Author: Chris Mathan

02 Feb 2018 News > Announcements

AFTCA Facebook Group & Regional Websites

We recently started a closed Facebook Group for AFTCA members and people interested in becoming members. If you’re on Facebook and not yet in the Group, please go to AFTCA Member Group and kindly answer the questions to be added. The purpose of the group is to share AFTCA win news from all regions in the US, Canada and Japan and to link to this website for AFTCA news on National Championships, Upcoming Events, Announcements etc.

History of the National Amateur Quail Championship

“Shanghai Express, white, liver and ticked pointer dog, coming like Lochinvar from out of the West, but for the past year the property of Dr. Frank H. Lahey of Boston, Mass., is the winner of the annual Amateur Championship of the Association of Amateur Field Trial Clubs of America.

The runner-up is a white, black, tan and ticked setter dog, Sport’s Peerless, owned by Louis M. Bobbitt of Winston-Salem, N.C. Both dogs were handled by their owners and that makes the victory even more distinctive. Thirty-three dogs were originally drawn to run in the stake, but owing to last minute withdrawals thirty-one actually competed. Nevertheless, it is a new record and attests the popularity of this rapidly growing amateur movement in field trials, which has indeed spread over the country like wild fire.”

Reporter A. F. Hochwalt, February 17, 1934 edition of the American Field

16 Jul 2017 News > Upcoming Events

2017-2018 National Amateur Championship Calendar

Listed below are the 2017-2018 season National Amateur Championships. Dates and judges will be added as soon as they are secured. National Amateur Pheasant Shooting Dog Championship, Circle, MT August 19, 2017 ~ Judges: Glen Johnson & Jason Staley National Amateur Chicken Championship, Mortlach, Canada Sept. 9, 2017 ~ Judges: Colin Kennedy & Roger Shelswell National Amateur Prairie Shooting Dog Championship, Wisconsin Rapids, WI September 22, 2017 ~ Judges: Frank…
10 Jun 2017 News > Announcements

Invitational Points & Win Certificates

Not seeing your dog’s Win Certificate?… or are your dog’s Invitational Points not awarded or incorrect?

Win Certificates that are displayed in the Dog Win Database as well as the Invitational Points standings are as current as the Essential Data Forms that are received in the AFTCA office. Typically, Essential Data Forms (EDFs) are reviewed, approved and posted within three business days of being received in the AFTCA office or posted online.

Almost without exception the primary reasons for Win Certificates or Invitational Points not being accurately accounted for are:

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01 May 2017 News > Announcements

2017 AFTCA Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting will be held in Lexington, KY on the weekend of June 22, 23, 24.
Committee meetings:  Thursday, June 22, 3:00 pm.
Trustees meeting:  Friday, June 23, 8:30 am.
Open meeting: Saturday, June 24 5:00 pm.
Purina Awards banquets: Friday and Saturday evenings