PL 2019 /budma: Workshops and international parquet layers championship
1st place Dzmitri Pisarau from Belarus
2nd place Krzysztof Ratka from Poland
3rd place Maksim Ananich from Belarus
The Polish Parquet Layers Association organized on 12-15.02.2019 Workshops and International Parquet Layers Championships which were held at the Budma fair in Poznań. In the area of nearly 1000 m2, stands for practical demonstrations of the latest products and technologies of leaders of the parquet flooring industry have been separated. In addition to the sponsors' stands - event partners, SPP has prepared special zones to carry out individual projects: a competition zone, a zone for exams for a parquet worker, a presentation area and multimedia shows, a meeting and business talk zone, and a design zone.
The most important event was the INTERNATIONAL PARQUINS 'CHAMPIONSHIPS. The competition was attended by competitors from four countries: Belarus - Dzmitri Pisarau and Maksim Ananich, from the Czech Republic Vaclav Kulhanek and Filip Lipiansky, from Ukraine Aleksandr Kovalenko and Viktor Omelenko from Poland: Krzysztof Ratka, Jaroslaw Puzyrewski, Kacper Widawski and Mateusz Gazurek and Szymon Maj from the Vocational School of the Salesian Society in Oświęcim, invited for the first time to the competition, where the carpenters' training for parquetry skills was expanded under the patronage of SPP and Festool and Mafell companies.
The competitors had to install a floor pattern developed by ... themselves. The international jury, chaired by Łukasz Kenio, took into consideration design and difficulty, precision of workmanship, organization of work, order, compliance with health and safety regulations, compliance with the parquet art: accuracy of cuts, measurements and pattern routing, fastening and durability of the imposed pattern, diligence, cleanliness, time of completion and of course the final result. The committee included Łukasz Kenio (chairman), Artur Wolkenstein, Jan Osiński, Jiri Dvorak (Czech Republic), Wiesław Hybiak from the Wielkopolska Chamber of Crafts, Franciszek Synowiec - vocational teacher at ZSZ in Oświęcim. The competition was preceded by specialized training in the use of machinery and equipment by FESTOOL and MAFELL.
Dzmitri Pisarau from Belarus became the international Champion of Poland, second place went to Krzysztof Ratka from Poland, and third place Maksim Ananich also from Belarus.
The competitors worked on the machines and devices provided by the FESTOOL and Mafell and Janser companies. Materials for the work were provided by JAWOR-PARKIET (two-layer parquet (oak, ash, merbau), MUREXIN, Bochem, Kleiberit (adhesives) and oils (Murexin).
Parallel to the Championships there were parquet workshops in the form of lectures, lectures of specialists and experts, company presentations, and open training for parquet experts and all interested parties, and practical exams for a master craftsman qualification organized by the Wielkopolska Chamber of Crafts in Poznan and the Polish Parquet Layers Association. Those who passed successfully passed the practical part and were able to take the written exam the next day at the seat of the Craft Chamber.
In the zone of events organized by the Polish Parquet Layers Association, in addition to the emotions associated with supporting the comptetitors, you could get detailed information from representatives of industry companies sponsoring championships and accompanying events.
The general sponsor was the companies: FESTOOL and JAWOR-PARKIET
The main and the most important goal was to promote professional parquet layer profession. Introduction of the subject of vocational education to the program, invitation of students from the school in Oświęcim to the competition is the next stage of the association's activities to popularize the profession among young people and introduce parquet layer profession to the eduacation programme. I am glad that both – great, experienced professionals and young parquet layers, students of the school - participated in the competition and presented the great artistry of parquet laying craftsmanship. Such a huge event could not take place without the support of our reliable sponsors, whom I would like to thank not only for the funding but also for the huge personal commitment of the employees. I would like to express my gratitude to the MTP Board, in particular to Mr. Tomasz Kobierski and the management of the Budma team, Mr. Director Dariusz Muślewski and Mrs. Violetta Pastwa for constructive cooperation and commitment - summarized the president of the Board of the Polish Parquet Layers Association Dariusz Kozera.