Proudly Presents

Its 1st Show


12 Ring Alternative Show Format

October 19 and 20, 2013

Cleveland County Fairgrounds
Go Forth Building
1751 East Marion ST.
Shelby, North Carolina 28152

Our Judges
Saturday 9 AM - 12 Noon
Saturday 1 PM - 4 PM
Adriana Kajon
Adriana Kajon
Vickie Shields
Vickie Shields
Rob Seliskar
Rob Seliskar
Stephanie Smith
Toni Scarboro

Sunday 10 AM - 3 PM
Marilyne Gregg
Barbara Kissinger
Toni Scarboro
Laurie Patton

Show Manager
Entry Clerk
3156 CC Houser Lane
145 Bear Mountain Pass
Crouse, NC 28033
Mineral Bluff, GA 30559
(704) 735.5514
(706) 374-4216

PLEASE, no phone calls before 9 AM ET or after 9 PM ET!!

Cage Decorating Contest In the Theme of the Show; Award to the Most Creative Cage.

We plan on supporting a local rescue / shelter group - Help support
and bring a donation of food, blankets, etc.

Show Hall: Cleveland County Fairgrounds, Go Forth Building, 1751 East Marion Street, Shelby, NC, 28152. The fairgounds do provide RV Hookup for $25.00 per day.

Show Hotel: SUPER 8 Shelby, 1716 E. Dixon Blvd, Shelby, NC 28152 (704) 484-2101 ( – Hotel is less than 10 minutes from the show hall. Rates are between $49.00 and $57.00 + tax depending on room size. There is a non-refundable pet fee of $10.00. Rates include continental breakfast. Please mention Black Jack Cat Club to receive rate. Must make reservation by October 1, 2013 for rate. Hotels are located close to numerous restaurant options.

Alternate hotel is Americas Best Value Inn, 825 W Dixon Blvd., Shelby, NC 28152 (704) 482-3821 – Rate $52.00.

Black Jack Cat Club has elected to follow the TICA Hotel Room Inspection Procedures for exhibitors who lodge at Super 8 Shelby using the club’s group booking. Entry in this show and lodging at Super 8 Shelby using the club’s group booking shall constitute an acknowledgement by consent of the exhibitor to these procedures.

Payment: By entering the show, you agree to pay all fees whether you attend the show or not. Regardless of date of entry, ALL fees must be received or postmarked no later than the show closing date of OCTOBER 10, 2013. No cash may be accepted at check-in unless approved in advance by show management and may incur an extra charge of $20. Money orders or checks must be made payable to BLACK JACK CAT CLUB. If paying by PayPal, the only authorized account is: BLACKJACKCC@YAHOO.COM no other Pay Pal ID will be accepted. Returned checks (for any reason) will be assessed an additional $35 fee--no exceptions. Relevant information will be forwarded to TICA’s Executive Office for appropriate action. BLACK JACK CAT CLUB will pursue any debt owed us to the extent of TICA show rules and North Carolina law. Show Rule 23.6.1 - The Show Committee may, at its discretion, refuse to accept any entry for listed reasons.

Checks must be payable to Black Jack Cat Club and sent to: Black Jack Cat Club, C/O Marianne Lawrence, 3156 CC Houser Lane, Crouse, NC 28033.

Early Bird expires SEPTEMBER 1, 2013: 3 cats + single space $205 / 1 cat + single space $80. See Summary Sheet for other fees and service charges.

Show Hours: Check-in will be from 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM Saturday. Judging will begin promptly at 9:00 AM on Saturday, 10:00 AM on Sunday. Advertised show hours will be 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Saturday and 9 AM - 3 PM Sunday. Please plan to remain in the show hall during advertised show hours. We need our gate!

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 and forms may be obtained from TICA, P.O. Box 2684, Harlingen, TX 78551 or viewed on their website at

Registration: With the exception of cats competing in the Preliminary New Breed, Advanced New Breed, and New Traits classes, registration with TICA is not necessary to compete in the cat's first show. However, to be scored for TICA titles and Regional / International awards, all cats must be registered by their second show. Please contact TICA for registration forms and information (TICA, P. O. Box 2684, Harlingen, TX 78551).

