The contests include carpet and resilient competitions comprised of three parts: a written exam, repair work, and a hands-on project. The winners of the regional contests will be flown to Las Vegas on Jan. 29-31, 2003 to participate in the national installation contest, which will be held during the Surfaces 2003 floor covering trade show. For more information, call Jon Namba, WFCA director of technical services, at (800) 624-6880, e-mail:, or contact the regional coordinator in your area. Following is the schedule of regional installation contests: Date Sept. 20-21 Location Salem, N.J. Local Coordinator J.R. Harris, Jr., Maryland State FCA c/o Waldorf Carpet One, PO Box 720, Waldorf, MD 20604 Tel: 301-870-8914; Tel: 800-466-7995 Fax: 301-870-8942 Date Sept. 26-27 Location Omaha, Neb. Local Coordinator Arlon Miller, Nebraska-Iowa FCA c/o Arlon Miller Company, 3909 Farnam St., Omaha, NE 68131 Tel: 402-346-4900; Fax: 402-346-8057 Rich Odermatt c/o Odermatt Floor Covering, Inc. 7222 S 142nd St., Omaha, NE 68131 Tel: 402-330-1680; Fax: 402-861-9200 Date Oct. 4-5 Location Phoenix, Ariz. Local Coordinator Jim Straley, Arizona FCA 8542 N Farview Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85258 Tel: 480-596-9076; Fax: 480-596-9802 Date Oct. 11-12 Location Sacramento, Calif. Local Coordinator Jennifer Horstman, Sacramento Valley FCA 14347 Knobcone Dr., Penn Valley, CA 95946 Tel: 530-432-2387; Fax: same Date Oct. 18-19 Location Durham, N.C. Local Coordinator Jennifer Marhoul 4711 Hope Valley Rd, #230, Durham, NC 27707-5651 Tel: 919-484-2987; Fax: 919-484-7907 Date Nov. 15-16 Location Seattle, Washington Local Coordinator Debbie Tott, Washington State FCA PO Box 2559, Redmond, WA 98073 Tel: 425-885-0012; Fax: 425-869-9315