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The Construction Association of Bermuda hosted a block party in Victoria Park today in an effort to raise funds for construction scholarships.

The third annual Kings of Construction Block Party drew more than 100 spectators, and featured vendors, food stalls and intense competition.

Teams from the Bermuda Regiment, D & J Construction and Bermuda Air Conditioning went head to head in the Kings of Construction Challenge, taking part in a series of physical competitions on Dundonald Street.

Bermuda Regiment teams took first and second place overall; D & J Construction came in third and last year's winner, Bermuda Air Conditioning, placed fourth.

Said Lance Corporal Donavan Ratteray, captain of the winning Regiment team: “The Regiment did very well — in terms of general fitness, we were pretty good.

“Some of the more construction-orientated events were difficult, but with the truck pull we clearly came out on top.”

The competition was marred slightly however — a photographer was injured when a large tyre landed on his ankle during a tyre flip competition. He was treated on the scene by EMTs and taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.

CAOB president Charles Dunstan said the funds raised at the annual event would go towards the Construction Association of Bermuda Scholarship Fund, which offers two $15,000 scholarships to Bermudians studying in construction-related fields.

D & J Construction and the Bermuda Regiment race to see who can stack concrete blocks faster during the Kings of Construction Block Party (Photo by Glenn Tucker)
A man lies on the ground injured after a massive tyre fell on him, crushing his leg during one of the events at the Kings of Construction Block Party (Photo supplied)

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Published October 20, 2013 at 5:49 pm (Updated October 20, 2013 at 7:09 pm)

Construction teams go head to head in annual fundraiser

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