Maximum Entries: 1,000 Pedigreed & Non-Pedigreed cats

Pedigreed and Non-Pedigreed cats must be registered with CFA in order to compete.
Non-pedigreed cats can be registered in CFA for $16: https://cfa.org/ccw/

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Breed Summary: Gold Show

Breed Summary: White Show


OCTOBER 14-15, 2023

8 Rings in Each Show (5 Allbreed, 3 Specialty)
500 Entry Limit in Each Show
HHPs (Enter in Gold Show Only)
Veterans – 8AB (Enter in White Show Only)
Miscellaneous (Enter in White Show Only)
Feline Agility

Open/Championship/Premiership Rings

*Special rings for Open, Champion and Premier (O/C/P) cats only.
Adult Open, Champion and Premiers cats entered in regular shows on October 14-15, are automatically entered for the O/C/P rings on Friday.

Judging for these special rings on Friday starts at 2:00 p.m


Nicole Turk

13812 York Blvd. Garfield Heights OH 44125 
Phone: 419-606-2021

July 1 at 9:00 a.m. EDT

Tuesday, September 26 at Noon EDT
FINAL CLOSING DATE – will not be extended

***No Fax, Email or Mail entries***


Friday there will be two special rings for Open, Champion and Premier (O/C/P) cats only. Adult Open, Champion and Premiers cats entered in regular shows on October 14-15, are automatically entered for these O/C/P rings on Friday. Judging for these special rings on Friday starts at 2:00 p.m


The Gold Show will have 8 rings – 5 Allbreed and 3 Specialty – in addition to judging all Household Pets.


The White Show will have 8 rings – 5 Allbreed and 3 Specialty – in addition to judging all Veterans and Miscellaneous.




Can I enter both shows? Yes, but a cat can only be shown in one show and will need to be absenteed from one of the shows during check-in at the event.
Do I receive a refund for the show my cat is absenteed from? No.
Why would I enter both shows if I can only show my cat in one show? Entering both shows is a competitive strategy used by some owners who don’t want to choose the show and judging line-up prior to the first day of the show.
Can I enter one of my cats in the Gold show and another cat in the White show? Yes.
Can I enter one show and transfer to the other show? Yes, as long as the transfer is done before the closing date of September 26.



The New Exhibitors Group on Facebook is ready to answer your questions and make sure that you have fun while showing your cat.




1 I-X Center Drive • Cleveland OH 44135

Handicap Accessible
Non-Smoking Facility
Food: People food available. No outside food permitted.
PARKING: Friday is free
Saturday/Sunday are $10 per day,
or $16 weekend pass available at the IX center gate


Linda Murphy
lindakomar@rocketmail.com • 440-223-5316

Noralyn Heisig
velvetkist@yahoo.com • 410-871-2424

Desiree Bobby
dbobby@cfa.org • 810-710-1382

Lisa Highlan
LisaHighlan@gmail.com • 678-859-8502

Carmen Johnson Lawrence

Full Page Show Flyer $25
Full Page All Others $40
Half Page $25, 


  • Entries accepted starting July 1, 2023 @ 9:00 a.m. EDT.
  • Entries close on September 26, 2023 @ 12:00 (noon) EDT.
  • Entries must be submitted online. Fax/Email/Mail/Phone entries will NOT be accepted. Upon submission, exhibitors will receive an on-screen confirmation that the entry has been received. Please allow up to 15 days to receive confirmation from the entry clerk.
  • All entries MUST be paid in full within 10 days of the receipt of entry.
  • Credit card and PayPal payments can be made through the CFA online catalog PAY HERE
  • If paying by check, make check payable to CFA and note “CIS” on the check and send to the entry clerk.
  • By entering exhibitors agree to abide by the decisions of the judges and the show committee and to adhere to CFA Show Rules. Printed copies of CFA Show Rules may be obtained for $7.00 each plus shipping from CFA, 260 East Main Street, Alliance OH 44601; electronic versions are available online HERE.
  • Use of ANY SIZE security cage will require the purchase of a double cage (extra 1/2 double cage for entered cat). The size of a single cage (1/2 cage) is approximately 22” x 22” x 22”.
  • End of row spaces are extremely limited.
  • Exhibitors traveling from outside the U.S. requiring a vet inspection before return- ing to their country please contact the Show Manager Linda Murphy for details. Vet inspections will be conducted ONLY on Friday, October 13, at the I-X Center.


All Cats, registered Kittens* and HHPs scored for National/Regional/Divisional Points.

*Unregistered kittens are included in the kitten count and are eligible for scoring and awards at the show. 

