2021 BRITISH COLUMBIA REGIONAL SERIES
Riel Voigt Wins the 2021 British Columbia Regional Series
Earns title, “British Columbia’s Best Bricklayer!”
Surrey, BC – He laid 554 brick in on hour! Mason Riel Voigt along with his mason tender Glen Potter with Voigt Masonry in Ladner, BC teamed up to win the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 British Columbia Regional Series. Voigt beat out 7 other local masons, officially earning his shot to compete on the biggest stage in masonry, the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 World Championship, in Las Vegas at the World of Concrete Expo in January 2022.
To qualify for the World Championship, hundreds of teams from across North America will battle to win one of 20 individual regional series events, proving they belong on the national stage. Each team, consisting of one mason and one mason tender, will be given an hour to build the tallest and best 26-foot-long brick wall they can, with as few errors as possible. One winning team from each region will advance to compete for over $125,000 in cash and prizes (including a new Ford F-250 4×4 Truck, Kubota RTV-X1140) and the title, “World’s Best Bricklayer,” and/or SPEC MIX TOP CRAFTSMAN.
Voigt and Potter they walked away with $700 and a free ticket to Las Vegas for their efforts in British Columbia. The national sponsorship team added more goodies to the prize pool, including a $200 gift certificate from Ford, $200 gift certificate from Blaklader, Stabila levels, and a Marshalltown tool bag and ceremonial trowel.
Second place and the SPEC MIX TOP CRAFTSMAN award went to mason Dean Fitzsimons and mason tender Ryan Hanna of Shield Masonry in Burnaby, BC with a brick count of 521. For their efforts, the masonry team won $900 combined, a Stabila level and a Marshalltown tool bag and ceremonial trowel.
Third place went to mason Derek Melo and mason tender David Potter of Melo Masonry in Surrey, BC with a brick count of 464, for their efforts, the team took home $300.
With workforce development being the primary battle cry for the skilled trades, the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 is a tool designed to create interest from a new generation of masons in the rewards and opportunities possible in masonry and construction.
The 20th annual SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 World Championship will be held January 19th, 2022 at the World of Concrete expo in Las Vegas. Prizes total more than $125,000 and include a new Ford F-250 4×4 Super Duty truck, Kubota RTV-X1140, Multiquip Mortar Mixer, and other prizes from IQ Power Tools, Stabila, Marshalltown, STIHL, Blaklader, Iron Age Footwear and Belden Brick
2021 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 BRITISH COLUMBIA REGIONAL RESULTS
|1ST PLACE||RIEL VOIGT||GLEN POTTER||VOIGT MASONRY||LADNER, BC||554 BRICK||$700|
|TOP CRAFTSMAN||DEAN FITZSIMONS||RYAN HANNA||SHIELD MASONRY||BURNABY, BC||521 BRICK||$500|
|2ND PLACE||DEAN FITZSIMONS||RYAN HANNA||SHIELD MASONRY||BURNABY, BC||521 BRICK||$400|
|3RD PLACE||DEREK MELO||DAVID POTTER||MELO MASONRY||SURREY, BC||464 BRICK||$300|
ONE MORE CHANCE TO QUALIFY
The new Wild Card Challenge will send additional Regional Series competitors to Las Vegas for the World Championship! At the end of the regional season, the bricklayers that post the top adjusted brick counts could win a FREE ride to Vegas and chance at becoming the 2022 World’s Best Bricklayer!