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QUEBEC REGIONAL

STEVE THIBAULT WINS THE 2019 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® QUEBEC REGIONAL SERIES

Montreal, QC – The best masons in Quebec came together to test their skill, speed and stamina by battling to see who could build the largest and best 26-foot-long brick wall in one hour. The competition is one of 24 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® Regional Series events to be held across North America in 2019. The winner of the Quebec regional qualifies to compete in 2020 World Championship on February 5th, at the World of Concrete expo in Las Vegas.

Teams of masons and tenders lined the arena at École des métiers de la construction de Montréal ready to prove they’re the best craftsmen in the region. Mason Steve Thibault and mason tender Mathieu Robert of Thibault & Robert Construction in took home top honors with a brick count of 524, winning a free trip to Las Vegas for the World Championship, a cash prize of $300, a Marshalltown tool bag, Stabila Level and the title, “Quebec’s Best Bricklayer.” This is the second year in a row Thibault has qualified for the World Championship.

Thibault and Robert will join last year’s national champion, Mario Alves, and Top Craftsman winner, Darian Douthit, in Las Vegas where they will have a shot at new Ford F-250 4×4 truck, Multiquip Mortar Mixer, and many other prizes, totaling over $125,000.

2019 QUEBEC REGIONAL RESULTS
FIRST PLACE

MASON

Stevbe Thibault

TENDER

Mathieu Robert

COMPANY

Thibault & Robert Construction

BRICK COUNT

524

PRIZE AMOUNT

$300 – Qualifies for World Championship

2ND PLACE AND TOP CRAFTSMAN

MASON

Daniel Chouinard

TENDER

Alexandre Berard

COMPANY

m&F Construction

BRICK COUNT

461

PRIZE AMOUNT

2nd Place: $150, TOP CRAFTSMAN: $200

3RD PLACE

MASON

Jonathan Dubé

TENDER

Alexandre Bilot

COMPANY

Maçonnerie Legault

BRICK COUNT

452

PRIZE AMOUNT

$100

The SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® was established by SPEC MIX in 2003 to showcase the skill and craftsmanship of professional masons. It is featured as the headliner event of MASONRY MADNESS™ Day during the World of Concrete and recognized as the masonry industry’s premier bricklaying competition with a total purse estimated at $125,000 that annually awards the title, “World’s Best Bricklayer”. Each year there are a series of preliminary SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional Qualifying Events held throughout North America to determine who will compete in the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 World Championship. The Championship finale draws as many as 6,000 spectators with thousands of live webcast viewers who tune in to watch this bricklayer battle.

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