Finalists announced: Queensland ALPA Young Auctioneers Competition - Elders Rural Services

Finalists announced: Queensland ALPA Young Auctioneers Competition

The brightest up-and-coming auctioneers in Queensland have gathered in Rockhampton this week for the annual ALPA training school, with the top 10 finalists announced on Wednesday.

Representing Elders among the list of finalists is Simon Kinbacher, from Elders Rockhampton, and Wyatt Wrigley, of Eastern Rural Dalby.

For Mr Kinbacher, this will be his third opportunity to compete in the state finals as an Elders auctioneer and he is looking forward to the challenges returning to the competition can bring.

“The competition is very different from selling at the saleyards,” said Mr Kinbacher

“You really have to bring your a-game if you want to walk away with the title of Young Auctioneer at the Ekka.”

Competing alongside Simon will be Wyatt Wrigley, who is also no stranger to the event, having made it to the finals twice in previous years.

“This competition gives young agents something to look forward to every year,” said Mr Wrigley.

“There is a lot of competitive spirit between all of us, and it’s great to get together as well.”

“The ALPA Young Auctioneers Competition really gives you something to strive for in the industry so I’m excited to have made it to the finals again.”

All finalists selected at the training school will go on to compete at the state finals of the ALPA Queensland Young Auctioneers’ Competition held during the Brisbane Exhibition in August.

Agents from across Queensland attended the two-day training school at CQLX Rockhampton. Photo courtesy of the Australian Livestock and Property Agents Association Ltd.

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