MagicFest Birmingham 2019

Organizer: CFB Events
Judge manager: CFBEvents Staff Manager
Event type: Grand Prix
REL: Competitive/Professional (GP)
Format: Modern
Event date(s): Aug. 16, 2019-Aug. 18, 2019
Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Venue: NEC, National Exhibition Center
North Ave
Marston Green
Birmingham B40 1NT
United Kingdom
Applications accepted through: May 24, 2019

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 MagicFest Birmingham featuring the Grand Prix on August 16th - 18th, 2019. This application will allow you to apply to be a Judge or Operations Team Member for this event.

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, May 24th, 2019.

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.

 

Most operations 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). Judges interested in joining the Friday staff are required to be available at 1:00 PM (13:00) at the latest, and for those applying to a Sunday position, the expectation is that you'll be available until at least 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.

 

LEADS

Judge Leads are staffed exclusively through the CORE application and Lead applications are not be available on individual event postings. You can read more information here:

https://apps.magicjudges.org/events/11302/

 

SCOREKEEPERS

Scorekeepers are staffed exclusively through a seperate Scorekeeper application (similar to CORE) and applications are not be available on individual event posting. You can read more information here:

https://apps.magicjudges.org/events/11296/

 

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.Judges interested in joining the Friday staff are required to be available at 1:00 PM (13:00) at the latest, and for those applying to a Sunday position, the expectation is that you're available until at least 8:00 PM (20:00).

 

Judges working towards their Day Two Team-Lead-In-Training Position (“TLTP”) will receive the regular Floor Judge compensation rate. The judge assigned to supervise and assess a candidate for the TLTP certification will be selected from CORE Leadership.

 

Judges who have received the TLTP certification and are chosen to Team Lead on the Main Event will receive an extra box of the most recent Standard set in addition to their regular compensation for each day they are a Team Lead on the Main Event.

 

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.

 

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 of the 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 8:00 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 €125 plus two Booster Boxes or €245 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 MagicFest. 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 MagicFest is completely packed up (generally Midnight, (00:00), occasionally later). If selected, you will receive €225 plus two Booster Boxes or €345 for the shift. Please note that being selected for Sunday Strike means you won't be selected to be a judge or operations staff on Sunday morning; no staff member is meant to be scheduled to work two shifts in one day.

 

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 and safe 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

Staff members will receive both monetary and product compensation per day worked, as shown in the table below. If requested, CFBE will arrange sale of a staff member’s product to a third party prior to the MagicFest; this request must be submitted along with the staff scheduling survey, seven (7) weeks before the event. The default compensation rate is the mix of payment and product and staff members who fail to fill out the survey or fail to indicate that they prefer the the all payment option will receive the payment plus product option. Please note that arrange sale of the product is an all or none decision and CFBE will not arrange partial sale of an individual staff member’s product.

 

Role

Payment + Product* Option (Daily Rate)

All Payment Option (Daily Rate)

Notes

Judge Staff

€125 + 2 boxes

€245

 

Operations Team

€125 + 2 boxes

€245

 

Event Setup Team

€125 + 2 boxes

€245

Thursday Only

Event Strike Team

€225 + 2 boxes

€345

Sunday Only

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

Paperwork

Please note that all staff are independent contractors and will be required to complete appropriate paperwork which includes a contract with Tournament Center, the company handling all staffing for this MagicFest.  Submission of Tax and/or TIN information (for example, a Social Security Number in the United States) is required in order to work at this event.

 

You can see a copy of a blank Tournament Center contract here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/17v929J1ltnHd6SdPyntpkzsOz0l5mwGn/view?usp=sharing

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 weekend.  We hope that everyone on staff will be able to stay and join us for the festivities!

