Grand Prix Melbourne 2018

Organizer: ChannelFireball
Judge manager: CFBEvents Staff Manager
Event type: Grand Prix
REL: Competitive/Professional (GP)
Format: Sealed Deck
Event date(s): Nov. 16, 2018-Nov. 18, 2018
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Venue: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Convention Centre Pl
South Wharf VIC 3006
Australia
Applications accepted through: Aug. 24, 2018

Event Information

Melbourne Banner

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 Melbourne on November 16th - 18th. 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) PST on Friday, August 24th, 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.

Expectations
Please 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 A$200.00 plus one Booster Box for the day.  Lunch and dinner 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 A$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

A$200/day

1 box/day

 

Lead

A$300/day

2 boxes/day

 

Operations Team

A$200/day

1 box/day

 

Side Event Scorekeeper

A$450/day

2 boxes/day

 

Event Setup Team

A$200/day

1 box/day

Thursday Only

Event Strike Team

A$300/day

2 boxes/day

Sunday Only

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

In addition judges traveling from outside the Melbourne area and Australia will receive extra compensation to cover travel and the need to get an appropriate visa.

From Where

Additional Compensation

Outside Melbourne

1 box

Perth and outside Australia

2 boxes

Outside Australia (requiring visa)

A$100 and an additional box.

For example: A staff member from Sydney will get one additional box of product.  One from Perth would get 2 additional boxes of product.  Someone from outside of Australia would get 3 additional boxes and A$100.  (Proof of an acquired visa is required.)

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 receive 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 in order to work at this event.

 

A copy of the contract will be posted as soon as it has been finalized.

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
Ryan Dare
Level 3 Australia and New Zealand Floor Judge
Simon Freiberg
Level 3 Australia and New Zealand Scorekeeper
Fabian Peck
Level 3 Australia and New Zealand Appeals Judge
QJ Wong
Level 3 Southeast Asia Floor Judge
Tom Wood
Level 3 Australia and New Zealand Floor Judge
Alex YEUNG
Level 3 Greater China Floor Judge
Yu Win Yew
Level 3 Southeast Asia Floor Judge
Steven Zwanger
Level 3 USA - Midatlantic Head Judge
Denby Adams
Level 2 Australia and New Zealand Floor Judge
Matthew Anderson
Level 2 Australia and New Zealand Floor Judge
Alice Araujo
Level 2 Brazil Scorekeeper
Sashi Balakrishnan
Level 2 Southeast Asia Floor Judge
Damien Berry
Level 2 Australia and New Zealand Floor Judge
Mark Brown
Level 2 Australia and New Zealand Scorekeeper
Leanne Capewell
Level 2 Australia and New Zealand Floor Judge
Tomas Daniel
Level 2 Australia and New Zealand Floor Judge
Ryan Darris
Level 2 USA - Southwest Tournament Organizer
Scott Davidson-Bowey
Level 2 Australia and New Zealand Floor Judge
Jason Doan
Level 2 Australia and New Zealand Floor Judge
sha dong
Level 2 Greater China Floor Judge
James Dowling
Level 2 Australia and New Zealand Floor Judge
Jonathon East
Level 2 Australia and New Zealand Floor Judge
Laura Ellis
Level 2 Australia and New Zealand Floor Judge
Louis Habberfield-Short
Level 2 Australia and New Zealand Floor Judge
Sugeng Hartawan
Level 2 Southeast Asia Floor Judge
Warren Hawkins
Level 2 Australia and New Zealand Staff
Wendra Djati Kamadjaja
Level 2 Southeast Asia Floor Judge
Klaus Lassacher
Level 2 German-speaking countries Floor Judge
Yong Ming Lim
Level 2 Australia and New Zealand Floor Judge
Jessica Livingston
Level 2 USA - South Staff
William Lou
Level 2 Australia and New Zealand Floor Judge
Jared Mallett
Level 2 Australia and New Zealand Floor Judge
Morgan Meehan-Lam
Level 2 Australia and New Zealand Floor Judge
Alan Peng
Level 2 Australia and New Zealand Floor Judge
Gareth Pye
Level 2 Australia and New Zealand Floor Judge
Alexandra Stokes
Level 2 Australia and New Zealand Floor Judge
Donald Sutherland
Level 2 Australia and New Zealand Floor Judge
John Tong
Level 2 Australia and New Zealand Floor Judge
Amelia Wales
Level 2 Australia and New Zealand Floor Judge
Elizabeth Wallace
Level 2 Australia and New Zealand Floor Judge
Jesse Watts
Level 2 Australia and New Zealand Floor Judge
Goh Wee Thean
Level 2 Southeast Asia Floor Judge
Chris Worrell
Level 2 Australia and New Zealand Staff
Dennis Xiao
Level 2 Southeast Asia Staff
Joshua Andresen
Level 1 Australia and New Zealand Staff
Trevor Baker
Level 1 USA - Northwest Staff
Niall Bole
Level 1 Australia and New Zealand Staff
James Caesar
Level 1 Australia and New Zealand Floor Judge
Jaime Del Río Figueroa
Level 1 Australia and New Zealand Floor Judge
Jonathan Gilchrist
Level 1 Australia and New Zealand Floor Judge
Nicolas Glik
Level 1 Iberia Staff
Jarrod Goodwin
Level 1 Australia and New Zealand Floor Judge
Jason Grinbergs
Level 1 Australia and New Zealand Floor Judge
Tyler Kent
Level 1 Australia and New Zealand Staff
Aleksandra Ladygina
Level 1 Russia and Russian-speaking countries Floor Judge
Barnet Mersky
Level 1 Australia and New Zealand Floor Judge
Rhianna Milton
Level 1 Australia and New Zealand Floor Judge
Tyrone Phillips
Level 1 Australia and New Zealand Floor Judge
Clifford Yap
Level 1 Southeast Asia Scorekeeper
Russell Alphey
Uncertified Australia and New Zealand Scorekeeper
Mattezhion Campbell
Uncertified Australia and New Zealand Staff
Adam Lehmann
Uncertified Australia and New Zealand Staff
David Robinette
Uncertified Australia and New Zealand Staff
Jon Saso
Uncertified USA - Southwest Tournament Organizer
Mashi Scanlan
Uncertified USA - Southwest Staff
CFBEvents Staff Manager
Uncertified USA - North Judge Manager