Grand Prix Dallas-Forth Worth

Organizer: ChannelFireball
Judge manager: Christopher Richter
Event type: Grand Prix
REL: Competitive/Professional (GP)
Format: Sealed Deck
Event date(s): May 4, 2018-May 6, 2018
Location: Dallas, Texas, United States of America
Venue: Fort Worth Convention Center
1201 Houston St
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Applications accepted through: Feb. 9, 2018

Event Information

GP Dallas-Fort Worth

CFBEvents 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 Grand Prix Dallas on May 4th - 6th 2018. This application will allow you to apply to be a Judge, Lead, Operations Team Member and some Scorekeeper positions for this Grand Prix.

Please be sure to read the entire application carefully before applying. The application window will close at 11:59 PM (23:59) PST on Friday, February 9th, 2018.

2 or 3 day positions

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. Please select only those groups of days for which you are available to work.

Most operations and scorekeeping 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). As you are answering the application questions, please select only those groups of days for which you are available to work.

ExpectationsPlease 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.

 

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.  

 

If selected for a lead role, you will lead a group of judges performing the roles outlined above. Judges will be accepted for lead positions by day. When applying for a lead position, please make sure to indicate the minimum number of days you require being in a lead position with lead compensation. In most cases, applicants accepted in a lead role for one or two days will be offered a non-lead role for the remaining days of the event.

 

Judges working towards their Day Two Team Lead certification will not be paid the lead rate.  The judge assigned to supervise and assess a candidate for the Day Two Team Lead certification will receive the lead rate.

 

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.

 

SCOREKEEPERS

 

Scorekeepers will work with registration, and perform results entry along with any other scorekeeping duties on the side events stage.  Most scorekeepers will work on side events all weekend, however there is the opportunity to work as the Main Event Support Scorekeeper on Saturday.

 

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 eight 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 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.

Thur Set up

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 $200.00 plus one Booster Box for the day.  Lunch and dinner 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 GP.  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.

Sun 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 GP is completely packed up (generally Midnight, (00:00), occasionally later). This shift has a one hour dinner break.  If selected, you will receive $300.00 and two Booster Boxes for the shift.

 

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 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

All staff members will receive a playmat in addition to: 

Role

Cash

Product*

Notes

Judge Staff

$200/day

 1 box/day  

Lead

$300/day

 2 boxes/day  

Operations Team

$200/day

 1 box/day  

Side Event Scorekeeper

$300/day

 2 boxes/day  

Main Event Support Scorekeeper

$400/day

 3 boxes/day

Saturday Only

Event Setup Team

$200/day

 1 box/day

Thursday Only

Event Strike Team

$300/day

 2 boxes/day

Sunday Only

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

Standby

If selected for standby that would mean that you are not confirmed to work on any day, but that you agree to show up and be "activated" as necessary. Standby staff will be added to the event and will be included in forum communications. We may add those on standby to staff before the event begins, or even on site. If you are not activated in advance, we encourage you to show up and play. Staff selected for standby will get their choice of either five draft vouchers (for use at regular drafts) or the Constructed Fanatic package, which will give them entry in up to six constructed events over the weekend.

 

Please apply for all status types you will accept. If you select Standby and Confirmed, we will consider you for Confirmed staff first. If you select Confirmed, but do not select Standby, we will not consider you for Standby.

Paperwork

Please note that all staff are independent contractors and will be required to complete appropriate paperwork which includes a contract with ChannelFireball Events for this Grand Prix.

 

You can see a copy of a blank contract here:

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/q85s8mbcclpzm60/CONTRACTOR%20SERVICE%20AGREEMENT.pdf?dl=0  

Please also note that all selected applicants will be checked against the National Sex Offender Registry located at https://www.nsopw.gov.

