Grand Prix Atlanta 2018

Organizer: CFB Events
Judge manager: CFBEvents Staff Manager
Event type: Grand Prix
REL: Competitive/Professional (GP)
Format: Modern
Event date(s): Nov. 2, 2018-Nov. 4, 2018
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Venue: Cobb Galleria Centre
2 Galleria Pkwy SE, Atlanta, GA 30339, USA
Applications accepted through: Aug. 17, 2018

Event Information

CFB Events 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 Atlanta on November 2nd - 4th, 2018. This application will allow you to apply to be a Judge, Lead, Operations Team Member, or Sides Scorekeeper 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, August 17th, 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 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 also 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, it means that you are not confirmed to work on any day, rather 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 as regular drafts) or the Constructed Fanatic package, which gives 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://drive.google.com/file/d/1SuoekqjmBsot7TYAO_v9v6VV-3xty108/view?usp=sharing

 

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 Appeals Judge
Nicolette Apraez
Level 3 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Meg Baum
Level 3 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Jona Bemindt
Level 3 BeNeLux Staff
Matteo Callegari
Level 3 Italy and Malta Head Judge
Abraham Corson
Level 3 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
CJ Crooks
Level 3 USA - Midatlantic Staff
Adrian Estoup
Level 3 Hispanic America - South Floor Judge
Joe Klopchic
Level 3 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
David Larrea
Level 3 Iberia Floor Judge
Bryan Prillaman
Level 3 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Eliana Rabinowitz
Level 3 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Riccardo Tessitori
Level 3 Italy and Malta Floor Judge
Yukio Victoria
Level 3 Hispanic America - South Floor Judge
Hans Wang
Level 3 Greater China Floor Judge
W. Matt Williams
Level 3 USA - Southeast Appeals Judge
Nicholas Zitomer
Level 3 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Steven Zwanger
Level 3 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Johnpaul Adams
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Floor 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
Sashi Balakrishnan
Level 2 Southeast Asia Floor Judge
Guy Baldwin
Level 2 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Nathaniel Bass
Level 2 USA - Southeast Staff
Adam Blaylock
Level 2 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Diego Bolaños
Level 2 Hispanic America - North Staff
Matt Braddock
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Scorekeeper
Bruna Chiochetta
Level 2 Brazil Floor Judge
Amanda Coots
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Matthew Dale
Level 2 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Ryan Darris
Level 2 USA - Southwest Staff
Laura Ellis
Level 2 Australia and New Zealand Floor Judge
Jarrod Feight
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Justin Gardner
Level 2 USA - Central Floor Judge
Omar Gonzalez
Level 2 Hispanic America - North Floor Judge
Michael Grimsley
Level 2 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Braulio Gutiérrez
Level 2 Hispanic America - North Floor Judge
Samantha Harr
Level 2 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Casey Hogan
Level 2 USA - Northwest Staff
David Jimenez
Level 2 Hispanic America - North Floor Judge
Érick Jones
Level 2 Brazil Floor Judge
Matthew Karr
Level 2 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Andrew Keeler
Level 2 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Isaac King
Level 2 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Travis Lauro
Level 2 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Aaron LeBlanc
Level 2 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Adam LeGear
Level 2 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Sean Linkous
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Scorekeeper
Jessica Livingston
Level 2 USA - South Staff
Matt Marheine
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Aline Martins
Level 2 Brazil Scorekeeper
Leonardo Martins
Level 2 Brazil Floor Judge
Pedro Mathies Vilela
Level 2 Brazil Floor Judge
Rick Miles
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Erik Mock
Level 2 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Philippe Monlevade
Level 2 Brazil Floor Judge
Matt Newnam
Level 2 USA - Southeast Scorekeeper
Edward Bryn Pitt
Level 2 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Elliot Raff
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
David Rockwood
Level 2 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Gary Roland
Level 2 USA - Southeast Staff
Skarlet Shuplat
Level 2 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Derrik Smith
Level 2 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Renato Spinelli
Level 2 Italy and Malta Floor Judge
Michael Starr
Level 2 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Jason Stewart
Level 2 USA - Northwest Staff
Barry Swan
Level 2 Hispanic America - South Floor Judge
Andre Tepedino
Level 2 Brazil Floor Judge
CoriAnn Theroux
Level 2 USA - Central Floor Judge
Tobias Vyseri
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Andrea Wallace
Level 2 USA - South Staff
Ward Warren
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Scorekeeper
Brendan Whatley
Level 2 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Phillip Wulfridge
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Antonio Zanutto
Level 2 Brazil Floor Judge
Addison Baldree
Level 1 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Garth Beavers
Level 1 USA - South Staff
Matthew Davis
Level 1 USA - Southeast Staff
Elliot Gafter
Level 1 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Nicolas Glik
Level 1 Iberia Staff
Matthew Johnson
Level 1 USA - Southwest Staff
Sean Johnson
Level 1 USA - Southeast Staff
Lazaro Lopez
Level 1 USA - Southeast Staff
Jenn O'Keefe
Level 1 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Craig Quertermous
Level 1 USA - Southeast Staff
Joseph Sapp
Level 1 USA - Southwest Staff
Trey Smith
Level 1 USA - Great Lakes Staff
Luís Anderson Snake
Level 1 Brazil Staff
Peter Strauch
Level 1 USA - Central Staff
Chad Tompkins
Level 1 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Kevin Urasky
Level 1 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Gerard Vega
Level 1 USA - Southeast Staff
Kali Anderson
Uncertified USA - Midatlantic Scorekeeper
Kari Johnson
Uncertified USA - Southeast Staff
Wouter Maenhaut
Uncertified BeNeLux Staff
April Miller
Uncertified USA - Midatlantic Scorekeeper
Lonneke Onrust
Uncertified BeNeLux Staff
Jon Saso
Uncertified USA - Southwest Staff
Mashi Scanlan
Uncertified USA - Southwest Staff
CFBEvents Staff Manager
Uncertified USA - North Judge Manager