MagicFest Utrecht 2019

Organizer: CFB Events
Judge manager: CFBEvents Staff Manager
Event type: Grand Prix
REL: Competitive/Professional (GP)
Format: Sealed Deck
Event date(s): Oct. 11, 2019-Oct. 13, 2019
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
Venue: Royal Dutch Jaarbeurs Exhibition & Convention
Jaarbeursplein 6
3521 AL Utrecht
Netherlands
Applications accepted through: July 19, 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 Utrecht featuring the Grand Prix on October 11th - 13th, 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, July 19th, 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/11708/

 

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/11710/

 

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

Name Level Region Role
Jurgen Baert
Level 3 (Judge Academy) BeNeLux Staff
Meg Baum
Level 3 (Judge Academy) USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Jona Bemindt
Level 3 (Judge Academy) BeNeLux Staff
Oli Bird
Level 3 (International Judge Program) United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Alfonso Bueno
Level 3 (International Judge Program) Iberia Floor Judge
Michael Chamberlain
Level 3 (Judge Academy) United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Dustin De Leeuw
Level 3 (Judge Academy) BeNeLux Floor Judge
Kevin Desprez
Level 3 (Judge Academy) France Floor Judge
Cristiana Dionisio
Level 3 (International Judge Program) Italy and Malta Appeals Judge
Jack Doyle
Level 3 (International Judge Program) United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Scorekeeper
John Eriksson
Level 3 (Judge Academy) Europe - North Floor Judge
Christian Gawrilowicz
Level 3 (International Judge Program) German-speaking countries Floor Judge
Francois Grossi
Level 3 (International Judge Program) France Floor Judge
Matthew Johnson
Level 3 (Judge Academy) United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Jernej Lipovec
Level 3 (Judge Academy) Europe - East Floor Judge
David Lyford-Smith
Level 3 (Judge Academy) United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Àre Maturana
Level 3 (International Judge Program) France Floor Judge
Sergio Perez
Level 3 (International Judge Program) Iberia Appeals Judge
Mikaël Rabie
Level 3 (International Judge Program) France Floor Judge
Jorge Requesens
Level 3 (International Judge Program) Iberia Floor Judge
Jacopo Strati
Level 3 (International Judge Program) Italy and Malta Floor Judge
Anniek Van der Peijl
Level 3 (Judge Academy) BeNeLux Floor Judge
Niels Viaene
Level 3 (Judge Academy) BeNeLux Floor Judge
Johanna Virtanen
Level 3 (Judge Academy) Europe - North Floor Judge
Emilien Wild
Level 3 (International Judge Program) BeNeLux Head Judge
Winter
Level 2 (Judge Academy) United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Hary
Level 2 (Judge Academy) United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Inês Aguiar Branco
Level 2 (Judge Academy) Iberia Floor Judge
Guy Baldwin
Level 2 (Judge Academy) United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Georgi Benev
Level 2 (International Judge Program) Europe - East Floor Judge
Evgeniy Bryzgalov
Level 2 (Judge Academy) Russia and Russian-speaking countries Floor Judge
Karol Buczak
Level 2 (Judge Academy) Europe - Central Floor Judge
Krzysztof Ciesielka
Level 2 (International Judge Program) Europe - Central Floor Judge
Martin Cuchet
Level 2 (Judge Academy) France Floor Judge
Floris De Baerdemaeker
Level 2 (Judge Academy) BeNeLux Floor Judge
Alex de Bruijne
Level 2 (Judge Academy) BeNeLux Staff
Arjen de Jong
Level 2 (Judge Academy) BeNeLux Floor Judge
Daniel De Swarte
Level 2 (Judge Academy) United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Scorekeeper
Gilles Demarle
Level 2 (Judge Academy) France Floor Judge
Cécile Denaux
Level 2 (Judge Academy) BeNeLux Staff
Mark Dragstra
Level 2 (Judge Academy) BeNeLux Floor Judge
Jonas Drieghe
Level 2 (Judge Academy) BeNeLux Staff
Konrad Eibl
Level 2 (International Judge Program) German-speaking countries Floor Judge
Nuno Falcao e Cunha
Level 2 (Judge Academy) Iberia Floor Judge
Lamberto Franco
Level 2 (International Judge Program) Italy and Malta Staff
Arman Gabbasov
Level 2 (Judge Academy) Russia and Russian-speaking countries Floor Judge
George Gavrilita
Level 2 (Judge Academy) Europe - East Staff
Monica Gonzalez
Level 2 (International Judge Program) Iberia Floor Judge
Jan Grottel
Level 2 (Judge Academy) Europe - Central Floor Judge
Toby Hazes
Level 2 (Judge Academy) BeNeLux Floor Judge
Gabor Hegyi
