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
Ernie Saniga Nottingham 2 128
David McKay Perkasie 2 90
Michael Spotts Bloomsburg 2 81
Brandon Kreuer Evans City 2 78
Chris Catanzarite Scenery Hill 2 73
Eric Munden Philipsburg 2 63
George Kimbrell Fort mill 3 60
Craig Hiatt Edgerton 5 52
Sharon Townley Richardsville 3 50
Thor Kakn Carbondale 2 42
Aidan Malone Bolton 1 42
Danny Draffen Bunceton 5 42
James Spencer Milton 16 40
Andrea Cerofolini Ridge Spring 3 40
John McKellop III Guys Mills 2 39
Kenric DeLong Greenville 4 39
Harry Cook Darlington 3 36
Robert Thomas Trussville 16 36
William Langley Bernice 8 36
Larry J King Shepherdstown 3 30
Bobby Phillips Jonesborough 6 30
Gregor McCluskey Harwinton 1 28
Mike Duvall Janesville 19 27
Brian Sheehan Carol Stream 5 27
Dean Avillion White Haven 1 27
Sarah Deline Gomes WELLANDPORT 2 26
Jim Womack Clermont 16 24
Emmet Sasser Luther 8 24
Jeanette Heise Saskatoon 14 24
Lloyd B. Miller Bensalem 1 21
Andrew Bogar Berwick 2 21
Roger Duerksen Hardeeville 3 20
Stanley McCain Bremen 16 18
Kenny Snow Muldrow 8 18
Brian French Georgetown 4 18
roger boser seven valleys 2 17
Sig Guggenmoos Sherwood Park 14 16
James Cipponeri New Hudson 4 15
Joseph Lordi Atco 2 14
Roger Dvorak Elkton 2 14
Donald Heisner Pinckneyville 5 14
Whitley Stephenson Smithfield 3 12
Warren Parrott Scranton 3 12
Bart Hastings Seaford 2 12
Christian Ogle Jasper 5 12
Lindsey Wagner Maple Hill 17 12
George Doyle South Hill 3 10
Darrell Miller Center cross 3 8
Tim Penn Edina 5 8
Keri Sims Milton 16 8
Colby Tackett Alva 8 8
Joseph Cincotta Stockton 2 7
Joseph Hopkins London 5 6
David Emert Greer 16 6
Grayson Francis Nathalie 3 4
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Amateur Handler Award
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