SHOW HOTEL: Candlewood Suites 13231 - 49th Street North, Clearwater, FL 33762 (727-573-3344) only 2 miles from the show hall. You must call the hotel direct and book under our group name “SKYWAY CAT CLUB” or book online at this link: Hotel Link for our special negotiated rate of $72 night studio site. See HOTEL FLYER Pet fee of $75 is waived for our group. The rate is valid until the block is filled. Rooms booked on-line not through our special link above are not eligible for the show rate and pet fee not waived. 903.7.1.1 Skyway Cat Club has elected to use the Hotel Room Inspection Procedures for exhibitors who lodge at Candlewood Suites using the club's group booking. Entry in this show, and lodging at using the club's group booking, shall constitute an acknowledgment by and consent of the exhibitor to these procedures.
ACCESSIBILITY: The show hall is a non-smoking, climate-controlled facility. Both Minnreg Center and the Candlewood Suites meet ADA requirements for accessibility.
TRANSPORTATION: If you are flying into Tampa International (TPA) or St. Petersburg/Clearwater (PIE) Airport, transportation can be obtained from Super Shuttle (727-572-1111), limos, taxis and car rental agencies. Taxi is approximately $35 from the airport. The Candlewood Suites does not have transportation or shuttle to and from the airport. Please contact Show Manager for possible transportation., we will do our best to serve you.
PAYMENT: By entering the show, you agree to pay all fees whether you attend the show or not. Regardless of date of entry, ALL fees must be received or postmarked no later than the show closing date of April 15, 2018. No cash will be accepted at check-in unless approved in advance by show management and may incur an extra charge of $20. MONEY ORDERs or CHECKs must be made payable to SKYWAY CAT CLUB. If paying by PayPal, the only authorized account is: Skywaycatclub@tampabay.rr.com *no other PayPal is authorized.* Returned checks (for any reason) will be charged a $35 fee--no exceptions. Additionally, relevant information will be forwarded to TICA’s Executive Office for appropriate action. Skyway Cat Club will pursue any debt owed us to the extent of TICA show rules and Florida law. TICA Show Rule 23.6.1 through 220.127.116.11: The Show Committee may, at its discretion, refuse to accept any entry for listed reasons.
SHOW HOURS: Check-in and exhibitor benching will be from 7:30 am – 8:30 am. The show will begin promptly at 9:00 am. Exhibitor/judging show hours will begin at 9 am to 4 pm Saturday and Sunday. Spectator Show hours are 9am until 4pm both days unless announced differently. Please plan to remain in the show hall during advertised hours as we anticipate many visitors. Show Rule 212.7 All cats shall be presented for final awards during advertised show hours, unless special permission to leave has been granted by the Show Manager.
SHOW SET-UP: Show hall set up begins promptly at 7pm Friday evening –This is NOT exhibitor set up. Vendors will also be setting up and the traffic areas must be open. If you can come to assist, it would be greatly appreciated. Those who help with the hall set up may bench after the show hall work is fully completed. The hall will close promptly at 9:30 pm. Watch the TICA lists--if you are not on the TICA lists, it is advisable to join for notification of any updates. Skyway Cat Club (SCC) reserves the right to substitute and or add judges, change times, etc. as necessary.
BENCHING & SUPPLIES: Bring your own cage is encouraged. Benching is by Double Cage Space Only. Our fees are kept as low as possible to help you, the exhibitor. No kitten under 3 months of age will be allowed in the show hall (be prepared to show proof of age.) We place cages according to what is submitted on the summary form. If you answer "Own Cage" with *no* (meaning you are not bringing your own cage), a wire cage sized to your entry payment will be placed and a nominal fee of $5.00 will be assessed. We must know who will be providing their own cage--setting-up/removing wire cages unnecessarily may incur an additional service fee. Odd numbered entries must buy a 1/2 space/cage, see Summary for prices.
A grooming or exhibition-only space is the same size as a double cage space: 22” x 44”. You must have an entry in the show to purchase a sales/exhibition cage. All cages must be covered on the top, sides, back, and bottom. Everyone is expected to supply their own litter and litter boxes; however, we will have a limited amount of litter and disposable cardboard litter boxes as a courtesy to those who fly-in to exhibit at our show. Special benching requests will be honored to the best of our ability. "Handicapped" is a benching request and only one request is considered. Agent request takes priority over benching request. Clerks will be benched first. Vending from the benching area is strictly prohibited.
HEALTH REQUIREMENTS: This is a non–vetted show: Standing Rule 205.3 - 205.3.5: Any cat showing signs of illness, parasites or fungus will be escorted from the show hall. All entries should be vaccinated against feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and feline enteritis, and should test negative for feline leukemia and feline AIDS. Any cat or kitten from a house or cattery where there has been fungus or any infectious or contagious illness within 21 days prior to the opening date of the show is ineligible for entry and/or exhibition. Cats obviously pregnant are ineligible for competition. Florida law requires any animal over the age of 4 months be vaccinated against rabies within the last 12 months (be prepared to show proof)! TICA show rules require all claws, front and back, be clipped prior to benching.
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 in the cat’s first show, but is required for TICA titles and scoring after the first TICA show.
HOUSEHOLD PETS: Household pets 8 months of age and older MUST be spayed or neutered. If you are not sure of the proper class or color of your cat, check out http://www.seregiontica.org/Colors/intro.htm or send the entry clerk a color photo of your entry. Photo will be returned at the show. Declawed Household Pets are OK at TICA shows due to the number of HHPs that are declawed rescue cats.
KITTENS: Kittens entered in the show must be at least four months, but less than eight months of age on the day of the show. 23.8.1: No kitten under the age of 3 calendar months is permitted in the show hall under any circumstance.
CATS FOR SALE: Sales cages will be available to exhibitors ONLY and must be owned by the same/paid exhibitor. Kittens must be three (3) calendar months of age. Proof of age must be provided on request. No kittens-cats may be confined to carriers during show hours. Any person disregarding these rules will be asked to leave the show. Florida requires health certificates accompany any animal sold in the state. Skyway Cat Club takes no responsibility for your failure to familiarize yourself with applicable FL statutes. Health Certificates will be checked.
CLERKS: If interested in clerking at the show, please contact the entry clerk. Our clerks will be paid $30 per day, provided lunch, a marked catalog (via e-mail only), and may have preferential benching. Requests for specific judges will be considered; however, all assignments are at the discretion of show management. Trainees and assistants are welcome. Clerks may not deduct anticipated clerk payment from entry fees.
SPONSORSHIPS: Ring Sponsorship is greatly appreciated: Please see summary sheet for pricing and contact the show manager.
SHOW RULES: TICA show rules will be strictly enforced. By entering all 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 online at www.TICA.org
LIABILITY: Show Rules 18.104.22.168: The show management shall take all reasonable care of cats, carriers and other personal property of exhibitors, but it is expressly stipulated that neither the show management nor any member of the club nor the club sponsoring the show can be held pecuniarily liable for the loss of or accident to the cats, carriers or other personal property of any exhibitor. Neither Skyway Cat Club, Minnreg Center, Candlewood Suites, nor TICA may be held liable for loss, theft, or damage to animals, personal property, exhibitors or their guests.
VENDORS: Contact Theresa Kempton, Show Manager for more information and vendor contract. Vendor space is limited.727 289-1989 or e-mail Tkem85@aol.com