Pro Tour Nagoya Sponsorship Results

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Head Judge
Collin Jackson Level 5, USA (WA)

Sponsored Judges
Adam Cetnerowski Level 3, Poland
Akio Sugaya Level 3, Japan
Are Saxrud Level 2, Norway
Armen Stepanyan Level 2, Russian Federation
Bruno Barracosa Level 3, Portugal
Christian Gawrilowicz Level 2, Austria
Damien Guillemard Level 2, France
David Vogin Level 3, France
Hector Fuentes Level 2, Mexico
Jesper Stehr Nielsen Level 3, Denmark
Lindsay Hemings Level 2, Australia
Lubos Lauer Level 3, Czech Republic
Michael Mason Level 3, Australia
Seamus Campbell Level 2, USA (OR)
Shawn Doherty Level 3, USA (DE)
Sung-Dae Eum Level 2, South Korea
Takeshi Miyasaka Level 2, Japan
Tony Mayer Level 3, USA (WA)
Wearn Chong Level 3, Malaysia
Yoshiya Shindo Level 3, Japan

A large number of 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. We can only test a limited number of candidates, so we can't take everyone who desires too.

Level - We need a certain percentage of judges of each certification level. Level 1 judges are usually not sponsored for Worlds events, but may volunteer in side events. Volunteers should contact rather than simply showing up onsite.

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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