Top Amateur Handler

The most significant season long award for amateur handlers in AFTCA's 100 year history!

Highlights of this Award Program

Contest: All points earned in 30 minute Amateur All-Age and 30 minute Amateur Shooting Dog stakes will be combined into a single points total for each AFTCA Individual Member or Pre-Member handler. All points will be calculated and displayed in a real time standings on this page based on Essential Data Form Submissions received within 45 days of events conclusion.

Eligible Stakes: American Field/Field Dog Stud Book sanctioned amateur stakes including Horseback, Walking, NBHA, ABHA, US Complete, and Dual Sanctioned events (run in accordance with AFTCA Running Rules and Minimum Requirements).

Points Awarded to the handler for each stake: 3pts for 1st, 2pts for 2nd and 1pt for 3rd times the number of dogs entered in the stake.

  • Host Club must be a current AFTCA Member or Pre-Member Club prior to the trial event’s running.
  • Handler must have a current AFTCA Individual Member or Pre-Member number prior to entering an eligible event for points to be awarded.
  • All stakes must meet AFTCA Minimum Requirements and follow AFTCA Running Rules.
  • In order to have points awarded the dog must be registered with the Field Dog Stud Book. All pointing dog breeds are welcome and encouraged to participate.
  • Recognize Top Handler in each Region

2020 Top Amateur Handler Points Standing

Handler City Region Total
Kirk Loftin Azle   87
Chris Catanzarite Scenery Hill   78
Larry Wade Dunn 3 66
Gary S. Winall Powhatan 3 60
David McKay Perkasie 2 48
tom tracy lebanon 1 45
Alex Smith Nazareth   38
Larry King Shepherdstown 3 32
Gunner Boyer Chambersburg   32
Kelsey Hajek Goodrich 4 30
Gene Casale marlborough 1 30
ashby morgan hudgins 3 30
Larry Loftin Grinnell 5 29
Warren Parrott Scranton 3 28
Bruce Conover Union Level 3 27
Brent Hoehns Knoxville 17 24
Chad Chadwell Springfield 5 22
David Creagan Swarthmore 2 20
Dean Avillion White Haven 1 20
George Doyle, III Union Level 3 18
Sharon Townley Richardsville 3 18
james cipponeri new hudson 4 18
Tim Penn Edina 5 16
George Mamounis Newfield 2 16
Joseph Lordi Atco 2 15
William Darr Grand Lodge 4 12
Thor Kain Carbondale 2 10
Craig Hiatt Edgerton 5 8
George Najor Southfield 2 6
Amateurs Competing
Amateur Handler Award
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