Supplemental Activities – Policy Updates

Supplemental Activities started as a simple idea (Help failing candidates address their deficiencies through concrete activities) and almost immediately met with some harsh realities. However, before making changes, I wanted to gather some information and spend some time refining the …

Logistics and Tournament Operations

Hello judges. We’re pleased to announce a new Level 3 Judge Quality: Logistics and Tournament Operations. As we all know, at the core of being a judge is judging events, and judging events is not limited to just providing rulings. …

Logistics, Logistics, Logistics

Hello all, After this very good year of L3 certification, it’s time to make some changes to prepare the future. Logistics and Tournament Operations Level 3 judges have always been touted as tournament experts. However, the only way this was …

Daddy, are we L3 yet?

Hey all, I hope you had good summer vacation, or at least had a blast at a few events. For my part, GP Taipei was one of the most interesting events I’ve ever been to – thanks to how well …

Transitions

Hi, everyone! First, I want to point out that within the next week or two, the article series on the Qualities of Regional Judges will be complete! Check out my sphere page to see them all. I think these are …
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Supplemental Activities – Part Three

Well this is the final stretch. In part one we talked about Supplemental Activities in general and then last week we discussed how Supplemental Activities are created and assigned. Now it’s time for the candidate to start completing them. Completing …

Supplemental Activities – Part Two

Last week, I introduced the idea of Supplemental Activities. This week, we will take a look at the philosophy and design of an activity. We will also look at a real activity and break down the structure as it is …

Supplemental Activities – Part One

Hello everyone, Jared Sylva here! Jeff has kindly lent me the keys to this blog for a few weeks to talk about a topic that is dear to my heart – Supplemental Activities. Over the next three weeks I’ll lay out …

Self-Review Now Valid for 12 Months (and other topics)

Hi, everyone. We’re making a small change to the application requirements for L3. Your self-review is now valid for 12 months instead of 6. However, if, at the time you send your application to me and your RC, your self-review …

New Article Series: The Qualities of Regional Judges

J-Mo announces a new article series.