★ Special Guest Judge: Garden State Cat Club welcomes the return of long-time Australian judge, Joan Henderson! Joan has been a friend of Garden State Cat Club (and a member too) for many years. She will be visiting the US this summer and has agreed to judge our show. Welcome back, Joan !!!"
Entry Info: Make checks payable to Garden State Cat Club Check in is from 5:00 - 7:00 pm on Friday and 7:30 - 9:00 am on Saturday. Any cat not benched by 9:00 will be marked absent. Judging will begin at 9:30 (SHARP) on Saturday and 9:00 on Sunday. Advertised hours are 10:00 to 5:00 on Saturday and 9:30 to 4:00 on Sunday. No entries, except kittens may leave the show hall before the end of the advertised hours without permission of the show manager. Handicapped benching requests will be accommodated whenever possible at no extra charge.
Show Hall: Garden State Exhibit Center50 Atrium Drive Somerset, NJ Phone 732-469-4000. Our show hall is AIR CONDITIONED and handicapped accessible. Handicapped benching requests will be accommodated whenever possible at no extra charge. The show hall is NON SMOKING! Personal food items are not allowed in the benching area, contact Robyn Poll to order catered food. Phone 732-469-4000 ext.104, email email@example.com. Having a breed party, please tell the Entry Clerks of any special benching requests.
Hotel Info: Holiday Inn Somerset-Bridgewater 195 Davidson Ave. Somerset, NJ 08873 Phone: 732-356-1700 Show Rate is $85. No pet fee! Reserve in the “cat show” block by June 15th. The Holiday Inn is directly across the road from the Exhibit Center. There’s a shuttle bus from the hotel to the Exhibit Center.
Exhibitor Info:Cage size is approximately 22"X22"X22", bring cage curtains (or coverings) to cover the sides, top and bottom of the cage. Please inform the Entry Clerk if you have your own security cage. Litter will be provided, but not litter pans.
CFA registration numbers are required for all Championship, Premiership and AOV classes. Kittens must be 4 months old by the date of the show. All championship, premiership and kittens entries with registration numbers will be scored for CFA National and Regional points. No declawed entries are permitted and every entry's front and rear claws must be clipped prior to benching. No kittens under 4 months are permitted in the show hall or on the show grounds. No cat or kittens may be left in the show hall overnight. Only benched cats and kittens are permitted in the show hall, none may be confined in carriers. This is a non-vetted show and all the entries are expected to be inoculated against feline Panleukopenia, Rhinotracheitis, Calici viruses and rabies and to be tested negative for FeLV before entry. The exhibitor of any entry showing evidence of fungus, fleas, ear mites or any contagious disease will be asked to remove that entry as well as their other entries from the show hall.
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 $7.00 each from CFA 1805 Atlantic Ave, Manasquan NJ 08736.
Having a "breed" party? Email the Entry Clerks with all special benching requests. A comprehensive cafeteria-type food service is available for exhibitors and spectators. For Breed Parties, a catering service is available -- personal food items are not allowed in the benching area! Contact Robyn Poll to order catered food. Phone 732-469-4000 ext.104, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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