StarCityGames.com Open Weekend: Philadelphia

Organizer: Jared Sylva
Judge manager: Riki Hayashi
Event type: Star City Games Tour
REL: Competitive
Format: Mixed Formats
Event date(s): July 21, 2018-July 22, 2018
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Venue: VALLEY FORGE CASINO & RESORT
1160 1st Ave
Event Center
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Applications accepted through: June 18, 2018

Event Information

Welcome!
Thank you for your interest in joining us at StarCityGames.com Open Weekend: Philadelphia. 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 Open Head Judge: Eric Smith - Level 3 
Modern Classic Head Judge: Jonah Kellman - Level 2
Standard Classic Head Judge: Megan Linscott - Level 2
Legacy Classic Head Judge: Jaime D'Agostino - Level 2
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, June 18th, 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.
 
Staff for this event will be announced on or before Friday, June 22nd, 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
Eric Dustin Brown
Level 3 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Abraham Corson
Level 3 USA - Midatlantic Appeals Judge
Riki Hayashi
Level 3 USA - Midatlantic Staff
Jonah Kellman
Level 3 USA - Northeast Head Judge
Eric Smith
Level 3 USA - Northeast Head Judge
Patrick Vorbroker
Level 3 USA - Midatlantic Staff
Johnpaul Adams
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Staff
Nataniel Bael
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Sierra Black
Level 2 Canada Team Lead
Jaime D'Agostino
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Head Judge
Patrick Dente
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Jeffrey Emery
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
James Eveland
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Charles Featherer
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Avi Grinberg
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Benjamin Harris
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Tony Houst
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Joshua Hudson
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Audrey Kisilewicz
Level 2 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Abby Kraycar
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Jacob Kriner
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Megan Linscott
Level 2 USA - Northeast Head Judge
Eli Meyer
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Tate Prodigalidad
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Kali Rainwater
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Meg Rickman
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Vona Rustay
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Jacen Simon
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Matt Wall
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Team Lead
Ward Warren
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Staff
Scott Corey
Level 1 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Rich DiLeo
Level 1 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Cody Gavigan
Level 1 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Thomas Masullo
Level 1 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Mike Noss
Level 1 USA - Northeast Staff
Jenn O'Keefe
Level 1 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Steve Peterman
Level 1 USA - Midatlantic Staff
Star City Games
Uncertified USA - Midatlantic Tournament Organizer
April Miller
Uncertified USA - Midatlantic Staff