The New Culture Club presents Paws Around the World Holiday Inn Portland Airport (PDX) Jan 24, 25 & 26, 2014
 

SHOW HOURS
FOR EXHIBITORS
FRIDAY
Public show hours:
3 pm - 10 pm

Check-in: 1 pm - 2:30 pm

SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Public show hours:
9 am - 6 pm

Check-in:
Saturday 7 am - 8:30 am
Sunday 8 am - 8:30 am

All cats must remain in the show hall during advertised hours unless written permission is given to leave by the show manager.
 



AND BY THE WAY...
Entry information is confidential.
Therefore, please do not ask us who has entered, or whether a particular person or cat is entered.


Cat counts will be announced only AFTER closing!
 
 
OTHER ENTRY INFO

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Age/Birthdate

To compete, kittens must be at least 4 calendar months old as of the first day on which they are competing. (To compete on Friday, the kitten must have been born on or before September 26, 2017; to compete on Saturday, the kitten must have been born on or before September 27, 2017.)

To be allowed in the show hall, kittens must be at least 3 calendar months old on their first day in the show hall. (To be in the show hall on Friday, the kitten must have been born on or before October 26, 2017; on Saturday, before October 27, 2017; and on Sunday, before October 28, 2017.) Note: A TICA litter registration must be provided to the Entry Clerk at the time of entry. Any kitten without proof of age will not be entered in the show, nor will it be allowed in the show hall. If you cannot provide proof of age (TICA litter registration or individual registration) when requested by Show Management, the underage kitten(s) will be removed from the show hall.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Health

This is a non-vetted show. Health requirements are as follows:

  • All cats and kittens must be current on their vaccinations.
  • Cats with suspected contagious or infectious illness, or with parasites, will be removed from the show hall. 
  • Cats from households with contagious or infectious illnesses within the last 21 days are ineligible for entry.
  • Please clip claws on all four feet.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: TICA Registration

Most registered breeds and household pets: With the exception of new breeds, registration with TICA is not necessary to compete. However, TICA registration is necessary in order to claim titles. Contact TICA, or see their website, for specific registration procedures.

Preliminary New Breed and Advanced New Breeds According to 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".

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Household Pets

HOUSEHOLD PET ENTRY Requirements

  • Household Pets (HHPs) must conform to all the same health standards and age requirements as other entries.
  • Household Pet Kittens (at least 4 months old, but not yet 8 months old) can be either altered (neutered or spayed) or unaltered.
  • All Household Pets 8 months of age and older must be neutered or spayed.

Filling Out the Entry Form

Please contact the entry clerk if you are not sure how to describe your HHP's color, or if you have any questions about how to fill out the entry form. The following are some helpful tips for filling out the entry form:

  • Catalog Section: This is the class in which your HHP will be competing. Select "Household pet adult" if your cat is at least 8 months old, and "Household pet kitten" if your kitten is over 4 months but not yet 8 months of age.
  • Hair Length: If your HHP has short hair but a bushy tail, it should be entered as a longhair. 
  • Color/Pattern: Your HHP's accurate color and pattern. (E.g., "Seal Point," "Brown Mackerel Tabby," "Blue and White", etc.) If your HHP has a small white locket but is otherwise solid-colored, it should be entered as solid-colored . or example, if your cat is black except for a small white locket, you would enter it as "Black", not "Black and White".)
  • TICA #: The cat's TICA registration number, if any. Registration with TICA is not necessary to compete, but it is necessary in order to claim titles. If your HHP doesn't yet have a TICA #, leave this field as "Pending".
  • Status: Titles your cat has earned, if any. If this is your HHP's first show, select either "Kitten" or "Senior" in the Household Pets column.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: MULTI-CAT DISCOUNTs images\uparrow.png (751 bytes)

To be eligible for the multi-cat entry discounts (2nd entry and 3rd-and-additional entry), entries must have the same registered owner.

Cats co-owned by members of two different households are eligible for the multi-cat entry discounts only if a scan or Xerox copy of the cat's TICA registration accompanies the cat's entry. The registration must show the names of both co-owners. (If you are entering such a cat online, you must fax, mail, or email a copy of the registration to the entry clerk in order to receive these discounts.)

BENCHING & CAGES

Cage size:     Single -- 22" tall x 21" deep x 22" wide (approx)
                    Double --22" tall x 21" deep x 45" wide (approx). 
 
Each entry includes a single cage space that is 22" tall x 21" deep x 22" wide (approx). 

Grooming spaces: Our grooming spaces are 22" wide x 30 deep, and are limited to ONE PER EXHIBITOR.

Wire cages: TNCC can provide wire benching cages. If you need a wire cage, please indicate this on Summary Sheet so that we have your benching area prepared just right. (Please make sure you mark the "Wire Cage" section accurately, according to your actual needs; if we can "get it right" in advance, there's less hassle during setup, and it saves everyone the labor of hauling out and putting away extra wire cages. Thank you.)

Personal cages: If you plan to bring a personal cage, please ensure that you will have enough space to accommodate its width. If your cage is wider than 45", you may need to purchase additional space. The maximum depth for a personal cage is 24" deep; if your cage is deeper than 24", it will not fit on our 24" deep tables.

Exhibition/Sale cages are double cages (45" wide) and are available only to exhibitors who have cats competing in this show (if space is available). You must complete an official entry form for each kitten or cat for sale or on exhibition; per TICA rules, no cat or kitten will be allowed in the show hall if it is not listed in the catalog. Absolutely no sales from carriers will be permitted.

Other Cage Requirements

  • The top, floor, sides, and back of each benching cage must be covered.
  • Per TICA rules, only one cat or two kittens per single cage, and two cats or four kittens per double cage.
  • Exhibitors are welcome to decorate their benching cages. However, if you choose to decorate your cage, please, NO SPARKLY SPRINKLES, CONFETTI, OR BALLOONS.

MISCELLANEOUS: Show Catalogs

One show catalog is included free with your first entry. Additional show catalogs are $15 each; order on the Summary Sheet. 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.

MISCELLANEOUS: Ring Clerks 

If you would like to clerk, please indicate this on the Summary Sheet. We will do our best to place clerks with the judges they request, but can make no guarantees. (We try, whenever possible, to keep 3-day clerks in the same ring all days, as this makes it much easier to bench clerks near their rings.) Clerks will receive lunch plus $35 for each full day of clerking as payment; if clerking for 3 full days, clerks may opt to receive one 3-day entry plus extra half cage as payment instead. All clerks will recieve lunch and a fully-marked electronic catalog.

MISCELLANEOUS: Food and Litter

Free cat litter for all entries will be provided in the show hall. Please bring your own cat food, food dishes and litter pans. 

MISCELLANEOUS:Liability

The New Culture Club, TICA, the City of Portland, and the Holiday Inn Portland Hotel and Convention Center will not be held liable for injury, loss or damage to cats, exhibitors, property of exhibitors, vendors or other such persons or property in attendance.

SHOW RULES 

The Show Rules of The International Cat Association (TICA) will be in effect.  You may obtain a copy of the show rules from TICA, PO Box 2988, Harlingen, TX 78551.  Rosettes will be awarded according to TICA rules.  

 
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