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,

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.

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

Exemplar Wave 11

Hello everyone! Once again we’re here to bring you some highlights from the latest Exemplar wave! We’ve had a talk with the recipients of 5 nominations in order to learn how we, too, can find ways to improve ourselves and the community. For starters there's this recognition to , given by : This recognition is for your ability to vocalize thing I find very hard to put in words and for giving very structured explanations for why we do things the way we do. You make discussions a lot

Area Captains, Article

10 ways to improve as a Judge

The idea for this article has been stirring in my mind for quite some time now. As an active member of the BeNeLux community and an Area Captain I frequent a lot of stores and tournaments; places that contain a lot of amazing Magic Judges. Observing and interacting with all of you helped me notice some patterns of behaviour. Written from my own perspective, I have 10 small tips that could help you improve. 1. Write that review Reviews are a fundamental part of the Judge program. When you write

Your First PPTQ – A manual for stores

In this manual, we will explain what a PPTQ is, what you can expect from it, and what is expected of you. What is a PPTQ? Global explanation A PPTQ (or Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier) is the first step for players on their road to the Pro Tour. The player who wins your PPTQ is allowed to participate in an RPTQ (or Regional Pro Tour Qualifier). The top 4 players in an RPTQ get to play in the Pro Tour itself. Their plane ticket to go there is paid by Wizards of the Coast. They have to pay