27 Sep 2021 News > Championships ~ Drawings

2021 National Amateur Grouse Championship

National Amateur Grouse Championship Meredith, MI September 30, 2021 Judges, Joe Cammisa & Dave Terhaar   1a. Wayward Flying Tomato, SM, McMillen/Gomes 1b. Warriors Zeke, PM, Eric Mundan 2a. Runnin On Duncan, SM, Robert Boos 2b. Thornapple Cody, SM, Bob Leet 3a. Springpond Rockin Gibby, SM Lonnie Rademacher 3b. Vital’s Grouse Ringer, SM, Gary Vitali 4a. Ghost Train Sassy, SF, Tom Fruchey 4b. Rowlings Star, SF, IS Chuck Rowling 5a.…
08 Sep 2021 News > Announcements

The Purchase of the American Field/FDSB

Dear Members, By now most of you are aware of the purchase of the American Field/Field Dog Stud Book (FDSB) by United Kennel Club (UKC). Founded in 1898, the UKC has a long and successful history of supporting all sporting dog breeds second in age only to the FDSB which was founded 24 years earlier in 1874. No youngster ourselves, the Amateur Field Trial Clubs of America (AFTCA) started in 1917,…
18 Aug 2021 News > Top Amateur Handler

Top Amateur Handler Second Season 2021-2022

  Second Season Kicks Off for the Top Handler Award The Amateur Field Trial Clubs of America’s (AFTCA) Top Handler Challenge for the Blue Award for the 2021-2022 is kicking off its second season. In accordance with our original charter and our obligation to the member clubs who host amateur events and to the many individual member competitors, the AFTCA remains a committed people organization.  A primary  responsibility of the…
09 Aug 2021 News > Announcements

AFTCA Votes to Allow Power Load Blanks For 2021-2022 Season

                        AFTCA Votes to Allow Powerload Blanks for 2021-2022 Season Due to the current lack of retail availability of either .32 caliber blanks or 209 primers the AFTCA has voted to allow the use of #2 or greater rated .22 caliber PowerLoad crimps (also referred to as Powder Loads) for the 2021-2022 field trial season. These blank crimps are…
20 Jul 2021 News > Annual Meeting Minutes

2021 Trustee meeting minutes

Amateur Field Trial Clubs of America, Inc. Via Conference Call June 24, 2021 President Rick Stallings welcomed all Trustees to the Amateur Field Trial Clubs of America annual meeting of 2021. He thanked everyone for taking the time to join the meeting via conference call. The group was advised that the meeting was being taped for the purpose of constructing the minutes. President Rick Stallings asked for the roll call.…
09 Jul 2021 News > Top Amateur Handler

Top Amateur Handler, Changes for this season

  Changes to this season’s AFTCA’s Top Handler’s Challenge for the Blue Award The Top Handler Award Committee has voted to implement 4 changes to the Award to keep it on track with its primary objectives.  Those four changes that are affective immediately are: Starting in the 2021-2022 season 30 Minute Amateur Derby Stake placement points, hosted by Member Clubs, will be included in the Top Amateur Handler award calculations.…
17 Jun 2021 News > Uncategorized

2020-2021 AFTCA Top Handler Award

Thor Kain wins the 2020-2021 AFTCA Top Handler Award   During a season full of unique challenges Thor Kain from Carbondale Pennsylvania handled 4 setters to an impressive 442 point total for wins in 30 minute Amateur All Age and Amateur Shooting Dog stakes held by Member Clubs to distance himself from a competitive field and win the AFTCA 20-21 Top Handler Award.  Thor will be awarded the Top Handler…