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December 11 - 12, 2021

Show Hall and Show Hotel

Villas by the Sea Resort & Conference Center
1175 Beachview Dr.
Jekyll Island, Georgia 31527

Alternative Format---12 rings---125 entry limit

8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Robin Higgins
Rob Seliskar
Rene Knapp
Theresa Kempton
Barbara Kissinger
David Nudleman
Clint Knapp
Lynne Sherer
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Lynne Sherer
Barbara Ray
Chris Unangst
Brenda Russo

Show Manager
Entry Clerk
408 Brewster Lane
209 Hillstone Drive
St. Simons Island, GA. 31522
Raleigh, NC 27615-4911
(912) 634-8143
(919) 426-5250

Vendor Coordinator
408 Brewster Lane
St. Simons Island, GA. 31522
(912) 634-8143

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

Junior Exhibitor Ring will be held at TBA on TBA
judged by TBA

Show 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. Food will be available for purchase. There is a $8 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.

Show 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) - $105, Studio (ground floor) - $105, One Bedroom Villa - $125, (Islandside), $139 (Oceanside). Two Bedroom Villa (Islandside) $175 and (Oceanside) - $195. 7% 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 cancelled less than 3 days prior to arrival will forfeit deposit. There is a non-refundable PET FEE of $45 per room per 2 cats. Please mention Southern SophisTICAts when making reservations. There is a wonderful restaurant on the premises for dinner, and snacks are available for purchase in the Lobby at other times. Hotel check-in is at 4:00 PM, and check-out is no later than 11:00 AM. Reservations must be received by November 10, 2021. Rooms not picked up or without a deposit will be released and sold on a SPACE AVAILABLE basis.

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 https://www.tica.org/resources/our-forms/file/42-hotel-room-policy. 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 approximately 1 hour 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 to 8:30 AM Saturday. Judging for the AM session will begin promptly at 8:30 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.

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 are not refundable OR transferrable, and must be received no later than the closing date of December 6, 2021. 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 waitlist sales cages and groom spaces. The latter must be paid in cash only. 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.

Our PayPal account is southernsophisticats@gmail.com. Checks or 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

Registration: Preliminary & Advanced New Breeds and New Traits must be TICA registered to enter and compete. All cats shown in the Kitten, Championship, and Alter classes must be TICA registered or must provide proof of eligibility for registration to compete. If not registered, proof of registration eligibility is required to enter the show. Contact the entry clerk for more information on how to enter your cat, kitten, or alter without at TICA registration number.

Household Pets and Household Pet Kittens do not need to be TICA registered 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. To obtain information about registration, please contact TICA at (956) 428-8046 or P. O. Box 2684, Harlingen, TX 78551 or visit TICA.org.

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 (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

Grooming 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 has closed, and will be available only as space allows.

For Sale: Due to the small size of the venue, sales cages will not be offered to exhibitors until after the show has closed, and will be available only as space allows. 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 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.

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

Benching: 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. Odd numbered entries MUST purchase extra ½ cage (unless the entry fee specifically covers an extra half cage).

Clerks: 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!

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: All ring sponsorships are $50.

NOTE: 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.

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 Entries and / or a Summary Form accompanying this flyer constitute an agreement to pay for my entries even if I fail to bench.

4. I will send payment via PayPal or mail a check / money order payable to Southern 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).

Not Accept
Note: You must accept the above four (4) terms to access the online summary form.

Questions related to the show (including directions, problems with the show
hotel, etc.) should be addressed to show management / entry clerk as
identified on the flyer.
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