Level 2 (Judge Academy) Europe - Central Scorekeeper
Paul Heidenreich
Level 2 (International Judge Program) German-speaking countries Floor Judge
Tristan Hof
Level 2 (International Judge Program) German-speaking countries Floor Judge
Federica Innocenti
Level 2 (International Judge Program) Italy and Malta Floor Judge
Tomas Joska
Level 2 (International Judge Program) Europe - Central Staff
Jakob Lernhage
Level 2 (Judge Academy) Europe - North Floor Judge
Tomasz Ludkiewicz
Level 2 (International Judge Program) Europe - Central Staff
Giorgio Maldarizzi
Level 2 (Judge Academy) Italy and Malta Floor Judge
Riccardo Mangano
Level 2 (Judge Academy) BeNeLux Floor Judge
Dániel Markos
Level 2 (International Judge Program) Europe - Central Floor Judge
Christian Marx
Level 2 (International Judge Program) German-speaking countries Floor Judge
Rick Miles
Level 2 (Judge Academy) Canada Floor Judge
Jackson Moore
Level 2 (International Judge Program) France Floor Judge
Erin Murphy
Level 2 (Judge Academy) United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Emanuele Navisse
Level 2 (International Judge Program) Italy and Malta Floor Judge
Jörg Nottebrock
Level 2 (Judge Academy) German-speaking countries Floor Judge
Auzmyn Oberweger
Level 2 (International Judge Program) German-speaking countries Floor Judge
Arnaud Perrouin
Level 2 (Judge Foundry) Canada Floor Judge
Mino Pettit
Level 2 (Judge Academy) United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Andrzej Placety
Level 2 (Judge Academy) Europe - Central Floor Judge
Thomas Pupe
Level 2 (Judge Academy) BeNeLux Floor Judge
Norman Ralph
Level 2 (Judge Academy) United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Scorekeeper
Pablo Roldán Quintero
Level 2 (Judge Academy) Iberia Scorekeeper
Jorge Rua
Level 2 (Judge Academy) Iberia Floor Judge
Dirk Schlösser
Level 2 (Judge Academy) German-speaking countries Floor Judge
Jerzy Sikorski
Level 2 (Judge Academy) Europe - Central Floor Judge
David Silva
Level 2 (International Judge Program) Iberia Floor Judge
Renato Spinelli
Level 2 (International Judge Program) Italy and Malta Floor Judge
Helge Stoffregen
Level 2 (International Judge Program) German-speaking countries Floor Judge
Patrik Surab
Level 2 (International Judge Program) Europe - Central Floor Judge
Rory Tans
Level 2 (Judge Academy) BeNeLux Floor Judge
William Tiddi
Level 2 (Judge Academy) BeNeLux Floor Judge
Imogen Tilley
Level 2 (Judge Academy) United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Zoltán Tóth-Bajnóczi
Level 2 (Judge Academy) Europe - Central Floor Judge
Vladimir Trajchevski
Level 2 (Judge Academy) Europe - East Floor Judge
Eser Unger
Level 2 (Judge Academy) German-speaking countries Floor Judge
Michiel Van den Bussche
Level 2 (Judge Academy) BeNeLux Floor Judge
Michele Vianello
Level 2 (International Judge Program) Italy and Malta Scorekeeper
Witold Waczynski
Level 2 (International Judge Program) Europe - Central Floor Judge
Raymond Wat
Level 2 (Judge Academy) United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Staff
Juergen Wierz
Level 2 (Judge Academy) German-speaking countries Floor Judge
Bartłomiej Wieszok
Level 2 (International Judge Program) Europe - Central Floor Judge
Anna Zielińska
Level 2 (International Judge Program) Europe - Central Scorekeeper
Nicolas Baptiste
Level 1 (Judge Academy) France Staff
Anouk Burny
Level 1 (Judge Academy) BeNeLux Staff
Tiago Careta
Level 1 (International Judge Program) Iberia Staff
Filip Crnjac
Level 1 (Judge Academy) Europe - East Floor Judge
Zohar Finkel
Level 1 (Judge Academy) Europe - East Floor Judge
Jochen Frenster
Level 1 (International Judge Program) German-speaking countries Floor Judge
Chiara Giustiniani
Level 1 (Judge Academy) Italy and Malta Staff
Nathan Gotlib
Level 1 (Judge Academy) BeNeLux Staff
Daniel Serrano
Level 1 (Judge Academy) Europe - North Floor Judge
Joep Verhoeven
Level 1 (Judge Academy) BeNeLux Floor Judge
Julien Winter
Level 1 (Judge Academy) France Scorekeeper
Charlotte Descans
Uncertified BeNeLux Staff
Lasse Eikenes
Uncertified Europe - North Floor Judge
Nicolas Glik
Uncertified Iberia Staff
Andrew Heckt
Uncertified Italy and Malta Staff
Iva Kleiner
Uncertified United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Staff
Javier Martin Arjona
Uncertified German-speaking countries Floor Judge
Lonneke Onrust
Uncertified BeNeLux Staff
Eva Regalado
Uncertified Iberia Staff
CFBEvents Staff Manager
Uncertified USA - North Judge Manager
Aurélie Violette
Uncertified France Staff