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 2 164
Eric Munden Philipsburg 2 153
David McKay Perkasie 2 90
Michael Spotts Bloomsburg 2 81
Brandon Kreuer Evans City 2 78
Doug McMillen DuBois 2 78
Craig Hiatt Edgerton 5 73
Chris Catanzarite Scenery Hill 2 73
Jack Glover Shelbyville 5 68
Brent Hoehns Knoxville 17 63
Andrew Bogar Berwick 2 63
Sarah Deline Gomes Wellandport 2 62
Chelsie Conroy Leesburg 3 60
George Kimbrell Fort mill 3 60
Bobby Phillips Jonesborough 6 57
Tim Penn Edina 5 57
Sharon Townley Richardsville 3 50
Gregory Fried Millerstown 2 48
Mike Duvall Janesville 19 43
Danny Draffen Bunceton 5 42
Joseph Hopkins London 5 42
Thor Kakn Carbondale 2 42
Aidan Malone Bolton 1 42
Andrea Cerofolini Ridge Spring 3 40
James Spencer Milton 16 40
John McKellop III Guys Mills 2 39
Kenric DeLong Greenville 4 39
William Langley Bernice 8 36
Joseph Hopkins London 4 36
Robert Thomas Trussville 16 36
Harry Cook Darlington 3 36
Elsa Gallagher Excello 5 34
Roger Dvorak Elkton 2 32
Robert Woodward Snellville 16 30
Larry J King Shepherdstown 3 30
Stanley McCain Bremen 16 28
Gregor McCluskey Harwinton 1 28
Dean Avillion White Haven 1 27
James Baker Del Valle 7 27
Brian Sheehan Carol Stream 5 27
Lindsey Wagner Maple Hill 17 24
Jim Womack Clermont 16 24
Emmet Sasser Luther 8 24
Adam Thomas Beaver 4 24
Gerry Addison Okeana 4 24
Jeanette Heise Saskatoon 14 24
Lloyd B. Miller Bensalem 1 21
James w Levesque jr Salem 1 21
Roger Duerksen Hardeeville 3 20
Buck Neil Fort Worth 7 18
Brian French Georgetown 4 18
John Ruetschi Cassville 5 18
Kenny Snow Muldrow 8 18
John Adsit Starksboro 1 18
Fredrick Travis Joplin 5 18
Jesse Brown Tignall 16 18
Klaus Schmidt Wichita 17 18
Alan York Louisville 16 18
Roger Boser Seven Valleys 2 17
Greg Isenberg Kingsport 6 16
Sig Guggenmoos Sherwood Park 14 16
James Cipponeri New Hudson 4 15
Donald Heisner Pinckneyville 5 14
Joseph Lordi Atco 2 14
Whitley Stephenson Smithfield 3 12
Bart Hastings Seaford 2 12
Christian Ogle Jasper 5 12
Warren Parrott Scranton 3 12
George Doyle South Hill 3 10
J.D. Waters Mechanicsburg 5 10
Gerald Movelle Southern Pines 1 9
Colby Tackett Alva 8 8
Darrell Miller Center cross 3 8
Michael Fox Burchrunville 3 8
Keri Sims Milton 16 8
Joseph Cincotta Stockton 2 7
Grant Green Iuka 5 6
David Emert Greer 16 6
Grayson Francis Nathalie 3 4
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