Timber Construction European Championships 2022 in Cologne
The best carpenter comes from South Tyrol/Italy
Germany is the best carpentry nation in Europe
The winners of the 14th European Carpentry Championship have been announced: European Carpentry Champion 2022 in the individual classification was Marcel Bolego (22) from South Tyrol/Italy, silver went to Philipp Kaiser (23) from Rot an der Rot in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, and bronze was handed over to Benedikt Pfister (22) from Wolfertschwenden in Bavaria, Germany. In the team standings, Germany was in first place, followed by France and by Switzerland in third place.
In the invitational competition, Luxembourg's Julius Idems finished first, Italy's Gabriel Mair was second and Italy's Manuel Erschbaumer took bronze.
The 14th European Carpentry Championship was held in Cologne, Germany, from July 5 to 8, 2022, in parallel with the DACH+HOLZ International 2022 trade fair. One female and 16 male carpenters from seven European countries - Germany, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Switzerland, South Tyrol/Italy and Hungary - took part and demonstrated master-class craftsmanship. Eligible to participate were persons who had completed vocational training in the carpentry trade and those who had not yet exceeded the age of 24. The participating countries were able to nominate a maximum of three carpenters per country to the 2022 European Carpentry Championships.
Peter Aicher, president of Timber Construction Europe, praised the competition participants for their commitment, team spirit, fairness and perseverance. "As the organizers of the 14th European Carpentry Championship, the Timber Construction European Championship, we are proud of what you have achieved over the past few days. You have impressively shown what a high level the carpentry trade has reached in Europe!"
Background: Every two years, carpenters from all over Europe come together for the European Carpentry Championship to determine the best carpentry nation and the best carpenter in Europe. During the three-day competition, which is hosted by Timber Construction Europe, young journeyman carpenters from European countries build sophisticated roof truss models and demonstrate the expert use of wood as a building material. These are judged by a European jury of experts.
European Carpentry Championships 2022 in Cologne
All information online at tce-championship.eu
At tce-championship.eu, the European umbrella organization, Timber Construction Europe, provided information about the European Carpentry Championship 2022. Under the menu item "Cologne 2022", among other things, information about the program, the competition in general, the judging and the experts of the judging commission can be found.
The organizer of the now 14th professional competition was the European umbrella organization Timber Construction Europe. The European Carpentry Championship is organized and hosted by Holzbau Deutschland - Bund Deutscher Zimmermeister im Zentralverband des Deutschen Baugewerbes.
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