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October 27, 2017  – 12 noon – 4pm

Historic Cowtown Coliseum – Ft. Worth Stockyards

121 East Exchange Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76164

During the Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering & Western Swing Festival.

Register Now! Space is limited!

The Texas Lone Star Open Bid Calling Contest will be held at the historic Cowtown Coliseum in the heart of the Ft. Worth Stockyard entertainment district. It will be a “no holds barred, open format” signature fundraiser promoting auctioneering. This competition is OPEN to ALL Auctioneers over 18. The TOP 4 Auctioneers will move to the Final Round (3 with highest scores & 1 JUDGES WILD CARD pick. Percent of proceeds will benefit Texas Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital and the All American Beef Battalion “Steak for Troops”.

Entry Fee:
$500 OPEN TO ALL AUCTIONEERS OVER 18 (sign disclosures below)
$600 OCT 12-23 *No entries will be taken at the door

2 ITEMS: Contestants must provide 2 items valued at $100 each for preliminary round, subject to approval.  Items for Final Round: 2 Items will be provided for each finalist by TAA.

  • Promotion Deadline: To be Included in the printed & online Catalog, you MUST send registration & maximum 25-word picture/description of each preliminary item by OCT 14.
  • All contestants will receive:
    – FREE listing in the online and printed catalog
    – FREE souvenir Contestant T-Shirt
    – FREE Friday ticket to Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering
    – Video access of competition

1st Place: $3500 minimum + Signature Texas Open Trophy
2nd & 3rd Places: Cash & Prizes paid out

Rules and Information:
All contestants will compete together with no separate divisions. Contestants will be judged according to the Texas Lone Star Open Scorecard. The decision of the judges is final. The order of the contestants will be established by random draw during the Friday morning meeting at 9am. Attendance is mandatory at the 9am Friday morning meeting and contestants must be dressed and ready to compete. Contestants that do not check in by 9am, will be ineligible and fees non-refundable. The 4 finalists scores will start new in the finals round. Contest will be videoed and will be live streamed.

Towne Place Suites Marriott
805 East Belknap, Ft. Worth, TX 76102.
TAA rate $109.
TAA Shuttle to stockyards provided at set times.
+ based on avail by Oct 1.

Click Here to Download the Texas Lone Star Open Bid Calling Challenge form

Please return this form via email to or fax to: 888-394-1123.
Texas Auctioneers Association | 201 Stillwater, Suite 8, Wimberley, TX 78676



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