Grand Prix Detroit 2018

Organizer: ChannelFireball
Judge manager: CFBEvents Staff Manager
Event type: Grand Prix
REL: Competitive/Professional (GP)
Format: Team Unified Modern
Event date(s): Sept. 7, 2018-Sept. 9, 2018
Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
Venue: Cobo Center
4420, 1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226
Applications accepted through: June 22, 2018

Event Information

GP Detroit

CFBEvents is excited to invite you to join an amazing community of people who will create some tremendously fun Magic: the Gathering experiences for guests of Grand Prix Detroit on September 7th - 9th 2018. This application will allow you to apply to be a Judge, Lead, Operations Team Member and some Scorekeeper positions for this Grand Prix.

Please be sure to read the entire application carefully before applying. The application window will close at 11:59 PM (23:59) CST on Friday, June 22nd, 2018.

2&3DayPositions

In an effort to create opportunities for as many people as possible, we are offering two day positions (Friday/Saturday & Saturday/Sunday) in addition to three day positions. Applicants available for two day positions will be given higher priority than those only available for three day positions. Please select only those groups of days for which you are available to work.

Most operations and scorekeeping positions are three day commitments which require availability from Friday morning at 8:00 AM (8:00) through Sunday evening at 8:00 PM (20:00). As you are answering the application questions, please select only those groups of days for which you are available to work.

ExpectationsPlease note that you may apply for multiple roles, and may have more than one role over the course of the weekend.  If you are selected as a judge, you may be asked to take on operations tasks if needed.

 

JUDGES

 

If selected for a judging role, you may be asked to do any of the following: 

 

If selected to judge, you will be expected to work a minimum of two days, either Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday.  Some number of judges will be selected to work all three days.  

 

If selected for a lead role, you will lead a group of judges performing the roles outlined above. Judges will be accepted for lead positions by day. When applying for a lead position, please make sure to indicate the minimum number of days you require being in a lead position with lead compensation. In most cases, applicants accepted in a lead role for one or two days will be offered a non-lead role for the remaining days of the event.

 

Judges working towards their Day Two Team Lead certification will not be paid the lead rate.  The judge assigned to supervise and assess a candidate for the Day Two Team Lead certification will receive the lead rate.

 

OPERATIONS

 

If selected for the Operations Team, you may be asked to work in one or more of the following areas:

 

Most Operations Team Members will be expected to work all three days, although a few may be scheduled to work Saturday and Sunday only.

 

SCOREKEEPERS

 

Scorekeepers will work with registration, and perform results entry along with any other scorekeeping duties on the side events stage.  Most scorekeepers will work on side events all weekend, however there is the opportunity to work as the Main Event Support Scorekeeper on Saturday.

 

ALL STAFF

 

The typical shift length is 10-12 hours with a one hour lunch break and at least two fifteen minute breaks.  Typical shift length for leads is 10-14 hours with a one hour lunch break and at least two fifteen minute breaks.  Please note that leads on the main event are expected to work all eight rounds on Day One and through the end of the Top 8 on Day Two.  In order to give us flexibility in scheduling the event, all Operations Team members are expected to be available from 8:00 AM (8:00) Friday morning until at least 8 PM (20:00) on Sunday.

 

If you are selected for this event, you are responsible for monitoring the event forum for important news prior to and during the event.

ThursdaySetup

We will need help on Thursday to assist with preparing the hall and other miscellaneous setup.  Anyone selected to join us on Thursday will receive $200.00 plus one Booster Box for the day.  Lunch will be provided.

 

This shift starts at 10:00 AM (10:00) on Thursday and continues until the room is fully set up for the GP.  This typically takes between ten and twelve hours.   Our goal is to be completed by 8:00 PM (20:00).  However, the shift can go later if all of the setup tasks are not complete.  If you select this as an option, please be prepared for physical tasks, and please make sure you are available for the full day.

