Champion Auctioneer

VAA 2018 State Champion Auctioneer – Chip Jones

The Virginia Auctioneers Association (VAA) crowned its 41st Annual Champion Auctioneer – Chip Jones. 

The event grades auctioneers on chant, rhythm, presence and auction ability.  For decades this event has brought bid callers from every corner of Virginia to compete for the title.


1978 David A. Leonard 1982 Fred H. Reger 1983 G. Ted DeBruhl
1984 Grayson L. Smith 1985 Samuel K. (Buddy) Updike 1986 Roger L. Craig
1987 A. Barry Cole 1988 Jerome T. Clark 1989 Tim O. Dudley
1990 Michael E. Anderson 1991 Tony S. Goodman 1992 R.J. Buchanan
1993 John S. Nicholls 1994 Larry J. Linkous 1995 Zeb B. Barfield
1996 F. David Sale 1997 Lloyd W. (Trey) Willis, III 1998 F. William Billingsley
1999 R. Craig Damewood 2000 Brian D. Kurdziolek 2001 Mitchell G. Funk
2002 Brian Sale 2003 Dan Pegalow 2004 Ernest W. Rogers
2005 D. Brian Hash 2006 Amberleigh E. Scheungrab 2007 Bob Melvin
2008 Kelly Strauss 2009 W.O. "Dubby" Isgett 2010 Benjamin DeBruhl
2011 Taylor Linkous 2012 Brian Damewood 2013 Ben Svonavec
2014 Ben Yoder 2015 Josh Puffenbarger 2016 Mark Mast
2017 Daniel Lanier 2018 Chip Jones    

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