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Masons: 2013 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional Competition Schedule

SPECMIX Inc., announces the 2013 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional Competition Schedule. The SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regionals are a series of 15 qualifying events taking place throughout North America that draws the area’s best masons possessing the skill, speed and stamina required to qualify for the chance to win a new FORD F-250 XLT 4X4 truck and nearly $100,000 in cash and prizes at the national competition held once a year.

As a bricklaying competition that provides a large winner’s purse, the winners of each regional will go on to compete at the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 National Event during the World of Concrete/World of Masonry trade show at the Las Vegas Convention Center’s Gold Lot.

At Nationals, more than 3,500 spectators and masonry enthusiasts cheer, while 20 bricklayers battle for the highly coveted title and answer to the question: “Who is the World’s Best Bricklayer?” Established in 2003 to showcase the skill and craftsmanship of professional masons, the general description of the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional events is as follows: a two-man team, consisting of a mason and a mason tender, are given 60 minutes to complete a 26-foot, eight-inch, double-wythe brick wall, while meeting strict quality standards enforced by a panel of industry expert judges.

The winner of each regional competition will advance to the National Event in on Jan. 22, 2014. Award places are based on the highest brick counts meeting the quality standards and competition rules. The second most coveted award at both National and Regional events, The SPEC MIX TOP CRAFTSMAN Award, is judged as the most sellable wall meeting a qualifying brick count. While this award consists of substantial cash, prizes, and industry recognition, this title does not provide a spot to compete with the other 19 teams shooting for the championship.

To register to compete in your area’s Regional Competition or for more information on the event, please contact the local representative listed for your closest competition. The 2014 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 National event will be held at the Masonry Madness Arena during the 2014 World of Concrete/World of Masonry trade show and is scheduled for Jan. 22, 2014.


2013 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional Schedule


1. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – Ohio

·       Date: Saturday, August 3, 2013

·       Location: St. Mary’s Cement Terminal – 250 Jefferson Ave. S. – Cleveland, OH 44113

·       Contact: Brian Tillett (513) 615-4986 or Patrick O’Toole (216) 513-9502

·       Time: 11:00 AM

·       SPEC MIX Manager: Nick Blohowiak (920) 737-3856


2. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – Washington

·       Date: Saturday, August 10, 2013

·       Location: Western Washington Masonry Trades Training Center – Washington – 6737 Corson Ave S – Seattle, WA  98108

·       Contact:  Don Dodroe (206) 718-2632

·       Time: 10:30 AM

·       SPEC MIX Manager: Tom Peterson (612) 750-8653  


3. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – Illinois

·       Date: Friday, August 16, 2013

·       Location: Illinois Brick Company – 7542 W. 73rd Street – Bridgeview, IL 60455

·       Contact: Mike Rolf (414) 640-1373 – Shawn O’Malley (708) 476-3486 – Matt Pfotenhauer (630) 707-8200

·       Time: 11:00 AM

·       SPEC MIX Manager: Nick Blohowiak (920) 737-3856


4. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – Utah

·       Date: Friday, August 23, 2013

·       Location: QUIKRETE Utah – 550 West 33rd South – Salt Lake City, UT  84115

·       Contact: Tyler Clark (801) 809-9506

·       Time: 11:00 AM

·       SPEC MIX Manager: Tom Peterson (612) 750-8653


5. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – East Tennessee

·       Date: Saturday, September 14, 2013

·       Location: Greene County Fairgrounds – 123 Fairgrounds Rd – Greeneville, TN 37745

·       Contact: Ryan Coyne (404) 702-5944 – Troy Crosby (864) 414-0461

·       Time: 11:00 AM

·       SPEC MIX Manager: Nick Blohowiak (920) 737-3856


6. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – Wisconsin

·       Date: Friday, September 20, 2013

·       Location: The Brick Yard – 3352 S. Clement Ave. – Milwaukee, WI 53207

·       Contact: Mike Rolf (414) 640-1373

·       Time: 11:00 AM

·       SPEC MIX Manager: Nick Blohowiak (920) 737-3856


7. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – Colorado

  • Date: Saturday, September 21, 2013
  • Location: QUIKRETE Colorado – 2660 West 64th Ave. – Denver, CO 80221
  • Contact: Riley Allen (303) 819-7459
  • Time: 11:00 AM
  • SPEC MIX Manager: Tom Peterson (612) 750-8653

8. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – West Tennessee

  • Date: Thursday, September 26th, 2013
  • Location: CSI Construct Show – 108 7th Ave. South – Nashville, TN 37202
  • Contact: Will Scott (615) 319-0793 – Brian Tillett (513) 615-4986
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • SPEC MIX Manager: Nick Blohowiak (920) 737-3856

9. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – Florida

  • Date: Thursday, October 3, 2013
  • Location: A-1 Block – 350 S. Persimmon Ave. – Orlando, FL 32771
  • Contact:  Bryan Pinder (305) 684-0967 – Ryan Coyne (404) 702-5944
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • SPEC MIX Manager: Nick Blohowiak (920) 737-3856


10. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – N. Carolina

  • Date: Thursday, October 10, 2013
  • Location: Tucker-Kirby Co. – 3825 Wilkinson Blvd – Charlotte, NC 28208
  • Contact: Troy Crosby (864) 414-0461 – Ryan Coyne (404) 702-5944
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • SPEC MIX Manager: Nick Blohowiak (920) 737-3856

11. SPEC MIX Bricklayer 500 Regional – Oklahoma

  • Date: Thursday, October 10, 2013
  • Location: Tulsa Technology Center – 3420 South Memorial Drive – Tulsa, OK 74147
  • Contact: Carson Wann – (918) 230-6124 or Cleo Nunley (918) 576-4736
  • Time: 11:00 AM
  • SPEC MIX Manager: Nick Blohowiak (920) 737-3856

12. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – Ontario

  • Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2013
  • Location: Conestoga College – 108 University Avenue East – Waterloo, Ontario N2J 2W2
  • Contact: Dean Garbutt (519) 240-7265
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • SPEC MIX Manager: Nick Blohowiak (920) 737-3856


13. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – Iowa

  • Date: Friday, October 18, 2013
  • Location: Kirkwood College – 6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW – Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
  • Contact: Arlen Beck (563) 506-1152 – Scott Ellingson (515) 360-2319
  • Time: 11:00 AM
  • SPEC MIX Manager: Nick Blohowiak (920) 737-3856

14. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – California

  • Date: Saturday, October 19, 2013
  • Location: QUIKRETE Sacramento – 7705 Wilbur Way – Sacramento, CA 95828
  • Contact: Rob Dyer – (916) 919-0463 or Tyler Clark (801)-809-9506
  • Time: 11:00 AM
  • SPEC MIX Manager: Tom Peterson (612) 750-8653

15. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – Alberta

  • Date: Friday, November 1, 2013
  • SPEC MIX Manager: Tom Peterson (612) 750-8653

  • Location: So. Alberta Inst of Tech – Thomas Riley Building, 1301-16Ave NW – Calgary, AB T2M 0L4
  • Contact: Tom Bartley (403) 651-0650
  • Time: 11:00 AM

16. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – Arizona

  • Date: Saturday, December 7, 2013
  • Location: Phoenix Brick – 1814 South 7th Ave – Phoenix, AZ 85007
  • Contact: Kip Bretting (623) 764-8369
  • Time: 11:00 AM
  • SPEC MIX Manager: Tom Peterson (612) 750-8653
Last Updated on Friday, 09 August 2013 14:43