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
Jurgen Baert
Level 3 BeNeLux Staff
Jona Bemindt
Level 3 BeNeLux Staff
Elise Bouaziz
Level 3 France Floor Judge
Alfonso Bueno
Level 3 Iberia Floor Judge
Michael Chamberlain
Level 3 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
CJ Crooks
Level 3 USA - Midatlantic Staff
Kevin Desprez
Level 3 France Appeals Judge
Cristiana Dionisio
Level 3 Italy and Malta Floor Judge
Jack Doyle
Level 3 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Scorekeeper
John Eriksson
Level 3 Europe - North Floor Judge
Francois Grossi
Level 3 France Floor Judge
Emmanuel Gutierrez
Level 3 France Floor Judge
Florian Horn
Level 3 France Floor Judge
Matthew Johnson
Level 3 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
David Lyford-Smith
Level 3 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Sophie Pages
Level 3 France Floor Judge
Mikaël Rabie
Level 3 France Scorekeeper
Thomas Ralph
Level 3 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Davide Succi
Level 3 Italy and Malta Floor Judge
Riccardo Tessitori
Level 3 Italy and Malta Appeals Judge
Anniek Van der Peijl
Level 3 BeNeLux Floor Judge
Niels Viaene
Level 3 BeNeLux Floor Judge
Emilien Wild
Level 3 BeNeLux Head Judge
Christopher Ambery
Level 2 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Mathieu Andre
Level 2 France Staff
Rhys Bainbridge
Level 2 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Scorekeeper
Guy Baldwin
Level 2 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Harry Barlow
Level 2 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Gabriel Batista Vieira de Sousa
Level 2 France Floor Judge
Alfred Bellinger
Level 2 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Sebastian Braune
Level 2 German-speaking countries Floor Judge
Karol Buczak
Level 2 Europe - Central Floor Judge
morgane costaire
Level 2 France Floor Judge
Floris De Baerdemaeker
Level 2 BeNeLux Floor Judge
Bradley de Freitas
Level 2 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Raphaël Delbarre
Level 2 France Floor Judge
Cécile Denaux
Level 2 BeNeLux Staff
Marceau Depasse
Level 2 BeNeLux Floor Judge
Luke Dowling
Level 2 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Mark Dragstra
Level 2 BeNeLux Floor Judge
Arseniy Egorov
Level 2 Russia and Russian-speaking countries Floor Judge
Nuno Falcao e Cunha
Level 2 Iberia Floor Judge
István Fejér
Level 2 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Raymond Fong
Level 2 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
George Gavrilita
Level 2 Europe - East Staff
Christian Genz
Level 2 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Cyril Germain
Level 2 France Floor Judge
Monica Gonzalez
Level 2 Iberia Floor Judge
Jan Grottel
Level 2 Europe - Central Staff
Henry Guille
Level 2 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Nick Hall
Level 2 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Toby Hazes
Level 2 BeNeLux Floor Judge
Gabor Hegyi
Level 2 Europe - Central Scorekeeper
Winter Hughes
Level 2 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Iva Kleiner
Level 2 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Staff
Aukusti Koivu
Level 2 Europe - North Floor Judge
Philip Körte
Level 2 German-speaking countries Floor Judge
Klaus Lassacher
Level 2 German-speaking countries Floor Judge
Clint Lee
Level 2 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Hannah Lissaman
Level 2 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Jessica Livingston
Level 2 USA - South Staff
Riccardo Mangano
Level 2 BeNeLux Floor Judge
Dániel Markos
Level 2 Europe - Central Floor Judge
Àre Maturana
Level 2 France Floor Judge
Rick Miles
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Erin Murphy
Level 2 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
David Murray
Level 2 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Josh Pettit
Level 2 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Andrzej Placety
Level 2 Europe - Central Floor Judge
Norman Ralph
Level 2 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Scorekeeper
Alessandro Riva
Level 2 Italy and Malta Floor Judge
Natalia Ruiz Estepa
Level 2 France Floor Judge
Irina Samonova
Level 2 Russia and Russian-speaking countries Floor Judge
Francesco Scialpi
Level 2 Italy and Malta Floor Judge
Jerzy Sikorski
Level 2 Europe - Central Floor Judge
David Silva
Level 2 Iberia Floor Judge
Aaron Strawbridge
Level 2 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Jaspa Stritt
Level 2 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Patrik Surab
Level 2 Europe - Central Floor Judge
CoriAnn Theroux
Level 2 USA - Central Floor Judge
Imogen Tilley
Level 2 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Tony Tong
Level 2 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Dave Tuite
Level 2 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Staff
Eser Unger
Level 2 German-speaking countries Floor Judge
Antoine Vallet
Level 2 France Floor Judge
Michele Vianello
Level 2 Italy and Malta Scorekeeper
Nicole Weber
Level 2 German-speaking countries Floor Judge
Mark White
Level 2 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Bartłomiej Wieszok
Level 2 Europe - Central Floor Judge
James Winward-Stuart
Level 2 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Antonio Zanutto
Level 2 Brazil Floor Judge
Anna Zielińska
Level 2 Europe - Central Scorekeeper
Inês Aguiar Branco
Level 1 Iberia Floor Judge
Anouk Burny
Level 1 BeNeLux Staff
Declan Doherty
Level 1 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Staff
Chiara Giustiniani
Level 1 Italy and Malta Staff
Nicolas Glik
Level 1 Iberia Staff
Nathan Gotlib
Level 1 BeNeLux Floor Judge
Tom Hobman
Level 1 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Morgan Mcgowan
Level 1 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Charlie Ann Page
Level 1 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Cat Ramsay
Level 1 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Staff
Rick Runtuwene
Level 1 BeNeLux Staff
Ash Stephen
Level 1 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Staff
Gergő Tamás
Level 1 Europe - East Floor Judge
Ruth Woodrow
Level 1 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Nicolas Baptiste
Uncertified France Staff
Tony Campbell
Uncertified United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Staff
Charlotte Descans
Uncertified BeNeLux Staff
Andrew Heckt
Uncertified Italy and Malta Staff
Emilia Jorge de Aratanha
Uncertified Brazil 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