Armstrong’s Omega network of specialist ceiling contractors will meet again in the ring at the 2018 Grid-Off competition for Omega installers.

This year’s grid-off competition will take place on 14 March at the NEC when members of Armstrong’s Omega national network of recognised ceiling contractors will compete head to head against the clock and showcase their skills to win a luxury Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean watch.

Boxing commentator Steve Bunce will once again compere the knockout rounds between the first 20 two-man teams to enter the competition to compete for a place in the final.

Last year’s winners, Coyle fitters Kevin Coyle and Tom Goodfellow, installed a TLS grid and Ultima+ board tile system in a 7.2m2 rig in just 05:22:22, closely followed by runners-up New Forest Ceilings brothers Jai and Carlo Kilford who clocked up 06:36:16.

The audience also witnessed Armstrong’s technical sales manager John Spicer and Ian Young, from Armstrong’s installation school in Gateshead, installing their ceiling, with a little help, in 08:00:71.

The registration form for this year’s competition has been simplified and once completed competitors will receive a full brief on what will be involved in terms of ceiling rig size, products to be used and time penalties imposed for incorrect or poor installation.

Deadline for entries to the 2018 grid-off competition, which is restricted to the first 20 entries, is February 20th.

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