DATES AND TIMES
Saturday, June 8
Sunday, June 9
SHOW HOURS 9am - 4pm
CHECKIN 8:30am - 9am
SHOW HOURS 9am - 5pm
CHECKIN 8am - 9am
Entering the show online
When you submit your summary sheet, you will automatically be redirected to PayPal.
Enter information for each cat in TOES.
Entering by mail
If you would prefer to mail your information, please contact the entry clerk.
Show Rules — All exhibitors agree to abide by and uphold the show rules of TICA. Show rules and registration information are available from TICA, www.tica.org, PO Box 2684, Harlingen, TX 78551, 956-428-8046.
Show Hours —Saturday 9am-5pm, check-in 8am-9am; Sunday 9am-4pm, check-in 8:30-9am. All cats must remain in the show hall during advertised hours unless permission to leave is granted by the show manager.
Show Hall — The show will be held at the Blue Pavilion, SW Washington Fairgrounds, 2555 N National Ave, Chehalis, WA 98532. The show hall is handicapped accessible.
Junior Exhibitor Ring—Commencement Cat Club is pleased to support TICA's Junior Exhibitor program. The program is open to all exhibitors under 18 years of age for Sunday-only.
The club is offering a discounted fee to all Junior Exhibitors who enter the show and participate in the Junior ring. (Please see the Summary Sheet for fees.) The entry fee includes a Sunday-only show entry, a double cage, and participation in the Junior Exhibitor ring.
To receive this special discounted fee, the Junior Exhibitor must be registered in TICA's Junior Exhibitor program. The fee does not include the registration fee for the program. In order to receive these discounted fees, the cat must be present in the Junior Exhibitor ring or regular fees will apply. See the Summary Sheet to register for the Junior Exhibitor Ring.
A TICA Junior Exhibitor membership number is required in order to be eligible for this discount. Juniors not currently enrolled in the TICA Junior Exhibitor program must pay the normal entry rates.
Health — This is a non-vetted show. All entries are to be current on their immunizations against rabies, feline rhinotracheitis (feline herpesvirus), calicivirus, and panleukopenia, and be tested negative for feline leukemia and feline AIDs. Front and back claws must be clipped. Cats from households with contagious or infectious illnesses within the last 21 days are ineligible for entry. Cats with suspected ear mites, fleas, fungus or other illness will be removed from the show hall along with any other cats owned, housed or agented by the same exhibitor. An obviously pregnant or lactating queen will also be immediately removed from the show hall.
Benching — A single cage is 21” X 21” X 21”. A double cage is 21” X 21” X 45”. The top, floor, sides, and back of the cage must be covered. Only one cat or two kittens are allowed in a single cage, and two cats or four kittens per double cage. The first entry is entitled to a double cage. If your personal cage is wider than 45”, you must purchase a grooming space to accommodate the extra width. Special benching requests will be honored to the best of our ability. Vending from the benching area is prohibited.
Exhibition/Sale Cages — Due to space limitations in the show hall, exhibition and sale cages will not be available. We can accept exhibition and for sale cages only by exhibitors entered iun the show.
Kittens — Must be 4 calendar months (not 16 weeks) of age in order to compete. For this show, kittens must have been born on or before February 8, 2019. Kittens may be spayed or neutered. Kittens must be at least 3 months old to enter the show hall (born on or before March 8, 2019). Kittens for sale MUST be litter registered and proof of age MUST be available to the show manager. Please bring litter or individual registrations as proof of age.
Household Pets (HHPs) — HHP Kittens (4 to 8 months old) do NOT need to be altered. HHPs over 8 months of age must be altered (neutered or spayed). Please indicate on the entry form the accurate color and pattern. If your HHP has short hair but a bushy tail, it should be entered as a long hair. If your HHP has a small white spot (locket) on an otherwise solid-colored body, it should be entered as a solid colored cat. TICA registration is not required to compete, but it is to claim titles. Phone the entry clerk if you require assistance in completing the summary and/or the entry form.
Preliminary New Breeds and Advanced New Breeds — Per TICA Show Rule 203.19, all Preliminary New Breeds (PNB) and Advanced New Breeds (ANB) must have a TICA registration number prior to entering any TICA show. No PNB or ANB may enter a show with “registration pending.”
Food and Litter — Cat litter will be provided. Bring your own cat food, food dishes and litter pans.
Advertising & Sponsorships — This show offers many great opportunities for advertising & sponsorship, at both individual & corporate levels. Advertising is available in the show catalog and. Other affordable sponsorships are also available for $40 and up.
Liability — Neither Commencement Cat Club, TICA, the City of Chehalis or the SW Washington Fairgrounds are liable for injury, loss or damage to cats, exhibitors, property of exhibitors, vendors or other such persons or property in attendance.
Entry Clerk — Lucy Robinson;
; No calls before 9AM or after 11 PM PT.
Show Managers — Cornelia Schofield, 604.530.1354; Lyssa Paull;
; No calls before 9AM or 9 after PM PT.
Vendor Coordinator —
Entry Fees & Other Fees — Entry fees are due when the summary sheet & entry forms are received by the entry clerk. All fees must be paid in U.S. funds; no post-dated checks. Benching will be refused unless all fees are paid. All fees are payable even if the cat is not benched; there are no refunds if cat is a ‘no-show’ or is not benched.
Substitution fee — $10 additional per substitution
Returned check fee — $15 plus any bank costs incurred by club
Cats co-owned by members of two different households are eligible for the “second” and “third and additional” discounts only if a copy of the cat’s TICA registration accompanies the cat’s entry. The registration must show the names of both co-owners.
Ring Clerks/Stewards — Indicate on the summary form if you are willing to clerk. Pay is $25 per session for clerks and $15 for stewards, plus lunch and an electronic marked catalog. Do not deduct clerking fees from your summary form. If you clerk you will be paid at the end of your clerking assignment. Preference will be given to those in the clerking program.
Show Catalogs — One show catalog is included with your first entry. If you prefer to not have a paper catalog and prefer to see the online catalog, you can get a discount of $5. Additional show catalogs are $5 each. No catalogs will be available for sale in the show hall. The show committee accepts no responsibility for catalog errors due to illegibility or mistakes on the entry form.