GP Los Angeles area travel guide (2016)

In May 2016, several SoCal Judges — including current regional coordinator Angela Chandler — got together to put together a travel guide for that year's events. With Grand Prix Los Angeles is coming up this weekend, we are sharing it again to help out those coming from out of the area. Much of the information is still pertinent to today. Authors:    PDF Link: GP Los Angeles Travel Guide

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US-Southwest regional events for May 5-6

PPTQs leading to the Pro Tour in Atlanta in November are in full swing. Here are this weekend's events, with available information. If you have any questions or want have information, please leave a comment on this post here or on this listing's post on the Southwest Magic Judges Facebook group. NorCal Saturday Heroes Corner Games and Merchandise, Chico (Standard); noon start, $30 entry, 32 player cap; Link Galaxy Games, Dublin (Dominaria sealed); 1 p.m. start, $40 entry; Link Forgotten

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Tournament report: Customer service prospective from GP Santa Clara

Irvine (Calif.)-based judge Sam Lewis wrote this tournament report on his experiences working on customer service at the first Grand Prix of 2018. It provides great perspective on helping customers get what they need and provides valuable tips for judges new and old. Grand Prix Santa Clara Jan. 4 2018 - Jan. 7, 2018; Role: Customer service (mostly registration) The essence of this tournament report can, I think, be summarized in a single phrase: “Soft skills” are often hard work, but we

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Mock tournaments: What are they and why do you want to run one?

By Angela Chandler, US-Southwest regional coordinator One of the biggest challenges that has faced my region for some time is the ability to train Level 1 judges in a competitive environment with other judges. This problem was compounded by PTQs going away and Star City Games rarely, if ever, coming to the West Coast. Our solution? Mock tournaments. These tournaments were created with the idea of running a large-style tournament with multiple teams of judges similar to a PTQ. We wanted judges

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Quick update: RC town hall this evening; Conferences, Exemplars and more

Got questions about Exemplar, conference, advancement and more? Join regional coordinator Angela Chandler and other members of the region's leadership for a town hall meeting on Facebook Live at 6 p.m. today. Click here to find out more and join in the conversation. Can't make it? Message regional coordinaor Angela Chandler with your questions and we'll do our best to address them. Baja Conference coming up The cross-region conference in Baja California is coming up in May, and we are looking

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Quick update: Conference and GP Las Vegas deadlines fast approaching

Here's a quick news update for judges in the US-Southwest region: Interested in participating in the Las Vegas mock tournament conference? Well, you have less than two days to apply to participate in the event while earning foils for it. If you're interested in improving your judge skills or mentoring as a team lead, you can apply here. If you're interested in playing or running a scenario during the event, your application is here. Applications for the event close on March 23. You know what

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This weekend’s regional events for Feb. 24-25

Hi judges and players! Listed is the region’s first weekly lineup of events for judges and players — such as meetups, PPTQs, conferences and the like — throughout the US-Southwest region. Information provided was available through each store’s Facebook or website. If you would like to provide additional information or correct information for anything listed, please comment below. Information comes from Wizards’ listing of PPTQs and contributed sources. Please contact each venue or

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This weekend’s regional events for Feb. 10-11

Hi judges and players! Listed is the region’s first weekly lineup of events for judges and players — such as meetups, PPTQs, conferences and the like — throughout the US-Southwest region. Information provided was available through each store’s Facebook or website. If you would like to provide additional information or correct information for anything listed, please comment below. Information comes from Wizards’ listing of PPTQs and contributed sources. Please contact each venue

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