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Georgia Auctioneers Association Convention

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Courtyard by Marriott Rome Riverwalk

320 West 3rd Street

Rome, GA 30165

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Join us for the Georgia Auctioneers Association Annual Conference on September 22-25, 2020 in Rome, GA.

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Georgia Auctioneers Association Convention – 2020 Contest Rules

General Competition Rules

Other than Junior Auctioneer contestants, all contestants must be paid registrants, either member or non member, for the GAA convention of the year they are competing.

Contestants do NOT have to be licensed to compete in any competition

NO entry fee for any competitions, must register for convention, member or non member unless in the Junior contest

Georgia residence is not required for any contest

Contestants may enter as many Divisions for which they qualify. Contestant must not have ever won the Division(s) they are entering.

Champion of Champions competition will only be held every 5 years as participation allows

A panel of judges will be assembled by the GAA Board of directors. Judge panel will consist of 3-5 judges, preferably auctioneers.

Score sheets appropriate for each competition will be provided for each judge in each competition.

Judges shall remain the same for all contests, preliminary and finals. If a judge change is required, the GAA Board of Directors will appoint a competent replacement judge.

The GAA Board of Directors will make every attempt possible to avoid bias and/or partiality to any contestant(s) for any reason

Contestants MUST attend the roll call and contestants meetings at 4pm on Wednesday and/or Thursday of the GAA convention, prior to that evening’s competitions if they are to compete that night.

Contestant orders will be drawn at the respective contestants and roll call meetings prior to each evening’s competitions.

Microphones and sound system will be adjusted and set during contestant meetings and will not be adjusted at any point during the competitions. All contestants will be allowed a sound / mic check during the contestants meetings.

Contestants understand that by competing in any competition, they are volunteering, should they win, to be an ambassador for the GAA and the auction industry at large. They will make every attempt to make appearances as needed for future events and agree to appear in press releases and promotion for the GAA.

Ringman Championship Competition

Contest will consist of men and women combined, no minimum age

Contestants must be a paid convention registrant, member or non member.

One auctioneer will be designated by the GAA Board of Directors to sell ALL items for ALL contestants. The previous year’s Pro Division champion will be the default choice. If he/she is unable to participate for any reason, GAA will choose an auctioneer for the competition at its own discretion.

Contestants must bring 2 items with a value of $25 or more for the competition.

Contestants will be provided a microphone on a floor stand and will introduce themselves and represent their own donated items in the competition.

The designated auctioneer will ONLY call bids for the items and rely on contestant to catch all bids. The auctioneer will make every possible attempt to perform uniformly for all contestants.

Contest will consist of one round with each contestant representing (2) items.

Ringman competition will be held on Wednesday night of the GAA convention, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Contestants’ scores will be tabulated at the end of the ringman competition. The top three scoring contestants will be announced and awards presented at the end of the Thursday night competitions.

Junior Auctioneer Championship Competition

Contest will consist of boys and girls combined, High School Senior & Below with no minimum age

Contestants must bring 2 items with a value of $25 or more for the competition.

Contest will consist of one round with each contestant representing (2) items. Contestants will sell the items they bring for the competition.

Junior auctioneer competition will be held on Thursday night of the GAA convention, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Contestants’ scores will be tabulated at the end of the Junior competition. The top three scoring contestants will be announced and awards presented at the end of the Thursday night competitions.

Rookie Auctioneer Championship Competition

Contest will consist of men and women combined, over the age of 18

Contestants must be a paid convention registrant, member or non member, and and have been an active auctioneer for less than 5 years.

Contestants must bring 2 items with a value of $25 or more for the competition.

Contest will consist of one round with each contestant representing (2) items. Contestants will sell the items they bring for the competition.

Rookie auctioneer competition will be held on Wednesday night of the GAA convention.

Contestants’ scores will be tabulated at the end of the Rookie competition. The top three scoring contestants will be announced and awards presented at the end of the Thursday night competitions.

Professional Auctioneer Championship Competition

Contest will consist of men and women combined, over the age of 18

Contestants must be a paid convention registrant and and have been an active auctioneer for more than 5 years, unless a previous Rookie Champion.

Contestants must bring 4 items with a value of $25 or more for the competition.

Contest will consist of one preliminary round with each contestant representing (2) items. Preliminary round will be held on Wednesday night of the GAA convention.

The number of contestants that advance to the finals round will be determined by the total number of contestants as follows: Up to 15 contestants entered = Top Five (5) Finalists to compete in Final Round, 16-25 Contestants = Top Eight (8) Finalists to compete in Final Round, 26 or more Contestants = Top Ten (10) Finalists to compete in Final Round

Finals round will consist of an interview portion with each contestant answering 2 questions then selling 2 items immediately following the Junior auctioneer competition on Thursday night of the GAA convention.

Items sold in the finals round will consist of remaining items donated by at large contestants and additional items provided by the GAA as needed.

Contestants’ scores will be tabulated at the end of the Pro competition. The top three scoring contestants will be announced and awards presented at the end of the Thursday night competitions.

Champion of Champions Auctioneer Competition

Contest will consist of men and women combined, who have previously been crowned the Georgia Professional Division Champion Auctioneer OR the Georgia Peach Champion.

Contestants must be a paid convention registrant.

Contestants must bring 2 items with a value of $25 or more for the competition.

Contest will consist of one round with each contestant representing (2) items. Contestants will sell the items they bring for the competition.

Champion of Champions auctioneer competition will be held on Thursday night of the GAA convention, beginning immediately after the Pro division finals bid calling round.

Contestants’ scores will be tabulated at the end of the competition. The top three scoring contestants will be announced and awards presented at the end of the Thursday night competitions.

Awards

Ringman Competition: $250 + buckle to winner, 2nd & 3rd place plaques

Junior Auctioneer Competition: $100 + buckle to winner, 2nd & 3rd place plaques

Rookie Auctioneer Competition: $250 + buckle to winner, 2nd & 3rd place plaques

Pro Auctioneer Competition: $750 + buckle to winner, 2nd & 3rd place plaques

Champion of Champions Competition: $250 + buckle to winner, 2nd & 3rd place plaques

Pro Finalist Medallions

Schedule

Wednesday Night

Contestant meeting and roll call 4:00 p.m.

Rookie Division starting at 6:00 p.m.

Ringmen Division

Pro Division Preliminary

Finalists Announced

Thursday Night

Contestant meeting and roll call 4:00

Banquet Starts at 6

Junior Division

Pro Division Interview / Finals

Champion of Champions Competition

Announcement of all competition winners and awards presentations

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Courtyard by Marriott Rome Riverwalk

320 West 3rd Street

Rome, GA 30165

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