GP Toronto 2018

GP Toronto 2018

My first non-European GP trip and it involves flying out to Canada the day after Birmingham and working another four day show then heading over to Washington DC for three days then back home – all in all a two week trip! GP Toronto 2 (there was another show here earlier in the year) is…

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GP Birmingham 2018

GP Birmingham 2018

The UK’s second and third Grand Prix of the year due to the new double-header GP format brought out this year takes us the UK’s second city, Birmingham. This means a Wednesday start and a four working day weekend which will be good preparation for the similar pattern I will be doing in Toronto. Once…

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GP Bologna 2018

GP Bologna 2018

Last time I out I promised a minute tracker for what Scorekeepers actually do but I drew the straw for the late shift in Bologna which meant most of my day is covering breaks and fighting fires. I am sure one of the shows in Birmingham, Toronto and Washington will give me the chance to…

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RPTQ for Pro Tour Dominaria

RPTQ for Pro Tour Dominaria

Despite travelling four times already this year to staff large Magic events, it occurred to me recently that I have not judged at an event since Tournament Center unshackled me from the registration desk at GP Madrid in December 2017 and I spent a day on the papers team. It was with this in mind…

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GP Amsterdam 2018

GP Amsterdam 2018

GP Amsterdam was my second event as a scorekeeper and my first full weekend doing the role. I have to admit that despite having worked at GPs for the better part of four years now this was only the second time I’ve been to an event feeling nervous. This anxiety was part down to a…

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GP Madrid 2018

GP Madrid 2018

After the mania of London and the learning curve of Lyon, the Team Constructed GP in Madrid was a relatively tame affair. Three hundred teams turned up to battle with their Standard, Modern and Legacy decks in Spain’s capital. Team GPs present a unique challenge for those of us that work outside of the main…

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GP Lyon 2018

GP Lyon 2018

How do you raise the blood pressure of an experienced Grand Prix road warrior? You cancel the train that forms the bed rock of their entire travel itinerary and then add insult to that injury by literally insulting them when they try and resolve the issue. This forms the basis of my Thursday morning on…

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GP London 2018

GP London 2018

It had never occurred to me why GP scorekeepers always appear to have a slight edge to their demeanour until I was asked to step into their shoes as an emergency replacement and spend two of my three days at the GP enhancing my relationship with Wizards’ Event Reporter (WER). Grand Prix London was my…

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