Grand Prix Chiba 2018

This weekend in Japan, we get to Welcome three new judges to the Fold!

Daiki Ito

  • Name: Daiki Ito
  • Level: Level 1
  • Location: Sendai-shi, Japan
  • Region: Japan
  • Approximate date/month/year you started playing Magic: April 2012
  • L1 Certification Date: July 17, 2013
  • Favorite thing (e.g., card, deck, group of people) about Magic: Finding the best “”strategy”” of playing games and managing tournaments
  • Occupation: a magic shop staff
  • Random fact about yourself: Now I’m a poker aficionado… not only MtG! 😀
  • Why did you become a judge?: For becoming more familiar with mtg rules and contributing to local communities
  • What excites you most about this event?: To be engaged in GP with many members
  • What worries you most about this event?: Tense atmosphere of the venue…X<
  • What are you hoping to learn at this event?: Learning how operating a huge tournament, like this GP!
  • Who are your mentors?: Kazushi Shimamura and Satoshi Ooishi (both are Lv2)
  • What challenges have you faced or are you facing to become a better judge?: Good communication with various players
  • How have you worked to overcome those challenges?: I participated in many tournaments as players, and referred the good points of the judges.
  • What is the best part about your local Magic community?: Teaching players how to enjoy Magic tournament
  • What is your favorite Magic memory?: When I won a PPTQ and participated in the first RPTQ(4/25/2015), I was able to see that great operation of Lv3 judge (Kenzi Suzuki) at hand.

ryu ooiwa

  • Name: ryu ooiwa
  • Level: Level 1
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Region: Japan

Akira Shibata

  • Name: Akira Shibata
  • Level: Level 1
  • Location: Shiga,Kusatsu, Japan
  • Region: Japan