PT San Diego Sponsorship Results

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The following people were selected for sponsorship to Pro Tour San Diego, May 14-16, 2004:

Collin Jackson - Head Judge
Mike Guptil, USA (MI) – Judge Certification
Rune Horvik, Norway – Judge Certification

Full Sponsorship:
Adam Cetnerowski, Poland
Akio Sugaya, Japan
Collin Jackson, USA (WA)
Doron Singer, Israel
Duncan McGregor, Canada
Federico Calo, Italy
Gustavo Montangie, Argentina
Lauri Eidermann, Estonia
Peter Coenen, Belgium
Philippe Varda, USA (CA)
Raymond Fong, England
Scott Lelivelt, USA (IL)
Sheldon Menery, USA (VA)
Takeshi Miyasaka, Japan

Room-only Sponsorship:
Ben Drago, USA (TX)
Christopher Wong, USA (CA)
Mike Goodman, USA (ID)
Toby Elliott, USA (CA)

Notified that they are coming on their own:
Matt Tabak
Philippe Varda
Suzy Life
Markus Marrott

Many judges applied for sponsorship, but only a limited amount could be selected based on our budget. If you were not selected, it's not because you weren't qualified, but because we can only accept a small fraction of the applicants.

If you are still planning on attending this event and would like to judge voluntarily to gain more experience, please email DCI Judge Certification at

Some of the criteria that were used to decide which judges were selected include:

Testing – We try to administer judge certification test to an individual and will bring them to an event to take the test. This usually occurs with level 3 candidates, but may also occur with level 4 candidates.

Level - We need a certain percentage of judges of each certification level. Level 1 judges are usually not sponsored for Pro Tour level events, but may volunteer in side events.

Region - In order to support judging in certain regions of the world, we select judges from those regions to attend a high-level event and gain experience.

Age - Judges under 18 years old will not be selected for liability reasons.

Language - At certain events, we need bilingual judges. All judges must speak English fluently. You have a slightly higher chance of being accepted if you are fluent in a second language that we particularly need for an event.

History - If a judge has performed exceptionally well at previous events, they stand a better chance of being brought to another event. If a candidate has performed poorly, this may negatively affect their chance of being brought to another event.

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