Tennessee to join the USA-Southeast Region

Mid-Atlantic and Southeast Judges: As Regional Coordinators, the most important part of our jobs is taking care of the judges in our region. This means helping facilitate interaction between judges, travel to in-region events and conferences, and taking advantage of proximity to other judges in order to pool knowledge and help each other grow. For judges in Tennessee, the Appalachian mountain range has made these goals more difficult to achieve. However, Tennessee does share a southern border with

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June Maintenance is LIVE

You've been hearing whispers since January. You may have even gotten a preview if you were flagged during Spot Maintenance. Either way, it's time for our Regional Maintenance! So what does this mean? Below you'll find the requirements for maintaining your Level 1 and Level 2 certifications. Level 3 Judges in the region will be undergoing separate maintenance and evaluations by the L3 Maintenance Team, and will therefore not be covered under this form. Level 1 Maintenance Requirements Judge

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March Update (Judge Classes!)

Hello, friends! For this month's blog post, I wanted to have a guest join us all the way from...well...Georgia. Nik Zitomer is our Region's Education Captain, and he's got some updates for us on the new Initiatives he's been working on over the last month. Before we get into that post, I want to give you all a quick update on what's going on on my end, and what's to come in the next month or so! First, I want to give a mental round of applause to all of the Captains. In the last month, just like

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USA-SE Captains

Captains - Who are they and what do they do? Conference Captain - Jacob Smith Our region's Conference Captain will be the Area Captains' point of contact for mini-conferences, mock tournaments, or even helping support someone who might be hosting a large Regional Conference for the first time. I will work with them to coordinate foil allocations, number of conferences, what areas have had events recently, and all else conference. Jacob is NOT responsible for organizing every mini-conference,

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2018 Office Hours, Captains, Conferences, and Maintenance

Hey, there's a lot to talk about today! Before we jump into things, I wanted to give an official "hello" to those of you I have not met! My name is Nicolette Apraez, I am a Level 3 in Georgia, and as of January 1st, I am the new Regional Coordinator of the USA-Southeast Region. I like sushi, baking, theatre, board games, and playing fast decks in hopes of killing my opponent before they can out-skill me. Now, on the the important stuff! I'll give each topic it's own section (in case you are

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Judging in Your Spare Time! by David Maddox

Hello! My name is and I am a Level 2 judge from Thomasville, GA. One of the hardest parts about judging for me is finding the time to judge at various events. I own my own business, and often have to work Saturday mornings, the prime time for Magic Competitive REL events. In fact, at first I did not want to test for L2 for this reason, and it took some pushing from (Thanks Ben!) to take the test. I heard of all these judges doing all of these wonderful things in our region, and I just felt that

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Regional Online Judge Classes

It's a new year, and now is a time of goal-setting and resolutions. For all of you out there with the goal of certifying for L2 this year, I’d like to suggest an upcoming online course as an option to help get you there! You may have seen recently posting in Regional FaceBook groups soliciting for students and instructors for online judge classes. Well, it follows that maybe some of you have no idea what these actually are, and an explanation seems like it is in order. These classes

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State of the SE Region – November 2016

Good time of day, judges! This is the first in a series of monthly posts detailing the state of the region. This month, let's see what we got. Big News I am awful at mailing exemplars and made a post on the regional Facebook telling people the status and to reach out if they have still not received anything. If you somehow missed that and are missing exemplars, hit me up! They debuted spheres!....again. While the old sphere system of categorizing program efforts kind of didn't take

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Level Up: Telling Time

Hello all, This is the first, in what will be a semi-regular blog post on small tips and tricks designed to help you “level up” your judge skills. There are many resources dedicated to helping judges learn the rules, and understand policy, but smaller tips and tricks often don’t get the space they deserve.  The goal of this series is to provide tips that are relevant at all levels of judging, but occasionally I will do a post that is only relevant at your FLGS or at a GP. We are going

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The Southeast Regional Blog!

Hey there! Welcome to the Magic Judges' USA - Southeast Regional Blog! The Southeast Region of the United States comprises of the states Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, along with the Barbados and Puerto Rico! This blog will be intended for all things Southeast! Our region is well known for being quite a rambunctious and fun group of judges, and this blog will be highlighting that frequently. Feel free to drop in this blog any time you want to see what's going on! My name

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