2012 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER Regional Competition Schedule

Words: Dan Kamys2012 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER Regional Competition Schedule

SPEC MIX Inc. has announced the 2012 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional Competition Schedule. This series of 16 events taking place throughout North America draws the areas' best masons, possessing the skill, speed and stamina required to battle for the chance to win a new FORD F-250 XLT 4X4 truck and nearly $100,000 in cash and prizes. 

The winners of each Regional will go on to compete at the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 National Event in Las Vegas in February 2013. It's held during the World of Concrete/World of Masonry trade show, with more than 3,500 cheering spectators awaiting the 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: Each team, consisting of a mason and a mason tender, will have 60 minutes to complete an approximately 26-foot, double-wythe brick wall within a defined work area, while meeting strict quality standards. The winner of each regional competition will advance on to the National Event in February. Award places are based on the highest brick counts meeting the quality standards and competition rules. 
 
The SPEC MIX TOP CRAFTSMAN Award is judged as the most sellable wall meeting a qualifying brick count. This award is the second-most coveted award at the event, yet for some winning the SPEC MIX TOP CRAFTSMAN award is the main goal. It has the second-highest award purse at the National event.
To register to compete in your area’s Regional Competition or for more information on the event, contact the local representative listed for the closest competition. 
 
2012 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional Schedule
 
1. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – Ohio
??         Date: Saturday, August 4, 2012
??         Location: QUIKRETE Cincinnati –  5425 Kilby Road – Harrison, OH 45030
??         Contact: Brian Tillett (513) 615-4986 or Patrick O’Toole (216) 513-9502
??         Time: 10:00 AM
??         SPEC MIX Manager: Nick Blohowiak (920) 737-3856
 
2. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – Washington
??         Date: Friday, August 17, 2012
??         Location: International Masonry Institute – Washington - 6737 Corson Ave S, Seattle - WA  98108
??         Contact:  Don Dodroe (206) 718-2632
??         Time: 2:00 PM
??         SPEC MIX Manager: Tom Peterson (612) 750-8653  
 
3. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – Utah
??         Date: Friday, August 24, 2012
??         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
 
4. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – Illinois
??         Date: Friday, September 7, 2012
??         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: 12:00 pm
??         SPEC MIX Manager: Nick Blohowiak (920) 737-3856
 
5. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – Tennessee
??         Date: Saturday, September 15, 2012
??         Location: C & C Masonry Supply – 2020 Highway 11 East – Jonesborough, TN 37659
??         Contact: Ryan Coyne (404) 707-5944 – Jeff Kranock (704) 796-9118
??         Time: 11:00 AM
??         SPEC MIX Manager: Nick Blohowiak (920) 737-3856
 
6. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – Wisconsin
??         Date: Friday, September 21, 2012
??         Location: United Brick and Tile, 5402 Lien Road – Madison, WI 53218-3606
??         Contact: Mike Rolf (414) 640-1373
??         Time: 12:00 PM
??         SPEC MIX Manager: Nick Blohowiak (920) 737-3856
 
7. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – Colorado
??         Date: Saturday, September 22, 2012
??         Location: QUIKRETE Denver – 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 – South Carolina
??         Date:  Friday, September 28, 2012
??         Location: Tideland Equipment & Supply Company – 7273 Peppermill Parkway – North Charleston, SC 29418
??         Contact: Ryan Coyne (404) 707-5944 or Jeff Kranock (704) 796-9118
??         Time: 11:00 AM
??         SPEC MIX Manager: Nick Blohowiak (920) 737-3856
 
9. SPEC MIX Bricklayer 500 Regional – Oklahoma
??         Date: Thursday, October 11, 2011
??         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  
 
10. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – California
??         Date: Saturday, October 13, 2012
??         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
 
11. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – Ontario
??         Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
??         Location: Conestoga College – 108 University Avenue East – Waterloo, Ontario N2J 2W2
??         Contact: Dean Garbutt (519) 240-7265
??         Time: 6:00 PM
??         SPEC MIX Manager: Nick Blohowiak (920) 737-3856
 
12. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – Alabama
??         Date: October 19th, 2012
??         Location: Willcutt Block & Supply Co., Inc. – 1201 Kicker Rd East. - Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
??         Contact: Ryan Coyne (404) 702-5944 or Henry Barnett (205) 215-9759
??         Time: 11:00 AM
??         SPEC MIX Manager: Nick Blohowiak (920) 737-3856
 
13. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – Iowa
??         Date: October 26th, 2012
??         Location: TCC Materials – 1610 West D Street – Vinton, IA 52349
??         Contact: Arlen Beck (563) 506-1152 or Scott Ellingson (515) 360-2319
??         Time: 1:00 PM
??         SPEC MIX Manager: Nick Blohowiak (920) 737-3856
 
14. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – Florida
??         Date: Friday, November 2, 2012 
??         Location: A-1 Block – 350 S Persimmon Ave. – Sanford, FL 32771
??         Contact:  Bryan Pinder (305) 684-0967
??         Time: 11:00 AM
??         SPEC MIX Manager: Nick Blohowiak (920) 737-3856
 
15. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – Alberta
??         Date: Friday, November 9, 2012
  • Location: Southern Alberta Institute of Technology – Bob Edwards Building
2015 Centre Avenue East - Calgary, AB T2E OA9
  • Contact: Tom Bartley (403) 651-0650
  • Time: 11:00 AM
??         SPEC MIX Manager: Tom Peterson (612) 750-8653
 
16. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – Arizona
??         Date: Saturday, December 8, 2012
??         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

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