• When can I enter my cat to the show?

Registration is now closed!

Entries to the world show are accepted between 1 August and 25 September 2018 through online entry application at www.omakissa.kissaliitto.fi . More information and instructions for entering cat(s) to the show can be found here. The instructions for registering into Omakissa can be found here. Enter your cat(s) via Omakissa online tool.

  • Can I have a double cage for my cats?

Unfortunately, there are no double cages available at the world show. However, if you bring your own double show shelter, please state this clearly on the attendance additional information.

  • May I bring my own double shelter to the show?

Yes, own show double shelters are allowed. Please note that double shelters are allowed only for two or more cats. If you are bringing your own show shelter for your cat, please state this clearly on the registration form. Minimum dimensions for the show shelters are 50x50x50 cm and maximum 68x68x68 cm.

Please note that double cages will not be provided by the organizing club. 

  • Where can I find the vaccination requirements?

The cats must be vaccinated against feline panleucopenia, feline calici virus and feline herpes virus, revaccination no later than 15 days prior the show, 12.10.2018 the latest. For these at least 2 vaccinations (first + booster) are needed. Vaccination certificate written by a vet must include the following information: vaccination date, name of the vaccine and the validity of the vaccination. For imported cats, rabies vaccination must be carried out at least 21 days before transfer.

Here are the useful links for vaccinations:

  • At what time will the veterinary examination begin on Saturday? Is this obligatory for all cats?

The veterinary examination time is from 8 am till 10 am. The cats will be randomly chosen for the full veterinary check, but all cats entering to the show venue will be checked for valid vaccinations and other necessary documents.

Upon entrance, please choose the registration line marked with the category of lowest numbered cat in your confirmation letter. Veterinarian control will be performed randomly. Vaccinations certificates will be checked from all entering cats.

  • May I use my own cage for my cat in the show?

Own show shelters/soft cages are allowed. Please inform this when you enter your cats. Please note the show will be a euro-style show, the back of the shelter/cage must be uncovered for the audience.

  • What are the measures of the show cage?

Width 65 centimeters, depth 65 centimeters, height 56 centimeters. The show will be a euro-style show with cage curtains on two sides only, the back uncovered for the audience.

 

  • How are the cages planned to be placed?

Cages are arranged by breeds and categories.

Cats are divided in 2 the halls according to their show categories: 
In hall C categories 1&2 and Housecats
In hall D categories 3&4.

The cats of the same owner are placed side by side, according to the first category (eg. having category 2 and category 3 cats, you'll be placed in the category 2 area with all the cats you are the owner of). Other cage wishes we were unable to carry out.

Upon entrance, please choose the registration line marked with the category of lowest numbered cat in your confirmation letter. Veterinarian control will be performed randomly. Vaccinations certificates will be checked from all entering cats.

The show will be euro-style with cage curtains on two sides only - the back of the cage must be uncovered for the audience.

  • Will there be chairs available at the venue?

Yes, there will be chairs for rental at TESC for 10 EUR (when returned the deposit of 5 EUR will be returned)

  • When will the access permits be distributed?

Exhibitor access permits will be distributed during registration on Saturday morning. Please note that there will only be one access permit per cat - if the cat is accompanied by more than one person, they need to purchase a ticket, either at the door or in advance from www.tiketti.fi. A two-day ticket for adults will cost 15€ at the door, pensioners and children (7-16 year old) pay 5€ per day.  

  • My cat will compete in class 5. Am I required to send proof of qualification?

No, you are not. Cats competing in classes 1-6 are qualified.

 

  • I would like to change the cat I entered for another. Is it possible and when is the last possible date to do so?

Yes, it is possible to change the participating cat to another one. The last day you may do so is September 25. Send an email to ws18.show@kissaliitto.fi for assistance in this matter. 

 

  • My cat is not yet qualified for the show. What should I do?

You may enter your cat to the show before it is qualified. If your cat reaches the result before the last entry date you don't need to do anything, we will verify the qualification from your national member. If the result is reached after the last entry date, we ask you to send proof of qualification via email to ws18.show@kissaliitto.fi once the qualification requirements are met. Please note, the entry is not valid until the entry application is accepted and the entry fee has been paid. If your cat does not meet the necessary qualification requirements in time, or you need to cancel the entry in any other reason, the entry fee will not be refunded.

 

  • My cat has received the required three EX1 results in class 12, but would compete in class 11 at the World Show. Is my cat qualified?

