3 rings of Maine Coon Congresses - Kitten, Cat & Alter
Judges: Lynne Sherer, Vickie Fisher, Kurt Vlach
Saturday & Sunday, 16 & 17 June 2007
Co-Sponsored by Maine Coon Breeders and Fanciers Association (MCBFA)
Featured Speaker: Kathryn Meurs, DVM, Washington State University
Show Hall: Our showhall is the Onondaga County Convention center aka the OnCenter, 800 South State Street, Syracuse, NY 13202-3017. Phone 315-435-8000. Check out their website at http://www.oncenter.org.
Show Hotel: Parkview Hotel, 713 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13210. (315) 701-2600 or (800) 365-HOME for reservations. Rate: $99/night + $25 pet fee. The Group name is Cats of the Finger Lakes. The hotel is 8 miles from the airport (has a complimentary airport shuttle), and is less than a mile from the OnCenter (show site). There is a coffee and wine bar in the hotel featuring wifi access, as well as a 24-hour exercise room. Cats of the Finger Lakes has elected to use the Hotel Room Inspection Procedures for exhibitors who lodge at the Parkview Hotel using the club's group booking. Entry in this show, and lodging at the show hotel using the club's group booking, shall constitute an acknowledgment by and consent of the exhibitor to these procedures. Full details of the TICA Hotel Policy may be found in Standing Rule 903.7.1 or here.
Airport: Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR), approximately 10 minutes from both the show hall and the show hotel.
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 catalog. Subsequent shows without a registration number will not be scored. All Korats (kittens, cats, alters), Provisional New Breed and Advanced New Breed entries *must* be TICA registered to be shown.
Supplies: Litter will be provided but please bring your own litter pans.
Food: People food will be available at the show site.
Show Times: Check-in is 2:30pm to 4:00pm Friday, 7:30am to 8:30am Saturday & Sunday. Early Check-in Friday will continue throughout the congresses, and refreshments will be available. Judging will start at 4:00pm Friday, 9:00am Saturday & Sunday. Posted Hours are 10:00am to 5:00pm both days. Exhibitors may not leave the show hall before the end of the posted hours without the express permission of show management.
Cages: Cages are 22"x22"x22" for a single cage and 22"x44"x22" for a double. The top and sides MUST be covered. Clear plastic to cover the back of the cage will be available for a nominal fee.
Health: This is a non-vetted show. However, all entries should be inoculated against Feline Enteritis, Rhino and Calici plus test negative for Felv. All claws, front and back, must be clipped. Cats showing any evidence of fleas, mites, fungus or disease will be removed from the show hall. In the case of disqualification by a veterinarian, the TICA rules state that all other entries owned or agented by the responsible exhibitor shall also forfeit their place and be removed from the show as well. HHP adults must be neutered. It is a law in New York that all cats over 12 weeks of age must be vaccinated for rabies. Please bring your rabies certificates!
Clerks & Stewards: See the summary sheet. Clerks and stewards will be paid at the conclusion of the show day. Assignments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. Please do not deduct fees from the show entry fee or other show fees. Clerking fee is $35/day & lunch. Stewarding fee is $15/day & lunch. All assignments are at the discretion of the show management.
Show Rules: This cat 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 posted on the TICA website). By entering, all exhibitors agree to abide by the decisions of the Show Committee and Judges. Cats of the Finger Lakes, TICA, the OnCenter, and the Show Hotels will be held harmless for any damages, claims, losses, etc. of/to the exhibitor and his/her entries.