No calls before 9 AM ET or after 9 PM ET! Thank
Exhibitor Ring will be held Sunday morning,
judged by Toni Jones
Hall: Villas by the Sea Conference Center,
1175 Beachview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA 31527.
Phone (912) 635-2521. This is a climate-controlled
facility and is completely ADA compliant. Outside
food is allowed. There is no concession available.
There is a $6 parking / entry fee which must be
paid when entering the island. Southern SophisTICAts
will refund this fee ONCE, with your receipt.
This is an "all-in-one" show hall /
Hotel: Villas by the Sea Resort and Conference
Center, 1175 Beachview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA
31527. Phone (800) 841-6262 x 1. These are all
condo type accommodations; most include full kitchens.
Many are two stories, with sleeping areas upstairs;
if you have a problem with stairs, please verify
that your unit is all on one level when making
your reservation. As handicap accessible units
are limited, please be considerate and reserve
these only if you require a wheelchair. Mini Villa/Studio
(Islandside) - $94, One Bedroom Villa - $114 (Islandside),
$134 (Oceanside), Two Bedroom Villa - $184 (Islandside),
$204 (Oceanside), or Three Bedroom Villa - $234
(Islandside), $244 (Oceanside). 6% Sales Tax,
5% Hotel Occupancy Tax, and 5% Resort Fee are
additional to room rate. A Deposit of first night
room rate + tax is due upon booking. Reservations
canceled less than 3 days prior to arrival will
forfeit deposit. There is a non-refundable PET
FEE of $40 per room per 2 cats - $25 per additional
cat. There is a wonderful restaurant on the premises
for dinner, and light meals are available for
purchase in the Lobby at other times. Hotel check-in
is at 4 PM, and check-out is no later than 11
AM. Reservations must be received by September
13, 2017. Rooms not picked up or without a deposit
will be released and sold on a SPACE AVAILABLE
are also numerous pet-friendly hotels in Brunswick,
GA (approximately 20 minutes drive) including
La Quinta, Red Roof, and Days Inn.
make every effort to leave your room in the condition
it was found, if not better. Be sure to confine
spraying males (and females!) and clean up after
yourself and your cats. TICA Hotel Room Inspection
Procedures will be enforced and can be viewed
Entry in this show, and lodging at the show hotel,
shall constitute an acknowledgment by and consent
of the exhibitor to these procedures.
Most major carriers fly into Jacksonville International
Airport (JAX), which is an approximate 55 minute
drive from the show hall / hotel. Limited air
service (DELTA only) is available at Glynco Jetport
(BQK) in Brunswick, which is approximately 25
minutes away. Another alternate airport is Savannah
International (SAV) which is approximately 1 hour,
10 away. Taxis and rental cars are available at
all airports. The causeway to Jekyll Island is
easily accessed from I-95 and US 17.
Hours: Check-in will be from 8:00 to 9:00
AM Saturday. Judging for the AM session will begin
promptly at 9:00 AM on Saturday. Judging for the
Saturday PM session will begin promptly at 1:30
PM. Check-in on Sunday will be from 8:00 AM -
9:00 AM with judging beginning promptly at 9:00
AM. Advertised show hours on Saturday will be
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM and on Sunday from 9:00 AM -
1:30 PM. Please plan to remain in the show hall
during advertised show hours. We need our gate!
Cats cannot remain in the show hall overnight.
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 www.tica.org.
By entering the show, you agree to pay all
fees whether you attend the show or not. Fees
are not refundable OR transferrable, and
must be received no later than the closing date
of October 9, 2017. The club reserves the
right to require payment in cash or money order.
Unfortunately, due to the irresponsible behavior
of some exhibitors, we must require that all payments
be received by the time the catalog is printed.
NO PAYMENTS OF ANY KIND WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE
DOOR , except for payment of grooming spaces and/or
For Sale space assigned after the show closes.
The latter must be paid in cash only. Entries
belonging to exhibitors on TICAs Temporary
or Permanent Suspension lists will not be accepted.
