or complete TICA'S OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM and send to our Entry Clerk:
192 Hillside St, #3
Boston, MA 02120
SHOW HALL: The Simoni Ice Arena. 155 Gore Street, Cambridge, MA 02141. Free parking for exhibitors!
SHOW HOURS: Saturday, April 28, 2018: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 29, 2018: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. All cats must remain in the show hall during advertised hours unless permission to leave is granted by the show manager.
CHECK IN: Check in is from 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. on Saturday and 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. on Sunday. Judging is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. on both days.
Red Roof PLUS+ Boston – Woburn (13.0 miles from the show hall)
$92.65/night + tax, mention group code: 851-532779
19 Commerce Way
Woburn, MA 01801
Call to book: 937-328-1583
Free parking, Interior Corridors, Elevators, Free Continental Breakfast, Indoor Heated Pool!
Please keep litter pans in bathrooms and whole males in Sturdi cages
TICA Hotel Room Inspection Procedures will be enforced.
ALTERNATE HOTELS (UNOFFICIAL):
La Quinta Boston-Somerville (2.1 miles from the show hall)
23 Cummings St.
Somerville, MA 02145
Free airport shuttle and free parking!
For the TICA 10% off program use Promo/Corporate Code: 1NCATASC
AIRPORT: Boston's Logan International Airport (BOS) is located 5.2 miles (15 minutes) from the show hall.
ENTRY INFORMATION: We are using the web-based TOES system to collect exhibitor summary and entry details. If you need help setting up a TOES account, our entry clerk can assist you but first please watch this helpful video. Once you enter your cats, all related fees must be paid within 72 hours or by show closing (whichever is comes first.) As per the TICA rules, Catsachusetts will not issue any refunds if you or any of the cats entered in our show are not able to attend. After show closing, there is a $10 per cat substitution fee. A fee of $30.00 plus any bank fees will be charged on all checks returned for any reason. Any entry monies owed to Catsachusetts at time of check-in must be paid in cash or money order and will include an additional fee of $25.00. The only exception to this rule will be on late entries. No checks will be accepted at check-in.
BENCHING: All exhibitors will have assigned benching. Benching requests must be clearly indicated on the TOES entry form, and we will try to accommodate all requests. Otherwise we will try to bench by breed. No one may change their benching without permission of Show Management. Show hours are 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, 2018 and 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, 2018. No one may leave before the advertised show hours without permission from Show Management.
CAGES: Cages are 22”x22”x22” for a single cage and 22”x44”x22” for a double. The top, sides and back MUST be covered. Only one cat or two kittens are allowed in a single cage, and two cats or four kittens per double cage. Exhibitors wishing end of aisle – please be aware that you may not place your grooming tables, coolers, etc. at the end of aisle due to traffic flow.
SHOW RULES: This show is sanctioned by The International Cat Association and is subject to their Show Rules and Breed Standards, available from the TICA Executive Office, P.O.Box 2684, Harlingen, TX 78551 or online at: TICA Show Rules. By entering, all exhibitors agree to abide by the decisions of the Show Committee and Judges.
KITTENS: Kittens entered for competition must be at least four months old on the first day of the show. Kittens for sale must be at least three months old on the first day of the show. A TICA litter registration and proof of vaccinations must be available upon request of the show management.
HOUSEHOLD PETS (HHP): HHP Kittens (at least 4 months old, but not yet 8 months old) can be either altered (neutered or spayed) or unaltered. HHPs 8 months of age and older MUST be neutered or spayed. There is no rule against HHPs being declawed. Please contact the entry clerk if you require assistance in completing the summary and/or the entry form.
FOR SALE: Sales and adoption spaces will be available on a limited basis to exhibitors who are entered in the show. Cost per double space will be $40.00. Kittens for sale or adoption must be 3 months old in order to enter the show hall. No kittens or cats may be confined to carriers, either displayed or under the table.
HEALTH RULES: This is a non-vetted cat show. It is recommended that all entries be up to date on all immunizations. Massachusetts requires that all cats over 12 weeks of age must be vaccinated for rabies. You must be able to produce a rabies certificate and proof of vaccinations for all entries and cats for sale. Any cats showing evidence of fungus, ear mites, fleas, or a contagious disease will be removed from the show hall as well as any other cats from the same household, and all wins will be forfeited. A Veterinarian will be on call to examine any such animals at the owner’s expense. Any feline from a house or cattery where there has been fungus or any infectious or contagious illness within twenty-one days prior to the opening day of the show is ineligible for entry. HHP adults must be neutered. All claws, front and back, on all entries must be clipped prior to benching.
REGISTRATION: Pedigreed cats and household pets may be shown in TICA with a pending registration number. Points may be claimed after the registration number is assigned, but only for the first show where the cat didn’t have a registration number in the catalogue. Subsequent shows without a registration number will not be scored.
PRELIMINARY NEW BREED, ADVANCED NEW BREED, NEW TRAITS: Per TICA Show Rule 203.19, “ALL Preliminary New Breeds (PNB), Advanced New Breeds (ANB) and New Traits (NT) must have a TICA registration number prior to entry in any TICA show. No PNB, ANB, or NT may enter a show with a “registration pending”.
SUPPLIES: Litter will be provided in the show hall. Please bring your own litter trays. No cat food will be provided
AWARDS: A Rosette will be provided to each cat entered and awards will be provided to all cats placing in a final.
CLERKS/STEWARDS: Please indicate on TOES or email us if you are interested in clerking or stewarding. Exhibitors who clerk both day will received one free entry or $45.00 per day (one day clerks will receive $45.00) and stewards will be paid $25.00 per day. Requests for specific judges will be honored to the extent possible. Free lunch will also be provided to our clerks and stewards. Fees will be paid at the close of the show each day. Please do not deduct clerking fees from your entry fee. Currently licensed TICA clerks will be given preference.
NEW EXHIBITORS: Welcome to the Catsachusetts Show! Please indicate in the remarks section of your TOES entry that this is your first show. You will be sent a flyer detailing information that you will need to know. You may also request to be benched with an experienced exhibitor if you so desire. For more information on how to register your cat(s) and/or kitten(s), contact the TICA Executive Office at (956) 428-8046.
LIABILITY: The Catsachusetts Cat Club, TICA, all hotels used by exhibitors, the town of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the Simoni Arena/ FMC ICE SPORTS will be held harmless for any damages, claims, losses, etc. of/to the exhibitor and his/her entries.