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Issue 2, Spring 2002


World Slating and Tiling Championships 2002


The 15th International Federation of Roofing Trades (IFD) World Congress was held November 5-9 in Dublin, Ireland in 2002, coinciding with the World slating and Tiling championships for Young Roofers.

World Slating and Tiling Championships 2002

Eight countries competed for a gold, silver, or bronze medals. Each was required to complete the compulsory tasks below, task 1 on day one, task 2 on day two, and finally, the free-form valley task on day three. Unfortunately, the "slates" used for compulsory task 1 were "fake slates," not the real thing, and only one country (Belgium) used natural slates for its optional task, the center valley. Austria won the Gold, Switzerland the Silver, and the UK won the Bronze.

World Slating and Tiling Championships 2002

The competition took place in an large hall in Dublin where the Irish building industry was holding an annual exposition (below):

World Slating and Tiling Championships 2002


Gold winners, the Austrians (below), completing their center valley in tile.

World Slating and Tiling Championships 2002


Belgium team (below) installing a natural slate valley with intricate slate designs.

World Slating and Tiling Championships 2002

World Slating and Tiling Championships 2002


The UK team again did their famous laced valley in ceramic tile (below).

World Slating and Tiling Championships 2002

World Slating and Tiling Championships 2002


The Swiss team, below, showing off their skills.

World Slating and Tiling Championships 2002

World Slating and Tiling Championships 2002


See photos and video of the Slate Roofing Contractors Association attending the 2010 IFD Congress in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Click here for a report on the 2000 IFD event in Edinburgh, Scotland

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