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The 2010 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® National Bricklaying Championship Competitors Finalized


Tyke Magnum, winner of the 2009 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® National Bricklaying Championship.
Tyke Magnum, winner of the 2009 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® National Bricklaying Championship.
The final selection of the 2010 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® National bricklaying championship competitors has been finalized. This year’s competition is made up of winners from 13 regional bricklayer events that were held in the US & Canada. Competition bricklayers come from states such as Ohio, California, Washington, Wisconsin, Iowa, Utah, Kentucky, Colorado, Illinois, Texas, and North Carolina, and from the Canadian provinces of Alberta, and Ontario the 2009 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® winner will also be returning to defend his title.

The 2010 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® National bricklaying championship decides, “Who is the World’s Best Bricklayer?” This timed, 60 minute competition is being held on Wednesday, 1:30 AM CST, February 3, 2010, in the Masonry Construction’s Challenge Arena, located in the Gold Lot, at the 2010 World of Concrete / World of Masonry trade show. The event is kicked off with the SPEC MIX TOUGHEST TENDER contest that challenges the 20 mason tenders to set up the bricklaying station as quickly and accurately to meet the specifications outlined. With $2,5000 cold cash on the line, this contest is truly an incredible test of human endurance. This is the largest annual construction trade show in the world. It is held once a year at the Las Vegas Convention Center, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Last year the 2009 official attendance at this four day show set a record with over 65,000 paid attendees.

The 2010 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 National is a bricklaying competition comprised of the best bricklayers in the world. Twenty, 2-man teams made up of a mason, and mason tender, compete to lay the most bricks while meeting strictly defined quality standards. The competition has the largest winner’s purse of any masonry competition. The competitors compete for well over $100,000 in cash and prizes before a crowd of 4,500 spectators. Admission to the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® National is FREE!

Established to showcase the skill and craftsmanship of masonry, the general description of the competition is as follows: The contest requires all masons to meet the quality standards of the event. They have 60 minutes to complete their 26 foot, double wythe brick wall. The competition has four awards, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place are based on the highest brick count meeting the quality standards. The 4th award, the SPEC MIX TOP CRAFTSMAN® is for the most sellable wall over 500 brick. This award is the second most coveted award at the event, and has the second highest award purse.

For more details about this event go to This is the web site that will offer a FREE, LIVE webcast connection of the 2010 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® National while it is being held in Las Vegas. Broadcast coverage will begin one half hour before the start of the competition which will start Wednesday, February 3, 2010, at 11:30 AM PST, 12:30 PM MST, 1:30 PM CST, 2:30 PM EST, and 7:30 PM London time.

About the Author

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


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