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ALBERTA REGIONAL SERIES

ONE MORE CHANCE TO QUALIFY


The new Wild Card Challenge will send 4 Regional Series competitors to Las Vegas for the World Championship! At the end of the regional season, the bricklayers that post the top 4 adjusted brick counts will win a FREE ride to Vegas and chance at becoming the 2021 World’s Best Bricklayer!

Douglas Veldman Named Alberta’s Best Bricklayer

Calgary, AB – The best masons in Alberta came together to test their skill, speed and stamina by battling to see who could build the biggest and best 26-foot-long brick wall in one hour. The event is one of several SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® Regional Series competitions to be held across North America in 2020. The winner of each regional qualifies to compete in the 2021 World Championship at the World of Concrete expo in Las Vegas.

Five teams of masons and tenders lined the arena at the I-XL Building Products in Calgary, AB ready to prove they’re the best craftsmen in the region. Mason Douglas Veldman and mason tender Daniel Veldman with Veldman Masonry in Calgary, AB took home top honors with an adjusted brick count of 582. Douglas also took the title, SPEC MIX TOP CRAFTSMAN, which goes to the mason who builds the “most sellable” wall. In total, the Veldman brothers won a free trip to Las Vegas for the World Championship, $900 in cash, a $200 gift card from Ford Trucks, a Marshalltown tool bag, Stabila Level and the title, “Alberta’s Best Bricklayer.” 

2020 ALBERTA REGIONAL RESULTS

FIRST PLACE AND TOP CRAFTSMAN

MASON

Douglas Veldman

TENDER

Daniel Veldman

COMPANY

Veldman Masonry
Lethbridge, AB

BRICK COUNT

582

PRIZE AMOUNT

$900 – Plus $200 from FORD

2ND PLACE

MASON

David Sontag

TENDER

Sunny Harvey

COMPANY

Gunthers Masonry
Calgary, AB

BRICK COUNT

346

PRIZE AMOUNT

$300

3RD PLACE

MASON

Richard McDougall

TENDER

Ethan McDougall

COMPANY

K Masonry
Edmonton, AB

BRICK COUNT

92

PRIZE AMOUNT

$200

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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