Grand Prix Lyon 2017

This year’s final French GP Welcomes five new judges to the Fold.

Tulio Gramiscelli Reis

  • Name: Tulio Gramiscelli Reis
  • Level: Level 1
  • Location: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • Region: Brazil

Tristan Hof

  • Name: Tristan Hof
  • Level: Level 1
  • Location: Mainz, Germany
  • Region: German-speaking countries
  • Approximate date/month/year you started playing Magic: Around 2011 with M11
  • L1 Certification Date: 9/3/2016
  • Favorite thing (e.g., card, deck, group of people) about Magic: i love building and/or looking at complex board states
  • Occupation: Student
  • Random fact about yourself: i love chocolate, really im all over it
  • Why did you become a judge?: actually there are a few reasons. one was, that i somehow always had a good understanding of the rules and liked to help others getting behind all this and on the other side a good friend of mine is also a judge and when he lived in Mainz he always tried to convince to become one myself. i eventually did, but when i did he already moved to another city, where i can not get very easily. the last reason was, after i played a GP and some larger/competitive tournaments i wanted to see everything from the other side, behind the magical black curtain.
  • Who is your mentor?: Jürgen Wierz
  • What challenges have you faced or are you facing to become a better judge?: i always have the feeling and sometimes receive the feedback that i am not confident enough while judging.
  • How have you worked to overcome those challenges?: hm since there is still work to be done i did not come over it fully yet, but there is a path for me to deal with it. at least i think so. i always try the best i can and when i am judging alone i think i am way more confident than the other way around. i once ran a GP Trial alone on a different floor than the TO was, so i was really on my own and everything went very smoothly. Sometimes being on your own lets you grow, but sometimes the best way to learn is with a more experienced judge on a large-scale event.
  • What is the best part about your local Magic community?: here are nice people, we have very experienced players alongside newer ones, who interact very nicely with each other. So there is no rules-sharking. also we have a big constructed community with various formats and drafting is also quite popular.
  • What is your favorite Magic memory?: Not the first time i made Top 8 at a PPTQ, and also not when i made Day 2 for the first time at a GP. This is truly a bitter-sweet one. When i had an epileptic shock during a FNM Draft event in my LGS i got taken to a hospital and a close friend of mine dropped short afterwards to bring me my Stuff i left at that Store and to cheer me up and to play with me. I found many good friends in this great game, who support me even in the real world. 🙂

Patrick Hoscheit

  • Name: Patrick Hoscheit
  • Level: Level 1
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Region: France

Clint Lee

  • Name: Clint Lee
  • Level: Level 2
  • Location: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • Region: United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa

Martina Eva Tonković

  • Name: Martina Eva Tonković
  • Level: Level 1
  • Location: Zagreb, Croatia
  • Region: Europe – East
  • Approximate date/month/year you started playing Magic: October 2015
  • L1 Certification Date: 8/18/2016
  • Favorite thing (e.g., card, deck, group of people) about Magic: Affinity!
  • Occupation: Mechanical engineering student
  • Random fact about yourself: Big Dylan Dog fan
  • Why did you become a judge?: I wanted to help the community and travel around more. I’ve started working on former by taking on bmore responsibilities after becoming a judge and hope to start working on latter starting with this GP.
  • What excites you most about this event?: I’m looking forward to learning more about procedures and organization of GP, meeting new people and maybe hearing some interesting stories. In general, I’m excited about being part of it all.
  • What worries you most about this event?: Honestly? What to wear 😀
  • Who is your mentor?: Nenad Čizmić. He’s there for anything and everything, really supportive guy.
  • What challenges have you faced or are you facing to become a better judge?: Keeping up with the rules and learning more in order to progress to level 2 is challenging, but so is deciding which tournamens to play and which to judge.
  • What is the best part about your local Magic community?: We’re pretty close-knit. There is always someone willing to grab a beer and play a bit. Everyone tends to be fair and there are very few (if any) serious issues.
  • What is your favorite Magic memory?: When I just started, my first deck was affinity. As a total noob, I didn’t even understand why ravager is a good card. Nowadays, I’m still very much into my deck and am happy that I got it – romance is strong when it comes to my robots.