Southern SophisTICAts will pursue any debt owed
us to the extent of TICA show rules and Georgia
law. A $35 charge plus related bank fees will
be assessed for any check returned as not payable
for any reason.
PayPal account is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Checks or money orders should be made payable
to Southern SophisTICAts and mailed to:
Bear Mountain Pass
Bluff, GA 30559
With the exception of cats competing in the Preliminary
New Breed, Advanced New Breed, and New Traits
classes, registration with TICA is not required
to compete. However, to be scored for TICA titles
and Regional / International awards, all cats
(other than household pet kittens) must be registered
by their second show. Declawed cats may compete
in all classes.
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 (2) weeks prior to the show, and should test
negative for feline leukemia and FIV ("feline
AIDS"). Any feline from a house or cattery
where there has been fungus or any infectious
or contagious illness within twenty-one (21) days
prior to the opening day of the show is ineligible
for entry. An obviously pregnant or lactating
cat will be disqualified. TICA show rules require
all claws, front and back, be clipped prior to
judging. All entries should also have a current
rabies vaccination. Georgia law requires any animal
over the age of four (4) months to be vaccinated
against rabies within the last twelve (12) months
(be prepared to show proof). Regulations can be
found here: http://agr.georgia.gov/00/article/0.2086.38902732_0_40630281.00.html
spaces: These measure approximately 22 inches
x 22 inches x 44 inches. Due to the small size
of the venue, grooming spaces will be assigned
according to a waiting list after the show closes.
Sale: Due to the small size of the venue,
sales cages will not be offered to exhibitors
until after the show has closed. If you are bringing
cats or kittens to sell, Southern SophisTICAts
strongly advises you familiarize yourself with
the applicable statutes and takes no responsibility
for your failure to do so. Regulations can be
found here: http://agr.georgia.gov/00/article/0.2086.38902732_0_40630281.00.html
All kittens entered for competition must
be at least four (4) and less than eight (8)
calendar months old on the day of the show.
No kitten under three (3) months of age will
be allowed in the show hall (be prepared to
show proof of age). Kittens may be spayed
Pets: Household pets are very welcome at this
show! Declawed Household Pets are OK at TICA shows.
This is due to the number of HHPs that are rescue
cats and may have already been declawed at the
time of rescue. Household pets eight (8) months
of age and older MUST be spayed or neutered. If
you are not sure of the proper division or color
of your cat, check out http://www.seregiontica.org/Colors/intro.htm
or send the entry clerk a color photo of your
entry. Photo will be returned at check in.
Cat litter will be available, but please bring
your own litter pan and food and water dishes!
Each entry will be assigned a single cage, approx.
22" X 22" X 22". The two sides, back, and top
must be covered. For the comfort of your cat(s),
please bring something for the bottom of the cage
too! TICA rules allow no more than two kittens
or one cat benched in a single cage. NO KITTENS
OR CATS MAY BE CONFINED TO CARRIERS, EITHER DISPLAYED
OR UNDER CAGES, DURING SHOW HOURS. Any person
disregarding these rules will be asked to leave
the show. If you are bringing your own cages and
have an odd number of cage spaces, you will be
required to purchase an additional half cage (unless
the entry fee specifically covers an extra half
Are indispensable! Ring clerks will be reimbursed
$40 per session clerked, plus lunch, soft drinks,
and a marked catalog, not to mention our undying
gratitude! Requests for specific judges will be
honored to the extent possible on a first come,
first served basis and are subject to change.
Currently licensed TICA clerks will be given preference.
Trainees and assistants are always welcome. Clerks
and trainees will be given preferential benching
if we know in advance that you will be clerking!
Plaques will be awarded in accordance with TICA
show rules. If you wish to sponsor any special
awards, please contact the show
Sponsorships: All ring sponsorships are $50.
Southern SophisTICAts, Villas by the Sea Resort
and Conference Center, and / or TICA may NOT
be held liable for loss, theft, or damage
to animals, personal property, exhibitors,
or their guests.
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