StarCityGames.com Open Weekend: Baltimore

Organizer: Jared Sylva
Judge manager: Star City Games
Event type: Star City Games Tour
REL: Competitive
Format: Mixed Formats
Event date(s): May 5, 2018-May 6, 2018
Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Venue: BALTIMORE CONVENTION CENTER
1 W Pratt St
Exhibit Hall E
Baltimore, MD 21201
Applications accepted through: April 2, 2018

Event Information

Welcome!
Thank you for your interest in joining us at StarCityGames.com Open Weekend: Baltimore. 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 Constructed Open Head Judge: Abraham Corson - Level 3 - Alexandria, Virginia
Legacy Classic Head Judge: Mani Cavalieri - Level 2 - New York, New York
Modern Classic Head Judge: Jonah Kellman - Level 2 - Northampton, Massachusetts
Standard Classic Head Judge: Phillip Wulfridge - Level 2 - Baltimore, Maryland
Rules Enforcement Level: Competitive
 
Note: For 2018, 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, Classic Head Judges, Saturday Side Events 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, April 2nd, 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.
 
StarCityGames.com Open Weekend: Baltimore staff will be announced on, or before, Friday, April 6th, 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
Paul Baranay
Level 3 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Abraham Corson
Level 3 USA - Midatlantic Head Judge
Nicola DiPasquale
Level 3 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Jonah Kellman
Level 3 USA - Northeast Head Judge
John Brian McCarthy
Level 3 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Jared Sylva
Level 3 USA - Midatlantic Staff
Patrick Vorbroker
Level 3 USA - Midatlantic Staff
Johnpaul Adams
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Staff
Logan Anbinder
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Nataniel Bael
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Sierra Black
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Matt Braddock
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Scorekeeper
Mani Cavalieri
Level 2 USA - Northeast Head Judge
Autumn Cook
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Team Lead
Jaime D'Agostino
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Charles Featherer
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Benjamin Harris
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Bryan Henning
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Perry Kraker
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Abby Kraycar
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Sean Linkous
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Megan Linscott
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Martha Lufkin
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Philip Phelps
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Meg Rickman
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Jacen Simon
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Joseph Steet
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Tyrik Strachan
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Dave Tosto
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Matt Wall
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Ward Warren
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Staff
Phillip Wulfridge
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Head Judge
Derrin Ashley
Level 1 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Charles Burger
Level 1 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Luke Kennedy
Level 1 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Angela Kraker
Level 1 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Michael Lynguyen
Level 1 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Jenn O'Keefe
Level 1 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Steve Peterman
Level 1 USA - Midatlantic Staff
Daniel Sperling
Level 1 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Sierra Walker
Level 1 USA - Central Floor Judge
Kali Anderson
Uncertified USA - Midatlantic Staff
Star City Games
Uncertified USA - Midatlantic Tournament Organizer