Paul Baranay

Hello, Judges, and welcome back to JotW! This week we have , who has a lot of sweet stories to tell! Let's meet Paul. Name: Paul Baranay Level: 3 Location: New Haven, CT Certification Date: L1: August 2012 L2: December 2012 L3: at GP Richmond in March 2014. Occupation: Computational Biologist Favourite card: Least favourite card: 🙂 Favourite format: Rise of the Eldrazi Limited Commander General: ! Favourite non-Magic Game: Conceptually, Dominion. By hours played, definitely Read more [...]

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Joel Krebs – Judge Blogs Project

Hey Judges! This week we take a special look at the project that not only collects such beloved features as JudgeCast, The Knowledge Pool, and even Judge of the Week together, but also gives you a voice to discuss anything that you feel is important to the Judge Program.  We are looking at the Judge Blogs project!  And to help explain the project, its history, and how you can become involved, please welcome one of the key developers of the project, Swiss L3, Joel Krebs! Tell us about your project. Judge Read more [...]

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Sophie Pagès

Bonjour, Judges!  This week, we feature a judge from Grenoble, France: L2 ! Sophie obtained her L1 certification in March 2010, and passed her L2 test in June 2012! Why did you become a judge? When I started to play, during Alara, some players around me availed themselves of the fact that I was a beginner, and more than that, a beginner girl playing Magic, and tried to make me believe wrong stories, like you could activate a planeswalker's ability as an instant, or give a color to lands. I really Read more [...]

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Happy Holidays! (Two Week Hiatus)

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Froeliches Weihnachten, Feliz Navidad, Zalig Kerstfeast, Joyeux Noel, Shinnen omedeto, and God Jul, Gun Tso Sun Tan'Gung Haw Sun (or Sheng Dan Kuai Le)! And Happy New Years! Judge of the Week is on a two week holiday hiatus!  We shall resume again on the week of January 6th, 2014! Till then, please enjoy our past Judge of the Weeks, and remember, you can always nominate another rockstar of a judge! http://blogs.magicjudges.org/jotw/nominate-a-judge/ Read more [...]

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Dustin de Leeuw

Goedendag Judges!  Welcome to another great feature in Judge of the Week!  This week, we're featuring Dustin de Leeuw, L2 from Amsterdam, the Netherlands!  Dustin certified to L1 on  January 19 2009 and reached L2 on July 4 2010! He was nominated by  Michèl Theissen because "he is one of the most relaxed and nicest Judges I have ever met.  His methods of doing prereleases is amazing, I think everyone will agree with me on that.  He is a great judge in terms of knowledge, as well as being Read more [...]

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