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

2021 Top Amateur Handler Points Standing

Handler City Region Total
Warren Parrott Scranton 3 328
Larry Wade Dunn 3 86
Gary S. Winall Powhatan 3 84
George Mamounis Newfield 2 84
Larry Loftin Grinnell 5 83
Thor Kain Carbondale 2 78
Chris Catanzarite Scenery Hill   78
Bobby Phillips Jonesborough 6 68
Gunner Boyer Chambersburg   64
Dean Avillion White Haven 1 62
MARTIN ZUKOVICH TAMAQUA 2 60
Buck Neil Fort Worth 7 60
David Creagan Swarthmore 2 50
David McKay Perkasie 2 48
Lloyd B. Miller Bensalem 1 46
tom tracy lebanon 1 45
MARY ANN GUSTAFSON DEL VALLE 7 40
Ernie Saniga Nottingham 2 40
Ken Sauer Alvord 7 39
Shawn Rowan Cypress 7 39
Alex Smith Nazareth   38
Jarrett Bell Troy 14 36
Tim Penn Edina 5 36
Buck Barley Washington   36
Greg Isenberg Kingsport 6 34
Kirk Loftin Azle   33
Larry King Shepherdstown 3 32
ashby morgan hudgins 3 30
Kelsey Hajek Goodrich 4 30
Gene Casale marlborough 1 30
John Markham Manhattan 17 30
Weldon Gardner Arcadia 8 27
Bruce Conover Union Level 3 27
Michael Spotts Bloomsburg 2 26
Brent Hoehns Knoxville 17 24
Clay Tomlinson Homerville   24
Darrell Wells Folkston 16 24
Chad Chadwell Springfield 5 22
james cipponeri new hudson 4 18
Jim Crook Sylacauga 16 18
George Doyle, III Union Level 3 18
Sharon Townley Richardsville 3 18
Charles Phillips Greenville 7 18
Lee Flanders Elberon 3 16
junior sims Milton 16 16
Joseph Lordi Atco 2 15
Earl Drew,jr Hoffmam 3 12
William Darr Grand Lodge 4 12
Tim Ruff Irmo 3 12
Steven G Gibson TULSA 17 9
Craig Hiatt Edgerton 5 8
Danny White Heflin 16 8
George Najor Southfield 2 6
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Amateur Handler Award
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