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 2 244
Eric Munden Philipsburg 2 153
George Kimbrell Fort mill 3 102
David McKay Perkasie 2 90
Michael Spotts Bloomsburg 2 81
James Spencer Milton 16 79
Doug McMillen DuBois 2 78
Brandon Kreuer Evans City 2 78
Joseph Hopkins London 5 75
Craig Hiatt Edgerton 5 73
Chris Catanzarite Scenery Hill 2 73
Bobby Phillips Jonesborough 6 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
Tim Penn Edina 5 57
Kenric DeLong Greenville 4 57
Sharon Townley Richardsville 3 50
Gregory Fried Millerstown 2 48
Mike Duvall Janesville 19 43
Dennis Kivikko Powhatan 3 43
Danny Draffen Bunceton 5 42
Emmet Sasser Luther 8 42
Thor Kakn Carbondale 2 42
Aidan Malone Bolton 1 42
Andrea Cerofolini Ridge Spring 3 40
John McKellop III Guys Mills 2 39
Robert Thomas Trussville 16 36
Harry Cook Darlington 3 36
William Langley Bernice 8 36
Kyle Oxborrow American Fork 9 36
Joseph Hopkins London 4 36
Elsa Gallagher Excello 5 34
Roger Dvorak Elkton 2 32
Larry J King Shepherdstown 3 30
Robert Woodward Snellville 16 30
Stanley McCain Bremen 16 28
Gregor McCluskey Harwinton 1 28
Brian Sheehan Carol Stream 5 27
Dean Avillion White Haven 1 27
James Baker Del Valle 7 27
John A Perry Claymont 2 26
Ralph Conner Neosho 5 26
Jeanette Heise Saskatoon 14 24
Lindsey Wagner Maple Hill 17 24
Jim Womack Clermont 16 24
Adam Thomas Beaver 4 24
Gerry Addison Okeana 4 24
John Arlington X 16 24
Jameson Crandall Kilmarnock 3 22
James w Levesque jr Salem 1 21
Lloyd B. Miller Bensalem 1 21
Roger Duerksen Hardeeville 3 20
John Ruetschi Cassville 5 18
Fredrick Travis Joplin 5 18
Klaus Schmidt Wichita 17 18
Mary Ann Gustafson Del Valle 7 18
Jesse Brown Tignall 16 18
Alan York Louisville 16 18
Buck Neil Fort Worth 7 18
Brian French Georgetown 4 18
Kenny Snow Muldrow 8 18
John Adsit Starksboro 1 18
Roger Boser Seven Valleys 2 17
Sig Guggenmoos Sherwood Park 14 16
Greg Isenberg Kingsport 6 16
James Cipponeri New Hudson 4 15
Donald Heisner Pinckneyville 5 14
Joseph Lordi Atco 2 14
John Neely Albany 16 14
Bobby Dubose Baker 19 13
Warren Parrott Scranton 3 12
Whitley Stephenson Smithfield 3 12
Bart Hastings Seaford 2 12
Christian Ogle Jasper 5 12
J.D. Waters Mechanicsburg 5 10
George Doyle South Hill 3 10
Gerald Movelle Southern Pines 1 9
Michael Fox Burchrunville 3 8
Keri Sims Milton 16 8
Colby Tackett Alva 8 8
Darrell Miller Center cross 3 8
Joseph Cincotta Stockton 2 7
Mark Beniak South Lyon 4 6
Grant Green Iuka 5 6
David Emert Greer 16 6
Bob England Elgin 8 6
Grayson Francis Nathalie 3 4
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