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Finalists in the Australasian Auctioneering Championships announced

3 Oct 12

After a busy day of bidding, calling and adding the numbers, the finalists in the 2012 Australasian Auctioneering Championships have been announced.

Fifteen contestants from across Australia and the Tasman went head to head today at the Adelaide Convention Centre to auction off a stunning property in Glenelg.

At the end of the judging, five finalists were announced and will go on to compete in a further auctioneering challenge tomorrow.

  • Ben Brady - Queensland
  • Daniel Coulson – New Zealand
  • Michael Fenn – South Australia
  • Rob Mason – Western Australia
  • Andrew North – New Zealand

Tomorrow, the finalists will be given the address and a tour of a different property which will be the challenge to decide the winner.

The auctioneering championships test an auctioneer’s skill level, ability to command a crowd, ability to control a bidding sequence and overall presentation and style.

REISA is hosting the championship this year, and Chief Executive Officer, Greg Troughton, said that is was an honour to be managing the challenge which is held in such high esteem.

“These championships are the pinnacle for auctioneers in Australia and New Zealand and it really demonstrates how professional real estate is,” he said.

“We wish all the finalists the best of luck for tomorrow and look forward to announcing the 2012 winner on Thursday evening at the presentation dinner.”

Media are welcome to attend the finals tomorrow at the Adelaide Convention Centre from 1.30pm-3.00pm in Hall A.

Please call Emma Slape on 0423 88 11 20 if you intend to attend so that arrangements can be made for reserved seating and photographic opportunities.

Following the event, photographs will also be available on request by emailing