Staff Party

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

Staff Members

Name Level Region Role
John Alderfer
Level 3 USA - Northeast Appeals Judge
Nicolette Apraez
Level 3 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Meg Baum
Level 3 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Eric Dustin Brown
Level 3 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
John Carter
Level 3 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Maria Alex Chernov
Level 3 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Jess Dunks
Level 3 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Carlos Ho
Level 3 Hispanic America - North Head Judge
Nate Hurley
Level 3 USA - South Floor Judge
Joe Klopchic
Level 3 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Jason Lemahieu
Level 3 USA - North Staff
Eliana Rabinowitz
Level 3 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
W. Matt Williams
Level 3 USA - Southeast Appeals Judge
Alice Araujo
Level 2 Brazil Scorekeeper
Michael Arrowsmith
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Javier Castellan
Level 2 Hispanic America - North Floor Judge
Amanda Coots
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Jason Daniels
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Ryan Darris
Level 2 USA - Southwest Staff
Jonathan Dean
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
joseph edens
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Xander Forral
Level 2 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Daniel Gallegos
Level 2 Hispanic America - North Floor Judge
Justin Gardner
Level 2 USA - Central Floor Judge
Brook Gardner-Durbin
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Andrew Goulart
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Braulio GutiƩrrez
Level 2 Hispanic America - North Floor Judge
Samantha Harr
Level 2 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Caitlyn Hebert
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Jeff S Higgins
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Casey Hogan
Level 2 USA - Northwest Staff
Megan Holden
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Matthew Hoskins
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Matthew Jacques
Level 2 USA - Central Floor Judge
David Jimenez
Level 2 Hispanic America - North Floor Judge
Kyle Knudson
Level 2 USA - Northwest Scorekeeper
Travis Lauro
Level 2 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Erin Leonard
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Brian Leonard
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Sam Lewis
Level 2 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Jessica Livingston
Level 2 USA - South Staff
Matt Marheine
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Rob Marti
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Mark Mason
Level 2 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Preston May
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Kimberly McDonald
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Cassidy Melczak
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Rick Miles
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Erik Mock
Level 2 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Philippe Monlevade
Level 2 Brazil Floor Judge
Matt Newnam
Level 2 USA - Southeast Scorekeeper
Sherwin Ng
Level 2 USA - Central Floor Judge
Mitchell Nitz
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Christina Paz
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Kenny Perry
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Ben Petrila
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Jeff Phillips
Level 2 USA - Northwest Scorekeeper
Aaron Reed
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Christopher Richter
Level 2 USA - North Staff
Gage Robelen
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Phillip Robinson
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Staff
Michael Salas
Level 2 Hispanic America - North Floor Judge
Phil Scutter-Cairns
Level 2 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Jim Shuman
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
JD Smith
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Jeffry Solano
Level 2 Hispanic America - North Floor Judge
Jacob Sudds
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Andrew Villarrubia
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Tobias Vyseri
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Andrea Wallace
Level 2 USA - South Staff
Alexander Wallace
Level 2 USA - North Standby
Tom Wanous
Level 2 USA - North Floor Judge
Karl Weisling
Level 2 USA - North Floor Judge
John White
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Diego Zarate
Level 2 Brazil Floor Judge
Garth Beavers
Level 1 USA - South Staff
Alex Bell
Level 1 USA - South Standby
Zackary Cash
Level 1 USA - South Standby
Stephen "Jack" Cummings
Level 1 USA - Southwest Staff
Andrew Doyle
Level 1 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Nicolas Glik
Level 1 Iberia Staff
Megan Hanson
Level 1 USA - Northwest Staff
Joseph Harrell
Level 1 USA - South Staff
Kyle Hilliar
Level 1 USA - South Staff
Matthew Johnson
Level 1 USA - Southwest Staff
Ellen Petrila (Jackson)
Level 1 USA - Northwest Scorekeeper
Carl Richmond
Level 1 USA - South Floor Judge
Kyle Richter
Level 1 USA - Central Staff
Joseph Sapp
Level 1 USA - Southwest Staff
Peter Strauch
Level 1 USA - Central Staff
Chris Wong
Level 1 USA - Southwest Scorekeeper
Kaleb Woodward
Level 1 USA - South Floor Judge
Emma Bareis
Uncertified USA - South Floor Judge
Ashley Gardner
Uncertified USA - Central Staff
Ayrea Hurley
Uncertified USA - South Scorekeeper
Lee Livingston
Uncertified USA - South Staff
Wouter Maenhaut
Uncertified BeNeLux Staff
Vanessa Nguyen
Uncertified USA - Southwest Staff
Jon Saso
Uncertified USA - Southwest Tournament Organizer
Mashi Scanlan
Uncertified USA - Southwest Staff
CFBEvents Staff Manager
Uncertified USA - North Staff
Ryan Zacharias
Uncertified Canada Staff