No calls before 9 AM ET or after 9 PM ET! Thank
Exhibitor Ring Judged by Rene Knapp on Saturday
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.
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.
are also numerous pet-friendly hotels in Brunswick,
GA (approximately 20 minutes drive) including
Red Roof, Jameson Inn, and Days Inn.
this is Spring Break week, you are encouraged
to make your reservations EARLY!!
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 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.
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!
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 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.
can be made by check, money order, or PayPal.
Checks / money orders should be made payable to
SophisTICAts and mailed to: Southern SophisTICAts,
Our PayPal account is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
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:
spaces: These measure approximately 22 inches
x 22 inches x 44 inches.
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.
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
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 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!
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!
Plaques will be awarded in accordance with TICA
show rules. If you wish to sponsor any special
awards, please contact the show manager.
Sponsorships: Ring sponsorships are available
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.
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