ENTRY & PAYMENT INFORMATION: Entries are accepted now. 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. * Early Bird Special - all entries AND payments must be received prior to October 11, 2017. Checks or money orders should be made payable to Cotton States Cat Club (U.S. funds only). PayPal will be accepted until closing date only and should be made to firstname.lastname@example.org. If using PayPal, forward the payment confirmation to email@example.com to receive immediate credit for your entry. Payment at door is CASH ONLY. Please confirm online entries by email with the entry clerk. No substitutions after the closing date. No refunds after the entry clerk has confirmed your entry or for failure to bench. Check your confirmation for accuracy and contact the entry clerk with any corrections BEFORE CLOSING DATE. Exhibitors with a single entry using any size security cage are required to purchase an extra 1/2 cage.
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.
HOTEL INFO: Holiday Inn Gwinnett Center (across the parking lot from the show hall), 6310 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097 Phone: 888-269-9585 Ask for CSS “Cotton States Cat Show” group rate; On-line reservations: Holiday Inn select arrival/departure dates (contracted rate for CSS rooms will be displayed) $89/night; $25 pet fee per room (Rate available until Oct 13, 2017, or until filled).
Homewood Suites by Hilton 1775 North Brown Rd. Lawrenceville, GA 30043 Phone: 770-277-1243 ask for CSC - Cotton States Cat Club 2017” group rate. On-line reservations $92/night; $25 pet fee per room (Rate available until Oct 13, 2017, 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.
La Quinta Inn Duluth (a pet-friendly hotel) 2370 Stephens Center Dr, Duluth, GA 30096 Phone: 678-957-0500. Approximately 0.5 mile from show hall. Call and ask for “Cotton States Cat Show” group rate $95/night (Rate Available until October 20, 2017, or until filled).
Baymont Inn & Suites Norcross Atlanta (formerly La Quinta Inn) 5945 Oakbrook Pkwy, Norcross, GA 30093 Phone: 770-368-9400. Ask for “Cotton States Cat Show” group rate $82/night (Rate available until Oct 16, 2017, or until filled)
Residence Inn Atlanta NE/Duluth Sugarloaf 1940 Satellite Blvd. Duluth GA 30097 Phone: 770-814-2929. Less than 0.5 mile from show hall. Call and ask for “Cotton States Cat Show” group rate $105/night; $100 pet fee per suite (Rate available until Oct 4, 2017, or until filled) Studio Suites (king bed, pull-out sofa, kitchen); free hot breakfast.
FLY INS: 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.
Cotton States Cat Club, Inc. and Infinite Energy Center will not be responsible for damage, loss, or personal injury during this event. 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, calici viruses and rabies. It is also strongly recommended that cats and kittens be tested and found negative for FeLV before entry. There will be NO veterinary inspection prior to benching. All cats are expected to be free of fleas, fungus, ear mites, and any contagious diseases. All claws of all entries must be clipped prior to benching. Declawed cats are ineligible. Kittens under four months of age are not permitted in the Show Hall. Household Pets over the age of 8 (eight) months must be neutered or spayed. Single cage size is approximately 22"x22"x22" and is included with your entry.
CFA RULES WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED. Copies of the current Show Rules may be ordered on line at www.cfa.org or by mail from CFA Central Office, 260 East Main Street, Alliance, OH 44601. The cost of $7 (includes shipping/handling) must be included with your order.
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 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. Special prizes and ribbons will be offered in all rings for final awards. Flats will be offered for all other awards in accordance with CFA Show Rules.
Club Web Site
Link for directions to the Show Hall
Hotel Directions (PDF)