General Show Info

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Judges for Sat-Sun, Sept 3-4
Yvonne Patrick (AB)
Hisako Yamada (AB)
Edith-Mary Smith (AB)
Aline Noel Garel (AB)
Fate Mays (AB)
Adriana Kajon (AB)
Robby Whyte (AB)
Toni Jones (AB)
Harley DeVilbiss (AB) – Kim Chenault judging as Harley DeVilbiss (as of Aug 23)
Steven Corneille (AB)
Nikki Crandall-Seibert (AB)
Nicki Fenwick-Raven (AB)
Johary Gomez (SP)
Amy Stadter (SP)

Judges for Friday Congresses, September 2
Adriana Kajon (On Safari)
Kim Chenault (On Safari)
Steven Corneille (On Safari)
Debbie Lopeman (Ragdolls)
Chris Unangst (Ragdolls)
Edith-Mary Smith (Forest Cats – MC/MCP/NF/SB)
Lynne Sherer (Forest Cats – MC/MCP/NF/SB)

Friday, Sept 2
  • TICA Board Meeting, 8 AM in Marquette Room (3rd Floor)
  • CEU Seminars @ 8:30 AM in Williford B/C Rooms (3rd Floor) ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED
  • Check-in for Congress Participants, 12:30-1:30 PM in Salon A (Lower Level)
  • Congresses 2-5 PM in Salon A (Lower Level)
  • On Safari hors d’oeuvres 5:30-6 PM with Dr. Chris Kaelin and awards to follow in Williford B/C Rooms (3rd Floor) ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
  • Early Check-in for Main Show (those not in the congresses), 5-6 PM in Salon A (Lower Level)
Saturday, Sept 3
  • 7-8:30 AM Show Check-In (Salon A, Lower Level)
  • 9 AM – 5 PM Show (Salon A, Lower Level)
  • 6 PM Cocktails (Continental Foyer, Lobby Level)
  • 7 PM Dinner & Awards (Continental, Lobby Level)
Sunday, Sept 4
  • 9 AM – 5 PM Show (Salon A, Lower Level)

SHOW MOTTO:  CHICAGO: Feline Infurno
Why this theme?
1. The famous Chicago Fire.
2. The TV show that features the Chicago Fire Department.


Liz Brown,
(636) 734-9233

Liz Brown,
Richard Hoskinson,


** Larry Johnson Photography  ** **
** Starrlight Photography ** **  Starrlight sign-up form

SHOW HALL & HOTEL:  (more information and link for reservations on showhall/hotel page)
Hilton Chicago
720 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago , Illinois , 60605
United States

Check-in 3 PM unless otherwise arranged with hotel (fees could apply)

AIRPORTS & TRANSPORTATION:  Please see the “Getting around”  page

JUNIOR EXHIBITOR RING: Sunday, September 4 with TICA President Vicki Jo Harrison


Food can be ordered from the online with delivery to you in the showhall (no concessions available inside the hall). Click on the QR code below to order or head up to the main level of the hotel to Herb N’Kitchen for a huge variety of freshly prepared meals and drinks. Full menu also found here.


On Site Restaurants/Food Options


SHOW Check-in Options:
Friday 12:30-1:30 PM (for those in the congress).
Friday from 5-6 PM (for those in the full show, but not in the congress).
Note: Check-in will NOT be available between 1:30-5 PM, during the congresses.
Saturday from 7-8:30 AM

Friday 2-5 PM (Congresses)
Saturday/Sunday 9 – 5 PM

SHOW HOTEL (ALL IN ONE): HILTON CHICAGO. 720 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, Illinois, 60605. or (877) 865-5320. The TICA HOTEL POLICY will be strictly enforced. BLOCK IS NOW CLOSED – contact Liz Brown regarding room options.

SHOW FORMAT: Continuous

PAYMENT: You can Paypal your entry fees to the club at or send a check, payable to Showcats c/o Liz Brown 4899 Squaw Valley Drive Caledonia, IL 61011.

HEALTH: This is a Non-Vetted show. All entries are to be free from contagious disease, and ALL Vaccinations must be up to date. Any entry showing signs of contagious illness, parasites, fungus or cats from homes exhibiting any signs of infectious or contagious disease in the prior 21 days are ineligible for entry or competition. Cats which are pregnant or lactating will be disqualified. Cats may NOT be kept in the show hall overnight. All HHP’s eight (8) months of age or older MUST be altered. All claws must be clipped prior to judging. Declawed cats are only allowed for entry pursuant to TICA Show Rule 23.5 (allowed for household pet or household pet kitten entries or if proof is submitted with entry that the declawing occurred prior to May 1, 2020, and that same cat was shown prior to the rule change on May 1, 2020).

SUPPLIES: Litter will be provided in show hall. Bring your own benching cage, cat food, litter pans, food/water bowls.

CLERKS: Please contact the Kathy Robinson if you are available. We currently have all rings assigned, but if you’d like to be on a back-up list, please let her know.

SHOW RULES: This show is licensed and scored by TICA (The International Cat Association) and is subject to their show rules and breed standards. All exhibitors agree by entering to abide by the decisions of the show management and judges, A copy of all show rules is available from the TICA executive office, PO Box 2684, Harlingen, Texas 78551 or online at No kittens 3 months of age or younger will be permitted in the show hall. Proof of age and TICA litter registration must be available. Declawed cats are only allowed for entry pursuant to TICA Show Rule 23.5 (allowed for household pet or household pet kitten entries or if proof is submitted with entry that the declawing occurred prior to May 1, 2020, and that same cat was shown prior to the rule change on May 1, 2020). TICA Show rules will be strictly enforced.

REGISTRATION: Registration: With the exception of cats competing in the Preliminary New Breed, Advanced New Breed, and New Traits classes, registration with TICA is not required to compete, but proof of eligibility to register is for those without TICA registration numbers. However, to be scored for TICA titles and Regional/International awards, all cats except HHP kittens must be registered by their second show.

AWARDS: Awards will be awarded in accordance with TICA Show Rules. This show is scored for TICA Regional and International awards.

LIABILITY: Showcats, its individual members, the Hilton Chicago, nor TICA will not be held liable for any loss or accident to spectators, exhibitors, cats or personal property. Submission of an entry, placeholder or summary sheet constitutes your agreement to this.