The World Series of bricklaying will be held in Las Vegas in January 2012. The final selection of the 2012 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 National bricklaying championship competitors has been finalized. There is a record high of 21 bricklayers competing this year. The competition is mainly comprised of the 16 winners from regional bricklayer events that were held during 2011 throughout the US & Canada. Competition bricklayers come from states such as Ohio, Washington, Illinois, Utah, Tennessee, Colorado, Wisconsin, Iowa, Arizona, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Florida, Northern California, and Alabama. In addition, masons will be laying brick from the Canadian provinces of Alberta, and Ontario. Also masons from the countries of England and Australia will compete. The 2011 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 National Champion, Ray Robinson will also be returning to defend his title as well as the 2011 SPEC MIX TOP CRAFTSMAN winner, Dave Moyle.







Ray Robinson

Lynette Darby

J.A.M. Construction Inc.

Gainesville, FL

Filipe Orafo

Manuel Oliveira

Squire Masonry

Cookstown, ON, Canada

Ron Elliott

Mark Roese

The Country Group Pty Ltd.

Botany, NSW, Australia


Ken Rutley

Adam Wiebe

Mayzes Masonry, Inc.

Medicine Hat, AB, Canada


Leif Reints

Gustavo Soriano

Reints Masonry

Neosho, MO


Justin Jakubisin

Aaron Cooke Giambrone Masonry

Hudson, OH

7 Scott Tuttle

Brian Tuttle

Quik Trowell Masonry

Clearfield, UT

8 Fred Campbell

Tony Shelton

Limestone Masonry

Kingsport, TN


Art Canez

Lupe Salcido

CJS Enterprise

Phoenix, AZ


Glenn Houghton Sr.

Joe Kitzman Hydro Masonry Inc.

Blue Grass, IA


David Jones Sr.

Ivan Rosales

Dave's Masonry

Wilton, CA


Dave Moyle

Pat Pope

Moyle Masonry

Wadena, IA


Jason Boll

Paul Boll

Creative Masonry

Littleton, CO


Bartosz Stasioswki

Mario Guerrero

Link Masonry

Schiller Park, IL


Curtis Wright

Stanley Bell

Clearwater Masonry

Columbia, SC


Ben Griffin

Dennis Chessie

Keystone Masonry

Yelm, WA


Albert Allen Jr.

Albert Allen III

AMS Masonry

Brooksville, FL


Gary Plamer

Jaman Palmer

Palmer Masonry

Gasden, AL


Steve Cleveland

William Hill

Midwest Masonry

Mundelein, IL

20 Nick Brock Nick Miller

Exteriors Plus

Jefferson, WI


Ian Oliver

Sergie Wiltzius

Alan Berry Maurer Betrieb

Wickham, Hampshire, England

The 2012 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, January 25, 2012, at 2:00 PM CST, in the Masonry Construction’s Challenge Arena, located in the Gold Lot of the Las Vegas Convention Center during the 2012 World of Concrete / World of Masonry trade show. This is the largest annual construction trade show in the world. See the exciting promotional video of the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 program.

Established to showcase the skill and craftsmanship of masonry, spectators witness a true test of human drama as 21 highly skilled teams consisting of a mason and a tender put their talent and physical endurance to the ultimate test. Each mason is required to meet the quality standards of the event as they build a 26 foot 8 inch, double wythe brick wall. The competition has four awards:1st, 2nd, and 3rd place are based on the highest net brick count after subtracting for any quality violations. The 4th award, the highly coveted SPEC MIX TOP CRAFTSMAN, is judged based on the most sellable wall, or the wall demonstrating the best craftsmanship, with over 500 total qualifying brick. Judging the 2012 event is a combination of 22 journeymen level bricklayers and masonry instructors from across North America. The judges combine for an average of nearly 25 years of experience in the trade.

The SPEC MIX Bricklayer 500 has the largest winner’s purse of any masonry competition with approximately $100,000 in gifts, cash and prizes including a 2012 FORD F-250 4x4 XLT truck fully loaded with special features. Many of the competitors attest that there is a great deal of strategy in play to win the event with some teams making their main goal to win the SPEC MIX TOP CRAFTSMAN award offering the event’s second highest valued award.

Before the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 begins, the day’s events are kicked off with the preliminary SPEC MIX TOUGHEST TENDER competition starting at 12:30 PM CTS, this is a contest that challenges the 20 mason tenders to set up the bricklaying station as quickly and accurately to meet the specifications outlined. With $2,500 cold cash on the line, this contest is truly an incredible test of physical endurance as each tender moves tons of material by hand.

For more details about this event visit www.specmixbricklayer500.comU This is the web site that will offer a FREE, LIVEwebcast connection of the 2012 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. Coverage begins Wednesday,January 25, 2012, at 10:00 AM PST, 11:00 PM MST, 12:00 Noon CST, 1:00 PM EST, 6:00 PM London England, and 5:00 AM, January 26, 2012, in Sydney, Australia.


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