Judge Booth at a PTQ in Prague

Hello everyone! I am an L1 judge from the Czech Republic. In this blog post, I would like to share with you my recent experience with running a Judge Booth. I hope that it may inspire you to run one on your own. I have always been intrigued by the rules part of judging and teaching players the delicacy of rules. Another major interest is in the diplomacy between the judge and player communities. So, when I discovered it was possible to run my own judge booth, I immediately decided I had to

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Judge Booth Report from Munich

After seeing the announcement that every Judge could run a Judge Booth at basically any event I quickly decided to run a Judge Booth at my local Prerelaese for Born of the Gods. I pitched the idea to our new L1 Sebastian Stückl who immediately agreed to help me. After checking that this was ok with Michael I talked to the TO … and was somewhat surprised by the skeptical reaction. In the end it turned out that I had not optimally communicated the intent of the Judge Booth at a Prerelease, which,

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Judge Booth at a Prerelease in Tel Aviv

This time around we have another report from a Judge Booth at a Born of the Gods Prerelease in Tel Aviv, Israel. organized the booth and shares his experiences: Hello fellow judges For this event 20 questions related to Theros were selected from the sheet, printed, and numbered from 1 to 20. Every player registering for the Prerelease got a “Judge Booth Ticket” which he/she could use once to visit the judge booth and take part in that side event. Once there, after a short talk and

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Judge Booth 2014

Hello all, It is time for a new entry in this blog! There will be some changes in the Judge Booth Project which will more or less lead into “everyone can run the booth at any tournament in the world”. Why this change? The booth has been successful in its current form (GP’s only). Players love it and learn from it, but in the last months, I keep getting more and more requests from judges who want to do a booth at a local PTQ or Prerelease. We’d like to take this opportunity to open the

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Judge Booth in Ljubljana

This report has been submitted by after he organized a judge booth at his local PTQ. If you also would like to organize such a judge booth at one of your local events, do not hesitate to contact us for assistance and material! We had a PTQ in Ljubljana, Slovenia on October 5th where 115 players gathered to compete for an invite to PT in Valencia. Since it was a big tournament we expected many people from other regions of Slovenian will come, where we don't have any active judge and I thought Judge

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Judge Booth @ GP Utrecht

The following report from GP Utrecht is written by . Enjoy! Grand Prix Utrecht featured a Judge Booth, and , and I ran it together. It was really successful, having players nonstop from 10:30 to 18:00. In the rare cases when no one was at the booth, asking to a player passing by if he wanted to try to get a free foil and stuff was enough to get his attention ;). I'd even say that player attendance was close to optimal, as there was always between 1 to 5 players at the same time, which allowed

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Gatecrash Update and more

Hello fellow Judges, The new sheets for the Judge booth are ready to use. So if you would like to run a booth, just contact your Regional Coordinator or me. Thanks to the following judges for submitting questions for the booth. Darcy Alemany Jack Doyle Jason Flatford Josh Stansfield Mike White Nate Lawrence Paul Baranay and special thanks to , not only for helping in the Judge Booth Project, but also for submitting 24(!) new questions. Sounds good, right? But that's not all,

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