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2020 Convention – Arkansas Auctioneers Association

January 30 @ 6:00 pm - February 2 @ 3:00 pm

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January 30th - February 2nd, 2020

Location: 2020 Hotel Hot Springs,
305 Malvern Ave., Hot Springs

Thursday, January 30 | Pre Convention

  • 6:00 pm - till | Social Time, Meet & Greet, Music | Hospitality Room Suite #1111

Friday, January 31

  • 8:00 am - 9:00 am | Registration & Check in | Coffee with Trade Show Vendors
  • 8:00 am - 4:00 pm | Trade Show Open with Vendors
  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am | Support Staff Class by Auction Flex
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | The Bump & Howdy | Morgan Hopson
  • 10:00 am - 10:30 am | How to Navigate Your Association Website | Katie Lappe Eckhardt
  • 10:30 am - 12:30 pm | Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms & Explosives | Erik Longnecker
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Town Hall Meeting • Lunch Provided by Vendors • Board Speeches
  • 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm | Old School Auctioneers in a New Technology World | J.B. Robinson Sr
  • 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm | A Fair Deal is a State of Mind | Mike Fisher
  • 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm | Vendor Introductions & Prize Drawn in Trade Show
  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Rookie & Pro Bid Calling & Ringman Contestants Meeting
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Social Time | Hospitality Room Suite #1111
  • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Complimentary Hors d'oeuvres w/cash bar | Ball Room
  • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | 1st Round Pro Bid Calling, Rookie, & Ringman Contests ★ Fun Auction
  • 9:00 pm - 12:00 am | Social Time | Hospitality Room Suite #1111

Saturday, February 1

  • 7:00 am - 8:00 am | Registration for Real Estate Continuing Education
  • 8:00 am - 9:00 am | AAA Registration & Checkin | Coffee with Trade Show Vendors
  • 8:00 am - 12:00 pm | Teach the Teacher | Paul Colvin, Real Estate CE
  • 8:00 am - 4:00 pm | Trade Show Open with Vendors
  • 9:00 am - 10:30 am | Front & Center | Morgan Hopson
  • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm | Expediting the Auction | JB Robison Sr
  • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm | AAA Membership Meeting • Lunch Provided by Vendors • Nominations & Elections
  • 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Teach the Teacher | Real Estate CE (cont) | Paul Colvin
  • 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm | The Auction 3 Step; Engagement, Preview, Auction Day | Mike Fisher
  • 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm | Auction PR Pro | Brigitte Kruse
  • 4:30 pm | Jr Bid Calling, Champion of Champions & Pro Finals Contestant Meeting
  • 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm | Social Time | Hospitality Room Suite #1111
  • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm | Presidents Banquet, Board Installation & Hall of Fame Awards
  • 7:30 pm - till | Jr Contest, Champion of Champions, Final Round Bid Calling, Contest & Marketing Awards

Sunday, February 2

  • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm | Ray at the Horse Races ~ "Arkansas Auctioneer Classic"| Oaklawn Racetrack

Note: Special Reserved Searing Section at the Track ~ Tickets at AAA Registration

CONTEST RULES!

  • Other than Junior Auctioneer contestants, all contestants must be paid members of the AAA and paid registrants for the AAA 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
  • Arkansas 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 who are NOT Arkansas residents will be assembled by the AAA 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 AAA Board of Directors will appoint a competent replacement judge.
  • The AAA 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 Friday and/or Saturday of the AAA 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.
  • Auctioneer competition contestants will not be assisted by ringmen in any of the competitions.
  • Contestants understand that by competing in any competition, they are volunteering, should they win, to be an ambassador for the AAA 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 AAA.
  • Should a situation arise that is not addressed in the Contest Rules, it is the duty of the Contest Committee to fairly, honestly and without prejudice arrive at a solution and inform the AAA President of their decision. The majority decision of the Contest Committee is final.

Ringman Competition: $250 + buckle to winner, 2ndand 3rd place trophy Junior Auctioneer Competition: … $250 + buckle to winner, 2nd and 3rd place trophy Rookie Auctioneer Competition: $500 + buckle to winner, 2nd and 3rd place trophy Pro Auctioneer Competition: $1500 + buckle to winner, $500 + trophy to 2nd place, 3rd place trophy Champion of Champions Competition: $1,000 + buckle to winner, 2nd and 3rd place trophy

  • Contest will consist of men and women combined, no minimum age
  • One auctioneer will be designated by the AAA 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, AAA 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 Friday night of the AAA convention, beginning at 6pm CST.
  • 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 Saturday night competitions.

  • Contest will consist of boys and girls combined, under the age of 18 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 Saturday night of the AAA convention, beginning at 6:00pm CST.
  • 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 Saturday night competitions.

  • Contest will consist of men and women combined, over the age of 18
  • Contestants must be a paid member of the AAA, a paid convention registrant and and have been an active auctioneer for less than 2 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 Friday night of the AAA convention, beginning immediately after the Ringman competition.
  • 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 Saturday night competitions.

  • Contest will consist of men and women combined, over the age of 18
  • Contestants must be a paid member of the AAA, a paid convention registrant and and have been an active auctioneer for more than 2 years.
  • 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 Friday night of the AAA convention immediately after the Rookie auctioneer competition.
  • Contestants will draw for the order they will compete in the preliminary round at Friday’s contestant meeting and roll call.
  • 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 Saturday night of the AAA convention.
  • Items sold in the finals round will consist of remaining items donated by at large contestants and additional items provided by the AAA as needed. Contestants will draw at the Saturday contestants meeting for the order they will sell in the finals round.
  • 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 Saturday night competitions.
  • Winner of Pro Division Auctioneer Competition agrees to be the auctioneer for the next year’s AAA convention ringman competition.

  • Contest will consist of men and women combined, who have previously been crowned the Arkansas Professional Division champion auctioneer. This contest will be held every fifth year of AAA conventions.
  • Contestants must be a paid member of the AAA, and 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 Saturday night of the AAA 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 Saturday night competitions.

Details

Start:
January 30 @ 6:00 pm
End:
February 2 @ 3:00 pm
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Organizer

Arkansas Auctioneers Association
Phone:
(580) 327-7525
Email:
arkauctioneers@gmail.com
Website:
www.arkansasauctioneers.org

Venue

Hotel Hot Springs
305 Malvern Ave
Hot Springs, AR 71901 United States
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Phone:
501-623-6600
Website:
http://www.hotelhotsprings.org/
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