Tag: Judge

GP Montreal 2018

GP Montreal 2018

I have written, deleted and rewritten this blog post several times over the last couple of months (thankfully, I am my own editor so no deadlines to meet). I started out on this project to have a journal of my adventures as a scorekeeper and judge and to share some of the lessons, trials and…

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Wales Weekend of Magic 2018

Wales Weekend of Magic 2018

I have been a judge for almost five years. I certified as an L1 during a Pro Tour Qualifier for Pro Tour Born of the Gods in October 2013. I worked at several old PTQs, including a team lead role, before making L2 in July 2014. Following promotion to L2, Wizards of the Coast Organised…

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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 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 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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