching: One adult cat or two kittens are allowed per single cage. No kitten under 3 months of age will be allowed in the show hall (be prepared to show proof of age). All cats and kittens present in the show hall must have an assigned cage. No kittens or cats may be confined to carriers, either displayed or under cages during show hours. Any person disregarding this rule will be asked to leave the show hall.

Supplies: Cat litter will be available, but please bring your own litter pan! Each entry will be assigned a single cage, approx. 22" X 22" X 22". For the protection and safety of your cat and those around you, please bring suitable covering for sides, top and bottom of the cage.

Clerks: Please contact Robin Higgins if you wish to clerk; then mark on the summary sheet if you are confirmed to clerk. TICA certified clerks will receive a voucher for $30 per day, which may be mailed in with the entry in payment or redeemed for cash at the close of the show.

Vendor Space: There is vendor space available. If you are interested in being a vendor at the show, call Liz Flynn at (706) 860-1521 to reserve a space.



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