Official 2014 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional Schedule Released

It’s that time of year again, time for masons to take up their trowels and decide who is going to compete for the title of “The World’s Best Mason.” The bricklaying competition consists of competing masonry teams, each with a mason and mason tender building a 26 foot double wythe brick wall. The most bricks laid and counted under the quality rules wins the event.

The winning Regional teams will go to Las Vegas on February 4, 2015 to attend the World of Concrete/World of Masonry held in Las Vegas, Nev. There, they will compete in the 2015 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 National Event. This event has the world’s largest masonry competition cash and prize list, valued at over $100,000.

The 2014 season has been a year of firsts for the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 program, at the 2014 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 National competition, one South Carolina mason, Jerry Goodman, won both top honors — First Place and the SPEC MIX TOP CRAFTSMAN Award. The double win was the first time that has happened in the existence of the program.

On the regional level another first occurred. This year will be the largest regional schedule ever, with 23 regional qualifying competitions set on the calendar. Regional competition dates run June through December at various locations throughout North America.

Masons interested in competing or getting more information can do so by calling their local SPEC MIX representative, call 888-SPECMIX or visit the www.specmixbricklayer500.com website to download a registration form and get more information.

1. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional - Quebec
Saturday, June 14, Gatineau, QB - Contact: Dean Garbutt, (519) 240-7265

2. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional - Ohio
Saturday, August 2, Harrison, Ohio - Contact: Brian Tillett, (513) 615-4986 or Patrick O’Toole, (216) 513-9502

3. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional - Washington
Saturday, August 9, Seattle, Wash. - Contact: Don Dodroe, (206) 718-2632

4. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional - East Tennessee
Saturday, August 16, Piney Flats, Tenn. - Contact: Ryan Coyne, (404) 702-5944 or Troy Crosby, (864) 414-0461

5. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional - Utah
Friday, August 22, Salt Lake City, Utah - Contact: Patrick McCarthy, (385) 242-9599 or Riley Allen, (303) 819-7459

6. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional - British Columbia
Friday, September 5, Surrey, BC - Contact: Carlos Zamora, (604) 368-6402

7. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional - Wisconsin
Thursday, September 18, Milwaukee, Wis. - Contact: Mike Rolf, (414) 640-1373 or Dan Neuens, (414) 313-3210

8. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional - West Tennessee
Friday, September 19, Nashville, Tenn. - Contact: Will Scott, (615) 319-0793 or Brian Tillett, (513) 615-4986

9. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional - Colorado
Saturday, September 20, Denver, Colo. - Contact: Riley Allen, (303) 819-7459

10. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional - Iowa
Friday, September 26, Cedar Rapids, Iowa - Contact: Arlen Beck, (563) 506-1152 or Scott Ellingson, (515) 360-2319

11. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional - Florida
Saturday, September 27, Jacksonville, Fla. - Contact: Bryan Pinder, (305) 684-0967 or Ryan Coyne, (404) 702-5944

12. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional - Oklahoma
Thursday, October 2, Tulsa, Okla. -  Contact: Carson Wann, (918) 230-6124 or Trey Harris, (214) 728-4592

13. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional - Ontario
Wednesday, October 8, Waterloo, ON - Contact: Dean Garbutt, (519) 240-7265

14. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional - Pennsylvania
Thursday, October 9, Crum Lynne, Penn. - Contact: John Paci, (410) 322-0465 or Ed Owens, (804) 291-8417

15. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional - Illinois
Friday, October 10, Chicago, IL - Contact: Mike Rolf, (414) 640-1373 or Shawn O’Malley, (708) 476-3486 or Matt Pfotenhauer, (630) 707-8200

16. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional - California
Saturday, October 11, Sunnyvale, Calif. - Contact: Rob Dyer, (510) 861-8067

17. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional - North Carolina
Wednesday, October 15, Charlotte, N.C. - Contact: Troy Crosby, (864) 414-0461 or Ryan Coyne, (404) 702-5944

18. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional - New Jersey
Thursday, October 16, Sparta Township, N.J. - Contact: Dan Scott, (201) 415-7748 or John Mulvaney, (973) 229-0201

19. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional - North Texas
Thursday, October 23, Dallas, Texas - Contact: Trey Harris, (214) 728-4592

20. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional - South Texas
Thursday, October 30, Alleyton, Texas - Contact: Trey Harris, (214) 728-4592

21. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional - Alabama
Thursday, November 6, Tuscaloosa, Ala. - Contact: Ryan Coyne, (404) 702-5944 or Rich Brand, (205) 215-9759

22. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional - Alberta
Friday, November 7, Calgary, AB  - Contact: Tom Bartley, (403) 651-0650

23. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional - Arizona
Saturday, December 6, Phoenix, AZ - Contact: Tom Peterson, (612) 750-8653

The SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 program relies on a family of outstanding sponsors who support the programs efforts in KEEPING THE TRADE STRONG.

Platinum Level Sponsors:

SPEC MIX, Inc.

Ford Trucks

Masonry Construction

Hydro Mobile

QUIKRETE

Multiquip

Belden Brick

 

Gold Level Sponsors:

Prism Pigments

Marshalltown Company

STIHL, Inc.

Mason Contractors Association of America

i.Q. Power Tools

Beta Max Hoists

National Concrete Masonry Association

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