18th Annual Christmas in the Desert Cat Show
Doubletree - Reid Park, Tucson, AZ
December 5, 6 & 7, 2014
SHOW HALL: Doubletree - Reid Park - Ballroom - Enter Early!!
VENDORS: See our Vendor Page
Cutoff Date for room block: Nov. 16, 2014
AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION: The hotel offers shuttle service for $25 round trip to the Tucson International Airport ( TUS ). Call for pickup and reservations.
SHOW HOTEL FACILITIES: There are restaurants located in the hotel, as well as a Lounge. There are many other amenities such as pool, spa, workout room, golf course and more.
We want to continue to have a good relationship with this hotel; please help us to maintain that relationship. Take extra care to clean up litter, food and protect the rooms from spraying adult cats.
DIRECTIONS TO HOTEL: See our Directions page
SHOW RULES/AWARDS: All exhibitors agree by entry to abide by and uphold the show rules of TICA. Show rules and registration information may be obtained from TICA Executive Office, PO Box 2684, Harlingen, TX 78551. Cost is $7.
REGISTRATION RULES: To register your cat with TICA, send a copy of registration certificate showing you as owner of cat with a 5 generation certified pedigree with a check for $12 to TICA, PO Box 2684, Harlingen, Texas 78551. Allow 4 to 6 weeks for processing. Per TICA rules, you may show your cat one time without a registration number; however, the cat must be registered before any wins will be scored by TICA. This show will be scored for TICA International and Regional wins.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Entries are payable even if cat is not benched and benching will be refused unless all fees are paid. Cats co-owned by members of different households are eligible for the "second and additional" discounts ony if a copy of the TICA registration showing the names of both co-owners is sent. Please make checks payable to Coatimondi Cat Club in US funds. There will be a $20 charge for returned checks, plus the original check amount.
JUNIOR EXHIBITOR PROGRAM: We are offering the Junior Exhibitor ring to our junior exhibitors.†The JE cat has the special discounted entry fee of $50 for the show.†The cat must be registered in the Juniorís name and they must prepare the cat and show the cat in the show.†
PRELIMINARY NEW BREEDS 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 any TICA show. No Preliminary New Breed or Advanced New Breed may enter a show with a "registration pending"
BENCHING: Every effort will be made to accomodate benching requests, but the club cannot make any guarantees.
CAGES: This is a "Bring Your Own Cage" show...each cat will be alloted a 36" space to bench in. If your cage is larger then 36" you will need to purchase a groom space in order for your cage to fit. If you do not own a cage, Walmart carries them and we suggest you pick one up for yourself: http://www.walmart.com/ip/SportPet-Pop-Open-Kennel-Medium-Cats-Dogs-Small-Animals/5192525
CAT SUPPLIES: Cat litter will be provided. Please bring your own litter pans and cat food.
EXHIBITION/FOR SALE CATS: "Exhibition/For Sale" Cages will be available to exhibitors only unless special arrangements are made with the show manager. You must submit an entry form for each "Exhibition/For Sale" entry...mark the entry Exhibition/For Sale across the top of the form. All cats must have catalog numbers to be in the show hall (whether named or not). Kittens MUST be 3 months old to enter the show hall. Kittens for sale MUST be litter registered and proof of age MUST be available to the club. NO KITTENS or CATS may be confined to carriers, either displayed or under bench, during show hours.
HOUSEHOLD PETS: ...over 8 months of age must be neutered or spayed.
HEALTH RULES: This is a non-vetted show. All cats must be fully immunized and tested negative for FeLV. All entries must be free of fungus, fleas, and ear mites. It is advised that all cats be bathed and groomed prior to benching. ALL CLAWS MUST BE CLIPPED PRIOR TO BENCHING.
VENDOR SPACE: See our Vendor page. NO SELLING FROM GROOMING SPACES OR CAGE TOPS!! Please download and fill out the Vendor Contract and return to Bobbie Tullo.
RING CLERKS: Please indicate on your Summary Form if you will be available to clerk. Compensation will be made at the end of the show.
SHOW PHOTOGRAPHER: Diana Starr, Starrlight Photography