Have you been assigned to lead a team for the first time at a Grand Prix? Read up on the musings of Théo Cheng as he takes on the seemingly daunting task for the first time. His insights on what to expect and how to better prepare one's self for the challenges of the day will greatly boost your confidence!
Are you head judging your first big event? Learn from the experiences of Ian Mervin Go as he works at the helm of the 3rd World Magic Cup Qualifier in the Philippines which was attended by 392 players. Read about his experiences in leading a small judge pool and the interesting appeals he handled over the course of the tournament. His takeaways on how to sustain the effectiveness of a judge team over the course of a long tournament may prove invaluable!
Aaron Hammer's report features his insights about working on the Paper Team at a large tournament. Check out his observations on two dominant archetypes in standard: Bant Company and Emrakul-based decks. Read Aaron's report to learn how to be a more efficient member of the paper team at your next big tournament!
In this report, we look at Mani Cavalieri's methods in diffusing a conflict on the floor. While the incident is almost a year old, his insights on the unique circumstances at the PPTQ that he judged in as well as his thought process in arriving at a decision is still invaluable. Read through Mani's report and develop a systematized approach in handling player disputes!