Local auctioneer Josh Kirby (3rd Place) poses beside Shane McCarrell (Bid Calling Champion), and Drew Williams (2nd Place) at the Tennessee Auctioneers Association’s Winter Convention.

Earlier this month, the Tennessee Auctioneers Association (TAA) held their annual Winter Convention at Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. 

During this convention, auctioneers from all across the state participated in a Bid Calling competition. 

Local auctioneer Josh Kirby of Blackwell Realty and Auction placed third.

According to the TAA website, the Bid Calling contest consisted of selling three items in a preliminary round, then the top three were selected to advance to a final round which included both an interview and live selling portion.

Kirby was selected to advance to the final round, along with fellow competitors Drew Williams, who placed second, and Shane McCarrell, who was named the 2019 Bid Calling Champion.

The Tennessee Auctioneers Association promotes high professional standards and encourages members to practice the highest principles of integrity in their auctioneering profession.  Members agree to work uniformly to remain competitive in the auctioneering profession.

Congratulations to Josh Kirby!