Here are the March 2016 judge anniversaries!
Kenichiro Arai from Adachi-ku, Japan
Wataru Hosaka from Kamitakai-gun, Japan
Tomoya Nakajima from Yokohama-shi, Japan
Jasper Overman from Enschede, Netherlands
Yuusuke Sonomura from Numazu-shi, Japan
Chris Boozer from Lawrenceville, United States
Jeff Kinner from Savannah, United States
Brendan Capel from Edmonton, Canada
Sean Heath from Roanoke, United States
Aaron Rutledge from Fenton, United States
James Eveland from Royersford, United States
Aaron Henner from Portland, United States
Ivan Jovovic from Marsannay-la-Cote, France
Xiangqing Ye from Guangzhou, China
Matthew Bolding from Edmonton, Canada
Erik Lundblad from Cary, United States
Kenneth Perry from Amarillo, United States
Trevor Nunez from ROSWELL, United States
Joshua Pyle-Carter from Summerside, Canada
Henri Kinnunen from Oulu, Finland
Josh Stansfield from Mission Viejo, United States
Congratulations, and thank you for all your hard work!This month we have two feature judges: Jasper Overman and Josh Stansfield. First, we have the RC of the BeNeLux region, Richard Drijvers, with a few words about Jasper and his 15 years in the judge program:
Jasper started judging when his local community was thriving with tournaments. The local venue, ‘t Terphoes, was a real staple in the Dutch Magic scene. Soon, Jasper was organizing tournaments himself and made sure the local FNM was always running, even when he himself was abroad judging GPs.
In The Netherlands, Jasper is often a liaison between judges and TOs. Being able to put on both hats, he has helped several TOs make their events better. At GPs is where Jasper gained most of his experience, which he brought home with him. Though GPs wasn’t the only reason he judged outside of The Netherlands. Being from Enschede, a city in the north-east of The Netherlands, trips to Germany were easily made. Jasper helped out at German PTQs on many occasions. Even after certifying for Level 3, Jasper has continued to support both his local community and the international circuit. I am sure he will continue to do so for a long time coming.
Congratulations to Josh Stansfield on his five year anniversary in the judge program! I’ve worked with Josh throughout his judging career, and from the very beginning he distinguished himself as one of the most knowledgeable folks around on the game’s rules and tournament policy. Between his interest in the minutiae of the rules and his knack for memorization and recall, he has been a rules resource for judges throughout program through seminars and personal coaching but also by being one of the key resources in the Magic Judge IRC channels. His online presence is a key component to the overall positive impression people have of the of the judge program. It’s a pleasure and and honor to have Josh as part of the judging family, and many thanks to him for his five years of service!
Happy anniversary to all of you! We look forward to many more years of judging from you all.