Show Hall: Ohio Building at Ohio Expo Center 717 East 17th Ave. Columbus, OH Ph: 614-466-8346. The show hall is a NON-SMOKING facility with heating and air conditioning. Food service will be at the show hall for exhibitors.
Entry 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. Please make checks payable to Sternwheel Cat Fanciers. Postdated checks will not be accepted. Note: Payments not received within two weeks after the show date, will incur an additional $50 late fee. 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 Hours: Check-In 7:30 – 8:30 am on Saturday. Judging will begin both days at 9 am days. Advertised Show Hours are 9 am - 6 pm both days.
Hotel Info: There is not an official show hotel, however a list of local accommodations will be sent along with confirmation.
Transportation: Exhibitors will be responsible for their own transportation from the airport and to the show hall.
Scoring: All entries in Championship (except Novice), Premiership (except Novice), registered Kittens, recorded Household Pets, and registered cats competing as Household Pets with a Household Pet color class prefix will be scored for CFA awards. Owners of cats/kittens without registration numbers can contact the entry clerk for a Temporary Registration Number.
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. Exhibitors with a single entry using any size security cage are required to purchase an extra 1/2 cage.
Benching: Benching cage size is 22" x 22" x 22" and is included with your entry fees. Litter will be provided. Please bring your own litter pans and cat food.
Vetting: 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 claws of all entries must be clipped prior to benching. Declawed cats are not eligible for competition.
Miscellaneous: Show management will take reasonable care of cats and carriers, but will not be responsible for losses or damages.
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