Strike

We always appreciate having a hard working and fun-loving crew to tear down the hall and pack up the equipment with us on Sunday night.  The Strike shift will start at 4:00 PM (16:00) on Sunday and will go until the GP is completely packed up (generally Midnight, (00:00), occasionally later). This shift has a one hour dinner break.  If selected, you will receive $300.00 and two Booster Boxes for the shift.

 

Please be prepared for physical work, both in your attire and capabilities. Lifting and loading are a large part of the duties. Because of this, you are free to wear whatever attire allows you to be the most comfortable while doing this work.  Please be aware that you will also be late in attending the staff party which starts at 9:00 PM (21:00), but we always save a little extra cheer of for the Strike Team to celebrate a job well done!

Compensation

All staff members will receive a playmat in addition to: 

Role

Cash

Product*

Notes

Judge Staff

$200/day

 1 box/day  

Lead

$300/day

 2 boxes/day  

Operations Team

$200/day

 1 box/day  

Side Event Scorekeeper

$300/day

 2 boxes/day  

Main Event Support Scorekeeper

$400/day

 3 boxes/day

Saturday Only

Event Setup Team

$200/day

 1 box/day

Thursday Only

Event Strike Team

$300/day

 2 boxes/day

Sunday Only

 

*Product will be in the form of boxes from the most recent standard set. 

Standby

If selected for standby that would mean that you are not confirmed to work on any day, but that you agree to show up and be "activated" as necessary. Standby staff will be added to the event and will be included in forum communications. We may add those on standby to staff before the event begins, or even on site. If you are not activated in advance, we encourage you to show up and play. Staff selected for standby will get their choice of either five draft vouchers (for use at regular drafts) or the Constructed Fanatic package, which will give them entry in up to six constructed events over the weekend.

 

Please apply for all status types you will accept. If you select Standby and Confirmed, we will consider you for Confirmed staff first. If you select Confirmed, but do not select Standby, we will not consider you for Standby.

Paperwork

Please note that all staff are independent contractors and will be required to complete appropriate paperwork which includes a contract with ChannelFireball Events for this Grand Prix.

 

You can see a copy of a blank contract here:

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/q85s8mbcclpzm60/CONTRACTOR%20SERVICE%20AGREEMENT.pdf?dl=0  

Please also note that all selected applicants will be checked against the National Sex Offender Registry located at https://www.nsopw.gov.

StaffParty

We love celebrating the hard work and fantastic job our team does at each and every event.  As usual, there will be a post event staff party with desserts, drinks, and lots and lots of drafting!  The party runs from 9:00 PM (21:00) until at least 12:00 AM (0:00) on Sunday night after the event.  Information and location will be provided to staff during the Grand Prix.  We hope that everyone on staff will be able to stay and join us for the festivities!

