Show Information

Show Hall
Suffolk County Community College Campus Health, Sports, and Education Center , 1001 Crooked Hill Rd, Brentwood, NY  11717. Parking at the hall is free. People food will be available from the concession.
Show Hotel

La Quinta Inn & Suites Islip Macarthur Airport located at 10 Aero Road, Bohemia, NY 11716. Phone: (866) 527-1498 or (631) 881-7700. A block of rooms has been requested at the rate of $113.00 per night plus tax. Please reserve your rooms by February 7, 2019. Mention Biker Cat Club when making reservations. All rooms include free breakfast.

Food is available within walking distance of the hotel.

Airport & Transportation
MacArthur Airport (ISP) 100 Arrival Ave, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779 (631) 467-3300. There are rental car services available.
Show Hours

Check-in will be from 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Saturday. The show will begin promptly at 9:00 AM Saturday and 8:30 AM Sunday. Exhibitor/judging show hours will be 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Saturday and 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM Sunday. Please plan to remain in the show hall during advertised hours as we anticipate many visitors/spectators.

Benching & Supplies

Double wire cages (22” x 22” x 44”) are available upon request if you are not bringing your own cage. We must know who will be providing their own cages in order to properly set up the benching area. Everyone is expected to supply their own litter boxes. Litter will be provided.

Registration
With the exception of cats competing in the Preliminary New Breed, Advanced New Breed, and New Traits classes, registration with TICA is not required to compete in the cat’s first show, but is required for confirmation of titles and scoring for TICA awards after the first TICA show.
Kittens

All kittens entered for competition must be at least four (4) and not more than eight (8) calendar months old on the first day of the show (born between 7/3/2017 and 11/3/2017). Kittens may be spayed or neutered.

Household Pets
Household pets over 8 months of age MUST be spayed or neutered. If you are not sure of the proper division or color of your cat, check out http://www.seregiontica.org/Colors/intro.htm or send the entry clerk a color photo of your entry. Hard copy photos will be returned at check in.
Health Requirements

This is a non–vetted show. Any cat showing signs of illness, parasites, or fungus will be escorted from the show hall, along with any cats owned, housed or agented by the same exhibitor. All entries should be vaccinated against feline viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, and Feline Enteritis, and should test negative for feline leukemia and feline AIDS. Any cat or kitten from a house or cattery where there has been fungus or any infectious or contagious illness within 21 days prior to the opening date of the show is ineligible for entry and/or exhibition. Any cat which is obviously pregnant or lactating will be disqualified. New York law requires any animal over the age of 4 months be vaccinated against Rabies (be prepared to show proof). TICA show rules require all claws, front and back, be clipped prior to benching.

Show Rules
TICA show rules will be strictly enforced. By entering all exhibitors agree to abide by the decisions of the judges and show committee. Official show rules, registration information and forms may be obtained from TICA, P.O. Box 2684, Harlingen, TX 78551 or online at http://www.tica.org.
Clerks

If interested in clerking at the show, please contact the entry clerk. Our clerks will be paid $30/day, provided lunch, and when possible, requests for specific judges will be honored and preferential benching provided.

Trainees/assistants are welcome. Do NOT deduct clerking fees from your entry fee! (Stewards $15.00 free lunch)

Payment

By entering the show, you agree to pay all fees whether you attend the show or not. Please note your payment obligation when submitting your entry form. Regardless of date of entry, ALL fees must be received no later than the closing date of February 26, 2018 unless prior arrangements have been made with the entry clerk. ALL PAYMENTS AT THE DOOR MUST BE IN CASH and will incur an extra fee of $25.

Money orders or checks must be made payable to Biker Cat Club LI. PayPal payment may be sent to bikercatclubli@aol.com.

Liability / Show Rule 29.1.1.2
Show management shall take all reasonable care of cats, carriers, and other personal property of exhibitors, but it is expressly stipulated that neither the show management nor any member of the club nor the club sponsoring the show can be held pecuniarily liable for the loss of or accident to the cats, carriers or other personal property of any exhibitor. Neither Biker Cat Club LI, Sue Rivero (Show Manager), any club member nor TICA may be held liable for loss, theft, or damage to animals, personal property, exhibitors or their guests.