A new season will “officially” open Monday, August 18, 2014 with the commencing of the National Amateur Pheasant Shooting Dog Championship in Circle, Montana. A great entry of 48 was drawn for this stellar event! Updates and results will be available on the AFTCA website as available.
The 2013-2014 National Amateur Championships were a complete success. The Amateur Field Trial Clubs of America, Inc. congratulates all these Champions and wishes the best of luck to all contenders in the 2014-2015 season. Enjoy the new season everyone and remember to check here for the latest results.
The annual meeting of Trustees of the Amateur Field Trial Clubs of America Inc., was called to order by AFTCA President Jim Crouse at 1:00 p. m., Thursday, June 19, in the Thoroughbred Center, Lexington, Ky.
Trustees were advised that the meeting was being taped for the purpose of constructing the minutes.
The National Amateur All-Age and Shooting Dog Invitational Championships are for the top 12 dogs that earn the most points in invitational points trials throughout the field trial season. Last years All-Age Invitational Championship was held at Ames Plantation in Grand Junction, TN and the Shooting Dog Invitational at Neil and Sandy Walkers, Round Pond Plantation in Leslie, GA. Both of these venues will be where these Championships will be held again in 2014.
National Amateur Pheasant Shooting Dog Championship
Circle, MT 08/18/2014
Judges: Kim Sampson and John McIltrot
National Amateur Chicken All Age Championship
Mortlach, Sask Canada 09/12/014
Judges: Lou Qualtiere and Mike Wilkins
CH: Blackhawk’s Roxy Bistro Owner/handler: Mike Wilkins
RU: Painted Nickel Mac Owner/handler: Jim Ledington
CH: Nemaha Yankee Owner/handler: Dr. Pat McInteer
RU: Pistol Patty Lou Owner/handler: Ron Speed
CH: Saddle Up Nonbelievers Owner/handler: Sean Kelly
RU: No Limit Rebuy Owner/handler: Jim Shultz
CH: Lester’s Skywatch Owner/handler: Eddie Sholar
RU: Cocklebur Treasure Quest Owner/handler: Bubba Spencer
The last half of the current field trial season is well underway. We have had some severe weather to deal with all across the country this winter. As we move into late winter and spring events, no doubt weather related decisions will have to be made. I would suggest that erring on the side of safety is much preferred when issues arise relating to safe participation of all concerned.