Friday, Aug 30 – Bengal Congress and seminar


** The morning seminars are included if you have cats entered in the Bengal Congress, if not, there is a $30 charge. Contact Gloria Mahan to register.

10 – 11 am – Using Genetic Panel Testing to Improve Fitness in Pedigreed Animals, Katie Lytle, DVM – Wisdom Health


11:15 to 12:30 – Ancestry Dynamics & Trait Selection
in the Bengal Cat, Chris Kaelin, PhD – Stanford University &
Hudson Alpha Institute

12:30 to 1:30 – Lunch on your own

1:30 to 2:00 – On Safari Show Check-in

2:00 to 2:30 – in the show hall, Parade of Bengals for Breeder’s Choice Balloting, Ballots due by 3:30 PM

(Before the show starts all Bengals will be on display for exhibitors to have time for uninterrupted observation of all categories of Bengals. This unique time is used by exhibitors to carefully consider each entry for the coveted Breeder’s Choice Awards.)

2:30 to 6:00 – On Safari Bengal Congresses – Our three Congress judges are Linda Jean Grillo, Adriana Kajon and Fate Mays.
Each will judge all championship classes for Bengal Cats and chose their top ten kittens, cats and alters.

6:00 to 7:00 – Cats retire to rooms

7:00 to 8:00 – Grand Carnival Buffet at the Rio, No program
$41 – advance purchase required
Contact Gloria Mahan to register.

8:15 to 9:30 – On safari awards, Best of the Congresses, Breeder’s Choice Awards

Watch this page for any additional news!

Special rate for Penn & Teller show!

For over 40 years Penn & Teller have defied labels—and at times physics and good taste– by redefining the genre of magic and inventing their own very distinct niche in comedy.

Group rate for Penn & Teller on Wednesday night, August 28. $75.05 in orchestra section (best seats).

Show begins at 9PM and ends at 10:30PM….things before and after the show with Penn & Teller…don’t know what they are, perhaps out in the audience before and after the show.

If you want to attend, Gloria needs to know by Sunday, July 7. You can contact her directly at

Team Jazzy Cats

TICA Continuing Education Units (CEU) on Thursday, Aug 29

There will be CEU (continuing education unit) sessions on Thursday, Aug 29 for judges and breeders.  (Schedule subject to change)

Location is the Coco Room (#36 on map)

Cost is $30, includes supplies.

Contact Gloria Mahan for more information

9-11am – Dr. Rick Kesler, Royal Canin – Feline reproduction and neonates

11am-12pm  – Grace Ruga, American Curls – Presentation by the founder of the American Curl breed! Fun Fact;  American Curl kittens are born with straight ears and develop their final curled shape  within a few months.

12-1PM – Lunch

1-2PM – Shauntay Burris, Sphynx – Learn about some of the major differences amongst TICA’s “hairless” breeds and other facts about the Sphynx. Fun fact: Sphynx cats are NOT hypoallergenic.

2-3pm – Susanna Shon, Peterbald – Learn about the Peterbald directly from the Committee Chair. Fun fact: the Peterbald is one of our mutation breeds, and has 5 distinguishable coat varieties (not all of which are show coats).

3-4pm – Marion Schiff, Lykoi – Learn more about the breed that boasts one of the most unique appearances in the cat world. Fun Fact: Naturally occurring Lykoi have been spotted in many states and even several countries!

4-5pm – Laurie Schiff, Judging school

6-8pm – Steven Corneille and Robyn Paterson, Bengals – Bengal patterns. Learn more about the breed that has earned tremendous appreciation for it’s jungle cat appearance, yet tame personality. This is one of our most popular breeds in the fancy, come and find out why!


Rio hotel rooms discounted Tues-Thurs!

Yes, you heard that right. Tuesday 8/27, Wednesday 8/28, and  Thursday 8/29 our group room rate has been reduced to $39 !!! (**plus resort fee and taxes) That’s $70 off per night! Friday and Saturday remain $139 per night and $109 for Sunday and Monday.

If you have already booked those dates the Rio should have notified you via email, if they have not please contact the reservations desk at the Rio. You could also go online and check your reservation as well.

If you have NOT booked your room we suggest you do so now… Secure that rate and spend a couple extra days in the fun and sun!

More information on hotel rates and services HERE.

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TICA 40th Annual International Cat Show!

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