Entry Info: Entries are accepted now. Per show rule 6.21 each entry must be accompanied by the stipulated entry fee. All online/fax entries must be paid in full within 10 days of receipt or prior to the start of the show, whichever is first. Make checks payable to Garden State. No substitutions after the closing date. No refunds after the entry clerk has confirmed your entry or for failure to bench. Check your confirmation for accuracy and contact the entry clerk with any corrections BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE.
Show Hall: New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center 97 Sunfield Ave, Edison, NJ 08837 PH: 732-417-1400. Show hall is AIR-CONDITIONED and Handicap-accessible. NO SMOKING in the Show Hall! LOTS of parking. Grand Parties welcomed.
Check in is from 5 - 7 pm on Friday and 7:30 - 9 am on Saturday. Any cat not benched by 9 am will be marked absent. Judging will begin at 9:30 am (SHARP) on Saturday and 9:15 am on Sunday. Advertised hours are 10 am - 5 pm on Saturday and 9:30 am - 4 pm on Sunday. No entries, except kittens may leave the show hall before the end of the advertised hours without permission of the show manager.
Hotel Info: Sheraton Edison Hotel Raritan Center 125 Raritan Center Pkwy, Edison, NJ 08837 PH: 800-325-3535. Show rate is $99 and initial cut off date is June 19, 2018. There is a $50 REFUNDABLE pet deposit. Call and ask for the Garden State Cat Club block or go to www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/GSCatClub18 to book under the Cat Show rate.
Exhibitor Info: Cage size is approximately 22”x22”x22” and is included with your entry fees. Please inform the entry clerk if you have your own security cage. Exhibitors with an odd number of entries using any size security cage are required to purchase an extra 1/2 cage. Litter will be provided, but not litter pans.
Scoring: All entries in Championship (except Novice), Premiership (except Novice), registered Kittens, recorded Household Pets, and registered cats competing as Household Pets with an Household Pet color class prefix will be scored for CFA awards. Owners of novices can contact the entry clerk for a temporary registration number. Kittens may be entered without registration numbers, but will not be scored for CFA awards if a number is not provided at show time. Kittens without a registration number or TRN will not be included in the count.
Household Pets: All entries must be at least 4 months old; all entries 8 months or older must be neutered or spayed. Entries may not be declawed.
Health: It is strongly advised that all cats or kittens entered or present in the show hall be inoculated before entry by a licensed veterinarian against feline panleukopenia (formerly known as feline distemper or feline infectious enteritis), feline rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and rabies. It is also strongly recommended that cats and kittens be tested and found negative for FeLV before entry. All cats/kittens must have all claws clipped prior to benching. Declawed cats are not eligible for competition.
Garden State Cat Club, Inc. reserves the right to substitute judges in case of illness or emergency. By entering, exhibitors agree to abide by the decisions of the judges and the show committee and to adhere to CFA show rules. Copies of CFA show rules can be obtained for $7 each from CFA 260 East Main St. Alliance, OH 44601.
Link for Directions to the Show Hall
PDF CFA Entry Form