Young auctioneers to bring the gavel down

Ganmain Show is set to host the final of the inter-schools auctioneers competition


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Bound for selling success at the 111th Ganmain Show.

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READY: Tom Marcantelli, 13, of The Riverina Anglican College will compete in the auctioneers competition this weekend. Picture: Nikki Reynolds

READY: Tom Marcantelli, 13, of The Riverina Anglican College will compete in the auctioneers competition this weekend. Picture: Nikki Reynolds

YOUNG auctioneers will make their mark at the 111th Ganmain Show on Saturday.

Tom Marcantelli, 13, of The Riverina Anglican College (TRAC) is one of nine students from three schools to advance through to the next round of the inter-schools competition.

"I think I will go okay ... it is a nerve wracking experience," he said.

Mr Marcantelli said he had learned a lot from being involved in the inter-schools competition.

To make it to the next round, at 11am on Saturday, students had to perform well earlier on during the first section of the judging at TRAC.

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The competition, believed to be a first for high-school aged children, has drawn interest from students who study at Yanco Agricultural High School, Wagga Wagga Christian College and TRAC.

Three students from each school will participate at the Ganmain Show on Saturday.

After the round on Saturday morning the best participants will be selected to advance to a final that afternoon at 3.30pm.

Several prizes are on offer and students will be required to do their best at selling lambs.

Meanwhile, there will be plenty of attractions at the show to keep patrons entertained at Ganmain.

The committee has organised vintage and classic car displays, an animal farm, stage coach rides, a blacksmith demonstration, championship dog show, Clydesdale horses, showjumping, yard dog trials, plus pavilion exhibits.

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