The NW Regional Logo

Note from Sept 2019:  With the new Judge Academy changes to the program, this article is a bit less relevant.  However, we'd still like to feature our contest result, and thank our entrants.  And, of course, thank you, US-Northwest region, for being amazing in your own way!  Our region may be merging with the Southwest to become the new 'West' Region, but our logo exists, for those who need it!    Hi Judges!  Perhaps you remember, from waaaaay back in fall 2018, we had started a

MTG808Junior – Building Youth Magic Community

by Sean Pottenger. Hi. My name is Sean Pottenger and I am an L1 judge out here on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. While I’ve been playing Magic for over two-thirds of my roughly thirty years of being alive, for the past two and a half years I’ve been working on a project called MTG808Junior. We focus on creating and supporting opportunities for youth players (enrolled in a K-12 school) to engage with, enjoy, and become a part of the Magic community. The Story: To make a long story short, I

Idaho Conferences History and Updates!

This article is authored by , L2, Area Captain of Idaho!   Greetings fellow Judges! I would like to provide an update on the amazing recent Judge Conferences in the Idaho area. We held our very first Idaho Judge Conference in October 2017 at Game Pulse in Rexburg. This was a great event and approximately 20 attendees were able to come from Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming! Topics included opportunities for newer judges, such as Recruiting & Developing New Judges, Progressing

Western Washington Winter Conference: 2019 Report

Judge Conference report.  On January 12th, 2019, 48 judges gathered at Mox Boarding House in Bellevue, Washington, for a community focused Judge Conference.  The organizers stated the goals of the conference were "to focus on L1 judges improving on rules, policy, and procedures, and building good relationships with others within the Magic community."  There were six speakers and a catered lunch provided by the judge program. Two attending judges were happy to give their perspective here on