More than 80 auctioneers from as far away as Cork City, Ireland, competed on July 15 in the 23rd International Auctioneer Championship (IAC) competition. Established in 1988, the annual IAC competition is the most competitive bid calling contest for auctioneers and IAC champions are considered to be the world’s top bid calling auctioneers. Sponsored by the National Auctioneers Association, this year’s competition took place at the 62ndInternational Auctioneers Conference and Show in Orlando, Fla.
The current Kansas Champion Auctioneer is Megan McCurdy, CAI, BAS, of Wichita, who represented Kansas and the KAA in the IAC. She placed second in the competition behind Camille Booker of Kennewick, Washington.
KAA’s Kevin Borger won the IAC in 2009, and Megan’s strong showing in 2011 underscores the fact that Kansas has some of the best bid callers in the world. Congratulations Megan!