Highlights of this Award Program

Contest: All points earned in 30 minute Amateur All-Age, 30 minute Amateur Shooting Dog and 30 minute Amateur Derby 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. For points to be awarded The Essential Data Forms should be received in the AFTCA office no later than 30 days after the conclusion of the event except for late April trials which are required to be received in the AFTCA office on or before May 15th each year. Essential Data Forms received later than 45 days after the conclusion of the event or later than May 15th will not be counted.

Eligible Stakes: Amateur 30 minute All Age, Shooting Dog and Derby stakes, either Horseback or Walking. Dual amateur sanctioned events are also included (if 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.
  • Top Handler Award Season officially starts on May 1st and officially ends on April 30th.
  • 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.
  • In order to have Top Handler points awarded the handler’s dog in the stake must be solely owned by the competing amateur handler or an immediate family member or jointly owned by the amateur handler and immediate amateur family member.

Winner will be awarded at the Purina Awards Dinner Program as a guest of the AFTCA. The largest and most inclusive handler competition in the history of the sport!!

2022 Top Amateur Handler Points Standing

Handler City Region Total
Thor Kain Carbondale 2 264
Gary S. Winall Powhatan 3 199
Mike Fox Patriot 4 187
Warren Parrott Scranton 3 174
Doug McMillen DuBois 2 138
Danny Davis Clinton 4 127
Rodney Shoemaker Kearney 17 122
Larry J King Shepherdstown 3 118
Kerri Elfvin Jacksonville Beach 16 102
Greg Isenberg Kingsport 6 100
Tim Cavanaugh East Hampton 1 97
Matt Pendergest Lexington 4 90
Chad Chadwell Springfield 5 82
George Mamounis Newfield 2 81
Jason Super Ft. Worth 7 81
Hunter Mcduffie Cecil 16 80
Jack Glover Shelbyville 5 79
Harry Cook Darlington 3 79
Paul Rose Pine hurst 3 76
Mike Duvall Janesville 19 76
Mike Small Evansville 4 70
Ernie Saniga Nottingham 2 68
Marty Robinson Carrollton 16 64
Joseph Lordi Atco 2 58
Gunner Boyer Chambersburg 2 57
Alan Atkins Phenix City 16 56
Kenric DeLong Greenville 4 54
Robert Bakas Winfield 5 50
Bubba Spencer Bolivar 6 50
Darron Hendley Montgomery 16 50
Perry Lacy Elkton 6 50
Lee Flanders Elberon 3 49
Jon Lam Makanda 5 49
Marcus Ramseur Sicklerville 2 48
Harold Holmes Flint 4 48
Lynn Oxendine Neosho 5 48
Jesse Brown Tignall 16 48
Patrick McPherson Evergreen 16 45
Peter Del Collo Pamplin 3 45
Sergio Velez Chilliwack 10 45
David Hendricks Russellville 4 44
Bill Stapleton Franksville 19 40
Chris Cornman Georgetown 7 40
Richard Peterson Memphis 12 39
David Mckay Hellertown 2 36
James Cipponeri New Hudson 4 36
Eric Munden Philipsburg 2 36
Eric Rizza Georgetown 1 36
Mike Lareau Dimondale 4 36
Sharon Townley Richardsville 3 36
Robert Holland Virginia Beach 3 36
Shawn Rowan Cypress 7 36
James Hathaway North Falmouth 1 35
Allen Dunbar Oconto 19 35
Roger Dvorak Elkton 2 34
Dennis Kivikko Nathalie 3 33
Donald Heisner Pinckneyville 5 33
Tim Penn Edina 5 32
Joe Rentz Brooks 16 32
Brent Peters Gladwin 4 32
George Doyle South Hill 3 30
Jeff Hainline Bellevue 5 30
Steve Mills Mayodan 3 30
Earl Drew,jr Hoffmam 3 30
Jim Crook Sylacauga 16 30
Doug McKenzie Edmonton 10 30
Johnny Ornsby Greenbrier 6 30
Chris Sellers Selmer 6 30
Will Dunn Lebanon 4 28
James Spencer Milton/Fl 16 28
Taylor Henley Soddy-Daisy 16 28
Brian Sanchez Central Islip 2 28
Dan DeGraw Macomb 4 27
Ashby Morgan Hudgins 3 26
Robert Ellis Clarkston 4 26
Donnie DuBose Wing 16 24
Louis Qualtiere Saskatoon 14 24
Ken Sauer Alvord 7 24
Amy Gauthier Wabash 4 22
Steve Auxier Lincoln 17 22
David Huffine Wilmington 3 21
Les Rowell Greenbrier 6 21
James Crandall Kilmarnock 3 20
Rita Ornsby Greenbrier 6 20
Danny Draffen Bunceton 5 20
Marion Brown Somerville 6 18
William Darr Grand Lodge 4 18
Jeremy Taylor Rienzi 6 18
JOSH GRIGGS Elkton 4 18
Tom Tracy Lebanon 1 18
Frank Christie Collinsville 5 18
Cliff Monroe Mechanicsburg 5 18
Bruce Conover South Boston 3 18
Craig Hiatt Edgerton 5 18
Mike Jackson Battleground 4 18
Brent Hoehns Knoxville 17 18
Arnold Hall Morristown 6 18
Paul Shirley Whitinsville 1 16
Adam DeLude Campbellsport 19 16
Bob leet Gladwin 4 16
Gary Futch Statesboro 16 15
Jeanette Heise Saskatoon 14 15
Shannon Nygard Bozeman 3 14
Bob Barker Inola 8 14
Jeffrey Smith Chase City 3 14
Tim Hammons Berea 4 14
Marty Festa Sugarloaf 2 14
Derek Bonner Mooresboro 3 13
David Creagan Swarthmore 2 13
Dave Park Uniontown 2 12
Gerry Addison Okeana 4 12
William Branham Carleton 4 12
Kristopher nordby Danielson 1 12
Dean Avillion White Haven 2 12
Tommy Stargell Scottsville 3 12
Steve Ferrell Clover 3 12
Gene Hogge Smithfield 3 12
Ray Joye x 3 12
Buddy Morrison Livingston 6 12
Lloyd B. Miller Bensalem 1 12
Amy Snider-Spencer Bolivar 6 11
Mary Sue Schalk Princeton 4 10
Lindsey Wagner Maple Hill 17 9
Burke Hendrix Hernando 6 9
Klaus Schmidt Wichita 17 9
Terry Boatright richmond 4 8
Garvin Collins Liberty 5 8
Fran Miller Barwick 16 8
Harold Woodward Vilonia 6 8
Justin Hunt Blakely 16 7
Pat Mcinteer Falls City 17 7
Grady Howard Mooresville 4 6
David O'Brien Marlborough 1 6
Scott Little Woodlawn 6 6
Lloyd B. Miller Bensalem 2 6
Daren Boyer Grantham 2 6
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