Tag: Scorekeeper

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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GP Brussels 2018

GP Brussels 2018

Following the escapades of my roommate losing their luggage in Turin and my internal scoffing at their misfortune it was only natural that my trip to Brussels would be marred by the worst flying experience since a three day ordeal trying to get to Chile in 2000. My flight from Manchester to Amsterdam was delayed…

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GP Copenhagen 2018

GP Copenhagen 2018

After the thrills and spills of my North American trip it was back to the European GP schedule with my very first trip to Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen. This is also my penultimate show as a scorekeeper (GP Brussels is my last planned show in that role) before picking up as Reg Lead for a few…

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GP Washington DC

GP Washington DC

Following on from my adventures in Toronto, I made the short flight over to Washington DC for the second show of my North American trip. I say Washington DC but the convention centre for this GP was in Chantilly, VA a pretty long trip out of downtown DC. With that in mind, I had booked…

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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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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 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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