Singapore Open 2022, A First of Many, A Judge’s Journey.

Players were gathered at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre last month on September 17, 2022. Aiming to secure one of the eight invites that were up for grabs. Ready to battle it out with their Modern deck of choice for the weekend. Our colleagues from Singapore were just as ready as the players for the event. One of them, just like the previous ones we featured is relatively new to the program. Kwok Siang recently had a chat with him for this interview. Allow me to

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A New Judge’s Experience at Malaysia Open 2022

Early this month, September 11, 2022, to be exact. The stage was set for the Malaysia Open at Cards & Hobbies. Standard, was the format for the event. A brand-new Standard is always an exciting one. Dominaria United was just released a few days before the event. Not to mention, four sets just rotated out of the format, specifically Zendikar Rising, Kaldheim, Strixhaven: School of Mages and Dungeons & Dragons Adventures in the Forgotten Realms. Overall, A fresh start, a brand-new Standard

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An Event to Remember, Stories From One of the Judges of Indonesia Open 2022

Last August 28, 2022, at Plaza Gajah Mada Jakarta, players gathered and sleeved up their Standard decks as participants of Indonesia Open for Cycle 1. It's a big day for the participants. The goal is to earn an invite to the upcoming Regional Championships this November. Some of our peers from Indonesia were on staff that day. One of them was Arif, who said it was his first time to be part of big events and he also recently got promoted to L2. Sugeng Hartawan recently had a chat with him

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FROM A NEW JUDGE’S PERSPECTIVE PHILIPPINES OPEN 2022

The stage was set at SMX Convention Center Manila last August 14, 2022, for the cycle 1 Philippine Open. Just like many, it's been a while since the country hosted an event as big as this. 13 Judges answered the call and were part of so far the biggest event in the country since the pandemic. We were able to interview one of the four new judges. Allow me to introduce you folks to currently the youngest member of the PH Judge community, he is 18 years old. Name: Joshua Isaac Español Local

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5th and final week . SEAcon : Leadership and Mentoring

Final week for the month of August, which means we're about to conclude our conference series. For the final week, we will talk about: Leadership and Mentoring You only need to set aside one Saturday to get to attend all the seminars in the theme of your choice. Sessions will be run from 10AM on Saturdays and the sessions would typically last 2-3 hours. We have the following speakers: "Actively recruiting judge prospects and more importantly mentor them is a very engaging activity not

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Southeast Asia Judges Conference – August 22, 2020: Events Management

Second to the last conference of this series is upon us this Saturday and it's about time for us to talk about "Events Management". Southeast Asia’s Magic Judges proudly brings to you the 4th Saturday of enriching seminars prepared by some of the region’s most experienced presenters - all from the safety of your home. The theme for this week, August 22: Events Management You only need to set aside one Saturday to get to attend all the seminars in the theme of your choice. Sessions

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JA Southeast Asian Judges 3rd week August 15: Customer Service

Two weeks of our Five weeks conference are now part of the history books. Southeast Asia’s Magic Judges proudly brings to you the 3rd Saturday of enriching seminars prepared by some of the region’s most experienced presenters - all from the safety of your home. The theme for this week, August 15: Customer Service You only need to set aside one Saturday to get to attend all the seminars in the theme of your choice. Sessions will be run from 10AM on Saturdays and the sessions would typically

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The Philippines Judges Open – Standard Open with a Twist!

This tournament report is not like any other, join us as shares the story about this awesome event. Playing Magic: The Gathering has always been the very first passion that ignited the spark for many judges. Yes, solving tricky rules interactions are exciting or running a 100 person Limited event can prove to be a challenge. But, before those even come to pass winning a game of Magic with your peers will always be a fulfilling endeavor. In the Philippines, we have recently concluded

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JA Southeast Asian Judges 2nd week August 8: The Basics of Competitive Events

With Week 1 done, Southeast Asia’s Magic Judges proudly brings to you the 2nd Saturday of enriching seminars prepared by some of the region’s most experienced presenters - all from the safety of your home. The best part is: this is a thematic series! and for this coming Saturday. August 8: The Basics of Competitive Events You only need to set aside one Saturday to get to attend all the seminars in the theme of your choice. Sessions will be run from 10AM on Saturdays and the sessions would

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The SEA Judges Online Seminar Series

This August, Southeast Asia’s Magic Judges proudly brings to you 5 Saturdays of enriching seminars prepared by some of the region’s most experienced presenters - all from the safety of your home. The best part is: this is a thematic series! The presentations are organized per week based on niches of knowledge in judging. You can choose which area/(s) you need to focus on and attend seminars related to that niche. For this installment of the series we have the following themes: August 1:

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