Following the successful Queensland Live Mains Tapping competition held last year in Logan, qldwater in conjunction with WIOA announce the 2018 competition will again be held held at this year’s Queensland WIOA conference and exhibition at Logan on 6 June.
The 2016 SEQ Mains Tapping title was taken out by the City of Gold Coast – completing the task in an impressive 1 minute and 49 seconds to finish ahead of challengers from Queensland Urban Utilities and Logan Water.
In 2017 the competition was opened up to entrants from all of Queensland with the City of Gold Coast teams Tapping Tubbies duo (Trent Roberts and Spencer Stacey) and “ Kool Tappings (Matt Pochadyla and Daniel Lee) finishing ahead of teams from Queensland Urban Utilities, Logan City and Redland City Councils. The winning time was only a couple of seconds faster than 2016 at a very fast 1 minute and 47 seconds.
The prize this year is again sponsored by Ixom and the winning team and runner up receive a unique perpetual trophy for 12 months. The winning team receive a trophy each to keep and the opportunity to nominate a local charity to receive a $1,000 donation, kindly sponsored by IXOM.
Last years winners: The City of Gold Coast teams, runners up Kool Tappings (Matt Pochadyla and Daniel Lee) and winners Tapping Tubbies (Trent Roberts and Spencer Stacey).
When the tapping is complete and inspected the winning time will be recorded, the fastest time recorded on the day will be announced the competition winner.
The tapping will be on a pressurised section of 100mm DICL pipe, set up on a stand, and pressurised from a water tank or supply.
Tapping must be completed without electrical or pneumatic tools or devices.
The following tools and fittings will be supplied on the day. A tapping machine tool box with the following inside:
The competition again promises to be a conference highlight. A warning – the Gold Coast winners are coached by a current Australian champion, so practice will be essential to topple them.
There spaces for up to 16 teams and we are keen to see some competition for Gold Coast from outside SEQ!
Travel and accommodation to and from the event is the responsibility of the entrants/ their employers.
Spots will be allocated on a first-in-best-dressed basis. Entries will close on 18 May.
Photographs of the 2017 competition are available on the WIOA SmugMug site.