MagicFest Leadership CORE (Dallas, July to September)

Organizer: CFBEvents
Judge manager: CFBEvents Staff Manager
Event type: Grand Prix
REL: Competitive/Professional (GP)
Format: Mixed Formats
Event date(s): July 1, 2019-Sept. 30, 2019
Location: Various, United States of America
Venue: World Wide
Applications accepted through: April 5, 2019

Event Information


Experienced team members capable of leading on the MagicFest floor are crucial to running an excellent event, and CFB Events is excited to invite you to join our onsite leadership team.  This application covers leadership positions over a three month period and provides more stability and predictability for leadership positions at MagicFests from Dallas through September 2019. Please take note that ALL leadership positions at MagicFest will be filled through this CORE application; there will NOT be an opportunity to apply for a leadership position through the individual event application.


This document includes CORE qualities we outlined earlier this year:


This Leadership application will close at 11:59 PM (23:59) PDT on Friday, April 5th.


NOTE:  This application is not completed through Judge Apps.  Please use the link at the end of this application to join our onsite leadership team!


2-3 Days


This application offers the option of confirming TWO days at the leadership pay rate and ONE day at the standard for each event. If you are only available for two days, that’s not a problem; just apply for two days, and you will still be eligible for leadership compensation for those two days.  For MagicFest Las Vegas two, three and four day acceptences are available with the default being 4 day acceptance with two days leading.


MagicFest Barcelona leadership will be staffed in conjuction with the normal application process to accomidate Mythic Championship staff applicants,


If we can’t bring you on for a specific MagicFest through this application, we would still like to encourage you to apply through the event specific application!




Culturally, leadership is more than a title and level. As a leader at a CFBE event, you are expected to invest in your team members, collaborating with them, helping one another to grow and to gain the valuable experience that each MagicFest offers.  


Part and parcel with cultural leadership are the tasks and duties required of leaders at a CFBE event.  As part of our leadership team you may be asked to:



The Leadership Team at CFBE Events have a typical shift time of 10-12 hours  There is a one hour lunch and at least one additional break during your shift.




We also received a lot of feedback on compensation. Based on that feedback, we are happy to offer Leaders who join our onsite team through this application the following compensation rates (this does not include Thursday Set-Up). Please note that default compensation rates include booster display boxes from the most recent Standard set. Successful applicants may select an all-cash option prior to each GP you attend if that is prefered. Compensation rates that do not include boxes are listed in brackets after the default rates:

Daily Lead Compensation

Daily Non-Lead Compensation

3 Days

$375 + 2 boxes


$250 + 1 box


$1,000 + 5 boxes


Monetary compensation for events outside of the US may be converted from USD into local currencies at the Google exchange rate. Please note that the conversion rate will be locked in three (3) weeks prior to the event. Contractors may choose to keep the payment in USD or request any other currency available through PayPal; all payments for events or contractors outside of the United States will be processed through PayPal.   Payment for US Contractors at US events will be by Check.


A survey to accepted staff will be sent out seven (7) weeks prior to each event. That survey will allow you to:

Please remember that failure to fill out this survey will result in the default compensation of boxes and in the local currency.

Leaders selected through this application are also able to apply for Thursday Set-Up at the standard rate of $150 and two booster boxes in the US, €125 and two booster boxes in Europe.




All team members are independent contractors and are required to complete appropriate tax paperwork and a contract with either CFB Events, tournamentcenter, or both.


An example of the CFB Events contract is available here:


An example of the tournamentcenter contract is available here:


This paperwork must be filled out PRIOR to each individual MagicFest.


Application Process


With so many potential Leaders and dates, we have opted to use a Google Form for this application. To join our onsite leadership team, please click on the link below. We hope to see you at multiple events in 2019! 

Google Form Application

Staff Members

Note: As you are not on staff for this event, some users may be hidden from the staff list, in accordance with their privacy settings. You can always see the full staff list if you are either part of the staff yourself, or otherwise, after the event is over.

Name Level Region Role
Nicolette Apraez
Level 3 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Eric Dustin Brown
Level 3 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Dan Collins
Level 3 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Nicola DiPasquale
Level 3 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Shawn Doherty
Level 3 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
John Eriksson
Level 3 Europe - North Floor Judge
Jeremie Granat
Level 3 German-speaking countries Floor Judge
Francois Grossi
Level 3 France Floor Judge
Jonah Kellman
Level 3 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Jose Nazareno
Level 3 Hispanic America - South Floor Judge
Sebastian Pękala
Level 3 Europe - Central Floor Judge
Luca Romano
Level 3 Italy and Malta Floor Judge
Daniel Sole Garcia
Level 3 Iberia Floor Judge
Gerard Trpin
Level 3 France Floor Judge
QJ Wong
Level 3 Southeast Asia Floor Judge
Christian Aguilar
Level 2 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Sashi Balakrishnan
Level 2 Southeast Asia Floor Judge
Guy Baldwin
Level 2 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Mani Cavalieri
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Bruna Chiochetta
Level 2 Brazil Floor Judge
Amanda Coots
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Ryan Darris
Level 2 USA - Southwest Staff
Laura Ellis
Level 2 Australia and New Zealand Floor Judge
Jeffrey Emery
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Brook Gardner-Durbin
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Samantha Harr
Level 2 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Winter Hughes
Level 2 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Alex Jacques
Level 2 USA - Central Floor Judge
Keiichi Kawazoe
Level 2 Japan Floor Judge
Erin Leonard
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Sam Lewis
Level 2 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Jessica Livingston
Level 2 USA - South Staff
Riccardo Mangano
Level 2 BeNeLux Floor Judge
Àre Maturana
Level 2 France Floor Judge
Rick Miles
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Janit Mindis
Level 2 Hispanic America - South Floor Judge
Jason Ness
Level 2 Canada Judge Manager
Elliot Raff
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Meg Rickman
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Krystal Rose
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Kyle Ryc
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Federico Verdini
Level 2 Hispanic America - South Floor Judge
Michele Vianello
Level 2 Italy and Malta Floor Judge
Tobias Vyseri
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Anna Zielińska
Level 2 Europe - Central Floor Judge
Jon Saso
Uncertified USA - Southwest Tournament Organizer
Mashi Scanlan
Uncertified USA - Southwest Staff
CFBEvents Staff Manager
Uncertified USA - North Judge Manager