GCCF Championship Show 2018
2018 will be host to our 47th Championship show - held under the rules and licence of the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy. The show will take place on 12th May 2018 in the Caird Hall in the centre of Dundee.
SHOW IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 11:30 TO 4:30 - NO CAT ENTRIES ON THE DAY
SHOW SCHEDULE AND ENTRY FORMS
PLEASE NOTE - IF YOU HAVE ANY SHOW-RELATED ENQUIRIES PLEASE DIRECT THEM TO THE SHOW MANAGER, Dr. BRUCE BENNETT. Email email@example.com or telephone 01569 730270.
Click here for the joint show schedule for the Dundee Cat Show, or alternatively download from the GCCF website.
Click here for the pedigree entry form.
Click here for the non-pedigree entry form.
For form filling, you can use the typewriter feature within Foxit Reader which is a free program to download. It allows users to view, edit, digitally sign and download PDF files.
**PLEASE NOTE THE CLOSING DATE FOR SHOW ENTRIES HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 15 APRIL**
For those of you who may wish to pay for entries by internet banking, the correct details are:-
Sort Code: 80-22-60 (Not 80-22-66)
Account No: 15650760
Name: Dundee Show Entries
SHOWING YOUR CAT
For newcomers to showing you can download our guidance leaflet here.
A showing checklist which you can save and customise for yourself is available here.
There is a car park below the Caird Hall which has around 60 spaces - accessed from Crichton Street via the High Street.
There are two smaller car parks directly behind the Caird Hall - accessed via Castle Street from the Seagate.
There is a large secure supervised car park in Gellatly Street (460 spaces) which is a short walk from the Caird Hall.
It is easy to access Gellatly Street via Riverside Drive, A991 merging onto A92 following signs for Aberdeen from the west/Perth. If you are coming from east/Arbroath - travel via East Dock Street, East Marketgait and left at the roundabout onto Seagate.
To reach the car park behind the Caird Hall continue along Seagate at top of Gellatly Street towards city centre and cross traffic lights. Turn left down Castle Street (one way) and the car park is at the bottom on your right. There is also on-street parking in Castle Street - but short term.
Click on link below for Google map.
Dundee is currently undergoing major renovation work around the waterfront area which affects access to parking around the Caird Hall. The interactive map at the bottom of this page shows the various car parks in Dundee. In addition you are advised to keep up to date with the various roadworks ongoing by visiting the Traffic Scotland web site (click on link) and Dundee City Weekly Road Report.
The annual show attracts around 200 feline exhibits and approximately 800 visitors. If you would like to see the exciting and colourful range of cat breeds on show, then please note that the show opens to the public at around 11:30am as the show hall is kept clear in the morning so that the judges can do their jobs judging the very important Breed classes. These are the classes in which cats compete for their titles, Champion, Grand Champion, Imperial Grand Champion and Olympian for an entire cat (unneutered) and Premier, Grand Premier and Imperial grand Premier for neutered cats. Titles such as Master Cat are available for the pedigree pet sections.
Various side classes are available to compete in allowing the chance to win further rosettes and cards for your cat/s.
Just outside the main show hall, there is a café for exhibitors, stallholders and helpers providing a wide range of refreshments and feline goodies for you to peruse and purchase. There is a lift allowing access for wheelchairs and stallholders alike which may be reached from the car park in the early morning should any exhibitor require this. Later in the day, this lift is locked, so please let the Show Managers know if you require such access.
Parking is available in the multi storey car parks near the show hall, or close by at the bus (NCP), council car parks and Train Station.
CLICK ON THE MAP OF SCOTLAND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE TO SEE THE LOCATION OF THE SHOW.
Dundee city centre has a wide range of shops and leisure activities and these are very close at hand.
Several stallholders regularly attend our show, including Royal Canin, Crystal Clear Pet Products Ltd, Cats Protection and other craft stalls and pet charities. The range of products available extends from everyday use items to the strange and sometimes exotic and includes both cat-related and non-cat-related products. If you would like a stall, please contact our Hall Manager, Alan Woolley by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
A list of Dundee hotels that will accept cats is available from the Show Managers.
If you are interested in showing for the first time, in addition to the guidance on this site, you will find very useul guidelines on the GCCF web site. If you want to talk to someone about entering the show, the Drs Bennett are both very happy to guide you on how to fill in the Entry Form, how to choose the classes you might want to enter your cat in, and anything else show-related you might wish to know about. Please phone in the evening. Their number is 01569 730270.
DIRECTIONS TO THE CAIRD HALL
Address for Sat Nav: City Square, Crichton Street, Dundee DD1 3AJ
Click here for a link to car parking map. Nearest car park is Shore Terrace beside solicitors Thorntons WS.
Aberdeen (Journey approximately 1 hour)
A90 Forfar/Dundee route. As you approach the City take the A929 Forfar Road following signs for the City Centre.
Inverness (Journey approximately 3 hours)
A9 to Perth then onto A90 to Dundee.
Edinburgh (Journey approximately 1 hour)
M90 to Perth then onto A90 to Dundee.
Glasgow (Journey approximately 1½ hours)
M8 to Stirling then the M9 to Dunblane onto the M90 to Perth then A90 to Dundee.
Perth (Journey approximately 25 minutes)
A90 to Dundee approximately 22 miles. At the Swallow Hotel roundabout take a right for the A85 to City Centre.
PLEASE NOTE: If coming in from the east via Dock Street (A92), please make sure you are in the left hand lane as you approach the Tay Bridge, otherwise you will end up going over the bridge.