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The SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Illinois Regional will be held August 16, 2013
The SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Illinois Regional will be held August 16, 2013
August 9, 2013 12:40 PM CDT

Regional qualifying Illinois competition for the "World Series of Bricklaying"

Winner to compete in international competition in Las Vegas


The Illinois Regional qualifying competition for the “World Series of Bricklaying” will be held in the Chicago area, on Friday, August 16, 2013. Bricklayers from the state will compete to represent Illinois in the international competition in Las Vegas.

The Illinois Regional event will take place at:

Illinois Brick Company
7542 W. 73rd Street
Bridgeview, IL 60455

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 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.

To register to compete in your area’s Regional Competition or for more information on the event, please visit and contact the local representative listed for your closest competition.

The winner of this Regional event will go on to represent Illinois at the international level on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

About the Author

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


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