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
Thor Kain Carbondale 2 120
Gunner Boyer Chambersburg   94
Larry Wade Dunn 3 86
Lee Flanders Elberon 3 86
Gary S. Winall Powhatan 3 84
George Mamounis Newfield 2 84
Larry Loftin Grinnell 5 83
Chris Catanzarite Scenery Hill   78
Tim Cavanaugh East Hampton   72
Verlene Stephenson Seaboard   72
Bobby Phillips Jonesborough 6 68
Tim Penn Edina 5 64
Larry King Shepherdstown 3 64
Joseph Lordi Atco 2 63
Dean Avillion White Haven 1 62
Buck Neil Fort Worth 7 60
MARTIN ZUKOVICH TAMAQUA 2 60
Duncan Bukovich Sauk Rapids 19 54
Todd Babbel Dunbar 17 50
David Creagan Swarthmore 2 50
Jameson Crandall Kilmarnock 3 50
Jeff Walter Oregon City 10 48
David McKay Perkasie 2 48
Lloyd B. Miller Bensalem 1 46
tom tracy lebanon 1 45
Doug McMillen DuBois 2 42
Les Bressler Irvona   42
Kenric DeLong Greenville 4 42
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
Paul Roederer Haven 17 36
James Graddy Rochester 19 36
Buck Barley Washington   36
Jarrett Bell Troy 14 36
Grayson Francis Nathalie 3 36
Greg Isenberg Kingsport 6 34
Kirk Loftin Azle   33
Gene Casale marlborough 1 30
John Markham Manhattan 17 30
ashby morgan hudgins 3 30
Kelsey Hajek Goodrich 4 30
Mike Lareau Dimondale 4 28
Andrew Bogar Berwick 2 28
Bruce Conover Union Level 3 27
Weldon Gardner Arcadia 8 27
Craig Hiatt Edgerton 5 26
Michael Spotts Bloomsburg 2 26
Brent Hoehns Knoxville 17 24
Colby Tackett Alva 8 24
Jeffrey hale Russellville 6 24
Clay Tomlinson Homerville   24
Darrell Wells Folkston 16 24
Pat Mcinteer Falls City 17 24
Robbie Thompson Spring Creek 11 22
Chad Chadwell Springfield 5 22
Jim Crook Sylacauga 16 18
George Doyle, III Union Level 3 18
Steve Donovan Janesville 17 18
Sharon Townley Richardsville 3 18
Ben McKean Minnetrista 19 18
William Graham Plainfield 5 18
Charles Phillips Greenville 7 18
james cipponeri new hudson 4 18
junior sims Milton 16 16
John McKellop III Guys Mills 2 16
Luke Tewes Bennet 17 14
Shane Baxter Boyne City 4 14
Andrea Cerofolini Ridge Spring 3 12
Tim Ruff Irmo 3 12
Anthony Leone Waltham 1 12
Mike Roper Brooklyn 19 12
mike griffin stillwel 8 12
Earl Drew,jr Hoffmam 3 12
Randy Marsh Statesboro 16 12
William Darr Grand Lodge 4 12
Trisha Babbel Dunbar 17 12
Gerry Gresham North fork 11 11
Steve Auxier Lincoln 17 10
Steven G Gibson TULSA 17 9
Larry Carpenter CLARKSBURG 5 8
Danny White Heflin 16 8
Austin Turley Sonoma 11 8
Mike Baker Franksville 19 6
Jim Reece Osage City 17 6
George Najor Southfield 2 6
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