SOUTH TEXAS 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!
Converse, TX Selected for 2020 Regional Series Host Site
Converse, TX – The search for the next SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 “Supermason” is headed to Converse, TX on October 22th, 2020. This year’s host, Best Block, will be the backdrop for another great local competition, which will be one of 20 such masonry battles held across North America in preparation for the World Championship.
Last year, nine teams of masons and tenders lined the arena at Best Block in Converse, TX ready to prove they’re the best craftsmen in their region. Mason Jacob Ramirez and mason tender Miguel Contreras of Ranch Masonry in Houston, TX took home top honors with a brick count of 651, winning a free trip to Las Vegas for the World Championship, a cash prize of $700, a Marshalltown tool bag, Stabila Level and the title, “South Texas’ Best Bricklayer.” The prize of SPEC MIX TOP CRAFTSMAN, which goes to the team with the “most sellable wall,” went to mason Jose Fernandez and tender Sebastian Fernandez of James Groesbeck Masonry in San Antonio, TX earning them a cash prize of $500.
Widely referred to as the “Road to Las Vegas,” the Regional Series is the Masonry Industry’s most notorious event that tests the speed, skill, and stamina of bricklayers by building the best 26-foot-long brick wall in just one hour. The stakes are high as only one mason per regional competition will advance to Las Vegas at the World of Concrete trade show on January 20th, 2021 with a chance to win the title “World’s Best Bricklayer.” The contest’s total purse is worth over $125,000 with the champion taking home the lion’s share which includes a new FORD F250 Super Duty 4×4 truck coupled with $15,000 in cash and prizes.
To add to the event’s excitement, this year SPEC MIX has added the all-new Wild Card Challenge to the Regional Series that will send four additional competitors to the World Championship! At the end of the regional season, the bricklayers who didn’t take first place, but posted one of the year’s top four adjusted brick counts, will win a FREE ride to Vegas.
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 construction industry’s longest running, most widely recognized competitive campaign with a highest total purse that attracts competitors around the world. The World Championship finale draws as many as 6,000 spectators with thousands of live webcast viewers across the world who tune in to watch this bricklayer battle.
2019 SOUTH TEXAS REGIONAL RESULTS
3RD PLACE AND TOP CRAFTSMAN
James Groesbeck Masonry
San Antonio, TX