Jaap Brouwer of Netherlands - Level 5
Gijsbert Hoogendijk of Netherlands - Level 5
Sheldon Menery of United States - Level 5
Andrzej Cwalina of Poland - Level 3
Duncan McGregor of Canada - Level 3
Jason Ness of Canada - Level 3
Takeshi Miyasaka of Japan - Level 3
Damián Hiller of Argentina - Level 2
Gabor Hegyi of Hungary - Level 2
Hector Fuentes of Mexico - Level 2
Michael Huellecremer of Germany - Level 2
Patrik Linell of Sweden - Level 2
Seth Levy of United States - Level 2
Sung-Dae Eum of Korea (South) - Level 2
David Vogin of France - Level 4
Colin Smith of England - Level 3
Diego Fasciolo of Italy - Level 3
George Michelogiannakis of Greece - Level 3
Jesper Nielsen of Denmark - Level 3
Justus Rönnau of Germany - Level 3
Lubos Lauer of Czech Republic - Level 3
Are Saxrud of Norway - Level 2
Bart Moulinier of France - Level 2
Claire Williams of England - Level 2
Henk Claassen of Netherlands - Level 2
Jean Baptiste Mathieu of France - Level 2
Marco Risso of Italy - Level 2
Nick Sephton of England - Level 2
Omar Diez of Spain - Level 2
Philipp Daferner of Austria - Level 2
Thomas Ralph of Ireland - Level 2
John Shannon of United States - Level 4
Scott Marshall of United States - Level 3
Toby Elliott of United States - Level 3
Evan Blake of United States - Level 2
Rune Horvik of United States - Level 5
Riccardo Tessitori of Italy - Level 3
Graham Hopkins of England - Level 2
Raymond Fong of England - Level 2
A large number of judges applied for sponsorship (nearly three times the number accepted), but only a limited amount could be selected based on our budget. Many judges opted to fund their travel or rooms and even volunteer and thus we were able to bring a few more judges than expected. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some of the criteria that were used to decide which judges were selected include:
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.
Level - We need a certain percentage of judges of each certification level. Level 1 judges are not sponsored for Pro Tour events, but may volunteer in side events. Volunteers should contact email@example.com rather than simply showing up onsite.
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. Not everyone who applies to test and was accepted will end up testing.
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.
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.