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2015 MAA Convention

January 30, 2015 - January 31, 2015

The Annual Montana Auctioneers Association Convention will be held Friday and Saturday, January 30-31, in Lewistown, MT.

A highlight of the convention will be the Bid Call Championship Auction to be held Friday night at 6 p.m. The Contest will be held in conjunction with the Montana Winter Fair. The public is invited to attend and bid on various auction items being sold by the top auctioneers from Montana as they compete for the Title. The Championship Auction will be held at the Trade Center at the Central Montana Fairgrounds and there is no cost to attend. The reigning Montana Bid Call Champion, Nick Bennett of United Country Shobe Auction & Realty in Lewistown, will serve as emcee for the contest.

The contest consists of a Pro Division for experienced auctioneers, with prizes including a trophy buckle and the Del Strommen Memorial traveling trophy, and a Rookie Division, open to auctioneers with three years or less experience in the business. Contestants will be judged on several criteria, including their clarity of chant, speed, rhythm and timing, as well as their ability to catch bids and conduct themselves on the auction block. The auction will be broadcast via Icollector.com, with live video and audio feed as well as online bidding.

This year’s convention features Devin Ford, professional auctioneer with Ford Brothers, Inc., a Marknet Alliance member in London, Kentucky. He is a second generation auctioneer specializing in real estate and liquidation auctions. Devin has been a licensed auctioneer and member of the National Auctioneers Association since 1990 after attending Worldwide College of Auctioneering. He is a past president of the Kentucky Auctioneers Association, Kentucky State Champion Auctioneer, Kentucky State Champion of Champions and a member of the KAA Hall of Fame. He was elected to the NAA Board of Directors in Spokane, Washington and is serving his third year of a three year term. His company’s business is conducting a growing number of online auctions. Devin can be contacted at .

The Montana Auctioneers Association convention begins at noon on Friday and ends following the MAA Awards Banquet at 6 p.m. on Saturday. The registration fee is $75 per person for members and $100 for non-members. The Yogo Inn serves as MAA Convention headquarters.

The 2015 MAA Convention will take place January 30-31 at the Yogo Inn in Lewistown, in conjunction with the Montana Winter Fair. For more information, contact the MAA office at 509-783-4676, email , or call Kyle Shobe at 406-538-5125.

2015 Montana Bid Call Championship

The 2015 Montana Auctioneers Association Bid Call Championship Auction will be held Friday, January 30th, at the Trade Center at the Central Montana Fairgrounds in Lewistown.

A live video and audio feed will be available on the internet via icollector.com. Internet bidding will be available for a portion of the contest, but the video/audio will broadcast the entire event, beginning at 6:00 P.M. M.S.T.


January 30, 2015
January 31, 2015
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Montana Auctioneers Association
(509) 288-4677
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Yogo Inn
211 East Main St
Lewistown, MT 59457 United States
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