Open Breed summary
Show Hall: Infinite Energy Center (formerly Gwinnett Center) 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway Duluth, GA 30097. The facility is air-conditioned and has ample free parking. Handicap access allows for rolling carriers into the show hall. This is a NO SMOKING facility. NO outside food, beverages, or alcohol is allowed in the show hall. The concession stand has an extensive variety of sandwiches, salads, soups, snacks, wine, beer, and soft drinks. "Grand cakes” are OK as this is not a food provided by Proof of the Pudding.
Show Hours: Check In will be Saturday 7:30 - 9 am. Judging will begin at 9:30 am on Saturday and at 9 am on Sunday. Advertised show hours for spectators are Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday 9 am – 4 pm.
Scoring: 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 cats/kittens without registration numbers can contact the entry clerk for a Temporary Registration Number.
Benching: Single cage size is approximately 22”x22”x22” and is included with your entry fees. Litter will be provided; please bring litter boxes, food & water bowls. Exhibitors with a single entry using any size security cage are required to purchase an extra 1/2 cage.
Health: 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 claws of each entry must be clipped prior to benching. Failure to do so will subject the entry to disqualification. Declawed cats are not eligible for competition.
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.
Show Hotel: Holiday Inn Atlanta-Infinite Energy Center (across the parking lot from the show hall), 6310 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097 Phone: 770-476-2022 or 800-465-4329. This hotel has been full renovated with beautifully decorated modern rooms.) Shuttle service to/from show hall available. $134/night; $25 pet fee per room; call and ask for CSC “Cotton States Cat club 2019” group rate. (Rate available until Oct 19, 2019, or until filled).
Additional Hotel Info: Homewood Suites by Hilton-Lawrenceville/Duluth 1775 North Brown Rd. Lawrenceville, GA 30043 Phone: 770-277-1243. Call and ask for “CSC - Cotton States Cat Club 2019” or click the link above. $92/night; $25 pet fee per room (Rate available until Oct 12, 2019 or until filled) King Suite with sleeper sofa bed; complimentary shuttle to/from show hall; hot buffet breakfast. Approximately 1.25 miles from Infinite Energy Center.
Hampton Inn – Lawrenceville/Duluth 6010 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA 30043 (approx 1 mile from show hall) Phone: 678-407-0018. $99/night + Pet fee of $50/stay (Rate available until Oct 11, 2019) Call the hotel and ask for CSC (Cotton States Cat Show) group rate or book online CSC Online Reservations Link
Best Western Duluth-Sugarloaf (previously the La Quinta) 2370 Stephens Center Dr, Duluth, GA 30096 (approx 0.5 mile from show hall) Phone: 678-957-0500. Call and ask for “Cotton States Cat Club” group rate $99/night; Pet fee - $20/night (Rate available until Oct 10, 2019). Please note the Best Western Gwinnett Center Hotel DOES NOT TAKE PETS.
Clarion Suites Duluth I-85 3700 Shackleford Rd, Duluth, GA 30096 (approx 5 miles from show hall) Phone: 770-931-9299. Call and ask for “Cotton States Cat Club” group rate $75/night; Pet fee - $10/night (Rate available until Oct 18, 2019).
Airport Info: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport ATL Note: For those arriving by air, there is no shuttle service to/from the airport. The drive from the airport to the hotel is approximately 1 hour, car rental is recommended.
Show Rules: The show will be conducted in accordance with current CFA show rules. CFA RULES WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED. Show rules are available for $5 plus $2 postage from CFA, 260 East Main St. Alliance, OH 44601 or online at http://www.cfa.org/Portals/0/documents/forms/19-20show-rules.pdf
Cotton States Cat Club, Inc. and Infinite Energy Center will not be responsible for damage, loss, or personal injury during this event.
Cotton States Cat Club, Inc is a 501(c)(7) non-profit organization.
Club Web Site
Link for directions to the Show Hall
Hotel Directions (PDF)