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October 1 - 2, 2016

All-in-One
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

Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
 
Saturday
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Rene Knapp
AB
 
Barbara Ray
AB
Stephanie Smith
AB
 
Vicki Jo Harrison
AB
Clint Knapp
AB
 
Toni Jones
AB
Fate Mays
SP
 
Brenda Russo
SP
Sunday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
 
Fate Mays
AB  
 
Stephanie Smith
AB  
 
Brenda Russo
AB  
 
Barbara Ray
SP  

Show Managers
aallen201@aol.com
gfdelong@bellsouth.net
408 Brewster Lane
197 East View Rd.
St. Simons Island, GA. 31522
Highlands, NC 28741
(912) 634-8143
(828) 526-4553

Entry Clerk
Vendor Coordinator
vanadis_ec@nc.rr.com
aallen201@aol.com
209 Hillstone Drive
408 Brewster Lane
Raleigh, NC 27615-4911
St. Simons Island, GA. 31522
(919) 426-5250
(912) 634-8143

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

Junior Exhibitor Ring will be held Saturday at lunchtime,
judged by Rene Knapp

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. 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.

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) - $89, One Bedroom Villa - $99 (Islandside), $119 (Oceanside), Two Bedroom Villa - $179 (Islandside), $199 (Oceanside), or Three Bedroom Villa - $229 (Islandside), $239 (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 August 29, 2016. Rooms not picked up or without a deposit will be released and sold on a SPACE AVAILABLE basis.

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

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 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 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!

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 September 26, 2016. 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 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: 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 annual awards, cats must be registered before their second show. Declawed cats may compete in all classes.

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 closes.

For 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

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. 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.

Clerks: Are indispensable! Ring clerks will be reimbursed $35 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 24 hours of submitting the form(s) to the designated Entry Clerk.

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