HNA competitions begin for Installer Championship qualification

Regional winners will have the opportunity to compete for the title of HNA Champion later this October in Louisville.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The first of seven regional championships leading up to the final 2019 Hardscape North America Installer Championship began last month, and competitions will continue through August. 

The regional championships were launched in 2016 and have expanded to include seven locations around the country. Regional winners will have the opportunity to compete for the title of HNA Champion later this year.

Regional competitions include:

Southwest Region, Chandler, AZ - February 23

1st place: Trip to HNA (sponsored by HNA) and $1,000 cash

Winner: Urban Earth Landscaping

New England Region, Providence, RI - March 14-15

1st Place: Trip to HNA (sponsored by HNA) and $10,000 cash

Winner: Clarke Landscapes

National Collegiate Landscape Competition, Fort Collins, CO- March 22 

1st and 2nd Place: Trip to HNA (sponsored by HNA and GIE+EXPO)

Winners:

1st Place: Cuyahoga Community College

2nd Place: Brigham Young University - Provo

Northern California Region, San Martin, California - May 18

1st Place: Trip to HNA (sponsored by HNA) and Hardscape Equipment 

Pacific Northwest Region, Tacoma, WA - August 24

1st Place: Trip to HNA (sponsored by HNA) and iQ PowerTools Saw

Central Region, Fort Worth, TX - August 2019

1st Place: Trip to HNA (sponsored by HNA), $1,000 cash and trophy

Southeast Region, Kennesaw, GA - August 2019 

1st Place: Trip to HNA (sponsored by HNA), $1,000 cash and trophy

The Installer Championship finals will take place at Hardscape North America from October 16-18 in Louisville. HNA will provide the seven winning teams (of two people each and an alternate or coach) from the regional championships round-trip transportation to Louisville, individual accommodations at a downtown Louisville hotel, complimentary trade show admission to HNA and complimentary registration for the HNA Installer Championship. The total prize package is valued at up to $3,500 per team. 

The 2018 Hardscape North America Installer Champion, Segmental Systems of Otis Orchards, Washington, will also receive these complimentary prizes to return and defend their championship title. 

Preliminary rounds will take place Thursday, October 17 in the Hardscape House at Hardscape North America in Louisville, Kentucky. The final championship round will start at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 18. The Hardscape House is the new outdoor display and demonstration area at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

Teams may participate in the Hardscape North America Installer Championship without competing in a regional championship if space is available. Registration opens in May and the fee is $150 per team before the early bird date of September 6, 2019, or $200 after. After the conclusion of the trade show, each team that competes will be refunded $150 of their registration fee.

At the final Hardscape North America Installer Championship, the teams will compete for the Hardscape North America Installer Champion trophy, cash prize, tools and gear from participating sponsors and recognition on the Hardscape North America and ICPI websites and in various industry publications. In 2018 the grand prize package was valued at approximately $12,650.