Armstrong’s #GridOff competition is back!

Following on from the success of its inaugural grid-off last year, Armstrong Ceiling Solutions is running a second #GridOff event for its ultra-competitive Omega installers.

This year’s grid-off competition will take place on March 14 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.

The runners up will walk away with ringside tickets to the Haye versus Bellew grudge match, but all competitors will receive proactive marketing exposure including a blow-by-blow account of the competition by construction live blogger, Su Butcher.

Boxing commentator Steve Bunce will once again compare the knock-out rounds between the first 20 two-man teams to enter the competition who will compete for a place in the final when they will get a second chance to better their time installing a typical ceiling grid.

Last year’s winners, Coyle fitters Kevin Coyle and Tom Goodfellow, installed the then new 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. Judging from the way their Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra James Bond limited edition watches were coveted last year, there will be even greater competition this year.

The audience was also treated to a pair of “Armstrong Amateurs” taking on the challenge, with technical sales manager John Spicer and Ian Young, who runs Armstrong’s installation school in Gateshead, installing its ceiling, with a little help, in 08:00:71.

John said: “Now that our Omega members know the stakes, we are sure they will be practising harder than they did last year, so we are expecting even more impressive times.”

It remains to be seen whether this duo will try their hand again this year, nevertheless there will be ‘surprise new elements’ to the competition.

To view a video on last year’s event please go to!video=5449690732001

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