Dear judges, The selection committee has chosen Adrian Estoup from Argentina as the Legacy Program Coordinator to take care of the regions that are not covered by Judge Academy, until they can join the organization. The committee was impressed by Adrian's proactive and positive attitude to the challenges the Legacy regions are facing. He is a recognized leader with many years of experience as Regional Coordinator in one of the largest Legacy areas. Over the next month, the Program
Hello Judges, By now you have had an opportunity to read the various announcements from last week where Judge Academy (JA) was announced as a new Magic Judge Certification body. This company manage certifications, conferences as well as support community activities in areas that are supported by JA. However not all regions will be supported on Oct 1st, and the Legacy Program still needs to serve those regions until they are supported. The Legacy Judge Program will exist in countries not covered
Dear judges, Today Wizards of the Coast announced a fundamental shift in its relationship to the Magic Judge Program. Going forward, what we currently know as the Magic Judge program will be managed by the independent organization Judge Academy, owned by Tim Shields, as of the start of October 2019. You can read their announcement here. While this is a significant and substantial change, we, the Program Coordinators, believe this change is ultimately in the best interest of the Judge Program. In
Hello Magic Judges, The Magic Judge program has a few core beliefs. These foundations are what keep us together strong, united and in many ways unique in the gaming industry. One such tenet is the constant desire to improve; whether it be ourselves, the events we work, the general Magic Community, or our fellow Judges. One demonstrable way to show our interest in the improvement in another judge is through a review. Reviews play a key role in that development. While a simple review can
Hello judges! We have another article with news and updates from various parts of the program. This month’s theme is Spheres, with an introduction of our newest Sphere lead and updates from many others. Program Coordinator selection process In the last Status article, we announced that the Spring Program Coordinator selection process would be postponed. We are in a situation where it is not possible to sign new contracts with Wizards. Both Riccardo Tessitori
Hello Judges, Tournament Organizers and Players, Recently there was a post making its way around social media where a store was hosting a Mythic Championship Qualifier (MCQ) without a Certified Judge. Later they amended the statement to say that a single Level 1 judge would be available in store if needed. As a result there were many questions asking “Is this allowed?” or “Can they do that?” The answer is, unfortunately: Yes. Unlike Premier Competitive Rules Enforcement Level
An announcement about the future of Magic Judge shirts and the Judge Program uniform guidelines.
The January 2019 Judge Program Status update from the Program Coordinators.
A philosophical grounding for the judge program, written by David Lyford-Smith, Level 3, UK.
Hello and welcome to the second installment of the Program Coordinators Ask Me Anything Answers! Thank you to everyone that participated by asking questions. Our next AMA will happen in the first quarter of next year, but if you have anything to ask between now and then feel free to email us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org Before answering the questions you asked on the forum thread, we would like to share with you our thoughts about the recent Organized Play announcements on Esports and Mythic