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Fred Campbell from Limestone, Tennessee, took first place in the 2013 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500®
Fred Campbell from Limestone, Tennessee, took first place in the 2013 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500®
July 19, 2013 7:00 AM CDT

2013 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 regional schedule

SPEC MIX, Inc. announces the 2013 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® Regional Competition schedule

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SPEC MIX®, Inc., announces the 2013 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® Regional Competition Schedule. The SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regionals are a series of 16 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. Widely recognized as the world’s foremost bricklaying competition that provides the largest winner’s purse of any masonry event, 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 over 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 8 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 Wednesday, January 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 Wednesday, January 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
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
SPEC MIX Manager: Tom Peterson (612) 750-8653

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

For more details about this event go to www.specmixbricklayer500.com.


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Jeff Farmakes is the Marketing Communications Manager for SPEC MIX®, Inc.

 

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