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ILLINOIS REGIONAL SERIES

SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 ILLINOIS REGIONAL SERIES

Marty Marrs Named Illinois’ Best Bricklayer

Cicero, IL – The best masons in Illinois and the surrounding region 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.

Nine teams of masons and tenders lined the arena at ALL Masonry in Cicero, IL ready to prove they’re the best craftsmen in the region. Mason Marty Marrs and mason tender Tony Savant with Marrs Masonry in Terre Haute, IN took home top honors with a brick count of 625. Marrs also took the title, SPEC MIX TOP CRAFTSMAN, which goes to the mason who builds the “most sellable” wall. In total, Marrs and Savant won a free trip to Las Vegas for the World Championship, $1400 in cash, a $200 gift card from Ford Trucks, a Marshalltown tool bag, Stabila Level and the title, “Illinois Best Bricklayer.” 

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!

2020 ILLINOIS REGIONAL RESULTS

FIRST PLACE AND TOP CRAFTSMAN

MASON

Marty Marrs

TENDER

Tony Savant

COMPANY

Marrs Masonry
Terre Haute, IN

BRICK COUNT

625

PRIZE AMOUNT

$1400 – plus $200 from FORD

2ND PLACE

MASON

Grzegorz Goral

TENDER

Ryszard Nowak

COMPANY

Molloy Masonry
Chicago, IL

BRICK COUNT

588

PRIZE AMOUNT

$600

3RD PLACE

MASON

Nicky Brison

TENDER

Bob Flatness

COMPANY

ALL Masonry
Flossmoor, IL

BRICK COUNT

383

PRIZE AMOUNT

$500

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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