June 13 &14, 2020  
A two day, 16 ring Alternative Format Cat Show

Closing Date:  NOTE THIS DATE!  Monday, June 8, 2020, 11pm PST

US Only Early bird take 10% off before April 15, 2020

Canadian Discount! 10% off on entry fees - no EB

Important Contact

Entry Clerk: Tracy Hisel: entryclerk@commencementcatclub.com

Show Managers: Poppy Schofield - c_schofield@shaw.ca and Lyssa Paull - manxtek@gmail.com  

Vendors: Maureen Clark - mtclark5044@gmail.com​

Entry Procedures:

Go to TICA.ORG and log into your account.  Make sure your cats are listed uner your "My Cats" section.  Go to the (TOES) Show Calendar and enter your cats under our show. Summary sheet can be found here for the US and here for Canadians.  Please send payment within 24 hours.   Completion of a TOES entry and/or a Summary sheet is an entry and you are obligated to send in the payment.

Show Hall:

The show hall is the Blue Pavillion at the SW Washington Fair, 2555 North National Avenue. Chehalis, Washington.  The fair has a map of the grounds on their website at southwestwashingtonfairgrounds.org.   Please note:  no alcoholic beverages in the hall at any time.   Also no smoking of marijuana on the fairgrounds or in any building on the fair grounds.  Both are fair policies.   Special permits are required now for parties that involve alcohol.  

Food: 

Outside food is allowed in the show hall.  We may or may not have a food truck.

Show Hours:

Saturday:

Check in 7:30 to 8:30   Judging 9:00 to 5:00PM ​

Sunday:

Check in 7:30 – 8:30 AM  Judging promptly at 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM​

Cat Litter:

Cat litter will be provided.  Please bring your own cat food and food, water and litter containers.  Plastic bags will be provided for litter disposal.  Please use them and keep you litter pans clean so we can keep the odor in the hall down. Cat litter is for use at the show.  Please bring your own litter for use at the hotel.  

Airports, Hotels and Motels:

We do not have an official show hotel or motel.  Motel 6 and Holiday Inn Express allow cats. The closest airports are SeaTac (SEA) Seattle- Tacoma International and Portland International (PDX)   Both are about 2 hours driving distance.

Junior Exhibitors:   

Any questions about the Junior Exhibitor program should be directed to Sauncha Romey at sauncharromey@yahoo.com 

Juniors who are currently in TICA’s JE program are eligible to receive the special JE entry rate.  Each JE entry includes a regular show entry and a double cage.  

Show Photographer: 

Show photographer will be HELMI. Pre Sign ups available

 

Benching Requests: 

We will try to honor your benching requests – please only specify one person.

Cage size: 

21” x 21” single, 21” x 45” double that can be divided. Maximum depth for personal cages is 24 inches.  Other dimensions the same as the club cages.  Wire cages must be covered on the top, floor, sides and back.  One cat or two kittens per half of a double cage or two cats or 4 kittens per a double cage.   Exhibition only/for sales cages are limited.  You must have a cat entered in the show to reserve a for sale or exhibition only cage space.   You must complete an entry form for each cat or kitten in the show.  No cats or kittens will be allowed in the show hall that are not listed in the catalog.  No sales from carriers allowed.  Maximum number of cats per double cage 2, maximum number of kittens 4.

 

Ring Clerks:  

We need 4 Clerks.  Clerks will be paid $35.00 per day plus lunch or dinner.  Please do not deduct clerking fees from your entries.  You will be paid at the end of your session.  Preference will be given to licensed TICA Clerks.

 

Stewards: 

We need 4 stewards.  Stewards will be paid $15 per day plus lunch. Again, please do not deduct fees from your entries.  You will be paid at the end of the session.

Show Catalogs: 

One catalog will be provided with your first entry.  Very few additional catalogs will be available.  If they are available – an extra catalog will be $5.00.  Check your catalog for accuracy.  The show committee accepts no responsibility for errors due to illegibility or mistakes on entry forms.

WE are going to do the $5 discount for anyone wanting  a fully marked electronic catalog AFTER the show in lieu of a print catalog - save a tree

 

Kitten and Cat Age Requirements: 

In order to compete in the show, kittens (including household pet kittens) must be at least 4 months but not greater than 7 months old.  Kittens must have been born on or before March 13, 2020  to be allowed in the show hall for exhibit or for sale.  It is not recommended.  Documentation of proof of age can be requested. Competing kittens must have been born between October 14 and February 14. 

Household Pets and Household Pet Kittens:

See above age limitations.  Household Pets kittens are not required to be altered (neutered or spayed).  Adult Household Pets must be neutered or spayed.  Please phone or email the entry clerk or show manager if you need help in filling out the entry form and describing the color and pattern of your cat.

Preliminary New Breeds (PNB) and Advanced New Breeds (ANB):  

PNB and ANB must have a TICA Registration number prior to being shown in any TICA show.  PNB and ANB entries cannot be shown “registration pending”.

TICA Cat Registration:  

A registration number is not required to enter and be shown at a cat or kitten’s first show in TICA – HOWEVER – there has a been a change in this rule and in order to be shown without a number you must provide proof that the cat or kitten can be registered in TICA in order to be shown.  There are several things that can be used to verify that a cat can be registered.  Please contact the entry clerk for further information. A second and subsequent shows will not be scored for TICA Regional and International Awards.

Liability: 

Commencement Cat Club, its members, TICA, SW Washington Fair, Lewis County and its employees will not be held liable for injury, loss, illness or damage of cats, exhibitors, property of exhibitors, vendors or other such people in attendance.  The club is not liable for any action(s) of any exhibitor or spectator/visitor at a sponsored show.

Health: 

This is a non-vetted show.  Every cat that enters the show must conform to the normal health requirements and be up to date on vaccinations or titers.  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 contagious or infectious illness or with parasites will be removed from the show hall according to the TICA rules.

Show Rules and Registration Information: 

All exhibitors agree to abide by and uphold the TICA show rules.  Show rules and registration information are available from TICA, P.O. Box 2684, Harlingen, Texas 78551  (956) 428-8046 and are also on the TICA website: www.tica.org

Printed Handout Materials: 

Any printed materials to be handed out in the show hall must be approved by show management prior to distribution.  We strongly support other TICA clubs and shows.

Closing Date and Payments: 

US Early bird take 10% off before April 15, 2020

Canadian Discount! 10% off on entry fees

Submitting an entry on-line, by fax, mail, or snail mail consists of entering the show.  Completing a summary sheet and/or entering a placeholder are also considered as entering the show.  This constitutes an agreement to pay for all services ordered even if you withdraw from the show, fail to attend the show or do not complete the entry process.  All payments must be in U.S. funds.  Make money orders and checks from U.S. Banks to “Commencement Cat Club”.  Any checks from Canadian banks (if you have no other option) make payable to Ellen Crockett. There will be no  refunds.   Any excess amounts will be considered a donation to the show.  Substitutions of entries can only be made until the closing date.   To be eligible for multiple cat discounts IF the cats are from more than one household – a copy of the registration showing the co-ownership must be provided.  Payment at the door must be pre-approved and be cash.   

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