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April 1 - 2, 2017

Jekyll Island Convention Center
75 North Beachview Drive
Jekyll Island, Georgia 31527

14 Rings - 250 Cat Limit

Robin Higgins
Barbara Ray
Edith Mary Smith
Connie Webb
Rene Knapp
Robby Whyte
Kim Tomlin
Al Walbrun
Stephanie Smith
Carol Lawson
Laurie Patton
Steve Lawson
Christina Baumer
Susanna Shon

Show Manager / Vendors
408 Brewster Lane
St. Simons Island, GA. 31522
(912) 634-8143

Entry Clerk
209 Hillstone Drive
Raleigh, NC 27615-4911
(919) 426-5250

Please!!! No calls before 9 AM ET or after 9 PM ET! Thank you!!!

Junior Exhibitor Ring Judged by Rene Knapp on Saturday

Our show photographer:

Show Hall: Jekyll Island Convention Center, 75 North Beachview Dr., Jekyll Island, GA 31527. Phone (888) 413-9127. Please note that show hall does not allow outside food / beverage except for medical reasons. A concession will be available for lunch / snacks. 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 a climate-controlled facility and is completely ADA compliant.

Show Hotel: Our official show hotel is La Quinta Inn & Suites Brunswick, 165 Warren Mason Blvd., Brunswick, GA 31520. Our negotiated rate is $75 (king or double) + 11% tax + $5 GA hotel fee. NO PET FEE!! Please call Group Reservations Department at 800-642-4239 and ask for La Quinta Inn of Brunswick, GA and GRNQOC. Also mention you are with Southern SophisTICAts to get our special rate. Our group block cutoff date is 3/9/17. After this date, rooms will be released and may not be available at our negotiated rate.

There are also numerous pet-friendly hotels in Brunswick, GA (approximately 20 minutes drive) including Red Roof, Jameson Inn, and Days Inn.

As this is Spring Break week, you are encouraged to make your reservations EARLY!!

Please 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 at http://tica.org/members/forms/eo/hotel_room_policy.pdf. Entry in this show, and lodging at the show hotel, shall constitute an acknowledgment by and consent of the exhibitor to these procedures.

Transportation: 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 minutes away. Taxis and rental cars are available at all airports. The causeway to Jekyll Island is easily accessed from I-95 and US 17.

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 and Sunday. Advertised show hours will be 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM both days. 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 www.tica.org.

Payment: By entering the show, you agree to pay all fees whether you attend the show or not. Fees must be received no later than the closing date of March 27, 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. Entries belonging to exhibitors on TICA's 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.

Payments can be made by check, money order, or PayPal. Checks / money orders should be made payable to Southern SophisTICAts and mailed to: Southern SophisTICAts, C/O Vanadis Crawford, 209 Hillstone Drive, Raleigh, NC 27615-4911. Our PayPal account is southernsophisticats@gmail.com.

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 (other than household pet kittens) must be registered by their second show. Please contact TICA for registration forms and information (TICA, P. O. Box 2684, Harlingen, TX 78551). Household Pet adults must be spayed or neutered to be eligible to compete. Declawed cats may compete in all classes.

Health: This is a non-vetted show. Any cat showing signs of illness, parasites (including fleas) 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 benching. 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

Grooming spaces: These measure approximately 22 inches x 22 inches x 44 inches.

Benching: Each entry will be assigned a single cage, approx. 22" X 22" X 22". The two (2) 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 (2) kittens or one (1) 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. All odd number entries MUST purchase an extra ½ cage.

For Sale: Sales cages will be available to exhibitors. 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

Kittens: 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 or neutered.

Household 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 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.

Supplies: Cat litter will be available, but please bring your own litter pan and food and water dishes!

Clerks: Are indispensable! Ring clerks will be reimbursed $40 per day 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!

Awards: Plaques will be awarded in accordance with TICA show rules. If you wish to sponsor any special awards, please contact the show manager.

Ring Sponsorships: Ring sponsorships are available for $50.

NOTE: Southern SophisTICAts, Jekyll Island Convention Center, and La Quinta Inn & Suites Brunswick may NOT 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 an entry or placeholder via TOES, or an entry form via mail or email, and / or a Summary Form accompanying this flyer constitutes an agreement to pay IN FULL, even if I fail to bench.

4. I will send payment via PayPal or mail a check / money order payable toSouthern SophisTICAts covering the entry fees for this show within twenty-four (24) hours of submitting my entry(ies) / placeholder(s) or a summary form or by the closing date of the show (whichever comes first) to the designated Entry Clerk.

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hotel, etc.) should be addressed to show management / entry clerk as
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