Entry & Payment Info: Entries are accepted now. Entry Fees include CFA & Regional surcharges. 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 Greater Baltimore Cat Club. Returned check fee is $50 + all bank fees. 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.
Benching: ** Grooming space, sales cages & end of row benching is extremely limited. Sales cage are only available WITH a paid entry. Single cages are approximately 22"x22"x22" and is included with your entry. EOR only w/extra 1/2 cage or even numbered entries. Exhibitors with a single entry using any size security cage are required to purchase an extra 1/2 cage.
Check In & Show Hours: Check-in will begin on Saturday at 7:30 am; Cats not benched by 8:30 am will be marked absent, report any transfers or absentees at check-in. The show will start at 9 am both Saturday and Sunday. The show hall will open at 8 am Sunday. Advertised Show Hours 9 am-4 pm both days. Cats with the except of kittens must remain in the hall until posted closing.
Local Hotel Info: La Quinta Inn & Suites Baltimore North 4 Philadelphia Ct. Baltimore, MD 21237 Phone 410-574-8100. CFA discount code catfan9.
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. Under MD Sate law a rabies vaccine is required for all cats over the age of 4 months.
This show is held under the auspices of the Cat Fanciers’ Association. CFA show rules will be strictly enforced. Copies of the show rules are available for $7 from CFA 260 East Main St. Alliance, OH 44601 or CFA www.cfainc.org
Directions to the Show Hall