SCORING: All entries in Championship and Premiership (except Novice), registered Kittens and HHPs will be scored for National/Regional awards. Unreg- istered kittens will be included in the count and will be eligible for scoring and awards only at the show. Owners of unregistered kittens and novices can contact the entry clerk for a temporary registration number. FINALS: Championship, Premiership – Top 15; Kittens –Top20; HHP–Top15; Veterans–Top10.

AGILITY: Top ten scores will be awarded

BREED/DIVISION AWARDS: All rings will award up to Top 5 in each breed/division based on entry (1-5 entered = Best & 2nd Best; 6-10 = add 3rd Best, 11-15 = add 4th Best; 16+ = add 5th best). Best, Second Best and Third Best will be awarded for breed(s) in the Miscellaneous Class. Overall Best of Breed/Division Kitten, Championship & Premiership entry will be awarded based on points accumulated at the ring level (i.e. breed/division awards only, no finals included). Best of Breed/Division recognized in the Kitten, Championship and Premiership classes. Breed awards will be scored for CFA regional/na- tional/divisional awards. Additionally, Best-5th Best Champion/Open and Best-3rd Best Premier/Open will be awarded in all rings.

BEST IN SHOW: A presentation of the Top Three Cats, Kittens and Cats in Premiership from each show will take place prior to the Best in Show judging (18 cats). The Highest Scoring Kittens, Championship Cats and Premiership Cats from each show (6 in total) will compete for Best In Show. These cats will be handled by the Best in Show judges who will select the overall Best-In-Show winner, 1st runner up and 2nd runner up. A special presentation of the top 3 HHP, Veterans and Agility will be presented prior to the Best-In- Show.



Scooter rentals are available through 101 Mobility of Cleveland, a 4-wheel scooter is $109 plus taxes. The company has agreed to waive the delivery/pick-up charge of $200 but only if a scooter is rented by October 1, 2023. Supply is very limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.


Contact Lisa Thompson, 101 Mobility office manager, at 440-975-1931 to reserve a scooter for the cat show. The responsibility for securing a scooter rental is by the individual. There are no scooters available on-site at the I-X without prior arrangements.


  • All claws of all entries must be clipped prior to benching.
  • No declawed entries are permitted.
  • No kittens under 4 months of age are permitted in the show hall or on the show grounds.
  • No cats or kittens may be confined in carriers.
  • No cats or kittens may be left in the show hall overnight.
  • This is a non-vetted show and it is strongly advised that all cats or kittens entered or present in the show hall be inoculated before entry by a licensed veterinarin against feline panleukopenia (formerly known as feline distemper or feline infectious enteri- tis), feline rhinotracheitis, calici viruses and rabies. It is also strongly recommended that cats and kittens be tested and found negative for FeLV before entry. All entries must be free of fungus and parasites.
  • Litter will be provided. Bring your own food & water bowls and litter pans.
  • Show hall is heated and/or air conditioned as appropriate.
  • Show committee and CFA are not responsible for lost or stolen articles.
  • First aid kit available at the CFA booth and first aid personnel on site.
  • In case of emergency at the show hall, contact show management immediately and call 911 if necessary.
  • Airport Info: Cleveland (CLE) is near the show hall and the show hotel, Crowne Plaza Cleveland Airport. The Crowne provides complimentary airport transportation.
  • Hotel: Crowne Plaza Cleveland Airport, 7230 Engle Road, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130, 440-243-4040. Room rate: $109. Deadline for reservations: Tuesday, September 19, 2023 @ 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Complimentary self parking, basic internet and airport shuttle service. $50 pet fee per room, per stay, refundable at check out based on room condition. The Crowne Plaza is about a 10 minute drive to the I-X Center. The Crown Plaza is now SOLD OUT. 
  • Overflow Hotels: In addition to the Radisson Hotel, CFA has secured three (3) alternative room blocks a short distance from the sold out headquarter hotel (the Crowne Plaza – Cleveland Airport), approximately 4 miles from the IX Center.

    • MainStay Suites Middleburg Heights Cleveland Airport, 7325 Engle Rd, Middleburg Heights OH 44130. RATE: $89.00 per night (Pet Fee $75.00 per stay) Reserve Online at: https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/LA33Y7

    • Courtyard by Marriot Cleveland Airport South, 7345 Engle Rd, Middleburg Heights OH 44130 RATE: $129.00 per night (No Pets) To reserve, please call 440.243.8785 and use code: Cat Fanciers’ or CFNO

    • Radisson Hotel Cleveland Airport West, 25070 Country Club Blvd., North Olmsted OH 44070.  RATE: $89.00 per night (Pet Fee $25.00 per stay) Reserve Online at: bit.ly/3OCendD