Aspiring champions vie for “Landscape Gardener Cup 2012”
In Nürnberg: Germany-wide skills competition for trainee landscape gardeners
Bad Honnef / Nürnberg. Twelve two-man teams of trainee landscape gardeners are now reaching for the title of “German Champion Team”. The dedicated trainees entering for the Germany-wide competition for the “Landscape Gardener Cup 2012” at the “GaLaBau” exhibition in Nürnberg want to qualify for admission to the WorldSkills championship in 2013. The winners of the nationwide qualifying rounds recently organized by the state associations of the Bundesverband Garten-, Landschafts- und Sportplatzbau e. V. (BGL) (Federal Landscape Contractors Association) take part in the two-day German event in hall 2 at the exhibition. The nationwide “Landscape Gardener Cup 2012” is supported by the German landscape training organization, Ausbildungsförderwerk Garten-, Landschafts- und Sportplatzbau e. V. (AuGaLa). The “German Champion Team 2012” will then compete in the “WorldSkills” championship in Leipzig next year. On top of this, the two winners each receive a grant for further training measures (50 euros per month per person for a whole year). The first three teams also receive attractive material prizes.
BGL President Forster to open the skills competitionAugust Forster, President of BGL and AuGaLa, will open the competition in hall 2 at 9 a.m. on 13 September 2012. During the total 15 hours of the competition over two days, the trainees prove their landscaping skills, knowledge and capabilities by building a competition garden.
Finally: presentation to winners in hall 2The winners will be honoured at a ceremony in hall 2 at 5 p.m. on 14 September 2012 and would naturally like to see to a big audience. The jury’s chief expert Martin Gaissmaier will highlight many an interesting detail about the event in an interview at the presentation ceremony, and trainees will also describe their impressions of the exciting competition. The competition participants will then be invited to the “GaLaBau Nach(t)tisch”, the social get-together on the stand of BGL, stand 101 in hall 5.
Green ambience for the competition in hall 2Exhibition hall 2 will be decorated again in an attractive green ambience for the nationwide event. The competition areas are arranged in a circle and offer the audience a good view of the teams and their creations from the large area in the middle. This allows interested visitors to easily follow the progress of the individual competition sites.
High standards for building the competition gardenThe participants will complete various tasks on their garden area of four by four metres, including building a wooden structure, a dry wall and a water feature, laying slabs, planting and paving.
The competing teams:The competing teams include from Baden-Württemberg: Reinhold Irßlinger (Matthias Widenhorn “Gärten am See”, Sipplingen) and Manuel Kappler (Fahr GmbH, Dornstetten); from Bavaria: Ludwig Reichl and Michael Zäh (both: May Landschaftsbau GmbH & co. KG, Feldkirchen); from Berlin and Brandenburg: Leonhard Götz (Herold GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin) and Rene Henke (Eckhard Garbe GmbH, Berlin); from Hamburg: Jonas von Elling and Nils Köppen (both: Ingo Beran Garten- und Landschaftsbau, Neu Wulmstorf); from Hessen-Thuringia: Michael Huber (Garten- und Landschaftsbau Claus Straub, Lorsch) and Jan Steinberg (Thomas Steinberg Garten- und Landschaftsbau, Grasellenbach); from Mecklenburg-Western Pommerania: Max Lembcke (Baumpflegebetrieb Norbert Bühner, Laage) and Maximilian Schleusner (Rostocker Garten-, Landschafts- und Sportplatzbau GmbH, Rostock); from Lower Saxony-Bremen: Tobias Meyer and Hinnerk Windler (both: Karl Hannig GmbH, Grasberg); from North Rhine-Westphalia: Johannes Dicke (Felix Müller GmbH & Co. KG, Meschede) and Philipp Wolf (Hilgenhaus Grünbau GmbH, Arnsberg); from Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland: Tatjana Schuhen (Holschbach GmbH, Roth) and Jens Klöppel (Jürgen Retterath Gmbh & Co. KG, Mendig); from Saxony: Marcus Friedrich and Marco Heimann (both: Thümer Landschaftsbau GmbH, Dresden); from Saxony-Anhalt: Alexander Dickehut and Erik Siegmund (both: Gartenwelt Lüders GmbH, Gardelegen) as well as from Schleswig-Holstein: Leroy Jurgeleit (Tilman Kaden Garten- und Landschaftsbau, Bad Segeberg) and Kevin Lange (Rolf Westphal Garten- und Landschaftsbau GmbH & Co. KGAlt, Lübeck).
Archive photo: AuGaLa
Winners of the Germany-wide “Landscape Gardener Cup 2010” at the “GaLaBau” exhibition in Nürnberg: Hanns-Jürgen Redeker (2nd from r), BGL President at that time, and chief expert Martin Gaissmaier (l) congratulated the German Champion Team, Jonas Rombach (r) and Christopher Bäuerle (2nd from l) from Baden-Württemberg, on their success.
Archive photo: AuGaLa
Precision work was in demand for the Germany-wide “Landscape Gardener Cup 2010”: The subsequent winners Christopher Bäuerle (l) and Jonas Rombach (r) made a concentrated effort to ensure everything they made on their competition site – including a dry wall and a wooden structure – were as perfect as possible.
Archive photo: AuGaLa
The demanding tasks in the competition garden also included working with natural stone: Christopher Bäuerle (photo) and his team colleague Jonas Rombach scored on all points from building a dry wall to laying paving. As German Champion Team in the nationwide “Landscape Gardener Cup 2010”, they qualified for the “WorldSkills 2011” championshipin London.
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