Open Breed summary
Anniversary Celebrations Golden Oldies Presentation; Saturday at noon. Anniversary Cake; Sunday afternoon.
Entry & Payment Info: Entries are accepted now. Entry Fees include CFA & Regional surcharges. Please email entry clerk to confirm online entries. 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. 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. Make PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment at door is CASH ONLY. * Early Bird Special - all ENTRIES and PAYMENTS must be received on or before October 10, 2018 (checks mailed must be postmarked on or before October 10).
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.
Golden Oldies Celebration: Cats 10+ years of age. Presentation will be held Saturday noon. Only 16 spaces available (they fill quickly). Contact Cynthia Lewis at 404-216-1935 or email@example.com BEFORE October 22, 2018 for availability and details.
Benching: Single cage size is approximately 22”x22”x22” and is included with your entry fees. Exhibitors with an odd number of entries using any size security cage are required to purchase an extra 1/2 cage.. 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.
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 CSC “Cotton States Cat Show” group rate; On-line reservations: Holiday Inn select arrival/departure dates (contracted rate for CSC rooms will be displayed) $92/night; $25 pet fee per room (Rate available until Oct 19, 2018, 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 2018” On-line reservations $92/night; $25 pet fee per room (Rate available until Oct 12, 2018 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 (option 1) or 1-866-527-1498 (option 1) – Ask for “Cotton States Cat Club at Property Number 0264”. Online reservation : La Quinta Inn Duluth - Use CATFAN9; $85.50/night; no pet fee; Standard Room with 2 Beds, Micro/Fridge (Rate available until Oct 12, 2018). Approximately 0.5 miles from Infinite Energy Center.
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; Pet fee - $100 for 1 cat, $150 for 2 cats (Rate available until Oct 2, 2018, or until filled) Studio Suites (king bed, pull-out sofa, kitchen); free hot breakfast. Approximately 0.5 miles from Infinite Energy Center.
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.
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.
Cotton States Cat Club, Inc. and Infinite Energy Center will not be responsible for damage, loss, or personal injury during this event.
Club Web Site
Link for directions to the Show Hall
Hotel Directions (PDF)