ILLINOIS REGIONAL SERIES INFORMATION
District Council Training Center
2140 W Corporate Dr.
Addison , IL
SMBL 500: 11:00 AM CT
JR SMBL 500: 12:30 PM CT
The world’s largest and most successful masonry challenge, the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500®, is back for its 21st season. 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.” 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 Regional Series consists of 22 regional qualifiers 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 2023 World Championship taking place January 18th, 2023 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 Stabila, Marshalltown, STIHL, Blaklader, Iron Age Footwear and Belden Brick.
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!