Entries: Entries are accepted now. Entry fees include CFA/Regional surcharges. No additional fees for online/faxed 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. Make checks payable to New England Meow Outfit; Returned Check Fee $50. Entries can be paid via PayPal; send to PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org. PRIOR TO CLOSING. Check your confirmation for accuracy! Please contact the entry clerk with any corrections BEFORE CLOSING DATE. No substitutions after the closing date. No refunds after the entry clerk has confirmed your entry or for failure to bench. Sales cage must accompany a paid entry. Exhibitors with an odd number of entries using any size security cage are required to purchase an extra 1/2 cage. Benching requests made at the time of entry will be honored when possible.
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. Show rule 2.19E The MISCELLANEOUS (Non-Competitive) CLASS is for any registered cat or registered kitten of a breed not accepted for Provisional Breed competition. Miscellaneous Class entries are examined by judges; however, no awards will be made in this class.
Show Hall/Hotel: Sturbridge Host on Cedar Lake 366 Main St. Sturbridge, MA 01566 Phone: 508-347-7393. The show hall has AC/heat as needed. People food will be available; People food will be available; NO outside food/drink allowed in show hall. Room Rates; $100 single or double, $110 triple, $120 quad if reserved by August 4, 2017. DON’T DELAY; OUR BLOCK FILLS EVERY YEAR. There will be a one time non-refundable pet fee of $25 for one night for all rooms that will have pets in them. The Sturbridge Host has an AAA three-star rating with restaurants, an indoor pool and Jacuzzi, fitness center, and free Wi-Fi in all guest rooms. Contact the hotel directly for reservations; use code word NEMO for show rate.
Additional Hotel Info: The Rodeway Inn has great prices and availability. $77 a night for 2 doubles or a king. Pet policy is $20 refundable deposit PLUS a $20 pet fee. 327 Ruby Rd. Willington, CT 06279 Ph: 860-684-1400 (about 17 miles away from the Sturbridge Host.) The Super 8 Sturbridge 358 Main St. Sturbridge, MA 01566 Ph: 774-490-8816 is closer but much more expensive. Rooms start at $149 and there is a $25 per pet per night fee. LaQuinta Inn & Suites Sturbridge 478 Main St. Sturbridge, MA 01518 Ph: 508-347-5141 is also close but the rate is well over $160; however, there is no pet fee. Use CFA discount CATFAN9 for best price. All three hotels stressed that rooms are going fast and people need to call ASAP to get anything for that Saturday night. Repeating what we’ve said at the end of this email, BOOK NOW!!!
Hours: Check-In: Saturday 8:30 – 9:30 am. Judging will start at 10 am on Saturday and at 8:30 am on Sunday. Advertised show hours: Saturday 11 am – 5 pm & Sunday 9 am – 4 pm.
Supplies: Clay litter will be provided. Please bring your own litter pans, cat food, and water/food dishes. Cages are 22"W x 22"H x 22"D. One benching request made at the time of entry will be honored when possible.
Health: 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 all entries must be clipped prior to benching. Declawed cats are not eligible for competition.
General: CFA Show rules will be strictly enforced. Copy of rules may be obtained for $7 from CFA, 260 E. Main St. Alliance, OH 44601. All cats/kittens must have all claws clipped prior to benching. Declawed cats are not eligible for competition. It is the Exhibitors responsibility to check entry confirmation and notify entry clerk of any errors.
NEMO reserves the right to substitute judges in case of illness or emergency.
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