Entry Info: All Entry Fees include CFA surcharge. 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. No substitutions after the closing date. No refunds after the entry clerk has confirmed your entry or for failure to bench. It is the exhibitor’s responsibility to confirm receipt of online/faxed entries with the Entry Clerk. The club will not be responsible for entries lost due to communication errors. Make checks payable to Black Diamond Cat Club, all funds must be in US funds. $75 Returned Check Fee. No refunds once your entry has been received or for failure to bench. End of row fees will be waived for handicapped exhibitors. Single entry with ANY size security cage must purchase an extra 1/2 cage space. 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.
Check-in is from 7:30-8:30 am, any cat not benched by 8:30 am will be marked absent. Judging will begin at 9 am both days. Please report any transfers or absentees at check-in. All adult entries must remain in the show hall during advertised hours of 9 am - 4 pm both days.
Show Hotel: The club has reserved a block of rooms at Hampton Inn Downingtown/Exton 4 North Pottstown Pike, Exton, PA 19341. Rate is $105 (including hot breakfast) Phone: 610-363-5555; click the link to get the rate. Other hotels in the area are Residence Inn Philadelphia Great Valley/Exton 10 N Pottstown Pike Exton, PA 19341 Phone: 610-594-9705. Contact the hotel to confirm pet policy.
Household Pets: All Household Pets over the age of 8 months must be neutered or spayed and may not be declawed.
Additional Info: Cage size is approximately 22"x22"x22", bring cage curtains (or coverings) to cover the sides, top and bottom of cage. Please advise the entry clerk if this is your first show. No kittens under 4 months are permitted in the show hall or on the show grounds. No cats 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. 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.
By entering exhibitors agree to abide by the decisions of the judges and the show committee and to adhere to CFA show rules. CFA show rules may be obtained for $7 from CFA, 260 E. Main St. Alliance, OH 44601.
Black Diamond Cat Club & Ramapo Cat Fanciers reserves the right to substitute judges in case of illness or emergency.
Directions to the Show Hall (PDF)
CFA Entry Form (PDF)