Clawsome Cats Welcomes You to Ancaster, Ontario. 

"Meowing Amongst the Vineyards"

12 Back to Back Rings + 2 Free AB Championship Congresses.

Exhibitor Hours: Saturday & Sunday 9am-5pm

Exhibitor Check-In Hours: Saturday & Sunday 7:30am-8:30am 

Spectator Hours: Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm

Show Photographer: Lynn Jette of Blue Sky Photography

Show Hall

Ancaster Fairgrounds (Concession Building): 630 Trinity Rd. Ancaster, Ontario. L0R 1R0. Hwy #2 and #52. 

Ample parking available.  Show hours for exhibitors are 9am-5pm Saturday and Sunday.  The public will be admitted to the pet show from 10:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday and Sunday. 

Show Hotels

Best Western Brantford Hotel and Conference Centre: 19 Holiday Drive, Brantford, Ontario. N3R 7J4. 1-519-753-8651.   LIMITED AVAILABILITY.  Group rate of $135 CDN + tax per night. Flat rate pet fee of $20 CDN + tax per stay.  Please let reservations know that you are with the TICA Cat Show.  Reservations must be made no later than June 25th, 2018 in order to guarantee the special room rate. The hotel offers complementary Wi-Fi, free breakfast , a indoor heated pool, spa and children's wading pool, an on-site bar and grill, free on-site parking, and an outdoor children's play ground.  TICA Hotel Policy will be enforced. Distance from show hall: ~12 minute drive. 

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Brantford: 27 Sinclair Blvd. , Brantford, Ontario. N3S 7X6. 1-877-660-8550.  Brand new hotel; opened May 2018.

LIMITED AVAILABILITY. Group Rate of  $155 CDN + tax per night.  Pet fee of $10 CDN per night. Please declare your pet upon reserving your room and inform them you are with the TICA Cat show. Reservations must be made prior to June 22nd, 2018 to guarantee the special room rate. The hotel offers complementary Wi-Fi and free breakfast, and free parking. TICA Hotel Policy will be enforced. Distance from show hall: ~12 minute drive.

Comfort Inn and Suites, Brantford: 58 King George Rd, Brantford, Ontario, N3R 5K4. 1-519-753-3100.  LIMITED AVAILABILITY.  Group rate of $109 CDN + tax per night. Flat rate pet fee of $10 CDN per stay. Please let reservations know you are with the TICA cat show. Reservations must be made prior to July 20th, 2018 to guarantee the special room rate. The hotel offers complementary Wi-Fi  and free parking. Restaurant attached to hotel but breakfast not included. TICA Hotel Policy will be enforced. Distance from show hall: ~ 12 minute drive. 


John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM) 

Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF)

Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) 

Cages and Supplies

Benching cages of standard sizes will be provided for each entry. Two (2) kittens or one (1) cat are permitted in a single cage. All cages must be covered on the top and three sides. Please bring your own litter pans, food and dishes. Litter will be provided in the show hall. Please inform us if you will be using your own cage. Cages are 22”x22”x22” for a single cage and 22”x44”x22” for a double.  Exhibitors wishing end of aisle – Please be aware that you may not place your grooming tables, coolers, etc. at the end of aisle due to traffic flow. 

Household Pets

Household pet kittens (ages 4 - 7 months) and adults (8 months and older) may be entered. All adult HHP entries must be altered (spay or neutered). If you are unsure of the proper color class for your pet, include a full description or a photo (photo will be returned with confirmation.


Kittens entered for competition must be at least four months old on the first day of the show. Kittens for sale must be at least three months old on the first day of the show. TICA litter registration must be available upon request of show management.  No kittens or cats may be confined to carriers, either displayed or under the table.


All exhibitors will have assigned benching.  Benching requests must be clearly indicated on the summary sheet, and we will try to accommodate all requests.  Otherwise, we will attempt to bench by breed.  No one may change their benching without permission of Show Management. Exhibitors may NOT leave before the advertised show hours without permission from Show Management.

Show Rules​

This show is sanctioned by The International Cat Association and is subject to their Show Rules and Breed Standards (available from the TICA Executive Office, P.O.Box 2684, Harlingen, TX 78551).  By entering, all exhibitors agree to abide by the decisions of the Show Committee and Judges. 


With the exception of preliminary new breeds, advanced new breeds and new traits entries, registration with TICA is not necessary to compete in a cat’s first show, but is required for the confirmation of titles and TICA Regional/International scoring and awards. Pedigreed cats and household pets may be shown in TICA with a pending registration number.  Points may be claimed after the registration number is assigned, but only for the first show where the cat didn’t have a registration number in the catalogue.  Subsequent shows without a registration number will not be scored.  All Korats (kittens, cats, alters) must be TICA registered to be shown.


A Rosette will be provided to each cat entered and awards will be provided to all cats placing in a final.

Health Rules

This is a non-vetted show. All cats/kittens entering the show hall should be inoculated against Panleukopenia, Rhinotracheitis, and Calici virus and tested negative for Feline Leukemia. Proof of current rabies vaccination is always recommended to comply with local laws.  Any cat/kitten showing signs of contagious illness, ear mites, fleas or fungus will be removed from the show hall, as well as any other cats/kittens exhibiting from the same household. A Veterinarian will be on call to examine any such animals at the owner’s expense.  HHP adults must be neutered.  All claws, front and back, on all entries must be clipped prior to benching. A cat which is obviously pregnant or lactating will be disqualified. 

Entry and Summary Information

We are using the web-based TOES system to collect exhibitor summary and entry details.  If you need help setting up a TOES account, our entry clerk can assist you but first please watch this helpful video:  Once you enter your cats, all related fees must be paid in a timely manner.  As per the TICA rules, Clawsome Cats will not issue any refunds if you or any of the cats entered in our show are not able to attend.   Substitutions are possible until closing date; please contact entry clerk for details. A fee of $30.00 plus any bank fees will be charged on all checks turned for any reason.  Any entry monies owed to Clawsome Cats at time of check-in must be paid in cash or money order and will include an additional fee of $25.00.  The only exception to this rule will be on late entries. No checks will be accepted at check-in. Please complete the summary sheet and return with entries and fees. Click on "Enter the Show" for more information. NO REFUNDS.  

Clerks & Stewards​

Please mark your summary sheet if you are interested in clerking. We need clerks and stewards. Clerks will be paid $35 CDN per day. Stewards will be paid $20 CDN per day. Lunch will also be provided. Please do not deduct clerking fees from your entry fee. 

Catalog Advertising​

Full page $75.00, Half Page $40.00, quarter page $25.00, Business card $10.00.  Catalog size is 81/2 X 11”.  Ad must be camera ready.  Please send copy and remittance to entry clerk by November 1st, 2017.

New Exhibitors​

We welcome you to the Clawsome Cat Show!  Please indicate on the summary sheet that this is your first show.  You will be sent a flyer detailing information that you will need to know.  You may also request to be benched with an experienced exhibitor if you so desire.  For more information on how to register your cat(s) and/or kitten(s), contact the TICA Executive Office at (956) 428-8046.

Hold Harmless Policy​

 By entering this show, the exhibitor named on the entry form/summary sheet holds harmless Clawsome Cats, The International Cat Association (TICA), Ancaster Fairgrounds, Best Western Hotels, and IHG Hotels of any damages, claims, or theft as a result of any action/conduct related to the operations of this show. The opinions expressed in publication are those of its authors alone and do not reflect the views of The International Cat Association (TICA). The use of its logo in no way implies approval by The International Cat Association (TICA).