Health: This is a non–vetted show: Standing Rule 205.3 - 205.3.5: Any cat showing signs of illness, parasites or fungus will be escorted from the show hall. All entries should be vaccinated against feline viral 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. Cats obviously pregnant are ineligible for competition. North Carolina law requires any animal over the age of 4 months be vaccinated against rabies within the last 12 months (be prepared to show proof). TICA show rules require all claws, front and back, be clipped prior to benching.

Cats For Sale: Sales cages will be available to exhibitors ONLY and must be owned by the same paid exhibitor. Kittens must be three (3) calendar months of age. Proof of age must be provided on request. No kittens-cats may be confined to carriers during show hours. Any person disregarding these rules will be asked to leave the show. North Carolina requires health certificates accompany any animal sold in the state. BJCC takes no responsibility for your failure to familiarize yourself with applicable NC statutes.

Kittens: Kittens entered in the show must be at least four month, but less than eight months of age on the day of the show. Show Rule 23.8.1: No kitten under the age of 3 calendar months is permitted in the show hall under any circumstance. Kittens may be spayed or neutered.

Household Pets: Household pets 8 months of age and older MUST be spayed or neutered. If you are not sure of the proper class or color of your cat, check out or send the entry clerk a color photo of your entry. Photo will be returned at the show. Declawed Household Pets are OK at TICA shows due to the number of HHPs that are declawed rescue cats.

Benching and Supplies: A single cage space (22” x 22”) is provided for each cat entered. Two (2) kittens or one (1) cat are permitted in a single cage. Using a wire or single security cage requires you must purchase the extra single space if you do not have a second entry and expect a double (22" x 44") space. A grooming or exhibition-only space is the same size as a double cage space: 22” x 44”. All cages must be covered on the top, sides, back, and bottom. Everyone is expected to supply their own litter and litter boxes; however, we will have a limited amount of litter. Special benching requests will be honored to the best of our ability. "Handicapped" is a benching request and only one request is considered. Agent request takes priority over benching request. Clerks will be benched first. Vending from the benching area is strictly prohibited.

Clerks: If interested in clerking at the show, please contact the entry clerk. Our clerks will be paid $30 per day, provided lunch, a marked catalog, and may have preferential benching. Requests for specific judges will be considered; however, all assignments are at the discretion of show management. Trainees and assistants are welcome. Clerks may not deduct anticipated clerk payment from entry fees.

Ring Sponsorships: Ring Sponsorship is greatly appreciated: Individual Ring $55 per judge / per session – opportunity for 12 ring spponsorships. Commercial Sponsors $300.

Awards: Rosettes will be awarded in accordance with TICA show rules.

Liability: Show Rules The show management shall take all reasonable care of cats, carriers and other personal property of exhibitors, but it is expressly stipulated that neither the show management nor any member of the club nor the club sponsoring the show can be held pecuniary liable for the loss of or accident to the cats, carriers or other personal property of any exhibitor. Neither Black Jack Cat Club, Cleveland County Fairgrounds, Super 8 Shelby or Americas Best Value Inns or any other hotel that exhibitors may choose, nor TICA may be held liable for loss, theft, or damage to animals, personal property, exhibitors or their guests.

Please indicate whether you accept or do not accept all of the following by clicking on the appropriate button below:

1. I will enter my cat(s) at my own risk, subject to the conditions in the Show Rules of THE INTERNATIONAL CAT ASSOCIATION and will abide by the rulings of the Show Committee.

2. I am at least 18 years of age and able to enter into a binding legal contract. If you are not 18 years old or older or over 18 but cannot enter into a binding legal contract, a parent or guardian must complete the online forms.

3. I understand that submission of one or more of the Entry and / or Summary Forms accompanying this flyer constitutes an agreement to pay for my entries even if I fail to bench.

4. I will send payment via PayPal or mail a check payable to Black Jack Cat Club covering the entry fees for this show within 24 hours of submitting the form(s) or by the closing date of the show (whichever comes first) to the designated Entry Clerk.

Not Accept


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