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SHOW INFORMATION – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!
We have a limit of 200 cats! Please enter early to avoid being shut out.
Show Hotel Hotels in the area: Four Points Sheraton, 10249 West Irving Park Road, Schiller Park, IL 60176. (847) 671-6000. The Four Points Sheraton has shuttle service to and from O’Hare International Airport and the hotel is approximately 2 miles from the airport. Quality Inn O’Hare Airport, 3801 N. Mannheim Road, Schiller Park, IL 60176. (847) 678.0670. Red Roof Inn Chicago O’Hare Airport. 22 W. Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights IL 60005. (847) 228.6650.
Show Hall The show hall is the Centre at North Park, 10040 W. Addison Ave., Franklin Park IL 60131. The Centre is approximately ten minutes from O’Hare International Airport and easily accessible from I-294. Directions to the Show Hall are available on the Prairie State Cat Club website: www.PrairieStateCatClub.com.
Show Hours Check-in 7:00 – 8:30 AM. Judging will start promptly at 9:00 AM. Hours are 9 AM to 4 PM. No one may leave early without the written permission of the Show Manager, or you may forfeit wins and finals.
Health Info This is a non-vetted show. All cats and kittens must be current on vaccinations, and free of all parasites, fungus, and illness. Any cat or kitten from a household where there has been fungus, parasites, or any contagious or infectious illness within 21 days prior to the opening date of the show is ineligible for entry. Cats showing any sign of illness, parasites or fungus will not be permitted in the show hall. All cats or kittens accompanying said cat(s) will also be dismissed from the show hall. Cats which are pregnant or lactating will be disqualified. Nails, front and rear, must be clipped prior to judging.
Show Rules This show is licensed and sanctioned by The International Cat Association (TICA) and is subject to their show rules and standards (available from the Executive Office, PO Box 2684, Harlingen TX 78551, or at www.tica.org.) Entries must be submitted online at www.i-TICA.com through the TOES Online Entry System. No kittens under three months of age will be permitted in the show hall – you must have proof of age if asked. Kittens entered in the show must be at least four months of age on the first day of the show. All Household Pets, eight months and older, must be spayed or neutered. Declawed cats may be shown. No sales cage will be permitted without an entry in the show. No vending is permitted from your benching area. Cats may not be left in the show hall overnight, nor may cats be kept under the benching area. TICA Show Rules will be strictly enforced.
Show Services The Club will provide litter. You must bring your own litter pans, cat food and dishes. People food will be available.
Cage Sizes The cage size is approximately 22″ x 22″ x 22″ for a single cage. A double cage is approximately 22″ x 22″ x 44″. All cages are assigned; we will try to honor your benching request. No one may change their benching assignment per order of the Show Management. Cages must be covered on all three sides, top and bottom. Only one cat or two kittens are permitted per single cage.
Junior Exhibitor Prairie State Cat Club is pleased to recognize our Junior Exhibitor participants and extend a special entry fee rate of 50% off the regular entry fee price that includes a double space for one entry registered in their name. Junior Exhibitors must be currently entered in the TICA Junior Exhibitor Program.
Awards Awards will be provided in accordance with TICA Show Rules. We do have Supreme Rosettes – if your cat Supremes at our show, please see a member of the show committee for your rosette.
Clerks Clerks are needed! Please contact the Entry Clerk if you are able to clerk. Fees will be paid according to time spent as a clerk at the show, and preference will be given to TICA licensed clerks.
Raffle Table Prairie State Cat Club takes pride in the efforts that go into our raffle table. For this reason we will enforce our raffle rules. Raffle rules will be displayed on the raffle tables for review. Any exhibitor not following raffle rules may be asked to leave the show and may be barred from future Prairie State raffles. Exhibitors will also be responsible for their guests/children who participate in the raffle.
Prairie State Cat Club, its individual members, The Four Points Sheraton, The Centre at North Park, and TICA will not be held liable for any loss or accident to spectators, cats, exhibitors, or their personal property.