Robin Williams is an L2 judge from Indonesia and he was part of the recently concluded SEA Championship Final for cycle 1. Learning from the experience, he decided to write a tournament report which he generously shared with us. MTG SEA Championship Final Cycle 1 - Day 1 Location: Roselle-Simpor Ballroom at Marina Bay Sands Singapore Time: Saturday, November 26,2022 Total Players: 154 Players Format: Pioneer Role in the event: Deck check & Floor Judge Saturday – Main Event –
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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
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
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
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
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
PH Judge Conference Goes Online
You might be wondering: What is a Judge Conference? A Judge Conference is an excellent way to help you and your peers grow and advance as Judges. At a Judge Conference, you will meet old friends, make new ones, expose yourself to innovative new judging techniques, engage in fun activities, and leave even more excited about our community and judging. (from Judge Academy) June 27-28, 2020 was a milestone moment. The first-ever online Judge Conference in the Southeast Asia region focused on L1
My First 2 GPs (MF Bangkok and MF Nagoya)
Hello everyone. I’m here, an L2 judge from Thailand. Today I’d like to share my story about my personal experience of my first 2 GPs I ever participate (as a judge.) First of all, I am totally sorry for the delay in this article. It should have been released somewhere in December, but I was so busy around the year-end. Plus, I encountered unexpected news that my shop has to be moved away to a new location because the owner wouldn’t extend the contract. That made me even busier
A Send-Off to the Exemplar Program part 2
Hello everyone and thank you for joining me once again. 🙂 If you've missed the first part of our send-off to the Exemplar Program, here is the link to it. Do check it out. Let's continue to take a look at the memorable exemplar nominations that some of our fellow judges have authored, shall we? Of all the nominations you've authored what nomination is the most memorable to you? * Wave #12. For . :During GP Singapore 2017, you were my team lead for the deck check team. Halfway through
A Send-Off to the Exemplar Program part 1
Hello everyone, here. wishing everyone a Happy New Year! Soon enough, our region will be part of the Judge Academy and as we journey into a new chapter of Judge Life, let's all look into a project which played a major role in the Judge Program. The Exemplar Project. The Exemplar Program, was a project that is commonly linked to judge foils is a program of recognition. A program that highlights the "exemplary" actions of various judges. It is very important to note here that it is the "action"