Only cats of fully recognized breeds and house cats belonging to individual FIFe members can qualify for and may compete at the World Show.


Participating to the World Show is only possible for cats who have

A) achieved the following qualification within 13 months prior to the show in Kittens & Juniors (class 12 & 11) 

  • Best in Variety (BIV) or
  • Nomination for Best in Show (NOM) or
  • 3x Excellent 1


Addition for class 12

Kittens 4-7 months may participate in class 12 at the World Show, if they have achieved at least one Excellent 1. This is valid only for class 12.


Adult (classes 1-10)

  • Best in Variety (BIV) or
  • Nomination for Best in Show (NOM) or
  • Each adult cat that qualified in the kitten or junior class within 13 months prior to the World Show.


B) obtained one of the following titles 

  • International Champion, International Premier or higher

House cats (class 14)

  • Nomination for the Best in Show (NOM) house cat or
  • earned the title Distinguished Show Merit (DSM)


The qualification for the World Show is confirmed by the national federation or by the club where the exhibitor holds their membership. 

For more information about the qualification, please contact: ws18.show@kissaliitto.fi

Entering your cat to World Show

Please note that the entry period is open from 1 August 2018 until 25 September 2018.

Enter your cat(s) to World Show via online in the Omakissa website. Please read the instructions here

By signing up to the Omakissa website in advance, you are able to add the cats taking part in the show to the database. This will speed up the process of entering your cats to the show.

Please follow the instructions carefully. If you have any questions or problems when signing up and entering your cat's information, please don't hesitate to contact omakissa.tuki@kissaliitto.fi.

Please note, the entry is not valid until the online entry application is accepted and the entry fee has been paid. If your cat does not meet the necessary qualification requirements in time, the entry fee will not be refunded.



Veterinary examination 8:00 - 10:00 am

Opening ceremony 10:30 am

Judging begins at 11:00 am

Show closes by 6:00 pm


Exhibitors will be accredited to the show on entering the show hall.

Own show shelters are allowed. If you are bringing your own show shelter for your cat, please state this on the registration form. Minimum dimensions for the show shelters are 50x50x50 cm and maximum 68x68x68 cm. If you have a double show shelter, please state this as additional information on the registration form. Please note that double cages will not be provided by the organizing club.



All cats need to be present at the show venue by 10:00 am

Show closes by 6:00 pm


The show is open to audience during Saturday and Sunday between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm.

FIFe and Kissaliitto show rules apply. The owners may present their cat(s) to the judge(s) themselves.

The last day to vaccinate competing cats for show is Friday 12 October 2018. Rabies vaccination should be given according to import legislation.


Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre,
Ilmailunkatu 20, 33901 Tampere

Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre (TESC, previously known as Pirkkahalli) is one of the largest exhibition and sports centres in Finland. 

The show takes place in halls C and D of Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre. The exhibition halls of this versatile and contemporary facility offer an excellent environment for functions and events.

TESC is located within 15-minute drive from Tampere railway station, bus station and airport, and is easily accessible by both public transport and by car.

Read more about the venue here.


Weather in Tampere


For GPS devices, please type in the following address:

Venue name: Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre, TESC
Street address: Ilmailunkatu 20, 33901 Tampere


There are road signs to “MESSU- JA URHEILUKESKUS” on all main roads leading to Tampere. The nearest exit on the E12 motorway is the exit number 42.

Tampere is easily accessible from Helsinki by train, by bus and by car. 




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

For more information, please visit Tampere-Pirkkala airport site:  


TESC is conveniently located within a 15-minute drive from Tampere railway station, bus station and Tampere-Pirkkala airport, and is easily accessible by both public transport and by car. There's also plenty of outdoor parking spaces available for visitors and exhibitors.



bus and other transportation connections

Bus connections: Matkahuolto

Journey planner: Reittiopas Tampere

Taxi: local taksitampere

or download national taxi application for your smart phone valopilkku

Phone number for booking a taxi: 10041
When calling from a mobile phone: +358 100 4131


Train connections to Tampere

Tampere is easily accessible by train. Please note that the train tickets must be purchased before boarding the train! (Only the long distance trains have availability purchase tickets also from the train)

If you wish to know more about the trains, please visit trains to Tampere

Helsinki-Vantaa airport also provides a train connection to Tampere. To read more, please visit: from Helsinki airport via bus or train


Scandic Koskikatu
Scandic Hämeenpuisto
Holiday Inn Tampere-Central Station

The reduced prices are as follows:
Scandic Koskikatu and 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


Camping trailers:

There is a limited number of parking spaces available for camping trailers in the parking lot of the show venue. These spaces should be reserved in advance by contacting the show manager: ws18.showmanager@kissaliitto.fi. An electricity fee applies.


The negotiated 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.

Please check availability via www.restelhotels.fi.

Use the code ‘WS2018’ for reduced prices.
The promotional code "WS2018" for the Restel hotels, is valid for a period of time 25. - 29.10.2018.