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Urza's Block booster drafts and Memphis Grand Prix trial

Jesse Klingensmith

Attendance: 69
Tournament Organizer: Barret Moy
Head Judge: Darrell Wyatt
Rounds: 8
Format: Urza's Block Sealed
Addition Events: Urza's Block booster drafts & Memphis Grand Prix trial

Registration started at around 08:30am, closed right around 10:00am and we were under way shortly after. Deck registration and construction went smoothly. The majority of the penalties were handed out shortly after that due to incorrect deck registration. Since we were at rules enforcement level three, it didn't result in anyone being ejected. Which was good as far as the players were concerned.

The rest of the day went pretty smoothly since most of the staff members were veterans of the tournament scene. For the most part we were over staffed for the number of players we had for the event, but it worked out as judges were assigned or took responsibility for different events. In all we had seven judges (1 Level 3, 2 Level 2, 3 Level 1 & 1 Level 0) plus one operation person and the TO.

We had all the sanctioned tournaments wrapped up around 10:30pm and finished off the day with a Urza's block sealed three person team round robin tournament for the staff and a few other people. Unfortunately my team came in second.

As with every PTQ I've judged at, I learned a few things. Aside from a few rules clarification, I vastly increased my understanding of the tournament reporting process (how to correct mis-registered deck lists, filling out result forms, using DCI reporter, etc.). Over all it was a good learning experience for me.



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