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ENTERING THE SHOW: PROOF OF TICA ELIGIBILITY


IMPORTANT CHANGE IN TICA RULES!

Effective May 1, 2019, all cats, kittens, and alters shown with a "pending" registration number must provide proof that the cat can be TICA registered to be entered in a show.  (This new rule does not apply to HHPs or HHP kittens.)

  • All cats shown in the Kitten, Championship, and Alter classes must be either TICA registered or, if not yet registered, must be eligible for registration (and proof is required for entry).
  • All cats shown in the Preliminary New Breed, Advanced New Breed, and New Trait must provide a TICA registration number when entering a show. (You can no longer enter a New Trait cat in a show with a "pending" registration).
  • Household Pets and Household Pet Kittens do not need to be TICA registered to compete. (No change to existing rules.)

What's Different?

Effective May 1, 2019, when you enter a cat, kitten or alter in a show with a "pending" TICA registration, you must now provide proof that your entry is eligible to be registered in TICA.

You can submit any of the following in order to prove registration eligibility:

  • A copy of your TICA registration application. This can be a screenshot of the tica.org ticket for the registration or a copy of the individual registration application.
  • A copy of the TICA Breeder Slip for the cat.
  • A copy of the TICA litter registration for your cat's litter.
  • A copy of the pedigree for your cat issued by a recognized cat association.
  • A copy of the pedigree or registration papers for both the sire and dam of your cat issued by a recognized cat association.
  • A copy of other registration documents for your cat issued by a recognized cat association, indicating the cat's breed.

HOW DO I PROVIDE PROOF?

After entering a cat with a "pending" registration, you must email a copy of the proof documentation to the entry clerk within 24 hours of entry, or by the final closing date - whichever is earlier.

If you have any questions, please contact the entry clerk.