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 2 328
Eric Munden Philipsburg 2 153
David McKay Perkasie 2 118
Craig Hiatt Edgerton 5 115
Emmet Sasser Luther 8 102
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
Chris Catanzarite Scenery Hill 2 73
Bobby Phillips Jonesborough 6 73
Jack Glover Shelbyville 5 68
Greg Blair Menomonee Falls 19 63
Brent Hoehns Knoxville 17 63
Andrew Bogar Berwick 2 63
Sarah Deline Gomes Wellandport 2 62
George Kimbrell Fort mill 3 60
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
Dennis Kivikko Powhatan 3 43
Mike Duvall Janesville 19 43
Aidan Malone Bolton 1 42
Danny Draffen Bunceton 5 42
Thor Kakn Carbondale 2 42
Andrea Cerofolini Ridge Spring 3 40
Deb Dlobik Eagle 19 40
John McKellop III Guys Mills 2 39
Joseph Hopkins London 4 36
Kyle Oxborrow American Fork 9 36
Robert Thomas Trussville 16 36
Harry Cook Darlington 3 36
William Langley Bernice 8 36
Elsa Gallagher Excello 5 34
Roger Dvorak Elkton 2 32
Larry J King Shepherdstown 3 30
Lanny Dellinger Saunderstown 2 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
Mark McFarland Madras 10 27
James Baker Del Valle 7 27
John A Perry Claymont 2 26
Randy Peel Chipley 16 26
John Arlington X 16 24
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
Jameson Crandall Kilmarnock 3 22
Lloyd B. Miller Bensalem 1 21
James w Levesque jr Salem 1 21
Roger Duerksen Hardeeville 3 20
John Adsit Starksboro 1 18
John Ruetschi Cassville 5 18
Fredrick Travis Joplin 5 18
Klaus Schmidt Wichita 17 18
Mary Ann Gustafson Del Valle 7 18
Jeff Walter Oregon City 10 18
Buck Neil Fort Worth 7 18
Jesse Brown Tignall 16 18
Brian French Georgetown 4 18
Alan York Louisville 16 18
Kenny Snow Muldrow 8 18
Roger Boser Seven Valleys 2 17
Sig Guggenmoos Sherwood Park 14 16
Greg Isenberg Kingsport 6 16
Douglas j dix Whitingham 1 15
James Cipponeri New Hudson 4 15
Donald Heisner Pinckneyville 5 14
Joseph Lordi Atco 2 14
Bobby Dubose Baker 19 13
Bart Hastings Seaford 2 12
Christian Ogle Jasper 5 12
Warren Parrott Scranton 3 12
Whitley Stephenson Smithfield 3 12
George Doyle South Hill 3 10
J.D. Waters Mechanicsburg 5 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
Bob England Elgin 8 6
Grant Green Iuka 5 6
Mark Beniak South Lyon 4 6
David Emert Greer 16 6
Grayson Francis Nathalie 3 4
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Amateur Handler Award
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