Magical Ghent

Dear Magic-enthusiast! As you may or may not know, the beautiful city of Ghent is our host for two big Magic: the Gathering events in the near future. CardMarket Series Ghent in April and Magic Fest Ghent in September. Now, most tourists who want to see a historic city center in Belgium go to Bruges. However, in the author's subjective opinion, Ghent is the more awesome destination of the two. To convince you of this here is a small guide of Ghent written by . It’s not all of Ghent, that would

Benelux Leadership Update

What does it mean to be a leader? Well, definitions, semantics and philosophy aside, in the BeNeLux it means you are an L3 or have been appointed as ‘Leadership’ because you took on a particular responsibility. That responsibility was being an Area Captain up until now, where people would reign supreme over a part of the region the size of 2-5 provinces. When the call came for Area Captain applications it became clear that we would be running into a few problems. One was that the state of development

RPTQ 9-12-2018: Tournament Report

I want to share with you all the experiences I had up to and including the RPTQ on december 9th. I hope you find some cool takeaways for yourselves. Application process RPTQ’s were definitely on my ‘Judge bucket list’. With them moving out of organized play this would be a once in a lifetime opportunity. I blocked the day in my schedule and wrote this cover letter: I have not judged an RPTQ and would very much like to change that. As you probably remember from the last 2 Dutch Nationals

Exemplar Wave 14

Hello everybody and welcome to the Benelux Blog, where we are once again putting a couple of Exemplar recognitions in the spotlight, this time for Exemplar Wave 14! We’ve chosen five entries that we would like to share with you, and asked the recognized judges to enlighten us a bit more on what was going on. Our first spotlight goes to , who got recognized for his behaviour at GP Brussels by multiple people (way to go!). We chose the one from from France as the best example for the bunch: Emilyen,

Meet the new RC: Niels Viaene

Since the beginning of October, the BeNeLux region has a new Regional Coordinator: . We took a moment to ask him some questions about himself and the region.  For the people who don’t know you very well, let’s start off with the basics. Describe yourself in a couple of sentences. I am a level 3 judge that currently lives in Ghent, in Belgium. I have lived in Germany and the Netherlands when I was young. I became a judge in 2007, played competitively in 2009 and 2010, then started taking

Exemplar Wave 13

Hello everybody and welcome to the Benelux Blog, where we are once again putting a couple of Exemplar recognitions in the spotlight, this time for Exemplar Wave 13! We’ve chosen five entries that we would like to share with you and asked the recognized judges to enlighten us a bit more about what was going on. We decided to start off with a very practical one, in this case, a recognition from for : I was impressed by the 'be the judge' posters you brought along during the last local pptq.

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JudgeApps Notification Settings

If you are interested in Judge Conferences, Judge Dinners and/or Competitive events, you should configure your notification settings on JudgeApps, because you won’t be notified about any events by default. To do so, log in on JudgeApps, go to Notifications and then Change your notification settings. The first part of the page is set up correctly already, most importantly receiving email for New Event Created. No need to touch this for now. Scroll down to Event Notification Settings

Exemplar Wave 12

Welcome to the Benelux Blog, where today we bring you another Exemplar Recognition Spotlight, this time for Wave 12! As usual we had the honour of sifting through the recognitions that were given to the many judges in our region, and we’ll highlight a couple of the ones we wanted to give some extra attention in this article. For our first spotlight, we looked at a recognition that was handed to by another of our judges, : It was impressive seeing how quickly and easily you integrated