Staff Members

Name Level Region Role
John Alderfer
Level 3 USA - Northeast Staff
Nicolette Apraez
Level 3 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Meg Baum
Level 3 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Jona Bemindt
Level 3 BeNeLux Floor Judge
Eric Dustin Brown
Level 3 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Rob Castellon
Level 3 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Maria Alex Chernov
Level 3 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Abraham Corson
Level 3 USA - Midatlantic Head Judge
CJ Crooks
Level 3 USA - Midatlantic Staff
Nicola DiPasquale
Level 3 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Jonah Kellman
Level 3 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Jason Lemahieu
Level 3 USA - North Staff
John Brian McCarthy
Level 3 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Jose Nazareno
Level 3 Hispanic America - South Floor Judge
John Temple
Level 3 USA - Central Floor Judge
W. Matt Williams
Level 3 USA - Southeast Appeals Judge
Christian Aguilar
Level 2 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Michael Arrowsmith
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Nataniel Bael
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Jordan Baker
Level 2 USA - North Staff
Guy Baldwin
Level 2 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Nathaniel Bass
Level 2 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Sierra Black
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Andrew Blizzard
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Diego Bolaños
Level 2 Hispanic America - North Floor Judge
Amanda Coots
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Jeffrey Darran
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Ryan Darris
Level 2 USA - Southwest Staff
Angus Davis
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Billy Gilmore
Level 2 USA - Central Floor Judge
Andrew Goulart
Level 2 USA - Northwest Scorekeeper
Dalton Grimes
Level 2 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Braulio Gutiérrez
Level 2 Hispanic America - North Floor Judge
Leon Henderson
Level 2 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Casey Hogan
Level 2 USA - Northwest Staff
David Incorvati
Level 2 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
David Jimenez
Level 2 Hispanic America - North Floor Judge
Max Kahn
Level 2 USA - Central Floor Judge
Isaac King
Level 2 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Jason Lauborough
Level 2 USA - Central Floor Judge
Travis Lauro
Level 2 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Emmanuel Leal
Level 2 Hispanic America - North Floor Judge
Brian Leonard
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Sam Lewis
Level 2 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Jessica Livingston
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Matt Marheine
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Scott Markwart
Level 2 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Jesse Meiring
Level 2 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Rick Miles
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Raoul Mowatt
Level 2 USA - Central Floor Judge
Patrick Nelson
Level 2 USA - Great Lakes Scorekeeper
Jason Ness
Level 2 Canada Staff
Matt Newnam
Level 2 USA - Southeast Scorekeeper
Sherwin Ng
Level 2 USA - Central Floor Judge
Christina Paz
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Justin Purcell
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Christopher Richter
Level 2 USA - North Staff
Phillip Robinson
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Staff
Frank Singel
Level 2 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Raymond Smith
Level 2 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Alexander Smith
Level 2 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Joseph Steet
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Andrew Thompson
Level 2 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Matthew Turnbull
Level 2 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Minh Vu
Level 2 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Tobias Vyseri
Level 2 Canada Scorekeeper
Lyle Waldman
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Andrea Wallace
Level 2 USA - South Staff
Ward Warren
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Scorekeeper
Karl Weisling
Level 2 USA - North Floor Judge
Matthew Westfox
Level 2 USA - North Floor Judge
Steve Whitcher
Level 2 USA - Central Staff
Hank Wiest
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Antonio Zanutto
Level 2 Brazil Floor Judge
Zach Ashton
Level 1 USA - Northwest Staff
Tyler Boonstra
Level 1 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Bradley Boose
Level 1 Canada Floor Judge
Renee "Lady" Buhr
Level 1 USA - Great Lakes Staff
Shane Congrove
Level 1 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Joe Crawford
Level 1 USA - Great Lakes Staff
Stephen "Jack" Cummings
Level 1 USA - Southwest Staff
Brian Dale
Level 1 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Andrew Doyle
Level 1 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Marie Emonds
Level 1 USA - Great Lakes Staff
Nicolas Glik
Level 1 Iberia Staff
Dylan Harkness
Level 1 Canada Floor Judge
Matthew Johnson
Level 1 USA - Southwest Staff
Dess Knight
Level 1 USA - North Staff
Inn Oh
Level 1 Canada Floor Judge
Joshua Ohlendorf
Level 1 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Josh Schnepp
Level 1 USA - Great Lakes Staff
Trey Smith
Level 1 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Peter Strauch
Level 1 USA - Central Staff
Brent Yard
Level 1 USA - Central Staff
Kristin Allison
Uncertified USA - Great Lakes Scorekeeper
Arthur Halavais
Uncertified USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Ben MacCrae
Uncertified USA - Northeast Staff
Wouter Maenhaut
Uncertified BeNeLux Staff
Vanessa Nguyen
Uncertified USA - Southwest Staff
Lonneke Onrust
Uncertified BeNeLux Staff
Jon Saso
Uncertified USA - Southwest Tournament Organizer
Mashi Scanlan
Uncertified USA - Southwest Staff
CFBEvents Staff Manager
Uncertified USA - North Judge Manager