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Flesh and Blood Nationals - United States

Organizer: Star City Games
Judge manager: Jared Sylva
Event type: Nationals
REL: Professional
Format: Mixed Formats
Event date(s): Sept. 23, 2022-Sept. 25, 2022
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States of America
Venue: Charlotte Convention Center
501 S College St
Charlotte, NC 28202
Applications accepted through: Aug. 8, 2022 (Anywhere on Earth)
Applications closed 3 months ago

Event Information

Welcome!
 
Thank you for your interest in joining us at Flesh and Blood Nationals in Charlotte, NC. Below, you will find all the information you'll need to apply to be a judge at our event. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at judge@starcitygames.com or reach out on the SCG Judge Discord Server. We look forward to working with you!
 
EVENT INFORMATION
Flesh and Blood Nationals will take place on September 23rd-25th at Charlotte Convention Center.
  • United States Nationals Head Judge: Amanda Coots
  • The Calling Head Judge: Dan Collins
  • Battle Hardened Head Judge: Niccolo Paqueo
  • Side Events Lead: W. Matt Williams
  • Support Judges: Steven Zwanger and Klaus Lassacher
 
HOW TO APPLY
To Apply, we ask that all applicants complete this Application Form. Please complete all questions to the best of your ability.
 
The application window for this event will close at 11:59 PM Pacific time on Monday, August 8th, 2022.
 
SCG JUDGE DISCORD
We will be utilizing the SCG Judge Discord for event information and updates as well providing more direct access to our staff before, during, and after events. If you are interested in applying for this event, or any future Star City Games events, we invite you to join the Discord server here.
 
AVAILABLE SHIFTS AND COMPENSATION:
 
Lead Shifts:
Lead Shifts last approximately twelve hours with a 1-hour lunch break. Judges on Lead Shifts provide expertise, are more likely to serve in Team Lead roles, and help to finish out the last events of the day.
Approximate shift times:
  • Friday - 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
  • AM Saturday - 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
  • Sunday - 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Judges will receive $250 for each Full Shift.
 
Full Shifts:
Full shifts last approximately ten hours with a 1-hour lunch break. Judges on Full shifts make up the back bone of the event staff and have more certainty on the end time of their shift.
Approximate shift times:
  • Friday - 9:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Saturday - 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Sunday - 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Judges will receive $200 for each Full Shift.
 
Judges may apply for any mix of shifts over the weekend, simply mark the shifts that you are applying for in the Application Form. If you anticipate being unable to arrive on time or are requesting special accommodation for the beginning or end of your shifts, please contact us at judge@starcitygames.com.
 
Due to staff needs, judges may be accepted for one, two, or three days. There are questions in the Application Form to indicate your preference, and requirements to attend.
 
EXPECTATIONS
Judges at Star City Games events are expected to positively contribute to the atmosphere of the event. They should behave in a professional manner at all times and constructively engage with players and other staff to create a welcoming and supportive environment for all attendees. Judges are expected to arrive on time and in appropriate attire to begin judging at the start of their assigned shifts.
 
Flesh and Blood focused Judges at Star City Games events are expected to prepare for each event by reviewing the Tournament Rules and Policy, Comprehensive Rules, and Penalty Guidelines. These documents can be found at the Flesh and Blood Rules and Policy Center.
 
Judges at Flesh and Blood Nationals will be provided a Flesh and Blood judge shirt for each day on staff. The Judge should arrive with black professional attire and black, comfortable shoes. During breaks, or any other time that a judge is off duty, judges should remove or cover their judge shirt.
 
CONTRACT AND TAX INFORMATION
Judges are independent contractors and will be required to sign an event contract for their work at a Flesh and Blood Nationals. Compensation for judges from the United States will be provided in the form of a check at the conclusion of your final shift of the weekend or mailed to your address following the event. International judges may elect to receive their compensation in the form of a PayPal payment after the event instead.
 
All Judges are required to submit a valid US tax form (W-9 or W-8 BEN) to Star City Games, in order to receive compensation.
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Judges wishing to apply for this event after the application window has closed should email judge@starcitygames.com. Please note that late applications will be considered at a lower priority than those received during the official application window.
 
Applications for Flesh and Blood Nationals will close at 11:59 PM (Pacific) on Monday, August 8th, 2022.
 
Offers and decline notices for Flesh and Blood Nationals will be sent on or before Friday, August 12th, 2022.

Staff Members

Name Level Region Role
Joseph Bartram
Level 2 USA - Midwest Floor Judge
Christopher Bates
Level 2 USA - Midwest Floor Judge
Dan Collins
Level 2 USA - Northeast Head Judge
Amanda Coots
Level 2 USA - South Head Judge
Matthew DAntuono
Level 2 USA - South Team Lead
Matthew DiGregorio
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Timothy Grant
Level 2 USA - Northeast Team Lead
Joe Kavanagh
Level 2 USA - West Team Lead
Klaus Lassacher
Level 2 Europe - German-speaking Support Judge
Juan Ortiz
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Niccolo Paqueo
Level 2 USA - South Head Judge
Madison Thompson
Level 2 USA - West Floor Judge
Dave Unni
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Ward Warren
Level 2 USA - South Staff
Brandon Welch
Level 2 USA - West Team Lead
Ryan Wood
Level 2 USA - West Team Lead
Bree Yard
Level 2 USA - Midwest Floor Judge
Steven Zwanger
Level 2 USA - South Support Judge
Isaac Anderson
Level 1 USA - South Floor Judge
Travis Barton
Level 1 USA - Midwest Floor Judge
Jimmy Bui
Level 1 USA - South Floor Judge
Matteo Callegari
Level 1 Europe - Italy and Malta Staff
Pedro Esaki
Level 1 USA - South Floor Judge
Garrison Fogt
Level 1 USA - South Floor Judge
Jim Fullilove
Level 1 USA - South Floor Judge
James Hanrahan
Level 1 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Kyle Hilliar
Level 1 USA - South Staff
Kris Kleinsteuber
Level 1 USA - West Floor Judge
Erick Leong
Level 1 USA - Midwest Floor Judge
Benjamin McGrath
Level 1 USA - South Floor Judge
Kerby Sloyer
Level 1 USA - Midwest Floor Judge
Kevin Smith II
Level 1 USA - West Floor Judge
David Sprinkle
Level 1 USA - South Floor Judge
Jared Sylva
Level 1 USA - South Staff
Gerard Trpin
Level 1 Europe - French-speaking Team Lead
Jim Van Fleet
Level 1 USA - South Floor Judge
W Matt Williams
Level 1 USA - South Team Lead
Hunter Wortman
Level 1 USA - South Floor Judge
John Alderfer
Level 0 USA - Northeast Staff
Sebastian Covacevich
Level 0 Hispanic America - North Floor Judge
José Alberto Estrada Díaz del Castillo
Level 0 Hispanic America - North Floor Judge
Leah Sammon
Level 0 USA - South Staff
Alice de Araujo
Uncertified Brazil Scorekeeper