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Hall: Jekyll Island Convention Center, 75
North Beachview Dr., Jekyll Island, GA 31527.
Telephone: (912)635-6400. A parking / entry fee
of $6 is required upon entering Jekyll Island.
Southern SophisTICAts will reimburse for one-time
entry (max $6) with your receipt for payment of
the fee. Absolutely NO FOOD or DRINK is permitted
in the showhall (water for cats is okay)! Those
with special needs, please contact us.
Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites, 200 South
Beachview Dr., Jekyll Island, GA 31527.
Telephone: (912) 635-3733 or (912) 635-0668.
Room rates are $99 (plus tax) for 2 double beds
or 1 king bed, or $109 (plus tax) for a suite.
The pet fee and resort fees have been waived for
our group. Please call the hotel directly at the
above number(s) and mention Southern SophisTICAts
to book your room. Reservation cut-off is November
10 -- rooms may not be available after that date.
Free hot buffet breakfast is included. This Hampton
Inn also has a bar and food service!! Shuttle
service to points on the island is available.
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.
Show Hotel: LaQuinta Inn & Suites, 165
Warren Mason Blvd., Brunswick, GA 31520. Telephone:
rates are $51 (plus tax) for 2 double beds or
1 king for up to 4 people. No pet fee. Complimentary
Bright Side breakfast included. Please
book your reservation directly with the hotel
and mention Southern SophisTICAts to get this
special rate. Reservation cut-off is November
22. Rooms may not be available after that date.
TICA hotel policy will be enforced, as above.
Please note that this hotel is approximately 20
minutes drive to the showhall.
Most major carriers fly into Jacksonville International
Airport (JAX), which is approximately 50 minutes
from the showhall and also Savannah International
Airport (SAV), which is approximately 1 hour,
15 minutes from the showhall. Limited air service
(DL only) is available into Glynco Jetport in
Brunswick, GA which is approximately 20 minutes
from the showhall. Limos, taxis, and car rentals
are available at all airports.
Hours: Check-in will be from 8:00 to 9:00
AM Saturday. Judging will begin promptly at 9:30
AM on Saturday, 9:00 AM Sunday. Advertised show
hours will be 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday, 9:00
AM - 4:00 PM Sunday. 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.
Fees must be received no later than the closing
date of December 7, 2012. 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 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.
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. 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 weeks prior
to the show, and should test negative for feline
leukemia and FIV ("feline AIDS"). All
entries should also have a current rabies vaccination.
TICA show rules require all claws, front and back,
be clipped prior to benching. Georgia law requires
any animal over the age of 4 months to be vaccinated
against rabies within the last 12 months (be prepared
to show proof). Regulations can be found here:
These measure approximately 22 inches x 22 inches
x 44 inches.
Sale: Sales cages will be available to exhibitors.
TICA rules allow no more than two kittens or one
cat benched in a single cage. No kitten under
3 months of age will be allowed in the show hall
(be prepared to show proof of age), and no kittens
or cats may be confined to carriers or kept under
benching cages during show hours. 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.
Kittens may be spayed or neutered.
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. HHPs
are judged in 10 divisions. If you are not sure
of the proper division or color of your cat, check
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.
24" X 26" X 24". 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
Are indispensable! Ring clerks will be reimbursed
one day's entry fee 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: All ring sponsorships are $75.
Southern SophisTICAts, Hampton Inn &
Suites, LaQuinta Inn & Suites, and the
Jekyll Island Convention Center may NOT be
held liable for loss, theft, or damage to
animals, personal property, exhibitors, or
related to the
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