Update on Judge Conduct Committee in 2019

In our last update, we announced some upcoming changes in the Status of the Judge Program Article. We would like to take the opportunity to expound on some of those changes as we all prepare to enter an exciting 2019. First, starting with Judge Conduct Committee cases opened in 2019, the Program Coordinators will be working with the Judge Conduct Committee Lead in a new modified appeal process. Once the JCC has concluded its investigation and communicated the result to the affected judge, that Judge

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Statement on Pro Tour qualifying system changes

  Wizards of the Coast has announced some major changes to Organized Play (or should we say E-Sports and Competitive Gaming?). These changes of course affect the Judge Program as well.   The major change is that Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifiers are going away next year. As these events are what Level 2 is currently built to support, many judges are probably asking what this means for their own judging activities, as well as the Program’s level structure in general. The short

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Program Coordinator Q&A August 2018

Welcome to the Answers part of the first Program Coordinator Q&A session! You can find the original questions thread here: https://apps.magicjudges.org/forum/topic/45253/.  From : After the not so recent changes numbers have shown that, in pretty much in every region, less recognitions are submitted through the Exemplar Program. What are the future plans for Exemplar? Did you expect that the participation would drop that much and are there plans to encourage judges to get numbers back

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Fall 2018 Program Coordinator candidates and applications

We received three applications for the open Program Coordinator position: The applicants were required to answer three questions: "1. Why should you be a Program Coordinator? Please list your past accomplishments related to the judge program that you believe have prepared you for this role." "2. What would you expect to accomplish in the role? Let us know what you think your task as PC would be." "3. How do you expect to accomplish it?" Below you can find their answers. These

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Status of the Judge Program: Spring 2018

Hello judges! It is time for another update about what has happened in the Judge Program over the past few months, and what the Program Coordinators are working on. Richmond Leadership Conference In early June, the Regional Coordinators, Program Coordinators, and a few Sphere leaders gathered in Richmond to discuss program policy, strategy and various projects. Topics included the level structure, the selection and evaluation of advanced roles, the L2 Tester and Team Lead Certifications,

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