Yes, your cat is qualified to class 11 or the adult classes if it has had the EX1 results within 13 months prior to the show.

 

  • May I, as the owner, present my cat to the judge?

Yes, you may if you are 15 or older.

  • Where can I check the show rules?

The FIFe show rules apply to the world show. Please find the show rules in FIFe site. Show rules by Kissaliitto » in Finnish only.

 

  • May I purchase title rosettes for my cat?

Yes, you may. FIFe’s title rosettes may be purchased at the venue, however, the certificate rosettes will not be available at the world show.

  

  • At what time does the show end on Sunday?

The show will end at 6 pm the latest.

  • Is it possible to leave the show early?

Unfortunately, no permissions to leave early will be granted at the World Show. Cats must be present for the whole duration of the show on both days.  

  • How can I get to the show venue from Tampere city centre?

TESC is within a 15-minute drive from Tampere railway station, bus station and airport, and is easily accessible by both public transport and by car. Plenty of outdoor parking space is available. Please find more details from local transport site: http://joukkoliikenne.tampere.fi/en/home.html

 

  • How can I get to Tampere from Helsinki?

Tampere is approx. 170km away from Helsinki-Vantaa airport. The bus ride from Helsinki-Vantaa takes about 2 hours. By car, the destination is reached within 1 hour 40 minutes.

Nowadays you can also take the train from the airport to Tampere. More information about the train and bus connections from Helsinki-Vantaa can be found here: https://www.finavia.fi/en/helsinki-airport/to-and-from/train-buses-and-taxis/ travel time to Tampere is approx. 2hours.


NB! pet seats can also be bought through VR webshop to a train connection of your choice. All VR trains have 14 pet seats and a 5 € pet fee applies on top of valid ticket prices.

Please note that you cannot travel in regular train carriages if you are travelling with pets - a pet seat must be reserved.

 

  • Which airlines fly to Tampere?

SAS, AirBaltic and Finnair airlines are flying in to Tampere-Pirkkala airport from Stockholm, Riga and Helsinki.

 

  • What other options, besides airplane, are there to travel to Finland?

You can also take ferry from Travemünde (Germany), Stockholm (Sweden) or Tallinn (Estonia) to Helsinki or to Turku and make your way to Tampere by bus, train or rental car. Taxis are not recommended for long journeys.

To find out more, please see these common ferry lines:
https://www.sales.vikingline.com/ 
https://www.tallink.com/ 
https://www.finnlines.com/ 

 

  • What is the weather like in Finland during the World Show?

In October, the weather varies from raining to snowfall. To view more about the weather in Tampere, please see here »

 

  • Which hotels have the negotiated special offers for exhibitors?

Scandic Tampere Koskipuisto
Scandic Tampere Hämeenpuisto
Holiday Inn Tampere-Central Station

Please book via online portal: www.scandichotels.com. Use the code ‘WS2018’ for reduced prices. 
The promotional code "WS2018" for Scandic hotels is valid for the period of 25. - 29.10.2018.

 

The reduced prices are as follows:
Scandic Tampere Koskipuisto and Scandic Tampere Hämeenpuisto:
Single standard 90,00 EUR / night
Double standard 105,00 EUR / night

 

Holiday Inn Tampere-Central Station:
Single standard 88,00 EUR / night
Double standard 103,00 EUR / night

The prices include continental breakfast, option to the sauna department and free usage of the hotel wifi. Pets are allowed with no additional fee. Please note, there are only limited number of rooms available for the reduced prices.

 

  • What other hotel options are there in the outskirts of Tampere?

You might like to check Valkeakoski, Nokia, Hämeenlinna and the municipality areas of Tampere (Kangasala, Lempäälä, Nokia, Orivesi, Pirkkala, Vesilahti and Ylöjärvi).

Tampere and its surroundings offer a great variety of accommodation options for visitors. Remember to book early, as hotels fill up quickly. Information on activities and hotels in Tampere is available at visittampere.

Other accommodation options:
www.hotels.com
www.hotelzon.com
www.booking.com


It is also possible to rent a cottage for a small group. Find out more here:
https://www.gofinland.fi/en/pirkanmaa/vacation-rentals 
http://www.mokkiavain.fi/en 
https://www.lomarengas.fi/en 
http://www.xn--mkit-5qa.fi/en 
http://www.solaniemi.com/en/

 

  • How do I sign up for the gala dinner?

At the moment, the gala dinner is fully booked. Read more about the dinner.