11:00 AM ET
Ben Ketchie Park
16815 Old Beatty Ford Road
Gold Hill, NC
Gold Hill, NC – The world’s largest and most successful masonry challenge, the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500®, is coming to Ben Ketchie Park in Gold Hill, NC on October 29th, 2021. North America’s top masons are ready to grab their levels and trowels and race for a chance to be named, “World’s Best Bricklayer.” Entering its 20th season, this unique and grueling competition has captured the hearts and minds of people from all over the globe.
Don’t miss your chance to see this world famous competition up close! The SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 North Carolina Regional Series event is one of 21 regional qualifiers to be held across North America. The bricklaying battle is designed to test the speed, skill, and stamina of each participant by challenging them to build the highest and best 26-foot-long brick wall, with as few errors as possible, in one hour. Working with their trusted mason tender, the winning bricklayer is determined by a judging panel who subtracts any mistakes from the total number of bricks laid on the wall. The mason with the highest brick count at the end of judging earns a roster spot at the 2022 World Championship taking place January 19th, 2022 in Las Vegas during the World of Concrete Expo.
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.
World Championship 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.
SEE LAST YEARS RESULTS
MASONRY EDUCATION DAY
Masonry Students from across the Carolinas will converge on Ben Ketchie Park in Gold Hill, NC for a day of learning and competition. With the help of the North Carolina Mason Contractors Association, the 2021 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 North Carolina Regional Series promises to be one to remember!
NOW STUDENTS CAN JOIN THE ACTION
North Carolina is now an official host region of the rapidly growing JR. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 contests taking place at numerous SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional Series across North America. High school masonry students can get in on the bricklaying action and shine on masonry’s biggest stage! Judged like the journeymen event, the JR. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 competitors are challenged by a 20-minute clock and a 9’-4” starter wall to showcase their skills, compete for prizes and prove they’ll soon be ready to claim the title of, “World’s Best Bricklayer.”
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!