StarCityGames.com Open Weekend: Columbus

Organizer: Jared Sylva
Judge manager: Riki Hayashi
Event type: Star City Games Tour
REL: Competitive
Format: Mixed Formats
Event date(s): Jan. 5, 2019-Jan. 6, 2019
Location: Columbus, Ohio, United States of America
Venue: Greater Columbus Convention Center
400 N High St
Columbus, OH 43215
Applications accepted through: Dec. 3, 2018

Event Information

Welcome!
Thank you for your interest in joining us at StarCityGames.com Open Weekend: Columbus. Below, you will find all the information you'll need to be a judge at our event. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at judge@starcitygames.com. We look forward to working with you!

EVENT INFORMATION

Team Modern Open Head Judge: Abe Corson - L3
Modern Classic Head Judge: Minh Vu - L2
Standard Classic Head Judge: Meg Rickman - L2
Legacy Classic Head Judge: Meg Baum - L3
Rules Enforcement Level: Competitive
 
Note: For 2019, all applications for Open and Classic Head Judge positions will be part of the StarCityGames.com Tour Keystone Program.
 
EXPECTATIONS
Judges at StarCityGames.com Open Weekend events are expected to prepare for each event by reviewing the Comprehensive Rules, Magic Tournament Rules, Infraction Procedure Guide, and Judging at Regular REL documents. These documents can be found at the Magic Judges Document Center. As certified representatives of the Magic Judge Program, judges are expected to behave in a professional manner at all times. Judges are expected to arrive on time and in appropriate attire to begin judging at the start of their assigned shifts.
 
Judges are expected to arrive no later than 9:00 am on Saturday, and 8:30 am on Sunday and are expected to stay until the conclusion of the Swiss rounds. If you anticipate being unable to arrive on time or needing to leave before 7:00 pm please include that information in your application.
 
Judges at the StarCityGames.com Open Weekend will be provided a StarCityGames.com judge shirt, which is expected to be returned at the conclusion of the event. The Judge should arrive with black pants, black belt, and black, comfortable shoes. During breaks, or any other time that a judge is off duty, judges should remove or cover their judge shirt.

COMPENSATION

All judges will be required to sign an agreement for their work at a StarCityGames.com Open Weekend. Compensation will be in the form of a check, which will be provided at the end of your final shift of the weekend or mailed out after the event. International judges will receive their compensation in the form of a PayPal payment after the event. Judges will be required to fill out a valid W-9 (domestic) or W-8 BEN (international) US tax form in order to receive their compensation.
  • Level 1 Judges will receive $125/day staffed.
  • Level 2 Judges will receive $175/day staffed.
  • Level 3 Judges will receive $225/day staffed.
 
Judges receive an SCG Tour playmat matching the Open event format.
 
Judges can also apply for a Keystone position for this event, which includes the roles of Open Head Judge, Open Support Judge, Classic Head Judges, Saturday Side Events Lead, Unified Deck Checks Lead, and L3 and L2 Floor Judges. For more information on Keystone, please read here.

HOW TO APPLY

In addition to submitting an application ("Apply Now!" at the top of the page), we ask that all applicants complete a GoogleForm with additional questions. Applications without either of a completed GoogleForm response or a Judgeapps application will not be considered.
As per the Wizards Play Network (WPN) policy posted in the Magic Rules and Documents, StarCityGames.com is required to perform annual background checks on all public facing staff, including judges, contracted to work at our events. After event applications close, but before staff selection, all judges who have not already done so within the previous year, will be asked to provide both the necessary information, and consent, required for StarCityGames.com's third-party organization to conduct a background check. Please note that these forms must be completed and returned by their respective deadline(s) if you wish to be considered for a contracted judge position at a StarCityGames.com event.
If your judge level is not currently correct on JudgeApps when you apply please mention this in your application and ask the person who tested you to update this before the application window closes.
The application window for this event will close at 11:59 PM Eastern time on Monday, December 3rd, 2018. Judges wishing to apply for this event after the application window has closed will need to contact us at Judge@starcitygames.com.  
Please note that late applications will be considered at a lower priority than those received during the official application window.
 
Due to staff needs, judges may be accepted for one or two days. There are questions in the GoogleForm to indicate your preference, and requirements to attend, in your application.
 
Staff for this event will be announced on or before Friday, December 7th, 2018.
 
Information on room blocks and local hotels will be located in the Event Fact Sheet as it becomes available.

 

Staff Members

Name Level Region Role
Meg Baum
Level 3 (Historical) USA - Great Lakes Head Judge
Abraham Corson
Level 3 (Judge Academy) USA - Midatlantic Head Judge
Jonah Kellman
Level 3 (Judge Academy) USA - Northeast Team Lead
Jared Sylva
Level 3 (Judge Academy) USA - Midatlantic Staff
Patrick Vorbroker
Level 3 (Judge Academy) USA - Midatlantic Appeals Judge
Johnpaul Adams
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Midatlantic Staff
Christian Aguilar
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
John Alexander
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Sierra Black
Level 2 (Judge Academy) Canada Floor Judge
Stephen Brown
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Patrick Cobley
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Great Lakes Team Lead
Autumn Cook
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Zachary DeLadurantaye
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Yachu Du
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Central Floor Judge
David Elden
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Ethan Greenberger
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Dalton Grimes
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Jeff Kruchkow
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Sean Linkous
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Midatlantic Staff
Patrick Nelson
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Brian Rapp
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Meg Rickman
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Midatlantic Head Judge
Ryan Sears
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Karl Simmons
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Frank Singel
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Alexander Smith
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Minh Vu
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Great Lakes Head Judge
Matt Wall
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Ward Warren
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Midatlantic Staff
Zachary Barnett
Level 1 (Historical) USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Renee "Lady" Buhr
Level 1 (Judge Academy) USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Karl Carpenter
Level 1 (Historical) USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Shane Congrove
Level 1 (Judge Academy) USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Joe Crawford
Level 1 (Judge Academy) USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Patrick Green
Level 1 (Historical) USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Cassandra McDaniel
Level 1 (Judge Academy) USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Joshua Ohlendorf
Level 1 (Judge Academy) USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Steve Peterman
Level 1 (Judge Academy) USA - Midatlantic Staff
Trinidad Ruiz
Level 1 (Judge Academy) USA - Central Floor Judge
Travis van Rooyen
Level 1 (Judge Academy) USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
John Vorderbrueggen
Level 1 (Judge Academy) USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Brent Yard
Level 1 (Judge Academy) USA - Central Floor Judge
Star City Games
Uncertified USA - Midatlantic Tournament Organizer
Trey Smith
Uncertified USA - Great Lakes Staff