*This is a bring your own cage show. The club will not be providing cages for exhibitor benching.
ENTER THE SHOW:
*All exhibitors are required to (1) enter their cats in the show via TICA TOES and (2) complete a SUMMARY SHEET
*If you have not used TICA's online entry system before, here is a how-to video for creating an account and entering your cats in a show: VIDEO TUTORIAL
SHOW HOURS: Check-in is Friday 1-2 PM & Saturday 8-8:30 AM. Show hours for exhibitors are 2:30 PM – Done (Friday), 9 AM – Done (Saturday & Sunday).
Show Hours & Check-In
Ohio Expo Center – Ohio Building
717 East 17th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio
Port Columbus International Airport (CMH). Which is served by United, American, US Air, Delta, & Southwest airlines. Airport transportation for exhibitors is NOT provided by the club.
The airport is 10 miles from the showhall. The club is not able to offer transportation for exhibitors.
**Early Bird Special: Pay by February 1, 2023, to take advantage of the great rates!
Checks, payable to Showcats Columbus and send to Liz Brown 4899 Squaw Valley Dr, Caledonia, IL 61011
Cash at the door at check-in
AIRPORT: Port Columbus (CMH). Located 54 miles west of the showhall.
Best Western Port Columbus (Ph: 614. 337.8400) 1450 Airpointe Dr, Columbus, OH 43219 The TICA HOTEL POLICY will be strictly enforced. Daily rate is $109 plus a one time pet fee.
DAYS INN COLUMBUS FAIRGROUNDS (1/2 mile from the show hall)
1700 Clara St, Columbus, OH 43211(614) 299-4300 No group rate here, but this is the closer hotel. There is no pet fee, but also no shuttle service offered.
THIS IS A BRING YOUR OWN BENCHING CAGE SHOW. There will be no benching cages available. You MUST plan ahead. Easy, affordable tents/cages are available at Walmart. (www.Walmart.com).This is a Non-Vetted show. All entries are to be free from contagious disease, and ALL Vaccinations must be up to date. Any entry showing signs of contagious illness, parasites, fungus or cats from homes exhibiting any signs of infectious or contagious disease in the prior 21 days are ineligible for entry or competition. Cats which are pregnant or lactating will be disqualified. Cats may NOT be kept in the show hall overnight. All HHP’s eight (8) months of age or older MUST be altered. All claws must be clipped prior to judging.
SUPPLIES: Litter will be provided in show hall. Bring your own benching cage, cat food, litter pans, food/water bowls.
CLERKS: Please contact the entry clerk if you are available. Please contact the entry clerk for reserving your spot for clerking.
SHOW RULES: This show is licensed and scored by TICA (The International Cat Association) and is subject to their show rules and breed standards. All exhibitors agree by entering to abide by the decisions of the show management and judges, A copy of all show rules is available from the TICA executive office, PO Box 2684, Harlingen, Texas 78551 or online. No kittens 3 months of age or younger will be permitted in the show hall. Proof of age and TICA litter registration must be available. Declawed cats are only allowed for entry pursuant to TICA Show Rule 23.5 (allowed for household pet or household pet kitten entries or if proof is submitted with entry that the declawing occured prior to May 1, 2020, and that same cat was shown prior to the rule change on May 1, 2020).
REGISTRATION: 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 Regional/International awards, all cats except HHP kittens must be registered by their second show.
AWARDS: Awards will be awarded in accordance with TICA Show Rules. This show is scored for TICA Regional and International awards.
LIABILITY: Showcats Columbus, All About Cats Expo, its individual members, the show hotel or TICA will not be held liable for any loss or accident to spectators, exhibitors, cats or personal property.